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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.






Arsecast Extra Episode 204 - 11.12.2017

On today's show we look back on the disappointing 1-1 draw with Southampton, and what was another careless opening from Arsenal. We discuss the lack of creativity, the Alexis Sanchez giveaway situation, Aaron Ramsey's injury and what it means for the team, Jack Wilshere, Giroud's late goal and our ongoing midfield issues. We then answer questions about Hector Bellerin's form, whether the January transfer window can make any real difference, formation shifts, before ending with some food...

Duration: 01:07:06

Episode 452 - Overcrowding

On this week's show I chat with James from @gunnerblog about the 6-0 win over BATE Borisov, some redemption for the likes of Mathieu Debuchy and Theo Walcott, a great performance from Jack Wilshere, the manager's decision to go back to a back four, whether he might stick with that formation, and more. We also discuss all the empty seats and whether or not the club need to rethink their ticketing strategy in line with what is a new reality for the club right now. There's some Holy God FM, a...

Duration: 00:40:01

Arsecast Extra Episode 203 - 04.12.2017

This week's show was recorded in Dublin with James and an extra Extra guest, Andrew Allen. We look back on the weekend's game against Man United, the performance, the defensive errors, Arsenal's response, another defensive error, and ask whether there can be any positives taken from the game. We then answer questions about Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez's wastefulness, Aaron Ramsey's future, the January transfer window, goalkeepers having blinders and lots more.

Duration: 01:24:49

Episode 451 - The Ferryman

On this week's show I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to discuss the 5-0 win over Huddersfield, the beauty of Arsenal's goals, and Mesut Ozil's contribution, before we move on to the recent appointments of Raul Sanllehi as 'Head of Football Relations' and Sven Mislintat as 'Head of Recruitment'. What does it mean for the future, and what does it mean for the present and how will they work with Arsene Wenger in the short-term? Then, to help preview the weekend's game against Man United, I chat...

Duration: 01:01:28

Arsecast Extra Episode 202 - 27.11.2017

This week we discuss yet another injury time win over Burnley, what a lovely man Lee Mason is, and how the outrage of the opposition fans was like sweet, sweet music to our ears. It pushes Arsenal into the top four, and we discuss the result, performance and what it means for our season. We then answer listener's questions about how we'll approach the midweek game with Huddersfield and if Jack Wilshere should start, whether or not we enjoy wins as much as we should, possible media bias...

Duration: 01:07:53

Episode 450 - The teacup of tribalism

Listeners will be glad to hear that there's some, but relatively little, discussion of last night's 1-0 defeat to Cologne in the Europa League. There's only so much of that game one can relive, but I chat about it with Archie Rhind-Tutt. Then I'm joined by Daniel Storey from Football 365 to chat about teacup GIF-gate, the changing face of modern media and fandom, journalism and journalists, and lots more. I also give you the winners of last week's competition to win Jens Lehmann's book,...

Duration: 00:54:23

Arsecast Extra Episode 201 - 20.11.2017

In today's episode we steady ourselves after that incredible power shift that ... oh, wait, that didn't happen. We discuss the very enjoyable 2-0 win over Sp*rs on Saturday, what the team can gain from the win and the performance, the outstanding back three providing the platform for victory, and the need to replicate this kind of display – all the while remembering to enjoy it. We then answer questions about cups of tea, the whole Tea-gate incident and the media reaction to it, the upcoming...

Duration: 01:17:35

Episode 449 - What a magic

On this week's show I'm joined by the one and only Ian Wright to discuss the upcoming North London derby against the old enemy. Ian chats about his feelings ahead of the game, the need for the players to make sure the unthinkable doesn't happen, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, and more. Then I chat about the game some more with Clive Palmer, what will the manager's approach be, and what kind of team is he going to pick? There's also a chance to win one of five copies of...

Duration: 00:57:30

Arsecast Extra Episode 200 - 13.11.2017

Today's episode is the 200th Arsecast Extra, and thankfully for us it's come at a time when there's so much to discuss from an Arsenal point of view and not slap bang in the middle of the lulliest Interlull of all time. Still, we manage to chat about all the exciting international football that's been going on, which players from the 89 title winning side we'd have in today's Arsenal team, there's some North London derby chat, and quite a bit about food including: pancakes, bacon, cheese,...

Duration: 01:17:55

Episode 448 - Dara Ó Briain

In this week's show I chat with Dara Ó Briain, comedian, TV ever-present, science bloke, hat wearer, and, of course, Arsenal fan. He's in Dublin with his new show, so we sat down in my studio for an Interlull chat which took in airport hassles, stolen bikes, a Trondheim lap-dancing club, noisy crowds, his upcoming tour of Leeds, some Arsenal, some Eddie, and lots more.

