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  • Arsecast 432 – In The Mixer with Michael Cox
    No doubt many of you are aware of Michael Cox’s excellent tactics website, Zonal Marking, and he also writes for the likes of the Guardian, ESPN, FourFourTwo and others. On this somewhat surprise episode of the show, I chat to Michael about his new book: The Mixer: the Story of ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-21By arseblog
    13 hours ago
  • Next week could be a big week + the signing we still need to make
    Is next week going to be the week when things really start moving in the transfer market? I don’t know, but it could be. Despite the fact there’s constant communication wherever you are in the world these days, it feels like it’s more difficult to do deals when the manager ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-21By arseblog
    16 hours ago
  • Next week could be a big week + the signing we still need to make
    Is next week going to be the week when things really start moving in the transfer market? I don’t know, but it could be. Despite the fact there’s constant communication wherever you are in the world these days, it feels like it’s more difficult to do deals when the manager ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-21By arseblog
    16 hours ago
  • The Pole Between the Posts
    Now comfortably into my 30s, I like to think I grew out of having favourite players some time ago. That’s not down to a schooled cynicism about “the modern game,” I just think that, as you get older, you ought to have a heightened appreciation for the collective over the ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-20By Tim Stillman
    1 day ago
  • International Champions Cup revenge and glory : Szczesny signs for Juventus
    Having been beaten 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season, Arsenal had the last laugh by beating the Germans with a 1-1 draw and then lifting an actual trophy at the end of it. What did Bayern get for their sound thrashing of us last ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-20By arseblog
    2 days ago
  • Decision to keep Alexis is a good one, but we must cash in on some players soon
    Another pre-season friendly today as we face Bayern Munich in China. The manager spoke a little about what way he’s going to approach this game, and the one against Chelsea on Saturday, and it seems there’s more to these fixtures that a commercial kickabout. Talking about the difference between the ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-19By arseblog
    3 days ago
  • As we wait for arrivals, the Arsenal departure lounge is beginning to fill up
    While most of the transfer market focus this summer has been about who is coming in, there are inevitably going to be some departures. Yesterday was a day which seemed to revolve around some of the men who are likely to be playing their football elsewhere next season. Let’s go ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-18By arseblog
    4 days ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 184 – 17.07.2017
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. 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 ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-17By arseblog
    4 days ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 184 – 17.07.2017
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. 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 ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-17By arseblog
    4 days ago
  • Travel. Events. Time zones. Marketing. Kit launches. Oh, and some football.
    The pre-season work continues this week in China with two games. First up Bayern Munich on Wednesday, then Chelsea on Saturday. I have to admit I’m not that excited to see us play the Germans again after what happened in the Champions League last season, and given that we’ve got ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-17By arseblog
    5 days ago
  • Travel. Events. Time zones. Marketing. Kit launches. Oh, and some football.
    The pre-season work continues this week in China with two games. First up Bayern Munich on Wednesday, then Chelsea on Saturday. I have to admit I’m not that excited to see us play the Germans again after what happened in the Champions League last season, and given that we’ve got ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-17By arseblog
    5 days ago
  • Travel. Events. Time zones. Marketing. Kit launches. Oh, and some football.
    The pre-season work continues this week in China with two games. First up Bayern Munich on Wednesday, then Chelsea on Saturday. I have to admit I’m not that excited to see us play the Germans again after what happened in the Champions League last season, and given that we’ve got ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-17By arseblog
    5 days ago
  • Sunday round-up – Oz win : Alexis quotes : £30m Walcott? : Ox to stay
    G’day, a quick Sunday round-up for you. The tour of Australia concluded with a 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers (goals etc here). It was pretty routine stuff, the 10 second half changes thing went down again, but I think it was great for the fans down under to experience ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-16By arseblog
    6 days ago
  • Wenger’s texts to Alexis, Wilshere’s uncertain future, Lemar still a target
    Pre-season continues today with the second and final game of the Australian tour. We face Western Sydney Wanderers and no doubt the manager will be using his squad to its fullest extent. The game kicks off this morning at 11, and I think it’s viewable via the official website, so ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-15By arseblog
    7 days ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 183 – 14.07.2017
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. 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. ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-14By arseblog
    1 week ago
  • Pre-season football begins, Lacazette scores, Giroud on his way?
