Archive for August, 2012

Aug 30

CL Draw

Giroud goes back to Montpellier as Arsenal get favourable CL draw

Arsenal have drawn Schalke, Olympiacos and Montpellier in the Champions League draw. The annual draw took place in Monaco on Thursday and saw Arsene Wenger’s side pitted in Group B with the current French and Greek champions. French new-boy Olivier Giroud will face Montpellier who he only left in July, while Gooners can look forward […]

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Aug 30

Essien

Arsenal continue talks with Chelsea over Essien loan move

Arsenal have opened talks with Chelsea over a possible transfer deadline day move for defensive midfielder Michael Essien, according to Sky Sports. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants to add a defensive midfielder to his ranks before tonight’s 11pm deadline and talks with Chelsea officials have begun over bringing the Ghana international to Emirates Stadium on […]

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Aug 30

Squillaci

Arsenal desperate to clear-out high wage earners

With transfer deadline day just hours away Arsenal have still yet to complete their summer clear-out of squad players and high wage earners. Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh, Sebastien Squillaci, Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu-Young have been on the transfer list for almost two months. Freeing up the budget for wages was one of Arsene Wenger’s […]

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Aug 27

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Bendtner, Chamakh closing in on Arsenal exits

Arsenal are working on deals which will see forwards Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh leave the club before transfer deadline day on August 31. The news of Bendtner leaving the Gunners is nothing new. In March, he was linked to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala and German club Hannover 96, as Sunderland reportedly were not interested […]

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Aug 26

Mannone

Vito Mannone expected to start against Stoke

Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone looks likely to start for Arsenal against Stoke today after Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski were ruled out through injury. The third choice shot stopper made just one appearance in a Gunners’ shirt last season, as a substitute during Arsenal’s 3-1 Champions League defeat by Olympiacos. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger appeared […]

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Aug 25

Abou-Diaby

Song’s departure could rejeuvenate Abou Diaby

What we are hearing at the moment is the typical anti-isms that always seem to come out to after a player leaves to ensure they are not missed. We, the fans, propagate this and it makes us feel better. The so-called ‘unprofessionalism’ of Alex Song is only an issue now that he has left. It […]

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Aug 17

Giroud

Arsenal’s changed team chemistry: Red Detective’s view

Neither Lukas Podolski nor Olivier Giroud can do what Robin van Persie can.

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