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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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Post-West Ham: Caviar Offense

March 16th, 2015

Arsenal (eventually) turn on the style with the help of Olivier Giroud and a reinvigorated Aaron Ramsey as they pull away from West Ham with 3 goals at the Emirates in preparation for their crucial 2nd leg with Monaco. Helping us pick over the finer points of the win, prepare mentally for Tuesday’s mission impossible in Monaco and scratch our Fantasy Premier League itch will be Arsen of the LA Gooners and the Fantasy Fat Cats Podcast, plus more throwback audio trivia for a chance at some Arsenal SWAG…

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Post-Manchester United: You’re Allowed to Celebrate That One

March 10th, 2015

Danny Welbeck shows he’s apparently good enough to beat Louis van Gaal — if not play for him — as he proves to be the difference in a thrilling and long-awaited FA Cup win for Arsenal at Old Trafford. On the podcast we’ve got Elliot Smith to help us remember what even happened in last week’s QPR game and discuss the unprecedented level of refereeing objectivity at Old Trafford before we throw in some Man U (Losing!) FA Cup trivia for good measure…

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Post-Everton: It’s Just What We Do

March 2nd, 2015

Arsenal’s defenders sort out their (perceived) language differences enough to record a clean sheet in their win against Everton only four days after shipping three goals to a calculated Monaco side in the Champions League. Helping us flesh out this latest manifestation of Wenger’s Top 4 prototype, get familiar with the shuffled defense and generally do a lot of fingernail biting ahead of next Monday’s trip to Old Trafford will be returning guest Garry Bowman of the Twin Cities Gooners, plus some Invincibles soundbite trivia…

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Post-Crystal Palace: Better Lucky…

February 23rd, 2015

It's not an Arsenal match unless you can cut the tension with a knife, and so it proved yet again, this time at the crater-ridden Selhurst Park where Arsene Wenger's squad clung to all three points on a weekend where most Top Four hopefuls lost out. We'll discuss the Arsenal midfield's issues with pressure, the increasingly reliable offensive exploits of Olivier Giroud and the few things we know about Monaco with returning guest Jon Shay of Woolwich 1886 and the Chicago Gooners, and just to change things up on the trivia front we'll also test your throwback-Wenger knowledge...

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Post-Middlesbrough: Back on the Wins Wagon

February 16th, 2015

Olivier Giroud and company haul Arsenal back to winning ways with home wins over a feisty Leicester in the Premiership followed by a whimpering Middlesbrough in the FA Cup. Analyzing the team’s contrasting wins and Alexis’ fitness concerns will be Sam Limbert of Sam’s Match Reports, along with our own take on Mesut Ozil’s rising stock and the Premiership’s new soap opera time slot, plus Crystal Palace transfer trivia…

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Post-Sp*rs: Too Much Respect

February 9th, 2015

Arsene Wenger pays the price for going full-Mourinho at White Hart Lane as Arsenal batten down the hatches for 90 minutes and fall to the Tiny Tots in the process. Helping us discuss frustrating in-game tactics, gage the squad’s bounce-back potential for Tuesday and relive the highlights of Gooner Gras 2015 will be David and Kenya from Alamo City Arsenal, plus Leicester’s worst nightmare remembered in this week’s prize trivia and tales of mid table mediocrity in the podcast’s Sunday League (FPL) update…

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