Arsene Wenger & Lukas Podolski

Arsène Wenger, OBE (born 22 October 1949) is a French football manager and former player. Lukas Josef Podolski ; born Łukasz Podolski ) on 4 June 1985) is a German footballer who plays as a striker or winger for 1. FC Köln and for the German national team. 5.0/5

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Transfer Talk: Arsenal plot Calhanoglu swap: Arsene Wenger is ready to use Lukas Podolski as bait to land the ...
Yaya Sanogo, Joel Campbell & Lukas Podolski all gone on loan, Arsene Wenger better sign a striker! 😤
Arsene Wenger turns to Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell to lead the Arsenal line in...
Lukas Podolski didn't waste any time taking shots at Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger after completing a loan move to Inter Milan, slamming his former manager for a lack of respect during an exclusive interview with The Sun 's Charlie Wyett ...
Lukas Podolski gone and Yaya Sanogo going out on loan. I really hope Arsene Wenger brings in a replacement, I really d…
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that Lukas Podolski could leave the club this month after the club received a 'serious offer' from Serie A club...
Manchester United are set to make striker Radamel Falcao's loan deal from Monaco permanent within the coming days after becoming satisfied that the 28-year-old Colombia star is "fully up to scratch physically". Ashley Young, 29, who can play in midfield or as a wing-back, will be out for at least a month because of a hamstring injury. Liverpool are leading the chase to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, after making a permanent offer, while their rivals for the Switzerland star's signature, Inter Milan and Juventus, have only offered loan deals. Manchester United have earmarked Juventus' former United midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, as their main transfer target after being snubbed by Real Madrid's forward pair Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, and Gareth Bale, 25. Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski will travel to Milan on Friday ahead of a possible loan move to Inter, according to Sky sources. Kevin Strootman is keen to leave Roma in January - but the Manchester United target wants a switch to Real Madrid. A ...
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Arsene Wenger could not handle the world class talents or the super personality that Lukas Podolski possesses. He is a gutless coward.
Lukas Podolski heading to Inter Lukas Podolski is expected to complete a move to Inter Milan by the weekend. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed the Italian giants have made a new offer for Podolski and the deal is likely to go through. Inter are believed to have offered a loan deal with a view to a permanent £5million switch.
Arsenal Arsenal are leading the race to sign PSG striker Edinson Cavani. (Star) Lukas Podolski will join Inter Milan on loan in the next couple of days. (Telegraph) Arsenal are lining up a bid for young German keeper Loris Karius from Mainz (Mirror) Arsene Wenger wants Yaya Sanogo, 21, to join a Premier League club on loan, with Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Sunderland all interested. (Star) Arsenal are edging closer to the signing of Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez, 27. (Express) Arsene Wenger is targeting a January move for Everton midfielder James McCarthy. (Irish Independent) The Gunners have had a bid for 16-year-old Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik rejected by Legia Warsaw. (Metro) Arsenal and Tottenham will battle it out for the signature of Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. (Squawka) Arsenal are preparing to loan out striker Yaya Sanogo in January, with Aston Villa leading the chase. (Mirror) The Gunners are submitting a £25.5m bid for 22-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder W ...
Manager Arsene Wenger says striker Lukas Podolski could leave the club for Inter Milan during the current transfer window.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed Inter Milan have made an improved offer for Lukas Podolski. (Source: Goal)
Lukas Podolski: “I am not 20 or 21 years old, I can not afford to wait for a chance,” he said. “I’m 29, and I want to play. “What more can I do than what I’m already doing? I scored two goals in the Champions League and ended up on the bench right away. “I do not know what else I have yet to prove. In the coming days I will speak with the club. I have to understand their intentions towards me. Arsene Wenger is not blind, he sees what I can give.”
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Lukas Podolski has seemingly put to rest the rumors that he is forcing an immediate move to Inter. Following the outburst directed at Arsene Wenger last Saturday, the German now has opted to remain coy on transfer speculations.
