tactics_new
21 Jan 2016

Tactics Column: Joel Campbell provides the right balance

Joel Campbell fumbled about a bit with his shorts but finally he was able to whip it out. It was a diminutive thing – a dummy, which he tucked beneath his kit tied to a bit of string and formed part of his celebration after his first two Arsenal goals

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jenks_westham
21 Jan 2016

A loan again, naturally

Given that it’s pretty quiet, and we’re not quite ready yet to go into the Chelsea stuff that will dominate the next few days, I got to thinking about our loan players. Sparked by the fact that West Ham have just signed a new right-back, and that Carl Jenkinson has

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nachomonrealarsenal
20 Jan 2016

Monreal’s new contract just reward for his performances and professionalism

Having signed on deadline day of 2013, Nacho Monreal made a decent start to his Arsenal career. He made his debut against Stoke in a game we won at home, and in that first season he made 11 appearances, scoring 1 goal away at Swansea. The next season was one

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alexis_smiling
19 Jan 2016

Reasons to be cheerful

So, here we are 22 games into the Premier League season and we’re top of the table. It’s a great place to be, but also a worrying place to be. There’s happiness at being top, but that happiness is tempered with fear of being overtaken. To me it’s still a

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
18 Jan 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 102 – 18.01.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back on the 0-0 draw with Stoke, the performances, and the display of Petr Cech who helped secure a point. There’s the Aaron Ramsey chanting, Mesut Ozil’s absence, and more on our midfield,

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cech_stoke
18 Jan 2016

Stoke 0-0 Arsenal: Cech superb as Gunners scrap for a point

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video It was a tale of two goalkeepers as we drew 0-0 with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium yesterday. While I tend not to listen to post-match stuff in general, I think it was Graeme Souness who said if we’d

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Arsenal live blog - Arsenal v Bayern Munich
17 Jan 2016

Stoke v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between Stoke and Arsenal, kick off at 16.15 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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stoke_preview
17 Jan 2016

Arsenal have to overcome a psychological barrier at Stoke

If you look at our home record against Stoke since they won promotion back to the Premier League, it makes our tribulations away from home all the more confusing/irritating. In eight attempts they have never won at the Emirates, we’ve beaten them in every single game, scoring 19 goals and

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mohamedelneny
16 Jan 2016

Saturday round-up of mostly Elneny stuff

Morning all, a very quick Saturday round-up for you as I have many things to do today. Such as seeing a dog about a walk and buying a frying pan (my search for the holy grail of frying pans continues). Let’s start with new boy Mohamed Elneny who, it turns

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
15 Jan 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Have you ever ventured to Liverpool? I shall spare you the effort, and the horror, by describing the City precisely. It is like Tottenham-on-Sea. The hapless citizens of this crime-ridden and godforsaken cesspool, where missionaries are still regularly burnt, cling to the following things: Popular modern beat combo The Beatles,

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
15 Jan 2016

Mohamed Elneny arrives to fill the midfield gap + Arsecast 375

Good morning everyone, welcome to another Friday, but not just any Friday, oh no. Today is a Friday after a Thursday on which we signed a player. One of the best kind of Fridays ever, even if it is really really cold here today. In typical Arsenal fashion, completely out

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tim_new_2015
14 Jan 2016

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes for Ch-Ch-Ch-Chamberlain

Few Arsenal players have sparked more conversation, more strange fascination and, it’s fair to say, more frustration than Alex Oxlade Chamberlain this season. The Ox has been on the cusp of a breakout season since he joined the club in 2011. Perpetually, he has teetered on the precipice between potential

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