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Homecoming leaves Arsenal's Cesc Fábregas guilty and conflicted

Posted Wednesday, March 09, 2011 by theguardian.com106 hits

A flawed flick by Arsenal's less than fit talisman opened the door for Barcelona and their magician, Lionel Messi Arsenal's Cesc Fábregas, right, tries to keep the ball from the clutches of the Barcelona dangerman Lionel Messi. No matter how divided his heart, Cesc Fábregas could not have wanted it to be like this. Instead of pulling Arsenal's strings in this match, he was forced to...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 : 1 Arsenal - Gunners gutted after Euro exit

Posted Tuesday, March 08, 2011 by PA22 hits

Arsenal were left with a sense of injustice after seeing Robin van Persie controversially sent off as they were knocked out of the Champions League again by Barcelona in the Nou Camp following a 3-1 loss. The Dutchman was a shock inclusion for the Gunners, who led 2-1 from the first leg, having recovered quicker than expected from the knee injury he sustained in the Carling Cup final. However,...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Arsenal preview - Wenger will not gamble on Van Persie

Posted Tuesday, March 08, 2011 by PA740 hits

Arsene Wenger insists he will not take a gamble with Robin van Persie unless the Dutch forward is "100% fit" to face Barcelona at the Nou Camp. Van Persie was substituted during the Gunners' Carling Cup final defeat against Birmingham after suffering a knee injury while scoring the equaliser at Wembley. Tuesday's second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie, into which Arsenal take a ...Full Story »

Cesc Fábregas ready to face Barcelona but Arsenal wait on Alex Song

Posted Monday, March 07, 2011 by theguardian.com248 hits

• Fábregas will have a fitness test on Monday• Song remains doubtful with a knee injury Arsenal's Alex Song has not played since injuring his knee in the Carling Cup final. Cesc Fábregas has told Arsène Wenger that he is fit and ready to play for Arsenal against his former club, Barcelona, in the second leg of their Champions League knock-out tie on Tuesday, though ...Full Story »

Arsenal 0 : 0 Sunderland - Dogged Black Cats hold Gunners

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA19 hits

Arsenal were left frustrated in their quest to close the gap on Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United as Sunderland battled through a goalless draw at Emirates Stadium. After Sunderland started brightly, the Gunners, who head to Barcelona on Tuesday for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash, gained the upper hand, as Nicklas Bendtner's angled shot was tipped over by...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Sunderland preview - Wenger obsessed with Sunderland game

Posted Saturday, March 05, 2011 by PA42 hits

Arsene Wenger has urged his Arsenal team to pounce on Manchester United's slip-up in the Barclays Premier League title race. Wenger insists his "obsession" is beating Sunderland at Emirates Stadium after United's midweek loss at Chelsea left the Gunners trailing by four points with a game in hand. Victory against the Black Cats would pile pressure on Sir Alex Ferguson's side, who travel to Liv...Full Story »

Arsenal striker Van Perise out for 3 weeks

Posted Wednesday, March 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

LONDON (AP)—Arsenal’s Robin van Persie will be sidelined for three weeks because of a knee injury and will miss next week’s Champions League match at Barcelona. The Dutch forward was injured while scoring in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Birmingham in the League Cup final. “Unfortunately, we had bad news on the scan and he will be out for the next three weeks for sure,R...Full Story »

Wenger failed to fill Arsenal’s holes

Posted Monday, February 28, 2011 by hits

It was supposed to be a mini-coronation for Arsenal, a Sunday afternoon stroll around Wembley Stadium before picking up the long-awaited trophy that would surely lead to bigger and better things. Yet instead of the validation that Arsene Wenger expected and the chance to get his hands on a gleaming silver pot after five long years, the Carling Cup final brought only abject disappointment an...Full Story »

Carling Cup final: Arsenal eye end to winless run against Birmingham

Posted Saturday, February 26, 2011 by theguardian.com87 hits

• Wenger: Arsenal are ready to win first trophy since 2005• We are now much stronger mentally, says Fábregas Arsène Wenger has not won a trophy in nearly six years - the longest barren spell in a 27-year managerial career. For Arsenal, the drought may soon be over. It is almost six years since Patrick Vieira hoisted aloft the FA Cup on the podium at the Millennium Stadiu...Full Story »

Arsenal sign Barca prospect

Posted Thursday, February 24, 2011 by Supersport.com268 hits

Arsenal have obtained another player from Barcelona’s lauded youth academy. Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday that 16-year-old midfielder Jon Toral is set to follow Cesc Fabregas and join the Gunners next season. Spanish reports said the north London club paid €350 000 for Toral, who was free to sign with any professional team. Toral came through the Spanish champion’s La ...Full Story »

