On this week's show James and I reflect on the 2-1 win over Burnley at the Emirates on Saturday. The two strikers got the goals, but there was a lot to like about our performance, in particular the home debut of Dani Ceballos, and his midfield partners Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi. We also chat about the home debuts for David Luiz and Nicolas Pepe, and what they might bring to the team over the course of this season, before we answer questions about playing out from the back, Emery's philosophy, what kind of a team we might pick for Liverpool on Saturday, our top four rivals, VAR and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On this week's show I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to chat about the summer business that Arsenal did, and how it's got people excited again. We discuss the way the club is being run, the improved decision making – highlighted by the way the Eddie Nketiah loan deal was sorted out. Then there's young players, Unai Emery's approach this season, the impact Edu might have on Arsenal's identity, and lots more, including a look ahead to the Burnley game and some Holy God FM.
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The brand new Premier League season has kicked off and Arsenal beat Newcastle away from home and kept a clean sheet in the process. We chat about the game itself, the team selection, Aubameyang's goal, Maitland-Niles contribution to it, and the importance of chipping away at that difficult away record we've had over the last couple of seasons. We discuss the debutantes, the changes Unai Emery made during the game and what they might tell us about his approach this season, and reflect on what was a positive start to the new campaign. Then we have questions about the Mesut Ozil/Sead Kolasinac situation, the young players who played yesterday, how soon we might see David Luiz in defence, who might depart before the European transfer windows close, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Arsenal added to their backline at last, but left it late, bringing in David Luiz from Chelsea and Kieran Tierney from Celtic just before the close of the transfer window. I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Tayo Popoola to chat about the signings, and the transfer window as a whole, before we get a Celtic point of view on the new left back. Kevin Graham is a Celtic fan who has watched Tierney establish himself in the team, so we get some insight into what kind of a player he is, and what he can bring to the club. Then there's a chat with James about our deadline day business, the departure of Alex Iwobi to Everton, and Eddie Nketiah's loan move to Leeds. It's a bumper episode, enjoy.
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As is tradition, it's time for the first of our season preview podcasts with Ken Early of Second Captains. We chat about subscriptions, the new rules coming into the Premier League this season – in particular VAR and wonder about the impact it will have on things. Then there's discussion of each of the top five, including Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal, before Ken reminds me we forgot Sp*rs. There's loads here, including worries about Arsenal's defence – all before we heard about the David Luiz news, so we'll cover that on the next show.
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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Arsenal have smashed their transfer record for the third time in two years, bringing in Nicolas Pepe from Lille. It's a signing that seemed impossible just a week ago, but here he is. Joining me to talk about Pepe the player is Matt Spiro, and we discuss his arrival, the kind of player he is, and more, as well as William Saliba, Laurent Koscielny and Matteo Guendouzi. Then I'm joined by Clive Palmer to delve into the Pepe deal, what it says about us as a club, the message it sends, the impact he'll have on the squad and the way we plays, and loads more besides, including a defensive discussion.
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On this week's show there's been transfer market excitement over the signings of William Saliba and Dani Ceballos, and the potential arrival of Nicolas Pepe has got everything at fever pitch. We chat about all three players, and in particular what the signing of Pepe – should it go through – mean for the team. However, there are still questions about our defence, made more pressing by the Laurent Koscielny situation, and we're asked if the transfer window can be considered a success without signing a centre-half. There are loads of other questions besides, including stuff about Edu, players we might sell, paying agents fees and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Last week Arsenal signed Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid, but what can we expect from him? I'm joined by Colin Millar, the editor of Football Espana, to talk about his career progression from Real Betis to Real Madrid, his difficulties at the Bernebeu, his potential as a player, what this loan move might mean for him and for Arsenal, his social media indiscretions, how this deal is being viewed in Spain and much more.
