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  • The corpse cat
    Tonight’s game against Sheffield United is an interesting one for Mikel Arteta to consider. We all know the season hinges on Europe, but you can’t just throw in the towel domestically. At the same time though, when you’re picking your team for this evening, you can’t ignore how important the ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-11By arseblog
    6 hours ago
  • So, what’s the plan for Folarin Balogun?
    Morning all. Hope you’re well. Let’s start with news that broke yesterday suggesting that Folarin Balogun is on the verge of signing a new contract with club. The highly-rated young striker, who has two goals and one assist to his name in 5 appearances this season (totalling just 74 minutes), ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-10By arseblog
    1 day ago
  • Episode 621 – A perilous moment
    Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. In this episode I’m joined by Philippe Auclair to talk about Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in the Europa League. We discuss a disappointing result, the way game was managed, substitutions, the overall performance, the reaction to going ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-09By arseblog
    2 days ago
  • Arsenal 1-1 Slavia Prague: Arteta’s mismanaged team get sucker punched … again
    Match reportPlayer ratingsVideo Earlier this season Arsenal couldn’t create chances. Now we can’t take chances. At some point you have to acknowledge that’s not necessarily an improvement, it’s just a different kind of problem. If your glass is in any way half-full this morning, you’ll point ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-09By arseblog
    2 days ago
  • Arsenal v Slavia Prague – live blog
    Join us for live blog coverage of our Europa League quarter-final clash with Slavia Prague at the Emirates, kick-off 20.00 We’ve got up to the second live text commentary, updates, goal clips, observations and occasionally witty asides. If you want to join the chat, register an Arseblog Live account. To ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-08By arseblog
    3 days ago
  • Tierney absence a blow as Slavia Prague come to town
    We get back on the horse tonight with a Europa League quarter-final first leg against Slavia Prague, needing to put that Liverpool performance well and truly to bed. The big news in the build-up to this one is that Kieran Tierney’s knee ligament damage will keep him sidelined for four ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-08By arseblog
    3 days ago
  • Project mayhem
    In my view, Arsenal have under delivered compared to the talent available to them this season- which is not to say that I think this is an absolutely stellar cast of players but I think they are better than the 10th place arse groove they have carved out for themselves ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-07By Tim Stillman
    4 days ago
  • Tactics Column: Breaking down Slavia Prague
    The 2020/21 season is in the balance for Arsenal as the team face Slavia Prague over the next two weeks. Many probably considered the Europa League quarter-final draw favourable but Slavia are not to be taken lightly. The Czech champions arguably shouldn’t even be in the competition after defender Ondrej ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-07By Lewis Ambrose
    4 days ago
  • We already have our right-sided centre-half addition for next season
    While there’s still a lot to play for this season, it’s perfectly understandable that a lot of the discussion recently has centred around next season. Even if we win the Europa League, and that would be a massive achievement and something to truly celebrate, our Premier League campaign will remain ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-07By arseblog
    4 days ago
  • If injury keeps Tierney out, Saka is the obvious replacement
    As yet there has been no update on Kieran Tierney’s injury. The silence is worrying me. There have been some unofficial reports that the club are concerned he could miss a few weeks, but that’s it. Maybe the quiet is because of the bank holiday yesterday. Maybe it’s because they’re ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-06By arseblog
    5 days ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 408 – 05.04.2021
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. In this episode we look back at the dismal 3-0 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday. We were missing key players, but that’s no excuse for such a limp, lifeless performance in which we barely competed. Mikel ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-05By arseblog
    6 days ago
  • Monday blues + Luiz undergoes knee surgery
    Hey, bank holiday Monday here. Not that it feels like it, but that’s what it is. Like most of you, I’m sure, Saturday’s performance has left me feeling pretty disheartened. Not just because we lost. I think we can all rationalise and compartmentalise defeat – and we’ve had plenty of ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-05By arseblog
    6 days ago
  • Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool: A bad night for Mikel Arteta
    Match report Player ratingsVideo If Mikel Arteta was hoping a decent performance and result would give his team a boost ahead of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final, he is left instead picking up the pieces of a demoralising, disappointing, disastrous night at the Emirates. I’m someone who believes ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-04By arseblog
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal v Liverpool – live blog
    Join us for live blog coverage of our Premier League clash with Liverpool at the Emirates, kick-off 20.00 We’ve got up to the second live text commentary, updates, goal clips, observations and occasionally witty asides. If you want to join the chat, register an Arseblog Live account. To do that, ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-03By arseblog
    1 week ago
  • Liverpool preview: More of the good, less of the bad, and none of the ugly
