09 Oct 2014

Put it in the ground where the flowers grow

“2-0 down! 3-2 up! That’s how Arsenal won the cup, with a nick knack paddy whack give a dog a bone, Aaron Ramsey poked one home.” So sang a gentleman behind me at Leicester in August. Repeatedly. I joined him in his choral appreciation of Arsenal’s recent F.A. Cup win.

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09 Oct 2014

Ozil to miss three months as injury issue becomes farcical

It seems somewhat apt that it’s miserable and teeming down this morning, as Arsenal’s fitness parade was rained on once more yesterday. In the morning we got news that Mesut Ozil was heading to Munich to have an MRI. In the afternoon the German national association released a statement on

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08 Oct 2014

Empty vessels

It’s getting darker and colder these mornings which, in turn, is making it more difficult to get out of bed. ‘Just one more alarm snooze’ is what’s needed every 9 minutes – another little clump of warm sleep. We’re now well and truly into the Interlull and as you can

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
07 Oct 2014

Arsecast Extra Episode 36 (live!) – 07.10.2014

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. This week’s show is a very special edition, recorded live at Union Chapel on Upper Street last night (Oct 6th). James and I were joined by Amy Lawrence and Philippe Auclair to chat about the weekend’s game against Chelsea,

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07 Oct 2014

Live recording, Szcz and Jack …

I suppose this has to start with a bit of a *boilk* – some post-show school-night pints/bourbons definitely have an effect. Anyway, we had our Arsecast Extra live recording last night at Union Chapel and all seemed to go well. It’s hard to know exactly, but nobody threw things at

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06 Oct 2014

Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal: Gunners found wanting in a big game once more

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video Another game against a big team away from home, another defeat. Even if the game yesterday was much more even than the encounter last season, the result was predictably, demoralisingly familiar. Chelsea produced two moments which resulted in the

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Arsenal live blog
05 Oct 2014

Chelsea v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League tie between Chelsea and Arsenal, kick off at 14.05GMT. 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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05 Oct 2014

Chelsea preview: first, do not lose

It’s understandable that there’s trepidation going into this game today after what happened at Stamford Bridge last season. It was, frankly, an embarrassment to be taken apart like that, but as both managers pointed out in the build-up to this game, it’s not as if this was the norm by

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04 Oct 2014

More than words

We like to be at the cutting edge of stuff here at Arseblog. We were, probably, the first Arsenal blog. We certainly created the first Arsenal podcast, and we’ve invented new words which have become part of the lexicon. But how do you continue to innovate and keep things fresh

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03 Oct 2014

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

This missive comes to you in London from savage France, where a gin and tonic seems to be rarer than a cerebellum in a Tottenham fan, where the regime locale seems to require that to get utterly dekko the boisson of choice must have involved aniseed at some point during

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03 Oct 2014

Together: Audio book now on sale

It’s taken a while but the audio book version of Together: The Story of Arsenal’s unbeaten season is now on sale. The book is narrated by me and hopefully doesn’t contain any of the bits where I made a mess of something and went ‘Oh shit’ or just coughed and

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
03 Oct 2014

Welbeck, Podolski, flares + Arsecast 325

Morning all, and welcome to another Friday. We’ve got to put the Champions League well and truly behind us now and concentrate on Sunday’s game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. We’re not going to go into the details of it just yet, we’ve got Saturday and Sunday to deal with

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