Arsene Wenger wants his Arsenal side to follow the terrific example set by centre back Thomas
Vermaelen ahead of this evening's tie with Portsmouth. Belgian rock Vermaelen played a key part in
Arsenal's 3-0 rout over Aston Villa at the weekend and Wenger believes that the rest of the team
should follow his lead.
Cesc Fabregas is unlikely to be involved in tomorrow's Premier League clash with Portsmouth at
Fratton Park. The Arsenal skipper sustained a hamstring win during a virtuoso display over Aston
Villa on Sunday. Welsh midfield starlet Aaron Ramsey could replace him in the starting XI, while
other options include Samir Nasri and the returning Tomas Rosicky.
Arsenal's midfield anchorman Alex Song will be available for the Gunners' next two games before he
departs for the African Cup of Nations with his country Cameroon. The 22-year-old is set to jet off
for training on January 5th, meaning he will be able to play in Wednesday's game at Portsmouth and
the FA Cup clash [.
Arsene Wenger welcomes back Cesc Fabregas from a hamstring injury for this afternoons crunch
Premier League clash with Aston Villa, but the Arsenal captain is only fit enough for a place among
the substitutes. Armand Traore also makes his return after completing a weeks training, while
Andrey Arshavin and Eduardo will lead the line, assisted by [.
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas is "50:50" to return for Sunday's vital league clash with Aston
Villa. The 21-year-old was expected to recover in time for tomorrow's game after sustaining a
hamstring injury during Arsenal's 1-1 draw against Burnley last week. However, while speaking to
the official website on Christmas Day, Arsene Wenger admitted that his involvement hangs [.
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The highly-anticipated January transfer window is almost a week away from re-opening and ArsenalÂ
have beenÂ continuously linked with strikers across Europe and afar. Coming off the back of Arsene
Wenger's comments that he would sign a cup-tied striker, Gooner Talk have found a short list of
players whoÂ the Gunners' may be looking at, and who have also [.
Dutch midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart looks to be staying at Real Madrid, despite reports in his
homeland claiming that Arsenal have made a Â£6 million offer for him. The Madrid star, who scored
twice against Real Zarogoza on Saturday, has revealed that he's happy at the Bernabeu after
battling personal issues off the field in [.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has already admitted that Arsenal are almost certainly going to buy a striker in the
upcoming January transfer window, but we want to know who YOU think the most ideal player is. The
Frenchman conceded the loss of Robin van Persie, who has undergone surgery on ruptured ankle
ligaments and will be out for [.
A great weekend for Arsenal ended up even better after Chelsea could only manage a draw with West
Ham at Upton Park. Gianfranco Zola's West Ham took the lead just before half time when Jack
Collison was fouled by Ashley Cole in the box and Alessandro Diamanti scored the resulting penalty.
Arsenal remained third in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Hull City at the Emirates
Stadium here on Saturday. Goals from Denilson, Eduardo and Abou Diaby allowed Arsene Wenger's side
to move within two points of second-placed reigning champions Manchester United. The Londoners, who
also have a game in hand, were helped, however, by a [.
Arsenal host Hull City at the Emirates Stadium in a 5.30pm kick off and you can watch live, free
coverage of the encounter with Gooner Talks partners, Football Live. Just click the link below just
before kick off and enjoy the fixture live, and for free! Click here for the stream.
Arsene Wenger has rotated once more for the visit of Hull City to the Emirates Stadium, with
Denilson and Emmanuel Eboue returning from injury and replacing Bacary Sagna and Cesc Fabregas in
the starting XI. Wenger also hands a start to out of form Eduardo and experienced French defender
Arsenal have drawn FC Porto in the last 16 of the Champions League with Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger
dubbing it a 'feasible' tie. Wenger's side met Porto in the group stage of last season's
competition winning 4-0 at home but losing 2-0 in Portugal. However, this season Arsenal get to
play the first leg away from [.
Confirmed Starting XI Almunia Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Silvestre Fabregas (c) Song Diaby Walcott
Arshavin Nasri Subs: Fabianski (GK), Emmanuel-Thomas, Eboue, Ramsey, Wilshere, Vela, Eduardo.
