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57:42 | Sep 6th

I'm away on holiday this week, so no regular Arsecast, but instead here's one that originally appeared on our Patreon feed. It's part of a series called The Players, and in this episode I chat to Philippe Auclair about Robert Pires, his career at Ars...Show More

37:32 | Sep 4th

Like most women's teams, Arsenal have had their fare share of stories to tell when it comes to anterior cruciate ligament injuries. On the one hand, Jordan Nobbs made her long awaited return from an ACL injury during August, coming on as a second hal...Show More
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1:32:08 | Sep 2nd

James is on holidays this week, so to pore over the 2-2 draw in the North London derby I'm joined by Tayo Popoola. We chat about the first half mistakes which gifted them two goals, not least the penalty conceded by Granit Xhaka. There's some discuss...Show More

1:09:49 | Aug 30th

On this week's show I'm joined by Tim Stillman, Lewis Ambrose and Andrew Allen to discuss the week that was, including: The tactical discussion around the Liverpool game and whether we're still looking to understand Unai Emery; Lucas Torreira; the mi...Show More

1:29:10 | Aug 25th

On this week's show James and I disagree in a big way about the way Arsenal approached the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool. He saw logic in the game plan, I felt we just put ourselves under too much pressure allowing the full backs the time and space down th...Show More

1:19:08 | Aug 23rd

On this week's show I chat to David Ornstein about his interview this week with Josh Kroenke. What did he make of the new public face of KSE's Arsenal ownership? Will this increased openness and willingness to communicate continue? What are the benef...Show More

1:22:22 | Aug 19th

On this week's show James and I reflect on the 2-1 win over Burnley at the Emirates on Saturday. The two strikers got the goals, but there was a lot to like about our performance, in particular the home debut of Dani Ceballos, and his midfield partne...Show More

54:14 | Aug 16th

On this week's show I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to chat about the summer business that Arsenal did, and how it's got people excited again. We discuss the way the club is being run, the improved decision making – highlighted by the way the Eddie Nketia...Show More

1:15:53 | Aug 12th

The brand new Premier League season has kicked off and Arsenal beat Newcastle away from home and kept a clean sheet in the process. We chat about the game itself, the team selection, Aubameyang's goal, Maitland-Niles contribution to it, and the impor...Show More

1:32:17 | Aug 9th

Arsenal added to their backline at last, but left it late, bringing in David Luiz from Chelsea and Kieran Tierney from Celtic just before the close of the transfer window. I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Tayo Popoola to chat about the signings, and th...Show More

1:24:20 | Aug 7th

As is tradition, it's time for the first of our season preview podcasts with Ken Early of Second Captains. We chat about subscriptions, the new rules coming into the Premier League this season – in particular VAR and wonder about the impact it will h...Show More

1:31:59 | Aug 5th

Our pre-season fixtures are finished, next up it's the opening game of the new campaign against Newcastle. James and I reflect on the Barcelona game and pre-season as a whole, as well as gauging our readiness as the Premier League looms. There's been...Show More

1:11:15 | Aug 2nd

Arsenal have smashed their transfer record for the third time in two years, bringing in Nicolas Pepe from Lille. It's a signing that seemed impossible just a week ago, but here he is. Joining me to talk about Pepe the player is Matt Spiro, and we dis...Show More

1:27:47 | Jul 29th

On this week's show there's been transfer market excitement over the signings of William Saliba and Dani Ceballos, and the potential arrival of Nicolas Pepe has got everything at fever pitch. We chat about all three players, and in particular what th...Show More

33:32 | Jul 29th

Last week Arsenal signed Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid, but what can we expect from him? I'm joined by Colin Millar, the editor of Football Espana, to talk about his career progression from Real Betis to Real Madrid, his difficulties at the ...Show More

54:29 | Jul 25th

I've arrived in New York City via LA, Charlotte and Washington DC, and recorded a podcast in Brooklyn with Kurtis Powers from Arsenal NYC on a day when we signed two players. Dani Caballos and William Saliba are Gooners – even if they might never pla...Show More

51:46 | Jul 23rd

This month's episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast is an Emirates Cup special, with the Arsenal Women taking on Bayern Munich Frauen at Emirates Stadium this Sunday. Arsenal have signed a total of six players from Bayern over the last 3 summers now, ...Show More

1:22:08 | Jul 22nd

This week, Andrew is in Washington DC and up very early to record with James who is just back from a rave in a forest. We chat about the game against Fiorentina in Charlotte, the goals from Eddie Nketiah and his potential place in the squad next seas...Show More

40:16 | Jul 19th

Because I'm travelling this week and I had no way of speaking to guests about stuff, this week's podcast is based around our 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in Los Angeles. I took my mic and Zoom into the press box, and recorded myself after key moments, ...Show More

1:24:08 | Jul 15th

This week Andrew is in LA and James is in London so it's a goodly morning/goodly evening situation going on. We chat about the #wecaredoyou campaign which has ignited the fanbase and the media regarding the owner Stan Kroenke. Will it have any effect...Show More

1:12:20 | Jul 12th

On this week's show I chat about the Laurent Koscielny bombshell with the BBC's David Ornstein. What has happened to get the situation to this point? Is there any way back for the soon to be former captain? And where does this leave the centre of our...Show More

1:30:22 | Jul 8th

On this week's show we discuss the hive of transfer activity that is Arsenal this summer, having bought Gabriel Martinelli, sold David Ospina and ... well ... er ... that's about it so far. We chat about the deals we haven't done, the deals we need t...Show More

1:02:34 | Jul 5th

On this week's show I'm joined by Layth Yousif of Football London to chat about Freddie Ljungberg and his promotion to the first team coaching staff next season. We also chat about some of the young players who might get a chance and some general tra...Show More

1:41:43 | Jul 1st

On this week's show the mood of optimism and hope brought about by a video for a football shirt evaporated when we got a look at Arsenal's financial performance. Failure to qualify for the Champions League again is going to make life difficult, so we...Show More

1:19:23 | Jun 28th

On this week's show I'm joined by Andrew Allen to chat about the week's goings-on, and we also take questions from the Arseblog Members on Patreon. On the agenda: our ideal owner for Arsenal, Wilfried Zaha and sacrificing someone to get him, youth pr...Show More

1:24:43 | Jun 24th

On this week's show has misfortune for James sparked our transfer bid for Kieran Tierney? We chat about the Celtic left-back, what kind of a signing he might be, and also discuss which of Sead Kolasinac or Nacho Monreal might leave if we do sign him....Show More

