Episode 60: Watford 0-1 Arsenal | Review | with Chris Davison

Host Harry Symeou was joined immediately after the game by football journalist Chris Davison to reflect on the narrow victory over Watford. The Gunners kept their first clean sheet on the road all season but the performance was far from spectacular. Oh well, it’s a results game!

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Bonus Podcast: Who is our best midfield pairing?

On this bonus podcast Harry Symeou delves into the question of what is Arsenal’s best midfield pairing? Harry shares his thoughts and reveals his preferred pairing but we want to hear from you in the comments section!

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Episode 59: Ramsey and Torreira put Napoli to the sword | Arsenal 2-0 Napoli | Review

Harry Symeou reacts to the 2-0 win over Napoli in the first leg of our UEFA Europa League Quarter Final. We look at the selection, the tactics, the overall performance, share our player ratings and look ahead to Monday’s Premier League game versus Watford.

Apologies for the break up in sound at the start of the podcast!

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Episode 58: Misery on Merseyside & a look at the youth | Featuring Freddie Ljungberg!

Host Harry Symeou dissects the defeat up at Goodison Park, reports on the U23s from Meadow Park and even grabs a quick word with Freddie Ljungberg! Apologies for the poor sound quality at times, this podcast was recorded on the road but once you hear the voice of an invincible I’m sure you’ll forget all about it! Leave us a review, subscribe if you haven’t already and don’t forget to enter our competition!

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Everton vs Arsenal | Preview | with Kevin Campbell

Super Kevin Campbell joins Harry Symeou to preview this weekends crucial encounter at Goodison Park between Arsenal and Everton. Kevin gives us the low down on his former club Everton and shares his thoughts on Arsenal’s up turn in form.

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It’s Wednesday and we’re still in 3rd…

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As an Arsenal fan things are pretty f*cking great at the moment, we remain in third place despite United playing their 32nd game up at Molineux and a small part of me thinks Crystal Palace are going to turn up to Spurs’ new ground this evening and spoil the party. Wishful thinking? Yeah, probably. But stranger things have happened and we are talking about a club notorious for their ability to crumble under the slightest bit of pressure.

Wolves 2-1 Man Utd

Wolves away was never going to be an easy game for United, even with Ole at the wheel full—time now I wasn’t surprised to see Nuno Espirito Santo’s side stick it to them on a cold Tuesday night in Wolverhampton. United started the game promisingly and when you see Scott McTominay hit a sweet strike like that past the diving Rui Patricio from 22 yards to score his first goal for the Manc bin dippers you do wonder whether its going to be one of those nights. Fortunately Jimenez and Jota were at the races and some lovely combination play between the two led to Wolves’ equaliser 12 minutes later.

A draw would have been a very positive result from an Arsenal perspective but things got even better when some calamitous defending involving De Gea, Smalling and a red faced Phil Jones gifted Wolves the winner. Arsenal and Spud’s fans alike would have been celebrating that winning goal across North London but it wasn’t long before the realisation kicked in that we too face a difficult trip up to Molineux on April 24th.

Although we’re in a fantastic position to qualify for next seasons UEFA Champions League and all the bookies have us as the firm favourites of the 4 teams chasing 3rd and 4th our patchy away form this season is a real cause for concern. There’s still a long way to go and I’m sure there will be many more twists and turns in the race to UEFA’s cheque book so it’s imperative we take each week at a time. Unai will need to rotate the squad effectively in order to maintain the fitness of our stars whilst at the same time being careful not to disrupt our momentum – sounds easier than it is right?

In other news, Fulham were finally put out of their misery and relegated to the Championship following a 4-1 defeat at Vicarage Road meaning another travel-friendly away trip will be missing from the fixture list next season. Cheers lads!

With 3 Premier League games taking place tonight including Spurs vs Crystal Palace and Chelsea vs Brighton it’s hard to see us still in 3rd come this time tomorrow so I plan on enjoying it for another few hours at least.

Our Everton vs Arsenal Preview Show will be out at 10am (uk time) on Thursday morning featuring a very special guest so stay tuned

Podcast: Xhaka out of line? Arsenal in Dubai & Racism in football

Host Harry Symeou is joined in the studio by TalkSPORT and Love Sport Radio producer Mike Stavrou to discuss the Granit Xhaka storm, Arsenal’s trip to Dubai, Racism in Football, England’s progression, the Ander Herrera link and more! The guys were also joined on the line by Football Writer and Newcastle United fan Harry De Cosemo to preview Monday’s fixture.

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Podcast: No Monchi, No Problem & What to Expect from Don Carlo’s Napoli

The international break is upon us and so we take the opportunity to investigate whether or not we’ve missed out on Monchi or if his move back to Sevilla is a blessing in disguise? We also get the lowdown on our Europa League opponents Napoli from Italian Football Expert Vittorio Campanile. Check his YouTube Channel out here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCUi8YxScRDT34owFPAAHgzQ

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Harry Symeou is joined by Italian Football Journalist Vittorio Campanile

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Spirit of 1994 needed against Rennes

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A very good win against Manchester United yesterday should serve as a confidence boost for our do or die Europa League second leg v Rennes this Thursday. I will be attending the match and I will be flying to London from Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Through the years the Arsenal matches that I have attended against French opposition have been mixed.A 2-1 defeat to AJ Auxerre in the Champions League group phase in 2002 , A solid 2-0 win against Montpelier in 2013 which included a cracking volley from Lukas Podolski and the most recent a 3-1 defeat against AS Monaco in 2015.

This Rennes team reminds me of AS Monaco of that time.Vibrant and underrated.They are unbeaten in their last five European matches winning four and drawing one.We have it all to do in the second leg and we must fight tooth and nail to make it through to the Europa League Quarter Finals.

This morning I wached the highlights of Rennes 3-1 home victory v Caen in Ligue 1 yesterday. Three great goals including a tremendous free kick from Benjamin Bourigeaud who was a thorn in our side in Brittany last Thursday.Considering how much an impression Benjamin Bourigeaud made in particular last Thursday we his free kick ability , pace and provocation of Arsenal defenders surely it is worh enquiring about obtaining his services in the summer.

Benjamin Bourigeaud came through the youth setup at RC Lens in France who are famous for having a tremendous youth academy that has spawned the likes of Rafael Varane , Serge Aurier and Thorgan Hazard. It is no surprise to me to see yet another player coming through that system to play regularly and be decisive for a French side in the top division.

As we saw last Thursday in Brittany this Rennes side have a lot of quality with the likes Benjamin Bourigeaud, Ismaïla Sarr and Clément Grenier and they will not be phased by their upcoming trip to London.They won 3-1 away to Real Betis in the previous round which was very impressive. We will have to keep an eye on Hatem Ben Arfa, Did you know that he came through the famous Clairefontaine academy in France.I recently interviewed former AJ Auxerre goalkeper Quentin Westberg who described him as the most gifted player that he has played with due to their experiences in the academy together.

We must score early on Thursday and set a high tempo. We could also be in for a long night. My predictions is 3-1 then extra time and Arsenal to win on penalties.It would be a crying shame to exit the Europa League at this stage especially with it being 25 years since our last European trophy. Let’s hope that Unai Emery and the players can evoke the spirit of 1994 and we can continue on the road to Baku on May 29th.

North London Derby Preview

On this weeks preview show host Harry Symeou reflects on Wednesday’s vital win over Bournemouth and looks ahead to this weekends highly anticipated North London Derby. We want to hear your predictions/comments ahead of this one – leave them in the comments sections below 🙂

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