Gooner Talk Archives for January 2008

Match Report: Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham Hotspur

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Harry Redknapp brought his bottom of the league Spurs side to the Emirates Stadium knowing a point was desperately needed - and boy, did he get his wish. Brazilian midfielder Denilson, fullback Bacary Sagna and striker Emmanuel Adebayor were welcomed back into the Arsenal XI by Arsene Wenger. Arsenal Starting XI Almunia Sagna - Gallas - Silvestre- Clichy Walcott - [.

Photo Exclusive: Gallas Smoking Last Season!

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Gooner Talk have found an exclusive pic dug up from last season of William Gallas smoking on Birmingham's pitch - well, maybe not, but after last nights draw, who'd blame him?! Thanks to Vince from ASCFR for the gem.

Toure Could Start On Saturday

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Arsenal defender Kolo Toure is set to start against Stoke City on Saturday after skipper William Gallas sustained a hamstring injury during last nights North London derby with Spurs. The 27-year-old Ivorian hasn't played a competitive match since the Gunners' 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

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From Tottenham's Official Site: Arsenal 4 - 4 Spurs (DVD) This item is currently on pre-release and will be available from November Code: 36631 PREORDER NOW Next Due Date: 15/11/2008 £9.99 It was always going to be a dramatic night at the Emirates Stadium; with Harry Redknapp's recent appointment as manager, the Spurs players with a point to prove and an Arsenal [.

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From Tottenham's Official Site: Arsenal 4 - 4 Spurs (DVD) This item is currently on pre-release and will be available from November Code: 36631 PREORDER NOW Next Due Date: 15/11/2008 £9.99 It was always going to be a dramatic night at the Emirates Stadium; with Harry Redknapp's recent appointment as manager, the Spurs players with a point to prove and an Arsenal [.

Toure Could Start On Saturday

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Arsenal defender Kolo Toure is set to start against Stoke City on Saturday after skipper William Gallas sustained a hamstring injury during last nights North London derby with Spurs. The 27-year-old Ivorian hasn't played a competitive match since the Gunners' 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Match Report: Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham Hotspur

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Harry Redknapp brought his bottom of the league Spurs side to the Emirates Stadium knowing a point was desperately needed - and boy, did he get his wish. Brazilian midfielder Denilson, fullback Bacary Sagna and striker Emmanuel Adebayor were welcomed back into the Arsenal XI by Arsene Wenger. Arsenal Starting XI Almunia Sagna - Gallas - Silvestre- Clichy Walcott - [.

Exclusive: Gallas Smoking Last Season

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Gooner Talk have found an exclusive pic dug up from last season of William Gallas smoking on Birmingham's pitch - well, maybe not, but after last nights draw, who'd blame him?! Thanks to Vince from ASCFR for the gem.

Ljungberg Makes Visit To Arsenal Training Ground

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Former Gunners midfielder Freddie Ljungberg visited Arsenal's London Colney training ground last month, just weeks before he made his move to MLS minnows Seattle Sounders. The 31-year-old Swede was present at the Gunners' Hertfordshire-based centre and visited Head Chef and close pal Rob Fagg.

Ljungberg Makes Visit To Arsenal Training Ground

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Former Gunners midfielder Freddie Ljungberg visited Arsenal's London Colney training ground last month, just weeks before he made his move to MLS minnows Seattle Sounders. The 31-year-old Swede was present at the Gunners' Hertfordshire-based centre and visited Head Chef and close pal Rob Fagg. Infamous for his underwear exploits with Calvin Klein, Freddie admitted at the training [.

Adams Looking For Arsenal Scalp + Video

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Portsmouth appointed Tony Adams as manager on Tuesday, giving the former England and Arsenal captain his first chance to lead a Premier League club. Adams was often touted as a likely topflight manager during a playing career in which he became the only man to captain a team to the English league title in three different [.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur

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Arsenal's arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Emirates for the first time under new boss Harry Redknapp on Wednesday to face the mighty Gunners in a vital Premier League tie. The Gunners' season continues to provide more positive results than negative results, as Arsene Wenger continues to manage to get the maximum amount of effort from [.

