Gooner Talk Archives for January 2009

Highlights: Portsmouth 1-4 Arsenal

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Match Report: Portsmouth 1-4 Arsenal

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Ramsey starts against Portsmouth + LIVE MATCH STREAM!

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Confirmed Starting XI Almunia Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Traore Ramsey Song Diaby Nasri Eduardo Arshavin Subs: Fabianski, Silvestre, Eastmond, Merida, Wilshere, Rosicky, Vela.

VIDEO: Wenger wants more of THIS!

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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.

Team Predictions: Portsmouth v Arsenal

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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.

Alex Song available for next two games

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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 [.

Highlights: Arsenal 3-0 Aston Villa

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Match Report: Arsenal 3-0 Aston Villa

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A Cesc Fabregas inspired Arsenal side deservedly beat Aston Villa at the Emirates

Arsenal V Aston Villa – Team news and FREE MATCH STREAM!

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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 [.

Team Predictions: Arsenal v Aston Villa

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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 [.

Merry Christmas from Gooner Talk!

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Everyone at Gooner Talk would like to wish a massive Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers. The blog has gone from strength to strength since its creation in August 2008, and here's to another year with Gooner Talk supplying our daily Gooner news! Have a fantastic Christmas with your friends and family [.

More striker rumours — + videos

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The highly-anticipated January transfer window is almost a week away from re-opening and Arsenal have been 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 who the Gunners' may be looking at, and who have also [.

Reports: Van der Vaart ‘turned down’ Arsenal offer

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Dutch midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart looks to be staying at Real Madrid, despite reports in his homeland claiming that Arsenal have made a £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 [.

Which forward do YOU want at Arsenal this January?

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Arsène 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 [.

Chelsea drop more points in the title race

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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.

Match Report: Arsenal 3-0 Hull City

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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 [.

Highlights: Arsenal 3-0 Hull City

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Arsenal V Hull City – Free Match Stream Here!

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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.

Arsenal V Hull – Teams: Almunia captains as Denilson, Eboue & Eduardo all start

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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 Mikael Silvestre.

Your Views: Arsenal draw Porto in the Champions League

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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 [.

Highlights: Burnley 1-1 Arsenal

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Diaby & Silvestre handed starts against Burnley

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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 MyP2P.

VIDEO: Andrey Arshavin does it again..

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Team Predictions: Burnley v Arsenal

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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 [.

Gunners set to host Festive Members’ Day

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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 [.

GIF of the Day: Arshavin v Liverpool

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Celebrating our fantastic win over Liverpool, Gooner Talk have found a GIF that won't be forgotten for a long time!

Highlights: Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal

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Match Report: Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal

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Arsenal are back in the title race after coming back from a goal down to win at Anfield. Full Report to come + MOTM & Highlights!

Denilson & Walcott start at Anfield + LIVE MATCH STREAM!

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Arsène 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, and also managed to sneak in on the score sheet.

VIDEO: Fanzone from our last meeting with Liverpool

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Saturday’s results give Arsenal massive boost

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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 Bridge.

Carlos Vela becomes 11th Arsenal player to agree new contract

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Mexico forward Carlos Vela has signed a new long-term deal at Arsenal — 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 [.

Eduardo & Diaby set to return for Liverpool trip, who do you want to play?

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Arsenal's injured duo of Eduardo da Silva and Abou Diaby are likely to return for Sunday's Premier League match against Liverpool, according to Arsene Wenger.

Match Report: Olympiacos 1-0 Arsenal

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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 [.

Highlights: Olympiacos 1-0 Arsenal

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Leonardo's goal (47:) Full Match Highlights To Come.

Bartley, Cruise & Merida start in Greece + LIVE MATCH STREAM!

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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.

Senderos injury makes exit even more likely

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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 session - who ironically has replaced him in the starting XI which means he's unlikely to get anymore [.

Team Predictions: Olympiacos v Arsenal

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Arsène 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.

Highlights: Arsenal 2-0 Stoke City

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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 Wenger.

Arsenal’s kids at the right place to develop

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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 raise over £200,000 for Charity

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Arsenal's furry friends, who featured in the short film ‘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 £210,401 from the Gunners' match against Chelsea on Sunday 29th November.

Highlights: Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal

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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.

Wenger: “I’m free to shake hands with who I want”

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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.

Rosicky, Song & Wilshere start at City + LIVE MATCH STREAM!

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Fabianski Eboue Song Silvestre Traore Ramsey Eastmond - Merida Rosicky Vela Wilshere Man City v Arsenal LIVE stream will be at Football-Live.org at 19:45