I have a Guest Post just come in from Graham in London, and it is a very well thought out piece
addressing the problem of Robin Van Persie, who is due to make yet another comeback from injury
tonight. Over to you Graham... Shades of Marco? If Robin van Persie was born a horse he would have
There have very many noises coming out of the Emirates this season about how much Wenger is
desperate to win a trophy, even if it is the Carling Cup. And he has backed up his words by playing
what looks like stronger teams in every round. Well he said again yesterday that he still intends
The Arsenal and Mexico striker Carlos Vela is reported to be looking at other clubs in a desperate
attempt to gain some first team football, which is sadly lacking at the Emirates for the
ever-promising-but-not-delivering youngster. His brother revealed last week that Vela was keen to
make a move, possibly as early as January, as he [.
The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has been given extra time off to approach full fitness, but it
seems that Wenger has now decided that he is ready to play tonight. At the weekend Wenger said he
was unsure whether he should leave him to get a little fitter or to play him, and he has [...]
The Arsenal transfer rumour mill has been linking the Gunners with many different goalkeepers over
the last six months, but for once the whispers are saying that Arsene Wenger is actually interested
in an English one for a change. Since Manuel Almunia got the elbow (I mean injured his elbow!) the
two Poles, Lukasz Fabianski and [.
The Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone was the unlucky (or lucky!) one of the four keepers at the
Emirates that was deemed surplus to requirements this season, and he was allowed to move to Hull
City on loan, while Manuel Almunia, Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny had to stay at Arsenal
to fight for their places.
So Carling Cup time comes around again and Arsenal face Wigan for a place in the semi-finals and it
seems that Wenger is serious about winning it this time, although you can be sure he will be
expected to make another seven changes from this weekend's team that faced Aston Villa. The Villa
boss Gerrard [.
It was recently reported in numerous publications that Arsenal were interested in signing the 23
year Lorient striker Kevin Gameiro, but today it is being said that the player's agent has been
given permission to commence negotiations with the Gunners. The Metro says that Â£10million will be
the opening gambit for discussions, but they also say [.
Arsene Wenger was understandably pleased to see his team resist a fight-back from Aston Villa to go
to the top of the League for a short period, but there was obviously the worry when Villa pulled a
goal back at the beginning of the second half just like Tottenham did last week. "I believe we had
Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal team concede another two goals yesterday against Aston Villa which
will only have increased his resolve to to strengthen the Gunners back line. Although publicly he
will always say that he is more than happy with his three remaining centre-backs, he knows that one
more is needed if Arsenal are going [.
The Arsenal and Mexico striker Carlos Vela has had enough of being a peripheral player at the
Emirates, and is now looking to find another team as soon as possible, according to his brother
Alejandro. In an interview quoted on mediotempo.com (in Spanish) Alejandro said: "The reality is
that there is significant interest from other [.
Here is the second Guest Post by Graham from London who wrote a great post yesterday about where
(he thought) Wenger went wrong in the last five years. Well now he is offering solutions that may
help the Arsenal manager fix the defensive problems he should have sorted out some time ago......
Defensive Holes need plugging!
Arsenal face Aston Villa today needing a win after the Gunners lost last weekend's Premier League
fixture to Tottenham at the Emirates, but Arsene Wenger refuses to blame his defenders for
conceding the goals. Harry Redknapp's side looked dead and buried at half-time, being on the wrong
end of a two-goal deficit, but Tottenham somehow [.
The Real Madrid Jose Mourinho has never been the shy, retiring type, and he reacted extremely
angrily after reading that Arsene Wenger called for The Special One to be punished by UEFA for
telling his players to get sent off against Ajax this week. Mourinho took advantage of a loophole
in UEFA's rules to make sure [.
The ex-Arsenal legend Paul Merson has become a bit of a pundit on the TV after his fall from grace
with the rumours of drinking and (massive) gambling, but he is thought to still have a lot of
contacts within Arsenal Football Club and he has some interesting opinions on why Cesc fabregas
hasn't been [.
