Just Arsenal Archives for January 2011

Wenger regrets taking a risk on Nasri

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Arsene Wenger took a chance on starting Samir Nasri today in the FA Cup match against Huddersfield, but it backfired and now Nasri is guaranteed to miss the next two weeks (or maybe three..). Wenger admitted that the plan was to play Rosicky from the start, but he changed his mind with the uncertainty over the [.

Eboue: I don’t care about not playing, just winning

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Arsenal cult hero, Emmanuel Eboue, generally sees very little football now. In the past when he has been placed on the bench he has got nervous and speculation of moves to Italy is not all that unfamiliar. However, Manu who is very popular amongst players just wants to win trophies with Arsenal: "I have this [.

Bendtner – Arsenal’s my home

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Nicklas Bendtner has been all over the newspapers more than a puppy with a bladder problem this season most of it being linked to his future. Bendtner was tapped up by Bayern Munich earlier on in the season and had his head turned. That is a well reported fact. However, he has since pledged to [...

Why Vela didn’t go to Bolton, despite the deal being agreed….

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The news broke yesterday in all the Arsenal Blogs that Carlos Vela was set to follow in the footsteps of Jack Wilshere by spending the second half of the season playing at Bolton under Owen Coyle, but, despite an agreement in place and ready to sign, Vela eventually ended up signing for West Brom. Well today [.

Vela moves to WBA – will we see him again?

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Arsenal confirmed the news that Carlos Vela will join West Brom on loan for the rest of the season. It has been a strange few months for the Mexican. He had a bright start to the season but quickly found himself frozen out with Chamakh bang in form, Bendtner returning from injury and Samir Nasri being [.

Wenger backs Capello’s view of Wilshere

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Arsène Wenger is in agreement with Fabio Capello about giving Wiltshire a special role in the England team. The Italian manager wants to give the young Arsenal midfielder the anchorman role when England next play, against Denmark on February 9th. Speaking about Wilshire, Arsène said: "He can play any position in midfield because he is tactically [.

Wenger: Arshavin will be just fine

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The manager has given the misfiring Andrey Arshavin his full support after he has come in for a lot of criticism in recent weeks. AA23 is the kind of player who doesn't inspire the fans with his work-rate, instead relying on bursts of genius to win them over. For the entire time he has been [...]

Capello – Wilshere and Walcott are England’s future

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The England manager Fabio Capello has confirmed that the two Arsenal youngsters, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott will be starting in this Wednesday's friendly game against Hungary, and he heaped fulsome praise on Arsene Wenger and his legion of young players. Capello said that Wilshere will be playing as the main attacking playmaker, in what used [.

Wenger – Almunia returns but Szczesny stays Number One

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The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Manuel Almunia has returned to the Arsenal squad after a prolonged absence through injury, but he will not automatically return as first choice in the Gunners squad. "He has been injured for a long time and in a situation like that you feel jobless," Wenger said.

Almunia and Squilacci to return for Arsenal – Good news?

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Manuel Almunia is set to make a devastating return to the Arsenal squad as, apparently, the current keepers are not making enough mistakes. I joke of course, but it is true, he may well be in the squad to face Huddersfield at the weekend after shaking off injuries to his face, head and ribcage after beatings [.

Arsenal chairman: Someone said to me, ’spend some f*****g money’ !!

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Today Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood spoke about how fans these days are very lucky, and how he has been asked to spend money in a less than polite fashion. He cites Arsenal's split ownership through shares as a big positive because "If some bloody Russian wants to buy the place and everyone else wants to sell, then, [.

Did Wenger even actually LOOK for a centre-back?

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It was widely held at the beginning of the transfer window that Arsene Wenger needed to get in some cover at centre-back due to the long-term injury to Thomas Vermaelen, which was no closer to getting fixed at Christmas. Wenger duely announced that if the prognosis was not good for Vermaelen then Arsenal would definitely [.

Arshavin – I’ve lost confidence, and maybe I’m getting old?

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The little Russian genius has seemed very out-of-sorts this season, and has been roundly criticed by the Arsenal fans. Arsene Wenger has relegated him to his second string side, and despite the occasional spark of his old form, he has looked listless and uninterested. Arshavin himself has tried to explain the problem, but he is not [.

Wilshere: We want trophies, and NOW!

