17 Jan 2015

Wenger on his Bielik intentions + transfer update

It’s early on a Saturday and the sky is kind of eerie at this time. It looks like the kind of slate grey you get in a Sci-Fi film when humans now live in ruins and basements and gigantic alien machines prowl the surface. I really hope there hasn’t been

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
16 Jan 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

You find me this week, as is traditional following the excesses of yuletide over consumption, undertaking what is known as a ‘diet’. Breakfast in Gentleman Towers normally consists of eight rashers of back bacon, four eggs four ways (a poacher, a boiler, one fried and one deep-fried), black pudding, white

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
16 Jan 2015

Three months for Arteta and Debuchy + Arsecast 336

Another day, another couple of three month injuries. Fairly standard stuff at the Arsenal. As vexed as I am by the absences, in this situation I’m a little torn. On the one hand the idea that Mikel Arteta has fallen victim to a ‘bony spur’ and that it’s only been

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15 Jan 2015

Decisions Decisions

Alanis Morissette may have struggled to grasp irony, but Arsenal Football Club seem to have a pretty firm handle on it. I think you would have to be suffering a special brand of delusion to suggest that Arsenal’s squad is completely set in defensive areas. Yet ahead of Arsenal’s trip

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15 Jan 2015

Sales and loans and Arteta blow

As expected the big transfer news yesterday was the sale of Benik Afobe to Wolves for around £2m, no doubt with the typical Arsenal sell-on clause involved too should he really start fulfilling the potential the club saw in him. Highly regarded but hampered by a couple of bad knee

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14 Jan 2015

The underlying explanation for it all*

I wonder if one day there’ll be some kind of University course about Arsenal’s transfer dealings. Some days I get the feeling I’m missing something so obvious that it would make sense of it all. Maybe only in the future will we see method behind the madness. How else to

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13 Jan 2015

Ballon d’Or bollocks + some defensive chat

Morning all. Did you watch any of that Ballon d’Or nonsense last night? Not for me. I don’t need to see Lionel Messi wearing a suit that nobody else would wear. Or Cristiano Ronaldo groomed to within in inch of his life. Or any of those other people in FIFA

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
12 Jan 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 50 – 12.01.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at yesterday’s very enjoyable 3-0 win over Stoke, the performance of Alexis and those around him who helped, the manager’s decision to bring in David Ospina and the injury suffered by Mathieu

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12 Jan 2015

Arsenal 3-0 Stoke: Well supported Alexis runs the show again

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video As I touched on yesterday, home games against Stoke are never quite as traumatic as those away, and yesterday’s turned out to be one of the most comfortable wins we’ve had over them, or anyone, for quite a while.

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11 Jan 2015

Arsenal v Stoke – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the Premier League tie between Arsenal and Stoke City, kick off at 13.30GMT. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. This season we’ve added a mobile

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11 Jan 2015

Stoke preview: Make home advantage count

It’s a little over a month since we last played Stoke and it’s fair to say that what happened that day was not our finest hour (or 90 mins) this season. 3-0 down, it probably should have been 4-0, but we scored twice to give ourselves hope before a harsh

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10 Jan 2015

Saturday round-up: Ozil, Szczesny, dressing room leaks

Good morning, a quick Saturday round-up for you. Let’s start with some good injury news … I mean good news on the injury front. Mesut Ozil is back from his lengthy lay-off and available again for Sunday’s game against Stoke. He hasn’t played since October 5th, when we lost to

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