Gooner Talk Archives for January 2010

Szczesny set to start against Stoke City

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Goalkeeping hotshot Wojciech Szczesny looks likely to start against Stoke City on Saturday, giving the Pole another chance to stake his claim for their Arsenal number one jersey.

20-year-old Szczesny, who was a surprise starter at Old Trafford, admitted he was relishing his time in the spotlight and looked forward to taking his upcoming chances in goal.

City’s egotistical Balotelli should take a leaf out of Wilshere’s book

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Earlier this week Tuttosport's prestigious Golden Boy award was given out to supposedly the best young player in Europe. Mario Balotelli scooped the prize, which is voted on by journalists from across Europe to recognise the most talented under-21 player on the continent, beating Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere who came in a close second place.

Grimandi rumoured to become Arsenal’s new assistant manager

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Former Arsenal defender Gilles Grimandi could be on the verge of becoming the club's next assistant manager.

The 40-year-old, who is currently employed as the Gunners' French-based scout, revealed at the start of the season that he had begun his relevant coaching badges with a view to managing in the near future.

Howard Webb to referee Monday’s game

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Yorkshire-born Howard Webb will referee Monday's heavyweights clash between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Webb, who famously refereed the summer's FIFA World Cup final, has been involved in a number of controversies during recent seasons, many of which, coincidentally enough, have occurred at Old Trafford.

“In 10 years, nobody will remember Arsenal”, claims Evra

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Manchester United left back Patrice Evra has launched another scathing attack on Arsenal ahead of Monday's crucial Premier League clash between the two heavyweights at Old Trafford.

The French international, who has previously dubbed Arsene Wenger's team as "babies" and "shameful", suggested that "nobody will remember them in 10 years time" due to the recent lack of silverware in the Emirates Stadium trophy cabinet.

European giants await Arsenal after CL progress

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Arsenal scored two late goals to edge past Serbian side Partizan Belgrade to book their place in the knock out stages of the Champions League.

Robin van Persie scored the opener from the penalty spot after he was taken down by Marko Jovanovic, before highly-rated striker Cleo netted the equaliser early on in the second half to silence the home crowd.

VIDEO: Arsenal in November

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talkSPORT Presenter: “Arshavin shouldn’t be welcomed back into England”

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"Arshavin shouldn't be welcomed back into England after what he did to us."

Arsenal get Ipswich in Carling Cup semi’s

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Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane is set to renew hostilities with Arsene Wenger — but this time as manager of Ipswich Town.

The Gunners have been drawn to play the Tractor Boys in the semi-final of the League Cup, with the first leg to be played at Portman Road.