25 Sep 2016

Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea: That was good and I liked it

Match report – Player ratings – Video Yesterday, in real life and on Twitter, many people suggested that my presence in New York was a ‘lucky charm’ and that I, along with James from Gunnerblog, should stay here. This would apparently ensure we win the league. Folks, I’m prepared to

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24 Sep 2016

Chelsea preview: Arsenal can’t afford to fall over

Morning (or afternoon if you’re in the Europe time zone type thing). It’s Chelsea today in the Premier League and we are seriously overdue a win. You have to go back to that incredible game in 2011 for the last time we beat them. You know the one, Andre Santos

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
23 Sep 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Only the most isolated of hermits will by now be unaware of Hull’s imminent status of ‘UK City of Culture’. Unlike its European counterpart, which has awarded Capital of Culture status to such boring and obvious places such as Athens, Florence, Dublin, Paris, Copenhagen, Prague, and, erm, Liverpool, the UK

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23 Sep 2016

Start spreading the news, I’m boilking today

I got back to my hotel last night with the express intention of writing a blog that would be available first thing Europe time but tiredness, jetlag and Bulleit Rye overtook me. I did write something though, so it wasn’t a total bust. Thanks WordPress for saving this piece of

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Tim Stillman column Arseblog
22 Sep 2016


‘What’s eating Alex Oxlade Chamberlain?’ It’s a question that has been, well, eating large swathes of the Arsenal fan base for some time now. Since signing as an exciting 18 year old in 2011, The Ox’s seasons seemed to take on a familiar arc. Brief flashes of promise, punctuated by

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22 Sep 2016

Win a copy of Ian Wright’s fantastic new book

There can’t be anybody out there who doesn’t want to win a copy of Ian Wright’s ‘My autobiography’, so you’re all in luck. We have 10 signed copies to give away and all you have to do is answer this really simple question: From which club did Arsenal sign Ian

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
22 Sep 2016

EFL Cup gives Wenger some nice thinking to do + Arsecast 398

Morning, it’s a very quick one for you today. It’s mostly just a blog to give you fresh Arses and a few things to read as I have to get out of the house very shortly. I’m heading for New York today ahead of our live Arsecast Extra recording there

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Forest 0-4 Arsenal 2016
21 Sep 2016

Nottingham Forest 0-4 Arsenal: Second string show quality and depth

Match report – Player ratings – Video Well that was quite fun. When a manager makes 11 changes from his previous team, takes none of that team with him at all, and packs his bench full of kids, you can never be quite sure how things are going to go.

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20 Sep 2016

Old faces add extra interest to Forest EFL Cup clash

It’s EFL Cup action tonight as we face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. There used to be a time this was a top flight fixture, but the last time the two sides met was in January 1999. It was a Premier League encounter, Martin Keown scored the only goal

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Arsenal tactics 2016
19 Sep 2016

Tactics Column: Walcott, Iwobi typify Arsenal’s approach v Hull

It’s perhaps a little early in the season for Arsene Wenger to revert to safe mode, but his selection against Hull City on Saturday suggests a bit of that. It’s not just that Granit Xhaka remained on the bench but the fact that the line-up has barely changed for the

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
19 Sep 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 140 – 19.09.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we enjoy a night-time recording and take some joy in the pain of Jose Mourinho before trying to figure out why Harry Kane is sucking his thumb. We look back on the

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19 Sep 2016

An amusing weekend because other people are unhappy

Good morning. Hope you had a good weekend. Perhaps, like me, you attended a sporting event. I was at the All-Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park. It ended up in a draw and there’ll be a replay in a couple of weeks and there were lots

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