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

On this week’s show the 3-0 defeat to Man City wasn’t unexpected, but the obvious gulf between the two clubs is now even more obvious, and that’s depressing. We chat a bit about the game, our defending and midfield deficiencies, Freddie’s tough job and his calls for more from the hierarchy, and Mesut Ozil’s substitution and reaction to it. Of course with pictures emerging of Arsenal executives leaving Mikel Arteta’s house last night, we discuss his candidacy, what he might bring to the job if he gets it, the risks involved of appointing a rookie, but also why he might be the ideal man at this precise moment in time. There are listener questions about recruitment, the Europa League, Ozil and China and lots more besides.

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