Tim Stillman column Arseblog
22 Sep 2016


‘What’s eating Alex Oxlade Chamberlain?’ It’s a question that has been, well, eating large swathes of the Arsenal fan base for some time now. Since signing as an exciting 18 year old in 2011, The Ox’s seasons seemed to take on a familiar arc. Brief flashes of promise, punctuated by

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22 Sep 2016

Win a copy of Ian Wright’s fantastic new book

There can’t be anybody out there who doesn’t want to win a copy of Ian Wright’s ‘My autobiography’, so you’re all in luck. We have 10 signed copies to give away and all you have to do is answer this really simple question: From which club did Arsenal sign Ian

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
22 Sep 2016

EFL Cup gives Wenger some nice thinking to do + Arsecast 398

Morning, it’s a very quick one for you today. It’s mostly just a blog to give you fresh Arses and a few things to read as I have to get out of the house very shortly. I’m heading for New York today ahead of our live Arsecast Extra recording there

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Forest 0-4 Arsenal 2016
21 Sep 2016

Nottingham Forest 0-4 Arsenal: Second string show quality and depth

Match report – Player ratings – Video Well that was quite fun. When a manager makes 11 changes from his previous team, takes none of that team with him at all, and packs his bench full of kids, you can never be quite sure how things are going to go.

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20 Sep 2016

Old faces add extra interest to Forest EFL Cup clash

It’s EFL Cup action tonight as we face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. There used to be a time this was a top flight fixture, but the last time the two sides met was in January 1999. It was a Premier League encounter, Martin Keown scored the only goal

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Arsenal tactics 2016
19 Sep 2016

Tactics Column: Walcott, Iwobi typify Arsenal’s approach v Hull

It’s perhaps a little early in the season for Arsene Wenger to revert to safe mode, but his selection against Hull City on Saturday suggests a bit of that. It’s not just that Granit Xhaka remained on the bench but the fact that the line-up has barely changed for the

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
19 Sep 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 140 – 19.09.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we enjoy a night-time recording and take some joy in the pain of Jose Mourinho before trying to figure out why Harry Kane is sucking his thumb. We look back on the

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19 Sep 2016

An amusing weekend because other people are unhappy

Good morning. Hope you had a good weekend. Perhaps, like me, you attended a sporting event. I was at the All-Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park. It ended up in a draw and there’ll be a replay in a couple of weeks and there were lots

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hull 1-4 arsenal 2016
18 Sep 2016

Hull 1-4 Arsenal: Iwobi shines as Gunners almost click

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video Sometimes I wonder if we’re like Prince’s mother: never satisfied. We beat Hull 4-1 yesterday and in the immediate aftermath my thoughts were that we made life unnecessarily difficult for ourselves, and we should have won the game more

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Arsenal live blog
17 Sep 2016

Hull v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between Hull and Arsenal, kick off at 15.00. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. You can switch between the main

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17 Sep 2016

Hull preview, as Wenger extols the virtues of Xhaka

I have just had a piece of toast. I don’t know if this augurs well for the day ahead and Arsenal’s trip to Hull, but I just thought I’d mention it anyway. There’s no such thing as lucky toast, so I doubt it. I suspect what transpires today on the

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
16 Sep 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Ah, Paris. A wonderful city. Beautiful, romantic, poetic, lyrical. If I were to choose a place to live other than London then it would have to be Paris. As the poet Mr. Ginsberg said, “You can’t escape the past in Paris, and yet what’s so wonderful about it is that

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