Mertesacker ghost
13 Jul 2015

Synth solos, painted planes and ghosts

Morning all, welcome to a brand new week. It’s very quiet, I’m afraid. Sadly there’s not enough embracing of the quiet. Remember when The Tremeloes sang Silence is Golden? I don’t, I’m not that old. But they made a fantastic point. Much better than Ronan Keating who said something about

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12 Jul 2015

Sunday round-up: Turty-tree

Morning all, very quick one for you this morning as it’s Sunday and Dennis said that on Sunday a man should rest, or something. The big story is that Petr Cech has chosen his squad number ahead of his Arsenal debut next week in Singapore. He’ll wear 33 because: Starting

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11 Jul 2015

Petr Cech’s in for training + Ospina ready to fight

A very quick Saturday round-up for you as I feel as if I’m in a lot of pain this morning. I feel that way after a strenuous game of football last night. However, I’m sure that the older I get the more I’ll get used to my limbs, torso and

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10 Jul 2015

If there’s another signing, it should be a striker

Morning all, welcome to Friday. The Community Shield is only 23 days away. And when you’re as old as I am 23 days flies by. Sometimes the summer can really drag, especially in a non-tournament year, but this one seems to have gone by in a flash (bearing in mind

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09 Jul 2015

Can we make up the difference with what we’ve already got?

In this week’s Arsecast Extra (from 29’45) James and Andrew discussed the prospect of Arsenal making no further additions to the squad following the capture of Petr Cech. I agreed with their prognosis that any further signings were likely to be opportunistic, a culmination of market forces aligning to put

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09 Jul 2015

Singapore squad announced + Wilshere & Arteta

Thursday already. How does this keep happening with such regularity? One minute it’s the start of a new week, the next it’s almost over. It’s bonkers. Anyway, to start with the club have announced the squad for the trip to Singapore to play in the Barclay’s Extra Sparkle Cup, and

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08 Jul 2015

Pre-season by the numbers*

When you run a website like this, you notice trends and patterns. People like certain things more than others. For example: after a match the busiest posts on Arseblog News are the ones in which people get really involved, like the player ratings. The fact readers can provide their own

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
07 Jul 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 74 – 07.07.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we take in all the news of the last week, including player departures and wonder why Lukas Podolski never said goodbye #itsnotmeitsyou. We also touch on the news of Mikel Arteta’s new contract, and answer

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07 Jul 2015

Backroom additions continue & Arteta signs new deal

Morning all, we managed to get through yesterday without a single ‘Men go back to work on the day they’re supposed to go back to work’ story. That’s some serious self-restraint right there. The players will be funneling back to pre-season, doing the fitness, the running, the stretching and the

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06 Jul 2015

Pre-season starts today

It is the first day of pre-season. A tanned Arsene Wenger arrives at the training ground having spent some glorious days hurtling into the sea down a rubber slide off David Dein’s boat. He remembers the fun times, the sunshine, going “WHHEEEEEEEE!” before splashing into the ocean. But now that’s

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05 Jul 2015

Alexis wins the Copa America for Chile, and other stuff

I have a terrible confession to make folks. After all my talk of being football free until the new season began I folded last night. Mildly under the influence, I watched the second half of extra-time of the Copa America final and then the penalty shoot-out. Spoiler alert: Chile won.

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04 Jul 2015

Podolski’s departures moves ever closer + TV times/dates

Some years ago I first heard of this thing called a ‘lie-in’ but it didn’t make any sense to me at all. Sleeping longer in the morning than usual? What madness was this? But now I get it. I had one. A whole lie-in. And I’m a fan! I was

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