Mourinho Admits Blocking Ba’s Arsenal Move, Bendtner Not Bitter, Ozil Felt Marginalised, Levy’s Dirty Tactics…

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Mourinho Admits Blocking Ba’s Arsenal Move Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that it was him who blocked Demba Ba’s move to Arsenal because he believes the Gunners’ blockbuster acquisition of Mesut Ozil has transformed them from a top four side into genuine title challengers. The 28-year-old Ba was all set to move across London […]

AVB Confident Of Defeating Arsenal, Draxler On Gunners Radar, Cabaye Deal Dead, Kalou Wanted at Emirates…

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AVB Confident Of Defeating Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is confident that his side can defeat Arsenal in the North London Derby on Sunday despite the absence of his outgoing superstar Gareth Bale. Spurs have been extremely active in the current transfer window, strengthening their squad with seven quality players. That splurge has buoyed […]

Wenger Open to Using Bendtner, Kaka Available, Spurs Enter Turan Race, Grenier Staying…

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Wenger Open to Using Bendtner After reviving the career of Mathieu Flamini, it seems that coach Arsene Wenger is ready to offer the same courtesy to Nicklas Bendtner. (The Daily Mail) The Arsenal manager’s failure to land any of his midfield targets saw him hand a three-year deal to free agent Flamini a few days […]

Ozil and Di Maria Reject Arsenal Interest, Podolski Hamstrung, Flamini Signs, Walcott Unconcerned…

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Ozil and Di Maria Reject Arsenal Interest Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil has followed his teammates Karim Benzema and Angel di Maria in rejecting a potential move to Arsenal. There were rumours of the trio being unsettled due to Real’s big-money move for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale and their interest in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. […]

Wenger to Step Up Gustavo Chase, Arsenal Still Confident of Landing Suarez, Chamakh Off, Martinez’s Advice…

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Wenger to Step Up Gustavo Chase Arsenal FC will try and seal the signing of Bayern Munich’s defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo in the next few days, according to a report published by the Guardian. The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger recently confirmed his club’s interest in Gustavo’s services but did say that negotiations with his German […]

Wenger Can Do Nothing about Suarez’s Dispute, Phil Thompson Baffled, Gunners Want Gundogan, Ginter Unavailable…

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Wenger Can Do Nothing about Suarez and Liverpool’s Dispute Arsene Wenger says that Luis Suarez’s contractual dispute with Liverpool is not his problem, and he will be a mere spectator as this transfer saga reaches its climax. Suarez is expected to take legal action against his own club for what he believes is a violation […]

Wenger Rejects Rodgers’ Accusations, New Ronaldo, Dixon on Suarez, Emirati Youngster Offered Trial…

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Wenger Rejects Rodgers’ Accusations Arsene Wenger has rejected Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers‘ claims that Arsenal are playing games with their offers for Luis Suarez. Rodgers recently told the press that the Gunners are showing a lack of respect in their pursuit of his club’s star striker, but as expected, Wenger doesn’t agree. In his response […]

Liverpool Reject Arsenal’s Revised £40m Bid, Gunners Enter Gustavo Chase, Perez Gets Greedy Over Higuain, Rooney’s Affordable…

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  Liverpool Reject Arsenal’s Revised £40m Bid For Suarez Arsenal’s improved £40million bid for Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez has also been rejected with the Merseyside club now demanding an eye-watering £55million for the Uruguayan. After the failure of their opening offer of £30m, the Gunners were hoping that the second one would do the trick, […]

Arsenal’s fate now in their own hands

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  With Chelsea and Tottenham playing to a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wed. May 8, Arsenal can now guarantee themselves a spot in next season’s European Champions League by winning their remaining two games. If they do this, they can wrap up at least fourth place in the English Premier League table as […]

Arsenal falls 2-1 to Spurs but Champions League still in reach

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Champions League football is still possible for Arsenal next season, but there’s no denying that it’s going to be quite an uphill battle after dropping a 2-1 decision to Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday March 3. Third-place Spurs are now seven points clear of the Gunners while fourth-place Chelsea sits five ahead of […]

Arsenal preparing for Spurs showdown

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It doesn’t matter where Arsenal and Spurs are in the league table, when the two London rivals get together it’s always a huge attraction. This Sunday’s match at White Hart Lane is just going to be all the more special due to the Champions League berth that’s possibly at stake here. It looks like Man […]

