22 Mar 2016

If Wenger goes OUT, what comes in, and how?

There are still eight games to go this season. Eight games for something unlikely and remarkable to happen, but eight games nonetheless. On yesterday’s Arsecast Extra James and I went through the remaining fixtures for Arsenal, Leicester and Sp*rs. You can listen to it here, it’s towards the end of

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
21 Mar 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 111 – 21.03.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look at the 2-0 win over Everton, impressive goals from Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi, and the impact of the latter and the trust shown in him by the manager. There’s defensive and midfield

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21 Mar 2016

On Wenger, the fans, and the ‘sceptical environment’

Morning all, welcome to a new week and welcome to an Interlull. Perhaps a timely one, as we might come back with a couple of extra players if injuries heal the way we might like, and the chance to regroup and take stock of what’s going to be a curious,

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Alex Iwobi Everton Goal
20 Mar 2016

Everton 0-2 Arsenal: Iwobi shines as Gunners get going at last

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video Arsene Wenger has spent most of this season searching, unsuccessfully it has to be said, for combinations that work. Injuries have forced his hand far too often, and you’d be very hard pressed to say a front three of

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Arsenal live blog
19 Mar 2016

Everton v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between Everton and Arsenal, kick off at 12.45 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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Everton v Arsenal
19 Mar 2016

I can’t think of a headline: Just win

The term ‘must win’ is one that really applies to any football match at any time. That’s really the whole point. But today, after just 1 win from our last 8 games, and with pressure at almost record levels, today’s game against Everton really is one from which we need

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
18 Mar 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

We shall not linger upon the Catalonian Unpleasantness. Suffice it to say that there were, if you were slightly narcotised, (and who could blame you if you were, I certainly was) a light sprinkling of positives from the match. Mr. Elleray looks a find; precise, metronomic passing (when we had

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
18 Mar 2016

A Catalan man gave me the plague + Arsecast 384

Good morning to you all. Hope you’re well. After a delayed flight last night – probably because some wag up to high jinks on St Patrick’s Day stole the plane or something – I got back home at about 1am. Up again at 6am to make a podcast, so I’m

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17 Mar 2016


Happenstance is a significant, yet uncelebrated part of football’s rich tapestry. After 30 years of a fair to middling managerial career (in elite terms), Claudio Ranieri has not all of a sudden become the greatest coach in world football. A lot of happy accidents have contributed to Leicester’s implausible ascent

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barcelona 3-1 arsenal 2016
17 Mar 2016

Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal: We got wet

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video We got wet yesterday. This much I know. The rest is subject to my memory being a bit rubbish, but you cant take it from me – standing 6000 feet above sea level at the very top of the Camp

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16 Mar 2016

You never know what can hahahahahaahappen

Good morning from Barcelona. If you were to cut me open this morning and scientifically examine my insides, you would discover that I am made up from: Jamón Ibérico – 43% Beer – 27% Knob – 18% Person – 12% Something like that, anyway. It’s a quality mix, let me

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15 Mar 2016

It’s too early in the morning to make any sense

Good morning. It’s a very early morning, for I am going on my travels. Spain awaits. Yes, we know what’s likely to happen on the pitch on Wednesday night, so why do we do it? Cheap beer. Ok, but apart from the cheap beer? Jamón ibérico. Fine. Apart from the

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