03 Sep 2015

The window, the madness, and this thing called football

I wish we had a football match this weekend because it’s the only thing that will shift the story from transfers to what actually matters. And yes, I know transfers have an impact on what happens in the football matches but there’d be nothing quite like a good performance and

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02 Sep 2015

Thoughts on the transfer window and the state of the squad

So deadline day came and went, Arsenal signed a grand total of no players, and there was an outpouring of anger, frustration and dismay – but is anybody really surprised? There was nothing to suggest that there’d be a last minute deal. Things were quiet elsewhere, the knock-on effects of

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01 Sep 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

So, here we are again – Purple Dildo Day, I mean Transfer Deadline Day. Jim White’s Christmas, Birthday, and anniversary of his first French kiss all rolled into one (it was with a farmer’s daughter named Myrtle who didn’t kiss another boy for 2 years because of Jim’s hairy tongue).

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31 Aug 2015

Tactics Column: Oxlade-Chamberlain improves while Walcott underwhelms

As a contest – and perhaps as a spectacle even – Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United ended when Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent-off on 16 minutes. It was an ugly challenge; an accident maybe, but lazy and entirely in keeping with the negligent tactics deployed by Newcastle on the day.

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
31 Aug 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 82 – 31.08.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we discuss the 1-0 win over 10 man Newcastle at the weekend, our misfiring forward line, the other Premier League results, and the looming transfer deadline. We also answer your questions about how to fix

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31 Aug 2015

Weekend thoughts and transfer musings

So, another weekend of Premier League action has thrown up some interesting results, and bar Man City – who’ll be champions by the end of October at this rate – teams are dropping points all over the place. Man Utd went down 2-1 to a Swansea side that look like

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30 Aug 2015

Newcastle 0-1 Arsenal: Three points welcome as forwards struggle again

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video Yesterday I posed the question ‘Can the same team take the three points?’, wondering if Arsene Wenger might change things around after Monday night’s draw with Liverpool.  The manager made one obvious change, selecting Theo Walcott ahead of Olivier

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Arsenal live blog
29 Aug 2015

Newcastle v Arsenal – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blogging of the Premier League fixture between Newcastle and Arsenal, kick off at 12.45 Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. You can switch between the main theme

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29 Aug 2015

Can the same team take three points? – Newcastle preview

As we head towards the first Interlull of the season, a trip to Newcastle provides us a chance to forget about our goalscoring impotence at home. The key team issue is whether or not Laurent Koscielny makes it. He was in the training pictures yesterday but a bad back can

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
28 Aug 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Well what a harum scarum 90 minutes that was against Mr. Rodgers’ Anfield Comedians, was it not? With both Lord Peregrine Meatlocker and Larry Costerley both out for the first time in three years it was up to young, eager but awful Indian Kanvar Kumar and our very own naked

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
28 Aug 2015

Champions League, injuries, transfers and Arsecast 359

Morning all, we should kick off with our Champions League draw, made yesterday evening although it felt like it took decades to complete. I can’t be alone in not wanting to hear Peter Schmeichel whispering things to the lady while UEFA wank themselves off over some former Barcelona player who

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27 Aug 2015

Stone Cold Dead in the Market

Arsenal and the transfer market is a thorny, but absorbing subject. The manager has a reputation not so much for pinching pennies as clutching them lovingly to his bosom. It is proving difficult to shake off. Arsenal’s spending has spiked dramatically since commercial deals were renegotiated in 2013, but Wenger’s

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