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Emery’s early decisions highlight the need for greater inclusion in football matters in the future

This morning I woke up furious because I had a dream in which Sokratis Papastathopoulos had some kind of authority over me, like a teacher or middle-manager of some kind, and he insisted on knowing which email client I used to send an email. My feeling on this was that it made no difference and that it was none of...

Hello Mr W. Anker, you are an extreme W. Anker

The reaction to our opening day defeat has, in my experience at least, been pleasingly measured for the most part. I know we can all cultivate our own Twitter and social media experience – some might say it's an echo-chamber which leaves us no room for alternative points of view. My personal feeling on this is that blocking extreme...

Arsecast Extra Episode 243 – 13.08.2018

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. So the Unai Emery era has begun, and not unexpectedly Man City were too strong for us. We discuss the match, the performance, the new style of play, and whether we might have been wiser to do things differently against the Champions, team selection, the debut...

Arsenal 0-2 Man City: Some positives but Unai Emery has a big job on his hands

Match Report - Player Ratings - By the numbers - Video It was clear from pre-season that Unai Emery was going to need some time to get his team playing the way he wants, and it was also fairly clear that facing a team as good and as well-oiled as Man City at this nascent stage of our development under...

Arsenal v Man City – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of our first Premier League game of the season, and the Unai Emery era, against Man City at the Emirates. We've got up the second live text commentary, updates, goal clips, observations and occasionally witty asides. If you want to join the chat, register an Arseblog Live account. To do that, go to...

Arsenal v Man City – Here we go again!

So, we've had all the talk, all the summer, all the pre-season preparation, all the hard work and the letting people know about the hard work, the tactical adjustments, the change in playing style, the different demands from a new head coach, new personnel on and off the pitch, and the time has come to put it into action. It...

Tactics Column: We’re on the Ball!

The season is approaching and Arsenal’s pre-season is over. I’ve already had a look at how the team set up without the ball over the course of pre-season (you can read that here) but the approach on the ball has also been noticeably different to under Arsene Wenger. In recent years under the old boss, Arsenal became incredibly susceptible to...

Emery’s first press conference: Team news, potential departures, captain Koscielny

Morning all, a Saturday round-up for you as the Premier League season is now underway. Sadly, Manchester United won last night because as much as we might all enjoy them losing as a matter of course, anything that might add to Mourinho on the brink of a meltdown would have been even more welcome. We can only hope that...

The Arseblog Season Preview: 2018-19

It's time for the traditional Arseblog season preview post, but rather than just my feelings on where we are now as the opening game looms, I thought it'd be interesting to get the opinions of some of our regular writers and see how they tally up. All of these have been written independently of each other, so there's no cross-contamination!...

Transfer window closes and now the Unai Emery era can really begin

Yesterday's blog asked the question – 'What will transfer deadline day bring for Arsenal?'. Beyond puppy pictures and strange doodles on our live blog, the answer was: nothing. There was one deal and that was Lucas Perez going to West Ham. Beyond that it was a quiet day, although there was some talk of David Ospina agreeing terms with Besiktas but...

Episode 487 – New Season Preview 2

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast. This is the second of our new season preview episodes and in this one I have a chat with Tayo Popoola about what's to come, starting with Man City on Sunday, Alex Iwobi's deal and a little bit of Kroenke stuff too. Then it's Tim Stillman, Charles Watts and...

Episode 486 – New Season Preview 1

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast. In this first of two pre-season podcast episodes, I chat with Ken Early from Second Captains about the dawn of a new Premier League campaign, how quickly it's come around, Jose Mourinho's latest meltdown, Unai Emery's appointment, Liverpool's chances this season, and a look at the rest of the...