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Arsecast Extra Episode 278 - 25.03.2019

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

Episode 518 - Worse than Omsk

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 277 - 18.03.2019

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 276 - 15.03.2019

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 275 - 11.03.2019

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

Episode 517 - Eurotrash

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 274 - 03.03.2019

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

Episode 516 - Predictions and stuff

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 273 - 25.02.2019

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 272 - 22.02.2019

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

The Arsenal Women Arsecast #1 - The Conti Cup Final

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 271 - 18.02.2019

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

Episode 515 - Worries

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 270 - 10.02.2019

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

Episode 514 - Mavropanos to the rescue

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

Episode 513 - Behind the January transfer window with David Ornstein

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 269 - 04.02.2019

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

Episode 512 - Denis Denis

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 268 - 28.01.2019

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

Episode 511: James talks to people

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 267 - 21.01.2019

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

Episode 510: On the pitch - Behind the scenes

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 266 - 14.01.2019

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

Episode 509 - Money

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 265 - 07.01.2019

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

Episode 508 - 1929

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 264 - 30.12.2018

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

Episode 507 - Mugsmasher chat

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 263 - 23.12.2018

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

Episode 506 - NÖzil

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 262 - 17.12.2018

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

Episode 505 - Listen

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 261 - 10.12.2018

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

Episode 504 - Best Fran Merida

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 260 - 03.12.2018

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 259 - 30.11.2018

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 258 - 26.11.2018

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

Episode 503 - He did it his way

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 257 – 19.11.2018

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

Episode 502 - Admirable Nelson

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 256 - 11.11.2018

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

Episode 501 - Bad luck for Welbeck

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

Episode 500 - El Maestro

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 255 - 04.11.201

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

Episode 499 - Emery's next big test

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 254 - 28.10.2018

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

Episode 498 - Portugeezer

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 253 - 23.10.2018

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

Episode 497 - Improvement

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 252 - 15.10.2018

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

Episode 496 - xG and Arsenal Women

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 251 - 07.10.2018

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

Episode 495 - Qarabag of love

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 250 - 30.09.2018

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

Episode 494 - Rambo to go?

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 249 - 24.09.2018

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

Episode 493 - Learning to run

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 248 - 17.09.2018

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

Episode 492 - Time for Torreira, please?!

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 247 - 10.09.2018

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

Episode 491 - Liam Brady

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 246 - 03.09.2018

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

Episode 490 - What is it with Mesut?

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 245 - 27.08.2018

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

Episode 489 - Alan Smith

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 244 - 20.08.2018

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

Episode 488 - Social media un-Cech-d

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 243 - 13.08.2018

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

Episode 487 - New Season Preview 2

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

Episode 486 - New Season Preview 1

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

Episode 485 - Stan and Deliver

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 242 - 06.08.2018

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

Episode 484 - A Real Douzi ...

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 241 - 30.07.2018

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

Episode 483 - Tunnel Area

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 240 - 23.07.2018

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

Episode 482 - No falling piano

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

Episode 481 - Philippe Senderos

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 239 - 16.07.2018

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

Episode 480 - Midfield matters

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 238 - 09.07.2018

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 237 - 02.07.2018

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

Episode 479 - Car door terror

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 236 - 25.06.2018

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

Episode 478 - Jack gets Bernd, Iceland at the World Cup

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 235 - 18.06.2018

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

Episode 477 - My name is Lucas

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 234 - 11.06.2018

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

Episode 476 - Setting things off

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 233 - 04.06.2018

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

Episode 475 - Telephone calls (and some Skype calls too)

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 232 - 29.05.2018

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

Episode 474 - Unai Emery arrives

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 231 (LIVE!) - 22.05.2018

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

Episode 473 - Mikel Arseteta

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 230 - 14.05.2018

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

Episode 472 - Arsene's last hurrah

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 229 - 07.05.2018

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

Episode 471 - No fairy tale ending for Arsene

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 228 - 30.04.2018

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 227 - 27.04.2018

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

Episode 470 - Atletico Madrid, Sanllehi and Enrique

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 226 - 23.04.2018

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

Episode 469 - Arsene calls it quits

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

Episode 468 - Tickets, Europe, Stuff and Things

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 225 - 16.04.2018

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

Episode 467 - The Nenny

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 224 - 09.04.2018

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 223 - 06.04.2018

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 222 - 02.04.2018

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

Episode 466 - The Never Ending Story

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 221 - 26.03.2018

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

Episode 465 - The phone-y one

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 220 - 19.03.2018

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 219 - 16.03.2018

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 218 - 12.03.2018

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

Episode 464 - Sometimes maybe good

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 217 - 05.03.2018

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

Episode 463 - Itchy and Scratchy

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

Arseblog launches on Patreon - an explanation

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 216 - 26.02.2018

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 215 - 23.02.2018

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 214 - 19.02.2018

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

Episode 462 - Captain Dave and his penalty save

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

Arsecast Extra Episode 213 - 12.02.2018

1:29:37 | 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

Episode 461 - Diving and stuff

1:41:05 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 212 - 05.02.2018

1:31:53 | 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

Episode 460 - David Ornstein on the January transfer window

1:15:19 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 211 - 01.02.2018

1:31:09 | 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

Episode 459 - Ian Wright

1:00:02 | 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

Episode 458 - Ivan's Transfer Dream Team

59:28 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 210 - 22.01.2018

1:26:32 | 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

Episode 457 - Crazy Transfer Mayhem Madness!

