Arseblog Arsecast, The Arsenal Podcast

Arseblog Arsecast, The Arsenal Podcast

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The original Arsenal podcast - coming to you twice a week (usually Mondays and Fridays) with news, interviews, analysis, special guests, jokes and occasionally some really terrible songs.


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Episodes

Arsecast Extra Episode 594 - 21.07.2024

In this episode we chat about the make-up of the squad selected for the US tour, with many young players involved, plus imminent arrival of Italian defender Riccardo Calafiori with reports over the weekend saying the agreement is basically complete. What does that mean for some of the other players in the squad? We also discuss stories surrounding Emile Smith Rowe whose future isn't as black and white as it might seem. Then we answer listener questions about Chido Obi-Martin which expands into a conversation about how Arsenal are perceived as a club with regards young players, a back three for next season, the US tour and the games we play there, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/241h 22m

Episode 791 - Plug and play

In this episode I'm joined by Clive Palmer to chat about the kind of incoming transfer business Arsenal will look to get done, and why someone like Mikel Merino might not be the most exciting arrival, but someone who can easily plug and play into Mikel Arteta's system. We also chat about some potential departures, what we need to see from Fabio Vieira this season, Ethan Nwaneri and how pre-season could be very important for him, and lots more, including some US tour chatFollow Clive @clivepafcGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/2457m 28s

Arsecast Extra Episode 593 - 15.07.2024

In this episode we chat about the final of Euro 2024 which saw Spain beat England 2-1. We discuss how this was a game too far for Gareth Southgate's side, pay credit to the Spanish team which has been the best at this tournament, as well as discussing the potential impact another painful defeat might have on the likes of Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice, who have been playing non-stop for 11 months now. There's a transfer round-up, in as much as that's possible with so little transfer news, plus listener questions about online tribalism, the number 10 shirt, who might be in the squad for the US tour, Alvaro Morata, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/241h 24m

Episode 790 - The final countdown

In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to discuss England's 2-1 win over the Netherlands on Wednesday night, which sends them through to the final of Euro 2024. We chat about the goal England conceded, the contentious penalty award which provided the equaliser, the second half in which fatigue clearly played a part for both sides, and how an injection of energy was so important. Should Ollie Watkins goal propel him into the starting line-up for Sunday's clash with Spain? All that, plus a round-up of the Arsenal transfer news.Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/2451m 40s

Arsecast Extra Episode 592 - 08.07.2024

In this episode we start with discussion of England's win over Switzerland at the Euros, centred around the brilliant Bukayo Saka who scored a fantastic equaliser, and one of the five penalties to help his team progress. There's some discussion about the overall level of performance from the England team, a question about who should start up front in the semi-final, and we look at the other Arsenal players who are still involved or just exited the tournament. Then there's some transfer chat, questions about William Saliba as the left-sided centre-half, the two Brazilian Gabriels who have been away at the Copa America, Jakub Kiwior's future in light of ongoing interest in Riccardo Calafiori, the mystery German player, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/241h 27m

Episode 789 - The left side

In this episode I'm joined by Phil Costa, and first up on the agenda are the stories linking us to Bologna defender Riccardo Califiori. We chat about how this a deal that feels dependent on a significant departure from the defensive ranks, before we talk about the player himself, what he might bring to the team, and more generally about Arsenal's left-side and what could happen there. There's also transfer stuff around Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nuno Tavares, and Emile Smith Rowe, a look ahead to the Euro 2024 quarter-finals, and more.Follow Phil @_philcostaGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/241h 7m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 84: Mariona Caldentey in profile

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Alex Ibaceta of DAZN and Barca TV to discuss the Gunners’ new signing Mariona Caldentey from Barcelona. Tim and Alex discuss the player, her attributes, her 10 years at Barca, the qualities she has that Arsenal have missed and where she might fit into Jonas Eidevall’s team next season.You can follow Alex on Twitter @AlexIbaceta23 and Tim @Stillmanator Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/2432m 20s

Arsecast Extra Episode 591 - 02.07.2024

In this episode we chat about James' trip to Glastonbury, sadly lacking in Sugababes, but eventful nonetheless, before we turn our attention to the football and Euro 2024 in particular. There's discussion of Ronaldo's histrionics last night, England's performances and progression, and some focus on the Arsenal players who have been most involved over the course of the tournament. Then we answer listener questions about getting more value from our Academy players, which of them might make the trip to the US for the summer tour and stake a claim for a place, transfers in general and whether things will start to get busy now we're in July, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/241h 26m

Episode 788 - Smith Go?

In this episode I'm joined by Tim Stillman to discuss the goings-on at Euro 2024, with a fair amount of focus on England, and the Bukayo Saka debate that has been going on this week, before we chat about some lesser-fancied teams who have caught the eye throughout the tournament. Then we touch on the future of Emile Smith Rowe who has been linked with Fulham and Palace this week, wonder if Arsenal might get involved in the shady-pricing that other clubs have been party to of late, the Declan Rice 'problem', and lots more.Follow Tim @stillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/241h 1m

Arsecast Extra Episode 590 - 24.06.2024

In this episode begin with Kieran Tierney's unfortunate Euro 2024 adventure, which was cut short by a serious injury and has significant implications for his future. We also round-up some of the other Arsenal players involved, and chat about comments made by Declan Rice (and others) about criticism from ex-England players, before James outlines the changes he'd make for their final group game on Tuesday evening. There's some transfer chat involving Eberechi Eze, and listener questions about officiating at the Euros, whether any players have caught the eye, possible changes to the coaching staff this summer, why we both would like a player with pace, and lots more, including details of a summer event in Los Angeles.For more on that, and to buy tickets, go here: https://www.cosm.com/los-angeles/events/arsenalvision_and_arsecast_extra_2024_07_25Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/241h 22m

Episode 787 - Statements (Andrew Allen)

In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen to chat about the Premier League fixtures which were released during the week, before we do some 'statements' that he has to either Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree with. Topics covered include summer signings, summer sales, Gabriel Martinelli, next season's top four, multi-club ownership, how we might start next season, a goalkeeper departure, and lots moreFollow Andrew @AAllenSportGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/2455m 47s

Arsecast Extra Episode 589 - 17.06.2024

In this episode we talk a lot about the goings-on at Euro 2024, in particular the opening game in England's campaign, which featured Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice. There's some Benjamin Sesko watch after Slovenia's draw with Denmark, some questions about the transfer market and what direction we might go in after his decision to stay at Leipzig – could we test Newcastle's mettle for a player that might fit the bill? There's a round of the player ratings game, we remember former Gunner Kevin Campbell who passed away at the weekend, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/241h 19m

Episode 786 - Carl Jenkinson

In this episode I'm joined by former Arsenal player Carl Jenkinson for a chat about his life and career. He's just back from Australia, so we begin with his thoughts on playing the A-League, before turning our attention to his time with the Gunners. From the early days after his move from Charlton, the difficult early period which included that infamous game at Old Trafford, working with and learning from Arsene Wenger, Steve Bould and Bacary Sagna, how injuries impacted his career, and lots more – including that famous press conference clip involving a question about his dad being a singer!Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/241h

Arsecast Extra Episode 588 - 10.06.2024

In this episode we do a weekend catch-up before talking about William Saliba and France, Bukayo Saka and England in the context of some of the back pages – plus a couple of questions about whether not he could/should play in other positions for Arsenal. There's also some chat about the Premier League VAR vote and the Man City legal challenge, before we answer listener questions about pre-season friendlies, Fabio Vieira's future, and lots more, including our now infamous transfer predictions/money totals for the summer ahead (incoming and outgoing).Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/241h 34m

Episode 785 - Sesko and stuff

In this episode I'm joined by Charles Watts to discuss the latest transfer stories, including Benjamin Sesko's reportedly imminent decision about his own future, what might happen in midfield and how much that depends on who stays and what Declan Rice's role is next season, other midfield targets, possible departures, the left-back situation and how despite being well-stocked Arsenal might bring someone in, and lots more – including some chat about Man City and the news of their legal action taken against the Premier League which became news this week.Follow Charles on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/@CharlesWattsAFCnewsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/241h 12m

Arsecast Extra Episode 587 - 04.06.2024

 In this episode we begin with the downfall of the dinosaurs, before moving on to the latest from the transfer market – focusing on Arsenal's interest in Benjamin Sesko. We chat about whether or not this is a deal that could get done before the Euros, before we turn our attention to selling players, how Arsenal can improve, and the potential departures of players like Emile Smith Rowe, Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson. Then we answer listener questions about targetting the South American market more, William Saliba and the Olympics, Zinchenko and Kiwior, memories of Mohamed Elneny and Cedric, and lots more besides.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/241h 28m

Episode 784 - Extending Arteta

In this episode I'm joined by Harry Symeou from the Chronicles of a Gooner podcast to shoot the breeze about the goings on this week. We chat about the demands on players with the Euros and the Copa America coming up, as well as the changes to the Champions League, as well as suggestions seeding will be introduced to the EFL Cup. Then we discuss stories about a contract extension for Mikel Arteta, in the context of the job he's done and the managerial market at the moment. There are also some questions from our Discord members about transfers, home grown players, and lots more.Follow Harry @harrysymeouBuy Is Yours Gold here - https://www.legendspublishing.net/product/is-yours-gold/ – and use GOLD20 to get 20% off.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/241h

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 83: The season that was

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by UK based Australian journalist Jamie Spangher from The Halfway Line to discuss the post-season friendly in Melbourne and the fan reaction to Vivianne Miedema’s departure. Then Tim and Jamie discuss favourite and least favourite games of last season, player of the season, most improved players. Then there is some discussion about how Arsenal improve their attacking game for next season and how next season will be make or break for Jonas Eidevall.You can follow Jamie on Twitter @jamiespangher and Tim @StillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/05/2449m 58s

Arsecast Extra Episode 586 - 27.05.2024

In this first episode of the off-season, we chat about our distinct FA Cup final experiences, and the ramifications of Man Utd winning the famous old trophy. There's some stuff on the managerial merry-go-round that's spinning fast already this summer, how Arsenal should come to the rescue of a player in black and white, and a round-up of stories involving Albert Sambi Lokonga, Thomas Partey and a potential goalkeeper signing. Then we answer listener questions about loaning or selling players like Ramsdale and Smith Rowe, the need for someone to make us less reliant on Martin Odegaard, Premier League players Arsenal might target this summer, links to Marcus Rashford, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/241h 32m

PODCAST! Arseblog & ArsenalVision - live at Ally Pally 2024

This episode is the audio only version of our live podcast with our friends from ArsenalVision. It was recorded live at Ally Pally Theatre on Saturday May 18th, the day before the final game of the season – so the discussion reflects that.You can see a video version on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/UYlUR0pkqSoGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/241h 35m

Arsecast Extra Episode 585 - 21.05.2024

In this episode we reflect on the final day of the season, in which a 2-1 win over Everton wasn't enough to win us the title because of what happened elsewhere. We chat about how we feel after a long, mostly enjoyable campaign, but without the success everyone had hoped for, as well as contextualising Man City's fourth successive title and what it means for the Premier League as a competition. We have some listener questions about Emile Smith Rowe, whether or not it's realistic to think we can raise the level again next season, Cedric the werewolf, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/241h 34m

Episode 783 - The Final Day

In this episode I'm joined by Tim Stillman to chat about the idea of rivalry in the wake of Man City beating Spurs, and whether that's something managers should pay attention to. We also discuss Mikel Arteta's influence on this Arsenal team and how fans bought into his communication, in contrast to how Tottenham fans reacted to Ange Postecoglou's comments. Then we consider the final day of the season, and how we've pushed City all the way with the outside chance of still winning the league.Then Tim reflects on the Arsenal career of Vivianne Miedema who's departure was announced this week, as well as some chat about that decision, how it came to pass, and what might happen on the final day of the season.Follow Tim @stillmanatorBuy Is Yours Gold here - https://www.legendspublishing.net/product/is-yours-gold/ – and use GOLD20 to get 20% off.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/05/241h 13m

Arsecast Extra Episode 584 - 12.05.2024

In this episode recorded not long after the game, we look back at Arsenal's 1-0 win over Man Utd at Old Trafford on Sunday. It wasn't a great performance, but Leandro Trossard's first half goal was enough for all three points and to keep the title push going until the final day. We chat about why the attacking performance was so inhibited, but there's praise for the way we defended against a United side that offered little to threaten us. Underlying it all though, was a sense of pre-game dread, and we discuss that, and the prospect of the final day, as well as answering listener questions about Spurs game against Man City on Tuesday, William Saliba, and much more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/241h 16m

Episode 782 - The impression of calm

In this episode I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to reflect on two Champions League semi-finals this week. First, Real Madrid go through at the expense of Bayern Munich, before we chat about Borussia Dortmund beating PSG – with some discussion of Kylian Mbappe and his time in Paris. Then attention turns to Arsenal, and we talk about William Saliba and how our view of him as Arsenal fans is very different from many in France, Kai Havertz and his development, Martin Odegaard, some broad thoughts on the season as a whole and lots more.Follow Philippe @philippeauclairGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/241h 2m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 82: Here comes the summer!

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Arseblog News match reporter Aidan Gibson. They discuss the win over Manchester City and how it feels to give Chelsea a lifeline back into the WSL title race, then there is in-depth discussion about the futures of Vivianne Miedema and Stina Blackstenius, whose current contracts expire in the summer. Tim and Aidan then talk about the other profiles of player Arsenal might need this summer, especially given their goal scoring record which has been far inferior to Chelsea and Manchester City this season. They discuss whether 25 players is too many for a season and the consistent rotation of the number 10 position and whether it needs greater clarity.You can follow Aidan on Twitter @BeltransMole and Tim @StillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/2458m 24s

Arsecast Extra Episode 583 - 06.05.2024

In this episode we look back on the 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon. The Gunners produced a dominant first half, but it was a late first half penalty that gave us the lead at the break. We analyse the key moments of the opening 45, from the potential red card to the missed chances to the award of the spot kick. Then we look at a second half where Leandro Trossard scored again, but was there a touch of good fortune about Bournemouth's disallowed goal which would have made the game more uncomfortable? Declan Rice's performance merited a goal and he got it late on, and we also answer listener questions about whether he should be used as an 8 more than a 6, potential changes to the coaching staff, the Gabriel Jesus story James wrote last week, some #ANGEOUT, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/241h 32m

Episode 781 - Antics

In this episode I'm joined by Sam Dean to chat about Ben White and the focus on his 'antics' from corners. Why the focus now? Will it force him and Arsenal to modify behaviour from set-pieces? And does it obscure discussion of his outstanding quality and consistency as a footballer? We also talk about Gabriel Jesus amid reports around his future, Oleksandr Zinchenko perhaps being more 'at risk' of a departure, the new contract offered to Jorginho and what that means for the summer, as well as chat about proposed new financial rules in the Premier League, games being held in the US, and lots more – including details of our donation to UNICEF.Follow Sam @samjdeanGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/241h 13m

Arsecast Extra Episode 582 - 29.04.2024

In this episode we look back on the eventful 3-2 win in the North London derby on Sunday. Despite not being at our best, we were 3-0 up at the break, and we discuss the goals we scored, and how we exploited the lack of opposition preparation and awareness – particularly from set-pieces. Ben White and Declan Rice had some fun in that regard. We also chat about the chances they had up the other end, including a disallowed goal, before moving onto the second half. There's focus on David Raya's mistake and the reaction to it from him and his teammates, conceding the late penalty and how it made for an awful, nerve-wracking last 10 minutes, but underlying it all is the fact we won, took three points, and Spurs have crap trumpets. Then there are listener questions about Kai Havertz, Bukayo Saka's reaction to abuse from the stands, Thomas Partey's future and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month we're donating every penny of our Patreon revenue to UNICEF, so you get great content and help kids all around the world too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/241h 32m

Episode 780- Demolition Derby

In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen to look back to Arsenal's 5-0 demolition of Chelsea on Tuesday night. We chat about the quick opening goal which made Anne Hathaway happy, the red card Chelsea should have had, and missed chances from the Gunners. We also look at how we were more solid in the second half, with two goals from Kai Havertz and Ben White – with the former Chelsea man celebrating his strikes with gusto. There's discussion of how Havertz has grown into this team, the Martin Odegaard performance, the significance of the result, and lots more.Follow Andrew @aallensportHere's the link for general sale tickets to the live show, on sale today at 3pm: https://comm.tix.to/ArsecastLiveGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month we're donating every penny of our Patreon revenue to UNICEF, so you get great content and help kids all around the world too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/2459m 20s

Arsecast Extra Episode 581 - 22.04.2024

In this episode we look back on the 2-0 win at Wolves on Saturday evening which put us back on top of the Premier League. We discuss how Arsenal had to dig deep after a difficult week, but put in a performance that belied the tired legs, despite the fact we had to wait until late to seal the three points. We chat about Leandro Trossard's goal, whether Wolves should have had a red card, David Raya's excellent save, and how Mikel Arteta asked a lot of key men like Odegaard, Rice and Saka and how they delivered. Then we answer questions about goals from set-pieces, which position should be prioritised in the summer transfer window, how the manager rotates his squad (or chooses not to), and lots more – including details of our end of season live podcast event with our friends from the ArsenalVision podcast.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month we're donating every penny of our Patreon revenue to UNICEF, so you get great content and help kids all around the world too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/241h 35m

Arsecast Extra Episode 580 - 18.04.2024

In this one part episode (without Qs in part 2), we look back at Arsenal's Champions League exit, going down 1-0 to Bayern Munich last night. Once again, the second half was below par and we paid the price. We examine the reasons as to why that has been an issue in our last two games, and what Mikel Arteta can do about it in terms of his squad building going forward. There's chat about fatigue and heavy legs, the players we brought on from the bench and the players who stayed on it, what we can learn from this European campaign, how this collective probably needs a smattering of individualism for big games like last night, the striker discussion, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month we're donating every penny of our Patreon revenue to UNICEF, so you get great content and help kids all around the world too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/2454m 2s

Arsecast Extra Episode 579 - 15.04.2024

In this episode we look back at the 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday which, despite being our first loss of 2024, has caused a significant amount frustration and disappointment. We examine the reasons for that response, reflect on game of two halves in which the Gunners can have attacking regrets in the first and defensive ones in the second, as well as discussing why it felt like Mikel Artets allowed the game to get away from us after the break. Then there are listener questions beginning with Oleksandr Zinchenko's performance and what that might mean for his future, who plays at left-back in the Champions League, home and away form, Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month we're donating every penny of our Patreon revenue to UNICEF, so you get great content and help kids all around the world too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/241h 37m

Arsecast Extra Episode 578 - 10.04.2024

In this episode we look back at the 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Arsenal went ahead, but carelessness handed two goals the opposition, before Leandro Trossard equalised late in the second half. We discuss all the big moments, from team selection, to the potential red card for Harry Kane, the penalty incidents at both ends, and the Gunners overall display on the night. There's also some focus on individual performances, and whether Arsenal have an issue at left-back (in light of the displays from Kiwior and Zinchenko), before we answer questions about Declan Rice, Leandro Trossard's push for a start in the second leg, the state of the tie itself, learning in the Champions League and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month we're donating every penny of our Patreon revenue to UNICEF, so you get great content and help kids all around the world too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/241h 31m

Arsecast Extra Episode 577 - 07.04.2024

In this episode we look back at Arsenal's impressive 3-0 win over Brighton on Saturday evening. We talk about the risk/reward nature of the Gunners approach against this particular opposition, and how having adjusted slightly early in the first half, the opposition threat was more or less negated. We analyse the penalty incident and the goals we scored, the man of the match performance from Kai Havertz, and the way we settled into a comfortable defensive system after going 2-0 up. There's also chat about Leandro Trossard scoring against his former club, what this result means in the context of the weekend's results, as well as listener questions about how Havertz's development at centre-forward might influence summer transfer business, left-back for Bayern and Jakub Kiwior, Gabriel's Player of the Season credentials, Martin Odegaard's importance and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month we're donating every penny of our Patreon revenue to UNICEF, so you get great content and help kids all around the world too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/241h 34m

Episode 779 - The Ben White Experience

In this episode I'm joined first by Ryan Hunn to discuss Arsenal's 2-0 win over Luton on Wednesday evening. We chat about the changes Mikel Arteta made to his team, and some of the selection decisions – not least Emile Smith Rowe getting a rare start in midfield, and making a telling contribution to the result. We also discuss how the second half felt versus the reality of the game, some of the mainstays in team who helped support the players who came in, whether the left back position is one to keep an eye on in the summer, and more.Then I chat to Elliot Smith from the ArsenalVision Podcast about their annual fundraiser for the Arsenal Foundation, including a clip from Leah Williamson, and info about how and what is being done to positive impact the lives of so many people through the prism of Arsenal.Follow Ryan @ryanhunn : Follow Elliot @yankeegunnerThe direct Arsenal Foundation fundraising link is here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/avp – here's the link to the full Leah Williamson interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1jAq7mNWkIGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/04/241h 11m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 81: Conti Cup Winners Celebration Pod

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Max Radwan from the Pot Shot Podcast to discuss Arsenal’s Conti Cup Final win over Chelsea. Tim and Max talk about the line up choices, the performances of Victoria Pelova and Emily Fox, match winning moments from Manu Zinsberger and Stina Blackstenius, Emma Hayes’ comments about Jonas Eidevall post-match, the celebratory scenes between the players and supporters and whether this victory can be a launchpad for a better campaign next season.You can follow Max on Twitter Max_Rads and subscribe to his Arsenal Women newsletter here :: You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/2459m 28s

Arsecast Extra Episode 576 - 01.04.2024

In this episode we look back at Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Man City on Sunday. We reflect on a performance which demonstrated the Gunners maturity and development, but which also might have yielded a better outcome. We examine the way Mikel Arteta set up his team, and the way they carried out those tactical instructions, keeping City's danger-men very quiet. There's discussion of Gabriel Jesus on the left-hand side, the missed opportunity towards the end of the game, and what this game means for the title race and beyond. Then we answer listener questions about Gabriel Martinelli, the changing perception of this Arsenal team, yesterday's officiating, possible rotation for the midweek game against Luton, and lots more.Give us a review here: https://ratethispodcast.com/arseblogGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/241h 21m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 80: Conti Cup Final Preview

