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April 7, 2020
On the latest edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to Max Jones and Aidan Small from Arsenal.com to chat about handling the Arsenal Women's official social media channels and the AWFC content you see on Arsenal.com. There is also some chat about accumulating accurate historical data on the women's team and the inter-relation between data and content on the club's official channels. Then Tim chats to Gunners defender Leah Williamson in our new 'teammates' feature. Who from the current squad would Leah back in a fight? Who are the best and worst singers and who would she vote for as Prime Minister? Find out on this episode! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 6, 2020
On this week's show, it's a hair raising opening as we discuss James' new haircut, and ponder the implications of baldness on his work. There's also discussion of Jurgen Klopp, hair replacement systems, an all-bald XI, and questions from listeners about clubs furloughing staff, making a significant change to the game once things get back to 'normal', player descriptions, drinking, fighting and racing, why Mark Hughes is so sad right now, disturbing Sean Dyche imagery and LOTS more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 3, 2020
As questions are asked of top earning players and whether or not they should take a pay cut to protect the jobs of other staff, I ask Daniel Storey if we should be looking first at the billionaire owners. We chat about certain clubs taking advantage of government schemes which were not designed for them, football as a business and how precarious just a few months off might be, games behind closed doors and more. And away from football, I'm joined by Arsenal fan Tom Marsh, drummer for Lana del Rey, to chat about his life as a touring musician, how he got started, and how listening to the Arsecast up a mountain in Chile provided some much needed solace. Follow Daniel @DanielStorey85 - Follow Tom @TomMarshMusic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 31, 2020
Today is the 19th anniversary of the passing of Arsenal legend David Rocastle. To talk about him, I'm joined by his great friend Ian Wright. We discuss the influence Rocky had on him as a player and a person; how the age difference didn't matter; what kind of a player he was; the emotional moment when he was sold to Leeds; and how Ian feels about the way David is remembered and held in such esteem by Arsenal fans all over the world – whether they saw him play or not. Watch the Rocky and Wrighty documentary here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 30, 2020
On this week's show James and I discuss the little bit of football news regarding Man City's belief Arsenal are trying to get them, and the idea of playing all the games in a month. We also think about football might be like when all this over, will transfers and people's perception of the game be the same. Mostly though, there's a lot of waffle about mad people with tigers, picking an all-time best/worst Arsenal XI based on shirt numbers, footballers with mullets, footballs with hernias, the weirdest Arsenal player of all time and loads more besides. You can see the footballer mullet pics here: https://imgur.com/a/ox87crf - and the updated Mavropanos one here: https://imgur.com/a/Ud7SAKc. The Podolski picture we talk about is here: https://arseblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/podolski_laughing.jpg For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 27, 2020
On this show I'm joined by author Jon Spurling to look back on Arsenal reaching three successive FA Cup finals in 1978, 1979, and 1980. We chat about the road to each Wembley showdown, including those incredible series of replays against Sheffield Wednesday and Liverpool, the finals themselves, key players, unfortunate moments, and more – as well as the fact we also played the Cup Winners Cup Final in 1980 too. A little trip down memory lane in this football-free world we live in right now. Follow Jon @JonSpurling1 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 24, 2020
This is an interview that has been a long time in the making, and it did look as if the current situation with the world in various states of lock-down might delay it even further. However, it was an absolute pleasure to have a Skype conversation with former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas on Friday night. We talk about how his move to Arsenal came about. What was it like as a teenager leaving home to come live in London, and join a club at the height of its power and success under Arsene Wenger? That was a dressing room with some big names and even bigger personalities – how did a 16 year old deal with that? We chat about his time at the club, his development as a player and a person, Arsene Wenger as a coach and how he helped him, plus his departure in the summer of 2011, playing for Barcelona, the return to England, whether or not he could have come back to us and lots more. Cesc is very open and honest throughout, and I'm hugely appreciative of the time he gave me for this podcast. I hope you enjoy it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 23, 2020
There's still no football, and Arsenal have delayed the players return to training, so that informs the early part of this episode. Then we play the 'Pick your favourite Arsenal XI without using the same nationality twice' game that has been doing the rounds on Twitter. We also pick 5-a-side teams, discuss Hector Bellerin and the impact of a vegan diet on professional sports people, there's a bit on transfers and ticket prices, reliving of some physically painful moments, a Magpie Fact, and a load of other waffle too including details of the long-awaited Arseblog v Gunnerblog FIFA/PS4 tournament. Hopefully it will help pass some of the time and keep your mind off other stuff for a bit. Here's the Magpie video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_1Um8pNiBo&feature=youtu.be For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 22, 2020
On this month’s episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by author, broadcaster and journalist Dr. Carrie Dunn, Carrie is an expert and academic on all things women’s sport and is the author of two books about the Lionesses- Roar of the Lionesses (2016) and Pride of the Lionesses (2019)- which you can by here https://www.pitchpublishing.co.uk/shop/pride-lionesses – or from your local bookstore if they are still delivering- they would probably appreciate the business right now! Tim talks to Carrie about role modelling in women’s football, players in the women’s game are called upon to be role models, especially for young girls and to help increase participation in the sport. Many players see this as a privilege and an important responsibility- but to what extent is it fair? Is this just invisible labour we blithely place on female athletes? Then Tim talks to Gunners defender Louise Quinn, who is a patron for lots of initiatives geared towards increasing participation in sport for young girls. Louise talks about why she believes in the power of role modelling and about her female role models when she was growing up. Tim also talks to Louise about how her and her teammates are handling training in times of quarantine and social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 20, 2020
It's a football free world we live in now, but it will return. However, will what's happening now affect the game as we know it? How will clubs react? What are the implications of the economic impact of Coronavirus on football? I'm joined by Musa Okwonga to discuss that and much more. Plus we each give a couple of recommendations of books, music and movies to help you pass the time as more and more of us are spending time at home, away from the outside world. Follow Musa @Okwonga For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 16, 2020
There's no football anymore, not for a while anyway, but the show must go on. James and I do our best to waffle a bit about the minuscule amount of Arsenal news floating around, but there's an awful lot of waffle as you'd expect. At least we appear to be keeping our club doctor, which is probably handy right now. We also ask why does Kolasinac have a giant Batman in his home gym? Who would be the player you'd least like to get quarantined with? Isolation movies and sandwiches, a surreal Dennis Hopper experience, and last but very much not least, Magpie Facts makes a triumphant and musical return. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 13, 2020
A short bonus podcast with James and Andrew Allen, reacting to the news that dropped last night about Mikel Arteta being diagnosed with Coronavirus, and the fact that the entire playing squad and dozens of staff at the club are now in self-isolation. We also touch on the suspension of the Premier League and football in England until April 4th at the earliest, and wonder what we're going to podcast and blog about for the next month! Follow Andrew @aallensport and James @gunnerblog For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 12, 2020
