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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 432 - In The Mixer with Michael Cox  

On this somewhat surprise episode of the show, I chat to Michael about his new book: The Mixer: the Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines. It looks at how the tactical landscape of the Premier League has shifted massively since its inception, from a fairly unsophisticated time to now housing some of the best tacticians in the game. We chat about some of the changes and influences that have occurred over the years, how Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have had to pay more attention to that side of the game, the increased use of stats and data, and lots more.

Arsecast Extra Episode 184. 17.07.2017  

In this second show in three days we look at the final match of the Australian tour, and discuss the comments made by Alexis Sanchez regarding his future. Will Arsenal keep him, and where is a realistic option for him if we sell? There's more on the Thomas Lemar situation, Wenger on Oxlade-Chamberlain, and listener questions about our ability to bring through young players, our approach to next season's Europa League, Theo Walcott and his role in the team, Wojciech Szczesny, suitcases full of booze and lots more.

Arsecast Extra Episode 183 - 14.07.2017  

On this week's post-holiday show we discuss all the stuff that's gone on since the last podcast, including: the signing of Lacazette, the Jens Lehmann appointment, Per Mertesacker's academy role, and the pre-season tour of Australia. We chat about the game against Sydney FC, look at our summer doings so far, and then answer questions about transfer activity, Alexis, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, hugely inflated transfer fees and football's increasing bubble, which bear is the best bear, and lots more.

Arsecast Extra Episode 182 - 02.07.2017  

On this week's show we discuss the apparently imminent signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for what will be a club record fee. We discuss the French international, how he might fit in, and why Arsene Wenger has finally gone for him. There's also the Alexis situation over which we disagree slightly about a potential move to Man City, as well as stories about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's refusal to sign a new deal. We then answer listener questions about Riyad Mahrez, contracts, Chris Willock, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs, and lots more.

Arsecast Extra Episode 181 - 26.06.2017  

On this week's show we chat about French strikers, from the reported interest in Alexandre Lacazette, the ongoing Kylian Mbappe situation and spurious links with Anthony Martial. We discuss the lack of transfer business this far and ask if we should be worried yet, as well as answering lots of listener questions including the Sanchez/Aguero swap stories, the future of Calum Chambers, Mohamed Elneny being on thin ice, more musical influenced players and loads more.

Arsecast Extra Episode 180 - 19.06.2017  

On this week's show we battle through the oppressive heat to discuss the over abundance of moths, TV shows, movies, pencil murder, the Confederations Cup, Alexis and his bockety ankle, why Andrew would turn down a transfer to Real Madrid, and the fixtures for next season. We then take lots of questions about transfers, chatting Mbappe, Lacazette, Aubamayang, and Giroud, as well as catchy theme tunes, jobs for the boys, podcast recommendations and plenty more.

Arsecast Extra Episode 179 - 12.06.2017  

On this week's show we discuss the situations of Wojciech Szczesny and Serge Gnabry as their futures go in different directions, as well as news about our goalkeeping situation next season, and why people need to not lose their minds so quickly over Hector Bellerin. There are lots of listener questions about transfers, the workings of the transfer market, Alexis Sanchez and Man City, how and why we loan players to other clubs, and loads more. As well as that, an ancient grudge is lifted which may make James' life better, and help him recover from the traumatic experiences inflicted on him last weekend. Listen to find out more.

Arsecast Extra Episode 178 - 05.06.2017  

On this week's show of the off-season we look at the reported €100m bid by Arsenal for Kylian Mbappé, try to work out how much truth there is behind it, and whether it's in any way realistic. There's chat about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and rumours he's set to stay, before we answer questions about how much we're going to spend this summer, who is going to leave, whether we should embrace the kind of stuff we saw from Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final, and loads more – including Sickly James and his whoopy-lung, SHOW ME THE PUDDING and Satan's Helicopters.

Episode 431 - Stay  

This week, after winning the FA Cup, it was announced that Arsene Wenger had extended his contract with Arsenal until 2019. It's a decision that has sparked plenty of conversation so for this week's podcast I'm spoke to four different people about it. Tim Payton from the Arsenal Supporter's Trust; Clive Palmer from the Arsenal Vision podcast; Gunners legend Ian Wright; and David Ornstein of the BBC. We chat about the decision to stick with Arsene Wenger, what should change to convince fans it isn't going to be more of the same, a big summer of work ahead, boardroom machinations, players coming in, players going out, and loads more. Thanks to all my guests for their time.

Arsecast Extra Episode 177 - 29.05.2017  

In the first part of the show James and I look back on what was a brilliant weekend as Arsenal won the FA Cup for a record 13th time beating Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley. We chat about the performance, the team selection, the emotion, all the bits and pieces from the game, Per Mertesacker's heroics, and we get to hear the tender, slightly drunken, voicemail I left James after the game. In the second half, as James has to go to work in Greece, I'm joined by Andrew Allen to do the Q&A which includes questions about transfers, Alexis Sanchez and his future, best moments from the final, and lots more.