52:11 | Jun 21st

In the latest edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast Pippa Monique and Tim Stillman chat to Ireland captain Katie McCabe about her season and how her career has turned around under the guidance of Gunners boss Joe Montemurro. We also talk to her inter...Show More

56:40 | Jun 21st

This week I'm joined by Michael Cox to discuss his new book, Zonal Marking, which tracks the development of European football over the last 30 years. From the Dutch Total Football to Spanish Tiki-Taka and everything inbetween. We chat about Dennis Be...Show More

1:19:26 | Jun 17th

On this week's show we celebrate James' birthday by discussing transfers, the lack of them, the targets we have – almost all of which have a caveat around them. There's the potential signing of William Saliba, a look at the Premier League fixtures fo...Show More

1:07:46 | Jun 14th

On this week's show I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss FIFA and some of the wider issues that are affecting football right now – from internationals, World Cups, nation state finances and vested interests who are shaping the game for financial...Show More

1:30:44 | Jun 10th

There's not a lot of Arsenal going on right now, but James and I are here to discuss the transfer window thus far, the sheer number of players who have a question mark over their futures, and the squad rebuilding job, before we take a look at some of...Show More

1:12:47 | Jun 7th

The season is well and truly over now, and I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose and Elliot Smith to discuss Unai Emery's first campaign – focusing in particular on the tactical side of his management, before we discuss his use of players, attempting a culture...Show More

1:34:18 | Jun 3rd

On this week's show we look back on the Champions League final in Madrid when the bad thing did not happen, and Liverpool beat Sp*rs 2-0 and made them cry. We chat about the game, how enjoyable the result was, and all the rest, before discussing the ...Show More

1:53:16 | May 30th

A 4-1 defeat to Chelsea was a chastening and disheartening end to the season. We discuss the game itself, the key moments, a disastrous second half, Unai Emery's decisions, the substitution of Mesut Ozil and all the rest. Then we chat about where it ...Show More

1:22:23 | May 27th

After all the distractions, the Europa League final is upon us! James and I discuss Wednesday's game against Chelsea, chatting about the likely formation that Unai Emery will use and the team he'll pick. Will there be a deviation from the back three ...Show More

53:04 | May 24th

On today's show I chat with Charles Watts about his upcoming journey to Baku for the Europa League final, and the game against Chelsea frames the discussion. Are the team distracted by the Mkhitaryan situation? How much would Emery have used him if h...Show More

58:15 | May 23rd

A special midweek bonus podcast for you, in which I sit down with Ken Early of Second Captains to look back over the season. Although Arsenal still have something to play for in the Europa League final, we chat about the Premier League campaign, Man ...Show More

49:51 | May 21st

In the May edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, we meet our new co-host Pippa Monique who tells you how a chance sighting of Rachel Yankey on TV began a love affair with the Arsenal Women, Pippa also talks about covering the recent Women's Champion...Show More

1:25:49 | May 20th

We're in the middle of a weird lull between the end of the Premier League season and the Europa League final, but there's still plenty to talk about. Including: The FA Cup final and Man City's soulless treble, Pep Guardiola taking exception to being ...Show More

1:14:03 | May 17th

On this week's show I'm joined by The Man from East Lower and Clive Palmer to discuss our final league position, the missed opportunity to finish in the top four, Unai Emery's chance of salvation in Baku when he could win a European trophy and get us...Show More

1:58:33 | May 15th

Please note: This podcast was first published for our Patreon members. It’s a taste of what you can get as an Arseblog Member on Patreon, so if you like what you hear and you’d like access to all the extra content, ad-free Arsecasts, articles, live s...Show More

1:32:14 | May 13th

On today's show we look back at the 3-1 win over Burnley on the final day of the season, two more goals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang which saw him win/share the Golden Boot, the final league position of 5th and some overall thoughts on our Premier L...Show More

1:28:20 | May 10th

On today's much happier and more upbeat show, we discuss the 4-2 win over Valencia which sees us in the Europa League final at the end of May. Just how good are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette? We chat about their performances, but ...Show More

1:58:28 | May 6th

Another disappointing Premier League result has ended our top four chances. James and I discuss the 1-1 draw with Brighton – the latest in a dreadful run of form, chat about the culpability of the manager, the players, and the people running the club...Show More

49:06 | May 3rd

Joining me to discuss the 3-1 win over Valencia in the Europa League semi-final is James Benge of Football London. We chat about Arsenal's poor start and the fantastic response driven by the two strikers, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubame...Show More

34:14 | Apr 30th

Arsenal face Valencia this week in the Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday, looking to bounce back from recent domestic disappointment and get a result which we can take into the away leg with some confidence. What about the opposition tho...Show More

1:56:29 | Apr 29th

A third defeat in a week has left Arsenal's chances of finishing in the top four very remote, but it has precipitated the longest Arsecast Extra of all time. James and I discuss the Leicester game, Unai Emery's approach, and the result in the context...Show More

1:09:56 | Apr 26th

On this week's show I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to discuss our top four chances after the defeats to Wolves and Crystal Palace. I'm a bit down but Amy is more positive as there's still a lot to play for this season – not least a European trophy. We di...Show More

42:35 | Apr 25th

In 2006-07, Arsenal Ladies achieved a unique quadruple- winning the Premier League, FA Cup, Premier League Cup and the European Cup. They remain the only British side in the women’s game to have won Europe’s top prize. In this episode we speak with t...Show More

1:33:26 | Apr 22nd

Yesterday's 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace was a big disappointment, and we try to make sense of it. From Unai Emery's team selection and formation, to the nightmare performance of Shkodran Mustafi, there's plenty to discuss. The German's role is front...Show More

1:00:38 | Apr 19th

On this week's show I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss the 1-0 win over Napoli which secured our passage into the Europa League semi-finals. We chat about the team selection, Alexandre Lacazette's great goal which had such a big impact, how comfor...Show More

1:21:39 | Apr 16th

An away win and a clean sheet are not to be scoffed at for Arsenal this season, but did we miss an opportunity to do a bit more in yesterday's 1-0 win over Watford? We discuss the game, the goal, the hilarious sending off of Troy Deeney, Unai Emery's...Show More

1:14:04 | Apr 12th

Arsenal put themselves in a great position going into the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final with a 2-0 win over Napoli last night. We discuss the game, the midfield influence of Lucas Torreira and Aaron Ramsey, the all-important clean she...Show More

1:25:21 | Apr 7th

Why are Arsenal so bad away from home? What's wrong with us when we play other teams at their home grounds? Why do we have problems on the road? What the hell is up with our away form? Is there some particular reason we struggle when we're not at the...Show More

