Archive for the ‘Player News’ Category

Is Arshavin’s commitment in doubt?

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Arsene Wenger has spoken of his disappointment at the comments attributed to Andrey Arshavin this week.

The 28-year-old Russian reportedly revealed his admiration for the Gunners’ Champions League conquerors Barcelona and expressed a desire to play for the Catalan giants, saying “it would be the pinnacle” of his career.

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Robin’s return too late to fire Gunners

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Robin van Persie’s 25-minute cameo at White Hart Lane on Wednesday was enough to have Arsenal fans thinking what might have been.

The Dutch striker returned after five months on the sidelines with an ankle injury he picked up on international duty with Holland and looked like he had never been away.

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From Morecambe to Barcelona

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Sol Campbell has had a remarkable season. The 35-year-old centre-back left Portsmouth last summer and signed for ambitious League Two outfit Notts County under the guidance of Sven-Goran Eriksson.

But after just one game – a 2-1 defeat against Morecambe – Campbell walked out on the Magpies and his five-year deal was cancelled by mutual consent. Now, just six months later and with Gallas injured for the trip to the Nou Camp,  Campbell is set to line-up against Barcelona – the last side big Sol faced in his previous spell with the Gunners.

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Eboue has title belief

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Emmanuel Eboue has highlighted the belief in the Arsenal squad and is confident the Gunners can be successful this season.

The full-back turned midfielder thinks Arsene Wenger’s men should be able to cut out the mistakes and can go on to win all of their remaining 11 Premier League games to lift the title.

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Silencing the critics

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Something is afoot in the mind of the man too often compared with Patrick Vieira. Physical appearances aside, Wenger himself has felt moved to document the radical differences in the playing styles of our current number two and our former captain. As a player whose confidence dominates his performances to an unusually high degree, removing this albatross from Abou Diaby’s neck might be just the trick to sustaining his recent fine form.

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It’s Vela Time!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Carlos Vela has been likened to Robbie Fowler, as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger banks on the Mexican to make a big impact on Arsenal’s football betting odds in the coming weeks.
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New contracts for Bendtner and Denilson

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Arsene Wenger has once again signalled his faith in his current squad by handing out new contracts to Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner.

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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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Fabregas could be back for FC Twente match

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Just one more quick update before the Fulham game starts, there has been some encouraging news about Cesc Fabregas, who picked up a hamstring injury before the start of the season.

Arsene Wenger said that Fabregas was back in training, and while not ready for todays game against Fulham, could be ready for FC Twente’s visit to the Emirates in mid-week :

“He is doing very well in training.

While he is not likely to be involved on Saturday, he should be ready for the Champions League game on Wednesday night.

You know how important he is on the creative side of our game and you want him to be in the team, but we do not want to face a gamble for just one game and we have to be patient.

“We will have to asses him on Monday or Tuesday to see how big a gamble it will be to start him or not.”

Of course Fabregas’ contribution to Arsenal’s attacking presence cannot be understated, a fully fit Fabregas and the continual improvement of Van Persie are vital to our chances this season.