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Jack Wilshere has issued a rallying cry to the Arsenal team: Lets go and win a trophy, and then lets win more! The prodigious talent says that winning the Carling Cup could spur this side onto great things, giving them the added belief that they can achieve something very special indeed: "Winning trophies breeds confidence and, if we get [.

Arsenal transfer rumours – West Brom swoop for Vela

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Carlos Vela is a player who divides opinion. He has undoubted quality but just doesn't seem to take his chances when he is in the first team. His party-boy lifestyle probably has something to do with it, he is a young lad who wants to have fun but at the moment it looks like it is affecting his [..

Arsenal Transfer Rumours 26/01/11 – Sakho linked and Chamberlain move stalls

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It is ok, I forgive you for laying in and waiting until later than usual for your transfer news update from Just Arsenal after watching the team reach the Carling Cup Final last night. That win last night was rather nice wasn't it! Sadly it seems that recent performances (and clean sheets!!) have persuaded the [.

Bacary Sagna released from hospital today

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The Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna suffered a bad case of concussion when he crashed into Wojciech Szczesny during the Carling Cup match against Ipswich at the Emirates yesterday. Arsene Wenger said after the game: "Sagna had a concussion," "He has to go to hospital, he was sick after the game. He has pain at his nose [.

Jack Wilshere was world class last night

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An eyewitness account of Jack Wilshere - Jack was absolutely unbelievable last night. He is strong, quick, powerful and accurate in his passing. Long ranging passes are just as easy as simple passes to his other team-mates, great players make the game look easy and Jack at times makes it look like a walk in the [.

Please don’t let us down again Wenger? A plea from Malawi

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I have just received this Guest Post from Malawi, and I don't think that Arsene Wenger understands how much his smallest decision affects people all over the world. This post may help us all to understand just that little bit more..... WHY WE NEED A CENTRE BACK by Dalitso Kuphanga, Lilongwe Malawi I write from a small country [.

Valencia beat Bolton in race for Arsenal star?

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It seems that the Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has won his argument with Arsene Wenger over the destination for his six-month loan. The Gunners boss wanted Vela to join another club in the Premiership so he easily monitor his development like he did with Jack Wilshere at Bolton last season, and it was expected that [.

At last – A credible Arsenal centre-back rumour!

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There have been some absolutely crazy Arsenal transfer rumours since Arsene Wenger announced he was in the market for a new centre-back, ranging from £20m (no chance!) for Gary Cahill, to bringing in Jonathon Woodgate from Spurs, even though he has played just 45 minutes of a practise game in the last 14 months.

Woodgate story is a lie!! – Wenger

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Over the weekend the tabloid 'News of the World" ran a back-page spread linking Arsenal with a move for Tottenham's walking injury named Jonathan Woodgate. Arsene Wenger was a keen admirer of the player during his Leeds and Newcastle days but couldn't stump up the cash when he went to Real Madrid.

Strong team named to face Ipswich – Squad revealed

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JustArsenal can reveal the squad to face Ipswich later tonight is: Szczesny, Shea, Koscielny, Gibbs, Miquel, Song, Sagna, Djourou, Eboue, Clichy, Arshavin, Denilson, Wilshere, Bendtner, van Persie, Fabregas, Nasri, Walcott, Chamakh. A strong squad has been named to face Ipswich tonight with Miguel named as defensive cover and James Shea once again taking his place up on the [.

What now for Eastmond and Vela?

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It has been a while since we had any Guest Posts, but here is one from Ahmed, who is worried about the development of two Arsenal players that are just outside the first team......... While it is much publicized that the Gunners need some experience at the back I wanted to address an experience issue in [.

CONFIRMED: Chamberlain interest + Arsenal Transfer rumours

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Arsene Wenger took the strange step of publicly announcing his interest in Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain yesterday. It isn't very common that Wenger to take such a move but after revelations claiming that Chamberlain has decided that Arsenal will be his destination the boss said: "I think, if that is right, that is a very good decision, we will try now.

English players are too expensive!! – Wenger

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We all know that there are a multitude of reasons that Arsene Wenger does not sign many English players, in fact you could probably count them all on one hand! One of the main reasons for this is the price, or the price for the quality of player you would be getting in return for [...]

