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

Our pre-season fixtures are finished, next up it’s the opening game of the new campaign against Newcastle. James and I reflect on the Barcelona game and pre-season as a whole, as well as gauging our readiness as the Premier League looms. There’s been excitement in the transfer market, and from young players, but there are question marks hanging over certain areas of the team, in particular the defence. Will we be able to find answers before the transfer window closes on Thursday? Then we have lots of listener questions about our centre-half situation, what kind of a season we can expect from Mesut Ozil, loaning or keeping young players, our line-up for Sunday and loads more besides.

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