    Hello everyone, we got our first taste of pre-season football yesterday as we took on Sydney FC of Sydney in Sydney. Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Per Mertesacker and new boy Alexandre Lacazette (watch them here). I only caught the last 20 minutes or so, just ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-14By arseblog
    1 week ago
  • How Much is the Alexis Tax?
    Last week, Arsenal broke their transfer record for French striker Alexandre Lacazette. If well placed reports are to be believed, the Gunners are prepared to break it again for Monaco playmaker Thomas Lemar. If the club are willing to spend the guts of £100m on two attacking players before the ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-13By Tim Stillman
    1 week ago
  • When the Arseblog’s away, the Arsenal something something but good something
    Hello everyone, I am back from holidays and firstly I should say a big thanks to Tom and Andrew for keeping things ticking over so well here and over on Arseblog News. I always enjoy reading Arseblog when I’m not writing it. Hey, what do you mean ‘Me too’? The ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-13By arseblog
    1 week ago
  • Wenger talks Alexis, Giroud and new recruits as actual football nears
    Good morning from a damp and grey Brixton… After a six-week hiatus in media sparring, Arsene Wenger’s first press conference of pre-season was highly anticipated. And it didn’t disappoint. After 24 hours in transit, a photo call in front of the Sydney Opera House, a chance to hold a surfboard ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-12By Andrew Allen
    1 week ago
  • Why Wojciech’s departure will make me sad
    It was relatively quiet on the Arsenal front yesterday. With the boys flying Down Under for the first leg of the pre-season tour the only chatter from the club’s official outlets were pictures from the plane. Naturally, Fleet Street 2.0 went into overdrive. Somehow I managed to resist clicking on ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-11By Andrew Allen
    2 weeks ago
  • The pudding tastes good, but Arsenal now face tough decisions
    Morning all. The Arseblog baton is back in my hands now until Blogs returns from Spain on Wednesday. Cheers again to Tom for filling in again over the weekend. I’ve woken up with one question on my mind – will there be more ‘pudding’ in the next few days? Last ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-10By Andrew Allen
    2 weeks ago
  • Sunday shenanigans, Alexis contract situation
    A quick Sunday round up for you as I mostly consist of what was last night definitely delicious red wine, but on reflection, does not feel as delicious. I also failed to heed Mrs Tom’s warnings that I should go to bed rather than snooze on our lovely, comfy, very ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-09By Tom
    2 weeks ago
  • Saturday round up
    Thanks to Andrew Allen for filling in for me yesterday. The man I had to see about a dog had a very encouraging and positive dog, and I hope to meet him again. An early Saturday round up for you before I spend my Saturday morning watching the Lions trying ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-08By Tom
    2 weeks ago
  • Is Lacazette made of the Wright stuff?
    Morning all. With Tom out of action and Blogs posing for photos in Spanish supermarkets with Jamon Ruffles, you’re stuck with me. It’s my first appearance since last September so fingers crossed I don’t break down after 15 minutes like Mathieu Debuchy. Right…as you might expect, given we’ve just broken ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-07By Andrew Allen
    2 weeks ago
  • Total Recall
    When I was a little younger, pre/post-season used to represent an almost unbearable pockmark on the Gregorian calendar. Age, marriage, career and the growing amount of sophistication required to plan match attendance around TV schedules have mellowed my attitude towards the summer months. In the initial weeks after the curtain ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-06By Tim Stillman
    2 weeks ago
  • You’ll never believe who we’ve signed!
