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COVID Log 3-23-20

March 23rd, 2020

As the Coronapocalypse brings all football activity (and just all activity in general) to a halt, the podcast discusses Arteta's recovery and the surreal vacuum absolutely no sport creates on day-to-day life, postulates the ramifications of COVID-19 on professional football in the coming year, plus analyzes recruiting tactical changes and what effect they could have on Arsenal in the years to come.

Post-Portsmouth: Trading One Cup for Another

March 2nd, 2020

Arsenal sandwich two wins -- one in the Premiership over Everton and one in the FA Cup against Portsmouth -- either side of a heartbreaking elimination at home in the Europa League to Olympiacos. We'll debate whether or not being out of the Europa League could be a good thing (bear with us), the physical toll of Arteta's preferred style of play, rare financial woes and the bolstered legacy of the Invincibles...

Post-Newcastle: Whoooops (We Won)

February 17th, 2020

Arsenal put their past myriad draws behind them with a confident second half performance and an even more resounding scoreline as they fell Newcastle at home. We'll talk timely redemptions for Ozil and Lacazette, plus Pepe promise, Champions League hope, Europa League lineup shuffles and the need to get our midfield linkup play up to league standard...

Post-Winter Break

February 12th, 2020

After a win and two (more) draws, Arsenal head off to Dubai with two new defensive loan signings in tow. We'll discuss the pedigree of Cedric and Pablo Mari and look ahead to the new recruits' (and Lacazette's) chances of starting against Newcastle and then Olympiakos in midweek...

Post-Sheffield U: Emery Habits Die Hard

January 18th, 2020

Arsenal regress slightly into some Emery-ball against Sheffield United after some decent (read: not disastrous) showings in the Premiership and FA Cup. We'll discuss the lack of offense in midfield, what the defense needs to do to generally keep from freaking out all the time and of course the usual VAR segment...

Post-Man U: Well-Earned

January 5th, 2020

Arsenal FINALLY turn the corner on their wretched form thanks to an energetic and well-deserved win at home against Manchester United. We'll discuss Arteta's bond with the players and how exactly the Spaniard can keep this positive momentum going with some solid business in the January transfer window...

Post-Everton: Not Quite Out With the Old

December 23rd, 2019

After more excruciating results against Liege and Man City, Arsenal continue to limp towards reform with a fairly toothless 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park. We'll discuss at exactly what point does your sports ownership hobby just make you look stupid, whether or not new boss Mikel Arteta has the dressing room chops to bend this squad to his will, and most importantly what kind of improvement can we reasonably expect from the Spaniard as Arsenal look set to make a more gradual transition back to success...

Post-Norwich: New Coach, Same Defense

December 4th, 2019

Arsenal finally cut ties with failing manager Unai Emery only to reveal they haven't been doing their homework on who exactly should replace him before drawing 2-2 to Norwich at Carrow Road. We'll revisit the highs and (many) lows of Emery's tenure at Arsenal, discuss Freddy's propensity for Wengerball (and whether our defense can actually handle that) plus wade through the club's deep deep "short list" of managers to find one that can actually move Arsenal's current collection of players up the table...

November 2019: The Interlull of Our Discontent

November 18th, 2019

Arsenal set the November bar at an all-time low with a string of woeful results followed by a disastrous impromptu PR campaign as they double-down on supporting Unai Emery's by-now-disastrous tenure at the club. We'll look ahead to upcoming fixtures and debate just how low Arsenal could sink if they refuse to cut bait with the Spaniard plus explain the club's new Player Alienation program in full detail...

Post-Crystal Palace: The Great Fiasco

October 28th, 2019

Arsenal's post-international break slump plunges to a new nadir with a 2-2 draw to Crystal Palace and no small amount of player controversy. We'll discuss the bizarre Xhaka episode plus Skynet's/VAR's latest casualties, along with the usual guff about whether or not Arsenal actually have the stones to move on past Unai Emery...