On this week's show we look back at the 1-0 win over Huddersfield thanks to Lucas Torreira's late, great goal. There's plenty of chat about the Uruguayan as he continues to make his mark on the club, as well as Unai Emery's team selection, the half-time double change, the injuries and suspensions but ultimately three good points to cap off what has been a challenging week with three difficult Premier League fixtures in seven days. Then we answer listener questions about the centre of our defence, the potential inclusion of Laurent Koscielny for Thursday's Europa League games, the three bookings for diving on Saturday, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Torreira's role in the team, drunk Santas and lots more.
Episode 504 - Best Fran Merida
On this week's show I'm joined by Goonerholic and the Man from East Lower to discuss what has been a good week for the Gunners. We go back to Sunday's win over Sp*rs, touch on the midweek draw with Man Utd, discuss the incredible impact Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had since his arrival, Rob Holding's unfortunate injury, Unai Emery's tactical shifts and lots more. There's also the chance to win a t-shirt from goodhonestpro.com, the winner of the David Squires book, a good dose of the usual waffle and some nature right at the end.
Arsecast Extra Episode 260 - 03.12.2018
It's an especially goodly morning as the derby day triumph dominates today's episode. We enjoy the 4-2 routing of Sp*rs at the Emirates yesterday on what was a great day for Arsenal, the fans and Unai Emery. A red hot atmosphere inside the stadium, a team which showed real character and quality, and a manager whose decisions had a positive impact on the game. We chat about the collective and individual performances, the goals, why beating this particular iteration of Tottenham was so enjoyable, and discuss how Emery deserves great credit for helping us move above them in the table. There are lots of questions about Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil who was absent yesterday with a back ache, we look forward a bit to Man Utd on Wednesday, there's some Lucas Torreira love, we relive some favourite moments of the day and lots more.
Arsecast Extra Episode 259 - 30.11.2018
On this episode James and I look back on the 3-0 win over FC Vorskla in the Europa League and focus on the promising performances of the young players. We chat about the potential of Emile Smith Rowe after his third goal of the season, why the Qarabag game gives us another chance to see them in action, and generally wax lyrical about the prospects coming through our academy. After that we focus on the North London derby this weekend, the potential team selection, the importance of the game for Unai Emery and answer some questions from listeners and lots more.
Arsecast Extra Episode 258 - 26.11.2018
On this week's show we get back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth, but we do continue to ride our luck at times. We discuss the change of formation, the yin and yang of our performance as a collective as well as some individuals, the goals we scored, the one we let in and what Unai Emery will have learned from this game ahead of the upcoming North London derby. Then we answer listener questions about Mesut Ozil being left on the bench yesterday, what kind of team we'd pick for the Europa League game on Thursday, which players we'd sell in January if we could, and lots more.