Well the time has come... The Gooner Review film will be "live" for sales from tomorrow. The final
version is an 85-minute film about Arsenal's 2008-2009 season, presented by Paul Kaye and featuring
Nick Hornby, Bob Wilson, Judge Jules, Peter Marinello, Perry Groves and many many more. Available
Highly-rated Arsenal fullback Kerrea Gilbert hasn't joined Leyton Orient, contrary to reports.
Since 2006, the 22-year-old has been out on loan spells at Cardiff City, Southend United and most
recently, Leicester City. But despite reports on another Arsenal blog, Gilbert hasn't been signed
by League 1 side Orient and he didn't play 45 minutes of [.
Gooners will get their first taste of Cesc Fabregas in action this pre-season as the Arsenal
skipper starts against Hannover 96 tonight. The game in Germany marks Cesc's first game back since
returning from the Confederations Cup and he's expected to play the first 45 minutes as he
gradually improves his fitness levels in [.
With under three weeks to go before the start of the new campaign what are the expectations for the
next 12 months? Arsenal legend Ian Wright wrote in The Sun this week that he believes the club
cannot seriously challenge for the Premier League title. Wrighty admits the Gunners have fallen so
far behind Manchester [.
If you haven't heard already, Kolo Toure is in Manchester putting the final touches to a deal said
to be in the region of Â£16million. The defender was pictured shaking hands with Man City
representatives just minutes before he undertook a medical in a local hospital. We will keep you
updated on the transfer, so [.
Arsenal defender Kolo Toure will complete his Â£16million move to Manchester City later this
evening. As we revealed on Monday, Toure's reasons for moving are unknown but it is expected that
the 'money-factor' plays a big part in his transfer. The 28-year-old experienced Ivorian
international is pencilled in for a 15:00 BST medical at City's [.
Arsenal continued their pre-season preparations with a comprehensive victory over Hungarian
top-flight side Szombathelyi HaladÃ¡s at the Rohonci Ãºti Stadion. Nicklas Bendtner and the
returning Eduardo both grabbed first half braces before substitute Robin van Persie followed suit
by slotting home a penalty on 66 minutes.
Kolo Toure passed a late fitness test to start against Hungarian side Szombathelyi Haladas. Eduardo
also made the starting XI, and partners Nicklas Bendtner upfront. Mannone Eboue Toure Djourou
Traore Wilshere Ramsey Song Denilson Eduardo Bendtner Subs: Szczesny, Sagna, Silvestre, Vermaelen,
Gallas, Senderos, Van Persie, Arshavin Check back for [.
It appears that Kolo Toure is on the verge of completing a Â£14 million move to Manchester City,
which would make him the second Arsenal player to join City in the space of two weeks. The Ivorian
centre-half didn't train with Arsene Wenger's side ahead of their pre-season friendly with
Szombathelyi later this evening.
Real Madrid's wantaway hitman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is on Arsene Wenger's transfer shortlist, after
reports in Spain suggest that the Gunners' have made a Â£15million bid for the Dutchman. Lots more
Emmanuel Adebayor tried to engineer a move to Arsenal's Premier League title rivals before
completing his transfer to Manchester City, according to Sir Alex Ferguson. The greedy 25-year-old
or his agents made a "desperate" bid to engineer a move to a top four club before committing to
Mark Hughes' side.
Thomas Vermaelen has revealed all in an exclusive interview with Belgium daily Sport Wereld. The
Â£10million signing from Ajax discusses issues from the London transport system, to competition for
places at Arsenal. Gooner Talk have published extracts of the interview, so check it out below.
Steve Bruce has surpassed most Sunderland's fans expectations today by wrapping up the signing of
Lorik Cana from Marseille for Â£5million. The reported Arsenal target had attracted interest from
several European powerhouses, but instead, the Black Cats have landed their man in a major coup for
They're both highly rated forwards with massively different price tags, but which one would you
want at Arsenal? Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Centre Forward Height: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Last season: Real
Madrid - 20 (apps) 8 (goals) International Record: 2004â€“2006 Netherlands U-21 22 (apps) 18
(goals) 2006â€“ Netherlands 23 (apps) 13 (goals) Marouane Chamakh Forward/Playmaker Height: 1.
