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How the sands of power are shifting at Arsenal

Morning to you, there's clearly a lot to get through so let's get started. Erm ... It's that kind of a week. With no game this weekend, there's an absolute dearth of anything Arsenal related. I think there were some games in the FA Cup, but I didn't see any of them. The only thing I watched this weekend was Black...

The one in which Jeff Goldblum has an old TV … or something

Morning all, it's very quiet so a quick blog for you. In recent times it feels the world has gone in strange directions that we didn't think it would go in. It's been a bit disconcerting at times, sort of like when you were watching an old TV and the reception was really bad. You kept watching, hoping it would...

Stop worrying about Cech not saving penalties, worry about Arsenal giving them away

Morning all, as I'm sure you all know there's no Arsenal this weekend because it's FA Cup and we're not in the FA Cup because we got beaten by Nottingham Forest in the third round. We do have a cup final next weekend and a Europa League game on Thursday but unlike the Premier League I don't really care about...

Östersunds FK 0-3 Arsenal: No slip-ups as Gunners do a professional job

Match report - Player ratings - By the numbers - Video Like most of the Europa League campaign this was a game which won't go down in the annals as particularly memorable from a footballing perspective. It was a routine win from a team which barely needed (or wanted) to get out of second gear, but it provided us with...

Episode 462 – Captain Dave and his penalty save

Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast. On today's show, recorded immediately after the 3-0 win over Östersunds FK in the Europa League last night, I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Tim from @7amkickoff. We chat about the game, winning away at last, a clean sheet and a penalty save for captain David Ospina, Danny Welbeck's...

Circumstances challenging but Arsenal should have enough to win in Sweden

It's Europa League action tonight as Arsenal take on Östersunds FK away from home on an artificial pitch in sub-zero temperatures without a host of first team players. What could possibly go wrong?! This competition is our bread and butter now, and tonight's game is very much a trip into the unknown. By now I'm sure you've read all about...

Arsenal and the Europa League- A Marriage of Inconvenience

And so it came to pass that Arsenal’s best chance of not playing in the Europa League next season rests on winning the competition itself. For a clunky, unloved competition, it is perhaps apt that its greatest reward lies in the fact that you don’t have to enter it again for the next season. The signing of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang...

Lacazette injury opens the door for Welbeck + half-hearted boardroom leak does nobody any good

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cup-tied for the Europa League – despite having not played in the Europa League this season – there was a chance for Alexandre Lacazette to remind Arsene Wenger he could still make a contribution this season. The French international would undoubtedly have played up front against Ostersund tomorrow night, had he not picked up a knee...

Focus on Europa League creates challenges, but also provides opportunity

Chelsea's 3-0 win last night moved them back into the top four ahead of Sp*rs, and the gap between us and the Champions League places is now eight points. Given that Chelsea play Manchester United before we play again in the league, the gap could be eleven points with just 11 games left to play. That's a lot. Our maximum...

Arsecast Extra Episode 213 – 12.02.2018

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. In this week's show we look back at the 1-0 defeat to Sp*rs and talk about how the vagaries of football could have seen us nick something from the game late on despite being dominated in the second half. We talk about Alexandre Lacazette's misses, the...

Arsenal’s weird upcoming schedule + Alexandre’s Lac of confidence

A difficult weekend for Arsenal is now followed by a strange couple of weeks. Due to our involvement in the Carabao Cup final, and lack of it in the FA Cup, we don't play another league game until March 1st. In fact, our next four fixtures see us play the same opposition twice. Home and away against Östersunds in the...

Sp*rs 1-0 Arsenal: The scoreline could have been much, much worse

Match report - Player ratings - By the numbers - Video Another away day, another defeat, and in truth we were lucky the score was just 1-0 in the end. Sp*rs profligacy in front of goal, coupled with some outstanding saves from Petr Cech, ensured the beating we got yesterday looked respectable in terms of the scoreline, but anyone who...