1:15:43 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 209 - 15.01.2018

1:27:18 | 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

Episode 456 - There's a brand new dance

1:01:22 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 208 - 08.01.2018

1:39:56 | 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

Episode 455 - No case for the defence

1:08:43 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 207 - 01.01.2018

1:26:11 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 206 - 29.12.2017

1:22:02 | 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

Episode 454 - Alexis and the Mugsmashers

1:03:04 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 205 - 18.12.2017

1:28:52 | 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

EPISODE 453 - Third Choice

1:07:24 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 204 - 11.12.2017

1:16:57 | 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

Episode 452 - Overcrowding

50:01 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 203 - 04.12.2017

1:34:49 | 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

Episode 451 - The Ferryman

1:10:49 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 202 - 27.11.2017

1:17:43 | 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

Episode 450 - The teacup of tribalism

1:04:16 | 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

Arsecast Extra Episode 201 - 20.11.2017

1:27:25 | Nov 20th, 2017

In today's episode we steady ourselves after that incredible power shift that ... oh, wait, that didn't happen. We discuss the very enjoyable 2-0 win over Sp*rs on Saturday, what the team can gain from the win and the performance, the outstanding bac...Show More

Episode 449 - What a magic

1:07:22 | Nov 17th, 2017

On this week's show I'm joined by the one and only Ian Wright to discuss the upcoming North London derby against the old enemy. Ian chats about his feelings ahead of the game, the need for the players to make sure the unthinkable doesn't happen, Alex...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 200 - 13.11.2017

1:27:45 | Nov 13th, 2017

Today's episode is the 200th Arsecast Extra, and thankfully for us it's come at a time when there's so much to discuss from an Arsenal point of view and not slap bang in the middle of the lulliest Interlull of all time. Still, we manage to chat about...Show More

Episode 448 - Dara Ó Briain

56:37 | Nov 10th, 2017

In this week's show I chat with Dara Ó Briain, comedian, TV ever-present, science bloke, hat wearer, and, of course, Arsenal fan. He's in Dublin with his new show, so we sat down in my studio for an Interlull chat which took in airport hassles, stole...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 199 - 07.11.2017

1:24:56 | Nov 7th, 2017

On this week's show, we look back at the 3-1 defeat to Man City which took place in the distant jet-lagged past. From team selection and a lack of Lacazette, to contentious issues like the penalty and the offside, it's all in there, along with our ou...Show More

Episode 447 - Socrates

52:04 | Nov 3rd, 2017

In this week's show I chat with the brilliant David Squires about his cartooning, Jose Mourinho's in or out bollocks, difficult drawings, and his new book The Illustrated History of Football - Hall of Fame, which is tremendous fun. We met in Sydney t...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 198 - 30.10.2017

1:20:03 | Oct 30th, 2017

On this week's show, recorded between Melbourne and London, we discuss the 2-1 over Swansea, the impact of Sead Kolasinac and his mighty thighs, as well as looking back on the Eddie Nketiah inspired win over Norwich in the Carabao Cup. We then answer...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 197 - 23.10.2017

1:21:35 | Oct 23rd, 2017

On this week's show enjoy the 5-2 demolition of Everton and the successful deployment of the AOL front three, Alexis, Ozil and Lacazette. They dialed-up with goals and assists, we look at the overall performance, a first win on the road, and the pote...Show More

Episode 446 - Euro Pop

59:15 | Oct 20th, 2017

On this week's show, recorded just moments after the 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League, I chat with Tim Stillman about the game, the team selection, the performance, Oliver Giroud's incredible goal, Jack Wilshere's stand-out display...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 196 - 16.10.2017

1:25:45 | Oct 16th, 2017

On this week's show we look back at the disastrous 2-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday evening. The performance, the team, the tactics, and the all too familiar feeling of Arsenal throwing away a game they should have won. We chat about the manager, wh...Show More

Episode 445 -'89'

1:03:52 | Oct 13th, 2017

On this week's show I chat with Amy Lawrence about the upcoming documentary '89' which, unsurprisingly, tells the epic story of Arsenal's title win in the 88-89 season. Needing to go to Anfield and win by two clear goals, Michael Thomas's last gasp w...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 195 - 09.10.2017

1:20:37 | Oct 9th, 2017

In this Interlull edition of the show we discuss the injury to Shkodran Mustafi, potential problems at centre-half, Alex Iwobi's big international goal, and the rumours involving a return to London for Marc Overmars. We answer listener questions abou...Show More

Episode 444 - Rich

1:09:54 | Oct 6th, 2017

It may be an Interlull but we've still got a podcast for you today, and in the wake of Arsenal's financial results being released last week, I chat with Kieron O'Connor (@SwissRamble), about a healthy profit, cash in the bank, how we still lag behind...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 194 - 02.10.2017

1:13:58 | Oct 2nd, 2017

On this week's show, after we deal with lawnmower problems, we discuss the 2-0 win over Brighton, goals for Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi, a sizzling assist from Alexis, another clean sheet, and a team which, while not currently scintillating, is head...Show More

Episode 443 - Borisov, Borison

1:00:58 | Sep 29th, 2017

On this week's show we look back at the 4-2 win over BATE Borisov in the Europa League. Two goals for Theo Walcott, a first goal for Rob Holding, and Olivier Giroud becomes a centurion with his 100th Arsenal strike. There were some promising youngste...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 193 - 26.09.2017

1:15:05 | Sep 26th, 2017

On this week's show we look back at the 2-0 win over West Brom, and how Shkodran Mustafi's sliding made Tony Pulis so very, very angry. We discuss the two goals for Alexandre Lacazette, Ramsey in a more advanced role, another clean sheet, and the fac...Show More

Episode 442 - The broken men

1:00:12 | Sep 22nd, 2017

In this week's show I do my best to keep discussion of Doncaster and West Brom to an absolute minimum, so instead I talk to Rory Smith of the New York Times about a very interesting piece he wrote about Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan, and his recov...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 192 - 18.09.2017

1:30:21 | Sep 18th, 2017

The 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge was a big improvement on the last away day at Anfield, but is it something to get excited about or more a case of lowered expectations? We discuss that, the team selection, the performance, the chances we had to win th...Show More

Episode 441 - Cologne-no you didn't!