Adams Looking For Arsenal Scalp + Video

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Portsmouth appointed Tony Adams as manager on Tuesday, giving the former England and Arsenal captain his first chance to lead a Premier League club. Adams was often touted as a likely topflight manager during a playing career in which he became the only man to captain a team to the English league title in three different [.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur

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Arsenal's arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Emirates for the first time under new boss Harry Redknapp on Wednesday to face the mighty Gunners in a vital Premier League tie. The Gunners' season continues to provide more positive results than negative results, as Arsene Wenger continues to manage to get the maximum amount of effort from [.

Comolli Linked With Managing Director’s Post

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If you haven't heard already, (I'm sure you have) Spurs have terminated the contracts of Juande Ramos, Gus Poyet, Marcos Alvarez and Sporting Director, Damien Comolli. Good news I hear you say? Well, possibly not. Tottenham take on Arsenal next Wednesday in an extremely important game for both sides.

Match Report: West Ham United 0-2 Arsenal

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Arsenal took on West Ham knowing that their title rivals Manchester United and Chelsea had earlier dropped vital Premier League points. The surprise team news was that Emmanuel Adebayor rested to the bench following his midweek Champions League exploits while Nicklas Bendtner, Alex Song, and Mikael Silvestre were all handed starts.

Nasri: I Sung A French Rap Song When I Joined Gunners & More!

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Samir Nasri has heaped praise on the fantastic spirit currently in the atmosphere at Arsenal and even revealed he had to sing a French rap song after meeting up with his team mates for the first time in July. Speaking to popular French TV channel 'France 2′, the Gunners' summer signing was interviewed about comparisons with [.

Nasri: I Sung A French Rap Song When I Joined Gunners & More!

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Samir Nasri has heaped praise on the fantastic spirit currently in the atmosphere at Arsenal and even revealed he had to sing a French rap song after meeting up with his team mates for the first time in July. Speaking to popular French TV channel 'France 2′, the Gunners' summer signing was interviewed about comparisons with [.

Match Report: West Ham United 0-2 Arsenal

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Arsenal took on West Ham knowing that their title rivals Manchester United and Chelsea had earlier dropped vital Premier League points. The surprise team news was that Emmanuel Adebayor rested to the bench following his midweek Champions League exploits while Nicklas Bendtner, Alex Song, and Mikael Silvestre were all handed starts.

Comolli Linked With Managing Director’s Post

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If you haven't heard already, (I'm sure you have) Spurs have terminated the contracts of Juande Ramos, Gus Poyet, Marcos Alvarez and Sporting Director, Damien Comolli. Good news I hear you say? Well, possibly not. Tottenham take on Arsenal next Wednesday in an extremely important game for both sides.

Match Preview: West Ham United v Arsenal (Premier League)

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New West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has a tough task on his hands when West Ham United take on Arsenal in the Premier League at Upton Park tomorrow afternoon.. The Hammers go into this clash with Arsenal hoping to get back to winning ways after defeat in their last two matches against Hull City and Bolton [.

Match Preview: West Ham United v Arsenal (Premier League)

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New West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola has a tough task on his hands when West Ham United take on Arsenal in the Premier League at Upton Park tomorrow afternoon.. The Hammers go into this clash with Arsenal hoping to get back to winning ways after defeat in their last two matches against Hull City and Bolton [.

Gallas Follows van Persie’s Lead of Arsenal’s Smoking Stars

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is rightly hailed for revolutionising the way English footballers look after their bodies. The Arsenal manager's influence has led to changes in diet and lifestyle which have set new standards for professionalism at Premier League clubs and beyond. So it is a surprise (or maybe not) to learn that one of Wenger's star [.

Gallas Follows van Persie’s Lead of Arsenal’s Smoking Stars

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is rightly hailed for revolutionising the way English footballers look after their bodies. The Arsenal manager's influence has led to changes in diet and lifestyle which have set new standards for professionalism at Premier League clubs and beyond. So it is a surprise (or maybe not) to learn that one of Wenger's star [.

Nasri: I Sung A French Rap Song When I Joined Gunners! & More

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Samir Nasri has heaped praise on the fantastic spirit currently in the atmosphere at Arsenal and even revealed he had to sing a French rap song after meeting up with his team mates for the first time in July. Speaking to popular French TV channel 'France 2′, the Gunners' summer signing was interviewed about comparisons with [.

Nasri: I Sung A French Rap Song When I Joined Gunners! & More

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Samir Nasri has heaped praise on the fantastic spirit currently in the atmosphere at Arsenal and even revealed he had to sing a French rap song after meeting up with his team mates for the first time in July. Speaking to popular French TV channel 'France 2′, the Gunners' summer signing was interviewed about comparisons with [.

Match Report: Fenerbahçe 2-5 Arsenal

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After Saturday's rousing comeback against Everton, the Gunners looked to maintain their form with a tough away tie in Istanbul. With Toure, Gallas and Sagna all missing from the usual back four, summer signing Silvestre and Alex Song provided the centre back paring with Eboue fitting in at right-back.

Abou Diaby Is Back - Finally.

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The big man has returned. Yes, you guessed it, Abou Diaby is back in the Arsenal frame after a injury lay-off which kept the gangly midfielder out for two months. What do you make of Diaby? He's played as a left midfielder last season, after being used as a central midfielder and deep-lying forward previously.

Abou Diaby Is Back - Finally.

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The big man has returned. Yes, you guessed it, Abou Diaby is back in the Arsenal side after a injury lay-off which kept the gangly midfielder out for two months. What do you make of Diaby? He's played as a left midfielder last season, after being used as a central midfielder and deep-lying forward previously.

Match Report: Fenerbahçe 2-5 Arsenal

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After Saturday's rousing comeback against Everton, the Gunners looked to maintain their form with a tough away tie in Istanbul. With Toure, Gallas and Sagna all missing from the usual back four, summer signing Silvestre and Alex Song provided the centre back paring with Eboue fitting in at right-back.

Match Preview: Fenerbahçe v Arsenal (UEFA Champions League)

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A trip to Turkey is always a tough challenge for Premier League sides used to the relative calm of English grounds. And for Arsenal's young team this is set to be a growing-up experience as they face the fierce Fenerbahce crowd. Arsene Wenger has already ruled out injured captain William Gallas and fellow centre back Kolo [.

Match Preview: Fenerbahçe v Arsenal (UEFA Champions League)

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A trip to Turkey is always a tough challenge for Premier League sides used to the relative calm of English grounds. And for Arsenal's young team this is set to be a growing-up experience as they face the fierce Fenerbahce crowd. Arsene Wenger has already ruled out injured captain William Gallas and fellow centre back Kolo [.

Silvestre & Song Centre Back Partnership Against Turks?

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It may be only two months into the new season, but injuries are already starting to hit Arsenal badly. With the news of Kolo Toure's recent shoulder injury likely to keep him out for several days it appears that Arsene Wenger will have to rely on the questionable centre back partnership of Mikael Silvestre and [.

Silvestre & Song Centre Back Partnership Against Turks?

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It may be only two months into the new season, but injuries are already starting to hit Arsenal badly. With the news of Kolo Toure's recent shoulder injury likely to keep him out for several days it appears that Arsene Wenger will have to rely on the questionable centre back partnership of Mikael Silvestre and [.

Match Report: Arsenal 3-1 Everton

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Arsenal scored three second-half goals Saturday to rally for a 3-1 win over Everton and stay in contact with the Premier League leaders. The Gunners played without first-choice defenders Bacary Sagna (knee) and William Gallas (hamstring), and backup striker Nicklas Bendtner (ankle). Defender Johan Djourou also was not in the squad after he sustained a concussion [.

