Arsenal loanee Yossi Benayoun has angered Chelsea fans after celebrating the Gunners' emphatic
victory over his parent club via Twitter. Seemingly insensible towards the Blues and their fans, he
tweeted "What a great win today!!! Well done guys!" This would be seen as fairly unwise act if
aimed at a former club, but the fact [.
Chelsea 3 Arsenal 5 ... Yesterday's astoundingÂ win against the Blues was arguably Arsenal's most
impressive attacking performance since the defeat of Barcelona in February and, regardless of their
opponents' suspensions, apparent dip in form and Terry's â€˜turmoil' behind the scenes, the Gunners
justified Wenger's optimism.
Determined to one day become Arsenal's next Thierry Henry, Theo Walcott has continued his pleas to
be played as a centre-forward, rather than the wing position he so regularly occupies for the
Gunners. Even he, though, would have to take a minute to reflect on his wishes after yesterday's
performance down that right flank.
The latest Arsenal transfer news seems to be concentrating on midfielders and strikers, but there
is one Arsenal rumour that could be true this morning, with the news that Arsene Wenger is tracking
the Sevilla keeper Javi Varas. It looks like, to all intents and purposes, Manuel Almunia's career
at Arsenal is over, and with [.
Robin Van Persie may be scoring goals for fun this season, but even Arsene Wenger was pleasantly
surprised that the Dutchman helped himself to a hat-trick against Chelsea yesterday. The Arsenal
boss said after the match that Van Persie was brilliant, but so were the rest of the team. "I'm
passionate about Robin van Persie [.
Keep calm. We are Arsenal by Richard Hall Yesterdays AGM meeting has, according much of the press,
left a bitter taste in the mouths of fans and share holders alike. A lack of clarity, a lack of
vision, a failure to answer the questions that apparently so many of the fans need answering, are
A wonderful win at Chelsea has still not silenced the critics by Adam kemp I had the distinct
pleasure of seeing Arsenal score a magical 5 goals at Stamford Bridge. Robin Van Persie is the most
in form front man on the planet at the moment. His finishing, first touch and balance are almost
Former Gunners left-back Nigel Winterburn has shared some varied thoughts in Arsenal's ability to
defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Speaking to Goal.com, the ex-defender said, "Van
Persie only needs half a yard to work the ball into a position where he can shoot at goal with his
left foot, and I won't be [.
Theo Walcott's has enjoyed some successful games against today's opposition in the past, from
scoring his first Arsenal goal in the Carling Cup Final to scoring in last season's 3-1 victory at
the Emirates. Without a shadow of a doubt, he is among the fastest players that the Gunners have
ever had and will certainly [.
Ahead of the fascinating clash between Chelsea and Arsenal early this afternoon, the latter are
looking to make amends for what has been described as a poor away form against a Blues side that
are unbeaten at Stamford Bridge. Whilst some have already written-off the Gunners for the European
places, let alone a possible chance [.
It is a situation that is both welcome and uncommon at Arsenal â€“ one area of the squad is nearing
full fitness. Whilst Mertesacker, Koscielny, Djourou and Squillaci are ready to play, Vermaelen is
looking like a contender to be fit for the Chelsea game whilst Gibbs is days away from a return.
Whilst Sagna [.
Back to back Premiership wins have done wonders for the confidence and league position of Arsenal
but a trip to Chelsea is testing at the best of times, especially when you're not at full strength,
and the bookies make Chelsea the hot favourites to inflict a fifth loss of the season on the
Gunners. Chelsea [.
Arsene Wenger believes that Chelsea will be a biggest test for the Gunners to see how much they
have really improved since the 8-2 drubbing by Manchester United. He believes that Chelsea are one
of the top teams but Arsenal will be "having a go" at them to see if they can nab some goals [...]
The Gunners' leading light Robin Van Persie has, as expected, been subject to the majority of
attention in regards to his contract which expires at the end of next season. But he is not the
only Arsenal player being linked with a move away from the Emirates. The young Welshman Aaron
Ramsey is also the [.
With Drogba suspended â€“ and his record of 13 goals in 14 matches against Arsenal today irrelevant
â€“ Torres takes his place in the centre of the Blues' front three, looking to replicate some of
the form the aforementioned Ivorian is capable of. However, with Koscielny and Mertesacker looking
mightily strong in the middle of [.
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner left the Emirates on loan this summer in search of first-team
football, and now at Sunderland, he has started to put a bit of form together under Steve Bruce.
But Bendtner was in for a shock when he started turning up at the Sunderland training ground with
posh shirts and [.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has conceded that neither Carl Jenkinson nor Kieran Gibbs will have recovered from
their stomach and knee strains respectively in time to face Chelsea this weekend. Whilst the
former's absence is frustrating for Wenger â€“ with Djourou having to replace him â€“ Santos is
seen as a ready replacement for Gibbs.
Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko has again made clear his desire to leave White Hart Lane to be
able to secure his place with Russia at Euro 2012 â€“ most probably alongside countryman Andrey
Arshavin. He said, "I want changes. My new situation is not simple at the moment. We're getting
very close to the European [.