1:09:49 | Apr 5th

This week, ahead of Sunday's trip to Goodison Park, I'm joined by Everton fan Rog Bennett, one half of the Men in Blazers. We chat about Arsenal under Unai Emery, Stan Kroenke, the dark times at Everton this season, Theo Walcott and his potential to ...Show More

1:22:54 | Apr 2nd

Football is back at last, and Arsenal returned to action with a 2-0 win over Newcastle. We discuss the game, the goals we scored and the ones that got disallowed, the influence of key men like goalscorers Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette, and wha...Show More

58:51 | Mar 29th

On this week's show I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss our April fixture pile-up, the Laurent Koscielny renaissance, Matteo Guendouzi's first season in England, and the impact of Alexandre Lacazette. Then I chat with Tim from @7amkickoff to ha...Show More

1:05:08 | Mar 28th

On this month’s show we are joined by the Guardian’s Women’s Football Correspondent Suzy Wrack. Suzy and Tim talk about the record breaking Barclays deal to sponsor the WSL starting from next season and the impact it might have. We also chat about th...Show More

1:21:49 | Mar 25th

The Interlull continues but the show must go on, so we round up all the nothing that's been happening from an Arsenal point of view. The training camp in Dubai and ... er ... as well as ... uhm ... but we have lots of listener questions about young p...Show More

50:22 | Mar 22nd

It may be an Interlull but there's still a podcast and this week I chat to Josh Robinson, co-author of a fantastic book called – The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports. We speak about the...Show More

1:23:57 | Mar 18th

It might be an Interlull but we have an Arsecast Extra for you all the same. James and I chat a bit about the weekend's non-Arsenal action, including a defeat for Chelsea which has sparked some action on our favourite Twitter hashtag. We then discuss...Show More

1:17:09 | Mar 15th

On this extra Arsecast Extra James and I discuss the 3-0 win over Rennes last night, and our qualification for the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stole the show with two goals, an assist and a celebration that caught t...Show More

1:32:54 | Mar 11th

This week it's a very goodly morning as we enjoy and recap the 2-0 win over Manchester United yesterday. They had their chances but a brilliant display from Bernd Leno kept them at bay, along with a hugely committed and defensively focused team perfo...Show More

1:09:23 | Mar 8th

On this week's show I chat with James about the 3-1 defeat to Rennes in the Europa League on Thursday night. A bright start was followed by a sending off, but did Unai Emery do enough to deal with the situation? Why didn't the man famous for half-tim...Show More

1:29:50 | Mar 3rd

On this week's quite sweary show we start with some of the positives from the North London derby. Despite the frustrating nature of the result, there were some things to be encouraged about. We chat about them, but inevitably we have to discuss the o...Show More

1:08:59 | Mar 1st

On this week's show I'm joined by Phil Costa from OneFootball to discuss the win against Bournemouth, some encouraging signs in the way we've played in the last couple of games, and to look ahead to a crucial North London derby at Wembley on Saturday...Show More

1:17:14 | Feb 25th

On this show we look back at the 2-0 win over Southampton which saw us move ahead of Man Utd and into the top four. We chat about an impressive first half, the goals we scored and the ones we probably should have scored, the second half which was mor...Show More

1:10:02 | Feb 22nd

It's a post-Europa League show in which we discuss the 3-0 win over BATE Borisov who hopefully we never ever have to play again. We chat corners, the return of Mesut Ozil to the starting line-up and the impact he had, and what lies ahead in this Euro...Show More

30:53 | Feb 20th

In this first episode: Arsenal Women will bid to win the WSL Continental Tyres Cup for the 6th time in 8 seasons when they face Manchester City in the final at Bramall Lane on Saturday. This is a repeat of last year’s final, which the Gunners won 1-0...Show More

1:28:58 | Feb 18th

After a busy weekend revolving around the Mesut Ozil Tweet and 'discussions' that it sparked, we discuss the German and the ongoing situation at the club. Ultimately, it's unhealthy for Arsenal but what's behind it and what can be done to find a solu...Show More

57:08 | Feb 15th

In this episode I chat to Tim Stillman about our 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov in the Europa League. Arsenal were beaten by a team who haven't played in two months, Unai Emery's team selection was conservative and his changes seemed to cause confusion m...Show More

1:21:13 | Feb 10th

On this week's show we look back at the 2-1 win over Huddersfield, are we worrying too much about style if the result is right? We touch on the performance, the goals we scored, the one we inevitably conceded, the team selection based on who Unai Eme...Show More

52:31 | Feb 8th

On today's show I'm joined by Clive Palmer to shoot the breeze as we head into the final 13 games of the season. It's a big challenge, and Unai Emery has plenty to consider, including his options at right back, does he give a chance to Dinos Mavropan...Show More

59:31 | Feb 5th

On this special extra bonus Arsecast I'm joined by the BBC's David Ornstein to go behind the scenes of Arsenal's January transfer window. We discuss the signing of Denis Saurez and the pursuits of Yannick Carrasco, Ivan Perisic and Christopher Nkunku...Show More

1:29:26 | Feb 4th

On this week's show, why has losing a game almost everyone expected us to lose caused such an outpouring of angst? We delve into the 3-1 defeat to Man City and the fan reaction, as well as Unai Emery's approach to the game, the formation, a relativel...Show More

1:02:29 | Feb 1st

This episode was recorded as the busy business of transfer deadline day was going on and ... well ... in truth it wasn't busy from an Arsenal point of view. Denis Suarez arrived, Emile Smith Rowe went out on loan, and that was basically it. I chat wi...Show More

1:15:36 | Jan 28th

On this week's show I'm straight off a transatlantic flight and behind the mic to discuss the 3-1 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United. We chat about the game, the goals we conceded, the impact more defensive injuries had on the performance, and how th...Show More

43:50 | Jan 25th

Because I'm away and without time to put an episode together myself, the podcast is a bit different today. With Manchester United in the FA Cup on Friday night, James chats to United fan Musa Okwonga about life after Mourinho and under Solskjaer, his...Show More

1:27:47 | Jan 21st

It's a goodly morning at last as we enjoy the 2-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday. Unai Emery changed things up and it paid dividends. We saw a strong defensive performance, a midfield diamond which worked really well, and we created lots of first half ...Show More

59:56 | Jan 18th

After a week which has tested the patience of many, I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss the Mesut Ozil situation and the revelation that Unai Emery has told him it would be best to leave the club. Is there a solution? We also chat about the Sve...Show More

