Gooner Talk Archives for January 2011

VIDEO: Jack Wilshere on his Arsenal & England future

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Arsenal’s first team coach rejects Vrsaljko rumour

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Arsenal won't be signing Dinamo Zagreb defender Sime Vrsaljko in the January transfer window after his manager confirmed that the 19-year-old won't be leaving the club.

The highly-rated defender has caught the attention of Manchester United in the past but reports in Croatia suggested that Arsene Wenger could be set to make an offer for the Croat before the end of the month.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Huddersfield Town

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After reaching the Carling Cup final on Tuesday, Arsenal will look to continue their domestic cup run on Sunday at home to Huddersfield Town.

Many will know very little about our opponents who currently sit third in League One, only six points from the top. They are currently unbeaten in five league games although they recently suffered a 4-0 defeat in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and only had to overcome non-league minnows Dover in the last round of the FA Cup.

Arsenal reach Carling Cup Final

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Arsenal booked their place in the Carling Cup final after scoring three second half goals against a determined Ipswich side at Emirates Stadium.

The Tractor Boys led 1-0 from the first leg, and held on for a little over an hour, but two goals in three minutes turned the game Arsenal's way.

Fabregas & van Persie start against Ipswich

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Arsenal field a strong starting eleven for tonight's Carling Cup semi-final second leg against Ipswich Town.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has taken no chances with his team this evening where Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie both start.

Nicklas Bendtner is also handed a start on the right wing, despite Denmark manager Martin Olsen complaining that Wenger 'isn't getting the best' out of the Dane there.

Southampton youngster closes in on Arsenal move

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Arsenal look likely to win the signature of Southampton teenage prodigy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, after his father confirmed that the North Londoners are "the ideal choice" for the 17-year-olds development.

The youngster has earned rave reviews for his performances for Saints this season and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger looks likely to beat off the competition and secure a deal in January, with Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea amongst those who have been credited with an interest.

VIDEO: Arsène Wenger’s interview with Football Focus

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Cardiff “reach agreement” to sign Ramsey on loan

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Championship side Cardiff City have signed Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey on a one month loan deal, the Bluebirds have confirmed.

Ramsey, who rose through the Cardiff City academy from the age of eight, moved to the Emirates after starring in his first full season as a professional in 2008.

Denmark boss: ‘Wenger isn’t getting the best out of Bendtner’

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Nicklas Bendtner's national team manager "cannot understand" why Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists on playing the Danish striker on the right wing.

Bendtner was a key figure for Arsene Wenger's men last season as the team struggled to cope with a long-term injury to Robin van Persie.

Nasri, Sagna & van Persie secure FA Cup win over Leeds

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Arsenal have progressed into the FA Cup fourth round after a convincing  3-1 win over Leeds United at Elland Road. Goals from Samir Nasri, Bacary Sagna and Robin van Persie secured the victory for Arsene Wenger's side.

Who was your Arsenal Man of the Match against Leeds?

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Blackpool want Aaron Ramsey on loan

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Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is wanted by Premier League newcomers Blackpool who want the Welshman on loan for the rest of the season, it has been revealed.

Ramsey, 20, has only recently returned from a loan spell at Nottingham Forest where he was sent by Arsène Wenger to complete his recovery from the broken leg he suffered against Stoke City in February of last year.

Focus, focus, focus…

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Ipswich v Arsenal. Carling Cup semi final first leg. Arsenal have once again given themselves an opportunity to wipe away the now accentuated saying of 'five years without a trophy.' From the first day of the Carling Cup Arsenal's attitude to the competition has been to win and to win in style.

Arsenal slap £17m price-tag on Arshavin

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Andrey Arshavin could leave Arsenal in the January transfer window, but for nothing less than £17 million, his representative has revealed.

Wenger will try to make Hazard’s “dreams come true”

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Lille's attacking midfield star Eden Hazard has reiterated his "dream" of signing for Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger looking to make those dreams come true in the summer.Â

The Arsenal manager's main priority for the January transfer window is to bring in a defender if Thomas Vermaelen continues to struggle for fitness, but he plans to give serious consideration to a move for Hazard in the summer.

Sagna misses next three games as Arsenal fail to appeal

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Bacary Sagna will miss Arsenal's next three matches after the Gunners' decided against appealing the Frenchman's red card against Manchester City.

The Frenchman was shown red in the closing stages of Wednesday's clash after squaring up to Pablo Zabaleta and making contact with his head.

Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City

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Arsenal were left frustrated as Manchester City parked the bus at the Emirates and took a goalless draw back up North to stay second.

There is usually plenty of needle when these two meet thanks to the Emmanuel Adebayor connection, but the Togolese striker was nowhere near the Emirates tonight.

Gunners unchanged from Birmingham victory

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has kept faith in the starting eleven which beat Birmingham on Saturday for tonight's crucial Premier League clash with Manchester City.

Sagna Djourou Koscielny Clichy
Fabregas Song Wilshere
Walcott van Persie Nasri

Arsenal v Manchester City (Match Preview & Team Predictions)

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Arsenal face another stern test in their Premier League title quest as they take on fellow title contenders Manchester City tomorrow night at Emirates Stadium.

Roberto Mancini's side, who currently sit in second place, two points ahead of the Gunners, but a win for Arsenal tomorrow would see them go into second ahead of the Citizens with a game in hand.

VIDEO: Hleb admits he wants Arsenal return

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