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Post-Wigan: I Don’t Always Play Goalkeeper, But When I Do…

April 14th, 2014

Arsenal return to their best "winning ugly" form with a nerve-shredding penalty shootout win over Wigan at Wembley thanks to the offensive prowess of Per "Better Than Bendtner" Mertesacker and the goalkeeping heroics of Lukas "FA Cup or Bust" Fabianski. We'll discuss the suddenly-cagey tactics of both teams as well as Arsenal's slightly puzzling starting lineup with's Tim Bostelle before handing out some nostalgic penalty kick trivia and naming possibly the most useless Wanker of the Week ever...

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Post-Everton: Making It Interesting

April 8th, 2014

Arsenal continue to suggest they're buckling under the pressure of maintaining 4th place as they fall to up-and-comers Everton at Goodison Park, leaving us to wonder where exactly the squad will draw some much needed inspiration for the final few games of the season. We'll pick over the Mertemaelen partnership (see, that doesn't even sound like it would work), discuss the sell-by date on the team's defensive midfield shield and stick as many pins as we possibly can in the voodoo doll that is Everton's remaining league schedule, all before going the nostalgia route with some FA Cup trivia and selecting a repeat offender for the Wanker of the Week…

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Post-Man City: At This Point We’ll Take “Meh”

April 1st, 2014

Arsene Wenger's men felt the residuals of last Saturday's thumping as they looked out of luck and out of ideas first against Swansea on Tuesday and then for the first half against Man City before a rallying Mathieu Flamini and all-around solid team effort helped the club salvage a much-needed point in the second half. Evaluating the damage control of these two draws in light of some key upcoming fixtures will be Matt Williams of the Chicago Gooners followed Arsenal matchday commentator Dan Roebuck touching on his favorite moments of the season, plus some suitably "meh" (but easy) trivia and a nearly unintelligible Wanker of the Week…

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Post-Chelski: Apocalypse Now And Again

March 24th, 2014

Arsenal choose to play a title contender the only way they now how: fast and loose in midfield, and the consequences -- all 6 of them -- are positively shattering as Chelsea jump 7 points clear at the top. The best we can muster in review is "that was kinda' weird," so helping us seriously contemplate the repercussions for the club, the squad, and Arsene Wenger will be returning guest Garry, the Twin Cities Gooner, followed by prize trivia that's centered around the only competition we ever really cared about anyway, so there

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Post-Sp*rs: 1 and Done

March 18th, 2014

Arsenal soldier through a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena before putting Tottenham to the sword for the third time this season with a belter of a goal by Tomáš Rosický and 88 minutes of gruelingly defensive football, a result that would put them back within 4 points of league leaders Chelsea. Catching up with us to discuss tall orders in the Champions League, Ozil scapegoating, siege mentality in the North London Derby and preparations for Stamford Bridge will be Martin Tomlinson from the DC Armoury, followed by Old Man Herbert's doppelganger in the Wanker of the Week segment and the poorly-named, North London Derby MEGA CONTEST...

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Post-Everton: FA Cup Alter Ego

March 10th, 2014

Arsenal snap out of their Premiership doldrums and embrace their FA Cup killer instinct as they slowly turn the screws on the Toffees and produce a memorable 4-1 win in the process, a result that seals their passage to a Wembley semi-final against Man Ci...err, Wigan. Joining us to discuss the effect of Ozil's new best friend on the right wing and Arsenal's methods for foiling an impressive Everton side will be Kyle and Michael from the Queen City Gooners, followed by Sam Limbert of on the FA Cup's newfound energy and balancing momentum with injury concerns ahead of Bayern, plus some prematurely Scummy Wankers of the Week and a new location for this week's contest...

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Post-Stoke: Ouch

March 5th, 2014

Arsenal slump figuratively and in some cases quite literally to an underhanded horde of Orcs at the Britannia Stadium as they lose 1-nil, a result that sees them go four points adrift of the Premier League summit. Talking handballs that don't really matter when you don't score, competition prioritization and the return of the King (Ramsey, that is: the other one does it every winter so it's not really that big of a deal) will be returning guest and writer Chris Jenkins, along with the usual Wanker guff and a prize contest designed to jolt your mind out if its depressed, Premiership stupor…

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Post-Sunderland: Nothing a Good Hammering Can’t Fix

February 25th, 2014

After a slow, painful death at the hands of European Champions Bayern Munich in midweek, Arsenal revive their confidence with a walk-in-the-park, 4-1 win over Sunderland thanks to an Olivier Giroud brace and a Tomáš Rosický wonder goal. Dissecting the Bayern loss for some positives, evaluating an Ozil-less performance against the Black Cats and getting us up to speed on developments at Arsenal's official US supporters club will be Arsenal America's Adrian Cazares, Jeremy Chasey and Mike Kavanagh, followed by a geriatric Wanker of Week and some honorary trivia for the recipient of Ashburton Grove's latest legends statue…

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Post-Liverpool: He Who Body Checks Last

February 18th, 2014

Arsene Wenger's squad follows up a seriously dour midweek draw by exacting some sweet revenge on Liverpool as they win 2-1 to secure passage to the quarter finals of the FA Cup. Talking midweek indecisiveness, the power of squad rotation and exactly what it takes to beat the runaway Bundesliga leaders in the Champions League will be Brett Chase of The Modern Gooner and the New York City Arsenal supporters, followed by a Wanker of the Week we expect to see a few more times before the season's over and a wooly prize for *those who think they know Giroud's attendance record... (*Celia Kay not eligible to win)

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Post-Liverpool: No One Marked Nosferatu

February 11th, 2014

Just when you think they're on a roll, Arsenal hit a new valley as they ship a sickening 5 goals to Liverpool at Anfield and forfeit their lead at the top of the Premiership in the process. Discussing the gut-sucking effect of conceding two set-piece goals, the team's worrying inability to regroup in midfield and the suddenly-huge significance of the showdown with Manchester United in midweek will be returning guest Elliot Smith aka Yankee Gunner, followed by some refreshing-not-Premiership trivia and the most annoyingly serious Wanker of the Week possibly ever…

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