27 Nov 2014

Arsenal 2-0 Borussia Dortmund: Sanogoal sets Gunners on their way

Match report – Player ratings – Video After the last couple of games I can’t even begin tell you how nice it is to sit here after a good performance and a good result. A 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund secured qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League

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26 Nov 2014

Dortmund preview: Wenger backs his players to come good

There’s mixed news on the injury front going into tonight’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. The good: Laurent Koscielny is back in the squad and, if he’s back in the squad then he’s got to be in contention for a start. Having been out since October 5th, and with

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25 Nov 2014

Possibly the most awesome blog ever written*

We’ll have a press conference later today as Arsene Wenger prepares his team for tomorrow night’s Champions League game with Borussia Dortmund. It’s a game from which we really have to get something – not just in terms of our European ambitions, but for the team in general as we

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24 Nov 2014

So now what? A Monday morning ramble.

So now what? That’s a genuine question and one that’s very difficult to answer. If there’s some small crumb of comfort this season it’s that only Chelsea have been any good and the fact that this is a small crumb of comfort is actually quite annoying. Nevertheless, it’s true. Despite

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23 Nov 2014

Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd: Gunners blow it against feeble United

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video Just after they went ahead through the Kieran Gibbs own goal, Martin Tyler said on Sky something to the effect that “United lead without having had a shot on target”, and I thought, ‘Of course they do’, because it’s

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22 Nov 2014

Man Utd preview: Midfield discipline the key

There’s nothing like an easy game to get you back into the swing of things after an Interlull, but then regardless of the Interlull there’s nothing like an easy game for us this season. Perhaps facing Manchester United might be the thing that really focuses us, because they’re a team

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
21 Nov 2014

The way we were + Arsecast 330

Morning all. It’s hard not to think about Man Utd and Arsenal games these days without a sense of wistfulness. A rivalry that was so intense has dwindled considerably for lots of reasons but it was an era that won’t ever be forgotten by those of us who endured and

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20 Nov 2014

He lives on the second floor

It’s a very misty morning here in Dublin. I would look out the window of my office to see across the back garden and the houses behind but I’m pretty sure a face would appear on the other side – it’s all a bit Stephen King or something. Once there

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19 Nov 2014

Cheerio Interlull, the next two games are crucial and a bit scary

Morning all. The Interlull is over and the good news is that there isn’t another one until March 2015. 2015! That seems like ages in the future. There’ll probably be hoverboards freely available to all and sundry by the time that comes around. From what I can gather this morning

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18 Nov 2014

Interlull: Alexis, Theo, Ramsey

If there’s good Interlull news this morning it’s that almost all our players away on international duty play tonight, and thus have plenty of time to get back and prepare for the weekend’s football. The bad news is that our most important player so far this season, Alexis Sanchez, doesn’t

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17 Nov 2014

Interlull: Campbell says he’s happy, AW on Podolski

It’s an odd Interlull this as the competitive games are over, but rather than let the players return to their clubs there’s a schedule of fairly pointless friendlies this week. England are playing Scotland tomorrow night, for example, for no good reason other than a game between the two is

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16 Nov 2014

Interlull: Welbeck on target + Sunday round-up

A very quick Sunday round-up for you. Starting with good work from a couple of our English chaps last night at Wembley. At least, I think it was Wembley. The pitch looked like a ploughed tribute to no-man’s land (popularised lately by a supermarket chain because the inhumanity of war

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