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.


Episode 417 - Come in number 67, your time is up  

Time now for this week's Arsecast and given the week that's in it, there was really only one topic of discussion: the Bayern result and what it means for Arsene Wenger. To get some differing perspectives on it, I'm joined by James from Gunnerblog, Daniel Storey from Football 365, chief football writer for the Independent Miguel Delaney, and the Man from East Lower. We talk about the manager, his future, the structures of the football club, the board, and pretty much every aspect of the situation. I also chat with Kurtis Powers from Arsenal NYC about a cool event involving Liam Brady, and as you might expect there's not a lot of the usual waffle under the circumstances.

Arsecast Extra Episode 161 - 13.02.2017  

On this week's show we take a look back at the difficult 2-0 win over Hull, the goals from Alexis, the handballs, the performance, Theo Walcott's aggression and the rest of the weekend's Premier League action in the context of that result. With Bayern Munich in midweek there are questions about Mesut Ozil and the possible team selection for this one, talk of succession plans, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's role in midfield, Hector Bellerin, and we end the show by wondering what to feed ducks and how to make pigeons explode.

Episode 416 - The one from the Holiday Inn  

On this week's show, recorded in a hotel room in Camden, I chat with Hugh Wizzy about the state of play at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger and his future, the boardroom state of play which is contributing to our on-pitch issues and lots more. I'm nervous ahead of an exciting gig, and there's a bit of the usual waffle including some extra waffle at the end. Enjoy.

Arsecast Extra Episode 160 - 06.02.2017  

On this week's show we look back at the 3-1 defeat to Chelsea which has ended our title chances for another year. We dissect the performance, the consequences, what it means for this season, and what the future holds. We discuss the assault on Hector Bellerin for the opening goal and the strange media coverage of it, before taking questions on what lies ahead for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger; is the club ready to make a change; what would constitute a successful season at this point; the Ox's accidental Twitter like and lots more.

Episode 415 - It's all down to Josh  

To discuss the last week and the game against Chelsea this weekend, I'm joined by Philippe Auclair. We talk Watford and the disappointing defeat, the lack of midfield options going into the crunch clash at Stamford Bridge, whether or not Aaron Ramsey fits into the team, and then the future of the club and the manager based on a couple of hypothetical scenarios as to where we might finish in the league this season. It's good chat, minimal waffle, and you should listen.

Arsecast Extra Episode 159 - 30.01.2017  

On this week's show we go double-barrelled as we look at the 5-0 win over Southampton in the FA Cup, goals from Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott, the midfield-midfield and how well they played, and what was a thoroughly enjoyable game to witness. We then answer listener questions about our myriad striking options, which of the youngsters-youngsters is most likely to make the grade, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's future and lots more, as well as interruptions from delivery men, drills and loan-shark moles. It's all in there today!

Episode 414 - There is a devil coming  

Time now for this week's Arsecast, and to chat about the Premier League title race, China, the rampant commercialism of the game, player hashtags, Arsenal's season, and tons more is Ken Early from Second Captains. It's a fairly in-depth chat, so there's not as much of the usual waffle but there's still a bit of the usual waffle, a brief Southampton preview, and some Holy God FM.

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.

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