Arshavin to Chelsea! Worst Arsenal rumour ever?

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I nearly actually spluttered my cornflakes all over the screen this morning when I can across the most ridiculous Arsenal rumour ever invented. Of course it's from the News of the World... The story goes that Andrei Arshavin is very unhappy at Arsenal, and his form has dropped even further since he has been relegated to [.

Arsenal Transfer Rumours 23 Jan: Chamberlain – Cahill

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De-ja-vu? One name just won't go away and that is the name of Bolton's wanted centre-back Gary Cahill. There are claims today that Bolton have told Arsenal to make a bid for the defender this month to ease their well documented financial problems. I don't actually believe these reports but they are worth writing about just to [.

Bendtner staying at Arsenal, despite exit rumours

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Rumours have been flying around the last 48 hours that Nicklas Bendtner will leave Arsenal with Sunderland being named as one possible destination. Skybet even slashed the odds of him heading to the Stadium of Light. However, comments made by his father a few days ago suggest different with him insisting that Bendtner is happy at [.

Was today’s Arsenal team the best Wenger has?

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Arsenal comfortably beat Wigan today, and it looked to me that this was the best team he could pick. The changes from the Leeds game were possibly obvious, but as far as i was concerned were spot on. Van Persie came in for Chamakh. Andrey Arshavin, Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner were dropped in favour of Theo [.

Arsenal Rumours (21st Jan): Hazard, Woodgate, Vela and Lansbury

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The rumour-mill may keep turning and turning but the Arsenal FC Chequebook is staying firmly under lock and key by the look of it. The only real Arsenal transfer news is about players leaving on loan, though The Goon Blog ran a story about Eden Hazard provisionally agreeing terms to join the club, with just [.

Arshavin going nowhere! – Wenger

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According to Arsene Wenger, Andrey Arshavin has been suffering from a 'blip' in form but will be back to his best sooner rather than later. Indeed, the boss reckons he is already on his way back but just lacking in confidence. Despite his torrid form he has still contributed a lot to the team this season with seven [.

Ramsey off to Cardiff to find form

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The physical wounds inflicted by Ryan Shawcross have healed for Aaron Ramsey, he is probably in the best physical shape of his life but there is now just one thing missing that that is his form. There is only one way of re-finding that: game time. He is not going to get that at Arsenal. He has [...]

Arsenal v Wigan preview and Predict The Score competition

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Arsenal take on Wigan tomorrow and the Gunners will not be happy that they dropped points in the first League meeting this season. Andrei Arshavin is expecting a massacre (but I doubt he will be playing!) but I'm not so sure. Wenger will be praying that he doesn't get any more defensive injuries, and Arshavin, Bendtner [.

Emmanuel-Thomas moves to Cardiff City

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Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has finally got the loan move that he desired, only it wasn't to a Premier League club after all, it was to Championship side Cardiff. I am not sure if this is a good move or not for Jay, the club were very keen on sending him on loan to a Premiership side but [...]

Wenger – No new injuries ahead of Wigan game

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The fine win over Leeds United was soured only slightly by the news that Chamakh and Denilson have suffered slight injuries during the game, both players are not really expected to start against Wigan on Saturday and are likely to be fit anyway, according to Arsene Wenger. Robin van Persie and Jack Wilshere are likely [.

Arsenal rumours Jan 21st – Cahill, Bendtner and Daniel Opare

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The Arsenal transfer rumours are still coming in thick and fast, although there doesn't seem to be much solid action from Arsene Wenger. The only real possibility is he arrival of a centre-back and, according to the Metro, Bolton's Gary Cahill is still the number one target. Now that David Wheater has made his move [.

Zenit make Arshavin offer – Should Wenger let him go?

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The little Russian forward Andrei Arshavin has not looked like his heart is at Arsenal for some time now, and he is rarely given a start by Wenger except in the underperforming Gunners "second-string" games. Considering that just two years ago he was considered the biggest star in Russia (never mind Zenit!

Wenger admits he’s worried about further defensive injuries

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has seen his defensive injuries get steadily worse as Sebastien Squillaci has joined the relapsing Thomas Vermaelen on the treatment table. That has left Wenger with just two centre-backs, and one of them, Johann Djourou, has an ongoing knee problem that Wenger thinks shouldn't be risked playing more than one game [.

