23 Apr 2015

Let’s not call the thing anything because nutcases

Yesterday, in a piece which showed how Twitter tracks Arsenal fan activity across the globe, my erstwhile (or is that hirsute?) colleague Andrew Allen attempted to describe the sensation where winning all the time kills off the news. We know how it goes. When you lose there’s always something to

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22 Apr 2015

The politics of dancing (or refereeing or whatever)

Good day to you all. It’s quite something when the biggest story of the day is how Jon Moss is going to referee the FA Cup final in May. The former Culture Club drummer got the nod over Mark Clattenburg, much to the surprise of everyone. Including, it seems Mark

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21 Apr 2015

Ozil and Alexis a vision of Arsenal’s future

Morning all. It’s going to be one of those weeks, I think. A game on Sunday has been prefaced by another win, one without much in the way of talking points, and that’s likely to be reflected in how quiet it is from a news point of view. Still, there’s

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20 Apr 2015

Tactics Column: Alexis, Ozil stoke up promising partnership

Arsenal stuttered and spluttered their way to the FA Cup final thanks to two goals from Alexis Sanchez in a 2-1 victory. The Chilean wasn’t Arsenal’s best player, but he was one of the few able to find space against a resolute Reading side. At times, in his Arsenal career

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
20 Apr 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 64 – 20.04.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at the 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Reading at Wembley, the team selection and whether that impacted on performance, the displays of Mesut Ozil and Alexis, as well discussing as our

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20 Apr 2015

It’s Villa in the final + Debuchy and Mertesacker

Morning all, the dust settles on an FA Cup weekend and it turns out it’s going to be Aston Villa in the final. Brendan Rodgers’s glowing shark teeth weren’t scaring Tim Sherwood’s men yesterday, and a goal from Fabian Delph helped Villa do Liverpool’s dishes. On a very basic level

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19 Apr 2015

Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Through

Match report – Player ratings – Video Arsenal Arsenaled their way to the FA Cup final yesterday with an Arsenalriffic win over a Reading team that made it very difficult for us. As I suspected the manager made a number of changes to his team beyond the goalkeeper with Mathieu

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18 Apr 2015

Reading v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the FA Cup semi-final between Reading and Arsenal, kick off at 17.20GMT. 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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18 Apr 2015

Reading preview: one step from Wembley again

Here we are then, FA Cup semi-final day. I know some people love the idea of a trip to Wembley but for me it’s only special when you’re there for the final. I mean, I understand why the games are held there now (££££) and why the kick-off time is

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
17 Apr 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

‘Tis that time of year again. Blossom falls from the trees. Grass rises. Aston Villa fans check the run-in nervously. And of course Tottenham fans all pretend that It is not going to happen again. This year will be the 20th time in a row that It has happened. It

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
17 Apr 2015

Why Szczesny should stay and fight + Arsecast 348

Morning all, just a day away from an FA Cup semi-final and, perhaps because I’ve been away for most of the week, I’m still not quite feeling the excitement. I’m sure that’ll change by tomorrow evening though. The manager’s press conference took place yesterday with the only bits of team

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16 Apr 2015

Jack’s back – but in what role and for how long?

On Monday evening, Jack Wilshere managed another 88 minutes for the U-21s at Emirates Stadium. He seemed fit and sharp, despite a slightly concerning grimace and rueful glance at the ankle shortly before the end. It is likely that he has proved his fitness as much as is necessary now

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