1:28:52 | Jan 14th

Not exactly the cheeriest podcast of all time, but after the 1-0 defeat to West Ham, there's not much to be happy about. We discuss our recent form, Unai Emery's tactics and decision making, the back three, the lack of a consistent footballing philos...Show More

57:51 | Jan 11th

On this week's show I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Tim Stillman, and we react to the news that we can only loan players in January. Does it mean we have no money at all? Is it part of more long-term strategic transfer thinking at last? How much is do...Show More

1:21:12 | Jan 7th

On this week's show a look back on the 3-0 FA Cup win over Blackpool, the performances of our young players including double goal scorer Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah and Ainsley-Maitland Niles. Why developing youngsters for the first team could pay div...Show More

51:45 | Jan 4th

On this week's show I chat to Christine Seddeon, Chairperson of the Blackpool Supporter's Trust, ahead of our FA Cup game against the League One side. She explains why the ground will be relatively empty despite a glamorous third round tie, the probl...Show More

1:31:09 | Dec 30th, 2018

On the agenda: the 5-1 defeat to Liverpool and the calamitous defending from some players who just aren't up to it. We discuss the goals we conceded, the hapless nature of our defending, how badly we defending, what a load of rubbish we were at the b...Show More

43:36 | Dec 27th, 2018

A no frills between Christmas and New Year episode in which I chat with my Liverpool supporting brother, The Mugsmasher, about the upcoming game against them at Anfield. There are some brief thoughts from me about the 1-1 draw with Brighton too, but ...Show More

1:13:29 | Dec 23rd, 2018

We got back to winning ways with a 3-1 defeat of Burnley at the Emirates on Saturday. There's a lot of love for Sokratis after an excellent performance at the back, the return of Mesut Ozil, Aubameyang's goals, Iwobi's end product, and good character...Show More

59:27 | Dec 21st, 2018

It's not an Arsecast Extra but James is with me to discuss the 2-0 defeat to Sp*rs in the Carabao Cup, the performance, the attacking and defensive issues, and the big issue which was the absence of Mesut Ozil from the squad for what were called 'tac...Show More

1:22:59 | Dec 17th, 2018

The unbeaten run is over after 22 games with a 3-2 defeat to Southampton. We discuss the team selection, the performance, the manager's decisions and substitutions, attacking profligacy and defensive insecurity, plus the need to see how we respond to...Show More

1:12:47 | Dec 14th, 2018

On this week's show there's a brief recap of the 1-0 win over Qarabag before I chat to Tayo Popoola and Clive Palmer about the Raheem Sterling incident last weekend, the reaction to it from sections of the media both positive and negative, how footba...Show More

1:22:23 | Dec 10th, 2018

On this week's show we look back at the 1-0 win over Huddersfield thanks to Lucas Torreira's late, great goal. There's plenty of chat about the Uruguayan as he continues to make his mark on the club, as well as Unai Emery's team selection, the half-t...Show More

52:29 | Dec 7th, 2018

On this week's show I'm joined by Goonerholic and the Man from East Lower to discuss what has been a good week for the Gunners. We go back to Sunday's win over Sp*rs, touch on the midweek draw with Man Utd, discuss the incredible impact Pierre-Emeric...Show More

1:29:47 | Dec 3rd, 2018

It's an especially goodly morning as the derby day triumph dominates today's episode. We enjoy the 4-2 routing of Sp*rs at the Emirates yesterday on what was a great day for Arsenal, the fans and Unai Emery. A red hot atmosphere inside the stadium, a...Show More

1:19:00 | Nov 30th, 2018

On this episode James and I look back on the 3-0 win over FC Vorskla in the Europa League and focus on the promising performances of the young players. We chat about the potential of Emile Smith Rowe after his third goal of the season, why the Qaraba...Show More

1:24:57 | Nov 26th, 2018

On this week's show we get back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth, but we do continue to ride our luck at times. We discuss the change of formation, the yin and yang of our performance as a collective as well as some individuals, the go...Show More

1:17:09 | Nov 23rd, 2018

On this week's show I chat to Tim Stillman about the great start to the season for Arsenal Women and go behind the scenes a bit with Joe Montemurro's team before we chat about the January transfer window, Unai Emery opening the windows on his arrival...Show More

1:20:28 | Nov 19th, 2018

In this week's somewhat rambling Interlull episode, we discuss the excitement of the Nations League thingy, Granit Xhaka, Unai Emery's use of video, and Matteo Guendouzi's start to his Arsenal career before we answer listener questions about xG, give...Show More

1:01:58 | Nov 16th, 2018

It's the Interlull but we still have a show for you, and today I chat to the BBC's David Ornstein about Reiss Nelson. David was in Germany to chat to the on-loan Arsenal youngster who is making a big impact in the Bundesliga, so we discuss his develo...Show More

1:23:26 | Nov 11th, 2018

On this week's show the disappointing 1-1 draw with Wolves at home. We're used to bad first halves, but we got a bad second half too, and should we start to ask questions of Unai Emery for what is a consistent problem? We discuss team selection, the ...Show More

45:07 | Nov 9th, 2018

Arsenal qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League with a 0-0 draw against Sporting, but the main focus is on the apparently serious injury sustained by Danny Welbeck. I'm joined by Tayo Popoola to discuss the game, the injury and how it ...Show More

54:00 | Nov 6th, 2018

In this 500th episode of the podcast, I chat to Romain Molina, the author of a new book about Unai Emery. 'El Maestro' gives us a fascinating insight into the man and the manager, and Romain has spoken to Emery himself, as well as countless people wh...Show More

1:24:37 | Nov 4th, 2018

This week we're looking at the 1-1 draw against Liverpool and a performance which was a real positive under Unai Emery. The character to come from behind, Alexandre Lacazette's brilliant goal, the growing importance and influence of Lucas Torreira an...Show More

1:07:00 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Arsenal face Liverpool at the Emirates this weekend, in what is the biggest test for Unai Emery since the opening two game of the season. The Gunners have taken a fantastic 22 points from 24, but this is where we see if real progress is being made. J...Show More

1:11:22 | Oct 28th, 2018

On this week's show we record right after the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. A tale of two penalties for the home side, some dodgy defending on Arsenal's part and we discuss Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka at left-back again, taking th...Show More

1:10:25 | Oct 26th, 2018

On this week's show I chat Lewis Ambrose about our 1-0 victory over Sporting in the Europa League, our 11th successive win thanks to Danny Welbeck's goal; the individual performances which caught the eye including Matteo Guendouzi and Rob Holding, as...Show More

