On this week's show, recorded just moments after the 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League, I chat with Tim Stillman about the game, the team selection, the performance, Oliver Giroud's incredible goal, Jack Wilshere's stand-out display, which youngsters caught the eye, and also look ahead to Everton at the weekend. To get some perspective on that game, I also speak with ESPN FC's Everton correspondent Luke O'Farrell who gives us his view on what are troubled times at Goodison Park right now, with Ronald Koeman under real pressure after another defeat. There's some of the usual waffle in there too and details of my trip down under.
Arsecast Extra Episode 196 - 16.10.2017
On this week's show we look back at the disastrous 2-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday evening. The performance, the team, the tactics, and the all too familiar feeling of Arsenal throwing away a game they should have won. We chat about the manager, why something has to change at the club but why nothing probably will, the part Kroenke and Gazidis play in this current Arsenal – before we answer questions about Granit Xhaka, the lack of goals from midfield, what are the values of Arsenal and lots more.
Episode 445 -'89'
On this week's show I chat with Amy Lawrence about the upcoming documentary '89' which, unsurprisingly, tells the epic story of Arsenal's title win in the 88-89 season. Needing to go to Anfield and win by two clear goals, Michael Thomas's last gasp winner has become an unforgettable piece of Arsenal history. Amy and I chat about the season itself, the making of the film, and more, before chatting more generally about the pressures football puts on players and fans these days – in particular the prospect of Christmas Eve football. There's also Steve McMahon's 1-minute finger.
Arsecast Extra Episode 195 - 09.10.2017
In this Interlull edition of the show we discuss the injury to Shkodran Mustafi, potential problems at centre-half, Alex Iwobi's big international goal, and the rumours involving a return to London for Marc Overmars. We answer listener questions about our goalkeeping situation, whether we should sell Ozil and Sanchez in January, Jens Lehmann, Dublin sightings by Angela Lansbury, buying in January and lots more.
Episode 444 - Rich
It may be an Interlull but we've still got a podcast for you today, and in the wake of Arsenal's financial results being released last week, I chat with Kieron O'Connor (@SwissRamble), about a healthy profit, cash in the bank, how we still lag behind the others in terms of commercial revenue, the challenges of improving that in a season when we're in the Europa League, potential transfer funds and lots more. We also touch on the current situation involving Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov, and what the future might hold there.