Archive for September, 2008

Toure speaks out on Davies challenge

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Just one more quick update for you today, Kolo Toure has spoken out about the Kevin Davies challenge which forced Clichy to leave the field against Bolton:
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Djourou signs new contract and some Wenger quotes

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Only a couple of snippets of Arsenal news for you today, and the first is an encouraging announcement from the club that defender Johna Djourou has inked a new contract.
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Sunday Arsenal News Roundup

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

24 hours on and I’m reflecting happily on a great performance from Arsenal away at Bolton yesterday. Arsenal showed resolve as a team to come from behind and played some great football.

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Bolton 1 – 3 Arsenal – Match Report

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Arsenal went to the top of the Premiership table this evening, sealing a 3-1 victory away at Bolton.

Going into the late kick-off match at the Reebok, Arsenal will have known that a victory would lead them to 1st position, after Liverpool were held to a draw at home to Stoke City, with Chelsea and Man Utd facing off tomorrow.
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Dynamo Kiev 1 – 1 Arsenal – Match report

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Arsenal came away from a tense away game in Kiev with a 1-1 draw last night.

It was a game that Arsenal had many chances to win, but in the end were almost lucky to grab the point in the closing minutes.
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Blackburn 0 – Arsenal 4

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

In another excellent Premiership performance, Arsenal today scored 4 goals away at Blackburn.
Arsenal never looked threatened by Blackburn, and completely controlled the game, keeping the ball very well, able to pass it between themselves at will.
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Arsenal’s Transfer window deadline signing…

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Was nobody.

Come on, give me Alonso!

Come on, give me Alonso!

Despite rumours surfacing that Arsenal had made late approaches for Alonso and Inler, the transfer deadline has now passed and Arsenal will be unable to make any further signings until January. It was another crazy deadline for the Premiership’s more cash-rich clubs, Man Utd finally got Berbatov, Spurs got Pavlyuchenko, Man City signed Robinho – Can you believe that one? I can’t; you could practically see the dollar signs in that poor, dumb fool’s eyes. Anything for the money, eh? (more…)

Arsenal 3 – 0 Newcastle

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Arsenal are back! Saturday saw Arsenal taking on Newcastle at the Emirates, putting in a stunning performance and thrashing Newcastle 3-0.
Right from the start of the game Arsenal were rolling the ball about the pitch fluently and creating chances at will. Van Persie scored early on from the penalty spot, adding another goal and Denilson scored his first league goal for Arsenal too.
We really had Newcastle rattled and well, it could have been a lot more than 3 goals but for an excellent performance from the Newcastle keeper Given.

This was the Arsenal team :

Almunia,
Sagna, Toure, Gallas, Clichy
Eboue, Fabregas, Denilson, Nasri
Adebayor,  van Persie

It seems that Walcott had a bit of a knock and was kept off by Wenger as a precaution, but did come on later as a sub.
Arsenal really put in amazing performance that will do a lot to silence a few of the critics that we always seem to have at the start of the season. Even Denilson, who I had previously said did not seem ready for premiership matches put in a great performance. I’m still not sure he is ready to play the whole season in centre midfield but I have to acknowledge he was excellent. Denilson, along with Cesc, who is getting back to his best, Nasri and Eboue, was rampant, fast passing, great strength and movement, leaving a shoddy Newcastle for dead.  Nasri hasn’t really had a bad game for Arsenal yet, he looks a great signing, he has come straight into the team and shown his skill and dedication.
Next Saturday sees Arsenal travel to Blackburn, but we could have some interesting news to report before then as it is transfer deadline day. Rest assured, if Wenger gets out his fat wallet you will be the first to know!