Despite arguing that SzczÄ™sny is "lucky" to be Arsenal's Number One instead of him, Lukasz
Fabianski has again had to settle for a Carling Cup appearance. His game last night against Bolton
was only his second this season and it looks unlikely that his tally will exceed much more than the
lower double figures.
Whilst Robin Van Persie's shots continue to bulge nets far and wide, there is always the worry that
his injury woes could return, leaving Arsenal with little options up front apart from the
ineffective Chamakh. Since the arrival of Park and his subsequent brilliant run of form for his
country, though, this issue seemed to [.
Thomas Vermaelen played 84 minutes of Arsenal's win over Bolton last night, and only came off
because just before the end because he felt that he had a slight calf strain. He thinks that he
doesn't need to be molly-coddled and eased back into the Arsenal first team, and thinks that
players that think they [.
After Arsenal's impressive win against Bolton in the Carling Cup last night, Arsene Wenger was very
pleased with the performance of his young team, helped by older players like Arshavin, Park and
Benayoun. But he was particularly impressed with Ju-Young Park, who was only playing his second
game for the Gunners and scored the winning [.
Arsene Wenger returned to his old policy of playing with a very young team for the Carling Cup
matches last night when Bolton visited the Emirates, and they put in an excellent performances.
Admittedly they were aided by some experienced fringe first-team players like Benayoun, Ju-Young
Park, Andrei Arshavin and captain Thomas Vermaelen, but it [.
Sitting uncomfortably in 18th position in the Premiership table after winning just two of their
last nine league games, Bolton have been regarded by some as a fairly simple challenge for Arsenal
in tonight's Carling Cup fourth round. However, the rumoured line-up for the Trotters looks
anything but easy to beat.
Arsenal take on Bolton tonight in the Carling Cup fourth round and with a home fixture many will be
expecting Arsenal to progress in this fixture. It looks as though Arsene Wenger could take this
competition pretty seriously this season as he bids to start bringing trophies back to the
Emirates, and presuming he does, [.
After only playing in one Arsenal game so far â€“ against Shrewsbury â€“ Wenger has finally chosen
to play Chu-Young Park in tonight's Bolton match, hopefully giving the South Korean the chance he
needs to prove himself a worthy deputy to Robin Van Persie. However, it isn't just him who has been
overlooked thus far [.
There is an interesting rumour going around that Arsene Wenger is considering a move for the Welsh
U21 defender Elliot Hewitt, who despite only being 17 years of age has already appeared with the
older lads. Considering he has only made a few appearances for the League Two side Macclesfield
Town, he has already been [.
Here we are at Carling Cup time where Wenger always rotates his team. But the changes tomorrow
could be even more significant than usual, with the good news that Thomas Vermaelen is expected to
be available for his first game since August. It is highly unlikely that Wenger will allow him to
play the full [.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger was indecisive about resting Robin Van Persie for Stoke's visit to the Emirates,
eventually deciding that the Dutchman would indeed start on the bench. The fact that a
disappointing draw was on the cards until his introduction in the 66th minute â€“ the Arsenal
striker slamming-in two excellent goals â€“ does suggest that [.
It seems that Arsene Wenger has finally remembered signing Park Chu-Young in August, the Korean
looking set to start in the Carling Cup against Bolton on Tuesday. Despite having been signed for
the Gunners for a reported Â£4 million from Monaco, the striker has been given just one appearance
Arsene Wenger decided to rest Robin van Persie yesterday and replace him with Marouane Chamakh as
expected, but after persevering with the Moroccan international for over an hour and the game still
stuck at 1-1, Wenger decided to bring on Van Persie for the last 24 minutes. Wenger though was
pleased with Chamakh's performance, and [.
Speedster Theo Walcott has shown interest in a new contract at Arsenal, despite having been
frequently linked to Juventus in the past fortnight. The winger said, "I will listen to what
Arsenal have to say... Hopefully we will sit down with the club soon and talk things over". The
Englishman has played 14 games in [.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has been mulling over the idea of resting Van Persie for today's visit from Stoke,
the player having been the only ever-present member of the Arsenal squad this season along with
SzczÄ™sny. Despite having an on-form, proven striker in Park, it is Chamakh that seems to be the
most likely to replace the [.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has, quite rightly, not given up hope of gaining a place among the â€˜Big 4', as
they have done continuously since 1996. His squad have undoubtedly shown impressive signs of
improvement across the pitch and, although it might be too early to tell whether this will
continue. If it does, though, the chances [.
Arsene Wenger understands that it has been difficult for all the new Arsenal players coming in to
handle the great expectations immediately placed on them while they were still settling in, but he
now feels that the squad have the "mental strength" to deal with the criticism. "Football is
difficult if you are not united," [.
