Episodes
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
In this episode we look back at hugely impressive 6-0 win over West Ham on Sunday. This was a game where Arsenal were good far more than the opposition were bad, and we chat about how we broke down and then dismantled the Hammers. There's discussion of set-piece goals, Bukayo Saka from the spot, Leandro Trossard's impressive stats, and of course the contribution of Declan Rice with two assists and a brilliant goal against his former club. We also chat about Ethan Nwaneri, goal difference and...
Published 02/12/24
In this episode I'm joined by Dr Andrew Mitchell, Associate Dean in Education & Sport at the University of Bedfordshire, to answer listener questions about injuries and player fitness in football. We discuss how club's manage injured players, the question of injury proneness, the thorny and recurring issues of hamstrings, how physical development at a young age could benefit players in the future, specific players like Jurrien Timber and Thomas Partey, the importance of mental health...
Published 02/09/24
In this episode I'm joined by Ken Early of Second Captains for a mid-season (more or less) look at what's going on in the Premier League? Is it important for someone other than Man City to win the title? We chat about some surprises, Jurgen Klopp and his departure announcement, Ken's assessment of Arsenal at this point, as well as discussing punditry that more and more comes with a specific club favour, the IFAB proposal regarding sin-bins and blue cards, and lots more. Follow Ken...
Published 02/09/24
In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast Tim talks to Gunners ‘keeper Manuela Zinsberger at London Colney. Manu recently signed a new contract with the club. Tim chats with Manu about her Arsenal journey to this point, how she has retained her number 1 spot amidst competition from a collection of other goalkeepers, the psychology of being a ‘keeper, how she irons out her weaknesses and the balance between competing with and supporting the other goalkeepers in the squad and embracing...
Published 02/09/24
In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim welcomes Sky Sports reporter Miriam Walker Khan and host of the Kickback: Brown Girl Football Diaries Podcast Nirali Sisodia. Miriam and Nirali talk about their experiences with sport as South Asian women, as fans, participators and in the media. Miriam and Nirali talk about some of the assumptions and prejudices that South Asian girls face in sport, a lack of representation and rolemodels, the barriers brown girls can face and consider how...
Published 02/06/24
In this episode we look back at the 3-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday. We start by addressing the complaints of the Celebration Police after Arsenal won a big game, and some of the usual characters involved in that nonsense. Then attention turns to the actual football, and we talk about the starting line-up, Jorginho's best game for the club, the goals and big incidents, including calamitous defending at both ends – before discussing how this win opens up the title race again, and Arsenal's...
Published 02/05/24
In this episode we look back at the 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night. We start with a discussion about the difficulties of facing a low block approach, and we wonder whether fan anxiety about our ability to break down packed defences is one that will be shared by the team and the manager – especially on an evening when we did find enough to win the game, in no small part thanks to Gabriel Jesus. We chat about how we found joy, especially in the second half; conceding a late...
Published 01/31/24
\In this episode we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Arsecast Extra. There's some football chat with discussion of some managerial departures, the January transfer window and Mikel Arteta's contract – and throughout we reflect on a decade behind the mic doing this show through good times and bad, on and off the pitch. There are some clips of classic moments, songs, jingles and samples of some of the nonsense we've put out down the years, but which has always been a pleasure and privilege...
Published 01/28/24
In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to discuss Thomas Partey's return to training, Richard Garlick's upcoming new role, Arsenal and the Deloitte Money League, before we dive into the club's spending under Mikel Arteta in the context of the ongoing demand for a big-name, big money striker. We've spent a lot in most positions, but up front – not really, and we delve into that in some detail. We also answer some listener questions about the January window, Charlie Patino, ex-players as...
Published 01/26/24
In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim chats to former Arsenal goalkeeper Aman Dosanj. Aman was, almost certainly, the first British South Asian to play for Arsenal Women and was certainly the first British South Asian Woman to represent England at any level. Tim talks to Aman about her career, her route into football from her childhood in Southampton and how she got to Arsenal, idolising David Seaman, her scholarship to Tennessee, her career ending due to a knee injury and...
Published 01/24/24
In this episode we look back on Saturday's 5-0 win over Crystal Palace. There's discussion of Arsenal's set-piece prowess as that dominated the first half talking points, and the balance between being good at them and reliant on them. There were three open play goals in the second half, with confidence boosts for Trossard and Martinelli, and we also chat about the performance in general and how much we can take from it against a poor Palace side. We also talk about the substitutes, in...
Published 01/22/24
In this episode I'm joined by Tom Canton of The Gooner Talk to chat about Arsenal's return to action this weekend as we prepare to face Crystal Palace. Will the warm weather training in Dubai have been of real benefit to a side who have struggled to find their best form in recent weeks. There's also discussion of the January transfer window, the Benzema rumour, Mikel Arteta's use of young players, continued links to Ivan Toney, a mooted departure from the senior squad, and lots more. Follow...
Published 01/19/24
In this January break episode there's no football to talk about, but we chat a little about Arsenal's trip to Dubai, Mikel Arteta's popularity, the return of Jurrien Timber to training after his injury, Declan Rice getting old, and online clamour for players of the past, before we discuss James' interview with Tomas Rosicky. We also answer listener questions about who might come to life in the second half of the season, the January transfer window, selling Smith Rowe to fund a signing, as...
Published 01/15/24