red_cards
19 May 2015

Funny red cards, keeper guff and more

Can someone tell the world that it’s now May 19th and therefore it should be warmer than 5C (real feel -1) in the mornings? Thanks. I’m bored of this weather now. Funny stuff last night as Chelsea got stuffed by West Brom. That was pretty funny in itself but Cesc’s

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tactics_new
18 May 2015

Tactics column: United and Arsenal play the possession game

Jack Wilshere said it after Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Swansea: The Gunners find it tough against teams who like to play with the ball at their feet too. “It’s almost like you play, we play,” he told Arsenal Player. That was the case again in the 1-1 draw against Manchester

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
18 May 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 68 – 18.05.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back on yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Man Utd at Old Trafford, discuss the goals, the overall performance and what the manager might do with his team for the final two league games of

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team_united
18 May 2015

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal: Poor performance, decent point

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video A 1-1 draw at Old Trafford leaves us needing a point from our final 2 games to secure third place and automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League. On a very basic level, a point from any game there

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arseblog_live_new
17 May 2015

Man Utd v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League game between Man Utd and Arsenal, kick off at 16.00GMT. 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

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manutdpreview
17 May 2015

Man Utd v Arsenal “preview”

There was a time when a Man Utd v Arsenal fixture at this stage of the season would have been a title decider. In fact, if you can cast your mind back that far, a game on the 8th of May 2002 was exactly that: WILTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRD Anyway, the stakes are

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MRBEN_ARSENAL
16 May 2015

Saturday round-up: Are our keepers keepers?

Good morning, a very quick Saturday round-up for you after what was a pretty dull press conference yesterday. Normally the build-up to a game against Man Utd would be a little more intense, but with the top four secured for both sides, the prize for victory is now just avoiding

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
15 May 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Flapplesthwaite’s Revenge A famous bacchanalian feast in which I partook back in 1924 at one of the Royal palaces consisted of 23 courses. Beginning with a parfait of worried cucumber, followed by an explosion of swan, dutch-style baked baboon, half an ounce of the King’s finest cocaine, roast emperor penguin,

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merch1
15 May 2015

New Arseblog t-shirts, *boilk* mugs and more

Very quick announcement to point you in the direction of a new Arseblog shop which contains some t-shirts and the return of the very popular *boilk* mugs. Rather than doing it myself, it’s being hosted by the folks at moretvicar.com and they’ll take care of orders, shipping, customer service and

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
15 May 2015

Early United team news + Arsecast 352

‘MOrnig all, weclome to Fraday’ is what the first sentence of this blog would say if I didn’t correct my early morning spelling mistakes. Can you believe this is the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season? We’ve got a relatively busy week ahead with United on Sunday, our game

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tim_new_2015
14 May 2015

What does Wenger want to add to his front three?

Results oriented thinking is nothing new in football, but the game exists within the framework of razor thin margins. Monday evening’s ill fated match with Swansea City followed an almost identical pattern to Arsenal’s home game with Southampton in December. The Saints were obstinate and organized and the Gunners struggled

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loanplayers
14 May 2015

CL final thoughts + assessing our loan players

So, the world was spared a Champions League final from hell last night when Juventus beat Real Madrid at the Bernebeu. Some might say that the two best teams in Spain fighting for European football’s most prestigious prize is exactly the showcase we all want to see, and I get

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