27 Jan 2015

Work permit for Gabriel + FA Cup draw

Morning. And there’s good news to start with as it was reported yesterday that Gabriel Paulista had been awarded a work permit by the home office, so the only thing stopping the deal going through now is some issue with his medical (which as far as I’m aware was completed

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
26 Jan 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 52 – 26.01.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show span the Atlantic and time zones to discuss Gabriel’s work permit, the 3-2 win over Brighton in the FA Cup yesterday, the goalscoring returns for Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil, plus the man of the

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26 Jan 2015

Brighton 2-3 Arsenal: Relentless Rosicky runs the show

Match report – Player Ratings – Video In the last two games we’ve been treated to wins (always nice), but also virtuoso performances by individual players. Against Man City last weekend Santi Cazorla ran the show, yesterday it was the evergreen Tomas Rosicky. He’s 34 years of age but zips

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25 Jan 2015

Brighton v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the FA Cup tie between Brighton and Arsenal, kick off at 16.00GMT. 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 specific

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25 Jan 2015

Brighton preview + Gabriel deal done as Campbell leaves

While I think it’s right that we should be confident ahead of today’s game against Brighton, yesterday’s extraordinary – and downright hilarious – events should remind us that you can take nothing for granted in the FA Cup. Bradford, 2-0 down at Stamford Bridge, came back to win 4-2. Amazing,

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24 Jan 2015

Gabriel signing close as Ozil bulks up + new kit news

Happy Saturday to you, here’s a quick round-up of what’s going on. The first thing to mention is that Gabriel has been left out of Villarreal’s squad for their La Liga clash with local rivals Levante. Considering he played midweek, and that he’s not listed as one of the players

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
23 Jan 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Today’s missive: Destroying the Manchester City Vulgarians; imminent arrival of Gabe Pallister and a first look at Chris ‘The Bollock’ Bullock. Let us examine our foe of this weekend last, and their meteoric rise. Not that one likes to gloat, of course, but one billion pounds worth of filthy lucre

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
23 Jan 2015

Gabriel, work permits + Arsecast 337

Morning all. The manager’s press conference took place yesterday, a day earlier than usual, so we have some stuff to get through this morning. First up that potential deal with Villarreal for Gabriel, and Arsene admitted that talks were ‘progressing’ between the two clubs saying “There is a chance” that

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22 Jan 2015

One for all, and all 4-1-4-1

Arsene Wenger began the 2014-15 season by trialling a new 4-1-4-1 formation. Initially there were some travails with inducting the team into a slightly different formation. It led to some disjointed form as the players acclimatised, with a truncated pre-season leaving little time to chisel the team into shape. It

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22 Jan 2015

Bielik signs as Gabriel negotiations continue

Morning from a very foggy Dublin. Yesterday saw an actual signing. A transfer in the transfer window. A capture, a swoop, a coveted youngster was saved from transfer limbo after his club slapped a price tag on him, but after intense negotiation we got our target (who had been on

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21 Jan 2015

It looks like we’ve found the defender, but it’s complicated

Morning to you. January really is a long month, isn’t it? It’s not like when you’ve got a splendid June or July with some warm weather and it goes by all to quickly. Instead it’s like the dentist’s chair of a month where every minute seems like an hour and

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Francis Coquelin contract
20 Jan 2015

Coquelin comes out of the cold to hand Arsenal a contract saga

There are a lot of things that can make a footballer’s career a successful one. The obvious traits like talent, ability, application, professionalism, commitment, hard work, dedication, and the rest, play a big part in whether or not a player makes it. But there have been many talented, dedicated men

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