On a special, quite surreal, Arsecast Extra, James and I discuss all the mad stuff that's going on. And it is mad. With football shut down almost everywhere else, England is carry on as normal and we'll be playing Brighton on Saturday. We try to talk about that but as you'd expect the conversation is dominated by the Coronavirus, the impact it's having far and wide, and where it might go from here. On a football level we talk about the games, transfer windows, what happens when the Premier League is suspended, transfer windows, Euro 2020 which might become Euro 2021, magpies and magpie facts, deciding the league via FIFA on the Playstation, and LOADS more besides. Still watch this video if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcJDpV-igjs&feature=youtu.be For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 11, 2020
In this bonus episode in the wake of Arsenal's trip to Man City tonight being postponed because of exposure to the Coronavirus, I'm joined by Dr James McInerney – Head of the School of Life Sciences at Nottingham University. I ask him about the virus – now officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation – how it spreads, the symptoms and the effects, and what we can do to slow its spread. We also chat about what the impact the Coronavirus is having in other places tells us about what's in store for England and other countries where infections are beginning to increase. Plus what it might mean for football, and mass gatherings in general as this crazy season takes another bizarre twist. Follow Professor James McInerney @jomcinerney For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 9, 2020
On this week's episode we discuss the 1-0 win over West Ham at the Emirates on Saturday. A good result, but not a great performance. Is that something that should concern us at this point, or is it part of the slow process of rebuilding under Mikel Arteta. We chat about wins v performance in the context of criticism aimed at Unai Emery for similar; the intervention of VAR in this game which ruled-in Lacazette's originally ruled-out winner; and talk about the need for better attacking balance on the right-hand side. We then take listener questions about the Man City game on Wednesday, our predictions for the rest of the Premier League season, the impact on football of CORVID-19/Corona Virus as games are being played behind closed doors elsewhere, and lots more. Here is the YouTube video referenced in the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcJDpV-igjs&feature=youtu.be For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 6, 2020
On this week's show I'm joined by the man who knows more about Arsenal's finances than anyone else: Kieron O'Connor, aka Swiss Ramble. We chat about the club's financial results released last week, and why a £70m profit last time has become a £27m loss. We discuss the lack of Champions League money and how much that's hurting, the early Europa League exit and what it will cost, the impact on player recruitment and why it might mean some sales we don't necessarily like, under-performing commercial revenue streams and lots more. Then I have a quick chat with James Benge about the Lucas Torreira injury, the West Ham and Man City games, late fixture scheduling and the inconvenience to fans. Follow Kieron @SwissRamble Follow James @jamesbenge For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
March 3, 2020
On this week's episode we look back on the 2-0 win over Portsmouth in the FA Cup. There was an assured debut for Pablo Mari, and chances for young players as Mikel Arteta rotated his squad. We chat about the impact of Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli in particular; an impressive second half which showed lots of maturity; the things the manager will have been pleased about; and the refereeing of Mike Dean. We then answer questions about Matteo Guendouzi, the amount of central defenders we have and who might go in the summer, whether Nketiah should start ahead of Lacazette, what the future holds for Ainsley Maitland-Niles after Arteta's comments, the Invincibles remaining invincible, some hashtag fun involving our former Chief Executive and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 28, 2020
On this extra Arsecast Extra we look back at the gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat to Olympiacos in the Europa League on Thursday night. Mikel Arteta's team selection, an underwhelming performance, more set-piece defensive woes, Aubameyang going from the sublime to the very harshly ridiculous, and basic errors being at the heart of our European exit. We chat about the consequences of the loss in terms of the players, the team, the manager and the club's finances, as well as answering questions about realistic expectations, the signings of Soares and Mari, Nicolas Pepe, whether to sell Alexandre Lacazette or not, Joe Willock, meaningless Arsenal goals and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 24, 2020
On this week's show we chat about our third win in a week, the 3-2 victory over Everton at the Emirates yesterday. There was some dodgy defending, some incisive attacking, and an element of luck riding, but big performances from key individuals helped us take three points. We chat about some of them, including Bernd Leno, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dani Ceballos and Eddie Nketiah as Arsenal ended a difficult week as well as could be hoped from a results point of view. We also discuss Mikel Arteta's impact, as well as listener questions about right-back and Hector Bellerin, the future of Aubameyang this summer, the team for Olympiacos on Thursday night, Eddie's phone calls, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 21, 2020
The Europa League schedule plays havoc with podcasting, but I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss last night's 1-0 Europa League win over Olympiacos. We chat about Mikel Arteta's team selection, what Sokratis over Maitland-Niles might mean for the latter, the continued impact of Bukayo Saka and how he may have an international decision to make soon, Lacazette's goal, Bernd Leno over Emi Martinez, improved defending, and a quick look ahead to the Everton game on Sunday too. Follow Andrew - @aallensport For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 17, 2020
On this week's show we enjoy the 4-0 win over Newcastle, a win which has felt a long time coming because it has been a long time coming. We discuss Mikel Arteta's team selection, with Eddie Nketiah and Dani Ceballos surprise starters; the improved second half after a difficult first; Nicolas Pepe's best game for the club; the continued development of Bukayo Saka; long overdue goals for Ozil and Lacazette; and the team showing the benefits of the warm weather training camp. As well as that we answer questions about Matteo Guendouzi's absence from the squad, Arteta's penchant for Shkodran Mustafi, Saka's contractual situation, David Luiz's nose antics, and there's a new rendition of the magpie's jingle having beaten said magpies so comprehensively. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 14, 2020
It's been a very quiet week on the news front, but things are about to kick off again and Arsenal need to start winning games. Will the trip to Dubai, some extra training and time to assess the squad allow Mikel Arteta to find the right balance? Can he get the team firing again? How long can he give Mesut Ozil and Alex Lacazette to start delivering? And does a full squad allow him to create a really competitive environment between now and May. With me to discuss all that and much more are Clive Palmer and Andrew Allen. Follow Clive - @clivepafc Follow Andrew - @aallensport For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 10, 2020
On this week's show we endure some first half audio issues as we come to terms with the almost complete absence of Arsenal news. We chat a bit about the trip to Dubai, watch a video of the chaps in training, before James resorts to plumbing the worst depths of NewsNow to find subject matter. We also answer listener questions about a statue for Arsene Wenger, short-shorts and glistening thighs, Arsenal players of the past, the benefits of the training camp, favourite sports movies, and lots more Winterlull waffle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 7, 2020
On this week's show I chat with Philippe Auclair about Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette. Can the former make the impact we all hope for, and does the latter's poor form require a change in thinking from Mikel Arteta? We also discuss January recruitment, worrying finances, the prospect of no European football next season, and the potential of Gabriel Martinelli. After that, ahead of this weekend's North London derby, Tim Stillman chats with Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs about the game, her recovery from an ACL injury, the increased spotlight on the women's game and lots more. Follow Philippe - @philippeauclair Follow Tim - @stillberto For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
