The 4-1 win at the Stadium of Light on Saturday was comfortable in the end for Arsenal, but it required the Gunners to call on a returning Olivier Giroud to bag a couple of goals from the bench as Arsenal responded well to being pegged back in a game they should have won earlier than … More Giroud helps Arsenal avoid a slip-up at Sunderland
This week Sam Limbert and James Bale talk about Arsenal’s last three matches against Ludogorets, Middlesbrough and Reading. Two wins and a draw ain’t bad. We also discuss the EFL Cup draw as it happened and the usual top 10 challenges. Listen to the podcast via Audioboom Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or Audioboom … More Who doesn’t want to fall asleep to my voice?
Given Arsenal’s last League Cup tie with Reading produced 12 goals, a comeback from 4-0 down and even two goals for Marouane Chamakh, there was no way Arsenal’s 4th round EFL Cup tie against the Royals on Tuesday was likely to go in a similar way. Arsenal did field the same goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, who … More Ox at the double as Arsenal cruise through
Arsenal’s reformulated front four has mostly destroyed all that it has come up against this season. The movement has been fluid, the passing has been crisp and there has usually been runners in behind the defence to create chances. The only exception has been against teams who have sat deep and flooded the midfield, and … More Missing players mean Arsenal struggled against a deep defence again
Wednesday was one of the rare occasions when I went to watch the Arsenal and knew virtually nothing about our opponents. While a win was expected, this was a team that caused Liverpool problems previously in Europe and were not just representing themselves as a club, but Bulgarian football as a whole. In the first … More Majestic Mesut leads Champions League rout
This week, Sam Limbert and James Bale talk about our 10-man win over Swansea, Theo Walcott and dodgy red cards. We have the usual mix of insightful opinion, banter and some top 10 challenges too. Listen to the podcast via Audioboom Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and Audioboom Follow The Big Diag on Twitter … More Happy Birthday Mesut!
Arsenal matches at the Emirates Stadium can’t be described as boring this season. From the 4-3 defeat on the opening day to Liverpool to the free-flowing brilliance against Chelsea and Basel, there has been plenty to both admire and be horrified by from the Gunners in their homes games so far in this campaign. The latest win … More Gunners grind out the win after Granit’s strange red
This week Sam Limbert and James Bale talk about our very tense encounter with Burnley, our clash with Basel and Wenger turning 20. We also have the usual mix of insightful opinion, banter and some top 10 challenges too. Listen to the podcast via Audioboom Subscribe via iTunes or Audioboom Follow The Big Diag on … More Do you want to receive or give?
After such an excellent week, it shouldn’t really have been a surprise that Arsenal couldn’t hit the heights of the victories against Chelsea and Basel in the league at Turf Moor on Sunday. The Gunners mentally and physically couldn’t put together the same performance that had blown the other sides away, and in Burnley, they … More Controversial, scrappy, but a victory