England are ‘future of football’ says Slovakia boss

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London (AFP) – Slovakia manager Jan Kozak has praised the rising stars in England’s side as the “future of football” ahead of the teams’ World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Monday.

England are two points clear of Slovakia at the top of European qualifying Group F and victory in London would leave them within touching distance of getting to next year’s finals in Russia.

England are ‘future of football’ says Slovakia boss

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London (AFP) – Slovakia manager Jan Kozak has praised the rising stars in England’s side as the “future of football” ahead of the teams’ World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Monday.

England are two points clear of Slovakia at the top of European qualifying Group F and victory in London would leave them within touching distance of getting to next year’s finals in Russia.

Guardiola revels in glimpse of Manchester City’s future

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London (AFP) Pep Guardiola said he had seen a vision of Manchester City's future after 19-year-old Gabriel Jesus inspired his side to a 3-0 FA Cup victory at Crystal Palace.

Making his full debut, Jesus set up Raheem Sterling, 22, for City's opener in Saturday's fourth-round tie, with 21-year-old Leroy Sane adding a second before Yaya Toure curled in a late free-kick.


Lighten up Arsenal fans – Life’s not so bad!

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The bigger picture by PC

What people forget about Arsenal is that we have moved to a new stadium and it has (and is) being paid for organically by the club, not by some sugar daddy. The move to a the Emirates was for the long term benefit of the club, and by long term I'm talking the next 25-50 years.

Bacary Sagna “doesn’t close the door” on PSG move this summer (Or Monaco)

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There have been many rumours linking the Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna with a return to France this summer with the new money-bags club, Paris Saint Germain. Only last week it was reported that Arsene Wenger had persuaded the 30 year-old to stay on at the Emirates, but it seems that that is not yet true as Sagna has now revealed that he doesn't know where he will be next season.

A realistic view of Arsenal’s transfer dealings this summer

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Summer Signing With A Dose of Reality by Jules

Over the last few months browsing this site have seen ample articles on who Arsenal should buy and who we should sell and so forth, so many I felt inclined to write one of my own, with a touch of cautious realism that other Gunners seem to be throwing into the wind.

It’s crunch time for Arsenal!

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This transfer window is very important for Arsenal, not just for the future but more obviously for the two important fixtures in the month of March.

It is obvious our two areas of concern in our team is the commanding Viera figure in midfield and replace the striker that went to the other Manchester club in the summer, despite us scoring more goals at this stage of the season than last year.

OFFICIAL Walcott Finally signs new Arsenal contract

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Arsenal Football club have announced an end to the longest running contract saga in ages. The Walcott has signed a new contract with the Gunners that is described as long term. There are no specific details about the terms of the contract on Arsenal's official website, but it is believed to be for another three and a half years.

Gooner Jenkinson “Over the moon” with new Arsenal contract

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The big Arsenal news story this week was that Wenger had persuaded FIVE british youngsters to commit their long term futures to Arsenal (Goodbye Theo), and the well known Gooner Carl Jenkinson is especially pleased that he is part of Wenger's long term future plans.

He said: "Obviously I'm over the moon really happy,"

"I see my future at this football club and I'm delighted they see things the same way.

Imagine if Arsenal lose to Olympiakos and West Brom this week……

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What happens if Arsenal lose their next two games? by Twig

Arsenal are in a crisis. Last season was unbearable – but Arsenal have shocked fans by proving that they can even ‘better' last season's horror showing. Surprisingly, the rot seemed to have been kicked off by a seemingly impressive 5-2 thumping of Tottenham.

Arsenal want their supporters back! Just be patient….

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Cheer up gunners! by RC

I have in the past produced an article in which I spoke of the quality of our team so I'm not going to bore you all with a repeat squad analysis. In fact, I'm not even going to bore you all with an in depth article because the point I wish to get across in this article is a simple one.

Jack Wilshere is still a long long way from full fitness

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The Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere may have played a couple of hours for the Arsenal reserves, but it seems that Arsene Wenger is going to stick to his promise not to rush him back to full fitness so as to make sure he doesn't suffer a setback from trying too hard.

