Arsecast Extra Episode 410 – 16.04.2021

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Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. In this episode we look back the impressive 4-0 win over Slavia Prague in the Europa League, focusing in particular on the impact of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. There’s also discussion of Nicolas Pepe on the left, two more …

Slavia Prague v Arsenal – live blog

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Join us for live blog coverage of our Europe League quarter-final second leg clash with Slavia Prague (first leg 1-1), kick-off 20.00 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 …

Laca-yin and Aubame-yang

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When Pierre Emerick Aubameyang arrived at Arsenal in January 2018, he instantly struck up a friendship with Alex Lacazette. It was a friendship that surprised many of us considering that Aubameyang had essentially been bought to replace Lacazette- or so we thought. At the time of Auba’s arrival, Lacazette was enduring a goal drought and …

Crap puns and a question for the manager

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Morning. How are you? I hope you and yours are all well. We have a big game tomorrow and it’s been surprisingly quiet and low key in the build-up. Mikel Arteta meets the press this morning, and hopefully we’ll have some team news updates regarding key players who will make a big difference to things …

Balance the talent first, not the age

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“I am alright to play on Thursday!” laughed Gabriel Martinelli in his interview with the official website following the 3-0 win over Sheffield United. It was his first start since Jan 30th, the 0-0 draw with Man Utd, and that he marked it with a good performance and a goal will obviously have pleased him, …

Tactics Column: Xhaka at LB? The same, but different

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Arsenal finally won a late Sunday match! Playing the side bottom of the league, sandwiched between our Europa League quarter-final, wasn’t ever likely to be the most interesting of affairs. The 3-0 win was, though, livened up by an unusual approach. Granit Xhaka played left-back at Bramall Lane on Sunday but a lot of his …

Arsecast Extra Episode 409 – 12.04.2021

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Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. In this episode we enjoy the 3-0 win over Sheffield United, accepting fully that the opposition wasn’t great. We chat about Granit Xhaka at left-back and some very interesting heatmaps that generated; the selection of Gabriel Martinelli and his contribution which …

The corpse cat

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Tonight’s game against Sheffield United is an interesting one for Mikel Arteta to consider. We all know the season hinges on Europe, but you can’t just throw in the towel domestically. At the same time though, when you’re picking your team for this evening, you can’t ignore how important the trip to Prague is. There …