Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
15 May 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Flapplesthwaite’s Revenge A famous bacchanalian feast in which I partook back in 1924 at one of the Royal palaces consisted of 23 courses. Beginning with a parfait of worried cucumber, followed by an explosion of swan, dutch-style baked baboon, half an ounce of the King’s finest cocaine, roast emperor penguin,

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15 May 2015

New Arseblog t-shirts, *boilk* mugs and more

Very quick announcement to point you in the direction of a new Arseblog shop which contains some t-shirts and the return of the very popular *boilk* mugs. Rather than doing it myself, it’s being hosted by the folks at and they’ll take care of orders, shipping, customer service and

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
15 May 2015

Early United team news + Arsecast 352

‘MOrnig all, weclome to Fraday’ is what the first sentence of this blog would say if I didn’t correct my early morning spelling mistakes. Can you believe this is the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season? We’ve got a relatively busy week ahead with United on Sunday, our game

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14 May 2015

What does Wenger want to add to his front three?

Results oriented thinking is nothing new in football, but the game exists within the framework of razor thin margins. Monday evening’s ill fated match with Swansea City followed an almost identical pattern to Arsenal’s home game with Southampton in December. The Saints were obstinate and organized and the Gunners struggled

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14 May 2015

CL final thoughts + assessing our loan players

So, the world was spared a Champions League final from hell last night when Juventus beat Real Madrid at the Bernebeu. Some might say that the two best teams in Spain fighting for European football’s most prestigious prize is exactly the showcase we all want to see, and I get

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13 May 2015

Oxceptional Talent, Limitless Possibilities

The situation surrounding Theo Walcott’s contract has created a number of questions for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. Should he stay, one would imagine that no forward will be signed, unless someone who has the ‘super quality’ becomes available. If he goes, then it leaves something of a dearth of high

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13 May 2015

Is it better?

Perception is an interesting thing. If you were to ask anyone if they thought this league season had been better or more enjoyable than last season, I’d wager most people would say yes. The fact that we topped the table for longer than any other side in 2013-14 made little

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12 May 2015

Tactics column: Swansea frustrate as Coq blocked

It was a mesmerising sight, yet at the heart of it, there was also something a little odd. The Gunners were giving a display of scintillating attacking verve, the players constantly interchanging positions with each other, mixed up by some devastatingly rapid counter-attacks. Soon enough they would go 2-0 up,

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
12 May 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 67 – 12.05.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the disappointing 1-0 defeat to Swansea, the implications of the result, where the team fell down last night, the goalkeeper and more. As well as that we answer questions about manager swapping, Danny

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12 May 2015

Arsenal 0-1 Swansea: Gunners pay price for poor finishing

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video There are things that remain familiar throughout your life, even if you go a long time without experiencing them. Like that taste you get in your mouth if you hit your head, or losing a game in smash and

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11 May 2015

Arsenal v Swansea – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the Premier League game between Arsenal and Swansea, kick off at 20.00GMT. 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 specific

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11 May 2015

Swansea preview + Wenger on Chambers and centre-halves

Football at last! The weekend wasn’t much fun really. Chelsea v Liverpool was dull and pretty gross from a goalscoring point of view, while Man City’s 6-0 win over QPR has given them a real boost in terms of goal difference. While it’s still in our hands, their +41 to

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