Arsenal fans love Santiago Cazorla, with good reason, but not many would disagree that the tricky Spaniard has not had nearly as good a second season as he did last year. An early injury did not help and the arrival of Mesut Ozil meant that he has not played in the same central role as [...]
People have questioned whether Arsenal are lacking in character, leadership and mental strength. You can't really blame them, I suppose, after Chelsea inflicted a third heavy Premier League defeat on the Gunners. But Paul Scholes' ill-informed attack was shown to be as bad as his punditry skills by the fight that Arsenal showed today.
With Arsenal still sitting pretty on top of the Premier League table, despite every football `expert` on television having told us for months that we were about to go into a tailspin, the next item on the agenda seems to be to attack Mesut Ozil and claim that the German playmaker was a waste of [...]
When Arsenal moved to snap up the services of the highly promising young Brazilian forward Wellington Silva way back in January 2010, it was with the impression from the football authorities that the youngster from Fluminense would be granted permission to play in England. But it was announced later that year that they had changed [.
Gilberto reckons Arsenal stand a good chance against Munich! by Ash Whilst Arsenal have been doing very well in the Premier League and currently sit at the top of the table, the club's Champions League position looks a little more doubtful despite qualification to the next round. Arsenal managed to progress to the knockout stages [.
Big things are expected of Mesut Ozil at Arsenal. Not only does the German midfielder come with a big reputation, but his transfer fee has nearly trebled the previous transfer record of the Gunners. So just what can we expect from Ozil and, perhaps more importantly, will he be better than the creative players of [.
It seems strange to be glad about an Arsenal player having an injury, but that is the situation I find myself in. Actually, the same was true last year when Kieran Gibbs got injured, luckily enough just before the January window closed. That meant that Arsene Wenger rushed through the transfer of Nacho Monreal from Malaga, meaning that we never had to see that grinning buffoon Andre Santos in an Arsenal shirt anymore.
Barcelona hope to take advantage of Jose Mourinho's uncertainty over David Luiz's defensive ability by launching a Â£25m bid for the Chelsea man. The Brazil international is a fans' favourite and enjoyed an impressive season last term, but is still prone to defensive howlers. Former Blues boss Rafa Benitez toyed with using Luiz as a [.
All summer Arsenal fans have been calling for Wenger to address the midfield when it comes to looking to sign players and it seems that the main target man wanted by Gunner fans at the moment is Bayern Munich and Brazil international defensive central midfielder Luis Gustavo.
It is the thing that has caused the most anger and disappointment to the Arsenal fans in recent years, but we believed those days were over. The Gooners have sort of understood that the club were not spending money in the transfer market, while the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City were throwing cash around like confetti at a wedding, but the sale of our best players, especially to our direct Premier League rivals has really hurt us.
Santi Cazorla has had a fantastic start to his career at Arsenal, scoring 11 Premier League goals and providing eight assists. The Spanish international can play anywhere across the midfield and has an eye for goal. For Spain, he has played with the likes of Andres Iniesta, Xavi, David Silva and Fabregas, so when a player really impresses him you know they must be something special.
Santi Cazorla fits into the Arsenal way of playing like a hand in a glove, and has become a vital and integral part of the Gunners. The Spaniard has played in every single Premier league game this season, starting all but one of them. He also started all the Champions league games except the final one where Arsene Wenger rested a lot of players.
Santi Cazorla has been outstanding for Arsenal since moving from La Liga side Malaga in the summer. His name was unfamiliar to many people in this country and their is a common assumption that he is struggling to get a place in the Spanish national side. Cazorla may get a rare start this week as Spain travel to Belarus for the first of two World Cup qualifiers, the second being against France.
Arsenal fans will be surprised at the player that Arsene Wenger chose to compare Santi Cazorla to because of his connection with the hated Tottenham Hotspur. Wenger compared our new favourite player to none other than Glenn Hoddle.
"Cazorla is like Glenn Hoddle in some ways.
"Left footed, right footed, you could not say what he was and Cazorla is similar.
When Santi Cazorla first heard about the interest from Arsenal this summer, he was flattered but wanted some advice about the wisdom of the move. His team mate at Villareal before he moved to Malaga was the one and only Robert Pires, so who better to call.
"Robert told me not to think twice, that I'd enjoy it, that it's the perfect club for me, that Arsenal has aspirations to win the title and go far.
Per Mertesackeris confident of beating Manchester City by AM
Arsenal travel to the Etihad stadium this weekend to take on the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City. In their last six meeting (including a friendly this season) the Gunners have managed to defeat City only twice.
