vilanova i la geltru arseblog
14 Jul 2016

‘It’s good to be back’, he lied.

Well, here I am again – at my desk in Dublin. Which is not, as my feet are first to know, Spain. Because my feet feel cold and they have not felt cold since last Wednesday. You know, I have spoken many times about how Arseblog is a part of

Thierry Henry Tony Adams 750 375
13 Jul 2016

It’s goodnight from me and it’s goodnight from him

I was really hoping a tasty new Arsenal-related story might break overnight. The prospect of once again delving into the nuances of the Henry-Wenger ‘bust-up’ doesn’t much tickle my fancy. A cursory look at Twitter and NewsNow suggests it’s slim pickings. There were the buds of a ridiculously spurious Giroud-Higuain swap

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Henry Wenger talking
12 Jul 2016

Is Sky the limit for Thierry Henry?

Good morning from a sunny Brixton… The big talking point this morning is that Justin Bieber has been photographed wearing an Arsenal shirt Arsene Wenger has asked Thierry Henry to quit his role at Sky Sports if he wants to retain a role on Arsenal’s coaching staff. Earlier in the

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Portugal Euro 2016 final
11 Jul 2016

Rope-a-dope Portugal stun France

There’s a rather large enclave of Portuguese in my neck of the woods – so big in fact, that the area goes by the nickname ‘Little Portugal’. Last night, Little Portugal exploded. It started with a few fireworks and by 2am it felt like all 27,000 of them were tooting

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Giroud Koscielny 2016 euros
10 Jul 2016

All eyes on France + striker rumours quashed

So, after 50 games, EURO 2016 reaches its climax this evening as hosts France take on Portugal at the Stade de France in Paris. Will Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud emulate the international ‘gloire’ of Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit? You’ll remember the former assisting the latter in the dying

Andrew Allen arses
09 Jul 2016


Morning all from an overcast Brixton. It’s pretty quiet from an Arsenal perspective so this should be a relatively quick round up. Yesterday saw confirmation of Petr Cech’s retirement from international football. The 34-year-old had hinted prior to EURO 2016 that he’d do just that and calls time on his spell

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Flamini 2006
08 Jul 2016

Do you remember the first time?

We’ll start with a brief recap in case you’ve not been around for a couple of days. Blogs is still sunning himself somewhere in Spain, hankie on his head, mojito in one hand and a full leg of Jamon Iberico in the other. He may even be wearing budgie smugglers.

Andrew Allen arses
07 Jul 2016

Arsene’s Agenda

Arsenal have plenty of unfinished business in the transfer market this summer. As the European Championships wind down, the peddlers of transfer smut will return to their stalls and players brief their agents from the sun lounger of some impossibly exclusive beach resort. The Euros have served as a comet

07 Jul 2016

A brief stay

Good morning, from what this morning remains a distinctly sunny East Lothian. It’s going to be a quicky today, I’m afraid, since I have an absolutely mad day ahead of me. A sad morning for Wales, as they lost 2-0 to Portugal in last night’s semi final in the Euros,

Tom arses
06 Jul 2016

Holiday antics

A very early good morning from a bright and sunny East Lothian, and hello from me, Tom, as Blogs abandons us to our fate and indulges in holidays in Europe on his shiny, firmly in-the-EU Irish passport without a care in the world. I’m just sorry for him that Spain

Tom arses
05 Jul 2016

Pre-season set to start: Wilshere has something to prove + Toral loan

Good morning. I could be wrong here, but various players Tweeting that they were on their way back to England over the last couple of days suggests that pre-season training is about to begin. Given that there is an ongoing European Championships, and there has been a Copa America, the

Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
04 Jul 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 130 – 04.07.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss finally signing that World Class striker we’ve all been after or, to put it another way, have some considered chat about Japan international Takuma Asano. We look at the European