Archive for May, 2010

May 31

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Gallas pulls out of training for France

William Gallas left France’s afternoon training session after just 5 minutes today, with his recurring calf injury coming back to haunt him once again. According to L’Équipe, the 32-year-old felt his calf after several minutes of running before returning to the team hotel with their physio. Les Bleus boss Raymond Domenech had taken 24 players […]

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May 31

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Sturm Graz v Arsenal — Confirmed

Following on from the confirmation of Arsenal’s pre-season tour to Austria, it has been announced that Sturm Graz will play a friendly against the Gunners. The Austrian side revealed that Franco Foda’s men will face the north Londoners between the first and second Bundesliga round of the 2010/2011 season on 21st July. Sturm, who finished last season […]

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May 31

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Arsenal set for pre-season Austria tour

Arsène Wenger will take his Arsenal team on their traditional pre-season visit to Austria, it has been confirmed. The Gunners, who have been regular guests in Austria for almost 9 years now, will stay at a Bad Waltersdorf-based 5-star hotel from 19th to 27th  July this summer. Here is a list of Arsenal’s confirmed pre-season friendlies […]

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May 31

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van Persie recovers from minor ankle knock

Robin van Persie has trained with the Dutch national team after recovering from a minor ankle knock sustained in midweek. The Arsenal striker, who missed almost the entire second half of the season due to an ankle injury, is expected to be involved in tomorrow’s friendly with Ghana. Holland coach Bert van Marwijk revealed that […]

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May 31

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France held despite Gallas header

Raymond Domenech’s France side were unable to overcome a motivated and well organised Tunisian team, needing a second half header from William Gallas to rescue a draw. Slack French defending allowed Tunisia striker Issam Jomaa space to tap home the opening goal in the fifth minute, but Gallas scored in the 62nd minute when he […]

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May 26

VIDEO: RVP nets a brace against Mexico

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May 24

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Walcott starts against Vela’s Mexico side

Theo Walcott is more convinced than ever that he belongs on football’s biggest stage, and he will have to let his feet do the talking during tonight’s friendly against Mexico. The Arsenal winger starts against a Carlos Vela-led side, with the England man admitting that he deserves to be in Fabio Capello’s final 23-man squad. […]

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May 23

Marouane Chamakh – Welcome to Arsenal

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May 21

VIDEO: Chamakh’s goals in the Champions League

Marouane Chamakh is finally an Arsenal player. Chamakh’s arrival at the Emirates Stadium has been in the pipeline for several months after he revealed he would not be signing an extension to his contract – allowing him to leave on a free this summer. To celebrate his arrival, Gooner Talk have found a video of […]

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May 21

Arsenal finally announce Chamakh signing

Arsenal finally signed Marouane Chamakh from Bordeaux on a free transfer Friday after months of speculation over the Morocco striker’s future. The 26-year-old Chamakh was linked with Arsenal for several months before Friday’s announcement. Liverpool had also been rumoured to be interested in Chamakh, who had been free to negotiate with clubs since January because […]

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May 11

Brilliant Premier League end of season compilation!

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May 11

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Nasri left out of France’s World Cup Squad

Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has not been included in Raymond Domenech’s provisional 30-man squad for this summer’s FIFA World Cup. Les Bleus will go to the World Cup without Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Nasri and former Arsenal skipper Patrick Vieira after coach Raymond Domenech decided to omit all three from his provisional squad on Tuesday […]

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