Cesc: I’m No Ronaldo

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Arsenal midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas admits that he has not let fame get to his head during recent months; and while the Spanish star may be a European Championship winner with his country, Fabregas reveals that he's kept his feet firmly on the ground. The 21-year-old started and played the full 90 minutes in the Gunners' [.

Cesc: I’m No Ronaldo

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Arsenal midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas admits that he has not let fame get to his head during recent months; and while the Spanish star may be a European Championship winner with his country, Fabregas reveals that he's kept his feet firmly on the ground. The 21-year-old started and played the full 90 minutes in the Gunners' [.

Match Report: Arsenal 3-1 Everton

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Arsenal scored three second-half goals Saturday to rally for a 3-1 win over Everton and stay in contact with the Premier League leaders. The Gunners played without first-choice defenders Bacary Sagna (knee) and William Gallas (hamstring), and backup striker Nicklas Bendtner (ankle). Defender Johan Djourou also was not in the squad after he sustained a concussion [.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Everton (Premier League)

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Arsenal and Everton will both be looking to return to form when they lock horns at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners started the season in fine style before suffering a shock defeat at home to Hull at the end of last month. They came within moments of losing to Sunderland a week later, only rescuing a [.

Silvestre & Song Handed Gunners Starts

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Arsene Wenger has handed new-boy Mikael Silvestre and defensive midfielder Alex Song starts for this afternoons Premier League tie against Everton. Summer-signing Silvestre, made his first appearance in an Arsenal shirt just a fortnight ago when the Gunners' reserves beat Stoke City 3-2. William Gallas' injury has given the former Man United star a chance to [.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Everton (Premier League)

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Arsenal and Everton will both be looking to return to form when they lock horns at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners started the season in fine style before suffering a shock defeat at home to Hull at the end of last month. They came within moments of losing to Sunderland a week later, only rescuing a [.

Silvestre & Song Handed Gunners Starts

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Arsene Wenger has handed new-boy Mikael Silvestre and defensive midfielder Alex Song starts for this afternoons Premier League tie against Everton. Summer-signing Silvestre, made his first appearance in an Arsenal shirt just a fortnight ago when the Gunners' reserves beat Stoke City 3-2. William Gallas' injury has given the former Man United star a chance to [.

Cesc, apologies and the natural heir of brilliance

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I'm certain that I wasn't the only Arsenal supporter who felt a little uncomfortable upon hearing the news that Fábregas had been talking to the Spanish press about Arsenal, and in particular Wenger's youth policy, and left his otherwise ever-present praise for every imaginable thing regarding Arsenal and our precious boss; everything from the way [.

Cesc, apologies and the natural heir of brilliance

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I'm certain that I wasn't the only Arsenal supporter who felt a little uncomfortable upon hearing the news that Fábregas had been talking to the Spanish press about Arsenal, and in particular Wenger's youth policy, and left his otherwise ever-present praise for every imaginable thing regarding Arsenal and our precious boss; everything from the way [.

International Round-Up: van Persie Back In Action + Cesc, Theo & More

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Arsenal's International stars were in action for their respective countries tonight and it was the World Cup Qualifiers that became the main talking point of the evening. Here at Gooner Talk, we look to bring you the latest updates and results on how the Arsenal players are doing for their countries with a brief summary of [.

International Round-Up: van Persie Back In Action + Cesc, Theo & More

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Arsenal's International stars were in action for their respective countries tonight and it was the World Cup Qualifiers that became the main talking point of the evening. Here at Gooner Talk, we look to bring you the latest updates and results on how the Arsenal players are doing for their countries with a brief summary of [.

Upson: I Never Did Myself Justice At Arsenal

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England defender Matty Upson admits he never did himself justice whilst he was under the guidance of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. Upton Park's rock Upson feels that his mental approach to the games was wrong while revealing he was never 'up to scratch' during his time with the Gunners. It is not so much he feels Wenger [.

Upson: I Never Did Myself Justice At Arsenal

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England defender Matty Upson admits he never did himself justice whilst he was under the guidance of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. Upton Park's rock Upson feels that his mental approach to the games was wrong while revealing he was never 'up to scratch' during his time with the Gunners. It is not so much he feels Wenger [.

Ex-Gunners Youngster: Southampton Play Just Like Arsenal

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Southampton's on-loan winger Ryan Smith has likened the team's style of play to that of Premier League giants Arsenal. The 22-year-old is on-loan at St Mary's from Millwall but started his career under the guidance of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. Smith told the Daily Echo: "At Arsenal we played 4-4-2, but the football was the same.

Clichy Handed France ‘A’ Start Against Tunisia

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Gael Clichy has been handed a start in tonights France 'A' team friendly versus African minnows Tunisia at the Stade de France. Les Bleus coach Raymond Domenech has put out a very strong team with the likes of Thierry Henry, Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery starring in the array of attacking talent.

Clichy Handed France ‘A’ Start Against Tunisia

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Gael Clichy has been handed a start in tonights France 'A' team friendly versus African minnows Tunisia at the Stade de France. Les Bleus coach Raymond Domenech has put out a very strong team with the likes of Thierry Henry, Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery starring in the array of attacking talent.

Ex-Gunners Youngster: Southampton Play Just Like Arsenal

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Southampton's on-loan winger Ryan Smith has likened the team's style of play to that of Premier League giants Arsenal. The 22-year-old is on-loan at St Mary's from Millwall but started his career under the guidance of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. Smith told the Daily Echo: "At Arsenal we played 4-4-2, but the football was the same.

Sagna: France Have Same Problem As Arsenal

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Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna admitted on French radio that his France team-mates haven't been good enough in their recent World Cup Qualifiers, and their number one problem has been the amount of goals conceded on set pieces - something that has troubled Sagna's domestic season with Arsenal so far.

Youngster Gilbert Shoves His Career Down The Toilet

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Promising Arsenal defender Kerrea Gilbert was arrested last month and will be tried for being drunk and disorderly later next January. The 21-year-old starlet is currently on-loan at League 1 side Leicester City, where he has played a massive part in the Foxes decent start to their league campaign.

Youngster Gilbert Shoves His Career Down The Toilet

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Promising Arsenal defender Kerrea Gilbert was arrested last month and will be tried for being drunk and disorderly in January. The 21-year-old starlet is currently on-loan at League 1 side Leicester City where he has played a massive part in the Foxes decent start to their league campaign. Hammersmith-born Kerrea came through the Arsenal ranks playing [.

Sagna: France Have Same Problem As Arsenal

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PFA right-back of the Year star Bacary Sagna revealed on French radio that France haven't been good enough in their recent games, and their number one problem has been the amount of goals conceded on set pieces - something that has troubled Sagna's domestic season with Arsenal so far. Les Bleus, managed by Raymond Domenech, have [.

Nimani Delighted With Arsenal Interest + Video

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Frédéric Nimani could be the next Frenchman to be set to join Arsene Wenger's French revolution at Arsenal. The youngster has been linked with a move to the Gunners in January. The 20-year-old French striker is in the final season of his contract with the Ligue 1 club, and interest amongst the top European clubs is [.

Bendtner Doubtful For Denmark U21 Game

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Nicklas Bendtner has been added to the growing list of injured Arsenal players after the Danish marksman sustained an ankle injury whilst on International duty. The 20-year-old was handed a place in Keld Bordinggaard's Denmark's Under 21 side for their vital U21 European Championship play-off game against Serbia next Wednesday.

