The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) have given Robin van Persie (RVP) a two-match ban after the Fenerbahce striker's behaviour was deemed to have been "insulting" during last Sunday's cup game against Besiktas.
Van Persie began by hitting the deck to get Besiktas centre-back Dusko Tosic sent off, before becoming embroiled in a verbal altercation with Tosic's defensive partnerOguzhan Ozyakup.
Ever since he signed for Arsenal back in the summer of 2012, the France international star Olivier Giroud has been under pressure and under fire from the football media as well as some Arsenal fans. And even when his performances and stats had convinced his critics in the media, it seemed like he could not [.
Pay to Win by Big Gun Hello Arsenal fans. The transfer window ended on a bit of a low, but quite honestly it has been our best window in a long time. We made some really good signings in Chambers and Sanchez and contrary to what most people think about Welbeck, I feel he was [...]
The fact that Arsenal were allowed to solve our striker crisis with Danny Welbeck on transfer deadline day has not gone down well with fans of Man United, not at all. And it is not just because Danny was a local boy who had spent all his career with them since 2001, it is because [...]
One of the most painful things for Arsenal fans in recent years is, of course, losing our best players. The likes of Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira left the Gunners, knowing that Arsene Wenger was facing some lean years, financially speaking, while the Emirates stadium was paid off. Then Cesc Fabregas eventually left to rejoin [.
Wenger should wave goodbye once and for all by lloydschatz Arsene Wenger will reach an incredible milestone this weekend when his Arsenal side takes on Chelsea. Wenger will be taking charge of his 1000th game as Arsenal manager, something that probably will never be matched at the club and a Premier League record only bettered [.
Spring is in the air, and with the promise of sunshine coming the Sunday papers are warming up towards the transfer window (commonly known as the Silly Season on Arsenal websites!). Today's offering comes from the ever-fanciful Sunday Sun, who are proposing the very unlikely story that Manchester United believe that they can get our [.
There have been numerous rumours regarding the unhappy situation of Robin Van Persie at Manchester United since David Moyes took over, and it seems that the Dutchman is angling to move away from Old Trafford this summer. When it was originally mooted that the Dutch international could make a shock return to Arsenal, Arsene Wenger [.
What led to Arsenal's fall and how to rise back by CHUMALTP15. By now Arsenal should really have been in the prestigious list of clubs to have won the champions league and should be among the contenders every year and not perennial pretenders. After our 2003/2004 unbeaten season and run, Ronaldo De Lima was among [.
Stop all the Arsenal negativity! by ThirdManJW First off, I'm all for freedom of speech, and it would be such a boring world if we all shared the same opinion. Having a difference of opinion leads to great debates in regards to the articles published on this site. But I'm absolutely amazed with the negative [.
On this week's podcast: Dan and Dave go head to head with positives and negatives from United and Arsenal's clash over the weekend, the New York Red Bulls crash out of the playoffs, and Chelsea gets the benefit of bad officiating.
What Arsenal must do by Twig The game against Man Utd on Tuesday is a crucial one. The win away to BVB made us all feel warm a bit, but honestly a win away to Man Utd would mean much more to the average Arsenal fan. After all, we last got a result there in [...]
When Arsenal travel to Old Trafford on Sunday to take on Manchester United, it will be with more confidence and real belief that they will come away with all three points than most of the current players can remember. It is true that the Gunners have had some miserable times there in the recent past, [.
Do we need a little bit of Hernandez? by Ash Arsenal have been doing perfectly well up front so far this season and we have certainly scored plenty of goals, most of which have actually come from midfield with Aaron Ramsey. However that's beside the point and it is in fact Frenchman Olivier Giroud who [.
So here we are, 10 days left until the close of the transfer window and a new mammoth list of rumours linking us with players who in my eyes we will not get; Pogba, Fellaini, Michu, Guaita, Cabaye, Richards, Kondogbia, Lamela
They have replaced the previous list of Suarez, Higuain, Rooney, Bender, Gustavo and many more.
Dear Gooners, If we are to unite as one voice to try and resolve these issues at Arsenal, we need to look at exactly what the problem is. I wrote an article not too long ago and I mentioned it, but most fans are still seeing red and will blame everything under the sun as to why Arsenal is in such a predicament.
To all Arsenal fans, I feel your pain tonight, however some fans deserve more sympathy than others. Those of us who have criticised Wenger's lack of hunger and ambition for improvement have sometimes been abused on this site.
Although this site is all about opinion, which I respect, most of Wenger's mistakes are FACT.
