Carabao Cup rotation likely, but how much?

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We have some midweek action tonight when we take on Leeds in the Carabao Cup ‘Round of 16’. This is an interesting competition this year because without any Europe its importance is increased. We used to have four trophies to play for, now we have three, and as such it’s going to be taken more …

Arsecast Extra Episode 439 – 24.10.2021

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Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. In this episode we look back at the very enjoyable 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday night, and a performance which had everything that was missing from the previous game. We discuss the changes to the line-up, the impact of …

Sunday round-up: Partey, Auba, Laca

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Morning. A quick Sunday round-up for you. Not a lot going on from an Arsenal perspective, a nice win tends to keep things relatively calm and quiet. There’s no need for a lot of introspection or analysis. I did think we might hear something from Thomas Partey after his first goal for the club, but …

Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa: That’s more like it

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Match report – Player ratings – Video If you went into the Aston Villa game looking for something which demonstrated this team had more to it than you feared after the way they played against Crystal Palace, last night was exactly that. It was the perfect riposte to a performance which was underwhelming and worrying …

Aston Villa preview: Make changes? Do better

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We’re back in the saddle pretty quickly after Monday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace, facing Aston Villa in a Friday night game that could make or break your entire weekend. In terms of the team news, Bukayo Saka had yet to train when Mikel Arteta met the press yesterday morning, and although he was due …

Episode 650 – Handbrake heartache

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Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. In this episode I’m joined by Andrew Allen and Ryan Hunn to discuss Arsenal in the wake of the Crystal Palace game. We chat about issues of identity and football style, confusion over the way Mikel Arteta wants his team to play, the dreaded …

Identity

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“We are asking them to do something different, to play at a different pace, much more aggressive and at the moment they suffered.” So said Mikel Arteta following his first home match in charge of Arsenal, a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea where the team had led for much of the game before succumbing to fatigue …

The Belief-o-meter

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Morning, thanks to Andrew for filling in for me yesterday. Interesting thoughts from inside the ground at the Palace game, and obviously we’ll be hoping for better against Villa tomorrow night. That seems to be the default position with Arsenal right now. Hoping for more, getting little tastes of something more edible, but then back …

Good vibes only?

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Leaving the Emirates on Monday, I couldn’t help but wonder how much longer the matchday feel-good factor will last.  It would be a stretch to say the atmosphere was raucous – midweek showdowns with average opposition rarely are – but much like the other fixtures this season, it was a notch up on the decibel …

Arsecast Extra Episode 438 – 19.10.2021

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Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. In this episode we look back at the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday night. We chat about the bright start but the inability to build on it, the goals we conceded, Arsenal’s passive off-the-ball approach, continued concerns about the …