1:10:32 | Oct 22nd, 2018

On this week's show we record right after our 3-1 win over Leicester at the Emirates. An iffy first half was followed by an excellent second, Mesut Ozil and his captain's armband stole the show, and we scored yet another sublime goal to help us to ou...Show More

56:44 | Oct 19th, 2018

On this week's show I chat with Clive Palmer about the work Unai Emery is doing, from creating a pathway for young players to make it to the first team, to changing the mentality of the players as he looks to build a platform on which to create his o...Show More

1:18:24 | Oct 15th, 2018

On this week's Interlull Arsecast Extra we discuss Thierry Henry's appointment as Monaco coach, Laurent Koscielny's retirement from international football and his very honest comments about France, and Aaron Ramsey on his contract, before answering q...Show More

54:55 | Oct 12th, 2018

On this week's Interlull Arsecast we discuss stats with Tim from 7amkickoff. Arsenal are over-performing when it comes to Expected Goals. What does that mean exactly? Tim delves into that, as well as some of the other interesting stats he's noticed a...Show More

1:24:25 | Oct 7th, 2018

On this week's show we enjoy the 5-1 win over Fulham, two goals each for Lacazette and Aubameyang, a truly beautiful goal of the season contender from Aaron Ramsey, some tactical flexibility from Unai Emery as he goes 442 (something for the Sodastrea...Show More

59:48 | Oct 5th, 2018

On this week's show I'm joined by the Man from East Lower to discuss the 3-0 win over Qarabag in the Europa League. Should we be concerned at the defensive issues, or is this still just part of the process? We chat about bringing a strong squad to Az...Show More

1:15:41 | Sep 30th, 2018

On this week's landmark 250th episode of the podcast, we look back at the 2-0 win over Watford, the seventh successive win in all competitions, and enjoy the fact we're winning game with such regularity. There are still things to discuss though, such...Show More

57:26 | Sep 28th, 2018

On this week's show I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to get his thoughts on the early stages of the Unai Emery regime, the various conundrums the manager has got to contend with, Lacazette and Aubameyang, Ozil and Ramsey, and the club's contract wrangl...Show More

1:22:04 | Sep 24th, 2018

On this week's show we celebrate the first clean sheet of the season in the 2-0 win over Everton. Petr Cech was the man of the match, the front four contributed but raise questions, Lucas Torreira got his first start, and we're steadily racking up th...Show More

53:59 | Sep 21st, 2018

On this week's show I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to discuss the 4-2 over FC Vorskla and the Europa League in general. We also chat about the new boss, the players response to his methods, and where we are at this very early point in the season. Then th...Show More

1:21:34 | Sep 17th, 2018

On this week's show discussion of Saturday's 2-1, post-Interlull, win over Newcastle. After an unconvincing first half, the Gunners found their groove a bit in the second, but questions remain about what exactly we're trying to do and how we're tryin...Show More

45:00 | Sep 14th, 2018

I'm still away on holidays, but the Premier League waits for no man and the people need a podcast to welcome back football after the Internet. So, James from Gunnerblog is here to have a bit of waffle, as well as a chat with Tim Stillman about the up...Show More

55:09 | Sep 10th, 2018

On this week's Interlull show we have some connection issues between Spain and London, but we just about manage to discuss the international games, the Arsenal legends game at the weekend, Hector Bellerin's brave interview with The Times and, briefly...Show More

1:15:36 | Sep 7th, 2018

Liam Brady is one of the greatest players ever to play for Arsenal, and as a young Irish lad, I enjoyed the fact he was such an important player for us – even if I never did see him play in the flesh while with at the club. We chat about his entire...Show More

1:23:15 | Sep 3rd, 2018

On this week's show we look back at the 3-2 win over Cardiff, the fine performance from Alexandre Lacazette, some good fouling from the Gunners, the ability to respond to setbacks in game, and the fact three points before the Interlull is always welc...Show More

53:22 | Aug 31st, 2018

On this week's show I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Tim Stillman to discuss Mesut Ozil, his time at the club in general, his recent difficulties, and what the future might hold for him under Unai Emery's less indulgent regime. There's also chat about ...Show More

1:23:51 | Aug 27th, 2018

On this week's show we look back at our first win of the season, beating West Ham 3-1 on Saturday. Three points are obviously very welcome, but Unai Emery and his players accept there's a lot more to do – especially defensively. We review the game an...Show More

50:55 | Aug 24th, 2018

On this week's show I chat with former Gunner Alan Smith as he celebrates the release of his new book 'Heads up - My life story'. We discuss how the book came to be, the fact he wrote it himself without a ghostwriter, his path into professional footb...Show More

1:12:44 | Aug 20th, 2018

In this week's podcast we look back at the 3-2 defeat to Chelsea where despite some encouraging attacking signs, our defensive weaknesses cost us any chance to get something from the game. Should we be optimistic that Unai Emery can sort out what are...Show More

1:00:04 | Aug 17th, 2018

On this week's show I chat with Jack Pitt Brooke of the Independent about Matteo Guendouzi, his rise to prominence, where he came from, what kind of a character he is, and what lies ahead for him at Arsenal. Then there's Daniel Storey from Football 3...Show More

1:10:46 | Aug 13th, 2018

So the Unai Emery era has begun, and not unexpectedly Man City were too strong for us. We discuss the match, the performance, the new style of play, and whether we might have been wiser to do things differently against the Champions, team selection, ...Show More

1:18:46 | Aug 10th, 2018

This is the second of our new season preview episodes and in this one I have a chat with Tayo Popoola about what's to come, starting with Man City on Sunday, Alex Iwobi's deal and a little bit of Kroenke stuff too. Then it's Tim Stillman, Charles Wat...Show More

1:05:12 | Aug 10th, 2018

In this first of two pre-season podcast episodes, I chat with Ken Early from Second Captains about the dawn of a new Premier League campaign, how quickly it's come around, Jose Mourinho's latest meltdown, Unai Emery's appointment, Liverpool's chances...Show More

1:03:23 | Aug 7th, 2018

It's a special bonus Arsecast following the news that Alisher Usmanov has agreed to sell his stake in the club to Stan Kroenke – ultimately giving him 100% control of the shares. I chat with James from Gunnerblog and Tim Payton from the AST about the...Show More

1:26:08 | Aug 6th, 2018

On this week's show, now that our pre-season preparations are complete, we discuss and analyse the readiness of the team for the opening game against Manchester City. There are concerns about our defence, and the strange decision to move Calum Chambe...Show More

46:14 | Aug 3rd, 2018

On this week's show a good whack of waffle from me about Arsenal in Dublin, a few snippets of info I picked up along the way, plus thoughts on the team's performance against Chelsea, and the need for patience overall – both in terms of things that ar...Show More

