The plan?

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An interesting aspect to our transfer business this summer is that we’re fairly obviously looking to build a relatively young core to the side. We have some of it already. Kieran Tierney, the next captain, is 24. In the last 12 months we’ve handed long extensions to Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Folarin Bolagun and …

Arsecast Extra Episode 426 – 26.07.2021

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Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. In this episode James and I chat about pre-season, and in particular the new deal for Emile Smith Rowe, what it means that he’s taken the number 10, and what it says about his place in the first team pecking order. …

Nightcap

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I need to question the word ‘nightcap’. I know it sounds like part of a deadly fungus, but when you think about it, it’s a soft word. A pleasant word. One which denotes something pleasurable. So, when you’ve had a couple of beers, and then had some wine and watched a movie and it’s time …

Sunday round-up: Milwall beaten, Willock, Miedema magic

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Morning. A quick Sunday round-up for you. Instead of playing Inter Milan today in Florida, Arsenal’s pre-season preparations continued at London Colney yesterday with a 4-1 win over Milwall. I watched the goals, scored by Calum Chambers, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Flo Balogun. Beyond that, I don’t know how much we can read into …

The weight of 10

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Morning all, a quick Saturday round-up for you. There’s more on Emile Smith Rowe who, Mikel Arteta reveals, asked for the number 10 shirt. I like this. I’ve seen people talk about the weight of that shirt, the responsibility that comes with it, and especially how it might be a burden right now at a …

Hey! Ho! Smith Rowe!

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There’s only one place to start this morning, and that’s the news that Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new five year deal with the club. It’s seems almost reductive to say this is good news, but very obviously it is, and as a fanbase looking for every sign that things are going in the …

Episode 635: Triple Header

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Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. This week’s show is a triple header in terms of guests. First up, I’m joined by Eleven Sports’ Belgian Pro League commentator (and Arsenal fan) Michael Van Vaerenbergh to chat about Albert Sambi Lokonga; then with all the rumours involving Aaron Ramsdale swirling around, …

Getting High

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One of the striking aspects of the Arteta Arsenal rebuild is the surgery that is taking place along the spine of the team. The current head coach sanctioned big money moves for Gabriel Magalhães and Thomas Partey last summer and also signed Pablo Mari. In January, Arsenal recruited Martin Odegaard on loan and this summer, …

The transfer bluebottle keeps buzzing at the window

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Stepping on a plug. The sound of someone eating too loudly. Bluebottles that buzz around a window without ever going out. Man, bluebottles are such idiots. Anyway, these are small things which make people very angry. Arsenal Football Club. A big thing which makes people very angry. Especially when linked with transfers that don’t make …