04 Jan 2016

Tactics Column: The year of Ozil

Without doubt, the standout player of 2015 was Mesut Ozil. It’s hard to underpin any such moment where he came to age so to speak, though the mind harks back to the 2-0 Champions League 2nd leg win against Monaco in March. Actually, it might be better to say the

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
04 Jan 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 100 – 04.01.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back the 1-0 win over Newcastle and discuss the performance, the three points when playing badly, Laurent Koscielny’s goal, as well as the return of Serge Gnabry from his West Brom loan, perhaps

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04 Jan 2016

Does this Arsenal side have the right blend of title winning qualities?

Good morning, welcome back to real life if you’ve off work until now. And it’s nice to come back with an Arsenal team sitting top of the table. There’s lots of talk this morning about experience, and how the age profile of this side means that they can dig out

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03 Jan 2016

Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle: A huge, but somewhat worrying, win

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video It’s often said that the ability to win when playing poorly is a sign of champions. I’m not entirely convinced by that, playing poorly and winning can be as much down to luck as anything else, but when you’re

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Arsenal live blog - Arsenal v Bayern Munich
02 Jan 2016

Arsenal v Newcastle – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Newcastle, kick off at 15.00 Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. You can switch between the main

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02 Jan 2016

Quick Newcastle preview + Elneny awaits work permit

Good morning to you, it’s the first Premier League action of the new year as we face Newcastle at the Emirates today. Arsene Wenger said that he would be rotating again, having shuffled his pack for the win over Bournemouth, so we might see Monreal and Koscielny come back, in

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01 Jan 2016

It’s 2016

This time last year I was writing a preview of the Southampton game. Glad we got that shit over and done with already. Today seems like a day for Bloody Marys. Happy New Year everyone, I hope you have a fantastic 12 months. Catch up tomorrow.

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Arseblog gets hit by football in the groin
31 Dec 2015

The last ever Arseblog … of 2015

I played football for the first time in two months yesterday. Back in October I went over on my ankle a bit, not the worst that I’ve ever done, and I thought initially ‘Three weeks’, but by doing so my injury was infused with the essence of Arsenal and 8

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30 Dec 2015

Themes Can Come True

I spent the formative years of my professional career working in fraud investigation, particularly, training for investigators of financial fraud. Investigators are constantly coached in how to think critically. To maintain a critical outlook, one has to confront and appreciate the weaknesses of one’s own mind. We are all hugely

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30 Dec 2015

Title challenge is on because what we have is good

Morning all, last night’s 0-0 draw between Leicester City and Manchester City means the Premier League table has a nice look to it at the end of 2015. As a calendar year it’s been a very good one from an Arsenal point of view. Despite some poor results here and

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
29 Dec 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 99 – 29.12.2015

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at the last two games: the 4-0 defeat to Southampton and the 2-0 win over Bournemouth. We discuss the good, the bad and the different class that is Mesut Ozil, Calum Chambers

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Mesut Ozil v Bournemouth
29 Dec 2015

Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth: Ozil pops Cherries

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then he said ‘Feck this’, and made Mesut Ozil” – Genesis 2.3* It’s impossible to

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