Claudio Ranieri
03 May 2016

Congratulations to Leicester + hilarious Stamford Bridge ructions

On April 13th 2015, Leicester City were bottom of the Premier League. Here we are, just a smidgeon over 12 months later, and they’ve just won the title. I don’t know what word to use for this other than amazing. In all the years I’ve been watching football I’ve never

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
02 May 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 117 – 02.05.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the 1-0 win over Norwich, the performance, the atmosphere/climate, Danny Welbeck’s goal, Olivier Giroud’s difficult period and, of course, the protests. We chat about the possible impact it had, the

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02 May 2016

Tactics Column: Possession problems v Norwich

“We are so unpredictable in what we are doing; even for me at the back sometimes it looks a bit weird! Sometimes we lose balance but sometimes it is really good so we have to keep going and focus on our game.” – Per Mertesacker I’ve been trying to figure

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02 May 2016

Bad news and bank holiday waffle

Morning all, it’s a bank holiday and for those of you who expect an Arsecast Extra this morning, I’m afraid I have some bad news. Without wanting to point the finger of blame at anyone in particular, one of this recording duo was doing a comedy festival in Wales this

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Arsene Wenger Norwich 2016
01 May 2016

Arsenal 1-0 Norwich: A win, some protests, and the reaction

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video I suppose we need to look at this one a little differently this morning. A 1-0 win over Norwich provided three very welcome points, but obviously there were other things going on too. So, let’s do it in sections.

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Arsenal live blog
30 Apr 2016

Arsenal v Norwich – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Norwich, kick off at 17.30. 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

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30 Apr 2016

I have SAD: Seasonal Arsenal Dismay

Well, it’s safe to say yesterday was an interesting day once Arsene Wenger had finished his pretty astonishing press conference (transcript here – video here). The Arsenal manager was in chippy form, and he sent people’s blood pressure through the roof with some of his comments. Watching it at the

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
29 Apr 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

As we approach the day when certain factions of the church of Arsenal have seen fit to create possibly the politest protest banner of all time. This banner, whose wording is simply the delightfully restrained ‘Time for change, Arsenal is stale, Fresh approach needed’ is and admirable example of that

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
29 Apr 2016

Wilshere on playing style, transfer rumours + Arsecast 389

Good morning everyone. I feel like calling some bastardhead today for no particular reason, rest assured it’s not you, for you do not have the head of a bastard. I will save it for someone who really deserves it. We’re heading into whatever the word for the one before penultimate

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28 Apr 2016

Nuthin’ but an ‘XG’ Thang

Much has been said and written about Arsenal’s poor chance conversion this season. The manager cites it as the foremost reason for the disintegration of another title challenge. Arsenal fans are fattened up on a daily diet of Mesut Özil’s chance creation figures. The German could forge human life with

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28 Apr 2016

Bring me the head of Diego Simeone (and the rest of him too please)

Morning all. I watched Champions League last night. Atletico Madrid against Bayern Munich, and I had envy. I’ll be honest and admit I think Diego Simeone is a bit unpleasant in some ways. His upcoming three game ban for arch-gamesmanship when he probably instructed a ballboy to throw a ball

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27 Apr 2016

Power to the people

Morning. The only place to start this morning is a protest planned for this weekend before, during and after the Norwich game. It’s the brainchild of The Gooner, REDaction and the Black Scarf Movement, with approval from the Arsenal Supporters Trust. You can read about it here. They’re asking fans

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