18 Dec 2014

The festive schedule and our ability to cope

So, Thierry Henry Thierry Henry Thierry Henry Thierry Henry Thierry Henry. Thierry Henry Thierry Henry Thierry Henry, Thierry Henry Thierry Henry Thierry Henry,  Thierry Henry. Thierry Henry Thierry Henry Thierry Henry … er … no, we’ve done enough Thierry stuff so we’ll talk about something else today. Except to point you in the direction of this, made

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17 Dec 2014

Goal Tales: The Return Of The King – by Tayo Popoola

For the week that’s in it, here’s something cool from DJ Tayo, you might remember him from such podcasts as The Tuesday Club and … er … well, that’s about it. Thierry Henry returned to Arsenal in 2012, and nobody will ever forget the goal he scored in the FA

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17 Dec 2014

Thierry: let’s not let another legend pass us by

Morning all. I was having a dream where I was interviewing somebody for a podcast when I realised halfway through I wasn’t using any microphones so I had to pretend for the rest of the interview that a matchbox was a small recording device. Then, the person I was interviewing

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16 Dec 2014

Champions League draw :: Thierry joins Sky Sports

So, the main news this morning is the Champions League draw and for once our balls were not super-warm and drawn against even bigger balls. First Barcelona drew City, then Atletico got Bayer Leverkeusen, Real Madrid were drawn against Schalke and there was still that thing where you felt Bayern

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15 Dec 2014

Players get some rest + some Giroud thoughts

How nice it is to go into a long week off the back of a good win. I say a long week because we don’t play the Mugsmashers until Sunday, which is probably not a bad thing really. Although that’s unlikely to make any difference to the availability of Laurent

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14 Dec 2014

Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle: Giroud and Santi at the double

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video I may have mentioned this before but I really like it when we win. I especially like it when we win scoring ace goals. And I really especially like it when we win scoring ace goals with a back

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13 Dec 2014

Newcastle previews: Injured Injure Injures Injurious Injury

I wonder if you were to poll Arsenal fans about what they felt was the biggest issue at the club right now, what would it be. Obviously the manager would be very first on the agenda; ticket prices; the disenchantment felt with a board who no longer act as custodians

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11 Dec 2014

Get me a European beer and a ham sammich

Morning all. The Champions League group stages are complete and the draw for the knock-out round will be made on Monday. As we finished second in our group the teams we can potentially face look a bit daunting. It’s going to be one of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern

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10 Dec 2014

Galatasaray 1-4 Arsenal: Ramsey’s Remarkable Rocket Reams ‘em

Match Report – Player ratings – Video So we’ve got a corner in the 29th minute and Joel Campbell takes it. The ball is headed away by a defender in the direction of Aaron Ramsey who is standing there smoking a Gitanes, adjusting his sunglasses and doing other stuff that

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09 Dec 2014

Galatasaray preview: #win #notlose #somethingsomething

Nothing like a game of football to take your mind off the football! And that’s what we’ve got this evening as we face Galatasaray in Istanbul (I actually typed Instanbul and worried for a moment that I had become somehow infused with the essence of Podolski #smalljoke #obvioushashtag #hesplayingtonight). Unusually,

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08 Dec 2014

Early Galatasaray chat + that Wenger video

Morning all. A fair bit to get on with this morning so we’ll start first with the nuts and bolts, and we travel to Turkey today for a Champions League clash with Galatasaray. As it stands it’s still possible for us to top the group but it’s far from likely.

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07 Dec 2014

Stoke 3-2 Arsenal: No positives from this humiliation

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video Where to start? Perhaps to find a nice word to describe what we saw yesterday. Abject? Woeful? Appalling? Atrocious? Diabolical? Abysmal? Disgraceful? How about just plain old ‘shite’? Sometimes simple is best. We were absolutely shite in the first

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