Gooner Talk Archives for January 2009

Your Views: Can Arsenal progress in the FA Cup?

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The draw for the third round of the FA Cup was made on Sunday with Arsenal facing a tricky clash at Upton Park against West Ham. Both teams played out a Premier League clash in mid-October where Arsene Wenger's side squandered a 2-0 lead before the Hammers grabbed two quickfire goals to rescue the points.

Highlights: Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

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Match Report: Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea

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Arsenal's title aspirations were dealt a significant below as Chelsea took full advantage of the Gunners' defensive lapses cruising to a 3-0 win at Emirates Stadium. Full Report to Come.

Gallas, Traore, Eduardo & Sagna start + LIVE MATCH STREAM!

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William Gallas passed a late fitness test which means he starts against Chelsea this evening. Bacary Sagna, Armand Traore and Eduardo all return to the starting XI. Almunia Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Traore Song Denilson Fabregas Nasri Eduardo Arshavin SUBS: Fabianski, Silvestre, Eboue, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Vela A FREE, LIVE MATCH STREAM IS AVAILABLE OVER AT FOOTBALLSTREAMS.

Team Predictions: Arsenal v Chelsea

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William Gallas faces a late fitness test to determine whether or not he can play against his former club Chelsea later this afternoon. The Arsenal centre back, 32, is still recovering from a swollen eye which he sustained in an accidental clash with team-mate Andrey Arshavin in midweek. Speaking on Thursday, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitted that [.

Arsenal V Chelsea – David must slay Goliath to claim success

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At 16:00 hours GMT Arsenal and Chelsea will do battle in front of 60,000 spectators at Emirates Stadium, N17, London, Great Britain. The county which hosts the encounter boasts the name 'great' and Arsenal will hope three points will keep them on track to earning that name for themselves.

VIDEOS: Phil Brown gets humiliated & Roy Keane goes ballistic

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Its been an interesting fortnight or so in the footballing world. Thierry Henry's handball against Ireland, Roy Keane's controversial post-match opinions and on the back of that an Arsenal loss to Sunderland! However, talkSPORT have been doing their best to cheer us all up with their hilarious editing of press conferences and interviews.

Fabianski & Wilshere set to make comebacks in Reserve game

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Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and midfielder Jack Wilshere return are making their respective comebacks from injury in tonight's Reserve League South clash against Aston Villa. Polish international Fabianski picked up a thigh injury during his comeback match in the Carling Cup three weeks ago.

Highlights: Arsenal 2-0 Standard Liege

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Nasri (35): Denilson (45):

Gibbs fractures foot against Liege + Gallas injury news

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Arsène Wenger told French TV after the Standard Liege game that Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs has fractured his foot and is set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines. The England Under-21 international limped off just minutes before the final whistle after catching a Liege midfielders studs by following through with a shot on goal.

Match Report: Arsenal 2-0 Standard Liege

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Arsenal qualified for the Champions League knockout stage by convincingly winning against Belgian side Standard Liege at the Emirates. More to come.

Denilson returns while Vela handed rare start + LIVE MATCH STREAM!

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Brazilian midfielder Denilson returns to the starting line-up for tonight's penultimate Champions League group stage game against Standard Liege. The composed star has been out of the squad for almost 3 months due to a back injury, but he finally gets a start in midfield this evening. Emmanuel Eboue plays ahead of Bacary Sagna, who is being [.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jeff Winter on Vieira vs Keane & more! (Part 2)

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Gooner Talk have scored an exclusive interview with ex-Premiership referee Jeff Winter. Jeff's career as a referee stretched over some 25 years until he retired at the end of the 2003/04 season after taking charge of the FA Cup Final. Since breaking ties with the Football Association, Jeff is free to speak about his experiences with true [.

VIDEO: Arsène Wenger’s pre-match press conference

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Team Predictions: Arsenal v Standard Liege

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Arsenal have gained won player since the defeat to Sunderland on Saturday — Kieran Gibbs. The England Under-21 star was rumoured to have sustained a broken metatarsal during the international with Lithuania. However, Gibbs was diagnoised as only having heavy bruising to his foot, meaning he can return to the line-up for tomorrow's penultimate Champions League group [.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jeff Winter on Henry, Premier League & more!

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Gooner Talk have scored an exclusive interview with ex-Premiership referee Jeff Winter. Jeff's career as a referee stretched over some 25 years until he retired at the end of the 2003/04 season after taking charge of the FA Cup Final. Since breaking ties with the Football Association, Jeff is free to speak about his experiences with true [.

Highlights: Sunderland 1-0 Arsenal

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Match Report: Sunderland 1-0 Arsenal

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Arsenal's 13-match unbeaten run came to an end after a Darren Bent goal gave Sunderland all three points at the Stadium of Light. Full Report to Come.

Team Predictions: Sunderland v Arsenal

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Brazilian midfielder Denilson returns to the fold for Saturday's away trip to Sunderland. The 21-year-old has been missing from the squad for a couple of months with a back problem, but Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Denilson, along with Lukasz Fabianski, Carlos Vela, and Armand Traore, will return for the weekend's game.

Arsenal youngsters gunning for success

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Arsenal are seeing the benefits of having a batch of reserve players battling for success, something which could be vital in their hunt to upset the football odds and secure Premier League and cup success this season. Their reserve side are currently lying second in the Premier Reserve League and midfielder Mark Randall thinks the squad [.

