15 Jan 2015

Sales and loans and Arteta blow

As expected the big transfer news yesterday was the sale of Benik Afobe to Wolves for around £2m, no doubt with the typical Arsenal sell-on clause involved too should he really start fulfilling the potential the club saw in him. Highly regarded but hampered by a couple of bad knee

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14 Jan 2015

The underlying explanation for it all*

I wonder if one day there’ll be some kind of University course about Arsenal’s transfer dealings. Some days I get the feeling I’m missing something so obvious that it would make sense of it all. Maybe only in the future will we see method behind the madness. How else to

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13 Jan 2015

Ballon d’Or bollocks + some defensive chat

Morning all. Did you watch any of that Ballon d’Or nonsense last night? Not for me. I don’t need to see Lionel Messi wearing a suit that nobody else would wear. Or Cristiano Ronaldo groomed to within in inch of his life. Or any of those other people in FIFA

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
12 Jan 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 50 – 12.01.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at yesterday’s very enjoyable 3-0 win over Stoke, the performance of Alexis and those around him who helped, the manager’s decision to bring in David Ospina and the injury suffered by Mathieu

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12 Jan 2015

Arsenal 3-0 Stoke: Well supported Alexis runs the show again

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video As I touched on yesterday, home games against Stoke are never quite as traumatic as those away, and yesterday’s turned out to be one of the most comfortable wins we’ve had over them, or anyone, for quite a while.

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11 Jan 2015

Arsenal v Stoke – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the Premier League tie between Arsenal and Stoke City, kick off at 13.30GMT. 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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11 Jan 2015

Stoke preview: Make home advantage count

It’s a little over a month since we last played Stoke and it’s fair to say that what happened that day was not our finest hour (or 90 mins) this season. 3-0 down, it probably should have been 4-0, but we scored twice to give ourselves hope before a harsh

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10 Jan 2015

Saturday round-up: Ozil, Szczesny, dressing room leaks

Good morning, a quick Saturday round-up for you. Let’s start with some good injury news … I mean good news on the injury front. Mesut Ozil is back from his lengthy lay-off and available again for Sunday’s game against Stoke. He hasn’t played since October 5th, when we lost to

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
09 Jan 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Since my last epistle we have seen the possibly permanent but definitely definite departure of a much-loved forward, Mr. Lucien Ponsonby, who hath decideth, as he decideth everything, with a big Mozzarella eating grin, that he shall be plying his trade for the Milan Internationals. I have managed to find

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
09 Jan 2015

In defence of Szczesny + Arsecast 335

Morning all, thankfully we’ll have a press conference this morning and we can start looking forward to this weekend’s game against Stoke – as much as you can look forward to a game against Stoke – simply so something other than Wojciech Szczesny’s dad is the main story of the

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08 Jan 2015

Window shopping

With Arsenal fixtures arriving at neat seven day intervals throughout January, and with gaps still to fill in a lopsided Arsenal squad, the January transfer window is likely to dominate discussion even more than it usually does. Whilst I think the window has taken on an overly phantasmagorical appearance in

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08 Jan 2015

The possible reasons why we haven’t spent yet

It’s been something of a quiet week so far, which, I suppose, is to be expected in one way. After the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year, it’s normal enough that things will chill out for a bit when you’ve got a full seven days between games. Especially

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