Gooner Talk Archives for January 2009

1 October 1996 – A revolution arrived – less we forget!

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I write this piece as a fan of the club after watching the team on Saturday and hearing the fans boo, as a fan that went to Highbury the pre-Wenger era and distinctly remembering in the 1994/5 season an Arsenal team which were simply just mediocre - a mere Portsmouth of the present [...]

Villa DROP points after Stoke complete magnificent comeback!

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Stoke City forged a wonderful comeback over Aston Villa in the last 5 minutes of their Premier League clash at Villa Park. A Ryan Shawcross header looked like a consolation goal for Tony Pulis' side, that was until Glenn Whelan scored a dramatic 90th minute equaliser which sent the away fans in raptures.

Villa go EIGHT points clear of Arsenal

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Watch Villa v Stoke and CC Final LIVE & FREE

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Our good friends over at Free Footy Streams will be showing live coverage of Aston Villa's game with Stoke City later this afternoon. The game is vital for Villa, who are currently closing in on a Champions League place ahead of Arsenal. The Carling Cup Final will also be shown with Man United and Spurs [.

Rewind: Arsenal 0-0 Fulham

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Welcome to Gooner Talk's highlights feature, ‘Rewind'. Rewind will provide you with post-match highlights to every single Arsenal first team game giving you the opportunity to watch the goals you've missed, or want to see again. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the mighty Arsenal on your computer screen.

Match Report: Arsenal 0-0 Fulham

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Arsenal were booed off the pitch as their hopes of qualifying for a Champions League place took a massive blow after Fulham held the Gunners to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates. It proved to be the fourth successive league stalemate for Arsene Wenger's side, who never looked like making a major breakthrough in [.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Fulham (Premier League)

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Arsenal welcome Fulham to Emirates Stadium this afternoon in the hope of breaking a three-match goalless sequence. The Gunners have not conceded a single goal in their previous five games in all competitions, but have also failed to score in their last three Premier League outings. Fulham on the other hand are yet to win [.

Diaby and Gallas pass late fitness tests

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Arsenal will have combative midfielder Abou Diaby available following a calf injury for tomorrow's game against Fulham. William Gallas and Andrey Arshavin are also set to start in Saturday's Premier League clash. 31-year-old Gallas sustained a knock on his ankle during the 1-0 win over Roma in midweek while Arshavin missed out due to [.

Wenger: We stemmed Totti’s flow + should he be suspended for Denilson ‘tackle’?

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that Roma skipper Francesco Totti wasn't given a sniff of goal when the Gunners forged a 1-0 lead over the Italians in the Champions League Last 16 first leg. Wenger's side controlled much of the game on Tuesday night and spurned several gilt-edged opportunities which were embarrassingly missed by [.

Rewind: Arsenal 1-0 AS Roma

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Welcome to Gooner Talk's highlights feature, ‘Rewind'. Rewind will provide you with post-match highlights to every single Arsenal first team game giving you the opportunity to watch the goals you've missed, or want to see again. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the mighty Arsenal on your computer screen.

Match Report: Arsenal 1-0 AS Roma

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Dutch frontman Robin van Persie scored a vital penalty to give Arsenal a slender lead going into the Champions League second leg against Italian giants Roma. However, the misfiring Gunners should have put the tie beyond the visitors - with Nicklas Bendtner and Emmanuel Eboue both spurning golden chances as Arsenal's recent trend of [.

The F.A should scrap ‘boring tactics’ & bring in points rule

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After watching the Arsenal fail to score again at the Emirates resulting in a third straight 0-0 draw in the league, I sat down to think about how the Premier League or F.A could stop teams from "parking the bus" for 90 minutes. Some might say "thats just football" but me being a stubborn [...

[VIDEO] El Hadj Diouf: “If you have a 1-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, I will f**k her as well!”

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With little news going around today, Gooner Talk have snapped up a brand new video of Blackburn forward El Hadj Diouf threatening two teenage boys - via mobile phone! The Senegalese star was prank-called by two youngsters who found his number via a renowned business site - and they obviously didn't catch Mr Diouf in a [.

Match Preview: Arsenal v AS Roma (UEFA Champions League)

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At this particular stage of the season, Arsenal and Roma might be out of their respective title races, but they will throw everything including the kitchen sink at each other in order to advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Roma and Arsenal have conceded 31 and 25 goals respectively in their leagues, a record [.

Gooner Talk & Young Guns Podcast - YOUR chance to express YOUR views!

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It's been a long wait, but we're close to producing a hotly-anticipated Arsenal First Team and Reserve & Youth podcast. Gooner Talk and Young Guns have teamed up with each other yet again, and we're looking for your news, opinions and profiles on the latest Gunners' headlines. The podcast will be made from scratch, with added input [.

