12 May 2015

Tactics column: Swansea frustrate as Coq blocked

It was a mesmerising sight, yet at the heart of it, there was also something a little odd. The Gunners were giving a display of scintillating attacking verve, the players constantly interchanging positions with each other, mixed up by some devastatingly rapid counter-attacks. Soon enough they would go 2-0 up,

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
12 May 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 67 – 12.05.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the disappointing 1-0 defeat to Swansea, the implications of the result, where the team fell down last night, the goalkeeper and more. As well as that we answer questions about manager swapping, Danny

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12 May 2015

Arsenal 0-1 Swansea: Gunners pay price for poor finishing

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video There are things that remain familiar throughout your life, even if you go a long time without experiencing them. Like that taste you get in your mouth if you hit your head, or losing a game in smash and

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11 May 2015

Arsenal v Swansea – live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the Premier League game between Arsenal and Swansea, kick off at 20.00GMT. 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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11 May 2015

Swansea preview + Wenger on Chambers and centre-halves

Football at last! The weekend wasn’t much fun really. Chelsea v Liverpool was dull and pretty gross from a goalscoring point of view, while Man City’s 6-0 win over QPR has given them a real boost in terms of goal difference. While it’s still in our hands, their +41 to

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10 May 2015

Sunday round-up: Walcott, Coquelin and Cazorla

Good morning to you, and I hope you’re feeling ok on this football free weekend. I didn’t yet see any Match of the Day or anything, but Crystal Palace were unable to do us any favours yesterday against Man Utd. A late goal saw them win 2-1 but even with

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
09 May 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Only one event on which to report this fine Friday. Tottenham Hotspur of the Home Counties, truly the Nigel Farage of English football, abjectly failed for the twentieth consecutive time to finish above their London neighbours, Arsenal. Perhaps those horrible coves should get the message and move further away from

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09 May 2015

Wenger wants Walcott and Jenks to stay

Thankfully the rains have stopped. Yesterday it rained for 50 hours in total, but these rains were not down in Africa so I did not bless them. Forget a hundred, there was nothing that a hundred and twenty-eight men or more could ever do. Rain is magic in Ireland. Not

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
08 May 2015

Wilshere or Walcott for the right hand side? + Arsecast 351

Happy Friday to you all. Today’s the day when we find out who’s going to be fit and ready for our weekend game except our game isn’t on till Monday because of TV and then you just feel like going back to bed. The early news is no Arteta, no

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07 May 2015

Cazorla’s influence enables Arsenal

Since reverting to a three man central midfield at the outset of the 2009-10 season, Arsene Wenger has undergone a sort of philosophical struggle. In a midfield triumvirate, the roles of the holding player and the number 10 are reasonably well defined. It is the player that acts as a

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07 May 2015

Lionel makes it look easy

In the absence of any Arsenal related goings-on, I was forced to watch other teams playing football last night. Two of the passiest, tippy-tappiest teams that ever have lived got it on and I suppose it was all right. Bayern started with a revolutionary 1 at the back formation, content

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06 May 2015

Unpredictability comes from variety + some Wilshere stuff

Morning all. Monday night football really messes up the week, doesn’t it? Today feels like a Tuesday to me and instead it’s Wednesday. The week is half over, and I’ve only got three-quarters of the stuff done that I need to get done, with less that a quarter of the

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