1:16:01 | Sep 15th, 2017

On this week's show I have three guests to discuss our Europa League debut, in terms of what happened on and off the pitch. First up James from Gunnerblog gives us his press box perspective on the pre-gqme shenanigans, then I chat to Cologne based jo...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 191 - 11.09.2017

1:27:03 | Sep 11th, 2017

Arsenal are back and so is James, and in this episode we discuss the 3-0 win over Bournemouth at the weekend. We look at Danny Welbeck's performance, the Lacazette influence, the reception awarded to Alexis Sanchez, and what was a much more positive ...Show More

Episode 440 - The transfer window is a duck

59:01 | Sep 8th, 2017

With me on this week's show, to look back at the transfer window in general, the culture of transfers and misinformation, the potential changes to it and lots more, is Daniel Storey from Football 365. We chat about the potential impact of the window ...Show More

Episode 439 - I know what you did this summer

1:10:07 | Sep 5th, 2017

With me to discuss what has been a very interesting summer for Arsenal is the BBC's David Ornstein. No doubt many of you saw his summary of our off-season, so I chat to him about the deals that happened and how they happened; the deals that didn't go...Show More

Episode 438 - All the young dudes

40:39 | Sep 4th, 2017

With me in this episode to discuss the Arsenal youth system is Jeorge Bird. Jeorge's long running blog is the definitive source for news and info about Arsenal youth, and he also writes a weekly column for Arseblog News. We chat about how things have...Show More

Episode 437 - Deadline day

1:32:39 | Sep 1st, 2017

The transfer window is now closed, what we have we hold, and what we did on deadline day wasn't that inspiring. In fact, it's a summer in which it feels we've failed to really invest properly in the squad. As a club we've ended up £30m in profit duri...Show More

Episode 436 - Billionaires

56:08 | Aug 29th, 2017

In this episode I chat to James Montague, author of a new book entitled: The Billionaires Club – The Unstoppable Rise of Football's Super-rich Owners. James writes about the increasing influence of extremely wealthy owners of football clubs, primaril...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 190 - 28.08.2017

1:39:55 | Aug 28th, 2017

On this week's show we look back at disastrous 4-0 hammering at Anfield on Sunday, the team selection, the lack of effort, the insipid performance, and why just three games into the season we're already in a horrendous situation. We chat about the ma...Show More

Episode 435 - Ooooooh blimey!

1:26:37 | Aug 25th, 2017

In this week's show we get a Mugsmasher perspective on their summer, their transfer business, what needs to be done with their squad, their hopes for the season and more as I'm joined by Neil Atkinson from The Anfield Wrap. Some of it sounds very fam...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 189 - 21.08.2017

1:24:39 | Aug 21st, 2017

On this week's show we look back at the 1-0 defeat to Stoke, and try to make some sense of Arsene Wenger's team selection and substitutions. We also discuss the manager's lack of faith in so many of his defenders, our inability to turn our possession...Show More

Episode 434 - Barcelona and then Arsenal

1:03:53 | Aug 18th, 2017

This podcast was recorded yesterday evening, as news of the horrible attack in Barcelona came through, and given my connection with the place it was very much on my mind, so the first 10 minutes of this show are a bit introspective. If you don't want...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 188 - 14.08.2017

1:22:35 | Aug 14th, 2017

The Premier League is back and we relive that extraordinary opening game on Friday night when we beat Leicester 4-3. We chat about the performance, the system, defensive mistakes, our serious firepower and supersub Olivier Giroud's incredible impact ...Show More

Episode 433 - Friday Night Lights

1:33:15 | Aug 11th, 2017

The new season kicks off tonight, rather unusually, and Arsenal face Leicester City in the first game of the new campaign. To preview Premier League, I'm joined by Ken Early of Second Captains and Dion Fanning, sports writer with Joe. We chat about ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 187 - 07.08.2017

1:23:26 | Aug 7th, 2017

On this week's show we look back at yesterday's Community Shield victory over Chelsea, the impact of new boy Sead Kolasinac, the performance of fellow new signing Alexandre Lacazette, and why there are a lot of positives to take from another Wembley ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 186 - 31.07.2017

1:27:44 | Jul 31st, 2017

In this episode we discuss the 174 things we learned from the Emirates Cup, including stuff about Reiss Nelson, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka and new signing Alexandre Lacazette. We also touch on the comments made by Arsene Wenger about ideal contract...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 185 - 27.07.2017

1:22:16 | Jul 27th, 2017

James is back from his holidays so we catch up on all the nothing that happened while he was away, including: Pre-season games against Bayern and Chelsea, Wojciech Szczesny leaving, Alexis Sanchez and PSG, Wellington and his inflamed pubis, Lucas Per...Show More

Arsecast 432 - In The Mixer with Michael Cox

51:42 | Jul 21st, 2017

On this somewhat surprise episode of the show, I chat to Michael about his new book: The Mixer: the Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines. It looks at how the tactical landscape of the Premier League has shifted massively sin...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 184. 17.07.2017

1:23:08 | Jul 17th, 2017

In this second show in three days we look at the final match of the Australian tour, and discuss the comments made by Alexis Sanchez regarding his future. Will Arsenal keep him, and where is a realistic option for him if we sell? There's more on the ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 183 - 14.07.2017

1:27:03 | Jul 14th, 2017

On this week's post-holiday show we discuss all the stuff that's gone on since the last podcast, including: the signing of Lacazette, the Jens Lehmann appointment, Per Mertesacker's academy role, and the pre-season tour of Australia. We chat about th...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 182 - 02.07.2017

1:22:41 | Jul 2nd, 2017

On this week's show we discuss the apparently imminent signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for what will be a club record fee. We discuss the French international, how he might fit in, and why Arsene Wenger has finally gone for him. There's also...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 181 - 26.06.2017

1:19:58 | Jun 26th, 2017

On this week's show we chat about French strikers, from the reported interest in Alexandre Lacazette, the ongoing Kylian Mbappe situation and spurious links with Anthony Martial. We discuss the lack of transfer business this far and ask if we should ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 180 - 19.06.2017

1:24:01 | Jun 19th, 2017

On this week's show we battle through the oppressive heat to discuss the over abundance of moths, TV shows, movies, pencil murder, the Confederations Cup, Alexis and his bockety ankle, why Andrew would turn down a transfer to Real Madrid, and the fix...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 179 - 12.06.2017

1:30:58 | Jun 12th, 2017

On this week's show we discuss the situations of Wojciech Szczesny and Serge Gnabry as their futures go in different directions, as well as news about our goalkeeping situation next season, and why people need to not lose their minds so quickly over ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 178 - 05.06.2017