Rewind: Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland

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Welcome to Gooner Talk's highlights feature, ‘Rewind'. Rewind will provide you with post-match highlights to every single Arsenal first team game giving you the opportunity to watch the goals you've missed, or want to see again. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the mighty Arsenal on your computer screen.

Match Report: Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland

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Arsenal lost further ground on their Premier League rivals after playing out a stalemate with Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium. With Aston Villa losing at home to Chelsea earlier in the day, the door was left open for the Gunners to close the gap on Martin O'Neill's side in the chase for a Champions League spot.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Sunderland (Premier League)

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Fifth placed Arsenal take on 11th placed Sunderland at the Emirates later in a vital Premier League clash. With only 5 points between them and 4th placed Chelsea, the Gunners will be looking for a much needed win if they are to qualify for next year's Champions League. In their last 11 matches, Arsenal have won 5 [.

Bendtner set to be rewarded for Cardiff performance

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Danish frontman Nicklas Bendtner looks set to claim a starting spot for Arsenal this Saturday, as the Gunners take on Sunderland in a vital Premier League clash at the Emirates. The 21-year-old will be given a chance after Arsene Wenger broke the news of a setback to Eduardo - who made his comeback on Monday against [.

Video: Eduardo da Silva - The Return

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Riise ready for Arsenal tie

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AS Roma fullback John-Arne Riise will be avaliable for the club's Champions League clash with Arsenal after recovering from an ankle injury. The former Liverpool midfielder, who used to battle it out with the Gunners, remains adamant that he'll start the game at the Emirates next week. "I'm good, there's no injury now, I'm ready - I [.

Arsenal agree charity match with Barca

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Arsenal have 'verbally' agreed to play La Liga giants FC Barcelona in a mouthwatering friendly match next June at RC Strasbourg's Stade de la Meinau stadium. The game - in which all profits are set to go to children's charity UNICEF - will see Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger return to his hometown of Strasbourg, [.

Captain Fabregas on Arshavin, Ramsey & injury

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Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas revealed that he will begin training with 'the ball' in the next 10 days - just months after suffering a partial rupture to the medial ligament. The 21-year-old Catalunyan explained his rehabilitation programme and told of his delight when physio Colin Lewin's visited him in Barcelona last month.

Rewind: Arsenal 4-0 Cardiff City

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Welcome to Gooner Talk's highlights feature, ‘Rewind'. Rewind will provide you with post-match highlights to every single Arsenal first team game giving you the opportunity to watch the goals you've missed, or want to see again. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the mighty Arsenal on your computer screen.

Match Report: Arsenal 4-0 Cardiff City

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Arsenal cruised through to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a comprehensive victory over Championship side Cardiff City. Eduardo da Silva made his long awaited return from injury and showed that he's back to his best with a superb brace. Danish hitman Nicklas Bendtner and Arsenal's top goalscorer Robin van Persie scored the [.

[LIVE Stream] Arsenal v Cardiff City [WATCH IT LIVE]

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Our good friends over at Gunner Streams will be streaming live coverage of today's FA Cup Fourth Round replay at home to Cardiff City online. Click here to watch this game live. Coverage starts at 19:30, while the game itself kicks off at 19:45 (BST). Don't forget to join the Gooner Talk forum and chat with [.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Cardiff City (The FA Cup - Fourth Round replay)

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Arsenal come into this game as resounding favourites to finally see off Cardiff in this FA Cup 4th Round replay at the Emirates Stadium. The two sides drew 0-0 at Ninian Park 2 weeks ago but have not been able to play the replay until now due the bad weather. The winners of the [...]

Hull or Sheffield Utd await in FA Cup Quarter Final

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Should Arsenal overcome Championship side Cardiff City in the 4th round FA Cup replay at the Emirates tomrrow evening, a home tie with Sheffield United or Hull City awaits. The tie will be played on either Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th of March. Tomorrow's game against Cardiff is one of many for the Gunners, who's [.

William Gallas deserves a lot of credit

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William Gallas; possibly the most underrated, most-criticised and least favourable player in the Arsenal team. When former captain Thierry Henry departed in 2007 the captain's spot was up for grabs, and it was Gallas who was elevated to the role for the 2007-08 despite only having played one season for the Gunners.

Reports: Spurs eye Gunners starlet Traore

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is keen to sign Arsenal full-back Armand Traore in the summer, according to newspaper reports emanating in the last few days. Reportedly the former Portsmouth boss is preparing a £6million bid for Traore, who was brought in on loan to Fratton Park by Redknapp himself.

