Traffic need go hit the training ground for 10.30 I hope I make it pic.twitter.com/gqLHXQNOwS Emmanuel Frimpong (@IAMFRIMPONG26) December 11, 2013 Emmanuel Frimpong kept his Twitter followers updated with his attempts to avoid being fined by Arsenal this morning. The midfielder hasn't travelled with the squad for the Champions League game against Napoli and [.
A starstruck footballer ... meets Knaphill Athletic winger Jack Jeffery in Woking today ... #moptop pic.twitter.com/UiXSltXRNc Knaphill Athletic FC (@KnaphillAFC) December 5, 2013 John Terry has been careful not to blow too much of his £170,000-a-week pay packet this Christmas by doing his shopping in Poundland.
This is what came out my fortune cookie.... Looks like I don't have to track back and defend anymore guys! Haha pic.twitter.com/c5rGT5KFSz andros townsend (@andros_townsend) December 10, 2013 Tottenham star Andros Townsend has decided he doesn't have to bother defending anymore because a fortune cookie told him not to.
We love your "pyjamas" Mesut@MesutOzil1088 pic.twitter.com/ZW2IcSBGlk Olivier Giroud (@_OlivierGiroud_) December 10, 2013 Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil has come in for some stick for the pair of pyjamas he wore to bed last night. The Gunners are in Italy ahead of tonight's Champions League game against Napoli.
Manchester City's incredible 2-3 win at Bayern Munich was overshadowed slightly by what appears on the surface to be some staggering incompetence from manager Manuel Pellegrini. The Chilean boss seemed to shut up shop when City took the lead at the Allianz Arena, taking off forward Edin Dzeko and replacing him with holding midfielder Jack [.
Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa was sidelined for his side's defeat to Newcastle at the weekend after eating too much food, manager David Moyes has revealed. As we reported last week, paramedics raced to the Japan international's aid after he complained of breathing problems following the midweek loss to Everton.
The @Arsenal squad trained today ahead of charity matchday v Everton. View our picture special http://t.co/CG3XeOmOss pic.twitter.com/2IRwUVciw5 Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 7, 2013 It appears that Arsenal's Germany internationals are not taking Emmanuel Frimpong's threats of violence seriously. After Ghana were drawn in the same World Cup group as Germany, Frimpong claimed he would [.
We can't decide if this young Manchester United fan was genuinely shellshocked by this afternoon's defeat to Newcastle or if he just knew he'd get on TV if he waited around for long enough. Either way, he wasn't up for leaving his seat after the final whistle. He just stayed put with his bottom lip [.
Spurs fans would have been annoyed if they thought Andre Villas Boas had issued instructions to park the bus ahead of their game against Fulham on Wednesday. But it looks like at least one member of the squad was ordered to do that. Brazilian midfielder Sandro has posted this photo of him in the driver's [.
AS PROMISED, FUCK YOU BENDTNER pic.twitter.com/4a1PtS1PCD MITCH (@MitchGordon1997) December 4, 2013 An Arsenal supporter put toothpaste in the eyebrows of his sleeping mother after Nicklas Bendtner scored. Mitch Gordon, from Leicester, followed through with his forfeit after telling his Twitter followers: "If Bendtner scores tonight I will toothpaste my Mums eyebrows whilst she's asleep.
Arsenal are suing a corporate box holder for £375,000 in a dispute over unsliced bread. The Gunners are seeking the money in a High Court writ against Captstone Sports Management. The dispute stems from claims that Capstone stopped paying for their executive box in April after Arsenal refused to slice a loaf of bread for [.
Just stopped Carl Jenkinson of @Arsenal . What a nice guy and fully insured! Good luck at tonight's game #Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/EcaurDaony Sgt Richard Berns (@MPSBrownswood) December 4, 2013 Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson's trip to his side's game against Hull was interrupted when he was pulled over by police.
Phil Neville says he loves his Manchester United coaching role so much that he is sometimes tempted to sleep at the club's training ground. The former England international is so enthralled by his position on David Moyes' backroom team that staying at Carrington occasionally feels more enticing than going home.
Happy 40th birthday, Ryan Giggs. Retweet this to show your appreciation for #mufc's record appearance-maker. pic.twitter.com/rVpysXkOig Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 29, 2013 Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has joked that he will skive training today to avoid any 40th birthday pranks his team-mates might have in store for him.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage at his luxury apartment block. The 25-year-old was questioned by police after the doors to a communal gym were kicked and a window smashed at the building in Bushey, Herts. Officers were waiting for the Denmark international when he returned home from training [.
We suspect these are not an officially licensed Real Madrid product, but they are available nonetheless: your very own set of Gareth Bale ears. Real fans wanting to demonstrate on alternative display of support for the world's most expensive footballer can don plastic ears modelled on the Welshman's own sizeable lugs.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez may well have been an interested spectator of MOTD2 last night. Patrice Evra the Manchester United player involved in the racism row with Suarez inadvertently referred to team-mate Danny Welbeck as "Wellblack" during his post-match interview. Suarez received an eight-match ban in 2011 for using insulting words including "a [.
Carlos Tevez may be gone from Manchester City, but he's certainly not forgetten. Indeed, the club's player support department appears to have a Tevez-themed decor. The wall is covered by a handy poster entitled 'Driving In The UK'. No doubt this would have been very useful information for City's former striker, who was sentenced to [.
Adrian Mutu has been banned for life from representing the Romania national team after comparing manager Victor Piturca to Mr Bean. The controversial former Chelsea striker posted a photograph on his Facebook page showing Mr Bean's head edited onto Piturca's body. The 34-year-old, currently playing for French side Ajaccio, quickly deleted the image but the [.