You would think that Zezinho was a very unusual name, and Arsenal were linked with a Brazilian of
that name for well over a year when he was with Juventude, but he moved to the Brazilian giants
Santos instead of Arsenal. Well now Arsenal are being linked with another player of the same name!
But this [.
Arsenal have carried through their defensive problems from last season, and it has been made worse
by the longterm achilles problem sustained by Thomas Vermaelen, but it seems that Arsene Wenger is
still ctively searching for another top class defender to bring in in January. According to the
vice-president of Dinamo Zagreb, Zdvravko Mamic, Arsenal recently [.
I have yet another Guest Post today from Graham in London, who has been thinking for a while about
how Arsenal have managed to be trophyless for so long. He gives his opinions but he also asks a few
questions of Arsene Wenger. Has he lost his focus on success, and become the ultimate miser? [...]
The Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey may have spent the last nine months recovering from his broken
leg, but after coming through 45 minutes of a reserve game against Everton he can now see himself
fighting for a piece of first team action in a very short time. "I have been waiting for this a
long time, [.
This weekends game against Aston Villa is become of the utmost importance as Arsenal attempt to
stop the rot after two embarrassing defeats to Tottenham and Braga, but as usual it is the injuries
that are yet again the talking point. The versatile supersub Emmanuel Eboue is expected be out for
anything from 4 to 8 [.
Arsenal seriously need to bounce back from their disastrous week that saw them lose two games they
should have won, and, even worse, giving away a two-goal lead to their hated rivals Tottenham, but
who can galvanise the team? Before we discuss it I would first like to thank the sponsor of this
weeks Predict the [.
The young Arsenal defender Johann Djourou has been given many chances in the Gunners first team
this season due to the longterm injury to Thomas Vermaelen and the regular suspensions of Laurent
Koscielny, and he believes that the Arsenal squad has the quality to bounce back from their awful
run of results, But "it's just [.
I am being inundated with Arsenal Guest Blogs lately, probably due to the terrible results the
Gunners have been getting lately (Well who hasn't other than Tottenham!), but this is a new one
from Scotty, who we haven't heard from for a long long time. Scotty has always spoke sense in the
past so I am [.
As you can guess from the title, this is yet another Guest Post from Adam Kemp. I have been getting
a lot of positive vibes about Adam lately although I generally disagree with most of his views, but
at least he is more than willing to put his thoughts out on the web for discussion. [...]
Well it seems that the readership of JustArsenal is finally coming around to Adam Kemp's point of
view; i.e. Wenger can't take the Gunners any further. Judging by this mornings comments (after the
post from Ahmed The Pros and Cons of Wenger) it seems that all and sundry feel that AW has lost the
I have a very interesting Guest Poster this morning who is asking some valid questions that a lot
of Arsenal fans are probably asking themselves this morning. Over to you Ahmed...... Is Wenger
still the man? BY AHMED MUNADIR Mr. Wenger has done a lot for the red half of North London. He's
uncovered gems [.
The ex-Man Utd and Russia star Andrei Kanchelskis watched Arsenal get beaten by Tottenham at the
weekend and, as usual, doesn't have nice things to say about Arsenal's Andrei Arshavin. A couple of
months ago Kanchelskis bad-mouthed Arshavin saying that he had no idea of how to act as captain of
Russia, and did not have [.
Arsene Wenger was left staring in frustration again as his weakened team lost another game that
should have been easy to win last night, and yet again he believes that the refereeing against
Braga left a lot to be desired, especially when Carlos Vela was denied a clear penalty after being
tripped in the goalkeepers [.
Far from being the influential captain that was expected of him, Cesc Fabregas contrived to give
Tottenham a penalty in Saturdays derby, which contributed to the Gunners throwing away a 2-0 lead.
It was a totally schoolboy error from Fabregas, and he got absolutely slaughtered on the Arsenal
blogs after the game.
