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Arsecast Extra Episode 454 - 21.01.2022
In this episode discuss the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg. Arsenal had some players back from injury, but a lack of match fitness was a hindrance. We talk about the goals we conceded, a couple of bright sparks in red and white, the decision to involve Thomas Partey after his return from AFCON, the red card, and what this defeat highlights in terms of recruitment needs. We then answer questions about the ongoing betting investigation as reported by James, all the red cards we've received under Mikel Arteta, Gabriel Martinelli, the striker situation, a narrowing window of opportunity to make substantive progress and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog
Arsecast Extra Episode 453 - 17.01.2022
In this episode we discuss the weekend postponement of the North London derby, the Premier League rules, the outcry and furore that surrounded the decision, and the way it unified the reaction among Arsenal fans to what was unfair criticism. We talk more broadly about whether games should be played in these circumstances, potential rule changes and when they can be, as well as answering listener questions about midfield transfer options, William Saliba, the impact of Covid on footballers, Matteo Guendouzi, a hilarious FIFA soundtrack (if true) and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog
Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 37: Arseblog Exclusive Interview with Leah Williamson
On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast we deal with the two big announcements at Arsenal Women this week. Firstly, we have an exclusive interview with Arsenal defender Leah Williamson about her decision to extend her contract, her Arsenal legacy, her reassurance at the direction of the club and her recent injury.Then we get into the news that the Gunners have signed Swedish forward Stina Blackstenius. Tim talks to Swedish football analyst and journalist Mia Eriksson about Blackstenius' career to date, her qualities and how she might fit in with "Eideball."You can follow Tim on Twitter @StillbertoGet extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog
Arsecast Extra Episode 452 - 14.01.2022
In this episode we discuss the 0-0 draw with Liverpool in the first leg of our Carabao Cup semi-final. We chat about the strong team we faced versus the much depleted side we could send out, wax lyrical over the way we responded and defended having gone down to 10 men and while focusing on the collective spirit and quality we showed, there's some extra praise for Ben White who was superb on the night. There is the inevitable discussion of Granit Xhaka, the red card, and what the consequences are – but we talk about why the sending off happened from a footballing perspective. Then we answer listener questions about Dusan Vlahovic, the character of the team, Jack Wilshere as a short-term midfield option, Bernd Leno and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog
Arsecast Extra Episode 451 - 10.01.2022
In this episode we discuss the disappointing 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup. We chat about the make-up of the team with AFCON, injury and Covid absences, being light in central midfield after letting Maitland-Niles leave, the goal we conceded, the step down in quality in some key positions, a poor overall performance, as well as analysing Nuno Tavares and Mikel Arteta's decision to take him off in the first half. Then there are questions about team selection for Liverpool and Sp*rs – in particular central midfield, transfer market priorities in January and the need for more firepower, Liverpool's false positives, and lots more besides.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog
Episode 660 - January turbo boost?
In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss postponements and fixture congestion, the January transfer window including the imminent departure of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and whether there's someone coming in to replace him, a dream January arrival and the rationale for pushing the boat out now when it comes to finding a new striker, plus ref chat, improving officiating, looking ahead to the FA Cup, Maitland-Niles Euro-pop and much more.Follow Andrew @aallensportIf you want to become an Arseblog Member on Patreon, you can sign up at patreon.com/arseblog for just €5 per month.
Arsecast Extra Episode 450 - 02.01.2022
In this episode we discuss the 2-1 defeat to Man City, and despite many frustrations and an injury time winner for the opposition, there's a sense of positivity about our performance. We chat about how we played collectively, some focus on key individuals, and there's discussion of game-changing moments, like the Martinelli miss and the Gabriel red card, as well as how this is a game this team can take a lot from going forward. We also talk about the refereeing, VAR inconsistency and answer listener questions about the standards of officiating, Partey's midfield replacement now he's gone to AFCON, the Carabao Cup semi-finals, holding on to young talented players, and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog
Episode 659 - Man City preview podcast
Because of the time of year, this week's Arsecast is our Premier League preview podcast which is usually exclusive to Patreon members. As ever I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose, and we discuss Saturday's game against Man CityOn the agenda:Mikel Arteta's positive Covid testThe manager missing the game and training, what impact might it haveTeam selection - is there scope for a changeWhat to expect from Man City What we need to see from ArsenalPlus some end of year awards And moreIf you want to become an Arseblog Member on Patreon, and get a Premier League podcast for every game and lots more, you can sign up at patreon.com/arseblog for just €5 per month.
Arsecast Extra Episode 449 - 28.12.2021
In this episode we look back at the impressive 5-0 win over Norwich on Sunday, discussing the collective performance, some tactical shifts, and with focus on some very exciting individual performances too. We chat about Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli's pressing, another off the bench contribution from Emile Smith Rowe, as well as the Wolves postponement and this recent run of form. Then there are listener questions about what to expect from the Man City game, Kieran Tierney's goal celebrations, whether the league position now might impact the January transfer business, Granit Xhaka, Martinelli's socks and lots more.Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by becoming an Arseblog Member on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arseblog