As usual the yearly Arsenal shareholders meeting comes around, and there have talks of mass
protests after Arsenal's disastrous start to the season, but now the Gunners have started to string
some wins together, Arsene Wenger is not worried about facing the (usually) tough audience on
Thursday. He said: "I do not meet with the [.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has become a target for Italian giants Inter Milan according to
reports in Italy today. The Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sport report that Inter Milan are
prepared to offer Arsenal in the region of â‚¬20million for the Welsh international. Inter Milan
have endured a wretched start in Serie A, winning just [.
After a variable first couple of months for Arsenal, Per Mertesacker has seemingly turned a corner
in terms of strengthening the backline, especially when partnered with Koscielny. He has faced some
tough opposition, with the likes of Kevin Davies, Emmanuel Adebayor and Yakubu coming up against
the German since August.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has conceded that he will have to give free-scoring Robin Van Persie a break at some
stage before the end of the year, the striker having played 16 games so far this campaign. Of
course, burnout like that seen with Jack Wilshere last season is the last thing that Wenger wants,
with the [.
Arsene Wenger thinks that it time to start rotating his players a little bit, and is especially
worried that Robin van Persie may need a rest, especially given his injury record in previous
years. Wenger said: "On Monday I decide always to rest him, and on Friday I decide to play him
again! "It is [.
With Stoke's football being labelled as similar to â€˜rugby' by Wenger and many other footballing
parties, Arsenal's match with the Potters will undoubtedly consist of the usual physicality and
frenzy increasingly seen in this fixture. Arteta has shown signs of progress but still looks
occasionally immobile and with Wilshere still out, it would be great [.
After just one defeat in six games, Martin Keown has praised Arsenal's bounce back to form after
their lucky but deserved victory against Marseille on Wednesday night. Speaking to the Metro, the
Arsenal legend said, "The defending has improved in recent weeks and it's easier to put things
right when you are winning more than [.
Arsenal v Stoke is a 1.30 Sunday kick off but non televised, due to both sides playing in Europe
mid week. Arsenal would have a more valid excuse if hung over after the tough trip to Marseille
whereas Stoke faced an easier match against Maccabi Tel Aviv at home. Arsenals home form this
season is [...
On the morning that Marseille were seemingly willing to take him off Arsenal's hands, Wenger has
assured Marouane Chamakh that he has a future at the club. The past week has seen the Moroccan
linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Lille and former club Bordeaux and the addition to that list of
last week's Champions League opponents [.
Although nothing can be guaranteed, Thomas Vermaelen's return to the Arsenal squad is looking to be
in around a fortnight's time, with Wenger saying "He will be back in full training on Friday. It is
10 days to two weeks for him". At the beginning of the season, the Belgian was seen as the perfect
The Swiss defender Johann Djourou must realise that he is now third-choice centre-back behind Per
Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny right now, and will drop further behind when Thomas Vermaelen
returns to full fitness again, so he has no problems with playing out of his normal postion as long
as he gets a game!
With Wojciech Szczesny in such fine form for Arsenal it comes as no surprise that both Lukasz
Fabianski and Manuel Almunia are both looking for new clubs. Fabianski is instructing his agent to
find him somewhere new and Almunia looks as though he will be asking the Gunners to extend his
current loan at West [.
Is there a better way to use Robin Van Persie? by Richard Hall Defensively Arsenal are improving,
it may be a slow process, but with the emergence of Wojciech SzczÄ™sny as one of the most talented
young keepers in Europe and a back four that are starting to understand each other, the signs are
Former Gunners manager George Graham has lambasted Wenger's signing of Andrey Arshavin, criticising
both his performances and his commitment to the club. Speaking to talkSPORT the day after Arsenal's
excellent win in Marseille, Graham said, "Arshavin's been a poor buy, his enthusiasm doesn't seem
to be there.
Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a confidence-boosting victory in Marseille to move to the top of their
Champions League Group, but as usual the performance was marred by yet another defensive injury,
this time to the youngster Carl Jenkinson. Arsene Wenger described the problem as: "He
overstretched his knee.
Earlier this week, Wenger admitted interest in Marseille's midfielder Lucho Gonzalez: "Lucho was a
player I liked... They didn't want to give him out on loan. We didn't go as far as discussing a
permanent move." However, some might be relieved that the move didn't materialise. The Argentine
was mediocre last night against the Arsenal, [.
Arsenal's effective team suffered a slight setback last night after Carl Jenkinson was injured
during the Marseille game. Of the disappointment, Wenger said "Jenkinson has a knee problem... He
overstretched his knee and we will check that tomorrow." With Sagna out, some assumed that it was
to be Koscielny who would be deployed in the [.
There have been rumours in France that Arsene Wenger has been offered a lucrative contract by the
new owners of Paris St Germain, and as he is in France for tonights match against Marseille the
French journos have been asking him if there is any truth in the rumours. But Wenger has stated
that he [..
The rumours of Arsenal's sale of Theo Walcott have been in the mill for months now, and the
winger-cum-striker has seemingly set his sights on exiting Arsenal with the favourites being
Juventus â€“ a club that has apparently in the search for his signature for some time â€“ according
to Corriere dello Sport.
Having been linked with a move away from Porto for weeks, giant Brazilian striker Hulk has made
such a move more likely after declaring his partiality for a transfer into a big league. "The
Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A are where people really want to play, where the
stadiums are always full.
