Handbrake Off - A show about Arsenal

Handbrake Off - A show about Arsenal

By The Athletic

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, Adrian Clarke, James McNicholas (Gunnerblog), Art de Roche and comedian Ian Stone bring you a weekly podcast dedicated to Arsenal Football Club. They'll bring you reaction to all the games, expert insight into the inner-workings of the club, including transfers and contracts, and analysis on the women's team too.

Episodes

Handbrake Live returns!

Handbrake Off returns to Leicester Square Theatre after a remarkable year for Mikel Arteta’s team. Life-long Gooners Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and former Arsenal number 29 (1995/96 and 1996/97 seasons) Adrian Clarke will look back on a remarkable year for the Arsenal. They’ll assess the start of the new campaign and how the new summer signings are settling in, and dare to dream about making an even bigger impact in the Champions League in the 9 months ahead.  Plus, there’ll be stories from the glory, glory days about Dennis, Wrighty, TA and all your favourite Arsenal heroes - as well as stories far too salacious for the regular pod. Join us on Monday 23rd September, tickets available from the link below. https://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/show/handbrake-off/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/243m 12s

89 points & end of season awards

For one last time this season join Amy Lawrence, Adrian Clarke, and Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal reaching 89 points in the Premier League. The panel look back at the highlights and lowlights of this wonderful campaign, choosing their player of the season, goal of the season, moment they wished could be different plus many, many more. All on this final episode of Handbrake Off (for this season!) Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/2454m 22s

The Arsenal take it to the final day

Art de Roché and Jordan Campbell join Ian Stone to look ahead to the visit of Everton, as Arsenal look to end the season with 89 points. The panel reflect on the progress this season, and look at where the team can improve again next campaign. We cross everything for a Moyes masterclass, and discuss the aftermath of Spurs' defeat to City. Plus, Art & Jordan pick their player of the season and we say goodbye to an Arsenal legend, Vivianne Miedema. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/2432m 4s

One-nil at Old Trafford - Trossard again

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's one-nil victory at Old Trafford, taking the title race to the final day. It was our 27th victory this season, the most we've ever managed in the Premier League. William Saliba was monstrous at the back, while Leandro Trossard was on the scoresheet yet again, clutch. Plus, how do the panel feel about supporting Spurs, as Manchester City head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/2433m 20s

Squad Audit: where do Arsenal upgrade this summer?

James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone for a squad audit. The panel discuss where Arsenal should look to improve this summer, including who should be sold to raise funds. Plus, two games remain in our push for the title, how do Arsenal approach Sunday's visit to Old Trafford? Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/2441m 45s

Declan Rice, we got him half price

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's 3-0 victory over Bournemouth, keeping the pressure on Manchester City. The Gunners equalled last season's tally of 26 wins and 88 goals scored, while David Raya confirmed the Golden Glove. The panel talk Bukayo Saka's mentality, and discuss where Declan Rice is best suited after another man of the match performance. Plus, questionable decisions, the super Leandro Trossard, and we hear from Art de Roché on Arsenal's dramatic victory in the WSL. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/2443m 37s

Should Arsenal sell Gabriel Jesus?

James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to discuss the future of Arsenal's number 9. Gabriel Jesus looks a far cry from the player who took us to a new level in the first half of last season, with only four Premier League goals this campaign. Have this team out grown him, and should Mikel Arteta look to sell? Or can he get back to the form we know he's capable of? Plus, what could Jorginho's contract offer mean for Thomas Partey, and a look ahead to Saturday's home fixture against Bournemouth... Let's hope it's less stressful than last time. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/2436m 1s

Havertz and Saka shine in absurd north London derby

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on another ludicrous north London derby, as Arsenal beat Spurs 3-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mikel Arteta's side have showed their maturity since the defeats to Villa and Bayern, and the win over Spurs emphasised their resilience. Despite not being at our best, including gifting Spurs two goals, we held on for a deserved and incredibly important win. The panel discuss stand-out performers Kai Havertz and Bukayo Saka, with the former having his best week in an Arsenal shirt to date. Plus, St Totteringham's day, Ben White's antics, and Mikel Arteta's 'Untouchables'. 3 cup finals down, 3 to go... Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/2446m 52s

Chelsea crushed - the perfect preparation for Spurs

Ian Stone has Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché on board to look back on a near-perfect performance by the Gunners in that incredible 5-0 defeat of Chelsea - not a bad way to prepare for the North London derby on Sunday. Do we make any changes for Spurs, or stick with the boys who did so incredibly well on Tuesday? Plus: the return of Jurrien Timber, and considerable amounts of love for the continued magnificence of Martin Ødegaard and Kai Havertz. Look out for Amy Lawrence's piece on our new favourite German. Presented by: Ian Stone With: Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché Produced by: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/2443m 36s

Top of the table again!

Arsenal went to Wolves at the weekend and came away with the necessary win to head back to the top of the table once more and put a dreadful week behind them - and Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke are all about channeling the positivity for this episode of Handbrake Off.   It's a case of one down, five more finals to go, then, and it starts on Tuesday with Chelsea. Does Arteta rotate and rest anyone ahead of the North London derby?   Presented by: Ian Stone With: Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke Produced by: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/2438m 2s

How do Arsenal get to the next level?

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich. Mikel Arteta has lead incredible progress at the club, the panel discuss how success should be considered, and what Arsenal need in order to move to the next stage. Plus, with six games remaining in the Premier League, can the Gunners bounce back at Molineux to stay in the hunt for the title? Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/2440m 38s

Villa dent title hopes, how Arsenal respond is key

James McNicholas and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's disappointing home defeat to Unai Emery's Aston Villa. The Gunners failed to capitalise on Crystal Palace's victory at Anfield, meaning it's Manchester who lead the way with a 2 point gap at the top. The panel discuss whether Mikel Arteta's side have outgrown Zinchenko, and if moving Havertz into midfield was a mistake. With Bayern Munich up next in the Champions League, and the tie in the balance, this could be a season defining week - how will Arsenal respond? Plus, a thrashing in the WSL as Arsenal beat Bristol City 5-0, and Bundesliga champion, Granit Xhaka. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/2440m 17s

Honours even, all to play for in Munich

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich. The panel break down the penalty shouts at both ends, as well as the mistakes and missed chances that cost Mikel Arteta's side. It was the Gunners first Champions League Quarter Final in 14 years, did the performance show the lack of experience they have in Europe?  Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Jesus made the difference off the bench, should they come into the starting XI at the Allianz? Plus, death, taxes and a Harry Kane penalty, and a look ahead to Villa's visit on Sunday. Produced by Jay Beale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/2443m 26s

Arsenal stay top after superb South Coast display

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's 3-0 victory at the Amex. The Gunners stayed top of the Premier League after Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. The panel look ahead to the remaining fixtures, and discuss the maturity of Mikel Arteta's side compared to this time last season. Plus, a look ahead to Bayern Munich's visit to the Emirates. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/2451m 37s

Required rotation sees Smith Rowe shine

Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's 2-0 win over Luton, keeping the pressure on Liverpool and City. Mikel Arteta made five changes to the side that started at the Etihad, the panel discuss whether this was the last chance to rotate.  Emile Smith Rowe was one of the players to come in, and was involved in both goals. How big of a role could he have during the run in? Plus, bullies at the back, and a look ahead to Brighton on Saturday. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/2444m 45s

Ever-growing maturity and experience nullifies City

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's hard fought point at the Etihad. Mikel Arteta will be proud of shutting Manchester City out, ending their 57-game goal streak. The panel analyse the performance, and discuss where it leaves Arsenal for the remainder of the season. Plus, we hear from Art de Roché on Arsenal's win over Chelsea in the Conti Cup Final. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/2445m 8s

A season defining Sunday, how do Arsenal hurt City?

Premier League football finally returns this weekend, with Arsenal travelling to Manchester City on Easter Sunday. James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to preview what could be a season defining fixture. The trip to the Etihad was a humbling experience last season, but the panel discuss how Arsenal have improved since then, and where they might hurt City this time. Plus, a look ahead to the women's Conti Cup Final against Chelsea. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/2436m 9s

Ben(jamin) White, Bayern and Bukayo Saka's sauce

Ian Stone has Amy Lawrence and Art de Roché for company as we discuss Ben - or is it Benjamin? - White's new contract and why his decision to not play for England should be greeted as a positive for the game as a whole. Plus, some extremely early thoughts on the Champions League semi-final with Bayern Munich, and, er, Bukayo Saka's new Nando's sauce. Yup - it's definitely the international break... Produced by Jay Beale and Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/2435m 35s

Raya heroics and Ødegaard magic see Arsenal into last eight

James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal reaching the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 14 years. Porto did not make it easy, taking the game to extra time and a penalty shoot-out. Arsenal dispatched their penalties with such confidence, while David Raya took care of the rest saving twice from the spot to send Mikel Arteta's side through. The panel discuss what this win will do for momentum and belief within this young Arsenal team. Plus, captain fantastic - Martin Ødegaard, and one of us - William Saliba. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/2440m 8s

Kai Havertz the hero in Porto dress rehearsal

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's dramatic win over Brentford. Our summer signings showed their worth with Declan Rice getting his sixth goal of the season, and Kai Havertz bagging a lane winner as he did in the reverse fixture. Aaron Ramsdale returned to the side with David Raya ineligible to face his parent club, and made an unfortunate error to gift Brentford an equaliser before half time. The panel discuss whether Mikel Arteta's decision to bring in a new keeper was justified, but also give Ramsdale credit for how he recovered in the second half. Plus, the brilliant Benjamin White, and a preview of Tuesday's Champions League tie against Porto. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/2443m 48s

Mikel's multifunctional midfield & durable defence

James McNicholas and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to discuss how Arsenal's versatility is causing problems for the opposition. The panel analyse how Declan Rice and Benjamin White have have been deployed differently of late, helping Mikel Arteta's side be unpredictable. Plus, a preview of Saturday's game vs Brentford where Ramsdale will return. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/03/2429m 11s

Who put the ball in the Sheffield net?

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's thrashing of Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. The Gunners are in some form, having scored 31 goals in their last 7 league games, conceding just 3 times. The panel talk about the charisma in the squad, analyse how Mikel Arteta deployed Declan Rice offensively, and ask whether Kai Havertz has made the centre forward position his own. Plus, Saliba's passing, our 10,000th goal, and Russo's winner in the North London derby. Produced by Jay Beale. To complete the survey please head to theathletic.com/survey24 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/2453m 32s

The evolution of Gabriel Magalhães & tactical variation through adaptability

With our Brazilian centre half having an exceptional season, Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to give Gabriel Magalhães his flowers. The panel also discuss whether Arsenal were too one dimensional last campaign, analysing how they've evolved tactically, particularly through variation. Plus, February's goal of the month... safe to say there were a few to choose from. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/02/2443m 16s

Relentless pressing suffocates Newcastle

Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's 4-1 thrashing of Newcastle. After a disappointing performance in Porto, this was the perfect response. The panel analyse how Arsenal, led by Martin Ødegaard, never let the Magpies settle, pressing relentlessly from the first minute. Plus, pre match penguins, Jorginho the controller, and an atmosphere to remember. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/2443m 52s

Inexperience shows in Porto - but it's only half time

Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke to nurse you back to cheeriness after that last minute Champions League kick in the teeth in Porto. Plus: a look ahead to revenge against Newcastle on Saturday; falling down the stairs; and influential 19th century French composers v middling 21st century French left backs Produced by Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/2434m 39s

What on earth did Arsenal do in Dubai?

Adrian Clarke and Jay Harris join Ian Stone to reflect on another brilliant away win, this time putting five past Burnley. Since their winter trip away, Arsenal have scored 21 goals conceding only twice. The panel discuss where this form has come from, and look ahead to Wednesday's tie vs Porto, Arsenal's first Champions League knockout game in 7 years. Plus, a record crowd saw Arsenal beat Manchester United in the WSL, can this reignite their title ambitions? Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/2437m 30s

This season vs last & should Trossard stay up front?

Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to preview Arsenal's trip to Burnley. Gabriel Magalhães has the chance to continue his fine scoring form, as only one team has conceded more set-piece goals than the Clarets. Gabriel Jesus may be back in contention, but after 3 goals in 3 games, does Trossard deserve to stay in the side? Plus, the panel compare this season to last, and look ahead to the fixtures we can improve on during the remainder of this campaign. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/2430m 34s

Hammers hit for six… boring boring Arsenal

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to to reflect on Arsenal's biggest away victory since 1935, beating West Ham 6-0 at the London Stadium. Declan Rice was exceptional, providing two assists before scoring a screamer from 25 yards. Bukayo Saka got his 50th and 51st Arsenal goal, the youngest player to hit a half century for the club since Frank Stapleton in 1978. Set pieces proved important once again, but is the open play fluidity we saw so much of last season returning? Plus, a lively cameo for 16 year old Ethan Nwaneri, and the importance of collective responsibility. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/2440m 10s

West Ham away at a pivotal moment, here we go again

James McNicholas and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to preview Arsenal's clash with West Ham. It was this fixture last season that the Gunners threw away a two goal lead, Sunday will be a test of how far they've come since then. The Hammers have got the better of Arsenal twice already this season, can Declan Rice enact revenge in his old stomping ground? Plus, Takehiro Tomiyasu returns from the Asia Cup, and Jurrien Timber is added to the Champions League squad. Produced by Jay Beale. Help John locate his long lost pen pals: http://overlandandseabook.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/2428m 43s

Jorginho masterclass as emotion returns

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal's 3-1 victory over league leaders Liverpool. With Jorginho partnering Rice in midfield, and Havertz and Odegaard pressing from the front, Mikel Arteta got his tactics spot on. The panel analyse the performance and address the 'over-celebrating' claims, after an emotional display on and off the pitch. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/2443m 0s

A make or break last dance with Klopp

James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to preview a huge game, Liverpool's visit to the Emirates on Sunday.  With Arsenal currently 5 points behind Klopp's side, is it win or bust? Plus, a look at those who left the club on deadline day, and after Neal Maupay's antics on Wednesday night, the panel pick their ultimate shithousery 5-a-side team. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/2436m 55s

Arsenal find a way through the Forest frustration

Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke reflect on the Gunners finally putting their City Ground hoodoo behind them. It was the lowest of low blocks from Forest but Mikel Arteta's side prevailed with another performance that encapsulated Gabriel Jesus and why watching Arsenal this season is a less joyous experience than last season. Hear what the panel thought of the long-awaited return of Emile Smith Rowe in midfield, plus why they enjoyed the post-match afters between Ben White and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Plus the quietest of transfer windows and how Vivianne Miedema came back with a bang. Produced by Jay Beale and Charlie Jones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/2441m 27s

Zinchenko exclusive & Forest preview

Today's Handbrake features an exclusive interview with Oleksandr Zinchenko, who spoke to The Athletic after Arsenal's win over Crystal Palace last weekend. Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to reflect on the interview, talk about the women's demolition of Reading, and preview the Nottingham Forest fixture ahead of Tuesday. Plus, should Emile Smith Rowe start at the City Ground, and who from our academy is ready for a loan? Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/2447m 20s

Goals from set pieces, goals from open play!?

We asked for goals, we got goals. Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to reflect on Arsenal's thrashing of Crystal Palace. The panel give Gabriel Magalhães his flowers, and discuss how Arsenal once again used set pieces to their advantage. Plus, Raya's distribution, impact subs, and goals from open play! Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/2438m 23s

Reminiscing of Rosicky, Smith Rowe’s future, Palace preview

James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to preview the visit of Crystal Palace. The panel assess the squad after a winter break in Dubai, and discuss whether Emile Smith Rowe has a future at the club. Plus, a reflection on Tomáš Rosický’s Arsenal career, as James was recently in Prague to interview him. Produced by Jay Beale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/2436m 26s

Winter break needed as goal drought continues

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to reflect on Arsenal's defeat to Liverpool in the FA Cup. With 1 goal from their last 63 shots, the Gunners are creating chances but lacking the cutting edge to finish them. Does something need to change or can Arsenal play themselves out of this slump? Plus, has Mikel Arteta missed the opportunity to give youth players minutes this season, and have his substitutions been too reactive of late? Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/2438m 40s

A festive slump to forget, what does Arteta need to change?

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to reflect on the Liverpool, West Ham, and Fulham games. Arsenal were top of the league at Christmas, but now find themselves fourth after only picking up 4 points from a possible 15. With the January transfer window open, the panel ask whether there are internal options available, or if spending is required. Plus, how does Arteta approach Sunday's FA Cup tie vs Liverpool, and should Kieran Tierney be recalled from his loan? Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/2448m 2s

Anfield awaits, can Arsenal make a statement?

Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Jay Harris, to preview Anfield and talk about our Champions League round of 16 opponents, Porto. As it's Jay's last show covering Ian Stone, the panel look back at their favourite players Arsenal have signed on loan over the years. Plus, 4 years of Mikel Arteta, here's to 4 more. Produced by Jay Beale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/2340m 18s

Jesus and Havertz break Brighton curse

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Jay Harris, to talk about Arsenal's first home victory against Brighton since 2021. Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard were fantastic, and although it was a dominant performance, there is still a sense that the Gunners must kill teams off earlier. The panel reflect on how Arsenal suffocated Brighton, and ask whether Mikel Arteta is made an example of after another yellow card. Plus, tiny shin pads and footballer pet peeves. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/2345m 46s

Arteta’s team selection, needless risk or necessary rhythm?

James McNicholas and Art de Roché join Jay Harris, to reflect on the dead rubber in Eindhoven. Arsenal had topped the group with a game to spare, yet Arteta still went with a strong XI, including Gabriel and Saliba. The panel ask whether fielding no youth players was an opportunity missed, or if Mikel got the line up spot on. Plus, 5-a-side blunders and a look ahead to Brighton. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/2340m 28s

Frustration at Villa & Invincibles Advent

Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Jay Harris to reflect on a frustrating loss at Villa Park. In keeping with the Invincibles Advent that The Athletic are currently running, the panel also discuss whether the 03/04 side should’ve done better in Europe and how Ashely Cole should be remembered. Plus, domination at the Emirates as Arsenal thump Chelsea 4-1, taking them level on points in the WSL. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/2352m 47s

97' reasons to love Declan Rice

James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to reflect on a thriller at Kenilworth Road, 7 goals and a 97th minute winner thanks to Declan Rice. It's now 6 wins on the bounce, and with Villa on the horizon Arsenal will be looking to keep up this momentum. At one end, Gabriel Jesus was excellent, but at the other, Raya not so much. The panel discuss what went wrong at the back, the physicality of the starting XI, and how Arteta's substitutions helped changed the game. Plus, Mikel's yellow card and Saka's 200th game for the Arsenal. Produced by Jay Beale Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/2342m 54s

Deja Vu at 2-0, Ødegaard's creativity, Zinchenko's liability

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to discuss Arsenal's victory over Wolves, which ended up being tighter than it needed to be. It felt a lot like last season, a fast start but not clinical enough to put the game to bed. Are Arsenal ruthless enough, and do Zinchenko's attacking qualities outweigh his defensive flaws? Plus, Trossard's performance in midfield, and can Arsenal win at Luton for the first time since 1984? Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/2344m 0s

Lack of fluidity? The front five arrive

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to reflect on Arsenal topping their Champions League group in style, putting six past Lens. It was the first time this season we saw Havertz, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus, and Saka start together, and all of them were on the scoresheet by half time. Could this be the match that ignites Arsenal's attack? The panel also share memories of Megs Wilson, who the club honoured with black armbands, after she passed away a few days ago. Plus, favourite football analogies and a look ahead to Wolves. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/2349m 36s

Back on top after Havertz stings Bees

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to reflect on Havertz’s late winner at Brentford, sending Arsenal top of the Premier League.  The panel also discuss Ramsdale’s performance including what it could mean for his future, this season vs last season and whether we need midfield reinforcements in January. Plus, Beth Mead back on the scoresheet and looking ahead to Lens.  Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/2347m 8s

Brentford build up and Hale End heroes

James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to preview Arsenal's trip to Brentford. Ramsdale is to return as Raya is ineligible to play, will Jesus and Ødegaard feature? The panel also talk about Everton's points deduction, while Manchester City's charges still loom. Plus, Mitch the Tortoise, Sean Senderos, and Hale End back at it again with Chido Obi-Martin and Max Downman. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/2343m 41s

Set pieces, solidity and Saliba see Arsenal through

Art De Roche and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to discuss Arsenal's 3-1 win over Vincent Kompany's Burnley at The Emirates. Trossard got the first goal and in doing so scored Arsenal's thousandth goal at The Emirates so the guys discuss some of their favourite goals from the Emirates era. Raya's save at 0-0 was key to the win and Zinchenko and Trossard's technical level allowed Arsenal to wear Burnley down, but it was 2 set pieces that sealed it, and Arsenal now have the most set piece goals in the league. Plus a look at Arsenal women's emphatic comeback over Leicester and Ian asks the guys how they think the season is going, as we approach another international break. Produced by Jesse FK Howard.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/2345m 21s

Wingers night as Martinelli and Saka sink Sevilla

James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to discuss a comfortable 2-0 Arsenal victory over Sevilla at The Emirates. The wingers stole the show with Saka and Martinelli electric and goals from Trossard and Saka all but sealing Arsenal's place in the knockouts. The defence and midfield were in complete control too, conceding only 1 shot in the 96th minute as they moved 4 points clear in Group B. Plus a moment for Jose Antonio Reyes and a look ahead to Burnley on Saturday. Produced by Jesse FK Howard.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/2337m 40s

The VAR dilemma and Arsenal’s statement

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to dissect an eventful game at St James’ Park, that saw Arsenal lose their first league game of the season. Bruno Guimarães should have seen red before half time, and VAR concluded there wasn’t enough wrong with Newcastle’s goal for it to be ruled out. Mikel Arteta was furious in his post match press conference, calling the officiating embarrassing and a disgrace. Arsenal released a statement the following day echoing the manager’s words, which has caused a stir on social media. The panel discuss the mistakes made, and what needs to change going forward. Plus, why are we creating so few chances this season, and a look ahead to Sevilla. Produced by Jay Beale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/2350m 15s

Gunners dealt Hammer blow before trip to Tyneside

Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone, to reflect on a disappointing night at the London Stadium, that saw Arsenal dumped out the Carabao Cup by West Ham. The panel also look ahead to the Arsenal's visit to Newcastle on Saturday evening. Plus, childhood inspirations, dogs behaving badly, and a game of what would Adrian say? Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/2336m 34s

Eddie puts Blades to the sword

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to reflect on and analyse the Arsenal’s thrashing of Sheffield United at the Emirates. It was a perfect afternoon that saw Nketiah bag his first hat-trick for the club, Tomiyasu score his first goal, and plenty of rotation showcasing the current squad depth.  Plus, favourite Japanese exports, dating advice, and a look ahead to a big week with games in three competitions. Produced by Jay Beale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/2345m 59s

Gabi goals take Arsenal top of Group B

James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to reflect on Arsenal’s 2-1 win in Seville, taking them top of their Champions League group. Gabriel Jesus was superb, setting up Martinelli beautifully for the opener, before rifling in what turned out to be the winner. The panel wax lyrical about Declan Rice yet again and discuss whether Takehiro Tomiyasu should be first choice left back. Plus, there’s MORE talk around the goalkeeper situation, and Martin Ødegaard's form. Produced by Jay Beale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/2349m 43s

Declan Rice, magnificent again and again

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to reflect on Arsenal's late comeback at Stamford Bridge, where Declan Rice was brilliant yet again, dragging Arsenal back into the game through anticipation and composure. Plus, the relentless Bukayo Saka, super substitutions for the second week running, and back to back wins for Arsenal in the WSL. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/2343m 41s

The 'unflusterable' Benjamin White

With Premier League football returning this weekend, James McNicholas and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to preview Arsenal’s visit to Stamford Bridge. Now the dust has settled, the panel reflect on the Manchester City game, as well as Arsenal’s injury time comeback in the WSL, which saw Beth Mead return after 11 months. Plus, we give Ben White his flowers, with rumours he's close to agreeing a new deal at the club. Produced by Jay Beale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/2331m 46s

Controlled emotions and super substitutions

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to celebrate the Arsenal's victory over Manchester City for the first time since 2015. Martinelli returned to the squad and came off the bench to score the winner, which saw all four substitutes combine. Also, has anybody seen Erling Haaland? Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/10/2342m 24s

Lacklustre in Lens, Raya vs Rambo, and Man City preview

James McNicholas returns to the pod alongside Adrian Clarke and Ian Stone, to reflect on Arsenal’s disappointing result at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis vs Lens. It was a bad night all round as Bukayo Saka hobbled off after 34 minutes and self-inflicted errors cost the Gunners again. The panel also preview Sunday’s clash against Manchester City and discuss Raya vs Ramsdale, particularly what it means for the club in a wider sense. Plus, is a Xhaka sized hole affecting Zinchenko, and is Arteta mismanaging Saka’s playing time? Produced by Jay Beale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/2341m 47s

A stroll on the south coast as Havertz off the mark

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to talk about Arsenal's thrashing of Bournemouth at the Vitality. It was a perfect away day that included Havertz scoring his first goal for the club. Plus, a discussion around the latest VAR controversy, opening day disappointment for Arsenal in the WSL, and looking ahead to Lens. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/2336m 5s

One-nil to the Arsenal, made in Hale End

Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone, to talk about another 1-0 away win, this time at Brentford in the Carabao Cup. It was an evening to remember for Hale End, Tomiyasu and Kiwior were superb and Ramsdale was back in between the sticks, with a point to prove. Plus, we look ahead to Bournemouth, and the return of the WSL as Arsenal face Liverpool at the Emirates on Sunday. Produced by Jay Beale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/2335m 58s

Derby disappointment as injuries mount

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to reflect on a frustrating draw in the North London derby, as Arsenal continue to concede at home and mistakes are proving costly yet again. Plus, the panel look ahead to Wednesday's Carabao Cup fixture away to Brentford, as the Gunners' injury list grows. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/2347m 44s

An emphatic Champions League return, vibes FC, and North London Derby preview

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, having rung out their clothes, to discuss Wednesday night's all out attack 4-0 victory over PSV. This week the spotlight falls on Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, and William Saliba for their contributions to the night's events. The panel talk about keeping the dressing room happy - especially in light of the David Raya/Aaron Ramsdale situation. And there's the small matter of a North London Derby coming up on Sunday so the team look ahead to that. Tickets to the show HERE Produced by Abi Paterson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/2348m 1s

Arsenal break Goodison hoodoo ahead of Champions League return

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to look back on Arsenal's fairly boring win over Everton on Sunday evening. Whilst the goal from Leandro Trossard provided a moment of magic for Arsenal, discussions on the game are dominated by the Raya v Rambo debate, the VAR decision to rule out Gabriel Martinelli's goal, and how much time is required to take a corner. All that plus the snooker, darts, and an audio Mario Balotelli "Why always me?" moment. Remember, you're only as good as your last pod... Producer: Abi Paterson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/2344m 34s

Can Arsenal end their winless run at Goodison?

Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to look ahead to Arsenal's trip to Everton on Sunday. Plus, Declan Rice's presence and how he can help dominate 'moments', and what went wrong for Arsenal in the Women's Champions League. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/2335m 51s

Bukayo Saka: Arsenal and England’s starboy

There’s no doubt that Bukayo Saka is Arsenal and England’s starboy. The individual accolades have been piling up ever since his name first cropped up on the teamsheet. Listed for the FIFA Golden Boy Award in 2021, he is the back to back England Men’s Player of the Season, twice he has been awarded Arsenal Men’s Player of the Season, he's the PFA Young Player of the Year for 2022-23, and now FIFA Balon d'Or nominee 2023. In short the 22 year old’s career is on the up and up. Over the course of this podcast The Athletic looks back on Saka’s brief story so far. Topics include first impressions of Bukayo as a boy, his values, how a player goes from the Academy to professional player, comparisons with Arsenal legend David Rocastle, the aftermath of the Euro 2020 Final, and what his future holds. You will hear from former players Ian Wright and Adrian Clarke, Saka’s former coaches Greg Lincoln, Stephen Morrow, Andries Jonker, Arsenal administrator Lynn Chaney, and The Athletic’s Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas. Get ready to fall in love a little more with the Starboy. Written and produced by Abi Paterson Sound mixing and production by Jay Beale Interviews by Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas Additional production by Mike Stavrou  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/2330m 17s

96' reasons to love Declan Rice

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on the most dramatic of wins vs Manchester United, with Declan Rice scoring in the 96th minute.  Plus, back to basics in defence, options up top, and sticking behind Kai.  Produced by Jay Beale. For tickets to our first ever live show, head to the following link https://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/handbrake-off/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/2342m 55s

Champions League draw, United preview, and deadline day deals

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone for a bumper episode covering all the topics around Arsenal this week. Including last night’s Champions League draw, cleaning up at the PFA Awards, looking ahead to Manchester United on Sunday and will there will be any last minute deals on deadline day? Plus, kidneys, swimming lessons, and cheese sacrifices, yes you read that correctly. Produced by Jay Beale. For live show tickets, head to the following link https://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/handbrake-off/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/2345m 25s

Two points dropped and lessons in chemistry

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to work out what went wrong against Fulham for Arsenal to concede two eminently avoidable goals. The team discuss Thomas Partey's place in the line up, Kai Havertz against Fabio Vieira, and praise Eddie Nketiah whilst pondering why he didn't start. Plus all hail Bukayo Saka and his 83 consecutive Premier League starts, what could happen with ESR and say "hasta luego" to Kieran Tierney Produced by: Abi Paterson *** Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to https://nordvpn.com/handbrake to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/2358m 33s

Fulham preview & What does Havertz contribute?

Host Ian Stone is alongside Adrian Clarke and The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell to look ahead to Saturday’s game against Fulham. There’s also a debate around what summer signing Kai Havertz brings to the side, and the latest on transfers. Produced by Mike Stavrou. *** Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to https://nordvpn.com/handbrake to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/2337m 8s

Rolls-Royce Saliba, Lighthouse Rice

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to reflect on a heart-in-mouth, 10 man, 1-0 win at Selhurst Park. Declan Rice and William Saliba were particularly impressive as the Arsenal showed a resilience to hold on, taking all 3 points back to North London. Plus, Eddie everywhere, Øde from the spot, Saka's new song and our latest third kit. Produced by Jay Beale. *** Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to https://nordvpn.com/handbrake to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/2353m 7s

Options without Timber and Palace preview

Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone, to discuss Mikel Arteta’s options with Jurrien Timber sidelined. Plus, a Crystal Palace preview and reminiscing of Thierry on his birthday. Produced by Jay Beale.  *** This is a paid advertisement by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/hand and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/2338m 12s

Turnstile Turmoil: New systems on and off the pitch

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to talk through Arsenal's opening Premier League win, against Nottingham Forest. Plus, the panel discuss the turnstile issues which caused the game to be delayed, Timber's injury and why we have to be patient. Produced by Jay Beale *** This is a paid advertisement by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/hand and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/2352m 34s

Looking ahead to 23/24

Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone, for a preview of the 23/24 campaign. Plus, a look at how Arsenal will attempt to be less predictable this season, and we get an update on Flo Balogun from David Ornstein. Produced by Jay Beale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/2348m 12s

Vieira from the spot again

Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal’s record 17th Community Shield victory, beating Manchester City on penalties. Produced by Jay Beale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/2334m 47s

Pre-season, David Raya, and Community Shield preview

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone for a round up of Arsenal’s pre-season. Plus, why Arteta’s interested in David Raya and a look ahead to this weekend’s Community Shield vs Man City.  Produced by Jay Beale. *** • This is a paid advertisement by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/hand and get on your way to being your best self. Our listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/hand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/2342m 27s

Introducing the Daily Football Briefing

The Athletic has just launched its brand new, daily 10 minute podcast for all those people who are just too busy in the mornings for anything longer. It’s called The Daily Football Briefing and will bring you right up to speed with the biggest stories from the night before and what to expect from the day ahead. Missed a big transfer story? David Ornstein will have you covered. What’s the latest about that club’s takeover saga? Matt Slater will have the latest. What’s Lionel Messi getting up to in MLS? Our American experts will know best. It’s your essential guide to the biggest stories in football - all wrapped up before you’ve finished your first cup of coffee. Follow and subscribe to The Athletic’s Daily Football Briefing for free wherever you get your podcasts so you don’t miss an episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/233m 8s

Introducing: Handbrake Off

Handbrake Off is your twice-weekly dedicated Arsenal show from The Athletic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/232m 45s

Summer Special: Destination Arsenal

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone, to talk about what feels like everything happening at once for Arsenal this summer. We hear from David Ornstein for an update on the Rice and Timber deals and Art De Roché on the arrival of Russo. Plus, Kai Havertz, contract extensions, the Wenger statue, and an emotional goodbye to Granit Xhaka. Produced by Jay Beale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/231h

End of season awards featuring best triangle, most Odegaards and most dead parrot moment

For one last time in this magical season join Amy Lawrence, Adrian Clarke, Art De Roche, and Ian Stone for a look back at the highlights and lowlights of the past 12 months or so. Find out the panel's player of the season, goal of the season, moment they wished could be different, most improved player, and many, many more. All on this final episode of Handbrake Off (for this season!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/2352m 35s

Arsenal squad audit: Who stays, who goes?

Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone to assess the Arsenal first team squad, deciding who they'd like to keep or sell ahead of the 23/24 campaign. Plus, a look ahead to the final games of the season as the men hope to finish on a high, and the women look to secure Champions League football.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/231h 1m

No tooting at the Tolly, Win the dog, and emotions

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to talk about everything Arsenal except the football from Saturday. Following Arsenal's miserable loss to Forest we wonder what the worst takes have been about Arsenal not winning the league and why it's actually all Zinchenko's fault. We also discuss the new banner going up at the Emirates, transfers, and 'Win' the dog, Arsenal's new training ground companion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/2335m 28s

Dara Ó Briain: 8 equals 2, sweeter victories, and home at the Emirates

Comedian Dara Ó Briain joins Amy Lawrence and Ian Stone to discuss all things Arsenal. Enjoy a trip down memory lane to when the panel first fell in love with the club, to reflections on this season, to how Granit Xhaka will be remembered, and finally to how the Emirates has been transformed this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/2357m 12s

Arsenal need to be ruthless on and off the pitch

Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke to pick over the poor performance at home to Brighton that effectively ended Arsenal's pursuit of the title. With people making huge journeys to the Emirates and it simultaneously emptying out before the full time whistle there's a discussion what it means to be a supporter of this football club. We discuss the team and the possible big changes and clearouts that may well happen this summer. And Ian chooses a song that produces a visceral reaction from Amy that is worth listening to the end for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/2344m 36s

Team spirit, new contracts and looking ahead to Brighton

Adrian Clarke and Art de Roché join Ian Stone, to look ahead to this weekend’s fixture, as Arsenal take on Brighton. There’s more reaction to last weekend’s brilliant win at St. James’ Park and we look forward to Champions League away days next season. Plus, ABBA, squad morale and new contracts for Saka and Ramsdale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/2340m 21s

Arsenal exact revenge over Newcastle to keep City in sight

Amy Lawrence and Art De Roché join Ian Stone to reflect on Arsenal’s brilliant win over Newcastle. After last season’s disappointment at St. James Park, Mikel Arteta’s ‘desire for revenge’ was fulfilled, as Jorginho and Ødegaard stepped up for the second time this week. Kiwior and Xhaka also impressed again while Ramsdale made some excellent saves leading to his 10th away clean sheet of the season. Plus, we also discuss youth integration including the futures of Balogun and Patino and debate which former Arsenal player was the best wind up merchant.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/2353m 0s

Arsenal's leaders step up and steamroll Chelsea

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to look back on the battering of the Blues. It's a win that sees a Premier League debut for Jakub Kiwior and senior players stepping up - Xhaka, Jorginho and Odegaard, who's delivering Pires numbers. A morale-boosting week for the men but a heart-breaking one for the women in the Champions League. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2341m 57s

Ian Wright x Alan Shearer on Arsenal past and present

Join Alan Shearer and Ian Wright for a walk around Highbury and the Emirates as the two Premier League legends remember playing at the old Arsenal stadium against each other, and discuss whether the club is getting back to where it was at Highbury. Expect nostalgia, insight and, of course, a lot of laughs too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/2328m 33s

Do you believe in miracles?

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to look for positives after the reality check of the 4-1 mauling at Manchester City. Yes, it looks like the title has gone, but hey - we're back in the Champions League, and we're miles ahead of them lot down the road and Chelsea. Who we'll batter on Tuesday night. Probably. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/2335m 1s

David Ornstein on Saliba, yet another draw, and Man City preview

With a big David Ornstein exclusive about William Saliba we had to get the man on himself to tell us what is going on with our trusty defender and whether we'll see him in an Arsenal shirt on Wednesday. There's a discussion around what went wrong on Friday night against Southampton as Arsenal dropped yet more points in their title run in leaving the door ajar for City. But all roads lead to the Etihad on Wednesday. So which team should Arteta put out? All that plus Michael Cox brings us an audio postcard with the story of Arsenal Women's draw with Wolfsburg in the Women's Champions League Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/2351m 53s

Rallying cries and Saliba rain dances

"Don't give up and be a believer" that's the message of this podcast following the West Ham draw. Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke are here to bring some perspective and discuss what's gone wrong these past two matches against the Hammers and Liverpool. Plus we talk Bukayo and Wrighty's wise words to our starboy Oh and there's a message for those peddling a "bottlers" narrative too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/2337m 17s

Leaving the wolf pack: Flamini and Wrighty on giving back after football

We've got a bit of a special one for you this week as you can hear from both Mathieu Flamini and Ian Wright in conversation with Amy Lawrence. Both talking about what they are doing now, and how they are giving back to the world and their community. On this subject of retirement, Adrian tells us what it's like to leave the "wolf pack" and adjust to life outside football. Plus there's a look ahead to West Ham and a discussion on the rearranged Chelsea fixture and how it impacts fans. It's Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, and Adrian Clarke on Handbrake Off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/2346m 4s

Anfield draw reaction and learnings

Ian Stone is joined by Adrian Clarke and Art de Roche for some (almost) immediate reaction podding to Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. Listen to hear how the pod process that match, what they made of Arteta's subs, if Granit Xhaka really had that much to do with the change in atmosphere, and what it all means for the title race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/04/2336m 27s

Liverpool preview, Jack Wilshere, and be more Bukayo

Joining Ian Stone to talk through another good week for Arsenal football club it's Art de Roche and Adrian Clarke. Following the Arsenal U18s win over Manchester City with a last minute winner in extra time, we find out more about Jack Wilshere the coach and his star player Miles Lewis Skelly who scored the winner. And we look ahead to Anfield where Arsenal will be looking to win their first match in the league there since 2012. What are the key battles? Trossard or Martinelli? And Holding to start in defence? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/2343m 45s

Arsenal hoover up all the football joy with Leeds win, coping strategies and The Ben White Philosophy

Following on from another big win at the weekend, this time over Leeds, and the chaos ensuing at other clubs, we wonder whether we've actually got all the football joy that's available. Here with their optimism, trepidation and level headed analysis it's Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, and Adrian Clarke. This week we discuss handing down the Arsenal fandom across the generations, the potential names for Arsenal babies, and whether we're all enjoying this season enough. There's some actual football too as we try to assess why it is that Arsenal are so good after half time, the impact of Gabriel Jesus and the gift of Granit. Plus we talk coping strategies and the huge victory by Arsenal Women on Sunday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/2350m 20s

A big two months for Arsenal Football Club

Following on from Arsenal's dominant win over Bayern Munich in the Women's Champions League, the countdown begins for both the Premier League and WSL run ins, and Arsenal Women's hunt for the treble. This season has us very excited for the potential outcomes of both senior teams. Join Ian Stone, Art de Roche and Adrian Clarke for a look ahead to the Leeds game, a look back at the Champions League win, and the exciting WSL title run in too. All in all there is a lot of hope and joy around Arsenal, whatever happens. Plus we have some fun with what a potential Arsene Wenger statue could look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/2339m 43s

Arsenal Q&A on the feels, Mikel Arteta, the squad, and Trukke Trukke

This is the podcast designed by you! We've asked for your questions and now Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone to answer them. Topics include the "feels", Mikel Arteta, the squad, and, of course, the mantra of the whole show, the trukke trukke. (NB "trukke trukke" for those who are new is our way of talking about the title but without saying "title" for fear of bad luck. It comes from Italy) RUNNING ORDER 05.00 - The Feels 18.00 - Mikel Arteta 27.00 - Trukke Trukke 36.00 - The Players Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/2357m 35s

Loan-ly boys and odes to Ozil

It's the international break which seems like a good time to check in with how our loaned players are getting on at their various clubs. Joining Ian Stone to bring you the lowdown on the loan-ly boys it's Adrian Clarke and Art de Roche. We glide around the nations checking in on those in the Premier League, Ligue 1, and EFL to see how they're developing and if that loan is working out. Plus with Mesut Ozil retiring we reflect on the player that made you make noises, apparently! And there's some love for the Arsenal Women too RUNNING ORDER Ainsley Maitland Niles (05:00) Albert Sambi Lokonga (10:00) Flo Balogun (15:00) Nicholas Pepe and Nuno Tavares with Tom Williams (21:00) Arthur Okwonko (30:00)  Charlie Patino (33:00) Auston Trusty and Brooke Norton Cuffy (36:00) Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal (40:00) Memories of Mesut Ozil (42:00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/2357m 23s

Arsenal go eight points clear as The Martin Odegaard Collective grooves into gear

Joining Ian Stone on this post Palace pod it's Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke. On today's show after Rob Holding's hair band caused a stir, we wondered what other Arsenal players could form bands and what kind of music would they play. Then we get into the football and talk about the brilliance of Bukayo, the majesty of Martinelli, and the exuberance of Xhaka - and almost every other player on the pitch! Plus we discuss how the team will be taking the rest of the season, the amount of winners that there are on the pitch, and the way we'd like the international break to go. NOTICE! Next week we'll be doing a Q&A with Amy and Adrian so tweet your questions using #HandbrakeOff or comment on the Athletic App on the podcast section Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/2353m 17s

Arsenal out of the Europa League and now have "11 finals to go"

Joining Ian Stone is Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke to discuss Arsenal's exit from the Europa League to Sporting CP. Everyone's asking the question: is this exit and blessing in disguise? Well, hear the reasons why it is and why we just need to chill out a little bit about the events and injuries of last night. Adrian and Amy discuss the persistent selection of Fabio Vieira over Emile Smith Rowe and the long term consequences that could have. Plus there's talk about Ian scaring Arteta, Ted Lasso star Brendan Hunt, and we wonder what Kim Kardashian was up to at the Emirates last night too. ** • Get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/EPL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/2342m 55s

Arsenal cruise to victory over Fulham as Mikel joins the 100 club

Ian Stone is joined by James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke to look back on Arsenal's fabulous win over Fulham. There’s a lot of love for Leandro Trossard. Is the Belgian the best signing of the past January window in the Premier League?  Sunday was also a day for Jesus… as our brilliant Brazilian Gabriel returned from his three month layoff.  The boys discuss the seemingly sudden strength in depth we have in attack after worrying about it for most of the season. And to mark Mikel Arteta’s 100th win as Arsenal manager, we reflect a bit on the journey he’s been through at the club so far to get those 100 victories. ** • Get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/EPL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/2355m 11s

A Sporting draw and the greatest advert for the Premier League

Ian Stone is joined by James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke to look back at Arsenal's fortuitous draw in Lisbon. With the Europa League back in action Mikel Arteta rung the changes and it showed on the pitch, but with some positives along the way. James and Adrian dissect what went on with the first goal Arsenal conceded, the Martinelli run with an oh-so-close moment, and how Arteta's priorities are in line with the supporters. The celebration police are back on our tails following the scenes at the end of the Bournemouth victory so we ask whether we are getting a little ahead of ourselves. And we talk Fulham on Sunday, Cesc returning to the U18s, and the impending return of Gabriel Jesus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/2345m 20s

Ecstasy at the Emirates and silverware at Selhurst Park

Joining Ian Stone to unpick the most emotional the Emirates has been in some time is Michael Cox and Amy Lawrence. This week the team look at the feels of the victory over Bournemouth, the role of Vieira, and whether Arsenal have now used up all their last minute points. Plus with the women's team defeating Chelsea in the League Cup final we reflect on what that could do for Arsenal's season. And there's a look ahead to Arsenal's match with Sporting CP too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/2348m 58s

The inevitability of Bukayo Saka

Joining Ian Stone for a debrief of the 4-0 drubbing of Everton is James McNicholas and Art de Roche. This week there's a discussion on the star wingers Martinelli and Saka, Art professes his love for Leandro, and we note the significance of notching up another clean sheet too. And with the present looking like it's in a pretty good place, there's a chat on the future and which players in particular could be making the step up in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/2353m 37s

The sound of Arsenal

This special podcast has been designed to take you into the crowd at the Emirates Stadium using a technique called binaural audio. To truly immerse yourself please listen on headphones and ideally be in quiet surroundings.  So find your space, and join Amy Lawrence at Arsenal Football Club… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/2320m 27s

Arsenal win at Leicester but don't mention the trukke trukke!

Joining Ian Stone this week it's Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke to talk winning at the King Power, the upcoming clash with Everton, and the starboy Bukayo Saka signing on to a new deal. With another victory under the belt we talk about how Arsenal adapted their tactics, bring out a new character in themselves, and why the January signings of Trossard and Jorginho were key to this specific match. But there's no rest for the club as Wednesday sees them face Everton at the Emirates for tough test that demands a fast start. And with the news from David Ornstein that Bukayo Saka will be signing a new deal, there's chance to revel in his wonder and what he means to the club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/2353m 14s

Arsenal's owners from the Super League to now: a look at the Kroenkes

Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and Art de Roche to take a wide angled lens on the squad, the current perception of the owners, and look abroad to young striker Flo Balogun as he continues to top the french scoring charts. With the fringe players of Arsenal's squad making their impact on games we discuss how significant certain players are, what Vieira's role could be, and whether it's right to over analyse Kieran Tierney's body language. With the government white paper due out on Thursday we look at some it's findings and ask if it's time to reassess opinion on the Kroenkes, especially in light of the football clubs that are for sale at the time being. And Art tells us more about how Flo Balogun is doing in Ligue Un. *** • Get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/EPL • Take advantage of MANSCAPED®’s best valued bundle and save 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code EPL23 at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/2347m 11s

Arsenal rediscover themselves with poetic win against Villa

Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke to discuss the emotional rollercoaster win that was Aston Villa 2 Arsenal 4. Enjoy reliving every key moment of that game from the terrible first half, to Jorginho's moment of truth, to the poetic justice the footballing gods served up at the end with Emi Martinez heading the ball into his own net. We ask if this is the perfect way to win? Why Zinchenko didn't celebrate his equaliser? And what is the bare minimum requirement from the next block of games? All that plus wonderful moments of karma from down the years too. *** • Get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/EPL • Take advantage of MANSCAPED®’s best valued bundle and save 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code EPL23 at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/2352m 51s

Arsenal lose top spot and now urgently need a result

Ian Stone is joined by Art de Roche and James McNicholas to look back on Arsenal's home defeat to Man City but to look ahead to how they can turn things around. The panel analyse where Arsenal weren't able to take a grip on the game when they looked like the better team at the break, talk about the shortcomings within in the squad, and whether Arteta's tactical choices paid off. And with Aston Villa right around the corner there needs to be a shift in narrative from four matches without a win, two goals scored and now in second place, what can Arsenal do to regain momentum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/2337m 26s

Brentford draw reaction, forgetting to draw, and drawing excitement ahead of the Man City match

Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke to debate the line debacle from the draw against Brentford. This week the panel work out what was going on with VAR, talk about where Arsenal fell short on the pitch, and whether the second half of the season is already catching up with them. There's a look ahead to the tantalising fixture with Man City on Wednesday and the pod get very excited for what is a "proper big game" for possibly the first time at the Emirates. And we enjoy the new artwork that's finally been installed around the stadium too. *** • Building a bet just got easier! Visit livescorebet.com to find out more about how to make your selections today! 18+ only Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/2354m 15s

Brentford preview and how should all of this feel?

Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and Art de Roché to assess how we’re all feeling, and how we should feel, as the expectations ramp up after each game of this unexpected title challenge.  And speaking of emotions, there are warm words for Mikel Arteta’s public support of the players following the Everton defeat. The panel discuss a tricky looking fixture against a Brentford side who have a great record against the “top six” sides this season. Plus there's discussion about Reiss Nelson giving back to his local community, what Folarin Balogun’s future holds once his incredible time at Reims is done, and Ian delivers potentially the cleverest joke he’s ever done on the pod… *** • Get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/epl • Get 6 months of Babbel language learning for free when you purchase a 6 month subscription by entering the code ATHLETIC at babbel.com/play Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/2348m 45s

Arsenal get new manager bounced and experience a dirty feeling as Tottenham win

Ian Stone is joined by Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas on this mixed weekend after Arsenal lost to Everton but saw title rivals Manchester City lose to local rivals Tottenham. The panel discuss where the game at Goodison Park was lost, especially with set pieces. Adrian takes us on a tactical dive through the setup for corners and how it allowed Everton to score a "Burnley" goal. James talks through the inevitable bumps in the road and Arteta's "pathway of roses" too. Plus there's discussion on Martinelli's new contract, Flo Balogun's incredible goal scoring form, and Adrian has some intriguing gossip about Declan Rice too... Produced by Abi Paterson *** • Get a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/epl • Get 6 months of Babbel language learning for free when you purchase a 6 month subscription by entering the code ATHLETIC at babbel.com/play Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/2342m 18s

Jorginho joins, transfer deadline day, and the hamster wheel of hyperbole

Ian Stone is joined by Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas to discuss the transfer window after Arsenal added former Chelsea midfielder Jorginho to their ranks. The panel discuss the differing views of the Italian coming to the club, and why it's a signing that's not to be sniffed at. They talk about the #EduOut brigade that seemed to take over social media on deadline day, and run through the rest of the January business assessing the outgoings and incomings. Plus there's a look ahead to the Everton match at the weekend and how Arsenal can look to take the wind out of the Toffee's sails. Produced by Abi Paterson *** • Get 20% Off and FREE shipping with the code EPL23 at manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/2337m 37s

Accepting Arsenal's FA Cup exit, Martinelli's new contract, and Moises Caicedo: will he, won't he?

Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas to discuss Arsenal's FA Cup exit to Man City on Friday night. On the show the panel talk about the players who were brought in to the starting XI and the impact they made, the competition for places and the all important need for a defensive midfield replacement. There's a debate on the Brighton to Arsenal transfer conveyor belt and why the prices are so high. And we celebrate the signing of Gabriel Martinelli's new contract as well as Eddie Nketiah's brilliant rise. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Halftime rituals (01.00) PART 2a - Man City 1-0 Arsenal (05.00) PART 2b - Moises Caicedo: will he, won't he? (25.00) PART 3a - Gabriel Martinelli's new contract (31.00) PART 3b - Eddie Nketiah from squad player to first XI (36.00) *** • Get 20% Off and FREE shipping with the code EPL23 at manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/2351m 19s

Arteta's impact at Arsenal, profiling Jakub Kiwior, and Man City preview

Joining Ian Stone to go through the latest news from Arsenal it's Art de Roche and James McNicholas. On the show they discuss Mikel Arteta and Cesc's comments from the weekend that he has improved many aspects of the training ground at London Colney. We talk about how he's done it and the aspects that have gone into making it an elite place of work. As Arsenal welcome new signing Jakub Kiwior to the fold, we find out about the Polish international and what he will be bringing to the team. And there's a big FA Cup fixture on Friday against Man City, we debate how Arteta might set up to face his old club. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Fun facts (01.00) PART 2 - Artetaverse (03.00) PART 3 - Kiwior and other signings (14.00) PART 4 - Man City preview (27.00) *** • Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/hand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/2343m 37s

Arsenal pass sternest test yet at the Emirates in Eddie time

Adrian Clarke is joined by Amy Lawrence and Michael Cox to talk all about Arsenal's magnificent win over Manchester United at the Emirates. This week it's all about two Hale End boys Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah as they scored the goals that gave Arsenal the three points. Michael tells how both players are able to succeed so well in their individual roles and take on the opposition so cleanly. We also discuss the impact that Mikel Arteta has had in such a short space of time and why it has worked for him, what his frustrations were as a player at the club, and the things he's brought in as a manager to improve the whole club. And there's a lot of love for Oleksandr Zinchenko who seemed like a "man possessed" on the pitch. The panel also go into the signing of Leandro Trossard and whether Arsenal now have a squad to push on in the league and cup competitions, and there's a chat about the state of the pitches in the women's game too. RUNNING ORDER Part 1 - Last minute winners (01.30) Part 2 - Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United (07.00) Part 3a - Arsenal's squad depth and potential new signings (39.00) Part 3b - The WSL pitches (46.00) Produced by Abi Paterson *** • Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/hand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/2358m 16s

The decline of #ArtetaOut, Manchester United preview, and Arsenal's seven nation army

James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone this week for a look at Mikel Arteta, Leandro Trossard and superstitions. After James wrote about the end of the #ArtetaOut brigade, the panel discuss how the manage has evolved, the touchpoints that brought the club to where they are today, and whether he is a coach that players will want to come to the club for. Following the news that Arsenal are looking at Brighton midfielder Leandro Trossard, James and Adrian debate how he might fit into the team and what he would be bringing with him as well. And finally after we all punched the air when Casemiro got a yellow card, the team look ahead to the big one at the weekend against Manchester United. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - What happened to #ArtetaOut? (06.30) PART 2 - Transfers (24.00) PART 3 - United preview (36.00) Produced by Abi Paterson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/2351m 19s

North London is red as Arsenal do the derby double but Mudryk is blue after Chelsea swoop in on key target

Joining Ian Stone this week to discuss the derby victory over Tottenham is Amy Lawrence and Art de Roche. Spirits are high following Arsenal's slick victory at the weekend, their first at Spurs' ground since 2014 so the panel take a moment to dwell on the little things in the win that particularly pleased. They discuss the star performances of Odegaard, Ramsdale, and Saka but also reflect on what was a sour end to the match. Transfer wise though it has not been a good weekend as key target Mudryk joined Chelsea after the Blues came in and gazumped Arsenal's offer meaning the club now go back to the drawing board for what's left of the January window. And we take a moment to talk about Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the WSL too RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Little moments that pleased (01.00) PART 2 - Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal (06.00) PART 3a - Mudryk hopes dashed (35.00) PART 3b - Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (44.00) PART 3c - Emirates Artwork (47.00) Produced by Abi Paterson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/2358m 30s

North London Derby awaits and Arsenal don their paints

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's James McNicholas and Art De Roche to preview the North London Derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and reflect on the newly unveiled design for The Emirates Stadium. They dicuss how this might be the best chance in a long time to win away at Tottenham, having not done so since March 2014, and look at some of the potential match ups on the pitch including Saliba and Gabriel against Kane, and Nketiah up against Romero and Dier. They also look ahead to Arsenal's other huge fixture this weekend with the women's team facing Chelsea at the Emirates in a top of the table clash on Sunday. Plus the latest on the January transfer window with Arsenal hoping to reinforce the squad in the coming weeks. Produced by Jesse Howard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/2349m 32s

Arsenal move on in the FA Cup but urgent questions remain over the squad depth

Joining Ian Stone to discuss Arsenal's FA Cup win over Oxford United are Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke. Whilst the result eventually looked good on paper, the match showed that Arsenal seriously lack squad depth as Arteta was forced into starting the first choice front three (Saka, Nketiah, and Martinelli) and needed Xhaka and Zinchenko to make sure the Gunners were on the winning side. So what does that mean for Arsenal's title challenge? And more importantly, where are the reinforcements, specifically one Ukrainian forward? We also discuss the impending arrival of "Tekkers Guru" to Arsenal's coaching staff and very nearly send Amy over the edge by discussing the 'i' word too much, injuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/2340m 21s

Arsenal spellbound by Newcastle, but Xhaka, Saka, Saliba and Gabriel apply their 'defence against the dark arts'

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and Art De Roche to reflect on Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Newcastle at the emirates, and what they can learn from the game. After a tense and emotional night at The Emirates, Newcastle's impressive defense came out on top, despite 17 shots and 67% possession from Arsenal. The panel discuss how the need for attacking depth was clear in this game, and how the team appear to have gained some emotional maturity by not rising to Newcastle's time wasting and rotational fouls. They also discuss the January transfer window and whether the club should hold out for Mykhailo Mudryk, after Shaktar turned down Arsenal's second bid. Produced by Jesse Howard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/2354m 39s

Arsenal wipe away 'bogey side' Brighton to go 7 points clear

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke to reflect on Arsenal's 4-2 New Years Eve win over Brighton at the Amex. Brighton have been something of a 'bogey side' for Arsenal in recent times having won just one of their previous 5 visits, but goals from Bukayo Saka, Martin Ødegaard, Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli were enough to seal the 3 points. The panel also discuss the greatness of Pele following his recent passing, and all the latest in the January transfer window with Mykhailo Mudryk and João Félix heavily linked. Produced by Jesse Howard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/2350m 40s

Eddie proves he's ready as Arsene returns to Arsenal

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke to reflect on Arsenal's 3-1 Boxing Day win over West Ham, with former manager Arsene Wenger in attendance at the Emirates, which Amy Lawrence shares her thoughts on too. The Frenchman was back at the club for the first time since leaving in 2018, with Eddie Nketiah amongst the goalscorers as he deputised for Gabriel Jesus for the first time since the Brazilian's injury at the World Cup. The panel also discuss the latest on the Gunners' move for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhailo Mudryk after an opening bid was made for the Ukrainian. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/2248m 44s

Arsenal's starboy shines at the World Cup & Mudryk 'saga' begins

Handbrake Off is back following the World Cup in Qatar, as Ian Stone is joined by James McNicholas and Art De Roche to get into the latest Arsenal talking points. Fresh off the back of the World Cup, the panel discuss and dissect the Arsenal players' involvement out in Qatar including the likes of William Saliba, Bukayo Saka - who was named in L'Equipe's Team of the Tournament - as well as Gabriel Jesus, who was injured while featuring for Brazil. The extent of Jesus' injury is also on the agenda, along with what impact that could have on Arsenal's January transfer plans, following David Ornstein confirming on The Athletic Football Podcast the intention to sign Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhailo Mudryk. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/2245m 32s

Arsenal Christmas No.1, Odegaard's evolution & refuelling for a title challenge

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke for the final Handbrake Off ahead of the break for the World Cup. With the Gunners sitting five points clear at the top of the Premier League the panel analyse Arsenal's start to the campaign under Mikel Arteta. Tifo's Seb Stafford-Bloor also drops in to discuss their new book How To Watch Football: 52 Rules for Understanding the Beautiful Game, On and Off the Pitch which launches on 17th November. To find out more visit: https://linktr.ee/tifobook Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/2255m 9s

Arsenal's Carabao Cup convenience & Rob Holding the 'finisher'

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's James McNicholas and Art De Roche following Arsenal's Carabao Cup elimination at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion. The panel analyse the convenience of being knocked out of the competition prior to the visit to Wolves in the final Premier League game before the World Cup break. With the World Cup on the horizon, they also discuss the Arsenal contingent heading to Qatar as well as Rob Holding 'finisher' role within Mikel Arteta's squad. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/2238m 44s

F**king Unbelievable | Arsenal enjoy Sunday stroll at the bridge

Ian Stone is joined by the Athletic's Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke following Arsenal's convincing 1-0 away win over Chelsea to retain their position at the top of the Premier League. The manner of the performance is reviewed, with a number of standout individual showings from the likes of Thomas Partey, William Saliba and, of course, Granit Xhaka. Having passed the latest test as league leaders the panel consider how much of a scalp the win over the Blues really is and whether or not, given the progress Mikel Arteta has overseen in 150 games in charge if there is even more to come from his side? Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/2253m 23s

Europa League seen off & Arsenal ready for battle at the Bridge

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke ahead of Arsenal's Premier League visit to Chelsea. Fresh from topping the group in the Europa League, courtesy of a 1-0 win over FC Zurich, the panel also analyse Kieran Tierney's performance, injury to Takehiro Tomiyasu and what that could mean for the Scot's chances of starting at Stamford Bridge. Plus with Josh Kroenke in attendance at Emirates, what plans are Arsenal looking to set out ahead of the World Cup break and upcoming January transfer window? Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/2249m 32s

Nelson provides Halloween treat for five-star Arsenal

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke as Arsenal put five past Nottingham Forest at the Emirates. Reiss Nelson replaced Bukayo Saka to come on and score twice for Arsenal with the panel assessing his performance and opportunity to live up to his potential at the Emirates. Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey's showings in midfield are also praised before looking ahead at what's to come prior to the break for the Qatar World Cup. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/2248m 9s

Arteta & Edu left to ponder January plans after defeat in Eindhoven

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's James McNicholas as well as special guest Adrian Dunbar, who plays Ted Hastings in the BBC series Line of Duty, to analyse Arsenal's defeat to PSV Eindhoven. Fresh from returning from Eindhoven, James shares his view on Arsenal's performance and the trend that has been setting in over recent games. The panel discuss the need to respond quickly as well as sharing their hopes for the upcoming January transfer window. Plus, Adrian shares his favourite memories of supporting The Arsenal prior to previewing Sunday's visit of Nottingham Forest. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/2243m 24s

The two halves of Arsenal & don't mess with Ben White

Ian Stone is joined by Art De Roche and Adrian Clarke to look back on Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary's. The panel debate Arsenal's contrasting performances in either half on the south coast with the Gunners playing in their seventh game of nine in October on Sunday afternoon. There's also analysis of Granit Xhaka scoring his second goal in as many games as well as Ben White's no-nonsense approach in a post-match interview following the draw with Southampton. Plus, there's reaction to Arsenal Women's latest WSL win, equalling the competition's record for 12 successive wins. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/2251m 46s

Arsenal's victories in Europe starring Bukayo and Beth

Joining Ian Stone today it's Art de Roche and James McNicholas as Arsenal football club celebrate not one, but two big victories in European competition. First up it's the men who defeated PSV on Thursday night with a dominant display. The pod gives the biggest shout out to Bukayo Saka who once again starred for the team, but note that the game changed when Odegaard and Partey were introduced. Plus there's a discussion about how Arteta wants his team to get used to playing every three days as that's what the top teams do. On Wednesday night the Arsenal Women threw down the gauntlet when they smashed reigning Champions League champions Lyon 5-1. It was a landmark victory to quote James, and Art shows some love to Caitlin Foord who's been quietly going steady this whole calendar year. We also dive into the stats to try and find out why Arsenal are playing better and we discuss which Arsenal players past and present would make the best option for the next Prime Minister. Produced by Abi Paterson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/2237m 36s

One Nil to The Arsenal as Saka provides spark at Elland Road

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and Michael Cox as Mikel Arteta guided Arsenal to their best-ever Premier League start at a powercut-hit Elland Road. Bukayo Saka scored the only goal of the game to see off Leeds United with Arsenal extending their lead to four points at the top of the table, making it nine wins from 10 at the start of the new season. As well as the win at Leeds, the evolution of Mikel Arteta as manager of Arsenal is also analysed before also touching on Thursday's Europa League clash with Ruud van Nistelrooy's PSV Eindhoven. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/2243m 47s

Arsenal enjoy Europa exploits & Mik Arteta's Gabis

Ian Stone is joined by the returning James McNicholas for his first Handbrake Off outing of the new season to talk Europa League, Arsenal's Gabis as well as preview Sunday's trip to Elland Road. Fresh from the Gunners' 1-0 win away to Bodø/Glimt in the Europa League Sambi Lokonga's performance is analysed with a number of squad players given an opportunity in Norway. Given the impact of Arsenal's Brazilian Gabriel trio, there's also analysis on the impact of the trio before looking ahead to the return to Premier League action against Leeds United. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/2249m 5s

Saka and Martinelli steal the show as Gunners blast past Liverpool

Ian Stone is joined by the Athletic's Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke as we react to Arsenal's scintillating 3-2 win over Liverpool at the Emirates. Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli are both singled out for praise following the explosive attacking performance to see off Jurgen Klopp's side. Looking at the defence, both Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ben White's performances are analysed with the Gunners retaining their place at the top of the Premier League. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/2249m 54s

Nketiah shines as spotlight on the Emirates for showdown with Liverpool

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's Art De Roche and Adrian Clarke to look a second successive huge weekend of action at the Emirates as Liverpool head to North London. Eddie Nketiah's performance in the Gunners' 3-0 win over Bodø/Glimt is analysed as Reiss Nelson also made his first Arsenal appearance in 14 months. Plus, there's the latest on the contract front with speculation increasing over Arsenal's aims to secure the services of Bukayo Saka, William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/2246m 5s

Arsenal 3 Tottenham 1: reaction and redemption

Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke as they bask in the glorious glow of Arsenal defeating their bitter rivals in quite brilliant fashion. Listen as we try to bring you the feel of the Emirates from that Saturday early kick off as the hottest ticket in town lit up the weekend. And as we discuss which previous iteration of Arsenal this team most feels like. We talk in depth on William Saliba, Ben White and Gabriel Jesus. We, of course, mention the man of the moment, Granit Xhaka, with his story getting better and better. And we talk about what would be the ultimate closing chapter in his Arsenal journey. And there's a look at Aaron Ramsdale's quotes post match where he discusses the mentality of the team and how they have this "never say die" attitude. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/2250m 26s

Paul Davis 'Arsenal And After' & North London Derby preview

Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence, Adrian Clarke and Arsenal legend Paul Davis to discuss his book 'Arsenal And After' before looking ahead to Saturday's North London Derby at the Emirates. Paul opens up on his experiences with racism, winning the 1994 Cup Winners' Cup in Copenhagen as well as his relationship with Terry Neill and George Graham. We also look ahead to the North London Derby with Paul sharing his thoughts on the start to the season as well as the transformation of Granit Xhaka. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/2259m 35s

North London Derby preview, a shifting Swiss midfielder, and an all time Arsenal Women 5-a-side

Ian Stone is joined this week by Art De Roche and Tim Stillman to talk all things Arsenal Women ahead of this weekend's (hopefully) record breaking North London Derby. We begin by asking everyone for their All Time Arsenal Women 5-a-side teams, who makes yours? We get the big lowdown ahead of the North London Derby at the Emirates, who should we watch out for, how's it going to sound, and where does it go from here? We shine a spotlight on another Swiss midfielder who's been shifted from number 6 to number 8 in the Arsenal midfield, Lia Walti. And we talk about women's team training with the Academy boys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/2243m 27s