    Welcome to Thursday. Almost the weekend, with lots of sport on (albeit not the Arsenal, unfortunately), which will please my wife immensely, particularly the Lions game that starts at 0830. Also, I give you permission to tell your boss to do one today, and that you’ll not be coming back ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-06By Tom
    2 weeks ago
  • Lacazette medical, sad Santi, and still no clarity on Alexis
    Good morning, and welcome to the hump (see blogs previous). I hope you got all your work done yesterday, as it’s all downhill to the weekend from here. Or from lunchtime, at least. We’ll start, once again, with Alexandre Lacazette, who according to various sources was in London yesterday to ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-05By Tom
    2 weeks ago
  • Lacazette-not-quite-yet, money matters, and goalkeepers
    Ah, Tuesday. The day of the week when you’re just glad it’s not Monday anymore and can look forward to the hump of the week tomorrow with Thursday being the inevitable slide towards Friday, which you know will go quickly because time seems to be going ever faster, and you’ve ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-04By Tom
    3 weeks ago
  • Spanish holidays, camels, and transfer speculation
    Good morning and welcome to a brand new week, with me, Tom, your stand-in host for the week, while Blogs drinks beer for breakfast and doesn’t have to snooze his alarm clock seven times before hauling himself out of bed to face the warm and sunny climes of Dublin. He’s ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-03By Tom
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 182 – 02.07.2017
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. 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 ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-02By arseblog
    3 weeks ago
  • Sunday round-up: Mbappe, Ox impasse, Giroud bid
    Hello folks, it’s it’s Sunday so a very quick round-up for you. Although today there’s a special Sunday treat as we’ll have an Arsecast Extra for you. The Sunday Mirror say that Arsenal are planning a ‘stunning £125m’ move for Kylian Mbappe with Arsene Wenger having the chats with the ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-02By arseblog
    3 weeks ago
  • Lacazette looks like a reel deal : Alexis on his future
    Morning all, a very quick Saturday round-up for you. The big news this morning is that Alexandre Lacazette is set to become an Arsenal player, with a deal more or less done between us and Lyon. Despite all the talking from their president, the will-he? won’t-he? shake-it-all-abouty, it seems we’re ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-07-01By arseblog
    3 weeks ago
  • Thoughts on the Ivan Gazidis Q&A
    Morning all. There’s nothing stirring in the transfer world, but last night saw the Q&A with supporter’s groups at which Ivan Gazidis gave a speech and spoke to fans. He took questions from the floor – not pre-approved ones either – and you can read a very detailed report from ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-30By arseblog
    3 weeks ago
  • GIROUD FOR THOUGHT
    Last week I asked whether it’s time for Arsenal to cash in on Theo Walcott. In the ensuing week since that piece, the rumour mill has begun to ruminate over the Arsenal future of Olivier Giroud, with Lyon thought to be pushing for their pound of hunky French flesh in ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-29By Tim Stillman
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal cannot sell Sanchez to Man City, and should keep him for the final 12 months
    Yesterday the Guardian ran a story about how Man City were ‘increasingly confident of signing Alexis Sanchez for a potential fee in the region of £50m.’ They say that the Arsenal man is keen to play under Pep Guardiola again, and that Arsene Wenger is aware of his desire to ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-29By arseblog
    3 weeks ago
  • The Aulas hits keep on coming + some Jack Wilshere thoughts
    I have quite few Arseblog related email accounts, some of which have been in existence for many years. One of them in particular receives an awful lot of spam offering me things I do not want. Weight loss tablets, mickey hardeners, things that can give me a six-pack (not of ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-28By arseblog
    3 weeks ago
  • LacaZZZZZZZette, contracts, Ox to Liverpool, and Arsenal the duck
    It says something that so far the major player in Arsenal’s transfer summer seems to be Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas. We’ve heard more from him about our potential sales and recruits than anyone else, especially when it comes to Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud. To be fair, it’s because Arsenal ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-27By arseblog
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 181 – 26.06.2017
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. 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 ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-26By arseblog
    4 weeks ago
  • Alexis & Mustafi still going + Calum Chambers deserves an Arsenal chance
    The full effects of the off-season are well and truly upon us now. They’re most keenly felt after the weekend when the most nothing happens. That’s very much the case today, especially if you’re not disposed to the Confederations Cup to give you your football fix. The news from there ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-26By arseblog
    4 weeks ago
  • Sunday round-up: Earworms, Giroud to Lyon, Ox to Liverpool
    Hello to you. I stayed up late last night, having been out for a few pints, and played music on Mixlr. It’s a fun Internet broadcasting tool, and thanks to everyone who logged on to have a listen. I played mostly 80s tunes, but this morning I have woken up ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-25By arseblog
    4 weeks ago
  • What Alexandre Lacazette bid means for Mbappe chase and Olivier Giroud’s future
    Good morning, I’m really tired after a night of very busy dreams. At one point I was playing golf with Aaron Ramsey and during the game he told me the ‘real truth’ about Arsene Wenger: that he is a vampire. “Why do you think I’m always out injured?” he asked. ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-24By arseblog
    4 weeks ago
  • The pros and cons of signing Kylian Mbappe
    Despite things being pretty quiet on the transfer front stories emerged yesterday which said that Arsenal are becoming ‘increasingly confident’ of signing Kylian Mbappe from Monaco. I am somewhat dubious about said stories, although I do know that he is a player that Arsene Wenger covets, and our interest in ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-23By arseblog
    4 weeks ago
  • Time To Ditch ‘Trident’ Theo?
