06 Sep 2014

Routine, routine … wait, what?

Normally my morning routine goes like this: Get up, bathroom, make coffee, write Arseblog. However, this morning it changed. I did the first two things as normal, then realised I was absolutely bollixed from last night’s game of 5-a-side and sitting down at a desk first thing would not be

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05 Sep 2014

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

First we turn to the City of Manchester Stadium, AKA the Abu Dhabi Dome, AKA The Lowest Circle of Hell Arena, AKA The Shitty Hat Stadium, AKA Manchester City Council Stadium, AKA Stockport Park, AKA The Palace of Grotesquery, AKA The Oil Ground, AKA The Compound of `Mercenaries, AKA Mrs.

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05 Sep 2014

Interlull: it never stops but Sanogo scores

Good day Gooners, apologies if you couldn’t get to the site for a while this morning. Gremlins, I’m told. We’re slap bang in the middle of an Interlull but then we should be used to these things by now. And it gives us a couple of days to calm down

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04 Sep 2014

Welbeck’s mellow gold

It’s difficult to argue that the transfer window hasn’t become a kind of competition in itself in this day and age. A catwalk for football’s fiduciary vanity. We’ve come to a stage where the window has become a barometer for judging a manager’s worth. I have seen all sorts of

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04 Sep 2014

Welbeck talks, Jonker on his new role with the youth

Morning all. Well, we’ve heard from our new signing, Danny Welbeck but nothing yet from the manager. This is because Arsene Wenger is in Switzerland at the manager’s conference for managers to learn how to manage and be managers in a managerial way, or something. This picture, via @Sport_Witness shows

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03 Sep 2014

Balance at the back

In his first column for Arseblog, @RoamingLibero looks at the full backs and the issue of defensive balance in the team. The need for balance in partnerships in each position, and through a team, is widely acknowledged. But it is easy to overlook just how vital the equilibrium between attacking

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03 Sep 2014

Interlull kicks in, step back and take stock

I reckon it’s gonna be quiet for a few days, what with the Interlull and all that, and maybe that’s not a bad thing. There’s been a lot said over the last 24-48 hours as the madness of deadline day took hold. Despite my concerns over our defensive issues, ones

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
02 Sep 2014

Arsecast Extra Episode 31 – 02.09.2014

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the madness of transfer deadline day, the signing of Danny Welbeck, the fact we didn’t sign a defender, and look at the summer’s business overall. As well as that we answer lots of

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02 Sep 2014

Welbeck signs, but no justification for not strengthening the defence

So, the window is now shut and despite some concerns about the state of certain areas of the squad, I’m glad it has because now we can concentrate on the football rather than the increasingly freakish sideshow that is the transfer market. I suppose the best place to start is

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01 Sep 2014

Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal: Bad decisions lead to dropped points

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video Sometimes it’s very difficult to figure out Arsene Wenger. While I fully accept he knows his players better than I do and has more information which has an impact on his team selection, I thought yesterday’s line-up was a

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Arsenal live blog
31 Aug 2014

Leicester City v Arsenal: live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League clash between Leicester City and Arsenal, kick off at 16.00 GMT. 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

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31 Aug 2014

Leicester preview: Ramsey’s return gives Wenger selection choice

An away day before the Interlull as we prepare ourselves for Leicester City today. It was, some time ago, a mainstay of the Premier League season. Managed by Martin O’Neill they were always a tricky side to face. Who can forget the threat of Muzzy Izzet? Anyway, this time around

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