Arsene Wenger thinks that the fact that Thomas Vermaelen has bucked the trend of Arsenal players
wishing to leave the club and has committed himself to a new contract is proof that things aren't
all doom and gloom at the Emirates. The Frenchman is very pleased with the attitude in the dressing
room at the [.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has not had too much good news this season, but central defender Thomas
Vermaelen has given him something to smile about today by signing a new contract. Vermaelen, 25, is
currently absent with injury, but is looking to make his comeback in the next week or so. This
morning he has [.
Lukasz Fabianski has expressed his wish to leave the Emirates after reassuring himself that
SzczÄ™sny is "lucky" to be Wenger's number one. He has told his agent to find him a new club, where
he will have more game time than at the Emirates. In what would have proved to have been a
desirable move [..
There has been no lack of attacking talents being linked to the Emirates, and ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has
added Udinese attacker Gabriel Torje to the ever-growing list. Despite having only signed for the
Bianconeri this year, Wenger is interested in bringing him to the Emirates to freshen up the
variable midfield flow.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has perhaps surprisingly admitted that "half the dressing room wanted to leave" over
the summer. Speaking to French radio station RTL, he said "It was a very difficult summer because
half the dressing room wanted to leave... You're preparing for a season where you don't know who's
going to come in, the players [.
Arsenal's Champions League experience is continuing and the next challenge for Arsene Wenger's team
will be away from home on French territory against Olympique Marseille. The French are currently
leaders in Group F after wins against Greek team Olympiakos and German champions Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal may be favourites in the Premier Leage betting to finish [.
The Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has launched a blistering attack on money-grabbing footballers
(Nasri anyone?) that tell the fans that want to leave Arsenal in the quest for glory or trophies,
but really just have visions of the piles of money they will get if they join clubs like Man City.
"We know it is [.
Arsenal's win over Sunderland this weekend means they have now won half of their 8 games so far,
but having won 5 out of 6 home games the Gunners can believe they are coming back into form and
still challenge for a Top Four place in the coming weeks. The new German defender Per Mertesacker
Over the past few weeks, Arsenal fans have been left disappointed by the lack of urgency shown by
Russian trickster Andrey Arshavin, some arguing that he should be played down the middle of the
park for the Gunners . However, in Arsenal's game against Sunderland yesterday, he came on with
just under 25 minutes to [.
Arsene Wenger could not have hoped for a better performance from Robin Van Persie on the day that
he issued a statement saying he is still committed to Arsenal, despite refusing to discuss a new
contract extension. Van Persie scored both goals as the Gunners beat Sunderland 2-1, and after the
game Wenger praised the [.
The demand for Theo Walcott to be replaced in the Arsenal starting line-up has intensified since
the beginning of this season, with the winger â€“ who wants to be a striker â€“ showing that he
could simply not be up to the task of creating and scoring the goals his club so very much need.
Captain Robin Van Persie has repeated his commitment to the Gunners, attempting to dampen down any
rumour of a transfer out of the club. Talking to the Official Matchday Programme, the Dutchman said
"I am committed to Arsenal, and that's how it is, despite people [in the media] making up
stories.... I see stories which [.
Arsene Wenger is happy to let the inexperienced Carl Jenkinson take over from Bacary Sagna, who
will be out for at least three months, although he admits that the youngster won't be able to play
every game until Sagna's return. "Jenkinson has top qualities," Wenger said. "His fitness is
outstanding, he's quick, he has good [.
The Arsenal reserve keeper Lukasz Fabianski is certain that he would still be first choice at the
Emirates if he hadn't been cruelly injured by (by Wojciech Szczesny!) at the beginning of the year,
and he is determined to win his place back. And it is not just the Arsenal jersey that is at stake,
Arsene Wenger bought Per Mertesacker from Werder Bremen to add some steel to the Arsenal defence,
but the German international has admitted himself that he hasn't yet adapted to the pace of the
Premiership, and is still having "communication problems" with the rest of the team. But Wenger has
no doubt that Mertesacker will gradually [.
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has a good chance of playing at next year's Euro 2012
tournament. Speaking to the press ahead of Sunday's clash with Sunderland, he said, "He has done
extremely well. He needs some time to adapt to the intensity of the game but he has the quality
already of top player [.
Sunderland and Arsenal will go head to head in the 8th matchday of this English Premier League
season. Arsenal's Emirates Stadium will host the game and the hopes of every Gunners fan out there.
Everybody is hoping that this game will be a new starting point for Arsene Wenger's weary team and
that the ups [.
Looking at the League table Arsenal are only one point ahead of this weekends opponents Sunderland
and should really expect a fight from Steve Bruces team, but Arsene Wenger thinks that the Gunners
only need to carry on their more confident home form to take the points. As the Frenchman is quick
to point out, [.
