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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16 Apr 2015

Some quick Mert and Wellington stuff

Morning all, very quick one for you as I’m leaving Oslo today. Caught some of the Champions League action last night in a place where there were a lot of unhappy Bayern Munich fans. 3-1 to Porto. Oooof. That last goal when the defender missed the header, you don’t see

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15 Apr 2015

More Walcott contract guff : Gnabry on his return

Greetings from Norway. Or, as they say in Norway, ‘Greetings’, because everyone here speaks English which makes it very handy indeed. There doesn’t appear to be a lot going on other than a story about Theo Walcott’s contract talks which will, according to various reports, begin in the next two

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14 Apr 2015

David Ospina’s win ratio makes him the second largest oil producer in the universe

Morning all. It’s a strange time we live in, where odd stats and facts become news stories. Like the one about David Ospina having the highest win ratio of any player ever in the Premier League. It was everywhere yesterday but what does it mean? Does it mean that David

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
13 Apr 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 63 – 13.04.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look for video game help, as well as back on 1-0 win over Burnley in as much detail as possible when a game is that quiet. We also discuss wins for Chelsea and Man

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13 Apr 2015

Weekend thoughts + loan departures contributed to new balance

So, the Manchester derby yesterday was disappointing in the sense that it wasn’t a draw and the win leaves United just a point behind us, but it was also amusing in that it highlighted what an utter shambles City are at the moment. That’s four defeats in their last six

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12 Apr 2015

Burnley 0-1 Arsenal: We won

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video Normally after a match there’s plenty to write about in the blog the next day, but I don’t think today would be far from being summed up in bullet points: Arsenal were unchanged Aaron Ramsey scored in the 12th

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