arsecast_new
16 Nov 2012

Returns, travel + Arsecast 255

Right then, we can start looking ahead to tomorrow’s game which, because of the early kick off, is just a little over 24 hours away. There’s some early team news, some of it promising, some of it not so much but not that unexpected really. It was slightly worrying to

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Tim Stillman 2012-13
15 Nov 2012

Jack’s in his corset, Jane is in her vest

Time shows us that despite the dusty, oak panelled libraries of Arsenal history, the allusions of grandeur, the Marble Halls, the doorstop sized books with tales of trophy wins, Arsenal have always had an air of comedy about them. Slapstick lurks beneath the chapters of our voluminous encyclopedia. The pages

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sagna_spurs
15 Nov 2012

Load up on guns, bring your friends

So that’s it, internationals are over for another calendar year. And it feels … well … it feels like that moment when you’re hanging over the toilet, realise you’ve done all the sick you’re going to do and you need to wash your mouth out to get rid of the

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formation
14 Nov 2012

Formation, formation, formation

I can’t say I was overly impressed by Monsieur Wenger’s initial contribution. At half time he came into the dressing room, took over from Pat Rice and changed us from the 3-5-2 that Bruce had introduced to a back four and we went on to lose the game 3-2 and

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dance_hall_days
13 Nov 2012

“Just 9 more minutes …”

Morning all. As my Wang Chung based alarm woke me this morning, I poked a head above the duvet, hit snooze and realised I’d had one of those nights where you think you haven’t been asleep at all but then you wake up so clearly you have been. There should

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Arsenal tactics
12 Nov 2012

Tactics column: Building from the back

It was unlikely that Mikel Arteta was going to cede penalty taking duties to Santi Cazorla, or Olivier Giroud for that matter. This was the responsibility that was given to him and he’s always repaid his manager’s faith in him. When he missed – or rather, when the penalty was

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wenger
12 Nov 2012

Ignore far-away transfer guff, suggestions for now

Last week, after the disappointing game against Manchester United, there wasn’t too much time to dwell on what happened at Old Trafford. A Tuesday evening game in the Champions League against Schalke meant the focus switched very quickly, and similarly we had Fulham to look forward to at the weekend

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arteta_giroud_fulham
11 Nov 2012

Arsenal 3-3 Fulham: Drawful entertainment

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video This Arsenal team would make your head hurt. And not just the following morning because you sat up late drinking more bourbon than you probably should have. For the second time in a week a two goal lead was

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liveblog_201213
10 Nov 2012

Arsenal v Fulham – live blog

Join us today for live blogging of Arsenal v Fulham in the Premier League, kick off 3pm. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. This season we’ve added a mobile specific theme which should

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podolski_schalke
10 Nov 2012

Fulham preview: speed it up, reap the benefits

Morning all, if the Schalke game was a vague promise of improvement after United, a little chink of silver lining to our dark, doomy cloud, we need the sun to come out a bit today. A home game against a team we should be looking to take three points from

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arsecast_new
09 Nov 2012

Injury news, international call-ups + Arsecast 254

Morning to you, welcome to another Friday and there’s plenty to get through between now and the end. Starting with some injury updates ahead of tomorrow’s game against Fulham and there’s some vaguely good news. Wojciech Szczesny could return to the squad, but probably not yet the team, provided he

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Tim Stillman 2012-13
08 Nov 2012

“A screaming echo chamber”

Greetings Gooners. I have returned from Gelsenkirchen a shell of the man that departed London on Monday afternoon. A mere skin and bone casing concealing a river of Weißbier beneath. Damn those affable Germans and their tasty, affordable industrial strength beverages. Ze Germans are a people that get a lot

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