136 episodes

The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas (Gunnerblog), Art de Roche 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, including transfers and contracts, and analysis on the women's team too.

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The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas (Gunnerblog), Art de Roche 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, including transfers and contracts, and analysis on the women's team too.

    "He's a massive tit" Rating the Sven Mislintat signings

    "He's a massive tit" Rating the Sven Mislintat signings

    Joining Ian Stone this week it's Art De Roche and Adrian Clarke to look back on the Sven Mislintat era when everything was just a little confused at the Emirates.
    In order to make sense of it all we have a little game of Sven Mislintit or tat where we rate the eight players that came in under Sven's eye. It's also four years since Unai Emery's first match in charge of the gooners and we compare that team to today's.
    Moving on to the big topic in The Athletic this week we talk about player roles and the various ways that they can be defined by focusing on Saka and Xhaka.
    And finally it's all about captains, and one former captain who's going to be lighting up the ballroom this winter
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Sven Mislintit or tat - 01.00
    PART 2 - Saka the wide threat - 11.00
    PART 3 - Captaincy and squad leaders - 27.00
    PART 4 - Strictly Tony Adams - 37.00
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    • 44 min
    The Saliba Show

    The Saliba Show

    Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas join Ian Stone for a look back on Arsenal's opening day victory over Crystal Palace.
    And it was all about one man: William Saliba. Is he undroppable after that "Rolls Royce" performance? Is not knowing your back four a good thing? And can we come up with a song for him?
    Plus Arsenal's fighting spirit, wingers, and why Ian needs to watch All or Nothing
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Rolls Royce of a defender 01.00

    PART 2 - Palace 0-2 Arsenal 05.00

    PART 3a - Transfers 23.00
    PART 3b - All or Nothing 28.30
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    • 42 min
    Arsenal’s Lionesses, Palace preview, Terry Neil

    Arsenal’s Lionesses, Palace preview, Terry Neil

    Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke as we look ahead to the new season!

    In this episode: we speak about England winning Euro 2022 and the heavy influence that Arsenal have on this team, we look back at our last preseason game, a 6-0 battering of Sevilla and look ahead to the first game of the Premier League season against Crystal Palace.

    Plus there’s some transfer talk focused on those who are leaving rather than coming.

    And we pay tribute to Terry Neil, Arsenal’s youngest ever manager and an FA Cup winner in that incredible 1979 win over Manchester United.
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    • 50 min
    There’ll always be a place at Arsenal that belongs to Maria Petri

    There’ll always be a place at Arsenal that belongs to Maria Petri

    Join Ian Stone, Art de Roche, and Amy Lawrence for a look back on the latest from Arsenal.
    This week we pay tribute to the greatest football fan of all time, Maria Petri, who sadly passed away on Friday. Amy shares her memories of Maria, whilst Art discusses her love of the women's team. Maria was Arsenal through and through and embodied the club in a way that no one else ever will.
    We then move to talking about James's wide ranging interview with Edu and whether the tide of opinion has turned in favour of the Kroenkes.
    Finally we talk William Saliba, what would make a dream transfer window and the gooners at the Euro
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Rename the stadium 02.00

    PART 2 - “I shall be oh so sad when I die, as I won’t be able to watch Arsenal anymore” RIP Maria Petri 05.00

    PART 3a - Edu talks business 14.00
    PART 3b - Arsenal and the Kroenkes 23.00
    PART 3c - William Saliba 29.00

    PART 4 - Gooners at the Euro 35.00 
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    • 43 min
    The Arteta Effect

    The Arteta Effect

    Joining Ian Stone this week it's Art De Roche and Adrian Clarke to discuss all that has happened since we last spoke.
    First up there's the new away kit launch, and how the club community looks out for and after each other.
    Then we get into the impending arrival of Zinchenko as he finalises his move to Arsenal from Man City - do we think he's a better fit for the club than Martinez?
    We catch up with James McNicholas who's out with the team in Orlando, Florida to find out what the vibes are like, and to discuss his interview with Fabio Vieira.
    And we have some tactical discussions, talk All or Nothing, and the WSL fixture list too. You asked for more so we're giving you more!
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Wear the shirt with pride 02.00

    PART 2 - Zinchenko 08.00

    PART 3a - Pre season win v Everton : 21.00
    PART 3b - James McNicholas on tour: 30.00

    PART 4a - Cut backs: 44.00 
    PART 4b - All or Nothing: 49.00 
    PART 4c - WSL fixture list: 52.00 
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    • 59 min
    Jesus opens his Arsenal account, Coach Wilshere, and Inside Hale End

    Jesus opens his Arsenal account, Coach Wilshere, and Inside Hale End

    Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke, and Art de Roche for the latest goings on in and around Arsenal.

    This week: Arsenal's pre season game against FC Nuremburg - what learnings can we take, should we get over excited about Jesus, and what about Elneny's goal!
    Adrian went to screening of 'Inside Hale End' so we find out about that, and we discuss the impact Jack Wilshere will have at Arsenal's Academy.
    Plus we talk about hot games
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

#PaulOut ,

Simply The Best Arsenal Podcast

For Arsenal fans, this is thx must listen👍

GWK ,

Stay in the present

The analysis is good and the presenters are generally insightful, when discussing what is happening to Arsenal current day. But too much time is spent on reliving the Wenger years, 10-20 years ago, that were fun for the attacking play, but ultimately didn’t deliver the results we expected.

Shawn Khalilian ,

Host is annoying/unprofessional

James and Amy are great as always, but I really wish they would change the host (Ian) to someone else. He is annoying, negative, and just not very knowledgeable about Arsenal. On the latest show, he admitted to not even having watched game… how are you the host of the huge publication’s Arsenal podcast and can’t even be bothered to watch the games to know what are you are talking about? Unprofessional.

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