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by arseblog
12h ago
So this is it. 37 games. 27 wins. 89 goals. 86 points. And it all comes down to the final day. It’s all fairly simple: we need to beat Everton, and we need West Ham to draw with, or beat, Man City at the Etihad. Simple. And yet. Neither thing is quite that. It’s taken for granted that today hinges only on what happens in Manchester, but we have to show the same level of performance and professionalism that we have all season to take all three points. Then, realistically speaking, we need something extraordinary to happen in the other game. One minute my outlook is that it’s completely unlikel ..read more
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Some Saturday thoughts …
Arseblog ... an Arsenal blog
by arseblog
2d ago
Good morning from London. Obviously everyone’s focus is on tomorrow and the game against Everton, but I don’t want to write too much about that today. The final day thing is something Mikel Arteta has experienced before. Here he is discussing a game in which he himself was decisive, helping Rangers to pip Celtic to the SPL in 2003: “They were telling us we need one more goal. Now we are okay. We need another goal and in the 94th to 96th minutes, it’s a penalty and we had to score that goal to win the title. “So I looked around, nobody was picking the ball. I went and picked it up. The crowd ..read more
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Relax – everything is in hand …
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by arseblog
3d ago
Good morning. It’s Friday. I’m going to London today, and that’s as much as I have to say. Why spoil it? Why blather on and on about stuff and things? Stuff, ok. Things, possibly. Stuff AND things – that’s just too much for this time of the morning. Here’s what you need to know. A certain American podcaster whose name may or may not rhyme with Delliot Zzzzvmith arrived in Dublin yesterday and I’m not saying he forced me to drink a lot of wine in an Italian restaurant, and some unnecessary Sazerac in the back garden when we got home, but if he wasn’t here I’d be much less hungover than I am ri ..read more
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He Knows Exactly What We Need
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by Tim Stillman
3d ago
‘For me to play at this club you have to be the best in your position. When you lose that, I think you should be away from this place. I have probably been here too long. In the last few months, I probably didn’t deserve to be here. For me, the standards you need to play for this club, it cannot be eight out of 10, it has to be 10 out of 10. ‘When you cannot deliver that, it is not good enough. Sometimes people get away with it. Inside myself, my gut wasn’t clean and when you are like this, I prefer to make the decision myself.’ These were Mikel Arteta’s words in the wake of his final game as ..read more
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Wolves go two-footed on VAR and PGMOL
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by arseblog
4d ago
Morning all. There’s not much stirring from an Arsenal perspective this morning, so let’s begin with the story that Premier League clubs are to vote on a motion put forward by Wolves to scrap VAR. They said in a statement: After five seasons of VAR in the Premier League, it is time for a constructive and critical debate on its future. Our position is that the price we are paying for a small increase in accuracy is at odds with the spirit of our game, and as a result we should remove it from the 2024-25 season onwards. Somewhere, a lone ESPN journalist lets loose a plaintive cry. “Nooooooooo ..read more
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Episode 783 – The Final Day
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by arseblog
4d ago
Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. In this episode I’m joined by Tim Stillman to chat about the idea of rivalry in the wake of Man City beating Spurs, and whether that’s something managers should pay attention to. We also discuss Mikel Arteta’s influence on this Arsenal team and how fans bought into his communication, in contrast to how Tottenham fans reacted to Ange Postecoglou’s comments. Then we consider the final day of the season, and how we’ve pushed City all the way with the outside chance of still winning the league. Then Tim reflects on the Arsenal care ..read more
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A final day miracle required, but …
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by arseblog
5d ago
Morning all. So, against my better judgement, I watched the game last night. I won’t say I was encouraged by the first half, because there’s just such a high-wire element to how Spurs play that it felt like it could go wrong at any time. Playing it out from the back is all well and good, but you need to choose your moments. In the second half, they kept giving it away in their own defensive third, and then City scored. Romero, with his empty box of a head, ran beyond the gigantic Norwegian guy, and Porro just ignored him too, allowing Haaland to tap home unmarked. I know his movement is good ..read more
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The 0% chance game + Miedema/Walters
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by arseblog
6d ago
Morning all. I had a dream last night about a goalkeeper with no arms. I’m guessing it’s got something to do with how Vicario will play tonight in the game I just can’t bring myself to watch. I don’t know what I’ll do, but I can’t endure it whatever happens. If City win as easily as I think they will, that’s not worth sitting through. And if by some miracle Sp*rs get themselves in a position to take something from the game, the stress will be too much. There is still something to play for after Aston Villa’s highly chaotic and entertaining 3-3 draw with Liverpool last night. My favourite bit ..read more
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Man Utd 0-1 Arsenal: Trossard’s ‘Freddie’ goal takes it to the final day
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by arseblog
1w ago
Match report – Player ratings – Arteta reaction – Video The title of yesterday’s blog was ‘Just win’, and Arsenal did exactly that. They won, just. A single Leandro Trossard goal was enough to take all three points and ensure the destination of the title goes down to the final day. I said in that blog I thought it was a difficult game to write about beforehand, and I think it’s a difficult game to write about afterwards too. This was, on paper, the worst Manchester United line-up I’ve seen in a very long time. They probably put out League Cup sides with more quality than this one down the year ..read more
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Arsecast Extra Episode 584 – 12.05.2024
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by arseblog
1w ago
Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. In this episode recorded not long after the game, we look back at Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Man Utd at Old Trafford on Sunday. It wasn’t a great performance, but Leandro Trossard’s first half goal was enough for all three points and to keep the title push going until the final day. We chat about why the attacking performance was so inhibited, but there’s praise for the way we defended against a United side that offered little to threaten us. Underlying it all though, was a sense of pre-game dread, and ..read more
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