Bendtner Doubtful For Denmark U21 Game

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Nicklas Bendtner has been added to the growing list of injured Arsenal players after the Danish marksman sustained an ankle injury whilst on International duty. The 20-year-old was handed a place in Keld Bordinggaard's Denmark's Under 21 side for their vital U21 European Championship play-off game against Serbia next Wednesday.

Nimani Delighted With Arsenal Interest + Video

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Frédéric Nimani could be the next Frenchman to be set to join Arsene Wenger's French revolution at Arsenal. The youngster has been linked with a move to the Gunners in January. The 20-year-old French striker is in the final season of his contract with the Ligue 1 club, and interest amongst the top European clubs is [.

International Round-Up: Walcott, Djourou & More In Action

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Arsenal's International stars were in action for their respective countries tonight and it was the World Cup Qualifiers that became the main talking point of the evening. Here at Gooner Talk, we look to bring you the latest updates and results on how the Arsenal players are doing for their countries with a brief summary of [.

International Round-Up: Walcott, Djourou & More In Action

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Arsenal's International stars were in action for their respective countries tonight and it was the World Cup Qualifiers that became the main talking point of the evening. Here at Gooner Talk, we look to bring you the latest updates and results on how the Arsenal players are doing for their countries with a brief summary of [.

Ade Scores Four As Togo Hit Swaziland For Six

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Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor showed Togo why they need him so much as the gangly frontman grabbed four goals in his countrys World Cup Qualfying game against Swaziland in Accra. Togo's talisman was in sensational form but almost didn't play after previously refusing to travel, dismayed at the uneasy relationship between the Togo Football Federation administrators [.

Ade Scores Four As Togo Hit Swaziland For Six

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Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor showed Togo why they need him so much as the gangly frontman grabbed four goals in his countrys World Cup Qualfying game against Swaziland in Accra. Togo's talisman was in sensational form but almost didn't play after previously refusing to travel, dismayed at the uneasy relationship between the Togo Football Federation administrators [.

Traore: I Will Become A Better Player

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Arsenal full-back Armand Traore insists he will return to the Emirates a better player after excelling under the guidance of Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth. Traore is on a season-long loan deal at Fratton Park and has already established himself as an integral part of the team, drawing high praise from his surrogate manager for his role [.

Traore: I Will Become A Better Player

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Arsenal full-back Armand Traore insists he will return to the Emirates a better player after excelling under the guidance of Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth. Traore is on a season-long loan deal at Fratton Park and has already established himself as an integral part of the team, drawing high praise from his surrogate manager for his role [.

International Team News: Cesc, Theo, Sagna, Bendtner + More

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It's that time again. Yep, the Internationals are back. Arsenal's stars are set to fight it out tomorrow evening and next week as the World Cup Qualifiers get into full force. With the likes of Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas and Nicklas Bendtner all expected to start for their respective countries, you can expect an exciting match from [.

International Team News: Cesc, Theo, Sagna, Bendtner + More

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It's that time again. Yep, the Internationals are back. Arsenal's stars are set to fight it out tomorrow evening and next week as the World Cup Qualifiers get into full force. With the likes of Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas and Nicklas Bendtner all expected to start for their respective countries, you can expect an exciting match from [.

Theo Is On Par With Lionel Messi

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Kazakhstan caretaker boss Bernd Storck insists Theo Walcott is on the same level as Lionel Messi. Storck was in the stands when the Arsenal winger tormented the Croatia defence on his way to a sublime hat-trick during England's 4-1 victory. And based on that evidence, the Kazakhstan coach believes Walcott has all the attributes to [.

Theo Is On Par With Lionel Messi

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Kazakhstan caretaker boss Bernd Storck insists Theo Walcott is on the same level as Lionel Messi. Storck was in the stands when the Arsenal winger tormented the Croatia defence on his way to a sublime hat-trick during England's 4-1 victory. And based on that evidence, the Kazakhstan coach believes Walcott has all the attributes to [.