Over the past couple of weeks, Wenger has been among the favourites to take over from Capello after
the Euro 2012 tournament next summer. For many Gooners, this was a sign that the current Arsenal
manager was on his way out of the club and a step in the right direction. However, Wenger has
Arsene Wenger is preparing to face Sunderland this weekend, and he is hoping that the Arsenal
players have got the disappointment of losing to Tottenham out of their heads. In fact he believes
that the Gunners should not really have lost that game, and he wishes they could have gone out
straight away played another [.
After a poor start to the season Arsenal really need a win, not only just for the points but also
for a major morale boost, and the fixtures seem to have been quite kind this week with Sunderland
at the Emirates being the next test for Arsene Wenger's Gunners. Back Arsenal at best odds and
Emmanuel Petit has fond memories of his time at Arsenal, but the former Frenchman is worried about
the future and he has been speaking to the French newspaper L'Equipe about the current situation at
his former club. He started off by saying, "The defeat in the final of the League Cup has been
Yet another teenager being lined up for a move to Arsenal, but this one is slightly different
because he has already an experienced international as he has won 10 full international caps at the
tender age of just 19. Ahmed Musa plays for VVV-Venlo in the Dutch Eredivisie, where he has already
played over 30 [.
The internationals have been put to bed and it is now back to the Premier League and Sunderland at
the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. Here is all the latest news on the injury situation and who is
and who isn't available, and for once things are looking up in the treatment room. Abou Diaby is
ArsÃ¨ne Wenger has vowed not to hurry into starting young star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain too soon.
The 18 year-old Englishman â€“ who bagged a terrific hattrick for the Under-21s last time out â€“
has been seen as a replacement for Walcott, with others wanting to see him play in the central
position up front for the [.
There are two more rumours to bring to your attention this evening concerning the Brazilians Alex
and Amauri. Chelsea central defender Alex, 29, was mentioned in the summer about a move to the
Emirates, and today he has again been mentioned with a move in January. Alex has failed to impress
his current boss Andre [.
A player that has been continually linked with a move to the Emirates this coming January is Marvin
Martin of French Ligue 1 side Sochaux, but the player himself has ruled out such a move. Martin
signed a new contract at Sochaux last month, but that has not stopped the rumours circulating that
Arsene Wenger [.
Last month we brought you the news that Arsenal were keeping an eye on the Peru teenager Andy
Jorman Pole Andrade, who is currently playing for Universitario de Deportes in the Peruvian
football league. At the time of writing the article last month Polo was attracting plenty of
interest from Arsenal and he would only [.
Samir Nasri scored the French equaliser on Tuesday night against Bosnia-Herzegovina, a goal that
sent France straight through to next years European Championships in Poland and Ukraine, and Nasri
then thanked Arsene Wenger. Nasri actually said, "I thought of Arsene Wenger's words when I picked
up the ball.
The goalkeepers at Arsenal have all been in the news lately with Wojciech Szczesny being linked
with a move to Barcelona, Manuel Almunia going to West Ham and now is the turn of Lukasz Fabianski,
who looks set to leave because he wants to play more reguarly. Fabianski was given run of games by
Arsene Wenger went on a last minute spending spree at the end of the transfer window, and although
the new players are taking their time integrating into the Arsenal squad, Wenger is convinced that
he now has the strength in depth to challenge for all trophies, and also to cover for the usual
long injury [.
Porto's Brazilian beast Hulk has been targeted by Wenger as a new powerhouse up front. Now called
up into his country's full squad, the striker has been in decent form yet again this season with 3
goals from 6 games already. However, is the Portuguese league big enough to prove that he is good
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that he was interested in buying the Lyon playmaker
Yohann Gourcuff in the summer, reportedly as a straight replacement for Cesc Fabregas, but he said
that he withdrew his interest when he was informed about the French international's injury. But
today, the Lyon boss Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed that [.
It has been reported this morning that the Gunners have had scouts watching the up-and-coming young
Plymouth Argyle winger Matt Lecointe, who has already made 10 appearances for his club despite only
being 16 years-old. The Mirror reports that Arsenal, along with Liverpool and Man Utd, are looking
at taking Lecointe up to the Premiership [.
The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has made it clear that he will not make any decisions about
his future at the Emirates until next summer, but he is not the only one approaching the dreaded 12
month mark in their contracts. Today it has been revealed that Ivan Gazidis has instructed his
executive Richard [.
This years events with Robin Van Persie is becoming eerily similar to the Samir Nasri saga of last
season. It started off with Wenger announcing that he was going to tie down his existing Arsenal
players to longer contracts with increased wages. Then, just like Nasri, Van Persie announced that
he didn't like the idea [.
Over the last few weeks the speculation has been increasing that Eden Hazard will be signing for
Real Madrid sooner rather than later, but there may be hope for us yet according to the players
agent John Bico. Bico said, "He has shown from the beginning of the season that he is able to play
Yesterday we brought you the news that Arsenal scouts have been keeping a close eye on Toulouse
defender Aymen Abdennour. Well today the player himself has backed up those rumours. Speaking to
the Tunisian website Footplus about Arsenal Abdennour said, "It's true, I've heard a lot of talk
while I've been at Toulouse.
