Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
15 Apr 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Some time in the interwar years, when the sun never set on Britain’s empire, I was on a hunting trip in the Kentish Weald. It is a most agreeable part of the world; it has three distinct parts: the High Weald, the Low Weald and the Greensand Ridge, which includes

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
15 Apr 2016

Europa madness, Squillaci sadness + Arsecast 387

Hello everyone, welcome to Friday. I’m glad there’s some football coming up because I’m kinda tired writing about other teams. I suppose I have to mention the Mugsmashers last night. Crikey, what a game of football that was. Dortmund seemingly in control and them KABLAM, bonkers late winning drama. I

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14 Apr 2016

All The Young Dudes

I have always had issues with the word ‘luck.’ It often implies an absence of responsibility; that an invisible force beyond our control has interfered malevolently. All too often, ‘luck’ is subconsciously adopted as a celestial kingmaker, wantonly dashing our hopes and dreams. However, happenstance, coincidence and felicity, though not

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14 Apr 2016

Atlético show that defending can be fun too

I walked a lot yesterday. If you were in Dublin you’d have seen me because I walked everywhere. Here and there, hither and thither, I was all over town like a hot rash. All the walking meant I only got home for the second half of Atlético Madrid v Barcelona

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13 Apr 2016

Stuff about stuff and some other stuff too

You know what we need? Another think-piece about where everything’s gone wrong. I don’t think we’ve had enough of those over the last little while. Or, you know, maybe not. I watched some Champions League last night. Man City v PSG. Man, it was dull. PSG were awful, and Zlatan,

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12 Apr 2016

Tactics Column: Gabriel still to convince at centre-back but deserves time

Petr Cech put the ball down to take a quick goal-kick but mid-action, stopped. On the edge of the box, Gabriel hesitated for a split-second, seeing, in the corner of his eye, the striker encroaching. Cech motioned again to kick the ball out but Gabriel wasn’t ready; he was not

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The Departed - Arsenal
12 Apr 2016

The Departed: the players who could leave Arsenal this summer

Given that it’s super quiet and radio silence has enveloped the Arsenal land, I thought I might expand a bit on something I talked about in yesterday’s blog. Speaking about the need for summer surgery, I said, “You look at the squad and there are around 10 players that could

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
11 Apr 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 114 – 11.04.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we take a look back at the 3-3 draw with West Ham, and discuss why it was we let such a good situation slip. We look at the defending, lack of in-game management, leadership, and

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11 Apr 2016

Can an old dog learn new tricks?

Good morning. Yesterday’s results mean we’ve lost even further ground on the two teams ahead of us. I watched them both. Perhaps there’s some masochistic about it, and I can’t say it improved my mood a huge amount. If you’d watched Sunderland v Leicester without knowing anything else about this

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West Ham 3-3 Arsenal 2016
10 Apr 2016

West Ham 3-3 Arsenal: Soft, stupid and disorganised

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video The early kick-off yesterday means that plenty of time has passed, but the frustration felt at yesterday’s result is no less acute. From 2-0 up and playing well, we hit that big old self-destruct button once more, allowed Andy

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Arsenal live blog
09 Apr 2016

West Ham v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between West Ham and Arsenal, kick off at 12.45 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

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West Ham v Arsenal - Premier League 2016
09 Apr 2016

West Ham preview : Wenger on Walcott : Wilshere and Rosicky return

It’s a final Premier League trip to Upton Park today as we face West Ham in the early kick off. Next season they’ll be playing in the new Olympic stadium, and given their current league position they’ll be hoping they can start off at the new ground with Champions League

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