granit_xhaka Arsenal
21 May 2016

Xhaka set to sign in £30m deal + Saturday round-up

Morning all, a very quick first Saturday of the off-season round-up for you. The big story this morning is that our first signing of the summer looks imminent. We’ve been consistently linked with Granit Xhaka for months now, and reports yesterday said that he had flown to London to finalise

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
20 May 2016

Arsecast Episode 391 – End of season round-table

As mentioned this morning, there were some audio issues with the conversation part of this podcast, but thanks to kindly Arseblog reader/listener David, they’ve been taken care of, so we have a podcast for you. Thanks David! I’m joined by Tim Stillman, Andrew Allen and the Man from East Lower

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
20 May 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Was there ever a more hilarious ending to a football season than this one just past? One so rib-ticklingly amusing, so stomach-burstingly mirthful? Perhaps. Anno Lasagnum, 2006, was perhaps its equal. But even that glorious day, with its comically Spursian gourmet twist, suggesting faecally polluted pasta-based sabotage by a Goonerian

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20 May 2016

Mikel Arteta: an appreciation + audio woes and a movie trailer

Morning all. I have to start with an apology because the end of season round-table Arsecast I recorded last night is, unfortunately, unbroadcastable. There’s an intermittent clicking/interference that wasn’t there when I was chatting with the chaps, but it’s there from the first seconds of the conversation right until the

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19 May 2016

Farewell, Little Moz-Arteta

Less sympathetic Arsenal commentators describe Theo Walcott as the emblematic player of the Emirates era. An expensive show of faith in potential unrealised, occasional glimpses of promise punctuated by yawning stretches of injury and incompetence. He gives you just enough to keep you engaged, to convince yourself that there is

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19 May 2016

Europa League final + transfer updates on Morata and Xhaka

Good morning to you. Last night I watched the Europa League final with the Mugsmasher in a pub which was filled to the brim with other Mugsmashers. He enjoyed the first half quite a lot, and I don’t blame him. Liverpool were quite good, whereas Sevilla weren’t, and then Daniel

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18 May 2016

Tactics Column: Giroud bags hattrick but Alexis the main man

There were tears and cheers as the curtains came down on Arsenal’s season, though the overwhelming feeling around Emirates was surely relief. Relief that Arsenal were finally able to stave off the challenge of Sp*rs for another season, but also that such an underwhelming season has ended. Beating Aston Villa

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Arsenal squad 2016
18 May 2016

Squad assessment in 140 characters or less (ish) – 2016

In what’s now some kind of tradition, it’s time for the annual Arseblog squad assessment post. This time last year they were done in a kind of Twitter-ish style of around 140 characters, and I see no reason to change. Just a note that I’m using the grading system we

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17 May 2016

Ignore the wilfully stupid punditry + Arteta, Wilshere and Walcott

Morning. Still laughing? Of course you are. I find my laughter is rekindled whenever I see or hear a grumpy pundit who tries to suggest that Arsenal finishing second above Sp*rs is nothing to be celebrated. There are only two possible explanations for this point of view. 1 – In

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
16 May 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 123 – 16.05.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this show we laugh at Tottenham. Then we laugh at Tottenham before laughing at Tottenham. After that we spend some time laughing at Tottenham, we laugh at Tottenham, laugh at Tottenham, and finish the first

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arteta_goal_villa 2016
16 May 2016

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa: Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Match Report – Player ratings – Sp*rsLOL – Video Sometimes writing a blog is quite easy. A thing happens, you write about it, and that’s more or less it. Other times it’s more complicated, because the topic is a bit contentious or delicate, and it requires some thinking. And other

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15 May 2016

Video: On the whistle Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa

Here’s Gunnerblog’s On the whistle reaction to what was a hilarious day at the Emirates. It’s happened again. The news site is struggling as so many people want to laugh at Tottenham. We’ll have all the bits there when things calm down again. In the meantime … …. hahahaha.

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