Arsenal 1 : 0 Stoke City - Bittersweet success for Gunners

Posted Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by PA46 hits

Arsenal edged past Stoke and moved to within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester United but their 1-0 victory was overshadowed by injuries to Theo Walcott and Cesc Fabregas. Sebastien Squillaci's seventh-minute header gave Arsenal the victory but injuries to their key duo will be of concern with the Carling Cup final and a Champions League match against Barcelona coming up. Fabregas c...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Stoke City Preview - Duo ruled out for Gunners

Posted Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by PA638 hits

Robin van Persie and Laurent Koscielny will miss Arsenal's Barclays Premier League match with Stoke on Wednesday after picking up hamstring and back injuries respectively. Manager Arsene Wenger described the injuries as "short-term" and hopes the key duo will be fit for Sunday's Carling Cup final against Birmingham. Johan Djourou missed the FA Cup draw with Leyton Orient with a back problem ...Full Story »

Barca in bitter feud with Arsenal

Posted Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by The Sun641 hits

ARSENAL and Barcelona are locked in a bitter bust-up that is souring relations between the Champions League rivals. The Spaniards are furious with Arsenal for trying to snatch 16-year-old wonderkid Jon Miquel Toral Harper from their academy — just like they did with Cesc Fabregas. SunSport can reveal the storm erupted before the clubs clashed at the Emirates last Wednesday as Barca p...Full Story »

United set to face Arsenal or Orient

Posted Monday, February 21, 2011 by hits

Manchester United and Arsenal are expected to go head-to-head in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. The Gunners were held 1-1 by Leyton Orient in their fifth round tie on Sunday evening, but if they win the replay at the Emirates, the title rivals will face each other at Old Trafford in the last eight. Stoke City will play either West Ham or Burnley, while Birmingham City will take on Bolto...Full Story »

Arsenal held as Orient snatch late leveller in FA Cup

Posted Monday, February 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal were held to an embarrassing 1-1 draw by Leyton Orient in the FA Cup fifth round as the League One side snatched a last-gasp equaliser at Brisbane Road on Sunday. Arsene Wenger's side had enjoyed a famous 2-1 win over Spanish champions Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 first leg on Wednesday, but they were brought back down to earth in east London as Orient substi...Full Story »

Arsenal 2 : 1 Barcelona - Brilliant comeback gives Arsenal edge

Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by PA126 hits

Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin struck as Arsenal staged a brilliant late comeback to claim a 2-1 win and give themselves a real chance of progressing in the Champions League. David Villa fired Barcelona, hailed by Arsene Wenger as the world's best team, ahead in the first half after combining with Lionel Messi. But their superiority faded after the break when Arsenal took control, with V...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Barcelona preview

Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by PA636 hits

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted his team are desperate to prove they can compete with Barcelona. The teams meet in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, having clashed in last season's quarter-finals. Arsenal were humbled 6-3 on aggregate in 2010, losing 4-1 at the Nou Camp after Lionel Messi plundered four goals and escaping wit...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Wolves preview - Wenger puts Wolves clash first

Posted Saturday, February 12, 2011 by PA173 hits

Arsene Wenger insists the match against Wolves is his priority ahead of Arsenal's clash against Barcelona in the Champions League next week. The Arsenal manager is not tempted to rest any of his players against a side who ended Manchester United's unbeaten Premier League run at Molineux last weekend. Abou Diaby is suspended after being sent off against Newcastle last weekend but Johan Djouro...Full Story »

Newcastle 4 : 4 Arsenal - Magpies complete stunning fightback

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by PA124 hits

Cheik Tiote's first goal in English football secured a remarkable point for Newcastle as they fought back from 4-0 down against 10-man Arsenal to draw 4-4. The Ivory Coast international pegged back the Gunners with a stunning 87th-minute volley after Joey Barton had scored twice from the penalty spot either side of Leon Best's fourth goal of the season. Alan Pardew's men were in complete dis...Full Story »

Koscielny joy at France call - Arsenal defender ready to step onto the international stage

Posted Saturday, February 05, 2011 by skysports.com133 hits

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is delighted at being called up into the France squad for the first time. The 25-year-old was signed by Arsene Wenger last summer from Lorient for a fee of around £8.5million, and has caught the eye of France coach Laurent Blanc. For Koscielny, the call-up to the squad represents the zenith of his career to date, as he reflects that just three years ag...Full Story »

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