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Arsenal vs Aston Villa preview - Vermaelen poised for comeback

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA88 hits

Centre-back Thomas Vermaelen is set to return for Arsenal after nine months out with a niggling Achilles problem in the Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa. Captain Cesc Fabregas (thigh) and midfielder Samir Nasri (hamstring) face late fitness tests. Abou Diaby (calf) and Tomas Rosicky (thigh) are also out. However, full-back Gael Clichy is available again after missing the defeat a...Full Story »

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger lining up former Charlton manager Phil Parkinson to replace Pat Rice as his No.2

Posted Friday, May 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport63 hits

Arsenal are lining up Phil Parkinson to replace Pat Rice as Arsene Wenger’s new assistant manager, can reveal. Wenger wants the former Reading midfielder, who was sacked as Charlton Athletic manager in January, to succeed Rice as his No.2. Parkinson has been working for the club in a scouting role in recent weeks and is highly regarded within the game as a coach and motivator. H...Full Story »

Arsenal injected me with a yellow liquid

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2011 by The Sun349 hits

PAUL MERSON has claimed he was often injected with an unknown substance during his Arsenal career.The ex-England international says it took place while Arsene Wenger was manager at Highbury and makes the allegations in an interview with French football magazine So Foot.Merson, 43, who played under Wenger in 1996-97, said: "Sometimes, on the eve of big games, we would go to a Holiday Inn in Isl...Full Story »

Nicklas Bendtner 'not satisfied' with bit part role at Arsenal

Posted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 by theguardian.com152 hits

• 'I need to have a talk with him [Wenger]'• 'It's certainly not the best thing for me' Nicklas Bendtner has found himself down the pecking order of Arsenal strikers this season. Nicklas Bendtner has articulated his frustrations once again with his fringe role at Arsenal, admitting he is "not satisfied" and suggesting that he cannot tolerate playing out of position. The Denmark c...Full Story »

Arsenal's title hopes end with 3-1 loss at Stoke

Posted Monday, May 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

STOKE, England (AP)—Arsenal’s Premier League title hopes were ended by a 3-1 loss at Stoke on Sunday that exposed the team’s defensive frailties. First-half goals from Kenwyne Jones and Jermaine Pennant were conceded far too easily and further weaknesses were evident after the break. Although Robin van Persie pulled one back for Arsenal in the 81st minute, Jon Walters produce...Full Story »

Stoke City vs Arsenal preview - Wenger maintains respect for Pulis

Posted Sunday, May 08, 2011 by PA194 hits

Arsene Wenger insists he has respect for Stoke boss Tony Pulis and every other manager - no matter what their approach to the beautiful game. There has been little love lost between the two coaches, whose tactical approaches are at the opposite ends of the footballing spectrum. Earlier this season, Stoke went as far as writing to the Football Association to complain over Wenger's comments they...Full Story »

Arsenal's Johan Djourou backs squad development: 'Football isn't always about buying big names'

Posted Thursday, May 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou feels that it is more important to develop a squad than buy established names in the hunt for trophy success. With the club failing to win a trophy since 2005 and missing the chance in this season’s League Cup final, many people have suggested it is time that Arsene Wenger invested in some higher profile signings, but Djourou supports the idea of developing ...Full Story »

Arsenal to increase ticket prices by 6.5% next season

Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2011 by theguardian.com55 hits

• Price rise in line with inflation and VAT increase• 'We thought about this increase very carefully' Entrance to the Emirates Stadium will hit Arsenal fans in the pocket at the start of the 2011-12 season. Arsenal have confirmed they plan to increase ticket prices by a total of 6.5% from the start of the 2011-12 campaign. The Gunners, who have not won a trophy since 2005, mainta...Full Story »

Arsenal 1 : 0 Manchester United - Gunners too good for United

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2011 by PA28 hits

Arsenal blew the Barclays Premier League title race wide open after finally finding the character of champions to beat leaders Manchester United 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Aaron Ramsey's second-half goal - his first in the Premier League since January 2010 - saw United's lead remain at just three points from Chelsea, whom they face next week at Old Trafford. The Gunners may have seen their o...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Manchester United preview - No place for Vermaelen

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2011 by PA482 hits

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has returned to action from a long-term Achilles injury with the reserves, but will not be rushed back into the first-team squad for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash against leaders Manchester United at Emirates Stadium. The Belgian centre-half has not featured since the end of August, but played the whole of Thursday night's goalless second XI game again...Full Story »

