Episodes
In this episode we look back at the 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday which, despite being our first loss of 2024, has caused a significant amount frustration and disappointment. We examine the reasons for that response, reflect on game of two halves in which the Gunners can have attacking regrets in the first and defensive ones in the second, as well as discussing why it felt like Mikel Artets allowed the game to get away from us after the break. Then there are listener questions beginning...
Published 04/15/24
In this episode we look back at the 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Arsenal went ahead, but carelessness handed two goals the opposition, before Leandro Trossard equalised late in the second half. We discuss all the big moments, from team selection, to the potential red card for Harry Kane, the penalty incidents at both ends, and the Gunners overall display on the night. There's also some focus on individual performances, and whether Arsenal have an issue at left-back (in...
Published 04/10/24
In this episode we look back at Arsenal's impressive 3-0 win over Brighton on Saturday evening. We talk about the risk/reward nature of the Gunners approach against this particular opposition, and how having adjusted slightly early in the first half, the opposition threat was more or less negated. We analyse the penalty incident and the goals we scored, the man of the match performance from Kai Havertz, and the way we settled into a comfortable defensive system after going 2-0 up. There's...
Published 04/07/24
In this episode I'm joined first by Ryan Hunn to discuss Arsenal's 2-0 win over Luton on Wednesday evening. We chat about the changes Mikel Arteta made to his team, and some of the selection decisions – not least Emile Smith Rowe getting a rare start in midfield, and making a telling contribution to the result. We also discuss how the second half felt versus the reality of the game, some of the mainstays in team who helped support the players who came in, whether the left back position is one...
Published 04/04/24
On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Max Radwan from the Pot Shot Podcast to discuss Arsenal’s Conti Cup Final win over Chelsea. Tim and Max talk about the line up choices, the performances of Victoria Pelova and Emily Fox, match winning moments from Manu Zinsberger and Stina Blackstenius, Emma Hayes’ comments about Jonas Eidevall post-match, the celebratory scenes between the players and supporters and whether this victory can be a launchpad for a better campaign...
Published 04/01/24
In this episode we look back at Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Man City on Sunday. We reflect on a performance which demonstrated the Gunners maturity and development, but which also might have yielded a better outcome. We examine the way Mikel Arteta set up his team, and the way they carried out those tactical instructions, keeping City's danger-men very quiet. There's discussion of Gabriel Jesus on the left-hand side, the missed opportunity towards the end of the game, and what this game means for...
Published 04/01/24
On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim is joined by Art de Roche from The Athletic to look ahead to Sunday’s Conti Cup Final against Chelsea. They discuss what the team might look like- could we see a back three? Russo on the wing? Tim and Art also discuss why it’s been such an inconsistent season for Arsenal and how make or break this final is for Arsenal’s season. You can follow Art on Twitter @artderoche : You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator Get extra bonus content and...
Published 03/29/24
In this episode I'm joined by Andrew Allen and Lewis Ambrose to look ahead to Sunday's gargantuan clash with Man City. We discuss the importance of the fixture in the context of the title race, how Mikel Arteta might approach this game based on our past record away at the Etihad, the potential team changes and tweaks we might see after the Interlull, as well how this particular Arsenal side is equipped for this kind of challenge. There's also some chat about Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard and...
Published 03/29/24
In this episode I'm joined by Arsenal fan Alfie Steiner, to talk a little bit about the Gunners, but more about food and his incredibly popular 'Alfie Cooks' channels on social media. We chat about how posting food pictures to Instagram developed into something else, and he now has nearly 4,000,000 followers for his inventive recipes. We also discuss the fact his food is plant based, how that can lead to more creativity in the kitchen, where he sees his newly-found career going, as well as...
Published 03/26/24
In this Interlull episode we reflect on the pointlessness of international friendlies in March before chatting about the involvement of some Arsenal players for their countries over the weekend. Then discussion moves onto the title race and what lies ahead for Mikel Arteta and his players, with the fixture schedule and to what extent he will be able to rotate his squad with the stakes so high. We then answer listener questions about forwards, whether we'll be interested in Viktor Gyokeres,...
Published 03/25/24
In this episode I'm joined Clive Palmer to discuss Takehiro Tomiyasu signing a new deal, contract and salary management at the club in recent times, and how these contracts are linked to selling as well as player retention. We also talk about the Ben White story as he continues to get unjust criticism for his decision not to play for Gareth Southgate's England; reflect on the title race and the run-in, a new experience compared to our last Premier League win; Mikel Arteta as coach and the...
Published 03/21/24
In this episode we begin with some chat about the weekend of FA Cup action, and the strange comments made by Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag. Then we move onto the Champions League draw and our games against Bayern, changes in recruitment at Academy level, and whether or not Mika Biereth's goalscoring out on loan might see him get a chance next season. We also have listener questions about who might replace Aaron Ramsdale if/when he leaves this summer, whether Pedro Neto's hamstrings will...