Arsenal target Marouane Chamakh flew to Canada with the rest of his Bordeaux squad yesterday
morning, despite the Moroccan indicating that he wants a move to England. The 25-year-old, whose
future remains unclear, took to the air on Thursday with the Champions Trophy beginning this
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger might have been plotting the departure of striker Emmanuel Adebayor, but
he certainly didn't foresee the injury to Samir Nasri. The France midfielder will be missing for
around three months after fracturing his fibula at the club's Austrian training camp on Tuesday.
How long will it take before Arsene Wenger sends his scouts to Bolivia to watch this
record-breaking 12-YEAR-OLD play? Mauricio Baldivieso became the youngest player ever to play in
professional football when he came on as a substitute for Aurora in a Bolivian Clausura
Summer signing Thomas Vermaelen has chosen the number 31 shirt to wear during the 2009/10 season,
it has been revealed. The Belgium international signed from Ajax last month for a Â£10million fee
and was touted as a replacement for fellow centre-half Phillipe Senderos.
Everyone at Gooner Talk would like to wish Samir Nasri a quick and easy recovery after the
Frenchman sustained a fractured fibula during pre-season training earlier this morning. 22-year-old
Nasri was on the receiving end of a challenge from his compatriot Abou Diaby, and is expected to be
out of action for up to [.
A thrilling encounter between Lincoln City and an Arsenal XI was played out at Sincil Bank Stadium
on Monday evening. The Gunners' had their work cut out after the Imps equalised late on, but Luke
Ayling secured victory with a headed effort past 'keeper Rob Burch. Previous to that, goals from
Gilles Sunu and Jay [.
An Arsenal fringe side will take on League 2 opponents Lincoln City later tonight, with the
majority of the Gunners' FA Youth Cup winning squad set to figure. More to come. JAMES SHEA SEAN
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Bordeaux forward Marouane Chamakh has once again reiterated his desire to leave the Ligue 1 giants,
prompting further rumours linking Arsenal with a move for the Moroccan ace. The 25-year-old, who
has scored 46 league goals for Les Girondins, is believed to be interesting a number of Premier
League clubs including Arsene Wenger's Gunners'.
After looking around several Man City forums, I've seen various views on the departure of Emmanuel
Adebayor's move to Manchester City. The majority of them seem to believe that the Togolese frontman
is a fantastic signing and will be a massive figure in their league campaign this season.
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor admits that it was a slightly difficult in leaving
Arsenal, but revealed he always had Arsene Wenger's blessing to sign for City. "I can't wait to
play for City's fans and show them what I can do," he said. "I was born to play football and that
is what [.
Apologies for the site not being updated recently. I've had my own computer trouble which meant
that I wasn't able to log onto the Internet! Arsenal drew 2-2 with Barnet yesterday, and after
attending the match at Underhill, I was fantastically impressed to see Tomas Rosicky returning in a
If reality TV show Big Brother ever wanted to get a footballer on their show, then there main
target would be Arsenal star Andrey Arshavin. His every move seems to pictured by his official
website this summer! You can see below what a usual day in the Arshavin household is like for him.
From signing [.
Arsenal boss ArsÃ¨ne Wenger warned beforehand that he wasn't planning to go crazy in the transfer
market this summer. The Frenchman instead relies on his youth policy, with Cesc Fabregas a prime
example of the success within it. One of Wenger's close allies, Gilles Grimandi, has been speaking
about the overall outlook on Arsenal's scouting [.
Roma striker Mirko VucinicÂ rejected a move to Spurs yesterday, and admits that he'd be willing to
leave the Giallorossi if they need to sell him. Could Emmanuel Adebayor's departure signal
Arsenal's interest in him? VucinicÂ played against Arsenal in last season's Champions League
quarter-final, but an impressive performance from the 25-year-old was overshadowed by his weak [.
At least not yet! The Gunners frontman is on the verge of completing a big-money move to Manchester
City but contrary to reports, the Sky Blues haven't posted Adebayor's name in their squad list. An
Arsenal blog called 'Arsenal S*OT', renowned for their shoddy journalism, published a 'print
screen' image of City's player profiles.
A quick poll guys. There will obviously be be quite a few suggestions, but try and take your pick
from the options below. Do you think Nicklas Bendtner can fill Ade's boots? Could someone like
Marouane Chamakh be brought in? Maybe a super-bid for Sergio AgÃ¼ero could be forged?! Vote NOW!
Arsenal have revealed who is likely to be participating in Saturday's pre-season curtain raiser
against Barnet. The friendly at Underhill looks set to welcome several players back from loan
spells, and others from long-term injuries. One of the latter is Tomas Rosicky who has been
rumoured to start the game, while centre back Philippe Senderos [.