1:26:04 | Jun 5th, 2017

On this week's show of the off-season we look at the reported €100m bid by Arsenal for Kylian Mbappé, try to work out how much truth there is behind it, and whether it's in any way realistic. There's chat about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and rumours he'...Show More

Episode 431 - Stay

1:23:55 | Jun 1st, 2017

This week, after winning the FA Cup, it was announced that Arsene Wenger had extended his contract with Arsenal until 2019. It's a decision that has sparked plenty of conversation so for this week's podcast I'm spoke to four different people about i...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 177 - 29.05.2017

1:25:54 | May 29th, 2017

In the first part of the show James and I look back on what was a brilliant weekend as Arsenal won the FA Cup for a record 13th time beating Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley. We chat about the performance, the team selection, the emotion, all the bits and piec...Show More

Arsecast Extra LIVE from Union Chapel - 26.05.2017

1:48:02 | May 26th, 2017

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Union Chapel in London on Thursday May 25th. With James and I on the panel are Tayo Popoola and The Man from East Lower, sometimes known as Jim. We discuss FA Cup memories, preview the upcoming...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 176 - 22.05.2017

1:42:48 | May 22nd, 2017

On this week's show we look back the final day of the season, the win over Everton, the Koscielny red card, injuries to Gabriel, Alexis and Xhaka, and discuss the prospect of Europa League football next season. We chat about anti-Stan Kroenke chantin...Show More

Episode 430 - Is it bonkers?

1:10:01 | May 19th, 2017

With me on this week's Arsecast, to discuss the season as a whole, is Amy Lawrence. We chat about the managerial situation, boardroom stasis, whether the off the pitch stuff has affected things on it, what we might do with players like Sanchez, Ozil ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 175 - 17.05.2017

1:26:22 | May 17th, 2017

On this extra Arsecast Extra we look back on Tuesday night's 2-0 win over Sunderland, how goalkeeping heroics kept us at bay before Alexis found a way through, all the empty seats on show and how Arsenal should react. We also discuss how vital it is ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 174 - 15.05.2017

1:21:45 | May 15th, 2017

On this week's show James battles manfully through a sore throat as we talk about the very enjoyable 4-1 win over Stoke at the weekend, the ever increasing love for Rob Holding, a great Mesut Ozil goal, some laughter at Shawcross and Arnautovic, plus...Show More

Episode 429 - Change-a-doodle-doo

59:47 | May 12th, 2017

Time now for this week's Arsecast, and with me to discuss the week that was, with two wins, two clean sheets, and all the rest is Jim Campbell from The Football Ramble. We chat about on and off the pitch goings-on, boardroom stuff, Arsene Wenger and ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 173 - 08.05.2017

1:27:39 | May 8th, 2017

On this week's show we enjoy a goodly morning as we discuss the 2-0 win over Man Utd, defeating Jose Mourinho and his DNA sucking evil, laughing at Ander Herrera, and basically enjoying the fact that we won a big game that we really needed to win. We...Show More

Episode 428 - New impressions

1:11:58 | May 5th, 2017

On this week's show I'm joined by the Man from East Lower to discuss all the latest exciting, exhilarating goings-on at the Arsenal, including this weekend's game with Manchester United. After that I chat with United fan Musa Okwonga about that match...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 172 - 01.05.2017

1:37:14 | May 1st, 2017

On this week's show we discuss the 2-0 defeat to Sp*rs, the team selection, the performance (or lack of it), and try and make some sense of what's going on. We'll be up front with you, we don't come to any kind of EUREKA moment conclusion, but there'...Show More

Episode 427 - NLD

1:11:13 | Apr 28th, 2017

Ahead of a North London derby I chat with Arsenal journalist Layth Yousif about his thoughts on the big game, the midweek game against Leicester, empty seats and more. We also hear from the other side with Harry Hotspur, Wembley waffle, there's a cha...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 171 - 24.04.2017

1:20:02 | Apr 24th, 2017

On this week's show we discuss the 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Man City, the performance, the system, individual displays and the prospect of the final next month against Chelsea. We chat about how James being ill was the true catalyst for change,...Show More

Episode 426 - The Wright Stuff

1:15:38 | Apr 21st, 2017

This week's Arsecast is a pretty special one because yesterday I went to London to sit down for an hour with the one and only Ian Wright. I don't need to give you any bumph about who he is or what a legend he is, so I'll just tell you that we chat ab...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 170 - 18.04.2017

1:18:16 | Apr 18th, 2017

On this week's show James joins us from sunny Mallorca where he's eating all the Jamon Ruffles to discuss the 2-1 win over Middlesbrough on Monday night, the decision to go with a back three for the first time in 20 years, and how we still kind of ma...Show More

Episode 425 - "The Nighthawk (in the day)"

1:13:46 | Apr 14th, 2017

Time now for this week's Arsecast and I'm joined by lots of people who called in yesterday to chat about Arsenal and other things besides. We had fans from all the world get through and we discuss Jack Wilshere, Arsene Wenger, the board, Alexis Sanch...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 169 - 11.04.2017

1:27:18 | Apr 11th, 2017

On this week's show we discuss the 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, what the consequences should be, what the consequences are likely to be, the manager, the board, the fans, the players and how all those relationships are being damaged by what's going ...Show More

Episode 424 - The Sixth Sense

1:02:59 | Apr 7th, 2017

Time now for this week's Arsecast and to discuss training ground protests, a possible boardroom power struggle, but more importantly an actual win in a football match after we beat West Ham I'm joined by Charles Watts from Football London. We also ta...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 168 - 03.04.2017

1:33:53 | Apr 3rd, 2017

On this week's show we discuss the 2-2 draw with Man City that stopped the rot to an extent, but still leaves us a long way from the Champions League places. We chat about the performance, the defending, midfield issues and beyond. We then answer lis...Show More

Episode 423 - A Perry interesting one

1:11:55 | Mar 31st, 2017

Time now for this week's Arsecast, and my first guest is former Gunner Perry Groves who has an interesting suspicion about why there's been such a delay in announcing whatever needs to be announced when it comes to Arsene Wenger's future. We chat abo...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 167 - 27.03.2017