1:12:55 | Jul 30th, 2018

On this week's show we discuss the two games in Singapore against Atletico Madrid and PSG, some of the players who have caught in the eye – including Emile Smith Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi, Unai Emery's tactical openness, the Aubameyang on the left si...Show More

59:34 | Jul 27th, 2018

On this week's show I chat with Tim Stillman about the game in Singapore, the Aaron Ramsey situation, and the strange goings-on involving Ivan Gazidis, AC Milan and that weird statement released by the club. After that, I interview Tom Markham, one o...Show More

1:13:43 | Jul 23rd, 2018

On this week's show a pre-season round-up as the team heads to Singapore to play PSG and Atletico Madrid. We talk about the tour squad, a potential new deal for Alex Iwobi, the Ivan Gazidis/AC Milan situation and look forward to seeing what way Unai ...Show More

51:21 | Jul 20th, 2018

Today's episode is a call-in show recorded last night and I chat to Arsenal fans about all kinds of things including the future of Aaron Ramsey, Lucas Perez and his role this season, why our transfer business is relatively unexciting, what the board'...Show More

52:43 | Jul 18th, 2018

If you're a long-term reader/listener to Arseblog, you'll know that I always had a real soft spot for Philippe Senderos. His Arsenal career didn't work out as well as he would have liked, but he retains a huge affection for the club, as he outlines i...Show More

1:07:43 | Jul 16th, 2018

What did we learn from Arsenal's 8-0 win over Boreham Wood FC at the weekend? Not a lot in truth, other than James doesn't know how to pronounce the name of his home town, but there are tougher tests to come in pre-season as the new boss puts his tea...Show More

59:43 | Jul 13th, 2018

Joining me on the show this week are Tim Stillman and Andrew Allen, and we start with World Cup discussion after England's journey came to an end. How did they, as Englishmen, enjoy the experience. There's a brief preview of the final too, before we ...Show More

1:08:16 | Jul 9th, 2018

England are into the semi-final of the World Cup and James is excited. We chat about their tournament, and assess their chances of going all the way. Then there's Arsenal chat as our signings seem to be almost complete, unless of course we sell someb...Show More

1:06:52 | Jul 2nd, 2018

The World Cup continues with shocks, drama, excitement, penalty shoot-outs and more. We chat about the goings-on, an impressive performance from rumoured target Lucas Torreira and whether that will scupper our chances of getting him, and look at the ...Show More

39:47 | Jun 29th, 2018

There's not a lot of Arsenal news this week, but here's a podcast anyway. I'm joined by Tim Stillman to chat about the World Cup, Brazil's chances of going the distance, his aversion to VAR versus the drama and entertainment it provides, as well as a...Show More

1:10:24 | Jun 25th, 2018

On today's show more World Cup chat, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi are dropped, Xhaka scores a banger but might end up in trouble with FIFA for his celebration, David Ospina just needs more cuddles than anyone else, while away from Russia there are more ...Show More

1:01:55 | Jun 22nd, 2018

On today's show I chat with James from Gunnerblog about the arrival of new goalkeeper Bernd Leno, the departure of Jack Wilshere, our transfer business in general, and the changes at coaching level – including the retention of Steve Bould as one of U...Show More

1:14:01 | Jun 18th, 2018

The World Cup is underway and that's the main focus of today's podcast, but with a close look at the Arsenal players taking part and how things are going for them. We discuss the use of VAR, and the new deal signed by Granit Xhaka which shows he's li...Show More

57:55 | Jun 15th, 2018

With the signing of Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira said to be near completion, I'm joined by James Horncastle who gives us some insight into the Sampdoria man. We look at his career progression, what kind of a player he is, how he might fit into...Show More

1:13:11 | Jun 11th, 2018

This podcast begins with a discussion about sawing off your own arm, which tells you how quiet things are at the moment. Nevertheless, we discuss Tomas Rosicky's testimonial, transfer links to players young and old, changes at academy level, and Sven...Show More

47:26 | Jun 8th, 2018

On today's show I chat to Paolo Bandini about the signing of 34 year old Stephan Lichtsteiner who joins after seven successful years with Juventus. What kind of a player is he? What kind of an impact will he have on the squad on and off the pitch? Is...Show More

1:07:57 | Jun 4th, 2018

It's been a quiet week but we still have some aural pleasure for you as we – with the help of your questions – chat about the Arsenal legends and their game against Real Madrid, strange shirt names, a truncated transfer window, Alex Iwobi's future un...Show More

1:10:49 | Jun 1st, 2018

Today's show is a call-in show, recorded last night. I answered calls at random and spoke to Arsenal fans about all kinds of things, including hopes and expectations under Unai Emery, our transfer plans for this summer, the future of Aaron Ramsey, wh...Show More

1:17:38 | May 29th, 2018

On this week's show we reflect on the week since the announcement of Unai Emery taking over as head coach, with some thoughts about hopes about what the Spaniard is going to do and how he's going to do it. We discuss the strong links to experienced d...Show More

1:06:40 | May 24th, 2018

Arsenal appointed a new head coach, Unai Emery, on Wednesday. The Spaniard's name was barely mentioned, but he's going to be the man tasked with bringing Premier League competitiveness back to the club, building on what Arsene Wenger left behind and ...Show More

1:42:19 | May 22nd, 2018

So this episode was recorded live at Union Chapel last night, and during the first half of the show we discussed lots of things but also the future on the assumption that Mikel Arteta was about to be made manager of the club. At the break we were inf...Show More

1:17:22 | May 18th, 2018

On today's show we have a round-table discussion about the final game of the season and the season as a whole, including Arsene Wenger's departure and where we go from here. Mikel Arteta's name is being strongly linked with the job so we discuss his ...Show More

1:32:45 | May 14th, 2018

Arsene Wenger took charge of his final game as Arsenal manager yesterday, a 1-0 win over Huddersfield which is discussed briefly, but the main chat is about the occasion, and the fact that the manager is no longer going to be in charge. We talk about...Show More

59:35 | May 11th, 2018

This is a bit of a strange one: the last ever Arsecast with Arsene Wenger as manager. He's been a constant throughout the lifetime of this show, so I chat with James from Gunnerblog about that, this long goodbye we've had with him, some typically won...Show More

1:09:04 | May 7th, 2018

James is away this week, so I called over to Tayo Popoola's house to record this week's show. Over pastries and prosecco, we discuss the emotional day yesterday which saw Arsene Wenger take charge of the team for the final time at home. We chat about...Show More

