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Identity

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“We are asking them to do something different, to play at a different pace, much more aggressive and at the moment they suffered.” So said Mikel Arteta following his first home match in charge of Arsenal, a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea where the team had led for much of the game before succumbing to fatigue and allowing the visitors to score twice in the closing stages. On that afternoon, I recall the exhausted players on their haunches in the centre… Read More »Identity

The Belief-o-meter

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Morning, thanks to Andrew for filling in for me yesterday. Interesting thoughts from inside the ground at the Palace game, and obviously we’ll be hoping for better against Villa tomorrow night. That seems to be the default position with Arsenal right now. Hoping for more, getting little tastes of something more edible, but then back to the gruel. I said to somebody the other day, ‘I don’t know how we get good’ with this current set-up. As it is, we’re… Read More »The Belief-o-meter

Good vibes only?

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Leaving the Emirates on Tuesday, I couldn’t help but wonder how much longer the matchday feel-good factor will last.  It would be a stretch to say the atmosphere was raucous – midweek showdowns with average opposition rarely are – but much like the other fixtures this season, it was a notch up on the decibel level compared to equivalent fixtures of recent years.  I can’t be the only season ticket holder who, after the Covid-enforced separation, saw the Chelsea game… Read More »Good vibes only?

Arsecast Extra Episode 438 – 19.10.2021

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Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. In this episode we look back at the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday night. We chat about the bright start but the inability to build on it, the goals we conceded, Arsenal’s passive off-the-ball approach, continued concerns about the team’s lack of attacking productivity, the late equaliser which rescued a point against Patrick Vieira’s team, and the abysmal refereeing decision when James McArthur only… Read More »Arsecast Extra Episode 438 – 19.10.2021

Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace: Late goal rescues a point for the Premier League’s most passive team

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Match report – Player ratings – Video On a night when two former Arsenal captains took charge as managers, Patrick Vieira will feel worse about the result this morning, but when it comes to performance, he should be pretty pleased with his team. Mikel Arteta, on the other hand, saw his side fail to capitalise on a bright start, and despite the fact we kept going to grab that late equaliser, there was a lot to be worried about from… Read More »Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace: Late goal rescues a point for the Premier League’s most passive team

Arsenal v Crystal Palace – live blog

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Join us for live blog coverage of our Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, kick-off 20.00 We’ve got up to the second live text commentary, updates, goal clips, observations and occasionally witty asides. If you want to join the chat, register an Arseblog Live account. To do that, go to Arseblog Live – click login on the top right, and then choose ‘sign up’ to complete the process with your username/password, or you can use your Twitter, Facebook or Google… Read More »Arsenal v Crystal Palace – live blog

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace predicted line up: Patrick Vieira returns

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With 279 top-flight games for Arsenal, tonight in-front of an expectant home crowd, Patrick Vieira returns, but in the opposition dugout for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace in the Premier League – a clash that three points will be expected. —– Team News – Match Reports – Player Ratings Match: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace (Premier League) Venue: Emirates Stadium, London Kick-Off (UK Time): 20:00 – 18/10/2021 —– Arsenal will be hoping to re-gain their momentum after bidding a speed bump in… Read More »Arsenal vs Crystal Palace predicted line up: Patrick Vieira returns

It’s Arsenal v Palace, and manager versus manager

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We’re back in action tonight after what seems like an eternity, when Arsenal take on Crystal Palace and also Mikel Arteta takes on Patrick Vieira (or vice versa). Even if you wanted to, you couldn’t ignore that aspect of tonight’s encounter, not least because it was brought up time and time again in the pre-game press conference. It’s easy to understand why, to be fair. Two former Arsenal captains, in charge of Premier League clubs. The more successful of them… Read More »It’s Arsenal v Palace, and manager versus manager