Arsenal Weekly Podcast

Arsenal Weekly Podcast

United Kingdom

Available every Monday, the podcast is free and features all the latest from the club: action and reaction from the weekend game, an exclusive player interview, a chat with an 'Arsenal Insider', an Arsenal history lesson and a tactical heads-up on our next opponent Tweet your Arsenal questions using #ArsenalWeekly.

Episodes

Episode 81 - A Hawthorn in our side  

Saturday's defeat at The Hawthorns means we head into the international break with a sour taste in our mouths. Russell Hargreaves is joined by The Times' chief football writer, Henry Winter, to discuss how we can arrest our recent slump. Aaron Ramsey also features on this week's show as he recalls the 2012 Olympics, while Adrian Clarke is back with a very special edition of The Chalkboard. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss another episode!

Episode 80 - Wembley, Wembley!  

We hit five goals past Lincoln City to book our place in an Emirates FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Russell Hargreaves is joined by Julian Bennetts, assistant sports news editor at The Telegraph, to reflect on the game and our cup run so far. Danny Welbeck speaks about his football upbringing in Manchester, while Adrian Clarke returns to analyse West Bromwich Albion at The Chalkboard. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 79 - A night to forget  

After Saturday’s damaging defeat at Anfield, Russell Hargreaves is joined by The Times’ Matt Hughes to dissect what went wrong on Merseyside. We also catch up with academy graduate Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who reveals how much it would mean to him to play for Arsenal in a Wembley FA Cup semi-final. And finally, Adrian Clarke returns at The Chalkboard to discuss the best ways to tackle Bayern Munich and Lincoln City Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 78 - Sound Cech  

Well there was no Premier League game for us this weekend but that doesn't mean that we've been short of talking points on this week's show. Russell Hargreaves is joined once more by Max Jones to discuss on Arsenal Under-23s' 4-1 win over Chelsea, and also reflect on Kelly Smith's testimonial match which celebrated her glittering career. Elsehwere, Petr Cech is back to talk about the mental battle when facing penalties, while Adrian Clarke returns at The Chalkboard. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 77 - Theo the centurion  

We returned to winning ways with a comfortable victory at Sutton United in the Emirates FA Cup, and it was certainly a memorable evening for Theo Walcott. The England forward calmly converted Nacho Monreal’s cross home at the far post to score his 100th Arsenal goal, and Russell Hargreaves is back with Gunnerblog’s James McNicholas to discuss the milestone. Elsewhere, Rob Holding talks about his favourite things to do in London, while Adrian Clarke returns to answer some tough questions and give us the lowdown on Liverpool in The Chalkboard. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 76 - Back on track  

It's an exciting juncture of the season and, after we beat Hull City in the league on Saturday, this week the focus turns to two cup competitions. Arsenal Weekly regular Adrian Clarke looks ahead to our trip to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and the Emirates FA Cup fifth-round tie at Sutton United, and together with host Russ Hargreaves, examines what went right against the Tigers at the weekend. Elsewhere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain recalls his first memories of playing against Arsenal, and we also hear from our latest Arsenal Insider - photographer Stuart MacFarlane. But that's not all - our History Lesson focuses on club legend, Liam Brady. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 75 - Picking ourselves up  

After a difficult week in north London, our focus is now on dusting ourselves off and bouncing back against Hull City. Danny Welbeck joins us on the show to reveal why he has returned to full speed so quickly, while Arsenal Insider Nik Brumsack gives his verdict on this season. Elsewhere, Adrian Clarke joins Russell Hargreaves at The Chalkboard, while Nigel Winterburn gives us a special History Lesson. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 74 - The BFG  

Per Mertesacker returned to our matchday squad for Saturday's comprehensive win over Southampton in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round. The World Cup winner had been sidelined since our pre-season friendly against Lens, and joins us on this week's show to discuss his rehabilitation from injury and signing a new contract. Elsewhere, Nigel Winterburn is here to talk about our current form and Adrian Clarke returns to join Russell Hargreaves at The Chalkboard. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 73 - Thank you, Kelly  

We're back with a very special edition of the Arsenal Weekly podcast, dedicated to one of English football's greatest players. A club legend, Kelly Smith helped us to 20 major trophies since her arrival in 1996, and played a vital role in our quadruple-winning season of 2006–07, scoring 30 goals in 34 games across the four competitions. We're lucky to say that Kelly joins us on this week's podcast to discuss her retirement, achievements and, of course, our dramatic win over Burnley on the weekend. Adrian Clarke also returns to discuss Sunday's late, late show against the Clarets with Russell Hargreaves, while he also tells us all we need to know about our FA Cup fourth-round tie in The Chalkboard. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 72 - Sinking the Swans  

After Alex Iwobi inspired our 4-0 win at Swansea City on Saturday, Russell Hargreaves is joined by author Dave Seager to discuss the Nigeria forward's best position and his new book, 'Supporting Arsenal is a Funny Old Game'. We also hear from Arsène Wenger after our convincing display, and get his thoughts on why he offered new contracts to our experienced French trio. And finally, Adrian Clarke is back to have his say on Burnley in The Chalkboard. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 71 - A case of de-Giroud  