1:21:08 | Mar 27th, 2017

On this week's Interlull show we speak about the horrible injury sustained by Seamus Coleman at the weekend and why football needs to do more to prevent these things happening in the future. That applies to authorities, officials and pundits. We look...Show More

Episode 422 - In conversation with Donald McRae

1:01:45 | Mar 24th, 2017

I don't know about you, but I genuinely couldn't face another conversation about what's going on, or not going on, at the club right now. I don't think there's anything I could add to what James and I spoke at length about on Monday's Arsecast Extra....Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 166 - 20.03.2017

1:38:02 | Mar 20th, 2017

On this week's show we discuss the dreadful defeat and performance against West Brom at the weekend. Dereliction of defensive duties, sterile football, not a shot on target in the second half and all the rest. Then there's the manager saying he knows...Show More

Episode 421 - A zone of danger

1:01:40 | Mar 17th, 2017

Joining me this week for a very interesting discussion about one of the men tipped as a potential Arsene Wenger replacement is Paolo Bandini. We talk about Juventus boss Max Allegri, his career and how he might fit in at Arsenal. We also chat about t...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 165 - 13.03.2017

1:26:30 | Mar 13th, 2017

On this week's show discuss the FA Cup quarter-final win over Lincoln City, the sad case of Lucas Perez, terrible commentary and punditry, and who we might draw in the cup semi-finals. We then answer listener questions about Mesut Ozil's role in the ...Show More

Episode 420 - The Arsenal environment

1:25:37 | Mar 10th, 2017

it's another long one so prep your ears. I'm joined by James Olley of the Evening Standard to talk Bayern, Wenger, Gazidis, Kroenke and more, before we get some perspective on Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final from Richie Bates, an Arsenal fan who also...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 164 - 06.03.2017

1:34:38 | Mar 6th, 2017

On this week's show we try and get to grips with the fall-out from the Alexis Sanchez stuff over the weekend. The team selection, the training ground bust-up, the source of the story, the consequences it had for the team and the manager, and ultimate...Show More

Episode 419 - Can we smash the 'smashers?

1:04:21 | Mar 3rd, 2017

On this week's show to discuss the shake-up at youth level and the departure of Andries Jonker, Im joined by Jack Pitt-Brooke from the Independent. We chat about the Dutchman's time at the club, as well as talking about Arsene Wenger and his future i...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 163 - 27.02.2017

1:18:55 | Feb 27th, 2017

On this week's show we deal with the fact there's no Arsenal news by talking about a dream in which a giant James features, more Gunnerblog acclaim from the general public, the EFL Cup final, Claudio Ranieri, and some brief Arsenal U23 action. We the...Show More

Episode 418 - 606

1:32:36 | Feb 24th, 2017

This week's Arsecast was a little bit experimental. Sound and technology issues meant that my co-host for the evening, Andrew Allen, makes only a very brief appearance as I field calls from Arsenal fans from all over the world to discuss the goings-o...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 162 - 21.02.2017

1:14:02 | Feb 21st, 2017

On this week's show we discuss the storming 2-0 win over Sutton United in the FA Cup, the so-called magic of the cup itself and how Arsenal, at least, managed to provide some with a great gesture. It's 100 goals for Theo Walcott, Lucas Perez keeps ba...Show More

Episode 417 - Come in number 67, your time is up

1:27:07 | Feb 17th, 2017

Time now for this week's Arsecast and given the week that's in it, there was really only one topic of discussion: the Bayern result and what it means for Arsene Wenger. To get some differing perspectives on it, I'm joined by James from Gunnerblog, Da...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 161 - 13.02.2017

1:30:08 | Feb 13th, 2017

On this week's show we take a look back at the difficult 2-0 win over Hull, the goals from Alexis, the handballs, the performance, Theo Walcott's aggression and the rest of the weekend's Premier League action in the context of that result. With Bayer...Show More

Episode 416 - The one from the Holiday Inn

1:05:56 | Feb 10th, 2017

On this week's show, recorded in a hotel room in Camden, I chat with Hugh Wizzy about the state of play at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger and his future, the boardroom state of play which is contributing to our on-pitch issues and lots more. I'm nervous ahea...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 160 - 06.02.2017

1:26:28 | Feb 6th, 2017

On this week's show we look back at the 3-1 defeat to Chelsea which has ended our title chances for another year. We dissect the performance, the consequences, what it means for this season, and what the future holds. We discuss the assault on Hector...Show More

Episode 415 - It's all down to Josh

1:05:49 | Feb 3rd, 2017

To discuss the last week and the game against Chelsea this weekend, I'm joined by Philippe Auclair. We talk Watford and the disappointing defeat, the lack of midfield options going into the crunch clash at Stamford Bridge, whether or not Aaron Ramsey...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 159 - 30.01.2017

1:19:29 | Jan 30th, 2017

On this week's show we go double-barrelled as we look at the 5-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup, goals from Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott, the midfield-midfield and how well they played, and what was a thoroughly enjoyable game to witness. We th...Show More

Episode 414 - There is a devil coming

1:24:01 | Jan 27th, 2017

Time now for this week's Arsecast, and to chat about the Premier League title race, China, the rampant commercialism of the game, player hashtags, Arsenal's season, and tons more is Ken Early from Second Captains. It's a fairly in-depth chat, so the...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 158 - 23.01.2017

1:24:01 | Jan 23rd, 2017

On this week's show we look back on the remarkable 2-1 win over Burnley, and the final few minutes which saw the game turn on its head twice. We discuss the penalties, the red card for Granit Xhaka, the referee's decisions, and a team that has once a...Show More

Episode 413 - Fantastic vegetables, man ...

