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Patrick Vieira returns to the Emirates Stadium this weekend â€” as a mural on the side of the
arena! The former Gunners skipper, who currently plays for Inter Milan, will be depicted on a mural
with legends Eddie Lewis, Lee Dixon and Joe Mercer, as Arsenal continue their 'Arsenalisation'
process of the stadium.
It is always a bit dodgy writing something so close to the end of the game, emotions are still
running high and there is a tendency to say something a little stupid. However, the doom-mongers
are out in force after we let slip a two goal lead away at West Ham, it could have been [...]
Arsene Wenger has come out to declare in public his confidence in the current crop of goalkeepers
at his disposal. The Arsenal manager claims there is enough strength in the keepers on their books
to help them battle for trophies and upset the football odds both domestically and in Europe.
Arsenal can welcome back Eduardo for Sunday's league game at Upton Park after the Crozillian
frontman recovered from a thigh injury. Eduardo's fellow strike partner Nicklas Bendtner also has a
good chance to play with the Dane taking part in a training session at London Colney earlier today.
Fullbacks Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy return to the fold for tonight's game with Alkmaar. The
latter makes his comeback from injury, while Sagna returns afterÂ being restedÂ during the
weekend's game against Birmingham. Vito Mannone keeps his place in goal and Emmanuel Eboue alsoÂ
Arsenal will be without Theo Walcott for their Champions League group game with AZ Alkmaar tomorrow
evening, after the Englishman was ruled out for 3-4 weeks with a knee injury. The 21-year-old
sustained his injury during the 3-1 triumph over Birmingham City at the weekend, while fellow
midfielder Tomas Rosicky is also missing from the squad [.
It is looking like United can be beaten whilst still possessing that luck that can get them out of
bad situations, you make your own luck though. Chelsea seem to have lost that edge that gave them
resilience like no other, their only stand out performers this season have been Didier Drogba and
Ashley Cole, [.
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe will miss the upcoming North London Derby at the end of the month,
after being sent off against Portsmouth this afternoon. The England frontman, who is considered
Tottenham's main goal threat, was shown red following a shocking stamp on Pompey's Aaron Mokena.
Andrey Arshavin capped off a good week for his country with a goal against Azerbaijan. The Russian
playmaker bagged an early goal after 'keeper Agahev failed to hold Alan Dzagoyev's low shot from
just inside the box. Russia had already clinched second place in Group 4 behind Germany, and will
enter the playoffs for a spot in [.
Well, it seems the aftershocks from earthquake Maradona have died down and it is business as usual
for Europe's finest as the fears of a World Cup without the likes of France, Portugal, Germany and
South Americas Argentina were proven unfounded. Oh well, better luck next time. There was quite a
kerfuffle over the England game [.
Mexico eased to an easy win over El Salvador and qualified for the World Cup Finals in the process
last night. Arsenal's Carlos Vela got on the scoresheet in the dying minutes of the second half.
Check out his cheeky flick below.
Arsenal's International stars were in action for their respective countries tonight and it was the
FIFA 2010 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 video [.
Arsenal scouts are keeping tabs on Lille OSC stars Eden Hazard and Adil Rami. Former Gunners
skipper Tony Adams was present at the Stadium Lille-Metropole to watch August's Europa League clash
with Racing Genk â€” Hazard and Rami were apparently Adams' main reason for being there. Both
players are said to be the 'next big thing' coming [.
At the beginning of this season we were crying out to Arsene to bring us a replacement for Emmanuel
Adebayor.Â As the transfer window shut we only managed to bring in one key signing, a defender,
Thomas Vermaelen.Â We complained again that our manager was too stubborn and tight with the money
acquired from selling [.
Arsenal have struck a deal with media giants MP & Silva which will see the Gunners official TV
channel back on our screens from next season. "Arsenal is unquestionably one of the world's most
successful and best-known clubs, so we are extremely delighted to be chosen as the international
partner for Arsenal TV," said Andrea Radrizzani, [.
Thought i'd leave it until after the game to write the column this week and what a game it was. It
typified Wenger's reign, slightly leaky at the back but going forward there was some scintillating
play. Cesc Fabregas was right back on form and he displayed why he is one of the worlds best [.
An irresistible Arsenal, led by Cesc Fabregas, carved apart a Blackburn side that led twice in the
first half at the Emirates. Rovers were in front twice but failed to hold on to their lead and
trailed by half-time thanks to the magnificent display from Fabregas in midfield. The second half
was straightforward for Arsenal as [.
Arsenal have lost one striker ahead of this weekend's Premier League tie with Blackburn, but they
have arguably gained two with the return of Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott. Goal poacher Eduardo
has been ruled out with a recurrence of a thigh problem. However, England international Walcott
played 45 minutes agaisnt Olympiacos Under-20s on Tuesday after making [.
Arsenal's greatest ever manager celebrated 13 years in charge of the club yesterday. The Gunners
have since evolved from a team built on the traditional English attributes of hard graft, defensive
craft and a team spirit forged in snooker halls and bars into a club synonymous with sophistication
and breathtaking attacking flair.