Podolski would be joining a mediocre Inter, says Matthaus. Lothar Matthaus has labelled former club Inter "mediocre", while also criticising their reported interest in Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski. The 55-year-old spent four seasons with the Nerazzurri, winning the Scudetto in 1989 and the Uefa Cup in 1991 before returning to Bayern Munich at the end of the following campaign. Arsene Wenger alerted Inter to Podoslki's availability by admitting that he could leave the club in January but the former midfielder believes that the Italian side are now an average outfit. "As long as it's only rumours, we must be cautious. I think that Inter are following more players and that anyone, at this time, could pursue Podolski," Matthaus said to Hamburger Morgenpost.
Arsene Wenger has hinted that Lukas Podolski will leave Arsenal during the January transfer window to join Inter Milan.According to reports, Inter officials met with Arsenal and Manager Arsene Wenger
West Brom boss Alan Irvine could be sacked on Monday after Baggies fans turned on him and his coaches after Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Stoke City made it seven losses in nine games Arsenal are planning a cut-price £4million January move for West Ham defender Winston Reid. Arsene Wenger is preparing to meet Sporting Lisbon's £20m asking price to bring midfielder William Carvalho, 22, to the Emirates in January. Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out releasing forward Lukas Podolski, 29, in January after the German admitted to being frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities. Meanwhile, Lukas Podolski moved a step closer to leaving Arsenal after the Gunners held talks with Inter technical director Piero Ausilio. The Italian side are willing to offer £6 million for the German, who is also wanted by Galatasaray and Atletico Madrid. Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 26, says travelling to Champions League fixtures and Chile internationals has distracted him in his attempts to learn English, but insists he le ...
Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo is set to leave the club on loan during the January transfer window. The 21-year-old France youth international joined as a free agent in 2013 after his contract expired at French side Auxerre. But he has scored only one goal in 19 appearances, eight of them starts. Sanogo is likely to be sent to another Premier League club rather than moving overseas. Arsenal are keen for the 6ft 4ins forward to get more game time and build confidence. His chances have been limited by the return to fitness of Olivier Giroud, while Gunners Manager Arsene Wenger also has Danny Welbeck, Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Chuba Akpom at his disposal in attack.(David Ornstein, BBC)
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger speaks about Joel Campbell and Lukas Podolski.
Galatasaray 1-4 Arsenal MATCH ZONE: Arsene Wenger cannot sell Lukas Podolski - he's the best finisher the Gunners have That Lukas Podolski is classed as an Arsenal backup is nonsense, and that he migh tbe heading for the exit door is simply ridiculous. He's the best finisher Arsene Wenger has at his disposal.
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Aaron Ramsey goal of season contender seals Arsenal win: Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored a contender for goal of the season when he blasted home a 30-metre volley to help his team cruise past Galatasaray 4-1 to finish second in Champions League Group D on Tuesday. The Welsh international scored twice, as did Arsenal's Germany striker Lukas Podolski, whose opener, a brilliantly taken angled left-foot shot after three minutes, set them on the way to an easy win over the already-eliminated hosts. Arsenal had to win and hope Dortmund lost at home to Anderlecht to finish top of the group but the German side drew, meaning the Londoners needed to have triumphed by six goals. Dortmund and Arsenal both finished with 13 points but the German side took top spot with a better goal difference leaving Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger to praise his side's performance on the night. "Unfortunately it wasn't enough but we finished with 13 points and did a job tonight. We came out strong and that's what I wanted from th ...
Inter make Podolski enquiry Inter have set their sights on Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski and have already approached the Germany international's entourage to discuss a potential transfer. Liverpool to battle Arsenal for Dybala Liverpool have entered the race with Arsenal to sign Palermo’s talented 21-year-old striker Paulo Dybala. Jese in line for Real Madrid renewal Real Madrid are ready to offer Jese Rodriguez a new and improved deal worth €2 million per year, which would keep him at the club until the summer of 2021. Inter step up Lavezzi interest Inter have approached the agent of Paris Saint-Germain attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi to discuss a loan move until the end of the 2014-15 campaign. Arsenal & Liverpool join Cavani hunt Arsenal and Liverpool are both preparing a January bid for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edison Cavani. The Uruguay international is also wanted by Manchester United. Arsenal plot Schneiderlin bid Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is planning a £15 million bid for Southampton midfi ...