Lukas Podolski is a big-name striker known primarily for his exploits with the German national team. After RVP left last season, Wenger brought in Podolski and promptly handed him the no. 9 jersey. I believe the choice of jersey number and the fact that Podolski made his debut as a striker (and not a winger) for Arsenal, indicated Wenger initially intended Podolski to fill the boots vacated by RVP.
You may or may not have noticed that this summer a lot of Arsenal players have been speaking in confidence of how the squad can be successful next season and although for many weeks I've been thinking this isn't anything but good news for morale, its suddenly occurred to me, Are the players lying to us?
Dear Arsenal fans, I wrote an article a few days ago about why Wenger is just as much to blame as Gazidis and the board, as to why we have yet to see any stellar signings (past and present) and ultimately why Arsenal have not succeeded in winning a trophy in almost a decade.
After years of talk, it's time for Arsenal to make a statement of real intent! by AK
If there was a trophy issued for the â€˜patience' of a football club's fan base, I am sure Arsenal would win it every season. Unfortunately our patience with the clubs hierarchy seems to have hit an all-time low.
Does Giroud have what it takes to be Arsenal's main striker? by AH
In yesterday's friendly game Arsenal scored seven goals for the second time running, this time winning 7-1 against the Vietnam national team, following on from the 7-0 win against the Indonesian All-Stars just a few days ago.
You may or may not be aware but a potential departure from Arsenal of Spanish magician Santi Cazorla has been doing the rounds in Spain over the last few days, suggesting that perhaps there is something that the English media is yet to find out about.
As anybody reading this will probably know, Gonzalo Higuain seems to be on his way to Arsenal after finally agreeing a move that has dragged on for around a month. Several of the biggest papers in the country are reporting that Arsenal have agreed to pay him wages of Â£100,000 or Â£120,000 or shockingly Â£150,000 a week.
I am sure a lot of Arsenal fans are beginning to get a bit excited with the rising Wayne Rooney rumours and the news quoted by several sources of information that Manchester United have granted Arsenal permission to talk with the England International striker.
Mikel Arteta â€“ True Arsenal Captain Material by FD
The concept of a football captain as being an inspirational figure, a natural leader and on-field representative of the team's manager is probably more of a British phenomenon. I think back to such iconic captains as Billy Bremner, Billy Bonds, Bobby Moore and our own Tony Adams.
Your high point, low point and funniest moment of the season. by NS
Well, it's all over.
Overall, a frustrating season for Arsenal. That was a season of Deja vu for many. A promising start, strange team selections at the mid point, Rosicky returning late on, injuries to Diaby, captain sold and a monumental end to the season to catch and overtake Spurs to secure the 4th place trophy.
Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has turned down the opportunity to take the club's number 9 shirt next season because he doesn't want fans to be out of pocket. RVP has worn 20 on his back this season and is reluctant to swap and disappoint supporters who have bought a number 20 shirt. The [.
Nicole Scherzinger went on Key 103 today and sang a remixed version of her song to include Robin van Persie.
------------ The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil.
The first big match of the Premier League season takes place tomorrow evening when Manchester United and Chelsea meet (even if United boss David Moyes can't believe the fixture computer dared to throw this one up so early in the new campaign). So, we'll scour the major betting sites looking for the best bets ahead [.
In the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season, only two sides managed to keep clean sheets across eight fixtures, once again highlighting the value for entertainment held in the English top flight.
With Arsenal, Manchester City and newly-crowned FA Cup champions Wigan Athletic still to feature in this week's meetings, the action doesn't look likely to stop there, either.
Rio Ferdinand has voiced the opinion of football fans when claiming that the voting system for the PFA Award is flawed. With the votes cast months before the season has even finished, it often isn't a true reflection of the best player.
Robin van Persie is the top scorer in the country with 25 goals and lead United to win the 20th title, but the vote was taken during his goal drought, allowing Gareth Bale to scoop the prize.
In Ireland, there is lots of grass, lots of potatoes, lots of Guinness and lots of supporters of both Manchester United and Liverpool. It's the latter factor that has turned Knock Airport into an unlikely battle ground for some Manc-Scouse banter. The airport's first-choice rendez-vous point is signposted as RVP 1.
David Moyes has six years to make his mark at Manchester United, and fantasy managers have two weeks left to make a mark on their mini-leagues. Let's take a look at this weekend's action. I. Swansea @ Manchester United: Sir ... Continue reading â†’
On this week's podcast: We have in "studio" special guest and regular contributor to the blog Jay (@rescindedred). He takes us on a MLS tour de force. We touch on the playoffs, Orlando City, further expansion, TV ratings, promotion and relegation, and few other loosely related tangents. In addition Dan gushes over his recent phone conversation with former professional soccer player, current ESPN color analysis and all around cool guy Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman).