Arseblog - the Arsecasts, Arsenal podcasts

Arseblog - the Arsecasts, Arsenal podcasts

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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 158 - 23.01.2017  

On this week's show we look back on the remarkable 2-1 win over Burnley, and the final few minutes which saw the game turn on its head twice. We discuss the penalties, the red card for Granit Xhaka, the referee's decisions, and a team that has once against earned points late on. We then answer questions about Xhaka and his disciplinary record, whether this win can prove a fillip to the side in the pursuit of Chelsea, how we might cope with an Arsene Wenger touchline ban, a depleted midfield, penalties and Petr Cech's record, and lots more.

Episode 413 - Fantastic vegetables, man ...  

On this week's show I'm joined by Tayo Popoola to shoot the breeze about Arsenal, Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi's backside, current form and more. Then I chat to photographer Jason Ilagan about his excellent project Humans of the Arsenal, how it came to be, where it's taken him and the doors it has opened. There's a brief look ahead to Burnley, Arsene Wenger is asked some silly questions, and a level teaspoon of the usual waffle.

Arsecast Extra Episode 157 - 16.01.2017  

On this week's show we discuss the 4-0 win over Swansea, the performance of Alex Iwobi, the Alexis reaction to his substitution, Olivier Giroud's goalscoring causing a personal conflict, as well all the other relevant Premier League action from the weekend. We then answer listener questions about Santi Cazorla's future, Serge Gnabry, Wojciech Szczesny, celebrate Nicklas Bendtner's birthday with a worst striker discussion, build a super-player from some great components, and much more

Episode 412 - The The Arsenal  

On this week's show to discuss contract renewals for three French stars, forward options, Mesut Ozil's return, the upcoming schedule, and young players taking an unconventional path to the Arsenal, I'm joined by Mattias Karen of ESPN FC. There's a brief look ahead to the Swansea game, a revealing interview, and all the usual waffle.

Arsecast Extra Episode 156 - 09.01.2017  

On this week's show we discuss the 2-1 win over Preston in the FA Cup, another late goal for Olivier Giroud, a dismal first half followed by a good second, and the return of Danny Welbeck. We then answer questions about Mesut Ozil's contract comments and the future of Arsene Wenger which seems to be tied in with it, Jack Wilshere's new-found fitness and no recall clause on his loan, Shkodran Mustafi's difficult recent form, why we start games slowly, Cohen Bramall, and much more.

Episode 411 - A stat celebration  

Right, time now for this week's Arsecast and to discuss the midweek 3-3 draw with Bournemouth I'm joined by Adrian Clarke – host of The Breakdown on We discuss the performance, two games in 48 hours, the contribution and celebration of Olivier Giroud, a grumpy Alexis Sanchez and much more. After that I chat to Colm McMullan, creator of the StatsZone app which you can get for iOS and Android. We talk about making the app, the increased availability of stats and data in football, how it helps round out your view of a game or a performance and what we can learn from using it. There's a minimal amount of the usual waffle, but I hope you enjoy the show anyway.

Arsecast Extra Episode 155 - 02.01.2017  

On the very first Arsecast Extra at 2017 we look back at that delicious Olivier Giroud goal against Crystal Palace and urge people to enjoy for what it is, rather than try and compare/contrast to other things for no good reason. We chat about Giroud's season thus far, the 2-0 win, another clean sheet, and the performances of Alex Iwobi and Granit Xhaka. We then answer listener questions about rotation for Bournemouth, recreating great goals, Lucas Perez, violence in goal celebrations, insect goals, and Andrew reveals the superpower he'd most want to have.

Arsecast Extra Episode 154 - 29.12.2016  

In this week's festive show we look back at Christmas just past and compare the presents we received (many, many socks). We also discuss the hard-fought, hugely important, 1-0 win over West Brom. We look at Olivier Giroud's goal, Arsenal's performance, the team selection, and what we can expect from the upcoming games against Crystal Palace and Bournemouth. Then we answer a load of listener questions about Lucas Perez, the January transfer window, how to replace Santi Cazorla, the lure of Chinese league and much more.

Episode 410 - Replacement Christmas waffle  

On this week's show I'm joined by Tim Stillman to discuss the last week which has left us all so full of optimism and cheers about the team's capabilities and fortunes. There's some waffle but not the original waffle which was a little too lubricated so I replaced it with early morning waffle instead, and we look ahead to the festive fixtures, play the Arseblog/Gunnerblog Christmas song and more.

Arsecast Extra Episode 153 - 19.12.2016  

In this week's show we relive all the fun and games of the 2-1 defeat to Man City yesterday. Why were Arsenal so tame? What was up with Mesut Ozil? Why is our record in the big games so bad? We fail to answer any one of those questions, but try our best. We also answer listener questions about Petr Cech, whether upcoming fixtures give us a chance to close that gap again, central defenders, Lucas Perez, Alexis Sanchez and lots more.