Videos: Watch Dudu’s Croatia return & Eboue speaks

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It won't be long until Eduardo da Silva makes his Arsenal comeback after last night's superb cameo role for Croatia against Romania. 'Dudu' has been dearly missed by everyone involved at Arsenal since a leg-breaking tackle from Birmingham's Martin Taylor looked to of almost ended his footballing career last February.

Internationals: Eduardo assist, van Persie impressive & more

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Arsenal's International stars were in action for their respective countries tonight and it was the International Friendlies 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 [.

Robinho inspires Brazil to victory over Italy (Video)

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Brazil set the Emirates Stadium alight this evening with some breathtaking football after cruising to a 2-0 win over current World Cup holders Italy. Dunga's side boasted a line-up which included former FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho, Manchester City star Robinho not forgetting former Arsenal midfield stallion Gilberto.

The train wreck that is Eboue

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Arsene Wenger must be kicking himself now for starting Emmanuel Eboue over Andrei Arshavin. One can see why he started Eboue. He's fit and Arshavin's not, he's been a regular and Arshavin is new, but ... he probably sat there with white knuckles hoping Eboue would respond and for awhile things looked good.

Rewind: Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Arsenal

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Welcome to Gooner Talk's highlights feature, ‘Rewind'. Rewind will provide you with post-match highlights to every single Arsenal first team game giving you the opportunity to watch the goals you've missed, or want to see again. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the mighty Arsenal on your computer screen.

Match Report: Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Arsenal

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Ten-man Arsenal battled to earn a point as the north London derby against Tottenham ended goalless at White Hart Lane. Almunia Sagna - Toure - Gallas - Clichy Eboue - Denilson - Song - Nasri Adebayor - van Persie SUBS: Fabianski, Gibbs, Bendtner, Djourou, Eduardo, Ramsey, Arshavin. Winger Emmanuel Eboue saw red after picking up two needless [.

Injury forces Clichy to miss France friendly

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Arsenal fullback Gael Clichy will have to make do with watching his France side take on Argentina from the sidelines next Wednesday, after sustaining a minor head injury in today's North London derby against Tottenham.

[LIVE Stream] Tottenham v Arsenal [WATCH IT LIVE]

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Our good friends over at Gunner Streams will be streaming live coverage of today's North London Derby with Tottenham online. Click here to watch this game live. Coverage starts at 13:00, while the game itself kicks off at 13:30 (BST). Don't forget to join the Gooner Talk forum and chat with fellow Gooners about the latest [.

Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (Premier League)

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The 161st renewal of London's most bitter rivalry will see Arsene Wenger defending a proud unbeaten run of 18 matches against Spurs and, further back, just one defeat in 25 Premier League matches. Only twice, both in 2005/06, have Spurs looked down on their rivals from the league table going into a clash.

Unhappy Hleb wants more playing time & tips Arshavin to shine

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Former Arsenal winger Alexander Hleb has voiced out his desire to earn more minutes on the pitch with Barcelona. Hleb completed his move to the La Liga giants last summer and now has told uefa.com that he is happy at Barca, but wishes to play more, rather than watch a game from the bench. "Everything is great [.

Four Gunners selected for France friendly

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Arsenal quadruple Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, William Gallas and Samir Nasri have been selected in Raymond Domenech's 21-man squad for Les Bleus' mouth-watering friendly against Argentina. The game - which is six days away - will see Diego Maradona's young Argentine starlets take to the field in what could be one of the most 'unfriendliest' friendlies [.

Strong squad set to face Spurs on Sunday

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has a strong squad to choose from for Sunday's north London derby against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. After managing to secure a working visa, new signing Andrei Arshavin could find himself on the bench if French tactician Wenger deems the Russian playmaker to be 'in good shape'.

Strong squad set to face Spurs on Sunday

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has a strong squad to choose from for Sunday's north London derby against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. After managing to secure a working visa, new signing Andrei Arshavin could find himself on the bench if French tactician Wenger deems the Russian playmaker to be 'in good shape'.

Four Gunners selected for France friendly

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Arsenal quadruple Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, William Gallas and Samir Nasri have been selected in Raymond Domenech's 21-man squad for Les Bleus' mouth-watering friendly against Argentina. The game - which is six days away - will see Diego Maradona's young Argentine starlets take to the field in what could be one of the most [.

Unhappy Hleb wants more playing time & tips Arshavin to shine

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Former Arsenal winger Alexander Hleb has voiced out his desire to earn more minutes on the pitch with Barcelona. Hleb completed his move to the La Liga giants last summer and now has told uefa.com that he is happy at Barca, but wishes to play more, rather than watch a game from the bench. "Everything [.

Welcome to Arsenal, Andrey Arshavin “It was my dream to play for Arsenal”

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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin for a fee believed to be in the region of £13.5m. The move for the 27-year-old has turned out to be the most protracted of the window, which was scheduled to close at 5pm on Monday - although with some special dispensation allowed [.

