13 Nov 2014

Familiar faces in unfamiliar places

Back in March, I wrote a piece suggesting that whether or not you wanted Arsene Wenger to leave was more a question of whether you were bored of the journey as opposed to the destination. After eighteen years with the same partner, the flaws that you once either didn’t notice,

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13 Nov 2014

Alexis impressed :: Ozil distressed?

Interlull has moved into true Interlullian territory now with little or no Arsenal news but the bits and bobs that emerge from the national training camps. So far there have been no further complaints from fringe players. I have been expecting a few headlines to emerge from Costa Rica, like:

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12 Nov 2014

Podolski and Rosicky grumble, but their outlook is bleak

Day three of the Introspectioning: this episode is called ‘The Grumpening’, starring Lukas Podolski and Tomas Rosicky. The pair have spent most of this season on the bench despite the fact the team have been struggling. In fact, they’ve only started one game each and that was the 2-1 defeat

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11 Nov 2014

What to do? Back four and midfield need changes

I don’t know about you but I’m glad that the defeat to Swansea came as we headed into an Interlull so we’d have little or nothing else to talk about for the next couple of weeks. There are reports this morning which suggest some of the coaching staff are at

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
10 Nov 2014

Arsecast Extra episode 41 – 10.11.2014

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the all too familiar 2-1 defeat to Swansea and try to work out why it is we don’t learn our lessons. There’s also chat about why the same mistakes are repeated and why

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10 Nov 2014

Swansea 2-1 Arsenal: We’re a mess, but only Wenger can fix it

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video What is there to say after another game in which all our shortcomings were exposed? Another day when the lack of defenders in their right positions cost us points? Another day when we let a lead slip? Another day

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09 Nov 2014

Swansea v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League tie between Swansea 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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09 Nov 2014

Swansea preview + culture of criticism riles touchy Wenger

We’re back on the Premier League saddle today as we travel to Swansea, a tricky place at the best of times and after the midweek capitulation you do have to wonder how confidence will be affected. On the one hand it might consolidate the team as they emerge determined not

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08 Nov 2014

Kos facing more time out :: Wenger on Ramsey’s form

Good morning from the rainiest place on earth. As we have no match today I took the liberty of sleeping in a bit. It has led to me question why it is I don’t it more often. Anyway, a quick round up for you this Saturday morning, beginning with the

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
07 Nov 2014

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

First we turn to Mighty Arsenal’s crushing defeat of Burnley Casuals this weekend last. Burnley are a romantic, motley but valiant crew of stevedores, milkmen, meatpackers, bottlewashers and stable-lads who have somehow found themselves in the top division of English football despite being not very good at it. And yet

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
07 Nov 2014

Mixed injury news, high tackling + Arsecast 329

Morning all. Press conference day today so we get to ask questions about what happened against Anderlecht again. That’ll be fun. We already have some team news with Mikel Arteta confirmed out with the hamstring strain he picked up on Tuesday night, while Jack Wilshere should be back in the

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06 Nov 2014

Arsenal get the drop on … er … Arsenal

It’s difficult, and not a little painful, to chart the beginnings of Arsenal’s love affair with self-destruction. Like all psychological scar tissue, I think it arrived unexpectedly and at the hands of those most familiar to us. In October 2008, Arsenal led an ailing Spurs side 4-2 as the Emirates

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