Arsenal rumours Jan 20th – Samba, Honda, Bendtner and Van Persie

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With just ten days left of the window remaining there is still a steady stream of Arsenal transfer rumours arriving every day. Most of the papers seem to think that Wenger's main defensive target is the Blackburn centre-back Christopher Samba, but there is little evidence to back up the story. In fact yesterday Samba himself [.

Theo has no regrets over diving admission

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Ten days ago Theo Walcott made the unusual decision to admit to diving to try and win a penalty, mass debate ensued about whether he did the right thing and was honest, or stupid for blackening his own name with fans fearing the next time he was toppled in the area he wouldn't get the [...]

Wenger – We’ll risk Djourou until Squillaci comes back

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Arsene Wenger has only had three centre-backs at Arsenal since Thomas Vermaelen got injured in September, and that has been reduced to two now that Sebastien Squillaci has suffered a hamstring injury. Of the two remaining Johann Djourou has only come back from a year-long injury himself and Wenger admitted just a few weeks ago [.

Denilson hits back at Fabregas – You’re no leader!

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Tonight Arsenal travel to Elland Road for the FA Cup replay against Leeds, and it is a reminder that the Gunners didn't dispose of the Championship team in the first leg because Denilson gave away a sloppy penalty and allowed the Yorkshire team to take the lead. Arsenal's captain Cesc Fabregas appeared to be very angry [.

Arsenal rumours 18th Jan – Dunne, Cahill, Ciani and Thierry Henry

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We have a couple of new interesting Arsenal transfer rumours arriving today, and they all seem to be quite possible for a change! Owen Coyle said yesterday that he had not received any bid from Arsene Wenger for the big Bolton defender Gary Cahill and other than Christopher Samba, it was thought that there were no [.

Theo: Arsenal have the best forwards

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After netting his tenth goal of what is becoming a very good season for Theo Walcott, he spoke about just how good the Arsenal goal-scorers are, claiming we have the 'strongest' front-line in the Premier League. Walcott has already surpassed his own goal target for the entire season in just 12 starts.

Is Samba the only option for Wenger? Or Ignasi Miquel?

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It is now even more urgent that Arsenal get a new centre-back this month now that it has been revealed that Thomas Vermaelen requires surgery on his achilles problem, but has Arsene Wenger actually made any moves to try and get anyone in? The most touted names to move to the Emirates at the beginning of [.

Sanchez Watt believes Leeds can beat Arsenal

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The Arsenal winger Sanchez Watt was given special dispensation by Arsene Wenger to play against Arsenal in the FA Cup match last week, and after the last-minute equalizer by Fabregas is now looking forward to the replay at Elland Road. He believes that his new team can beat Arsenal this week, but he says that he [.

Emmanuel-Thomas to PNE? Transfer Rumours 17/01/11

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It is still largely quiet in the media surrounding Arsenal's transfer targets, the only news available is about Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Preston North End are the club interested but I don't believe he will go there for a second, there are a variety of reasons and I will take you through them: Wages: Emmanuel-Thomas had the option [.

Vermaelen targets March return after surgery

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Arsenal's best center back will undergo surgery this week on his achilles problem that has kept him out of a lot of football this season. Vermaelen is a massive part of Arsene's defending plans and his loss has been significant as the defence have shipped their fair share of goals this season, exposing Premier League [.

Are Arsenal just concentrating on the League?

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Something has caught my eye over the last few weeks. In the Cup competitions Arsene hasn't seemed that bothered by defeats and seems determined to put all his resources into the Premier League campaign. Yes, we have fielded slightly stronger teams in the Carling Cup this season but there have still been a lot of [.

Arsenal agree price for Oxlade-Chamberlain

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It has just been reported in today's Star that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has finally made an agreement with Southampton to bring Alex Oxlade-­Chamberlain to the Emirates, beating off interest from Liverpool and Chelsea. It seems that Arsenal have agreed to pay £5m up front, with another £5m to be gained as the youngster [.

Wenger – Arsenal were mature, and Come On Spurs!

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Arsene Wenger was more than happy with the composed way his team disposed of West Ham yesterday, and despite the two disappointing Cup games in the last two games, feels that the Gunners are on a great run in the Premier League. Wenger said: "It became pretty comprehensive. We had a good, mature performance today.

