09 Oct 2015

Interlull mayhem, fines, Chippy returns and more

Morning all and welcome to what’s probably a very hungover Friday for football fans in Ireland. At Lansdowne Road last night, Ireland beat Germany 1-0, which is a bit like … well … Ireland beating Germany 1-0. Shane Long, new President of the Emerald Isle (until he misses a chance

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08 Oct 2015


Arsene Wenger regards a player’s best position as a totally malleable concept, dependent entirely on how the team is balanced. His conversions of Thierry Henry into a central striker, Lauren into a right full-back and Kolo Toure into a centre half are famous examples of his fondness for matching a

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08 Oct 2015

Theo’s new aggression + tales from the training gound

So after all the excitement of last weekend, this one is likely to be a lot less so due to the fact there’s no Arsenal. Mesut Ozil is in town as Ireland play Germany tonight. I was there the last time the two teams met at Lansdowne Road and they

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07 Oct 2015

Interlull: Pop-tarts, Coco Pops and the wisdom of Robert Pires

Morning to you. The top headline on my NewsNow since last night is ‘Michael Carrick is bitterly disappointed’. I don’t really know why, but this is amusing me to no end. It’s not that I have any particular beef with Carrick himself. In spite of his past association with Sp*rs,

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Arsecast Extra Live
06 Oct 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 87 – Live from The Garage

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. This week’s Arsecast Extra was recorded last night at The Garage Highbury & Islington. James and I were joined by Philippe Auclair and Paolo Bandini, and a live audience. We discuss the cracking 3-0 win over Manchester United, our

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06 Oct 2015

Arsenal involved in c-word drama again

I should start this morning with a big thank you to everyone who came out last night for the Arsecast Extra LIVE. James and I were joined by Philippe Auclair and Paolo Bandini, and although it was a pretty miserable evening in London,  the rain didn’t dampen the spirits any.

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05 Oct 2015

Arsenal 3-0 Man Utd: Gunners blitz their way to three points

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video Well well well, just when you think you’ve seen everything from this team, they go and do something like that. The word I heard a few times after the game was ‘blitzed’. United were blown away in the opening

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Arsenal live blog - Arsenal v Bayern Munich
04 Oct 2015

Arsenal v Man Utd – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Olympiacos, 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 main theme

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04 Oct 2015

Man Utd preview: Arsenal can’t lose, but really need the win

Manchester City’s win over Pointless United yesterday means that we can’t go top of the league today, but a win against United would move us level on points with them and two behind Pellegrini’s team. After the week we’ve had, it’s hard to know exactly how the manager will set

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03 Oct 2015

Wenger’s tetchy press conference adds to the excitement

As I predicted yesterday, the manager’s press conference was somewhat fractious as he responded to questions about David Ospina’s selection in midweek. As he always does, he defended his player in public, and said that it wasn’t solely down to the Colombian that Arsenal lost the game. It was part of why

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
02 Oct 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Are you familiar with the feeling, upon waking, of considering one state of affairs to be the case, and then remembering that indeed things are much better than was first considered? For those of you who toil, I would imagine that this sensation would be encapsulated by rousing oneself for

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
02 Oct 2015

Our dependence on machines will be the death of us + Arsecast 364

Good morning, there’s nothing like a complete tech disaster to take your mind off what a load of bollocks we were in Europe the other night. My iMac remains mostly banjaxed, sadly. I spent all day yesterday installing, reinstalling, repairing and crossing my fingers hoping that something I knew wouldn’t

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