After a busy weekend revolving around the Mesut Ozil Tweet and 'discussions' that it sparked, we discuss the German and the ongoing situation at the club. Ultimately, it's unhealthy for Arsenal but what's behind it and what can be done to find a solution that benefits the team? We chat about him, Unai Emery, Arsenal's role in it all, and hope for the kind of outcome that will pay dividends on the pitch as we chase a top four finish and the Europa League. Then there are questions about selling a star player (NOT OZIL!) this summer, whether we're in a better position now compared to a year ago, potential candidates for the captaincy, a cling-film conundrum and lots more.
Episode 515 - Worries
In this episode I chat to Tim Stillman about our 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov in the Europa League. Arsenal were beaten by a team who haven't played in two months, Unai Emery's team selection was conservative and his changes seemed to cause confusion more than anything else. Do the players understand what he wants from them, and are the signs from their performances a cause for concern beyond the poor results in recent weeks? We chat Kolasinac, Lacazette, Ozil, Arsenal austerity, Aaron Ramsey's status as he's about to depart and lots more, plus a smidgeon of the usual waffle.
Arsecast Extra Episode 270 - 10.02.2019
On this week's show we look back at the 2-1 win over Huddersfield, are we worrying too much about style if the result is right? We touch on the performance, the goals we scored, the one we inevitably conceded, the team selection based on who Unai Emery had available to him, and we have to mention the Chelsea defeat which moved us up into 5th. There's some fun with the #sarriout hashtag, then serious questions about the abuse leveled at Alex Iwobi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mavropanos being left out of the Europa League squad, how to approach the BATE Borisov game on Thursday, an either/or about our strikers, and more.
Episode 514 - Mavropanos to the rescue
On today's show I'm joined by Clive Palmer to shoot the breeze as we head into the final 13 games of the season. It's a big challenge, and Unai Emery has plenty to consider, including his options at right back, does he give a chance to Dinos Mavropanos ahead of Shkodran Mustafi, what to do with Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, and looking ahead we chat about the future and while I'm a bit scared about how much we have to do in the summer, Clive is excited. All that and a bit of the usual waffle. Follow Clive on Twitter @clivepafc
Episode 513 - Behind the January transfer window with David Ornstein
On this special extra bonus Arsecast I'm joined by the BBC's David Ornstein to go behind the scenes of Arsenal's January transfer window. We discuss the signing of Denis Saurez and the pursuits of Yannick Carrasco, Ivan Perisic and Christopher Nkunku? Is he the only PSG player on our radar? We chat about the departure of Sven Mislintat as the Head of Recruitment is set to leave after just over a year in the job. Raul Sanllehi is the man with the power now, what will be done to replace Sven and who are the candidates. Plus some Mesut Ozil, KSE and the Kroenkes, Arsenal at the Super Bowl and more.