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The Arseblog arsecasts are broadcast every Friday and brought to you in association with - a great football community. You can use OleOle to read and talk about football, follow news, scores and statistics, and even write about football. Anyone, and everyone, can join and participate and best of all it’s free.




Arsecast Extra Episode 249 - 24.09.2018

On this week's show we celebrate the first clean sheet of the season in the 2-0 win over Everton. Petr Cech was the man of the match, the front four contributed but raise questions, Lucas Torreira got his first start, and we're steadily racking up the wins after the difficult start to the season. Then we answer questions about why we're so slow to start games, Cech's improved form, Alex Iwobi knocking on the door, there's an invitation to Josh Kroenke, chat about leadership at the club,...


Episode 493 - Learning to run

On this week's show I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to discuss the 4-2 over FC Vorskla and the Europa League in general. We also chat about the new boss, the players response to his methods, and where we are at this very early point in the season. Then there's some boardroom chat in the wake of the Ivan Gazidis announcement, where will KSE take the club from here, and Amy reveals some snippets from a very interesting conversation with Per Mertesacker for an article to be published in this...


Arsecast Extra Episode 248 - 17.09.2018

On this week's show discussion of Saturday's 2-1, post-Interlull, win over Newcastle. After an unconvincing first half, the Gunners found their groove a bit in the second, but questions remain about what exactly we're trying to do and how we're trying to do it. Is that front four compatible? Should Lucas Torreira have started? Those questions and more answered, as well as listener questions about Unai Emery's pressing style, the potential departure of Ivan Gazidis, Europa League squad...


Episode 492 - Time for Torreira, please?!

I'm still away on holidays, but the Premier League waits for no man and the people need a podcast to welcome back football after the Internet. So, James from Gunnerblog is here to have a bit of waffle, as well as a chat with Tim Stillman about the upcoming game against Newcastle, the Arsenal Women and more, and there's a bit of waffle at the end too. Please note: there's no theme music for this one because I can't find the files, so a weird funky little thing breaks up the sections of the...


Arsecast Extra Episode 247 - 10.09.2018

On this week's Interlull show we have some connection issues between Spain and London, but we just about manage to discuss the international games, the Arsenal legends game at the weekend, Hector Bellerin's brave interview with The Times and, briefly, Santi Cazorla's fantastic interview with Sid Lowe in the Guardian. Then we answer questions about Alexandre Lacazette, Reiss Nelson's move to Germany, the way we judge players these days, and some other stuff too.


Episode 491 - Liam Brady

Liam Brady is one of the greatest players ever to play for Arsenal, and as a young Irish lad, I enjoyed the fact he was such an important player for us – even if I never did see him play in the flesh while with at the club. We chat about his entire career, moving from Dublin to London at the age of 15, how he was scouted, making his way into the first team and establishing himself in the midfield, his decision to leave for Italy (it might have been elsewhere!), whether or not it was ever an...


Arsecast Extra Episode 246 - 03.09.2018

On this week's show we look back at the 3-2 win over Cardiff, the fine performance from Alexandre Lacazette, some good fouling from the Gunners, the ability to respond to setbacks in game, and the fact three points before the Interlull is always welcome. We also discuss two players who are very much in the spotlight now – Petr Cech and Granit Xhaka. How many more games can the keeper be allowed make fundamental mistakes in, and do the positive aspects of Xhaka's game outweigh his lapses...


Episode 490 - What is it with Mesut?

On this week's show I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Tim Stillman to discuss Mesut Ozil, his time at the club in general, his recent difficulties, and what the future might hold for him under Unai Emery's less indulgent regime. There's also chat about Reiss Nelson's potential move to Hoffenheim, following a trend of young English players going abroad, a look ahead to the Cardiff game, and a fair chunk of waffle involving the most hilarious story of the week – Jose Mourinho.


Arsecast Extra Episode 245 - 27.08.2018

On this week's show we look back at our first win of the season, beating West Ham 3-1 on Saturday. Three points are obviously very welcome, but Unai Emery and his players accept there's a lot more to do – especially defensively. We review the game and discuss the absence of Mesut Ozil through illness. It feels like there's something more to the situation, so we discuss the German in some depth. Then we answer listener questions about the goalkeeping position, Hector Bellerin being pushed...


Episode 489 - Alan Smith

On this week's show I chat with former Gunner Alan Smith as he celebrates the release of his new book 'Heads up - My life story'. We discuss how the book came to be, the fact he wrote it himself without a ghostwriter, his path into professional football, joining Arsenal from Leicester, his relationship with George Graham, scoring goals – important goals, moving into punditry, the challenges of that job, what's happening at Arsenal right now, and lots more. There's also some brief waffle...


