James McNicholas is a comedian, football writer and co-host of Arseblog - the Arsecasts, Arsenal Podcast.
Here's a bonus Arsecast for you because we love you. In this episode I chat with James Benge about Mikel Arteta's comments about squad building, after he told his press conference today it wasn't about challenging the board. We discuss the boss's relationship with Josh Kroenke, how he has now assumed the position of leadership which had been somewhat vacant, his desire for improvement and how it might happen. We also chat about Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Dinos Mavropanos and his loan move, rumours of a loan for Coutinho and, of course, the FA Cup semi-final against Man CityFollow James @jamesbenge  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this extra Arsecast Extra we discuss the rather hilarious 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Premier League. It was a game in which we were dominated and which sparked multiple incidents of amusement, not least the defensive errors which led to our goals. However, we had to be alert to make the most of them, and in the second period a committed defensive rearguard put everything on the line to keep the Mugsmashers at bay, so the team deserve credit for that. We chat about Alexandre Lacazette's excellent contribution, our strange set-up, Emi Martinez's brilliant late save, and Reiss Nelson's first Premier League goal, before we answer questions about Mikel Arteta's very pointed post-game comments about the need to improve the squad, the Martinez v Leno situation, what we might bring in if we sold Ainsley Maitland-Niles, the formation for Man City on Saturday and LOADS more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this episode we talk about the 2-1 defeat to Sp*rs in the North London derby, a discussion which revolves in large part around our calamitous defending and some of our sub-par defenders. We ask how much Mikel Arteta can do with such error-prone individuals but reflect on his selection decisions playing a part too. We also chat about the lack of creativity in the team, and how the defensive issues are a significant influence on that side of our game. We also answer questions about losing from winning positions, the need for European football because of the financial implications of a season without it, how at least there's clarity to what we need to do, the work Edu is doing as Technical Director and lots more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast Tim is joined by Australian Women's football writer Sam Lewis as they discuss Arsenal's new signings Lydia Williams and Steph Catley. Tim and Sam discuss why so many Australian players are coming into the WSL this year and what it means for domestic football in Australia. Then Sam talks about Australia and New Zealand's recent successful bid to host the 2023 World Cup and what it could mean for women's football in Asia and Oceania. We also hear from Gunners winger Lisa Evans on this month's edition of 'Teammates'  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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