10 Feb 2015

Leicester preview: Time for some backlash, please

Premier League action tonight as we take on Leicester City at home, looking to bounce back from Saturday’s defeat to Sp*rs. Team news is that Alexis is back with the manager comparing him to Ian Wright because of his enthusiasm and the way he plays the game. Perhaps it’s lucky

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
09 Feb 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 54 – 09.02.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we pore over the 2-1 defeat in the North London derby, looking at team selection, ability to cope with a pressing system, the midfield, the goalkeeper, and we look ahead briefly to the game against

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09 Feb 2015

Weekend reaction could mean changes for midweek action

Morning all. The good thing about this week is that we have another game almost straight away, which will allow us – assuming we get the right result – to move on quickly after Saturday’s disappointment. It’s very tight at the top of the table. Leaving aside Chelsea there are

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08 Feb 2015

Sp*rs 2-1 Arsenal: Defensive lapses prove costly

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video All in all a pretty unpleasant day on which we played poorly and conceded two silly goals to this season’s Michael Ricketts. There was a change in the starting line-up with Danny Welbeck chosen ahead of Theo Walcott on

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07 Feb 2015

Sp*rs v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League meeting between Sp*rs and Arsenal, 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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07 Feb 2015

Sp*rs preview: City away is the blueprint

It’s an early start this morning for an early North London derby. Starting with the team news there’s not much we didn’t already know. In the manager’s opinion Alexis is not going to make it, but in Alexis’s opinion he might make it simply because of how much he wants

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
06 Feb 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Somehow, dear chums, we find ourselves in February, the Aston Villa of months. Not awful, for there is the promise of spring in the air with March just around the corner, but still somehow disappointing and depressing. How nice then, of Aston Villa to turn up, knock on the housemaster’s

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
06 Feb 2015

Alexis out of Sp*rs game + Arsecast 339 with John Devine

Morning all. The early team news is out ahead of tomorrow’s trip to White Hart Lane and there’s bad news in that Alexis won’t make it. He’s been struggling with a hamstring strain, and Arsene Wenger said yesterday: The latest is that Alexis is not ready. He is not far

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05 Feb 2015

Giroud awakening

The signing of Mesut Özil in the summer of 2013 was significant not only for the quality of the player Arsenal had purchased. It was a signing of great political importance too. One can draw a line through Arsenal’s transfer history and plot acquisitions that were intended to signal a

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05 Feb 2015

Tobacc-oh-no! Plus Mertesacker on Arsenal environment

Morning all. Let’s hope today we can start talking about football again, because as nice as the world is without Arsenal related drama, it’s also a little bit dull. So much so that we have another Jack Wilshere smoking extravaganza to pass the time. A photo emerged this week of

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04 Feb 2015

Tactics Column: Arsenal show their full repertoire

That brilliant change of tack, which can transform a career or the fortunes of a team, more often comes from luck and happenstance rather than a sudden, piercing insight. Take Francis Coquelin’s sudden promotion to the first team for example. Only more than a month ago, he was playing on

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04 Feb 2015

New deal for Akpom would be just the start of a long road

You know when there’s a hurricane and there’s this bit in the eye of the storm that’s super calm? Wouldn’t it be cool if there was an eye of a calm where, in a really small space, things just went berserk? Obviously it wouldn’t be good for anyone in it,

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