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Post-FA Cup Victory: Blessed Team, Blessed Performance

June 1st, 2015

Arsenal are full value for the win as they fully eclipse Aston Villa with an offensive and defensive masterclass that sees them clinch their second — SECOND, PEOPLE — FA Cup in two years. We’re pretty ecstatic about all this, frankly, and we’re even more pleased to be able to relive the whole glorious day at Wembley with the Arsenal match day commentator Dan Roebuck, who’ll discuss starting lineup surprises, the unsung-success of Wenger’s tactics and the trophy mileage we can hope to get out of this current squad of players. We’ll also present the best, the worst, and the filthiest of 2014/15 based on listener reviews, as well as unveil the Arsenal Review USA Podcast Sunday Fantasy League winner.

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Post-West Brom: End the League With a Bang

May 25th, 2015

After blanking Sunderland in midweek, Theo Walcott and co. expend all the goals they've been saving up for the last two home matches in a 4-1 thrashing of West Brom and officially seal a third place finish for Arsenal. Helping us analyze these two games and prepare ourselves tactically, emotionally, and spiritually for the FA Cup Final will be returning guest Garry Bowman, plus we unleash the annual End of Season Detox for everyone who wants a chance at Arsenal SWAG and crown/totally gloss over the host prediction winner of the season…

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Post-Man U: Just Enough

May 18th, 2015

Arsene's go-to starting XI turn it on late to snatch a draw and all but cement Man U in a fourth place Premiership finish. Talking us through how this -- and recent results -- could affect Wenger's FA Cup Final squad plus some discussion on the Coquelin offensive sacrifice will be Elliot Smith / YankeeGunner, along with us breaking the seal on the moments of the season and some summer transfer window speculation(!!)...

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Post-Swansea: Kick Up the Backside

May 12th, 2015

Arsene’s men are brought crashing down to earth at the Emirates in a humbling snatch-and-grab job by their Welsh nemesis Swansea, making the race for 3rd suddenly a much more tense affair. Helping us explain how Arsenal’s usually razor sharp offense went so blunt will be Jordan Wiebe of the Fresno Gooners, plus some discussion on the ongoing Walcott cameo saga and rotation plans for next week’s busy schedule…

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Post-Hull: Whipping Boys

May 5th, 2015

Arsenal deliver a first half lesson in merciless finishing as they ease past Hull and return to winning ways in the Premier League. Helping us identify the team's true star performers, figure out if it really makes any difference where Aaron Ramsey starts on paper and look ahead briefly to *another* Monday match against Swansea will be returning guest Jon Shay of Woolwich 1886, plus the Dutch audio trivia guy revealed and your run-of-the-mill St. Totteringham's Day revelry...

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Post-Chelski: You Get What You Play For

April 27th, 2015

The oil barons roll out their It’s-So-Bad-We-Like-To-Think-It’s-Good gameplan for the umpteenth time this season as they thwart Arsenal’s attempts to play an actual game at the Emirates, leaving Arsene Wenger’s men with an anti-climactic 0-0 draw and an improbable points gap to hurdle to reach the Premiership summit. We’ll talk over the usual Arsenal-Chelsea flashpoints and the difference-makers who just didn’t show up with Sam Limbert of Sam’s Match Reports, plus the most difficult audio trivia ever gets extended and we’ll gauge the amount of mojo behind wearing yellow kits in cup finals…

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Post-Reading: An Eternity at Wembley

April 20th, 2015

Arsene Wenger’s shuffled FA Cup squad again turn a game at Wembley into a marathon as they’re forced to work for their place in the final by a resilient Reading side. Helping us discuss the ramifications of squad rotation for this game, full-back insanity and possible lineup changes for Arsenal’s second consecutive final will be returning guest Tim Bostelle of 7amkickoff, plus some nightmare fuel for Shay Given in the form of our FA Cup goalscorer audio trivia… 

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Post-Burnley: Model Efficiency

April 13th, 2015

Arsenal pass the dickens out of Burnley at Turf Moor as they finesse their way to an eighth straight win in the Premier League. Joining us to debate whether their performance was more efficient than frustrating will be returning guest Chris Jenkins of Arsenal America, plus discussion on Rambo's return, Arsenal's ability to out-blue-collar lower table opponents and Arsenal-Reading FA Cup history trivia…

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Post-Liverpool: Return On Investment

April 6th, 2015

Arsenal get some very high profile bang out of their summer bucks as Alexis, Ozil, Giroud and umm, Hector Bellerin all combine to tear a toothless Liverpool to shreds at the Emirates in what has to be the most ruthless display of finishing we’ve seen from this squad in a long time. Helping us judge the speed of the Bellerin bandwagon and curb any lingering Premiership title optimism will be returning guest Martin Tomlinson/HeisenBergkamp, plus we’ll have a diminutive Scorers Against Liverpool trivia contest and an (non)expert’s analysis on the retreating abilities of Canseco vs Courtois…

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Post-Newcastle: Giroud’s Kind of Been Scoring A Lot

March 23rd, 2015

Newcastle’s second half onslaught is unable to break through Le Big Sexy’s brace of goals as Arsenal only just manage to escape St. James’ Park with three points, leaving us to wonder how viable this siege mentality may be in the future against, you know, *good* opponents. Helping us pick some positives out of Tuesday’s bitter-sweet win at Monaco, discuss the proverbial tale of two halves at Newcastle and catch up on ASC Madison’s unique event to benefit children’s cancer research will be Andrew Schmidt, plus we’ll clear the air in our “French guy who used to play for Monaco and Arsenal” trivia and mercifully make only a few references to college basketball…

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