listen to ‘That was youths on motorcycles driving down my road’ on Audioboo Arsenal’s win against Swansea is top of the agenda for Sam Limbert, Rob Starr and James Bale. They also talk Man Utd, Man City, free-kicks, League Cup, Champions League and if the Premier League could go abroad. Subscribe to the podcast via … More That was youths on motorcycles driving down my road
At the start of Saturday, Arsenal fans knew that the game away at Swansea was an important match. At 2.45pm, after Chelsea and Tottenham drew 1-1, that importance was cranked up a notch knowing that Arsenal could go to the top of the league on points, not just goal difference. At 5pm, suddenly there was … More Taking advantage of form and failure
I would have laughed off any suggestion two months ago that Mathieu Flamini and Nicklas Bendtner would play for Arsenal again. However, somehow a chain of events has meant returns to the Arsenal fold. Flamini has so far been a success, but no-one really expected much from Bendtner. Him and his new beard/long hair combo … More Singing for super Nicklas Bendtner
It’s ten years since the Invincibles season. Yes, I’m slightly horrified by that thought too. It makes me feel a bit old and only reinforces the fact Arsenal have been in a ‘transitional period’ for an uncomfortably long time. However, despite not winning the league since 2004, being an Arsenal fan isn’t dull or unexciting. … More Each season has a seminal moment
listen to ‘Aaron Ramsey killed my love of football’ on Audioboo In the second of the relaunched Sam’s Match Reports podcasts, Sam Limbert is joined by Rob Starr and James Bale to talk about Arsenal’s win against Stoke, the Manchester Derby, Juan Mata’s inability to get a game for Chelsea and an update on their … More Aaron Ramsey killed my love of football
No, this headline isn’t the wrong way round. Stoke City really were undone by set-pieces against Arsenal in the Gunners’ 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium. For Stoke fans wondering, the irony really isn’t lost on Arsenal fans. Stoke are trying to change their style of play, and in fairness to Mark Hughes, the visitors … More Stoke suffer from Arsenal’s set-pieces
Apart from the signing of Mesut Ozil and the scoring form of Olivier Giroud, one of the biggest boosts for Arsenal fans this season has been the form of Aaron Ramsey. He’s not a man that comes across as a player that is looking for the limelight, but when he had Manchester United and Arsenal … More Will the Ramsey recovery reach a symbolic peak?
When it got to the hour mark in the Stade Velodrome against Marseille on Tuesday night, there was a similar situation to Arsenal’s win at Sunderland on Saturday. The home side were properly in the ascendency for the first time in the game and Arsenal were rocking. Per Mertesacker made one of his first errors … More Ramsey helps get the job done to set up the group
When Marseille were drawn into Arsenal’s group from pot two in the Champions League group stage draw, Arsenal fans would have been feeling relieved having avoided some of the big hitters in that pot. However that optimism drained as the two worst possible teams were taken from pots three and four and placed alongside Arsenal … More Can Arsenal survive the group of death?
Author’s Note: This is my first post on Sam’s Match Reports, and my first ever blog entry about Arsenal. I hope you all enjoy what I’ve written, and I look forward to writing a few more entries over the next few months. At the beginning of the season Harry Redknapp, that pinnacle of footballing punditry, … More Seven Teams, Four Places, One Trophy