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It’s good to win ugly, but we need a bit of beauty too

Let's begin this morning with some interesting comments from Petr Cech about how a team needs to be able to 'win ugly'. It's something we've heard down the years, about how one of the signs of a really good side is being able to grind out wins when not playing particularly well. I suppose it's much more applicable to teams...

Arsenal 2-0 Everton: Petr keeps Toffees in Cech

Match report - Player ratings - By the numbers - Video In some ways it's fitting that on the day we kept our first clean of the season, our goalkeeper was the man of the match. Petr Cech's performance was fantastic, the captain made saves, dominated his area, and used all his experience to ensure that Everton were never able...

Arsecast Extra Episode 249 – 24.09.2018

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. On this week's show we celebrate the first clean sheet of the season in the 2-0 win over Everton. Petr Cech was the man of the match, the front four contributed but raise questions, Lucas Torreira got his first start, and we're steadily racking up the...

Arsenal v Everton – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of our Premier League clash at home to Everton - kick off 16.00 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 Arseblog Live - click login on the...

A few pre-Everton questions

It's Everton in the Premier League later this afternoon, and a few questions occur to me. Is it time for Torreira? Yes. Yes it is. It is time for Torreira. Like a kind of footballing Hue & Cry, I'm Looking For Lucas. There's obviously a bit of worry about him after he seemed to pick up an ankle knock in the...

My kingdom for a clean sheet

We're six games in to the season and yet to keep a clean sheet. This is, despite four wins in a row, a little bit of a worry. Sitting here this morning writing this, I have no idea where that stacks up against previous seasons, so I'm going to do some live research (which is only live for me,...

A FAREWELL TO IVAN

Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
I thought it was fitting this week not to examine yestereve’s game against Ukrainian titans Vorskla Poltava, but to focus on one man. One giant man. One enormous, towering figure, who more than any other, has transformed Arsenal, lifting us from obscure, small town part-timers into the top six club every farmer’s team thinks they can scalp. Some say David...

Episode 493 – Learning to run

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast. On this week's show I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to discuss the 4-2 over FC Vorskla and the Europa League in general. We also chat about the new boss, the players response to his methods, and where we are at this very early point in the season. Then there's...

Arsenal 4-2 FC Vorskla: European campaign starts with a win but the wait for a clean sheet continues

Match report - Player ratings - By the numbers - Video So our European campaign is off to a winning start with a 4-2 victory over FC Vorskla. I don't think the scoreline really reflects our dominance, particularly in the second half, but it's an illustration that there are still things that Unai Emery needs to work on with this...

Arsenal v FC Vorskla – live blog

Join us this evening for live blog coverage of our Europa League clash at home to FC Vorskla - kick off 20.00 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 Arseblog Live - click login on...

Europa League still the poor relation, but Emery’s rotation provides real interest

There's nothing quite like the glamour of European football. And Arsenal v FC Vorskla is, genuinely, nothing like the glamour of European football. It's a fixture which – with all due respect to our Ukrainian opponents – really hammers home the difference between the Champions League and the Europa League, and a second season in this competition is really...

Bernd Fingers

Having played their first 5 league matches of the season, Arsenal are about to enter a sort of second phase of the campaign, with the Europa League group stages and the Carabao Cup tumbling into the fray. While a little unloved, these competitions give fringe players their first real chance to make an impression on the season and for...