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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15 Nov 2014

Where are they now? (redux)

As it’s an Interlull and there’s genuinely nothing to talk about, I thought we might look back at some of the players who have graced us with their presence in the past and find out what they’re doing these days. It’s often been said that very few players leave Arsenal

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14 Nov 2014

Incredible scenes as Arsenal medics fix time

School night pints = Friday morning *boilk* Not much going on this morning either. The only real news is the return to training of Olivier Giroud and, get this, it’s ahead of schedule. That’s right, conceptually this might be difficult to comprehend but what it means is that the player

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13 Nov 2014

Alexis impressed :: Ozil distressed?

Interlull has moved into true Interlullian territory now with little or no Arsenal news but the bits and bobs that emerge from the national training camps. So far there have been no further complaints from fringe players. I have been expecting a few headlines to emerge from Costa Rica, like:

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12 Nov 2014

Podolski and Rosicky grumble, but their outlook is bleak

Day three of the Introspectioning: this episode is called ‘The Grumpening’, starring Lukas Podolski and Tomas Rosicky. The pair have spent most of this season on the bench despite the fact the team have been struggling. In fact, they’ve only started one game each and that was the 2-1 defeat

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11 Nov 2014

What to do? Back four and midfield need changes

I don’t know about you but I’m glad that the defeat to Swansea came as we headed into an Interlull so we’d have little or nothing else to talk about for the next couple of weeks. There are reports this morning which suggest some of the coaching staff are at

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