Colin also talks about his upcoming book: The Frying Pan of Spain:Sevilla v Real Betis: Spain's Hottest Football Rivalry (pre-order here). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
I've arrived in New York City via LA, Charlotte and Washington DC, and recorded a podcast in Brooklyn with Kurtis Powers from Arsenal NYC on a day when we signed two players. Dani Caballos and William Saliba are Gooners – even if they might never play together – so we chat about the signings, the US tour, the players who have impressed and the work we still have to do in the transfer market. There's also some microphone chat, music chat, and a bit of Marvin. Enjoy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This month's episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast is an Emirates Cup special, with the Arsenal Women taking on Bayern Munich Frauen at Emirates Stadium this Sunday. Arsenal have signed a total of six players from Bayern over the last 3 summers now, to get a perspective on how Bayern became Arsenal's feeder club, as well as a new era for the Bavarian side who have just changed their manager for the first time in a decade, Tim talks to Bayern fan Sven Beyrich.
Goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger joined Arsenal from Bayern this summer and will make her debut against her former club at the Emirates on Sunday, Tim talks to her about a new challenge at Arsenal, how she describes herself as a goalkeeper and what attracted her to Arsenal. We wrap the episode up with Pippa chatting to Irish international Katie McCabe about pre-season, her aspirations for the season and the big game against Bayern at the Emirates. All of these interviews are exclusive to this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This week, Andrew is in Washington DC and up very early to record with James who is just back from a rave in a forest. We chat about the game against Fiorentina in Charlotte, the goals from Eddie Nketiah and his potential place in the squad next season, and some of the other behind the scenes bits and pieces from the US tour. We also discuss transfers, selling players, Krystian Bielik, whether signing Wilfried Zaha would 'kill' Reiss Nelson, and lots more besides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Because I'm travelling this week and I had no way of speaking to guests about stuff, this week's podcast is based around our 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in Los Angeles. I took my mic and Zoom into the press box, and recorded myself after key moments, making very astute and interesting observations about stuff, and with some end of game player ratings too. This is posted just after I've got to Charlotte, North Carolina this evening, so please excuse any mistakes because I am banjaxed with tiredness. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This week Andrew is in LA and James is in London so it's a goodly morning/goodly evening situation going on. We chat about the #wecaredoyou campaign which has ignited the fanbase and the media regarding the owner Stan Kroenke. Will it have any effect? What can we realistically hope for, and what kind of impact might it have? We also discuss Laurent Koscielny, our transfer business (or lack of), Raul, Unai Emery, Edu and lots more including listener questions as usual. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On this week's show I chat about the Laurent Koscielny bombshell with the BBC's David Ornstein. What has happened to get the situation to this point? Is there any way back for the soon to be former captain? And where does this leave the centre of our defence ahead of next season? We also discuss transfers, and all the things Arsenal need to do but unfortunately don't appear to be close to doing at this moment in time. Then it's Edu, and our new Technical Director is the topic of discussion with Tim Stillman – going from his playing days with us, to his administrative roles with Corinthians and Brazil. What kind of an impact can he have on the future of this mental football club?
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On this week's show we discuss the hive of transfer activity that is Arsenal this summer, having bought Gabriel Martinelli, sold David Ospina and ... well ... er ... that's about it so far. We chat about the deals we haven't done, the deals we need to do, Edu's arrival and his potential impact, and wonder what Unai Emery – who is under some pressure to get us back into the top four next season – thinks about this inactivity so far. Then there are listener questions about Joe Willock's promotion to the first team, our 'very good plan', a passionless owner and much more, as well as announcing the winner of the Arsenal shirt competition from last week, and some final Magpie Facts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On this week's show I'm joined by Layth Yousif of Football London to chat about Freddie Ljungberg and his promotion to the first team coaching staff next season. We also chat about some of the young players who might get a chance and some general transfer waffle, before we take some calls from our Patreon subscribers, discussing the roles of Aubameyang and Lacazette, the club's direction, and lots more, including details of a live podcast in LA later this month when Arsenal hit the USA.
