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

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






Episode 473 - Mikel Arseteta

On today's show we have a round-table discussion about the final game of the season and the season as a whole, including Arsene Wenger's departure and where we go from here. Mikel Arteta's name is being strongly linked with the job so we discuss his suitability for the job, the pros and cons of a manager who has never managed, the influence of the new football executive structure at the club and how the IRS have a big responsibility to take us forward, the mix of trepidation, curiousity and...


Arsecast Extra Episode 230 - 14.05.2018

Arsene Wenger took charge of his final game as Arsenal manager yesterday, a 1-0 win over Huddersfield which is discussed briefly, but the main chat is about the occasion, and the fact that the manager is no longer going to be in charge. We talk about his legacy, the season in general and where we've ended up (we even leave sentiment out of it for a little while). Then we answer some of the many questions about the pros and cons of Mikel Arteta as the potential replacement, some of the...


Episode 472 - Arsene's last hurrah

This is a bit of a strange one: the last ever Arsecast with Arsene Wenger as manager. He's been a constant throughout the lifetime of this show, so I chat with James from Gunnerblog about that, this long goodbye we've had with him, some typically wonderful press conference stuff from the boss, and what comes next. Then I chat with writer Tom Williams about his excellent new book 'Do you speak football?'. This is a glossary of football words and terminology from around the world. How many...


Arsecast Extra Episode 229 - 07.05.2018

James is away this week, so I called over to Tayo Popoola's house to record this week's show. Over pastries and prosecco, we discuss the emotional day yesterday which saw Arsene Wenger take charge of the team for the final time at home. We chat about the day itself, the manager's legacy, what a beautiful occasion it was marked with a 5-0 win and an outpouring of goodwill and sentiment towards the boss. We then answer some listener questions about Wenger, possible replacements, the board...


Episode 471 - No fairy tale ending for Arsene

Defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano means there's no fairy tale ending for Arsene Wenger, nor any silverware for Arsenal this season. Diego Costa's goal was enough to see Atletico Madrid through, and in this somewhat hastily arranged podcast I chat to Charles Watts of Football London about the loss, the performance over the two legs, how the Gunners blew a great opportunity in the first leg, what it says about the manager, where it leaves us for the final few games, summer transfers,...


Arsecast Extra Episode 228 - 30.04.2018

Defeat to Manchester United but a day from which we can draw some positives, not least the performances of some of the young players sent out at Old Trafford. We chat about the Konstantinos Mavropanos debut, Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Calum Chambers, the overall context of the game and ask questions about the 'Granit Xhaka narrative' peddled by Sky. Then we answer listener questions about Thursday's semi-final second leg in Madrid, what kind of a manager we might appoint with...


Arsecast Extra Episode 227 - 27.04.2018

It was so close to being a great European night, but a late defensive slip-up allowed 10 man Atletico Madrid to grab an equaliser. James and I chat about the impact that goal might have on the tie, how it has turned what was generally a positive night into a more negative one, while acknowledging there were some positives on the night and that it's far from over ahead of the second leg in Madrid next week. We then answer listener questions about our centre-halves, the need for a new...


Episode 470 - Atletico Madrid, Sanllehi and Enrique

Here's an super extra bonus Arsecast ahead of tomorrow's Europa League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid. I chat with Spanish based journalist Dermot Corrigan about what Arsenal can expect from the La Liga side, how they're likely to approach this game, Diego Simeone's tactics for big away fixtures, their dangermen and more, plus some insight into Arsenal's Definitely Not Director of Football, Raul Sanllehi, and his close relationship with former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique who...


Arsecast Extra Episode 226 - 23.04.2018

The 4-1 win over West Ham was enjoyable, but not the main event as we still come to terms with the news that Arsene Wenger will be leaving the club at the end of the season. We chat about the game, the team selection, the performance, the goals and all that, but this is an episode that deals heavily with the manager. We chat about his very interesting post-game press conference, his remarks about the values of the club, fans, what his future might hold, and then there are questions about...


Episode 469 - Arsene calls it quits

Two podcasts in one day, but this is no ordinary day. Earlier, Arsene Wenger announced his intention to leave the club at the end of the season, and it's been an emotional rollercoaster since. First, I talk to James from Gunnerblog about his reaction to it, as well as his thoughts on the strange Ivan Gazidis press conference that took place this evening. Then, in a round table discussion, I chat about the whole situation with Andrew Allen, Goonerholic and The Man from East Lower - from the...


