Listen: Stretty News features on Arsenal podcast to preview Monday night’s big game

Sophie Nicolaou has been a friend of Stretty News since I launched the blog in 2010. Even then, as a budding journalist in my teenage years, the devoted Gooner would invite me onto her shows for some throughly enjoyable football discussion.

Living in Southern California, @soccerdiva, as she prefers to be known as in the Twittersphere, still has her say on all things Arsenal by co-hosting the Highbury Squad podcast.

Knowing Manchester United are going through a rough patch at the moment, I accepted an invitation to go on this week’s podcast to preview Monday night’s encounter between the Red Devils and Arsenal.

Amanda (@goonergirl1969) hosts this week’s show and makes her feelings on United known from the very start.

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The three of us then engage in conversation and draw some parallels between the two teams and how they’ve dipped in mediocrity in recent years. 

I want Granit Xhaka to start on Monday just as much as they want him axed from the team. The walking yellow card could be a deciding factor on the game. 

The girls fear that despite United’s form of late, we’ll raise our game and beat Emery’s men.

Sit back and enjoy the podcast. It’s always a pleasure speaking to the Highbury Squad.

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