Adam Kemp is rapidly becoming my alter-ego on Just Arsenal, and just like Mr Hyde he always seems
to appear when things are going extremely badly for Arsenal. But his prophesies seem to be coming
true more and more often, and the readers comments seem to suggest that they think he is talking
sense. So here [.
Arsene Wenger and his team are understandably depressed after losing the big North London derby on
Saturday, but he is happy that the team have a quick chance to get over it by securing a win at
Braga tonight. Wenger said last night: "It was difficult yesterday, more than today because we are
now in [.
The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has taken a slightly weakened squad to Portugal for the Champions
League match tomorrow night against Braga. He has decided to leave Andrei Arshavin back in Londn
for another rest after the little Russian played for his country in midweek. "Arshavin is not in
the squad because I want to give [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger doesn't think there is anything wrong with his teams mental
ability or their desire to win, he just thinks that the amount of games played, culminating in the
international games in midweek, contrived to make them tire in the second half against Tottenham.
"I cannot deny that we missed an opportunity [.
Okay we lost to Spurs at home. By the law of averages they had to finally win a game at Arsenal one
day, and considering that Chelsea lost (again!) as well, it really isn't that bad. There are a lot
of games being played at the moment, and despite Saturdays loss, Arsenal have still dropped less
As we could all understand, NOBODY came close to predicting the unbelievable result against Spurs
at the weekend, but this weeks Champions League match against Braga should be a little easier (I
hope!) The sponsor of this weeks competition is Pokernews.com, who are specialists in UK online
poker. I would appreciate it if you could give [.
Arsenal and their fans were totally stunned when they saw their team throw away a comfortable 2-0
at half-time against their great rivals Tottenham to lose 3-2. Spurs hadn't won away at Arsenal for
17 years, and it looked like things were going according to plan again until Gareth Bale popped up
with a consolation goal [.
Last week I received quite a few emails and comments asking where Adam Kemp was now that Arsenal
had rallied to within two points of the League leaders Chelsea, well today the Gunners are STILL
two points behind Chelsea, and Mr Kemp has decided to give us his view this week. This is a Guest
The Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp firmly belives that his vastly-improved Spurs team has the
players now to finally beat Arsenal and then go on to claim their first Premiership title. With
Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal all capable of dropping points, he thinks that if his team win at the
Emirates today and get a run [.
A lot of Arsenal fans thought that the Japanese Under19 international Ryo Miyaichi was definitely
going to sign for the Gunners after impressing Arsene Wenger this summer. The 17 year-old came for
a trial during the summer, and after some rave reviews he was thought to be certain to be snapped
up as soon as he [.
This weekends big North London derby is shaping up to be a test between two top teams with most of
their greatest players fit to take part. The latest Arsenal injury news is that we have Laurent
Koscielny back from a two-game suspension and will be likely to partner Squillaci at the back, and
Nicklas Bendtner made a very rash statement last week to the Danish press, saying that Arsene
Wenger must make him first-choice striker at the Emirates, or he would prefer to be sold. Bendtner
said: "If the situation does not change, if I continue to sit on the bench at Arsenal, then I have
to change and [.
The Arsenal and France defender Bacary Sagna has called on the Arsenal fans to be nice to William
Gallas this weekend when he returns to the Emirates with Tottenham Hotspurs. Gallas had a
tempstuous time at Arsenal and not a few fans were glad to see the back of him, and I'm not sure
they were [...]
It was a truly exquisite piece of genius by Samir Nasri in the Arsenal win over Porto back in March
last season. He had the ball over on the right wing, and was being watched by one of the Porto
defenders. He looked up and immediately decided to go it alone. He jimked to the left and [...]
The new Tottenham wonderboy Gareth Bale, who is an Arsenal supporter according to his old room-mate
Theo Walcott, believes that Spurs are more than capable of taking all three points off the Gunners
this weekend. "It will be a massive test obviously away at Arsenal but we'll be ready for it. "We
need to win every game [.