1:00:26 | Jan 20th, 2017

On this week's show I'm joined by Tayo Popoola to shoot the breeze about Arsenal, Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi's backside, current form and more. Then I chat to photographer Jason Ilagan about his excellent project Humans of the Arsenal, how it came to b...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 157 - 16.01.2017

1:18:11 | Jan 16th, 2017

On this week's show we discuss the 4-0 win over Swansea, the performance of Alex Iwobi, the Alexis reaction to his substitution, Olivier Giroud's goalscoring causing a personal conflict, as well all the other relevant Premier League action from the w...Show More

Episode 412 - The The Arsenal

51:37 | Jan 13th, 2017

On this week's show to discuss contract renewals for three French stars, forward options, Mesut Ozil's return, the upcoming schedule, and young players taking an unconventional path to the Arsenal, I'm joined by Mattias Karen of ESPN FC. There's a br...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 156 - 09.01.2017

1:23:41 | Jan 9th, 2017

On this week's show we discuss the 2-1 win over Preston in the FA Cup, another late goal for Olivier Giroud, a dismal first half followed by a good second, and the return of Danny Welbeck. We then answer questions about Mesut Ozil's contract comments...Show More

Episode 411 - A stat celebration

1:02:47 | Jan 6th, 2017

Right, time now for this week's Arsecast and to discuss the midweek 3-3 draw with Bournemouth I'm joined by Adrian Clarke – host of The Breakdown on arsenal.com. We discuss the performance, two games in 48 hours, the contribution and celebration of O...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 155 - 02.01.2017

1:17:04 | Jan 2nd, 2017

On the very first Arsecast Extra at 2017 we look back at that delicious Olivier Giroud goal against Crystal Palace and urge people to enjoy for what it is, rather than try and compare/contrast to other things for no good reason. We chat about Giroud'...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 154 - 29.12.2016

1:20:38 | Dec 29th, 2016

In this week's festive show we look back at Christmas just past and compare the presents we received (many, many socks). We also discuss the hard-fought, hugely important, 1-0 win over West Brom. We look at Olivier Giroud's goal, Arsenal's performanc...Show More

Episode 410 - Replacement Christmas waffle

50:07 | Dec 23rd, 2016

On this week's show I'm joined by Tim Stillman to discuss the last week which has left us all so full of optimism and cheers about the team's capabilities and fortunes. There's some waffle but not the original waffle which was a little too lubricated...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 153 - 19.12.2016

1:26:00 | Dec 19th, 2016

In this week's show we relive all the fun and games of the 2-1 defeat to Man City yesterday. Why were Arsenal so tame? What was up with Mesut Ozil? Why is our record in the big games so bad? We fail to answer any one of those questions, but try our b...Show More

Episode 409 - Managing the moments

1:00:22 | Dec 16th, 2016

Following the defeat to Everton in midweek I'm joined, after a Skype outage that put the whole show in jeapordy, by Julian H from Gingers4Limpar. We discuss the performance, team selection, substitutions, what the loss of our unbeaten run might mean,...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 152 - 12.12.2016

1:19:41 | Dec 12th, 2016

In this week's show we look back at the 3-1 win over Stoke at the weekend, the stupid fat bloke helping us score a goal, coming from behind, the penalty and going top of the league, albeit temporarily. We also have live reaction to the Champions Leag...Show More

Arsecast 408 - NGooooooooaaaaaalllll

1:01:36 | Dec 9th, 2016

After a couple of fantastic wins in the last week I'm joined by Tim from @arse2mouse to discuss the midweek battering of Basel, finishing top of the Champions League group, potential opposition in the next round, and a squad that seems to be as stron...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 151 - 05.12.2016

1:23:09 | Dec 5th, 2016

In this week's show we look back at what was a great weekend for Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez. His hat-trick in the 5-1 win over West Ham was sensational, and we discuss his performance and the influence he's having on the team this season. We chat abo...Show More

Episode 407 - A Very Harry Christmas

58:09 | Dec 2nd, 2016

This week Im joined by the Man from East Lower to discuss all the Arsenal goings on, including the absence of Santi Cazorla and how we might cope with that, the EFL Cup game in midweek, decisions to be made at right back, the back of November and lot...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 150 - 28.11.2016

1:17:11 | Nov 28th, 2016

In this week's show we look back at the 3-1 win over Bournemouth, two goals from Alexis, one from Theo Walcott, a solid performance from Granit Xhaka, dodgy penalty decisions, as well as taking time out to enjoy the misery of others in the Premier Le...Show More

Arsecast 406 - Live from The Garage

1:37:49 | Nov 25th, 2016

This week's show was recorded live at The Garage in Highbury & Islington with special guests Amy Lawrence, Philippe Auclair and Stuart MacFarlane joining myself and James for an evening of Arsenal chat. We discuss PSG, the Champions League, our curre...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 149 - 21.11.2016

1:22:14 | Nov 21st, 2016

In this week's show we look back at the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Saturday. We assess Arsenal's lacklustre performance but enjoy the result itself, discuss the midfield conundrum and how Aaron Ramsey fits into this team, if he fits into it a...Show More

Episode 405 - Theatre of Screams?

1:04:11 | Nov 18th, 2016

Ahead of the game this weekend I get a Manchester United perspective from Musa Okwonga, before we look at things with Arsenal eyes with Andrew Allen. How will United set-up? Will Alexis play? Can we break down the many hoodoos that hover over this pa...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 148 - 14.11.2016

1:19:43 | Nov 14th, 2016

In this week's Interlull episode we try and figure out what the hell is going on with Alexis and his hamstring. Should he have common sense and not play? What will be the impact if he does play and aggravates his injury? We have an Interlull round-up...Show More

Episode 404 - The one with Stephen Bradley

1:02:13 | Nov 11th, 2016

After some waffle 'inspired' by this week, I sit down to chat with Stephen Bradley, a former footballer and currently Arsenal's chief scout in Ireland. He was a huge prospect when he arrived at the club as a 15 year old, but for various reasons he ne...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 147 - 07.11.2016

1:23:18 | Nov 7th, 2016

In this week's episode we discuss the 1-1 draw in the North London derby with Sp*rs. We chat about what was a disappointing performance, our lack of conviction from an attacking point of view, defensive frailties, whether it was a fair result or not,...Show More

Episode 403 - Mesut Goalzil

1:01:07 | Nov 4th, 2016

Time for this week's Arsecast, and I'm joined by Tim Stillman to discuss that Mesut Ozil goal, and the German's influence on this team at the moment. We discuss the midweek win over Ludogorets, defensive weaknesses, Aaron Ramsey's role and, of course...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 146 - 31.10.2016