Olivier Giroud just keeps on scoring - and important goals too. The France striker’s last six strikes have come in the 89th, 90th, 17th, 86th, 48th and 89th minutes, and he has impressed players and pundits alike. Laurent Koscielny joins us on the show to talk about his fellow countryman’s form and THAT scorpion kick, while Max Jones assesses Arsène Wenger’s forward options in Around the Club. Elsewhere, former Gunner Adrian Clarke is back at the Chalkboard to talk about potential January signings, and it’s also the long-awaited return of our prediction competition. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 70 - Man of the year  

With two goals and two assists in as many games, 2017 is certainly shaping up to be Olivier Giroud's year. The France forward followed up his sensational scorpion kick with a 90th-minute equaliser against Bournemouth on Tuesday. Joining Russell Hargreaves to discuss Giroud's form on this week's show is the Football Ramble's Jim Campbell, while Adrian Clarke is also back to preview our FA Cup third-round tie against Preston North End. Elsewhere, legendary goalkeeper Jens Lehmann also makes an appearance to talk about his earliest memories of Petr Cech, while this week's HIstory Lesson is an FA Cup special. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 69 - Our late Christmas present  

Cometh the hour, cometh Olivier Giroud. After struggling to break down a resolute West Bromwich Albion defence for 87 minutes, our French striker held off Gareth McAuley to head past Ben Foster and secure all three points on Boxing Day. Arsenal Insider Michael McMullan joins Russell Hargreaves to reflect on the match, while Adrian Clarke returns with a special edition of The Chalkboard. Elsewhere, Aaron Ramsey recalls how it felt to captain his country, and our History Lesson focuses on Frank McLintock's birthday. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 68 - 'A horrible week'  

It’s not been the best week for us on the pitch, but hopefully Russell Hargreaves can help spread some festive joy off it. In addition to all the usual reaction to our defeats against Everton and Manchester City from our Matchday Show team, Adrian Clarke returns to host a Christmas edition of The Chalkboard. Elsewhere, Kieran Gibbs is back on the show to talk about how it feels to captain his boyhood club, and this week’s History Lesson features a very special moment from Ian Wright, Wright, Wright. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 67 - Return of the BFG  

We beat Stoke City 3-1 to extend our unbeaten Premier League run to 14 games, and Russell Hargreaves is joined by Arsenal superfan Tom Watt to dissect our season so far. Per Mertesacker is also on the show to discuss the Champions League draw and give us an update on his recovery, while this week's History Lesson celebrates Santi Cazorla's birthday. And finally, former Gunner Adrian Clarke is back to have his say on the Stoke victory and look ahead to Manchester City in The Chalkboard. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 66 - Alexis on fire  

Well it was the Alexis show on Saturday and it’s very much the Alexis show on this week’s podcast too. Russell Hargreaves is joined by Arsenal Insider and Mirror sportswriter John Cross to reflect on the Chilean’s hat-trick heroics, while former Gunner Adrian Clarke looks at how we can get the best out of our free-flowing forwards against Stoke City. Elsewhere, Emiliano Martinez tells us how happy he is to have signed a new contract with the club while we look back at a huge milestone in this week’s History Lesson.

Episode 65 - French connection  

We've had 29 French players since Arsène Wenger took over 20 years ago, and this week's podcast focuses on the three who played in Sunday's win over Bournemouth. French football journalist Julien Laurens joins Russell Hargreaves to analyse Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Debuchy's influence at the club and why Arsenal are regarded as Ligue 1's 21st club. Elsewhere, Hector Bellerin is on the show to talk about his new contract, and Adrian Clarke is back to preview West Ham United in The Chalkboard. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 64 - A Mustaf signing  

It wasn't the win we wanted on Saturday, but we still had reason to celebrate thanks to Olivier Giroud's 89th-minute header. Shkodran Mustafi also impressed at Old Trafford, and he joins us to talk about what it was like to move away from home as a 14-year-old, while legendary boxer George Foreman talks about his affiliation with Arsenal. Elsewhere, Adrian Clarke joins Russell Hargreaves to give his take on Bournemouth in The Chalkboard. Remember to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

Episode 63 - The chant off  

To mark Nacho Monreal’s first goal for Spain, host Russell Hargreaves and former Gunner Adrian Clarke have been hard at work creating their own chants for our very own Mr Consistent. You can back your favourite song by voting on Twitter but, if our singing contest isn’t up your street, don’t worry - there’s plenty more on offer in this episode. This week’s exclusive interview is with young defender Krystian Bielik, who talks us through an Arsenal academy player’s daily routine and what it means to him to be able to play for the Gunners. Elsewhere, Max Jones gives the latest women’s and academy football updates, while Adrian provides an in-depth analysis of Manchester United in The Chalkboard. Make sure you subscribe on iTunes so you never miss an episode!

Episode 62 - Honours even  

Russ Hargreaves and co are back to reflect on a feisty first north London derby of the season. Matchday Show commentators Dan Roebuck and Nik Brumsack give their take on Sunday's draw, and also assess Mesut Ozil's recent form, including his sensational goal against Ludogorets. Hector Bellerin has continued to turn heads this season, and he joins Russell to reveal how it feels to be one of the fastest players in the Premier League. Elsewhere, we hear from two-time Olympic gold medal sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce about why she is an Arsenal fan, while Adrian Clarke also returns for The Chalkboard. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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