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June 29, 2020
On this episode we go back over the 2-1 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup. It was tight but there were some real positives, including the performances of Kieran Tierney and Nicolas Pepe, as well as a late winner from Dani Ceballos – which makes a lovely change from what happened at Brighton last week. We also discuss the continued use of the back three, Joe Willock, and dreadful TV commentary, before taking questions from listeners about Bukayo Saka, dealing with teams who have an aerial threat, our contract guru and how we might judge his work, the reported departure of exciting young forward Folarin Balogun, the absence of Matteo Guendouzi and lots more. 
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June 26, 2020
Today we get to talk about an Arsenal win for the first time in over three months! It wasn't the most exciting game, but we got the job done thanks to goals from Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock. We chat about the performance, Mikel Arteta's tactical tinkering, the impact of the young players, encouraging showings from Rob Holding at the back and Emi Martinez in goal, and how the substitutions played out this time. Then we answer listener questions about the Matteo Guendouzi situation, Hector Bellerin and his performances, our FA Cup chances and lots more besides. 
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June 24, 2020
On this special midweek bonus Arsecast I'm joined by Clive Palmer to chat about the contract extensions that Arsenal announced for David Luiz, Pablo Mari, Dani Ceballos and Cedric Soares. What is the thinking behind the deals? What about the relationships which made them happen? Is our executive level missing an important piece of the puzzle? And how do we manage the necessary rebuild with agent influence, the impact of Covid-19 and more. Follow Clive @clivepafc 
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June 22, 2020
On this week's show we go over the gory details of our 2-1 defeat to Brighton on Saturday. We chat about Bernd Leno's serious and completely unnecessary injury and why football has to do better with incidents like this. Midfield issues were obvious, we go over all three goals, Mikel Arteta's in-game management and the changes he made (and didn't make), and discuss just how disappointing a result it was. After the break we take questions about why the players didn't react properly to seeing a teammate get injured, the lack of leadership among senior players, what's happening with Gabriel Martinelli, some realistic positives we'd like to see between now and the end of the season, and lots more. 
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June 19, 2020
On this week's show I'm joined by James Benge of Football London to discuss some of the issues Arsenal's Executive Committee have to face up to in very short-term. We discuss their contract management versus what they said they were going to do with contracts, agent influence in the Director's Box, and how they've dealt with the situations involving David Luiz, Dani Ceballos etc. We also chat about the problems at centre-half and whether or not that will force the club's hand into retaining the Brazilian, another helping of Mesut Ozil drama and more. Follow James @jamesbenge 
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June 18, 2020
On this extra Arsecast Extra we go back over the 3-0 defeat to Man City, not quite the glorious return to football we were hoping for, but not particularly surprising anyway. We chat about team selection, how the early injuries might have impacted Mikel Arteta's game-plan, some small shoots of positivity, and then when it all started to go wrong. David Luiz was culpable, with a mistake, conceding a penalty and a red card, and we discuss his role on the night and what his role should be going forward. There's the omission of Mesut Ozil from the squad entirely, defensive problems due to injuries and suspensions, and we talk at length about the need to resolve some big, long-standing issues before we can start to move on as a football club. 
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June 15, 2020
On this week's show we get ready for the return of football on Wednesday, and chat a bit about the things we're looking forward to most. What would be the one question we asked Mikel Arteta if we had the chance? How do we sort out our central defensive options? Do we sign Cedric and renew David Luiz? All this, plus listener questions about the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang situation in light of the quotes that came out over the weekend – do we sell, keep or renew? Bukayo Saka's contract is another tricky one, should we sell Alexandre Lacazette too, and lots more besides. 
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June 12, 2020
On this week's show it's a crossover episode with Musa and Ryan from the Stadio Podcast. We chat about the return of the Premier League, but with both chaps based in Germany, I ask them about how it's been since the Bundesliga came back. Are there things that happened there that we can expect to happen in England? We chat about the lack of fans, the 5 subs and whether it's had a big impact, and the effect on the media, before moving onto the Premier League, Liverpool's impending title, Arsenal's return against Man City, whether no European football might be good for us next season, some United perspective from Musa and loads more. Follow Musa @Okwonga Follow Ryan @RyanHunn Follow Stadio @Stadio 
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June 8, 2020
Excitement is building ahead of football's return, but how will we view the game as fans after such a strange period without it? Will it give us great perspective and objectivity, or will we throw ourselves back into the highs and lows the same way we did before? We chat about that, as well as the transfer market in the light of Chelsea's big money move, the virtual reality enhancements to the broadcasts of matches and how they might be used in the future too, as well as lots listener questions about the importance of European football, scouting changes in relation to our recruitment policies, Joe Willock, the impact of 5 subs, whether playing early will give us any kind of advantage, giant chickens and lots more. 