1:21:12 | Oct 31st, 2016

In this week's spooky Halloween episode we look back at how we sucked the blood out of Sunderland at the weekend; two goals each for Alexis Stabchez and Olivier Grrrrrrroud; a great reaction to being pulled back by their penalty; all the weekend's ac...Show More

Episode 402 - The dance of the purple dildo

1:00:05 | Oct 28th, 2016

Time now for this week's Arsecast and in this book heavy edition I'm joined by the brilliant David Squires to talk about his new book 'The Illustrated History of Football' and the rest of his superb cartoon work which appears on the Guardian amongst ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 145 - 24.10.2016

1:17:39 | Oct 24th, 2016

In this week's show we look back at the somewhat disappointing 0-0 draw against Boro, and discuss how Arsenal will have to find a solution when teams play like that. We also chat about riding our luck a bit defensively, what Olivier Giroud and Santi ...Show More

Episode 401 - Ramblin' man

56:51 | Oct 21st, 2016

Time now for this week's Arsecast and to look back at the week that was I'm joined by Jim Campbell of the Football Ramble podcast (and now book), to discuss Mesut Ozil's finishing, dressing room pictures that drive crotchety old pros mad, Lucas Perez...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 144 - 17.10.2016

1:21:42 | Oct 17th, 2016

In this week's show we hear all about James' enormous balls before going on to discuss the 3-2 win over Swansea, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil's goals and, of course, Granit Xhaka's red card. We touch on our current form, with 6 wins out of 6 in the le...Show More

Episode 400 - A decade of waffle

1:07:39 | Oct 14th, 2016

This week's Arsecast is kind of a landmark one. Episode 400 comes almost 10 years to the day since the very first Arsecast, so there's a bit of a look back with some moments from the last 10 years, a bit of reflection on how much has happened since t...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 143 - 10.10.2016

1:14:12 | Oct 10th, 2016

In this week's Interlull episode James reveals the murky underside to riding camels, Trip Advisor reviews and elaborate scams in the Dromedary world in Morocco. Then we go over all the week's exciting news from an Arsenal point of view, touch on Sam ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 142 - 03.10.2016

1:09:45 | Oct 3rd, 2016

In this week's episode we join James on his holidays in Morocco to discuss the very late 1-0 win over Burnley yesterday. We discuss the winning goal, the performance, team selection, and the absence of Lucas Perez. Was it injury or was he just not se...Show More

Episode 399 - Who is this Theo Walcott kid?

57:12 | Sep 30th, 2016

In this week's Arsecast I find it difficult not to laugh at Diego Costa, because who doesn't want to laugh at Diego Costa? I'm also joined by Rory Smith to discuss this latest iteration of Theo Walcott and how, perhaps, some clarity as to where he pl...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 141 NYC - 26.09.2016

2:02:03 | Sep 26th, 2016

This special episode was recorded live in the Barleycorn bar in New York, thanks to Arsenal NYC. James and I relive some fun times in the big city, enjoy the 3-0 win over Chelsea, laugh at Diego Costa, and then answer lots of questions from the audie...Show More

Episode 398 - The Early One

57:38 | Sep 22nd, 2016

This week's Arsecast is a day early for reasons which will become apparent when you listen. I look back on what might be a unique week for Arsenal in terms of results and team selections, there's EFL Cup chat, and I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to di...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 140 - 19.09.2016

1:22:53 | Sep 19th, 2016

On this week's show we enjoy a night-time recording and take some joy in the pain of Jose Mourinho before trying to figure out why Harry Kane is sucking his thumb. We look back on the 4-1 win over Hull, the team selection, and that first Arsenal goal...Show More

Arsecast 397 - Alexis Coq-up

1:01:53 | Sep 16th, 2016

Time now for this week's Arsecast and I'm joined by Paolo Bandini to look back at the PSG game, Arsene Wenger's team selections, Alexis Sanchez up front, David Ospina in goal, and our somewhat erratic defensive play. We also discuss Alex Oxlade-Chamb...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 139 - 12.09.2016

1:20:19 | Sep 12th, 2016

On this week's show we look back at the late 2-1 win over Southampton, the collective performance and those of new signings Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi. We discuss Santi Cazorla's penalty technique, refereeing decisions, and leaving Shane Long i...Show More

Episode 396 - The Croaky One

55:36 | Sep 9th, 2016

Time now for this week's Arsecast and I'm joined by Amy Lawrence and Stuart MacFarlane to talk about their brand new book 'The Wenger revolution: Twenty Years of Arsenal which chronicles the 20 years of Arsene Wenger's reign through amazing pictures ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 138 - 05.09.2016

1:25:43 | Sep 5th, 2016

On this week's Interlull show we look back on the final days of the transfer window and discuss the departures of Serge Gnabry and Jack Wilshere. Is it now sink or swim for the England man, and why was he so keen to leave rather than fight for his pl...Show More

Episode 395 - I'd rather Jack ...

57:47 | Sep 2nd, 2016

On this week's show I'm joined by James from We are the Northbank to discuss Jack Wilshere's move to Bournemouth. Is it the beginning of the end of his Arsenal career, or a real chance to prove his worth to the club? As well as that we chat about the...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 137 - 29.08.2016

1:21:07 | Aug 29th, 2016

On this week's show we have a look at our first win of the season, the 3-1 at Watford. We discuss the performances (individual and collective), the impact of Ozil on the team and Alexis, the manager's team selection and the rest. We touch on the soon...Show More

Episode 394 - Signings Ahoy!