It looks like Cahill won’t be arriving – Arsenal rumours 16/01/11

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It is suspiciously quiet around Arsenal regarding transfers at the moment, there have been the mutterings of Gary Cahill, Matthew Upson, Per Mertesacker, Samba and a few other names that nobody has ever heard of, however, the Daily Mail are reporting that we are not willing to stump up the cash for Gary Cahill: According to [.

Jack Wilshere is a West Ham fan!

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The newest Arsenal youngster to come through the ranks to be a star at the Emirates is our very own Jack Wilshere, but he admitted today that he grew up as a West Ham fan and his boyhood hero was the great Italian Paolo Di Canio. He said: "My family have always been West Ham fans, [...]

Aston Villa to beat Arsenal to Emir Spahic

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It looks like Arsene Wenger has left it a little late again in the transfer market, as it is being reported today that the Aston Villa boss Gerrard Houllier is close to signing Emir Spahic from Montpellier for £5million. The big Bosnian international made it clear last week that he would love to join Arsenal after [.

Ramsey stays! – Wenger

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The boss was at pains to point out that nobody will be leaving the club in the January transfer window in his press conference yesterday. He was asked a range of questions on a range of players, the first one was about Aaron Ramsey's short-term future and the question of him going out on loan [...]

Transfer rumours 14/01/2011: Defender – Almunia – Arshavin

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Today Arsene Wenger held his pre-match press conference and he discussed the possibility of signing a defender, the future of useless keeper Almunia and the future of Andrey Arshavin. We all know I want a new defender, a proper defender and no quick-fit half cop center-back like Silvestre or Squillaci however it seems this is [.

West Ham v Arsenal preview and Predict the Score Competition

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Arsenal are having a serious blip in their season having failed to score a goal from open play in their last three games, including two against Championship sides. But Arsene Wenger will point to the fact that he has rotated the team and tomorrow he will have all his big guns fresh, rested, and back [.

Fabregas: Ipswich played rugby against us

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In a quite bizarre claim yesterday, Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas claimed that Ipswich played a 'rugby' kick with the long ball over the top of the defence, which Tamas Priskin ran onto and scored the goal that gave Arsenal one of their most embarrassing defeats in recent memory. These are the words that Cesc used: "I [.

Arsenal close in on £5m youngster

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The Daily Mail claim that Arsenal are closing in on securing the £5m purchase of Southampton midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in a surprise move to prevent rivals Man United and Liverpool from getting their hands on the youngster. The move would come as a massive surprise to fans after the focus has been on bolstering the center-back [.

Would Wenger make a good poker player?

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I was watching very closely the BBC interview with Arsene Wenger after last nights defeat to Ipswich, and considering the enormity of the defeat he certainly managed to keep a straight face for most of the two minutes. There were a couple of little twitches when i thought he was going to cry but he [.

Wenger – We had an off night!

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After the FA Cup game against Leeds where Arsenal only managed to snatch a draw in the dying seconds, Arsene Wenger was hoping for a confidence-boosting result against an Ipswich team that had been totally battered by Chelsea on the same day, losing by 7-0. But somehow Arsenal managed to lose to a team that is [.

Arsenal transfer rumours 13/01/11 – Legrottaglie, Upson and Almunia

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We have seen some weird and whacky transfer rumours for Arsenal before, but has there been one whackier than those claiming that 34 year old Italian defender Nicola Legrottaglie is being considered? Various news media outlets are running with the story that Arsenal are interested in signing the experienced Juventus defender as a short term option [.

Wellington moves to Levante

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The first bit of Arsenal transfer action of this January window is the loaning out of youngster Wellington Silva to Spanish club Levante. Wellington doesn't qualify for a British work-permit and after losing an appeal at a FIFA hearing, needs to be loaned out to Spain until he qualifies. Arsenal announced the move just before the [.

Wenger – We don’t really need a new centre-back….

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Arsene Wenger seemed to say the other day that he was definitely going to be trying to buy a new centre-back for Arsenal this month, but now it seems that he has back-tracked, and has said on the official Arsenal site that he doesn't really one after all! But of course IF a top-class defender with [.

Wenger’s best defensive options….

