Following another home defeat, Matthew and Paul ponder the Arsenal puzzle: Is it the players, the tactics, the coach or all three?

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

They also discuss what can be done without new signings, what do we have to hope for, and why concussion substitutes aren’t already in use.

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Arsenal FC at Brentford Community Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Imperious Arsenal swat buzz-less Bees aside

Matthew and Paul get together to discuss Arsenal's emphatic win over Brentford and compare the view from the TV to the view from the stands.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Ben White of Arsenal looks dejected after Marcus Rashford of Manchester United (not pictured) scores their sides third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal FC at Old Trafford on September 04, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Episode 340: A different flavour of Manchester mugging

Matthew and Paul reflect on yet another defeat at Old Trafford, with lots of familiar aspects but with some encouraging differences.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal celebrates after the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on August 31, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Does Deadline Day disappointment dampen Arsenal early season enthusiasm?

Matthew and Paul discuss the end of the transfer window, both from an Arsenal perspective and where it leads us, and more widely around the league.
Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (L) and Arsenal's French defender William Saliba celebrate after winning at the end of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, southern England on August 20, 2022. - Arsenal won 3 - 0 against Bournemouth. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Episode 338: Sun, sea and a Saliba sing song on the south coast

Matthew and Paul enjoy a recap of Arsenal beating Bournemouth, give some love to the new boys (and Martin Odegaard) and look at the continued evolution of Arsenal's defensive set up.
Arsenal's Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga (R) comes on for Arsenal's Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (L) during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in south London on August 5, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Episode 336: How are Arsenal’s new boys doing?

Matthew and Paul look back at the 2-0 win at Selhurst Park and the performances of the the new (and like a new signing) boys, before looking forward to the opening home game against Brendan Rodgers' side.
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