    Ok, here we go again. It’s football, football, football between now and the end of May (hopefully right up until the 26th), and it kicks off again with the visit of Liverpool to the Emirates this evening. It’s fair to say the Mugsmashers this season are not quite who they ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-03By arseblog
    1 week ago
  • The Lacazette decision is obvious + Torreira’s emotional interview
    Morning, it’s Friday, we’re playing tomorrow and all the focus can now shift away from internationals to the football that really matters. With players only arriving back in dribs and drabs yesterday, it’s hard to know if there are any injury/fatigue issues for us to worry about for the visit ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-02By arseblog
    1 week ago
  • Episode 620 – Joe on the go
    Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. In this episode I’m joined first by Tim Stillman to talk about the big news on the Arsenal Women front – the impending departure of head coach Joe Montemurro. We chat about his time at the club, the reasons ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-02By arseblog
    1 week ago
  • Edu’s own summer (shove it)
    One of the many consequences of poor squad building is that bad decisions are the midwife to further bad, rushed decisions. After a hectic January of cleaning out some clutter from the Arsenal closet, the summer is going to be even more hectic for Mikel Arteta, Arsenal and Edu. Just ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-01By Tim Stillman
    1 week ago
  • Bits
    Good morning to you. I haven’t mentioned international football that much during this break, mostly because I can’t sit here and pretend I am hugely affected by it. However, Ireland losing to Luxembourg was a bit embarrassing. So, thank you to Germany for taking the spotlight off us with a ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-04-01By arseblog
    1 week ago
  • “To Rocky” – by Ian Wright
    David, twenty years, bro. In a way, I’ve been dreading the build up to it. You’re always on my mind but I try to not think of that specific day. You know what I mean? Everyone knows how close we were. Both Brockley boys, you were up in Turnham, I ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-31By Ian Wright
    2 weeks ago
  • Interlull round-up + Arsenal launch online abuse campaign
    Morning. The last round of international fixtures take place this evening, so keep everything crossed that Arsenal players involved come through ok. So far, I think everyone is ok, but there are some concerns over Emile Smith Rowe who is apparently a doubt for England U21s. That our two main ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-31By arseblog
    2 weeks ago
  • Complications
    When is football going to get loss complicated? The pandemic has had a huge impact, and we all know the various issues it has caused on and off the pitch. Travel is complicated; the lack of fans means revenues have been destroyed and that in turn has massively impacted the ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-30By arseblog
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsecast Extra Episode 407 – 29.03.2021
    Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. In this Interlull episode there’s not a lot going on from an Arsenal perspective, so we take a load of listener questions. Up for discussion, Martin Odegaard; Lucas Torreira as a potential partner for Thomas Partey; ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-29By arseblog
    2 weeks ago
  • On this day: Limpar, Lauren and Henry bust-up, Clichy’s missing finger
    Hey, it’s an Interlull, and there’s little or no Arsenal news. So, let’s do an ‘On this day’ from blog posts from the past. Starting with: March 29th 2002 I remember transfer deadline day in 1994, opening up a newspaper and seeing Anders Limpar holding up and Everton shirt. Well, ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-29By arseblog
    2 weeks ago
  • Clocks
    Morning. Feeling tired? Like you’ve lost an hour’s sleep? Well, that’s because you have. Big Timepiece and their going backwards and forwards all the time. They control the amount of sleep you get and it’s not right. Some people get confused by which direction the clocks go in in March ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-28By arseblog
    2 weeks ago
  • Managing minutes
    Morning all. A quick Interlull Saturday round-up for you. Is it quick because I want to have breakfast, take the dogs out, and then play some Playstation 5? If I speak, etc etc. But I am also Spiderman. There’s good and bad news about Bukayo Saka to start. The good ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-27By arseblog
    2 weeks ago
  • Clickbait
    England star drops huge hint about Arsenal move Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has opened the door to a summer transfer to Arsenal, leaving Villa fans bewildered and unhappy The floppy-haired, giant-calved attacking midfielder has been a sensation for his club this season, dazzling the Premier League with 12 assists ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-26By arseblog
    2 weeks ago
  • Episode 619 – The Partey partner
    Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. In this episode I’m joined by James Benge and Clive Palmer to discuss a host of topics, including the demands being placed on players going on international duty, and whether there can ever be the right balance; fixture schedules; ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-26By arseblog
    2 weeks ago
  • Auba the top?
    Consumer satisfaction is largely driven by value- the more that you pay for something the more you expect from it. It is no different in football, when a player earns a new contract and a pay rise, expectations rise, which is only correct. Arsenal fans’ tolerance for Theo Walcott gradually ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-25By Tim Stillman
    2 weeks ago
  • Interlulls and injuries
    Morning. When players go away on international duty, we all keep fingers crossed they’ll come back safe and sound. For some, the games can actually be a benefit – perhaps helping them achieve the kind of fitness they need because they haven’t played enough, or they’ve had an injury hit ... read more
    Source: ArseblogPublished on 2021-03-25By arseblog
    2 weeks ago