Archive for September, 2008

Sep 30

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Match Report: Arsenal 4-0 FC Porto

Arsenal kicked-off match day two of their Champions League campaign with a tie against FC Porto of Portugal. The Gooners inside Ashburton Grove anticipated a much improved encounter than the poor performance and 3 points dropped against Premier League newcomers Hull City last weekend. Arsene Wenger’s ‘sweeping changes’ involved replacing Emmanuel Eboue with Samir Nasri, […]

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Sep 30

Match Preview: Arsenal v FC Porto (Champions League)

Arsene Wenger said he felt “physically sick” after Sunday’s shock defeat by Hull City but the Arsenal manager will be hoping to get his European campaign back on track with a win against Portuguese Champions FC Porto this evening. The Gunners’ only previous home defeat to a newly promoted side was against West Ham in […]

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Sep 29

Carling Cup Clash Screened On Sky Sports

Arsenal’s Carling Cup tie with Wigan Athletic has been pencilled in to be broadcast live on Sky Sports next month. Arsene Wenger’s young Guns were rewarded for the mauling efforts against Sheffield United with a game which could see the likes of Egyptian frontman Amir Zaki come up versus Gavin Hoyte. The last time both […]

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Sep 29

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Gunners Starlet Wilshere Has Pre-Contract Agreement

Jack Wilshere has a pre-contract agreement with Arsenal when he signs on pro forms in January which will see him make an enormous £15,000 a week. The 16-year-old was promoted to the first team after impressing boss Arsene Wenger during pre-season and was subsequently rewarded with the number 19 shirt. He continued to impress in […]

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Sep 28

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Crowd Trouble At The Grove Against Hull

Not going to talk about the embarassing display on the pitch. We all know it was sh*t and not good enough. Aside from the match, I am angry, really angry about the ticketing situation that saw two Hull muppets get seats in the middle of the North Bank upper yesterday. When Hull scored, they showed […]

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Sep 28

Brazilian Youngster Detinho Linked With Gunners Move

Corinthians striker Detinho is the player being linked with a transfer to Arsenal after Richard Law told a Spanish newspaper that a deal is “progressing well” with a “Carlos Vela type-player”. Brazil based scout Sandro Orlandelli has been keeping tabs on the highly-rated 19-year-old with the speedy forward reportedly keen to make a move during […]

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Sep 28

Porto Warm Up For Arsenal Tie With Convincing Victory

Porto got back to winning ways in the league by beating Pacos de Ferreira 2-0 Friday night with goals by Raul Meireles after a great assist from Lisandro Lopez (pictured above, right), and Hulk after being set up by man-of-the-match Meireles. Jesualdo Ferreira decided to rest star man Lucho Gonzalez ahead of the Champions League […]

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Sep 27

Match Report: Arsenal 1-2 Hull City

Arsenal took on Premier League newcomers Hull City at the Emirates Stadium on a sunny Saturday evening in north London. 14 goals in the Gunners’ last 4 games gave Arsene Wenger’s side something positive to build from and it looked set to continue with an easy-looking game against Phil Brown’s troops. Hull were certainly no […]

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Sep 27

Carling Cup 4th Round Draw: Young Guns Meet Latics

Arsenal’s reward for thrashing Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in the Carling Cup is a fourth round trip to Premier League tough-nuts Wigan Athletic. The last time both teams met in the competition was in 2005 when a memorable injury time goal by Jason Roberts secured their place in the Carling Cup final. Last […]

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Sep 26

Match Preview: Arsenal v Hull City (Premier League)

Premier League leaders Arsenal take on surprise package Hull City at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The Gunners are flying high at the top of the Premiership and take on top-flight debutantes Hull on the back of a 6-0 destruction of Championship side Sheffield United by their youngsters in the Carling Cup, but expect manager […]

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Sep 26

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Cesc Aims To Up His Game

Arsenal midfield maestro and Euro2008 Champ Cesc Fabregas believes he will have to raise his game after the performances of Arsenal’s young guns on Tuesday night. Arsene Wenger used a squad with an average age of just 19 for the Carling Cup clash with Sheffield United at the Emirates, but still saw his talented men […]

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Sep 25

French Duo Fit For Hull Game While Song Remains A Doubt

Arsenal’s French defensive duo Gael Clichy and summer signing Mikael Silvestre are fit for Saturday’s Premier League match with Hull City. Clichy, 22, was on the receiving end of a strong challenge from Bolton’s Kevin Davies and was immediately driven to hospital with what looked like at the time, a broken leg. Luckily for the […]

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