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Today's Guest Post comes from a new Arsenal fan site called ArseneWenger.com. Being specialists in Wenger's thoughts hopefully they will be able to help us all interpret the great mans psychological musings in the future..... Wenger's New Player Options for Arsenal's 2010-2011 Defence January is usually the time when Premier League teams conduct player transfers.

Arsenal name strong squad for Ipswich

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According to media sources, this is the squad that Arsenal have taken to Ipswich for tonight's game: Szczesny, Eboue, Djourou, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arshavin, Song, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Bendtner, Fabianski, Van Persie, Chamakh, Fabregas, Clichy, Denilson, Miquel, Wilshere, Vela. A very strong squad for what is a very important game.

Arsenal transfer rumours 11/01/2011 – Emir Spahic and Andrei Arshavin

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Welcome to another day of Arsenal transfer rumours, surprisingly the rumour mill is not running at full whack yet, still time though. It says a lot that a lot of fans are not expecting us to sign a player, even after the manager has been a lot more forthcoming regarding transfers recently. Today he said: "Unfortunately I [.

Bendtner thinks Man Utd won the title last year!

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The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner finally got a full 90 minutes of football from Arsene Wenger this weekend in the disastrous 1-1 draw with Leeds United at the Emirates, and is hoping that his performance will persuade Wenger to play him more regularly (I doubt it!). But now that he has been demoted to being a [.

I’m a Reformed Wenger Doubter – But please buy a centre-back!

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I have an excellent first Guest Post from Paul today, who has seen the error of his ways and thinks that we should now all rally behind Wenger's master plan and trust in his judgement. I enjoyed it and I hope you all do too. Over to you Paul......... The doubts crept up on me. [...]

Arsenal transfer rumours 10/01/11 – Santon, Thierry Henry, Agger

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It has been a quite quiet day today for Arsenal transfer rumours. It is well accepted that it is a question of a center-back or nothing when it comes to signings, the manager is waiting on the diagnosis of Sebastian Squillaci's injury after Thomas Vermaelen had yet another setback in training, Italian full-back Davide Santon is [.

Why Arsenal need a center-back – Who would YOU buy?

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It is astoundingly clear that Arsene Wenger needs to splash out on a center-back. The overall quality of players we have there is not good enough firstly Squillaci is a poor mans Silvestre, Koscielny has very good technique and will develop into a good defender but at the moment he is error prone and [.

Wenger still defending Arshavin – “He wants to do well”

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The Russian attacker Andrei Arshavin has looked out of sorts all season, and although he has scored a few goals (and quite a few assists as well) he has rarely looked animated in games except for short periods. The flashes of brilliance that the Arsenal fans expected to see last season are rarely seen this [.

Wenger finally admits that he needs a centre-back!

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Arsene Wenger has had Thomas Vermaelen injured since the end of August, and has kept his hopes alive that could return to the squad consistently all season, but with no assurance that his recovery is complete. This week saw Sebastien Squillaci suffer a hamstring injury as well, and he has finally admitted that Arsenal can't [.

Arsenal transfer rumours 09/01/11: Sol return, Cesc exit & BECKHAM!

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A look through today's two main Arsenal rumours and they are big, big rumours. Probably rubbish though but interesting all the same and well worth a read. The Sunday Express are running a story claiming that Sol Campbell may return to Arsenal as cover for Thomas Vermaelen and to be quite honest I think it [.

Theo Walcott admits cheating against Leeds

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Theo Walcott is a mild mannered, friendly and genuine guy. This is coming from someone who has asked him questions at Q&A functions and always liked him. However, he dived when he first appealed for a penalty against Leeds, there was no contact apart from him treading on someone's foot and he deliberately took a [.

Adam Kemp – Wenger’s second string are $%£$!

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Arsene Wenger made use of his full squad of supposedly experienced internationals today, but they struggled to force Leeds United into a replay to settle this FA Cup third-round tie. Out favourite Guest Writer Adam Kemp feels quite strongly that Wenger needs to quit playing ALL his mediocre players at one time against anyone.

Ramsey to face Leeds and Predict the Score competition

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Arsenal face Leeds United in the FA Cup today and Arsene Wenger has admitted there will be big changes from the team that faced Man City, but will Arsenal still beat their old rivals easily? Before i start I would first like to thank this weeks sponsor PartTimePoker.com, who aim to help online poker players by [.

