02 Oct 2014

Fantastic expectations, Amazing revelations

“In life it’s important to meet someone who will give you a chance, and when I can do this in football, I do it. I like to be the guy who believes in people, and stands up for them.” – so said Arsene Wenger to a group of Malaysian businessmen

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02 Oct 2014

Arsenal 4-1 Galatasaray: Oh boy, Danny

Match report – Player ratings – Video Well, that was much more like it. Not only a win but a convincing performance from which there were plenty of positives to be taken. If there was little the manager could realistically do in terms of the personnel last night, there was

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Arsenal live blog
01 Oct 2014

Arsenal v Galatasaray – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the Champions League tie between Arsenal and Galatasaray, 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 specific

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01 Oct 2014

Galatasaray preview + Arteta set for new deal

Champions League action tonight as we face Galatasaray. It’s a game from which we need to take three points after our opening round defeat to Dortmund, and for which tonight’s team will require some thinking from Arsene Wenger. He is, essentially, without, or in doubt of, his first choice midfield.

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30 Sep 2014

Ramsey’s injury opens the door for the Ox + Giroud contract extension

Mixed news on the injury front to begin this morning. There’s a chance Jack Wilshere might be available for Sunday’s trip to Chelsea although he’s a doubt for tomorrow night’s Champions League clash, while Mikel Arteta’s calf strain seems to be the bog standard three week job. However, the Aaron

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29 Sep 2014

Tactics Column: Mesut Ozil looks leftfield in search of inspiration

Mesut Ozil found form of sorts for Arsenal on Saturday in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham, delivering a performance that showcased his usual understated subtlety, but one without producing the telling, final punch. He had one big opportunity at the start of the second-half, gliding into space on the right-hand

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
29 Sep 2014

Arsecast Extra Episode 35 – 29.09.2014

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at the the 1-1 draw with Sp*rs, try and make sense of Arsene Wenger’s team selection, the injuries we picked up and all the rest of the derby fallout. As well as

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29 Sep 2014

Injuries mount and questions need to be answered

Monday morning and we pick up the pieces from Saturday’s draw with Sp*rs. The main issue, of course, is the injury situation ahead of a busy week in Europe and the Premier League. Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey are both out for Galatasaray and Chelsea, while Jack Wilshere is a

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28 Sep 2014

Arsenal 1-1 Sp*rs: Here, please have these two points!

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video While I’ve always said form and quality are factors which fade in a North London derby, there’s no doubt we dropped two points yesterday against a pretty average Sp*rs side. Sure, we showed once again that going behind isn’t

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Arseblog live podcast
27 Sep 2014

Arsenal v Sp*rs: live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League tie between Arsenal and Sp*rs, kick off at 17.30 GMT. 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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27 Sep 2014

Sp*rs preview: Just win

German Shepherds are smart dogs but asking one, nay, imploring one, to get up and do 1000 words on the North London derby seems to be beyond them. Either that or he’s too smart to indulge me. Anyway: *boilk* (and I blame the Mugsmasher for giving me so much wine

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26 Sep 2014

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

We begin this week with our sabre-thrusting victory over Villa of Aston. I was watching the match-up from the comfort of my wicker bath-chair, blanket across my lap, steaming hot mug of laudanum at my lips, when I required micturation. To clarify, I needed to point Percy at the Porcelain,

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