Duration: 00:46:37

Arsecast Extra Episode 199 - 07.11.2017

On this week's show, we look back at the 3-1 defeat to Man City which took place in the distant jet-lagged past. From team selection and a lack of Lacazette, to contentious issues like the penalty and the offside, it's all in there, along with our outlook for the team after 11 games of the season. We chat about the manager, the importance of the Sp*rs game after the Interlull, Santi Cazorla's injury and possible return, why Lee Dixon is actually Kenny Rogers, and lots lots more besides.

Duration: 01:24:56

Episode 447 - Socrates

In this week's show I chat with the brilliant David Squires about his cartooning, Jose Mourinho's in or out bollocks, difficult drawings, and his new book The Illustrated History of Football - Hall of Fame, which is tremendous fun. We met in Sydney this afternoon, sat down in a quiet place which soon became not that quiet so we found somewhere quieter and then went for a beer.

Duration: 00:42:03

Arsecast Extra Episode - 30.10.2017

On this week's show, recorded between Melbourne and London, we discuss the 2-1 over Swansea, the impact of Sead Kolasinac and his mighty thighs, as well as looking back on the Eddie Nketiah inspired win over Norwich in the Carabao Cup. We then answer questions about the team set-up for Man City next week, what went down at the AGM, Hector Bellerin's productivity, Alexis playing against a team that wanted to sign him, and lots more.

Duration: 01:10:03

Arsecast Extra Episode 197 - 23.10.2017

On this week's show enjoy the 5-2 demolition of Everton and the successful deployment of the AOL front three, Alexis, Ozil and Lacazette. They dialed-up with goals and assists, we look at the overall performance, a first win on the road, and the potential of that attacking trio before answering listener questions about Granit Xhaka's ongoing issues, Jack Wilshere, Petr Cech, AGM questions, players arguing on the pitch, phallic forehead art and much, much more.

Duration: 01:11:35

Episode 446 - Euro Pop

On this week's show, recorded just moments after the 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League, I chat with Tim Stillman about the game, the team selection, the performance, Oliver Giroud's incredible goal, Jack Wilshere's stand-out display, which youngsters caught the eye, and also look ahead to Everton at the weekend. To get some perspective on that game, I also speak with ESPN FC's Everton correspondent Luke O'Farrell who gives us his view on what are troubled times at...

Duration: 00:49:15

Arsecast Extra Episode 196 - 16.10.2017

On this week's show we look back at the disastrous 2-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday evening. The performance, the team, the tactics, and the all too familiar feeling of Arsenal throwing away a game they should have won. We chat about the manager, why something has to change at the club but why nothing probably will, the part Kroenke and Gazidis play in this current Arsenal – before we answer questions about Granit Xhaka, the lack of goals from midfield, what are the values of Arsenal and...

Duration: 01:15:45

Episode 445 -'89'

On this week's show I chat with Amy Lawrence about the upcoming documentary '89' which, unsurprisingly, tells the epic story of Arsenal's title win in the 88-89 season. Needing to go to Anfield and win by two clear goals, Michael Thomas's last gasp winner has become an unforgettable piece of Arsenal history. Amy and I chat about the season itself, the making of the film, and more, before chatting more generally about the pressures football puts on players and fans these days – in...

Duration: 00:53:52

Arsecast Extra Episode 195 - 09.10.2017

In this Interlull edition of the show we discuss the injury to Shkodran Mustafi, potential problems at centre-half, Alex Iwobi's big international goal, and the rumours involving a return to London for Marc Overmars. We answer listener questions about our goalkeeping situation, whether we should sell Ozil and Sanchez in January, Jens Lehmann, Dublin sightings by Angela Lansbury, buying in January and lots more.

Duration: 01:10:37

Episode 444 - Rich

It may be an Interlull but we've still got a podcast for you today, and in the wake of Arsenal's financial results being released last week, I chat with Kieron O'Connor (@SwissRamble), about a healthy profit, cash in the bank, how we still lag behind the others in terms of commercial revenue, the challenges of improving that in a season when we're in the Europa League, potential transfer funds and lots more. We also touch on the current situation involving Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov,...

Duration: 00:59:54

Arsecast Extra Episode 194 - 02.10.2017

On this week's show, after we deal with lawnmower problems, we discuss the 2-0 win over Brighton, goals for Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi, a sizzling assist from Alexis, another clean sheet, and a team which, while not currently scintillating, is heading in the right direction – up the table. We then answer listener questions about the style of football we're playing this season, Alexandre Lacazette being substituted, how the manager might deal with Mesut Ozil this season, whether taking a...

Duration: 01:03:58

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