Wenger – We will look at Hazard at the end of the season

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Arsene Wenger has been linked with the brilliant young attacking midfielder Eden Hazard ever since he first came to prominence as a 16 year-old, and the player has regularly admitted that he would love to come to Arsenal when he finally leaves Lille. Now the French club have accepted that they are now about to lose [.

Arsenal’s Sanchez Watt to play AGAINST his own team-mates today!!

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Sanchez Watt has joined Leeds United on loan for the entire duration of this season and Arsenal have given him special permission to face his own team when the game takes place later today at the Emirates in the FA Cup third round. It is a rare occurrence that a loanee plays against his full-time employers [.

Arsenal rumours 07/01/2011: Vela, JET, Almunia and Wellington Silva

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In Arsene Wenger's pre-match press conference ahead of the FA Cup clash with Leeds United, he was drawn into comment on the short-term futures of four players, whilst he also gave us an update on the situation of Aaron Ramsey. Vela, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Almunia have been the subject of intense transfer speculation in the past [.

Arsenal’s title is not a dream if you check the coming fixture list….

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Here is an interesting well-researched article from Ahmed, who has been looking at the upcoming fictures between all the possible title contenders, and he believes that Arsenal definitely have the easiest passage to the end of the season..... As Good As It Gets There's been a lot of debate among the Arsenal faithful about our chances of [.

Arsenal’s Unsung Heroes – The Three Most Unappreciated !

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Luke Shephard, one of our young Guest Posters, would like some fair discussion about some Arsenal men that are quiet heroes at the club, and thinks that they should be praised for their contributions rather than criticized at every opportunity. He left the most controversial to last..... Unsung Heroes.

Nasri + RvP injured against Man City

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Last night the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie picked up injuries in the 0-0 draw against Man City. The next game is against Leeds United in the FA Cup tomorrow and it is likely that the manager will play a significantly different team to the one that took [.

Adam Kemp: City are rubbish and Arsenal can win the title!

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Today we have another Guest Post from everyone's favourite, Adam Kemp! But for the first time in the history of Just Arsenal News he is in a positive mood about Wenger and Arsenal! Enjoy.......... Super Negative Manchester City are a disgrace to tactical football. Manchester City epitomise everything I despise in football.

Arsenal to move for €30 million striker?

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Reports in Columbia are gathering pace that Porto striker Falcao is interesting Arsenal who may be set to launch a €30 million bid for the forward who has netted 53 goals in 64 games for the Portuguese side. FutbolRed.com suggest that Falcao will be brought in as a replacement for fellow South American Carlos Vela who [.

Daniel Agger linked with Arsenal switch

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Reports in the media suggest that Arsenal are chasing the signature of want-away Liverpool defender Daniel Agger. Liverpool have been in shocking form this season and manager Roy Hodgson may not even make it though the next 24 hours as manager after a humiliating defeat away at Blackburn has piled even more misery onto him, the [.

Eden Hazard closing on Arsenal transfer?

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It seems that Belgian wonderkid Eden Hazard is closing in on joining Arsenal as, according to sources close to Hazard, they are in the driving seat for his signature. The sport.co.uk source said: "There is a lot of interest in Eden currently as you would expect. Which top club in football wouldn't want to be interested in [.

New UEFA rules means WENGER WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG!

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I am very happy to introduce yet another Guest Poster today, he is an accomplished writer and Arsenal fan called Richard Hall, and I sincerely hope he becomes a regular on the site in the future. As an opening gambit he wants to explain why....... Arsene Wenger's financial way looks like it will turn out to [.

Samba perfect for Arsenal and wants Big Four move

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The Blackburn defender Christopher Samba has yet again spoken out and criticized the new owners of Blackburn Rovers, as he looks to be engineering a move to a bigger club. The Rovers captain is still very unhappy with the way the club sacked Sam Allardyce and accuses Venky's of a "lack of respect" to the [.

Transfer Rumour: Nasri leaving Arsenal

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Arsenal transfer rumours are relatively thin on the ground at the moment but the rumour that everyone dreads has finally surfaced Samir Nasri is interesting Barcelona and they are planning to make a move for the French international who has almost single-handedly won Arsenal games this season. CaughtOffside claim that Barcelona officials were watching Nasri [.

