02 Nov 2015

Tactics Column: Second-half improvement enough to sink Swans

It’s said that champions must be able to “win ugly”. That is not, as it is commonly misconceived, to win while playing badly, but rather, it means arriving at some sort of compromise stylistically in order to secure the win. Mikel Arteta expands in an interview in 2012: “We need

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
02 Nov 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 91 – 02.11.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the 3-0 win over Swansea at the weekend, including the goals from Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Joel Campbell. We also look ahead to the game against Bayern Munich this week, and answer

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02 Nov 2015

Wenger on Campbell, Per on Bayern + weekend thoughts

Morning all. I woke up late, it’s very foggy outside, so it all feels a bit weird today. Probably not as weird as it feels for Joel Campbell who, after months of sitting around not playing at all, is now garnering praise from his manager and fans alike. Even aside

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01 Nov 2015

Swansea 0-3 Arsenal: Gunners put Flappy Swans to the sword

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video There are some Sunday mornings when the temptation to post: “We won, enjoy. See you tomorrow” is quite intense. This, I will freely admit, is one of those mornings. But hey, I’m here now, and it’s already too late

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Arsenal live blog - Arsenal v Bayern Munich
31 Oct 2015

Swansea v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League clash between Swansea and Arsenal, 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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Swansea v Arsenal - Premier League
31 Oct 2015

Returning players have to make an impact + injuries and Gnabry

Here we go then, into this run of three games in eight days that will prove very testing for a squad that is practically down to bare bones. For today’s team, the only real issue is who plays on the right, and it seems more and more likely that it’s

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
30 Oct 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Do you like to fish for salmon? I am sure that you do, as it is one of the most refined and gentlemanly country pursuits. What’s that you say? It is hunting? It seems rather like going on a picnic and shooting a cow, and nobody does that. Well I

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
30 Oct 2015

Can this team’s injury problems be fixed? + Arsecast 367

Hello everyone, welcome to Friday. I have to say I feel like Fridays have been diluted in recent times, what with this 24/7 world we all live in now, but give me the choice right now between Friday and Monday, I’m all over the one day of the week Robert

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29 Oct 2015

All I Desire- Rotation

Over the last 6-7 seasons, a distinct pattern has emerged in Arsenal’s domestic campaigns. One of a pair of alternate realities almost always emerges; either the Gunners begin a season with intent and promise, before collapsing to the mean. Or else, they endure a torrid start, only to talk the

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29 Oct 2015

Examining our options for the right-hand side

Morning all. The early news regarding Theo Walcott and and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is that we’re going to be without both of them for three games – Swansea, Bayern Munich, and Sp*rs. That’s assuming the early info that leaked yesterday is accurate. It could be less, it might even be more,

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28 Oct 2015

Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Arsenal: Owls of derision

Match report – Player Ratings – Video Where to start with that one, eh? I suppose the first thing we should do is give credit to a Sheffield Wednesday side who worked really hard, took their chances well, and thoroughly deserved their win and passage into the next round. As

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Arsenal live blog - Arsenal v Bayern Munich
27 Oct 2015

Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the Capital One Cup clash between Sheffield Wednesday 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

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