47:24 | May 4th, 2018

Defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano means there's no fairy tale ending for Arsene Wenger, nor any silverware for Arsenal this season. Diego Costa's goal was enough to see Atletico Madrid through, and in this somewhat hastily arranged podcast I chat to ...Show More

1:15:50 | Apr 30th, 2018

Defeat to Manchester United but a day from which we can draw some positives, not least the performances of some of the young players sent out at Old Trafford. We chat about the Konstantinos Mavropanos debut, Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, C...Show More

1:05:31 | Apr 27th, 2018

It was so close to being a great European night, but a late defensive slip-up allowed 10 man Atletico Madrid to grab an equaliser. James and I chat about the impact that goal might have on the tie, how it has turned what was generally a positive nigh...Show More

33:01 | Apr 25th, 2018

Here's an super extra bonus Arsecast ahead of tomorrow's Europa League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid. I chat with Spanish based journalist Dermot Corrigan about what Arsenal can expect from the La Liga side, how they're likely to appro...Show More

1:21:45 | Apr 23rd, 2018

The 4-1 win over West Ham was enjoyable, but not the main event as we still come to terms with the news that Arsene Wenger will be leaving the club at the end of the season. We chat about the game, the team selection, the performance, the goals and a...Show More

1:19:05 | Apr 20th, 2018

Two podcasts in one day, but this is no ordinary day. Earlier, Arsene Wenger announced his intention to leave the club at the end of the season, and it's been an emotional rollercoaster since. First, I talk to James from Gunnerblog about his reaction...Show More

1:04:29 | Apr 20th, 2018

After a slow Arsenal news week, this episode begins with Daniel Storey of Football 365, and we look back on the Premier League season as a whole after Man City have been crowned champions. We chat about the quality in the league this season, safe-sta...Show More

1:12:10 | Apr 16th, 2018

On this week's show we look back at the 2-1 defeat to Newcastle which simply adds to our abysmal away record, chat about our defending, or lack of it, more mistakes by Shkodran Mustafi who is enduring a terrible time at the moment, the deployment of ...Show More

41:51 | Apr 13th, 2018

On this week's show I chat to ESPN's Arsenal correspondent Mattias Karen about Arsenal's 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow which helped ensure qualification for the semi-finals of the Europa League. We chat about the Gunners making life difficult for them...Show More

1:09:24 | Apr 9th, 2018

It's another goodly morning as we discuss the 3-2 win over Southampton yesterday, the contributions of both Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi who had very positive days, the 'defending' of Shkodran Mustafi after another terrible error, Jack Wilshere's cam...Show More

1:04:58 | Apr 6th, 2018

On this extra Arsecast Extra we discuss the very enjoyable 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Europa League, in particular the incredible goal scored by Aaron Ramsey. It wasn't improvisation, it was engineering, and we chat about that, his combinations ...Show More

1:10:23 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Football is back and we enjoy beating Stoke if not everything that came before. We chat about the performance, the result, why criticism of Aubameyang for giving the penalty to Lacazette is stupid and, of course, we laugh at Stoke. Then we answer lis...Show More

49:37 | Mar 30th, 2018

On this week's show I chat to Rory Smith of the New York Times about Jack Wilshere, his England situation, and how his contract impasse at Arsenal could end up costing the club in the long run. We also discuss the Europa League, whether Arsene Wenger...Show More

1:06:44 | Mar 26th, 2018

It's the Interlull so we muddle through with a podcast touching on some of the international action, Arsene Wenger and his future tied to how far we go in the Europa League, Thomas Tuchel, Jack Wilshere's situation as injury strikes again, and then q...Show More

1:02:16 | Mar 23rd, 2018

There wasn't a lot going on this week because of the Interlull, leaving us short of Arsenal stuff to talk about, so last night I did a phone-in show, taking calls and chatting to listeners about various things, including the Jack Wilshere situation, ...Show More

1:10:45 | Mar 19th, 2018

There's not a lot going on in the Arsenal world right now, but that's never stopped us producing a podcast before. There's football chatter, interspersed with in-depth movie reviews, kebab talk, footballers birthdays, Mourinho's meltdown, and the Eur...Show More

1:12:26 | Mar 16th, 2018

Arsenal are through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League after a 5-1 aggregate win, and a 3-1 victory in the second leg. We discuss the convincing qualification in the context of our recent form, as well as the absurd furore surrounding Danny W...Show More

1:10:01 | Mar 12th, 2018

Two wins in a week, Mr Arse Ambassador, with these results you are really spoiling us. James and I get tucked into the Watford win, the deliciousness of Petr Cech's penalty save from Troy Deeney, and why the striker deserved every bit of stick he got...Show More

51:22 | Mar 9th, 2018

On this week's show we enjoy a long overdue win and with me to discuss the 2-0 Europa League triumph over AC Milan is Paolo Bandini. We chat about a much improved Arsenal performance, perhaps predicated on the fact Europe is the be all and end all, M...Show More

1:26:34 | Mar 5th, 2018

On this week's show we consider the 2-1 away defeat to Brighton, the lack of performance from the players and the manager's inability to turn things around quickly enough. All the while there's silence from the board who have also gone into hiding ag...Show More

1:12:02 | Mar 2nd, 2018

On this week's show I chat with a very cold Andrew Allen immediately after the 3-0 defeat to Man City on Thursday night and discuss what was a strange night at the Emirates, and another disappointing result. Then I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to cha...Show More

13:26 | Feb 27th, 2018

Today, on the 16th birthday of the site, Arseblog has launched on Patreon, which is a subscription service. Why are we doing it? Does it affect the regular podcasts? What do you get if you subscribe? All these questions and more are answered in this ...Show More

1:22:16 | Feb 26th, 2018

In this week's show we look back on a disappointing day at Wembley which saw Arsenal lose the Carabao Cup final 3-0 to Man City. We discuss the performance, individual and collective mistakes, why we couldn't get up for a final, and the big focus of ...Show More

1:07:10 | Feb 23rd, 2018

In this extra Arsecast Extra we look back at the 2-1 Europa League defeat to Östersunds FK, a lacklustre performance from an unprepared side, but one which also secured qualification to the Round of 16. We chat about the game, Arsene Wenger's role in...Show More

1:12:04 | Feb 19th, 2018

There's not a lot of Arsenal to discuss this week but we still have a good show for you, discussing things as diverse as Hector Bellerin at the Oxford Union, the Carabao Cup final and the use of VAR, some disturbing kit news and Francis Coquelin scor...Show More

