126 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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    • 4.8 • 160 Ratings

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.

    The season in 12 words

    The season in 12 words

    Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke, Amy Lawrence, and Art de Roche for one last time this season to look back on the season that was for Arsenal men, women, and the academy.
    This week: a dive into the positives, the manager, the injuries, and ultimate the January decisions that cost the club.
    All that plus Art brings his reflections from a busy season for the women and academy teams of Arsenal, and some end of season awards at the end too.
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1a - Season in three words : 01:00
    PART 1b - Arsenal 5-1 Everton: 2.30 

    PART 2 - Men’s Team Season review : 07.00

    PART 3a - Academy season review with Art De Roche : 28 .00
    PART 3b - Women’s Team season review with Art too! : 34.00

    PART 4 - Awards: 44.00 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Less of a podcast, more of a support group

    Less of a podcast, more of a support group

    Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence, and Adrian Clarke for a look back on the Newcastle defeat as Arsenal complete a season of winless Mondays.

    This week: why didn't the team show up? What prospects are there for the Everton game? And the biggest sigh you'll hear.

    Plus, reasons to be positive and keep the faith

    • 31 min
    Massive and crushing disappointment

    Massive and crushing disappointment

    Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and Adrian Clarke for look back at a miserable night in N17.
    This week: we dissect the disappointing night that saw Spurs easily best Arsenal. We debate the big calls on the night, talk through what it means for the rest of the season, and learn about "bread poultice"
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Bread poultice: 01:00

    PART 2a - Spurs 3-0 Arsenal : 08 :00

    PART 3a - Champions League or Europa League : 29.00
    PART 3b - Newcastle preview : 32.00

    • 42 min
    Two: goals for Eddie, contracts signed, and finish in the WSL

    Two: goals for Eddie, contracts signed, and finish in the WSL

    Join Ian Stone, Amy Lawrence and James McNicholas for a reflection on Arsenal's weird/nerve-wracking 2-1 win over Leeds at the weekend
    This week: games where you can't stay in your seat, Arteta and Eidevall sign on for more years at The Arsenal, and Art de Roche joins to talk about Arsenal Women being oh-so-close to the WSL title.
    All that plus a discussion on what to do with Eddie Nketiah, emotions from 'The Angel' and a preview for Thursday's big game against Spurs
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Games you couldn’t watch : 01:00

    PART 2a - Arsenal 2-1 Leeds : 07:00
    PART 2b - NLD preview: 26.00

    PART 3a - New contracts for Arteta and Eidevall : 33.00
    PART 3b - Arsenal Women pipped to the WSL title with Art de Roche : 38.00

    • 53 min
    Pulchritude and fortitude

    Pulchritude and fortitude

    Join Ian Stone, Adrian Clarke and James McNicholas for a look back on Arsenal's win over West Ham.
    This week: big up Nketiah, big up Holding, and big up securing top six.
    With a team that was largely mad up of squad players, Arsenal were able to make their way past a strong West Ham team at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon. We look at the players who shone, who got in Declan Rice's face, and whether they'll all be staying at the club come next season.
    Plus a discussion on Arsenal's potential new anthem
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Cult heroes : 01:00

    PART 2 - West Ham 1-2 Arsenal : 10:00

    PART 3 - North London forever… : 30.00

    • 41 min
    Chaos, stress, and screams

    Chaos, stress, and screams

    Join Ian Stone, Art de Roche and Amy Lawrence for a look back on Arsenal's chaotic and stressful win over Manchester United on Saturday
    This week: we reminisce on the times big north west clubs have missed penalties against Arsenal, we talk about Elneny, Eddie, and Emile, and we welcome back the old big guns of Henry, Gilberto, Bergkamp and others.
    All that plus a catch up on the Arsenal Women's team, who have just 3 games left.
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Penalty misses : 01:00

    PART 2 - Arsenal 3-1 Manchester United : 10:00
    PART 2b - The return of the legends: 37.00

    PART 3a - When we won the league at WHL : 44.00

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 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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