It will be interesting to see how much effect the African Cup of Nations has on the Premiership in
January, but Arsenal are certain to lose Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh from their attacking
options. With this in mind, todays Metro reports that Arsenal intend to return to Fiorentina with a
Â£12m bid for the Peruvian [.
Theo Walcott has been away with England over the past few days and he has been an integral part of
the squad that helped them qualify for next years European Championships. He is expected to be part
of the squad that travels to Poland and the Ukraine next year, but he is not taking anything [...]
Six years is a long time to go without winning a trophy, not that us Arsenal fans need reminding
about that now do we, but Robin van Persie could end his personal drought with his country before
his club as he is sure to be playing for Holland in next years European Championships, barring
It could only happen at Arsenal couldn't it. We lose our right back with a broken leg, so what do
we do? Yes you've guessed it we are after a left back, well according to reports today we are
anyway. The player in question is the Tunisian left back Aymen Abdennour of French Club Toulouse,
Stefan Jovetic almost signed for Arsenal in the summer, but he remained in Italy with Fiorentina
after the Italian club refused Arsenal's bid on deadline day. All the talk in Italy now is about
how Chelsea will sign him once the transfer window reopens, but the Italian newspaper Corriere
della Sport are not so sure [.
The newly-rich Russian side mean serious business, and it seems they are going to rival Man City's
spending to get a host of superstars to move to the Russian League, and are aiming to challenge for
the Champions League in the near future. Roberto Carlos was the first big arrival at the club, and
Cast you minds back 15 months to last summer when there were numerous reports circulating about
Arsenal being in for Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina. Some reports went as far as saying that
Â£20million was on the table for the Spanish shot stopper. Well yesterday Reina has said that
Arsenal were interested, but Liverpool refused to [.
Marouane Chamakh looks set to be moving on from Arsenal, despite a promising start to his Emirates
career with a decent run of goals whilst Robin Van Persie was injured. His lack of form and
confidence has been noticeable, with Wenger instead preferring to keep him on the bench.
Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain are one interested [.
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger, while still looking for solutions in the Gunners midfield, has
identified thr 26-year-old Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez as a possible arrival in January. Also
used as an attacking midfielder, the Spaniard is not really what you'd call a striker, but more of
a playmaker like former colleagues David Silva or Juan [.
It has been revealed tonight that Arsenal have poached yet another young Spanish international, but
this time it is not from their arch-rivals Barcelona, but from Real Madrid. The 16 year-old
midfielder Jose Rodriguez impressed scouts from all over Europe at the Under-17s World
Championships, but Arsenal's Spanish scout Francis Cagigao has persuaded the youngster [.
Barcelona's most successful manager of all time Pep Guardiola has Arsenal in his sights after
admitting that there is very little more that he can do for the Catalan club. He would of course
enjoy a new challenge, but would he really be a suitable replacement for Arsene Wenger if he does
leave the Emirates [.
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger has revived his interest in Anderlecht's defensive midfielder Lucas
Biglia, after the player declared that he wants to end his time at Anderlecht and try to move on
with his career. Biglia joined Anderlecht in 2006 and he managed 155 appearances for the club since
then becoming a very important part [.
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger has revived his interest in Anderlecht's defensive midfielder Lucas
Biglia, after the player declared that he wants to end his time at Anderlecht and try to move on
with his career. Biglia joined Anderlecht in 2006 and he managed 155 appearances for the club since
then becoming a very important part [.
The German international (and one half of Arsenal's ever-changing centre-back duo), Per
Mertesacker, has pointed at a lack of communication as the root of their defensive frailties,
suggesting that the squad hasn't had time to â€˜gel'. Judging by interviews since his arrival at
the club, his English has improved but is still lacking in many [.
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger admitted he was interested in the star midfielder Yoann Gourcuff in
the summer, but the transfer to the Emirates didn't go through due to Gourcuff's knee injury. "I
was interested. Then I learned of his medical condition." said Wenger. Wenger is expected to go for
the player again in January if [.
The new Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie has been with the Holland national team this week on
international duty, and with many rumours going around that he will be joining Samir Nasri at
Manchester City next summer there was no doubt that he would be questioned about his future by
In a week with countless transfer rumours flying around the Emirates, the potential Arsenal
interest in young Russian sensation Alan Dzagoev is another to add to the list. The 21 year-old
CSKA Moscow attacking midfielder has scored 3 goals this season, with his club sitting comfortably
in second place.
In his last three international appearances for Korea Chu Young Park has scored six times, but he
still struggles to even get a place on the bench at Arsenal. Is now the time to unleash him on the
Premier League? Yesterday he helped himself to two goals in the second half against Poland, two
According to rumours today Arsenal are preparing to smash their transfer record in January with a
sensational move for Carlos Tevez. City value Tevez at around Â£40million, but they will get
nowhere near that due to recent events, but they could get somewhere nearer the Â£25-30million
mark. It has been reported in recent weeks that [.
