08 Apr 2015

Wilshere facing a big challenge on return to fitness

Morning all. There was some U21 action of interest last night as we beat Stoke 4-1 at the Emirates. Jack Wilshere and Serge Gnabry played the full game, Mikel Arteta for an hour, and there was 70+ minutes from Abou Diaby. A hat-trick from young striker Alex Iwobi helped Steve

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07 Apr 2015

We won’t catch Chelsea but there’s much to be positive about

So, we stay in second place in the Premier League after Man City got beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace last night. Pellegrini is so getting fired in the summer, and they’re an absolute shambles of a team right now. I didn’t see the game so can’t really comment on it

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
06 Apr 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 62 – 06.04.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back on the thumping 4-1 win over Liverpool, discuss the goals, the overall performance and what it means for the rest of the season. We also answer questions sent to us by listeners

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06 Apr 2015

Olivier Giroud is quite good

Bank holiday greetings! And that concludes today’s blog. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time. Now I feel bad. I should write some more. Maybe one of those innovative, irascible ‘5 things we learned from smashing the Mugsmashers’ articles. Ok then. 1 – You cannot throw porcupines very far. 2

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05 Apr 2015

Arsenal 4-1 Liverpool: Fourmidable

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video Well, that was fun, eh? Having been spanked at their place last season, it was nice to return the favour and give them a good paddling. I mean, I really enjoyed it. The Mugsmasher himself did not, but when

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04 Apr 2015

Arsenal v Liverpool – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League game between Arsenal and Liverpool, kick off at 12.45GMT. 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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04 Apr 2015

Liverpool preview: let’s pick up where we left off

If there’s a worry that the international break might damage Arsenal’s recent momentum, Arsene Wenger is looking at it from another point of view. Players in good form for their clubs who go away and play well for their country will come back and feel they can just keep going

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
03 Apr 2015

Lots of Arsene Wenger chat + Arsecast 346

Good morning. Football is back tomorrow as we face Liverpool hoping to pick up exactly where we left ahead before the Interlull. Six wins on the trot built some rather fine momentum so fingers crossed we can maintain that tomorrow. The manager’s press conference took place yesterday and in terms

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02 Apr 2015


The season’s last international break is behind us and the final bookmark of 2014-15 is lovingly removed. The curtain is looming as we skilfully finger the riff to ‘The Final Countdown’ on our air keyboards. (They’re a thing). Arsene Wenger recently remarked that “95% of the players will still be

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02 Apr 2015

Giroud and Alexis to fire in the final push

So that’s the Interlull done and dusted for another season and it’s time to look forward to what’s left of this campaign. There are just over seven weeks of Premier League football left and just under two months of football in general if we win our FA Cup semi-final, so

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01 Apr 2015

Tactics Column: Francis Coquelin rises from the shadows to take centre stage

Is Francis Coquelin “The Answer?” The prophecy that a holding midfielder will fall from the sky and drop straight into the line-up and cure Arsenal’s defensive problems has had no better candidate in recent seasons. Yet for all that Coquelin possesses as the antidote for Arsenal’s gung-ho style, there are

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01 Apr 2015

Some Walcott stuff + quartet return from injury

There shouldn’t be *boilk* on a Wednesday but there is and that’s just the long and the short of it. Takes me back to my youth, in fairness. The thing about then is that I was young and could deal with this kind of thing. Now, not so much, but

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