Rapid Vienna v Arsenal – live blog

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Join us for live blog coverage of our Europa League clash with Rapid Vienna, kick-off 17.55. We’ve got up to the second live text commentary, updates, goal clips, observations and occasionally witty asides. If you want to join the chat, register an Arseblog Live account. To do that, go to Arseblog Live – click login …

The Next Step

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One of the most fascinating aspects of Mikel Arteta’s premiership is the total lack of a managerial back story. Broadly, we knew how Carlo Ancelotti would operate at Everton, that he would cock an eyebrow and try to cobble together the system and set of principles that most suit the players at his disposal. This …

The beautiful game

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Football … the beautiful game – at every level. The sound of a wet boot smacking a leather ball. Sliding tackles, caked mud. The surprisingly fit fat lad in central midfield who shouts ‘Johnny’s ball’ and wins it every time. The roar of a crowd at a big game. 60,000 people joining together as one …

Arsecast Extra Episode 378 – 19.10.2020

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Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. On this episode we look back in the 1-0 defeat to Man City on Saturday, a result/performance which has generated a lot of discussion, and which is interesting to analyse because of the way people have reacted to it. We chat …

Does disappointment stem from renewed optimism?

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Morning all, welcome to a brand new week. I hope wherever you are, you’re all keeping safe and well. You know what’s good? Looking the fixture list and seeing that the next time we play either Liverpool or Man City isn’t until December. And even then it’s Carabao Cup fixture and, being brutally honest, that …

Mikel Arteta does words real good, like …

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This is not a new observation but: Mikel Arteta is smart. I don’t mean that he’s immaculately dressed, even though he almost always is (like a reverse James), but he’s just a very clever guy. This is something I think we already know, but watching his press conference yesterday it was striking how well he …

Episode 601 – Project WGTFY

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Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. On this week’s show, I’m joined by Philippe Auclair to chat about the Project Big Picture stuff that went down this week. Even though it was voted down, what nefarious intentions lay behind this story coming out? What is the end-game? What could the …

Laca Appreciation

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It’s strange how quickly consensus shifts in football. In May 2019, Alex Lacazette was voted Arsenal’s player of the season by Arsenal fans. Fast forward one year and, in my Arsenal bubble at least, the majority would like to see him sold. I don’t sense any hostility towards him; but the club have made a …