February 3, 2020
On this week's show James and I discuss the 0-0 draw away at Burnley. Arsenal spurned good chances, but the home side probably should have won it. We chat about the game, the team selection, Arteta's delay in dealing with the Bukayo Saka injury, the lack of away contributions from some big players, the complete lack of Nicolas Pepe, and who we should be pointing fingers at as we find ourselves struggling in mid-table. Then we answer questions about selling our two strikers in the summer, a good performance from Shkodran Mustafi, the future of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 31, 2020
On this week's show we take a statistical look at new signing Pablo Mari and ask what it is about him that has made Arsenal bring him in from Brazil this window. Tim from 7amkickoff also chats about potential signing Cedric Soares, and the big change Mikel Arteta has made since taking over as manager. Then we chat with Marcelo from @flamengoeng about Pablo Mari and what kind of a player he is. There's a dollop of the usual waffle, some Amaury Bischoff PI and a chance to win socks from sockerclub.com Follow Tim - @7amkickoff Follow Marcelo - @flamengoeng Get Arsenal socks, and use code ARSEBLOG10 for 10% discount at sockerclub.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 28, 2020
On this week's show James and I chat about the 2-1 FA Cup win over Bournemouth, and Mikel Arteta's reward for putting his faith in youth. Arsenal's next generation were on show and won the game for us, so we discuss Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah and Matteo Guendouzi. There's also transfer talk as we continue to be linked to centre-halves, but should we be spending money? How much will the Mustafi injury impact what we do? We make updated predictions on our potential business between now and the end of the window, consider the sales of Aubameyang and/or Lacazette, and lots more besides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 24, 2020
Arsenal Women announced the signing of Australian international Caitlin Foord this week from Sydney FC. Caitlin will bolster her compatriot Joe Montemurro's squad after the Matildas' Olympic qualifiers in February. Pippa and Tim decided to get the lowdown on our new signing from the people that know. Pippa speaks to Arsenal fan, Portland Thorns season ticket holder and SB Nation writer Aidan Gibson about her two year spell with the Thorns and looks at how she might fit into the Arsenal team. Then Tim chats with Australian women's football journalist Samantha Lewis of the Guardian and ESPN about Caitlin's international career, why this is a move that makes sense for the player, as well as a little bit on the recent influx of Matildas into the WSL. You can follow Aidan on twitter @BeltransMole23 and Samantha @battledinosaur. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 24, 2020
On this week's show I'm joined first by Joao Castelo Branco of ESPN Brazil to chat about the emergence of Gabriel Martinelli, the incredible first season he's having in England, where he came from, his quicker than expected impact at the club, and more, as well as some discussion of Edu who has been silent since his appointment as Technical Director. After that, we go to Spain to chat to Alex Kirkland about the Dani Ceballos situation after reports he wants to cut short his loan with the club, as well as Mikel Arteta and the opening few games of his reign. There's also a dose of the usual waffle, and some robot fun. Follow Joao - @_castelobranco Follow Alex - @AlexKirkland For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 22, 2020
On a special midweek edition of the show, James and I discuss the 2-2 draw with Chelsea last night at Stamford Bridge. Having gone a man down and a goal down, our prospects looked bleak, but something is happening with this squad under Mikel Arteta and we showed real strength in adversity. We examine the red card, the roles of Mustafi and Luiz, but focus on the Arsenal response including Gabriel Martinelli's brilliant goal, Hector Bellerin's late equaliser, Granit Xhaka playing superbly at centre-half, the hugely positive Bukayo Saka and what this result and performance might mean for the team, the manager and the fans. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 19, 2020
On this week's show we chat about another draw, this time the 1-1 with Sheffield United at the Emirates on Saturday. Goal scoring and chance creation is obviously a talking point, as is letting another lead slip late in a game. There were positives though, in particular another goal for Gabriel Martinelli and a very good display from Bukayo Saka which should give Arsenal pause for thought when it comes to transfer rumours involving a left-back. We chat about our inability to close out a game, the penalty that wasn't given and the late goal we conceded. We then answer questions about the potential Kurzawa deal, whether we should expect more from Nicolas Pepe, Arteta's substitutions, Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, and loads more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 17, 2020
On today's show I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to discuss Mikel Arteta and how the rest of the season might play out. How should he approach it, and how should it be viewed by fans? We chat about the hierarchy and their role, transfer business, and prioritising Europe as it potentially has the greatest reward for us this season. Then, with links to left back Layvin Kurzawa, I speak to Phil Costa of OneFootball about the PSG man, what kind of player he is, the super-agent influence on this deal and some of the other club's business, and what it might mean in the summer for Sead Kolasinac. All that and some of the usual waffle. Follow Amy - @amylawrence71 Follow Phil - @_philcosta For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 13, 2020
On this week's show James returns to discuss the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday. We chat about the opening 30 minutes in which Arsenal dominated but failed to make the most of; the importance of Lucas Torreira; the Palace equaliser and what we could have done to avoid it; Aubameyang's red card; Lacazette's difficult time in front of goal; and signs of progress despite only taking a point. Then we answer listener questions about the January transfer market, which player from a bottom half Premier League team we'd sign, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin, how we cope without Aubameyang for the next three games, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 10, 2020
A bumper show for you today, starting with Michael Cox who's with me to discuss the tactical side of what Mikel Arteta has done since becoming manager. What are the key changes, who are the main beneficiaries in the squad, and what might he look to do when he really settles in? After that we find out why it will no longer be possible for Arsenal to sign a player like Cesc Fabregas, before a look ahead to the weekend's game from a Crystal Palace perspective with Dan from HLTCO, chatting their season, injuries, Zaha and lots more. Follow Michael - @zonal_marking Follow Christopher - @legalmanflan Follow Dan - @HLTCO For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 7, 2020
On the first Arsecast Extra of 2020, I'm joined by Tayo Popoola, standing in for James who is away this week. We chat about the 1-0 win over Leeds in the FA Cup, the quintessential game of two halves. Leeds were on top in the first, we were far better in the second. We chat about turnaround, Mikel Arteta's half-time teamtalk, the response from the players, Sokratis rampaging down the wing, Reiss Nelson's goal, and the win itself. Then we have listener questions about Granit Xhaka's fouling and how it went down on TV, Nicolas Pepe and Matteo Guendouzi as players who need some rough edges polished off them, whether this is a false dawn under Mikel Arteta, protecting the 49 game unbeaten run and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 6, 2020
Arsenal face Leeds United tonight in the FA Cup third round, and it brings back memories of that incredible moment in 2012 when Thierry Henry, on loan from New York Red Bulls, scored the winner at the Emirates. It's one of the most iconic goals ever scored at the stadium, and a few years ago Tayo Popoola put together a superb piece with memories from the likes of Ian Wright, Amy Lawrence, Alan Davies, Stuart MacFarlane, myself, and many more. Ahead of tonight's game, here's a special extended version to get you in the mood. "Henry. Chance. Goal! "He may be cast in bronze, but he's still capable of producing truly golden moments" Produced by Tayo Popoola For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 3, 2020
