Archive for December, 2012

Dec 31

Player Analysis: Theo Walcott & Lukas Podolski v Newcastle

Welcome to the latest feature on Gooner Talk providing you with in-depth player analysis after each Arsenal game. It is often ill-advised to devise an analysis when matches take such arbitrary turns as it did at The Grove on Saturday evening. Sometimes it becomes more rational to acquiesce and accept that our Gunners’ side are […]

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Dec 31

Djourou closes in on Arsenal exit as Walcott talks continue

Johan Djourou looks set to leave Arsenal during the January transfer window after it was revealed Hannover 96 are interested in the Swiss defender. Djourou has struggled to get a look-in at the Emirates Stadium this season, making only two appearances for Arsene Wenger’s men, and has also been linked with a move to Italian giants […]

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Dec 29

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Arsenal step-up search for goalkeeper

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hoping to sign a proven shot stopper as competition for Wojciech Szczesny. The Gunners’ goalkeeping responsibilities have been shared between Vito Mannone, Damian Martinez and Polish international Szczesny so far this season. Wenger is understood to have concerns over the performances of all three, and is hopeful that the club […]

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Dec 29

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Your Predictions: Arsenal v Newcastle

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed he has no fresh injury worries ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Newcastle. Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky both return to the squad after missing out in the previous match at Wigan due to illness, though Giroud is likely to struggle in his battle to oust Theo Walcott as […]

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Dec 23

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Midfield transfer thoughts from @Detective82

The midfield trio of Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla has excellent possession-retention capacity.

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Dec 22

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Your Predictions: Wigan v Arsenal

Arsene Wenger will hope that Theo Walcott continues his superb form against Wigan in the early kick-off on Saturday as Arsenal look to break back into the top four of the Premier League. The Gunners’ boss is expected to hand Walcott his second consecutive start in attack following an impressive display in the 5-2 win […]

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Dec 21

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Stats which prove Cazorla is playing better than Mata and Silva

Controversial talkSPORT pundit Adrian Durham said in his Daily Mail column this week that Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla ‘cannot touch’ fellow Spanish midfielders’ Juan Mata or David Silva. However, statistics from the Premier League season so far suggest summer signing Cazorla is ahead of both his compatriots in terms of passing accuracy, goals and average passes. Cazorla, who […]

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Dec 19

VIDEO: Jack Wilshere – Arsenal DNA

Arsenal have announced that Jack Wilshere has signed a new long-term contract at the club Wilshere has been joined in agreeing to fresh terms by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs and Aaron Ramsey. 20-year-old Wilshere, who many believe could be future Arsenal captain, is rated as one of the best young midfielders in Europe […]

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Dec 19

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Wolves boss monitoring Frimpong situation

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken has admitted that he could re-sign Emmanuel Frimpong on loan for a second time if midfielder Tongo Doumbia goes to the Africa Cup of Nations in January. The 20-year-old spent a short spell on loan at Wolves last season, making five league appearances, but his stint was cut short when he […]

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Dec 17

VIDEO: Super Santi scores hattrick as Arsenal beat Reading 5-2

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Dec 17

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Your Predictions: Reading v Arsenal

Arsenal take on Reading for the second time in a month at the Madejski Stadium tonight. Since beating the Royals in November’s thrilling fifth round League Cup tie, Arsenal have managed to win just three of their eleven matches. The Gunners slumped to a shock penalty kick exit at the hands of League Two side […]

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Dec 16

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Demba Ba: ‘Arsenal are the kind of club who make you dream’

Newcastle striker Demba Ba has issued a ‘come and get me’ plea to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ahead of next month’s transfer window opening. The Arsenal manager is fully aware that he can land the Senegal striker for £7.5million due to a buy-out clause in his Newcastle contract. Wenger is desperate for a proven Premier […]

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