With reports claiming Emmanuel Adebayor is on his way to Manchester City, Gooner Talk want to know:
Do you really want the Togolese frontman to leave? There are many reasons for and against a
potential transfer, obviously making a Â£20million profit would be one, but can the likes of
Nicklas Bendtner step up to the [.
Michael Owen will be wearing a Manchester United shirt next season. The injury-plagued England
forward was surprisingly signed by Sir Alex Ferguson despite his inconsitent record with injuries.
Added to that, Owen is a former Liverpool player, something that probably won't go down too well
with the United faithful!
Can you write 50 words on who your ideal Arsenal signing would be? If yes, read on. We have an
Arsenal jacket up for grabs thanks to the wonderful people at SoccerPro, as well as a unique
Gunners' T-Shirt for the runner-up. All you have to do, is answer the question above and in no less
Manchester City are on the verge of making a bid for Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, according to
French daily L'Ã‰quipe. The Premier League's richest side have the defense-minded starlet on their
transfer shortlist, but Gunners' boss ArsÃ¨ne Wenger is unlikely to budge unless a 'massive' offer
is on the table.
Several respected European teams are vying for Amaury Bischoff's signature â€” just a fortnight
after the midfielder was released by Arsenal. Portuguese winger Bischoff joined the Gunners' from
Werder Bremen last summer with Arsene Wenger labelling the signing as a 'gamble' due to his
previous poor injury record.
Arsenal target Felipe Melo has officially signed for Juventus, according to TV station Sky Sport
Italia. The 25-year-old recently emerged as Brazil's first-choice midfielder in the Confederations
Cup tournament this summer and subsequently prompted interest from Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger.
The future of Arsenal TV has been put into even more doubt with the news that no pre-season
fixtures will be aired on the club's TV channel in the coming weeks. Instead, Arsenal TV Online are
screening the games forcing many fans to pay a Â£3.99 subscription fee just to watch their
He's back. The 'Little Mozart' has returned to training and is already preparing for Arsenal's
strenuous pre-season schedule later this month. A succession of injuries have sidelined the Czech
star since January 2008, but he should now be fully-fit for the start of the new Premier League
campaign this August.
Marseille skipper Lorik Cana's future should be resolved by the end of the week, with the Albanian
yet to rule out a move to the Premier League. The 25-year-old defensive midfielder has been
constantly linked to Europe's top sides with Arsenal reportedly interesting in acquiring the
The cause of Andrey Arshavin's recent sickness has been revealed by a Russian newspaper today.
Arsenal's 28-year-old became ill before Russia's World Cup Qualifier with Finland last month and
was pictured being physically sick in a training session (see picture below). But instead of
falling ill due to a virus or weather, it was too [.
Felipe Melo is back in the frame for Arsenal, but it could be Italian giants Juventus who claim the
midfielder's signature this summer. According to reports in Italy, Melo's parent club Fiorentina
have agreed in principle to transfer the Brazilian to Juve when he returns from holiday on 28th
Robin van Persie has reportedly signed a contract extension which will see him become one of the
Gunners' highest earners at Â£80,000-a-week. Van Persie is currently on holiday in the south of
France and will not return for pre-season training until a week on Monday. He had been in contract
talks with the club since [.
Andrey Arshavin has rewarded the most 'active' visitors on his website by sending them a signed
copy of next season's official club calendar. The 28-year-old was handed a medal for his work in a
Russian orphanage just weeks ago, but now the man himself opted to reward his biggest fans. One of
the winners, Zegik, [.
Arsenal boss ArsÃ¨ne WengerÂ gave an exclusive interview to French radio station RMC earlier this
evening. Some of the questions posed to him were very interesting, and as you'll see below, so are
his answers. Thanks to Vince from ASCFR for translating these. Will there be a lot of movement at
Arsenal this summer?
Bundesliga giants Hertha Berlin are preparing a bid for Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos,
according to Swiss daily Blick. The 24-year-old has been lined up by the German side to replace the
departed Josip Simunic, who transferred to Hoffenheim earlier today. Full Article to come.
Felipe Melo definitely won't be coming to Arsenal this summer, but his fellow Brazilian Naldo
certainly could be. Werder Bremen's central defender has been tipped to join the Gunners' by coach
Thomas Schaaf who's quoted a potential transfer fee at just under Â£8million. "Naldo is a great
athlete and could do well at the right [.