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger: Manchester United's Chicharito is an exceptional player that we were tracking

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has highlighted the threat posed by Manchester United’s Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, as the Frenchman’s team prepares to face their title rivals. The two sides go into Sunday’s battle nine points apart following the Gunners' crushing defeat at the hands of Bolton last weekend. Wenger has pinpointed United’s signing of the season ...Full Story »

Arsenal’s Vermaelen ready for return from injury

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has declared himself fit for a return to first team action after nearly eight months out with an ankle injury. The Belgian centre back played a full game for the reserve team on Thursday having recovered from an achilles problem picked up on international duty in September. “I’m fit at the moment, I feel great and, in t...Full Story »

Nigel de Jong: Manchester City can overtake Arsenal to finish in third

Posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

Manchester City’s combative midfielder Nigel de Jong has said he believes his side can finish in third place in the Premier League if the team keeps its focus. The Blues are sitting in the final Champions League spot but are only five points behind Arsenal and have a game in hand on the Gunners, with Tottenham four points further behind City. Should City win its game in hand and defeat S...Full Story »

Report: Dragan Stojkovic rejects Arsenal interest to extend contract at Nagoya Grampus until 2013

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport380 hits

Despite an alleged offer Arsenal, Dragan Stojkovic has decided to extend his contract at Nagoya Grampus until the end of the 2013 season, reports suggest. Final negotiations are ongoing but the two parties have already found an agreement, according to Japanese network Sport Jochi. The news is encouraging for Nagoya Grampus' fans, who watched their team humbled 3-0 by Urawa Reds in the J-League...Full Story »

Arsenal's title bid in tatters after Bolton defeat

Posted Monday, April 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport63 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal blew their last chance to get back in the Premier League title race as the Gunners were beaten 2-1 at Bolton on Sunday. Arsene Wenger's side needed a victory at the Reebok Stadium to have any chance of catching Manchester United, but Daniel Sturridge put Bolton ahead and Tamir Cohen headed a last minute winner after Robin van Persie's equaliser. Arsenal's first defeat in...Full Story »

Bolton Wanderers 2 : 1 Arsenal - Gunners slide to Bolton defeat

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2011 by PA19 hits

Arsenal's Barclays Premier League title bid was surely ended at the Reebok Stadium as Tamir Cohen netted an emotional late winner for Bolton. The Israeli powered a 90th-minute header past Wojciech Szczesny and then removed his shirt to reveal a picture of his late father Avi, who died in December following a motorcycle accident, before breaking down in tears. On-loan Chelsea striker Daniel Stu...Full Story »

Bolton vs Arsenal preview - Coyle leaps to Wenger`s defence

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2011 by PA400 hits

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has launched a strong defence of Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger and believes the Gunners head to the Reebok Stadium on Sunday still very much in the Barclays Premier League title race. Four draws from their last five games have hurt Arsenal's hopes of surpassing Manchester United and some supporters have expressed their frustration with Wenger as they near the end...Full Story »

We never saw Arsenal as a title threat

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by The Sun129 hits

ALEX FERGUSON has dismissed Arsenal as title challengers - saying Chelsea are the biggest threat to Manchester United's bid to land a record 19th league crown. The United boss insisted: "I said a few weeks ago that Chelsea would be our main challengers but I don't know if anyone was listening. "Now they are above Arsenal. Looking at them, Chelsea are far more experienced than Arsenal - stron...Full Story »

Spurs and Arsenal draw classic

Posted Friday, April 22, 2011 by hits

Tottenham and Arsenal shared the spoils in a 3-3 Premier League draw at White Hart Lane in a humdinger of a North London derby that landed a blow to both sides’ aspirations. Rafael van der Vaart scored twice for the hosts, with Tom Huddlestone also on target, while Theo Walcott, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie netted for the Gunners. Tottenham came from 1-0 and then 3-1 down to grab a...Full Story »

Peter Cech: Move Over Arsenal, Chelsea are main rivals to Manchester United

Posted Friday, April 22, 2011 by hits

ABOVE: Peter Cech reckons Arsenal have now blown their chance to overhaul Manchester United PETR CECH has cranked up the pressure on Manchester United by insisting Chelsea have replaced Arsenal as their main title rivals. The Blues keeper reckons Arsenal have now blown their chance to overhaul Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, leaving in-form Chelsea as the only club standing between United and a...Full Story »

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