Streams for tonight can be found over at Footy-Live, however if that doesn't work for you try
Mikael Silvestre is guaranteed a place in Arsenal's starting XIÂ against Burnley tonight after his
fellow countryman Armand Traore was ruled out of the Gunners' next two games due to a hamstring
injury. The experienced Frenchman could sign a new deal with the club this summer, with Arsene
Wenger admitting that he wants to keep him at [.
Arsenal are throwing open the doors of Emirates Stadium again on Tuesday 22nd December to host a
festive Member's Day for supporters signed up to The Arsenal memberships scheme. Up to 10,000
members will have the chance to watch the first team put through their paces training with Arsene
Wenger before heading off to participate in [.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has decided to keep Andrey Arshavin as a central striker for today's vital Premier
League clash with Liverpool at Anfield. The Russian was used as a centre forward during last week's
win over Stoke and impressed massively,Â andÂ alsoÂ managed toÂ sneak in onÂ the score sheet.
Chelsea and Manchester United both dropped points on Saturday, giving Arsenal a fantastic chance to
close ground on the league leaders in tomorrow's match at Anfield. The team who have been tipped
for Premier League glory let a one-goal lead slip as Everton clinched a deserved point at Stamford
Mexico forward Carlos Vela has signed a new long-term deal at Arsenal â€” making him the 11th
player to tie his future to the Emirates Stadium this year. The 20-year-old frontman joins Eduardo,
Sanchez Watt, Alex Song, Nicklas Bendtner, Denilson, Robin Van Persie, Theo Walcott, Lukasz
Fabianski, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere, who have all recently [.
Arsenal's young guns failed to fire Wednesday as they slipped to a solitary goal defeat at
Olympiacos in their final Champions League Group H pool encounter to take the Greeks through.
Having already wrapped up the group in taking 13 points from their opening five matches, Gunners'
coach Arsene Wenger sent out a clutch of 10 [.
As expected, Kyle Bartley and Thomas Cruise have been handed starts for tonight's Champions League
group stage game with Olympiacos. The two defenders, along with Kerrea Gilbert and Jack Wilshere,
make their full Champions League debuts in Greece. Highly-rated midfielder Jay-Emmanuel Thomas
isn't involved at all due to an eligibility problem.
Philippe Senderos is almost certain to leave Arsenal in January after the Swiss defender was ruled
out of tomorrow's Champions League game with Olympiacos. Senderos felt the full force of a Kyle
Bartley challenge in this morning's training sessionÂ - who ironically has replaced him in the
starting XI which means he's unlikely to get anymore [.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger will send a fringe team out to Greece ahead of Wednesday's final Champions League
group stage game against Olympiacos. The Arsenal boss is likely to field a similar starting XI to
the one that lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the Carling Cup last week, with youngsters Jack
Wilshere and Fran Merida definitely playing.
A bad week for Arsene Wenger ended on a high on Saturday, as Arsenal earned a 2-0 Premier League
win over Stoke City. Andrey Arshavin's first-half goal and a late second from Aaron Ramsey proved
enough to end the north Londoners' run of three straight defeats and brought some belated cheer to
Arsenal's youngsters have a fantastic chance to become class players and help the Gunners to upset
the football odds and lift trophies for years to come, according to Mikael Silvestre. The French
defender was one of the older figures in an Arsenal side which crashed out of the Carling Cup
against Manchester City this week.
Arsenal's furry friends, who featured in the short film â€˜Fundraising Day' starring Cesc Fabregas,
Andrey Arshavin, Theo Walcott and Bacary Sagna, delivered an early Christmas present to Arsenal's
Charity of the Season, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and announced a fundraising
total of Â£210,401 from the Gunners' match against Chelsea on Sunday 29th November.
Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Vladimir Weiss were all on target as Manchester City beat
Arsenal 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the English League Cup at Eastlands here on Wednesday. After a
tense opening period, Tevez put City in front four minutes after the break before Wright-Phillips
added a second midway through the second half.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told reporters that he's "free to shake hands with who he wants", after
he walked straight down the tunnel in frustration without shaking Mark Hughes' hand as his young
guns lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the Carling Cup.