Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has been confirmed as a participant in July's A:3K Football
tournament, in which six of the world's best players will compete in a series of gladiatorial games
of skill at the 02 Arena.
The footie stars will battle it out in a tournament testing their skills in front of a huge live
audience and millions of TV viewers.
After his theatrics at the Emirates and most notably at the Nou Camp, Barcelona's Sergio
Busquets has done it again. The Spanish defensive midfielder, once an Arsenal target, used a
mixture of diving and play acting against the Gunners over the two-legged tie. Tonight, as Barca
faced Inter Milan, he did it again.
When dawn broke on April 25, 2004, Arsenal had yet to lose after 33 games of what would be an
historic Premiership campaign. The title would surely be heading to Highbury; it was just a matter
of where ArsÃ¨ne Wenger's side completed the formalities.
White Hart Lane would have been the choice of most Arsenal fans and, after second-placed Chelsea
were beaten by Newcastle in an earlier kick-off, Arsenal's task became clearer.
Wigan scored three goals in the final ten minutes to come back from 2-0 down to beat Arsenal
The Gunners appeared to be coasting to victory on the back of goals either side of half time
from Theo Walcott and Mikael Silvestre, and with it hauling themselves to within three points of
Small time Spurs have brought out a DVD of last night's 2-1 Premier League win
Harry Redknapp's men took less than 24 hours to release a DVD of an 'unforgettable night', in
which they describe Jermain Defoe as 'unstoppable leading the line' despite being largely anonymous
for 90 minutes.
After almost 6 months out of action, Arsenal forward Robin van Persie has been included in the
Gunners squad set to face Tottenham tomorrow evening.
The exprienced Dutch frontman suffered ankle ligament damage after 10 minutes of an
international friendly match with Italy in November and he recently returned to full training where
Arsene Wenger feels he is physically fit.
Arsenal arrived in Spain earlier this afternoon ahead of tomorrow's crunch clash with Barcelona
at the Nou Camp.
Defensive worries could hinder the Gunners' potential progress into the semi-finals, as Alex
Song has been ruled out with a knee injury and Sol Campbell is unsurprisingly fatigued after
playing on Saturday against Wolves.
Barcelona have won 85% of games with Ibrahimovic in the side compared to 50% when the Swede is
missing. Arsenal have the best attacking record in the Champions League this season: 20 goals in 9
games. The GunnersÂ have always won when Nicklas Bendtner has been on the scoresheet this season: 8
games, 8 wins.