On this week's show I'm joined by Andrew Allen to discuss the 1-0 win over Napoli which secured our passage into the Europa League semi-finals. We chat about the team selection, Alexandre Lacazette's great goal which had such a big impact, how comfortably we won over the two legs, Napoli being below par, some surprising passing stats, the Aaron Ramsey injury and lots more. Then we answer some questions from Arseblog Patreon Members, and there's a theme flaming throughout the show with a chunk of the usual waffle. Enjoy!
Arsecast Extra Episode 282 - 16.04.2019
An away win and a clean sheet are not to be scoffed at for Arsenal this season, but did we miss an opportunity to do a bit more in yesterday's 1-0 win over Watford? We discuss the game, the goal, the hilarious sending off of Troy Deeney, Unai Emery's substitutions and how they didn't exactly help, plus our inability to properly take advantage of the extra man and boost our goal difference. We also answer listener questions about Dinos Mavropanos, how to approach the Napoli game on Thursday and the possible team selection, Emery's contractual situation, and much more – in particular not being able to remember red cards given against us.
Arsecast Extra Episode 281 - 12.04.2019
Arsenal put themselves in a great position going into the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final with a 2-0 win over Napoli last night. We discuss the game, the midfield influence of Lucas Torreira and Aaron Ramsey, the all-important clean sheet which is better than more goals, Emery's in-game management and what was a positive response to our last game at Everton. Then we answer listener questions about Petr Cech and whether Bernd Leno should replace him for the European games, potential transfer business including our need for a left-back, how to manage the squad with the upcoming away games against Watford and Napoli in mind, and lots more.
Arsecast Extra Episode 280- 07.04.2019
Why are Arsenal so bad away from home? What's wrong with us when we play other teams at their home grounds? Why do we have problems on the road? What the hell is up with our away form? Is there some particular reason we struggle when we're not at the Emirates? We try and answer the question which demands an answer after our 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. We have a theory – and unfortunately it doesn't augur well for the rest of the season if it's accurate. Discussion that, the Everton performance, our top four chances, listener questions and lots more besides.
Episode 520 - Greyjoy
This week, ahead of Sunday's trip to Goodison Park, I'm joined by Everton fan Rog Bennett, one half of the Men in Blazers. We chat about Arsenal under Unai Emery, Stan Kroenke, the dark times at Everton this season, Theo Walcott and his potential to have an impact, and more. Then it's time to look a little further ahead as I chat to Paolo Bandini about Napoli, our Europa League opponents. They're second in Serie A, what can we expect from them, and who are the players to watch out for? All that and some of the usual waffle throw in too.