Exclusive: Lacina Traore to link up with Arsenal

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Lacina Traore is currently being offered around clubs in England, and the rest of Europe. His burgeoning reputation amongst football fans and clubs alike has come after his impressive Champions League performances for CFR Cluj and also in the Romanian domestic league. JustArsenal understands that Traore has been offered to Arsenal and there have been discussions [.

Wenger – Vela is off soon, and I may buy a centre-back!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been talking frankly about the transfer window, and has admitted that if Thomas Vermaelen does not react well to his latest treatment then the Gunners may be forced to buy another centre-back to cover the Belgian's absence. Wenger admitted: "Yes, should Thomas Vermaelen not come back quickly that is an [.

Alex Ferguson slams Wenger and praises Stoke!

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The Man Utd manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been speaking ahead of tonights game against Stoke City at Old Trafford, and has defended Tony Pulis and his team against Arsene Wenger's constant criticism of their physical approach to the game. Ferguson said: "I suppose Arsene Wenger has been one of their main critics but then the [.

Arsenal v Man City preview and Predict the Score competition

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Yet another top of the table clash is coming up this Wednesday, and Arsenal can leapfrog their opponents if they can do the double over the lottery-winners of Manchester! But can you predict the score to win a Limited Edition Just Arsenal News T-Shirt? First of all I would like to thank this weeks sponsors, www.

Ryo ready to rival Ronaldo!

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Ryo Miyaichi is not a name on the lips of most Arsenal fans, however, he is indeed their latest signing. The deal was put in place last summer on transfer deadline day and has recently been confirmed on the official club website. A statement read: Arsenal Football Club is delighted to confirm that Japanese forward Ryo [.

Arsenal to beat Chelsea to Gary Cahill?

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Gary Cahill has been the subject of strong Arsenal transfer interest for the past 12 months, and having seen his development swiftly turn into an international cap, his price has reflected his rise in status. With Chelsea also rumoured to be interested in the former Villa man, Bolton can pretty much name any price they [.

Arsenal will miss Djourou’s pace against Man City

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Due to his progressing recovery from a serious knee injury that kept him out for the entire duration of last season, Johann Djourou must be considered a doubt to face Man City this week due to his inability to play two games a week. Wenger himself said this week: "Djourou was out for nine months [...

Arsenal losing patience with Carlos Vela?

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Carlos Vela's Arsenal career will take a new twist after being allowed to leave on loan for the rest of the season by manager Arsene Wenger. Carlos, who arrived at the club having served three seasons out on loan in Spain to qualify for citizenship, will look to return to Spain to get some match [...

Arsenal rumours Jan 3rd – Arshavin, Mertesacker and Fabregas (as usual!)

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Arsenal and Liverpool are squaring up to battle it out over German centre-back Per Mertesacker. The Metro are reporting that an £8.5 million offer has been tabled by Arsenal for the Werder Bremen favourite and German international and Liverpool are hot on their tail and keen to test Bremen's resolve with a more attractive offer as [.

Forest want Arsenal’s Jay E-T to replace Aaron Ramsey

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There is increasing speculation that Arsenal's Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is a target for East Midland's based Nottingham Forest. Thomas' team mate Aaron Ramsey has just completed a short-term loan deal at the club and with Arsenal keen to take Ramsey back, Forest are believed to have inquired as to the availability of the tall but skilful attacking [.

Wenger – We didn’t let Birmingham bully us

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Arsene Wenger was extremely pleased with the way that his team handled the "physical challenges" of Birmingham City to record an impressive 3-0 win at St. Andrews yesterday and the way they refused to let Alex McLeish's side stop them playing their free-flowing football. "We were prepared today to face the challenges, physical challenges.

Adios Senor Almunia!

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It clearly looks like Manuel Almunia has played his last game for the Gunners, and most Arsenal fans would suggest that he has outstayed his welcome by about six months. Just about all the Arsenal blogs on the web were publishing articles saying that the 33 year-old Spaniard had to be replaced as it was revealed [.

Wenger – The rotation at Wigan nearly worked!

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The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made eight changes to the team he took to Wigan on Wednesday and was roundly critized for resting nearly all the players that performed so well against Chelsea at the Emirates on Monday, but the Frenchman is certain that he made the right decision. Wenger believes that the team that did [.