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

In this episode James and I chat about the pre-season game against Chelsea, and some of the key takeaways from that, including our first look at £50m signing Ben White. Thomas Partey looked good but then got injured, potentially bad news for fans and for Mikel Arteta. His replacement, Granit Xhaka, looked like a dead cert departure this summer but now he’s going to stay – we discuss the implications of that as we still look to improve our midfield. There’s a lot of transfer chat, with focus on the difficulties we’re having moving players on, as well as listener questions about who might leave, the possible arrival of another striker as we target Lautaro Martinez, injury speculation, refereeing in friendlies, Eddie Nketiah and lots more.

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