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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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
05 May 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 66 – 05.05.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we look back at the 3-1 win over Hull last night, the goals, sexy flicks, and some great individual performances as we look to finish the season in second place. Then we answer some of

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05 May 2015

Hull City 1-3 Arsenal: midfield masterclass sees Tigers mauled

Match report – By the numbers – Player ratings – Video An Arsenal side unchanged from the one which drew 0-0 with Chelsea in its last game drew level with Man City on points after a fine 3-1 over Hull last night. The home side caused us problems in the

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04 May 2015

Hull City v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League game between Hull City and Arsenal, 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

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04 May 2015

Hull preview : Wenger on Jack and Giroud

What a strange day Sunday was. Normally there’s football on the TV but as far as I could see there was nothing happening at all yesterday, and of course if nothing happened then nothing happened so there you go. I mean, even if I was the most magnanimous person alive,

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03 May 2015

Mork calling Orson, come in Orson

I stayed up late last night to watch the boxing fight between Dwayne Halfpenny and Mangbert Pacman. I have no idea who won, but hopefully the bloke who is not the ideal role model in the sport where the aim is to punch somebody in the face harder and more

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02 May 2015

Saturday round-up: Alexis, Chile and other stuff

Happy Saturday to you. It’s absolutely pissing down with rain here in Dublin, it’s grey, my head is somewhat *boilked* after one too many pints of Scraggy Bay last night. Still, I came home and wrote what I think is possibly the most insightful, informative article of my life on

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
01 May 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Perhaps the most extraordinary thing to have happened this week was this ghastly video released by Chelsea Football Club. It seems that this particular Academy Award winning piece of celluloid was in response to the outrageous suggestion that by keeping a half dozen thugs behind the ball at all times,

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
01 May 2015

A hideous weekend lies ahead + Arsecast 350

Morning all. It’s wrong to say that Friday’s before a Monday game are pointless, but they do feel meaningless and empty (like a Chelsea title win). With no football until Monday evening we have to endure an Arsenal-free weekend, looking for entertainment in the failures of others. Can Tony Pulis

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30 Apr 2015

Here we are now, entertain us

This week, we were handed a revealing insight into why football fans are more than mere cash machines in the modern game. For my money, the thrust for supporter issues, such as ticket prices, should focus on the realities of our current role. We are a studio audience for an

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