12 Apr 2016

Tactics Column: Gabriel still to convince at centre-back but deserves time

Petr Cech put the ball down to take a quick goal-kick but mid-action, stopped. On the edge of the box, Gabriel hesitated for a split-second, seeing, in the corner of his eye, the striker encroaching. Cech motioned again to kick the ball out but Gabriel wasn’t ready; he was not

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The Departed - Arsenal
12 Apr 2016

The Departed: the players who could leave Arsenal this summer

Given that it’s super quiet and radio silence has enveloped the Arsenal land, I thought I might expand a bit on something I talked about in yesterday’s blog. Speaking about the need for summer surgery, I said, “You look at the squad and there are around 10 players that could

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
11 Apr 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 114 – 11.04.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we take a look back at the 3-3 draw with West Ham, and discuss why it was we let such a good situation slip. We look at the defending, lack of in-game management, leadership, and

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11 Apr 2016

Can an old dog learn new tricks?

Good morning. Yesterday’s results mean we’ve lost even further ground on the two teams ahead of us. I watched them both. Perhaps there’s some masochistic about it, and I can’t say it improved my mood a huge amount. If you’d watched Sunderland v Leicester without knowing anything else about this

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West Ham 3-3 Arsenal 2016
10 Apr 2016

West Ham 3-3 Arsenal: Soft, stupid and disorganised

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video The early kick-off yesterday means that plenty of time has passed, but the frustration felt at yesterday’s result is no less acute. From 2-0 up and playing well, we hit that big old self-destruct button once more, allowed Andy

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Arsenal live blog
09 Apr 2016

West Ham v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between West Ham and Arsenal, kick off at 12.45 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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West Ham v Arsenal - Premier League 2016
09 Apr 2016

West Ham preview : Wenger on Walcott : Wilshere and Rosicky return

It’s a final Premier League trip to Upton Park today as we face West Ham in the early kick off. Next season they’ll be playing in the new Olympic stadium, and given their current league position they’ll be hoping they can start off at the new ground with Champions League

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
08 Apr 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

I am returned. Last week happily fell upon the feast of St. Sherwood, patron saint of all fools, also known as April Fool’s Day. Dear reader, it took every fibre of my 138-year-old being, along with several grains of opium, a flagon of Napoleon Brandy, several blotters of lysergic acid

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
08 Apr 2016

Wenger on team changes and Wilshere + Arsecast 386 with Danny Karbassiyoon

Morning all, welcome to Friday and I guess because we have an early kick off tomorrow the press conference was yesterday, so we have bits and pieces to go through this morning. First off, team news – and it looks as if Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini are fit again.

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07 Apr 2016

Every Dog Has Its Day

In recent weeks, a new look front three has elasticated Arsenal’s attacking game. Between Christmas and Easter, Arsenal’s attacks assumed the appearance of a beloved, ageing family pet, searching limply for a place to die. The Iwobi-Welbeck-Alexis triumvirate, ably backed up by a midfield platform of Coquelin and Elneny, is

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07 Apr 2016

Alexis on how the effects of injury are not just physical

Morning all. Let’s start with some interesting stuff from Alexis Sanchez who has spoken about how injuries have affected his season. On a very surface level, it’s obvious. He pulled a hamstring against Norwich, and missed the best part of 2 months – 10 games in total. We can all

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06 Apr 2016

Iwobi or not Iwobi, that is the question

I played my first game of 11-a-side football in ages last night. I’ve been out with an injury so fitness has been an issue. It was supposed to be 3 weeks, it turned into 3 months or more. Which sounds rather familiar, I don’t know why. Anyway, it was good

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