On this first Arsecast of 2020, it's a look back at the 2-0 win over Man Utd which gave Mikel Arteta his first win as Arsenal boss. I'm joined first by Andrew Allen, to discuss the long overdue victory, the impact Arteta has had on the team as well as the mood, Lucas Torreira and more. Then I chat to Charles Watts of Goal about the pre-Leeds press conference, why the training ground is a happier place, Arteta's big Granit Xhaka decision, and a look ahead to Monday's FA Cup clash. Follow Andrew @aallensport and Charles @charles_watts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
January 2, 2020
For this month's episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast Pippa and Tim are joined by women's football journalist Sophie Lawson. Tim and Pippa chat with Sophie about individual awards in women's football. Should they exist? Is there enough global coverage of the women's game to do them justice? Is there any problem with them being popularity contests? And is Vivianne Miedema unfairly overlooked when it comes to dishing out the baubles? The panel also talk a little bit about the Conti Cup and whether it's still useful in its current format, the WSL title race and the arrival of Sam Kerr at Chelsea and what it could mean for the WSL salary cap. All that and more in this month's Arsenal Women Arsecast- the only and therefore the best podcast dedicated to the Arsenal Women's team. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 30, 2019
In this episode James and I discuss 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Emirates yesterday. In spite of the result there were things to like about what Arsenal did, so we chat about those, how Mikel Arteta is trying to implement change, as well as the moments which lost us the game. Bernd Leno's mistake is the obvious talking point, but really poor defending brought about Chelsea's winner. The hectic schedule is another big talking point, as well as injuries and fatigue to take into account for Wednesday's game against Man Utd. We also answer listener questions about Aubameyang out wide, Nicolas Pepe's continued exclusion, Mesut Ozil's recent impact, transfer window predictions, moments of the decade and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 27, 2019
A quick festive period podcast for you, looking back at Mikel Arteta's first game in charge of Arsenal. With me to discuss the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth is Lewis Ambrose. We chat about the game, some small tactical tweaks, the promising signs, as well as Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, and Mesut Ozil. Also on the agenda, the Granit Xhaka situation as he makes it clear he wants to leave the club in January. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 23, 2019
In this episode James and I discuss the 0-0 draw with Everton, Freddie's team selection and a couple of positives before the conversation inevitably turns to Mikel Arteta. The 37 year was appointed head coach (manager) last week, so we chat about that, what we can expect from him in the short-medium turn, what he can bring back to the club, excitement over a new era, and his impressive press conference performance. Then there are questions about the January transfer window, the left back situation, racism in the Premier League and, of course, the one topic everyone can't get enough of: Arteta's hair. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 20, 2019
Mikel Arteta is almost Arsenal's new head coach, but not quite officially yet. However, I chat with James Benge as if it is, and we discuss the job in hand for the new man. What are his biggest challenges? What can such an inexperienced coach bring to a club in crisis? Where are the improvements he can make in the short term? And will he get the support from everyone that he's going to need? We delve into the appointment, chat Freddie's few weeks, boardroom issues, and more – plus some of the usual waffle. Follow James @jamesbenge For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 16, 2019
On this week's show the 3-0 defeat to Man City wasn't unexpected, but the obvious gulf between the two clubs is now even more obvious, and that's depressing. We chat a bit about the game, our defending and midfield deficiencies, Freddie's tough job and his calls for more from the hierarchy, and Mesut Ozil's substitution and reaction to it. Of course with pictures emerging of Arsenal executives leaving Mikel Arteta's house last night, we discuss his candidacy, what he might bring to the job if he gets it, the risks involved of appointing a rookie, but also why he might be the ideal man at this precise moment in time. There are listener questions about recruitment, the Europa League, Ozil and China and lots more besides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 13, 2019
On this week's show I'm joined by the Man from East Lower and Andrew Allen to chat about the 2-2 draw with Standard Liege, the team selection, and progress to the knock-out stage of the Europa League. Are we looking after our young players well enough? How are we going to fare against Man City? And there's some discussion of where Arsenal are right now, and whether or not we need to reassess our place in the food chain at this moment in time. That, some waffle, and some words for a good friend. Follow Jim @eastlower and Andrew @aallensport For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 10, 2019
At last, a win for Arsenal! James and I are here to bask in the warm glow of our 3-1 victory over West Ham on Monday night. There was good and bad, but we focus on the positives, the three goal haul in nine second half minutes, Freddie's bold selection decisions, Gabriel Martinelli's impact on his first Premier League start and, of course, the contribution of Nicolas Pepe with a superb goal and an assist to his name. Is this the breakthrough moment for him? How much should we read into this result ahead of what's to come? All that, plus listener questions about the Europa League game this week; the process of choosing a new full-time head coach, who that might be, and when the decision might be made; the relationship between a manager and the fans; and lots more besides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 6, 2019
On this latest episode we discuss the 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton as Arsenal's search for a win now enters its third month. We chat a bit about the game, the team selection and performance, but then turn to play recruitment as a key factor of the club's recent decline. How much responsibility rests on the shoulders of Head of Football Raul Sanllehi? Could KSE do more? And what should be driving the decision making process when it comes to the executive level choosing a new manager and turning things around on the pitch. We have questions about the January transfer window, if there's anything fans can do to help, whether we need to be worried about the R word, best potential outcome for the season, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 5, 2019
On this bonus midweek episode of the podcast, I'm joined by the Guardian's Nick Ames to talk about the departure of Unai Emery, Josh Kroenke, how the spotlight is not shining very brightly on Raul Sanllehi as he takes control of the search for a new head coach, Freddie Ljungberg and his chances of getting the job, and why a new appointment might not happen as soon as people might like. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickAmes82 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
December 2, 2019
On this week's show we look back at the 2-2 draw against Norwich, Freddie Ljungberg's first game in charge of Arsenal. We reflect on the team selection, some surprising decisions, the substitutions, defensive issues which run deep, heroics from Bernd Leno, and the absence of Nicolas Pepe. After that we have listener questions about the way we use our two strikers, the search for a permanent replacement for Unai Emery, the visit of Josh Kroenke to the training ground, why we're so panicked all the time, the responsibilities of Raul Sanllehi and his football executive committee and loads more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 29, 2019
In this episode we react to the news that Arsenal have sacked manager Unai Emery after 18 months in charge. It's a decision they were left with little choice over, form and performances have been poor, and we reflect on the Spaniard's Arsenal reign. What were the warning signs and the breaking points? Freddie Ljungberg has been named interim coach, what can we expect from him? Then we answer questions about potential long-term replacements, like Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira, Max Allegri, Brendan Rodgers and others, before talking about the people who have to make that decision. Is there faith in Raul Sanllehi and co, and what about the role of the owners KSE? All this and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 25, 2019
