Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog.

Defeat to Manchester United but a day from which we can draw some positives, not least the performances of some of the young players sent out at Old Trafford. We chat about the Konstantinos Mavropanos debut, Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Calum Chambers, the overall context of the game and ask questions about the ‘Granit Xhaka narrative’ peddled by Sky. Then we answer listener questions about Thursday’s semi-final second leg in Madrid, what kind of a manager we might appoint with the transfer budget we have, how we might spend that reported £50m if we had to splash it on just one player, what’s happened Rob Holding, Sven Mislintat’s influence and lots more.

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