WATCH Andrey Arshavin’s Arsenal INTERVIEW!

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Andrey Arshavin Interview Transcript

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From Sport.co.uk - more to come. New Arsenal signing Andrey Arshavin admits that it was his 'dream' to join the Gunners and also revealed he has hopes of playing against arch-rivals Tottenham this Sunday. The move for the 27-year-old has turned out to be the most protracted of the window, which was scheduled to close [.

Welcome to Arsenal, Andrei Arshavin

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Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin for a fee believed to be in the region of £13.5m. The move for the 27-year-old has turned out to be the most protracted of the window, which was scheduled to close at 5pm on Monday - although with some special dispensation allowed following [.

Arshavin move ‘50-50′, says FA Chief

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Andrei Arshavin's proposed move to Arsenal is now '50-50′ to go through after The FA's Director of Communications admitted their is a chance the transfer could be 'invalid'. The ever-reliable Gunnerblog published quotes from Adrian Bevington earlier this afternoon which put the signing of 27-year-old Arshavin in major doubt.

Arsenal To Win Premier League Now!!!

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Well, not necessarily. But the signing of Arshavin is definitely a positive, obviously. Perhaps the saga of all sagas, the off-again on-again 'transfer,' if you can even call it that anymore, will thrust into the Champions League places. Only time will tell. However, I wouldn't be surprised if Lachter and Zenit will still be denying the transfer, [.

Losing the Faith

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I've tried to be positive about Arsenal this season. I've held out hope that they can rescue their season longer than most. Now I've lost the faith just as a potential savior walks in the door. Arsenal could have been down and out several weeks ago, but an inept Liverpool and Chelsea kept them in [.

Arshavin move ‘50-50′, says FA Chief

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Andrei Arshavin's proposed move to Arsenal is now '50-50′ to go through after The FA's Director of Communications admitted their is a chance the transfer could be 'invalid'. The ever-reliable Gunnerblog published quotes from Adrian Bevington earlier this afternoon which put the signing of 27-year-old Arshavin in major doubt.

Losing the Faith

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I've tried to be positive about Arsenal this season. I've held out hope that they can rescue their season longer than most. Now I've lost the faith just as a potential savior walks in the door. Arsenal could have been down and out several weeks ago, but an inept Liverpool and Chelsea kept [...

Arsenal To Win Premier League Now!!!

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Well, not necessarily. But the signing of Arshavin is definitely a positive, obviously. Perhaps the saga of all sagas, the off-again on-again 'transfer,' if you can even call it that anymore, will thrust into the Champions League places. Only time will tell. However, I wouldn't be surprised if Lachter and Zenit will still be denying [.

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Arshavin In Hertfordshire (PHOTO)

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If anyone doubted Andrei Arshavin's currently ongoing move to Arsenal - then this photo of him in North London will push those doubts into the snow that currently clouds the majority of England. Sky Sports News have proved their recently questioned-reliablity with a superb video of the Russian playmaker on his mobile phone outside what looks [.

LIVE Deadline Day Updates: Arshavin almost an Arsenal player, confirms Wenger

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We're all set for a wonderful day here on Gooner Talk today. If you're lucky to be living in England, you can be guaranteed of no work or school due to the vast amounts of snow layering the country. There's still work to do for Gooner Talk though, we'll be keeping you updated throughout the day [...

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Flashback: Eduardo da Silva’s Arsenal Goals

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With all the focus currently aimed at Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin and his ongoing move to Arsenal. Gooner Talk have decided to remind our readers why Croatian International and goal-poaching frontman Eduardo da Silva is still the BEST finisher at the club. Pencilled in for a first team return in a few weeks, 'Dudu' has been [.

Arshavin In Hertfordshire (PHOTO)

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If anyone doubted Andrei Arshavin's currently ongoing move to Arsenal - then this photo of him in North London will push those doubts into the snow that currently clouds the majority of England. Sky Sports News have proved their recently questioned-reliablity with a superb video of the Russian playmaker on his mobile phone outside what looks [.

LIVE Deadline Day Updates: Arshavin stuck in London

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We're all set for a wonderful day here on Gooner Talk today. If you're lucky to be living in England, you can be guaranteed of no work or school due to the vast amounts of snow layering the country. There's still work to do for Gooner Talk though, we'll be keeping you updated [...]

Flashback: Eduardo da Silva’s Arsenal Goals

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With all the focus currently aimed at Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin and his ongoing move to Arsenal. Gooner Talk have decided to remind our readers why Croatian International and goal-poaching frontman Eduardo da Silva is still the BEST finisher at the club. Pencilled in for a first team return in a few weeks, 'Dudu' [.