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Art de Roche from The Athletic to look ahead to Sunday’s Conti Cup Final against Chelsea. They discuss what the team might look like- could we see a back three? Russo on the wing? Tim and Art also discuss why it’s been such an inconsistent season for Arsenal and how make or break this final is for Arsenal’s season.You can follow Art on Twitter @artderoche : You can follow Tim on Twitter @StillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/2434m 34s

Episode 778 - The Preview

In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Lewis Ambrose to look ahead to Sunday's gargantuan clash with Man City. We discuss the importance of the fixture in the context of the title race, how Mikel Arteta might approach this game based on our past record away at the Etihad, the potential team changes and tweaks we might see after the Interlull, as well how this particular Arsenal side is equipped for this kind of challenge. There's also some chat about Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard and lots more besides.Follow Andrew @AAllenSport : Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/241h 8m

Episode 777 - Alfie Cooks

In this episode I'm joined by Arsenal fan Alfie Steiner, to talk a little bit about the Gunners, but more about food and his incredibly popular 'Alfie Cooks' channels on social media. We chat about how posting food pictures to Instagram developed into something else, and he now has nearly 4,000,000 followers for his inventive recipes. We also discuss the fact his food is plant based, how that can lead to more creativity in the kitchen, where he sees his newly-found career going, as well as some Arsenal chat as the title race intensifies.Follow Alfie on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/alfiecooks_/ and find his other channels here: https://linktr.ee/alfiecooks_Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/2458m 17s

Arsecast Extra Episode 575 - 25.03.2024

In this Interlull episode we reflect on the pointlessness of international friendlies in March before chatting about the involvement of some Arsenal players for their countries over the weekend. Then discussion moves onto the title race and what lies ahead for Mikel Arteta and his players, with the fixture schedule and to what extent he will be able to rotate his squad with the stakes so high. We then answer listener questions about forwards, whether we'll be interested in Viktor Gyokeres, Ben White, there's another edition of the player ratings game, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/241h 20m

Episode 776 - Everything's all White

In this episode I'm joined Clive Palmer to discuss Takehiro Tomiyasu signing a new deal, contract and salary management at the club in recent times, and how these contracts are linked to selling as well as player retention. We also talk about the Ben White story as he continues to get unjust criticism for his decision not to play for Gareth Southgate's England; reflect on the title race and the run-in, a new experience compared to our last Premier League win; Mikel Arteta as coach and the need to deliver silverware; and lots more.Follow Clive @clivepafcGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/241h 2m

Arsecast Extra Episode 574 - 18.03.2024

In this episode we begin with some chat about the weekend of FA Cup action, and the strange comments made by Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag. Then we move onto the Champions League draw and our games against Bayern, changes in recruitment at Academy level, and whether or not Mika Biereth's goalscoring out on loan might see him get a chance next season. We also have listener questions about who might replace Aaron Ramsdale if/when he leaves this summer, whether Pedro Neto's hamstrings will hamstring his chance of an Arsenal move in the summer, Jakub Kiwior, which 'fringe' player will feature most between now and the end of the season, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/241h 24m

Episode 775 - It's Bayern

In this episode I'm joined By Lewis Ambrose to chat about the Champions League draw, as we meet a familiar foe in the shape of Bayern Munich. We chat about the history between the clubs, get some context around their performance in the Bundesliga this season, the Harry Kane narrative, how Arsenal fans will seek revenge, as well as looking at the pathway to the final, and the other games in the CL quarter-finals. Then we move onto Ben White's new contract, how he has developed as a player, his importance to the team, his decision to stay away from international football, and lots more.Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/2454m 45s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 79: Chelsea preview

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim and Counterpressed’s Jessy Parker Humphreys look ahead to Friday night’s massive game at Stamford Bridge. They discuss Chelsea’s injury issues and January transfers and how they have adapted, there is some goalkeeper discourse around both clubs as well as potential title race implications and what the line ups will look like. You can follow Jessy on Twitter @Jessyjph : You can follow Tim on Twitter @StillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/2459m 24s

Arsecast Extra Episode 573 - 13.03.2024

In this slightly shorter than usual episode, we discuss Arsenal's qualification for the Champions League quarter-final via a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Porto on Tuesday night. We chat about how difficult both legs of this tie were, how brilliant we had to be to find a single goal in the second leg, how hard Porto made it for us with their tactical/cynical game-plan, some odd officiating, how the team has matured and learned from previous European nights, the way we held our nerve for the penalties, David Raya's big night, the comments from the Sergio Conceicao about Mikel Arteta's alleged insults, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/241h 1m

Arsecast Extra Episode 572 - 11.03.2024

In this episode we look back at the late 2-1 win over Brentford on Saturday evening. We chat about Declan Rice and his goal contributions this season, an eventful evening for Aaron Ramsdale who had a game of two-halves and who made an important contribution despite his glaring error, penalty incidents that could have gone our way, Kai Havertz scoring the winner despite some people thinking he shouldn't have been on the pitch, and what digging out these three points against tricky opposition means for our title chances. Then there are questions about the game between Liverpool and Man City, value for money signings, who should replace Gabriel Martinelli on the wing against Porto, dealing with nerves, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/241h 29m

Episode 774 - Evolution

In this episode I'm joined By Kaya Kaynak of Football London to chat about Arsenal's recent form, the difference between pre and post Dubai, how this side is shaping up to be the blueprint Mikel Arteta spoke wanting about years ago and the way he deals with the press, as well as some discussion of how the team is evolving in the absence of some key players, Kai Havertz's progression, Aaron Ramsdale and lots more.Follow Kaya @kayakaynak97Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/241h 6m

Arsecast Extra Episode 571 - 05.03.2024

In this episode we look back at the 6-0 thrashing of Sheffield United on Monday night. We discuss Arsenal's ruthlessness and dominance in the early stages, in the context of a big tactical misstep by the opposition. Nevertheless, our performance deserves a lot of credit, the goalscoring form continues and the goal difference has been improved once again. We chat about the goals we scored and the players who impressed, why we were probably right to take our foot off the gas in the second half, and the second half substitutions which saw a couple of experienced players get what could be important minutes. Then we answer listener questions about our title credentials, the Saliba/Gabriel partnership, the midfield pecking order in light of Thomas Partey's return, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/03/241h 31m

Episode 773 - Steel. E. Phucka

In this episode I'm joined first by Amy Lawrence to chat about how this season has been a bit of a slow burner, but one which feels like it's coming to a boil. We discuss Mikel Arteta's steeliness, the job he's done since he took over, the way the team and the squad has been built, and assess it's ability to go the distance in this year's Premier League title race.Then, I chat to Tim Stillman about Sunday's North London derby, how Arsenal Women are breaking records by selling out the Emirates again, the distinct fanbase the women's team have developed, as well as the return to training for Jurrien Timber and Jorginho's future.Follow Amy @amylawrence71 :: Follow Tim @stillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/241h 15m

Arsecast Extra Episode 570 - 26.02.2024

In this episode we look back at the impressive 4-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday evening. We chat about how the Gunners took the game by the scruff of the neck from the very start, suffocating the visitors and not allowing them to play their game at all. We chat about the goals we scored in the first half and the second, Kai Havertz, Bukayo Saka, and how Arsenal continue to stamp their title credentials on the Premier League. Then we answer listener questions about Jakub Kiwior, potential ins and outs during the summer, Ben White being Ben White, chasing the leading pack as opposed to topping the table, and loads more, including some #pochout.Here's the link for the Arseblog WhatsApp channel: https://whatsapp.com/channel/0029VaLBHpIJJhzQXcOPvW0pGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/241h 24m

Episode 772 - Port-Oh ...

In this episode I'm joined by Phil Costa to discuss Arsenal's 1-0 defeat to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. We chat about how different Europe and the Premier League can be, and the need for Mikel Arteta's side to learn quickly from last night's game. We analyse the performance, where and why Arsenal struggled, and how Porto negated our strengths with their, at times, extremely cynical game-plan. There's discussion of the late goal we conceded that came from a catalogue of minor errors, what we can take from this performance in order to turn things around in the second leg, and lots more.Here's the link for the Arseblog WhatsApp channel: https://whatsapp.com/channel/0029VaLBHpIJJhzQXcOPvW0pFollow Phil @_philcostaGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/2454m 9s

Arsecast Extra Episode 569 - 19.02.2024

In this episode we look back at another impressive away for Arsenal, returning from Turf Moor having beaten Burnley 5-0. We chat about how the early goal set the tone, another two goal salvo from Bukayo Saka, goals too for Leandro Trossard and Kai Havertz as well as some analysis of how their roles have been instrumental in recent performances. We also discuss some other small tactical tweaks Mikel Arteta has made in recent weeks, and how the last five games have cemented Arsenal's credentials as title contenders. Then we answer listener questions about Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, whether the Arsenal need a striker chat has lit a fire under certain players, Eddie and Reiss off the bench, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/241h 31m

Episode 771 - Nice and quiet

In this episode I'm joined Charles Watts to chat about how nice and quiet it is after Arsenal's 6-0 on Sunday, before we shoot the breeze about peaking in the second half of the season, the importance of getting injured players back to compete domestically and in Europe, Bukayo Saka's incredible output and the definition of 'world class', the stable environment at the club right now, Ivan Toney, the impending arrival of Kylian Mbappe to North London, and lots more.Here's the Sky Sports article we reference: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/13071635/bukayo-saka-reaches-half-century-for-arsenal-with-more-goals-and-assists-than-cristiano-ronaldo-in-first-210-gamesFollow Charles @charles_wattsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/2456m 15s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 78: Man Utd preview

For this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim chats to Conner Roberts from the All for United Women FC YouTube channel. Tim chats to Conner about United’s season so far, speculation around the future of manager Marc Skinner and why United have not repeated the heights of last season. Then Tim and Conner look ahead to Saturday’s crunch game and how the teams might line up and strengths and weaknesses each team might look to exploit.You can follow Conner on Twitter @connerroberts_ and find the All for United WFC YouTube channel here You can follow Tim on Twitter @StillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/2443m 44s

Arsecast Extra Episode 568 - 12.02.2024

In this episode we look back at hugely impressive 6-0 win over West Ham on Sunday. This was a game where Arsenal were good far more than the opposition were bad, and we chat about how we broke down and then dismantled the Hammers. There's discussion of set-piece goals, Bukayo Saka from the spot, Leandro Trossard's impressive stats, and of course the contribution of Declan Rice with two assists and a brilliant goal against his former club. We also chat about Ethan Nwaneri, goal difference and ruthlessness before answering listener questions about Rice in the pantheon of the Premier League's most expensive signings, Gabriel Jesus, how the winter break has helped us improve, OLEing, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/241h 30m

Episode 770 - The one about injuries

In this episode I'm joined by Dr Andrew Mitchell, Associate Dean in Education & Sport at the University of Bedfordshire, to answer listener questions about injuries and player fitness in football. We discuss how club's manage injured players, the question of injury proneness, the thorny and recurring issues of hamstrings, how physical development at a young age could benefit players in the future, specific players like Jurrien Timber and Thomas Partey, the importance of mental health support to help physical injury and lots more.Follow Dr Andrew Mitchell @ACS_Mitchell : Follow Andrew Mitchell, Arsenal season ticket holder @negativoarsenalGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/241h 5m

Episode 769 - Death Star

In this episode I'm joined by Ken Early of Second Captains for a mid-season (more or less) look at what's going on in the Premier League? Is it important for someone other than Man City to win the title? We chat about some surprises, Jurgen Klopp and his departure announcement, Ken's assessment of Arsenal at this point, as well as discussing punditry that more and more comes with a specific club favour, the IFAB proposal regarding sin-bins and blue cards, and lots more.Follow Ken @kenearlysGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/2448m 54s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 77: Manu Zinsberger exclusive

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast Tim talks to Gunners ‘keeper Manuela Zinsberger at London Colney. Manu recently signed a new contract with the club. Tim chats with Manu about her Arsenal journey to this point, how she has retained her number 1 spot amidst competition from a collection of other goalkeepers, the psychology of being a ‘keeper, how she irons out her weaknesses and the balance between competing with and supporting the other goalkeepers in the squad and embracing motherhood with her and her wife expecting a baby in 2024.You can follow Tim on Twitter @StillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/2426m 37s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Special on South Asian Girls Participation in Football

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim welcomes Sky Sports reporter Miriam Walker Khan and host of the Kickback: Brown Girl Football Diaries Podcast Nirali Sisodia. Miriam and Nirali talk about their experiences with sport as South Asian women, as fans, participators and in the media. Miriam and Nirali talk about some of the assumptions and prejudices that South Asian girls face in sport, a lack of representation and rolemodels, the barriers brown girls can face and consider how equipped women’s sport is for these conversations.You can follow Brown Girl Sport on Twitter @browngirlsport_ and you can find the Kickback: Brown Girl Football Diaries on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@TheKiickbackGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/2441m 17s

Arsecast Extra Episode 567 - 05.02.2024

In this episode we look back at the 3-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday. We start by addressing the complaints of the Celebration Police after Arsenal won a big game, and some of the usual characters involved in that nonsense. Then attention turns to the actual football, and we talk about the starting line-up, Jorginho's best game for the club, the goals and big incidents, including calamitous defending at both ends – before discussing how this win opens up the title race again, and Arsenal's place in it. Are we now set-up to be more of a second half of the season team? Then there are questions about time wasting, Leandro Trossard, some more on Jorginho and his future, Gabriel Jesus being absent again, Kai Havertz, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/241h 39m

Arsecast Extra Episode 566 - 31.01.2024

In this episode we look back at the 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night. We start with a discussion about the difficulties of facing a low block approach, and we wonder whether fan anxiety about our ability to break down packed defences is one that will be shared by the team and the manager – especially on an evening when we did find enough to win the game, in no small part thanks to Gabriel Jesus. We chat about how we found joy, especially in the second half; conceding a late goal to add some nerves to the ending; and the heated discussion between Ben White and Oleksandr Zinchenko after the final whistle. Then we have listener questions about football terminology, players shifting positions in-game, why it is we concede so often to the opposition's first chance, Albert Sambi Lokonga, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/241h 16m

Arsecast Extra Episode 565 - 28.01.2024

\In this episode we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Arsecast Extra. There's some football chat with discussion of some managerial departures, the January transfer window and Mikel Arteta's contract – and throughout we reflect on a decade behind the mic doing this show through good times and bad, on and off the pitch. There are some clips of classic moments, songs, jingles and samples of some of the nonsense we've put out down the years, but which has always been a pleasure and privilege to do.From myself and James, thank you so much for being with us throughout, and here's to the next 10 ❤️Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/241h 55m

Episode 768 - You buy what you don't have

In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to discuss Thomas Partey's return to training, Richard Garlick's upcoming new role, Arsenal and the Deloitte Money League, before we dive into the club's spending under Mikel Arteta in the context of the ongoing demand for a big-name, big money striker. We've spent a lot in most positions, but up front – not really, and we delve into that in some detail. We also answer some listener questions about the January window, Charlie Patino, ex-players as coaches, and lots more.Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/241h 15m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 75: Exclusive Aman Dosanj interview

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim chats to former Arsenal goalkeeper Aman Dosanj. Aman was, almost certainly, the first British South Asian to play for Arsenal Women and was certainly the first British South Asian Woman to represent England at any level. Tim talks to Aman about her career, her route into football from her childhood in Southampton and how she got to Arsenal, idolising David Seaman, her scholarship to Tennessee, her career ending due to a knee injury and subsequent work with Kick It Out and the FA and her drift away from football to open an Indian restaurant in Canada.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/2451m 6s

Arsecast Extra Episode 564 - 22.01.2024

In this episode we look back on Saturday's 5-0 win over Crystal Palace. There's discussion of Arsenal's set-piece prowess as that dominated the first half talking points, and the balance between being good at them and reliant on them. There were three open play goals in the second half, with confidence boosts for Trossard and Martinelli, and we also chat about the performance in general and how much we can take from it against a poor Palace side. We also talk about the substitutes, in particular Emile Smith Rowe getting substantial minutes, plus questions about Gabriel Magalhaes and his impact since signing, David Raya having an important moment, set-piece signals, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/241h 27m

Episode 767 - Vitamin D

In this episode I'm joined by Tom Canton of The Gooner Talk to chat about Arsenal's return to action this weekend as we prepare to face Crystal Palace. Will the warm weather training in Dubai have been of real benefit to a side who have struggled to find their best form in recent weeks. There's also discussion of the January transfer window, the Benzema rumour, Mikel Arteta's use of young players, continued links to Ivan Toney, a mooted departure from the senior squad, and lots more.Follow Tom @tomcantonmediaGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/2454m 2s

Arsecast Extra Episode 563 - 15.01.2024

In this January break episode there's no football to talk about, but we chat a little about Arsenal's trip to Dubai, Mikel Arteta's popularity, the return of Jurrien Timber to training after his injury, Declan Rice getting old, and online clamour for players of the past, before we discuss James' interview with Tomas Rosicky. We also answer listener questions about who might come to life in the second half of the season, the January transfer window, selling Smith Rowe to fund a signing, as well as the player ratings game, some Magpie facts, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/241h 22m

Episode 766 - Warm weather training

In this episode I'm joined by Ryan Hunn, co-host of the Stadio podcast, to chat about Arsenal's current situation, whether there should be more focus on creativity than shooting, as well as other topics including Leandro Trossard, the January transfer window and whether a crafty loan might be the best hope for an arrival this month, how best to maximise the value in the squad, and lots more.Follow Ryan @ryanhunnGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/241h 2m

Arsecast Extra Episode 562 - 08.01.2024

In this episode we look back on the 2-0 FA Cup third round defeat to Liverpool. We analyse a first half in which Arsenal played well and did a lot right, but failed to make the most of the chances they created. It's a familiar theme, and one which came back to haunt us as late goals from the Mugsmashers condemned us to an FA Cup exit at a frustratingly early stage again. We chat about how Arsenal didn't make the most of the first half, examine the chances we could have done better with, before a much more even second half. There's discussion of substitutes and the timing of their arrivals, the goals we conceded, and the big problem that's so obvious to everyone – but is 'Buy a striker?' too simplistic a solution in January? Then we have questions about Emile Smith Rowe, defending set-pieces, xG variation, Eddie Nketiah and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/241h 26m

Episode 765 - Statements (Elliot Smith)

In this episode I'm joined by Elliot Smith, who must strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with statements I put to him (suggested by our Patreon members). Topics include: The Fulham game, goals from open play, David Raya and Aaron Ramsdale, recalling Kieran Tierney from loan, VAR, the absence of Jurrien Timber, the January transfer window, Mikel Arteta's contractual situation, and lots more.Follow Elliot @yankeegunnerGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/241h 8m

Arsecast Extra Episode 561 - 01.01.2024

In this episode we look back on the dismal end to 2023, as Arsenal put in their worst performance of the season to lose 2-1 to Fulham. We discuss the team selection, starting as well as we did and not building on it, the pace of our passing, how the manager's substitutions only made things worse in the second half, some individuals, the goals we conceded, and how quickly the table, and the mood, can change over the festive period. We also talk about whether this performance was one people saw coming or something more anomalous. Then there are questions about whether or not we can win the title, Mikel Arteta himself, Thomas Partey and his AFCON absence, set-piece/corner variation and lots more.Happy New Year everyone.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/241h 23m

Episode 764 - Shooting blanks

In this episode I'm joined by Kaya Kaynak of Football London to discuss Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to West Ham on Thursday night. There's a big discussion about the shots to goals ratio in this game and others, as well as focus on the individual outputs of Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus, and Bukayo Saka – and what Mikel Arteta can do to solve something that is becoming a bit of a problem. We chat about the substitutions, whether Emile Smith Rowe could be a goalscoring option, the goals Arsenal conceded against the Hammers, the ball going over the line (or not), and lots more.Follow Kaya @kayakaynak97Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/2349m 34s

Arsecast Extra Episode 560 - 24.12.2023

In this episode we look back on the enthralling 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Saturday evening. Arsenal made a bright start and went ahead, but should the home side have had a penalty after Martin Odegaard's handball? We chat about their equaliser and how we defended, as well as all the other big incidents, the slippy pitch, Alexander-Arnold hitting the bar, solid defending by both sides, and whether or not a point is a good return from this game for us, despite what TV narratives might suggest. Then we answer some questions about Gabriel Martinelli, William Saliba, biased punditry, and a couple of festive ones too, before we play out with a musical number.Merry Christmas everyone.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/231h 11m

Episode 763 - Into year five ...