There are various sources claiming that both Arsenal and Spurs are both interested in signing the
Werder Bremen midfield star Marko Marin. The German 4-4-2 football site claims that both North
London teams have sent scouts to watch the young playmaker again after he impressed (and scored a
belter of an equaliser) in the Champions League [.
The Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes that Theo Walcott's form this season has earned him
the right to be playing down the middle for the England team alongside Andy Carroll. Walcott is
generally used on the wing by Arsenal, but Arsene Wenger has also said that he could be used in the
same role as [.
The Arsenal left back Gael Clichy has been linked with a move away from the Emirates in the last
few days, with both Real Madrid and Juventus named as possible suitors, but today his agent denies
there is the slightest thread of truth in them and has no idea where the rumours started. The
afent, Ivan [.
With Arsenal's continuing defensive problems and the possibility that Thomas Vermaelen may have
played his last game this season, Arsene Wenger is still being linked with top class centre-backs
that could be available in January. One of these is the talented French international Phillipe
Mexes, who is out-of-contract at Roma next summer and is looking for [.
This is probably an excellent insight into the way the minds of football writers at the red-tops
work. We had a situation last week when an (unfit) Nicklas Bendtner made a rash statement about
wanting to be in the Arsenal first XI, or he would rather be sold. This weekend Arsene Wenger left
Bendtner at home [.
It is the great North London derby next weekend, but I'm not legally allowed to tell you who we are
playing, but lets just say that it is a MUST-WIN game for the Gunners against the S$&Â£$!!!! But
how many will Arsenal win by? (We surely must win?) First of all let me tell you about [...]
The Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given could have been the catalyst for Mark Schwarzer to move
to Arsenal at the end of the summer transfer window, or he could have even joined the Gunners
himself once Fulham had put the block on Schwarzer moving to the Emirates. But Given decided to
stay with City but he [.
Arsenal's young striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has been earning rave reviews for his performances in
the reserves this season, and he looks like he will soon be ready to join Arsene Wenger's first
team squad or at least earn some more first team experience out on loan again. Well it is being
reported today that Roy Keane [.
The Tottenham striker Peter Crouch scored his first League goal of the season this weekend, and is
now all fired up about the big North London derby next Saturday. He thinks that Tottenham are now
becoming regular challengers at the top of the table, and to cement their position he knows that
Spurs have to start [.
The papers are yet again linking Arsenal with the young Paris St Germain defender Mamadou Sakho.
Despite Wenger bringining in the ageing Sebastien Squillaci and the younger (but hot-headed)
Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal still haven't got enough quality at the back to cover for present and
future injuries in the Gunners defence.
It was a great day for Arsenal yesterday, and they have finally taken advantage when all their
rivals (especially Chelsea) all dropped points. The Gunners are now just two points behind the
leaders after coming through brilliantly in a difficult game at Goodison Park. Wenger believes that
to take the points at Everton his team had [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has seen many of his players return from injury lately, but it
seems that most of them are performing at well below their capabilities at the moment. The most
important cog in the wheel is of course Cesc Fabregas, who hasn't been right since returning from
the World Cup in September, [.
Arsene Wenger and all the Arsenal fans had to put up with a whole summer of Cesc Fabregas (and all
his Spain team-mates) telling the world that the Gunners captain had "Barcelona DNA", and that his
rightful place was in Spain with his boyhood club. Since he came back to the Emirates (three weeks
late and [.
The Everton boss David Moyes has been speaking ahead of Everton's match against Arsenal, and he
revealed that Arsene Wenger indeed made a bid for Phil Jagielka last summer, but he didn't come
anywhere close to his own valuation of the England international. "It is true that we received an
offer from Arsenal for Phil during [.