On this week's show we recap the 2-2 draw with Southampton, touching on Unai Emery's tactics, formation changes and substitutions. We wonder why it is we should have been so afraid of a team struggling in the relegation zone, and also why did a last gasp equaliser feel so empty? Emery's future is an ongoing issue, but we turn some focus on the decision makers at the club and ask why are they allowing this to continue? We chat about potential replacements, including Allegri, Arteta, Ljungberg and Vieira, ponder the January transfer window, rate our faith in club officials and lots more in this bumper but quite depressing episode. If you stick with it all the way through, we thank you! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 22, 2019
On this week's show there's managerial change in North London but it's taken place at Sp*rs, who have made themselves even more unpalatable than ever by appointing Jose Mourinho. I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss the firing of Pochettino and their embrace of evil, how it stacks up in the context of what's happening at Arsenal right now, Unai Emery's performance, the lack of fun around our games, and lots more. There's a good dollop of the usual waffle too. Follow Philippe @PhilippeAuclair and vote for Arseblog the FSA Awards for Best Fan Media: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/fsa-awards-2019 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 18, 2019
On this week's rambling Interlull episode, we serve up copious amounts of waffle and nonsense with some vaguely Arsenal related stuff in there. We start with the Arsenal Women beating Sp*rs 2-0, after that we chat internationals, Nicklas Bendtner, Santi Cazorla's tiny arms but surprisingly big feet, we get some incredible celeb insight in some current and former Gunners, we chat Lucas Torreira, the boardroom shenanigans, as well as Ian Wright's reality TV show exploits, kangaroo anuses, an Arsenal XI of the decade, number 1 records and loads more. You can also win a signed Santi Cazorla football boot! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 15, 2019
On this week's show I try and avoid all the heavy stuff about the team, the manager and all the rest. It's been done to death and nobody needs to hear it all again. So, for this episode I chat with the co-host of the Stadio Podcast, Ryan Hunn, about lots of stuff, including his show, podcasts in general including some recommendations, music, VAR and its use in the Premier League, former players as managers, Thierry Henry's appointment at Monreal Impact, Ian Wright's finishing and lots more. Follow Ryan @RyanHunn and @Stadio For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 14, 2019
In this month's edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim and Pippa talk to Dutch women's football journalist Annemarie Postma about the Gunners Dutch contingent. Annemarie has been covering the Netherlands team for some years now and is the author of two books on Oranje Leeuwinnen. Tim and Pippa chat with Annemarie about her experiences of talking to Danielle van de Donk, Vivianne Miedema and Jill Roord, as well as the perception of them back home and their roles with the national team. The panel chat about departed Dutchies Dominique Bloodworth and Sari van Veenendaal too- both of whom left the club this summer. Tim chats to Vivianne Miedema and Jill Roord exclusively for this episode and also talks to Leah Williamson about Vivianne Miedema as a teammate. It's a jam packed episode, so pass the Dutchie to the left hand side and get it in your lugholes! Please note: There were some issues with the Vivianne Miedema audio, we've done our best to clean it up, but it's a bit wonky, sorry! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 11, 2019
Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Leicester was bad enough in its own right, but the tone of the club's briefing as they outlined their support for Unai Emery made things even worse. James and I look back briefly on a game we never really looked like winning, before discussing the David Ornstein piece in The Athletic, how it came across, what it says about the way the club think about fans, and how it has dented some of the trust and belief that had been built up by Raul Sanllehi this summer. What kind of response should we expect from him, Edu and the board? As well as that lots of questions about the head coach, changing managers, should we be put off because of what's happened at Man Utd, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 8, 2019
On this week's show I'm joined by Andrew Allen for a good chunk of Arsenal chat, looking back at the Vitoria game, another disappointing performance, Unai Emery's football and his future, the importance of a win this weekend and more. Then it's Leicester fan Joe Brewin to take a look at Brendan Rodgers, Jamie Vardy, and the threat they pose to the Gunners this weekend. Finally, some light relief as I chat to the creator of the fantastic Simpsons Arsenal Twitter account, how it got started, some favourite bits and episodes, and more extremely cromulent Simpsons related content. Follow Andrew - @AAllenSport Follow Joe - @JoeBrewinFFT Follow SimpsonArsenal - @SimpsonsArsenal For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 4, 2019
Another weekend, another disappointing result. The 1-1 draw heaps even more pressure on Unai Emery, and leaves Arsenal 6 points off the top four. We discuss the game, the manager's odd changes – in particular the absence of Nicolas Pepe. As you'd expect, Emery's future is up for discussion, so there are questions about him, when rather than if a change might be made, potential replacements such as Mikel Arteta and Freddie Ljungberg, the stories involving Jose Mourinho, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 1, 2019
Given that Granit Xhaka's statement came out last night, it wasn't covered in Episode 550 of the Arsecast. So here's a bonus Arsecast Extra episode in which James and I unpick what the Arsenal captain said. Why was it released through his own social media channel and not an official club one? Should we read anything into the lack of mention of the manager, or the captaincy? Was it really an apology? Can Xhaka stay on as captain? And what has the response of the club been like? That and more in this extra Arsecast Extra. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
November 1, 2019
On this week's show some reflections on what has been a difficult week on and off the pitch, and even among fans as we all get tarnished with an unfair brush after the Granit Xhaka incident and some other unsavoury behaviour. Then it's Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal, with Charles Watts, looking at the positives like Gabriel Martinelli, Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and, of course, the return of Mesut Ozil. Will his display be enough for Unai Emery to start him against Wolves? All that, lots of the usual waffle and some Holy God FM. NOTE: This podcast was recorded and uploaded before Granit Xhaka's statement which was released last night: https://arseblog.news/2019/10/xhaka-releases-statement-lets-get-back-to-a-place-of-mutual-respect/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 28, 2019
Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace was disappointing, but the big story is the substitution of Granit Xhaka, the fan reaction to him and his reaction to the fans. Can we separate the footballer from the human being? What do we make of him having a pop back, even if his behaviour was wrong was it understandable that his emotion got the better of him? What next for him, in relation to playing and the captaincy, and is this just a symptom of a wider malaise? That, plus underwhelming football, more dropped points, increased pressure on Unai Emery, VAR costing Arsenal three points, as well as questions about social media likes, managerial candidates, unity and togetherness, season expectations and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 25, 2019
On this post Europa League show, James and I discuss the 3-2 win over Vitoria, and in particular substitute Nicolas Pepe whose two sensational free kicks salvaged a win from the jaws of defeat. We chat about how this might impact him and boost his confidence, especially ahead of the weekend game against Crystal Palace. Other positives include Gabriel Martinelli, fitness boosts for some of our important players, and more, before a long discussion about Mesut Ozil, Unai Emery and what now appears to be a personal PR war between the two. What can the club do about this situation which has been festering for over a year? Then we have questions about the young players, Lucas Torreira's role, Bellerin and Tierney, how fans are feeling about our football and the manager, and one horrendous potential candidate to take over from Emery. All this and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 22, 2019
On this week's show it's another dismal away day and a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United. We chat about the game, the indifferent Arsenal performance, an inability to create chances despite having lots of possession, and how this is just the continuation of a run of form that goes back to last season too. Then the second half of the show is basically questions about Unai Emery and the work he's doing: boiling down to the big one, is he the right man for the club, and is it time to make a change? It's long, not particularly cheery, but I think we've covered all the angles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 18, 2019