    The contract situations of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Özil and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain are dominating the discourse of the summer, with each player in the 12 month red zone before expiry on their current deals. Kieran Gibbs, Wojciech Szczesny and Jack Wilshere have reached the same trigger point and decisions over ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-22By Tim Stillman
    4 weeks ago
  • Dodgy press releases, new kit, Pires, transfers, and reading between the lines
    People often look down their noses at football fans, assuming them to be limited in their world view, but that does us a disservice. We’re into all kinds of other things such as: Geography and travel – where will Arsenal play Europa League games this season? Mathematics and numerology ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-22By arseblog
    4 weeks ago
  • EXCLUSIVE: Further appointments behind the scenes imminent
    Morning all. Hold onto your hats folks. After the excitement of the two major signings this week – a fitness bloke and a lawyer – the hits keep on coming. We can exclusively reveal that the catalyst for change is even more catalysty and changey than you could possibly have ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-21By arseblog
    1 month ago
  • Appointments continue behind the scenes as we wait for on-pitch reinforcements
    If there’s anything that excites football fans more than a big signing, I don’t know what it is. Sure, there are other things that get people going, such as: A brilliant goal A crunching tackle Winning a trophy Seeing a hated rival slip over to cost his team the ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-20By arseblog
    1 month ago
  • Arseblog RSS feed has changed
    If you use our RSS feed to read Arseblog, please note that the old Feedburner address is now defunct as they do not support the https protocol. The new feed address is: https://arseblog.com/feed If you don’t use RSS or don’t have any idea what this is, don’t worry about it ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-19By arseblog
    1 month ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 180 – 19.06.2017
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. 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 ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-19By arseblog
    1 month ago
  • More on Darren Burgess, fitness, injuries and improvement
    Morning everyone, hope you had a good weekend. Yesterday we carried a story about an Australian fitness coach, Darren Burgess, being on the brink of joining Arsenal from AFL side Port Adelaide. Now, I don’t know if it’s just proud Aussies being proud, but I’ve had quite a few emails ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-19By arseblog
    1 month ago
  • Sunday round-up: Alexis and Bayern – Norwegian midfielder – fitness coach appointment
    Hello, good morning, I am still about 43% rum so a very quick Sunday round-up for you. In the Mirror this morning, a story about poor old Bayern Munich who fear that Alexis Sanchez is pricing himself out of a move there to force Arsenal to deal with Man City. ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-18By arseblog
    1 month ago
  • Some questions I have been asked this week
    Good morning to you all. In the absence of any real Arsenal news, I thought I’d take this opportunity to answer some questions that have been asked of me this week. Are Arsenal going to sign Alexandre Lacazette? I have no idea. The Lyon president sure does a lot of ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-17By arseblog
    1 month ago
  • Announcement: Arseblog app issues
    Hey folks, if you use the Arseblog app for iOS or Android, you will not be able to get the latest posts from the main blog. This is due to a change at our end that wasn’t fully thought-out. However, we’re hoping to get updates out as soon as possible. ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-16By arseblog
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal interest at the European U21s and some Friday waffle
    Hello everyone, welcome to Friday. There’s really not a lot going on. Some of our players are on holiday, some of them are involved in international tournaments, some of them are posting videos on social media of them doing training so everyone knows they are very serious professionals indeed. Alexis, ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-16By arseblog
    1 month ago
  • Three Point Plan
    Pre-season is a time of reflection for football clubs and their managers. Arsene Wenger often laments that modern fixture schedules leave little time for detailed tactical dissection with his players. Seasons become an endless cycle of recovery with three matches a week, which leaves little room for coaching. Part of ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-15By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • Fixtures are out : Juventus are insulting : Do Arsenal want a cassette swap?
