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Post-Newcastle: The Road Warriors

September 17th, 2018

Unai Emery's men extend their winning streak on the road to two matches as they make relatively light work of Newcastle thanks to Xhaka and Ozil goals. Helping us gauge whether or not the manager is discovering an actual system or if he's just relying on his superstars will be returning guest Elliot Smith, plus we'll also discuss midfield tinkering and the seemingly random composition of the squad Emery's inherited...

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Post-Cardiff Live Show: Leading by Lacazette

September 3rd, 2018

Arsenal get on a much-needed mini-streak of two wins in two games as they outgun Cardiff City with the help of another Mustafi set piece goal and the new Aubame-Zette dynamic duo. We'll discuss continued haphazard defending, Xhaka's loosening grip on a holding midfield berth and Lacazette's emerging hybrid striker role, plus a little sidebar on Ozil's current role in the squad and what actually makes for a useful midfielder...

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Post-West Ham: Breaking the Seal

August 26th, 2018

Emery's Arsenal finally get the ball rolling as they battle back to defeat West Ham 3-1 at the Emirates. Helping us relieve the action, evaluate the new manager's progress and determine which players have adapted to the new style the best will be Michael and Tony from the Virginia Beach Gooners, who will also give us the rundown on their supporters group's history and upcoming events...

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Post-Man City: Work In Progress

August 12th, 2018

Arsenal and Unai Emery start the rebuilding process in the toughest possible scenario and emerge with an unsurprising result, leaving us to wonder exactly how long the post-Wenger renaissance will take and whether or not it can survive Petr Cech's backpasses. Sam and James from The Big Diag will help us pick over these topics plus Emery's tactics, defensive covering and the likelihood of seeing an Aubameyang/Lacazette tandem in this early season roundtable...

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Post-Wenger Era: Thanks for Every Memory

May 15th, 2018

Arsenal sees out Arsene's last home match and the rest of the season in exhibition style, but understandably all we can talk about is what the departure of the club's most legendary manager means for Arsenal's future. Helping us revisit the farewell home match against Burnley, talk backroom power shifts and reminisce about Wenger ball will be Travis Burk of the Arlington Gooners, plus we'll name the not-at-all definitive best matches under Arsene Wenger, discuss his greatest players and generally just get really teary-eyed. Trust us, it makes for some great radio...

...ok that's debatable. But what's not debatable is that this is a truly significant moment for the club and everyone who's had the privilege to follow it for the last 22 years. Arsene Wenger, for all the warts we've been able to identify over the past years, is hands-down the classiest, most dignified manager the Premiership has ever seen, and there's no argument this wouldn't even be the league it is now were it not for him. There'd be no Guardiolas plying their trades with teams of obscenely-talented, meticulously-scouted foreign players who push themselves to the physical limit every training day in preparation for matchdays where they can play flowing football. There'd just be beer-swilling mediocre pub teams like Tottenham. And thank God there's been so much more than that...

...there's been Arsene Wenger and 22 years of dream football and unparalleled class, memories no other clubs' supporters can claim ownership of. After all, they don't have a gold one :P

Thanks Arsene, God bless.

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Post-Man U Live Show: Punked Again

April 30th, 2018

Arsenal's defense reverts to kamikaze mode as they gift Atletico Madrid a priceless away goal before shipping another late one at Arsene Wenger's Old Trafford swan song. We'll discuss the silver lining that is Arsenal's youth, likely starters in the return leg in Madrid and predict Atletico's degree of caginess in what is Arsenal's biggest match of the season so far...

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Post-West Ham: Tribute Win

April 22nd, 2018

Arsenal get back on track at home by smashing lower table opposition West Ham, a win that comes just two days after it's announced that Arsene Wenger will be stepping down as manager. We'll mostly unpack possible reasons for the timing of the announcement, plus discuss possible transition periods, the Wenger effect and West Ham analysis with Arsenal match day commentator Dan Roebuck...

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Post-Newcastle: Old Habits Mustafi Hard

April 15th, 2018

After a mini-streak of good performances, Arsenal jump back on the rollercoaster of results as they first come from behind to win against Southampton, just barely break through to the Europa League semis and then capitulate on the road again in the Premiership to plucky Newcastle. We'll discuss the consistent features in these games -- like umm, bad defending? -- try to explain Arsenal's frailty on the road and determine who's going to elbow Diego Simeone in the eye this time as we build up for the Europa League semifinals against Atletico...

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Post-CSKA Live Show: Kick Your Feet Up, It’s Spring

April 8th, 2018

Arsenal break into their annual spring canter (or death sprint, depending on which year you go off of) as they eventually ease past Stoke before dispatching CSKA Moscow in a lively Europa League encounter. We'll talk the deceptively rising stock of Aaron Ramsey and his offensive attributes, crap-tastic, post-International break games plus rising stakes in the Europa League...

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Post-Milan: We Could Get Used to This

March 18th, 2018

Arsenal seem to be timidly introducing us to this thing called winning as they extend their streak of Europa League victories to two. We'll pick apart their latest win at home over AC Milan, look ahead to the ever-shortening road to a final, talk Italian profligacy and discuss double standards over dives...

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