Nice kick about with the boys aged 15 years and 181 days

Joining Ian Stone this week is Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke after a weekend that saw seven goals, two table toppers, and a Premier League record broken across Arsenal Football Club. First up we relish a near perfect Arsenal performance after their 3-0 win over the Bees which saw goals for Saliba, Jesus, and Vieira. One member of the team suggests that from minute two they knew this would be a win. We discuss a certain Swiss player who has made himself "undroppable" and question whether the club has been playing him in the wrong place the whole time! There's a discussion on Ethan Nwaneri who became the Premier League's youngest ever player at 15 years and 181 days. We discuss what happens next with Nwaneri, and reveal what we were up to at the same stage in our lives. And finally the Women's Super League got underway on Friday night at Meadow Park as Arsenal bested Brighton 4-0. Adrian tells us all about his time there. RUNNING ORDER Brentford 0-3 Arsenal - 07.00 Ethan Nwaneri - 28.00 Arsenal 4-0 Brighton - 34.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/2246m 26s

Targeting Jesus, the WSL returns and our favourite 15 minutes

Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, Adrian Clarke and Art De Roché are back to ask the big questions. Is Gabriel Jesus being targeted for unfair treatment? Would you have Ivan Toney at Arsenal? Can the Gunners win the WSL? What are your favourite 15 minutes of Arsenal? And how good was Stoney in his dreams? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: The best 15 minutes of Arsenal (01.00) • PART 2: Brentford v Arsenal preview (12.00) • PART 3: The brand new WSL season, with Art De Roché  (32.30)  • PART 4: Finishing with a song (40.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/2246m 35s

A disappointing defeat and Dadaism

Adrian Clarke, Amy Lawrence and Michael Cox discuss the 3-1 defeat to Man United. Plus, a look ahead to the trip to Zurich - the home of Dadaism and muesli, no less - and we wonder which Arsenal players past and present would make up the staff room at Gooner High? PART 1a: Fast Times at Gooner High (01m 30s) PART 1b: United 3 - 1 Arsenal (05m 30s) PART 2a: Zurich in the Europa League preview (22m 00s) PART 2b: Dadaist or Zurich player quiz (25m 30s) PART 3: Plugs, songs and farewells Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/2239m 28s

Transfer window round up, bye bye Bellerin, and ear defenders at the Emirates

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone for a look back at the transfer window deadline day and sum up whether it's really as bad as some people close to keyboards are making it out to be. The team go into the reasons why things didn't work out, why Arsenal's outgoings aren't as good as other clubs' and how the team might set up if and when other injuries occur. And why it might be a good thing that another D Luiz didn't join. There's a look back on Wednesday night's victory over Villa and the speed at which Arsenal keep bouncing back with goals when conceding. Plus a look ahead to Sunday's match up at Old Trafford. And finally we bid farewell to Hector Bellerin after he joined Barcelona this week. RUNNING ORDER PART 1a - Trust-the-process-o-meter - 01.00  PART 1b - Transfer window review - 07.00  PART 2a - Arsenal 2-1 Villa - a dominant 2-1 - 23.00  PART 2b - Manchester United preview - 36.00  PART 3 - Hector Bellerin departs to Barcelona - 41.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/2251m 12s

The classiest 10 in the Premier League, the deep midfield question, and Nicholas Pepe’s Nice

Art de Roche and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone for a dive into the latest Arsenal news, tactics and matches. Today: we answer the question of what Arteta can do in midfield if Elneny is out with a long term injury - is it Zinchenko? Could the solution be Ben White? We praise the connection between the fans and the club, and question whether the noise for Gabriel's winner was really the loudest we've ever heard the Emirates. And there's a look at Nice v Marseille where two of our loanees played against each other - but only one could win... All that plus a fun dig at Richard Keys RUNNING ORDER PART 1a - Bernd Leno or Jay Leno - 01.00 PART 1b - Corrections - 03.30  PART 2 - Arsenal’s potential midfield issue - 04.30 PART 3a - Brief look at the Fulham win and club togetherness - 12.00 PART 3b - Loan watch - 22.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/2239m 43s

Transfer update with David Ornstein, Europa League draw reaction, and AAAAA (Ask Adrian Anything About Arsenal)

Adrian Clarke is alongside Ian Stone for a reaction pod to the Europa League draw as Friday afternoon revealed that Arsenal will be facing PSV, Bodo/Glimt, and FC Zurich on their return to European football. We discuss what the expectation should be with regard to the tournament, what team we expect Arteta to play, and which location we'd like Arsenal Airways to fly us to. There's less than a week to go in the transfer window so we get the transfer don David Ornstein on to update us on Arsenal's potential incomings and outgoings. And we have time for a new feature AAAAA where Adrian answers your questions in: Ask Adrian Anything About Arsenal RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Europa League reaction - 01.00  PART 2 - Transfers with David Ornstein - 12.00  PART 3 - AAAAA (Ask Adrian Anything About Arsenal) - 25.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/2245m 0s

Arsenal's weekend: from pitch perfect to perfect pitch

Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone once again to bathe in the goodness that is three successive Arsenal victories. A far cry from this time last season! On this episode we discuss the earworms of the Arsenal canon (songbook to you and me) from years gone by. We talk about why it is so remarkable that Saliba has hit the ground running given the build up to his debut in an Arsenal shirt. There's some good vibes around the club, and good tactics too, Adrian has a look at how Zinchenko makes Xhaka better and we briefly imagine a world where it's Martinez and not Zinchenko in the squad. All that plus a discussion on Bukayo Saka, the loanees, and we pay tribute to an Arsenal legend, Head Groundsman Steve Braddock who sadly passed away earlier in the week. RUNNING ORDER Part 1a - Arsenal earworms - 02.00 Part 1b - The Saliba story - 07.00  Part 2a - Bournemouth 0-3 Arsenal - 15.00   Part 2b - Bukayo Saka’s contract - 25.00 Part 3a - Loan watch - 36.00 Part 3b - Steve Braddock (1964-2022) - 39.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/2253m 14s

Is Xhaka right: Should fans be able to go to training?

Joining Ian Stone for this one it's Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke as they talk about the idea of fans going along to training sessions. Could it work? What would you get to see? And will it ever happen? We discuss which of the Arsenal teams from down the years you'd like to see an "All or Nothing" documentary on and why really there is only one answer. Wednesday night was the first chance that fans had to see Fabio Vieira in an Arsenal shirt, we discuss what he will bring to the senior team when he gets his chance. Amy and Adrian gets their teeth into the question of squad depth and look at the opportunities players will have to get game time. And finally there's a nod to Nacho Monreal and his time at the Emirates RUNNInG ORDER PART 1 - All or Nothing for any season - 01.00 PART 2 - See the process to trust the process? - 06.00 PART 3 - Fabio Vieira first look - 19.00  PART 4 - Squad depth - 25.00 PART 5 - Monreal memories - 33.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/2247m 8s

Jesus: the "perfect striker for Arteta", "the boy" Martinelli, and Arsenal's Joga Bonito

Joining Ian Stone for a look back on Arsenal 4 Leicester 2 it's Art de Roche and Adrian "buzzkill" Clarke. Today it's all about Gabriel Jesus and what he has immediately brought to the Arsenal set up. We discuss why he has been able to have such an immediate impact in his new team, the various player roles he's performing and the influence he has on the younger players too now that he's part of the senior leadership team. Expect stats, tactics, and joy in part one. But it's not all about that Brazilian Gabi, as his attacking compatriot Gabriel Martinelli was on fire too and we discuss his development under Arteta and how the more fluid structure has allowed him to shine. It was the first home game of the season and boy did the fans come out to play, especially the Ashburton Army as Adrian admires their stamina for songs throughout the day. Plus we check in on our loans, our Academy and hail Saka for his Kopa Trophy nomination RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Spa trip anyone? - 01.00  PART 2a - Jesus has arrived - 04.00 PART 2b - Martinelli’s moments - 21.00 PART 2c - Fan-demonium - 26.00 PART 3a - Loan watch - 33.00 PART 3b - Academy watch - 36.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/2248m 29s

"He's a massive tit" Rating the Sven Mislintat signings

Joining Ian Stone this week it's Art De Roche and Adrian Clarke to look back on the Sven Mislintat era when everything was just a little confused at the Emirates. In order to make sense of it all we have a little game of Sven Mislintit or tat where we rate the eight players that came in under Sven's eye. It's also four years since Unai Emery's first match in charge of the gooners and we compare that team to today's. Moving on to the big topic in The Athletic this week we talk about player roles and the various ways that they can be defined by focusing on Saka and Xhaka. And finally it's all about captains, and one former captain who's going to be lighting up the ballroom this winter RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Sven Mislintit or tat - 01.00 PART 2 - Saka the wide threat - 11.00 PART 3 - Captaincy and squad leaders - 27.00 PART 4 - Strictly Tony Adams - 37.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/2246m 8s

The Saliba Show

Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas join Ian Stone for a look back on Arsenal's opening day victory over Crystal Palace. And it was all about one man: William Saliba. Is he undroppable after that "Rolls Royce" performance? Is not knowing your back four a good thing? And can we come up with a song for him? Plus Arsenal's fighting spirit, wingers, and why Ian needs to watch All or Nothing RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Rolls Royce of a defender 01.00 PART 2 - Palace 0-2 Arsenal 05.00 PART 3a - Transfers 23.00 PART 3b - All or Nothing 28.30 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/2243m 51s

Arsenal’s Lionesses, Palace preview, Terry Neil

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke as we look ahead to the new season! In this episode: we speak about England winning Euro 2022 and the heavy influence that Arsenal have on this team, we look back at our last preseason game, a 6-0 battering of Sevilla and look ahead to the first game of the Premier League season against Crystal Palace. Plus there’s some transfer talk focused on those who are leaving rather than coming. And we pay tribute to Terry Neil, Arsenal’s youngest ever manager and an FA Cup winner in that incredible 1979 win over Manchester United. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/2251m 37s

There’ll always be a place at Arsenal that belongs to Maria Petri

Join Ian Stone, Art de Roche, and Amy Lawrence for a look back on the latest from Arsenal. This week we pay tribute to the greatest football fan of all time, Maria Petri, who sadly passed away on Friday. Amy shares her memories of Maria, whilst Art discusses her love of the women's team. Maria was Arsenal through and through and embodied the club in a way that no one else ever will. We then move to talking about James's wide ranging interview with Edu and whether the tide of opinion has turned in favour of the Kroenkes. Finally we talk William Saliba, what would make a dream transfer window and the gooners at the Euro RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Rename the stadium 02.00 PART 2 - “I shall be oh so sad when I die, as I won’t be able to watch Arsenal anymore” RIP Maria Petri 05.00 PART 3a - Edu talks business 14.00 PART 3b - Arsenal and the Kroenkes 23.00 PART 3c - William Saliba 29.00 PART 4 - Gooners at the Euro 35.00  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/2245m 25s

The Arteta Effect

Joining Ian Stone this week it's Art De Roche and Adrian Clarke to discuss all that has happened since we last spoke. First up there's the new away kit launch, and how the club community looks out for and after each other. Then we get into the impending arrival of Zinchenko as he finalises his move to Arsenal from Man City - do we think he's a better fit for the club than Martinez? We catch up with James McNicholas who's out with the team in Orlando, Florida to find out what the vibes are like, and to discuss his interview with Fabio Vieira. And we have some tactical discussions, talk All or Nothing, and the WSL fixture list too. You asked for more so we're giving you more! RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Wear the shirt with pride 02.00 PART 2 - Zinchenko 08.00 PART 3a - Pre season win v Everton : 21.00 PART 3b - James McNicholas on tour: 30.00 PART 4a - Cut backs: 44.00  PART 4b - All or Nothing: 49.00  PART 4c - WSL fixture list: 52.00  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/221h

Jesus opens his Arsenal account, Coach Wilshere, and Inside Hale End

Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke, and Art de Roche for the latest goings on in and around Arsenal. This week: Arsenal's pre season game against FC Nuremburg - what learnings can we take, should we get over excited about Jesus, and what about Elneny's goal! Adrian went to screening of 'Inside Hale End' so we find out about that, and we discuss the impact Jack Wilshere will have at Arsenal's Academy. Plus we talk about hot games Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/2242m 50s

Olá Jesus, Kanu believe it, and are you standing safely?

Join Amy Lawrence, Adrian Clarke and host Ian Stone for another check in on the Gunners. It's time for pre season and so we discuss what ours look like, what Adrian's used to look like, and what actually happens at the weigh in. As for the outings and incomings Gabriel Jesus was finally announced on Monday but there's not much going out. We also discuss the possibility of safe standing and Kanu's greatest Premier League game RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Pre season starts 02.00 PART 2a - Who will leave the club?: 08.00 PART 2b - Gabriel Jesus signs : 15.00 PART 2c - Safe standing?: 28.00 PART 3 - Kanu believe it : 30.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/2250m 57s

The patron saint of growling

Join Ian Stone, James McNicholas, and Amy Lawrence for a look at the latest transfer news, the curious case of William Saliba and renewed criticisms of Arsenal's "Visit Rwanda" sleeve sponsor. On the show we discuss the arrival of Gabriel Jesus and what he does and doesn't bring to the side. We talk about the not so impending arrival of Raphinha as it looks like he's off to Chelsea. And we take a look at the Arsenal back line and its formation next season. All that plus a discussion on the upcoming "All or Nothing" Arsenal series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/2238m 52s

Norway, numbers, and no new names

This week Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke to talk all things Norway, numbers, and transfers. All things being *at the time of recording* there's been no names just yet but since we last spoke the name Lisandro Martinez has picked up apace. Therefore asking the question, is Mikel Arteta all about versatility? We hear about Amy's trip to Norway back in April as she found out all about Arsenal's MO - Martin Odegaard. Plus there's a game of number association too RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Shirt numbers 02.00 PART 2 - Versatile players : 05.00 PART 3 - Arsenal’s MO: Martin Odegaard: 25.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/2247m 17s

The new Vieira

We're back for the new season! And it's Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke and Amy Lawrence here to bring you up to date with everything that's happened in the Arsenal landscape since we last spoke - including a certain midfielder called Vieira. And this week's big question - Can you retire a song? All that plus discussions about Arsenal's striker situation, the fixture list, and how should Alex Lacazette be remembered? RUNNING ORDER PART 1a - What to do with no World Cup 02.00 PART 1b - Fixtures announced 05.00 PART 2 - Transfers : 11.00 PART 3 - Bye bye Laca: 34.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/2247m 39s

The season in 12 words

Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke, Amy Lawrence, and Art de Roche for one last time this season to look back on the season that was for Arsenal men, women, and the academy. This week: a dive into the positives, the manager, the injuries, and ultimate the January decisions that cost the club. All that plus Art brings his reflections from a busy season for the women and academy teams of Arsenal, and some end of season awards at the end too. RUNNING ORDER PART 1a - Season in three words : 01:00 PART 1b - Arsenal 5-1 Everton: 2.30  PART 2 - Men’s Team Season review : 07.00 PART 3a - Academy season review with Art De Roche : 28 .00 PART 3b - Women’s Team season review with Art too! : 34.00 PART 4 - Awards: 44.00  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/221h 3m

Less of a podcast, more of a support group

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, and Adrian Clarke for a look back on the Newcastle defeat as Arsenal complete a season of winless Mondays. This week: why didn't the team show up? What prospects are there for the Everton game? And the biggest sigh you'll hear. Plus, reasons to be positive and keep the faith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2232m 49s

Massive and crushing disappointment

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke for look back at a miserable night in N17. This week: we dissect the disappointing night that saw Spurs easily best Arsenal. We debate the big calls on the night, talk through what it means for the rest of the season, and learn about "bread poultice" RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Bread poultice: 01:00 PART 2a - Spurs 3-0 Arsenal : 08 :00 PART 3a - Champions League or Europa League : 29.00 PART 3b - Newcastle preview : 32.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/2244m 25s

Two: goals for Eddie, contracts signed, and finish in the WSL

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas for a reflection on Arsenal's weird/nerve-wracking 2-1 win over Leeds at the weekend This week: games where you can't stay in your seat, Arteta and Eidevall sign on for more years at The Arsenal, and Art de Roche joins to talk about Arsenal Women being oh-so-close to the WSL title. All that plus a discussion on what to do with Eddie Nketiah, emotions from 'The Angel' and a preview for Thursday's big game against Spurs RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Games you couldn’t watch : 01:00 PART 2a - Arsenal 2-1 Leeds : 07:00 PART 2b - NLD preview: 26.00 PART 3a - New contracts for Arteta and Eidevall : 33.00 PART 3b - Arsenal Women pipped to the WSL title with Art de Roche : 38.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/2254m 55s

