Sagna Becomes Arsenal’s Latest Injury Victim, Carragher and Neville Speak Positives, Bakkali Staying at PSV…

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Sagna Becomes Arsenal’s Latest Injury Victim Bacary Sagna is set to miss at least the next two weeks of football after it was confirmed that he has picked up a hamstring injury. The France international, who has been in good form so far this season, developed the problem during Arsenal’s 2-0 win over SSC Napoli […]

Backpage Roundup: Viola Want Jovetic to Consider Staying, Sanogo Chooses Arsenal, Swans’ Williams Coy, Bendtner’s Injury and More

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Viola Want Jovetic to Consider Staying Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle says that he would try and convince star striker Stevan Jovetic to cancel transfer plans and stay with them once he returns from international duty. The 23-year-old Montenegrin has emerged as the top summer target for Premier League club Arsenal although it is believed […]

Arsenal ready for Reading on March 30

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Arsenal finally gets back to Premier League action on Saturday March 30 when they take on relegation-battling Reading at home at the Emirates. As has been the case all season long, the Gunners will be determined to earn all three points in the race for third and fourth place along  with Tottenham and Chelsea. Reading […]

Backpage Roundup: Diaby Doubtful, Sagna and Gibbs Out, Feyenoord’s Janmaat Lined Up As Sagna’s Replacement, Bale’s Warning for Gunners and More

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Diaby Doubtful, Sagna and Gibbs Out for North London Derby Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby’s participation in Sunday’s North London derby is doubtful due to injury, coach Arsene Wenger has revealed. The 26-year-old midfielder picked up a calf injury in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat of Aston Villa and failed to finish that game. He is struggling […]

Arsenal grinds out 1-0 win in Sunderland: still within reach of 4th place

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Arsenal battled it out to the very end in grinding out a hard-earned 1-0 win at Sunderland on Saturday Feb. 9 even though they were down to 10 men after 62 minutes. They controlled the match in the first half, but started to lose the plot a little after the break as Carl Jenkinson received […]

Arsenal gains ground with 1-0 win over lacklustre Stoke

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Arsenal’s pedestrian 1-0 win over a toothless Stoke side could see them gain points on every club that stands between them and the coveted fourth-place position in the table this weekend. With Rafael Benitez’s Chelsea dropping more points via a 3-2 last-minute loss in Newcastle and Everton fighting back from a 3-1 deficit to draw […]

Arsenal do enough to edge Brighton 3-2 in FA Cup

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Arsenal did just enough to squeak by Brighton and Hove Albion 3-2 on Saturday Jan. 26 on the south coast and advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup. However, they had to bring the big guns off the bench to do it as Theo Walcott shot home the winner in the 85th minute […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Unimpressed with Manchester United, Rennes Receive New English Bid for M’Vila, Allardyce Talks about Impact of RVP’s Exit, Walcott Relieved and More

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Wenger Unimpressed with Leaders Manchester United Arsene Wenger has revealed that the lack of a real dominating team in England means that he will rue missing the opportunity of winning the league this season in May. Both the Manchester clubs and Chelsea have been weaker than their respective previous versions this term and Wenger believes […]

Arsenal show up an hour late for Chelsea match

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When Arsenal took to the snowy Stamford Bridge pitch at 2:30 on Jan. 20 they showed they were fully prepared to take on third-place Chelsea. The only problem was the kick off was at 1:30. This was truly a tale of two halves. Chelsea dominated in the first stanza and took a 2-0 lead into […]

Chelsea v Arsenal Match Preview – Gunners hoping to take advantage of Blues’ home struggles

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The task of facing Chelsea in a football game at Stamford Bridge once used to be the most difficult away fixture in the Barclays Premier League and it was extremely rare for the travelling clubs to come away with their pride intact, let alone any points. The Blues famously enjoyed an extraordinary run of 86 […]

Arsenal show up unprepared for Man City

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Arsenal simply wasn’t prepared for Man City at the Emirates on Sunday Jan. 13 and paid for it with a 2-0 defeat. Manager Arsene Wenger said his players were too timid at the start of the match and allowed City to dictate the pace. However, defender Laurent Koscielny was far from timid when he placed […]

Backpage Roundup: Giroud and Rosicky Fit for Newcastle Game, Cazorla Impressed With Wilshere, Denilson Sweating Over Future, Villa Not Emirates-Bound and More

Giroud and Rosicky Fit for Newcastle Game Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky are close to reaching full fitness and should be a part of Arsenal’s squad for the weekend’s home game against Newcastle United. Both the players missed the club’s 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic last weekend but are now […]

