arsenewenger_rocketman
17 Aug 2016

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

It is now 25 days since Per Mertesacker got injured and maybe 24 days since the club knew that it was going to be serious and long term. It is now 10 days since Gabriel picked up an ankle injury against Man City which the club thought might see him

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august2013_arsenal
16 Aug 2016

Can we react like 2013? Mustafi update + Ramsey injury

I went back to August 2013 to have a look at what I wrote after that 3-1 opening day defeat to Aston Villa. Not all of it is relevant, of course, some of the names have changed and certainly things were a bit different then. We had yet to spend

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
15 Aug 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 135 – 15.08.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss disastrous opening day defeat to Liverpool, the lack of preparation that played a part in the loss, the defending, lack of transfer market activity and what Arsene Wenger has done

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arsenewenger_liverpool_2016
15 Aug 2016

Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool: The chickens of indecision and prevarication come home to roost

Match Report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video Here’s a fun fact you may have seen yesterday in the wake of the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool: Arsenal have won just once on the opening day of the Premier League season in the last seven years. That was

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arsenal_liverpool_premierleague_2016
14 Aug 2016

Liverpool preview: Can midfield strength offset defensive weakness?

Ok then, are you ready? Because here we go again. Another Premier League season begins and it’s Liverpool at home to start us off. A game I would have preferred a bit later in the campaign to be honest, but it is what it is and we have to get

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wenger_2016
13 Aug 2016

When Arsene Wenger says something new about transfers we will inform you

Happy Saturday to you. Let’s have a bang through all the bits and pieces that happened yesterday. The manager’s first press conference of the season took place and as expected he was asked about potential transfers. He refused to give anything away about Shkodran Mustafi, and spoke more generally. Asked

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seasonpreview2016-17
12 Aug 2016

Arseblog Season Preview 2016-17

Here we go again folks. It’s time for the traditional, curtain raising, oh-my-goodness why are still on the look-out for players, are we even ready for this at all season preview. As ever it comes with the caveat that it’s looking at where we are now with the players have

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
12 Aug 2016

Wenger all set for a range of questions + Arsecast 392

Morning everyone, happy Friday and the new season is almost upon us. Today the manager will hold his first press conference of the new campaign and there’s little doubt as to what he’s going to be asked. Having watched many of these I feel like I’m in a good position

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Tim Stillman column Arseblog
11 Aug 2016

A Crèche Start

“What I think will happen is that you will have more and more players coming out of the lower leagues who have had to fight their way through. Compare that with a player who has been educated here, who has had Champions League for 17 years, who has not known

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arsenewenger
11 Aug 2016

Wenger on his future and the market, Mustafi coming and Mahrez guff

Thursday. Tick tock. Tick tock. It is almost upon us. We got our first team news update of the new season yesterday. OUT Gabriel, 6-8 weeks. OUT Jack Wilshere, but he’s in training and should be grand pretty soon. OUT Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck. OUT Carl Jenkinson till November. However,

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cigarettesandwich
10 Aug 2016

Arsenal need a sandwich, but not a Bony Welsh one

Welcome to Wednesday. The season begins on Saturday. Our season begins on Sunday. And our defensive issues remain a significant worry. For a few moments yesterday there was some optimism that maybe it wasn’t going to be as bad as all that when Gabriel posted a message on Instagram. It

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Arsenal tactics 2016
09 Aug 2016

Tactics Column: How are Arsenal shaping up for the 2016/17 season?

What unfortunate luck that Gabriel was struck by injury in the last minutes of Arsenal’s last pre-season game. Before that, things had gone swimmingly for Arsenal, and the 3-2 defeat of Manchester City confirmed some good progress on the pitch. But Gabriel’s injury, coupled with that of Per Mertesacker’s, means

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