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On this week's show the mood of optimism and hope brought about by a video for a football shirt evaporated when we got a look at Arsenal's financial performance. Failure to qualify for the Champions League again is going to make life difficult, so we chat about the money, the on pitch performance, Ivan Gazidis presiding over such dismal business, and ultimately Stan Kroenke who allows it all to happen. Then we chat about the no transfers and wonder whether lots of transfers are coming or not. Are they like buses? You wait ages and then three arrive at once. Then we have listener questions about the kit, potential loan signings, midfield recruitment and lots more – before the important stuff, Magpie Facts! Behold his mighty beak and his heavy metal guitar. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On this week's show I'm joined by Andrew Allen to chat about the week's goings-on, and we also take questions from the Arseblog Members on Patreon. On the agenda: our ideal owner for Arsenal, Wilfried Zaha and sacrificing someone to get him, youth prospects like William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli, whether there's a long-term plan or are we just making it up as we go along, how much we'd get for Sead Kolasinac, the Mesut Ozil situation, Laurent Koscielny and lots more – plus a bit of the usual waffle.
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On this week's show has misfortune for James sparked our transfer bid for Kieran Tierney? We chat about the Celtic left-back, what kind of a signing he might be, and also discuss which of Sead Kolasinac or Nacho Monreal might leave if we do sign him. We touch on AC Milan's interest in Lucas Torreira and whether there's been encouragement from the player's side, before answering questions about Dani Alves as a possible right back next season, the quality of the sides we're playing in pre-season, players we DON'T want to sign, favourite non-Arsenal goals and even more Magpie Mayhem.
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In the latest edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast Pippa Monique and Tim Stillman chat to Ireland captain Katie McCabe about her season and how her career has turned around under the guidance of Gunners boss Joe Montemurro. We also talk to her international teammate Louise Quinn about her season and hear how she sealed her first professional contract in Sweden by editing her own highlights video!
As well as this, Tim and Pippa chew the fat over the Women’s World Cup. Pippa gives her reflections from on the ground in France and they talk about the application of VAR in the tournament and consider the “should women’s football have smaller goals?” debate started by Chelsea boss Emma Hayes. Tim and Pippa also give us their World Cup predictions. All that and more in the latest episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This week I'm joined by Michael Cox to discuss his new book, Zonal Marking, which tracks the development of European football over the last 30 years. From the Dutch Total Football to Spanish Tiki-Taka and everything inbetween. We chat about Dennis Bergkamp, the role of the number 10, Arsene Wenger's tactical approach, as well as some Pep, Klopp, Unai Emery, and more. There's also a chance to win a copy of the book, and some of the usual waffle in there too.
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On this week's show we celebrate James' birthday by discussing transfers, the lack of them, the targets we have – almost all of which have a caveat around them. There's the potential signing of William Saliba, a look at the Premier League fixtures for next season, the promotion of Freddie Ljungberg and the departure of Darren Burgess as Director of High Performance. Then we answer questions about outgoing transfers, Mesut Ozil, unused season tickets, and lots more including wigs, scary movies, hair transplants and more Magpie Facts! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On this week's show I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss FIFA and some of the wider issues that are affecting football right now – from internationals, World Cups, nation state finances and vested interests who are shaping the game for financial and commercial interests rather than sporting ones. Then we move on to Arsenal to talk about our summer plans, bringing through young players, Unai Emery, our budget, who is going to spend the budget, Philippe provides some insight into some of the French players we've been linked with this summer, and much more.
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There's not a lot of Arsenal going on right now, but James and I are here to discuss the transfer window thus far, the sheer number of players who have a question mark over their futures, and the squad rebuilding job, before we take a look at some of the names we've been linked with over the last week or so, including Carrasco, Anderson, Praet, Tierney and more. Then we answer listener questions about right back, the captaincy, missing players who can carry the ball, names on the back of shirts, the Europa League and lots more before James regales us with magpie facts and a magpie jingle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The season is well and truly over now, and I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose and Elliot Smith to discuss Unai Emery's first campaign – focusing in particular on the tactical side of his management, before we discuss his use of players, attempting a culture change and how the footballing philosophy needs to be defined for many reasons.. Then it's Freddie Ljungberg's appointment to the first team coaching staff next season and how that might create a path for young players, before we talk about transfers, all the work that needs to be done this summer and lots more besides.