In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss the European Supreme Court ruling on the Super League, plus FIFA's expanded Club World Cup (backed by Arsene Wenger), what it might mean for the game and the impact it could have on players and clubs with more and more games. We then take some time to reflect on Mikel Arteta's four years in charge of Arsenal after he celebrated that anniversary this week, chatting about what he's done and what there is still to do, with a quick but on the game against Liverpool this weekend.Follow Andrew @aallensportGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/2356m 55s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 74: Mid-season Review

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to Houston Dynamo's lead Video Analyst and Arsenal Women fan Carl Carpenter. There's is a small bit of discussion about the North London derby defeat (because nobody needs a deep dive on that!) then Tim and Carl go through each area of the team to review the first half of the season, including, the attack adapting to Alessia Russo upfront, the new midfield emerging underneath Little and Walti, McCabe as an inverting full-back and how a new-look defence has settled down, as well as some goalkeeper chat too. Carl and Tim also discuss how Arsenal can better deal with deep block defences.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator : Follow Carl @CarlonCarpenterGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/2345m 6s

Arsecast Extra Episode 559 - 18.12.2023

In this episode we look back on the 2-0 win over Brighton on Sunday afternoon. We chat about the balance between Arsenal's attacking dominance and frustration that we didn't make the breakthrough more quickly, as well as the overall performance on a day when the visitors were restricted to just one good chance. There's focus on some key players, like Gabriel Jesus, Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard, as well as discussion of the importance of this win on a weekend when others dropped points. We also answer listener questions about title credentials, Arteta's tactical complexity and young players, January transfer window priorities, Ben White's form and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/231h 31m

Episode 762 - Unproven

In this episode I'm joined by James Benge of CBS Sports, and we begin with the then breaking news that Mikel Arteta's FA charge for bringing the game into disrepute etc was found to be unproven. It means the manager can resume normal duties, and we chat about aspects of the process, and some wider thoughts on the refereeing discussion and the media's role. Attention then turns to the fact Arsenal topped their Champions League group while other English clubs did the exact opposite, Arteta and young players, Declan Rice at centre-back, Emile Smith Rowe at an interesting crossroads, and lots more.Follow James @jamesbengeGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/2355m 39s

Arsecast Extra Episode 558 - 11.12.2023

In this episode we look back on the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. We discuss the Villa goal, the chances that Arsenal failed to take on the evening that should have been enough to get at least a point from the game, and whether or not we did enough to break their offside trap. We also chat about substitutions and whether there's something missing from the bench when it comes to our attacking options. Then we do listener questions about Kai Havertz, Arsenal Women's big win over Chelsea, officiating again after more contentions decisions in this game and whether there's anything Mikel Arteta can do about it, our results in big away games this season, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/231h 31m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 73: Chelsea preview

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim looks ahead to this weekend's huge WSL clash between Arsenal and Chelsea Women with Counterpressed's Jessy Parker Humphreys. Firstly, Tim and Jessy discuss the success of the Counterpressed podcast and the evolution of women's football coverage in the UK. Then Tim and Jessy look ahead to this weekend's big London derby and discuss how it might impact the title race, why the pressure is more on Arsenal than Chelsea, what the respective team line-ups might look like, Chelsea and Arsenal's potential weaknesses and a little look at the title prospects of the Manchester clubs.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator : Follow Jessy @ jessyjphGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/2353m 19s

Arsecast Extra Episode 557 - 06.12.2023

In this episode we look back on the dramatic 4-3 win over Luton at Kenilworth Road on Tuesday evening. There is focus on the late, great winner from Declan Rice, but also discussion of how we found ourselves needing to find that goal in the first place. David Raya is in the spotlight again after he was found wanting for two goals and we chat about this team's ability to keep going right until the death to find a way to salvage points that looked like they might be lost. And how does this reflect on Arsenal's title aspirations?! There are inevitable questions about the keepers, but is there a bigger one to be asked? Plus questions about injuries at the back and squad depth there, the need for that 25 goal a season striker, the captaincy, Arteta's use of subs in this game, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/231h 25m

Arsecast Extra Episode 556 - 03.12.2023

In this episode we look back on the 2-1 win over Wolves, a scoreline that doesn't really reflect the way the game went, but one which we sort of inflicted upon ourselves. We chat about the bright start, goals from Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard setting us on our way, but how we didn't have quite the same attacking efficiency as the midweek game against Lens. There's discussion of the yin and yang of Oleksandr Zinchenko, opportunities to score more goals, plus questions about a return to form for the captain and his influence on our attack, how this season is different by design, Arsenal picking up fewer yellow cards, a left-field (8) question about Gabriel Jesus and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/231h 28m

Episode 761 - Those are some sixy boys ...

 In this episode I'm joined by Phil Costa to recap Arsenal's 6-0 win over Lens in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. We discuss a blistering first half, beginning with Kai Havertz opening the scoring and ending with Martin Odegaard's brilliant fifth. There's chat about the goals inbetween, the brilliance of Bukayo Saka, Takehiro Tomiyasu's contribution, and lots more – plus the substitutions Mikel Arteta made, and why he chose the ones he did. We also reflect on the group stage securing top spot, our Champions League ambitions, as well as having a bit of a laugh at a couple of the other English clubs. Follow Phil @_philcostaGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/231h 3m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 72: November mailbag

For the November mailbag edition, Tim is joined by Sebastian from the Potshot Podcast to field your questions on the defence and how the future of the backline is shaping up, Katie McCabe at right-back, whether there is room for additions in the January transfer window, the midfield and the competition between Pelova, Cooney-Cross, Little and Walti, as well as how to get Alessia Russo into more scoring positions and how soon can Emirates Stadium become the full-time home ground for the women's team?You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator : Follow Sebastian @ Eulenberg_Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/231h

Arsecast Extra Episode 555 - 27.11.2023

In this episode we look back on the 1-0 win over Brentford on Saturday. We discuss Arsenal's control versus cutting edge, the perception of our attack this season, the team selection and Brentford's approach, Aaron Ramsdale's horror moment and Declan Rice's incredible recovery. We obviously chat about the late winner scored by Kai Havertz, what it means for him (at last), and what it meant to take three points and go top of the table. We then have listener questions about the way Mikel Arteta deal with post-game questions about Ramsdale, Leandro Trossard in the left 8 position, reporters trying (badly) to get Thomas Frank to criticise Arsenal's celebrations, the offside rule, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/231h 24m

Episode 760 - Multi-club

In this episode I'm joined first by Philippe Auclair to discuss the Premier League clubs voting against a motion to ban loans between associated clubs. We chat about those who voted against, their motivations, what it might mean going forward, plus the wider implications of the multi-club model and how it can be used and exploited for good and bad.Then I chat with Tim Stillman about a piece he wrote for Arseblog News, examining the reasons behind the lack of diversity within the Arsenal Women squad, as well as some Gabriel Jesus after his 90 minutes for Brazil during the week.Read Philippe's piece here: https://www.eurosport.fr/football/premier-league/2023-2024/multi-propriete-des-clubs-la-premier-league-se-vote-un-permis-de-tricher_sto9892063/story.shtmlRead Tim's piece here: https://arseblog.news/2023/11/an-in-depth-look-at-arsenal-womens-lack-of-ethnic-diversity-why-it-matters-how-it-happened-and-how-it-is-being-tackled/Follow Philippe @philippeauclair :: Follow Tim @stillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/231h 21m

Arsecast Extra Episode 554 - 20.11.2023

In this Interlull episode we catch up on all the latest Arsenal news, such as Kai Havertz playing left-back for Germany and ... er ... well, that's basically it. We chat about the Premier League's decision to deduct 10 points from Everton, what it might mean for them, and the possible repercussions should charges against other teams be proven. Then we answer listener questions about player development, Jorginho and his future, Gabriels Jesus and Martinelli, another round of the player ratings game, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/231h 30m

Episode 759 - Platform

In this episode I'm joined by Art de Roché to discuss the first quarter of the season, which sees Arsenal just a point behind leaders Man City. Will Mikel Arteta be satisfied with what he's seen so far? We chat about the increased focus on defensive stability and the defensive record in general, David Raya, Aaron Ramsdale in the spotlight again after the interview his father gave, the VAR/PGMOL stuff that dropped during the week, Gabriel Jesus' Brazil expedition and lots more.Vote for Arseblog in the FSA Awards 2023: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/fsa-awards-2023Follow Art @artderocheGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/2353m 12s

Arsecast Extra Episode 553 - 13.11.2023

In this episode we chat about the 3-1 win over Burnley on Saturday. Another goal for Leandro Trossard and another assist for him from Saka, the importance of set-pieces to this team, Zinchenko's acrobatics, the red card for Fabio Vieira, our left-side bias in the second half, plus some chat about atmosphere, expectation, and whether this different Arsenal side might be better equipped for what the season throws up. Then we have listener questions about Gabriel Martinelli's output, the central midfield area in light of the Thomas Partey situation, Arteta as a defence first coach, Gabriel Jesus and Brazil, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/231h 33m

Episode 758 - Relationships

In this episode I'm joined by Phil Costa to look back at our 2-0 win over Sevilla in the Champions League. It was a night for the wide men as both Bukayo Saka (goal + assist) and Gabriel Martinelli (assist + torture of Juanlu) were the difference makers. We talk about Saka's relationship with Leandro Trossard, William Saliba, Jorginho, Declan Rice, the overall performance, and how well Arsenal controlled and won the game despite how many players we had sidelined through injury. There's also a bit of time to look at some other CL results this week, not least Man Utd losing a game.Vote for Arseblog in the FSA Awards 2023: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/fsa-awards-2023Follow Phil @_philcostaGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/231h 1m

Arsecast Extra Episode 552 - 06.11.2023

In this episode we discuss the contentious 1-0 defeat to Newcastle on Saturday evening. Officiating and VAR are at the fore, so there's plenty of chat about the Kai Havertz challenge, the red card that should have been awarded to Bruno Guimares, and the winning goal which should not have stood. We also talk about Arsenal's performance on the day, which lacked attacking threat but which also basically negated Newcastle as an attacking force. After that we talk about Mikel Arteta's reaction, and there are questions about whether that and the club statement might have a negative impact, the way VAR has changed the way the game is covered, as well as actual football stuff including Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ben White, Bukayo Saka, signing a winger, and lots more.EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/arseblog Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/231h 32m

Episode 757 - Fuggin Standards

In this episode I'm joined by Harry Symeou to discuss Arsenal's 3-1 to defeat to West Ham in the EFL Cup. We chat about the importance of this competition in the minds of fans and also Mikel Arteta who wasn't best pleased with his side afterwards, discuss the goals we conceded, the difference between the first half performance and the second, and the manager's use of subs. As well as that there's some focus on individuals, including Kai Havertz, plus injury worries mount with Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Emile Smith Rowe all sidelined.Follow Harry @HarrySymeouEXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/arseblog Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/2356m 30s

Arsecast Extra Episode 551 - 30.10.2023

In this episode we enjoy the 5-0 win over Sheffield United on Saturday. We discuss the team selection which saw Mikel Arteta rotate quite a bit more than usual, and focus heavily on the excellent hat-trick scored by Eddie Nketiah. We chat about his goals, and especially the majestic third which isn't something we've seen from him before, as well as the quality of the opposition, the goals for Vieira and Tomiyasu, and some observations from inside the ground. Then we answer questions about the EFL Cup game on Wednesday, goal tallies for Eddie and Gabriel Jesus, the amount of penalties we've had this season, whether Tomi should get a new deal, and lots more.EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/arseblog Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/231h 28m

Episode 756 - Jesus brings the magic

In this episode I'm joined by Phil Costa to discuss Arsenal's 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Overall it's a great result, and we focus first on the positives, which include the brilliance of Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli's debut Champions League goal, the ever-growing influence of Declan Rice, and the resurgence of Takehiro Tomiyasu. We then discuss some things which weren't quite as good, including Martin Odegaard's dip in form, David Raya's short passing, and Eddie Nketiah's substitute performance – but it's easier to chat about those things with three very good points in our back pocket.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/10/231h 1m

Arsecast Extra Episode 550 - 23.10.2023

In this episode we chat about the 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Saturday. We examine a sub-par Arsenal performance, especially in the first half, before discussing all the big incidents including the penalty that Cole Palmer shouldn't have been on the pitch to score, a half-time change by Mikel Arteta, Mudryk's fluke of a goal, substitutions that helped us, goalkeeping mistakes – the worst of which came from Robert Sanchez, but there's more to that goal than an error. Plus Saka comes to life late on, Trossard's exceptional movement, showing character versus a poor display overall, plus questions about post-Interlull Martin Odegaard, the missing piece in midfield, why we're not as fluent in attack this season, Takehiro Tomiyasu, punditry, and lots more.Please note: James is in Spain and the WiFi in his hotel was a bit dodgy so there are some audio gremlins in this one.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/231h 19m

Episode 755 - Liam Brady

In this episode it's my pleasure to chat to Arsenal legend Liam Brady, on the launch of his autobiography 'Born to be a Footballer'. We discuss his early years, how football ran in the family, going on trial to Arsenal, building his career in North London alongside a plethora of Irish teammates, the ups and downs, his move to Italy, the work he did as Head of Youth Development, what he makes of the current Arsenal side, and lots more.Buy 'Born to be a Footballer' from your local independent bookstore!Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/2359m 37s

Arsecast Extra Episode 549 - 16.10.2023

In this episode we chat about Arsenal Women's late win over Aston Villa before we delve into the very depths of the Interlull, including but not limited to: rugby world cup, dodgy safari, a Man Utd theme park, Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe, Pedro Neto, the guess the player ratings game, Eric Cantona on tour, killer magpie facts, an incredible Lez Doo Dis™ reveal, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/231h 18m

Episode 754 - Off the ball

In this episode I'm joined Clive Palmer to talk a bit more about our win over Man City, the evolution of the team and Mikel Arteta's coaching – with particular focus on our work off the ball this season. We also chat about Declan Rice and his influence for big games, the fabled 'left 8', how the forward line might be rejigged in the windows ahead, William Saliba and our ability to cope without him this season, the goalkeepers, and lots more.Follow Clive @clivepafcGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/2353m 36s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 71: October mailbag

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Aidan Gibson to field listener questions on the goalkeeping situation and whether Arsenal need to settle on either Sabrina D'Angelo or Manu Zinsberger as number 1, the defence and how long it might take for the defensive unit to settle down having introduced two new signings into the equation this season, Arsenal switching between a back three and a back four and whether there is a distinct enough style under Jonas Eidevall, as well as questions on Arsenal's record at the Emirates and Jonas Eidevall's new contract.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator : Follow Aidan @BeltransOldMole If you are a regular listener please consider giving the show a review in your favourite podcast app, thanks!Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/231h

Arsecast Extra Episode 548 - 09.10.2023

In this episode we discuss the long-awaited 1-0 win over Man City at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. There was no Bukayo Saka for Arsenal as we discuss team selection, David Raya's difficult opening period to the game, and the main talking point of the first half which was the lack of red card for Mateo Kovacic. We chat about the context of this fixture and how it impacted the approach, Arsenal's maturity and professionalism, the brilliant defensive platform, all four subs combining for the winning goal, and whether this win will be more than just three points. Then there are questions about Saka's absence – is it manager smoke and mirrors? – Gabriel Martinelli, City's salty reaction to losing, Ben White, the Super Mik Arteta song and loads more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/231h 23m

Episode 753: Sweating over Saka

In this episode I'm joined by Phil Costa to discuss our 2-1 defeat to Lens in the Champions League. We chat about team selection, benefitting from a mistake to go ahead early before a mistake of our own led to an equaliser, a lack of conviction in some of our chances, the goal we conceded to lose the game, and how we struggled creatively. There's also discussion of Kai Havertz in midfield, Leandro Trossard, and of course the injury to Bukayo Saka which leaves us sweating ahead of Sunday's game against Man City. Plus some Champions League round-up, PGMOL audio and more.Follow Phil @_philcostaGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/231h 3m

Arsecast Extra Episode 547 - 02.10.2023

In this episode we discuss the comfortable 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, starting with another Bukayo Saka goal contribution as he starts to hit incredible levels of productivity. Then there's the penalty for Martin Odegaard, then biggest talking point of the game as Kai Havertz got off the mark with a spot kick of his own – we chat about the decision to give him the opportunity, as well as his reaction and that of the fans. There's discussion of refereeing standards and VAR after the cock-up in the Liverpool game, plus questions about our rotating penalty takers, Gabriel Magalhaes, whether Mikel Arteta needs to protect Saka via his substitutions, and loads more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/231h 22m

Episode 752: Reiss lightning

In this episode I'm joined by Sam Dean to chat about Arsenal's 1-0 EFL Cup win over Brentford on Wednesday evening. A much-changed side got the win, but it was almost a tale of two halves as there was a lot of defending to in the second period. We chat about the match itself, some of the individuals – including Emile Smith Rowe, Reiss Nelson, Kai Havertz and Aaron Ramsdale – and how that might boost a squad which is going to need its full depth because of injuries right now. We also chat about how Mikel Arteta will view the EFL Cup itself, and lots more.Follow Sam @samjdeanGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/2350m 54s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 70: Season preview

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim chats to women's football scout, analyst and writer Blair Newman about how Arsenal Women are shaping up ahead of the start of the WSL season this coming weekend. Blair and Tim field listener questions on how the Gunners deal with the loss of Rafaelle and injury to Leah Williamson at centre-half, how Arsenal mitigate against the lack of depth at right-back, expectations for the season ahead and some chat about some of Arsenal's new signings, as well as what the campaign might hold for Gio and Lina Hurtig.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator : Follow Blair @ thesecondballGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/2350m 12s

Arsecast Extra Episode 546 - 25.09.2023

In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss the 2-2 draw in the North London derby. We chat about the opening half hour, going ahead, and then a sliding doors moment when Gabriel Jesus could have put us 2-0 up. We analyse the penalty we were awarded, and goals we conceded, and also wonder about the regularity of making individual errors at home. Half-time subs, late changes, putting the draw in the context of this fixture and our start to the season, plus lots of questions about centre-forward and Eddie Nketiah, injuries mounting up, what kind of team we'll pick for the EFL Cup game on Wednesday and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/231h 21m

Episode 751: Back at the top table

In this episode I'm joined Phil Costa to discuss our 4-0 win over PSV in the Champions League on Wednesday night. We chat about the team line-up; Bukayo Saka scoring his first CL goal on his debut appearance in the competition and his statistically impressive season so far; Leandro Trossard getting on the scoresheet again; a big performance from Gabriel Jesus who also got a goal; Martin Odegaard's trademark; the importance of the defensive platform we have to be able to attack as well as we did; Arsenal returning to the Champions League with a bang, and more.We also have a quick chat about some of the highlights from week 1 of the Champions League.Follow Phil @_philcosta Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/2356m 18s

Arsecast Extra Episode 545 - 18.09.2023

In this episode we look back at the 1-0 win over Everton on Sunday. We chat about Arsenal's control of this game (and others this season), and whether it comes at a cost to our attacking play. We then discuss the Gabriel Martinelli disallowed goal, Fabio Vieira's selection in midfield, the set-piece play and finish from Leandro Trossard which won the game, before moving on to the big talking point – David Raya starting over Aaron Ramsdale. Mikel Arteta's post-game comments about that decision were fascinating – are we about to see a new era of goalkeeping rotation, or was this simply a changing of the guard. Then there are listener questions about Declan Rice's influence, hoodoo games we'd like to win, Eddie Nketiah/Gabriel Jesus and the centre-forward role, winning lots of corners, and loads more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/231h 34m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 69: Cooney-Cross Bro

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to Melbourne based journalist Anna Harrington of Australian Associated Press and ESPN's Far Post podcast about new signing Kyra Cooney-Cross. Tim starts with a bit of background on how Arseblog News were able to break the story, with Rich Laverty, on deadline day. Then Tim talks to Anna Harrington about Cooney-Cross, her career to date, her qualities as a player, her rise to prominence in the Australian National Team and her rise at this summer's World Cup.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator : Follow Anna @AnnaHarringtonGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/2337m 57s

Episode 750 - Confidence

In this episode I'm joined by Tim Stillman to chat about various subjects, including: the weirdness of the Harry Maguire situation, Premier League clubs changing their buying habits, whether international form will influence Mikel Arteta, Bukayo Saka and his Achilles, Martin Odegaard's development at Arsenal as he is on the cusp of signing a new deal with the club, Arsenal Women's transfer deadline day signing and the expectations for their season after the Champions League disappointment, and lots more.Follow Tim @stillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/231h 4m

Arsecast Extra Episode 544 - 11.09.2023

In this Interlull episode we chat about some of the football that has taken place, not least Takehiro Tomiyasu's excellent performance against Germany and what his role might be for the season ahead. We also discuss Nicolas Pepe's Arsenal career after his departure was confirmed over the weekend, with yet another contract termination, and there's disappointing news after Arsenal Women's defeat at the weekend. We also have questions about Laurent Koscielny, Cedric, leaking team news, conceding early v scoring late, a player ratings game, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/09/231h 20m

Episode 749 - Old blogs, lots of pods

In this episode I'm joined first by The Man from East Lower to talk about the start to the season, heightened expectations, Bukayo Saka in light of his Ballon D'or nomination, Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus, David Raya, Nicolas Pepe, and lots more.Then I chat with Mike Feinberg from The Gooners Podcast about his upcoming 27 hour pod-a-thon to help raise money to fight cancer. He's got an incredible line-up of guests, as well as lots of prizes to give away.See goonersvcancer.com for details and watch via 27hourpod.comFollow Jim @eastlowern : Follow Mike @TheGoonersPodGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/2357m 16s

Arsecast Extra Episode 543 - 04.09.2023

In this episode we relive the dramatic 3-1 win over Man Utd on Sunday. We chat about the opposition approach to the game, Arsenal's reaction to that, going behind, equalising straight away, and of course the late finale in which Declan Rice and Gabriel Jesus scored goals to break United hearts. There's discussion of decisions for the penalty Arsenal were denied, their offside 'goal', Erik ten Hag's reaction to various incidents, and why this was such an important win for the Gunners. Then we have questions about Fabio Vieira and whether he's pressing for a start, Bukayo Saka, corner taking, our transfer predictions in the cold light of day, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/231h 32m

Episode 748 - On this day

In this episode I'm joined by Charles Watts to chat about his new book about Mikel Arteta, some of the process in writing it, and the launch which takes place this evening (Thursday). We also have a couple of signed copies to give away. We then discuss the transfer market, including the sale of Folarin Balogun to Monaco, and predict the possible outcomes for players who Arsenal want to move on. On top of that, is there a need for another signing, how likely is that to happen, and more.Follow Charles @charles_wattsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/2353m 33s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 68: The Laia the Land + RFEF Fallout

