Archive for February, 2011

Feb 27

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Wenger says van Persie’s injury “doesn’t look good”

Robin van Persie is a doubt for Arsenal’s Champions League second leg clash with Barcelona after sustaining a knee injury in the Carling Cup final defeat against Birmingham. The Dutchman’s problem, according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, “doesn’t look good” and means he will certainly sit out Wednesday’s FA Cup replay against Leyton Orient. An […]

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Feb 27

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Defensive errors cost Arsenal again – Birmingham 2-1 Arsenal

Obafemi Martins’ 89th-minute winner following a defensive mix-up from Wojciech Szczesny and Laurent Koscielny gave Birmingham a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the League Cup final on Sunday for its first trophy since 1963. The Nigerian came off the bench with seven minutes of normal time remaining, and in the 89th minute capitalised on a […]

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Feb 25

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Ex-Arsenal man Aliadière training at London Colney

Former Arsenal frontman Jérémie Aliadière has been granted permission to use the club’s training facilities as the free agent continues his search for a new club. Aliadière, 27, was linked with moves to Newcastle and Blackpool following his release by Middlesbrough last summer, but neither transfer managed to materialise. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was approached […]

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Feb 25

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Picklive Preview: Carling Cup Final – Arsenal v Birmingham

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Feb 25

‘Bendtner would benefit from leaving Arsenal’, says Gunners legend

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner would ‘benefit from leaving Arsenal’ due to the amount of players ahead of him in his position, according to former Gunners forward Alan Smith. The 23-year-old joined the Arsenal youth academy from Copenhagen in the summer of 2004. Bendtner then made his first team debut in November 2005, but has failed […]

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Feb 23

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Squillaci header gives Arsenal win at a cost

Sebastien Squillaci’s eighth minute header gave Arsenal all three points against Stoke, but the win came at a cost after injuries to Theo Walcott and skipper Cesc Fabregas. French defender Squillaci scored from close range following a dominant opening spell of play by the Gunners. However, they dropped off and allowed Stoke to come back […]

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Feb 22

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Wenger & Pulis pull out of pre-match press conferences

Stoke boss Tony Pulis and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger have decided against holding their usual pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have endured a torrid relationship with Pulis’ team since their promotion to the top flight of English football and have gone down to two defeats to the Potters […]

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Feb 21

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Arsenal agree to sign young Barcelona midfielder

Arsenal have agreed to sign 16-year-old Barcelona ‘Cadete A’ midfielder Jon Miquel Toral for €350.000, according to Spanish radio station RAC. Toral, who has an English mother, is highly-rated within the Barca ranks and his departure is expected to anger the Blaugrana hierarchy who have previously accused Premier League clubs of ‘stealing’ their best prospects. […]

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Feb 21

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PICTURE: Is this the reason why Arsenal couldn’t beat Leyton Orient?

Picture courtesy of club photographer Stuart MacFarlane via Flickr.

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Feb 20

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Orient secure replay after late Arsenal slip

A late defensive slip-up from Arsenal gave Leyton Orient an equaliser and booked the League 2 side a replay at Emirates Stadium in a fortnight’s time. Orient substitute Jonathan Tehoue powered past Arsenal defenders Kieran Gibbs and Ignasi Miquel before striking under goalkeeper Manuel Almunia in the 89th minute to cancel out Tomas Rosicky’s header. […]

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Feb 17

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Wenger set to rotate against Leyton Orient

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will rotate his squad for Sunday’s FA Cup clash with League 2 side Leyton Orient. The Gunners will be without defender Johan Djourou (back) at Brisbane Road which means Frenchman Sebastien Squillaci will partner his compatriot Laurent Koscielny in the centre of defence. Tomas Rosicky and Denilson are expected to […]

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Feb 16

VIDEO: Arshavin’s late winner against Barcelona

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