Episode 468 - Tickets, Europe, Stuff and Things

After a slow Arsenal news week, this episode begins with Daniel Storey of Football 365, and we look back on the Premier League season as a whole after Man City have been crowned champions. We chat about the quality in the league this season, safe-standing, as well as Arsene Wenger, his future and how the Europa League looms over what remains of this campaign. Then Tim Stillman joins me to discuss the manager's comments about attendances which he says are no big concern (Arsene, not Tim),...


Arsecast Extra Episode 225 - 16.04.2018

On this week's show we look back at the 2-1 defeat to Newcastle which simply adds to our abysmal away record, chat about our defending, or lack of it, more mistakes by Shkodran Mustafi who is enduring a terrible time at the moment, the deployment of Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang as a winger, and how the loss was not any kind of a surprise at all. We then answer questions about Rafa Benitez as a possible Wenger replacement, the importance of the Europa League, which players have made progress...


Episode 467 - The Nenny

On this week's show I chat to ESPN's Arsenal correspondent Mattias Karen about Arsenal's 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow which helped ensure qualification for the semi-finals of the Europa League. We chat about the Gunners making life difficult for themselves, but also an ability to respond to those situations. As Mohamed Elneny shines, Jack Wilshere struggles; Danny Welbeck has found some form, and we discuss the balancing act Arsene Wenger has now that Europe has become this season's number...


Arsecast Extra Episode 224 - 09.04.2018

It's another goodly morning as we discuss the 3-2 win over Southampton yesterday, the contributions of both Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi who had very positive days, the 'defending' of Shkodran Mustafi after another terrible error, Jack Wilshere's cameo, and the red card for Mohamed Elneny. We then answer listener questions about Welbeck's future at the club, the most frustrating Arsenal sendings off of all time – which takes us down a nostalgic road for a bit, our turnaround in form, which...


Arsecast Extra Episode 223 - 06.04.2018

On this extra Arsecast Extra we discuss the very enjoyable 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Europa League, in particular the incredible goal scored by Aaron Ramsey. It wasn't improvisation, it was engineering, and we chat about that, his combinations with Mesut Ozil, a much for Arsenal-esque attacking performance the position it puts us in ahead of the second leg. Then we answer questions about Granit Xhaka, Ramsey's contract and the hopes of him signing a new one, Cech v Ospina in the...


Arsecast Extra Episode 222 - 02.04.2018

Football is back and we enjoy beating Stoke if not everything that came before. We chat about the performance, the result, why criticism of Aubameyang for giving the penalty to Lacazette is stupid and, of course, we laugh at Stoke. Then we answer listener questions about the two forwards playing in the team at the same time, the importance of Aaron Ramsey and his contract situation, the kind of football Arsene Wenger is serving up, Ozil and Bellerin having words on the pitch, a potential...


Episode 466 - The Never Ending Story

On this week's show I chat to Rory Smith of the New York Times about Jack Wilshere, his England situation, and how his contract impasse at Arsenal could end up costing the club in the long run. We also discuss the Europa League, whether Arsene Wenger's future is dependent on it, the power shift going on behind the scenes with Ivan Gazidis, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi, and more. There's some of the usual waffle, a bit of Holy God FM, and some deep thoughts about the moon. Sort of.


Arsecast Extra Episode 221

It's the Interlull so we muddle through with a podcast touching on some of the international action, Arsene Wenger and his future tied to how far we go in the Europa League, Thomas Tuchel, Jack Wilshere's situation as injury strikes again, and then questions about the World Cup, the development of young players with the loan system and the current football culture, playing two strikers, Cesc Fabregas and more, as well as exciting news about the Gunnerblog v Arseblog FIFA 18 showdown.


Episode 465 - The phone-y one

There wasn't a lot going on this week because of the Interlull, leaving us short of Arsenal stuff to talk about, so last night I did a phone-in show, taking calls and chatting to listeners about various things, including the Jack Wilshere situation, Arsene Wenger and his future, the ownership – including a story about Alisher Usmanov's gates, getting a new goalkeeper for next season, our Europa League chances, and lots more.


Arsecast Extra Episode 220 - 19.03.2018

There's not a lot going on in the Arsenal world right now, but that's never stopped us producing a podcast before. There's football chatter, interspersed with in-depth movie reviews, kebab talk, footballers birthdays, Mourinho's meltdown, and the Europa League draw, before we answer listener questions about Stoke getting relegated, new careers, how to cope with the Interlull, clocks, young players, a FIFA pledge, the one thing we'd rid football of if given the chance, and lots more.


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