On today's show, recorded immediately after the 3-0 win over Östersunds FK in the Europa League last night, I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Tim from @7amkickoff. We chat about the game, winning away at last, a clean sheet and a penalty save for captain David Ospina, Danny Welbeck's struggles up front, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles getting a run out in midfield. There's also some Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere chat, a brief look ahead to our next game – which is the second leg against the Swedish side – and some stuff on Arsene Wenger too. There's not much of the usual waffle this week.
Arsecast Extra Episode 213 - 12.02.2018
In this week's show we look back at the 1-0 defeat to Sp*rs and talk about how the vagaries of football could have seen us nick something from the game late on despite being dominated in the second half. We talk about Alexandre Lacazette's misses, the team set-up when we were chasing the game, and worry a lot about our performances and results on the road this season. We then answer questions about away games, some of the social media reaction aimed at players and Alex Iwobi in particular, ponder changes to the selections for the rest of the season, and end with a discussion about the manager and ask what is it about Arsene Wenger that has changed.
Episode 461 - Diving and stuff
In today's bumper edition of the show I chat with Amy Lawrence about all the January changes and Arsenal's new look attack. What now for Alexandre Lacazette, how will Arsene Wenger approach the North London derby and more. After that I catch up with Ken Early of Second Captains to discuss the Premier League season so far, the controversy around diving, the comments of Mauricio Pochettino and Arsene Wenger's response, the introduction of VAR and whether it might create more problems than it solves, Mesut Ozil's new contract, Jack Wilshere and beyond,
Arsecast Extra Episode 212 - 05.02.2018
In this week's episode James and I battle the very Internet itself as we try to stay connected to discuss the 5-1 win over Everton on Saturday. We chat about the impact of the new signings, what they've brought to the team, Aaron Ramsey's hat-trick, Alexandre Lacazette's situation, and look at the coincidences between this game at the last time we played the Toffees. We then answer listener questions about Sead Kolasinac and what's going on with him, young players moving away from England, the future of Ramsey and our midfield, what needs to be done this summer with the goalkeeping position, and lots more including an exclusive Rihanna anecdote as she declared herself a Gooner at the game this weekend.
Episode 460 - David Ornstein on the January transfer window
By any standards Arsenal have had a remarkable January transfer window. It's been a long way from signing Kim Kallstrom, that's for sure, and with me to discuss it all is David Ornstein of the BBC. We talk about the deals that went down, Alexis, Mkhitaryan, the influence of Mino Raiola in making that a reality, the pursuit and capture of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, how Olivier Giroud became something of a pawn in that deal, the new transfer dynamics at the club with Ivan Gazidis and Sven Mislintat very publicly visible, whether it means some of the power has been taken away from Arsene Wenger and lots more. Oh, and I ask him about the memes too.