27 Jan 2016

Yes, I get that it’s not about football + good and bad injury updates

Imagine if, instead of clubs appointing managers themselves, every four years there was a something akin to a presidential race for the job. Campaigns. Posters. Attack ads. Debates.  Scary thought. I mean, it’s pretty obvious who Arsenal’s Donald Trump would be. I’ve made my stomach feel all weird now. Forget

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26 Jan 2016

Petr Cech can provide something that’s been missing

When we lose a game, especially a big game like the one on Sunday, I want to get it behind me and as far away from me as quickly as possible. I can’t watch Match of the Day, for example, but given what it is I actually do, there’s no

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
25 Jan 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 103 – 25.01.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the disappointing, frustrating 1-0 defeat to Chelsea. On the agenda, the red card issued to Per Mertesacker; could we have done more to prevent that situation developing; the decision to take off Olivier

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25 Jan 2016

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea: Gunners make it easy for Costa … again

Match Report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video Arsenal have played 180+ minutes in the league against Chelsea this season. For 117 of those minutes (not including injury time), we’ve played with 10 men. In both games Diego Costa was involved in the red card incidents. At

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Arsenal live blog - Arsenal v Bayern Munich
24 Jan 2016

Arsenal v Chelsea – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Chelsea, kick off at 16.00 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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24 Jan 2016

It’s time to obliterate the Chelsea hoodoo

After two away games and two draws, there’s pressure on today to get back to winning ways as we face Chelsea at home. The fact that Leicester won, and are now top; and that Sp*rs also won and sit just two points behind us certainly adds to that. Chelsea home

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Jack Wilshere 2015/16 - more injury woe for Wilshere
23 Jan 2016

Saturday round-up: Tickets, Wilshere, transfer news, and Cech

Good morning, a quick Saturday round-up despite my intense discomfort. I gave myself a cardboard cut, as opposed to a paper cut, across my knuckle last night and it’s really sore and itchy at the same time. However, I will struggle manfully on so you have a blog to read

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
22 Jan 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Once upon a time The Potteries was a proud industrial area of Great Britain. In 1720, a local potter, Mr John Astbury, more of whom in a moment, discovered that by adding heated and ground flint powder to the local red clay you could create white or cream ware. An

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
22 Jan 2016

Sky mess with fans but clubs complicit too + Arsecast 376

Morning all, plenty to get through this morning and although the manager’s press conference took place yesterday and there’s team news and such, we’ll begin with the decision yesterday to change the day and time of some of Arsenal’s upcoming games. TV, of course, makes those decisions and while fixtures

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21 Jan 2016

The Why of Walcott

Theo Walcott reached the ten year milestone at Arsenal this week, to great fanfare. In the 21st century, it’s a pretty big deal for an international footballer to stay at a top club for a decade. Ordinarily, a player with this length of service behind him engenders a great deal

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21 Jan 2016

Tactics Column: Joel Campbell provides the right balance

Joel Campbell fumbled about a bit with his shorts but finally he was able to whip it out. It was a diminutive thing – a dummy, which he tucked beneath his kit tied to a bit of string and formed part of his celebration after his first two Arsenal goals

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21 Jan 2016

A loan again, naturally

Given that it’s pretty quiet, and we’re not quite ready yet to go into the Chelsea stuff that will dominate the next few days, I got to thinking about our loan players. Sparked by the fact that West Ham have just signed a new right-back, and that Carl Jenkinson has

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