52:24 | Feb 16th, 2018

On today's show, recorded immediately after the 3-0 win over Östersunds FK in the Europa League last night, I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Tim from @7amkickoff. We chat about the game, winning away at last, a clean sheet and a penalty save for captai...Show More

1:19:37 | Feb 12th, 2018

In this week's show we look back at the 1-0 defeat to Sp*rs and talk about how the vagaries of football could have seen us nick something from the game late on despite being dominated in the second half. We talk about Alexandre Lacazette's misses, th...Show More

1:31:05 | Feb 9th, 2018

In today's bumper edition of the show I chat with Amy Lawrence about all the January changes and Arsenal's new look attack. What now for Alexandre Lacazette, how will Arsene Wenger approach the North London derby and more. After that I catch up with ...Show More

1:21:53 | Feb 5th, 2018

In this week's episode James and I battle the very Internet itself as we try to stay connected to discuss the 5-1 win over Everton on Saturday. We chat about the impact of the new signings, what they've brought to the team, Aaron Ramsey's hat-trick, ...Show More

1:05:19 | Feb 2nd, 2018

By any standards Arsenal have had a remarkable January transfer window. It's been a long way from signing Kim Kallstrom, that's for sure, and with me to discuss it all is David Ornstein of the BBC. We talk about the deals that went down, Alexis, Mkhi...Show More

1:21:09 | Feb 1st, 2018

James returns from his travels with – no surprise here – news of misfortune falling him on his trip. We try and make sense of what has been a remarkable month for Arsenal in the transfer market, with Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez go...Show More

50:02 | Jan 29th, 2018

We'll have an Arsecast Extra for you later in the week as James returns from his travels, but in the meantime I hope you'll enjoy another conversation with legendary former Gunner Ian Wright. We chat about the Carabao Cup final and how the importance...Show More

49:28 | Jan 26th, 2018

In this week's show I'm joined by the legendary Goonerholic, and James from We Are the Northbank, for a good chat about beating Chelsea and making to a Wembley final. We discuss the team's tactical flexibility, its prowess in cup competitions and how...Show More

1:16:32 | Jan 22nd, 2018

On this week's show I'm joined by guest host Tayo Popoola (@DJTayo) to look back on the very enjoyable 4-1 win over Crystal Palace. We chat about the stellar contribution of Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil's influence and how important it is to keep him, t...Show More

1:05:43 | Jan 19th, 2018

It's been a week of transfer mayhem, with Theo Walcott sold to Everton, the potential Alexis Sanchez - Henrikh Myhitaryan swap, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang linked, and loads more. With me to discuss that is Lewis Ambrose, who delves deep into the kind ...Show More

1:17:18 | Jan 15th, 2018

On this week's show I'm joined by guest host JB (@gunnerpunner) to pore over another poor day away from home after Arsenal went down 2-1 to Bournemouth on Sunday. Lack of firepower and defensive frailties were exposed, but how much of what's wrong st...Show More

51:22 | Jan 12th, 2018

In a week when Hector Bellerin's sartorial choices made as many headlines as anything else, I'm joined by the Man from East Lower (@eastlower) to discuss our midweek clash with Chelsea, the manager's decision to leave Alexis Sanchez on the bench, and...Show More

1:29:56 | Jan 8th, 2018

On this week's show I'm joined by guest host Elliot Smith @YankeeGunner, to discuss the 4-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest and the third round exit from the FA Cup. We chat about team selection, the manager's big gamble when it came to the bench, Per Me...Show More

58:43 | Jan 5th, 2018

On this week's show I chat with Dan Levy about the Chelsea game in midweek, our obvious defensive issues and the manager's inability to solve them, what kind of impact the January transfer window might have, and how the Europa League is growing incre...Show More

1:16:11 | Jan 1st, 2018

On this first Arsecast Extra of 2018, I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss the 1-1 draw with West Brom on New Year's Eve, the Arsenal performance, and of course the impact that referee Mike Dean had on proceedings. We chat about his terrible decisio...Show More

1:12:02 | Dec 29th, 2017

On this week's show we look back at the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace, a rare away win, and a very welcome return to form for Alexis Sanchez. We chat about his goals, the defensive issues we continue to have, Jack Wilshere looking like he's finding his...Show More

53:04 | Dec 22nd, 2017

This week I chat with Tim Stillman ahead of the Liverpool game, discussing the possible defensive system we'll use, and whether Ainsley Maitland-Niles will be asked to deal with their very potent attack, before we touch on Alexis Sanchez and his curr...Show More

1:18:52 | Dec 18th, 2017

On this week's show: Mesut Ozil's sumptuous volley gave us a 1-0 win over Newcastle, but what was the thinking behind his position deeper in midfield? Arsenal's inability to build on the lead is up for discussion, as is Ainsley Maitland-Niles and his...Show More

57:24 | Dec 15th, 2017

This week I chat with Chief Soccer Correspondent for the New York Times, Rory Smith, about Arsenal's midweek draw against West Ham, the manager's struggles to get his team to perform in any consistent, identifiable way, the new recruits that point to...Show More

1:06:57 | Dec 11th, 2017

On today's show we look back on the disappointing 1-1 draw with Southampton, and what was another careless opening from Arsenal. We discuss the lack of creativity, the Alexis Sanchez giveaway situation, Aaron Ramsey's injury and what it means for the...Show More

40:01 | Dec 8th, 2017

On this week's show I chat with James from @gunnerblog about the 6-0 win over BATE Borisov, some redemption for the likes of Mathieu Debuchy and Theo Walcott, a great performance from Jack Wilshere, the manager's decision to go back to a back four, w...Show More

1:24:49 | Dec 4th, 2017

This week's show was recorded in Dublin with James and an extra Extra guest, Andrew Allen. We look back on the weekend's game against Man United, the performance, the defensive errors, Arsenal's response, another defensive error, and ask whether ther...Show More

1:00:49 | Dec 1st, 2017

On this week's show I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss the 5-0 win over Huddersfield, the beauty of Arsenal's goals, and Mesut Ozil's contribution, before we move on to the recent appointments of Raul Sanllehi as 'Head of Football Relations' a...Show More

1:07:43 | Nov 27th, 2017

This week we discuss yet another injury time win over Burnley, what a lovely man Lee Mason is, and how the outrage of the opposition fans was like sweet, sweet music to our ears. It pushes Arsenal into the top four, and we discuss the result, perform...Show More

54:16 | Nov 24th, 2017

Listeners will be glad to hear that there's some, but relatively little, discussion of last night's 1-0 defeat to Cologne in the Europa League. There's only so much of that game one can relive, but I chat about it with Archie Rhind-Tutt. Then I'm joi...Show More