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The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and comedian Ian Stone bring you a weekly podcast dedicated to Arsenal Football club. They'll bring you reaction to all the games, expert insight into the inner-workings of the club, and analysis on the women's team too.

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The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas and comedian Ian Stone bring you a weekly podcast dedicated to Arsenal Football club. They'll bring you reaction to all the games, expert insight into the inner-workings of the club, and analysis on the women's team too.

    Handbrake on, patience running thin, and a Xhaka shaped elephant in the room

    Handbrake on, patience running thin, and a Xhaka shaped elephant in the room

    Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas for a frank breakdown of Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace. Adrian's watched the game back so you don't have to.
    This week: was that Vieira's audition for manager, why did we put the handbrake on, and can we turn back time and bring back Santi Cazorla please?
    All that plus a discussion on Olivier Giroud, insight into Danny Welbeck's late winner against Leicester and the Arsenal Women play at the Emirates

    RUNNING ORDER

    PART 1 - Patrick Vieira and late late goals (01.30)

    PART 2 - Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace (08.00)

    PART 3 - Olivier Giroud: nice guy and handsome devil (40.30)

    PART 4 - Arsenal v Barcelona at the Emirates (45.30)
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    • 52 min
    Arsenal's DNA, award winning poetry, and McCabe's monster goals

    Arsenal's DNA, award winning poetry, and McCabe's monster goals

    Joining Ian Stone this week it's James McNicholas and Adrian Clarke to talk all through Arsenal's season so far.
    This week: we discuss the position Ainsley Maitland Niles and what's next for him, we talk about replacing Granit in the team, and we look ahead to the return of Patrick Vieira next Monday.
    Plus Adrian does a deep dive on the women's team and their excellent start to the WSL and brings us the Sound of Music
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Jack Wilshere love in (01.30)

    PART 2a - AMN - what next? (07.30)
    PART 2b - Eyes turn to January (18.00)

    PART 3 - Arsenal women analysed (29.30)

    PART 4 - Palace preview (36.30)
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    • 45 min
    Taking a point, Arteta's adaptability, and remembering Rosicky

    Taking a point, Arteta's adaptability, and remembering Rosicky

    Join Ian Stone, Art de Roché, and James McNicholas for some considered reaction to the Brighton draw.
    This week: we look at Arsenal without Xhaka and whether Arteta needs to change his gameplans up a little, we lament the overreaction to the result on social media, and we celebrate what it is to be an english football fan.
    Plus we talk Arsenal topping the WSL ahead of their tough Champions League tie with Barcelona, and we discuss Tomas Rosicky as he turns 41.
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Naff away days (01.30)

    PART 2a - Brighton 0-0 Arsenal (04.30)
    PART 2b - Tribalism in football (16.00)

    PART 3 - Villa 0-4 Arsenal (20.30)

    PART 4 - Rosicky love in (25.30)
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    • 35 min
    Spanking Spurs, iconic Ramsdale, and a ripped off handbrake

    Spanking Spurs, iconic Ramsdale, and a ripped off handbrake

    Join Ian Stone, James McNicholas, and Art de Roché for a full and joyous unpacking of Arsenal 3-1 Spurs. And stick around at the end for a bonus chat with Amy Lawrence if you just can't get enough love for the Arsenal.
    This week: we revel in the cauldron of the Emirates, ask if this is the turning point for Arsenal, and praise, well, almost everybody!
    We've got love for the Hale End, for Partey, for Odegaard, and for Tomiyasu. We've got stories from the ground. And we've got a discussion on the Arsenal women's team, who are top of the league, and what Arteta could learn from Eidevall.
    It's a packed show, but it's worth it, and here's how it sounds
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Noisy Emirates (01.30)

    PART 2 - Arsenal 3-1 Spurs (06.30)

    PART 3 - Arsenal 5-0 City (30.30)

    PART 4 - Bonus pod with Amy Lawrence (39.30)
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    • 59 min
    The phlegmatic Yorkshireman

    The phlegmatic Yorkshireman

    Ian Stone is joined by Amy Lawrence and Art de Roché to discuss another 1-0 to the Arsenal as this weekend the Gunners beat Burnley.
    Today it's all about Ramsdale, Gabriel, and Tomiyasu as the defensive back six takes shape, we discuss Wednesday's match against Wimbledon, and then there's the big one: the North London Derby too - could Jack Wilshere do a job in the dressing room?
    RUNNING ORDER

    PART 1 - Ramsdale love in (01.30)

    PART 2a - Burnley 0-1 Arsenal (12.30)
    PART 2b - Wimbledon preview (30.00)

    PART 3 - Wilshere (35.00)
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    • 46 min
    New-Look Arsenal & Koscielny Hindsight

    New-Look Arsenal & Koscielny Hindsight

    The Athletic's Arsenal correspondents Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas join host Ian Stone after Arteta's Gunners secured an actual Premier League win!... The trio discuss the new-look backline, how a tactical shift might hold the key to getting both Emile Smith-Rowe and Martin Odegaard into the same team AND a sliding doors moment which might have seen Patrick Vieira in the Arsenal dugout, instead of beating Spurs handsomely at Selhurst Park.
    Plus, Amy and James revisit Laurent Koscielny's unpleasant North London exit.
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    • 48 min

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