58:43 | Aug 26th, 2016

On this week's show I'm joined by Tim Stillman and the Man from East Lower to discuss the Champions League draw, the potential arrivals of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi in the context of our transfer business in general, how they might fit into th...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 136 - 22.08.2016

1:24:07 | Aug 22nd, 2016

On this week's show we look at the 0-0 draw against Leicester built off the back of an impressive defensive performance and the return of Laurent Koscielny. We then chat about the manager's post-match press conference, and his comments about the club...Show More

Episode 393 - The Arseblog Beercast

1:13:36 | Aug 19th, 2016

This week's Arsecast required beer after the Liverpool defeat and another exciting week of nothing much. I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Tayo Popoola to try and make sense of it all, or at least to just laugh sadly at it all. We end up somewhere in th...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 135 - 15.08.2016

1:18:45 | Aug 15th, 2016

On this week's show we discuss disastrous opening day defeat to Liverpool, the lack of preparation that played a part in the loss, the defending, lack of transfer market activity and what Arsene Wenger has done - or hasn't done - to get his team read...Show More

Arsecast 392 - And so we're back

1:38:35 | Aug 12th, 2016

On the first Arsecast of the new season I'm joined by Ken Early from Second Captains to preview the Premier League, not just from an Arsenal point of view, but looking at all the managerial arrivals, what it might mean, how it'll all go down and lot...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 134 - 08.08.2016

1:21:32 | Aug 8th, 2016

On this week's show we discuss the last pre-season friendly against Man City, and the injury to Gabriel which leaves us very short at centre-half. What will the solution be as we get closer to the Premier League opener against Liverpool on Sunday? An...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 133 - 01.08.2016

1:24:16 | Aug 1st, 2016

On this week's show we about about the US tour, Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis talking about the transfer business we need to do, how our pre-season preparations are progressing, before answering questions about Santi Cazorla, board influence on the ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 132 - 25.07.16

1:25:20 | Jul 25th, 2016

On this week's show we discuss transfer links to Riyad Mahrez, our first game of pre-season, mixed messages on transfers from Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger, the arrival of Rob Holding and Per Mertesacker's comments. We then answer listener questions...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 131 - 18.07.2016

1:20:14 | Jul 18th, 2016

On this week's show we chat about all the nothing that's going on from an Arsenal point of view. The no signings we've made, the no striker we've bought, the lack of a wide forward and all the rest. We analyse what needs to happen in the transfer mar...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 130 - 04.07.2016

1:17:04 | Jul 4th, 2016

On this week's show we discuss finally signing that World Class striker we've all been after or, to put it another way, have some considered chat about Japan international Takuma Asano. We look at the European Championships and the Arsenal players st...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 129 - 27.06.2016

1:15:16 | Jun 27th, 2016

On this week's show we chat about Brexit and the implications it might have for Arsenal and football, before rounding up the action at the European Championships, Ireland's exit, penalty misses for Gunners midfielders, and Alexis Sanchez winning the ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 128 - 20.06.2016

1:25:44 | Jun 20th, 2016

On this week's show a very itchy James regales us once more with a tale from his action packed life of misadventure and misfortune, before we talk about Arsene Wenger's comments about Jamie Vardy and that whole situation. We chat about a somewhat dis...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 127 - 13.06.2016

1:14:29 | Jun 13th, 2016

On this week's show look at the Euro 2016 goings-on, starting with the violent scenes in Marseilles – where James was supposed to be. What can the authorities do about it and what is their role in it? We then chat about the football, the Arsenal play...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 126 - 06.06.2016

1:27:26 | Jun 6th, 2016

On this week's show we start with a shocking story about how James was almost shot dead by trying to run as fast as a motorbike, before moving on to the big news of the moment – Jamie Vardy. We look at what the deal means from a footballing point of ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 125 - 30.05.2016

1:22:04 | May 30th, 2016

On this week's show we discuss the Champions League final and some of the awfulness that took place at the San Siro on Saturday night, from the result to Pepe to Mark Clattenburg's tongue. We then chat about signing a new player, shirt numbers, trans...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 124 - 23.05.2016

1:21:48 | May 23rd, 2016

On this week's show we look back at a weekend of leaks, bad dancing, new kit, new numbers, the FA Cup final, and the imminent return to the Premier League of a massive twat. We chat about Granit Xhaka, how his pictures hit the net, and where he might...Show More

Episode 391 - A round table and a trailer

1:28:51 | May 20th, 2016

On this week's show I'm joined by Tim Stillman, Andrew Allen and the Man from East Lower to look back at the season. We discuss. The end of season hilarity - How that changes the mood going into the summer - Leicester's title win - Arsenal's (under) ...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 123 - 16.05.2016

1:22:58 | May 16th, 2016

On this show we laugh at Tottenham. Then we laugh at Tottenham before laughing at Tottenham. After that we spend some time laughing at Tottenham, we laugh at Tottenham, laugh at Tottenham, and finish the first segment by laughing at Tottenham. In par...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 122 - 13.05.2016

1:15:35 | May 13th, 2016

On this show we discuss the reports of a new contract for Arsene Wenger, the manager's denials of that story, where it might have come from, and what might happen as he enters the final year of his current deal. We then answer questions about how man...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 121 - 12.05.2016

1:06:12 | May 12th, 2016

On today's show we discuss the Danny Welbeck news as the striker is ruled out of action for 9 months with a knee injury. What does it mean for our transfer plans and what needs to be done this summer? We look at the fact Arsenal are now valued at $2b...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 120 - 11.05.2016

1:06:48 | May 11th, 2016

On today's show we look at what happened last night between West Ham and Man Utd, and the goings on outside Upton Park - as well as highlighting a huge missed opportunity for Hammers. We chat about the links to Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka with repo...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 119 - 10.05.2016

1:05:21 | May 10th, 2016

On today's show we begin with a very interesting email sent by a listener that leaves James somewhat lost for words, and understandably so. We then chat about Theo Walcott's future as rumours grow about a summer departure, before touching on young mi...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 118 - 09.05.2016

1:24:49 | May 9th, 2016

On this week's show we look back at the 2-2 draw with Man City, goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud, the performance overall, the race for the top 3 or top 2, the possibility of overtaking Sp*rs and more. We then answer listeners questions a...Show More

Episode 390 - The Francis Coquelin dimension

1:10:42 | May 6th, 2016

On this week's show I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to discuss Leicester winning the league, how and why it happened, protests in the stadium during the Norwich game and what it might mean for Arsene Wenger. As well as that there's a competition to win so...Show More

Arsecast Extra Episode 117 - 02.05.2016

1:21:55 | May 2nd, 2016

On this week's show we discuss the 1-0 win over Norwich, the performance, the atmosphere/climate, Danny Welbeck's goal, Olivier Giroud's difficult period and, of course, the protests. We chat about the possible impact it had, the involvement levels, ...Show More