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In a new mini-series recorded during the global coronavirus pandemic, we speak to former Arsenal players about the highs, lows and controversies from their careers - and hear some untold stories.

In Lockdown Arsenal Football Club

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In a new mini-series recorded during the global coronavirus pandemic, we speak to former Arsenal players about the highs, lows and controversies from their careers - and hear some untold stories.

    Gael Clichy

    Gael Clichy

    Gael Clichy was just 18 years old when he won a championship medal in the Invincibles 2003/04 season, and in this episode he relives those days, telling us about learning from some of the very best players in the world at the time. He takes us through the move from Highbury to Emirates, and what it was like to be part of an evolving team entering a new era. He talks frankly about a lack of leadership and the challenges the team faced after Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira left, and explains the reasons behind his own departure to Manchester City in 2011 after eight years at the club.
     
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    • 31 min
    Thomas Vermaelen

    Thomas Vermaelen

    Our guest this time is Thomas Vermaelen, the captain who lifted our first trophy for nine years when we won the FA Cup in 2014. The Belgian defender tells us about playing at Highbury and in the Dennis Bergkamp Testimonial for former club Ajax before joining Arsenal in 2009. Thomas relives the highs of his stunning debut season, when he scored eight goals and was named in the Team of the Season, and also talks about his days struggling with injury, whether the team lacked maturity, and his eventual departure to Barcelona in 2014.
     
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    • 32 min
    Dennis Bergkamp - Part 2

    Dennis Bergkamp - Part 2

    In part two of our special Dennis Bergkamp interview, the legendary former player tells us about the various captains he played with, and how he found extra motivation during every day training sessions, and on matchday. He reveals whether he ever came close to leaving the club, and tells us how he looked to inspire the next generation coming through during his later years. He finished by talking about future plans, and a possible return to London.
     
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    • 19 min
    Dennis Bergkamp - Part 1

    Dennis Bergkamp - Part 1

    There was obviously a lot to cover when we caught up with the legendary Dennis Bergkamp, so we've split this interview into two parts. In the first part we hear about Dennis's arrival at the club back in 1995, his first encounter with strike partner Ian Wright, and the relationship he had with Arsène Wenger. He tells us about his partnership with Thierry Henry and how his arrival changed his own role. Dennis also reveals what life was like inside the Arsenal dressing room at the time, and who he liked to socialise with away from the pitch.
     
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    • 22 min
    Graham Stack

    Graham Stack

    Our guest this time is charismatic ex-goalkeeper Graham Stack. A regular member of the first-team squad in 2003/04, find out how he played a vital role in the Invicibles season, despite not playing a single minute of the Premier League campaign. Hear his experiences of being on the bench for the title-winning match at White Hart Lane - and his memories of the celebrations that night. A great story-teller, Graham also relives his explosive loan spell in Belgium, tells us exactly what it was like to work with Jens Lehmann every day, and recalls the day he scored a penalty on his first-team debut for the Gunners.
     
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    • 34 min
    Bacary Sagna

    Bacary Sagna

    In this episode we catch up with Bacary Sagna, the Premier League's outstanding right back throughout most of his seven years at the club. Bac tells us about overcoming personal tragedy during his first season in London, and the highs and lows of the title race. He recalls how the side was impacted by Eduardo's injury in 2008 and how he had to deal with his own injury problems after that. He relives the emotions of the FA Cup win in 2014, and reveals all about his move to Manchester City that summer.
     
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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116 Ratings

116 Ratings

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Good show

Excellent content and presentation. Thank you for these insightfully interviews.

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Hugely insightful with some great players

I hope there is more to come from this podcast

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Really insightful and some great guests

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