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The rebuild posts, Part 1: https://arseblog.com/2019/06/the-great-summer-rebuild-part-1-goalkeeper-and-defence/
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On this week's show we look back on the Champions League final in Madrid when the bad thing did not happen, and Liverpool beat Sp*rs 2-0 and made them cry. We chat about the game, how enjoyable the result was, and all the rest, before discussing the tragic news of the weekend with former Gunner Jose Antonio Reyes losing his life in a car accident. Then there are loads of listener questions about transfers, summer plans, Calum Chambers, where we need to buy and sell, our footballing identity and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
A 4-1 defeat to Chelsea was a chastening and disheartening end to the season. We discuss the game itself, the key moments, a disastrous second half, Unai Emery's decisions, the substitution of Mesut Ozil and all the rest. Then we chat about where it leaves us in the short term, how it might affect what we need to do this summer, and how we're going to do it under the auspices of owner Stan Kroenke who couldn't even be bothered to go to the game last night. There's a lot of introspection, a lot of sighing, plenty of wondering about where we go from here, if Emery is the right man but also an understanding that even if he's not our choices to replace him are likely to be very limited, we talk about the soul and fabric of the club itself, season ticket renewals and tons more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
After all the distractions, the Europa League final is upon us! James and I discuss Wednesday's game against Chelsea, chatting about the likely formation that Unai Emery will use and the team he'll pick. Will there be a deviation from the back three we all expect? Is Mesut Ozil a sure-fire starter? How will we deal with Eden Hazard? Petr Cech in goal ahead of Bernd Leno? All that and much more, including listener questions throughout the show, including transfer targets, young players from the Academy, and, of course, our chances of success in Baku. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On today's show I chat with Charles Watts about his upcoming journey to Baku for the Europa League final, and the game against Chelsea frames the discussion. Are the team distracted by the Mkhitaryan situation? How much would Emery have used him if he were available? Who will play in goal, and who should play in goal? Then we discuss the interview with MD Vinai Venkatesham and Head of Football Raul Sanllehi, in which they laid out their plans for the summer and beyond. How confident can we be that they can get the job done? All that and some of the usual waffle.
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A special midweek bonus podcast for you, in which I sit down with Ken Early of Second Captains to look back over the season. Although Arsenal still have something to play for in the Europa League final, we chat about the Premier League campaign, Man City's title winner, Liverpool's challenge, how the league can be competitive again with City's financial domination, as well as some Arsenal and the rest of the top four. There's also some stuff on the Europa League final situation with Baku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
In the May edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, we meet our new co-host Pippa Monique who tells you how a chance sighting of Rachel Yankey on TV began a love affair with the Arsenal Women, Pippa also talks about covering the recent Women's Champions League final and a chance encounter with new signing Manuela Zinsberger in Budapest.
Tim and Pippa trekked to London Colney a few weeks ago for an in-depth sit down interview with Gunners boss Joe Montemurro. Joe talks about his managerial philosophy, how he secured tactical buy-in from his players after taking over in 2017 and how the squad has created such a tight bond. After that, we speak with German international Tabea Kemme about an injury ravaged debut season, her other career as a policewoman and how growing up on a farm in Germany influenced her outlook on life. Both of these interviews are exclusive to Arseblog News.
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We're in the middle of a weird lull between the end of the Premier League season and the Europa League final, but there's still plenty to talk about. Including: The FA Cup final and Man City's soulless treble, Pep Guardiola taking exception to being questioned, and how many fans need a measure of cognitive dissonance when it comes to their football clubs these days. Has City's financial domination seen us reach some kind of tipping point? We also discuss the Henrikh Mkhitaryan situation with regards the Europa League final in Baku, Reiss Nelson's Arsenal future, how do we fit wingers into a team with two strikers, Steve Bould, Mustafi to Milan, Santi Cazorla and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On this week's show I'm joined by The Man from East Lower and Clive Palmer to discuss our final league position, the missed opportunity to finish in the top four, Unai Emery's chance of salvation in Baku when he could win a European trophy and get us back into the Champions League next season. We then chat about the big job coming up this summer, whichever flavour of European football we have, and that's the squad rebuild. Will Emery and the club be ruthless to deal with the many issues at hand? Can we do what we need to do with the budget we have? And do the circumstances suggest that doors may be opened for young players to take their chance in a squad that requires a lot of work? All that and lots more.