Yes its time again for the famous Just Arsenal "Predict The Score" competition! You can win one of
my Limited Edition Just Arsenal News T-Shirts and impress all your friends. Tomorrow is yet another
must-win game for the Gunners, and as usual I am not allowed to mention the opponents (I don't have
a license apparently), [.
The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was astounded that Bert Van Marwijk had named Robin Van Persie in
the Holland squad to face Turkey when the Flying Dutchman hadn't played a competitive game for the
Gunners for over two months. Wenger described the announcement as "surreal" and a war of words
developed between himself and the [.
Arsenal fans have had untold debates about the goalkeeping situation at the Emirates for at least a
year, and it looks like it could go on for ever, or until Arsene Wenger finally makes his mind up
about who should be first and second choice between the sticks . At the moment Lukasz Fabianski
occupies Pole [.
It is great news for Arsenal that the young Pole Wojciech Szczesny has signed a new five year
contract (and good news for him that he increased his wages by a reported 15 times!). He certainly
looks to be perfectly assured and confident and a guaranteed star of the future. Presumably he is
going to become [.
The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger was pleased that his team managed to bounce back after two defeats
in a row, but he had to admit that Wolves made it hard for them and forced the Gunners to defend as
they were desperate to hold on to their early one-goal advantage. Wenger said after the game: "We
Arsene Wenger ha responded to recent rumours that suggested that Aaron Ramsey was fit enough to
play again, and some other sources had said there was a chance that he may be sent out on loan, to
either Cardiff or Fulham. There were rumours earlier this week that said that Ramsey was due to
play for [.
With the transfer window not due to open for another six weeks, there seem to be an inordinate
amount of Arsenal transfer rumours around today, and most of them seem to be for players that are
practically unpronounceable! For starters we have the Daily Mail suggesting that Wenger is chasing
the Dinamo Zagreb defender Sime Vrsaljko.
Arsene Wenger thinks that this seasons Premier League title could be the most open ever, with
nearly everyone capable of losing to anyone else, as emphasised by Arsenal's two home defeats to
newly-pomoted sides. He admits there is the danger of Chelsea "running away with it", but even they
have lost two (albeit very difficult) games [.
Not only did Arsenal have an unfit Cesc Fabregas, and an even less fit Robin Van Persie playing in
yesterdays defeat to Newcastle, but (arguably) Arsenal's best player, Samir Nasri, was taken off
with an injury. But Wenger didn't sound too worried about it after the game, when he said: "Samir
has a calf problem that [.
The Arsenal new boy Sebastien Squillaci has slotted well into the Gunners defence this season, and
believes that they still have every chance of winning the Premiership title, despite this weekends
defeat at the Emirates. The French international admitted that the goal by Andy Carroll could have
"been avoided" but thinks that it was just a [.
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott thinks that the only way to open up a home game in the Premier
League matches is for Arsenal to score an early goal, or the supporters get a "bit edgy." "The
Emirates is a fantastic stadium, the pitch is massive, teams want to come here, put men behind the
The Arsenal midfielder Alexander Song has improved tremendously this season, and has now started
scoring goals on a regular basis to add to his defensive capabilities. He believes that he has now
matured at the great old age (for Arsenal!) of 23, and is more prepared to actual listen to peoples
advice when it is offered.
The shortage of defenders at Arsenal was highly emphasised at the end of last season when Phillipe
Senderos, William Gallas, Mikael Silvestre and Sol Campbell all came to the end of their Arsenal
careers. Arsene Wenger brought in Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci over the summer, and
was hopeful that Johann Djourou would come back from [.
The Russian striker Andrei Arshavin has been criticized a lot lately by Arsenal fans after his
lacklustre performances for the Gunners, and last night his manager Arsene Wenger admitted that he
hadn't been playing well since the last international break, but he was working to get himself back
to his best.
The Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has had a good run in the team, but after being partly at
fault for Newcastle's winning goal at the Emirates this weekend, he may find that the fit-again
Manuel Almunia may be reinstated between the sticks for Arsenal tonight against Wolves. But he says
that he only wants to do [.
