Frank McLintock MBE – Interview

Host @HarrySymeou had the pleasure of talking to former double winning captain Frank McLintock M.B.E. We discussed his impressive career, the highs and the lows. Frank is a true gentleman and we thank him for giving up his time and meeting with us.

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Transfer Talk: Episode 1

Episode 1 of our Summer Series ‘Transfer Talk’ – on today’s video we take a look at 5 players being linked with summer moves to the Arsenal and what they would bring to the side. Who of those mentioned would you like to see arrive at the Emirates Stadium and why?

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*On this week’s Chronicles of a Gooner Podcast we are joined by the Gunner’s former Double winning captain Frank McLintock M.B.E – available from Monday morning*

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What do we know about Stephan Lichtsteiner?

According to reports former Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner is set to join Arsenal this summer and will sign a 1 year contract with the Gunners.  So, what do we know about him?

Age: 34

Born: Adligenswil, Switzerland

Club’s Represented:

Grasshopper 2001-2005,

Lille 2005-2008,

Lazio 2008-2011,

Juventus 2011-2018

International Caps:

Switzerland – 98


7x Serie A titles, 1x Swiss Football League, 4x Italian Supercoppa, 5x Coppa Italia and 1x Swiss Footballer of the Year.

What the Media say:

Stephan Lichtsteiner is known for being an extremely versatile and hard working player. He’s intelligent, tactically aware and is comfortable playing anywhere down the right hand side of the field. During his time at Juventus he featured as a right back, right midfielder and a right wing-back depending on the managers preferred system. Lichtsteiner’s commitment can never be questioned but he has been criticized in the past for lacking composure, making costly defensive errors and for his poor distribution from time to time.

My View:

Whenever I’ve seen him play I’ve been highly impressed. Stephan strikes me as a ‘reliable’ footballer, he doesn’t exactly possess much flair or natural class but he’s certainly capable of following instructions accurately. He’s a proven winner, vastly experienced and would provide cover as well as competition for Hector Bellerin. Since Mathieu Debuchy left the club we’ve been without natural cover for the Spaniard. Another experienced head in the dressing room certainly won’t hurt and I’m all for this proposed signing. At 34 years of age, Stephan is no spring chicken but from what I’ve seen covering Serie A closely he remains extremely fit. Considering he is out of contract and available on a free transfer this seems like a fantastic opportunity to bolster our squad, let’s get him in!

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Top 5 under performers – should they stay or should they go?

Host @HarrySymeou names 5 players who failed to perform during the 2017/18 season and discusses whether or not the club should keep them. Let it be known that we could have named the entire starting XI but decisions had to be made. Feel free to disagree and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Unai Emery – The right man for the job?

Host @HarrySymeou takes a look back at Unai Emery’s career so far in light of the news he is expected to take over from Arsene Wenger. The BBC broke the story yesterday evening and there has been a mixed reaction amongst Arsenal fans. Let us know your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below! Subscribe | Share | Comment Follow us on Twitter: @chronicles_afc

Episode 15: Welcome Unai

It’s official, Unai Emery has been appointed the Head Coach of Arsenal Football Club. Joining host @HarrySymeou to react to the announcement are sports reporter @cdavison_afc and the London Evening Standard’s @jamesbenge – share your thoughts with us below in the comments section. Podcast also available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Acast and the FNX Network. Follow us on Twitter: @chronicles_afc Subscribe | Share | Comment