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by regular co-presenter Alex Ibaceta for a Spanish themed episode. First, Alex gives her insight on the signing of Laia Codina from Barcelona before Tim and Alex segue into talking about the Women's World Cup, Alex's experiences of covering the tournament from Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, how the 'mid-tier' nations are closing the gap to the elite in international football and how Spain won the tournament in spite of their coach and the RFEF. Tim and Alex finish by talking about the ongoing situation with RFEF President Luis Rubiales and his refusal to go quietly.Alex wrote a piece for the Guardian recently covering the history of internal conflict between the RFEF and the Spanish players which we would point you to to give the conversation its full context - read it here: A revolution 40 years in the making: how the Spanish women’s team fought backYou can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator : Follow Alex @alexibaceta23 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/2344m 54s

Arsecast Extra Episode 542 - 28.08.2023

In this episode we chat about the 2-2 draw with Fulham on Saturday, starting with our annoying tendency to concede early goals at home. We examine the possible reasons, as well as Arsenal's response which, after some time to reflect, was better than you might think. We chat about the goals we scored, Fabio Vieira's excellent impact from the bench, and then how defensive carelessness cost us for 10 man Fulham's equaliser – leading to the frustration of dropped points. We then have questions about Saka, emotions, who to play left 8 in the next game, Emile Smith Rowe, and lots more.Get your Bukayo Saka t-shirt here – use the code ARSEBLOG to get 10% off: https://www.astorelike94.co.uk/product/sakira-manga-gunners-bootleg-away-t-shirt-black-goldGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/08/231h 29m

Arsecast Extra Episode 541 - 25.08.2023

In this extra Arsecast Extra, we discuss some outward movement in the transfer market as Kieran Tierney heads for Real Sociedad, and Flo Balogun goes to Monaco. We chat about the moves/deals, and ponder why there wasn't more interest in KT this summer. We also touch on Mike Dean's rather startling admission, before answering listener questions about players training alone, Rob Holding and his recent interview, Jakub Kiwior's role in the squad, who we'd like to interview most from the current squad, and lots more.There's also the chance to win a Bukayo Saka t-shirt from our friends at: https://www.astorelike94.co.uk/Here's the Rob Holding interview we talk about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLtPYJw7nLMGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/231h 13m

Arsecast Extra Episode 540 - 22.08.2023

In this episode, we discuss the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night. We begin by talking about the continued absence of Gabriel from the starting line-up, and wonder if the tactical rationale stacks up 100%. Then we move onto the game itself, Arsenal's first half chances, winning the penalty in the second half, and then the dismissal of Takehiro Tomiyasu – based around perceived time-wasting rules, and a ludicrous second yellow card. The defensive rearguard action was enjoyable in the end but could we have had more control when down to 10 men? We also answer listener questions about Kai Havertz's role, a possible reintegration for Nicolas Pepe, Leandro Trossard's minimal role so far this season, Declan Rice, selling players, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/231h 23m

Episode 747 - Existential threat

In this episode I'm joined by Clive Palmer to discuss the injury to Jurrien Timber, the implications on the squad as it stands, whether it means a chance for Kieran Tierney, and it it's something Arsenal will address in the transfer market. We also chat about the arrival of David Raya and whether it's a precursor to how the goalkeeping position might be seen going forward, Martin Odegaard and rumours of a new contract, the demands on players, the threat of the Saudi Arabian league to Premier League clubs who are used to being the richest but now find themselves playing second fiddle in that regard, and lots more.Follow Clive @clivepafcGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/231h 4m

Arsecast Extra Episode 539 - 14.08.2023

In this episode, we begin by discussing the sad news of the serious injury suffered by Jurrien Timber on his Premier League debut. We then move on to the 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest, Mikel Arteta's team selection, and the two high quality goals we scored in the first half. We couldn't find a third, so Forest getting one back made things a bit nervy, but the important thing was to take all three points and we did – even if there's obviously room for improvement. Then we answer listener questions about the implications of the Timber injury and the transfer market, Kai Havertz, the atmosphere on Saturday, the pressing need to sell players, and lots more.The Patreon podcast I mention is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/87376855Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/231h 32m

Episode 746 - New rules

In this episode I'm joined by Ken Early of Second Captains for a broad look at the season ahead. We talk about the new rules with regards added time, scrutiny on managers in their technical areas, and leniency on 'fouls' that are bound to have an impact on all involved. There's also discussion about the importance of someone else winning the Premier League next season, as well as chat about Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool, Aston Villa (!), and more.Follow Ken @kenearlysGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/231h 23m

Episode 745 - Season preview 2023-24

In this episode recorded I'm joined by Kaya Kaynak of Football London to look ahead to the new Premier League season. We chat about the arrival of David Raya, assess the squad from back to front, discuss some of the challenges we'll face in the new season, and lots more.Follow Kaya @kayakaynak97Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/2353m 31s

Arsecast Extra Episode 538 - 07.08.2023

In this episode, I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss the Community Shield win over Man City at Wembley. We chat about the game, some of the officiating based around new guidelines, team selection, the impact of the new signings, going behind then equalising late, penalty shoot-out practice, Aaron Ramsdale, and the enjoyment of winning on the day against a team who have caused us pain in the past. There are also listener questions about Matt Turner and whether we should care about how much we sell players for, the centre-forward position and whether we have enough there, Arteta's yellow card and the potential for a red this season, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/231h 30m

Episode 744 - Oh, Jesus ...

In this episode recorded I'm joined by Phil Costa to chat about aspects of the Emirates Cup win over Monaco. There's focus on individuals like Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber, Fabio Vieira and Emile Smith Rowe. We also chat about the difference between this pre-season and last in terms of the size of the squad Mikel Arteta has to work with. Then attention turns to the injury to Gabriel Jesus, the ramifications of that, Eddie Nketiah and the various options we have, and whether this will change anything for Flo Balogun. There's also discussion of Nicolas Pepe's potential departure, Aaron Ramsdale's amazing article for the Player's Tribune, and lot more.Follow Phil @_philcostaYou can read the Aaron Ramsdale article here: https://www.theplayerstribune.com/posts/aaron-ramsdale-premier-league-arsenal-soccer-englandGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/231h 4m

Arsecast Extra Episode 537 - 31.07.2023

In this episode, we discuss the links to Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, and examine the implications of doing such a deal. Is Mikel Arteta looking for increased competition, and can the two goalkeeper system work for any period of time? We chat about how Aaron Ramsdale might view this, and what next for Matt Turner? There's also discussion of other possible departures, plus listener questions about competition for Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard's status in the squad, Charlie Patino, playing Premier League games abroad, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/231h 28m

Episode 743 - Beating Barcelona

In this episode recorded in Los Angeles, I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss the 5-3 win over Barcelona. We discuss the incredible stadium in which the game took place, albeit on a very dodgy pitch, and the goals we conceded. Then we talk about the goals we scored, Barcelona's physical approach and Arsenal's response, Leandro Trossard, Jurrien Timber, we reflect on the US tour and the incredible support for the club, and more.Follow Andrew @AAllenSportGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/2349m 0s

Arsecast Extra Episode 536 - 24.07.2023

In this episode, I'm in LA and James is in London, so we cross time zones to talk about the game against Manchester United in New Jersey, the importance or otherwise of pre-season fixtures, the midfield trio and how we might need time for them to click, the goals we conceded, some small positives including Emile Smith Rowe, and some chat about Flo Balogun. Then we answer listener questions about facing Premier League sides in pre-season, Kai Havertz, the Declan Rice spotlight, Kylian Mbappe and lots more.Also, apologies for the poor sound quality at my end – I spent the entire time talking into the wrong side of the mic. What a pro.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/231h 16m

Episode 742 - All Stars (except the ones we want to sell)

In this episode I'm joined first by James Benge of CBS Sports to chat about Arsenal's 5-0 win in the MLS All-Stars game, Mikel Arteta's comments about tactical unpredictability and how that might manifest during the new season – especially with the new signings. We also discuss the physical challenges the Gunners might face, using the full size of the squad and the need to trim it down with 31 outfield players currently listed, and more.Then, Kurtis Powers from Arsenal NYC jumps on to briefly outline what's going on in New York this weekend ahead of the game against Man Utd, where fans will be gathering and all the rest.Follow James @jamesbenge : Follow Kurtis @kurtispowersGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/2347m 58s

Arsecast Extra Episode 535 - 17.07.2023

In this episode, we begin with the long-awaited signing of Declan Rice whose move to Arsenal was confirmed over the weekend. We discuss the importance of the player and getting this deal done, the strategy of Mikel Arteta and Edu and the backing of the board/owners, the player himself, the size of the fee and what he's going to bring to the team. We also chat about the signing of Jurrien Timber, and the size of the squad as it stands, before answering listener questions about modern central defenders, which new signing faces the most pressure, the importance (or otherwise) of the Community Shield, mental health in football, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/231h 32m

Episode 741 - Poorly Drawn Pre-Season

In this episode I'm joined first by Tom Canton of The Gooner Talk TV to chat about the 1-1 draw with FC Nurnberg last night. We discuss Bukayo Saka, the selection of Jakub Kiwior at left back, our first sight of Kai Havertz, Folarin Balogun, Emile Smith Rowe, and a derisory bid for Rob Holding.Then, I chat to Jacob from Poorly Drawn Arsenal about the wonderful work he does, his reasons for starting, artistic inspirations, how it has developed over the years, and much more besides.Follow Tom @tomcantonmedia : Follow Jacob @cantdrawarsenalGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/231h 3m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 67: Scouting Cloe Lacasse

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to data analyst and scout Marc Lamberts. Tim talks to Marc about what scouting entails in women's football, what kind of work he does for clubs across Europe, his experience of scouting new Gunners signing Cloe Lacasse (he didn't scout her on Arsenal's behalf) what kind of player Lacasse is, her strengths and weaknesses and how she fits in. Tim and Marc also discuss whether her career path exposes some inefficiencies in the women's transfer market with a lot of leagues still not very visible to anything other than a small, localised audience.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator : Follow Marc @ lambertsmarcGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/2354m 24s

Arsecast Extra Episode 534 - 10.07.2023

In this episode, we reflect on the goings-on of the last few days, including new contracts for William Saliba and Reiss Nelson, Granit Xhaka signing for Bayer Leverkusen, as well as a couple of key staff members departing (or soon to depart). There's also chat about why we haven't had any new player announcements even though everyone knows the deals are 'done', some thoughts on Emile Smith Rowe winning the U21 Euros with England, plus lots of listener questions about dealing with expectations, contract lengths, potential instability with too many changes, the perception of players with regard to how they leave a club, strikers, how Arteta sells the club to potential new signings and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/231h 33m

Episode 740 - Some things happened

In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss some things that have happened, and some things which haven't happened yet but will. In the first column, we chat about a new contract for Reiss Nelson and his very interesting motivations to commit his future to the club, and the departure of Granit Xhaka to Bayer Leverkusen after an eventful (!) seven years in North London. In the other, William Saliba's contract is expected to be done imminent, and we await the arrivals of Declan Rice and Jurrien Timber. There are also some reflections on the executive structure which has helped turn our fortunes around, and lots more.Follow Andrew @AAllenSportGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/2359m 58s

Episode 739 - Alessia Russo signs for Arsenal

In this episode I'm joined by Tim Stillman to discuss the signing of Alessia Russo. The England international has joined Arsenal after her contract with Man Utd expired, and Tim gives us the background on the deal, how it came to pass, what she'll bring to the team next season, and how the transfer market in the women's game is beginning to change a bit. We also chat about Cloe Lacasse and Amanda Ilestedt who have joined this summer, and more.Follow Tim @StillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/2349m 19s

Arsecast Extra Episode 533 - 03.07.2023

In this episode, we chat about an improved fee for Granit Xhaka which is a more accurate reflection of a market in which unknown goalkeepers are going for incredible prices. We talk about the deals that haven't been completed but we all know will get done, welcome back some of our players to pre-season training, reflect on the retirement of Cesc Fabregas, and answer questions about the size of the team, striker options and pecking order, who might understudy Bukayo Saka if we're not after a winger during this window, Jurrien Timber, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/231h 26m

Episode 738 - Technical Level

In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to discuss the signing of Kai Havertz, focusing on what the plan might be for him, and how he adds technical quality to the squad. It's framed around the Declan Rice developments this week as Mikel Arteta looks to reshape his midfield, and we examine the age profile of this very expensively assembled squad should all go to plan. There's some stuff on spending £100m, a contract renewal for young talent Ethan Nwaneri and lots more.Note: This is out early because things move so fast, I didn't want it to be out of date.Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/231h 2m

Arsecast Extra Episode 532 - 26.06.2023

In this episode, we reflect on the nothing that happened over the weekend, but that doesn't stop us talking a lot about Declan Rice. Does his shirt collection tell us something? How challenging is it to sign a player than Man City also want? We also chat about the imminent arrival of Kai Havertz and ongoing interest in Jurrien Timber, before we take questions about Kieran Tierney, Takehiro Tomiyasu, replacing Granit Xhaka on and off the pitch, why Edu might single-handedly destroy the entire Internet and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/231h 22m

Episode 737 - Interconnected Rice

In this episode I chat to Charles Watts about Declan Rice, after the news of Man City's interest in him. It's far from a surprise but definitely a complication, and we discuss the challenges Arsenal face, City's push to sign him, the financial differences at play, and how important it is to get this priority signing done after missing out on some previous deals in the January window. We also talk about Kai Havertz expected arrival, and why so much of this transfer window feels dependent on us landing the West Ham captain. There's also some chat about Thomas Partey, and how the Saudi Arabian league could impact the market this summer.Note: This is out early because things move so fast, I didn't want it to be out of date.Follow Charles @charles_wattsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/2356m 29s

Episode 736 - Chef Reactions

In this episode I chat to Chef Reactions, a former professional chef – and an Arsenal fan! – who has become a bit of a TikTok sensation. We talk about how things have exploded for him in the last year, his background as a chef, some kitchen and food discussion, Anthony Bourdain, his tips for wannabe cooks and, of course, his love of Arsenal and how that came to be.Follow Chef on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@chefreactions and YouTube – and search Chef Reactions on other social media platforms to find him there.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/2353m 31s

Arsecast Extra Episode 531 - 19.06.2023

In this episode, we chat about Flo Balogun scoring his first goal for the USMNT and discuss what might happen with him in the future. Should he be given the nod over Eddie Nketiah next season, and is that what he wants? We then discuss the interest in Chelsea's Kai Havertz, and some of the fan reaction to that potential deal, before the possibility of Thomas Partey's departure comes up and we assess that in the context of Granit Xhaka going too. Then there are questions about Saudi Arabian clubs buying Chelsea players, whether there's a tipping point because of the increasingly grim ownership models in the game, KSE, how it feels to be on the verge of spending £100m on a single player, plus James' catchphrase game needs some refining, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/231h 29m

Episode 735 - On the mic

In this episode I'm joined by Peter Mujuzi, the Arsenal stadium announcer to talk about his role and what it entails. We get some background on his studies in sports journalism, his first involvement with the announcing team, what a typical match-day looks like, his music choices and DJ skills playing to the crowd, and lots more.Follow Peter @peteronsportsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/2353m 43s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 66: Kitted out

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to Helen Hardy – founder of women's football merchandise outlet Foudy's . Helen started the business from her bedroom in 2019 because of the difficulty of finding bespoke women's football kits with customisation and personalisation. Tim talks to Helen about how the business started, why big brands continue to undervalue the market for women's football merchandise, how the buying habits of women's football fans differ from men's football, kit fits and how Foudy's now partner with major brands due to expertise in a market that brands continue to overlook.  You can follow Helen on Twitter @HelenFootball Helen Hardy (@helenfootball) / Twitter and check out Foudys.com here FOUDYS.com | The Home of Women's Football Shirts  You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/06/2348m 24s

Arsecast Extra Episode 530 - 12.06.2023

In this episode, we chat about the Champions League final and the implications of it, before focusing on good news in the shape of William Saliba and Arsenal agreeing terms on a new contract. We discuss what this, and other renewals, might mean when it comes to incoming business, after which we predict how much we'll spend this summer and how much we might bring in via sales. Then there are listener questions about whether or not we have enough pricks in the team, players getting married, our Champions League expectations, where we might be if Mikel Arteta had replaced Arsene Wenger, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/231h 29m

Episode 733 - Rice Rice Baby

In this episode I'm joined by Phil Costa. It's been a quiet week from an Arsenal perspective, but we chat about the Europa Conference League final, West Ham's win and how quickly our interest in Declan Rice might turn into something more substantial than rumour. We also discuss other midfield outgoings and what that might say about who else is coming in, raising money through departures, Lionel Messi turning down a move to Saudi Arabia to go to Miami and MLS, and lots more.Follow Phil @philcosta\Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/2358m 53s

Arsecast Extra Episode 529 - 05.06.2023

In this episode, we chat about the upcoming Europa Conference League final and the impact on our pursuit of Declan Rice, as well as the FA Cup final at the weekend. Then we take listener questions throughout the show, dealing with issues like Kieran Tierney, whether any of our loan players might make a comeback next season, players being repurposed to a new position, how to view Emile Smith Rowe's season now that we know he's staying, a new manager for Tottenham, William Saliba's contract, transfer rumours, next season's away kit, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/231h 32m

Episode 732- Statements (Clive Palmer)

In this episode I'm joined by Clive Palmer, who must strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with statements I put to him (suggested by our Patreon members). Topics include: William Saliba's contract, adding another forward to the squad, Eddie Nketiah and Flo Balogun, the importance of this summer's transfer window, selling well, Emile Smith Rowe's future and role in the team, and lots more.Follow Clive @clivepafcGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/2359m 3s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 65: Season Review

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Art de Roché from The Athletic to recap 2022-23 for Arsenal Women, where they have improved, where they still need to improve, key moments and highlights from the season, as well as tactical innovations we have seen during this campaign and how they might make Arsenal more flexible in the long-run. Art and Tim also discuss Frida Maanum and Victoria Pelova's contributions in depth and choose their game and goal of the season.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator – Follow Art @artderocheGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/2358m 14s

Episode 732 - Arseblog & Arsenal Vision Live from Union Chapel

This episode is a recording of the Arseblog & Arsenal Vision Live event from Union Chapel, on Saturday, May 27th.Line upAndrew Mangan (@arseblog), James McNicholas (@gunnerblog), Paul Cassidy (@poznaninmypants), Clive Palmer (@clivepafc), Tim Stillman (@stillberto), Elliot Smith (@yankeegunner), Ian Wright (@ianwright0)You can also watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhqV1x-sGQI Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/231h 50m

Arsecast Extra Episode 528 - 29.05.2023

In this episode, we discuss the 5-0 win over Wolves on the final day of the season. We chat about the mood around the game and how it was more aligned with the good aspects of this campaign than the disappointment, before analysing some of what happened on the pitch, including two goals for Granit Xhaka, some brilliance from Bukayo Saka and more. Then there are reflections on the season as a whole, and the way the fans stayed to show their appreciation, as well as questions about the ovation received by Mikel Arteta, the fact we didn't get any red cards this season, Eddie Nketiah's contribution, more on Xhaka and his departure, a quick guess at how many signings we might make, and lots more besides.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/231h 45m

Episode 731 - Saka Signs

In this week's show I chat to Kaya Kaynak about Bukayo Saka signing his new contract, the fact that he has earned his big wage increase, and the message it sends when Arsenal retain their best players ahead of a summer when they want to improve the squad. We also chat about the importance of selling well this summer, the possibility that Sunday could be Granit Xhaka's final game for the club, the pursuit of Declan Rice and why dealing with other clubs being interested is a fact of life, and Mikel Arteta's interesting comments about the season and psychology.Follow Kaya @kayakaynak97Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/231h 1m

Arsecast Extra Episode 527 - 22.05.2023

In this episode, we discuss the 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, a game which provoked very distinct reactions in each of us. We chat about Mikel Arteta's team selection and the unconventional back four, the sterility of the performance in which we had 82% possession but created almost nothing, the psychological aspects that might have been at play, the lack of impact from the bench, and what not being used probably means for Emile Smith Rowe. Then we answer listener questions about signing a striker and using Gabriel Jesus as a wide man, defensive recruitment, being linked with more Man City players, the perception of Arsenal to potential new signings, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/231h 28m

Episode 730 - Looking ahead

In this week's show I chat to Amy Lawrence about the season we've had, some of the lessons Mikel Arteta will have learned about himself and his players, and the issue of squad depth and rotation. We also look ahead to the summer, whether rebuilding plans will have been accelerated by Arsenal's progress , possible departures including Granit Xhaka and Emile Smith Rowe, upcoming contract renewals, and the feelings of happiness this season has engendered.Follow Amy @amylawrence71As it's Mental Health Awareness week, I also talk to Dan Morgan from The Anfield Wrap about the work he does with James' Place which aims to help men in suicidal crisis: https://www.jamesplace.org.uk/We also give you the competition winners of the Bukayo Saka t-shirts from A Store Like 94 - https://www.astorelike94.co.ukGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/231h 8m

Arsecast Extra Episode 526 - 15.05.2023

In this episode, we discuss the 3-0 defeat to Brighton on Sunday. If the first half was relatively even, the second certainly was not, and we chat about missed opportunities in the first 45 and a lack of reaction after we went behind. Mikel Arteta's substitutions come in for some scrutiny, as do his post-game comments which clearly came from a place of frustration. Was he justified? We also talk about the absence of Oleksandr Zinchenko, and the final nails going into the coffin of our title challenge, before answering listener questions about the impact of Man City's win over Everton, the need for something different up front next season, potential departures from the first team squad, fans leaving early, Bukayo Saka, William Saliba's contract, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/231h 33m

Episode 729 - Deals and more deals

In this week's show I chat to Nick Wright of Sky Sports about Arsenal's return to the Champions League next season, the challenges we'll face, and how it will change the dynamic of the squad. We also talk about imminent contract renewals for Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale amongst others ahead of summer recruitment which will need the club to be mindful of how big money arrivals might impact the wage bill, as well as some focus on Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka.There's also a competition to win a Bukayo Saka t-shirt from our friends at A Store Like 94 - https://www.astorelike94.co.ukFollow Nick @nicholaspwrightGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/2354m 59s

Arsecast Extra Episode 525 - 08.05.2023

In this episode, we discuss the 2-0 win over Newcastle at St James' Park. There's praise for Arsenal's game management and ability to stand up the home side's physical approach, not least because of the lack of refereeing intervention. We chat about the team selection, the decision to go with Jorginho in midfield, Martin Odegaard's contribution, missed chances, big saves from Aaron Ramsdale, Granit Xhaka's incredible defensive intervention and Spanish swearing, and keeping the pressure on Man City. Then we answer listener questions about Jakub Kiwior, the time-wasting/shithousery aspect of the performance, adding experience to the youthful aspects of the team, Kieran Tierney's impressive cameo, and lots more, including magpie facts.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/231h 31m

Episode 728 - Decisions

In this week's show I chat to James Benge of CBS Sports about decision making by Premier League clubs, and how easy it is to go off the rails – as evidenced by Chelsea's season, and Leeds appointing Sam Allardyce. There's Arsenal chat about how Mikel Arteta can improve next season, summer strategies, some of the younger players whose departures could fund high profile arrivals even if we might be a bit torn about some of them leaving, and much more.Follow James @jamesbengeGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/2352m 10s

Arsecast Extra Episode 524 - 03.05.2023

In this episode, we discuss the 3-1 win over Chelsea on Tuesday night. We chat about the changes Mikel Arteta made to his starting line-up, the influence and contributions of Martin Odegaard and Granit Xhaka, the hour of the game when we probably should have scored more goals, the tension that came with Chelsea's goal, but overall a performance that merited three points for us. We also talk about how bad they were in the context of this game, Aubameyang's sad night, and Lampard's decisions, before taking questions about Jakub Kiwior's performance, Xhaka's mysterious jacket, the decision to allow Charlie Patino to leave, being pragmatic with team selection for these final games, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/231h 27m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 64: Sellout

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast we're previewing the huge game at a sold-out Emirates as Arsenal take on Wolfsburg in the Champions League semi-final 2nd leg with the tie poised at 2-2. Tim talks to Lia Walti in the mixed zone in the immediate aftermath of the first leg in Germany, after which Tim speaks to both Jonas Eidevall and Lotte Wubben-Moy at the MD-1 press conference at London Colney. You can follow Tim on Twitter @StillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/2353m 18s

Arsecast Extra Episode 523 - 27.04.2023

In this episode, we discuss the 4-1 defeat to Man City on Tuesday night. We chat about the performance levels of both sides, the way City caused us problems to which we had little answer – especially in the first half when Aaron Ramsdale kept the scoreline respectable. Should Mikel Arteta have done something different tactically, if not from the start but at the break? There's discussion of the goals, the second just before the break deserves some time because of the VAR intervention, and we talk about where this leaves us after what has been a good season so far. We have questions about Leandro Trossard, how the manager can lift his troops, the mindset for the last five games, midfield recruitment and lots more – including an update on the Arseblog donation to the Arsenal Foundation fundraiser.Please help support our April fundraiser for the Arsenal Foundation – details can be found on the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/page/arsenalvisionGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/231h 35m

Arsecast Extra Episode 522 - 23.04.2023

In this episode, we chat about the 3-3 draw with Southampton on Friday night, beginning with the shambolic start we made to the game, gifting them a goal and then falling 2-0 behind not long afterwards. We chat about the huddle, scoring quickly, late chances in the second half, and a tactical change by the visitors at half-time. There's focus on our defensive issues as we concede again, missed chances, a last 10 minutes in which we could have won it but came up just short, Thomas Partey's shot, and a result both teams will be unhappy with. We then have listener questions about possible changes for the Man City game, Emile Smith Rowe, talking about the title, links to Mason Mount and lots more.Please help support our April fundraiser for the Arsenal Foundation – details can be found on the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/page/arsenalvisionGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/231h 35m

Episode 727 - Holding on

In this week's show I chat first to Tim Stillman about a difficult week for Arsenal Women, compounded by what seems to be a serious injury for Leah Williamson. We discuss the prevalence of these injuries in the women's game, and where it leaves the season with two huge Champions League semi-finals to come.Then it's Lewis Ambrose as we prepare to face Southampton on Friday night. We chat about the week of punditry and narrative, bottling and cockiness and all that, and examine what might be better reasons for the points we've dropped of late. We talk about the way the team misses William Saliba and discuss Rob Holding's role – all in the context of a title chasing season and the team we're fighting against. All that and much more.Follow Tim @Stillmanator : Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseThe Sky Sports article referenced: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/12859423/william-salibas-absence-hurting-arsenal-offensively-as-well-as-defensively-in-premier-league-title-race-with-man-cityThe Arsenal Foundation fundraiser link: https://www.justgiving.com/page/arsenalvisionGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/231h 16m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 63: Beattie, Wubben-Moy, Pelova exclusive

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is live from London Colney chatting to Gunners Jen Beattie, Lotte Wubben-Moy and Victoria Pelova ahead of Arsenal's huge Women's Champions League semi-finals against Wolfsburg. Tim speaks to Jen about the evolution of the UWCL over the last decade, to Lotte about Arsenal's evolution and lessons learned across the last two seasons in the UWCL as well as last year's quarter-final elimination by Wolfsburg, while Tim chats with Victoria Pelova about her January move from Ajax and how she is settling into life at the club. Tickets are still available for the UWCL semi-final second leg at Emirates Stadium Event Information Screen - eTickets (eticketing.co.uk) on Bank Holiday Monday, 1 May at 5.45pm. The club are really shooting for a sellout so let's make it happen!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/2335m 43s

Arsecast Extra Episode 521 - 17.04.2023

In this episode, James returns to discuss the 2-2 draw with West Ham on Sunday. For the second successive game, Arsenal let a 2-0 lead slip, but this one feels worse than last week at Anfield. We try and analyse why it might be happening, and how it's in stark contrast to a very positive start. We chat about the pressure of the title race, Bukayo Saka's penalty miss, the goals we conceded, the impact of losing 50% of our first choice back four on how we play, and lots more – before listener questions about William Saliba, this being a team that might actually need pressure, the upcoming game at the Etihad, Emile Smith Rowe's lack of involvement and much more.Please help support our April fundraiser for the Arsenal Foundation – details can be found on the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/page/arsenalvisionGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/231h 16m

Episode 726 - Delayed

I'm too tired to write a whole thing as you will hear from the very short intro, but here's a podcast with me and Philippe Auclair talking about tickets, Arsenal's title challenge, dealing with the might of Man City, the points we've accrued this season already and lots more.Enjoy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/2351m 50s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 62: Eidevall Evolution

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12/04/2346m 1s

Arsecast Extra Episode 520 - 10.04.2023

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10/04/231h 27m

Episode 725 - Safe Hands

In this episode I'm joined by first by former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman to discuss the season so far, the progress we've made with Hale End influence in the first team, Aaron Ramsdale, his ongoing work with the club and more. We also have two tickets to give away to a Seaman Says live show on April 24th - details here: https://seamansays.co.uk/live/Then, ahead of a trip to Liverpool on Sunday, I chat to Neil Atkinson from The Anfield Wrap about their difficult season, some of the key factors in their struggles, Jurgen Klopp and his midweek team selection, as well as his thoughts on Arsenal and which player he fears most this Sunday.There's also some bonus Mugsmasher at the end, and for more details on the Arsenal Foundation fundraiser, please see this link: https://www.justgiving.com/page/arsenalvisionGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/231h 7m

Arsecast Extra Episode 519 - 03.04.2023

In this episode I'm joined by Ryan Hunn as James takes some time to celebrate a new arrival, and we discuss the 4-1 win over Leeds on Saturday. There's praise for Aaron Ramsdale for some first half saves, before Gabriel Jesus got going again, scoring twice – his first from the spot, before a beautiful second which included an excellent contribution from Leandro Trossard who gets some flowers of his own. We also chat about Ben White's goal, the one we conceded, Granit Xhaka doing an Olivier Giroud question, and responding to Man City's win over Liverpool. Then there are listener questions about points/games permutations, who might start up top away at Anfield, the possible penalty on Trossard in the second half, and lots more. I also chat to Elliot from the ArsenalVision Podcast as we join forces to raise funds throughout April for the Arsenal Foundation. Details of the fundraiser and more can be found on the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/page/arsenalvisionGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/231h 38m

Episode 724: Tickets & the run-in

In this episode I'm joined by first by Tim Payton of the Arsenal Supporter's Trust to talk about the ticketing situation at Arsenal right now. Demand is high because the team are good, and that's causing difficulties for members to watch the team. We chat about some how the club are trying to deal with this, as well as the ongoing issues with touts and unofficial ticketing websites who claim to have tickets to sell.This is the video referenced: https://youtu.be/xNWS2GH_sUcThen I'm joined by Clive Palmer to chat about Arsene Wenger's induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame, title races in days gone by, Mikel Arteta guiding this team to this point, what the run-in might hold, Bukayo Saka and the new contract that is expected to be signed soon, and more.Follow Tim @timpayton : Follow Clive @clivepafcGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/231h 10m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 61: Arsenal smile while Bayern Munich Frauen

In this impromptu episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim goes solo! Tim goes over a magical night at Emirates Stadium in which the Gunners qualified for their first Champions League semi-final in 10 years with a 2-0 win over Bayern Munich. Tim talks about the impact of that Conti Cup Final win over Chelsea earlier in the month, why a trophy and a UWCL semi-final were such big priorities this season, as well as a bit of a tactical ramble on how Arsenal were able to overcome Bayern, with some of Jonas Eidevall's pre and post-match musings thrown in for good measure.You can follow Tim on Twitter @StillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/2334m 47s

Arsecast Extra Episode 518 - 27.03.2023

It might be an Interlull but there's still plenty to chat about. We start with Antonio Conte's sacking and whether Arsenal's good season so far has contributed, before we take a look at the players on international duty, not least Bukayo Saka who was the star for England as they beat Ukraine. There's also some Zinchenko, Odegaard and Smith Rowe, before we go into part 2 with some Arsenal related dreams, and questions about Mikel Arteta, the pathway for young players as the team improves and it becomes more difficult to break through, Folarin Balogun's international future, Ethan Nwaneri, the Gabriel Jesus documentary, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/231h 31m

Episode 723 - Interlull Q&A

In this episode I'm joined by Art de Roché of The Athletic for some Interlull Q&A. We took questions from our Patreon members about the demands of international football, changing combinations, the biggest surprise of the season so far, an Arsenal physio accompanying Thomas Partey as he went away with Ghana, the importance of the Man City game, whether this is just the start for this Arsenal team, and lots more.Follow Art @artderocheGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/2349m 0s

Arsecast Extra Episode 517 - 20.03.2023

In this episode we look back at the 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, which put us 8 points clear at the top of the table. We discuss team selection, not least Rob Holding starting his first Premier League game of the season, and how he acquitted himself. We continue to marvel at the contributions of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli as they got three of our four goals, there's the goal we conceded, some Ben White fun, scoring the fourth, and sealing the points to put pressure on our title rivals. Then there are questions about how we might deal with the right back issue, changes at board level, the coaching staff and in particular some of the younger members, and loads more, including that Antonio Conte press conference.Here's the Conte piece I mention in the pod: https://arseblog.com/2021/11/no-man-is-powerful-enough-to-thwart-nature/Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/231h 31m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 60: Bayern Munich Frauen UWCL Preview

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim chats to Munich based journalist Alina Ruprecht from 90 minutes Germany and the FRUEF Podcast. They look ahead to the UWCL quarter-final between Arsenal Women and Bayern Munich this week with a focus on Bayern's season so far and how they're settling into a new style of play under a new coach, how Georgia Stanway is faring in her first season at the club, Bayern's strengths and weaknesses and players to watch.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator : Follow Alina @alina_rxp Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/2328m 24s

Episode 722 - Paying the penalty

 In this episode I'm joined by Phil Costa to discuss Arsenal's Europa League exit at the hands of Sporting CP. We chat about the team selection, going ahead in the first half, but also the impact of picking up two injuries and having to make two changes in that period. There's discussion of the second half, not winning our duels, midfield being a bit lightweight, and the goal that Sporting scored – before we do extra-time and penalties, Martinelli missing and Ramsdale not making a save. Looking for silver linings regarding our Premier League title challenge rounds out the episode.Follow Phil @_philcostaGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2352m 8s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 59: Atmosphere

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast we focus on the improvement in the atmosphere at Arsenal Women matches, home and away, this season. First Tim chats to Arsenal Women Supporters Club Treasurer Brian Kelly to talk about how the supporters club have worked with Arsenal for improvements on ticketing, dedicated Arsenal sections at away games and creating a sense of community among the supporters. Then Tim chats to Eve, Lauren and Dalia from AWFC Home and Away to talk about writing player chants, the burgeoning social scene around home and away games and creating a women's football fan culture that isn't just focused on families and children.Tim also took his dictaphone into the Meadow Park North Bank on a chilly Wednesday evening to sample some of the aural delights of this growing community.You can follow the Arsenal Women's Supporters Club @arsenalwomensc and you can follow AWFC Home and Away @AWFCHomeAwayGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/231h 16m

Arsecast Extra Episode 516 - 13.03.2023

In this episode we look back at the 3-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday. Arsenal dominated the first half in particular, and we discuss the goals we scored, the control and composure in possession, the footballing IQ of the players to be able to do that, and the impact of Leandro Trossard as he grabbed a hat-trick of assists. We also chat about the Fire and Ice of Gabriel and William Saliba at the back, and the return of Gabriel Jesus after three months out with injury. After that we have questions about strikers and the decisions Mikel Arteta will have to make, Bukayo Saka looking a little tired, Emile Smith Rowe's role for the rest of the season, the songs being sung, OLEs, corner routines and loads more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/231h 30m

Episode 721 - 1st Leg Reaction

In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss the 2-2 draw with Sporting CP in the Europa League Round of 16. It felt very much like a first leg, and we chat about some of Arsenal's good moments, interspersed with some iffy ones. Their first goal didn't look pretty and it could easily have been 3-1 before we made it 2-2. Still, we made 6 changes, had a lot of players missing through injury and illness, and the tie is very much alive for the second leg in London next week.Follow Andrew @AAllenSportGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/2345m 56s

Arsecast Extra Episode 515 - 06.03.2023

In this episode we relive the extraordinary 3-2 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. On a day of huge emotion, we try to analyse the game as best we can, from team selection, to going behind, then 2-0 down, and afterwards the incredible comeback culminating in Reiss Nelson's late, great winner. But we're fans too, so we talk about how it feels and what it means for the supporters, as well as the players, manager and everybody associated with the club in a season which promises so much. There's a lot going on, plus questions about Nelson's future, Fabio Vieira, defensive and set-piece issues, the emotional elements of games and performances like this, and so much more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/231h 55m

BONUS: Bournemouth preview podcast

PLEASE NOTE: This podcast is usually exclusive to our Patreon members, but we've released this episode to everyone. If you'd like to sign up for Patreon for exclusive content and lots more, visit: https://p1r.es/ArseblogPatreon--Welcome to another Patreon Premier League preview podcast. As ever I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose, and we're looking ahead to the game against Everton on Saturday afternoon.On the agenda:Thoughts on EvertonZinchenko's fluidityArteta updates on Gabriel Jesus and Eddie NketiahTrossard as the False 9Thomas Partey's importance against the low blockWhat to expect from BournemouthOther PL fixturesAnd more Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/2339m 32s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 58: Conti Cup Final Preview

On this episode Tim is joined by broadcaster, journalist and Chelsea fan Jessy Parker Humpreys to look ahead to Sunday's Conti Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea. Tim and Jessy discuss the format of the competition to start with, before looking at the recent game between the teams in the FA Cup, before discussing the prospective line-ups and whether Arsenal do have a mental block against Chelsea in Cup games.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator - Follow Jessy @jessyjphGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/2347m 56s

Episode 720 - Predictable unpredictability

In this episode I'm joined by James Benge of CBS Sports to discuss the 4-0 win over Everton on Wednesday. We chat about the first half and how Arsenal struggled a little bit, before Bukayo Saka produced a moment of outstanding quality to change the complexion of the game. We discuss how the goal came about, how what Saka is doing at 21 is so impressive, as well as the contributions from Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli. We then talk about the second half control, Thomas Partey's influence, some interesting comments from Mikel Arteta about Fabio Vieira and lots more.Follow James @jamesbengeGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/2348m 44s

Arsecast Extra Episode 514 - 27.02.2023

In this episode we chat about the 1-0 win over Leicester on Saturday. Arsenal exerted real control over every aspect of the game except the scoreline, but there were other factors at play. Inevitably we talk about VAR, the disallowed goals, and the penalty we should have been awarded. There's discussion about why Leicester were so toothless for 90 minutes, and how these are the kinds of games you need to win to challenge for a title. Then we have listener questions about dealing with the stress of being contenders, how January transfers have worked out, home kit in away games, Emile Smith Rowe and loads more, including some hashtag fun.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/231h 35m

Episode 719 - Fighting back

 In this episode I'm joined by Simon Collings of the Evening Standard to talk about the government white paper and the potential introduction of an independent regulator for football. We then turn our attention to Arsenal matters, including: what Mikel Arteta will have learned from the win over Aston Villa; the potential impact of players like Fabio Vieira and Emile Smith Rowe; the issue of Bukayo Saka and greater protection; Mohamed Elneny's new contract; the Europa League; and lots more.Follow Simon @sr_collingsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/02/2351m 41s

Arsecast Extra Episode 513 - 20.02.2023

In this episode we look back on the extraordinary 4-2 win over Aston Villa on Saturday. We discuss a first half that was below par, and the goals we conceded, as well as Bukayo Saka's brilliant equaliser. There's some speculation about what might have been said at half-time to spark a much better second half – collectively, and from certain individuals. Then the focus is on a remarkable last 20 minutes, chatting about the Martin Odegaard miss, chances at both ends, before an incredible flourish in the 6 minutes of injury time. Former Arsenal keeper Emi Martinez brought about much of that extra time, and paid the price with a superb headed own goal from Jorginho's shot, before Gabriel Martinelli sealed the deal. We have a go at all the fun stuff, the celebrations, the recriminations, as well as answering listener questions about protection for Saka, substitutes, Eddie Nketiah, Kieran Tierney, the team developing an edge and LOADS more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/231h 44m

Arsecast Extra Episode 512 - 16.02.2023

In this episode we look back on the 3-1 defeat to Man City on Wednesday night. A good first half was followed by a less good second one, with the game decided primarily because of Arsenal mistakes which were ruthlessly punished. We also chat about missed chances, and the importance of taking them in games like this, the fine margins, analyse the goals we conceded, and talk about the way the team played to its principles despite a lot of pressure from the opposition. Did we have the variety to play any differently? We assess our position and situation now, and answer listener questions about how the manager might be able to arrest the funk we find ourselves in, another injury at a bad time for Thomas Partey, possible changes for the Villa game, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/231h 25m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 57: February mailbag

In this edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast Mailbag Edition, Tim, Pippa and Alex field your questions on how Arsenal fix their attack without Mead and Miedema, whether a review is needed on recruitment after consecutive transfer windows where the manager says his squad is a player short, what can reasonably be expected of the January signings and whether expectations around what Arsenal can achieve this season have been revised in light of the injury and recruitment situations. We also have some discussion about the improved atmosphere at Meadow Park this season.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator - Follow Pippa @pippa_monique - Follow Alex @alexibaceta23Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/231h 6m

Arsecast Extra Episode 511 - 13.02.2023

There's a lot going on in this episode as we look back on the 1-1 draw with Brentford on Saturday. The Arsenal performance is one thing, but there's a lot of discussion of VAR, Lee Mason 'forgetting' to do his job, and how it feels like we've been robbed of two points. We acknowledge a good Brentford display, and ask whether there might be any kind of silver lining to the officials making such a bad decision. There's chat about the game itself, especially with Man City on the horizon, the atmosphere in the stadium as the title race reality really sinks in, and lots more – including questions about how we cope with the deep block, possible changes for Wednesday and squad rotation in general, Erling Haaland's reported injury, the standard of officiating, and the new stadium artwork.Help the Turkey/Syria earthquake appeal here: https://www.dec.org.uk/Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/231h 44m

Episode 718 - Charges

In this episode I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss the Premier League issuing more than 100 charges at Man City for alleged breaches of their rules. We chat about how the story broke, what we can read into that, previous charges at European level, the Premier League's need to show its authority, plus potential outcomes and what the timeline might be for all this to play out. Then I chat with Andrew Allen as more talk of a European Super League emerges, and we discuss what kind of reaction we might see from Arsenal this weekend as we host Brentford.Follow Philippe @philippeauclair - Follow Andrew @AAllenSportGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/02/231h 8m

Arsecast Extra Episode 510 - 06.02.2023

In this episode we begun by chatting about the extraordinary charges leveled at Man City by the Premier League as a four year investigation becomes public. We then turn our attention to the weekend's action where Spurs beating Man City did us a favour after our defeat to Everton on Saturday. We discuss the Arsenal performance, what went wrong, and what might Mikel Arteta have done differently to change it. We also chat about the Thomas Partey sub and what that might say about his fitness, and the kind of game where we really missed Gabriel Jesus – as well as how we deal with only our second league loss of the season. Then there are listener questions about Gabriel Martinelli, Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu, summer transfers (😜), Oleksandr Zinchenko's temperament and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/231h 36m

Episode 717 - Competitive depth

In this episode I'm joined by Tim Stillman to chat about the January transfer window, big spending Premier League clubs creating a bigger internal market than ever before, player valuations, what Arsenal did in January and how it sets us up for the rest of the season, and the big challenges we face between now and May. Tim also fill us in on a less successful window for Arsenal Women, and how that could impact the second half of their campaign.Follow Tim on Twitter @stillmanatorGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/231h 4m

Arsecast Extra Episode 509 - 29.01.2023

 In this episode we look back on the FA Cup exit to Man City on Friday night. We chat about how a weakened Arsenal side had the best of the first half, Rob Holding's battle with Erling Haaland, half-time changes that did have an impact, conceding the only goal, and reflections on being out of the cup, avoiding a replay, and what we can take from this game into the Premier League game in a couple of weeks. Then we answer questions about the Moises Caicedo situation and the need for midfield reinforcement, Albert Sambi Lokonga, upcoming sales helping to fund some of the incoming deals, dealing with a potential Partey absence, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/231h 41m

Episode 716: Arteta's door ajar

In this episode I'm joined by Kaya Kaynak of Football London to look at the building blocks of this season's momentum as Arsenal sit top of the table. We chat about what new signing Leandro Trossard is going to bring to the group, discuss Mikel Arteta's usual reluctance to talk in detail about injury but his openness to a question about Mohamed Elneny. That leads to a chat about what Arsenal want to do in the transfer market before the window closes, but how other midfield targets and the January window make it more complicatedFollow Kaya on Twitter @kaykaynak97Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/2348m 18s

Episode 715 - Ian Wright exclusive

 In this episode I'm joined by Arsenal legend Ian Wright for an assessment of the season at the halfway point. We talk about the consistency of the team, proving doubters wrong, the importance of enjoying the journey as we head into the second half of the season, Eddie Nketiah's impact and the confidence he'll gain from scoring two against Man Utd, the January transfer window and more.Subscribe to Wrighty's House via https://www.theringer.com/wrightys-house – and it's available on all audio platforms now.Follow Ian on Twitter @ianwright0Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/2333m 28s

Arsecast Extra Episode 508 - 23.01.2023

In this episode we look back on the last-gasp 3-2 win over Man United at the Emirates on Sunday. We discuss the atmosphere in the stadium, the conviction and belief in the team to deal with going behind, coping with Man City's pressure, the goals coming from Hale End graduates Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah, and the significance of this win in the context of this season now that we've hit the halfway point. We then answer questions about how we might deal with cup competitions, Eddie's contribution since he was brought into the side, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli's form, new signings, and loads more.Eddie tune via: https://www.tiktok.com/@siondefreitas/video/7183429666445741339Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/231h 49m

Episode 714 - Painful desperation

In this episode I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to reflect further on a f*ck off win in the North London derby, the idea of a siege mentality within the squad and how important it is, Mikel Arteta's role in building that, the excitement and fear that comes with the opportunity that the club have this season, plus discussion of the January transfer window and the potential additions after missing out on Mykhaylo Mudryk, and more.Follow Amy @amylawrence71Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/01/2359m 12s

Arsecast Extra Episode 507 - 16.01.2023

In this episode it's a great day as we relive the 2-0 win over Spurs in the North London derby. We chat about Arsenal's control in the first half, the goals we scored, and the importance of Aaron Ramsdale's performance – not least the timing of some of his saves. There's spotlight on Martin Odegaard as his fine form continues, how different this was from the game last May and why, and the unseemly scenes at the end of the game and Spurs culpability in that regard. We also answer listener questions about transfers after Mykhaylo Mudryk signed for Chelsea, what now for Arsenal in the market? Plus questions about Oleksandr Zinchenko, pivotal results in Mikel Arteta's tenure, Gabriel's consistency and lots more.Video of Arsenal fan in Spurs end: https://twitter.com/allsparkswill/status/1614715131941756928Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/231h 42m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 56: SabrinaCast

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Swedish journalist and broadcaster and co-host of the Their Pitch podcast Amanda Zaza to discuss the signing of goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo. D'Angelo spent four years in Sweden playing for Vittsjo. Amanda and Tim discuss her international ambitions with Canada ahead of the World Cup, how she might fit into the Arsenal squad and challenge current number 1 Manu Zinsberger and the different qualities she might bring to the role, as well as her personality traits.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator - Follow Amanda @amandaezazaGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/2322m 15s

Episode 713 - Art-senal

In this episode I'm joined by Charles Watts to talk about the unveiling of the new artwork which will be installed at the Arsenal stadium over the coming weeks. We also discuss the FA leveling another charge at our players for not doing very much, the latest from the transfer window although there's no chance of any recruitment before the derby, the potential impact of Emile Smith Rowe in the second half of the season, Sunday's trip to face the old enemy, and more.Follow Charles @charles_wattsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/01/2350m 16s

Arsecast Extra Episode 506 - 10.01.2023

In this episode we discuss the 3-0 win over Oxford in the FA Cup. The first half wasn't much to write home about, but we chat at some length about the impact of Fabio Vieira who got two assists, and his potential as the season goes on. We also talk about two goals for Eddie Nketiah, how Mikel Arteta views the cup, and his interesting post-game comments on Gabriel Jesus' injury and how having only one striker is a problem. There's discussion of Joao Felix's decision to join Chelsea and whether we might have other options, as well as listener questions about the ongoing pursuit of Mykhaylo Murdyk, what else we might do in the transfer window, some of our loan players, what the future holds for Albert Sambi Lokonga, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/231h 28m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 55: Kuhlcast

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Danish broadcaster and host of the Kvindefodboldpodcasten Amalie Bremer to discuss Arsenal's new signing Kathrine Kuhl. Amalie gives the lowdown on the player and her career to date, how she might fit into the Arsenal midfield as well as her character and personality. There is some talk about her role in the Danish National Team and why she is Denmark's biggest talent since Pernille Harder.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator - Follow Amalie @amaliebremerGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/01/2327m 34s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 54: Pelova, Pelova and over again

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to Dutch journalist Annemarie Postma about the signing of Victoria Pelova from Ajax. Annemarie covers the Dutch national team and Ajax extensively and she gives her insight on Pelova the player, the person and how she might fit into the Arsenal team, as well as her development in her three and a half years at Ajax. Annemarie also discusses Pelova's status in the Dutch national team alongside former Gunners Danielle van de Donk and Jill Roord and current Gunner Vivianne Miedema. YYou can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator - Follow Annemarie @postma11Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/2326m 18s

Episode 712 - The new story

In this episode I'm joined by Clive Palmer to reflect a bit more on the Newcastle game, the way the game went from the viewpoint of both managers, and how some of it has been positioned in the media. We also chat about January, the ongoing pursuit of Mykhaylo Mudryk, whether there's urgency to get any potential deals done with just two Premier League games this month, as well as discussing how Mikel Arteta's sideline behaviour has made headlines.Follow Clive @clivepafcGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/2344m 45s

Episode 711 - Newcastle review

In this episode I'm joined by Art de Roche to discuss the 0-0 draw with Newcastle at the Emirates on Tuesday night. We chat about the way Newcastle set up, how Arsenal tried to break them down, and ultimately not being able to find a way through. We also touch on the fact Mikel Arteta didn't make an attacking sub, the need for recruitment and depth in this area as soon as possible, variety within the squad itself, and the 'scandalous' penalty decisions the manager referred to afterwards.Follow Art @ArtdeRocheGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/2344m 54s

Arsecast Extra Episode 505 - 02.01.2023

In this episode we look back to last year and our 4-2 win over Brighton which put us 7 points clear at the top of the table. We discuss the front four all scoring, the second half wobble which saw us concede a couple, Mikel Arteta's substitutions and the reasons for making them, and high quality moments from Martin Odegaard in particular – including a goal and a couple of incredible passes. We also chat about dealing with the added pressure of the Man City result before our game, as well as listener questions about Bukayo Saka and yellow cards, the players who are running the risk of suspension, continued interest in Joao Felix and whether it makes financial sense, and lots more – including some hashtag fun in relation to former boss Unai Emery's win at White Hart Lane.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/231h 39m

Episode 710 - Juggling the transfer balls

In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to reflect on the resumption of the Premier League and Arsenal getting back to winning ways. We then chat about the upcoming January transfer window as we're linked with attacking players such as Mykhaylo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Ferran Torres. How much business will Arsenal do? We look ahead to the Brighton game, before ending up choosing our top Arsenal moments of 2022.Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/12/2259m 59s

Arsecast Extra Episode 504 - 27.12.2022

In this episode we look back on the 3-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates on Monday night. Some slight rustiness in the first half was overcome in the second, as Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah grabbed the goals. We discuss the goalscorers, the wider significance of Nketiah's strike in the current context, getting back to winning ways quickly, the importance of competitive football for top players, and our lead at the top of the table. We then answer listener questions about the return of Arsene Wenger for the first time since his departure in 2018, the official bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk and where he might fit into the team, why there are still doubts over Eddie, agent roles in transfer rumours and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/12/221h 32m

Episode 709 - It's back, Arteta's backed

In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss Mikel Arteta's interview with Jamie Carragher. We chat about some of the tactical insights, his development as a manager, the things he's open about the things he's much more guarded about. There's talk of the January transfer window in light of the manager's comments about how he wants a player to take us to the next level, how quickly we might see that player, and more.Follow Andrew @aallensportGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/12/2250m 56s

Arsecast Extra Episode 503 - 18.12.2022

The first half of this episode is dedicated to the World Cup final which saw Argentina beat France on penalties after an astonishing 3-3 draw over the course of regulation time. We chat about the fact Lionel Messi has won this trophy at last with no small thanks to a good supporting cast, Kylian Mbappe's incredible hat-trick, Emi Martinez, and reflect on the tournament as a whole now that it's over. In the second half of the show we answer listener questions about Alexis Mac Allister, Bukayo Saka's contract, young players being courted by other clubs, Reiss Nelson and lots more – including an update on the Goodly Mug fundraiser and what we're going to donate.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/221h 34m

Episode 708 - Statements

In this episode I'm joined by James Benge, who must strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with statements I put to him (suggested by our Patreon members). Topics include, the quality of the World Cup, expanding it from 32 to 48 teams, whether or not the maverick players can exist in the modern game, Gabriel Jesus and his injury, Arsenal's January transfer plans, the weight of winning the Europa League, and lots more.Follow James @jamesbengeGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/12/2257m 5s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 53: Lyon Lowdown

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to broadcaster, journalist and author Abdullah Abdullah, who wrote the book Olympique Lyonnais: Queens of Europe. Tim and Abdul look ahead to Thursday night's Champions League game between Lyon and Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, how Lyon reclaimed their Champions League crown last season, as well as their domestic dominance and then Abdullah sets out some of the reasons why Lyon have struggled by their own high standards this season, not least when the Gunners were 5-1 victors in the reverse fixture back in October!You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator - Follow Abdullah @KunAbdIf you are a regular listener please consider giving the show a review in your favourite podcast app, thanks!Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/2236m 18s

Arsecast Extra Episode 502 - 11.12.2022

In this episode, we chat about the World Cup quarter-finals, focusing on England's exit against France, and the fact it means Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale return home. We also talk about Morocco's defeat of Portugal, Gabriel Martinelli, and the semi-final line-up, before we take listener questions about our favourite World Cup tears, Mikel Arteta's Christmas wish (in terms of a January signing), the impact of the World Cup on Ben White, all the chatter around Jude Bellingham and Arsenal, and lots more.Don't forget, the Arsecast Extra Goodly Morning mug is on sale, with all proceeds going to charity. Get yours here: https://p1r.es/GoodlyMugGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/221h 21m

Episode 707 - Pre-season 2, the re-seasoning

In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to discuss the slight return of Arsenal after a 3-0 win over Lyon, the importance of these second pre-season games for players like Eddie Nketiah and Fabio Vieira, the lads still at the World Cup and the impact the tournament can have on players – something Mikel Arteta will have to contend with. We also discuss the injury to Gabriel Jesus, what it might mean for the January transfer window, examine the options we have available to us as it stands, and lots more.Follow Lewis @lgambroseThe Arsecast Extra Goodly Morning mug is on sale, with all proceeds going to charity. Get yours here: https://p1r.es/GoodlyMugGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/12/2259m 44s

Arsecast Extra Episode 501 - 03.12.2022

In this episode, we discuss the ongoing Arsenal involvement in the 2022 World Cup, with mixed fortunes for some of our players. Granit Xhaka is through, Thomas Partey is out, and Gabriel Jesus is injured, which is a bit of a worry. We chat about the games, the players involved, and some of the surprise results of the tournament, before answering questions about Luis Suarez and his lake of tears, Xhaka's 'dark arts', best World Cup memories, Eddie Nketiah, leading us to a point where reminiscing about being punched in the side of the head proves wistful.Don't forget, the Arsecast Extra Goodly Morning mug is on sale, with all proceeds going to charity. Get yours here: https://p1r.es/GoodlyMugGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/221h 30m

Episode 706 - FIFA Uncovered

With the World Cup ongoing, I chat to Miles Coleman, the writer and producer of FIFA Uncovered – a four part documentary series available now on Netflix. We chat about the origins of both the film itself and FIFA as an organisation, as well as decisions that were made and moments which set it on a course to corruption. We also discuss some of the key figures, including Joao Havelange and the man who followed him, Sepp Blatter; the culture inside FIFA and how football decisions are made; whether anything can or will change; and lots more.Follow Miles @milescoleman92Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/12/221h 6m

Arsecast Extra Episode 500 - 27.11.2022

This landmark episode of the podcast is beset by technical difficulties – how typical! – but we muddle through to mark the occasion of episode 500. We talk a bit about the World Cup and the Arsenal players involved, before we take lots of listener questions who ask questions about questions, memories of the 500 episodes published to do, some football stuff re: the January window and a couple of key players, before we engage in more very serious stuff about nonsense, including some brand new magpie facts – complete with a new jingle.Here's the episode where James interviews Andrew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm0eDzEAnpQHere's the Tim Sherwood FA Cup final bit: https://soundcloud.com/arseblog/what-did-tim-sherwood-say-to-his-players-after-the-fa-cup-finalDon't forget, the Arsecast Extra Goodly Morning mug is on sale, with all proceeds going to charity. Get yours here: https://p1r.es/GoodlyMugGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/221h 31m

Episode 705 - Window of opportunity

In this episode I'm joined by Clive Palmer to chat about the World Cup and Arsenal. We discuss the time keeping in the tournament so far, how it might be rolled out across the big leagues, and the potential impact it might have on the game. We also focus on some of the Arsenal players involved, not least Bukayo Saka, as well as our Brazilians, and how the club have a window of opportunity right now when it comes to securing our best young players and positioning ourselves for the years ahead. All that, and lots more.Follow Clive @clivepafcGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/11/2255m 39s

Arsecast Extra Episode 499 - 20.11.2022

In this episode we chat youthful pitch invasions, what Edu's promotion to Sporting Director means, how the Academy pathway becomes more challenging the better we get, as well as discussing Gianni Infantino's comments ahead of the World Cup which starts later today. Then there are listener questions about Arsenal players at the tournament, some scenarios which might be better or worse for them, January transfers, our penalty shoot-out line-up, Fantasy Football and lots more.Don't forget, the Arsecast Extra Goodly Morning mug is on sale, with all proceeds going to charity. Get yours here: https://p1r.es/GoodlyMugGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/221h 29m

Episode 704 - Some Arsenal chat, some World Cup chat

 In this episode I'm joined by Ryan Hunn to assess Arsenal's season so far, as we sit top of the Premier League. We chat about the improvements that have got us there, on and off the pitch, as well as discussing favourite players of the season, what we're excited about when football returns and lots more.Then attention turns to the World Cup which starts on Sunday, and around which there are so many issues which are generating headlines and discussions across the globe. We try to deal with some of those in the complicated football world and society we live in, as well as a little bit on the tournament itself.Follow Ryan @ryanhunn - Follow @StadioGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblogGet a Goodly Morning mug here: https://p1r.es/GoodlyMug Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/221h 5m

Arsecast Extra Episode 498 - 13.11.2022

In this episode we chat about the 2-0 win over Wolves on Saturday evening, which consolidated Arsenal's position at the top of the table. James was at Molineux and gives us his first hand thoughts on the Arsenal performance, some refereeing decisions which went our way, two goals from skipper Martin Odegaard, what the Gunners did differently in the second period, all while dealing with some pre-game stomach issues. We then answer listener questions about Premier League goalscorers, Bukayo Saka being fouled, the upcoming World Cup, Aaron Ramsdale giving it large to the Wolves fans and lots more.We also announce the official Arsecast Extra Goodly Morning mug is on sale, with all proceeds going to charity. Get yours here: https://p1r.es/GoodlyMugGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/221h 39m

Episode 703 - Internally ...

In this episode I'm joined first by Andrew Allen to chat a bit about the 3-1 defeat to Brighton in the Carabao Cup. We discuss fringe players failing to make an impact, but with so much rotation, is that realistic? We chat about the likes of Rob Holding, Fabio Vieira and Albert Sambi Lokonga.Then I talk to Amy Lawrence about the overall picture at Arsenal right now, sitting top of the table and being an annoyance to the powerhouse that is Man City. Is this at all comparable to previous Arsenal teams? There's discussion of the intangibles, the quality of our football, what the club might be thinking with regards the January transfer window, and lots more.Follow Andrew @AAllenSport : Follow Amy @amylawrence71Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/221h 3m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 51: November mailbag

Tim Stillman and Alex Ibaceta get together to answer listener questions, including questions on whether we are all freaking out a little too much about Vivianne Miedema, women's football culture being more player oriented, whether it is time for Arsenal Women to follow Manchester City's lead and ditch the white shorts for the women's team, thoughts on how the squad will deal with the tough schedule before the New Year and favourite songs from the AWFC Home and Away songbook Arsenal Women Home & Away You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator - Follow Alex @alexibaceta23Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/2257m 17s

Arsecast Extra Episode 497 - 07.11.2022

In this episode it's nothing personal as we enjoy a 1-0 win away at Chelsea, and although we've won there before in recent seasons, this was something different. We chat about the quality of Arsenal's performance from start to finish, and how the technical level of this team is key to what we're doing right now. There's discussion of Gabriel Jesus and his performance versus another striker's; other individuals who stood out; rendering Chelsea ineffective; and some props for Mikel Arteta's role in the improvement of the team and the club as a whole. We also answer questions about Aubameyang's pre-game video, Granit Xhaka's increased contribution, the manager and his technical area, Ben White and lots more.We also announce the official Arsecast Extra Goodly Morning mug is on sale, with all proceeds going to charity. Get yours here: https://p1r.es/GoodlyMugGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/221h 47m

Episode 702 - Group stage over-analysis

In this episode I'm joined by Charles Watts to talk about the 1-0 win over FC Zurich in the Europa League. We chat about a game that was more nervy than it probably should have been, but which ultimately saw Arsenal top the group and avoid a problematic play-off round. There's discussion of Eddie Nketiah and Albert Sambi Lokonga, assessing their contributions during the group stage, plus Kieran Tierney sends Mikel Arteta a reminder, complicated contracts, the January window and more.Follow Charles @charles_wattsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/2250m 31s

Arsecast Extra Episode 496 - 31.10.2022

In this episode we enjoy the 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Sunday and discuss a fast start, some half-time worries, a fantastic second period and a huge contribution from Reiss Nelson who got two goals and an assist after he replaced Bukayo Saka. We talk about this being the reset Mikel Arteta was looking for, Saka's treatment by opponents and officials, and then a superb second half from the team and Nelson in particular. We round out by assessing our position at the top of the table after a hectic October before we answer listener questions about Gabriel Jesus and some visible frustration as his goal 'drought' continues, Kieran Tierney, title-race odds, whether Nelson's goals change the January transfer window needs, Tony Adams dancing and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/221h 29m

Episode 701 - Reset

In this episode I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss the 2-0 defeat to PSV in the Europa League on Thursday night. We chat about the poor performance from an Arsenal perspective, a scoreline that could have been worse, and try to find some explanation for why the Gunners were so poor on the night. There's also discussion of the January transfer window, the impact of the upcoming World Cup, and some thoughts on the tournament in general as FIFA's stranglehold on the game continues. Philippe also touches on a special edition produced by Josimar Football, and a table football game against a very well-known opponent.Follow Philippe @philippeauclairRead the Josimar Football editorial here: http://josimarfootball.com/editorial-josimar-international-edition/See the Socceroos statement here: https://twitter.com/thepfa/status/1585360307102552064Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/2259m 9s

Arsecast Extra Episode 495 - 24.10.2022

In this episode we look back on the 1-1 draw with Southampton, on a day of some frustration. Arsenal didn't make the most of their chances to win the game, but nor did we get the rub of the green when it came the officiating – with some glaring errors by the referee. We chat about that balance, but also about how heightened expectations this season make a draw away from home feel quite so bad. There's discussion of second half sloppiness and whether it was down to fatigue, as well as questions about Gabriel Jesus and his goalscoring so far this season, whether we need a 'Plan B', Fabio Vieira, more Ben White media fun, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/221h 29m

Episode 700 - Mentality vs Physicality

In this episode I'm joined by Clive Palmer to chat about the 1-0 win over PSV in the Europa League on Thursday night. We discuss attacking efficiency, Granit Xhaka's nimble winner, Bukayo Saka's stand-out performance, as well as some analysis of Fabio Vieira and Albert Sambi Lokonga. We then react to Mikel Arteta's very interesting comments about top players being able to play every 3 days, how his mindset on this matter is very different to our as fans, and more.Follow Clive @clivepafcGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/2254m 57s

Arsecast Extra Episode 494 - 16.10.2022

In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen who fills in for James who's away on holiday, and we have an extraordinary 1-0 win at Elland Road to discuss. Starting with the referee/comms delay and the suspension of the game just 60 seconds in, then to an even first half, a sensational Bukayo Saka goal to put us in front, followed by a second half full of incident and which was a exercise in endurance for Arsenal fans. Patrick Bamford had a goal disallowed and then missed a penalty as Leeds dominated the half, we couldn't get a hold on the game at all, but dug deep to hang on and take all three points, plus there was more late drama as a red card and a penalty awarded to Leeds were both overturned. Then we answer listener questions about Gabriel, who was at the centre of that late incident, rotation for the Europa League, whether grinding out a win is good, Tomiyasu, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/221h 27m

