01 Aug 2016

US tour ends with Chivas win, Wenger on transfers, Mahrez and the Ox

Morning all, it’s a bank holiday here today, so just a quick one from me this morning. The pre-season tour of the US was completed with a 3-1 win over Chivas Guadalajara in LA last night. The Arsenal goals came from Rob Holding, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Chuba Akpom. Watch the

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31 Jul 2016

Nobody should be in any doubt that I have a clean elbow

I have a really clean elbow. It’s probably the cleanest it’s been in years. Not out of any plan or decision to make my elbow gleaming, I should point out. I rarely, if ever, think about my elbows. They’re just there. Sure, they’re very handy. A useful arm-hinge that enables

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30 Jul 2016

ALL the latest transfer news and some actual real stuff too

Hello, happy Saturday. A very quick round-up for you of all the stuff and things that are going on. In terms of transfers, there’s not a lot happening. I wasn’t expecting anything really after Ivan Gazidis said ‘in terms of this week, I don’t think there will be any radical

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29 Jul 2016

Wenger on MLS All-Star win, The Jeffs jeffs it up, defenders linked

Morning from a drizzly, damp Dublin. It’s Friday and that means that tomorrow is Saturday. And it’s a bank holiday weekend. As if banks need any more holidays. Frankly after the mess they made of everything they should be made work 24 hours a day and more than that if

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28 Jul 2016

Arsenal’s 5 step plan for improvement

Arsenal trailed champions Leicester City by a total of ten points last season, with Per Mertesacker admitting that it was “a miracle” that the Gunners finished as high as second place. So what were the major flaws that impeded the team from mounting a concerted title challenge? What are the

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28 Jul 2016

Tour stuff, centre-half linked, and Gazidis does it again

So yesterday on Arsenal’s Snapchat Francis Coquelin revealed he’d been training at centre-half and that he’d been, apparently’, ‘bossing it’. Word reaches me from the US tour that Steve Bould and Arsene Wenger had some intense discussions about the Frenchman and they both feel that he can do a good

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27 Jul 2016

Big F*cked German: Mertesacker out for ‘months’

So, the rumours about Per Mertesacker turned out to be true. The manager gave a little more info on the situation at a press conference last night, and it’s bad news for him and for us. It seems he ended the game against Lens with some pain in his knee

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26 Jul 2016

BFG injury raises defensive concerns + Debuchy could go

So Arsenal took off to the US yesterday with a squad much as you’d expect, but with one fairly notable absentee. Per Mertesacker hasn’t made the trip because he’s picked up a knee injury. As yet we don’t know how serious it is, but there were suggestions – from some

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
25 Jul 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 132 – 25.07.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss transfer links to Riyad Mahrez, our first game of pre-season, mixed messages on transfers from Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger, the arrival of Rob Holding and Per Mertesacker’s comments. We

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25 Jul 2016

Arsenal heading stateside as Mertesacker raises concerns

Howdy, hope you all had a good weekend. This week sees the team head off to America where Theo Walcott is going to take over from Donald Trump as Republican candidate for the presidency after its revealed his hair is a wig made from stems cells of orphan puppy Labradors

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24 Jul 2016

Smoke and Mahrez as Leicester winger linked again + Sunday round-up

Happy Sunday to you all. A very quick round-up of what’s going on, and yesterday French Eurosport – which we all hope is the most reliable Eurosport of them all – ran a story which said that Arsenal and Riyad Mahrez were totally going to hook up. We ran a

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23 Jul 2016

Rob Holding signs as club and manager change the message about transfers

Good morning and happy Saturday to you. A quick look at what went down yesterday, and there was some interesting stuff. Let’s start with an actual signing, and the capture of Rob Holding from Bolton Wanderers was made official. The 20 year old was Bolton’s Player of the Year last

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