Archive for the ‘Team news’ Category

Young guns set to be unleashed once again

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Arsene Wenger’s youngsters will be given more chances to shine in the coming weeks as Arsenal continue to fight on all four fronts.

With a Carling Cup clash at Manchester City swiftly followed by Premier and Champions League matches, Wenger will turn to a number of different players to see the Gunners through the busy festive period.

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Wenger refutes complacency claim

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Arsene Wenger has denied claims that Arsenal became complacent during the latter stages of their 2-2 draw with West Ham. The Gunners appeared to be cruising to an important away victory after goals from Robin van Persie and William Gallas put Wenger’s side 2-0 up. However, the hosts responded through Carlton Cole and, against all the Premier League football odds, drew level courtesy of an Alessandro Diamanti penalty.

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New quota rule deemed “artificial”

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Arsene Wenger has today criticised the Premier League’s new quota rule, labelling it “artificial”.

The rule which is due to come in next season means that all Premier League clubs will have to name at least eight ‘home-grown’ players in a 25 man squad.

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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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What a load of Borucs, Eduardo charged by UEFA.

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Afternoon Gooners, apologies for the title, but when I’m making fun of the tabloids I enjoy mirroring their headline style for comic effect, or something.

A few things to talk about today, with Arsenal set to face off against Manchester Utd tomorrow, the Champions League group stage draw and all this palaver about Eduardo getting charged for diving by UEFA.

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Eduardo goes down

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Wenger says trophies are key as process of Arsenalisation begins

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

As Arsenal enter their third season at the Emirates, the time for settling in is over and the club have now decided to start the Arsenalisation of the stadium.

The aim of the process is to turn the Emirates into an Arsenal stronghold through the installation of a whole range of new effects including a ‘Highbury shrine’ and a signing wall for some of the legends of the club.

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Celtic placed between Arsenal and a European pot of gold

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Arsenal are just a few days away from their biggest game of the season after drawing Celtic for a place in the Champions League group stage.

The Gunners will have been hoping for an easier play-off tie after being seeded for the draw but now face a ‘battle of Britain’ clash, just to make it past the qualifying stage.

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Emirates Cup To Ensure Pre-season Ends With A Bang

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

The Emirates Cup returns for its third instalment this summer and will provide Arsenal’s pre-season preparations with a “final firework” according to boss Arsene Wenger.

The mini-tournament serves to highlight one of the many financial benefits of the new stadium and should give the club’s coffers a boost as Wenger finalises his squad for the 2009-10 season. While the club still has around £240million worth of debt that was incurred to fund the new stadium, events such as the Emirates Cup should ensure that in the long run Arsenal will be able to compete financially with the rest of Europe’s leading lights.

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Barcelona’s victory a breath of fresh air for Wenger

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Barcelona won the Champions League on Wednesday playing a brand of football that Arsene Wenger would love to emulate at the Emirates.

There is no doubt that Barcelona’s free flowing possession football against Manchester United in Rome would have put a smile on Wenger’s face. At times this season Arsenal have been some way off the Catalans’ high standard and this needs to be rectified.

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Arsene Wenger’s plans for next season

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Arsene Wenger met with Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis this week to discuss plans for Arsenal Football Club as well as his own future.

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What does Wenger plan for the summer?

Media sources recently suggested that Wenger has met with Real Madrid’s presidential candidate Florentino Perez in recent weeks to discuss taking on a role at the Spanish club.  Wenger then stated that managing Real Madrid would be “an interesting project”.

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