Match Preview: Sunderland v Arsenal (Premier League)

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Sunderland host Arsenal at the Stadium of Light in today's 3:00 kick-off looking to follow the example set by Hull City last weekend. The newly-promoted Tigers ripped up the formbook and made a mockery of the bookmakers who made them distant outsiders to take anything away from the Emirates Stadium as they left north London with [.

Team News: Sunderland v Arsenal - Song Handed Gunners Start

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Alex Song has been handed a starting place ahead of French midfield maestro Samir Nasri for this afternoon's Premier League tie with Sunderland. Song, who only recently recovered from a knock to his hip, replaces the 21-year-old who is surprisingly dropped to the bench. Other than that, the team is unchanged from the 4-0 mauling of FC [.

Match Report: Sunderland 1-1 Arsenal

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Arsenal travelled to north East England looking to get back to winning ways in the league after last weeks shock loss to Premier League newcomers Hull City. Alex Song was been handed a starting place ahead of French midfield maestro Samir Nasri after Wednesday's 4-0 mauling of FC Porto, other than that, the team was unchanged.

Wilshere Named In England U17s Squad

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Three Arsenal youngsters have been named in England's 18-man squad for the upcoming UEFA European U17 Championship. Midfielder's Jack Wilshere and Emmanuel Frimpong are set to reap the rewards after a batch  of superb performances in the Arsenal reserve side, while striker Luke Freeman gets given his chance by Young Lion's coach John Peacock.

Exclusive Interview: Philippe Auclair Talks Arsenal (Part 2)

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Gooner Talk have managed to carry out an exclusive interview featuring one of France's most passionate and talented football journalists - Philippe Auclair. In his homecountry, Auclair is renowned for his work in the music industry where his name - Louis Philippe - was associated with the short-lived, but very influential 'él record label'; since this [.

Bischoff & Silvestre Named In Reserves Line-Up

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Summer signings Amaury Bischoff and Mikael Silvestre are set to make their Arsenal debuts tonight - in a reserve game against Stoke City. Bischoff, 21, signed on a free transfer after his contract expired at Werder Bremen while former Manchester United defender Silvestre, signed towards the end of August after agreeing a move.

Capello Bucks The ‘Quality Over Age’ Trend

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England manager Fabio Capello insisted he had no hesitation in putting Arsenal forward Theo Walcott straight back in the national squad despite calls from Under 21's boss Stuart Pearce to let him play for his side. The Three Lions take on Kazakhstan and Belarus this week as they look to gain a stranglehold on Group Six, [.

Lehmann Makes ‘Healy-Type’ Error In UEFA Cup Tie

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Many Arsenal fans regard him as a goalkeeping legend, but there's no forgetting that Jens Lehmann will always be remembered for those 'big mistakes in small games'. Lehmann's new club, Vfb Stuttgart, took on Bulgarian minnows Cherno More Varna in the UEFA Cup last week and Die Roten started in decent fashion.

Traore: I Will Come Back A Better Player

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Arsenal full-back Armand Traore insists he will return to the Emirates a better player after excelling under the guidance of Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth. Traore is on a season-long loan deal at Fratton Park and has already established himself as an integral part of the team, drawing high praise from his surrogate manager for his role [.

Capello Bucks The ‘Quality Over Age’ Trend

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England manager Fabio Capello insisted he had no hesitation in putting Arsenal forward Theo Walcott straight back in the national squad despite calls from Under 21's boss Stuart Pearce to let him play for his side. The Three Lions take on Kazakhstan and Belarus this week as they look to gain a stranglehold on Group Six, [.

Lehmann Makes ‘Healy-Type’ Error In UEFA Cup Tie

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Many Arsenal fans regard him as a goalkeeping legend, but there's no forgetting that Jens Lehmann will always be remembered for those 'big mistakes in small games'. Lehmann's new club, Vfb Stuttgart, took on Bulgarian minnows Cherno More Varna in the UEFA Cup last week and Die Roten started in decent fashion.

