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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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Post-Villa: 5 Star Arsenal

February 2nd, 2015

Alexis' stand-ins absolutely wipe the floor with Paul Lambert's hapless Aston Villa at the Emirates to exhibit Arsenal's embarrassment of offensive riches and turn in the perfect preparation for next weekend's North London Derby. Helping us build up to Saturday's visit to Sp*rs and tackle the near-impossible task of identifying Arsenal's true standout players against Villa will be USA.Arsenal.com's Kevin Mooney, plus we beat the 5-nil motif to death with some scoreline history trivia and a feeble attempt at ranking new signing Gabriel amongst Arsenal's err, most comeliest players…

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Post-Brighton: Roz Runs Riot

January 26th, 2015

With top Premiership clubs falling left right and center the day before, Arsenal pick up the plaudits for simply keeping their heads and the win in a game where Tomas Rosicky absolutely ran the show. Helping us examine Brighton's initial timidity, Theo slow journey back to fitness and the hilarity of teams-not-Arsenal losing in the FA Cup will be 7amkickoff's Tim Bostelle, plus FA Cup streaks in our contest section and some more superbly-overblown predictions…

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Post-Man City: Top Four Clout

January 19th, 2015

Arsenal roll back the years and exhibit some Champion-level pedigree as they beat Manchester City on their own turf in a hugely impressive, confidence-boosting 2-nil win. Helping us pinpoint the secret to the Gunners' success (*cough*defense) and heap plaudits on Santi and Co. will be Andrew of Arseblog.com, followed by your depressing "When We Spent Lots of Money in a Blizzard" transfer trivia answered and some more overly-positive predictions for Sunday's FA Cup trip to Brighton...

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