Just Arsenal Archives for January 2009

Bergkamp proud to be voted winner of Arsenal’s Goal of the Decade!

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The Arsenal fans have chose Dennis Bergkamp's goal against Newcastle in 2002 as the best goal of the DECADE. I just had to put that in capitals because to be awarded an accolade like that is a tribute indeed. His first place won an amazing 34% of the vote, ahead of Thierry Henry's brilliant effotf against [.

Wenger compares Jack Wilshere to Ashley Cole

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The 17 year-old Arsenal defender Jack Wilshere is being touted as a future England player already, and Arsene Wenger feels that he can follow in Ashley Cole's footstaps by going out on loan for six months. Wilshere still has hopes of being selected by Fabio Capello for the England squad to go to South Africa next [.

Wenger – Diaby can take over from Fabregas

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The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is not too worried about losing his captain Cesc Fabregas for a few weeks at the moment, as he has confidence that Abou Diaby can fulfill the attacking midfielder role normally held by Fabregas. Wenger kept faith with Diaby earlier on in the season, when he was getting severe criticism from [.

Arsenal transfer rumours Dec 30th – Raheem Sterling and Maxime Lestienne (who?)

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There is not much Arsenal transfer news about today, but the two names that have come up are worthy of an interest. The QPR youngster Raheem Sterling has been much-touted in the papers as the "new Wayne Rooney". Poor kid, I hope he's not that bad! But Arsenal are one of many clubs believed to be [...

Diaby – I nearly gave up, but now I’m blossoming!

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The Arsenal FC midfielder Abou Diaby was slated by all and sundry in the early part of this season, but the Arsenal fans are now starting to warm to him after a couple of brilliant performances over Christmas, and the Frenchman believes that is now "blossoming" after a difficult start to his career at Arsenal.

Portsmouth v Arsenal team news – Denilson and Cesc doubtful, Song and Rosicky back in

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Arsenal visit bottom-of-the-table Portsmouth tomorrow night with the usual extended injury list. Arsene Wenger is sweating on the results of the scan on Cesc Fabregas' hamstring today to find out how bad his injury is, but it seems that Denilson has agitated his back again and will be missing for another few weeks.

Cameroon allow Song to stay at Arsenal for two more games!

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Vermaelen – Fabregas is the best, but we can win without him!

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The Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen was extremely impressed with the contribution of Cesc Fabregas in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Aston Villa yesterday, but he believes that the team can win without him when he is out injured for at least the next three games. "He is the best midfielder I have played alongside," said the [.

Arsenal rumours Dec 28th – Lansbury, Scott Loach and Eden Hazard

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After Arsenal's win over Aston Villa yesterday, the papers are full of the scintillating peformance by Cesc Fabregas and his subsequent injury, but there are still enough Arsenal transfer rumours to warrant a post. In fact there is not much good news for Gunners fans, as two of Wengers supposed targets have indicated they would prefer [.

Craig Bellamy and Luca Toni both rule out Arsenal moves

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Further to my earlier post about todays Arsenal transfer rumours, Scott Loach and Eden Hazard are not the only two players to have ruled out a move to Arsenal today. Craig Bellamy was reportedly upset with the sacking of Mark Hughes at Man City, and after being left on the bench this weekend, it was thought [.

Wenger – The League is now open, but the consistent team wins it!

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Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal team move even closer to the top of the Premiership with the 3-0 win over Aston Villa, and he believes that Arsenal can go all the way if they keep up their consistency against the smaller teams. "It makes it interesting now." he said. We are in a strong position. We [..

Man City still want Wenger or Mourinho?

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An interesting story has emerged today, saying that the new ruthless management at Man City, are still working behind the scenes to try and persuade Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, as well as Jose Mourinho, to prepare to be the next manager at the Eastlands. There was a story last week that Wenger was their top target, [.

Arsenal transfer rumours Dec 27th – Gignac, Bellamy and Chamakh (again!)

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The Sunday papers are full of Arsenal transfer news this morning, and the surprise new entry to Wenger's most-wanted list is Marouane Chamakh again, despite Bordeaux saying he isn't for sale. The player himself has also said "I am leaving in the summer, and don't want my name bandied about in January", and even Arsene [.

Wenger – The League table doesn’t lie!