The Gunners captain Thomas Vermaelen believes that Wilshere has been working hard and will come back even stronger but admits that it will take time for him to return to match fitness.

Wenger – Gnabry could be the next Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Gnabry is our future-Wenger by TS

If there's one thing Arsenal have never been short of over the last couple of years is talented youths and Serge Gnabry falls into the category without a doubt.

Arsene Wenger has even gone so far as to hail the youth starlet as Arsenal's future.

What has Wenger done for Arsenal?

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Signing Wenger would be Arsenal's biggest business this decade. by KJ There's been a lot of talk that Ivan Gazidis is ready to offer Wenger a new contract. Wenger was quick to diffuse such talk in his match conference today. However, Wenger has been known in the past to "stretch" the truth and it is [.

Asenal Need to Make A Decision On Arshavin’s Future

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Wenger Set To Decide On Arshavin by AH Andrey Arshavin will be given one last chance to impress Arséne Wenger tonight, before a decision is made on the Russian's future. It's understood that Wenger wishes to keep Arshavin as a squad player. It's also worth noticing Arshavin's ability to play in a number of positions, [.

Two more future Arsenal stars – Serge Gnabry and Kristoffer Olsson (plus videos)

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More of Arsenals Reserve Team Wonder Kids (Part 2) – by JG Well, now that the Van Persie hysteria is leveling out I suppose we can continue discussing the Wonder Kids coming up through Arsenal reserves/academy. Someone actually commented saying "where is the second part of the wonder kids articles?

Southgate reckons that Chamberlain and Wilshere are Englands future

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The ex-England star Gareth Southgate, who is now heavily involved with the FA and is tipped to be their next technical director is a bit worried about the future of the senior England side, and doesn't think there enough home-grown stars being brought through in the Premiership compared to the other big European teams.

Does Arshavin still have a future at Arsenal?

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The Arsenal loaned-out winger Andrey Arshavin is delighted for choosing to make the move back to Russia in the winter, as he declares that it helped him get back into the form which once made him one of the most sought after players in Europe. Arshavin returned to Zenit in the winter, and the Russians [.

Arsenal will have a mouth-watering line-up next season

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The future of Arsenal by KJ Arsenal of recent seasons have been known for their heavy focus on the ‘youth policy' and have been renowned for creating, nurturing some of the best players in the world. However, this heavy focus on the future has somewhat had a fatal flaw in its design, it has always [.

Francis Coquelin has a BIG future at Arsenal

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Francis Coquelin has been somewhat of a muted revelation at Arsenal this season. Due to all our injuries and mishaps we haven't really taken notice of some of our up and coming youngsters including Coquelin. The youngster was scouted by us during 2008 and joined thereafter. He successfully integrated into our club from going into [.

Diaby (LANS lol!), but does he still have a future at Arsenal?

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Arsenal fans will be reasonably content to see Abou Diaby return to the team LANS (Like A New Signing) the enigmatic Frenchman will probably provide further cover for the midfield behind Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey, but many Gooners will remember Diaby's infuriating inconsistency, from his red-card horror show at St.

Fabianski asks Wenger to ‘resolve his future’

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The Polish keeper Lukasz Fabianski is not happy being left on the bench behind his young countryman Wojciech Szczesny, and has made it clear before that he needs to be playing first-team football at Arsenal or he will miss out on going to the Euros with Poland. Now Fabianski has revealed that he has had [.

Chamakh shambles – Maybe he’s staying after all….

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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 [.

Van Persie – My future is a private matter, but I’ve been at Arsenal for 8 years..

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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 Dutch journalists.

Van Persie Is Unsure Where His Future Lies – But He Wants To Stay In England!

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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 his [...]

Does Thomas Vermaelen Hold The Key To Jan Vertonghen’s Future?

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Thomas Vermaelen and Jan Vertonghen are close friends, having played together at Ajax and for the Belgium national team. If the latest reports coming out of Holland are true then Vermaelen could be the key as to where Vertonghen plays his future football. Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen was a target for Arsenal during the recent [.

