23 Nov 2014

Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd: Gunners blow it against feeble United

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video Just after they went ahead through the Kieran Gibbs own goal, Martin Tyler said on Sky something to the effect that “United lead without having had a shot on target”, and I thought, ‘Of course they do’, because it’s

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22 Nov 2014

Arsenal v Man Utd – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the Premier League tie between Arsenal and Man Utd, kick off at 17.30GMT. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. This season we’ve added a mobile

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22 Nov 2014

Man Utd preview: Midfield discipline the key

There’s nothing like an easy game to get you back into the swing of things after an Interlull, but then regardless of the Interlull there’s nothing like an easy game for us this season. Perhaps facing Manchester United might be the thing that really focuses us, because they’re a team

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
21 Nov 2014

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

As is traditional in Interlull week I have been engaging in the traditional pursuits of the idle rich in the absence of any proper association football at which to tear my remaining hair out and tug my moustache. Thus this week I have been peasant-scrumping (chuck a few in the

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
21 Nov 2014

The way we were + Arsecast 330

Morning all. It’s hard not to think about Man Utd and Arsenal games these days without a sense of wistfulness. A rivalry that was so intense has dwindled considerably for lots of reasons but it was an era that won’t ever be forgotten by those of us who endured and

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20 Nov 2014

Who knows what tomorrow brings?

Last Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of attending a Q & A with Amy Lawrence on her recent book ‘The Invincibles.’ Ten years after one of English football’s most resonant achievements, Amy had been granted access to every member of that immortal squad (bar Ashley Cole, who declined to

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20 Nov 2014

He lives on the second floor

It’s a very misty morning here in Dublin. I would look out the window of my office to see across the back garden and the houses behind but I’m pretty sure a face would appear on the other side – it’s all a bit Stephen King or something. Once there

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19 Nov 2014

Cheerio Interlull, the next two games are crucial and a bit scary

Morning all. The Interlull is over and the good news is that there isn’t another one until March 2015. 2015! That seems like ages in the future. There’ll probably be hoverboards freely available to all and sundry by the time that comes around. From what I can gather this morning

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18 Nov 2014

Interlull: Alexis, Theo, Ramsey

If there’s good Interlull news this morning it’s that almost all our players away on international duty play tonight, and thus have plenty of time to get back and prepare for the weekend’s football. The bad news is that our most important player so far this season, Alexis Sanchez, doesn’t

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
17 Nov 2014

Arsecast Extra Episode 42 – 17.11.2014

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss Welbeck goals, the rumblings of Interlull unrest from Lukas Podolski and Tomas Rosicky, as well as the declarations of happiness from Joel Campbell – and based on that we try and predict their

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17 Nov 2014

Interlull: Campbell says he’s happy, AW on Podolski

It’s an odd Interlull this as the competitive games are over, but rather than let the players return to their clubs there’s a schedule of fairly pointless friendlies this week. England are playing Scotland tomorrow night, for example, for no good reason other than a game between the two is

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16 Nov 2014

Interlull: Welbeck on target + Sunday round-up

A very quick Sunday round-up for you. Starting with good work from a couple of our English chaps last night at Wembley. At least, I think it was Wembley. The pitch looked like a ploughed tribute to no-man’s land (popularised lately by a supermarket chain because the inhumanity of war

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