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Welcome to the Arsenal, Jorginho! (038)

After Brighton made it clear that Moises Caicedo wasn’t for sale in this January transfer window, Arsenal turned to Chelsea midfielder Jorginho to help plug in any gaps. The Brazilian has signed from Chelsea for a deal worth £12 million on an 18 month contract with the option to extend by one year. Though this…

Introducing Leandro Trossard (037)

Arsenal have completed the signing of Belgian International 28-year-old Leandro Trossard for £27 million. With the disappointment of missing out on the highly rated Mykhailo Mudryk, the Gunners have moved on fast to look for alternatives to improve their squad depth to be stronger in the attacking positions and to push for the League title…

Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 2 Arsenal – Match Report (036)

Arsenal made the trip to the Tottenham Stadium to face their arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur’s in a match which is predicted to be a classic. Arsenal is chasing the League title whilst Tottenham will need to make ground on the top 4 race. Both needed a victory, with Tottenham’s 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace last…

Oxford United 0 – 3 Arsenal – Match Report (035)

An unsurprising seven changes from the side that grew 0 – 0 to Newcastle, Matt Turner made his first start since October and Emile Smith Rowe came on from the bench for the first time since September, a huge relief to see. We played Oxford United away in the fourth round of the FA Cup…

Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle – Match Report (034)

Arsenal welcomed 3rd place Newcastle United on which was a fiery match for the neutrals with 9 bookings in total in the match. For any fan who thought this would be a spectacle and a contender of match of the season, they were far from it as in the first half there were 5 bookings.…

Brighton 2 – 4 Arsenal – Match Report (033)

Arsenal ended 2022 on a high, beating Brighton away for the first time since 2020. This victory was extra sweet as we extended our lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points as both City and Newcastle dropped points earlier on in the day. Zinchenko was the only change to the…

Arsenal 3 – 1 West Ham United – Match Report (032)

The Premier League has resumed, and it meant only one thing; that Arsenal is back under the flood lights against London opposition West Ham United. This was also a special game because it marked Arsène Wenger’s return to the Emirates, this time in the supporting capacity, for the first time since he left the club…

Mikel Arteta – 3 Years At Arsenal (031)

Tuesday marked three years since Mikel Arteta replaced the miserably failing Unai Emery as Head Coach at Arsenal. Fast forward three years and not only has Arteta been promoted to manager, but he also has an FA Cup and Community Shield under his belt, and Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League. Towards the…

Midseason Review 22/23 (030)

GK: Aaron Ramsdale – Despite a shaky start that I’m sure would have left his dad with his heart in his mouth, Ramsdale has been elite so far this season for Arsenal. Always reliable and composed in goal, doesn’t crack under pressure and is very good at playing out from the back. He has made…

The Gabriel Jesus Injury Crisis (029)

Earlier this week, Arsenal confirmed that our CF Gabriel Jesus has undergone surgery on his right knee. The news from the Brazilian Camp is that he suffered a meniscus and partial collateral ligament injury and is rumoured to be out for three months. Our striker picked up the injury in Brazil’s 1-0 defeat to Cameroon…

Chelsea 0 – 1 Arsenal – Match Report (028)

Gabriel Magalhães header from a Bukayo Saka corner was what separated the two London clubs in a well-deserved win which saw Arsenal return to the top of the table. Going into the game, it was clear that this was a must win game, to prove we are truly title contenders as we faced another big…

Arsenal 1 – 0 PSV – Match Report (027)

An undeniably lacklustre performance saw the boys take all three points at home to PSV, meaning we are guaranteed to get through to the knockout stages, and only need one point next week at Eindhoven to secure first place in the group. The match saw a cracker from Xhaka, and a relatively strong team, with…

Preparing for PSV: Match Preview (026)

Our postponed fixture against PSV will finally be played tonight, having been postponed due to the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II’s death and a subsequent lack of policing due to the state funeral. Arteta goes looking for his eighth straight victory across all competitions as we are yet to drop any points in the Europa…

Granit Xhaka: From Zero to Hero (025)

Granit Xhaka is one of the very few players still left from the Wenger era, as he opted for Xhaka over N’Golo Kanté. It is fair to say that Xhaka has faced his fair share of trials and tribulations over a tumultuous 6 years at Arsenal. From captain, to hated by the fans, and now…

Leeds 0 – 1 Arsenal – Match Report (024)

A cunningly disguised ‘easy’ match proved to be not so easy and it is safe to say that Elland Road is a scary place to play. This isn’t reflected in the scoreline, as we scraped a vital victory, and the scoreline is also irrespective of the drama that followed; a power cut, red cards, penalties…

Arsenal 3 – 2 Liverpool – Match Report (023)

Going into this game, it was really make or break to see if we were the real deal this season, with many people saying we were only top of the league because we had had ‘easy’ fixtures – yet other ‘top 6’ teams that had dropped points to these same teams proved ‘there were no…

Arsenal 3 – 1 Spurs – Match Report (022)

A dominant display saw the Gunners beat Conte’s 10 men in a thrilling 3 – 1 victory. Before the game, Mikel Arteta asked fans to ‘raise the roof’ off the Emirates Stadium and they definitely delivered as the atmosphere was electric and definitely helped the players glide to an emphatic victory. Going into this match,…

Brentford 0 – 3 Arsenal – Match Report (021)

