19 Feb 2015

All the world’s an armchair

On Wednesday afternoon, the BBC announced their decision to televise Arsenal’s F.A. Cup quarter-final tie at Manchester United on a Monday evening. Given that Arsenal fans are entitled to a sizeable allocation of 9,000 for the tie, this tinkering affected more people than television’s indifference to the away fan usually

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19 Feb 2015

BBC flex their broadcasting muscles at the expense of fans

Morning all. On last week’s Arsecast, in the wake of the new TV deal which saw Sky and BT pay a bazillion pounds for the rights to the Premier League, the discussion turned to the influence television companies have over kick off times. Clubs are at the whim of the

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18 Feb 2015


I didn’t see any Champions League last night as I was playing football myself, and I’m very cautious about criticising an entire group of people for the behaviour of some idiots, but the ones involved in that incident on the Paris Metro are depressing to me. I don’t suppose we

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17 Feb 2015

Up against the big boys in the FA Cup 1/4 finals

Morning. I guess we’ll start with the draw for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and we’ve got a trip to Old Trafford as the next step on our road to defending the trophy. They beat Preston last night thanks to some outrageous cheating and inept officiating. For the first

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
16 Feb 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 55 – 16.02.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back on the 2-0 win over Boro in the FA Cup yesterday, a great team display but also some fantastic individual performances, not least from Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil. We rate Gabriel’s

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16 Feb 2015

Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough: Gunners dazzle to reach quarter-finals

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video Two goals in two minutes from Olivier Giroud were enough to secure passage into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup yesterday, but the scoreline didn’t really do justice to Arsenal’s performance. Boro’s Spanish keeper Tomas Mejias made a number

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15 Feb 2015

Arsenal v Middlesbrough – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the FA Cup meeting between Arsenal and Middlesbrough, kick off at 16.00GMT. 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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15 Feb 2015

Boro preview: Changes expected, but Arsenal have to be aware

It’s FA Cup 5th round action today as we get ready to face Middlesbrough, slayers of the hubristic Man City in the last round. They arrive full of confidence as they sit top of the Championship, and in great form too. They’re unbeaten in 10 games, scoring 17 goals and

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14 Feb 2015

Saturday round-up: Ramsey, Alexis and TV money

Morning all. A quick Saturday round-up for you. The team news from yesterday came with confirmation of Aaron Ramsey’s hamstring strain, but with the development that it was a ‘grade one’, the least serious. You might remember when Lukas Podolski missed over 3 months when he tore his hamstring last

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
13 Feb 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

One advantage of having a retinue of butlers, under-butlers, footmen, gardeners, a chauffeur, a Lady’s maid and a valet is that when times become a little overwhelming, they do their best to shield the master of the house from bad news. And so it was that after Mr. Orwell poked

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
13 Feb 2015

Turtlenecks, goalkeepers and Arsecast 340

Good morning to you, it’s a pretty quiet Friday morning. Little of any note happened yesterday. The most exciting thing was Olivier Giroud giving an interview in a turtleneck. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for a good turtleneck, especially in the winter. As I’ve grown older my neck

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12 Feb 2015

Ospina and Szczesny keep the debate going

David Ospina has played 6 games in goal for Arsenal since New Year’s Day. Whilst we are a long way from being able to formulate definite conclusions about his abilities, there is enough of a sample now to revisit the goalkeeping debate. Ospina played well in January, amassing four clean

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