On this week's show I take questions from some Arsecast listeners and Arseblog Members on Patreon. We chat about signings that didn't happen, the January window, Freddie Ljungberg's readiness to be a head coach, Granit Xhaka's place in the midfield, why in 2019 it remains difficult for gay footballers to come out, and lots more. Plus some pre-call waffle about a funny book, a podcast anniversary and other stuff besides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 14, 2019
It's an Interlull episode, and there's very little Arsenal news around. However, we wouldn't leave you without a podcast, and this episode includes Nico Yennaris and chicken's feet, Arsene Wenger's upcoming autobiography and how much we're looking forward to reading it, an international round-up involving Arsenal players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as player of the month and someone who deserves a new contract, Bellerin and Tierney, that Mustafi interview, dream jobs at Arsenal, buying a pint you don't want because you've been caught using a pub's toilets, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 11, 2019
On this week's show I'm joined by Madrid based journalist Alex Kirkland to talk about Unai Emery, his use of young players, how that tallies with young talent at his previous clubs, communication with the press and the fans, Arsenal's performances so far this season, the ever-green question of footballing identity, plus Dani Ceballos and Santi Cazorla. Then Tim Stillman chats to Arsenal defender Leah Williamson about her recent trip to Jakarta for the club's Coaching for Life programme, her international commitments, and lots more. Follow Alex @alexkirkland Follow Tim @Stillberto For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 7, 2019
A couple of weeks ago Ian Wright went to meet his old Arsenal teammate Dennis Bergkamp. It was the first time they'd seen each other in years, and on Wednesday you'll be able to watch the conversation they had on Ian's YouTube channel. In this podcast, Wrighty chats about his relationship with Dennis, what he thought of him as a player, what he brought to the club when he joined in 1995, and what he learned from him despite being an experienced pro at that point. We also chat about some of the young players making their breakthroughs at Arsenal right now, and in particular Ian's mentoring of Eddie Nketiah who is out on loan at Leeds. Subscribe to Ian's YouTube channel here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 7, 2019
Arsenal go into the Interlull in third place in the Premier League after a 1-0 win over Bournemouth yesterday. The three points and clean sheet are very welcome, but the discussion revolves around the result and a performance which saw us have just two shots on target at home. Why can't we seem to produce good football in league games verus the cup performances? Can we continue to play like this and hope to finish in the top four? And what were the positives on the day? We also answer listener questions about Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos, our midfield and Granit Xhaka, the woes being endured by Sp*rs and Man Utd, opposition managers and lots more besides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 4, 2019
Arsenal's 4-0 win over Standard Liege was another enjoyable night of cup football, and James and discuss the game, the stand-out performances including two goal Gabriel Martinelli, Joe Willock and Kieran Tierney. We also chat about Hector Bellerin's return as captain, the impact the young players are having and try and figure out why they play with more panache and freedom than the 'first team', as well as listener questions about Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil's absence from the squad and what Unai Emery's post-match comments about the German tell us, some hashtag fun and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 3, 2019
In this month's edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Pippa and Tim are joined by The Athletic's Women's Football Writer Kieran Theivam. Kieran recently met with Joe Montemurro's older brother Anthony and his childhood friend from Melbourne, Sticca. Pippa and Tim talk to Kieran about Joe, getting a sense of his childhood and his career path. Kieran was in Milan for The Best awards recently and there is some chat about Vivianne Miedema's omission from the FIFPRO World XI- we also hear from Viv herself on the vote and then there is some chat with Joe Montemurro in the wake of the recent 4-0 victory over Brighton. Kieran's article for The Athletic is here (£) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 2, 2019
Here's a special bonus episode of the Arsecast, in which I chat to Amy Lawrence about her brand new book '89'. As you'll be well aware, it's about that famous night at Anfield, an oral history in which the players, the manager, staff and fans talk about what happened and what it all meant. We discuss the book itself, the achievement of winning the title against a team as good as Liverpool, how winning the title meant something of a new start for Arsenal but almost the end of a footballing era in the wake of Hillsborough and the state of the game in the 80s, and lots more. Enjoy. Follow Amy on Twitter @amylawrence71 – and you can pick the book up from your local bookshop from tomorrow (October 3rd), on audio-book via Audible, or online via the usual outlets including Amazon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
October 1, 2019
On this week's show we discuss the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford which, in isolation, isn't a bad result but in the context of this season and the needs of this team feels a bit bad. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goal again highlighted his importance to the team, and in Guendouzi, Saka, Leno and Chambers, there were positives. But Unai Emery's approach remains under the spotlight, the performance was insipid, and his brand of football is hard to connect with. We chat about all that, as well as answering listener questions about Nicolas Pepe's early struggles, Ozil's absence, the captaincy, how to reshape midfield and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 27, 2019
On this week's show I'm joined by James Benge of Football London to discuss Arsenal players voting for captain, is this Unai Emery being indecisive or cleverly inclusive in his decision making? We also chat about the midweek game against Forest, the returns of Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney, as well as Lucas Torreira's best position and Granit Xhaka. Then we get a Man Utd perspective ahead of the trip to Old Trafford on Monday with Musa Okwonga, chatting Solksjaer, the Glazers, midfield woes and lots more besides. Follow James: @jamesbenge Follow Musa:@Okwonga & @stadio For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 23, 2019
On this week's show we discuss the 3-2 win over Aston Villa which saw ten man Arsenal twice come from behind to take three important Premier League points. Does the comeback paper over the cracks though? It was another worrying performance, particularly in the first half – can Unai Emery's team continue to play like this and expect to win games? We chat about the performance of Matteo Guendouzi, the reaction to Granit Xhaka and the implications for the captaincy decision, Pepe getting off the mark, Aubameyang's contribution and leadership skills, as well as listener questions about Mesut Ozil, the centre of our defence, the future of the manager and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 20, 2019
On this week's show I'm joined by Andrew Allen to break down the 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. We start with the positives. Joe Willock shows his talent once again; Bukayo Saka announces himself with a sensational performance; and Emi Martinez impresses in goal. The Europa League needs to be a showcase for this young talent. Then we discuss the fact we allowed 24 attempts on goal, wonder how Unai Emery is going to make this team more defensively stable, and look ahead to the Villa game at the weekend. All that and a little bit of waffle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 16, 2019
On this week's show we pore over the 2-2 draw with Watford on Sunday, and what feels like a significant day for Unai Emery in his Arsenal career. Having been 2-0 up at the break, we were lucky not to lose, and the second half performance in particular raises serious questions about the manager and his team. Why do we allow so many shots? Why do we concede so many penalties? Is there enough accountability? Is there something in the culture at the club that accepts too many individual mistakes? We go into it in detail, from the goals we scored to the ones we conceded, what the result says about this team and its character, and what it means for Emery who is finding the tide of public opinion turning against him. All that, plus listener questions about the Europa League, Aubameyang's contract, Calum Chambers, Pepe's impact so far and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 13, 2019