A convincing victory away at the Tech Community Stadium saw us return to the top of the table. An incredible performance in both attacking and defensive terms, it was a well deserved win and a return to winning ways after the loss to Manchester United, a sign that the mentality of our players has definitely…

FC Zürich 1 – 2 Arsenal – Match Report (020)

A near perfect start to our Europa League campaign saw Eddie Nketiah and debutant Marquinhos both grab a goal and an assist each. Mikel Arteta made seven changes to the side that lost to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, which was to be expected as the Europa League is a good opportunity for…

Europa League – What Should We Expect? (019)

Our Europa League campaign kicks off tonight away from home vs FC Zürich, and this season marks our return to European football after missing out last season for the first time since 2005. Arsenal have been deemed as favourites to win this year and it seems that a return to the Champions League either by…

Manchester United 3 – 1 Arsenal – Match Report (018)

A frustrating match at Old Trafford saw the end of our winning streak. However, it is safe to say that the score doesn’t reflect the performances from both teams and there are still plenty of positives to take away from the match. Coming into the match, there were already a lot of criticism over VAR…

A Torrid Summer Transfer Window? (017)

At the end of last season it was clear that Arsenal needed to improve on many aspects, one of them being squad depth. Not having enough squad players whilst also failing to sign anyone in the January window left Arsenal short at the business end of last season which saw them miss out on Champions…

Arsenal 2 – 1 Aston Villa – Match Report (016)

Another 2-1 victory thanks to a winner from Gabriel Martinelli extended our 100% success rate so far this season to five wins from five. This is a feat we didn’t even manage to achieve during the invincible era, and a statistic from BBC Sport says that Arsenal have never finished outside the top two after…

Arsenal 2 – 1 Fulham: Match Report (015)

Saturday saw us win our fourth league match in a row, the only Premier League club to do so this season, with an amazing attitude from the players on display for Mikel Arteta’s 100th match in charge and 53rd managerial career win. Only Arsène Wenger had a higher success rate in his first 100 matches…

AFC Bournemouth 0 – 3 Arsenal – Match Report (014)

What a game we witnessed on Sunday evening! It was an incredible performance from all eleven of the players on the pitch and the five substitutes that followed, who all dominated the game and demonstrated total control and composure with very few mistakes. This game saw Saka marking his 100th senior appearance for the Gunners,…

Fábio Vieira – What Should We Expect From Him? (012)

Vieira was one of our very first summer signings, but we are yet to see him in action following a foot injury which prevented him from taking part in any pre-season action. However, it is hopeful that he will make the journey to Bournemouth this weekend, even if it is just a place on the…

Pre-Match Predictions: Leicester (H) (011)

This week the boys have been preparing to play our first home game of the season after kicking off the campaign successfully away to Crystal Palace. This game promises to be an interesting one as we can expect Leicester to feature our current target Youri Tielemans, made even more important with the fact that Leicester…

Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal (010)

Aaaaand We’re Back!! Friday night saw us kickstart the new Premier League campaign, but unlike last season, we managed to get the right result this time around. This game was full of high stakes in setting the mood for the rest of the season and seeing how well our new signings had integrated into the…

What Should We Expect From Arsenal Next Season? (009)

Can you feel that? The fresh feeling of a new season is here, the air is filled with optimism, the latest kits have been released, the predicted lineups are doing the rounds, and you are currently really puzzled as to where your team is actually going to drop a single point this season – the…

The Florida Cup Series: Pre-Season In The USA (006)

Pre-season 2022 is about to really get underway in America. After a promising start in a 5-3 win vs FC Nürnberg, which saw a brace from our latest signing Gabriel Jesus, and an absolute worldie from Elneny, we can hope to see more of the same in the US, where the boys are travelling to…

If Not Raphinha, Then Who? (005)

It wouldn’t be a transfer window without our beloved club giving us some textbook drama. Yearafter year, Arsenal seemingly chase players who never had any intention to come to North London.Back in the day, it was Benzema, Higuain, and M’Vila in more recent years it’s been Draxler (shudders), Aouar, Vlahovic and now Raphinha. As of…

Arteta Out? A Look Into Fan Culture at Arsenal FC (004)

After an undeniably tumultuous season, this transfer window looks to be the biggest in Arteta’s time as manager at Arsenal. While some fans argue he should have been fired months or even years ago, what appears to be the majority of Gooners now believe that Arteta is the right man for the job after an…

What Makes The Perfect Central Midfielder? (003)

Last season Arsenal narrowly missed out on Champions League football after finishing 5th with 69 points. They were beaten by Tottenham Hotspur (otherwise known as Harry Min Son FC) who piped the final Champions League spot finishing ahead of us with two more points.  The demise of Arsenals final few games were all too familiar…

AFC Monty Signs For The Arsenal Therapy Podcast (002)

AFC Monty signs for The Arsenal Therapy Podcast on a long term deal, making him the first and only signing for the renowned podcast group. He will join Farhan and James as they continue to add depth and quality to the starting lineup.   Despite missing out on the upper echelon of European Football, The Arsenal…

The Arsenal Therapy Podcast – An Introduction 001

Summary Welcome to The Arsenal Therapy Podcast, a dedicated show about a club I love, Arsenal Football Club. This is an introduction where I explain why I am starting this podcast and what I hope to achieve in recording these episodes.  You can follow me on Twitter & Instagram

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