Petr Cech wins the Community Shield - Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea
07 Nov 2015

Wenger on Cech, Debuchy and what is beautiful in man

Morning all, a very quick Saturday round-up from a very damp Dublin. There was not much in the way of good news from the press conference in terms of injuries. Hector Bellerin’s absence was confirmed, Laurent Koscielny has an 80% chance of being fit to play tomorrow, while Mikel Arteta

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
06 Nov 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

We begin this week with two parallel stories. Back in 1945, in Rheims, France, Germany signed an unconditional surrender to take effect the following day, ending the Second World War. In November, 2015, in Munich, Germany, Woolwich Arsenal signed an unconditional surrender to take effect immediately, ending the Eighteenth Great

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
06 Nov 2015

Injury ups and downs ahead of the derby + Arsecast 368

Morning all. Welcome to Friday, the end of another week, and we can start looking ahead properly to the small matter of the derby on Sunday. After all the injury news that has been bad, we have a little bit of good going into this one. First up, Laurent Koscielny

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05 Nov 2015

No Sleep Till Bayern

I promised myself I wouldn’t do this. Munich away. I have been three times before, twice very recently, and spiralling ticket prices mean I have to (try to) be a bit more selective with European away trips nowadays. Whenever I return from away defeats, friends and colleagues always greet me

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Petr Cech Bayern Munich
05 Nov 2015

Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal: Careless Gunners allow Bayern to shine

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video I know that you can’t really judge the public mood by social media, but there was something quite telling about how last night’s defeat to Bayern Munich played out on my Twitter feed, at least. Normally, if we were

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Arsenal live blog - Arsenal v Bayern Munich
04 Nov 2015

Bayern Munich v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the Champions League clash between Bayern Munich 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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Bayern Munich v Arsenal
04 Nov 2015

Can Arsenal counter Bayern’s high press?

Morning all. European action tonight as we face Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and even with the win over them a couple of weeks ago, tonight is one that we probably need to get something out of if we want to qualify for the knock-out stages. I know, mathematically,

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03 Nov 2015

Early Bayern waffle as the derby looms

The game might be tomorrow night but attention today will turn fully to the Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. Normally this is a game that would excite and enthral, but I have to admit my overriding feeling about it is that it’s simply a game I want us to

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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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