Mouthy Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan has revealed he today received a signed photograph of Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie the man he calls 'Van Pursestrings'. The double-sided framed photo was sent in a package from United's press office, which was accompanied by the note: "Robin wanted you to have to this.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke says he "won't necessarily accept" being told he has to stay at the club. The Belgium international was Villa's star man this season. Without his goals, Paul Lambert's side would probably have been relegated. While that has made him a hero at Villa Park, Benteke says he would have no [.
Yesterday I wrote an article discussing the change in dynamic of our forward line, prompted by the fact that unlike many previous years, goals are coming from multiple sources. The title and summation playfully asked whether we really needed a new striker.
Arsenal are plotting a summer move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. According to the Daily Mail, members of the Gunners' backroom team were discussing bidding for the wantaway England international as far back as March after being alerted that he was no longer happy at Old Trafford. Arsenal are said to be serious about [.
Sharing is caring; Arsenal's high scoring forwards by DG
If I were to ask you which Premier League team has four players that have scored more than 10 league goals this season, which would you guess? Man Utd only have two – RVP and Rooney. Man City? Two – Dzeko and Aguero. Chelsea actually manage three, but only if we include Demba Ba's goals for Newcastle in the first half of the season.
There was great deal of excitement and expectation amongst Arsenal fans around this time last year, because we heard that Arsene Wenger had secured the transfer of the German international Lukas Podolski from Cologne. The 27-year old has enjoyed a pretty good first season with the Gunners, but there have been concerns over his fitness and rumours of a problem between him and Wenger.
Emmanuel Adebayor is desperate for Spurs to pip his former club Arsenal to Champions League qualification because he loves the music. The Togo international is a big fan of the UEFA Champions League Anthem, calling it the best music in his life. After scoring the winner in yesterday's win at Stoke, Adebayor said: "It's [.
Are we trying to buy the wrong Man U striker!? by DG
If you buy any paper today you will be inundated with rumours, reports and speculation that Arsenal are set to launch a sensational bid for Wayne Rooney. If these reports are to be believed (and when did a tabloid paper ever get a transfer rumour wrong.
Attempts to keep Benteke away from Arsenal are unconvincing. by FD
Of all the players linked with a summer move to the Emirates, Benteke, the Aston Villa striker, is one of the more interesting. For a start, he's demonstrated his ability to score goals in the Premiership. And he's done that while playing in a struggling side so could surely do an even better job at Arsenal?
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 [.
One stray pass too many from out-of-sorts Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney during Saturday's draw with Arsenal prompted this excellent response from first team coach Rene Meulensteen. Delightfully understated but wonderfully damning. Via Olly/RedCafe
One of the advantages of training with Robin Van Persie for years is that, faced with a free header from the Dutchman, Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny knew exactly where to put his face. The Poland international received physio treatment after taking the Manchester United striker's bullet header straight to his schnozzle.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he is 'afraid' of Chelsea becoming stronger this summer. The Gunners boss indicated that he is already a big fan of the Blues' crop of young stars and revealed that he fears they will invest heavily in their squad once again this summer. He said: "I'm afraid of what [.
Podolski has had a rather mixed season, he started well but has been dropped to the bench lately as a result of Aaron Ramsey´s recent run of form meaning Carzola has been pushed wide. He has been deployed as a winger in everyone of our games except the one against Sunderland where he was largely ineffective.
It's hard to say exactly how BT Sport's television coverage of the Premier League will fare next season, but one thing is for sure: Manchester United's Robin van Persie will be part of the promotional package. The Dutchman took to Facebook yesterday to say he was "having fun at the BT Sport shoot" and attached [.
Who would you rather have, Lewandowski or Jovetic? by KJ
Arsenal have struggled quite obviously in the striker department and although this is Giroud's first season, he hasn't been up to scratch and there have been calls for a new first choice striker and I agree. After Van Persie's departure, we've struggled until recently to make the difference against well-drummed defences.
The Arsenal winger Theo Walcott thinks it is unfair that Arsene Wenger takes all the blame when the team loses as he is aware that it is the players'performances on the pitch that decide whether they win or lose.
Theo said: "If we don't perform he always takes it back on himself, but at times it's not fair because we're the players that go out there and do it.
Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
Arsene Wenger is reportedly in the hunt for another striker this summer and his latest flavor of the week hails from Italian club Fiorentina. According to the Mail Online, Arsenal are currently mulling a move for Stevan Jovetic to add to the Gunners struggling striker core.
Liverpool might want to move fast if they want to sign their non-league trialist Daniel Carr. Reports suggest that Premier League rivals Chelsea are ready to hijack the Reds' move for Carr. If Arsenal join the race too that could put Brendan Rodgers' side out of the running completely. That's because Dulwich Hamlet striker Carr [.
Like father, like son. This looks uncannily like the Fernando Torres we've witnessed for much of his time at Chelsea. It's actually his son Leo, who is one-on-one with Damian Cech, the pint-sized keeper son of Petr. Let's see how he gets on... Just like dad, he looks confident striding towards goal but seems unsure [.
