05 Mar 2015

QPR 1-2 Arsenal: Giroud and Alexis secure three big points

Match report – Player ratings – Video Not our most convincing performance of the season, but a big three points on a night when all the other teams around us also won. There were a couple of changes to the team that beat Everton with Tomas Rosicky coming in for

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04 Mar 2015

QPR preview + Coquelin’s surprise & training ground improvements

Premier League action tonight as a team which has won just 1 in its last 10 games takes on an Arsenal side which has won 6 of the last 7. The win at the weekend over Everton wasn’t one built on a flowing performance, but it was controlled and professional

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03 Mar 2015

Team shuffling, Theo and refereeeeeeeee

Morning all. We’ve got a day to rest today before we face QPR in the Premier League tomorrow night, and with Man City losing to Liverpool the other day, there are whispers of targetting second place. In fact, David Ospina has urged his teammates to have a go, saying: We

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
02 Mar 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 57 – 02.03.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the 2-0 win over Everton, the performance after the midweek disaster, a Premier League debut for Gabriel and my debut on American television thanks to the good people at NBC Sports. As well

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02 Mar 2015

Arsenal 2-0 Everton: A sweary good win

Match Report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video In the opening stages of yesterday’s game, it’s fair to say there was a nervousness about the crowd after what happened on Wednesday night. It all felt quite flat. The manager had made a couple of changes, with Gabriel

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01 Mar 2015

Everton preview: can we bounce back?

Imagine, for a second, that you are Roberto Martinez. How would you approach today’s game? Would you be respectful of the elder statesman, the team playing at home, or would you set out to capitalise on a dreadful midweek showing, expose their weaknesses, turn the crowd against them and come

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28 Feb 2015

Saturday round-up: Giroud’s hurt, so’s Wilshere (again)

Morning all. A quick Saturday round-up for you, starting with Olivier Giroud who says he’s embarrassed and hurt by what happened on Wednesday night. The striker had what can only be described as a nightmare night, and says he understands why he was taken off on the hour mark (although

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26 Feb 2015

Arsenal 1-3 Monaco: another European debacle

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video We’ve had some inauspicious nights in Europe before, but last night is surely up there with the most disappointing and dispiriting of them all. Anyone who thought Monaco were going to be an easy touch obviously wasn’t paying attention

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25 Feb 2015

Monaco preview + some WC 2022 thoughts

As I wrote yesterday it’s time to make some progress in the Champions League, and tonight’s clash with Monaco is a chance to put ourselves in a good position ahead of the second-leg in a few weeks time. The stuff about Arsene Wenger facing his old club is a nice

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24 Feb 2015

Time to make some European progress

The last time Arsenal went beyond the round of 16 in the Champions League was in 2009/10 when we lost our first leg game to Porto 2-1 – memorable for a Lukas Fabianski performance that was straight from the draw marked ‘WTF?!’. However, a hat-trick from The Greatest Striker That

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23 Feb 2015

Weekend thoughts + striker in Giroud health

Morning all, welcome to a brand new week. The rest of the weekend’s results didn’t play out quite as nicely as they might have. Although Sp*rs dropped two points it really should have been three as they came back from 2-0 down against West Ham, while Liverpool’s good form continued

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22 Feb 2015

Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal: Three points, fine margins

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video While I’m always happiest when we play well and win, I’m very much a fan of winning regardless of how we play. That’s not to say we were abject yesterday by any means, but I think we have to

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