Santi Cazorla is enjoying the freedom given to him by Wenger by AM Santi Cazorla has been Arsenal's signing of the season and one of the best piece of business Wenger has done in recent past. The former Malaga star has adapted very quickly to the life in the Premier League and has been one [...]
Manchester City fear Barcelona will attempt to prise captain Vincent Kompany away from them. The Catalan giants are preparing to make a bid for the Belgium international, according to reports in the Manchester Evening News. Barca are known to be in the market for a centre-back. They were criticised for the lack of depth in [.
Tuesday provided another very exciting day of football in the UEFA Champions League. After losing a heartbreaker in Madrid two weeks ago, Manchester City looked to bounce back at home against visiting side Borussia Dortmund. A recap of how the game unfolded in pictures below.
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David Silva has revealed that the primary factor behind his recent contract extension with Manchester City was the confidence he has in the English champions' ability to win the elusive Champions League trophy as well.
Silva, 26, claimed European glory with Spain at the international stage this summer and although his City side has started the Premier League campaign somewhat slowly, the winger had no hesitation to sign on for another five years at the Etihad Stadium.
HabÃa muchas expectativas para este encuentro; volvÃan a encontrarse El Burrito y el Tanque desde el minuto 0, el debut de MagallÃ¡n y por supuesto, muchos querÃan ver a Boca caer nuevamente en el verano para tirarle mÃ¡s mierda a Bianchi.
28.10.2012 - Con goles de Leo Ponzio (Â´1) + Rodrigo Mora (Â´70), para River y Santiago Silva (Â´75 penal) + Walter Ervitti (Â´91), el SuperclÃ¡sico fue empate (2-2) en el Monumental por la 12Âº fecha del Torneo Inicial 2012.
Fue todo de RÃver: la localÃa, el orden, las situaciones, la ventaja y hasta algÃºn brillo.
I suppose it's axiomatic to say that Arsenal's is a much more green and pleasant land in the
aftermath of a good victory. The scorched earth of transfer deadline day has (temporarily at least)
given way to the first flower of spring. I still have my misgivings about the squad, but there
seems little point in recycling them now.
El conjunto felino ayer por la noche fue incapaz de abrir el cerrojo defensivo de los diablos
rojos del Toluca, situaciÃ³n que exhibiÃ³ el nivel de algunos elementos, ademÃ¡s de la falta de
variantes al momento de buscar la porterÃa rival.
No fue un partido sencillo el de anoche. El visitante vino a imponer su fÃºtbol y a demostrar
por que es el lÃder de la competencia.
Tigres adolece en este torneo, de un mal del que ya no adolecÃa desde hace mucho tiempo, a
decir verdad, ya habÃamos olvidado lo que era recibir tantos goles. Hoy no es asÃ, hoy ese mal ha
vuelto y las dudas cada vez son mÃ¡s grandes.
Durante las Ãºltimas temporadas, el arquero de Tigres; Enrique Palos se veÃa seguro, hay
quienes dicen que la defensa lo hacÃa ver asÃ.
El partido de anoche, si bien no fue malo, si termino por dejar entrever que la ofensiva felina
tiene graves problemas a la hora de definir. Con un DamiÃ¡n inspirado pero con sus compaÃ±eros en
diferente canal se da un empate justo por lo que hicieron y dejaron de hacer ambos equipos. AquÃ
el anÃ¡lisis de los jugadores:
In Defence of Our Improving Defence by Uche Fellow gunners, finally there is cause for optimism in defensive midfield because Mathew the warrior Flamini is back. For the first time since Gilberto Silva left, we finally have a proper defensive midfielder by trade. Flamini is a decent, experienced and passionate defensive midfielder.
The drama of the Manchester derby is behind us and Sir Alex's men are clearly in pole position as we enter the frigid and busy wintry period in the Premier League. We've still got a long way to go [22 ... Continue reading â†’
Mais um jogo a mistoso, foi disputado no dia 07/09/2012, na cidade de Pontevedra-ESP, onde jogaram as seleÃ§Ãµes da Espanha (1Âº no ranking da FIFA) e a seleÃ§Ã£o da ArÃ¡bia Saudita (105Âº no ranking da FIFA).
Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleÃ§Ãµes jogaram: Copa do Mundo
Bearded Pirlo's eyes burn and every part of his body not encased in dense bearding feels filthy
under the blast of stale air pumping out of the airplane vent above him. Rest has escaped him since
three nights before Italy's loss to Spain in the Euro 2012 final.Â Silva then Alba then Torres then