Arshavin, Fabregas, Sagna & Walcott star in short charity film

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'Fundraising Day', a short film starring four Arsenal stars dressed as animals Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott, Andrey Arshavin and Bacary Sagna is released tomorrow (Wednesday 18th) in aid of the Gunners' Charity of the Season, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. To watch the film and to find out more go to beagoonerbeagiver.

Arsenal’s injury list mounts to 10

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With the news that Kieran Gibbs has sustained a knock whilst on international duty, Arsenal now have an astonishing 10 players out of action at the moment. Robin Van Persie, Nicklas Bendtner, Carlos Vela, Theo Walcott, Denilson, Gael Clichy, Jack Wilshere, Johan Djourou 'keeper Lukasz Fabianski and the aforementioned Gibbs are ALL injured.

Fabregas on: Spain’s friendly & Euro 2008 glory

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Arsenal's midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas has been speaking to the Spanish press about his country's upcoming friendly with Austria, admitting that he doesn't know too much about tomorrow's rivals. The 21-year-old Gunners' skipper said that the Spaniards will treat the game exactly as they do every other game aiming to win.

VIDEO: Aaron Ramsey scores a cracker for Wales

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Can an Arsenal ‘fringe’ team beat Man City?

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Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger has revealed that he will stick with the youngsters for next month's crunch Carling Cup clash at Manchester City. The Frenchman has no qualms about the challenge his Gunners' will face at Eastlands, with Mark Hughes' already saying that he'll put out a full strength side for the match on December 2nd.

R.I.P Robert Enke – German ‘keeper dies aged 32

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Germany and Hanover 96 goalkeeper Robert Enke has died after being hit by a train in an apparent suicide, local police said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old, seen challenging Cesc Fabregas for the ball in a July pre-season friendly, had won eight international caps and had been expected to be in Germany's squad for the 2010 World [.

Bendtner pencilled in for groin surgery

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Just hours after picking up the voted Danish Footballer of the Year gong, Arsenal star Nicklas Bendtner revealed to reporters in his homeland that he will have surgery on his troublesome groin problem this Wednesday. The Dane will go under the knife after aggravting a groin problem during the Gunners' terrific win over Tottenham in the North London Derby [.

Cashley Cole set to miss Arsenal match

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Chelsea defender Cashley Cole may not be fit for the Blues' derby game with Arsenal at the end of the month, after aggravating a leg injury against Manchester United last night. The 28-year-old former Gunner who left the club over a £5,000 dispute in his contract required an injection to face United last night [.

GIF: Drogba’s at it again..

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If any of you saw the Chelsea v Man United game yesterday, you would have seen another episode of Didier Drogba exaggerating fouls. Example no. 756 below:

Highlights: Wolves 1-4 Arsenal

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Match Report: Wolves 1-4 Arsenal

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Arsenal continued their superb form in all competitions by winning away from home at Molineux against Wolves. Full Report to come

Ramsey handed surprise start against Wolves

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Aaron Ramsey has been rewarded for his superb Carling Cup performance against Liverpool — by being handed a start against Wolves this evening. Gunners striker Eduardo is also given a chance upfront alongside the in-form Robin van Persie, while Kieran Gibbs continues at left back due to Gael Clichy's stress fracture.

Eboue & Diaby continue in starting XI at Wolves

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Video: Chelsea players reveal their hate for Cole as Redknapp slams Bentley

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In what has been a fantastic week for Arsenal fans, there isn't much more we could have hoped for. Well maybe one thing, how about serial c**ts Ashley Cole and David Bentley finally being told what we all think about them by people who see them day-in-day-out. Well in these two superb videos taken from talkSPORTS [.

Get your questions answered about Stan Kroenke!

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Are you concerned about the possible future takeover of Arsenal from majority shareholder Stan Kroenke? Do you have questions that you want to be answered? Gooner Talk have planned an exclusive Q & A session with Colorado Rapids blogger Nick Thomas, who not only has the latest info on the American side, but possesses a wealth of [.

Wenger maintains faith in Gibbs

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Arsene Wenger has come out and said he has faith in Keiran Gibbs' ability to play a crucial part in Arsenal's push for Premier League and Champions League glory. The young Englishman is set to play a prominent role in the first team over the coming weeks as regular left-back Gael Clichy is facing a spell [.

Highlights: Arsenal 4-1 AZ Alkmaar

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Team Predictions: Arsenal v AZ Alkmaar

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Just as it looked like Arsenal were starting to get lucky on the injury front, another bout of knocks have come about. Defender Gael Clichy sustained a stress fracture out of nowhere while frontman Nicklas Bendtner's groin problem is much worse than first expected. Speaking to the official site, Gunners boss Wenger revealed: "Bendtner is quite seriously injured," [.

Spurs release DVD of North London Derby

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GIF of the Week: Cesc’s run against Spurs

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Arsenal fans will never get tired of watching this clip:

Your Views: Gunners draw Man City in Carling Cup

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The draw for the Carling Cup quarter finals took place yesterday afternoon, and Arsene Wenger's young guns were rewarded for their win against Liverpool with an away tie at Manchester City. It could mean that Emmanuel Adebayor will play against his former club again. The Togolese frontman was the centre of controversy in September when he [.