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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14 Mar 2016

Tactics Column: Shortcomings exposed in Watford defeat

The self-sabotage has become all-too familiar, yet the most maddening aspect of it is that you never know exactly when it’ll come – just that it eventually will happen. At half-time against Watford, Arsenal were relatively comfortable and it felt, after creating two good chances, that it was a matter

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
14 Mar 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 110 – 14.03.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. This week’s episode was recorded the evening of the 2-1 defeat to Watford in the FA Cup. London had cider, Dublin had wine, and we tried to make some sense of the performance, the result and what it means

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14 Mar 2016

Arsenal 1-2 Watford: What a load of old farce

Match report – Player ratings – Video It’s hard to know what to say any more. Our hold on the FA Cup was relinquished yesterday. We blew the chance of an historic three in a row – a potential achievement that had become more and more like a life preserver

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Arsenal live blog
13 Mar 2016

Arsenal v Watford – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the FA Cup quarter-final between Arsenal and Watford, kick off at 13.30 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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13 Mar 2016

A big week begins as Gunners hope to achieve a semi

Arsene Wenger always says that the next game is the most important one for Arsenal, and in the build-up to this one he said he wasn’t even thinking about the midweek jaunt to Spain. I wonder though, if the elimination of Chelsea yesterday might enter his thinking a bit today.

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What noise does Olivier Giroud make?
12 Mar 2016

What noise does Olivier Giroud make and other stories

Morning. I had a lie-in. This is tremendous. It so rarely happens. It’s like being granted three wishes and the first wish is for a lie-in and the second wish is for a lie-in and the third wish is that the first two wishes come true. I don’t mind using

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
11 Mar 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

This extraordinary document came into my possession this week, which sheds some light on the mysterious players meeting held before the Spurs game. Minutes & Transcription of Arsenal Football Club First Team meeting Call to Order An extraordinary meeting of the Arsenal Football Club First Team was held on Saturday

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
11 Mar 2016

A testing week : Bad news on Ramsey? : Arsecast 383

Good morning and happy Friday to one and all. It’s an FA Cup quarter-final weekend, with a chance to make the semi-finals for the third successive year. However, the planning for this one has to take into account what’s going to be a fairly testing week in terms of our

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10 Mar 2016


If one were to parcel Arsenal’s season into neatly divided chapters, the November losses of Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez in quick succession would be the most prominent bookmark. A “turning point” in digestible punditry parlance. That’s not to say that the preceding chapters showed smooth, linear progress

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10 Mar 2016

Ramsey’s thigh: Walcott’s mouth: New deal for fans

Morning all, it might seem a bit quiet right now, but our schedule is about to get kinda hectic. We don’t play Watford in the FA Cup quarter-final until Sunday, after which we fly to Spain to face Barcelona. An early Thursday morning return will probably mean that’s a rest

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09 Mar 2016

Hull City 0-4 Arsenal: Giroud and Walcott fire us into quarter-finals

Match report – Player ratings – Video What is this strange feeling? I don’t quite know how to process what it is. It’s like NOT frustration and resignation. It’s sort of like the opposite of when we don’t win, or something. I think I know what it is. I’m remembering.

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