Episode 409 - Managing the moments  

Following the defeat to Everton in midweek I'm joined, after a Skype outage that put the whole show in jeapordy, by Julian H from Gingers4Limpar. We discuss the performance, team selection, substitutions, what the loss of our unbeaten run might mean, Pep Guardiola and the game coming up this weekend against Man City. There's the Angriest Man on Twitter, and lots of the usual waffle

Arsecast Extra Episode 152 - 12.12.2016  

In this week's show we look back at the 3-1 win over Stoke at the weekend, the stupid fat bloke helping us score a goal, coming from behind, the penalty and going top of the league, albeit temporarily. We also have live reaction to the Champions League draw which sees us play Bayern Munich again Zzzzzzzz. We then talk about stadium climbers and answer questions about centre-halves, Petr Cech and penalty saving, goalkeepers time-wasting, Alexis's dogs, and lots more.

Arsecast 408 - NGooooooooaaaaaalllll  

After a couple of fantastic wins in the last week I'm joined by Tim from @arse2mouse to discuss the midweek battering of Basel, finishing top of the Champions League group, potential opposition in the next round, and a squad that seems to be as strong and balanced as we've seen in ages. The Angriest Man on Twitter drops by, there's some fun commentary, the chance to win goodies from the Art of Football, and lots of the usual waffle.

Arsecast Extra Episode 151 - 05.12.2016  

In this week's show we look back at what was a great weekend for Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez. His hat-trick in the 5-1 win over West Ham was sensational, and we discuss his performance and the influence he's having on the team this season. We chat about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the significance of the victory, and relive some of the other fine moments from the Premier League including Man City, Man United, Liverpool and Jose Mourinho. Then we answer a load of listener questions about clean sheets, the team for tomorrow's game against Basel, potential January transfer moves and lots more.

Episode 407 - A Very Harry Christmas  

This week Im joined by the Man from East Lower to discuss all the Arsenal goings on, including the absence of Santi Cazorla and how we might cope with that, the EFL Cup game in midweek, decisions to be made at right back, the back of November and lots more. There's some discussion of the tragic event in midweek involving Chapacoense and some of the worst media coverage of it, a quick look ahead to West Ham, lots of Christmas commercials and a dollop of the usual waffle.

Arsecast Extra Episode 150 - 28.11.2016  

In this week's show we look back at the 3-1 win over Bournemouth, two goals from Alexis, one from Theo Walcott, a solid performance from Granit Xhaka, dodgy penalty decisions, as well as taking time out to enjoy the misery of others in the Premier League this season. Then we take listener questions about the EFL Cup, what to do at right back and should we play a left-back there, Alexis and his dogs, trying to understand Nutella, and lots more.

Arsecast 406 - Live from The Garage  

This week's show was recorded live at The Garage in Highbury & Islington with special guests Amy Lawrence, Philippe Auclair and Stuart MacFarlane joining myself and James for an evening of Arsenal chat. We discuss PSG, the Champions League, our current form, November and lots more, before we take questions from the audience in part 2.

Arsecast Extra Episode 149 - 21.11.2016  

In this week's show we look back at the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Saturday. We assess Arsenal's lacklustre performance but enjoy the result itself, discuss the midfield conundrum and how Aaron Ramsey fits into this team, if he fits into it at all. We also talk about Alexis, an angry Olivier Giroud and all the rest, before taking listener questions about the timing of substitutions, whether United should have had a penalty, what kind of team we might see against PSG on Wednesday, great headers and lots more.

Episode 405 - Theatre of Screams?  

Ahead of the game this weekend I get a Manchester United perspective from Musa Okwonga, before we look at things with Arsenal eyes with Andrew Allen. How will United set-up? Will Alexis play? Can we break down the many hoodoos that hover over this particular fixture? It's all in there, along with lots of the usual waffle including that bizarre Gallas/Nasri taser story, and lots more. There's also one day Fantasy Football with FanDuel - sign up now at using the promocode ARSEBLOG WARCHEST, deposit £10 into your account, and they'll give you £5 free credit every Friday for the next 4 weeks!

Arsecast Extra Episode 148 - 14.11.2016  

In this week's Interlull episode we try and figure out what the hell is going on with Alexis and his hamstring. Should he have common sense and not play? What will be the impact if he does play and aggravates his injury? We have an Interlull round-up of the Arsenal players away with their countries, and then there are listener questions about the youth set-up, what approach we should take when we face Man Utd next weekend, the most outrageous moments of skill from Arsenal players, wasps, what we think about and lots more.

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