Arsecast Extra LIVE from Union Chapel - 26.05.2017  

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Union Chapel in London on Thursday May 25th. With James and I on the panel are Tayo Popoola and The Man from East Lower, sometimes known as Jim. We discuss FA Cup memories, preview the upcoming final against Chelsea. talk about John Terry's curious balance issues, and read out some weird comments we've had on our websites/videos. We then answer a load of listener questions, and break it all up with spot prizes of bags of delicious Jamon Ruffles!

Arsecast Extra Episode 176 - 22.05.2017  

On this week's show we look back the final day of the season, the win over Everton, the Koscielny red card, injuries to Gabriel, Alexis and Xhaka, and discuss the prospect of Europa League football next season. We chat about anti-Stan Kroenke chanting from fans, Arsene Wenger's press conference and his situation in general, the boardroom issues, and Alisher Usmanov's bid for Kroenke's shares. We answer questions about moments of the season, dropped points, what kind of defence we might see for the FA Cup final, potential signings, Danny Welbeck's CHAOS MODE and lots more.

Episode 430 - Is it bonkers?  

With me on this week's Arsecast, to discuss the season as a whole, is Amy Lawrence. We chat about the managerial situation, boardroom stasis, whether the off the pitch stuff has affected things on it, what we might do with players like Sanchez, Ozil and Wojciech Szczesny, and we try and make some sense of what has been a generally underwhelming Premier League campaign. There's a chance to win a *boilk* mug, a quick look ahead to the weekend, and a dose of the usual waffle.

Arsecast Extra Episode 175 - 17.05.2017  

On this extra Arsecast Extra we look back on Tuesday night's 2-0 win over Sunderland, how goalkeeping heroics kept us at bay before Alexis found a way through, all the empty seats on show and how Arsenal should react. We also discuss how vital it is to keep Sanchez at the club, before answer questions about summer transfer plans, which positions are most important, our goalkeeping options, changing the rules for certain teams, Alex Iwobi's development, pineapple on pizza and lots more.

Arsecast Extra Episode 174 - 15.05.2017  

On this week's show James battles manfully through a sore throat as we talk about the very enjoyable 4-1 win over Stoke at the weekend, the ever increasing love for Rob Holding, a great Mesut Ozil goal, some laughter at Shawcross and Arnautovic, plus the weekend's other Premier League action. We then answer listener questions about whether more points this season would be improvement, what can be read into Alexis Sanchez's celebration, the goalkeepers, the Europa League and lots more.

Episode 429 - Change-a-doodle-doo  

Time now for this week's Arsecast, and with me to discuss the week that was, with two wins, two clean sheets, and all the rest is Jim Campbell from The Football Ramble. We chat about on and off the pitch goings-on, boardroom stuff, Arsene Wenger and more. There's also a bumper sized lot of the usual waffle including the manager pretending not to know what a Director of Football is, musical earworms, more *boilk* mug competitions and some Holy God FM.

Arsecast Extra Episode 173 - 08.05.2017  

On this week's show we enjoy a goodly morning as we discuss the 2-0 win over Man Utd, defeating Jose Mourinho and his DNA sucking evil, laughing at Ander Herrera, and basically enjoying the fact that we won a big game that we really needed to win. We chat about the formation, the goals, Danny Welbeck celebrating, and all the rest, before answering listener questions about our wing-backs for the future, dead cats bouncing, whether Arsene Wenger should take a leaf out of the Nelson Vivas handbook, Alexis and his dodgy Instagram soundtracks and lots more.

Episode 428 - New impressions  

On this week's show I'm joined by the Man from East Lower to discuss all the latest exciting, exhilarating goings-on at the Arsenal, including this weekend's game with Manchester United. After that I chat with United fan Musa Okwonga about that match, but also some of the other less pleasant things that have been going on in football this week - racist incidents, and the issue of mental health among footballers. There's the winner of the Mesut Ozil book competition, a chance to win a *boilk* mug and all the usual waffle.

Arsecast Extra Episode 172 - 01.05.2017  

On this week's show we discuss the 2-0 defeat to Sp*rs, the team selection, the performance (or lack of it), and try and make some sense of what's going on. We'll be up front with you, we don't come to any kind of EUREKA moment conclusion, but there's a lot going on with manager, players and board. Then we answer questions about Olivier Giroud, other managers, transfer activity, scouting, Arsenal origins and more. It's not the cheeriest episode of all time, but we can only work with what we're given, and what we were given was a bit rubbish.

Episode 427 - NLD  

Ahead of a North London derby I chat with Arsenal journalist Layth Yousif about his thoughts on the big game, the midweek game against Leicester, empty seats and more. We also hear from the other side with Harry Hotspur, Wembley waffle, there's a chance to win Mesut Ozil's book and lots more.

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