How the 2011-12 season will pan out

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TBFWHL has seen into the future. Everything that's going to happen in this season has been foretold and, hold on tight, you're about to find out how it all pans out. Remember to look surprised when this all actually happens...


Spurs finally get their season under way at Old Trafford and the 2011/12 incarnation of Tottenham look good.

Why Theo Walcott Should Get More Chances Through The Middle

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Major stagnation period going on right now. It's the time when the previous season is old enough for you to stop thinking of it as ‘this season'; it's also the time when the calendar leers at you for looking ahead to next season. Stagnation time. It's all deserted on the field, the tumbleweed is wantonly tumbling on the Emirates turf as a hauntingly slow version of ‘The Wonder Of You' plays and Eboue diligently attends his summer knitting classes.

Richard: The most important signing Wenger needs to make

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Wenger needs to address a problem that is very close to home by Richard Hall When it was thought that Pat Rice would retire at the end of this season there were a lot of tributes that started to emerge. One in particular stated that his departure would change the dynamics of the club. For [...]

Bendtner Hints At Summer Exit (and why footballers are worth it!)

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Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner hinted at leaving Arsenal this summer if he does not get more games. The Danish striker who will be sure to face England in the international friendly on Wednesday was giving an interview about whether players such as him were worth their wages when he made the remark.

Euro 2012

Euro 2012 Qualifying groups – Fab Four to take stock before any decisions on future

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A sum-up and cruel ending to Ireland's participation in Euro 2012.

Euro 2012 Qualification wiki – Olsen looks to the future

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Denmark handler Morten Olsen has heralded his squad after they crashed away of Euro 2012.


Romania’s Chivu retires from national football

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BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian captain Cristian Chivu announced his retirement from international football on Saturday citing age and a succession of injuries as his reasons. The 30-year-old Inter Milan star capped 75-times since making his debut in 1999 said that he was not able to play both for the national team and his [.

Embarrassing loss Roma in Champions League

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ROME, Italy  - AS Roma coach Claudio Ranieri was left to fight off loud boos and speculation his days at the club are numbered after an embarrassing 3-2 home defeat by Champions League knockout round debutants Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. Three Serie A games without a win and the club being up for sale had [.

Adebayor move casts doubt on City project

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Emmanuel Adebayor experienced mixed fortunes during his time in English football. Still the victim of some less than favourable chants from Arsenal fans following his controversial big money move to Manchester City, and with his ridiculous goal celebration against his former club that came shortly after that move, his time at Eastlands wasn't much more [.

Torres wants to win prizes. Now.

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LONDON, England Fernando Torres has explained he could wait no longer for Liverpool to reclaim their place amongst the English elite, and he hopes that Reds fans will eventually come to understand that he has joined Chelsea to win trophies and further his career. Torres, signed for a British record £50 million on transfer [.


United waives James, international slot to Galaxy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. D.C. United waived defender Julius James, the Major League Soccer club announced on Thursday. In one and a half seasons in Washington, James played in 31 MLS contests, recording two goals in 2,388. "We would like to thank Julius for his contributions to D.C. United and we wish him well in the [.

Spurs and LA Galaxy plan strategic alliance

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LONDON, England Premier League Tottenham Hotspur and David Beckham's Los Angeles Galaxy are planning closer ties that could lead to players crossing the Atlantic in both directions. Tim Leiweke, president of the American sports and entertainment giant AEG that owns the Galaxy and is bidding in partnership with Spurs to take over the London [.

Red Bulls sign Brazilian midfielder Paullo

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HARRISON, NJ Red Bull New York signed Brazilian midfielder Marcos Paullo, the Major League Soccer team announced on Wednesday. "We believe that Marcos is a bright prospect who can help us in the future," Red Bull New York General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler said. "He impressed us during his trial last season [.

The Rest

West Brom appoint Hodgson head coach

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LONDON, England — Former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has been appointed head coach of West Brom, the Premier League club confirmed Friday. West Brom, who fired Roberto Di Matteo earlier this week, hired Hodgson just over a month after he was sacked by Liverpool. Hodgson, 63, was voted English football's manager of the year last [.