Episode 699 - Smack my pitch up

In this episode I'm joined by James to discuss the 1-0 win over Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League. We chat about the goal we scored, the poor performance from Arsenal and how much the pitch might have played a part in that, some good chances for the home side, and how potentially interesting aspects of last night's line-up didn't really develop in the game. We also talk about Kieran Tierney, Matt Turner's performance, Gabriel Martinelli's contract, and more.We also announce the winner of the Club Golf competition - https://clubgolf.uk - and you can get 10% off any purchase from them by using the code ARSEBLOG10 at checkout.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/2251m 0s

Arsecast Extra Episode 493 - 10.10.2022

In this episode we relive the 3-2 win over Liverpool at the Emirates yesterday, discussing the team selection and Takehiro Tomiyasu at left-back; a blistering Arsenal start and an early goal from Gabriel Martinelli; Liverpool with more control in the first half but Bukayo Saka putting us in front before the break; a better second period from us even if Firmino scored, and lots of focus on our reaction to that, the bravery to go for the win, what that says about this team and cracking the aura of difficult opposition. We also chat about how much fun the team and the stadium is right now, as well as answering questions about further tests this season, the Gabriel Jesus incident involving Tsimikas and whether he should have continued, the Aubameyang video and his comments about Mikel Arteta, Ben White's post-game interviews, contract renewals for Saliba, Saka and Martinelli, and LOTS more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/221h 37m

Episode 698 - Fab-io

In this episode I'm joined by James Benge to discuss Arsenal's 3-0 Europa League win over Bodo/Glimt on Thursday evening. We chat about the changes Mikel Arteta made, Eddie Nketiah's goal, Fabio Vieira's contribution, the issue of using 'first team' players in Europa League games, Matt Turner's hands versus his feet, and more, as well as a little look ahead to Liverpool on Sunday.Follow James @jamesbengeYou can also win an Arsenal 92 Polo shirt from Club Golf - https://clubgolf.ukGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/2250m 33s

Arsecast Extra Episode 492 - 02.10.2022

In this episode we talk about a very enjoyable a 3-1 North London derby win, and three points which keep us top of the Premier League. We chat about the respective approaches of both teams, Thomas Partey's superb strike undoing Sp*rs' relentlessly negative approach, the penalty and a bit of a wobble, before a superb second half and goals from Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka sealing the win. We discuss the red card, whether we're getting enough credit for the win, before answering listener questions about Harry Kane's fouling, Ben White's form, central defensive options, Arsenal as potential title contenders, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/221h 38m

Premier League preview pod: Spurs home

Welcome to another Patreon Premier League preview podcast. In this episode I'm joined by Phil Costa, and we look ahead to the game against Spurs on Saturday lunchtime.On the agenda:The Emile Smith Rowe injuryThe North London derby as the 'nicest game of the season'Mikel Arteta giving nothing away re: fitnessWilliam Saliba and a stronger back four than last seasonBalancing attack when at home against their threat on the breakSome potential tactical tweaksAnd moreNOTE: This podcast is also being released 'free' to the regular Arsecast feed – if you'd like one of these before every Premier League game, among lots of other stuff, sign up at patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/2237m 57s

Episode 697 - Expected Goals

In this episode I chat to Rory Smith about his new book 'Expected Goals', which traces the growth of data in football and how it has influenced the game as we know it today. We talk about surprising early adopters, how players were able to skew early iterations of data, the way the use of stats is often at odds with the chaos of the game, poor communication, how things may develop in the future, and lots more – including how StatDNA put Arsenal ahead of the curve back in the day, but never really provided the kind of competitive advantage it might have.The book is fascinating for stats advocates, and stats skeptics alike – and you can order it now from your local independent bookstore.Follow Rory @rorysmithHere's the link to the article mentioned: https://www.arsenal.com/news/danny-karbassiyoon-first-team-itGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/2250m 52s

Arsecast Extra Episode 491 - 26.09.1971

In this Interlull episode, we chat about the record breaking day for Arsenal Women as they beat Sp*rs 4-0, injury concerns over some of our players as we head into October, not least Thomas Partey who withdrew from the Ghana squad with a knee injury. We discuss his ongoing issues, and how Arsenal need to give it very careful consideration, as well as Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu. Then we answer listener questions about that October schedule, Raul Sanllehi's interview with The Athletic, debut goalscorers, and lots more – including some very suspect FIFA 23 graphics as we rate the entire squad based on a video.Here's the Tweet with the question: https://twitter.com/riyanvatcha/status/1574410628605018114Here is the YouTube video with all the squad faces! While this is allegedly Mikel Arteta.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/221h 33m

Episode 696 - No surprises

In this episode joined by Andrew Allen for some Interlull Arsenal chat, including Fabio Vieira, Martin Odegaard, Takehiro Tomiyasu and other players away with their countries this month, as well as some of the media reaction to the debut of 15 year old Ethan Nwaneri.After that, there are no surprises for Matt Spiro as to how well William Saliba has done this season, and we talk about the French defender, before Matt gives us some insight into the loan spells of Flo Balogun and Nuno Tavares who are both playing in Ligue 1 this season.Follow Andrew @AAllenSport : Follow Matt @mattspiroGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/221h 2m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 51: September mailbag

On this month’s mailbag edition, Tim is joined by Art de Roche from the Athletic to look at Arsenal’s opening two games and look ahead to Saturday’s North London derby. Art and Tim take listener questions on the midfield structure for opponents who press hard, why WSL games are proving to be poor preparation for UWCL games, whether it is already time to expand the UWCL format and whether the WSL could be more creative in encouraging more shocks and more competitive games. Tim and Art also address the subject of squad rotation and why Spurs might be better preparation for Ajax than Brighton were. There is also a discussion about the competition between Laura Wienroither and Noelle Maritz at right-back.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillberto - Follow Art @artderocheGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/2247m 52s

Arsecast Extra Episode 490 - 19.09.2022

In this episode we enjoy the 3-0 win over Brentford on Sunday that put us back on top of the Premier League. We discuss the way Arsenal exerted such control and dominance over the opposition; our prowess from set-pieces as we opened the scoring from a corner; Granit Xhaka's increased creativity and an assist for Gabriel Jesus; squad depth in the shape of Fabio Vieira, who scored his first goal for the Gunners; plus a debut for 15 year old Ethan Nwaneri and what it says about the club right now. Then there are listener questions about injury concerns, Jesus walking a disciplinary tightrope, fans singing for Xhaka, William Saliba (ooooof), head slapping, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/221h 30m

Episode 695 - David Dein

In this episode I'm by former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein on the release of his autobiography, 'Calling the shots'. We talk about the book itself, the formation of the Premier League, his departure from Arsenal, Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov, his relationship with Arsene Wenger and lots more. We also have three copies of the book to give away in a competition.The show begins with Tim Stillman to talk about the October fixture pile-up, Marquinhos, and a look ahead to a brand new season for Arsenal Women.Follow Tim @stillberto'Calling the shots' by David Dein is published by Hachette – details here, or buy it from your local independent bookstore.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/221h 4m

Arsecast Extra Episode 489 - 12.09.2022

In this episode we're dealing with postponements, first the Everton game that was due to take place on Sunday, and then the Europa League clash with PSV on Thursday. We chat about how that game gets rescheduled given how packed the fixture list already is, and with the World Cup looming. Meanwhile Brentford goes ahead on Sunday, so it's all a bit confusing. There's some discussion of the World Cup itself, plus listener questions about Emile Smith Rowe, fitness staff, Eddie Nketiah, the three Brazilian Gabis, VAR mayhem in Italy and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/221h 15m

Episode 694 - Debuts and a European win

In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to discuss the 2-1 win over FC Zurich in the Europa League on Thursday night. We chat about an impressive debut from Brazilian Marquinhos, as he got a goal and an assist on his first Arsenal appearance, as well as Eddie Nketiah producing the exact same on his first start of the season. We also touch on Matt Turner's Arsenal debut, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Fabio Vieira, and Mikel Arteta's subs, as well as some thoughts on the postponement of football this weekend because of the death of the queen.Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/2256m 46s

Arsecast Extra Episode 488 - 04.09.2022

In this episode we reflect on the 3-1 defeat to Man Utd in the immediate aftermath of the game, without the benefit of seeing things again. We chat about the Gabriel Martinelli goal that was disallowed, how well Arsenal played at times but without making the most of our dominance, the goals we conceded, how Mikel Arteta's subs impacted the game, and the frustration of losing to Man Utd in familiar fashion once again. Then there are listener questions about VAR, Fabio Vieira, changing the back four, moving Ben White into midfield, Europa League rotation and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/221h 27m

Episode 693 - Window closed

In this episode I'm joined by Charles Watts to discuss transfer deadline day when Arsenal's attempts to bring in Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa proved unsuccessful. We chat about the changing focus towards the end of the window, how the timing impacts the perception of how the summer business is perceived, areas of worry, the inability to generate funds through sales, and some of the departures, including Hector Bellerin.We then turn our attention to on-pitch matters after Wednesday night's 2-1 win over Villa made it five wins from five, leaving us top of the Premier League table going into this weekend's game against Man Utd.Follow Charles @charles_wattsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/2250m 3s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 50: Ian Wright exclusive

In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim, Pippa and Alex are joined by Ian Wright to discuss the WSL season ahead, Arsenal's quiet summer in the transfer market, Ian's thoughts on Stina Blackstenius with Vivianne Miedema moving into the 10 role, what the season might hold for Mana Iwabuchi and Jordan Nobbs, selling 35,000 tickets for the North London derby (so far) as well as what the panel are most excited about and most anxious about ahead of the new season.Ian also shares his thoughts on working with Gunners boss Jonas Eidevall for BBC's coverage of the Euros this summer. All that and much more on this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/2236m 21s

Arsecast Extra Episode 487 - 29.08.2022

In this episode we enjoy the 2-1 win over Fulham on Saturday. We chat about the players missing through injury and the impact that had, Martin Odegaard's excellent performance, the goal we conceded and the way we responded to come back and overturn the deficit to take all three points. There's discussion of the atmosphere, Mikel Arteta and the bench, and Gabriel's redemption arc. Then we answer questions about the tedious celebration police and one pair in particular, transfer market expectations between now and the close of the window on Thursday, Kieran Tierney in the Zinchenko role, possible changes for Villa and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/221h 36m

Episode 692 - Half full

In this episode I'm joined by James Benge and Andrew Allen to take a glass half full look at the start of the season, before we move on to the transfer market and links to Wolves winger Pedro Neto. We talk about the departure of Nicolas Pepe on loan to Nice and reflect on his time at the club, as well as other potential moves for the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Hector Bellerin. There's also discussion of the money Arsenal have spent, how the deals are being financed by the owners and lots more.Follow James @jamesbenge : Follow Andrew @AAllenSportGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/08/2257m 14s

Arsecast Extra Episode 486 - 21.08.2022

In this episode we enjoy the 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday, discussing the two goals from Martin Odegaard, the contribution from Gabriel Jesus, William Saliba's first Arsenal goal and the reactions to it, and another three points as the impressive start to the season continues. We chat about the control Arsenal had, especially in the first half, and how this more technical team looks increasingly confident together, as well as the relationship between the team and the fans – in particular the ones who were there and in fine voice yesterday. We have listener questions about Nicolas Pepe's impending move to Nice, whether the pain of last season is a motivational factor this time around, potential incoming transfer business and much more – all to a Tequila flavoured soundtrack!Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/221h 26m

Episode 691 - Basking

In this episode I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to bask in the warm glow of Arsenal's excellent start to the season. We chat about William Saliba as he gets his career in red and white underway; the impact of Gabriel Jesus on and off the pitch, and how we've made him believe in his ability to play as a 9 again; Granit Xhaka's improved recent form; and some of the other goings-on in the Premier League, including the referees deciding to 'Let it flow'.Follow Philippe @PhilippeAuclairHere's the link for Noah's print as mentioned in the show: https://society6.com/product/thierry-henry-i19_printGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/08/2257m 11s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 49: Arsenal get a signing over the Lina

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to Swedish journalist and women's football expert Mia Eriksson about new signing Lina Hurtig. Mia talks about Lina's background in Sweden before moving to Juventus, how she might fit into this Arsenal attack, her qualities and attributes and how Arsenal might benefit from her existing partnership with international teammate Stina Blackstenius. Tim and Mia also chat about Blackstenius' first few months at Arsenal and how she might fare in her first full season in the WSL.You can follow Tim on Twitter @StillbertoGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/2234m 47s

Arsecast Extra Episode 485 - 14.08.2022

In this episode we enjoy the 4-2 win over Leicester at the Emirates on Saturday. Arsenal played some sensational football, and we discuss the impact of Gabriel Jesus and the importance and quality of his first goal for the club. There's analysis of all the goals, including the ones we conceded, the way we reacted to those concessions – especially the William Saliba own goal – as well as important contributions from Granit Xhaka, Gabriel Martinelli and Oleksandr Zinchenko, plus the feelgood factor being tied into how we're playing. We also answer listener questions about Aaron Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka, incoming transfer business, Martin Odegaard, ducks and rabbits, as well as taking some time at the top of the show to enjoy some Man Utd related schadenfreude.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/221h 36m

Episode 690 - The Stats, man

In this episode I chat to Nick Ames from the Guardian about the importance of Arsenal's opening day win against Crystal Palace, players returning from injury, transfer market needs, and Granit Xhaka.Then to chat football stats, how they're collected, the influence they've had on the game, how they've developed over the years, what xG has meant for long-range shooting, and lots more, it's Rob from Opta (better known as Orbinho on Twitter).Follow Nick @nickames82 : Follow Rob @OrbinhoHere's the link for Noah's print as mentioned in the show: https://society6.com/product/thierry-henry-i19_printGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/08/221h 15m

Arsecast Extra Episode 484 - 07.08.2022

In this episode we discuss the opening day win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, from the bright start we made which brought about Gabriel Martinelli's goal to allowing the home side back into it. We chat about why the momentum changed, the divergent discourse over Ben White's performance, and the hugely impressive debut from William Saliba. There are questions about substitutions, the way they were used and if the squad is still missing something; Patrick Vieira as a manager; refereeing this season and whether they'll let it flow more; how the centre-half position might evolve; and lots more, including a majestic Magpie-related musical finale from James.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/221h 33m

Episode 689 - Season Preview 2022-23

This episode features short interview with Amy Lawrence, Andrew Allen, Clive Palmer, Art de Roche, and Dara O'Briain ahead of the new Premier League campaign. I ask them about what they're most looking forward to, what we still need to do in the transfer market, their pick for the player of the season, realistic expectations for what the team can achieve, and more – plus a little bit of the usual waffle and a new jingle.Follow Amy @amylawrence71 : Follow Andrew @AAllenSport : Follow Clive @clivepafc : Follow Art @ArtdeRoche : Follow Dara @daraobriainGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/221h 25m

Episode 688 - The Borg

 In this pre-season Premier League episode I'm joined by Ken Early of Second Captains to look ahead to the new season. We discuss the winter World Cup, how Erling Haaland might (or might not) fit in at Man City, Liverpool's 'net spend', Chelsea's transfer strategy, Man Utd's Cristiano Ronaldo issue, as well as some Arsenal chat and a very disturbing prediction from Ken which I hope does not come to pass.Follow Ken @kenearlysGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/221h 12m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 48: August mailbag

In this month’s Mailbag episode, Tim, Alex and Pippa get together to discuss the recently concluded European Championships and take listener questions on summer transfers, the legacy of the Euros and whether that will translate into increased crowds, Arsenal players that impressed the most at the tournament, predictions and hot takes for the season ahead, Nikita Parris’ imminent transfer to Manchester United and Beth Mead for the Ballon D’Or? And plenty more besides.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillberto : Pippa @pippa_monique : Alex @alexibaceta23Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/221h

Arsecast Extra Episode 483 - 31.07.2022

In this episode we discuss the 6-0 win over Sevilla in the Emirates Cup on Saturday. There's discussion of an imposing looking defence and interesting full-back tactics, before focus turns further forward and just how thrilling the options up front look. We talk about Gabriel Jesus' hat-trick and what he's bringing to the team, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Martinelli who was brilliant and selfless. We also chat about Martin Odegaard and the fact he's the new captain, as well as answering listener questions about William Saliba, potential departures and how we have to get used to the idea of selling players we like, Reiss Nelson's future, Rob Holding, Emile Smith Rowe and loads more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/221h 42m

Episode 687 - Tough sell

In this episode I'm joined by Simon Collings from the Evening Standard to discuss pre-season; potential gaps in the Arsenal squad including central midfield, striker and right wing; the imminent departure of Bernd Leno; the difficulty of selling players everybody knows you don't want, especially as you've told the world you don't want them; increased transparency from the club with regards interviews and documentaries; and more – including a farewell to a former manager.Follow Simon @sr_collingsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/07/2253m 40s

Arsecast Extra Episode 482 - 25.07.2022

In this episode James is back from the US, and we chat about his experiences on the tour from Baltimore to Orlando. We touch on the 4-0 win over Chelsea, how well Gabriel Jesus has settled in, and how well William Saliba has integrated back into the squad as a big season looms for him. We also talk about James' interview with Edu, analysing the things he had to say, and what it means to hear a Technical Director communicate like that. Then there are listener questions about being light at striker, the goalkeeping situation, Nicolas Pepe's Instagram post, what Mikel Arteta might have meant when he said we were 'short' in certain areas, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/221h 35m

Episode 686 - Versatility

In this episode I'm joined by James Benge of CBS Sports to talk about pre-season and how it can be a fun time, especially for fans local to the tour locations. We then chat about Eddie Nketiah stepping up to be the number 2 striker, the imminent arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko and how his versatility is a theme of recent transfers, how the five subs rule might produce tactical changes, thoughts on the upcoming All or Nothing documentary after seeing the trailer drop, and more (but not much more).Follow James @jamesbengeGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/07/2255m 6s

Arsecast Extra Episode 481 - 19.07.2022

In this transatlantic episode I chat to James about his exploits on the US tour, including the disturbing hotel dramas he's had, before he gives me the low down on what I missed during my week off. Arsenal beat Everton, there's chat about Gabriel Jesus, the size of the squad we brought and the lack of youngsters, what seems to be the imminent arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko along with questions about where he might play, as well as loads of listener questions about departures, what more we might do in the transfer market, Cedric and right back, signing players from Man City, numbered positions and much more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/221h 29m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 47: Suitable for Females

On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to Emirates Stadium Venue Director Tom McCann about the decision to play a minimum of six AWFC matches at Emirates Stadium next season. Tom gives us an insight into the marketing strategy, the planning required and why Arsenal have decided to play more AWFC games at Emirates Stadium.Then in part 2, Tim talks to author and journalist Carrie Dunn about her new book 'Unsuitable for Females' on the history of women's football in the UK. Tim and Carrie talk about the difficulties of documenting history accurately when records are so sketchy, as well as some of the stories and characters she uncovered in writing the book.You can follow Carrie on Twitter @carriesparkle You can follow Tim on Twitter @StillbertoGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/2258m 3s

Arsecast Extra Episode 480 - 10.07.2022

In this episode James is back from holidays as I get ready to go on mine, and we talk about the friendly win over FC Nurnberg on Friday. Gabriel Jesus gave us a little taste of what's to come from him in a red and white shirt, while there's also discussion of Eddie Nketiah and expectations from him in the season ahead. We also chat about Bernd Leno's imminent departure, and Jack Wilshere's retirement, as well as taking questions from listeners about Lucas Torreira, a '£50m back up' signing, media coverage of transfers, who might be our physical bête noire, and lots more – including another terrifying dose of magpie content.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/221h 33m

Episode 685 - Behind the digital scenes

In this episode I'm joined by Rob Kelly, former Digital Content Manager for the official Arsenal website. We chat about the job he did for well over a decade, from starting with the youth teams to interviewing Arsene Wenger every week. We also discuss the changing face of digital content, social media, trying to give fans behind the scenes access without giving too much away, tight deadlines, announcing transfers and making announcement videos, and lots more.Follow Rob @robkelly2Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/2251m 6s

Arsecast Extra Episode 479 - 04.07.2022

In this episode Tim Stillman is in for James who is on his holidays and thus misses the big out of the blue signing of Gabriel Jesus from Man City. We talk about the player, the deal, what he'll bring to the team next season, and the fact he's made it clear he's coming in as the number 9 and what we can expect in that regard. There's plenty of ancillary Jesus discussion too, as well as a look at the other transfers thus far, plus listener questions about what would constitute a successful window, what might happen with returning loan players like Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, competing against big clubs for good players, Arsenal Women transfer rumours and LOADS more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/221h 31m

Episode 684 - A big deal

In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to talk about the signing of Gabriel Jesus even though it hasn't been made official yet. In terms of stature it's up there with the Sanchez/Ozil deals, and we chat about his role, and how significant a deal it is. There's also some discussion of the midweek Raphinha goings-on, Lisandro Martinez and why we might be after him, the upcoming Amazon documentary and more.Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/221h

Arsecast Extra Episode 478 - 27.06.2022

In this episode there's a lot of focus on what appears to be the imminent arrival of Gabriel Jesus. James and I discuss the signing, what the player could bring to the team, what a signing like this says about how we're continuing to develop the team, as well as the financial aspects of the deal. We also chat about the interest in Raphinha as more talks with Leeds are planned, and whether or not his signing might have implications for Bukayo Saka and his contract renewal. Then we answer listener questions about KSE, the stadium developments, Emile Smith Rowe, and lots more – plus the long awaited return of Magpie Facts.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/221h 37m

Episode 683 - Ins and Outs

In this episode I'm joined by Charles Watts from Goal to discuss the latest transfer stories regarding Arsenal, including the arrival of Fabio Vieira and how the club managed to keep the story so quiet despite working on it for a long time. We also chat about links to Leeds winger Raphina, as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attack this summer, as well as Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez. Then we turn our attention to the outgoing business we need to do, with a litany of names with little future in North London but as yet no alternative destination, the difficulties of selling, the importance of the Academy as a revenue sources and lots more.Follow Charles @charles_wattsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/06/2251m 38s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 46: The commentators and the author

