England 2014 Squad – Our Thoughts

England 2014 Squad

With England’s World Cup finals campaign speedily approaching, we thought we’d have a go at picking our 23 man squad for the trip to Brazil. Goalkeepers: Joe Hart – Undoubtedly England’s No. 1 Ben Foster Jack Butland The problem of England’s first choice goalkeeper being kept out of his club side by a very thankfully […]

Backpage Roundup: Rooney Needed to Scare Opposition, Arsenal’s Bids for Bender and Grenier Rejected, Arshavin Was Battling Depression, Mannone, Cesar and More

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Rooney Needed to Scare ‘the Opposition’ – Wilshere Jack Wilshere believes that Wayne Rooney would add some much needed intimidation factor to the Arsenal squad, and so the club should do everything to recruit him. (The Sun) The 21-year-old midfielder feels that the Gunners aren’t as fearsome as they used to be and have also […]

Backpage Roundup: Gunners to Return with Better Offer for Fellaini, Higuain Almost in the Bag, Hartson Urges Rooney Buy, Poldi and Lewa and More

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Gunners to Return with Better Offer for Fellaini Arsenal are set to make an improved contract offer to Everton star Marouane Fellaini after their opening offer in the preliminary discussions with the player’s representatives was turned down. (Goal.com) The Gunners reportedly triggered the frizzy-haired Belgian’s release clause earlier this month with a bid of £22million, […]

Backpage Roundup: Gunners Putting Final Touches to Higuain Transfer, Arsenal’s Vietnam Friendly to Go Through, Usmanov on Rooney and More

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Gunners Putting Final Touches to Higuain Transfer Arsenal FC’s representatives are reportedly in Madrid where they are putting finishing touches to the deal that would bring Real Madrid ace Gonzalo Higuain to the Emirates Stadium. (Goal.com) It is believed that the Argentine striker has already agreed personal terms with the Gunners, and all that is […]

Does Wayne Rooney or Gonzalo Higuain Suit Arsenal Better?

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Rumour has it that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 70 million pounds to spend on new players this summer. Rumour also has it that he’s about to sign French-born Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain for some ridiculous fee and could possibly still have some money left over to make an offer to Manchester United for Wayne […]

Backpage Roundup: No Arsenal Bid for Rooney But Sanogo Deal Is Close, Gunners Almost On Par With City and Chelsea, Mertesacker Staying and More

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No Arsenal Bid for Rooney But Sanogo Deal Is Close Arsene Wenger has rubbished media reports which claimed that Arsenal have already launched a bid to sign want-away Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. The 27-year-old England international wants to leave the Red Devils for a new challenge, and the press recently claimed that Wenger has […]

Arsenal’s Walcott and Wilshere shine for England

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Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere were arguably the best two players for England at Wembley on Wednesday Feb. 6 when the Three Lions managed to pull off an impressive 2-1 win, their first over the South Americans in the past 23 years. Man of the match Wilshere was easily the best player on the […]

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott’s contrasting England experience

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There are a lot of highs and lows in professional football and two Arsenal players experienced different ends of the scale on Friday while playing for England. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott both started the match for the Three Lions at Wembley on Oct. 12 as England successfully beat San Marino 5-0 to win their […]

Arsenal hope goals go marching in against Saints

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Abou Diaby – 50/50 to meet the Saints Arsenal v Southampton     3 p.m. After two nil-nil draws, the knives seemed to be out against an impotent Arsenal side. Fast forward a week, and all of sudden the Gunners are solid championship contenders after a 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield. And so, after the […]

Going for a Song

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  At the end of the past season, Arsenal fans were delighted to hear that money was available for new signings. And, there was optimism that the club was headed in the right direction when three top players were brought in: Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla.   While some so-called fans are already […]

Backpage roundup: Wright on RVP, Frimpong’s Tweet, Walcott’s suitors and more

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Ian Wright: RVP’s Decision to Leave Is Justified Arsenal legend Ian Wright doesn’t think that that there is anything wrong with Robin van Persie’s desire to leave the club in search of trophies elsewhere. (Goal.com) The Arsenal captain recently revealed that he won’t be signing a contract extension with the club, after which rumours of […]

Will somebody please make a decision on RVP

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Sky Sports ran an article on Tuesday night  (July 10) claiming that striker Robin van Persie might reconsider his decision to re-sign with Arsenal and many websites jumped all over it. However, the article didn’t last long and within a couple of hours it had disappeared from the Sky site. Perhaps the Dutchman is trying […]

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 […]

Walcott Comes Alive

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Forget about Peter Frampton. Theo Walcott might have been on the pitch for just 30 minutes, but the Arsenal forward could very well have been the man of the match in England’s exciting 3-2 win over Sweden in their Euro 2012 tilt on Friday. With Manchester City’s James Milner being pulled off in the 61st […]

Backpage Roundup: More Individual Glory for RVP, Wilshere’s Olympics Issue and More

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RVP Claims FWA Gong Too Just two days after being named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year, Arsenal FC captain Robin van Persie has snapped up the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year award too. The FWA awards’ winners are selected through a voting procedure, in which nearly 400 journalists’ opinions are taken. A […]