18 Jul 2015

Some football, some fitness, and an underwhelming video

Morning all, a bit of a quickie for you this morning. We play Everton later in the final of the Barclay’s Orange Tic-Tac Trophy and having left out some of the big names for the midweek game, Arsene Wenger is likely to call upon the likes of Koscielny, Ramsey, Cazorla,

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17 Jul 2015

Sanogo off on loan, Bellerin to sign new deal, other stuff

Ugh, I woke up late this morning and that messes with my head in a way it really shouldn’t. I suspect this blog could be a bit all over the place. It looks like Arsene Wenger and Aaron Ramsey have just done a press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game against

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16 Jul 2015

CazCoq and a RamJac

Arsenal are a relatively settled team at this moment in time. In 2012, Wenger was forced to rebuild with the departures of starting XI players Robin van Persie and Alex Song, with Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla all arriving. That turnover represented a great deal of transition and

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Chuba Akpom
16 Jul 2015

Wenger on Akpom and Wilshere after Singapore win

So the first game of pre-season ended in a 4-0 win over the Singapore Select XI with a goal for Jack Wilshere and a hat-trick for Chuba Akpom. I saw about the last 10 minutes on a very choppy stream, almost like stills at 4 second intervals so I can’t

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15 Jul 2015

Football is sort of back + loans and possible sales

The first football of pre-season takes place today in Singapore as we face a Singapore Select XI in the Barclay’s Slush-Puppy Trophy. Here are my predictions: 1 – There will be many substitutions. 2 – One young player will come on and do something nice and people will say ‘Ooooh,

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14 Jul 2015

An improved squad makes further signings more challenging

I woke up this morning thinking I had a transfer exclusive after a between Snooze dream saw me gain exclusive information about our pursuit of Stoke’s Steven N’Zonzi. Of course it was all just in my mind and he’s signed for Sevilla anyway, so shut up brain. From Singapore, the

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
13 Jul 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 75 – 13.07.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss all the exciting events of the week like Petr Cech’s squad number, the trip to Singapore, Alexandre Lacazette favouriting a Tweet, and touch on Abou Diaby’s departure from the club. After that we

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Mertesacker ghost
13 Jul 2015

Synth solos, painted planes and ghosts

Morning all, welcome to a brand new week. It’s very quiet, I’m afraid. Sadly there’s not enough embracing of the quiet. Remember when The Tremeloes sang Silence is Golden? I don’t, I’m not that old. But they made a fantastic point. Much better than Ronan Keating who said something about

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12 Jul 2015

Sunday round-up: Turty-tree

Morning all, very quick one for you this morning as it’s Sunday and Dennis said that on Sunday a man should rest, or something. The big story is that Petr Cech has chosen his squad number ahead of his Arsenal debut next week in Singapore. He’ll wear 33 because: Starting

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11 Jul 2015

Petr Cech’s in for training + Ospina ready to fight

A very quick Saturday round-up for you as I feel as if I’m in a lot of pain this morning. I feel that way after a strenuous game of football last night. However, I’m sure that the older I get the more I’ll get used to my limbs, torso and

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10 Jul 2015

If there’s another signing, it should be a striker

Morning all, welcome to Friday. The Community Shield is only 23 days away. And when you’re as old as I am 23 days flies by. Sometimes the summer can really drag, especially in a non-tournament year, but this one seems to have gone by in a flash (bearing in mind

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09 Jul 2015

Can we make up the difference with what we’ve already got?

In this week’s Arsecast Extra (from 29’45) James and Andrew discussed the prospect of Arsenal making no further additions to the squad following the capture of Petr Cech. I agreed with their prognosis that any further signings were likely to be opportunistic, a culmination of market forces aligning to put

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