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Arsenal 4-1 West Ham: Gunners finish with a flourish as Wenger opens up a bit

Match report - Player ratings - By the numbers - Video So the first of the final seven, hopefully eight, games of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal career ended with a comprehensive win, but it was a late flourish and three goals in the last ten minutes which perhaps means the scoreline doesn't tell the full story. The manager picked a stronger side...

Arsene Wenger’s selection balancing act on what will be an emotional day at the Emirates

Just three home games remain this season and after Friday's announcement I suspect the Emirates Stadium will be fuller than it might have been otherwise. Not because Arsenal v West Ham is all of a sudden a game everyone is interested in again, but because the news of Arsene Wenger's departure has acted like a kind of salve and...

The Script Is Flipped

The announcement of Arsene Wenger’s imminent departure yesterday caused something of an earthquake in the Arsenal fanbase. The aftershock will continue until his final match- be that May 13th or 16th and the club will hope the tidal wave of emotion can carry them to Europa League glory. In an instant much of the apathy and ill-feeling towards Arsene...

The time is right to say goodbye, but Wenger’s legacy will endure

Twenty-two years ago I had no idea who Arsene Wenger was. When it came to choosing a new manager, it seemed inconceivable that Arsenal would do anything other than appoint Johan Cruyff. The celebrated Dutchman had been a brilliant player, and the amazing job he'd done at Barcelona was surely enough to get him the job in London. The Ajax...

Episode 469 – Arsene calls it quits

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast. Two podcasts in one day, but this is no ordinary day. Earlier, Arsene Wenger announced his intention to leave the club at the end of the season, and it's been an emotional rollercoaster since. First, I talk to James from Gunnerblog about his reaction to it, as well as...

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
And so it has come to pass. Our dear Alan Windsor, our rock, our ever-present, the only manager some of the faithful have ever known, is to depart the managerial bench, some fifteen years older than Herbert Chapman was when he died. Saddest of all will be the nation’s worst journalists and pundits, who will now have to find more...

Wenger disappointing on the Arsenal attendance issue + club do right by fans

Arsenal empty seats
It was, generally speaking, a fairly uneventful press conference yesterday, as the manager spoke ahead of the West Ham game on Sunday. We can do some of the team news etc a little closer to the game, but the one stand-out piece of injury info is that Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be fit for next Thursday when we play Atletico...

Episode 468 – Tickets, Europe, Stuff and Things

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast. After a slow Arsenal news week, this episode begins with Daniel Storey of Football 365, and we look back on the Premier League season as a whole after Man City have been crowned champions. We chat about the quality in the league this season, safe-standing, as well as Arsene...

Every (Away) Day Is Like Sunday

Arsenal’s away form has been a going concern for the entire season- the Gunners waited until October 22nd for their first win on the road. A quirk of the fixture list meant that Arsene Wenger’s side went 6 weeks without an away fixture recently and a little momentum was built with consecutive home wins against Watford, Stoke City and...

What’s left for Arsenal in the remainder of the season – analysis and predictions

Arsenal have seven games left on the fixture list for this season. There could be eight, but that obviously depends what happens in the semi-final against Atletico Madrid. If we come through that successfully, our final match would be the Europa League final against either Marseille or Energy Drink Salzburg. What does it mean for the rest of the games...

Arsenal potentially facing a very complicated summer

Maybe we're getting ahead of ourselves here, but there's nothing much happening this week as radio silence continues, and we all know that this summer is going to be a somewhat complicated one because of what's going on on a number of levels. Firstly, there's the World Cup in Russia, and we know from experience that during these summers transfer...

Arsenal’s defensive issues go far deeper than Mustafi’s individual errors

I think we can safely expect this to be a quiet week, unless something unusual happens. With no European game, and another away defeat to contend with, we're going to be in radio silence mode as a club. There's not a lot of room for delicious content when you're losing games on the road with the kind of frequency we...