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Post-Everton: Talent Is Good, Talent Is Very Good

October 22nd, 2017

Arsenal scrape past Red Star Belgrade thanks to a Giroud/team-wide wonder goal, then put an over-pursuant and slightly over-tackly Everton to the sword 5-2 courtesy of the Lacazette-Ozil-Sanchez trifecta. We'll discuss why pure offensive talent is sometimes (err, a lot of times?) just better, re-evaluate Granit Xhaka's holding midfield learning curve and find a place for a bubbling-under Jack Wilshere...


Post-Watford: Hello Darkness, My Old Friend…

October 15th, 2017

Arsenal regresses to the Arsenal we know and (don't really) love with a 2nd half capitulation at Vicarage Road, opening up questions anew about substitutions, squad motivation and the usefulness of certain, lackadaisical German playmakers. Totally bailing us out on all the really tough questions will be Woolwich 1886 writer and Arsenal Review USA contributor Jon Shay, plus we'll discuss non-Alexis goalscoring and the upcoming matchups with Red Star Belgrade and Everton...


Post-Brighton: Mini-Streak

October 1st, 2017

Arsene Wenger's men do what they have to do against the lesser lights of both Europe and the Premier League as they stroll past BATE Borisov and then Brighton a few days later, extending a little run of promising performances. We'll discuss team spirit in the absence of marquee stars, who at the club clearly enjoys scoring goals the most and whether or not this will be an international break that helps Arsenal's Premiership momentum...


Post-West Brom Live Show: All Hail the New #9

September 25th, 2017

Arsenal continue to make slow and steady progress gelling as a team as they likewise climb upwards in the Premiership table, thanks to a 2-nil home win over Tony Pulis’ West Brom. We’ll discuss League Cup pragmatism, inverse partnerships between Arsenal’s French strikers and how cool it must feel to tell Mesut Ozil to ride the bench, amongst other things…


Post-Chelski: Signs of Life

September 17th, 2017

Arsenal returns to winning ways in the their Europa League group stage debut beating Köln 3-1 before holiding a stubborn Chelsea side to an encouraging nil-nil at Stamford Bridge. Returning guest Martin Tomlinson helps us break down the action and weighs in on squad rotation, Alexis on the bench and his overall outlook on Arsenal's European campaign. Plus some fresh September trivia...


Post-Bournemouth: Crisis? What Crisis?

September 10th, 2017

Arsenal leave us believing not a single thing will ever go wrong at the club again as they absolutely waltz past Eddie Howe's hapless Bournemouth at the Emirates. We'll discuss Welbeck's necking ability, turning it up to turbo in the passing game and the emerging multifaceted qualities of Alexandre Lacazette's forward play before dipping into the slightly less positive transfer-window-that-was and Europa League hardships...


Post-Liverpool: Arsenal Purgatory

August 27th, 2017

Arsenal remain the living embodiment of the wise old axiom "Consistency's only a virtue if you're not a complete screw up" by again losing at Anfield, this time terribly, thanks to a plethora of errors and even larger quantity of disinterest. Joining us in the vicious cycle of sports nihilism known as "Arsenal analysis" will be returning guest Sam Limbert of The Big Diag, plus we'll try to nail down when exactly Wenger Prime died, discuss why the boss hates new signings but loves "potential" players and debate the level of disharmony at the upper levels of the, you know, get the Arsenal season started off right...


Post-Stoke: Orc Bait

August 20th, 2017

Arsenal confirm every Gooner's nagging suspicion that old habits die hard by laying an egg at Stoke City, thanks to some more disorganized midfield play and perhaps one or two harsh refereeing decisions. Helping us unpack this latest load of away day malarkey will be returning guest Chris Jenkins, plus we explain our beef with laser-pointer-offside decisions and seemingly random lineup scrambling...


Post-Leicester: Shine on You Crazy Arsenal

August 13th, 2017

It's a new season with the same crazy defending as Arsenal and Leicester rekindle their positively insane gameplay in a last-minute 4-3 win. We'll talk Lacazette's complementary forward play, wasteful midfield and how exactly one catches an abdominal strain (i.e. Alexis' contract saga) with returning guest Elliot Smith aka Yankee Gunner...


Post-Community Shield: Good Habits

August 6th, 2017

Arsenal get in the rut of beating Chelsea at Wembley with yet another Community Shield victory, this time with the help of a regulation time goal from Sead Kolasinac and four superbly taken penalties. We'll discuss hair plugs, new season developments and exactly how well Arsenal have done in relation to the rest of the crazy crazy world of football transfers in this first podcast of the new season...