The first issue of The Gooner appeared on the streets in 1987. The Online Gooner was born in 1999 and The Gooner podcast arrived on the scene for the first time in mid-2007. We've now well over 150 recordings for you to enjoy here.
Is Mikel Arteta's Arsenal really much different to Unai Emery's? Is Bernd Leno under threat this summer? Will there be a decent war chest for the next transfer market? Which of the young players should be kept, loaned out or sold? Could the Europa League exit prove a blessing in disguise for Champions League qualification? Initial thoughts on Pablo Mari. The potential glut of centre backs next season – who will be moved on? The prospect of matches being played behind closed doors. Will Hector Bellerin be able to recapture his pre-ACL injury form? Thoughts on the FA Cup quarter-final at Sheffield United. Steve Ashford, David Oudot and Bernard Dowling are asked the questions by host Kevin Whitcher, in the 180th edition of Arsenal's The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Thoughts on Mikel Arteta after five matches in charge. The magnitude of the task the new head coach faces. How culpable are Raul Sanllehi and Edu for the failures of the first half of the season? What is the role of the board of directors at Arsenal in 2020? Is there such a thing as 'an Arsenal man' anymore or is this an outdated idea? How much do Arsenal have to spend in this transfer window? What are the implications of failing to qualify at least the Europa League next season? Is tactical fouling a necessary evil in the modern game? Does Liverpool's progress over the past three years give hope for Arsenal to bounce back? Tim Payton, Simon Hill and Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein are asked the questions by host Kevin Whitcher, in the 179th edition of Arsenal's The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Does the win at West Ham mean a corner has been turned? Will a new head coach be able to improve this group of players? Is the team's ponderous approach simply a lack of confidence? The notion of Sam Allardyce coming in for the rest of the season. Can the Kroenkes be forced out? What's with Josh Kroenke attending more Arsenal matches? Should Raul Sanllehi be sacked if he gets the decision on the next manager wrong? Should the club cash in on one of Lacazette or Aubameyang in January? Thoughts on Freddie Ljungberg as head coach so far. Bernard Dowling, Neil O’Brien and Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein are asked the questions by host Kevin Whitcher, in the 178th edition of Arsenal's The Gooner fanzine podcast.
When might Arsenal pull the plug on Unai Emery? How much is Emery's payoff a factor in the decision not to issue him a P45? Do managers need charisma to be successful? The understanding of Emery's press conferences. What's the thought on Mikel Arteta now? The contrast between Klopp's style and Unai Emery. Would Jose Mourinho be accepted if he replaced Emery? Will Mesut Ozil now remain in the first team? Will Granit Xhaka play again for Arsenal? Is Calum Chambers worth a run in midfield? The influence of social media on football supporters. Steve Ashford, Simon Rose and Mark Leech are asked the questions by host Kevin Whitcher, in the 177th edition of Arsenal's The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Arsenal are third, so all's right with the world? Initial impressions of Kieran Tierney. Calum Chambers' improvement. The chances of another long unbeaten run. Who should start at Sheffield United? Nicholas Pepe's progress or otherwise. Who is most under threat from Rob Holding? Is Lucas Torreira being mismanaged? Is Grant Xhaka justifying his place in the team? The five captains idea. Options for replacing Dani Ceballos next summer. Will the club sell Gabriel Martinelli if they get a big offer? How the other 'top six' sides are faring. Arsene Wenger's planned autobiography. The 2019-20 Arsenal membership pack. Bernard Dowling, David Oudot and Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein are asked the questions by host Kevin Whitcher, in the 176th edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Is there any hope that this season will be better than last if Unai Emery remains in charge? How do you explain a performance like that at Watford? Thoughts on David Luiz, Pepe and Ceballos, five matches into the campaign. What happens if Aubameyang gets injured too? How much did the club actually spend over the summer? Unai Emery’s spoken English. Chances of Europa League success The dangers of the proposed European Super League. Mike Francis, Tim Payton and Simon Hill are asked the questions by host Kevin Whitcher, in the 175th edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Thoughts on the opening game against Newcastle. The return of the Feelgood Factor. Transfer window reflections. Was the club right to sell Alex Iwobi? Will the homegrown players continue getting Premier League starts? Is there an official club captain? The #WeCareDoYou statement. Does the club need a fresh board of directors? Will Man City and Liverpool be streets ahead again? How will Arsenal’s rivals for the Champions League spots fare this season. The new Adidas kits. Mike Francis, David Oudot and Phil Wall are asked the questions by host Kevin Whitcher, in the 174th edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.