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

On this episode we talk about the 2-1 defeat to Sp*rs in the North London derby, a discussion which revolves in large part around our calamitous defending and some of our sub-par defenders. We ask how much Mikel Arteta can do with such error-prone individuals but reflect on his selection decisions playing a part too. We also chat about the lack of creativity in the team, and how the defensive issues are a significant influence on that side of our game. We also answer questions about losing from winning positions, the need for European football because of the financial implications of a season without it, how at least there’s clarity to what we need to do, the work Edu is doing as Technical Director and lots more.

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