Pulchritude and fortitude

Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas for a look back on Arsenal's win over West Ham. This week: big up Nketiah, big up Holding, and big up securing top six. With a team that was largely mad up of squad players, Arsenal were able to make their way past a strong West Ham team at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon. We look at the players who shone, who got in Declan Rice's face, and whether they'll all be staying at the club come next season. Plus a discussion on Arsenal's potential new anthem RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Cult heroes : 01:00 PART 2 - West Ham 1-2 Arsenal : 10:00 PART 3 - North London forever… : 30.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/2243m 20s

Chaos, stress, and screams

Join Ian Stone, Art de Roche and Amy Lawrence for a look back on Arsenal's chaotic and stressful win over Manchester United on Saturday This week: we reminisce on the times big north west clubs have missed penalties against Arsenal, we talk about Elneny, Eddie, and Emile, and we welcome back the old big guns of Henry, Gilberto, Bergkamp and others. All that plus a catch up on the Arsenal Women's team, who have just 3 games left. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Penalty misses : 01:00 PART 2 - Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United : 10:00 PART 2b - The return of the legends: 37.00 PART 3a - When we won the league at WHL : 44.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/2253m 56s

They didn't think like squirrels

Join Ian Stone, Art De Roche and James McNicholas for a look back at Arsenal men's defeat to Southampton and Arsenal women's defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup - it wasn't a good weekend. This week: is the issue attack or midfield? James and Art differ? How much blame should be portioned to Mikel Arteta? And what's worse the Europa Conference League or no Europe at all? All that plus an in depth look at what went wrong for both senior clubs at the weekend and further reflections on Unai Emery. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Conference League or no Europe?: 01:00 PART 2a - Southampton Men 1-0 Arsenal Men: 05:00 PART 2b - Unai Emery - wrong manager at the wrong time?: 21.00 PART 3a - Arsenal Women 0-2 Chelsea Women: 30.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/2249m 5s

The Graham Potter Curse

Join Ian Stone, Art de Roche, and James McNicholas for a sorrow filled look back at the defeat to Brighton at the weekend. Did Arteta get it wrong with putting Xhaka at left back? Should Sambi have been left all on his own? And is top four off now? Just some of the questions from the weekend's result. Plus we talk to Art about up and coming striker Mika Biereth and we reminisce on Alex Song. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Bogey teams : 01:00 PART 2 - Arsenal 1-2 Brighton : 04:00 PART 3a - Art and Mika Biereth: 28:00  PART 3b - A Song for Alex Song: 35:00  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/2248m 52s

Arteta's conundrum, football and fashion, and Unai (m)Emer-ies

Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke, and James McNicholas for some company following that shocking defeat against Palace. This week: cack. There's no other word for it. Adrian and James dissect the fall out from the result in South London including how the injuries to Tierney and Partey will affect the line up going forward - will Saka be a full back again? Will Nuno Tavares get a game again? And just why does this sort of performance happen from seemingly nowhere? We also talk about Unai Emery after he spoke to The Athletic about his time at Arsenal and we talk fashion - here's the must see catalogue where Adrian makes an appearance RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Preferable mundane tasks: 01:00 PART 2 - Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal - tactics and what next: 04:00 PART 3a - Unai (m)Emer-ies: 28:00  PART 3b - Fashion and football: 37:00  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/2253m 5s

Arsenal HOF, Rashford to Arsenal & What Bergkamp Would Cost Today!

Host Ian Stone is joined by Adrian Clarke and The Athletic's Art de Roche to reflect on Arsenal Women's Champions League hopes and how the NLD postponement could actually help their season... Plus, a discussion over which Arsenal legend should follow Patrick Vieira into the Hall Of Fame and whether or not Marcus Rashford would be a smart addition to the current squad this summer (if not, then who?) Plus, the trio explore a fantastic article from Art, all about how much Arsenal's biggest transfers would cost today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/2252m 21s

A result to celebrate

It's Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas here looking back at another 1-0 to the Arsenal win, this time over Aston Villa. This week we rub our victories in the celebration police's faces, we ask why there's this English obsession with "hardness" and talk about Arteta getting a song. All that plus some love for our England call ups, love for Bernd Leno, and a bit more of a chat about celebrating. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Celebrate good times: 01:00 PART 2a - Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal: 04:00 PART 2b - Celebration police: 25:00  PART 3 - Three Four Lions: 30:00  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/2245m 14s

Goldfish memories, fuming at the fixture computer and club identity

Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke, and Art de Roche for a look back on Arsenal's so close but so far loss to Liverpool. We praise the work of Gabi Martinelli, discuss the season Aaron Ramsdale's had so far, and ask how do we get to Liverpool's level? Plus you can hear Amy Lawrence's interview with Fabrice Muamba on the 10 year anniversary from his collapse whilst playing for Bolton against Spurs in the FA Cup. And we talk about the "yoot" and make sure you know who to keep an eye on. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Players to fear : 01.00 PART 2 - Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool : 07.00 PART 3a - Amy meets Muamba : 31.30 PART 3b - A look in on the Arsenal Academy : 41.00  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/221h 1m

Happy Arsenal, happy Odegaard, happy Emirates

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, and James McNicholas for a look back on Arsenal's win over Leicester on Sunday evening. After a relatively comfortable win over Leicester we talk about the importance of Martin Odegaard and his comments about happiness in the team. We discuss the roles of Xhaka and Tierney too. And after Chelsea's owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government, we ask what does that mean for Arsenal and football? Oh and James has a great story that involves a bus stop and a former Arsenal player. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Seeing players unexpectedly 01.00 PART 2 - Arsenal 2-0 Leicester: 06.00 PART 3 - Chelsea and Arsenal: 25.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/2242m 38s

Into the top four, a song for Saka, and Ray Parlour: 49 undefeated

Join Amy Lawrence, Ian Stone, and James McNicholas as they look back on Arsenal's win at Watford which saw them grace the top four again. Is it on? And have Arsenal got the strength and mentality to finish there? Data Analyst Mark Carey talks us through how Arsenal have ascended the table, coming from the bottom to the top four.  We also praise Saka and Odegaard, talk about who should be getting a chant, and celebrate Ray Parlour's 49th birthday. RUNNING ORDER  PART 1 - Boom boom boom and other chants: 01.00 PART 2 - Watford 2-3 Arsenal: 06.00 PART 3 - Top four reached with Mark Carey: 21.30 PART 4 - It’s only Ray Parlour: 33.00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/03/2246m 45s

Arteta’s bold substitutions, Pepe’s prowess, and faxing in results

Join Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas, and Ian Stone for a look back on the week of Arsenal including that spectacular last minute winner against Wolves on Thursday night. This week: where does Pepe fit in the team? Why is Martinelli so popular? And where were you when you found out that Arsenal had won on Thursday? Probably not mid performance like James! All that plus a discussion on Laca's contract, the club's owners, and Arteta's bold substitutions. PART 1 - Weird places to find out results (01.00) PART 2 - Arsenal 2-1 Wolves (06.00) PART 3a - Ownership (32.30) PART 3b - Martinelli’s “My Game In My Words” (41.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/2253m 43s

The Fab Four, Gabi’s snuggly blanket, and memories of Madrid magic

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, and Adrian Clarke for a look back on Arsenal's win over Brentford from the weekend. This week we crown the Fab Four, we discuss our captaincy choices, and we look at a shift in system. All that plus a trip down memory lane to the Bernabeu when Arsenal became the first english side to beat Real Madrid in their own backyard. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - The new Fab Four (01.00) PART 2 - Arsenal 2-1 Brentford (06.00) PART 3 - Real Madrid 0-1 Arsenal (31.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/2250m 0s

A red card problem, complicated sales, and why we love the Arsenal

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, and James McNicholas for a look back on the last week in Arsenal. Today: Do Arsenal have a discipline problem? What's our signature performance? And how many goals will Arsenal need to score in the final 16 games to get top four? All that plus a brilliant weekend of results for Arsenal despite not playing, look at our selling problem, and reasons to love the Gunners. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - We love you Arsenal, we do (01.00) PART 2 - Wolves 0-1 Arsenal (06.00) PART 3 - Arsenal and signings: it’s complicated (33.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/2247m 52s

Seventeen cup finals, Sir Wrighty, and Viv's pass

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and Art de Roche for a spin through the latest from Arsenal This week: is Tomiyasu the best right back since Lee Dixon? Should Ian Wright get a knighthood? And which former Arsenal player did Viv Miedema remind Ian of this weekend? We discuss the hopes and expectations for the season ahead, whether Martinelli could play through the middle of the pitch, and find out whether we'll be seeing any of our youngsters making a cameo for the seniors in the second half of the season. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - What are we looking forward to when football returns? (01.00) PART 2 - Seventeen cup finals (06.00) PART 3 - U23s and Women with Art de Roche (27.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/2246m 15s

January transfer wrap: au revoir Auba and a leaner, meaner Arsenal

Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas for a discussion on Arsenal's (lack of) business during the January transfer window. This week: how do the panel rate our January out of day? Memories of Auba, and who are these two new signings we've brought in? Plus is it Europe or bust for Arteta? RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Rate January out of 10 (01.00) PART 2 - Transfers, Auba, and who we brought in (04.30) PART 3 - Trust the process? (28.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/2245m 10s

The apparition of Olivier Giroud, the resurgence of Heath, and Pierre-Emerick Oboe-meyang

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas for a look back on our 0-0 draw with Burnley and ask will we get a striker? Strikers very much the theme of the show as we discuss if Arsenal need and/or should kiss and make up with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang. Flo Lloyd Hughes joins to tell us all about the disjointed state of Arsenal Women and answer our questions about the likelihood of Miedema's Arsenal exit. Plus we ponder if Arsenal's European hopes rest on Arsenal getting a striker in January. All that and Ian asks the most surreal question you may ever hear. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Pick a sub (01.00) PART 2 - Arsenal 0-0 Burnley (04.30) PART 3a - Streaky strikers: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (21.00) PART 3b - Streaky strikers: Viv Miedema (30.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/2247m 55s

One day we'll visit the toilet bowl

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas for a chat about Sunday's postponed North London Derby This week: with everyone ganging up on Arsenal for calling off Sunday's game, we ask could this be a good thing for the club mentality? We ask who's actually around for Thursday's game against Liverpool? And we take a look back at Lord Nicklas Bendtner's time at Arsenal as the Danish striker turns 34. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - How the NLD really went (01.00) PART 2 - Postponements (05.30) PART 3 - Happy birthday Lord Bendtner (28.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/2241m 25s

Bring back Jack Wilshere

It's Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas back to talk you through the deflating defeat at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. This week: with a season defining week ahead which players should Arsenal be looking to bring in to ensure better performances? Is it already too late to be bringing in players? And is Jack Wilshere the solution to all our problems? That plus whether Arteta's contract should be extended and what's the biggest factor in determining that. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Transfers targets (01.00) PART 2 - Forest 1-0 Arsenal (05.30) PART 3a - Arteta’s contract (25.00) PART 3b - January deals (31.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/2241m 6s

The Arsenal that makes you feel

Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, and James McNicholas are back for 2022 and their hope-ometers are on the rise. This week we discuss the fantastic performance against Man City, despite losing there were so many positives to take from the game - especially Partey, Tomiyasu, and Ramsdale's huge passes. We discuss Amy's interview with Granit Xhaka and whether it might change perceptions of him. And as it's January we discuss what business Arsenal need to do and what they might do. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Positivity pals (01.00) PART 2 - Arsenal 1-2 Man City (08.30) PART 3a - Xhaka interview (31.00) PART 3b - January deals (45.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/2257m 6s

Here we go... Saka, Martinelli, Smith Rowe

Join James McNicholas, Adrian Clarke, and Art de Roche for this week's Handbrake Off - and it's a joyous one This week: we dish out the love for Gabriel Martinelli as we look back on victory at Elland Road. The team discuss who should be captain and we hand out our Handbrake Off-scars too. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Breakthrough games (01.00) PART 2a - Leeds 1-4 Arsenal (07.30) PART 2b - Who should be captain? (32.00) PART 3 - Handbrake Off-scars (38.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/211h 3m

Auba and Arteta, irreplaceable Cazorla, and Vieira’s telescopic leg

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, and James McNicholas for this week's Handbrake Off where we're praising our team on the pitch and asking questions about what's going on off it This week: slickest team goals, a good win, and great concern for how Arteta will deal with Auba. Is it time for a new captain? That plus disappointment over a lack of tribute to Ray Kennedy and we wish Santi Cazorla a happy birthday! RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Slick Arsenal goals (01.00) PART 2a - Arsenal 3-0 Southampton (07.30) PART 2b - Arteta’s Auba problem (22.00) PART 2c - Lack of tribute to Ray Kennedy (35.00) PART 3 - Happy Birthday Santi Cazorla! (38.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/2149m 55s

Introducing: In The Boardroom

For In The Boardroom, a brand new podcast series from The Athletic, Jacqui Oatley speaks to influential people who operate at senior levels in football about their experiences of working in the game. It may be the head of a supporters’ trust taking over a club in crisis or a director changing the way their club addresses inequality. In The Boardroom will bring an in-depth and nuanced insight from behind the scenes. In this first episode, we’re speaking to Clare Wheatley, Arsenal's Head Of Women's Football. Clare joined Arsenal as a player back in 1995, the start of a 26-year association. Arsenal are the most successful club in English women’s football history, having won 15 league titles, 14 FA Cups and remain the only British club to have been European champions, that was during their quadruple season of 2007. In The Boardroom from The Athletic is presented by Jacqui Oatley and is produced by Steve Hankey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/2144m 27s

The Everton autopsy, craters in the road, and is the season falling apart?

Join Ian Stone, James McNicholas and Amy Lawrence for a look back at Monday night's 2-1 loss to Everton This week: how do you solve a problem like Auba? What's the elephant in the room? And are Arsenal the jump leads for other failing teams? Plus Art de Roche joins to unpick Arsenal women's 3-0 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup Final and to look ahead to Thursday's match against Barcelona RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Last minute sickeners (01.00) PART 2a - Everton 2-1 Arsenal (06.00) PART 2b - Partey problem (18.00) PART 3 - Arsenal Women falter at Wembley (35.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/2152m 17s

Man Utd reaction, “Super-Coaches” and Ray Kennedy

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, Art de Roché and a cameo from James McNicholas as we reflect on Arsenal’s disappointing 3-2 defeat to Manchester United. In this episode: why do Arsenal seem to bottle just as they’re about to make a step forward? Is this just part of the growing pains of a young side, and a young manager, or are the senior players not pulling their weight? Plus we discuss James’ article on “super-coaches”, does it matter that Arsenal don’t have one? We pay tribute to a star of the 1971 Double winning side Ray Kennedy after his passing, and have a song to end. RUNNING ORDER PART 1a - Bizarrest goal you’ve ever seen (01.00) PART 1b - Man Utd 3-2 Arsenal (7.30) PART 1c - James McNicholas post-match from Old Trafford (21.44) PART 2a - “Super-Coaches” (28.04) PART 2b - tribute to Ray Kennedy (36.31) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/2148m 22s

Martinelli's instant impact, Edu unlocked, and let's get seven strikers!

