Wenger Still Keen on Benzema, Mertesacker Discussing New Arsenal Deal, Vermaelen Denies Seeking Exit, Reus Release Clause…

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Wenger Still Keen on Benzema Arsene Wenger has stepped up his pursuit of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and has asked Los Blancos to inform him if any decision on the player’s future is being made. (The Mirror) Benzema, 25, started the ongoing season in poor form but has since turned things around and now […]

Deja vu, all over again

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We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Too many times. Star player…club captain…one-man team…selling club. The words have lost all meaning. Though I have been toughened up by so many recent experiences (or perhaps simly grown numb to the modern running of Arsenal FC) I have to, as ever, express my disappointment at Arsene Wenger and […]

Where are the defenders?

Wenger says he will not be forced to spend

I think it would be fair to say if you were to ask most people to people look back at what has set this Premier League season apart from others the answer you’d get would have to be: high-scoring games. For a slightly more pessimistic view: bad defending. It is in the big games where […]

Arsenal go direct in smash-and-grab win

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So often the story with Arsenal is now well we played and how unlucky we were to lose. Quite the opposite today as we inflicted a first home defeat of the season on Liverpool. A header from a cross and a volley from a lofted through-ball – not exactly Arsenal-like goals under Arsene Wenger, but […]

Koscielny a happy chappy at full-back

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Laurent Koscielny has no problem helping ease Arsenal’s injury crisis by playing at full-back, claiminghis friends have grown so accustomed to seeing him in the position that they have started calling him the “white Cafu”. Arsenal head to Aston Villa without any recognised full-backs after a spate of injuries denied Arsene Wenger the services of Kieran Gibbs, Andre Santos, Bacary Sagna and […]

A game of two halves for Andre Santos – what now for the big Brazilian?

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There’s not much more that needs to be said about Arsenal’s memorable 5-3 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday. I could repeat what everyone else has said about the entertainment and sheer brilliance of Robin van Persie, but that would render me somewhat pointless. So instead I’m going to focus on the performance of […]

Koscielny’s future is bright at Arsenal

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It was a gutsy performance in the south of France, which secured a fine win away from home in Europe’s elite competition against a side who themselves have not made the best start to the new French season, but are none the less an experienced European outfit, playing in a daunting albeit diminished, stadium. Aaron […]