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Post-Bournemouth: Alexis on the Double

November 27th, 2016

More draws abound in midweek as Arsenal allow PSG to come from behind to spoil their Champions League plans of topping the group before dispatching Bournemouth in a late rally to return to winning ways in the Premiership. We'll discuss the resurgence of long passing pro Granit Xhaka, things to be/not to be thankful for in November and defensive problems against rich French clubs, along with some unbeaten trivia...

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Post-Man U: Too Timid to Win

November 20th, 2016

Arsenal return from the international break with a whimper as they sit firmly on the back foot for 88 minutes before rescuing a point courtesy of that man again, Olivier Giroud. We'll discuss where this effort ranks among Arsenal's stinkers so far this season and try to make sense of some bizarre starters in the team sheet, as well as identify the newest teacher's pet at Old Trafford and unveil the latest prize trivia...

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Post-Sp*rs: Oggy to the Rescue

November 6th, 2016

Things get nervy as Arsenal first have to come from behind in Bulgaria to defeat Ludogorets (courtesy of an insane piece of Ozil finishing) before eking out a draw with the local poultry mongers at the Emirates. Helping us diagnose Arsenal's derby impotence will be Andrew of Arseblog, plus we'll talk November improvements, wonder goals and José meltdowns before unveiling Kevin Wimmer's favorite prize trivia contest...

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Post-Sunderland: The Giroud Option

October 30th, 2016

Arsene Wenger's squad takes care of business easily enough in midweek EFL action as they dispatch Reading 2-0 but then come up against a slightly more testing (possibly desperate) Sunderland side at the Stadium of Light. Helping us evaluate their eventual 4-1 win and the emerging super-sub-ability of Olivier Giroud will be returning guest Elliot Smith, plus we'll touch on the Ox's composure issues as well as the buildup for Sunday's North London Derby...

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Post-Boro: Feast to Famine

October 23rd, 2016

Arsenal run riot in the Champions League as they put six past Bulgarian side Ludogorets and then turn around and score precisely 0.0 goals against a packed-in Middlesbrough. Helping us evaluate the vastly different gameplans between Arsenal's two opponents and mull over the psychology behind playing a free-scoring Premiership side at their place will be Sam Limbert of The Big Diag, plus we'll also discuss Ozil's new Ramsey-role and the sticky situation of switching tactics mid-game as well as offer up some six-goal prize trivia...

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Post-Swansea Live Show

October 16th, 2016

Arsenal make it tough-sledding against Swansea as they narrowly emerge with a 3-2 victory at home, winning their sixth straight game in the Premiership. Helping us pick over very yellow red cards and the continued success of the roving Alexis formation will be Arsenal matchday commentator Dan Roebuck, plus we'll ask him some excruciatingly-difficult "Would You Rather" questions submitted by listeners and finally reveal the Alexis home kit winner...

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Post-Burnley: Five’s a Streak

October 2nd, 2016

Arsenal obliterate Champions League party-poopers Basel before blundering their way to a last-second victory against jammy Burnley at Turf Moor, but we couldn't care less as we celebrate a real, live winning streak on Arsene Wenger's 20th anniversary at the club. Helping us unravelthe stats on a beefed up Theo Walcott and turn a blind eye on forearm goals will be returning guest Tim Bostelle of 7amkickoff, plus we'll give our favorite Wenger sideline dramas and catalog the virtues of the crappy away win...

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Post-Chelski: Style & Steel

September 25th, 2016

Arsenal break their Chelsea duck in terrific style after similarly wiping the floor with Nottingham Forest in EFL Cup midweek action. Helping us understand this alternate universe we've entered will be Adrian Cazares of Arsenal America, plus our take on the exact cause of Chelsea's apparent malaise and the usefulness of the flagrant no-look/bench-gazing pass...

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Post-Hull: The Brazilian Formation

September 17th, 2016

Arsenal have only a wasteful Edison Cavani to thank for escaping Paris with a point in midweek Champions League action before they return to the welcoming pastures err....docks of Hull City, where they finish out the week with a fairly comfortable 4-1 win. The Twin Cities Gooner Garry Bowman will discuss confusing formations, the offensive/defensive tradeoff we get with Alex Iwobi plus striking while the penalty iron is hot...

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Post-Southampton: Luck of the New Signings

September 11th, 2016

Arsenal make it 2-0-0 since spending some f***ing money in the summer transfer window, but only just as they have to rely on some fairly charitable refereeing to score a last-gasp penalty against the dreaded Shane Long and Southampton on the weekend. Since we're still a little worried they haven't shaken the habit of over-elaborating in front of goal we've brought back Kevin Mooney of USA.Arsenal.com to talk offensive directness, center-back pairings, midfield depth and much much more in lieu of a busy week of games against PSG and then Hull, plus some Parisian prize trivia...

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