giroud_liverpool
31 Jan 2013

Arsenal 2-2 Liverpool: no case for the defence

Match Report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video So, yesterday we said anything could happen, and pretty much anything did. Like in the opening minutes of the game Bacary Sagna slipped which allowed space for Glen Johnson to cross. Then Thomas Vermaelen’s flying leap and wild slash

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liveblog_201213
30 Jan 2013

Arsenal v Liverpool – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of Arsenal v Liverpool in the Premier League, kick off 19.45. 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

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giroud_liverpool
30 Jan 2013

Liverpool preview: anything could happen

I was chatting briefly with the Mugsmasher (my Liverpool supporting brother, for recent readers) about this game last night and the conclusion we came to was that anything could happen. He reckons one team is going to spank the other, he just doesn’t know who’ll be doing the spanking. Of

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david_villa
29 Jan 2013

Transfer ‘targets’ and likely arrivals

Morning all. Again it’s fairly quiet. I’m assuming this is because every single person at the club is tied up with transfer related business in order to complete the myriad deals we have lined up before the Thursday night deadline. In the absence of nothing else to talk about, I

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Arsenal tactics
28 Jan 2013

Tactics Column: Olivier Giroud finds his niche

The movements were so familiar, and the touch and the finish exquisite. Olivier Giroud’s fine double against Brighton and Hove Albion would have done little to avoid comparisons with that man, but in a strange way, that’s what it’s done. Finally it seems, people have come to realise that Giroud

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todd_vanpersie
28 Jan 2013

The magic of the cup and other nonsense

Morning all, and what a weekend of FA Cup action it was. Chelsea nearly lost to Brentford, the Mugsmashers went out to Oldham and Sp*rs got beaten by dirty, filthy Leeds. It just shows you that the cup can still spring surprises, and for all the cynicism we have about

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giroud_podolski_brighton
27 Jan 2013

Brighton 2-3 Arsenal: difficult, but job done

Match report – Wenger reaction – Player ratings – Video So, we’re through to the 5th round of the cup after a difficult game against Brighton yesterday. There were changes to the team that played on Wednesday against West Ham, with Diaby, Santos, Jenkinson, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Koscielny all coming in.

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liveblog_201213
26 Jan 2013

Brighton v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of Brighton v Arsenal in the FA Cup, 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

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aw_general
26 Jan 2013

Brighton preview + quick Saturday round-up

A quick one this morning because my head feels like there are evil little creatures in it banging away on the pipes with hammers. Ugh. It’s the FA Cup today and a trip to Brighton. Obviously it’s a big game, given the importance of this competition to our season, but

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arsecast_new
25 Jan 2013

Delicious quietness + Arsecast 264

Morning all. I slept it in a bit this morning. I was dreaming I was playing in the Champions League final for Arsenal against Bayern Munich but 85 minutes of the game was taken up by an extended version of the Champions League music while Michel Platini was carried around

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Tim Stillman 2012-13
24 Jan 2013

Elegantly wasteful

If ever a week neatly summarised Arsenal’s season so far it has been this one. Listless, insipid and gripped with fear in the first half against Chelsea. In the second half, the midfield four spread out a little and we saw some improvement. But the first fifteen minutes of the

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podolski_westham
24 Jan 2013

Arsenal 5-1 West Ham: Podolski stars as Hammers hammered

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video At last, something to smile about. West Ham were blown away by a wonderful flurry of early second half goals, and it showed what this side is capable of when they click. The first half was a fairly even

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