On this week's show I'm joined Sid Lowe to discuss Dani Ceballos. Sid's interview with him in the Guardian this week was fantastic, and we tease a few things out such as the player's relationship with Zinedine Zidane, how this loan move is as much an opportunity for Arsenal as Ceballos, and the prospects of him staying beyond this season. After that I chat with the Man from East Lower about Granit Xhaka, the emergence of Joe Willock and the potential reshaping of our midfield, the soon to return Hector Bellerin and soon to debut Kieran Tierney, the front three, and more including some wistful memories of Freddie Ljungberg. Follow Sid: @Sidlowe Follow Jim: @eastlower For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 11, 2019
We're back after holidays, and on this week's Interlull heavy show we discuss Per Mertesacker whose new book comes out this week, touching on his job as Academy manager, his playing career, and how he's trying to shape the next generation of young Arsenal talent. There's a round-up of the scant Arsenal news, including injury worries for Granit Xhaka, the departure of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and how Europa League and Carabao Cup could be very useful for us this month. We then answer listener questions about young English players, Nacho Monreal's legacy, Lucas Torreira and how he fits into the team under Unai Emery, Ceballos or Ozil for the Watford game, Arsene Wenger's upcoming biography and lots more including wasp picnics and slippery nuts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 6, 2019
I'm away on holiday this week, so no regular Arsecast, but instead here's one that originally appeared on our Patreon feed. It's part of a series called The Players, and in this episode I chat to Philippe Auclair about Robert Pires, his career at Arsenal, favourite goals and moments, and much more. Enjoy. Sign up to become a Patreon member at patreon.com/arseblog For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 4, 2019
Like most women's teams, Arsenal have had their fare share of stories to tell when it comes to anterior cruciate ligament injuries. On the one hand, Jordan Nobbs made her long awaited return from an ACL injury during August, coming on as a second half substitute before scoring in a 6-0 victory over Spurs. Tim and Pippa caught up with Jordan exclusively for the podcast just after that game. On the flipside, Danielle Carter ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in 14 months during the Emirates Cup game against Bayern Munich. The game was her first start since her last ACL injury and it's a difficult one to take for her, mentally as well as physically. Female footballers are somewhere between 4-6 times more likely to rupture their ACL than their male counterparts. Tim and Pippa spoke to knee surgeon Pete Gallacher, who has performed plenty of ACL reconstructions, about what the injury is, what the surgery and recovery entails and why women are so much more susceptible to it. We also have reaction to the Champions League draw with Fiorentina and Tim and Pippa pick out their players to watch for the season ahead and we have a cameo appearance from Danielle van de Donk. All that on this month's episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
September 2, 2019
James is on holidays this week, so to pore over the 2-2 draw in the North London derby I'm joined by Tayo Popoola. We chat about the first half mistakes which gifted them two goals, not least the penalty conceded by Granit Xhaka. There's some discussion about him, his role in the team and the frequency of those errors which raise questions about the coach's decisions too, as well a lot on our comeback, the goals of Lacazette and Aubameyang, how Ceballos helped change the dynamic, and a fantastic performance from Matteo Guendouzi. Then we answer listener questions about Henrikh Mkhitaryan's departure, young players like Nelson and Willock, what the future holds for Mesut Ozil and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sokratis and the centre of our defence, and loads more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 30, 2019
On this week's show I'm joined by Tim Stillman, Lewis Ambrose and Andrew Allen to discuss the week that was, including: The tactical discussion around the Liverpool game and whether we're still looking to understand Unai Emery; Lucas Torreira; the midfield in general, and who exactly is going to be key this season; Granit Xhaka's fallen out of favour with many, but does he still have a role to play; and we look ahead to the North London derby and wonder if Sunday is when the manager will deploy the front three everyone wants to see. There's also some chat around Nacho Monreal's probable departure and a bit on the captaincy too. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 25, 2019
On this week's show James and I disagree in a big way about the way Arsenal approached the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool. He saw logic in the game plan, I felt we just put ourselves under too much pressure allowing the full backs the time and space down the wings. We chat about the tactics, the team selection, the way the game could have gone with better finishing from Arsenal, Unai Emery's chameleon rearing its head again, as well David Luiz and his part in the defeat, plus the positives we definitely did agree on. Then we answer questions about our team for the derby against Sp*rs, Mesut Ozil's absence in a big away game again, Nacho Monreal's potential departure and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 23, 2019
On this week's show I chat to David Ornstein about his interview this week with Josh Kroenke. What did he make of the new public face of KSE's Arsenal ownership? Will this increased openness and willingness to communicate continue? What are the benefits for the club and for fans? We speak about all that, plus the summer business we did in the transfer market, the changing of the executive structures with Edu's arrival, the budget we operated under and lots more. Then, ahead of the Liverpool game on Saturday, I'm joined in studio by the Mugsmasher for some pre-Anfield waffle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 19, 2019
On this week's show James and I reflect on the 2-1 win over Burnley at the Emirates on Saturday. The two strikers got the goals, but there was a lot to like about our performance, in particular the home debut of Dani Ceballos, and his midfield partners Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi. We also chat about the home debuts for David Luiz and Nicolas Pepe, and what they might bring to the team over the course of this season, before we answer questions about playing out from the back, Emery's philosophy, what kind of a team we might pick for Liverpool on Saturday, our top four rivals, VAR and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 16, 2019
On this week's show I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to chat about the summer business that Arsenal did, and how it's got people excited again. We discuss the way the club is being run, the improved decision making – highlighted by the way the Eddie Nketiah loan deal was sorted out. Then there's young players, Unai Emery's approach this season, the impact Edu might have on Arsenal's identity, and lots more, including a look ahead to the Burnley game and some Holy God FM. Follow Amy @AmyLawrence71 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 12, 2019
The brand new Premier League season has kicked off and Arsenal beat Newcastle away from home and kept a clean sheet in the process. We chat about the game itself, the team selection, Aubameyang's goal, Maitland-Niles contribution to it, and the importance of chipping away at that difficult away record we've had over the last couple of seasons. We discuss the debutantes, the changes Unai Emery made during the game and what they might tell us about his approach this season, and reflect on what was a positive start to the new campaign. Then we have questions about the Mesut Ozil/Sead Kolasinac situation, the young players who played yesterday, how soon we might see David Luiz in defence, who might depart before the European transfer windows close, and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 9, 2019
Arsenal added to their backline at last, but left it late, bringing in David Luiz from Chelsea and Kieran Tierney from Celtic just before the close of the transfer window. I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Tayo Popoola to chat about the signings, and the transfer window as a whole, before we get a Celtic point of view on the new left back. Kevin Graham is a Celtic fan who has watched Tierney establish himself in the team, so we get some insight into what kind of a player he is, and what he can bring to the club. Then there's a chat with James about our deadline day business, the departure of Alex Iwobi to Everton, and Eddie Nketiah's loan move to Leeds. It's a bumper episode, enjoy. Follow: @AAllenSport - @DJTayo & @anorthernprose of @ACSOMPOD For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 7, 2019
