Backpage Roundup: Bayern Dealt Ribery Blow, Robben Doubtful too, Hoeness Divulges Bavarians’ Attempts to Sign Wenger, Jenkinson Wants UCL Stay and More

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Bayern Dealt Ribery Blow, Robben Doubtful too Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has injured his ankle and will not play any part in his club’s upcoming UEFA Champions League clash with Arsenal. The 29-year-old Frenchman strained a ligament in his left ankle during the Bavarians’ 3-2 defeat of Fortuna Dusseldorf at the weekend. In addition […]

Attacking football’s back….at least for the moment

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It seems that attacking football’s the in thing again and in fact, it’s so popular at the moment that even the Italians are joining in on the fun. It’s actually becoming hard to stereotype footballing nations these days because of all the changes in playing style. Germany is no longer robotic and it seems England […]

Podolski: Wenger speaks my kind of language

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Lukas Podolski says phone chats with German-speaking Arsene Wenger helped convince him to move to Arsenal. Germany striker Podolski, 27, will hook up with the manager and his new team-mates once Euro2012 has concluded and he admits he is looking forward to the new challenge ahead after his switch from FC Köln. And he adds […]

Ton-up Podolski’s pledge to Arsenal fans

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NEW Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski plays his 100th game for Germany against Denmark tonight as he edges close to Franz Beckenbauer’s 103 appearances. That is some going for a player who has just turned 27. And the frontman, played wide by Germany boss Joachim Löw so far in the finals, says he is keen to prove […]

Wenger: My delight at Podolski move to Arsenal

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken of his delight after completing the protracted capture of Germany striker Lukas Podolski from Cologne. Podolski will join the Gunners in the summer after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical. There is no word yet on the transfer fee. Wenger said: “We are delighted to secure the deal for […]

Prinz Poldi for Arsenal

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There has been plenty of news this past week following Arsenals impressive win over AC Milan. We were so close to pulling off what before the match started seemed like an almost impossible task of scoring five goals without a goal from Milan in order to progress into the last eight. The first half was […]

Podolski ‘to Arsenal in £140k-a-week deal’

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Lukas Podolski to Arsenal is said to be a done deal with reports suggesting the striker has agreed a contract worth £140,000-a-week. Bundesliga club Cologne are said to have accepted accepted a £10.3million bid for the Germany striker. German football expert Raf Honigstein has used his Twitter account to report that the deal is indeed […]

Van Persie Dodges Silver Bullet

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  Okay, you can all relax now. Turns out that our hero, Arsenal captain Robin van Persie, will NOT be sanctioned for allegedly throwing an elbow in the face of defender Carlos Cuéllar, after all. Had the Football Association chosen to sanction him, and there certainly seemed to be justification for doing so, the punishment to both […]