Tim Stillman column Arseblog
27 Oct 2016

Hero In A Half Space

Two and a half years ago, I wrote a piece lamenting Arsenal’s ongoing inability to replace Robert Pires. The feeling has remained pervasive for much of the two and a half years since it was published. There has been understandable clamour for a striker during the majority of this period

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You are here. Or not. But can you climb things really well?
27 Oct 2016

You are here. Or not. But can you climb things really well?

So this weekend’s opposition were knocked out of the EFL Cup last by the team we’ll face in the next round. Sometimes I wonder to myself: is the universe just random or is there a higher power making these crazy coincidences happen all the time? This is not one of

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Arsenal 2-0 Reading: Oxlade-Chamberlain's double-barrel shoots down Royals
26 Oct 2016

Arsenal 2-0 Reading: Oxlade-Chamberlain’s double-barrel shoots down Royals

Match report – Player ratings – Highlights As expected Arsene Wenger rang the changes for last night’s game against Reading, with some ‘fringe’ players and a smattering of young talent. Two goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were enough to see us through, but we might have scored more with a little

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25 Oct 2016

Rotating the bollix out of it for EFL Cup + AGM 2016 stuff

We’re back in the saddle tonight with EFL Cup action. The last time we played Reading in this competition it produced one of the most incredible games I think I’ve ever seen. We were 4-0 down within 37 minutes. In the end we won 7-5, Marouane Chamakh scoring a glorious

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Arsenal tactics 2016
24 Oct 2016

Tactics Column: Plans fail to take shape against Middlesbrough

There’s only so much you can write about a goalless draw. In the end, 0-0 was accepted as a fair result mainly because Middlesbrough had many good chances and Arsenal were flat. But as the match wore on, perhaps a dose of reality washed over the fans. The team has

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
24 Oct 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 145 – 24.10.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. In this week’s show we look back at the somewhat disappointing 0-0 draw against Boro, and discuss how Arsenal will have to find a solution when teams play like that. We also chat about riding our

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24 Oct 2016

Weekend round-up : Giroud returning : Arsenal AGM today

Hello, and happy Monday to you all. Yesterday’s football saw us knocked off the top of the table, but only on goal difference after Man City drew with Southampton. Was there any other football yesterday? I can’t seem to recall any. I was sure there was something though. Hmmm. OH

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Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough: Gunners fall flat without midfield spark
23 Oct 2016

Arsenal 0-0 Middlesbrough: Gunners fall flat without midfield spark

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video This morning was one of those ‘Oh I’m awake. Ouch. What happened yesterday with the football? Oh yeah. 0-0. I wish I wasn’t awake’, kinda mornings. Not because a 0-0 is particularly bad or the worst thing ever, but

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Arsenal live blog
22 Oct 2016

Arsenal v Middlesbrough – live blog

Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Middlesbrough, kick off at 15.00. 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

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Arsenal v Boro 2016
22 Oct 2016

Boro preview: Players can give Wenger the perfect present

It’s Boro today in the Premier League and a game that gives us another chance of building this momentum we’ve got going. It’s 9 wins from the last 10, unbeaten in the last 11, 23 goals in our last 7 games with just 4 conceded – it’s set up for

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
21 Oct 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

It has been a fortnight since my last epistle. We had been rudely interrupted by the Interlull, the Boredom Gap, the English Interruption, the FIFA vacuum, the Southgate Pause, the Rooney Embarrassment, and other such euphemisms for the gaping chasm of yawn that is the international break. Still, it does

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
21 Oct 2016

Space, time, twirly cakes, Lucas Perez and Arsecast 401

Hello everyone, welcome to another Friday. The weeks are just flying by, I don’t quite understand where all the time is going, but if you do please don’t tell me because it’s probably all complicated and something to do with continuums (continuua?!) and warps in the fabric of the universe.

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