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Arsenal go into todays extremely crucial match against Aston Villa level with their opponents on points, and Arsene Wenger knows how crucial this game is to Arsenal's assault on the Premiership title. If Arsenal win, they will be just four points behind the leaders Chelsea, and with a game in hand. "It is a game where if [.

Arshavin – A little snow in London is like an international disaster!

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The Russian midfielder Andrei Arshavin has been giving his usual forthright answers to the press when asked about his life at Arsenal, but this time he hasn't said anything that will upset Arsene Wenger! In fact he gives him great praise, and also had something nice to say about the fans. He said: "Arsene gave me freedom, [.

Hill-Wood – I’m p*ssed off with Barcelona’s nonsense!

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The Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has had enough of Barcelona continually tapping up Cesc Fabregas, and thinks that there should be some way of stopping the Spanish giants from making their weekly claims that want to bring the Arsenal captain back to Spain. The last time Laporta announced he would be making a massive bid for [.

Wenger – Let’s get rid of throw-ins!

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger thinks that throw-ins should be banned, and replaced with kick-ins! I remember this being discussed last year at sometime, and i thought that FIFA intended to experiment with it somewhere, but there has been no mention of it for quite a while. But Wenger thinks it is an obvious change, as Foot-Ball [.

Hell it’s Xmas – Time for an Arsenal WAGs collection!

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This will probably be my last post until Boxing Day, so its time to sign off with some pics of Babes in Arsenal Shirts to cheer everyone up over the festive season. I have featured quite a few over the season, so i have built up a good selection for you to look at, and I [...]

Arsenal transfer rumours Dec 23rd – Nistelrooy, Gignac, Carlton Cole and Luca Toni

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The January transfer window is approaching fast, and the papers are full of Arsenal transfer news. The news that Stan Kroenke is getting closer to a massive takeover bid at the Emirates has prompted many pundits to say that the American is keen for Wenger to buy a top-class striker in the New Year to continue [.

Wenger heading for first clash with Kroenke

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Arsene Wenger is set to have his first falling-out with Stan Kroenke, and the Quiet Man hasn't even taken over yet! The biggest Arsenal shareholder is keen to arrange a pre-season tour of America for the Gunners, probably to show off his new acquisition by then, but also as a certain big money-spinner.

Coyle – I am Wilshere’s only admirer!

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The Burnley manager Owen Coyle has made no secet of the fact that he wants the 17 year-old Young Arsenal star Jack Wilshere to join him at Turf Moor in January, but he says it is far from certain that Wenger will let him go, and if he does there will certainly be other clubs [...]

Arsenal can have Luca Toni for nothing!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still desperately looking around for someone to cover for the injured Robin Van Persie, but he has already ruled out most of his top targets. Wenger said: "Let's not dream too much. To find players who are world-class, have not played in the Champions League and are available, I wish [.

Fabegas – I always get injured when I’m playing well!

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The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is not happy about missing this weekends match against Hull City after he had to be taken off during the 1-1 draw with Burnley last week, and is left annoyed with his recurring hamstring problems. Fabregas, when fit, has had an immense contribution to Arsenal, and has scored ten goals in [.

Kroenke buys again! Just 17 shares away from Arsenal takeover!

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It has just been announced that Stan Kroenke has bought another 25 shares in Arsenal, taking him to just 17 shares away from making a takeover bid. The financial website Bloomberg reported it in the last hour. The article said: Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) U.S. investor Stan Kroenke bought 25 more shares in Arsenal, bringing [.

Almunia – Stephen Hunt is very nasty!

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The Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia said that not all the Hull players were trying to be agressive in the very unfriendly match at the weekend, but he particularly picked out Stephen Hunt as a "nasty player". "It is not nice to see players fighting each other. Everybody has character and when somebody touches some part [.

Arsene Wenger compares Abou Diaby to Vieira

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The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger thinks his team will be stronger now that he has Denilson and Abou Diaby back from injury, and praised the teams bouncebackability after losing badly to Chelsea. "Diaby was out for a while, Denilson was out for a while too so we were a bit shorter physically in midfield but now [.

Chamakh – I’m not leaving Bordeaux until the summer

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The long time Arsenal target Marouane Chamakh was expected to be sold by Bordeaux in January so that the club could get a transfer fee for the Moroccan striker, but he has now said that he is definitely going to stay in France until the summer. It was thought that Arsene Wenger would make another pitch [.

Dutch FA tell Arsenal they have no chance of Van Persie compensation!