Arsecast Extra Episode 244 - 20.08.2018

In this week's podcast we look back at the 3-2 defeat to Chelsea where despite some encouraging attacking signs, our defensive weaknesses cost us any chance to get something from the game. Should we be optimistic that Unai Emery can sort out what are basic errors, or be concerned that experienced players are still making these kind of mistakes? We analyse the goals conceded, the manager's changes, our indifferent second half, and everything else that went down at Stamford Bridge. Then we...


Episode 488 - Social media un-Cech-d

On this week's show I chat with Jack Pitt Brooke of the Independent about Matteo Guendouzi, his rise to prominence, where he came from, what kind of a character he is, and what lies ahead for him at Arsenal. Then there's Daniel Storey from Football 365 to discuss Petr Cech and social media 'bantz' after the Arsenal keeper took exception from some Tweets from Bayer Leverkeusen's English language account. Should he have even engaged? Or was he right to say something about an incident he...


Arsecast Extra Episode 243 - 13.08.2018

So the Unai Emery era has begun, and not unexpectedly Man City were too strong for us. We discuss the match, the performance, the new style of play, and whether we might have been wiser to do things differently against the Champions, team selection, the debut of Matteo Guendouzi against such illustrious opposition, the need for patience as the new boss imprints his methods on the team, defensive and midfield worries, and we seek out some of the positives despite the defeat. Then we answer...


Episode 487 - New Season Preview 2

This is the second of our new season preview episodes and in this one I have a chat with Tayo Popoola about what's to come, starting with Man City on Sunday, Alex Iwobi's deal and a little bit of Kroenke stuff too. Then it's Tim Stillman, Charles Watts and JB @GunnerPunner to talk about the rest of our summer business, defensive worries, strength up top, Unai Emery's impact on how we're going to play, and loads more.


Episode 486 - New Season Preview 1

In this first of two pre-season podcast episodes, I chat with Ken Early from Second Captains about the dawn of a new Premier League campaign, how quickly it's come around, Jose Mourinho's latest meltdown, Unai Emery's appointment, Liverpool's chances this season, and a look at the rest of the top six as well as teams which may have a chance of breaking into that upper echelon of the league.


Episode 485 - Stan and Deliver

It's a special bonus Arsecast following the news that Alisher Usmanov has agreed to sell his stake in the club to Stan Kroenke – ultimately giving him 100% control of the shares. I chat with James from Gunnerblog and Tim Payton from the AST about the situation, how they feel about it as fans, what the impact and consequences might be, and how Arsenal will be changed for it. Then there's a bit of Kroenke stuff but a good dollop of football chat with the legend that is Ian Wright, who has some...


Arsecast Extra Episode 242 - 06.08.2018

On this week's show, now that our pre-season preparations are complete, we discuss and analyse the readiness of the team for the opening game against Manchester City. There are concerns about our defence, and the strange decision to move Calum Chambers out on loan despite him signing a new contract just a few weeks ago suggests Unai Emery feels there's an issue at the back too. On top of that, our outgoing transfer business is an area which has been less than convincing, and we discuss...


Episode 484 - A Real Douzi ...

On this week's show a good whack of waffle from me about Arsenal in Dublin, a few snippets of info I picked up along the way, plus thoughts on the team's performance against Chelsea, and the need for patience overall – both in terms of things that aren't quite right yet and things which are in danger of being a bit overhyped. Then I talk to Dan Betts, author of Almost Invincible: Arsenal's Class of 91 – about the 1990-91 season in which Arsenal won the league losing just one game. A lot went...


Arsecast Extra Episode 241 - 30.07.2018

On this week's show we discuss the two games in Singapore against Atletico Madrid and PSG, some of the players who have caught in the eye – including Emile Smith Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi, Unai Emery's tactical openness, the Aubameyang on the left situation, and the many captains we're about to have before we answer listener questions about the centre of the defence, left back, potential new signings, the players who have been on holiday, why we appear to be so much more muscly,...


Episode 483 - Tunnel Area

On this week's show I chat with Tim Stillman about the game in Singapore, the Aaron Ramsey situation, and the strange goings-on involving Ivan Gazidis, AC Milan and that weird statement released by the club. After that, I interview Tom Markham, one of the producers of an amazing new film called 'Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football'. It tells the remarkable story of 'Kaiser', a Brazilian who had a 26 year career in football despite being absolutely unable to play the game...