10 Aug 2015

Arsenal 0-2 West Ham: Defensive shambles costs misfiring Gunners

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video If the opening day defeat to Aston Villa in 2013 was met with an explosion of fury, it also came with a big dose of ‘Told you so!’ to it. The club’s stasis in the transfer market was seen

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Arsenal live blog
09 Aug 2015

Arsenal v West Ham – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the first Premier League game of the season between Arsenal and West Ham, kick off at 13.30. 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

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09 Aug 2015

West Ham preview: A good start required

So, here we go. A new season, from which much is expected, begins at home today against West Ham. Last season we beat them home and away, and today’s fixture gives us a good chance to get off to the right kind of start. In terms of the team, I

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08 Aug 2015

Wenger on pressure, Oxlade-Chamberlain says this squad can do it

Good morning, a quick round-up for you on the first Saturday of the Premier League season. Team news aside, which we can deal with tomorrow when we preview the West Ham game, there was some interesting stuff from the manager about his views on the season ahead. After two FA

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Arseblog Season Preview 2015-16
07 Aug 2015

Arseblog season preview 2015-16

Ok then, here we go with the traditional Arseblog season preview. As ever it’s presented with the caveat that this assesses where we are right now, bearing in mind the transfer window is still open and we haven’t yet signed Benzema, Reus and that other DM that we’re gonna spend

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
07 Aug 2015

Here we go again, folks + Arsecast 356

Good morning and welcome to Friday, welcome to the first day of the first press conference of the new season, and tomorrow we’ll have Premier League football again and all that that entails. The good, of which there wasn’t very much last season (generally speaking); the bad, of which there

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06 Aug 2015

Left-Back: Kieran Gibbs

During Kieran Gibbs’ nascent seasons in the first team, popular opinion suggested that the barriers his barriers to stardom were purely physical. He turns 25 in September and his bill of health has been relatively clean since a calf twang in January 2013 forced Arsene Wenger into the abrupt purchase

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Jack Wilshere 2015/16 - more injury woe for Wilshere
06 Aug 2015

“If he can stay fit” – Wilshere suffers yet another blow

In the wake of reports that Jack Wilshere could be out for 6-8 weeks – longer if he needs surgery for a hairline fracture of his tibia – would it be a poor choice of words to say he really needs a break? After the nasty tackle from Man Utd’s

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05 Aug 2015

Preparations, spamifcations, Akpominations

Good morning from a particularly miserable Dublin. I can’t quite remember ever making that deal with the devil to swap any sustained period of summer weather for Arsenal winning trophies again, but I must have. Ah well. Yesterday I got called on Viber by some bloke who asked me “Is

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04 Aug 2015

A veritable buffet of Arsenal stuff and things

So the Community Shield is done, and the handshake thing still bugging those who allow themselves to be bugged by something so meaningless, ignoring the fact that this is exactly what Mourinho wants. Are we talking about the fact that Chelsea lost? No. How about the fact Loic Remy was

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03 Aug 2015

Tactics Column: Arsene Wenger puts defence first for new season

For all that Jose Mourinho asserts that Arsenal “abandoned their philosophy” in their 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield, Arsene Wenger might quietly agree. Because in recent seasons, he’s realised the need to add pragmatism to his side’s tactics and, as such, Arsenal are more comfortable at withstanding

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
03 Aug 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 78 – 03.08.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield, looking at the manager’s team selection, starting Walcott up front, Petr Cech in goal, what it all means and, of course, that Wenger/Mourinho moment.

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