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In 2003-04, Arsenal went through the entire league season without a losing a game. It’s a unique achievement and one that remains unequaled to this day. The Gunners went into that campaign having fallen short of a double the season before, and with minimal summer spending.
The squad was small but with players like Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires, Dennis Bergkamp and, of course, Thierry Henry at the peak of their powers, and with a strong supporting cast, Arsenal did something unbelievable.
It was a season with ups and downs, highs and lows, but it’s one that still remains fresh in the memory. Join me, Andrew Allen and James from Gunnerblog as we revisit the 2003-04 season as Arsenal became Invincible. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On today's show we look back at the 3-1 win over Burnley on the final day of the season, two more goals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang which saw him win/share the Golden Boot, the final league position of 5th and some overall thoughts on our Premier League campaign, before we discuss Mesut Ozil after another away game in which he wasn't even part of the squad. What are Arsenal going to do about him this summer in the wake of stories from his agent about how much he wants to stay? We then answer questions about the best and worst moments of the season, loan players, transfer business and which players from outside the top 6 we'd target, which academy players might make the step up next season and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On today's much happier and more upbeat show, we discuss the 4-2 win over Valencia which sees us in the Europa League final at the end of May. Just how good are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette? We chat about their performances, but also their importance in the present and our future as we look to rebuild the squad in the summer, as well as how crucial Champions League football will be to that work. Then we answer questions about the final, Petr Cech or Bernd Leno, who should take penalties if it goes to that, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, what would define Emery's first season as a success or not, and lots more.
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Another disappointing Premier League result has ended our top four chances. James and I discuss the 1-1 draw with Brighton – the latest in a dreadful run of form, chat about the culpability of the manager, the players, and the people running the club. We discuss the January transfer window and how that might have helped rather than hindered us, ask who is making the decisions, and worry about those running things and making decisions. Then we answer listener questions about selling Granit Xhaka, our summer transfer business, the injury that hurt us most, James comments about bad characters, selling Lacazette, and much more – including some madness from a famous parrot at the end. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Joining me to discuss the 3-1 win over Valencia in the Europa League semi-final is James Benge of Football London. We chat about Arsenal's poor start and the fantastic response driven by the two strikers, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. We also discuss the incredible effort by Laurent Koscielny, the prospects for the second leg in Spain next week, how Unai Emery might approach this weekend's game against Brighton and much more. There's a splodge of the usual waffle too. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Arsenal face Valencia this week in the Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday, looking to bounce back from recent domestic disappointment and get a result which we can take into the away leg with some confidence. What about the opposition though? What can we expect from the La Liga outfit, what way do they play, and who are their danger men? Joining from Spain to discuss is journalist Dermot Corrigan. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
A third defeat in a week has left Arsenal's chances of finishing in the top four very remote, but it has precipitated the longest Arsecast Extra of all time. James and I discuss the Leicester game, Unai Emery's approach, and the result in the context of our recent form which has seen us lose four of our last five league games. We chat about the squad, what needs to be done, the manager and his work, the ownership, the structures we're supposed to have in place but don't, our recruitment needs this summer, and loads more besides. There's a lot of introspection, plenty of confusion, a smidgen of bewilderment and probably no satisfactory answers but Arsenal's situation right now is a long way from black and white. Thanks as always for listening. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On this week's show I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to discuss our top four chances after the defeats to Wolves and Crystal Palace. I'm a bit down but Amy is more positive as there's still a lot to play for this season – not least a European trophy. We discuss that, how the club is being run, and lots more, before I talk to Tim Stillman about the Arsenal Women who can win the title this weekend and crown a fantastic campaign. We also chat about the Wolves game, away form, Leicester and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