In this episode, Tim talks to BBC Commentator and BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC co-commentator Lucy Ward about how they got into the profession, the skills they have needed, acquired and developed and the differences between working on a WSL game and a Premier League game- particularly when it comes to research. In part two, Tim chats to the Guardian's Suzy Wrack about her new book, A Woman's Game- The rise, fall and rise again of women's football, which is out now.You can order Suzy's book hereYou can follow Robyn on Twitter @robyniocowen and Lucy @lucyjwardGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/221h 16m

Arsecast Extra Episode 477 - 20.06.2022

In this episode James and I chat about Eddie Nketiah's contract extension, a show of faith in him, as well as the salary, how he still has lots to prove (that's not a bad thing), and wearing number 14. We also tie in the contract renewal of Bukayo Saka as they share the same agent. Then there's transfer talk with the imminent arrival of Fabio Vieira, links to Lisandro Martinez, and James explains why there might not be major urgency over Youri Tielemans. On top of that, listener questions about the money we're spending, the 'draw' of Arsenal in its current guise, ethics and sponsorships and if the two things can exist side by side, the difficulties of selling players and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/221h 34m

Episode 682 - Statements: James Benge

In this episode I'm joined by James Benge from CBS Sports to discuss statements sent in by our Patreon members which he has to strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with. On the agenda – cover for Bukayo Saka, goal expectations for Gabriel Martinelli next season, Kieran Tierney, William Saliba, the fixture list, officiating and lots more.There's also some quick chat about an out of the blue transfer story which we'll cover in more detail in another episode.Follow James @jamesbengeGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/06/2259m 59s

Arsecast Extra Episode 476 - 13.06.2022

In this episode James and I discuss the latest transfer rumours involving Arsenal, including Bernd Leno to Fulham; reported interest in Jarrod Bowen and Raphinha, but how likely are we to spend that for a position we have well covered?; as well as potential departures like Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Lucas Torreira, and Pablo Mari. There's also a big explainer about the way transfers happen, from contacts between clubs, agents and players, and some of the snags that can happen; some info on our pursuit of a left-side centre-half; our lack of business so far; Arsene Wenger on Instagram, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/06/221h 41m

Episode 681 - Question time

In this episode I'm joined by Tim Stillman and Phil Costa to discuss questions put to us by Arseblog Patreon members. These include: the idea of Arsenal signing a 'tall' forward during this transfer window; transfer priorities after midfield and striker are sorted; how the mid-season World Cup might impact the upcoming campaign; whether the five subs rule will be in the minds of Arteta and Edu as they add to the squad this summer; Bukayo Saka and Ben White as captaincy candidates; and lots more.Follow Tim @Stillberto : Follow Phil @_philcostaGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/221h 10m

Arsecast Extra Episode 475 - 06.06.2022

In this episode James and I discuss the William Saliba interview after he says he's coming back to Arsenal next season. However, is it as cut and dry as it seems, from the perspectives of the club and the player? We also discuss links to Man City's Oleksandr Zinchenko and how he might fit into the team/squad, as well as answering lots of listener questions on topics such as KSE, Nuno Tavares, Academy players going on loan, refereeing improvements, who might improve most next season and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/06/221h 27m

Episode 680 - Filling the gaps

In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to chat about the tactical development of Mikel Arteta's team last season, some bad luck and some risky decisions, the crazy notion that Arsenal might improve further if we have a good transfer window, and the influence of Martin Odegaard and how that might be extended next season. We also chat about the financial disparity between the Premier League and Europe, how big teams got ruthless after suffering pain, the impending departure of Alexandre Lacazette, and more.Read the John Burn-Murdoch thread here: https://twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/status/1530523036545335296Read Lewis' article here: https://arseblog.com/2022/06/tactics-column-how-a-young-arsenal-evolved-in-2021-22/Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/06/2259m 24s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 45: June Mailbag

Tim Stillman and Alex Ibaceta get together for the June mailbag edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, taking listener questions on Vivianne Miedema's new deal, alongside new deals for Caitlin Foord, Steph Catley and Noelle Maritz, how much of an advantage greater stability might be next season, plenty of questions on who Arsenal should target in the summer transfer window as well as questions on the likes of Nikita Parris, Mana Iwabuchi and Fran Stenson. The panel also considers Arsenal's pledge to host six Arsenal Women home games at Emirates Stadium next season.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillberto, and Alex @alexibaceta23Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/221h 15m

Arsecast Extra Episode 474 - 30.05.2022

In this episode James and I chat about the weekend's football, including the playoff final and the Champions League final, but mostly take listener questions on topics such as: Serge Gnabry, the departure of Shad Forsythe, the fixture list next season with a November World Cup, Reiss Nelson's future, Eddie Nketiah's new contract, Emile Smith Rowe and much more. We also do our pre-transfer window predictions on how much we'll spend and how much we might recoup from what looks like it'll be a significant number of sales.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/221h 33m

Episode 679 - We need a lad with a trumpet

In this episode I'm joined by Philippe Auclair as the dust settles on the Premier League season. We discuss the way it ended, European football next season, key lessons for Mikel Arteta, transfer links to the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans, contract extensions for Mohamed Elneny and Eddie Nketiah, William Saliba, the myth of Premier League competitiveness and lots more.Follow Philippe @philippeauclairGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/05/221h 17m

Episode 678 - Arseblog & Arsenal Vision Live from Union Chapel

This episode is a recording of the Arseblog & Arsenal Vision Live event from Union Chapel, on Saturday, May 21st. Obviously it was recorded before the end of the season, so it contains some out of date references, but there's plenty in there to enjoy all the same.Line up : Andrew Mangan (@arseblog), James McNicholas (@gunnerblog), Paul Cassidy (@poznaninmypants), Clive Palmer (@clivepafc), Tim Stillman (@stillberto), Elliot Smith (@yankeegunner)Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/221h 38m

Arsecast Extra Episode 473 - 23.05.2022

In this episode James and I discuss the 5-1 win over Everton on the final day, and reflect on the season as a whole. We chat about the game, the atmosphere, the lap of appreciation and what can be read into that, and a 5th place finish which brings Europa League football next season. We then answer listener questions about loan players, William Saliba, summer transfer business, Man City winning the title, pitch invasions and much more.Note: My voice is a bit croaky after three nights out in a row in London, so apologies for that!Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/05/221h 21m

Episode 677 - The week that was

In this episode, I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Lewis Ambrose to talk about the week that we've just endured, the fallout from Monday night's defeat, and where it has left us. We assess aspects of the season, endeavour to find things that might have tipped the balance in our favour, discuss Aubameyang and January, the team's desperate need for more attacking presence, and lots more, including holding out just the tiniest sliver of hope for a final day miracle with results going our way.Follow Andrew @AAllenSport : Follow Lewis @LGAmbroseGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/05/221h 5m

Arsecast Extra Episode 472 - 17.05.2022

 In this episode we look back on the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle at St James' Park, a loss made all the more painful because it more or less ends our chances of Champions League football next season. We discuss the game and the sub-par performance from Arsenal, the impact of injuries and the lack of impact from substitutes, whether this was a team freezing at a big moment or one which has run out of steam, and the key ingredient that has been missing this season which will likely be the difference between us and the team that finishes fourth. We then answer listener questions about how to view the last few weeks and the whole season, Granit Xhaka's post-game comments, squad building, what Mikel Arteta will have learned during this campaign and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/221h 32m

Arsecast Extra Episode 471 - 13.05.2022

In this episode we discuss the 3-0 defeat in the North London derby. We chat about the line-up, the key moments including Rob Holding's battle with Son and his subsequent red card, the penalty that was awarded against us, and the lack of a viable centre-half from the bench – especially in the circumstances of this particular game. There's also discussion of Mikel Arteta's post-game comments and those of Antonio Conte, the media's outlook about the game, as well as questions from listeners about what we do defensively against Newcastle on Monday, our red card reputation, more on the media narrative that surrounds the club this season, moving on from squad players, and LOADS more.Also, vote for James' book here: https://sportsbookawards.com/vote/Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/221h 39m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 43: May Mailbag

In this month's mailbag edition, Tim Stillman and Alex Ibaceta review the season that was and take listener questions on Vivianne Miedema's future, Frida Maanum's role next season, where Arsenal might look to strengthen in the summer transfer window and whether it will be revolution or evolution in the market, the types of players Jonas might sign as well as the positions, the prospect of the team training with the U16s boys' team next season and the benefits that might bring, Anna Patten and what Arsenal might be looking for in a back-up goalkeeper next season. There is also a short interview with Beth Mead at the end of the podcast.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillberto, and Alex @alexibaceta23Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblogIf you are a regular listener via iTunes, if you would be so kind as to leave a review/rating that would be greatly appreciated. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/221h 22m

Arsecast Extra Episode 470 - 09.05.2022

 In this episode we discuss the 2-1 win over Leeds on Sunday. A game that started brilliantly with two early goals and in which we played 10 men for over an hour became quite nerve-wracking after their out of the blue goal in the second period. We chat about the fear, why it was so intense when in reality Arsenal were in control for the most part, losing composure and how it manifested itself, James' coping mechanism, as well as how important the three points were, and a bit focus on some excellent individual performances. There are inevitable questions about the derby on Thursday which feels very much like a cup final given everything that's at stake, including how we might set up and what tweaks we might make to our defensive line-up. Plus Mohamed Elneny's contract, some chat about Mikel Arteta's new deal and lots more before we have to give up after talking ourselves into a state of turmoil.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/221h 39m

Episode 676 - Connection

In this episode, I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to discuss the lure and the challenge of the Champions League as Arsenal chase a top four spot, the sense that something is building, summer recruitment with regards versatility and specificity of player positions, the connection that Mikel Arteta has worked hard to make between the team/club and fans, his own future as he heads towards the final year of his contract, the emotions as we go into the final four games of the season, and lots more.Follow Amy on Twitter @amylawrence71Vote for James in the Sports Book Awards here: https://sportsbookawards.com/vote/Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/2256m 0s

Arsecast Extra Episode 469 - 02.05.2022

In this episode we discuss the 2-1 win away to West Ham on Sunday afternoon, discussing the contribution of Rob Holding, and other so-called fringe players to this recent good run, as well as the goals we scored from set-pieces, the one we conceded, the performance of Eddie Nketiah, and other key incidents from the game as we guarantee European football for next season. Then there are listener about the future of Eddie and a possible new contract, the team being more streetwise, keeping the squad happy and content, Declan Rice, and lots more besides.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/221h 32m

Episode 675 - Tomi's Dimensions

In this episode, I'm joined by Art de Roche of The Athletic to discuss the ups and downs of Arsenal as we head towards the end of the season. We chat about Nuno Tavares, the return of Takehiro Tomiyasu and what he'll bring to the team in the coming weeks, transfer links with Gabriel Jesus and what else we might need to add to the forward line this summer, and lots more.Follow Art on Twitter @ArtdeRocheGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/04/2254m 46s

Arsecast Extra Episode 468 - 25.04.2022

In this episode we discuss the 3-1 win over Man Utd at the Emirates on Saturday. Arsenal scored first, went further ahead, but conceded quickly. It wasn't all one way traffic either, and we chat about the chances the opposition had, some of the big decisions, and some moments where we rode our luck a little bit. However, there was much to enjoy, not least the penalty miss and Granit Xhaka's first goal of the season, capping what has been a very good for the team. We then answer questions about Nuno Tavares and the ups and downs to his performance, links to Gabriel Jesus, a new deal for Mohamed Elneny, pundit reaction to the win, and lots moreGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/221h 38m

Episode 674 - Enjoyable chaos

In this episode, I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss our 4-2 win over Chelsea at a half-empty Stamford Bridge last night. We discuss a somewhat chaotic first half with four goals, touching on Eddie Nketiah's impact, a glorious second from Arsenal, and the two we conceded. There's more on the second half, going ahead, staying ahead, the manager's tactical tweaks, Nuno Tavares, Bukayo Saka stepping up to take the late penalty, the away fans being loud and proud, and lots more besides.Follow Andrew on Twitter @AAllenSportGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/2259m 48s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 43: April Mailbag

In this month's mailbag episode, Tim, Pippa and Alex take reader questions on whether Arsenal can say they have made progress this season without a trophy, why Arsenal have struggled to create chances in the big games, Jordan Nobbs, Kim Little, the conflict between making WSL games attractive for TV audiences versus making them accessible to match going fans, how an LAW five-a-side team might shape up, questions on Noelle Maritz's future and much more!You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillberto, Pippa @pippa_monique and Alex @alexibaceta23Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/221h 7m

Arsecast Extra Episode 467 - 18.04.2022

In this episode we discuss the 1-0 defeat to Southampton at the weekend, discussing Mikel Arteta's team selection, the overall performance, chances missed, the goal we conceded, an inability to turn second half dominance into goals of our own, before there's a long chat about how what's happening now is a consequence of the January transfer window and our inaction in that period. We also answer questions from listeners about too much crossing, overrating our young players, more football people at executive level, whether there has actually been progress this season, Alexandre Lacazette's comments, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/221h 42m

Episode 673 - xG Overlords

In this episode, I'm joined by Tim Stillman to discuss statements sent to us by our Patreon members on Discord. I put them to Tim, he has to either strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with them. On the agenda, we have summer transfers, Nuno Tavares, Europa League v Champions League, Kieran Tierney, Granit Xhaka, Arteta's trust, xG, Takehiro Tomiyasu, officiating, the season as a whole and much more.Follow Tim on Twitter @StillbertoGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/04/221h 9m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 42: Julie Fleeting exclusive

On this special episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim Stillman speaks to Gunners legend Julie Fleeting about a career which saw her score 130 goals in 122 appearances for Arsenal – despite holding down a job as a PE teacher in Scotland throughout her eight years with the club. Julie talks about her extraordinary career which also saw her net 116 goals in 121 games for Scotland and also took in a spell at San Diego Spirit.Julie spoke to Tim about the BBC Alba documentary that aired about her career on Sunday, 10th April and is being repeated on BBC Alba on Friday, 15th April at 10pm, it is also available on demand on the BBC iPlayer until 9th May.BBC ALBA is available on the following platforms:Sky – 141Freeview / YouView – 7 (Scotland only)Virgin Media – 161Freesat – 109BBC iPlayerThe feature length documentary film has been funded by BBC ALBA and is written, produced and directed by award-winning purpleTV director Margot McCuaig.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/2242m 7s

Episode 672 - Ian Wright special

In this special edition of the show, I'm joined by Arsenal legend Ian Wright to reflect on the last week which has been so disheartening and damaging to our top four chances. We chat about the lack of goals, Alexandre Lacazette's dwindling contribution, Eddie Nketiah, the injury absences, Xhaka at left-back, Nuno Tavares, Nicolas Pepe and lots more.Follow Ian on Twitter (as if you're not already) @IanWright0 - and subscribe to Wrighty's House podcast – available wherever you get your podcasts, just search Ringer FC. Wrighty's House is every Wednesday, and this week he talks to former Arsenal player Jill Roord about the Women's Champions League and Wolfsburg's upcoming semi final vs Barcelona.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/2238m 29s

Arsecast Extra Episode 466 - 11.04.2022

In this episode we discuss the 2-1 defeat to Brighton on Saturday. We start with Granit Xhaka's selection at left-back, how it impacted the team, and what it means for Nuno Tavares. We chat about the goals we conceded, the lacklustre performance when there was supposed to be a reaction, some poor decision making, and how a late flurry wasn't enough to prevent a truly disheartening result. There's also stuff on Alexandre Lacazette and the need for a change up front, as well as questions about a shift in formation, keeping fringe players more involved, VAR, our top four chances and Mikel Arteta, great rivalries and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/221h 38m

Episode 671 - Keep it simple

In this episode, I'm joined by Charles Watts to discuss a difficult week for Arsenal on and off the pitch. We chat about the fallout from the Crystal Palace game, and injuries to two key players - Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey, as well as the best way for Mikel Arteta to deal with their absences with Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga waiting in the wings. There's also a long discussion about what to do up front, with Alexandre Lacazette's lack of goalscoring contribution now becoming a significant issue for the team. Should being shorn of two experienced players have an impact on the Frenchman's place in the team? All that, and much more, including a reminder of our fundraising efforts this month.Follow Charles on Twitter @charles_wattsGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world.Donate to the Arsenal Vision Podcast fundraiser, raising money for the Arsenal Foundation: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/avpgives Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/2253m 37s

Arsecast Extra Episode 465 - 05.04.2022

In this episode James and I cover the 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday. We try and understand why Arsenal were so far off the pace in the first half, examine the goals we conceded, before discussing a second half which was better, but then it couldn't have been much worse. We chat about the substitutions, and there's a long discussion based on questions about how we cope with injuries to Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey, whether Nuno Tavares will continue at left-back having been taken off at half-time, potential changes up front and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog – this month every penny we earn from Patreon will be donated to Unicef to help children affected by conflict around the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/221h 30m

Episode 670 - Crunchy

In this episode we're heading towards crunch time in the season, and with me to discuss Gary Neville, the 5 subs rule, Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal as an attractive destination, Nicolas Pepe and more, is James Benge.Then we get some Crystal Palace perspective, Patrick Vieira chat, and more, ahead of Monday night's trip to Selhurst Park is Dan from HLTCO.Follow James @jamesbenge : Follow Dan @HLTCOIf you want to become an Arseblog Member on Patreon, you can sign up at patreon.com/arseblog for just €5 per month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/221h 1m

Arsecast Extra Episode 464 - 28.03.2022

In this episode James and I chat about his visit to France where he found himself in danger, but also saw William Saliba playing for Marseille. We talk about his performance and his prospects of coming back to Arsenal and playing a part next season, as well as rounding up all the other Interlull action including goals from our players, and Laurent Koscielny's retirement. Then we answer listener questions about the striker we might be after, Kieran Tierney's Real Madrid links, loan players, and lots more – including our predictions for the final ten games of the season.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/221h 19m

Episode 669 - Luxury!

In this episode discussion I'm joined by former Gunner Adrian Clarke to talk Bukayo Saka, protection from referees and from outdated pundits. We chat about his progress as a player, his contribution to the season, and reports that he's set to be offered a new contract, as well as what the celebrations of the team tell us about its progress and what other people think of it.Then I talk to Jon Spurling about his new book: Get it on: How the 70s Rocked Football – with some competition copies to give away too!Follow Adrian @adrianjclarke : Follow Jon @jonspurling1If you want to become an Arseblog Member on Patreon, you can sign up at patreon.com/arseblog for just €5 per month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/221h 4m

Arsecast Extra Episode 463 - 21.03.2022

In this episode James and I enjoy and celebrate our 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday lunchtime. We chat about the we way we played in the first half, the goal that won the game, and the contribution of Bukayo Saka. There's discussion of the challenge on him as well as Steven Gerrard's post-game comments about Saka's call for more protection. There's loads more besides, including the connection between the fans and the team, the manager's name being sung, the substitute performances from Pepe and Nketiah, Bernd Leno and Aaron Ramsdale, the centre-halves, James' reinterpretation of the concept of the clean sheet, bird poo, Ian Wright jingle fun and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/221h 33m

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 41: Arsenal hope to make Wolfsburg Frauen

In this episode, Tim is joined by German journalist and Wolfsburg expert Jasmina Schweimler to preview next week's huge Champions League quarter-final tie between Arsenal and Wolfsburg, with the first leg taking place at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. Tim and Jasmina chat about Wolfsburg's form, how their former Arsenal players are getting on and Wolfsburg's continued presence at the very top of women's football.Then Tim is joined by Arsenal's Matildas, Caitlin Foord, Lydia Williams and Steph Catley for a round of fun, quickfire questions.You can follow Jasmina on Twitter @JasSchweimlerGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/03/2245m 27s

Episode 668 - What are we eating?

In this episode discussion of the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, with Andrew Allen. We chat about a competitive first half, before the big moments in the second period that decided the game. Analysis of our chance to score, and the two we conceded over which we can have some regrets. We also speak about Gabriel Martinelli as a big positive, the reaction inside the stadium, Mikel Arteta's fixture-list grump, the need to respond against Villa on Saturday and lots more.Follow Andrew @aallensportIf you want to become an Arseblog Member on Patreon, you can sign up at patreon.com/arseblog for just €5 per month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/2255m 8s

Arsecast Extra Episode 462 - 14.03.2022

In this episode James and I enjoy the 2-0 win over Leicester at the Emirates on Sunday. We discuss the sublime performance from Martin Odegaard, as well as the midfield dominance of Thomas Partey, aided and abetted by another solid team performance and that rarest of things – an Arsenal penalty. We chat about the kind of football we're playing, the progress we're making, and the fun elements to our football, as well as the ability to control games from good positions. Then there are listener questions about set-pieces, protecting Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli's attacking instincts, Ben White impressing but making people laugh, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/221h 36m

Episode 667 - New Emoji Needed

In this episode I'm joined by Clive Palmer to discuss the sanctions imposed by the British government on Roman Abramovich and the potential implications for Chelsea, and Arsenal. We chat about the need for greater scrutiny on football club ownership, and the asterisk that has to be part of any discussion of Chelsea's success. We also talk about the Champions League, the excitement building around our potential return to it, upgrading the midfield in the summer, defensive lapses, coping with a hectic upcoming schedule and lots more.Follow Clive @clivepafcIf you want to become an Arseblog Member on Patreon, you can sign up at patreon.com/arseblog for just €5 per month. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/2256m 25s

Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 40: March mailbag

On this month's mailbag episode of the Arsenal Women's Arsecast, Tim, Alex and Pippa take listener questions on the upcoming UWCL tie with Wolfsburg, including Arsenal Women in the renovation of Emirates Stadium and Arsenalising Meadow Park.There are questions on Jordan Nobbs' 250th Arsenal appearance and whether that could have been handled better, whether the Miedema and Blackstenius partnership can be used in the Champions League and how best to handle big international players who are struggling for minutes.You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillberto, Alex @AlexIbaceta23, and Pippa @pippa_moniqueGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/221h 5m