Post-ManUre: Scrapfest

9-30-19Grab the new podcast from iTunesour raw RSS feed or our archive.

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…

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Post-Watford: Dumb & Ugly

9-17-19Grab the new podcast from iTunesour raw RSS feed or our archive.

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

8-24-19Grab the new podcast from iTunesour raw RSS feed or our archive.

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…