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Post-Interlull #3: Define Progress

November 19th, 2018

With nothing else to do other than watch the US Men's National Team get shellacked by England, we'll talk through Arsenal's roundabout defensive progress, when exactly a marquee win will come Emery's way and our players of the season thus far...

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Post-Liverpool: Touché

November 4th, 2018

Arsenal do just enough to put away Blackpool in the League Cup before drawing 1-1 against Liverpool in their first real benchmark Premiership game in a long time. We'll discuss the midfield's continued coming-of-age storyline, decide which side had the worse keeper and riskier defense on the day and generally pick out points of encouragement from Arsenal's ability to fight back...

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Post-Leicester Live Show: Still Got It

October 22nd, 2018

Arsenal extend their more-than-impressive run of wins in all competitions as they turn on the style and come from behind to outgun Leicester 3-1 at home. We'll talk absent-minded fullback play, players clearly looking more comfortable as roles are better established and how dummies make everything an instant classic...

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Post-Fulham: All Cylinders

October 7th, 2018

Arsenal up the attacking ante and extend their winning streak to 9 straight as they roll Qarabag in midweek and then absolutely trounce Fulham at Craven Cottage three days later. We'll discuss the downright nostalgic levels of camaraderie in the squad, talk about the beauty of having expensive-but-capable options on the bench and welcome back the long-missed Arsenal strike partnership...

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Post-Everton Live Show: Key Players Save the Day

September 24th, 2018

Arsenal play the reverse psychology hand even harder as they defend poorly but win big, first against Vorskla in Europa League action and then against Everton in the Premiership. We'll try as hard as humanly possible to correlate a Torreira start with Arsenal's first clean sheet, analyze the pros and cons of a shifting front line and carry the torch for Petr Cech in this week's live show...

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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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