17 Sep 2015

Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 Arsenal: the rotated fail to perform

Match report – Player ratings – Video Well that really wasn’t how we wanted, or expected, the opening game of the Champions League campaign to go. We knew the manager was going to make changes, and nobody seemed overly worried beforehand about it because the team we put out really

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Arsenal live blog
16 Sep 2015

Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the Champions League fixture between Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal, kick off at 19.45 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 main

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16 Sep 2015

Dinamo Zagreb preview + Wilshere injury reaction

So our European adventure kicks off this evening as we face Dinamo Zagreb in .. er .. Zagreb, looking to go better than the two Manchester clubs who lost their opening games last night. The team news is that Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey didn’t make the trip, rested ahead

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15 Sep 2015

The futility of existence – plus hats and Champions League

Did you watch Monday night football last night? I did but unfortunately I missed the analysis part, which everyone raved about, and saw the actual football. It was dull. What is the point of Newcastle? I know there are fans of other clubs who read this blog, and if there

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14 Sep 2015

Tactics Column: Walcott stakes his claim while Cazorla masterful once again

In the not too distant past, Arsene Wenger spoke about a striker he signed in his second season in charge at AS Monaco, the Argentine Ramon Diaz. In training, he would say Diaz was so focused on his finishing that “every time he missed a chance, he went absolutely mad.

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
14 Sep 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 84 – 14.09.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at the 2-0 win over Stoke, the impact of the goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud, a third clean sheet in a row, impressive defensive options and the rest of the

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14 Sep 2015

Europe beckons + Alexis and striking efficiency

So here we go. Things are about to get busy. The start of the Champions League means the games come with greater frequency, and so too the challenge for the manager about how best to keep his squad fit and fresh. With Chelsea on the horizon this Saturday, I suspect

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13 Sep 2015

Arsenal 2-0 Stoke: Gunners positive but profligate

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video The title of yesterday’s blog urged Arsenal to continue making the many chances they had in the previous games, but to add some actual goals to the mix. The game saw us take 29 shots, 12 of them on

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Arsenal live blog
12 Sep 2015

Arsenal v Stoke – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League fixture between Arsenal and Stoke, kick off at 15.00 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 theme

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Stoke preview
12 Sep 2015

Stoke preview: Make the chances, take the chances

Football is back, and we have our first 3pm Saturday kick-off of the season as we face Stoke at the Emirates. After two disappointing games at home against West Ham and Liverpool, there’s a bit of pressure on today to perform and, of course, score goals. They’ve been in short

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
11 Sep 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Think upon the efforts of perhaps the greatest climber that has ever lived, Mr. Reinhold Messner. This chap was the first to conquer all 14 of our peaks of 26,000 feet or more – Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri I, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna I, Gasherbrum I,

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
11 Sep 2015

Tell me sweet little lies + Arsecast 361 (Flamini crosses Abbey Road)

Hey, whaddya know, it’s Friday and there’s stuff to talk about. The manager’s pre-Stoke press conference took place yesterday, the first since the end of the transfer window and of course there were questions about transfers. There wasn’t much that was particularly enlightening about them or the answers. The manager

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