Archive for September, 2010

Sep 28

Cesc

Vermaelen ruled out of Chelsea game, Cesc has “a little chance”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told reporters after the 3-1 win over Partizan Belgrade that Thomas Vermaelen will not be fit for Sunday’s trip to Chelsea, while captain Cesc Fabregas has a “little chance.” The Gunners duo weren’t expected to be involved in Sunday’s game, although Fabregas will have a late fitness test on his injured […]

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Sep 21

Vela

Carlos Vela suspended from Mexico team for 6 months

Arsenal and Mexico striker Carlos Vela has been suspended from playing for his national side for 6 months, after having an after-match party following their 1-0 friendly win over Colombia last week. Vela’s team-mate Efrain Juarez also received the lengthy ban, while a handful of other Mexican players were slapped on the wrists with fines. […]

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Sep 21

Nasri

Spurs put to the sword by superb Gunners

Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri scored two penalties in extra-time to help Arsenal to a 4-1 victory over north London rivals Tottenham in the third round of the Carling Cup. Reserves star Henri Lansbury had given the Gunners the lead in the first half at White Hart Lane, but Robbie Keane equalised just after the interval […]

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Sep 21

Arsenal start with strong side for North London Derby

Fabianski Eboue – Djourou – Koscielny – Gibbs Wilshere – Denilson – Rosicky Lansbury – Vela – Nasri Subs: Almunia, Sagna, Clichy, Eastmond, Arshavin, Emmanuel-Thomas, Chamakh.

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Sep 19

Arsenal

Should Wenger field a full-strength team against Spurs?

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will again use the Carling Cup to give the world a glimpse of the club’s future by blooding his youngsters. The competition has been used by the Frenchman in the past to educate the likes of Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere on the demands of first-team football. The Gunners’ youngsters have […]

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Sep 16

Wilshere

Quality in Abundance

Last night’s 6-0 drubbing of Portuguese side Braga was Arsene’s proteges at their very best. Of course, many pundits have been quick to nullify Arsenal’s performance and classify it as a case of weak opposition, but the adage that there are no weak teams in this stage of the Champions League nevertheless rings true. It […]

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Sep 14

Rosicky

Gunners Showing Improvements

This past Saturday’s 4-1 drubbing of Bolton Wanderers was a good test for the squad in this new campaign. No one needs to be lectured about the boorish tactics which a majority of boss Owen Coyle’s side employ. I suppose the x-rated challenges by Cahill, Davies, and Robinson could be discussed, but that dead horse […]

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Sep 11

Carlos Vela finishes off a 24-pass move (Video)

Mexico striker Carlos Vela’s goal for Arsenal against Bolton today ended a sequence of 24 passes, the most for a Premier League goal this season. Vela scored Arsenal’s fourth and final striker after being on the pitch for just 3 minutes. It was the Gunners’ 1001st Premier League goal under Arsene Wenger, one which is typically […]

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Sep 11

Song

Arsenal score their 1000th Premier League goal under Arsene Wenger

Alex Song has scored Arsenal’s 1000th Premier League goal under manager Arsene Wenger, during the Gunners’ 4-1 triumph over Bolton this afternoon. The Cameroonian netted through a sublime finish 12 minutes from the end, lifting the ball over Hungarian rookie ‘keeper Bogdan from a tight angle.

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Sep 10

Almunia

Manuel Almunia — One More Chance

When Arsene Wenger revealed that the goalkeeper who started at Anfield on August 15th would be Arsenal’s no.1 for the 2010/11 campaign, most Gooners began to worry. The Gunners chief failed to land Fulham’s Mark Schwarzer despite a summer of interest, while Almunia had admitted that the possible imminent arrival of another experienced goalkeeper at Arsenal would be unsettling. Speaking to reporters […]

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Sep 06

Ryo-Miyachi

Compilation of Arsenal new-boy Ryo Miyaichi

Arsenal’s newly-signed Japanese youngster Ryo Miyachi shows his technical ability in the video below. The teenager, who was also said to be on the radars of European giants AC Milan and Ajax, will sign for the Gunners after his contract with Chukyo High School expires at the end of September. However, he’ll would be eligible to […]

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Sep 02

Close to a return

Bendtner prepares for “big step forward” next week

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has begun his well-awaited return from injury by taking part in running exercises at London Colney, and the Dane admitted that he faces “a huge step forward” next week as he trains with the ball for the first time in 3 months. The 22-year-old feels that his troublesome groin problem has […]

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