Sorry its not Eden Hazard guys, bet you were excited there for a minute, but Omar El Kaddouri who
plays for Brescia in Italy. The youngster has been mentioned in dispatches about a possible move to
Arsenal and he is "flattered" by all the attention. El Kaddouri has only recently turned 20, but
already his [.
This weekend a host of Arsenal players are away on International duty for their respective
countries and last night Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got the ball rolling with a great hat-trick for
the England Under-21â€²s. You could have got 8/1 on the OX to score the first goal last night. Hope
you were on it?
Last night Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a hat-trick for the England Under-21â€²s against Iceland
and his performance has earned him high praise from his international boss Stuart Pearce. 'Psycho'
as Pearce is more commonly known spoke to Sky Sports News about Oxlade-Chamberlain and said, "He
gave us a real cutting edge.
In the last couple of days there have been rumours surfacing in Italy that Juventus are planning a
move for Theo Walcott. Well today Walcott's agent has claimed that the Serie A club have not as yet
been in touch with regards such a move. Reports in Italy over the last couple of days have [...]
The chase is on for Eden Hazard as reports circulating today are saying that Arsene Wenger is going
to offer Lille, Marouane Chamakh and Sebastien Squillaci in January plus a lump sum in an attempt
to lure the Belgian youngster to the Emirates. Everybody connected with Arsenal, except the board
it seems after comments made [.
Everyone has to admit it has been a struggle so far this season. Four losses from seven matches in
the league has left Arsenal in fifteenth place, already eight points behind fourth place, and the
bookies are now predicting that Arsenal will finish sixth this season, although the cups still
provide Arsenal with a realistic [.
The Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to play for Wales against Switzerland tonight, and he is
hoping that he can return to the form he showed for Wales last month against England as he has had
some mediocre games for Arsenal in the meantime. Ramsey was asked if it was less stressful playing
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has tonight scored a hat-trick for England Under-21's against Iceland in a
European Championships qualifying match. If you take into account his last two Arsenal starts he
has now scored five goals in three games, which leads me to ask why was he not even included on the
bench against Spurs at the [.
Bill Shankly once said, "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very
disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." Well
try saying that to Simon Brown. Corporal Simon Brown, 32, was speaking to the England Under-21â€²s
before they flew to [.
Brazilian midfielder Denilson could be on his way back to Arsenal after a row has broken out
between himself and the fans of Sao Paulo, who are demanding he never play for them again.
Denilson, 23, is on a season long loan deal with the Brazilian club, but after two red cards in
just three [...]
Arsenal are in danger of not qualifying for next seasons Champions League if you listen to all the
mumbo jumbo in the press. We have 31 games to play for goodness sake. But today chief Executive
Ivan Gazidis has said we do not need to be in the Champions League to compete! Speaking at the
Robin van Persie still has over 18 months to run on his current contract, and while Arsenal are
keen for him to renew he has put talks of extending his contract on hold for now. His latest
comments to the Time newspaper will do little to inspire confidence at the Emirates though. He sees
Former Arsenal player Robert Pires has been speaking to the press about his future in the game and
his liking of Lille playmaker Eden Hazard who he thinks is a "very rare" talent. Hazard has been a
target for Arsenal for some time now, but reports over the past few weeks have been suggesting that
Last month we brought you the news that Arsenal had been keeping a close on Ousmane Drame of
Italian Serie B side Padova. Well they have taken their interest a step further and are now in
talks with the players agent according to Italian website Mediagol. Drame, 19, is in high demand
and his agent [.
Jack Wilshere saw two of his midfield colleagues leave in the summer, but he has told the Evening
Standard he has no intentions of leaving Arsenal as it is the perfect home for him right now. Way
to go Jack that's what Gooners want to hear. Are you sure you can't play on one leg? [...]
Marouane Chamakh joined Arsenal last year, but he has never really won over the fans at the
Emirates, and according to reports today he could be heading back to France and Paris Saint
Germain. This morning talkSPORT broke the news that PSG could offer the Moroccan International a
lifeline as he is unhappy at being [.
The Premier League may only be seven games into a 38 game season, but already Arsenal seem to have
blown their chances of winning the title, well we have haven't we lets be honest. Even Liverpool's
Luis Suarez says his team can't win the title so what chance have we got. Even the all important
The first foreign manager of the England team was the Swede Sven Goran Eriksson, who is now in
charge at Leicester City, and he was yesterday asked for his opinion over who should follow Fabio
Capello in English football's most high-profile position. Many FA members have already stated that
the next manager should be English, [.
In what seems to be the first serious rumour of a new manager at the Emirates, ex-Chelsea boss
Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a favourite to replace Wenger. The Italian, who was sacked by the
Blues earlier this year, has a mountain of experience both on and off the pitch and enjoyed success
as a [...
Money is the root of all evil, well it is if your name is Samir Nasri or Emmanuel Adebayor. Both
players left Arsenal for the money, and some would say who could blame them, but one player that
will never leave purely for money is goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. Arsenal's number one has been in
If you go on all the different Arsenal forums the same names keep cropping up as who the fans would
love to see come to the club. One of those names is Yann M'Vila of Rennes, and today reports in
France suggest that Arsenal are planning to break their club record transfer with a fresh [...]