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has promised that his club are going to sue the Dutch FA for compensation after Robin Van Persie was injured during a friendly match against Italy. Wenger said: "We are working on this with our lawyers at the moment and we are definitely going for it." "I expect financial compensation for the [.

Everton back in for Senderos?

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There are various reports this morning suggesting that the Arsenal defender Phillipe Senderos will make a move to Goodison Park in January. Senderos seems to have a problem with Arsene Wenger as he continually refuses to even give him a place on the Arsenal bench, and he has admitted that after speaking to the manager he [.

Arsenal rival Tottenham for England U21 goalkeeper

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It is being reported this morning that Arsenal are keeping tabs on the Watford and England U21 keeper Scott Loach. The highly-rated 21 year-old has only been a regular in the Watford team for a year after spending two years out on loan at Stafford Rangers, Morecambe and Bradford City, but is regularly mooted as a [.

Walcott – My injury problems are sorted, and now I am faster than Henry!

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The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has had injury problems ever since he played for England in the summer, but he says it is all down to a genetic pronlem he inherited from his father. He says that he used to dislocate his shoulder many times every game, but the surgery he has had since the summer [...]

Walcott – My World Cup experience helped my career

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The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been reminiscing about his incredible experience of being picked for the England squad for the 2006 World Cup.He says that he didn't really expect to play, but as time went on he felt more and more frustrated: "Looking back to 2006, things did come around very quickly for me.

Wenger – Football is in crisis, no-one has any money!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is worried about the state of the football clubs in England, and thinks that most of them are "living in dreamland". Even the biggest clubs are in debt to massive amounts, including Arsenal, and he thinks it is time foe everyone to get a wake-up call, and realise that when [.

Wenger – My best youngsters are now coming through!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been praising all the hard work done by the Young Gunners academy, and thinks that the team of teenagers that won last years Youth Cup is the most talented group he has ever had! "I believe the Academy is the real heart of the club because it represents the future [.

Man City want Wenger or Hiddink to replace Mark Hughes

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After Manchester City were beaten by Tottenham on Wednesday, the rumours are flying about again that Mark Hughes is not the right man to keep his star-studded dressing room in check. The fantastic win against League leaders Chelsea only served to emphasise the inconsistency at the club, as that is their only win in the [.

Burnley favourites to take Wilshere on loan in January

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already stated that he is looking for a club to take Jack Wilshere for the second half of the season to give him invaluable regular first-team football, and he also said that he would prefer the midfielder to go to a Premiership side. Having turned down bids from Middlesbrough and [.

Wenger to spend Van Persie compensation on David Villa?

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There has been speculation that Arsenal may get around £20m compensation from the Dutch FA after the debacle with Robin Van Persie, and the Daily Mirror is suggesting that Arsene Wenger has decided to use the money to pay for a top class replacement for his number one striker. They say that Arsenal are considering a [.

Coyle – Arsenal paid us respect and we could have beaten them!

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The Burnley manager Owen Coyle was extremely pleased to have taken a point of Arsenal last night, and he believes that it could have been all three if they hadn't made a mistake for Arsenal to score. "At times we really could have won the game and we competed with a top side," Coyle said. "Arsenal are [.

Wenger – Arsenal were jaded and Burnley gave everything!

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On a bad night for the Gunners, Burnley recovered from a goal down to take a point of Arsenal, and Arsene Wenger lost his captain Cesc Fabregas to a hamstring injury. Wenger praised the home team for fighting for everything and playing like it was a cup match. "The most difficult part was to start well [.

Barcelona boss again confirms massive offer for Fabregas next summer

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The Barcelona president Joan Laporta has yet again come out with his monthly affirmation that the Spanish giants will stop at nothing in their bid to take Cesc Fabregas away from Arsenal next summer. He even has the cheek to say that his club has a "good relationship" with the Gunners. "Cesc Fabregas is desired by us [.

Ancelotti – Arsenal need to watch out for Aston Villa!

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The Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has warned Arsenal that Aston Villa could be a danger to their place in the top three in the Premiership, and thinks that the Midlands side has got such a great record against the top clubs this season that they could even challenge for the title! "Aston Villa are a very [.

I know Cesc wants to play, but I can’t allow it!

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The Arsenal midfielder and captain Cesc Fabregas has told Marca in Spain that he really wants to play for his home region of Catalonia in the friendly against Argentina next week, but Arsene Wenger is adamant that there is no way he can let him go at such a crucial stage of the season. "Basically everybody [.