Bischoff & Silvestre Named In Reserves Line-Up

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Summer signings Amaury Bischoff and Mikael Silvestre are set to make their Arsenal debuts tonight - in a reserve game against Stoke City. Bischoff, 21, signed on a free transfer after his contract expired at Werder Bremen while former Manchester United defender Silvestre, signed towards the end of August after agreeing a move.

Exclusive Interview: Philippe Auclair Talks Arsenal (Part 2)

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Gooner Talk have managed to carry out an exclusive interview featuring one of France's most passionate and talented football journalists - Philippe Auclair. In his homecountry, Auclair is renowned for his work in the music industry where his name - Louis Philippe - was associated with the short-lived, but very influential 'él record label'; since this [.

Wilshere Named In England U17s Squad

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Three Arsenal youngsters have been named in England's 18-man squad for the upcoming UEFA European U17 Championship. Midfielder's Jack Wilshere and Emmanuel Frimpong are set to reap the rewards after a batch  of superb performances in the Arsenal reserve side, while striker Luke Freeman gets given his chance by Young Lion's coach John Peacock.

Match Report: Sunderland - Arsenal

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Arsenal travelled to north East England looking to get back to winning ways in the league after last weeks shock loss to Premier League newcomers Hull City. Alex Song was been handed a starting place ahead of French midfield maestro Samir Nasri after Wednesday's 4-0 mauling of FC Porto, other than that, the team was unchanged.

Match Preview: Sunderland v Arsenal (Premier League)

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Sunderland host Arsenal at the Stadium of Light in today's 3:00 kick-off looking to follow the example set by Hull City last weekend. The newly-promoted Tigers ripped up the formbook and made a mockery of the bookmakers who made them distant outsiders to take anything away from the Emirates Stadium as they left north London with [.

Team News: Sunderland v Arsenal - Song Handed Gunners Start

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Alex Song has been handed a starting place ahead of French midfield maestro Samir Nasri for this afternoon's Premier League tie with Sunderland. Song, who only recently recovered from a knock to his hip, replaces the 21-year-old who is surprisingly dropped to the bench. Other than that, the team is unchanged from the 4-0 mauling of FC [.

France U-18 Crowd Tragedy Witnessed By Arsenal Youngsters

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On Thursday evening, France under-18's took on Ukraine in what looked like a tough proposition for a side which included Arsenal youngsters Francis Coquelin and Gilles Sunu. Little did they know, a major tragedy was about to occur within the Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel, northern France. A parachutist was planned to spectacularly fly in and place the match ball [.

Exclusive Interview: Philippe Auclair Talks Arsenal (Part 1)

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Gooner Talk have managed to carry out an exclusive interview featuring one of France's most passionate and talented football journalists - Philippe Auclair. In his homecountry, Auclair is renowned for his work in the music industry where his name - Louis Philippe - was associated with the short-lived, but very influential 'él record label'; since this [.

Premier League Pragmatism

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As an Arsenal fan with strong links to Rangers when my football interest goes north of the border, I knew all about Daniel Cousin.  The mercurial striker brought Rangers fans much frustration and I had a hunch that Fate would give me a neatly wrapped present.  Unlike some slightly naive sections of Arsenal fans, I [.

van Persie Delighted With Porto Response + Hennessey Linked

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Arsenal goal hero Robin van Persie was happy to help the Gunners over their Hull disaster with a two-goal salvo in the 4-0 drubbing over Porto. The north Londoners were back to their free-flowing best as they secured a comprehensive victory in the Champions League yesterday evening. And a delighted Van Persie said: "We wanted to bounce [.

Gooner Talk’s Player of the Month: Nicklas Bendtner (September 08)

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Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner has won Gooner Talk's Player of the Month award for September after his fantastic contribution in the Arsenal side. Bendtner - who struck up a magnificent strike partnership with Mexican Carlos Vela - joined Arsenal from FC Copenhagen during the summer of 2005. In August 2006, he moved to Birmingham City on a [.