Giroud Koscielny 2016 euros
10 Jul 2016

All eyes on France + striker rumours quashed

So, after 50 games, EURO 2016 reaches its climax this evening as hosts France take on Portugal at the Stade de France in Paris. Will Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud emulate the international ‘gloire’ of Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit? You’ll remember the former assisting the latter in the dying

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09 Jul 2016


Morning all from an overcast Brixton. It’s pretty quiet from an Arsenal perspective so this should be a relatively quick round up. Yesterday saw confirmation of Petr Cech’s retirement from international football. The 34-year-old had hinted prior to EURO 2016 that he’d do just that and calls time on his spell

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Flamini 2006
08 Jul 2016

Do you remember the first time?

We’ll start with a brief recap in case you’ve not been around for a couple of days. Blogs is still sunning himself somewhere in Spain, hankie on his head, mojito in one hand and a full leg of Jamon Iberico in the other. He may even be wearing budgie smugglers.

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07 Jul 2016

Arsene’s Agenda

Arsenal have plenty of unfinished business in the transfer market this summer. As the European Championships wind down, the peddlers of transfer smut will return to their stalls and players brief their agents from the sun lounger of some impossibly exclusive beach resort. The Euros have served as a comet

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07 Jul 2016

A brief stay

Good morning, from what this morning remains a distinctly sunny East Lothian. It’s going to be a quicky today, I’m afraid, since I have an absolutely mad day ahead of me. A sad morning for Wales, as they lost 2-0 to Portugal in last night’s semi final in the Euros,

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06 Jul 2016

Holiday antics

A very early good morning from a bright and sunny East Lothian, and hello from me, Tom, as Blogs abandons us to our fate and indulges in holidays in Europe on his shiny, firmly in-the-EU Irish passport without a care in the world. I’m just sorry for him that Spain

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05 Jul 2016

Pre-season set to start: Wilshere has something to prove + Toral loan

Good morning. I could be wrong here, but various players Tweeting that they were on their way back to England over the last couple of days suggests that pre-season training is about to begin. Given that there is an ongoing European Championships, and there has been a Copa America, the

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
04 Jul 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 130 – 04.07.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss finally signing that World Class striker we’ve all been after or, to put it another way, have some considered chat about Japan international Takuma Asano. We look at the European

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04 Jul 2016

Arsenal signing Takuma Asano causes unnecessary anger + Giroud and Arteta

Howdy, it’s a busy morning so let’s get right into it. We should start with the fact we’ve made our second signing of the summer, bringing in Japan international Takuma Asano from Sanfrecce Hiroshima. I can’t pretend to know a thing about him, other than he’s 21 and will likely

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03 Jul 2016

Some things that I would let Mesut Ozil do

Morning all. Here are some things that I would let Mesut Ozil do: 1 – Be the creative fulcrum of my football team 2 – Unpick a packed defence with a waft of his magic left foot 3 – Put it into the ‘mixer’ from a dead-ball situation like a

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02 Jul 2016

Ramsey helps give Wales a semi, but yellow means he’ll miss out

Morning all, a very quick Saturday round-up for you. There’s Euro delight for Wales and Aaron Ramsey as they beat Belgium last night to reach the semi-finals of the European Championships. The Arsenal man was in sensational form, getting two assists on the night. The first was a corner for

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Premier League managers shopping
01 Jul 2016

The transfer window is open, let the games begin!

Football is strange sometimes. Portugal are through the semi-finals of the European Championships having not won a single game in 90 minutes since the tournament began. Poland, meanwhile, are out having never been behind in a game. Penalties sorted out the winner and loser last night. Portugal’s were good, Poland’s

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