Arsenal live blog
17 Apr 2016

Arsenal v Crystal Palace – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, kick off at 16.00 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

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17 Apr 2016

Today we play football against another team

Man City’s win over Chelsea last night pushes us down into fourth place, although we have the chance to go above them again with a win over Crystal Palace later today. It’s a game that should matter more than it actually does. For the players and the manager, who speak

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16 Apr 2016

On Wenger’s quotes about spending and transfers

Good morning. We can start with some interesting quotes and headlines from, and to do with, Arsene Wenger this morning. They popped up last night, and I think it’s safe to say that the sub-editors know where the fears of Arsenal fans lie. The Mirror lead with: Arsene Wenger risks

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
15 Apr 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Some time in the interwar years, when the sun never set on Britain’s empire, I was on a hunting trip in the Kentish Weald. It is a most agreeable part of the world; it has three distinct parts: the High Weald, the Low Weald and the Greensand Ridge, which includes

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
15 Apr 2016

Europa madness, Squillaci sadness + Arsecast 387

Hello everyone, welcome to Friday. I’m glad there’s some football coming up because I’m kinda tired writing about other teams. I suppose I have to mention the Mugsmashers last night. Crikey, what a game of football that was. Dortmund seemingly in control and them KABLAM, bonkers late winning drama. I

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14 Apr 2016

All The Young Dudes

I have always had issues with the word ‘luck.’ It often implies an absence of responsibility; that an invisible force beyond our control has interfered malevolently. All too often, ‘luck’ is subconsciously adopted as a celestial kingmaker, wantonly dashing our hopes and dreams. However, happenstance, coincidence and felicity, though not

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14 Apr 2016

Atlético show that defending can be fun too

I walked a lot yesterday. If you were in Dublin you’d have seen me because I walked everywhere. Here and there, hither and thither, I was all over town like a hot rash. All the walking meant I only got home for the second half of Atlético Madrid v Barcelona

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13 Apr 2016

Stuff about stuff and some other stuff too

You know what we need? Another think-piece about where everything’s gone wrong. I don’t think we’ve had enough of those over the last little while. Or, you know, maybe not. I watched some Champions League last night. Man City v PSG. Man, it was dull. PSG were awful, and Zlatan,

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12 Apr 2016

Tactics Column: Gabriel still to convince at centre-back but deserves time

Petr Cech put the ball down to take a quick goal-kick but mid-action, stopped. On the edge of the box, Gabriel hesitated for a split-second, seeing, in the corner of his eye, the striker encroaching. Cech motioned again to kick the ball out but Gabriel wasn’t ready; he was not

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The Departed - Arsenal
12 Apr 2016

The Departed: the players who could leave Arsenal this summer

Given that it’s super quiet and radio silence has enveloped the Arsenal land, I thought I might expand a bit on something I talked about in yesterday’s blog. Speaking about the need for summer surgery, I said, “You look at the squad and there are around 10 players that could

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
11 Apr 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 114 – 11.04.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we take a look back at the 3-3 draw with West Ham, and discuss why it was we let such a good situation slip. We look at the defending, lack of in-game management, leadership, and

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11 Apr 2016

Can an old dog learn new tricks?

Good morning. Yesterday’s results mean we’ve lost even further ground on the two teams ahead of us. I watched them both. Perhaps there’s some masochistic about it, and I can’t say it improved my mood a huge amount. If you’d watched Sunderland v Leicester without knowing anything else about this

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