Arsenal needs win over Newcastle to keep pace with top six

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Seventh-place Arsenal has their work cut out for them on Saturday Dec. 29 when Newcastle United visits the Emirates Stadium as every team in front of them except Manchester City managed to win their Boxing Day matches. League-leading Manchester United had to battle from behind three separate times before edging Newcastle 4-3 at Old Trafford […]

Backpage roundup: Wenger to splash major cash on Falcao, Walcott hails Cazorla’s impact, Deschamps has no regrets over Diaby decision and more

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                          Wenger to Spend £35million on Falcao Arsene Wenger will be given a transfer kitty of £35million to strengthen the Arsenal squad in January, and the Sunday Mirror claims that the Frenchman will spend it all on Atletico Madrid superstar Radamel Falcao. The […]

Backpage roundup: Gazidis’ exorbitant salary, Wenger blames FFA for Diaby injury, Jenkinson wants to emulate Chelsea and more

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Gazidis Pocketed More Than £2Million Last Season Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis raked in a cool £2.1 million in the 2011/12 season, according to a report published by The Sun. While the Gunners supremo has repeatedly told the press that spending wisely and moderately is the only sustainable business model, it seems that he himself […]

Backpage roundup: Wilshere returns to competitive football, Redknapp praises Cazorla, Dragovic on Wenger’s radar and more

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Wilshere Plays In Under-21 Game Jack Wilshere successfully made his return to action by playing more than an hour of football against West Bromwich Albion’s under-21 side on Monday. The Arsenal starlet’s appearance at the Hawthorns was his first competitive one of the last 14 months and the early impressions are quite positive. He looked […]

Arsenal tastes defeat for first time this season

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The way Arsenal kicked off the season with two uninspiring 0-0 draws against Sunderland and Stoke City; they’ve perhaps done well to go six league games before losing. What really hurts though is that the loss came at home to Chelsea, who has now expanded their league lead to seven points over the seventh-place Gunners. […]

Tougher tests in store for Gunners

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After a couple of disappointing goalless draws, Arsenal has played quite well in their 2-0 and 6-1 wins over Liverpool at Anfield and Southampton at home. They’ve let in just one goal so far in the four games and that can be attributed to a lapse in concentration by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. While they’re unbeaten, […]

No sympathy for Cesc Fabregas

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Speaking just for myself and not Arsenal supporters in general, if the rumours are true that Cesc Fabregas wants to come back to the Gunners, I have a couple of choice words for him and they’re not too kind. The way Fabregas left the team was one of the most annoying and distasteful situations in […]

Backpage roundup: Diaby ‘Is a complete midfielder,’ RVP feeling special, Bendtner still has Arsenal future and more

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Diaby ‘Is A Complete Midfielder’ – Deschamps France manger Didier Deschamps called Abou Diaby the ‘complete midfielder’ after the Arsenal man scored his country’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Finland on Friday in their opening World Cup qualifying game. The marauding 26-year-old Gunner had last played for France in the 2010/11 season and […]

Backpage roundup: Diaby compares himself to Yaya Toure, Wilshere nearing full fitness, Wenger’s advice for Liverpool owners and more

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Diaby: I Am More Toure than Song Abou Diaby has said now that his injury troubles are finally over, he wants to emulate Manchester City’s box-to-box midfielder Yaya Toure. The oft-injured Frenchman started Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday and his marauding performance earned him the man of the match award. Arsene Wenger’s […]

Arsenal: A cohesive unit

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After watching Arsenal’s performance against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday I was trying to think of a word that best summed up their performance. The word that fit the best for me was cohesive. What I saw on the pitch was a cohesive squad that attacked and defended as a unit. And they did it […]

Santi strike seals points

Santi Cazorla (Photo: Ronnie Macdonald)               Liverpool 0 – 2 Arsenal A determined counter-attacking Arsenal side produced occasional flashes of brilliance to steal three points at Anfield and extend their run of not having conceded a goal this season to three games. The home side dominated early on against […]

Arsenal 2012/13 first impressions

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The Sunday game against Stoke was my first chance watching any incarnation of Arsenal since last May and as predicted there were some good points and bad points that caught my eye. I felt they started the game with a lot of energy and speed and basically controlled the pace of the match. Abou Diaby […]

Backpage roundup: Wenger to sign more players, Hill-Wood’s warning, Walcott’s contract and more

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Wenger to Make More Signings Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal will be signing a few more players before the summer transfer window shuts close at the end of next month. (Guardian) The Gunners have already secured the signatures of strikers Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud this summer and will likely have the injured midfield […]