Wenger retains confidence in Almunia

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not accept that Manuel Almunia was to blame for Dirk Kuyt's opening goal at Anfield on Sunday, and insists he will still retain his place as Arsenal's Number One. "I have watched the game against Liverpool well," said the manager. "The ball was deflected by Lucas and I did not see [.

Wenger admits three defenders could leave this season

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been assessing the situation with his defence, and admits that by the summer he could lose three of his back line. Phillipe Senderos, the Switzerland defender, is very unhappy because he can't get in the team and is worried about not getting picked for his country's appearance at the World [.

Vermaelen – Arsenal are the new Barcelona!

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The Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, who has built up a special relationship with William Gallas since his arrival from Ajax, believes that Arsene Wenger is building a "new Barcelona" with his gifted youngsters. The fans have given him the nickname "The Verminator" for his no-nonsense style, and he is more than happy with the new monniker.

Wenger still fuming about Van Persie and wants changes!

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Arsene Wenger has made many statements against the Dutch FA since Robin Van Persie was ruled out for the rest of Arsenal's season. He is understandably annoyed that he has lost his star striker for the rest of the season, thanks to a "meaningless friendly", and now he is demanding changes to the rules.

Fabregas – Arsenal are a big team, but even the best can get better!

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The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas says that the way that his team fought back against Liverpool has put paid to the criticism that Arsenal are too small to win the Premiership title, as the quality of play is far more important than the height of the players. "Football is not all about size." he said.

Ghana FA insist they gave Chelsea permission to play Essien

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The recently broken story that Arsene Wenger was considering an official complaint over Chelsea's use of Michael Essien after he was absent for Ghana's game against Angola, looks like it has run into a dead end. Wenger was quoted as saying: "Essien didn't play for Ghana but he still played against us," "He was not entitled [.

Chelsea could face points deduction after Arsenal protest!

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It has been reported in Africa today that Arsenal are considering an official complaint about Michael Essien playing for Chelsea when he should have been on international duty with Ghana. Essien played against Wolves (and scored twice in the 4-0 win) on November 21st, but under FIFA rules he was ineligible to play for them as [.

Wenger – Liverpool played with fear in the second half!

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The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger feels that Liverpool outplayed his team in the first half, but after failing to kill the game off, some "fear" crept int their game, while Arsenal had nothing to lose! "I believe first of all Liverpool played very well in that period and we played with a handbrake because of our [.

Wenger rules Liverpool out of top four fight

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels that Arsenal are right back in the race for the Premiership title alongside Chelsea and Man Utd, but thinks that there are three other teams that could put in a challenge, but he doesn't mention Liverpool as possible contenders. After yesterday's win at Anfield, Wenger said: "For us, it gets [.

Vermaelen admits he turned down Tottenham offer!

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The Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, who has had a massive impact on the club since joining from Ajax at the beginning of the summer, has admitted that he had the chance to join Tottenham three years ago, but turned down the chance to join Arsenal's great rivals. "As I say that is one of the reasons [.

Arsenal to demand massive compensation for loss of Van Persie

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The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has revealed that the club intend to sue the Dutch FA or EUFA for compensation after they lost Robin Van Persie for the rest of the season. Van Persie tore some ligaments in his ankle while playing in a "meaningless" friendly for Holland against Italy last month, and to make it [.

Arsenal transfer rumours Dec 13th – Sterling, Jay Simpson, Wilshere and Van Der Vaart

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The Sunday papers never let us down with the Arsenal rumours and today the People wins the contest for the most unlikely scenario. They have the very strange story that Arsene Wenger is willing to get rid of the brilliant young up-and-coming striker Jay Simpson, PLUS £1m, to tempt QPR into letting the superkid Raheem Sterling [.

Wenger – I respect Benitez, but Arsenal have the quality to cope with the pressure!

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Arsenal go to Anfield on Sunday to face a Liverpool team in desperate need of three points to stop them from dropping further behind in the race for fourth place in the Premiership, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger thinks his team have the quality to still fight for the title at the end of the [...]

Wenger – I won’t allow Fabregas to play Xmas friendly

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not happy with his players going off to play in meaningless friendlies for their countries, especially after Robin Van Persie was ruled out for five months after playing in one for Holland, so the chances of Wenger allowing Cesc Fabregas to play for Catalonia over Christmas were very slim [.

