Archive for April, 2011

Apr 29

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Arsenal v Man United: What is at stake? Everything.

I looked at the date for this fixture in the diary at the beginning of the football year when the dates were released. I looked at our run in, and, convinced we would be in a strong position at this point of the year, saw this home game against United as the platform upon which […]

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Apr 29

VIDEO: Vermaelen’s return against Manchester United reserves

Arsene Wenger received a boost after Thomas Vermaelen made his long-awaited return and played a full 90 minutes in Arsenal’s reserve match against Manchester United on Thursday. Despite Vermaelen’s recovery, Gunners manager Wenger said he would not consider the Belgium centre back for tomorrow’s first team clash against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men as he is […]

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Apr 28

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‘Wenger hasn’t spoken to me about my future’, says Bendtner

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner admits he doesn’t know whether he’ll be at Emirates Stadium next season, revealing that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger hasn’t spoken to him about his increasingly uncertain future with the club. The Danish striker has previously aired his frustration at his lack of starting opportunities this term, with Wenger often choosing to […]

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Apr 24

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Bolton 2-1 Arsenal – Title hopes vanish after late Wanderers goal

Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premier League look as good as gone after they lost 2-1 at Bolton on Easter Sunday. Bolton were the better side in the first half and took the lead when Daniel Sturridge found the back of the net after Gary Cahill’s header was blocked. The Gunners levelled in the second […]

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Apr 24

Bendtner misses Bolton match through injury

Nicklas Bendtner won’t be involved in today’s crucial Premier League clash against Bolton Wanderers, after the Danish striker revealed on his Twitter page that he is out with a ‘short-term’ injury. The Danish striker has seen his opportunities limited since the signing of Marouane Chamakh and the impressive form of Robin van Persie and, when […]

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Apr 23

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Walcott, Ramsey and Gibbs must get chance now

There are many positives to take from this season. This has been the season Arsenal have found a future England captain develop from their Academy, Nasri has found match winning form, Djourou became a great defender and Szczesny arrived complete with a mad goal keepers personality. However, the recent (and extended) slump in results leaves […]

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Apr 19

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Tactical Reflections on Arsenal

It’s no wonder Arsenal are able to draw so many penalties with their flicky-flicky football and repeated 1-2′s. Sure the style draws fouls, but so often it looks incredibly narrow and like a long shot that it can create a goal. How many seasons now have critics said we are trying to score the perfect […]

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Apr 17

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Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool – Late penalty drama denies Gunners

Dirk Kuyt equalised with a penalty kick in the 12th minute of injury time to give Liverpool a dramatic 1-1 draw at Arsenal and frustrate the Gunners’ chances of winning the Premier League title. Arsenal frontman Robin van Persie had put the home side in front with another penalty just four minutes earlier, but Emmanuel […]

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Apr 17

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Question: What do these footballers all have in common?

Clive Allen, Paul Allen, Rory Allen, Darren Anderton, Steve Archibald, Osvaldo Ardiles, Chris Armstrong, Gerry Armstrong, Dean Austin, Gareth Bale, Nick Barmby, Phil Beal, Darren Bent, David Bentley, Dimitar Berbatov, Gudni Bergsson, Kevin Prince Boateng, Andy Booth, Alan Brazil, Laurie Brown, Michael Brown, Keith Burkinshaw, Lee Butcher, Colin Calderwood, Titi Camara, Sol Campbell, Stephen Carr, […]

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Apr 15

PSG accept invitation to 2011 Emirates Cup

French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain have accepted an invitation to this summer’s Emirates Cup tournament, with Les Parisiens set to make their third appearance in north London since the birth of the competition. Having hosted successful affairs during the last two summers (and capturing the competition trophy in 2007), Arsenal will again welcome Antoine Kombouaré’s men, who […]

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Apr 15

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Djourou, Song, Szczesny all back as Vermaelen returns to full training

Arsene Wenger has been given a major boost ahead of Sunday’s game against Liverpool, with the news that Johan Djourou, Alex Song and Wojciech Szczesny are all fit for the crucial Premier League tie. Both Djourou (shoulder) and Szczesny (finger) had fitness tests in Thursday’s training session, while Cameroonian midfielder Song was a doubt with […]

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Apr 14

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New York Red Bulls invited to 2011 Emirates Cup

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry could be back at the club sooner than expected, as his New York Red Bull side consider an invitation to the 2011 Emirates Cup competition. According to the Washington Post, the MLS giants “have been considered for an invitation but nothing is set in stone”, although their participation looks likely with […]

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