Arteta confident of good season

August 22, 2012 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League, Transfers

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Arsenal vice-captain Mikel Arteta has high hopes for the Gunners this season and believes they are looking in good shape to have a successful campaign. The Spaniard was made vice-captain by Arsene Wenger behind Thomas Vermaelen, who is the new skipper at the Emirates Stadium. It looks as though Arsenal could still do some business in the transfer window, with a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin looking likely. Also, the highly-rated Yann M’Vila, who has been a long-term target for... 

Thoughts on Van Persie

August 21, 2012 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League, Transfers

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So Robin Van Persie has finally joined Manchester United after a summer of speculation. The deal is worth around £24 million for the Gunners skipper and in the end, maybe it is a good bit of business from Arsene Wenger.  Although everyone assessing football bets  will agree that last season, the Dutchman was an instrumental figure in Arsenal’s campaign and they would have been nowhere without him – it was the only time he had made more than 30 appearances in a season in the Premier League.  Wenger... 

Liverpool 1:2 Arsenal Full Match Report

March 4, 2012 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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So, just 3 days after the International break we emerge for yet another big game for Arsenal. This time the trip will take us north to Anfield. To say both teams had a bad international, injury wise, would be fair. Arsene Wenger was angered by the Belgian FA after Thomas Vermaelen, who was injured after the North London Derby last week, was ‘forced’ to play the full 90 minutes against Greece. Arsene has since threatened to report Belgium to FIFA regarding the matter. When asked about the situation... 

North London Derby Full Report

February 29, 2012 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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For Arsenal fans’ the lead up to the North London Derby delivered its first sucker punch when it was announced by Robin Van Persie in Arsenal’s official match day programme that he will not consider extending his contract until the end of the season. The Flying Dutchman’s current deal expires in 2013 and has attracted large interest from Barcelona, according to newspapers in Spain. Robin clarified the situation in the programme by saying, ‘there have been a lot of stories, generally contradictory... 

Singing The Praises Of Song

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We all know Alex Song the tenacious, tough tackling defensive midfielder. Yesterday, however, he showed us a side to him that we had only glimpsed before. Song, 24, showed us that he’s not just a tough-tackling, knuckle-headed dm. In fact, he showed such incredible craft and vision so precise that he is on level terms with David Silva for most successful through balls. Defensive midfielder? Let’s see. We shall start at the beginning, where did he come from? Well, he was born Alexandre Dimitri... 

Class is PERMANENT – The King is back!

January 10, 2012 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, FA Cup

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What a comeback! This one is going to be short and sweet we have witnessed something magical tonight no questions asked. I know we weren’t spectacular tonight and we lacked that killer pass in the end but who out of all players could really lift the team the fans and everyone who loves football. Of course the one who has a statue outside The Emirates stadium, do you know who he is? Well of course it’s Thierry Henry!  Thierry Henry!  Thierry Henry!  Thierry Henry!  Thierry Henry….! When...