    Morning all. Even though the old season has barely just finished, we’re already looking ahead to the next one thanks to the release of the fixtures which took place yesterday. Before we get into that, I can see people starting to get a bit antsy about what’s going on at ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-15By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • The great big Arsenal departure lounge
    Much of the attention when it comes to summer and transfers is who is going to be brought into the club. Already we’ve made one signing, the Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac, and there are obviously all kinds of rumours about Lacazette, Lemar, Mbappe, Seri and others who are reportedly on ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-14By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • Lack of changes on the training ground come as no surprise, but board must show they’re serious
    A report in The Times this morning says that there are to be no alterations to Arsene Wenger’s coaching staff as the current back-room crew have all been offered new deals. It has been presented as a victory for the manager who has, they say, forced the club to back ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-13By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 179 – 12.06.2017
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. 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 ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-12By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal must consider Szczesny return as Bayern Gnab Serge
    Morning all, welcome to another week. Further to yesterday’s assault on my leg, I’m glad to announce that I have indeed developed superpowers. I am now ITCHIEST LEG ON THE PLANET MAN. Stoopid scorpion. Anyway, a few things are stirring today. First up, the future of Wojciech Szczesny. He’s spent ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-12By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • Sunday round-up: Mbappe, Alexis, a Russian midfielder and hungry scorpions
    Some very quick Sunday witterings for you as I’ve woken up after being bitten on the leg by something. By the size of the chomp marks on my leg, I can only assume it was a massive scorpion of some kind and I’m telling you now it better have been ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-11By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • The end of a magnificent adventure as Yaya Sanogoes
    Yesterday saw the end of an era. Yaya Sanogo is an Arsenal player no more. Some might think this an irrelevance, but nothing could be further from the truth. He joined in the summer of 2013 after Gilles Grimandi had scouted the shite out of him and recommended him to ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-10By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • Alexis has another busy summer as his agent takes care of business in London
    Poor old Alexis Sanchez, he never gets any rest. Perhaps he doesn’t want any, but he might like it if he tried. It’s just that he’s never allowed. After a long season at Barcelona in 2013-14 he went off to the World Cup in Brazil, and in the middle of ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-09By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • Striker It Lucky
    Reports of Arsenal´s interest in Kylian Mbappe have surprised many given the size of the proposed fee and the fact that most European superclubs will seriously case his signature this summer. However, anyone that has followed the breadcrumbs of Wenger´s transfer trail over the last 4 years or so should ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-08By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal: History – Tradition – Class
    Remember the FA Cup final last month? Remember? It was when we beat Chelsea 2-1 when people said we had no chance and Per Mertesacker was brilliant and Rob Holding told Diego Costa he was a lunatic and Aaron Ramsey scored the winner just a few seconds after they equalised? ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-08By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • The first signing of the summer confirmed + Bellerin and Giroud unrest
    Hello everyone. We made our first signing of the summer yesterday as Sead Kolasinac’s free transfer from Schalke was confirmed. The 23 year old will officially become an Arsenal player on July 1st, as we look to boost our left-side defensive options. He was named in the Bundesliga team of ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-07By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    1 month ago
  • Wenger and Gazidis churn the rumour mill their trip to France
    Morning all, by now you’ve no doubt seen the picture of Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis strolling along together in Nice. They’re clearly up to something, but what? It’s not a little holiday together to put the difficulties of last season behind them, so in classic Internet style we have ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-06By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 178 – 05.06.2017
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. 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 ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-05By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Bank holiday waffle: Ox to stay as Gibbs heads to Newcastle?
