29 May 2016

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

So, the Champions League final, disappointingly tame in the end. Real Madrid won it on penalties, Cristiano Ronaldo – who had done approximately nothing all game – spanked home the last one after Juanfran had hit the post. And of course he took his top off. This is his life.

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28 May 2016

Number changes galore, Hector’s snappy reply + Saturday round-up

Good morning, a very quick coffee fueled Saturday morning round-up for you. In the world of football in general, the big story was the appointment of Mourinho has the new manager of Man Utd. I think I’ve already written a bit about that this week, so there’s no need to

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27 May 2016

The top 5 most popular Stuff and Things and that

Good morning. What a week it’s been everyone. Not only did we sign a player for tens of millions of pounds, we also got two shirt number changes. I know I’ve mentioned this before but people’s interest in shirt numbers is enormous. I don’t really understand why but then I

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26 May 2016

I Wanna Be In That Number

“11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.” That’s a quote from one of my favourite movies; Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, about

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granit xhaka arsenal
26 May 2016

Granit Xhaka signs to add quality and bite to Arsenal’s midfield

So, in a move that surprised absolutely nobody, Granit Xhaka became our first signing of the summer yesterday. The Swiss international moves from Borussia Monchengladbach for a fee believed to be in the region of £25m, rising to £30m+ with add-ons. The midfielder becomes our third most expensive player of

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Arsene Wenger - Breaking Bad
25 May 2016

Breaking Bank: are we set for a record summer spend?

Good morning, it’s getting quiet now. The cold winds of summer whip over the hills of no football and we anxiously await the announcement of a Swiss bloke. I thought I’d spent some time working out hilarious anagrams of Granit Xhaka’s name but the X pretty much makes for poor

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mourino 127 hours
24 May 2016

LVG out, MFC in, Alexis number change & goals of the season

So Louis van Gaal got sacked. I’m with Arsene Wenger when he says it’s a shame whenever a manager gets sacked – except when it’s Jose Mourinho who gets sacked. He doesn’t say it’s a shame then, although to be fair he doesn’t say anything. Some might call it diplomatic

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
23 May 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 124 – 23.05.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at a weekend of leaks, bad dancing, new kit, new numbers, the FA Cup final, and the imminent return to the Premier League of a massive twat. We chat

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23 May 2016

The changing profile of the Arsenal midfield

Morning everyone. It’s that time of year now where you just don’t know what’s going to be going on. During the season there’s just been a match, or there’s going to be a match soon enough, and all the various bits and pieces that surround the actual game of football are

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xhaka in an arsenal shirt
22 May 2016

Xhaka pictures leak as Pardew’s dancing wins United the cup

Morning. So Manchester Utd won the FA Cup yesterday. 10 man Manchester United won the FA Cup. 10 man Manchester United managed by Louis van Gaal for the last time won the FA Cup. And they deserved it. I’m sorry Crystal Palace fans, I think everybody was up for the

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granit_xhaka Arsenal
21 May 2016

Xhaka set to sign in £30m deal + Saturday round-up

Morning all, a very quick first Saturday of the off-season round-up for you. The big story this morning is that our first signing of the summer looks imminent. We’ve been consistently linked with Granit Xhaka for months now, and reports yesterday said that he had flown to London to finalise

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
20 May 2016

Arsecast Episode 391 – End of season round-table

As mentioned this morning, there were some audio issues with the conversation part of this podcast, but thanks to kindly Arseblog reader/listener David, they’ve been taken care of, so we have a podcast for you. Thanks David! I’m joined by Tim Stillman, Andrew Allen and the Man from East Lower

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