Published 03/18/24
In this episode I'm joined By Lewis Ambrose to chat about the Champions League draw, as we meet a familiar foe in the shape of Bayern Munich. We chat about the history between the clubs, get some context around their performance in the Bundesliga this season, the Harry Kane narrative, how Arsenal fans will seek revenge, as well as looking at the pathway to the final, and the other games in the CL quarter-finals. Then we move onto Ben White's new contract, how he has developed as a player, his...
Published 03/15/24
On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim and Counterpressed’s Jessy Parker Humphreys look ahead to Friday night’s massive game at Stamford Bridge. They discuss Chelsea’s injury issues and January transfers and how they have adapted, there is some goalkeeper discourse around both clubs as well as potential title race implications and what the line ups will look like. You can follow Jessy on Twitter @Jessyjph : You can follow Tim on Twitter @Stillmanator Get extra bonus content and...
Published 03/13/24
In this slightly shorter than usual episode, we discuss Arsenal's qualification for the Champions League quarter-final via a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Porto on Tuesday night. We chat about how difficult both legs of this tie were, how brilliant we had to be to find a single goal in the second leg, how hard Porto made it for us with their tactical/cynical game-plan, some odd officiating, how the team has matured and learned from previous European nights, the way we held our nerve for...
Published 03/13/24
In this episode we look back at the late 2-1 win over Brentford on Saturday evening. We chat about Declan Rice and his goal contributions this season, an eventful evening for Aaron Ramsdale who had a game of two-halves and who made an important contribution despite his glaring error, penalty incidents that could have gone our way, Kai Havertz scoring the winner despite some people thinking he shouldn't have been on the pitch, and what digging out these three points against tricky opposition...
Published 03/11/24
In this episode I'm joined By Kaya Kaynak of Football London to chat about Arsenal's recent form, the difference between pre and post Dubai, how this side is shaping up to be the blueprint Mikel Arteta spoke wanting about years ago and the way he deals with the press, as well as some discussion of how the team is evolving in the absence of some key players, Kai Havertz's progression, Aaron Ramsdale and lots more. Follow Kaya @kayakaynak97 Get extra bonus content and help support Arseblog by...
Published 03/08/24
In this episode we look back at the 6-0 thrashing of Sheffield United on Monday night. We discuss Arsenal's ruthlessness and dominance in the early stages, in the context of a big tactical misstep by the opposition. Nevertheless, our performance deserves a lot of credit, the goalscoring form continues and the goal difference has been improved once again. We chat about the goals we scored and the players who impressed, why we were probably right to take our foot off the gas in the second half,...
Published 03/05/24
In this episode I'm joined first by Amy Lawrence to chat about how this season has been a bit of a slow burner, but one which feels like it's coming to a boil. We discuss Mikel Arteta's steeliness, the job he's done since he took over, the way the team and the squad has been built, and assess it's ability to go the distance in this year's Premier League title race. Then, I chat to Tim Stillman about Sunday's North London derby, how Arsenal Women are breaking records by selling out the...
Published 03/01/24
In this episode we look back at the impressive 4-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday evening. We chat about how the Gunners took the game by the scruff of the neck from the very start, suffocating the visitors and not allowing them to play their game at all. We chat about the goals we scored in the first half and the second, Kai Havertz, Bukayo Saka, and how Arsenal continue to stamp their title credentials on the Premier League. Then we answer listener questions about Jakub Kiwior, potential...
Published 02/26/24
In this episode I'm joined by Phil Costa to discuss Arsenal's 1-0 defeat to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. We chat about how different Europe and the Premier League can be, and the need for Mikel Arteta's side to learn quickly from last night's game. We analyse the performance, where and why Arsenal struggled, and how Porto negated our strengths with their, at times, extremely cynical game-plan. There's discussion of the late goal we conceded that came from a catalogue of...
Published 02/22/24
In this episode we look back at another impressive away for Arsenal, returning from Turf Moor having beaten Burnley 5-0. We chat about how the early goal set the tone, another two goal salvo from Bukayo Saka, goals too for Leandro Trossard and Kai Havertz as well as some analysis of how their roles have been instrumental in recent performances. We also discuss some other small tactical tweaks Mikel Arteta has made in recent weeks, and how the last five games have cemented Arsenal's...
Published 02/19/24
In this episode I'm joined Charles Watts to chat about how nice and quiet it is after Arsenal's 6-0 on Sunday, before we shoot the breeze about peaking in the second half of the season, the importance of getting injured players back to compete domestically and in Europe, Bukayo Saka's incredible output and the definition of 'world class', the stable environment at the club right now, Ivan Toney, the impending arrival of Kylian Mbappe to North London, and lots more. Here's the Sky Sports...
Published 02/16/24
For this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim chats to Conner Roberts from the All for United Women FC YouTube channel. Tim chats to Conner about United’s season so far, speculation around the future of manager Marc Skinner and why United have not repeated the heights of last season. Then Tim and Conner look ahead to Saturday’s crunch game and how the teams might line up and strengths and weaknesses each team might look to exploit. You can follow Conner on Twitter @connerroberts_ and...
Published 02/15/24