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Post-Sheffield U: Emery Habits Die Hard

January 18th, 2020

Arsenal regress slightly into some Emery-ball against Sheffield United after some decent (read: not disastrous) showings in the Premiership and FA Cup. We'll discuss the lack of offense in midfield, what the defense needs to do to generally keep from freaking out all the time and of course the usual VAR segment...

Post-Man U: Well-Earned

January 5th, 2020

Arsenal FINALLY turn the corner on their wretched form thanks to an energetic and well-deserved win at home against Manchester United. We'll discuss Arteta's bond with the players and how exactly the Spaniard can keep this positive momentum going with some solid business in the January transfer window...

Post-Everton: Not Quite Out With the Old

December 23rd, 2019

After more excruciating results against Liege and Man City, Arsenal continue to limp towards reform with a fairly toothless 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. We'll discuss at exactly what point does your sports ownership hobby just make you look stupid, whether or not new boss Mikel Arteta has the dressing room chops to bend this squad to his will, and most importantly what kind of improvement can we reasonably expect from the Spaniard as Arsenal look set to make a more gradual transition back to success...

Post-Norwich: New Coach, Same Defense

December 4th, 2019

Arsenal finally cut ties with failing manager Unai Emery only to reveal they haven't been doing their homework on who exactly should replace him before drawing 2-2 to Norwich at Carrow Road. We'll revisit the highs and (many) lows of Emery's tenure at Arsenal, discuss Freddy's propensity for Wengerball (and whether our defense can actually handle that) plus wade through the club's deep deep "short list" of managers to find one that can actually move Arsenal's current collection of players up the table...

November 2019: The Interlull of Our Discontent

November 18th, 2019

Arsenal set the November bar at an all-time low with a string of woeful results followed by a disastrous impromptu PR campaign as they double-down on supporting Unai Emery's by-now-disastrous tenure at the club. We'll look ahead to upcoming fixtures and debate just how low Arsenal could sink if they refuse to cut bait with the Spaniard plus explain the club's new Player Alienation program in full detail...

Post-Crystal Palace: The Great Fiasco

October 28th, 2019

Arsenal's post-international break slump plunges to a new nadir with a 2-2 draw to Crystal Palace and no small amount of player controversy. We'll discuss the bizarre Xhaka episode plus Skynet's/VAR's latest casualties, along with the usual guff about whether or not Arsenal actually have the stones to move on past Unai Emery...

Post-ManUre: Scrapfest

September 30th, 2019

We're not exactly sure what a "scrapfest" is in footballing terms, but whatever it is we're sure it accurately describes the spectacle that is two sub-par teams like Arsenal and Manchester United hacking up a football pitch for 90 minutes as they make straightforward tasks like kicking a round ball to a teammate look incredibly difficult. We're of course talking about Arsenal's recent 1-1 draw against their (former) arch-rivals, which unfortunately typified their average performance over a hot-and-cold couple of weeks in the Premiership, the Europa League and the League Cup. We'll discuss when players like Pepe need to finally come good, try to slap some identity into Unai Emery's very dissociative identity disorder-afflicted team, and also take some time to laud Arsenal's younger players...

Post-Watford: Dumb & Ugly

September 17th, 2019

2019/20 Arsenal starts looking more and more like 2018/19 Arsenal as they blow a two goal lead to rock-bottom Watford thanks to some suicidal, whipping boy defense. We'll talk Unai Emery's lack of identity and the worrying observation that this team simply looks uncoached, plus talk about Arsenal's over-reliance on the speed game and....ya' know, all the usual fun things one muses over after a disappointing Arsenal performance.

Post-Liverpool: Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

August 24th, 2019

After so much potential shown against Newcastle and then Burnley, Arsenal revert to type against stiffer opposition and drop all three points at Anfield, capitulating to Liverpool 3-1. We'll debate the pros and cons of David Luis (now that we've seen him in action), discuss the setup vs execution debate, and try to evaluate how good Arsenal really can be in the long run when they're still capable of the same defensive lapses...

Post-Newcastle: Here We Go

August 13th, 2019

After a mad but satisfying transfer market dash, Arsenal get off the blocks in the Premier League with an efficient 1-nil road win against Newcastle thanks to an Auba goal and a solid performance by up-and-comers Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock. We'll give our grade to the summer transfer dealings, discuss where this compares to previous summer business, evaluate the long-term inclusion of players like Willock and Nelson based on the Newcastle win, as well as bemoan the rise of football's latest evil overlord, VAR...