Arsene Wenger is planning to offload Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell in January as part of an overhaul at
fficial teams and preview of Arsenal v Dortmund – Sanogo starts!! This entry was posted in Arsenal News, Arsenal NewsNow, Champions League News and tagged Koscielny, Martinez, welbeck on November 26, 2014 by Bob. As wellas the injury problems continuing to pile up for Arsenal, with Jack Wilshere out for a while and now both of our first choice keepers unavailable as well as Danny Welbeck. At least Arsene Wenger had the good news about Laurent Koscielny, but the Frenchman has decided not to rush the French centre back and has stuck with the same back four that has struggled in recent games. Another major talking point is the inclusion in the line up of our young French striker Yaya Sanogo, who is still looking for his firts senior Gunners goal. But his pace and power in the centre forard role means that Wenger does not have to change the system. There are striking options on the bench, with Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell wjo have both been champing at the bit to get some game time, so let’s hope they ...
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp and Lukas Podolski believes Mesut Özil has been a a big miss for Arsenal. Klopp “Mesut Özil – nobody wants him when he plays, everybody needs him when he doesn’t play,” Klopp said. “I don’t know about Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud.” Arsenal will be without Özil when they face Borussia Dortmund in Champions League Group D on Wednesday 26 November. Arsene Wenger will also be without Olivier Giroud. Lukas Podolski also revealed that he believes Arsenal are missing Özil. Podolski “Mesut Özil can’t help us now because he is injured. When he comes back he can help us because he is a great player. We have start winning games now,” Podolski said. Özil has been ruled out with injury until the New Year. The 26-year-old joined Arsenal last year for a club record fee of £42.5m and won the FA Cup in his first season.
Arsenal sub Podolski vents frustration 24 Nov | 18:33 © Sapa - AFP Lukas Podolski © Action Images Arsenal's Germany forward Lukas Podolski has repeated his frustrations at being kept on the Gunners' bench, heightening speculation he may leave in January's transfer window. "I like London, I like the club, but I don't like the situation," he told German magazine Kicker having again sat on the bench for Arsenal's 2-1 home defeat to Manchester United. "I'm not some clown who can sit out his contract in the stands." Podolski, who has an Arsenal contract until 2016, has said he will seek talks with coach Arsene Wenger before the January transfer window opens. The German has made just eight appearances for Arsenal this season, only one of which was over 90 minutes, but Wenger has said Podolski is not for sale. Earlier this month, Germany coach Joachim Loew told World Cup winner Podolski to consider his Arsenal future if he wants to keep his place in the national squad after 121 appearances. Loew gave Podolski ...
Today's Football Titbits Chelsea lead the race for Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus and could offer forward Andre Schurrle in exchange to beat Liverpool and Arsenal to the deal. Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria is eyeing a move away from Old Trafford, with former suitors Paris St-Germain uppermost in his thoughts. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will switch Merseyside for the San Siro by joining Inter Milan in the January transfer window Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger insists midfielder Lukas Podolski is not for sale in January. Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has denied claims that he is interested in bringing Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho back to the Nou Camp if he is re-elected. Gareth Bale's agent admitted Manchester United offered more money for the Welshman than Real Madrid, but the 25-year-old forward had his heart set on Spain.
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that forward Lukas Podolski will not be sold during the current transfer window.
Arsenal were never close to selling Lukas Podolski, insists Manager Arsene Wenger
A round-up of the leading football stories making the back pages of Thursday's national newspapers. Daily Mirror Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has told Lukas Podolski he is not leaving the club in January after the German striker scored the winner against Anderlecht last night. Podolski has been linked with a number of other clubs including arch rivals Tottenham. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman wants to bring former Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt, currently of Fenerbahce, to St. Mary's. Tottenham are tracking Birmingham City youngster Demerai Gray. THE SUN Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been taken to hospital with a mystery illness. He has been missing since he returned from international duty last week and is also suffering with a groin strain. Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has vowed to kick out any racists from his team following allegations made against defender Giuseppe Bellusci by Norwich striker Cameron Jerome. Tony Pulis says he risked his reputation by managing Crystal Palace last season because they app ...
