Archive for June, 2010

Jun 28

Arsenal close in on Koscielny deal after defender misses training

Laurent Koscielny did not train with his Lorient side this morning as the 24-year-old’s move to Arsenal becomes ever-closer. Earlier today Les Merlus’ official website reported that Koscielny was discussing the ‘terms of his departure’ with nothing to be ‘finalised’ until Thursday. French daily Le Telegramme also say that Lorient are close to signing a straight replacement […]

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Jun 24

VIDEO: van Persie’s brilliant goal against Cameroon

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Jun 22

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Clichy, Diaby, Gallas & Sagna play in France defeat

Hosts South Africa grabbed their first win of the 2010 World Cup by defeating France 2-1 but it failed to put them through to the second phase. ‘Bafana Bafana’ gave their fans the perfect gift in the 20th minute when central defender Bongani Khumalo nodded home from a Siphiwe Tshabalala corner. The day only got […]

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Jun 21

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Koscielny trains with Lorient ahead of Arsenal move (Video)

Laurent Koscielny took part in a open-doors training session earlier this afternoon as the 24-year-old closes in on his £9 million move to Arsenal. The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the Lorient centre-back, as William Gallas’ contract talks are believed to have reached an impasse while Sol Campbell’s future is still undecided […]

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Jun 19

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Anelka’s rant sends France camp into disarray

France striker Nicolas Anelka has been sent home from the World Cup after after refusing to apologise for his half-time rant at coach Raymond Domenech. Anelka was asked to apologise by French Football Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes and, upon refusing to do so, was asked to leave the squad. Les Bleus’ mounting problems have only […]

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Jun 19

VIDEO: Bendtner’s cheeky ‘Cruyff turn’ against Holland

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Jun 18

Koscielny: “I’ve met with Wenger & don’t want to miss this opportunity”

Laurent Koscielny has lifted the lid on why he is so desperate to join Arsenal and how the move came about. The 24-year-old has been hugely impressive for the French side, leading them to a seventh placed finish, after moving from Tours for £1.2 million last summer. However, the Ligue 1 side are obviously reluctant to […]

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Jun 17

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Arsenal away to Liverpool for Premier League opener

Arsene Wenger’s men finished third last season, a full 11 points behind champions Chelsea, and their quest for silverware this campaign could not get off to a more tricky start than a trip to Anfield. Key fixture dates for the diary show a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on October 2nd, while the […]

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Jun 16

Gallas on the verge of Juve move

William Gallas is close to leaving Arsenal after his representative met with Juventus officials in Turin on Tuesday, Tuttosport has revealed. The 33-year-old’s contract expires at the Emirates Stadium this month and refused to sign the Gunners’ offer of a one-year contract extension. Gallas’ agent Etienne Mendy met with Juventus officials on Tuesday to discuss a […]

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Jun 16

VIDEO: Cesc stars in Spain advert

This viral video was released by Nike before Spain’s loss with Switzerland earlier this evening. Unfortunately for them, the title is ‘ES NUESTRO AÑO. SERÁ NUESTRA ERA’ which translates as ‘This is our year. Our era.’ Arsenal skipper Fabregas features towards the end of the video, enjoy!

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Jun 16

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Preparations at Spain are much different, says Fabregas

Want-away Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed that Spain’s pre-match preparations are much different than those he has experienced whilst at the Emirates. The 23-year old, who still has hopes of joining Barcelona this summer, admitted that the differences between club and international life are vast when it comes to preparing for their games. Speaking to the […]

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Jun 15

New Kit

What do YOU think of Arsenal’s new away kit?

Arsenal have finally revealed what the 2010/11 away kit will look like.  The Gunners brand-new yellow jersey is meant to ‘reflect their past’ bringing the club back to its Woolwich Arsenal days.  ‘Victoria Concordia Crescit’, which translates as ‘Victory Through Harmony’, can be found on the reverse of the club badge while redcurrant shorts and […]

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