Archive for August, 2010

Aug 31

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Fulham confirm that Schwarzer is staying put

Arsenal have all but finished their business in the transfer window – as far as signings are concerned – after Fulham confirmed to Sky Sports News that goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is staying at Craven Cottage. The Gunners have been widely expected to bring in a replacement for first-choice shot-stopper Manuel Almunia, as neither Lukasz Fabianski […]

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Aug 31

VIDEO: The Spirit of Adams lives on

Tony Adams is probably the greatest captain Arsenal have ever had – not only for his outstanding leadership qualities, but also for the way he overcame adversity, both on and off the pitch. In contrast, Arsenal’s players of today are often called spineless and cowardly. However, nothing could be further from the truth. As this […]

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Aug 30

Schwarzer

Schwarzer: “I’m biding my time waiting for things to happen”

Fulham shot stopper Mark Schwarzer has spoken about his pending move to Arsenal, admitting that he’s “waiting for things to happen”. Manager Arsene Wenger has been chasing the 37-year-old Australia keeper all summer but two separate offers have been rejected. And despite Manuel Almunia’s comfortable performance in the 2-1 win at Blackburn, Wenger believes he needs […]

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Aug 30

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Juventus close in on Traore signing

Italian giants Juventus are close to signing Arsenal youngster Armand Traore on loan, with the Frenchman flying into Turin today to complete the move. The story, which first emerged on Sky Sports News yesterday afternoon, became concrete after Juventus director general Beppe Marotta stated that he had asked for Traore on loan. Traore, 20, rejected […]

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Aug 26

Draw

Champions League draw in full + Squillaci won’t play at Blackburn

Arsenal have arguably been handed a favourable Champions League group draw, after being paired with Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk, Portugal’s SC Braga, and FK Partizan of Belgrade. The draw was made earlier this evening and many pundits are already suggesting that the Gunners will breeze through their group. Shakhtar Donetsk boast a Uefa Cup win […]

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Aug 25

Vermaelen

Vermaelen yet to give away possession this season

There may have only been two league games played this season, but even opposition fans have got to admit that this particular statistic is outstanding. Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is yet to give the ball away in 180 minutes of Premier League football, with all of his 69 passes being to his own team-mates. And […]

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Aug 25

Bendtner

Bendtner on the road to recovery

Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner has revealed that he’ll wait for his groin injury to “completely clear up” before making a return to action for the Gunners. The striker had surgery to rectify the problem in November last year, but said the pain had returned during Denmark’s World Cup campaign in South Africa. Bendtner, 22, said that […]

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Aug 22

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Mini-Bio & Video: Sebastien Squillaci

Arsenal look set to announce the signing of Sebastien Squillaci tomorrow evening, making him Arsene Wenger’s third acquisition of the summer. Experienced French international Squillaci will sign a 3-year deal after Sevilla accepted Arsenal’s £5.3 million offer for the defender. Mini-Bio: Squillaci is a tough, old-fashioned centre back who has a whole host of experience under his belt for […]

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Aug 22

Squillaci

Squillaci set to sign for Arsenal on 3 year deal

Sebastien Squillaci will become Arsenal’s third signing of the summer shortly — after it was announced that he would fly to London tonight ahead of a medical at the club’s London Colney training ground tomorrow morning. The 30-year-old’s departure from Sevilla was revealed on their official website, with a 3-year deal in the region of £5.3 million being touted by […]

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Aug 21

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Gunners squash the Tangerines – Arsenal 6-0 Blackpool

Arsenal comprehensively beat newly-promoted Blackpool by 6 goals to nil. A Theo Walcott hattrick producing the highlight of the match. Ian Holloway’s side had Ian Evatt sent off early on for a challenge on Marouane Chamakh and from then on the game was only going to get worse for the Seasiders. England star Walcott was […]

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Aug 21

Scholes

“There’s a little bit of a darker side in him” (Video proof to back up Wenger’s claims)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he would have loved to see Paul Scholes in a Arsenal shirt, but revealed that he doesn’t admire the tackling side of the veteran midfielder. The Manchester United star has started the season in brilliant form and, while Wenger is a massive fan, he does have issues with […]

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Aug 15

Jack Wilshere starts at Anfield

Arsene Wenger has handed a start in midfield to 19-year-old Jack Wilshere, as the youngster gets given a chance to show what he’s all about. The other major team news is that goalkeeper Manuel Almunia starts and captains the side. There is no place in the starting XI for either Robin van Persie or Cesc […]

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