Archive for September, 2011

Sep 26

Valverde

‘We’ll try to compete with Arsenal’, admits Olympiakos manager

Olympiakos manager Ernesto Valverde has heaped praise on Arsenal ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash between the two sides. The Spaniard admits the task awaiting him is a difficult one, but says that the current Greek champions ‘won’t be going to the Emirates Stadium to lose’. Piraeus-based club Olympiakos only played their first game of […]

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Sep 24

RvP

van Persie hits 100 mark as Arsenal overcome Trotters – Arsenal 3-0 Bolton

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie scored twice and netted his 100th goal for the club, as the Gunners secured all three points against Bolton. Dutch striker van Persie put in a superb performance and became the 17th player in Arsenal’s history to reach the century mark. The result could have been different after Wojciech Szczesny’s […]

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Sep 24

Arsenal face Bolton in Carling Cup fourth round

Arsenal’s reward for Tuesday’s 3-1 win against Shrewsbury is a fourth round clash with Bolton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium next month. The Gunners’ will face a repeat of today’s fixture against Owen Coyle’s side, although it’s expected that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will continue his policy of fielding a mixture of fringe and first team players […]

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Sep 23

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Arsenal target season revival with a win over Bolton

If you someone told you at the start of the campaign that Arsenal’s game against Bolton would have more to do with the bottom of the table rather than the top you would have thought they were stark raving mad. But the worst start since the 1953-54 season means that the Gunners currently sit in […]

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Sep 23

Santos

Santos left out of Brazil squad

Arsenal new-boy Andre Santos has not been included in the Brazil squad for their upcoming international friendlies against Costa Rica and Mexico. The 28-year-old, who made his full debut in Arsenal’s 4-3 defeat at Blackburn last week, has recently fallen out of favour with Brazil boss Mano Menezes, prompting Bayern Munich’s Luiz Gustavo and Man […]

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Sep 20

Chamberlain

Gunners overcome early scare to beat Shrews – Arsenal 3-1 Shrewsbury Town

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain marked his first start in an Arsenal shirt with a goal, as the Gunners recovered from a goal down to beat League 2 side Shrewsbury Town. Almost 47,000 were inside Emirates Stadium to watch a nervy first half display, and those nerves were emphasised when James Collins buried a 16th-minute header past ‘keeper […]

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Sep 19

AOC

Video Profiles: Ryo and Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsène Wenger has confirmed both Ryo Miyaichi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will make their full Arsenal debuts in tomorrow’s Carling Cup clash against Shrewsbury Town. The Gunners boss looks set to field a mix of youth and experience in hope of guiding Arsenal to back-to-back Wembley finals. “You will see the likes of Ryo and Oxlade-Chamberlain. […]

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Sep 17

Gervinho

Rovers hand Arsenal another away-day defeat – Blackburn 4-3 Arsenal

Two own goals and a brace from Yakubu handed Arsenal defeat at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, continuing the Gunners unimpressive start to the season. Arsene Wenger’s men opened the scoring after just 10 minutes through summer signing Gervinho, who slotted home from a superb Alex Song pass. Nigerian frontman Yakubu levelled 15 minutes later […]

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Sep 16

rvpblackburn

Can Arshavin and RvP help Arsenal to a win against Blackburn?

Arsenal have a terrific record against Blackburn, and look a solid bet to get their season back on track with a comfortable victory at Ewood Park this weekend. The Gunners would normally be long odds-on to win, but their worst start to a Premiership campaign means that they can be backed at just under even […]

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Sep 16

Benayoun

Benayoun eyeing permanent move

Arsenal’s on-loan midfielder Yossi Benayoun remains ‘hopeful’ that his move from Chelsea to north London will be made permanent at the end of the season, but admits having a ‘good season’ is his priority right now. The 31-year-old was one of four deadline day arrivals at Emirates Stadium, arriving on a season-long loan from Andre Villas-Boas’ […]

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Sep 13

arsenaldortmund

Rice: ‘The players we have brought in are better than what you think’

Arsenal assistant manager Pat Rice feels that the Gunners’ new signings are much better than what they have been given credit for, and admits the season has just started for the club after last month’s mauling at Old Trafford. The 62-year-old took charge of the team during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund, with manager […]

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Sep 10

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Nervy Gunners squeeze past The Swans – Arsenal 1-0 Swansea

Arsenal secured their first win in the Premier League this season despite an unconvincing display against Swansea at Emirates Stadium. Russia maestro Andrey Arshavin scored the only goal of the game after a horrendous goalkeeping error from Michael Vorm. With Swansea unable to break their Premier League scoring duck that now extends to four games, […]

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