27 Jul 2016

Big F*cked German: Mertesacker out for ‘months’

So, the rumours about Per Mertesacker turned out to be true. The manager gave a little more info on the situation at a press conference last night, and it’s bad news for him and for us. It seems he ended the game against Lens with some pain in his knee

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26 Jul 2016

BFG injury raises defensive concerns + Debuchy could go

So Arsenal took off to the US yesterday with a squad much as you’d expect, but with one fairly notable absentee. Per Mertesacker hasn’t made the trip because he’s picked up a knee injury. As yet we don’t know how serious it is, but there were suggestions – from some

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
25 Jul 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 132 – 25.07.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss transfer links to Riyad Mahrez, our first game of pre-season, mixed messages on transfers from Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger, the arrival of Rob Holding and Per Mertesacker’s comments. We

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25 Jul 2016

Arsenal heading stateside as Mertesacker raises concerns

Howdy, hope you all had a good weekend. This week sees the team head off to America where Theo Walcott is going to take over from Donald Trump as Republican candidate for the presidency after its revealed his hair is a wig made from stems cells of orphan puppy Labradors

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mahrez arsenal
24 Jul 2016

Smoke and Mahrez as Leicester winger linked again + Sunday round-up

Happy Sunday to you all. A very quick round-up of what’s going on, and yesterday French Eurosport – which we all hope is the most reliable Eurosport of them all – ran a story which said that Arsenal and Riyad Mahrez were totally going to hook up. We ran a

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23 Jul 2016

Rob Holding signs as club and manager change the message about transfers

Good morning and happy Saturday to you. A quick look at what went down yesterday, and there was some interesting stuff. Let’s start with an actual signing, and the capture of Rob Holding from Bolton Wanderers was made official. The 20 year old was Bolton’s Player of the Year last

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22 Jul 2016

Ivan Gazidis lays groundwork for another timid summer

Hello and welcome to Friday, the day that pre-season begins in earnest as we play our first real fixture in the build up to the new campaign. We face RC Lens tonight, and although it’s likely to be a fairly makeshift sqaud/team with so many players still away, it’ll give

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21 Jul 2016

A Decade at Emirates Stadium: A Personal Reflection

10 years ago this week (indeed, to this day if you are reading on Friday) the Emirates Stadium hosted a fixture for the first time. I was 22 years old the summer that the club closed the doors on Highbury for the final time. I had been a season ticket

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21 Jul 2016

Many bulls are doing many plops : Wenger for England : New rules and new kit

People often wonder who are the reliable, trustworthy sources when it comes to transfers. The answer is not a simple one, even though there are clearly people who use social media as a platform to create lies and fiction. Some of these people are just bedroom wankblasters with nothing better

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granit xhaka arsenal
20 Jul 2016

Some more thoughts on Mahrez and what extra Xhaka might bring to this team

I know people are outraged that we haven’t yet signed a striker, but do you want to know what’s a real outrage? I’ll tell you. For the last two days in Dublin we’ve had sunshine and temperatures in the mid-late 20s C. This morning, the sky is grey and it

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rob holding arsenal
19 Jul 2016

Bolton central-defender on the way in + Giroud, Campbell and striker chat

Morning, I’m gonna have to fly through this one because rather inconveniently the people who are in charge of electricity are cutting it off on our road shortly. Apparently this is for ‘essential maintenance’ but they’re not fooling me. It’s just so they can give me a pain in my

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
18 Jul 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 131 – 18.07.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we chat about all the nothing that’s going on from an Arsenal point of view. The no signings we’ve made, the no striker we’ve bought, the lack of a wide forward and

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