As is tradition, it's time for the first of our season preview podcasts with Ken Early of Second Captains. We chat about subscriptions, the new rules coming into the Premier League this season – in particular VAR and wonder about the impact it will have on things. Then there's discussion of each of the top five, including Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal, before Ken reminds me we forgot Sp*rs. There's loads here, including worries about Arsenal's defence – all before we heard about the David Luiz news, so we'll cover that on the next show. Follow Ken @kenearlys and visit secondcaptains.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 5, 2019
Our pre-season fixtures are finished, next up it's the opening game of the new campaign against Newcastle. James and I reflect on the Barcelona game and pre-season as a whole, as well as gauging our readiness as the Premier League looms. There's been excitement in the transfer market, and from young players, but there are question marks hanging over certain areas of the team, in particular the defence. Will we be able to find answers before the transfer window closes on Thursday? Then we have lots of listener questions about our centre-half situation, what kind of a season we can expect from Mesut Ozil, loaning or keeping young players, our line-up for Sunday and loads more besides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
August 2, 2019
Arsenal have smashed their transfer record for the third time in two years, bringing in Nicolas Pepe from Lille. It's a signing that seemed impossible just a week ago, but here he is. Joining me to talk about Pepe the player is Matt Spiro, and we discuss his arrival, the kind of player he is, and more, as well as William Saliba, Laurent Koscielny and Matteo Guendouzi. Then I'm joined by Clive Palmer to delve into the Pepe deal, what it says about us as a club, the message it sends, the impact he'll have on the squad and the way we plays, and loads more besides, including a defensive discussion. Follow Matt @mattspiro and Clive @clivepafc For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 29, 2019
On this week's show there's been transfer market excitement over the signings of William Saliba and Dani Ceballos, and the potential arrival of Nicolas Pepe has got everything at fever pitch. We chat about all three players, and in particular what the signing of Pepe – should it go through – mean for the team. However, there are still questions about our defence, made more pressing by the Laurent Koscielny situation, and we're asked if the transfer window can be considered a success without signing a centre-half. There are loads of other questions besides, including stuff about Edu, players we might sell, paying agents fees and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 29, 2019
Last week Arsenal signed Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid, but what can we expect from him? I'm joined by Colin Millar, the editor of Football Espana, to talk about his career progression from Real Betis to Real Madrid, his difficulties at the Bernebeu, his potential as a player, what this loan move might mean for him and for Arsenal, his social media indiscretions, how this deal is being viewed in Spain and much more. Colin also talks about his upcoming book: The Frying Pan of Spain:Sevilla v Real Betis: Spain's Hottest Football Rivalry (pre-order here). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 25, 2019
I've arrived in New York City via LA, Charlotte and Washington DC, and recorded a podcast in Brooklyn with Kurtis Powers from Arsenal NYC on a day when we signed two players. Dani Caballos and William Saliba are Gooners – even if they might never play together – so we chat about the signings, the US tour, the players who have impressed and the work we still have to do in the transfer market. There's also some microphone chat, music chat, and a bit of Marvin. Enjoy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 23, 2019
This month's episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast is an Emirates Cup special, with the Arsenal Women taking on Bayern Munich Frauen at Emirates Stadium this Sunday. Arsenal have signed a total of six players from Bayern over the last 3 summers now, to get a perspective on how Bayern became Arsenal's feeder club, as well as a new era for the Bavarian side who have just changed their manager for the first time in a decade, Tim talks to Bayern fan Sven Beyrich. Goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger joined Arsenal from Bayern this summer and will make her debut against her former club at the Emirates on Sunday, Tim talks to her about a new challenge at Arsenal, how she describes herself as a goalkeeper and what attracted her to Arsenal. We wrap the episode up with Pippa chatting to Irish international Katie McCabe about pre-season, her aspirations for the season and the big game against Bayern at the Emirates. All of these interviews are exclusive to this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 22, 2019
This week, Andrew is in Washington DC and up very early to record with James who is just back from a rave in a forest. We chat about the game against Fiorentina in Charlotte, the goals from Eddie Nketiah and his potential place in the squad next season, and some of the other behind the scenes bits and pieces from the US tour. We also discuss transfers, selling players, Krystian Bielik, whether signing Wilfried Zaha would 'kill' Reiss Nelson, and lots more besides. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 19, 2019
Because I'm travelling this week and I had no way of speaking to guests about stuff, this week's podcast is based around our 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in Los Angeles. I took my mic and Zoom into the press box, and recorded myself after key moments, making very astute and interesting observations about stuff, and with some end of game player ratings too. This is posted just after I've got to Charlotte, North Carolina this evening, so please excuse any mistakes because I am banjaxed with tiredness. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 15, 2019
This week Andrew is in LA and James is in London so it's a goodly morning/goodly evening situation going on. We chat about the #wecaredoyou campaign which has ignited the fanbase and the media regarding the owner Stan Kroenke. Will it have any effect? What can we realistically hope for, and what kind of impact might it have? We also discuss Laurent Koscielny, our transfer business (or lack of), Raul, Unai Emery, Edu and lots more including listener questions as usual. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 12, 2019
On this week's show I chat about the Laurent Koscielny bombshell with the BBC's David Ornstein. What has happened to get the situation to this point? Is there any way back for the soon to be former captain? And where does this leave the centre of our defence ahead of next season? We also discuss transfers, and all the things Arsenal need to do but unfortunately don't appear to be close to doing at this moment in time. Then it's Edu, and our new Technical Director is the topic of discussion with Tim Stillman – going from his playing days with us, to his administrative roles with Corinthians and Brazil. What kind of an impact can he have on the future of this mental football club? Follow David @bbcsport_david and Tim @stillberto For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 8, 2019
On this week's show we discuss the hive of transfer activity that is Arsenal this summer, having bought Gabriel Martinelli, sold David Ospina and ... well ... er ... that's about it so far. We chat about the deals we haven't done, the deals we need to do, Edu's arrival and his potential impact, and wonder what Unai Emery – who is under some pressure to get us back into the top four next season – thinks about this inactivity so far. Then there are listener questions about Joe Willock's promotion to the first team, our 'very good plan', a passionless owner and much more, as well as announcing the winner of the Arsenal shirt competition from last week, and some final Magpie Facts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
July 5, 2019
On this week's show I'm joined by Layth Yousif of Football London to chat about Freddie Ljungberg and his promotion to the first team coaching staff next season. We also chat about some of the young players who might get a chance and some general transfer waffle, before we take some calls from our Patreon subscribers, discussing the roles of Aubameyang and Lacazette, the club's direction, and lots more, including details of a live podcast in LA later this month when Arsenal hit the USA. Follow Layth @Laythy29 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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