15 Feb 2015

Boro preview: Changes expected, but Arsenal have to be aware

It’s FA Cup 5th round action today as we get ready to face Middlesbrough, slayers of the hubristic Man City in the last round. They arrive full of confidence as they sit top of the Championship, and in great form too. They’re unbeaten in 10 games, scoring 17 goals and

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14 Feb 2015

Saturday round-up: Ramsey, Alexis and TV money

Morning all. A quick Saturday round-up for you. The team news from yesterday came with confirmation of Aaron Ramsey’s hamstring strain, but with the development that it was a ‘grade one’, the least serious. You might remember when Lukas Podolski missed over 3 months when he tore his hamstring last

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
13 Feb 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

One advantage of having a retinue of butlers, under-butlers, footmen, gardeners, a chauffeur, a Lady’s maid and a valet is that when times become a little overwhelming, they do their best to shield the master of the house from bad news. And so it was that after Mr. Orwell poked

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
13 Feb 2015

Turtlenecks, goalkeepers and Arsecast 340

Good morning to you, it’s a pretty quiet Friday morning. Little of any note happened yesterday. The most exciting thing was Olivier Giroud giving an interview in a turtleneck. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for a good turtleneck, especially in the winter. As I’ve grown older my neck

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12 Feb 2015

Ospina and Szczesny keep the debate going

David Ospina has played 6 games in goal for Arsenal since New Year’s Day. Whilst we are a long way from being able to formulate definite conclusions about his abilities, there is enough of a sample now to revisit the goalkeeping debate. Ospina played well in January, amassing four clean

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12 Feb 2015

Ramsey’s injury opens the door for Wilshere’s return

I had a dream last night I was going to a North London derby at White Hart Lane with Tim Stillman. I was under strict instructions not to dress in Arsenal colours so I was all in dark clothes … except for a gigantic pair of shiny Arsenal branded clown

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11 Feb 2015

Arsenal 2-1 Leicester: An unconvincing, but welcome, three points

Match report – Player ratings – Video The most important thing last night was ensuring we took three points to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat, and in the end that’s what we got. However, it would make for a pretty boring blog this morning if we didn’t look at it

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10 Feb 2015

Arsenal v Leicester City – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League meeting between Arsenal and Leicester City, kick off at 19.45GMT. 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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10 Feb 2015

Leicester preview: Time for some backlash, please

Premier League action tonight as we take on Leicester City at home, looking to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Sp*rs. Team news is that Alexis is back with the manager comparing him to Ian Wright because of his enthusiasm and the way he plays the game. Perhaps it’s lucky

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
09 Feb 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 54 – 09.02.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we pore over the 2-1 defeat in the North London derby, looking at team selection, ability to cope with a pressing system, the midfield, the goalkeeper, and we look ahead briefly to the game against

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09 Feb 2015

Weekend reaction could mean changes for midweek action

Morning all. The good thing about this week is that we have another game almost straight away, which will allow us – assuming we get the right result – to move on quickly after Saturday’s disappointment. It’s very tight at the top of the table. Leaving aside Chelsea there are

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08 Feb 2015

Sp*rs 2-1 Arsenal: Defensive lapses prove costly

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video All in all a pretty unpleasant day on which we played poorly and conceded two silly goals to this season’s Michael Ricketts. There was a change in the starting line-up with Danny Welbeck chosen ahead of Theo Walcott on

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