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas for a look back on Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Newcastle This week: who's a streaky striker, who have been the best impact subs, and who could be joining the Arsenal ranks in the future? Plus we preview United v Arsenal, talk to James about Edu, and have a song to end RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Impact subs (01.00) PART 2a - Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle (06.00) PART 2b - United v Arsenal preview (25.00) PART 3 - Edu Exclusive (36.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/2153m 44s

Thrashing out our regular Anfield thrashing

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas for a look back on Liverpool's annual thrashing of Arsenal. This week: the pros and cons of having a young team, who in hindsight should have started, and was that fight between Arteta and Klopp really the turning point? All that plus what's going on with £50m man Thomas Partey? RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Fight fight fight (01.00) PART 2 - Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal (06.00) PART 3 - What’s the deal with Partey? (28.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/2149m 8s

The power of the Arsenal, phenomenal Miedema, and free hugs

Joining Ian Stone this week it's Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke to go down memory lane and try to contain Ian's optimism. This week: we talk about Liverpool v Arsenal over the years, we revel in seeing ESR in an England shirt, and we preview Arsenal's trip to Anfield at the end of the week. Plus Art de Roche joins to discuss Arsenal's draw with Spurs in the WSL RUNNING ORDER PART 1a - Free hugs (01.30) PART 1b - Liverpool v Arsenal down the years (not that one) PART 2a - Arsenal in the England squad (15.00) PART 2b - Liverpool v Arsenal (23.00) PART 3 - Spurs 1-1 Arsenal (37.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/2155m 32s

BONUS EPISODE! Arsène Wenger: Invincible - an interview with co-director Gabriel Clarke

James McNicholas sits down with Gabriel Clarke co-director of Arsène Wenger: Invincible to find out all about the making of the documentary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/2129m 41s

Arteta’s century and Wenger’s Invincibles

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas as they reflect on Arsenal's 1-0 win over Watford from the weekend and talk about the new Wenger documentary Invincible too. This week: Ben White and AMN stand out from the crowd, Arteta's unity, and was there any good to gain from losing our first three games without scoring a goal?! All that plus a nod to the U23s' great comeback and a discussion on the legacy of Wenger RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Arteta’s century (01.30) PART 2 - Arsenal 1-0 Watford (05.00) PART 3 - Arsene Wenger: Invincible (23.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/2145m 9s

The Aaron Ramsdale Show

Join Ian Stone, James McNicholas, and Adrian Clarke for a look back on Saturday's 2-0 win away to Leicester including some huge love for *that* save. This week: we talk all things Aaron Ramsdale, we bring back the Pires and Smith-Rowe comparisons, and delight in the Auba and Laca partnership. Plus Art De Roche joins to talk about the women's FA Cup success and we discuss William Saliba too. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Saves down the years (01.30) PART 2 - Leicester 0-2 Arsenal (08.00) PART 3a - Arsenal 3-0 Brighton with Art de Roche (32.00) PART 3b - Saliba updates (42.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/2154m 18s

Friday Night Likes as Thomas joins the Partey

Joining Ian Stone this week it's Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas to talk through the "performance of the season contender" that was Arsenal's win over Villa on Friday night. This week we hail the throwback 4-4-2 system that saw partnerships thrive at the Emirates, the team regain control and dominance, and a real antidote to the previous performance. Find out which Arsenal legend Adrian compares ESR to, who really impressed James, and later on Art de Roché joins to talk about stats and we discover that he is quicker than a lot of Premier League players that might surprise you! RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Thomas joins the Partey (01.30) PART 2 - Arsenal 3-1 Villa (08.00) PART 3 - Stats and youth with Art (29.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/2152m 23s

Handbrake on, patience running thin, and a Xhaka shaped elephant in the room

Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas for a frank breakdown of Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace. Adrian's watched the game back so you don't have to. This week: was that Vieira's audition for manager, why did we put the handbrake on, and can we turn back time and bring back Santi Cazorla please? All that plus a discussion on Olivier Giroud, insight into Danny Welbeck's late winner against Leicester and the Arsenal Women play at the Emirates RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Patrick Vieira and late late goals (01.30) PART 2 - Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace (08.00) PART 3 - Olivier Giroud: nice guy and handsome devil (40.30) PART 4 - Arsenal v Barcelona at the Emirates (45.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/2154m 23s

Arsenal's DNA, award winning poetry, and McCabe's monster goals

Joining Ian Stone this week it's James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke to talk all through Arsenal's season so far. This week: we discuss the position Ainsley Maitland Niles and what's next for him, we talk about replacing Granit in the team, and we look ahead to the return of Patrick Vieira next Monday. Plus Adrian does a deep dive on the women's team and their excellent start to the WSL and brings us the Sound of Music RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Jack Wilshere love in (01.30) PART 2a - AMN - what next? (07.30) PART 2b - Eyes turn to January (18.00) PART 3 - Arsenal women analysed (29.30) PART 4 - Palace preview (36.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/2147m 25s

Taking a point, Arteta's adaptability, and remembering Rosicky

Join Ian Stone, Art de Roché, and James McNicholas for some considered reaction to the Brighton draw. This week: we look at Arsenal without Xhaka and whether Arteta needs to change his gameplans up a little, we lament the overreaction to the result on social media, and we celebrate what it is to be an english football fan. Plus we talk Arsenal topping the WSL ahead of their tough Champions League tie with Barcelona, and we discuss Tomas Rosicky as he turns 41. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Naff away days (01.30) PART 2a - Brighton 0-0 Arsenal (04.30) PART 2b - Tribalism in football (16.00) PART 3 - Villa 0-4 Arsenal (20.30) PART 4 - Rosicky love in (25.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/2136m 56s

Spanking Spurs, iconic Ramsdale, and a ripped off handbrake

Join Ian Stone, James McNicholas, and Art de Roché for a full and joyous unpacking of Arsenal 3-1 Spurs. And stick around at the end for a bonus chat with Amy Lawrence if you just can't get enough love for the Arsenal. This week: we revel in the cauldron of the Emirates, ask if this is the turning point for Arsenal, and praise, well, almost everybody! We've got love for the Hale End, for Partey, for Odegaard, and for Tomiyasu. We've got stories from the ground. And we've got a discussion on the Arsenal women's team, who are top of the league, and what Arteta could learn from Eidevall. It's a packed show, but it's worth it, and here's how it sounds RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Noisy Emirates (01.30) PART 2 - Arsenal 3-1 Spurs (06.30) PART 3 - Arsenal 5-0 City (30.30) PART 4 - Bonus pod with Amy Lawrence (39.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/211h 1m

The phlegmatic Yorkshireman

Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and Art de Roché to discuss another 1-0 to the Arsenal as this weekend the Gunners beat Burnley. Today it's all about Ramsdale, Gabriel, and Tomiyasu as the defensive back six takes shape, we discuss Wednesday's match against Wimbledon, and then there's the big one: the North London Derby too - could Jack Wilshere do a job in the dressing room? RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Ramsdale love in (01.30) PART 2a - Burnley 0-1 Arsenal (12.30) PART 2b - Wimbledon preview (30.00) PART 3 - Wilshere (35.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/2147m 32s

New-Look Arsenal & Koscielny Hindsight

The Athletic's Arsenal correspondents Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join host Ian Stone after Arteta's Gunners secured an actual Premier League win!... The trio discuss the new-look backline, how a tactical shift might hold the key to getting both Emile Smith-Rowe and Martin Odegaard into the same team AND a sliding doors moment which might have seen Patrick Vieira in the Arsenal dugout, instead of beating Spurs handsomely at Selhurst Park. Plus, Amy and James revisit Laurent Koscielny's unpleasant North London exit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/2149m 46s

Edu's 'Project Youth' & When Will Saka Get A Rest?

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and Art de Roché join a curiously hopeful host, Ian Stone, following yet another dazzling display for England from birthday boy Bukayo Saka... The trio reminisce over some of the teenage sensations who sadly didn't live up to their enormous potential, reflect on *that* Edu interview and discuss the Arsenal Women's team's title credentials. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/2150m 49s

A dark place

Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to discuss the latest calamitous result from the weekend as Arsenal were thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City. And on the 10 year anniversary of the 8-2, just to rub salt into the wound even further. But all hope is not yet lost, there's still one member of the team who believes that a top six finish is possible, that there's reason for hope come the NLD, but one thing we can all agree on is the need for some gallows humour at this time. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - 8-2 choose you (01.30) PART 2 - Man City 5-0 Arsenal (05.00) PART 3a - Transfers (35.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/2148m 20s

Carling Cup vibes

Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, and James McNicholas for a round up from Arsenal's loss to Chelsea at the weekend. We look for the positives, ask where the deficiencies were, and do not touch the "Arteta out" question. Plus emotions on a return to the Emirates with friends and family, goalkeeper competition, and the importance of the upcoming Carabao Cup game against West Brom. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Back to the Emirates (01.30) PART 2 - Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea (06.00) PART 3a - West Brom Wednesday (28.00) PART 3b - Transfers (34.00) Get yourself an Athletic subscription with 30% off here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/2146m 52s

We were looking for positives

The opening week of the season could have gone, well, a lot better. But misery loves company so Ian Stone, Art de Roché and James McNicholas are here to provide that for you. This week, which defender has the turning circle of a ship in a harbour? Who's just staring into nothingness? And why was Torreira at a theme park? RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Oblivion (01.30) PART 2 - Brentford 2-0 Arsenal (05.00) PART 3 - Transfers (26.00) Get yourself an Athletic subscription with 30% off here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/2141m 15s

Miss Trunchbull vibes

Join Ian Stone, James McNicholas, and Art de Roché for a season preview as we gear up and set our expectations for Arsenal in 2021/22. There's still plenty of business to be done but what's our priority is an attacking midfielder or should a number two be number one? Who's been good in preseason? And what would be Thierry Henry's Olympic sport? All that and much more RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Gold! (01.30) PART 2a - Spurs 1-0 Arsenal (02.00) PART 2b - Transfers (15.00) PART 3a - Brentford v Arsenal (23.00) PART 3b - Season hopes (33.00) Get yourself an Athletic subscription at 30% here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/2146m 26s

A continuing psychodrama

We're back and releasing the handbrake slowly on a brand new season. It's Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke, and Art de Roché with you for a look at the pre season games so far, thoughts on the new shirts, and the All or Nothing doc that's heading north to the Emirates. All that plus we run our eye over the latest recruits, those that are staying put, and have a song too. RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - All or Nothing (01.30) PART 2a - Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal (09.00) PART 2b - Movers (14.00) PART 3 - Shirts (30.00) PART 4 - Saka we love you (36.00) Get yourself an Athletic subscription at 30% here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/2147m 54s

Reasons To Be Cheerful, Reasons To Be Fearful

In the last podcast of the season, Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to agree never to speak of this year again.  Before that, we search long and hard for the diamonds in the dirt: Saka and ESR, Laca taking the knee, Tierney taking on the snow in shirt sleeves…  We also look forward to next season before signing off with a three song jukebox and an extended appreciation of Steve Bould.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/211h 12m

Highbury Highs

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and broadcaster Adrian Clarke join Ian Stone for this week's show.  It's 15 years since the club left Highbury and the panel examine it's effect on the club, and the impact on the Arsenal of today. Luiz, Saliba and Arteta's tactics go under the microscope, and Kolo Toure is the subject of the Random Arse Generator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2157m 30s

Arsenal Car Boot Sale

Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to peer through the crystal ball at what Arsenal’s future looks like for the squad, in boardroom, and of course for the manager himself.  After Willian’s wonder-strike it’s inevitable that the name John Jensen would come up somewhere this week, and If you’ve been wondering where Alex Song is now, or how Amy saved him once from the wrath of Islington’s parking attendants, you’ve come to the right place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/2158m 56s

OK (Amy) Computer

Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to vent about Villareal, wonder what's next for Joe Willock and reveal the genesis of the chant "1-0 To The Arsenal". Both Amy and James' favourite cup finals happened on this day (in different years) so our writers from The Athletic are put through their paces in a fiendish quiz on the cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/2156m 54s

By Eck!

Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to sing about the protests, dance on the grave of the European Super League, and pray at the Avenell Road altar for a positive result against Villarreal. There's football talk too - another graduate of Hale End FC - Folarin Balogun's new contract, Thomas Partey's shooting, a moment for Thierry Henry,.. plus the Random Arse Generator is here to remind you that Paul Merson was *really good* at football once. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/211h 2m

Nothing Super About It

Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Adrian Clarke to discuss a very strange week in football. The Athletic's Adam Crafton jumps on the podcast to explain the European Super League, and what it might mean for Arsenal.  There’s proper football talk too! That purple patch in Prague, Xhaka’s hybrid role, the 'unplayable' Hale End heroes Saka and ESR, and the gang wonder whether it’s Pepe’s time to shine. Plus...“The Romford Pele” Ray Parlour comes out of the Random Arse Generator.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/211h 3m

All Or Nothing

Amy Lawrence, James Mcnicholas and Ian Stone are looking ahead to (but not looking forward to) Arsenal’s crucial Europa League tie. The team reminisce about tense European cup ties of old, ponder the Auba issue, assess Arteta’s man management and shudder at what Arsenal’s plan C, D or E options might be this summer. Eduardo gets his turn out of the Random Arse Generator Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/2157m 32s

Not Disappointed, Just Angry

Ian Stone is joined by James McNicholas, Art De Roche (eventually) and late substitute Tayo Popoola to discuss Arsenal’s Europa League tie against Slavia Prague. There’s much talk about trusting the process, Cedric’s right foot, Laca’s two left feet, Arsenal the sleeping giant, and just how well we’d do if we got to the Champions League anyway.  The wizard Kanu gets his turn on the Random Arse Generator.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/04/211h 6m

Remembering Rocky

Arsenal legend Rocky Rocastle is the focus of this week's podcast, on the anniversary of his untimely passing. Friend and former team-mate Kevin Campbell joins Ian Stone, Nick Callow and The Athletic's Amy Lawrence to reflect on the man as much as the player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/2148m 18s

Ode To Joy

An attacking line up of The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and Art De Roché bounce back from three goals down to deliver an Ode to Martin Ødegaard, some sweet Chambers music, and much much more. Plus there's a love letter to Santi Cazorla on this week's Random Arse Generator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/2155m 26s

Don't Cry For Me Jermaine Jenas

It's a very happy podcast this week as The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and Art de Roche join Ian Stone to celebrate a North London Derby victory at The Emirates. There's talk of match day superstitions, late arrivals, Ian Wright and Neil Diamond, and of course, so many tears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/2156m 45s

When The White Shirt Brings A Red Mist

It's the North London Derby this weekend, and The Athletic's Arsenal writers Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone and Lee Dixon to reminisce over memorable derby moments...From Liam Brady, to Kanu, to that time Lee Dixon was pinned to the wall by his own players.  Ian Stone's Mourinho fetish gets a mention, Lee Dixon tries to actually win the "Lee Dixon 90s Quiz", and 'Nutty' Nigel Winterburn comes out of the Random Arse Generator.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/211h 20m

Blanking Dennis Bergkamp

The Ahletic's Amy Lawrence and host Ian Stone are joined by Adrian Clarke and Nick Callow to discuss how Mikel Arteta is making the best of the whole squad in this most challenging of seasons.  Favourite football shows on TV are chosen, a Dennis Bergkamp love in is the focus of this week’s Random Arsenal Generator, and Adrian Clarke remembers the time he actually passed on a party invitation from "The Iceman".  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/211h 17m

Gradual Construction, Sudden Destruction

Amy Lawrence, Adrian Clarke and Art De Roché join Ian Stone to discuss Arsenal’s late late show against Benfica - including the wonder of Saka and the return of the Auba we all love.  Laurent Koscielny pops out of the Random Arse Generator, favourite late European goals are discussed, and Arteta’s North London Derby Dilemma is chewed over Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/2157m 57s

An Interview with Stefan Schwarz

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence joins Ian Stone and Nick Callow to interview former Arsenal and Benfica midfielder Stefan Schwarz, ahead of the Europa League tie this week.  Art De Roche joins the gang to discuss Hector Bellerin, and Tomas Rosicky is the subject of the Random Arse Generator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/2159m 57s

Edu Scissorhands

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone discuss the pruning of Arsenal's squad, the value of patience, and an excellent 44 minutes against Wolverhampton Wanderers. A diminutive Russian is thrown into the Random Arse Generator, and the panel ask which Arsenal player did you judge too soon?  SPECIAL OFFER! Right now you can subscribe to The Athletic for a special price. Enjoy great analysis and in-depth features from the very best football writers around, as well as ad-free versions of all our podcasts for less than £1 a week. Just go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up and enjoy The Athletic throughout 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/211h 4m

A New MØ for Arsenal

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to discuss Arsenal’s transfer strategy. How does it work? Who’s the team behind it? And how have things changed post Arsene Wenger? Norwegian journalist Knut Espen Sveagaarden gives us the inside track on new loan signing Martin Østergaard, the gang choose the favourite Arsenal Nordic moments, and a Dutchman is the subject of the Random Arse Generator. SPECIAL JANUARY OFFER! Throughout January you can subscribe to The Athletic for a special price. Enjoy great analysis and in-depth features from the very best football writers around, as well as ad-free versions of all our podcasts for less than £1 a week. Just go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up and enjoy The Athletic throughout 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/211h 8m

Göödnight Sweet Prince

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence & James McNicholas join Ian Stone to reminisce over their favourite Mesut moments, whilst breathing a sigh of relief that the saga is now over.  There is praise for Partey, more joy over Arsenal’s Bright Young Things, and the time Lee Dixon was mistaken for Glen Hoddle on a Korean style game show.  PLUS...the Random Arse Generator makes a triumphant return, for it’s second week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/01/211h 5m

We Are Young, We Are Free

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James Mcnicholas, Art De Roche and club legend Lee Dixon to discuss Arsenal’s continuing good form, and ask themselves “What should our squad look like?”  There’s also time to discuss Mesut Ozil. Plus there’s messages from the mailbag, the Lee Dixon 90’s quiz, and a tentative attempt at a new game called Random Arsenal Generator Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/211h 2m

New Year’s Revolution

A front three of The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and Art De Roche join Ian Stone to enjoy Arsenal’s Christmas revival, as new hope springs eternal at the Emirates.  The gang look ahead to the FA cup 3rd round, and discuss a classic against Newcastle from yesteryear. Plus the best of the articles from The Athletic’s Arsenal writers SPECIAL JANUARY OFFER! Throughout January you can subscribe to The Athletic for a special discounted price. Enjoy great analysis and in-depth features from the very best football writers around, as well as ad-free versions of all our podcasts for less than £4 a month. Just go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up and enjoy The Athletic throughout 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/2157m 14s

A Year of Arteta

The Athletic writers Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and Art De Roché join Ian Stone to discuss the results of The Athletic poll of Arsenal fans, after a year with Mikel Arteta in charge. The gang also discuss the unremitting pain of Sunday nights, and Ian finds himself Whammed Out at The Emirates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/201h 11m

Can We Just Talk About Music Instead?