Brendan Rodgers has revealed he had not put the names of three of his players in envelopes during a high profile pre-season stunt. The Liverpool boss was shown on the Being Liverpool documentary telling his squad that he had jotted down the names of three players who would let the club down over the course [.
All players and officials decided to take the tube to Wembley Park from their base in central London. pic.twitter.com/3FCsBUmVHe James Marshall (@jamesmarshall_) November 18, 2013 London commuters got a bit of a surprise yesterday when Germany's squad decided to travel to and from their training session on the tube.
What if all Premier League teams were renamed in honour of what their badges actually look like? That's what a recent article on Buzzfeed has imagined and the results are very entertaining. Of course, it's no laughing matter for Hull fans there's is just a natural progression.
Demonstrating his trademark lack of self-awareness, Arsenal flop Nicklas Bendtner has tipped himself for a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid. The Denmark international was stopped from leaving the Emirates in the summer at short-notice to provide emergency cover for Olivier Giroud. With the former Birmingham and Sunderland man giving fleeting demonstrations of just how [.
My friend @27StevenTaylor learning french ha ha good luck tayls pic.twitter.com/fuAGDLj85q Massadio Haidara (@MassadioHaidara) November 15, 2013 Steven Taylor may be one of the few Newcastle regulars to have been brought up on Tyneside, but it seems that even he is having to succumb to the club's French revolution.
Tottenham's legal team are pursuing a non-league team because their logo is said to be too similar to the north London's side's cockerel crest. Wessex League outfit Fleet Spurs have been told to change their badge or face legal action. The penniless non-leaguers were founded by Spurs fans in 1948 in honour of their namesakes.
Newcastle's young players have, like all of us, got too much time on their hands during the international break. But the Toon kids have found an interesting way of occupying themselves. Defender Remi Streete demonstrated his dancing nipples by moving them in time with a trumpet solo from midfielder Gael Bigirimana.
An Arsenal supporter has lost his family home in a bet with a Manchester United fan. Henry Dhabasani, of Iganga, in Uganda, staked his house that the Gunners would beat United in a bet with Rashid Yiga. United fan Yiga bet his new Toyota Premio and his wife that David Moyes' side would triumph. Ugandan [.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard missed the training session that resulted in him being dropped for Wednesday's win over Schalke after forgetting his passport. The 22-year-old had returned to former club Lille for a reunion following the Blues' defeat to Newcastle on Saturday. He was due to return early on Monday and report for Blues training, [.
Talk about leading from the front. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recorded 100 per cent pass completion during last night's crucial Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund. The Gunners boss ventured onto the playing surface in his formal footwear to retrieve the ball and pass it to Santi Cazorla, who was waiting to take a throw-in.
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has been keeping fans up-to-date with the injury he sustained during yesterday's 0-0 draw with Spurs. The on-loan Chelsea youngster had to be substituted after knocking Hugo Lloris out cold with his knee. But it was Lukaku's knee that was cold last night as he raided the freezer for a pack [.
Manchester City's overseas signings are trying to improve their English by watching children's TV channels. City's top foreign stars have taken to watching CBeebies as they aim to settle in their new team as quickly as possible, according to The Sun. Apparently, even established players have been switching to the kids' channels to help break [.
You can forgive Everton supporters for not thinking that they would need a pair of sunglasses for a trip to Goodison Park in November. But one fan had planned ahead for the bright conditions at yesterday's game against Spurs. He is the envy of everyone else in the photo, including Toffees keeper Tim Howard.
Spotters badge to Mesut Ozil's girlfriend for this one. Mandy Capristo enjoyed a night out in London with her boyfriend after last night's win over Liverpool for the Arsenal. Upon reviewing the photos taken in a bar, she spotted that there is an Arsenal fan in an Ozil replica shirt sitting directly behind him.
@FIFAcom gave them kitkats R.Lukaku Bolingoli (@RomeluLukaku9) October 31, 2013 Halloween trick or treaters who needed to take a break were welcome at Romelu Lukaku's house the other night. The Everton striker, currently on loan from Chelsea, was handing out KitKats to kids who called at his door on Halloween.
Imagine you're a kid attending a Halloween party hosted by you team. What's better than two of the star players turning up? Two of the star players turning up with South American tree bears on their back, of course. That's exactly what happened to young West Brom faans when Youssouf Mulumbu and Stephane Sessegnon gatecrashed [.
Cardiff's controversial head of recruitment Alisher Apsalyamov has temporarily stepped down from his post while problems with his visa are investigated. The 23-year-old former work experience boy replaced Iain Moody last month. But now it seems that his own recruitment was muddled, let alone any he plans to do on behalf of the club.
Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are opening a restaurant with a football-themed menu. The former Manchester United team-mates are launching Cafe Football in London's Westfield Stratford shopping centre in December. The menu is said to be "inspired by the game". It includes the Café Football burger and a gourmet chicken and mushroom "pot noodle".
Manchester United star Robin Van Persie put in an unlikely appearance as the Countdown Conundrum. The Channel 4 daytime quiz show's famous anagram round featured the letters: "VANPERSIO." Of course, it's not the first time that Countdown has had a Man Utd guest appearance...
Another example of there not being enough going on at football clubs during international breaks. Chelsea's youth team players used the time to create this twerking video. England Under-19 international Lewis Baker is the guy with the fake backside. Team-mate Dion Conroy is behind the camera.