Arsenal strike late to break Anderlecht hearts 2014-10-23 06:45 London - Late goals by Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski have handed Arsenal a dramatic 2-1 win away to Anderlecht in their Champions League clash in Brussels on Wednesday evening. An Andy Najar header in the 71st minute looked set to give the Belgian champions a rare European victory at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium until Gibbs volleyed in a Calum Chambers cross with a minute left. Substitute Podolski then struck a minute into injury time to seal all three points, to the great relief of Gunners' Manager Arsene Wenger on the night of his 65th birthday. After a run of just two wins in nine games in all competitions, it looked set to be another evening to forget for Wenger, but the Frenchman can breathe a sigh of relief after a result that leaves the Premier League club in a strong position in Group D. Arsenal sit three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, who were convincing 4-0 winners away to Galatasaray in the night's other game, but ...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was relieved to declare his side have their Champions League Group D destiny in their own hands after their dramatic late win against Anderlecht in Brussels. Late goals from Kieran Gibbs and a dramatic winner from Lukas Podolski handed the Gunners what was an unlikely victory on a night when they struggled to hit top form, with the dramatic finish to the game handing Wenger a perfect 65th birthday present. "We looked to control the game in the first half and controlled their counter attacks well," Wenger told Sky Sports. "In the second half we opened up and defensively got caught. "After that, the crucial point was when we were 1-0 down and they couldn't take advantage with the chance for the second goal. We kept going, managed to score two good goals and showed we had the spirit to win the game. "The group is in our hands. Let's first qualify and then see how far we can go." Wenger expressed his hope that the late comeback will kick-start an Arsenal season that has struggled ...
Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski scored in the final minutes to give Arsenal a stunning 2-1 victory over Anderlecht and a Champions League birthday present to Manager Arsene Wenger.
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Wenger thanks Podolski for late birthday gift: Arsene Wenger heaped praise on Lukas Podolski (pic) after the G...
Arsene Wenger celebrated his 65th birthday with a vital Champions League win as Arsenal scored twice in the final two minutes to beat Anderlecht. Two goals in two minutes give Arsenal precious win Podolski nets winner with first goal of the season The Gunners have six points from three matches Dortmund lead Group D with nine points After a dire first half, the Belgian champions looked set to ruin Wenger's day when Honduras winger Andy Najar headed in Dennis Praet's cross. But left-back Kieran Gibbs's volley at the far post brought the Gunners level. And Lukas Podolski smashed in the winner from close range as Arsenal maintained their grip on second place. Match facts Arsenal's two goals against Anderlecht were the final two shots of the game. Five of Arsenal's last six Champions League away wins have been by a single goal. The Gunners' remarkable fightback leaves them with six points at the halfway stage of Group D, with German side Borussia Dortmund leading the way with a perfect record of three wins. An ...
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Daily Star ON SUNDAY Liverpool have moved ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for £9million-rated MK Dons whizz-kid Dele Alli. Barcelona's 31-year-old Brazilian right back Dani Alves wants £250,000 a week to play in the Premier League next season but no clubs are willing to pay those wages. Roy Keane thinks it "might be a few years down the road yet" before Manchester United win either the Premier League or Champions League again. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has rubbished speculation linking Lukas Podolski with a move away from the club in January. Hamburg will make a £5.25million bid to sign midfielder Lewis Holtby from Tottenham on a permanent deal in January. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is weighing up a bid for Real Madrid's Portuguese central defender Pepe next summer. THE SUN ON SUNDAY Michael Carrick is set to land a one-year contract extension at Manchester United. Neil Lennon is set to become the new manager of Bolton Wanderers despite a late bid from Fulham for his servi ...
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Lukas Podolski is part of his plans
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The Daily Mirror carries the news from an unnamed source, which suggests that the German international has travelled to North London for talks with Gunners' officials. Liverpool, Manchester United and Barcelona have also been linked with the 25-year-old, but speculation is rife that Arsene Wenger is preparing to make his move. The Catalans are particularly desperate for reinforcements, as they will not be permitted to sign players in the next two transfer windows. Earlier this week, the Metro claimed that Arsenal are prepared to use the money from the sale of Lukas Podolski to help fund a move for another marquee signing. Reus would certainly be that, having scored 23 goals in 44 appearances last season. Despite the interest, there are still plenty of hurdles for Arsenal to overcome, with the club having previously withdrawn their interest when the winger got injured against Armenia in a World Cup warm-up match, signing Alexis Sanchez instead. Borussia Dortmund are keen to hold onto their prize asset afte ...