David De Gea might have built a bit of a reputation for being uncomfortable with high balls flying towards him, but there isn't a goalkeeper in the land who could cope with a high Andy Carroll flying towards him. The Manchester United keeper dealt with this particular cross without any problems... until West Ham striker [.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was lucky to stay on the field for the whole of this afternoon's FA Cup semi-final victory over Chelsea after this two-footed assault on David Luiz's backside. After an elbow to the chest from Luiz, Aguero completely lost his temper and launched into the horror tackle you see above.
QPR striker Loic Remy has been arrested on suspicion of rape following allegations of a gang rape. The 26-year-old France international and two other men who were arrested in Fulham, west London, are currently being questioned in connection with an alleged rape on a 34-year-old woman on May 6 by three men.
1. There's been a robbery in north London. It appears Tottenham might have stolen Arsenal's self-destruct button. 2. It wasn't all doom and gloom for Spurs. Yes, they lost to Liverpool but their old boys secured an important victory over Sunderland. 3. After his stunning strike against the Black Cats, Andros Townsend has earned the [.
Mario Balotelli was booked during AC Milan's win against Torino at the weeked... by team-mate Sulley Muntari. The former Manchester City striker scored a late winner in the match and removed his shirt during the goal celebration. Seeing that the referee was about to dish out the inevitable yellow card to his team-mate, Muntari pinched [.
It's official: next season the league known to most people outside the UK as the English Premier League will be one-tenth Welsh. Cardiff City last night confirmed their promotion to the top-flight with a 0-0 draw against Charlton. That ensured that they will go up against south Wales rivals Swansea next season.
Given that trouble seems to stalk him so closely, you might think Mario Balotelli would be a man with a few regrets. But the AC Milan striker reckons he has only one... and it pre-dates his topsy-turvy time at Manchester City. Asked about his regrets, the Italy international said: "In my life I would only [.
Rosenborg striker Nicki Bille Nielsen responds to a very harsh red card by ripping off his shirt [Pies] A young Gareth Bale aka Frank the caretaker's son appears in a school newspaper [101GG] Mario Balotelli: "I will gamble on my girlfriend. If Madrid comes back and goes to the final on 25 May, [...]
Luis Suarez's name was twice booed by an audience comprising mainly fellow players at the PFA awards. The Liverpool striker, currently serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, was jeered following the announcement that he had been selected in the Premier League team of the year.
Liverpool's Luis Suarez has been handed a 10-match ban for his bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. The Football Association had to decide for how many games the 26-year-old should be suspended after he admitted he a charge of violent conduct. Suarez had disputed an assertion in his FA charge that the usual three-match ban [.
Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs PSG's Thiago Silva scores incredible disallowed goal from the by-line [101GG] Bitey Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been offered anger management classes by the PFA [Guardian] Norwegian side return for pre-season training to discover a road has been built over their pitch [Pies] Sunderland fans spotted wearing rushed-into-production 'Who Made [.
On Twitter, we joked that Liverpool's Luis Suarez would have some interesting headlines to read as he tucks into his All-Bran(islav) tomorrow morning. The talented @FeintZebra has kindly turned the Uruguayan's favourite fictional cereal into reality. See Suarez biting Branislav Ivanovic here.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could be set for another lengthy ban after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. The Uruguayan striker helped himself to a chunk of Ivanovic's arm during a run-of-the-mill coming together between the pair. He does have biting form having previously sunk his gnashers into PSV Eindhoven's Ottman Bakkal in 2010 during his [.
1. There are potential entertaining French-themed headline for every occasion: Roo-la-la, Sacre Roo, Au Roo-voir, Deja Roo. 2. His mum's called Jeanette Marie. Sounds pretty French to us. 3. A regular smoker, Rooney is already au fait with the Catarrh Investment Authority. 4. David Beckham. 5. Fewer people will hear about it when he's dropped [.
Luis Suarez's commitment to equality is well documented. The Liverpool striker is exacting in his demands of fairness to all including his fouling policy. The Uruguayan demonstrated this by leaving the boot in on a member of the Liverpool Ladies team at a media event ahead of their season.
Damage limitation is a strategy with which Liverpool are becoming increasingly familiar in their dealings with Luis Suarez. The striker's recent comments that if another team "with more prospects of competing in international club competition games" approached him "they are very welcome", will not only have put Europe's top clubs on high alert, but will [.
Just a note of interest for Spurs fans, I offered Robert lewandowski to Spurs when he was stll playing in Poland, for less than 5m, pity ! Steve Archibald (@SteveArchibald8) April 24, 2013 It's National Regret Not Signing Robert Lewandowski Day today. After Blackburn's contribution comes this effort from Tottenham.
Oh Blackburn, Blackburn, Blackburn! How different it might have been. This screengrab from 2010 shows that Rovers were within touching distance of signing a little known Polish striker by the name of Robert Lewandowski. The then Lech Poznan player was set to visit Ewood Park to be wooed while watching the club's glamour clash with [.
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen took to Twitter to express her surprise that her hubby didn't start last night's match against Real Madrid. Rooney was left on the bench for the Champions League match, with Coleen tweeting: "Can't believe @WayneRooney isn't starting tonight!!!" Some of today's newspapers are pondering whether the selection decision spells the end [.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has asked to leave Old Trafford but his request was refused by the club. The England star made a verbal transfer request to Sir Alex Ferguson two weeks ago. This was dismissed by United. A United spokesman said: "Wayne Rooney is not for sale." Rooney, who is being linked [.