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June 5, 2020
On this week's show I'm joined by Arsenal's former Director of High Performance, Darren Burgess. We chat about the impact lockdown will have on the fitness of the players, and what they have done to offset that during this period. There's a risk of injury, but what exactly should managers and fitness staff be prepared for, as well as discussion of individual training plans, which players might be best able to cope, how 5 subs might help, and lots more. Follow Darren on Twitter @darrenburgess25 NOTES These are the two articles I mention in the opening part of the podcast. 1 - This is a We thing - Caron Butler on the Player's Tribune 2 - We can't breathe - Gary Younge for the New Statesman The Stadio podcast episode I reference is here. 
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June 1, 2020
On this week's show we chat about our big date: June 17th, when we're scheduled to play football again. We chat about how we're feeling about that, about facing Man City, and try and guess what his starting XI is going to be for that game. We're still waiting for the rest of the fixtures to be announced, and we wonder what the impact of games being played behind closed doors will have on fans and their relationship to the game. Then we answer listener questions about the reports on the David Luiz deal, what it might mean for our defence when there are other players we might want to let go first but the transfer market might prevent that, Raul Sanllehi, a recap of life under Arteta ahead of football getting going again, and lots more. 
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May 29, 2020
On this bonus edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim and Pippa talk about the recent decision to terminate the WSL season with the Guardian's women's football writer Suzy Wrack. Have the FA lacked ambition with the decision to terminate? Does it reflect badly on England and its commitment to women's football that it hasn't found a way to return? The panel discusses the decision in-depth. In Germany, the Frauen Bundesliga will return this weekend, however and to talk about Germany's approach to getting women's football back up and running, Tim is joined by Ellen Hanisch from the Frauen reden uber fussball [FURF] podcast. Tim and Ellen chat about the current situation in the Bundesliga table, how Germany was able to get the show back on the road for women's teams, the situation with USV Jena who are not allowed to train yet but will be asked to play and some of the games and players to look out for. You can follow Suzy on twitter @SuzyWrack and you can follow Ellen @ellen_hanisch 
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May 29, 2020
On this week's show I'm joined by Arsenal's former head of scouting for North America, Danny Karbassiyoon to chat about ... well ... scouting. What are the typical scouting set-ups at big clubs? How has the introduction and growing importance of data changed the job? How do clubs deploy their scouts in tandem with their recruitment needs? What exactly does a scout do when they're at games and watching their targets? All this and lots more with Danny. Follow him on Twitter @dkarbassiyoon 
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May 26, 2020
Between 1993 and 2013, Arsenal Ladies won 14 league titles, 12 FA Cups, 13 League Cups and the European Cup- the first and only British side to win the European Cup in the women's game. On this month's episode, Tim is joined by Rich Laverty to discuss Arsenal's domestic dominance under Vic Akers and some of the players that underpinned it. Rich recently wrote an article on Arsenal Ladies' success in the Arsenal special edition of These Football Times magazine. Tim is then joined by women's football journalist Catherine Etoe, who covered Arsenal extensively in the early 2000s. Tim and Catherine discuss the great Gunners sides of the early 21st century. Catherine covered both legs of the 2007 European Cup Final against Umea and she reminisces about Arsenal's achievement in that final. Also this month, we hear from Gunners left-back Katie McCabe on this month's edition of 'Teammates.' Who from the current squad would make the best Prime Minister? Who would be the best in a fight? Or a pub quiz? Find out by listening to this month's episode... 
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May 25, 2020
This week's show is Totally Crackers, as we discuss the players returning to training, some of the hairstyles on display, Lucas Torreira's impressive new physique, as well as the ticket refund scheme, and links with Philippe Coutinho. After that we answer listener questions about ideal kit design, whether KSE might feel the financial pinch and decide to cash in on Arsenal, Bukayo Saka's social media presence on official channels and whether that augurs well towards a new deal, 'controversial' opinions (not that controversial really) and LOTS more. The Torreira picture is here: https://twitter.com/Samuel_Gilbert_/status/1264843197764767745 
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May 22, 2020
It's a bumper show this week as I chat with Tim Stillman about players returning to training, augmented reality and soundtracks for Premier League games, and the lack of ticket refund clarity from the club. Then I'm joined by Matt Spiro to talk about his new book 'Sacré Bleu Zidane to Mbappé – A football journey' – a look at the ups and downs of France and French football between 1998 and 2018. You can also win a copy of the book in an exclusive competition. You can buy the book from here: https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/books/sacre-bleu And finally, it's broadcasting legend Pat Sharp who talks about his career in radio, TV, from Top of the Pops to Capital Radio to Fun House and loads more. Follow Tim @Stillberto Follow Matt @MattSpiro Follow Pat @PatSharp 
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May 20, 2020
I have spoken before about the creation of Arseblog, and a lot of stuff that has happened with the site down the years, but always on other platforms. We had some frequent requests to do something on Arseblog itself, and when it was suggested that James interview me, that sounded like a good way to do it. In this podcast, we trace the origins of arseblog.com, its very niche predecessor, the growth and expansion of the site, the creation of the podcast, the OleOle years, the post OleOle chasm and decision to build something bigger, Arseblog News, the addition of columnists like Tim Stillman, the birth of the Arsecast Extra and LOADS more. It's not quite Frost Nixon, but hopefully you'll enjoy it all the same. 
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May 18, 2020
On this week's show we find out if James is still 'from Gunnerblog' or does he need a different introduction. We then chat about dubious sound quality from supposedly professional broadcasters, the return of football in Germany and our experiences of watching the Bundesliga this weekend, and how the ability to use five substitutes might impact the game on a tactical level if that rule is left in place. Then there are questions about the Unai Emery interview, lockdown nostalgia, the future for young players and the advantage we might have, Lacazette's balloon antics and lots more. 
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May 15, 2020
First up on this week's show, Andrew Allen to discuss the framework of the return of Premier League football, the protocols for training, players signing consent forms and the impact on finances. We also chat a bit about the Bundesliga coming back this week, if there's a particular team we're going to follow, and what we might learn from what happens in Germany. Then I'm joined by Tom Findlay of Groove Armada to talk music, DJing, the Arsenal and lots more besides. Follow Andrew @aallensport and check out his podcast @leftfield_pod Follow Groove Armada @GrooveArmada and check out their brand new single here. 
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May 11, 2020
On this week's show we find out if James is staying alert in the wake of new government advice which isn't at all confusing, and we talk about the Premier League meeting due to take place today. The return of football is highest on the agenda, but we wonder about the players willingness to take risks, if medical concerns will be addressed, potential rule changes involving subs, and the need for a mini pre-season before games can begin again. Then we answer questions about curry houses, next season's home shirt, sports documentaries, the changes we'd make the rules of football if we had the power and lots more. 
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May 8, 2020
On this week's show we have two guests for you. First up, Jason Shardlow-Wrest, a dispute resolution/litigation lawyer at Linklaters to chat about the difficult issue of player contracts. Some of them expire on June 30th, but proposals from FIFA to extend them are just guidelines right now. We chat about the implications on clubs, players and agents, wonder about what might happen loan players like Dani Ceballos, as well as the transfer market and players whose contracts expire next year that Arsenal might have wanted to sell this summer. Then, for a lovely, long rambly-chat I'm joined by comedian, writer and podcaster Adam Buxton. We talk about his brand new audiobook which is out now, podcasting, being nervous when interviewing famous people like Marc Maron, my anxiety dream ahead of this interview, doing silly voices, plus lockdown TV viewing – some of it quite saucy – and loads more besides. LINKS Read Jason's blog on contracts here - and the Linklaters sports blog here. Adam's Audiobook is available from Audible – and you can find his podcast at acast.com/adambuxton or in all good podcast apps! 
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May 4, 2020
On this week's show we discuss 'Project Restart', the Premier League's guidelines to getting football going again, despite there still being no clarity as to when sport could potentially recommence. We also chat about what kind of football we're going to get, with games played behind closed doors, will broadcasters add their own soundscapes to try and create atmosphere/block out on-pitch communications which may involve some swear words. We also answer questions about young players key moments this season, David O'Leary, ideal games to re-watch, what it's like to interview Arsenal legends, and LOADS more, including some exclusive celebrity magpie content! This is the quiz we reference early on - https://twitter.com/quarantinedquiz/status/1256965203415248897 
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May 1, 2020
On this week's show we have two guests called Nigel. First, Nigel Phillips of the Arsenal Supporter's Trust to discuss a report they issued this week about the potential financial implications of Covid-19 and the shutdown of football on Arsenal. We talk about revenue streams drying up, playing behind closed doors, the money that the club spend each month without any income, the famous cash reserves, the reported 'cash injection' from KSE and what to expect when football does eventually return. Then I'm joined by Nigel Mitchell, who many of you know as the man at pitch-side during Arsenal home games. We chat about getting the radio bug, what a typical match day is like for him, interviewing legends, doing a dream job for any Arsenal fan and loads more. Follow Nigel Mitchell @MrNigelMitchell 
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April 27, 2020
On this week's show James and I chat about the players coming back to training on a phased, individual basis, what they might get up to on the training ground, who should be practising free kicks, and touch on the issue of pay cuts again and dressing room harmony. There's also a lot of other stuff, including: our best non-European Arsenal XI, bank heists, how football clubs will have to change in the wake of Covid-19, Zoom calls and quizzes, Aubameyang's dad's Instagram stories, famous schoolmates, Al Pacino embracing the ham, and LOTS more besides. 
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April 24, 2020
On this week's episode, I'm joined by James Benge of Football London to discuss most of the Arsenal squad agreeing to a round of pay cuts. However, Mesut Ozil was widely reported to have held off from the agreement – what should we make of that, especially in light of comments made by his agent during the week. There's also some European football waffle in there too. Then it's to New York to catch up with journalist, author, screenwriter, podcaster and Arsenal fan, Jon Ronson for some general chat about life during Covid-19, the impacts it might have on society, what he's been up to, some TV recommendations and lots more. Follow James @JamesBenge Follow Jon @JonRonson For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 20, 2020
This week's show gets off to a strange start, but we try again and James and I discuss the latest from the world of football which includes ... er ... no football, but there's chat about the Arsenal players taking pay cuts, the roles of Mikel Arteta and Hector Bellerin, and the prospect of Arsenal and other clubs being taken over if the financial crisis in the game continues. There are also loads of listener questions, starting with our opinion on how things have gone for the club on the 2 year anniversary of Arsene Wenger's departure being announced, a new contract for Bukayo Saka, keeping Cedric Soares, hidden turtles and lots more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 17, 2020
On this week's episode, the issue of football players taking pay cuts is to the fore, and with me to discuss that is Rory Smith, Chief Soccer Correspondent for the New York Times. We chat about an issue which all clubs are dealing with, not just Arsenal, at a time when the precarious nature of football finance is becoming very clear. Should players be responsible for cost savings which wealthy owners could easily cover? What other avenues could clubs go down, regarding salary caps? Will we see a more prudent landscape when we do see games played again? And how realistic is the idea of the Premier League season finishing by June 30th? All this and more with Rory. Follow Rory on Twitter @RorySmith For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 13, 2020
On this week's show, James and I discuss the issue player wages and the proposed pay cut by Arsenal. Is it as simple as just accepting the terms, or is it a more complicated issue that needs to be discussed carefully and considerately before implementation? On the surface it's not a great look for well paid sportsmen, but what about the owners and other highly paid executives? Where does that money go? And if players take a cut, what are the implications for other staff at the club? We chat about all that, plus answer listener questions about contract negotiations, people's relationship to football, scouting then and now, what we're missing about football and loads more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
April 10, 2020
On this week's episode, I'm joined by one of our long-time friends, Amy Lawrence. We chat a bit about footballers and their new initiative to donate pay to the NHS, but we mostly chat about her life and work as one of the most respected football journalists around. We discuss how she become obsessed with football and Arsenal, how she began writing for The Gooner and made her way to the Observer via FourFourTwo magazine, wearing the dual hat of fan and journalist, and lots more. Follow Amy @AmyLawrence71 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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
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