    Good morning. It’s a bank holiday here in Ireland so this is going to be short, not simply because there’s healthy dose of *boilk*. You see, we went out for some beers last night, chilled out bank holiday Sunday beers, then came home and watched 80s music videos before I ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-05By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • London ❤️
    Sometimes it’s hard to know what to write about on this blog when we hit the summer. And sometimes, because of things that happen, it’s hard to know what is the right thing to write about and the right thing to say. There’s part of you that wants to just ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-04By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Wenger on Ozil and Alexis as he admits interest in Riyad Mahrez
    Morning folks. The weather is warm here, this pleases me greatly because I feel like warm is exactly the right temperature for me. Forget this cold or chilly or freezing stuff. I know, you’re asking why a man living in Ireland would live in Ireland if this was his preference, ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-03By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal Gentleman’s FA Cup final winning weekly review
    In the end, not only did she wear a yellow ribbon, she tore it from her hair and laughingly stuffed it into the stupid mouths of Chelsea and Tottenham fans. How marvellous to witness the maddened chunterings of Spurs fans, so delighted to have spied St Shitfloats for the first ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-02By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal make record bid for Mbappé as pudding talk increases
    It’s the end of what has been a busy, busy Arsenal week, and just when you thought things couldn’t get any busier, news emerged from France last night that Arsenal have apparently made a €100m bid for Kylian Mbappé. The Monaco youngster is a player long coveted by Arsene Wenger ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-02By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Eurovision- Wrong Contest?
    It’s not difficult to see why the Europa League has an image problem. Most tournaments have a clear mission statement. The Champions League decides the European champions. The World Cup gives us the world champions. The FA Cup is a knockout tournament for any team from the top ten leagues ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-01By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsecast 431 – Stay
    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 it. Tim Payton from the Arsenal Supporter’s Trust; ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-01By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal, Premier League champions of talking the talk, now need to walk the walk
    So it’s official, Arsene Wenger will be manager of Arsenal until 2019, having signed a two year extension. It would be hard to find anybody who is surprised, but that’s not to say there hasn’t been a wide range of emotions expressed since it was rubber-stamped. From anger to elation; ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-06-01By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsene Two? Thoughts on the Wenger contract extension and more
    Hello everyone, there’s only one place to start this morning and that’s the news that Arsene Wenger is set to be handed a two year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2019. The manager met the owner on Monday, they in turn met the rest of ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-31By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal: The road to FA Cup history 2017
    Arsenal, having defeated Chelsea 2-1 last Saturday, now hold the record for the most FA Cup wins of all time. Seven of those thirteen victories have come under Arsene Wenger who has won the prestigious old trophy more than any other manager in history. Now that we’ve reached the final ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-30By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Squad assessment in 140 characters or less (ish) – 2017
    In what’s now some kind of tradition, it’s time for the annual Arseblog squad assessment post. This time last year they were done in a kind of Twitter-ish style of around 140 characters, and I see no reason to change. Just a note that I’m using the grading system we ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-30By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Tactics Column: Arsenal show more flexibility in battle of 3-4-3
    Passion, desire, determination: it was these factors – normally considered imperceptible in deciding the outcome of a match, (but are quietly crucial) which were evident in Arsenal’s FA Cup final win. Per Mertesacker characterised that best with important tackles and blocks, and generally just lasting the whole match because he ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-29By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 177 – 29.05.2017
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. 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 ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-29By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • We’ve got a Big FA Cup Winning German, and it’s great
    Hello, I’m back in Dublin now after a great weekend in London. Tired, somewhat pickled, but you wouldn’t change a thing about it. We’re obviously heading into a big week with that board meeting and the decision about the manager’s future, but I feel like we need to enjoy the ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-29By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Record breaking Gunners end the season on a high
    Match reportPlayer ratingsVideo I don’t really know where to start this morning other than to say I am quite hungover, I’ve got no voice left, but you know, we won the cup. A cup we’ve won more than anyone. A cup that makes Arsene Wenger the ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-28By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal v Chelsea – FA Cup final live blog
    Join us this evening for live blogging of the 2017 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea, kick off at 17.30GMT. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. This season we’ve added a mobile ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-27By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • FA Cup final preview: let’s make it yet another beautiful day
    Morning everyone, it’s FA Cup final day. Our third final in four years but that takes nothing away from the occasion. It’s always a special day and today is no different, although perhaps there is a slight change from 2014 and 2015 when we were overwhelming favourites to beat Hull ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-27By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • FA Cup final preview: let’s make it yet another beautiful day