Arsene Wenger saw his Arsenal team lose at home to a newly-promoted team for the second time this
season, but he thinks that, considering Newcastle only had one shot on target, overall Arsenal were
unlucky to lose the game. The previous defeat was against West Brom, but he believes Arsenal played
much better yesterday.
Newcastle United got a fantastic result at the Emirates yesterday thanks to Andy Carroll's 45th
minute header past a floundering Lukasz Fabianski, and their midfielder Joey Barton revealed after
the game that his team were confident that could lure Fabianski into making a mistake if they kept
The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas had yet another poor game as he recovers (very, very slowly) from
his never-ending hamstring problems, so why does Wenger keep playing him? It is not like Arsenal
are short of midfielders that Wenger has no choice but to risk half-fit players, so why does he
keep taking chances with his [.
I have a Guest Post from a reader called Danny D. who has contributed many comments since the site
opened, but this is the first time he felt he had something that needed discussing on Just Arsenal
News. He wants to know what our readers think about Arsenal's tactics. I remember during the World
Cup, Fabregas [.
Well so we have another game that Arsenal could have won and put pressure on Chelsea, which became
even more important when we watched them drop points for only the second time this season. The
first time Chelsea dropped points, Arsenal lost at home to a newly-promoted team (West Brom) and
the second time, today, the [.
The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere got the first red card of his career for the badly mis-timed
tackle on Nikola Zigic, and has regretted it ever since, especially because he had to miss three
Premiership games because of it! "The suspension was frustrating and it was boring," he said. "I
look back at it [the tackle] [.
Arsene Wenger has had many (justified) complaints about international football disrupting his
players and domestic preparations (Arsenal do seem to have a disproportionate amount of injuries
while on international duty!) and believes that the football played in the Champions League is of a
much higher quality than that played in the World Cup.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey has launched an amazing attack on the Arsenal
manager Arsene Wenger after he defended Jack Wilshere's over the top tackle on Nikola Zigic at the
Emirates a few weeks ago. Wenger said that it was just a mis-timed tackle and there was no malice
in it at all, but [.
Arsenal may have beaten a second string Newcastle side in the Carling Cup, but tomorrow they will
be at full strength and full of confidence after beating Sunderland handsomely last weekend. Chris
Hughton's job is supposed to be under pressure, but considering they are 8th in the Premier League
(just six points behind Arsenal!
The newspapers this morning (Well, The Sun anyway), were full of pictures of Arsene Wenger meeting
a blonde in Paris on Wednesday night, and the Arsenal coach is alleged to have conducted a two-year
affair with 39 year-old Sonia Tatar, a French singer. Rather than go into the sordid details, which
you can certainly find on [.
As usual the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is spending his time on tying down his present players
to extending their contracts rather than looking at the transfer market for replacements. Jack
Wilshere has just earned himself a rise to around Â£50,000 a week in recognition of his massive
improvement this season, and another star that has [.
The whole of the last transfer window was occupied by Arsene Wenger's pursuit of the Fulham keeper
Mark Schwarzer, and even the big Australian himself put lots of pressure on his club to try and
persuade them to let him move to the Emitates, but Mark Hughes stood firm. And just last month,
Schwarzer yet again [.
The 24 year-old Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay has worked his contract with PSV Eindhoven to a
T, and will become the hottest property on the market during the summer transfer window. Like Joe
Cole last summer, Afellay will be able to sell himself to the highest bidder, but it is being
reported today that the talented [.
Since the beginning of the season, Arsene Wenger has had no choice but to play Marouane Chamakh as
Arsenal's lone striker, but suddenly the Frenchman is beginning to have many other options. Nicklas
Bendtner finally returned to the squad and scored in his first two games, but he looked totally
lacklustre on his own against Shakhtar [.
The Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Eboue is not happy with his teams defeat in the Ukraine this week,
and thinks that have now got to concentrate to make sure they go through to the knock-out stages. A
win at Donetsk would have given them a six point cushion over both Shakhtar and Braga, but now they
Arsenal had won five games in a row and had got a good head of steam on when they travelled to the
Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk, but Arsene Wenger elected to rest players and the game was
subsequently lost. Okay it is true that if Arsenal had taken all three points then the Group would
Arsene Wenger has not been happy with the Holland boss Bert Van Marwijk since Robin Van Persie was
seriously injured playing a "meaningless international" against Italy a year ago. The Arsenal boss
threatened to sue the Dutch FA for compensation but there was nothing he could do about it legally.
Since then, Van Persie has [.
Jack Wilshere has showed that age is certainly not a barrier to getting in the Arsenal first team,
it is the talent and maturity that matters. Judging by yet another average performance from Gael
Clichy last night, it would seem to be only a matter of time before Kieran Gibbs joins him in
stepping up [.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger saw his team lose their first Champions League game of the season
to Shakhtar Donetsk last night, and also blow their chances of sewing up the group with two games
to go. Arsenal went 1-0 up through Theo Walcott after just nine minutes, but according to Wenger
the team lost concentration [.
Just a couple of months ago the Arsenal shares were valued at around Â£10,000 each, but after the
fantastic year-end financial report (which saw Arsenal's debt reduced from Â£297.7m to Â£135.6m)
the price has now increased to around Â£13,000, which gives the shareholders a massive 30% profit
in less than six months.
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is pleased that alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney made up their
differences and that the England striker signed a new contract with Manchester United. And he
believes that Rooney deserves every penny of his new mega-contract as he is one of the best
strikers in the world, never mind England.
The young Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny has told Arsene Wenger that he is desperate for
first-team football, and has so far refused to sign a new contract at the Emirates despite only
having seven months left to go. If Arsenal can't assure him of a place in the Gunners starting
line-up he has threatened to move [.
Mircea Lucescu, the coach of the Ukrainian Champions Shakhtar Donetsk, believes that there is no
way his team should have ended up with the embarrassing 5-1 scoreline at the Emirates in the last
leg, and is sure that his team will get their revenge in the return leg tomorrow night. He told
UEFA.com: "We have been [.
The Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby believes that Arsenal are definitely amongste the elite in
English football, but he says there is "something missing" when it comes to the big crunch games
that could provide trophies for the club. Diaby said: "We've got into this bad habit for a little
while now. Unfortunately, when it comes to [.
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been out injured for the last three months, but marked his
return with two goals in two games, and is expected to be in the starting line-up against Shakhtar
Donetsk tonight. Marouane Chamakh arrived in the summer and has been playing very well up to now,
and Robin Van Persie [.
Arsene Wenger's pursuit of Mark Schwarzer and Pepe Reina in the summer is still having
repurcussions now, even though the Arsenal manage wasn't successful with either purchase. Manuel
Almunia must have realised that his days are numbered at the Emirates, and both Vito Mannone and
Wojciech Szczesny has seen their plce in the pecking order placed [.
The Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas was thought to have had enough time to recover from his hamstring
injury last week, but he has admitted that he was still extremely worried about during the match
against West Ham this weekend. In the last few years, Fabregas had had to be sidelined with
hamstring problems on five separate [.
Andrei Arshavin was a record signing when he arrived about 18 months ago, and he certainly looked
extremely talented in the first few months of playing for Arsenal, but there seems to be something
fundamentally wrong with his fitness, his attitude, even his ability is being called into question.
We all know that Arsene Wenger generally [.
Arsene Wenger has already said that he is confident that Cesc Fabregas will be fit to face Shakhtar
on Wednesday, but who else will be in Arsenal's starting XI on the night? The subs bench against
West Ham consisted of Rosicky, Walcott, Bendtner, Djourou, Vela, Eboue and Szczesny, and I think
that the first five of [.