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)
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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.

Arsenal v Norwich City 11 September 2021 London, Premier League, Arsenal FC v Norwich City, Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale hugs his teammates before the match. Photo by Mark Leech. London UK *** Arsenal gegen Norwich City 11. September 2021 London, Premier League, Arsenal FC gegen Norwich City, Arsenal-Torwart Aaron Ramsdale umarmt seine Mannschaftskameraden vor dem Spiel Foto von Mark Leech London UK Copyright: Markx Leech Offside

Episode 306: A glimpse of Arsenal’s future

Matthew is joined by Anita to look back at a much needed narrow victory over Norwich, to look at how the new boys fitted in and together, and to ponder the best midfield combinations.
Beth Mead and the Arsenal team celebrate after scoring during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, London on Sunday 5th September 2021. Copyright: MI News

Episode 305: Arsenal’s Wonder Women and more window gazing

This week, Matthew is joined by Paul to enjoy Arsenal Women's 3-2 win against title rivals Chelsea, and to asses the men's team transfer window.
Takehiro Tomiyasu with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Episode 304: Assessing Arsenal’s transfer window

This week Matthew is joined by Stephen to lament another limp performance against Man City, get quietly excited about yet another signing and what he can bring to the club in terms of balance and bite, while also struggling with office metaphors talking about Willian's surprising painless departure.
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Episode 303: Help us Martin Odegaard, you’re our only hope

Help us Martin Odegaard, you're our only hope: This week, we try to see what lessons can be learned from Chelsea, where our signings fit and ask is Mari the new Cygan?
Brentford v Arsenal Premier League Arsenal s Bukayo Saka shows dejection as they concede their second goal during the Premier League match at the Brentford Community Stadium, Brentford Copyright: Daniel Hambury

Episode 302: Arsenal’s Bee sting shows contrasting clarity of purpose

This week, Matthew is joined by Paul and Brentford fan and host of the Sustainababble podcast (@thebabblewagon) Dave Powell (@powellds) to run the rule over any remaining Arsenal pre-season optimism evaporating on day one.