    Morning everyone, it’s FA Cup final day. Our third final in four years but that takes nothing away from the occasion. It’s always a special day and today is no different, although perhaps there is a slight change from 2014 and 2015 when we were overwhelming favourites to beat Hull ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-27By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Mustafi, Ox, Kolasinac gossip + Arsecast Extra LIVE from Union Chapel
    Morning all, it’s the eve of the FA Cup final and it’s a beautiful day in London again. I got here yesterday afternoon for last night’s live podcast recording, and it was absolutely sweltering. It’s the kind of weather you associate with the cup final, so let’s hope the sun ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-26By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Cup Final Day
    It’s a pleasantly sunny morning in early May 1993. I am getting ready for school quietly in my room, just like any other day. My mother enters and nonchalantly hands me an envelope. “Some post for you,” she says breezily. It’s highly unusual for a 9 year old to receive ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-25By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Defensive worries mount ahead of Wembley + news round-up
    Morning, a very quick blog for you as I’m on the move and I woke up later than I should have. You see, when I have to travel the next day, I’m often struck by a sort of insomnia. I’m exhausted, but then I just can’t sleep. So, in order ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-25By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Gone for a Song
    The humble FA Cup Final song is a tradition that seems to gone the way of the wagon wheel, the rattle and the rosette in terms of quaint footballing traditions. Arsenal have not recorded an official one since their 1998 take on the Donna Summer disco classic ‘Hot Stuff.’ The ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-24By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • The great Arsenal to-do list
    Morning all. The next few weeks are going to be pretty interesting, one way or the other. There’s such a lot to do, so I put together an Arsenal to-do list. I should use lists like this in real life, but I also need a list to remind me to ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-24By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsene’s Cup Final Selection Dilemmas
    Arsene Wenger has some injury headaches ahead of Saturday’s Cup Final clash, with Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel doubtful and Granit Xhaka and Alexis Sanchez nursing knocks that forced their early withdrawal from Sunday’s win over Everton. But even leaving aside fitness concerns, the manager has a few noggin scratchers to ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-23By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • I’m up for the cup : ticket prices : Stan’s statement
    It’s difficult to look back at the season in any meaningful way when we have an FA Cup final to look forward to this weekend. Whether people think it’s a diminished competition, or one that is insignificant compared to the Premier League or the Champions League, does not matter. For ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-23By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal v Chelsea- Cup Classics
    Arsenal and Chelsea have met 17 times in the FA Cup, with Arsenal winning 7, losing 4 and drawing 6. Chelsea have not beaten the Gunners in the tournament since 1947. This year’s Wembley showpiece is a repeat of the 2002 Final played at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, when Arsenal prospered ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-22By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Competition: win a Highbury facade sculpture
    The art deco facade of Arsenal’s old stadium, Highbury, was unique amongst football stadiums and unmistakably Arsenal. To capture this classic design, Chisel & Mouse has created an architectural sculpture of the amazing “East Stand”. Architectural sculptures by Chisel & Mouse are handmade in Sussex, England, and made of strong plaster with ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-22By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 176 – 22.05.2017
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. 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 ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-22By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal 3-1 Everton: Too little too late + Wenger’s post-game admissions
    Match reportPlayer ratingsBy the numbersVideo So, there was no final day miracle. There was a win, but one that came at some cost, and in the end Liverpool did what they needed to at Anfield. We finish the season with 75 points, the highest ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-22By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Arsenal v Everton – live blog
    Join us this afternoon for live blog coverage of the final Premier League clash of the season, against Everton, kick-off 15.00. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. You can switch between the main ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-21By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Final day miracle required or it’s Europa League next season
    Here we go then, the final game of the Premier League season takes place this afternoon, and we face Everton at the Emirates. People talk about how we need Liverpool or Man City to drop points, and of course that’s true, but we also have to make sure we win ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-21By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Usmanov bid could spark others to come forward, and turbulent times at board level
    Well, if anyone thought we were going to sidle into the summer worrying only about trifling matters such as who is going to be manager, what’s going to happen to our best players, and all that, then yesterday ensured that’s not the case. The Financial Times reported that Alisher Usmanov ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-20By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago
  • Final game, final presser, FA’s diving rules + Arsecast 430
    Good morning to you, and welcome to the final Friday of the Premier League season. Ahh, remember all those other Fridays? The ones filled with hope and expectation? Me neither, I just don’t know where the time has gone, but here we are, the final game approaches, and we’re all ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2017-05-19By blogger@arseblog.com (Arseblogger)
    2 months ago