In 2006-07, Arsenal Ladies achieved a unique quadruple- winning the Premier League, FA Cup, Premier League Cup and the European Cup. They remain the only British side in the women’s game to have won Europe’s top prize. In this episode we speak with then Gunners captain Faye White, who missed most of the season with a cruciate ligament injury. We talk to Faye about her mixed emotions watching an incredible season unfold from the treatment table. We also speak to Gunners legend and striker Kelly Smith, who returned to the club from the US after battling depression and alcoholism. Kelly enjoyed an excellent, injury free season- but missed both legs of the European Cup Final in controversial circumstances. Kelly talks candidly about her frustration with rough treatment from opponents and how that frustration built to cost her participation in the game of her life. Relive this historic season through the eyes of Arsenal Ladies’ most successful ever captain and all-time greatest player. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Yesterday's 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace was a big disappointment, and we try to make sense of it. From Unai Emery's team selection and formation, to the nightmare performance of Shkodran Mustafi, there's plenty to discuss. The German's role is front and centre, but did the manager take the visitors for granted, and leave himself short of options because he had to change so much at half-time. What now for our top four chances, we can qualify for the Champions League via our Premier League finish. How to approach Wednesday's game against Wolves, can we rest Laurent Koscielny, the probable end of Carl Jenkinson's Arsenal career and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
On this week's show I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss the 1-0 win over Napoli which secured our passage into the Europa League semi-finals. We chat about the team selection, Alexandre Lacazette's great goal which had such a big impact, how comfortably we won over the two legs, Napoli being below par, some surprising passing stats, the Aaron Ramsey injury and lots more. Then we answer some questions from Arseblog Patreon Members, and there's a theme flaming throughout the show with a chunk of the usual waffle. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
An away win and a clean sheet are not to be scoffed at for Arsenal this season, but did we miss an opportunity to do a bit more in yesterday's 1-0 win over Watford? We discuss the game, the goal, the hilarious sending off of Troy Deeney, Unai Emery's substitutions and how they didn't exactly help, plus our inability to properly take advantage of the extra man and boost our goal difference. We also answer listener questions about Dinos Mavropanos, how to approach the Napoli game on Thursday and the possible team selection, Emery's contractual situation, and much more – in particular not being able to remember red cards given against us. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Arsenal put themselves in a great position going into the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final with a 2-0 win over Napoli last night. We discuss the game, the midfield influence of Lucas Torreira and Aaron Ramsey, the all-important clean sheet which is better than more goals, Emery's in-game management and what was a positive response to our last game at Everton. Then we answer listener questions about Petr Cech and whether Bernd Leno should replace him for the European games, potential transfer business including our need for a left-back, how to manage the squad with the upcoming away games against Watford and Napoli in mind, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Why are Arsenal so bad away from home? What's wrong with us when we play other teams at their home grounds? Why do we have problems on the road? What the hell is up with our away form? Is there some particular reason we struggle when we're not at the Emirates? We try and answer the question which demands an answer after our 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. We have a theory – and unfortunately it doesn't augur well for the rest of the season if it's accurate. Discussion that, the Everton performance, our top four chances, listener questions and lots more besides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This week, ahead of Sunday's trip to Goodison Park, I'm joined by Everton fan Rog Bennett, one half of the Men in Blazers. We chat about Arsenal under Unai Emery, Stan Kroenke, the dark times at Everton this season, Theo Walcott and his potential to have an impact, and more. Then it's time to look a little further ahead as I chat to Paolo Bandini about Napoli, our Europa League opponents. They're second in Serie A, what can we expect from them, and who are the players to watch out for? All that and some of the usual waffle throw in too. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Football is back at last, and Arsenal returned to action with a 2-0 win over Newcastle. We discuss the game, the goals we scored and the ones that got disallowed, the influence of key men like goalscorers Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette, and what it means for our Champions League qualification chances. We then answer questions about Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi and where he can improve, summer transfer plans, another Technical Director candidate, a choice between a Premier League place and a trophy, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy