Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
22 Aug 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 136 – 22.08.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look at the 0-0 draw against Leicester built off the back of an impressive defensive performance and the return of Laurent Koscielny. We then chat about the manager’s post-match press conference,

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joelcampbellsporting
22 Aug 2016

Campbell’s departure to open door for Gnabry? + Mustafi price hike & Koscielny

Morning all, welcome to a brand new week, and let’s begin with some actual transfer news. A transfer that actually happened. Ok, it’s not one that has pleased a lot of people, but it’s still real: Joel Campbell has gone on loan to Sporting Lisbon for the season. In many

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holding_koscielny_leicester_2016
21 Aug 2016

Leicester 0-0 Arsenal: Centre-halves shine but post-match Wenger frustrates again

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video I’m going to start with the positives. A clean sheet after letting in four goals the week before was nice. And at the centre of our defence the return of Laurent Koscielny was vital. The Frenchman was superb, and

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leicester v arsenal 2016
20 Aug 2016

Not a preview of Leicester before we play Leicester

Bad morning to you. Normally I would be providing you with bloggish entertainment on a Saturday morning, but as I’ve been awake being violently ill since 1.30am, I’m struggling to make sense of anything, let alone think about football. It took pretty much all my energy to get upstairs to

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stranger_arsecast
19 Aug 2016

Stranger Things than Arsenal and transfers? + Arsecast 393

Good morning everyone, welcome to another Friday and another exciting weekend of Premier League football lies ahead. The manager had his press conference yesterday and was quizzed for almost the entire duration about transfers. Forget how badly we played against Liverpool on Sunday, there’s nothing else on the agenda. There

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Tim Stillman column Arseblog
18 Aug 2016

Centre Flack

The art of defending has undergone a rapid transformation over the last twenty years or so. Generally speaking, the quality of individual defenders has declined in the global game. In the 1990s, the likes of Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Alessandro Nesta, Tony Adams, Jaap Stam and Marcel Desailly roamed footballing

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kroenke_arsenal
18 Aug 2016

If Usmanov wants out, what happens to Arsenal?

Hello, what a day yesterday was. We came home first in the 100m Nothing, followed that up by setting a World Record in the 400m Nothing Hurdles, and finished it off with another gold medal in the Synchronised Nothing. The Nothing Olympics are going fabulously for us. We are two

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arsenewenger_rocketman
17 Aug 2016

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

It is now 25 days since Per Mertesacker got injured and maybe 24 days since the club knew that it was going to be serious and long term. It is now 10 days since Gabriel picked up an ankle injury against Man City which the club thought might see him

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august2013_arsenal
16 Aug 2016

Can we react like 2013? Mustafi update + Ramsey injury

I went back to August 2013 to have a look at what I wrote after that 3-1 opening day defeat to Aston Villa. Not all of it is relevant, of course, some of the names have changed and certainly things were a bit different then. We had yet to spend

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
15 Aug 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 135 – 15.08.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss disastrous opening day defeat to Liverpool, the lack of preparation that played a part in the loss, the defending, lack of transfer market activity and what Arsene Wenger has done

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arsenewenger_liverpool_2016
15 Aug 2016

Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool: The chickens of indecision and prevarication come home to roost

Match Report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video Here’s a fun fact you may have seen yesterday in the wake of the 4-3 defeat to Liverpool: Arsenal have won just once on the opening day of the Premier League season in the last seven years. That was

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arsenal_liverpool_premierleague_2016
14 Aug 2016

Liverpool preview: Can midfield strength offset defensive weakness?

Ok then, are you ready? Because here we go again. Another Premier League season begins and it’s Liverpool at home to start us off. A game I would have preferred a bit later in the campaign to be honest, but it is what it is and we have to get

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