Arsene Wenger - Breaking Bad
25 May 2016

Breaking Bank: are we set for a record summer spend?

Good morning, it’s getting quiet now. The cold winds of summer whip over the hills of no football and we anxiously await the announcement of a Swiss bloke. I thought I’d spent some time working out hilarious anagrams of Granit Xhaka’s name but the X pretty much makes for poor

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mourino 127 hours
24 May 2016

LVG out, MFC in, Alexis number change & goals of the season

So Louis van Gaal got sacked. I’m with Arsene Wenger when he says it’s a shame whenever a manager gets sacked – except when it’s Jose Mourinho who gets sacked. He doesn’t say it’s a shame then, although to be fair he doesn’t say anything. Some might call it diplomatic

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
23 May 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 124 – 23.05.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at a weekend of leaks, bad dancing, new kit, new numbers, the FA Cup final, and the imminent return to the Premier League of a massive twat. We chat

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23 May 2016

The changing profile of the Arsenal midfield

Morning everyone. It’s that time of year now where you just don’t know what’s going to be going on. During the season there’s just been a match, or there’s going to be a match soon enough, and all the various bits and pieces that surround the actual game of football are

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xhaka in an arsenal shirt
22 May 2016

Xhaka pictures leak as Pardew’s dancing wins United the cup

Morning. So Manchester Utd won the FA Cup yesterday. 10 man Manchester United won the FA Cup. 10 man Manchester United managed by Louis van Gaal for the last time won the FA Cup. And they deserved it. I’m sorry Crystal Palace fans, I think everybody was up for the

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granit_xhaka Arsenal
21 May 2016

Xhaka set to sign in £30m deal + Saturday round-up

Morning all, a very quick first Saturday of the off-season round-up for you. The big story this morning is that our first signing of the summer looks imminent. We’ve been consistently linked with Granit Xhaka for months now, and reports yesterday said that he had flown to London to finalise

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
20 May 2016

Arsecast Episode 391 – End of season round-table

As mentioned this morning, there were some audio issues with the conversation part of this podcast, but thanks to kindly Arseblog reader/listener David, they’ve been taken care of, so we have a podcast for you. Thanks David! I’m joined by Tim Stillman, Andrew Allen and the Man from East Lower

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
20 May 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Was there ever a more hilarious ending to a football season than this one just past? One so rib-ticklingly amusing, so stomach-burstingly mirthful? Perhaps. Anno Lasagnum, 2006, was perhaps its equal. But even that glorious day, with its comically Spursian gourmet twist, suggesting faecally polluted pasta-based sabotage by a Goonerian

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20 May 2016

Mikel Arteta: an appreciation + audio woes and a movie trailer

Morning all. I have to start with an apology because the end of season round-table Arsecast I recorded last night is, unfortunately, unbroadcastable. There’s an intermittent clicking/interference that wasn’t there when I was chatting with the chaps, but it’s there from the first seconds of the conversation right until the

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19 May 2016

Farewell, Little Moz-Arteta

Less sympathetic Arsenal commentators describe Theo Walcott as the emblematic player of the Emirates era. An expensive show of faith in potential unrealised, occasional glimpses of promise punctuated by yawning stretches of injury and incompetence. He gives you just enough to keep you engaged, to convince yourself that there is

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19 May 2016

Europa League final + transfer updates on Morata and Xhaka

Good morning to you. Last night I watched the Europa League final with the Mugsmasher in a pub which was filled to the brim with other Mugsmashers. He enjoyed the first half quite a lot, and I don’t blame him. Liverpool were quite good, whereas Sevilla weren’t, and then Daniel

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18 May 2016

Tactics Column: Giroud bags hattrick but Alexis the main man

There were tears and cheers as the curtains came down on Arsenal’s season, though the overwhelming feeling around Emirates was surely relief. Relief that Arsenal were finally able to stave off the challenge of Sp*rs for another season, but also that such an underwhelming season has ended. Beating Aston Villa

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