Wenger is worried about Eboue and Song coming back from Africa in one piece!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not too worried about losing Alex Song and Emmanuel Eboue while they are away at the African Nations Cup, he's worried that he may lose them for the rest of the season! Arsenal never have much luck when their players go off to international matches, and he is worried that [.

Wenger – I have money but i’m not buying Pavlyuchenko

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted last week that he was in the market for a top class striker that was top-class, could still play in the Champions League and was free. And he said the same thing today. He was asked if he was willing to spend a large sum on bringing in a top [...]

Reading fail to land loan deal for Jack Wilshere

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The Reading manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he was turned down by Arsenal when he approached them regarding a loan for the star youngster Jack Wilshere in January. Rodgers revealed: "Jack would be a terrific possibility and I've already made the enquiry on that one. "But Jack will go to the Premier League.

Ancelotti – Arsenal are weaker without Hleb and Flamini

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The Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has been giving his assessment of the dangers to his team winning their first Champions League trophy, and he rates Arsenal as the Group Winners with the least experience.. He considers Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan as the best of the Runners-Up, and would like to avoid them, and AC Milan, in [.

Walcott – I’m not injury prone, and I’ll play my heart out against Liverpool

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The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has come through a full 90 minutes against Olympiakos this week, and feels he is on his way to become an integral part of the team again. He had another injury scare at the end of the match when he looked like he had picked up another foot injury, but Walcott [...]

Walcott – What’s the odds on Arshavin scoring four again?

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The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has come back into the Arsenal squad just in time to face Liverpool this weekend, but he is backing Andrei Arshavin to take the attacking role again in the absence of Robin Van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner. Walcott was asked if he thought that Arsene Wenger would give him an attacking [.

Carlos Vela is latest Arsenal star to sign new contract

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The Arsenal and Mexico striker Carlos Vela has signed a new contract at the Emirates and becomes the eleventh player to re-sign since the end of last season. The youngster has been on the fringes of the first team this season, and will get even more chances now that injuries have ravaged Arsene Wengers attacking force.

Wenger – Eboue and Rosicky out of Liverpool match, Fab, Traore, Gallas and Arshavin carrying knocks

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It seems that Arsenal were harder hit by injuries from the 2-0 win over Stoke last weekend than was first thought. We all knew that Thomas Rosicky was a definite non-starter with his groin injury which will keep him out for three to fourr weeks, but this is the first we"ve been told about the other [.

Inter Milan could be Arsenal’s worst draw in Champions League

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Now that the Champions League Group Stages are finally over we can all look forward to a feast of football in the New Year when the knockout stages come around. So who are Arsenal's best and worst possible scenarios for the next round in February? There are no easy games at this stage of the competition, but [.

Fabianski – I’m ready to be first choice at Arsenal

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The Arsenal reserve goalkeeper Lukasz fabianski had an excellent game for the Young Gunners in the 1-0 defeat at Olympiakos last night, and now thinks that he is ready to take over as Number One in the senior team. "I have started to play a bit and hopefully I am going to get some more games [...]

Wenger tips Ramsey to star against Olympiakos

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has picked a very young squad to face Olympiakos this evening, but there are still quite a few with quite wide-ranging experience. Alex Song, Mikael Silvestre and Theo Walcott all have played at the top level for some time, but Wenger specifically picked out the 18 year-old Aaron Ramsey as a [.

Wenger – It is a risk, but i need to rest some players

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger accepts that he will be criticized if his young team get beaten by Olympiakos tonight, but he has the right to rest some players who may have injuries or knocks. Standard Liege are two points behind Olympiakos, and are counting on an Arsenal win to give them a chance to progress, [.

Wenger confirms that Wilshere will go on loan in January

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is looking for a top club to give Jack Wilshere some guaranteed first team action in the new year, and is hopeful that a team from the Premiership will request his services. Wenger said: "I'd prefer a team in the Premier League for him, but a top [.

Arsene Wenger to give Tom Cruise his debut against Olympiakos, and Walcott will play too

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There is yet another Arsenal youngster coming through the ranks with great promise, and he must suely be guaranteed stardom with a name like Tom Cruise. But when Arsene Wenger was asked if he had "star quality", like the famous actor, Wenger said he only knew of one Tom Cruise, his one! "You're used to it," he [.