Latest Paper Talk •Arsene Wenger twice rejected the chance to sign Mario Balotelli before the Italian striker's £16 million move to Liverpool was in place. •Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will make a double swoop on his former Netherlands stars Nigel de Jong and Daley Blind before the end of the transfer window. •Chris Smalling is in talks over a lucrative new deal with Manchester United that could pay him more than £18m. •Tottenham remain interested in PSV winger Memphis Depay despite him signing a new deal with the Dutch club. •Reading have slapped an £8m price tag on keeper Alex McCarthy, who is wanted by QPR. •Manuel Pellegrini is in no rush to follow his star players and sign a new deal at Manchester City. •Ajax are set to step up their efforts to sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti. •Mark Hughes last night insisted Stoke City's transfer kitty is bulging - despite spending next to nothing this summer. •Tottenham misfit Sandro has a four-year deal on the table from N ...
ARSENAL PONDER LATE BID FOR WOLFSBURG MIDFIELDER Luiz Gustavo, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is weighing up a late deal for Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo. The Mirror says Wenger sent scouts to check on the Wolfsburg midfielder in their Bundesliga opener, a 2-1 defeat away to champions Bayern Munich. Wolfsburg are keen on Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski – and that could even raise the chance of a player-plus-cash deal. Arsenal nearly signed 27-year-old Gustavo last summer but the midfielder wanted assurances about playing regularly which Wenger was not prepared to give.
Arsenal News Lukas Podolski is expecting to leave Arsenal in this transfer window and his advisers are assessing "several offers" for the German World Cup winner, sources have told ssalijuliusj. - McNicholas: Will Poldi survive? Podolski's future at Arsenal has been the subject of speculation throughout this summer and the 35 million pound signing of Alexis Sanchez appears to be the trigger that will end the forward's time with the North London club. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said that he would be resting his German stars at the start of the season and has repeated played down speculation over 29- year-old, but it is increasingly evident that he does not have a future at the club now. Podolski completed 90 minutes in the Premier League for Arsenal just five times last season and has admitted that Wenger's decision to persistently substitute him was a source of annoyance. "Of course you cannot be happy when you always go out after 60, 70 minutes. Of course I am not happy always to be substituted," Podolsk ...
Lukas Podolski looks set to leave Arsenal after being left out of the squad to face Everton on Saturday with opportunities looking bleak for the German in North London. Arsene Wenger is reportedly ...
Galatasaray step up Interest in The Arsenal's World Cup Winner Lukas Podolski . by Lewis Dean Times on Aug 14th in 2014 .. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is prepared to reluctantly sanction the sale of Lukas Podolski before the transfer window slams shut, but only if the Gunners can recoup a huge chunk of the £11m they spent to sign the clinical strike star in 2012. Podolski has consistently found the back of the net when played across two seasons at the Emirates, but unfortunately for the 29 year old he's too often been dropped in favour Santi Cazorla and could now decide the time is right to move in search of consistent first team football. Arsenal fans are fond of Podolski's direct style and lethal left foot, but competition is stiff to occupy an attacking role at the Emirates heading into this season and as a result Goal.com believe Wenger will listen to offers if clubs from Turkey and the Bundesliga if they come in the next two weeks. Podolski only reported for pre-season training at Arsenal's London ...
Arsenal still 100% keen on Sami Khedira The Gunners are hopeful they can do a deal with Real Madrid Arsenal are still interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, but are in need for him to lower his wage demands. The Gunners are in the market for a holding-midfielder, and despite Morgan Schneiderlin, Lars Bender and William Carvalho being linked, it looks like Khedira is Arsene Wenger's first choice. It has been reported that earlier in the Summer, everything was agreed between the two clubs, but the deal fell through due to Khedira's whopping wage demands, which were so high that it would have made him Arsenal's highest ever paid player. Madrid are keen to sell the German international, and despite interest from Bayern Munich and Chelsea, they are keen to see him go to Arsenal, where he can join up with fellow Germans; Per Mertesascker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil.