Arsenal’s 5-2 hammering of Spurs needs to be kept in perspective

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There’s no doubt that Arsenal’s 5-2 win over Spurs on Saturday was inspiring, entertaining, and much-needed. However, it should also be kept in proper context. Yes, it was well deserved, but let’s not forget the fact that Spurs came out at the opening whistle like a house on fire. William Gallas put the ball in […]

Spotlight on AVB again

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I was defensive of Andre Villas-Boas after his sacking by Chelsea in March. Given the success the Blues enjoyed under Roberto Di Matteo for the rest of that season, I don’t think they’ll be too bothered about their decision. The performance of the Portugese coach, now at Tottenham, would add further weight to that. Unfortunately […]

Arsenal and Spurs set to battle it out

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Two of Arsenal’s biggest matches this season, like every other season, will be against arch rival Tottenham Hotspur in a pair of North London derbies. The first of these highly-anticipated showdowns takes place at home at Emirates Stadium on Sat. Nov. 17. With seventh-place Spurs ahead of the eighth-place Gunners in the league table and […]

Arsenal join Spurs out of the title race

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Arsenal are 10 points off Premier League leaders Chelsea after a spineless, gutless performance in a 1-0 defeat to Norwich City, who at the final whistle were celebrating their first win of the season. Arsenal now find themselves 9th in the table, with just three wins in their opening eight games. What looked like a […]

Backpage roundup: Fabregas believes in Wenger, Szczesny remains number one, Vertonghen snub claims, Vermaelen confident, Wilshere return close and more

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Fabregas Has Faith in Wenger Cesc Fabregas has hailed Arsene Wenger’s ability to turn talented youngsters into world class players and is confident that the Frenchman will keep Arsenal in the hunt for title glory this season. Despite losing high quality players such as Robin van Persie and Alexandre Song this summer, the Gunners still […]

United bid for van Persie signals end to rivalry

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Perhaps worse even than the sight of talismanic striker and captain playing in the red of Manchester United, is the fact that our long-standing rival Ferguson felt he could make a bid at all. If it wasn’t already pretty clear, it is now official: we are not the rivals we used to be. It almost […]

Spurs shoot themselves in the foot

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I can’t quite understand it – myself and most Arsenal fans are feeling pretty good this week with the news that Harry Redknapp has been sacked by Spurs. This is credit to a manager who has made our neighbours a genuine threat for the first time in what feels like forever. And yet, most Spurs […]

Where’s the crisis?

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Do we as Arsenal fans perhaps have the right to feel slightly aggrieved at the way the media treats us? I see no special reason for pundits, journalists and bloggers to have some kind of agenda against the club, but it does seem like there’s something there. Take the coverage our rivals Spurs are currently […]

Arsenal need to get their act together

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There are few sicker sights I’ve seen in football than that of Chelsea’s Champions League celebrations last night. They are the first London team to bring home the European Cup. It should have been us. We are London’s biggest club. Chelsea were nothing before 2005 when Roman Abramovich’s millions and Jose Mourinho’s dull, defensive football […]

One more to go for Arsenal and Van Persie

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Arsene Wenger may want to go out and buy a lottery ticket as soon as possible as luck’s clearly on his side right now. Arsenal’s fate is once again back in their own hands after Newcastle dropped a 2-0 decision at home to Manchester City on Sunday while Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw […]

Arsenal lose grip on 3rd place

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With five games to go, 3rd place was in Arsenal’s hands. It wasn’t the season we’d hoped for, but considering how badly we started, we looked like saving some dignity. Four games later, we are looking at another typical end-of-season collapse. Of course, it’s nothing like last season, where the prize we’d lost was far […]

Where are the defenders?

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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 […]

There is only the end of the season

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Yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to relegation strugglers QPR summed up Arsenal’s season, just as every game seems to do at the moment. We learned nothing new yesterday, and won’t until the season ends. I said it a few months ago – it’s all about who messes up least often. We put together a surprisingly good run […]

Tougher tests to come, but the confidence is flowing

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Arsenal made easy work of Aston Villa yesterday with a 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. In doing so, the Gunners made it seven league wins in a row, and did not concede a single shot on goal to their opponents; they are the first team to do this on more than one occasion this […]