Chelsea jokes for Arsenal fans!

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There's not a lot of news about at the moment so i thought i'd have a look for some good anti-Chelsea jokes. I found this lot at JustJokesOnline.com......... Some of them are old, but then the old'uns are always the good'uns! Enjoy! How do you define 144 Chelsea fans A: Gross Stupidity Q: Why did Chelsea go on the stock exchange?

Bergkamp turns down Arsenal coaching job

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The Arsenal and Holland legend Dennis Bergkamp has turned down an offer from Arsene Wenger to return to Arsenal. Bergkamp is currently working at Ajax training the youth teams, but he says he is not looking for the high pressure work that he would be expected to do as head coach at the Emirates. "They want [.

Arsenal interest in Pavlyuchenko confirmed by agent

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The agent of the out-of-favour Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has confirmed that Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in signing his client, along with Roma, Spartak Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg. Arsene Wenger is desperately searching for a world-class striker that is available cheaply and can play in the Champions League, and he won't have [.

Police call for witnesses to fight between Chelsea and Arsenal fans

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Last Sunday evening a number of Chelsea and Arsenal fans were involved in a fracas at Mitcham Eastfields station in South London, and police are appealing for witnesses so they can apprehend the hooligans. It seems the fight started on the 20.36 from Victoria and then spilled out into Mitcham stations, and then out onto the [.

Wenger – We have no choice but to play Arshavin as centre-forward!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was forced to play Andrei Arshavin as the main striker against Stoke yesterday, and he thinks the Russian did very well in the unfamiliar position, although he admitted that Arshavin wasn't terribly keen on the idea! Wenger said: "I don't think he was a big fanatic to play centre forward but [.

Wenger in surprise move for Spurs want-away striker

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly enquired about buying the unsettled striker Roman Pavlyuchenko. The Russian frontman, currently with Tottenham, has been in very short demand this year with Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch to compete with. Reports around the Arsenal ground are that Andrei Arshavin, the inspirational Russian playmaker, has recommended [.

Wenger – No move for Vieira, he is not a striker!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has again emphasised his need for a striker as injuries have decimated his front line. With Van Persie, Nicolas Bendtner and Eduardo all out injured for Saturday's game against Stoke, he then lost Thomas Rosicky to a groin strain, as well as minor injuries to Gallas, Traore and Arshavin.

Wenger praises “quiet leader” Silvestre

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken out about the leadership qualities of defender Mikael Silvestre, and says that he doesn't get enough recognition for his contribution to the dressing room. "Mikael is a quiet leader," he said. "He is highly respected in the dressing room. "He's a positive guy who helps the young players.

Arsene Wenger makes Carlton Cole primary target?

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We had much discussion on Just Arsenal this week about whether Wenger should try and buy Carlton Cole for Arsenal in January, and according to today's Mirror, he has now made the West Ham striker his main target. With Robin Van Persie likely to miss most of the season with his ankle injury, Wenger has already [.

Wenger – Chelsea didn’t score the goals – we did!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is stretching his imagination to the limit today, as he says that his team's defeat to Chelsea was very similar to the Man Utd loss, and Chelsea only won because of Arsenal own goals! "I was not disappointed by our performance against Chelsea," Wenger said. "I do feel they stood up.

Wenger – No chance of Chamakh, Balotelli or Dzeko, In fact I may buy no-one!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to becoming short of patience with the fans that keep clamouring for him to spend millions on expensive players just because Arsenal have lost a few games. Arsenal have been linked with many good players, but with Wenger's philosophy of not buying unless the player is young and cheap, [.

Wenger – I won’t say why Hughes upset me, but i don’t regret ignoring him!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken out about the "no handshake" row, and says he has no regrets whatsoever about ignoring Mark Hughes after the game. "Tomorrow, by coincidence, I am managing my 500th game at Arsenal and I believe I have shaken hands 497 times. I believe that it is a ceremonial courtesy.

Senderos asks Wenger for January transfer

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The Arsenal and Switzerland defender Phillipe Senderos has had enough of being ignored by Arsene Wenger since his return from his loan period at Milan, and is desperate to win back his place in his national team before next summer's World Cup Finals, so he knows that he will have to leave the Emirates to [.

Eboue apologises to Arsenal fans – but we will win against Stoke!