The Athletic writers Amy Lawrence and Michael Cox join Ian Stone and former Arsenal right back Lee Dixon to reluctantly discuss the Spurs’ result. Lee Dixon offers a solution to Hector Bellerin’s foul throw problem, Amy reports from Emirates as the fans return, and Michael has a good reason for suggestion U2 as the closing song, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER! Right now if YOU subscribe to The Athletic you can give another subscription as a gift for FREE. It’s the perfect present for any football fan this Christmas. Enjoy great analysis and in-depth features from the very best football writers around, as well as ad-free versions of all our podcasts It’s the perfect present for yourself and someone else. Just go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod too sign up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/2056m 23s

Bonus Episode - The Fans Are Back!

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence hosts a special edition of the Handbrake Off podcast as fans return to the Emirates Stadium for the first time since March. Amy brings you her match day experience as a fan, and shares the much-missed sounds of live football Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/2016m 9s

Broken Canon Crest Klaxon

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to wonder aloud at the latest poor performance from Arsenal.  They decide on a scale of 1 (Silvestre) to 10 (Henry) how much they are looking forward to the North London Derby, and whether our midfield will ever play a forward pass again. Plus the best of the week's writing in the Athletic is discussed, as well as Amy's recent interview with Arsene Wenger, and David Ornstein's chat with Freddie Ljunberg SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY OFFER! Take advantage of our Black Friday offer and sign up to The Athletic for just £1 a month for 12 months. Access all of our articles on Arsenal and the Premier League for our best ever price. Just go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up. The offer is for new subscribers only and you can cancel at any time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/2043m 9s

Amy Interviews Arsene Wenger

In this special edition of Handbrake Off, The Athletic's Amy Lawrence speaks with Arsene Wenger. They discuss a wide range of subjects, including dealing with stress as a manager, the reasons why some players cannot fulfil their potential, and the importance of VAR in protecting footballers. He discusses Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby, explaining how the physicality of the Premier League cost them their careers at the top level. Amy asks him about some of his other former players who have now transitioned into management themselves. And Arsene wonders whether football will exist in heaven or hell. SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY OFFER! To read the full interview with Arsene you can subscribe to The Athletic right now for our BEST EVER price. It's just £1 a month for 12 months and you can cancel at any time. Go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/2022m 19s

All We're Saying Is Give Us A Goal

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's James McNicholas, Amy Lawrence and Amy's dog Rocky to discuss the problem with Pepe, stupid Arsenal red cards through the years, and what's next for the Kroenke's. Plus a round-up of the best Arsenal articles on The Athletic right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/2049m 25s

Kroenke Special!

In another special edition of the Handbrake Off podcast, The Athletic's James McNicholas joins Seb Stafford Bloor to discuss a new article from The Athletic about Arsenal's owner Stan Kroenke and his son Josh.  The conversation includes new details regarding the intersection between ownership and executives at Arsenal, and charts the course of the club's trajectory since the Kroenkes became 100% owners of Arsenal in 2018. SPECIAL OFFER! To read the fascinating accompanying article on the Kroenke's make sure you subscribe to The Athletic. Right now you can do just that for only £1. Go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/2038m 50s

Mathieu Flamini Exclusive

The Athletic's James McNicholas speaks with former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, in a wide-ranging interview about his life after football. Mathieu discusses his passion for environmental and health issues, and his project with Mesut Ozil. He also discusses the possibility of a return to football. There is also a written interview of this interview at The Athletic. If you're not a subscriber you can join now for just £1. Go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/2037m 16s

Iain Dowie Scores That

Ian Stone is joined by Lee Dixon, Amy Lawrence and James Mcnicholas to talk around the comprehensive defeat by Aston Villa. It's international week so the panel have too much time to ponder the creativity question again, the notion of “character”, and which one player from Arsenal’s past would have made the difference on Sunday.  PLUS - Ian Stone turns into a stat machine. And James gets excited about the calves of Jack Grealish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/2056m 13s

Walk Like An Egyptian

The Athletic's James McNicholas, Art De Roché and Tom Worville, join former Arsenal right back Lee Dixon and Ian Stone to discuss Arsenal's win at Old Trafford. They look at the reincarnation of Mo Elneny, the joy of Gabriel, the midfield party with Thomas Partey, plus the best Arsenal articles from The Athletic go under the microscope.  SPECIAL OFFER! Right now you can subscribe to The Athletic for just £1 a week. You can read all of our articles on Arsenal and so much more. Just go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod and sign up for just £1 a week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/2053m 50s

Express Yourself!

The Athletic's James McNicholas and Michael Cox join Ian Stone and former Arsenal right back Lee Dixon, to wonder where Arsenal's creativity has gone. Arsenal's new midfield signing Thomas Partey gets the thumbs up, and the panel also reminisce on which opposing player always gave them a sense of dread. SPECIAL OFFER! This is your last chance to subscribe to The Athletic for just £1 a month. You'll be able to access all of our great writing on Arsenal and so much more. The offer ends this week, so if you've been thinking about trying us out this is the perfect time. Go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/2050m 34s

Too Clever By Half

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone and Lee Dixon to discuss Mikel Arteta's tactical battle with his old boss at the Etihad.  There's also plenty of time to enjoy Manuel Lanzini's wonder goal at Tottenham and When Amy met Arsene.  The Athletic's new signing Art De Roché joins the pod to talk about Steve Bould's Under 23's. SPECIAL OFFER! For a limited time only we're offering you the chance to subscribe to The Athletic for just £1 a month. You can read all of our articles Arsenal by going to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up and pay just £1 a month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/2049m 55s

The Arsene Book Review

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence joins Lee Dixon and Ian Stone too discuss Arsene Wenger's new book "My Life In Red & White".  There's also time to touch on Mesut Ozil's loyalty bonus, the problems with Project Big Picture, and just why Ian Stone turned up for a gig a week early. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/10/2051m 54s

Mikel's Transfer Partey

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to discuss the much-anticipated arrival of Thomas Partey on deadline day. They reflect on the rest of the business carried out by the club during the transfer window, and look back at some memorable transfer stories from yesteryear. They focus on the not-so-illustrious list of players who have previously worn Thomas Partey's number 18 shirt, and a song that everyone can agree on, care of the Beastie Boys. SPECIAL OFFER! For a limited time only we're offering you the chance to subscribe to The Athletic for just £1 a month. You can read all of our writing on Arsenal and so much more, including James and David Ornstein's piece on exactly how the club landed Thomas Partey on deadline day. Just go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/2044m 50s

Mind The Gap

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to reflect on the away trip to Anfield. The panel muse on their most memorable Arsenal misses, the gap between us and the Champions, and what needs to be done before the transfer window closes. SPECIAL OFFER! Right now we're offering you the opportunity to subscribe to The Athletic for just £1 a month. You can access all of James, Amy's and David Ornstein's writing on Arsenal, including Amy's article on how Mikel Arteta needs serious investment if he's going to close the gap to Liverpool. The offer is only running for a limited time, so go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/2043m 18s

Come in Number 9

For a limited time only we're offering you the chance to subscribe to The Athletic for just £1 a month. You can read all of Amy, James and David Ornstein's great writing on Arsenal and so much more, including Amy's recent article on Lacazette, where she discusses his hopes for a new contract. Just go to www.theathletic.com/evertonpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/2048m 56s

Arteta Ball

Right now you can subscribe to The Athletic for just £1 a month. Read all of Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and David Ornstein's great work by going to www.theathletic.com/arsenal pod and taking advantage of that special offer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/2046m 59s

Unbelievable Belief in Arteta

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10/09/2056m 43s

And Now You're Gonna Believe Us!

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join Ian Stone to discuss their hopes for the new season, the latest transfer stories, and new recruits. Plus, the panel dissect Spurs' adventures on the silver screen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/09/201h 5m

Bonus Pod: Ornstein on Ozil & Sanllehi

Right now we're offering listeners of this podcast the opportunity to try out The Athletic for FREE Read all of David Ornstein, James McNicholas and Amy Lawrence's writing on Arsenal without paying a penny. You can access David's exclusive interview with Mesut Ozil, as well as the inside take on Sanllehi's departure by going to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod and signing up for a 30 Day Free Trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/2031m 42s

Happy Endings

You can try out The Athletic for FREE for 30 Days to enjoy all of James and Amy's writing on arsenal, including their latest piece on Aubameyang's future as well as all of David Ornstein's news stories affecting our club.  Just go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod and sign up for a 30 Day Free Trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/08/2058m 28s

FA Cup Final Preview & Aubameyang's Future At Arsenal

You can try out The Athletic for FREE for 30 Days to enjoy all of James and Amy's writing on arsenal, including their latest piece on Aubameyang's future as well as all of David Ornstein's news stories affecting our club.  Just go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod and sign up for a 30 Day Free Trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/2050m 13s

Not So Sweet Caroline

Try out our great Arsenal articles at The Athletic from Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and David Ornstein right now for FREE. Go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up for a 30 Day Free Trial to try us out without paying a penny Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/2055m 10s

Money. That's What He Wants

Right now you can enjoy all of James, Amy's and David Ornstein's Arsenal content at The Athletic for FREE. Click here to take advantage of a 30 Day Free Trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/07/2052m 31s

Derby Days Are Here Again

Right now we're offering listeners a chance to try out The Athletic for free. Enjoy all of Amy, James and David Ornstein's agenda-setting articles on Arsenal between now and the end of the season. Go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up for a 30-Day Free Trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/2052m 30s

Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

Right now we're offering listeners a 30-Day Free Trial with The Athletic. Enjoy all our great Arsenal writing from James McNicholas, Amy Lawrence and David Ornstein as the season draws to a close. Go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod to sign up until the end of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/2057m 59s

Rip It Up & Start again

To celebrate the return of football we're offering 40% off a subscription with The Athletic. Enjoy all of Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas' and David Ornstein's great writing on Arsenal, all for less than £3 a month, by going to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/2055m 40s

A Luiz Disasterclass

To celebrate the return of the Premier League we're offering 40% off a subscription to The Athletic. Subscribe now for less than £3 a month to read all of Amy and James' great writing on Arsenal. Just go to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/2051m 6s

Ask us anything & Amy's Wenger Exclusive

Subscribe to The Athletic to read Amy Lawrence's exclusive interview with Arsene Wenger. You can sign top for a 30 Day Free trial right now by going to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/201h 9m

BONUS EPISODE - EPL Countdown

Subscribe to The Athletic for more great writing on Arsenal. Sign up now for a 30 Day Free Trial to enjoy our content just as the Premier League makes its return. Go to www.theathletic/arsenalpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/2026m 22s

What Next For Arteta?

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03/06/201h 10m

The Unsung Heroes of Arsenal

Subscribe to The Athletic for more of Amy and James' great Arsenal content. Take advantage of our 90 Day Free-Trial by going to www.theathletic.com/arsenalpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/2051m 2s

Patrick Vieira Special

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20/05/2052m 22s

Michael Thomas Interview

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13/05/201h

Ooh Ooh Tony Adams Special

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06/05/201h 3m

Arsenal's 1st European Trophy

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29/04/201h 6m

An interview with David Seaman

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22/04/201h

Boring Boring Arsenal

You can now access even more great Arsenal content from Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas by subscribing to The Athletic for FREE! Go to theathletic.com/arsenalpod to enjoy a 90 Day Free Trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/2051m 45s

Favourite Cup Finals

You can access all of Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas' fantastic Arsenal content on The Athletic for FREE for 90 days. Go to theathletic.com/arsenalpod to see for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/2053m 59s

LAUREN - An exclusive interview

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01/04/201h

THIERRY HENRY SPECIAL

For more great Arsenal content from Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas make sure you subscribe to The Athletic. Get 40% off a subscription right now by going to theathletic.com and using the promo code 'arsenalpod' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/201h 1m

CESC FABREGAS SPECIAL

For more great Arsenal content make sure you subscribe to The Athletic. Get 40% off a subscription right now by going to the athletic.com and using the promo code 'arsenalpod'. It will cost you less than £3 a month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/201h 3m

Away Days

For more great Arsenal content from Amy Lawrence and James Mcnicholas make sure you subscribe to The Athletic. Get 40% off a subscription right now by going to theathletic.com and using the promo code 'arsenal pod'. That will work out at around just £3 a month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/2045m 25s

The Premier League's only Invincibles

For more great Arsenal content from Amy, James and David Ornstein make sure you subscribe to The Athletic. Get a 40% discount on a subscription right now by going to theathletic.com and using the promo code 'arsenalpod' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/2049m 49s

Arteta's Iron Fist

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25/02/2051m 45s

Glenn Helder with the Handbrake Off

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19/02/2055m 16s

DENNIS BERGKAMP SPECIAL

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13/02/2057m 59s

And the same day Spurs were relegated...

Ian Stone is joined by The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James Mcnicholas and former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell to discuss the issues facing Arteta up front. There is also talk of superstitions, and Kevin Campbell remembers George Graham's magic hat, his part in the '89 celebrations, and the wonder of Rocky Rocastle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/2055m 54s

Herbert Chapman's Staring Eyes

Arsenal legend Lee Dixon joins The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and comedian Ian Stone on the 32nd anniversary of his move to the club. He tells us the story of his move to Arsenal, and how he nearly blew it in the back of George Graham's Daimler Sovereign. They also discuss Arsenal's youth policy and the academy at Hale End. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/2048m 18s

Teen Spirit

Arsenal legend Lee Dixon joins comedian Ian Stone and The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas to discuss Granit Xhaka's road to redemption. The panel look back on the dramatic draw at Stamford Bridge and ask whether we've got our Arsenal back Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/2042m 53s

A foggy night in Scarborough

Club legend Lee Dixon joins The Athletic's Arsenal writers Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and comedian Ian Stone to discuss the importance of the current full-backs at The Emirates. They also discuss the wonderfully one-footed Nigel Winterburn, the joy of Martinelli and Lee reveals his violent streak as a player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/2047m 37s

The Art of Leadership

Club legend Lee Dixon joins The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, journalist Nick Callow and comedian Ian Stone to discuss the impact of Mikel Arteta's leadership on Arsenal. Lee also offers intriguing insight into the leadership skills of Arsene Wenger and George Graham. Plus, the panel share their favourite Arsenal FA Cup memories Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/2048m 23s

Are we too good to go down?

Club legend Lee Dixon joins The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and comedian Ian Stone to ask if Arsenal really could be dragged into a relegation battle. They pick apart the painful defeat to Chelsea and look back at the weirdest Arsenal moments of the past decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/12/1945m 19s

Christmas Special

Arsenal legend Lee Dixon joins the Athletic's Arsenal writers Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and comedian Ian Stone for a festive edition of Handbrake Off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/12/1937m 29s

Pay The Cost To Be The Boss

David Ornstein joins The Athletic's Arsenal correspondent James McNicholas and host Ian Stone to bring you the very latest on Arsenal's hunt for a new boss. How close is Arteta to getting the job? And club legend Lee Dixon has his say on Mesut Ozil and the state of the Arsenal dressing room Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/12/1942m 16s

The Voice of Doom

Arsenal legend Lee Dixon joins the Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and host Ian Stone to look back on Freddie Ljungberg's first victory as Arsenal caretaker boss. But is it a false dawn? Lee Dixon certainly brings our team of Arsenal fans back down to earth with a bang Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/1938m 15s

The Return of Captain Underpants

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join host Ian Stone to discuss Freddie Ljungberg's first week in caretaker charge of Arsenal. Plus, Arsenal's original Super Swede Anders Limpar joins them with the inside track on the new boss. Subscribe to The Athletic using the special promo code UKPOD and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. SIGN UP NOW: http://theathletic.com/ukpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/1939m 10s

Bring The Noise

Arsenal legend Lee Dixon joins The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and comedian Ian Stone as they bring you a brutal assessment on the current state of Arsenal FC. Subscribe to The Athletic using the special promo code UKPOD and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. SIGN UP NOW: http://theathletic.com/ukpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/1947m 8s

Handbrake Off - Trailer

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19/11/193m 49s
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