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 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.

Episode 404 - The one with Stephen Bradley  

After some waffle 'inspired' by this week, I sit down to chat with Stephen Bradley, a former footballer and currently Arsenal's chief scout in Ireland. He was a huge prospect when he arrived at the club as a 15 year old, but for various reasons he never made the jump to the first team. We discuss that, a football career that ended at 27, his move into coaching and managing, another Irish lad who almost made it at Arsenal, what he looks for in young players, if there are any young Irish prospects we should be keeping an eye on and lots more.

Arsecast Extra Episode 147 - 07.11.2016  

In this week's episode we discuss the 1-1 draw in the North London derby with Sp*rs. We chat about what was a disappointing performance, our lack of conviction from an attacking point of view, defensive frailties, whether it was a fair result or not, some individual performances that caught the eye for various reasons, and a Premier League round-up. We then answer listener questions about diving, how we might freshen things up in the wide positions, refereeing, the upcoming game against Man United, home form v away, and James reveals exactly why he posted such an interesting picture on Instagram on Saturday night. All that and much more.

Episode 403 - Mesut Goalzil  

Time for this week's Arsecast, and I'm joined by Tim Stillman to discuss that Mesut Ozil goal, and the German's influence on this team at the moment. We discuss the midweek win over Ludogorets, defensive weaknesses, Aaron Ramsey's role and, of course, Sunday's North London derby. I give you the winners of last week's competition, and there's all the usual waffle in there too. There's also one-day Fantasy Football with FanDuel in which you can win real cash. use the code ARSEBLOG when you do and they'll refund your up to £10 if you don't win with your first try. Check it out at

Arsecast Extra Episode 146 - 31.10.2016  

In this week's spooky Halloween episode we look back at how we sucked the blood out of Sunderland at the weekend; two goals each for Alexis Stabchez and Olivier Grrrrrrroud; a great reaction to being pulled back by their penalty; all the weekend's action in the Premier League; and a look ahead to Champions League action against Bloodogrets. We then answer listener questions about Jack Wilshcare, Steve Boooooooould, which left back deserves the nod against the evil of Tottenham, Arsenal nightmares, and there's stuff about ghosts, zombies, and killer clowns.

Episode 402 - The dance of the purple dildo  

Time now for this week's Arsecast and in this book heavy edition I'm joined by the brilliant David Squires to talk about his new book 'The Illustrated History of Football' and the rest of his superb cartoon work which appears on the Guardian amongst other places. You can also win one of two copies of the book in a competition! There's also some Arsenal chat with Goonerholic as we look ahead to tomorrow's game against Sunderland, an exclusive audio extract from a former player's upcoming autobiography, and all the usual guff, nonsense and waffle.There's also one-day Fantasy Football with FanDuel in which you can win real cash. Go to, use the code ARSEBLOG when you do and they'll refund your up to £10 if you don't win with your first try. Check it out!

Arsecast Extra Episode 145 - 24.10.2016  

In this week's show we look back at the somewhat disappointing 0-0 draw against Boro, and discuss how Arsenal will have to find a solution when teams play like that. We also chat about riding our luck a bit defensively, what Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla might have been able to contribute if they were fit, and we also have a little bit of a laugh at Mourinho just because it would have been rude not to. We then answer listener questions about the AGM, Alex Iwobi, the EFL Cup game against Reading, and Arsene Wenger as an MMA fighter. You can find the Snapchat face-swaps on

Episode 401 - Ramblin' man  

Time now for this week's Arsecast and to look back at the week that was I'm joined by Jim Campbell of the Football Ramble podcast (and now book), to discuss Mesut Ozil's finishing, dressing room pictures that drive crotchety old pros mad, Lucas Perez, our recent run of form and more, as well as the new Football Ramble book that was released just yesterday. As well that there's the Angriest Man on Twitter, some disturbing bus related imagery, a look ahead to the Boro game, and all the usual waffle. There's also one-day Fantasy Football with FanDuel in which you can win real cash. Sign up with FanDuel use the code 'ARSECAST' when you do and they'll give you a bonus credit of £5 in your account (will arrive within 3 working days). Good luck!

Arsecast Extra Episode 144 - 17.10.2016  

In this week's show we hear all about James' enormous balls before going on to discuss the 3-2 win over Swansea, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil's goals and, of course, Granit Xhaka's red card. We touch on our current form, with 6 wins out of 6 in the league, before we answer listener questions about the Champions League, squad rotation, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's recent comments, Ozil and Alexis contracts, Arsene Wenger's future as part of that, new coloured cards in football, FIFA 17 and lots more.

Episode 400 - A decade of waffle  

This week's Arsecast is kind of a landmark one. Episode 400 comes almost 10 years to the day since the very first Arsecast, so there's a bit of a look back with some moments from the last 10 years, a bit of reflection on how much has happened since then, and to talk about the football I welcome back to the very first Arsecast guest, Goodplaya, for a bit of a chat about all that. This Arsecast is absolutely full to the brim with waffle, usual and unusual. There's also a nice little competition in there for you too, and one day fantasy football with FanDuel.

Arsecast Extra Episode 143 - 10.10.2016  

In this week's Interlull episode James reveals the murky underside to riding camels, Trip Advisor reviews and elaborate scams in the Dromedary world in Morocco. Then we go over all the week's exciting news from an Arsenal point of view, touch on Sam Allardyce's sacking and more before we take listener questions about Robert Pires as Sporting Director, new contracts for Ozil and Alexis, Tony Adams on his 50th, and a strange curse for Jose Mourinho.

Arsecast Extra Episode 142 - 03.10.2016  

In this week's episode we join James on his holidays in Morocco to discuss the very late 1-0 win over Burnley yesterday. We discuss the winning goal, the performance, team selection, and the absence of Lucas Perez. Was it injury or was he just not selected? Then we answer listener's questions about Shkodran Mustafi, Alex Iwobi, the rise in form of Theo Walcott, playing against packed defences, and lots more.

Episode 399 - Who is this Theo Walcott kid?  

In this week's Arsecast I find it difficult not to laugh at Diego Costa, because who doesn't want to laugh at Diego Costa? I'm also joined by Rory Smith to discuss this latest iteration of Theo Walcott and how, perhaps, some clarity as to where he plays is helping him perform. We also discuss the fluid front four, and Arsene Wenger as he comes up on 20 years as manager of Arsenal. We touch on his legacy at the club and in English football, and there's all the usual waffle too - as well as 1-day Fantasy Football with FanDuel.

Arsecast Extra Episode 141 NYC - 26.09.2016  

This special episode was recorded live in the Barleycorn bar in New York, thanks to Arsenal NYC. James and I relive some fun times in the big city, enjoy the 3-0 win over Chelsea, laugh at Diego Costa, and then answer lots of questions from the audience while people feed us shots of whiskey. Good times.

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