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The Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Eboue has admitted that it has been a hard week for the club and the fans, and says that they will make up for it this weekend by beating Stoke City. "This week was very, very difficult for us because we lost two games, one against Chelsea and then Manchester City," Eboue [.

Arshavin – Good football is not enough against Chelsea!

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The Arsenal and Russia star is sure that Arsene Wenger has made an excellent team, but they are just not tall enough or strong enough to compete with Chelsea, and he wants Wenger to do something about it! "The fact that we have lost against our direct rivals this season signifies that we are not very [.

Wenger – We were a little unlucky and could have won this game at home

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks that the 3-0 scoreline against Man City was not a true reflection of the game, and thinks that it was a "tight game" for most of the match, until the younger legs got tired towards the end. He did admit that his policy of playing youngsters contributed to the defeat: [.

Arsenal lining up £15m bid for Edin Dzeko?

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger announced yesterday that he will have to look into buying another striker in January after Robin Van Persie was ruled out for the rest of the season, so it was certain that the press would start throwing Arsenal transfer rumours at us all. Well the Sun has jumped in this morning [.

Forget Chamakh, doesn’t Carlton Cole seem a better option?

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Today I am featuring a guest post from the excellent Arsenal Blog Gunners Today. Here it is: Forget Chamakh, doesn't Carlton Cole seem a better option? This is only suggested as an idea and I want to know what Gooners make of Carlton Cole. In my own match preview of the game vs the Hammers game, I [.

Wenger – The Carling Cup is not a trophy, and i have no “courtesy”!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to shake Mark Hughes hand at the end of Arsenal's third defeat in a row, and then went on to deride the worth of the Carling Cup, saying it was just a competition for kids and wouldn't be worth celebrating if Arsenal did win it! Mark Hughes was not happy [...

£5m Brazilian wonderkid Zezinho believes he has signed for Arsenal

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It has been long rumoured that Arsenal have been tracking the Brazilian wonderkid Zezinho, and it seems they have made two previous offers to his club, Juventude. But now Zezinho himself believes that his time in Brazil has finished and he is on his way to join Arsenal. The Brazil U17 star, who helped his country [.

Arsenal-target Klasic expects Premiership move in January

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It has been reported that and Arsenal, and their London rivals Chelsea, both had scouts watching the Serbian star Milos Krasic when he played for CSKA Moscow in the 3-3 draw with Man Utd last month, and today his agent Dejan Joksimovic has admitted that he expects the 25 year-old to move to the Premiership [.

Wenger set for another fall-out as Fabregas is picked for Xmas international

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already voiced his displeasure at his players playing meaningless friendlies for their countries, especially after the recent problems with Robin Van Persie and Abou Diaby, and now it looks like he will be heading for another showdown with Catalonia. Cesc Fabregas has been named in a Catalonia team to play [.

Now Wenger slams France over Diaby injury

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already loudly complained about the Netherlands' cock-up regarding the injury to Robin Van Persie, and now he is blaming France for making Abou Diaby's injury worse. "Our players go away, they are injured." said Wenger. "A player like Abou Diaby goes away and is injured, and you cannot even get [.

Denilson – It wasn’t Men against Boys, it was Chelsea being a great team!

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The Arsenal midfielder is angry that people were saying it was "Men against Boys" when Chelsea destroyed Arsenal at the Emirates, and says that Chelsea's men were simply a far better team than Arsenal's men. Denilson, 21, said: "Chelsea played well and I give credit to them. But I don't believe that it was a football [.

Wenger admits he is “in the market” at last!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has at last admitted that he needs to buy some cover for the injured striker Robin Van Persie, after the Dutchman was ruled out for the rest of the season, but it would only be if the player "suits us". He is obviously still annoyed with the team doctors in the [...]

Mark Hughes insists Adebayor will face Arsenal in Carling Cup

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The Man City boss Mark Hughes is set to name a strong team to play the Arsenal youngsters in this weeks Carling Cup quarter-final match, and insists he will have no problem picking Emanuel Adebayor to face his old club again on Wednesday. Arsene Wenger has already said that he will be making changes for this [.

Arsenal to splash out on Argentine winger?

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Today's Arsenal transfer rumour comes at a time when Arsene Wenger is yet again under attack for not spending any of the millions available to improve the team. The Gunners are being linked with Diego Perotti, an Argentinian winger that is currently playing at Sevilla. He only made his first team debut nine months ago, but is [.