Arsenal goalie Wojciech Szczesny has been earning some rave reviews for his performances between
the sticks for the Gunners this season, and he is sure to get plenty more after his comments today
about rival Spurs. Well he will from Arsenal fans anyway. Lots has been made of Spurs win in the
last 48 hours [.
Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Chelsea at the end of last season because he went one whole season
without winning a trophy. Heaven forbid, one whole season you want to come to Arsenal mate! Now
there's a thought for all you Arsene Wenger haters out there, not me may I add. Carlo Ancelotti as
Yet more transfer speculation to report, but yet again it is another talented teenager, who
actually started his career at Arsenal. Tommie Hoban, a former Arsenal trainee, is the player in
question and he is currently in his second year at Watford's academy. Despite only being 17 Hoban
has already signed a professional contract at [.
There have been conflicting reports over the last few days regarding Arsenal's central defender
Thomas Vermaelen, but the Belgian international has reassured fans that all is well and he is
making a good progress. Last week Arsene Wenger reported that Vermaelen would be out for longer
than expected, and on Friday he said, "It will [.
During the summer Arsenal were linked with almost everyone and anyone it seems, and one of those
links led to a formal bid for Frenchman Yoann Gourcuff. The bid was denied by Gourcuff's club Lyon,
but Gourcuff was flattered by the interest from Arsenal. Speaking to Sky Sports Gourcuff said, "I
am flattered by the [.
Lee Dixon is becoming an embarrassed man watching his beloved Arsenal, aren't we all, but
unfortunately he does not see things getting any better and he has his doubts on whether Arsene
Wenger can guide the side to a top eight finish. A top eight finish sounds great right now, but
that would not even [.
January cannot come soon enough for some people. It means Christmas will be over, the warmer spring
weather will be just around the corner, but more importantly for Arsenal and their supporters the
transfer window will be open again. After a fourth defeat in just seven league games the calls for
new players are becoming [.
After the defeat against Spurs yesterday, and even before once the teams were announced Gunners
fans were asking where is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? After scoring two goals in his last two games he
was widely tipped to start the game against Spurs, but mysteriously he did not even appear on the
bench. His performances may not [.
It is bad enough losing to your nearest rivals on derby day, but just to make matters worse and put
the cherry on top of the iced cake one of our better defenders, Bacary Sagna, breaks his leg and
will be out for at least three months. Sagna was injured in what, at first, appeared [...]
Sorry Arsenal Humiliated Again! by Adam Kemp Much is to admire for Wenger and his fifteen years in
charge of Arsenal. Well, maybe only the first decade was where he was a true legend! Wenger has
allowed this team to weaken season after season by selling top players without replacing them. I
thought our defence [.
A fourth defeat in seven Premier League games has done little to lift the mood at the Emirates, a
defeat that leaves Arsenal 12 points behind the two Manchester clubs and just two points off the
bottom three places. Arsene Wenger is starting to worry about his teams poor start to the season
and is [.
Arsenal are always being linked with one player or another and most of the time it seems as though
midfielders are being mentioned. Well today is no different, but a new name has cropped up and that
is Ryad Boudebouz of French side Sochaux. Reports today suggest that Arsene Wenger is targeting a
move for [.
Bob Wilson has fond memories of Arsene Wenger, not just as a manager, but as a true gentleman who
has helped him through some tough times in recent years. He thought he had seen it all at Arsenal
when he won the double back in 1971 as a player, but his mind soon changed when [...]
George Graham may have managed both Arsenal and Spurs and won trophies for both clubs, but if you
were to ask him who he holds a torch for the answer would most definitely be Arsenal. He has been
speaking to the Mail on Sunday about the game today and he thinks that Spurs are the [...]
Arsenal Tottenham games are always spicy affairs, but today it has a little extra spice attached
because of a certain striker called Emmanuel Adebayor. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has already
expressed his concerns about player abuse now it is the time of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
Redknapp and Wenger both expect Adebayor to cop his [.
Arsenal have not had the best of starts this season, a start that has had some supporters calling
for change at the Emirates with the removal of Arsene Wenger. Not me may I add. Spurs boss Harry
Redknapp has been defending Wenger and can never see the day happening when the Frenchman will be
Last month we brought you the news that Arsenal were to do battle with Barcelona over Spanish
striking sensation Francisco Alcacer Garcia, but Valencia are desperate to keep hold of him and are
preparing to offer the 18 year-old a new contract which would tie him to the club until 2016.
Valencia hope that by [.
An Early Look At The Odds For Tomorrows Game It may be another 24 hours until the first derby of
the season, but there is no better time to take a look at what the bookies think about the game
tomorrow. Arsenal can be backed at odds of 13/5 (3.60) to win their first away [...]
During the summer Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt was one of the names being mentioned
in the press when it came to players moving to Arsenal. As we know nothing happened, but today the
rumours have started up again. QPR boss Neil Warnock expected Taarabt to leave in the summer and
Taarabt himself was [.