For every Premier League club, two games in three days was going to be a tough ask. From an Arsenal point of view, there was greater concern because of the injury problems suffered this season. Despite tired legs and some clear fatigue, the Gunners secured a vital away win against West Ham to move within … More Six hard-earned points in three days
I’m a big fan of Olivier Giroud. Too often he gets criticised for being too slow or making bad decisions, but it’s been no coincidence that Arsenal have looked more dangerous going forward since his return from injury. His link-up play is good and his finishing is improving. Yet what he did on Boxing Day … More Arsenal survive despite Giroud’s moment of madness
listen to ‘Podcast EXTRA – Santa’s Reindeer’ on audioBoom In a festive podcast EXTRA, Sam Limbert and James Bale get to the crux of Christmas… which footballers would make up the reindeer on Santa’s sleigh? Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes!
listen to ‘I used to watch the footballs’ on audioBoom Following another random Arsenal performance, Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale to look over the draw with Liverpool, preview the upcoming Christmas games and talk about Thierry Henry after his retirement. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes!
It was a strange 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday as Arsenal weren’t great, but ultimately were left disappointed to not leave with three points. The stats show that Arsenal were dominated for most of the game, struggled to keep the ball and didn’t test the Liverpool goalkeeper enough, yet going into injury time, with … More Patchy performance epitomises Arsenal’s inconsistency
For Arsenal fans that were lucky enough to witness the team in the early years of the twenty-first century, that side will forever be the standard to which all Arsenal teams are judged. Arsene Wenger created a magical team that achieved something that stands alone in English football, and the comparisons the media make each … More The legend who defines the greatest era
After the midweek win against Galatasaray, I wrote that the healing process for this Arsenal team will take a long time following the Stoke debacle. Because of the points that Arsenal have dropped this season for varying stupid reasons, that is still the case, but the excellent response to the despair at the Britannia continued … More Patched-up Gunners clinically dispatch Newcastle
listen to ‘Podcast EXTRA: Diving’ on audioBoom Jumping on the bandwagon from the weekend’s football, Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale to talk about diving in football and refereeing. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes!
listen to ‘The words I’d use to describe that goal are not broadcastable in this podcast’ on audioBoom Following two 4-1 wins, Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale to talk about a much improved week for Arsenal, including talking about *that* Aaron Ramsey goal. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes!
Going into the game away at Galatasaray, it was difficult to know how much Arsenal could actually get out of it. The game was almost a dead-rubber, and with a mix and match squad of first-teamers, fringe players and youngsters, I was struggling to see how much could be gained from the match to improve … More Rampant Ramsey lifts the Arsenal gloom