Emirates Stadium side look to bring in World Cup star. Arsenal have made PSG attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi their number one transfer target according to The Sun. Read more Arsenal FC news . The experienced Argentine is apparently keen to leave the Parc des Princes and may be keen on a possible move to North London where Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will hope the 29 year old can provide some much needed quality in the final third. Lavezzi impressed greatly during his five season spell at Napoli, where he formed a great partnership with Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, but has been less effective in the French capital. Wenger is ready to shell out £15m for the adaptable forward, who can play in a central attacking role though is more effective on the flanks. Interest in Lavezzi may well be fueled by the fact that the North London side not only overly relied upon Olivier Giroud last season but also could be a push to address the fact that both Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott have had their fair share of injury problems ...
This German team is plush with resources. Oezil always looks very deadly when he plays for Germany. He looked deadly tonight too. His substitute Schuerrle looked even better. Bastian Schweinsteiger is on the bench. Per Mertesacker had a fine season with Arsenal. Lukas Podolski still has a lot in him. When Arsenal was sliding in the last quarter of the season, Arsene Wenger fielded Podolski. And he arrested the slide. Mario Goetze and Thomas Muller are two of the best strikers in the world right now. And so is the German mid-field. This is an awesome team.
Transfer News & Stories • Inter Milan have put French midfielder Yann M’Vila on their transfer wish list for the summer. • Arsenal target Loic Remy is desperate to join the Gunners as Arsene Wenger weighs up transfer options. • Sunderland have made a £4million bid for Ashley Williams as Gus Poyet looks to land his top transfer target. • Raheem Sterling is set to be Roy Hodgson's wild card despite his red card in England's friendly against Ecuador. • Karim Benzema says Real Madrid target Luis Suarez needs more than one good season. • Steven Gerrard last night hailed Roy Hodgson for having faith in him as captain - unlike Fabio Capello. • Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is plotting a £25million swoop for Chelsea star Ramires. • Eden Hazard has declared there is "no chance" he will leave Chelsea this summer. • Lukas Podolski insists Arsenal's FA Cup win has given Germany's World Cup hopes a major boost. • Samir Nasri is ready to sign a new deal at Manchester City that will keep him a ...
Arsenal v Hull City - FA Cup final teams Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger kept faith with second-choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski for Saturday's FA Cup final against Premier League rivals Hull City at Wembley Stadium. Fabianski, 29, usually provides back-up to Wojciech Szczesny, but he has stood in for his fellow Pole in this season's domestic cup competitions. Jack Wilshere was named on the bench for Arsenal after recently returning from a two-month lay-off with a fractured foot, but fellow England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missed out due to a groin problem. Arsenal's player of the season Aaron Ramsey was paired alongside Mikel Arteta in midfield, with Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and record signing Mesut Ozil providing support for lone striker Olivier Giroud. Hull centre-back James Chester overcame a hamstring injury to line up in a three-man defence alongside captain Curtis Davies and Alex Bruce, the son of manager Steve Bruce. In the absence of cup-tied strikers Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, ...
Arsenal will be aiming to end a nine-year trophy drought when they face Hull City in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley. Arsene Wenger last won some silverware back in 2005, when the Gunners beat Manchester United on penalties to win a fourth FA Cup under the Frenchman's tenure. Steve Bruce's Tigers are massive underdogs for the showpiece having lost 2-0 to Arsenal at The Emirates back in December, and 3-0 at the KC Stadium more recently on April 20, when the Londoners cruised to victory thanks to a goal from fit-again Aaron Ramsey and a double from Lukas Podolski. Grab your seats early as we are expecting to be busy.
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1. Arsenal 5 – Hull 0. This is the combined score of the two matches played between the Gunners and Steve Bruce’s side this season. Nicklas Bendtner got the ball rolling for Arsenal in a 2-0 win at the Emirates in December and it was even easier in April – a 3-0 victory at the KC Stadium, with Lukas Podolski scoring twice. 2. Arsenal have a great record in FA Cup finals. The Gunners have won their last three FA Cup finals. Seeing off Manchester United in 2005, Southampton in 2003 and Chelsea in 2002. In their last six FA Cup finals, Arsenal have won five. 3. Hull are not very good! Hull finished the 2013/2014 season on 37 points from 38 games. Four points from safety but in many other seasons this total could well have seen them relegated. A minus 15 goal difference in the Premier League says a lot about how Steve Bruce’s side played over the course of the 2013/2014 campaign. 4. Hull are in woeful form! Reaching the FA Cup final has disguised just how poor Hull have been of late. Their only Premie ...
Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger has ruled out selling forward Lukas Podolski and defender Thomas Vermaelen this summer. (Gua…
Lukas Podolski plays football with a seal, urges Arsenal to sign it Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has urged Arsene Wenger to sign up a silky-skilled attacker who he was playing football with in Cologne this this week. But while many might think that Podolski was talking about the latest Bundesliga star, he actually meant an immessely talented… seal. The Gunners ace indulged in a little head tennis with the animinal while back in Germany, and was clearly impressed with the excellent skills. As well as posting an image with the seal on his Instagram account, Podolski went one step further and urged Wenger to make it one of his top transfer targets… With the club looking for a new striker this summer, to lighten the load on Olivier Giroud, this might not be the worst idea. Got to be better than Nicklas Bendtner or Yaya Sanogo, right?
Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Wants To Sign Strike Partner For Olivier Giroud. Wenger wants the Gunners to recruit an attacker that has the ability to play alongside Giroud, or instead of him. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is keen to sign a striker this summer. The Gunners have used four forwards in the Premier League this season – Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Nicklas Bendtner. However, Sanogo and Bendtner have made just one start between them, while Podolski missed four months of the campaign due to a hamstring injury. As a result, Giroud has started 35 of Arsenal’s 37 top-flight games. Bendtner will be allowed to leave the Emirates Stadium when his contract expires in June, but Wenger is keen to keep hold of Giroud, who has three years left to run on his current deal. Wenger admits that Giroud has been over relied upon this season and the longest serving manager in England is keen to recruit some support for the 27-year-old. “Maybe we have over-played him at so ...
On the pitch… Arsenal moved a step closer to securing a Champions League place after a 3-0 win at home to Newcastle United. Afterwards, Arsene Wenger said there was a 'harmony' to his team again. The under-21s brought their season to a close with a 3-1 victory away at Newcastle and the under-18s twice came from behind to draw their penultimate game of the season against Wolves. Off the pitch... Arsenal fans voted for Lukas Podolski as their April Player of the Month. Ladies trio Jordan Nobbs, Siobhan Chamberlain and Danielle Carter were named in the PFA Team of the Year. Club ambassador and former Gunner Freddie Ljungberg visited Arsenal Soccer Schools in Oman, Dubai and Rome. NEXT MATCH Arsenal v W.B.A. Barclays Premier League. Sunday, May 4
Giroud praised for touch of class - Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger hailed the perfect touch of striker Olivier Giroud after his sublime finish and a double from Lukas Podolski gave the FA Cup finalists a 3 1 win over West Ham to mo -
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger believes his side's 3-0 Premier League win at Hull will have no bearing when they face each other again in the FA Cup final on 17 May. Lukas Podolski scored twice after Aaron Ramsey's goal as the Gunners strolled to victory at the KC Stadium. "The Cup final is a completely different game," Wenger insisted. Arsenal won the 1998 and 2003 FA Cups shortly after league wins over final opponents Newcastle and Southampton. However, Manchester City suffered a surprise defeat against Wigan in last season's Wembley showpiece in the weeks after beating them in the league. Midfielder Ramsey, who played for Cardiff when they were beaten by Portsmouth in the 2008 final, echoed the words of his manager. "We have beaten Hull twice but are not going to take them lightly," he said. "They are a well-organised team, get crosses in and we can't rely on our previous performances against them." Hull will be without strikers Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long for the final, as both are cup- tied. Jelavic ...
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was pleased with his side's performance as a double from Lukas Podolski and one from Aaron Ramsey secured a 3-0 win at Hull City.
Arsenal News and Arsenal opinion: Arsene Wenger reveals why he cannot play Lukas Podolski up front
I think it is now clearer that Arsene Wenger has got no clue about how modern day football is played, is it not an irony that Arsenal lack a proven striker but yet has one of the best finishers in the game. I can only sympathize with Lukas Podolski.
Arsenal climb back to fourth Last Updated: 21:38 15/04/14 Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud fired Arsenal back into the Premier League top four as the Gunners came from behind to defeat West Ham 3-1 at Emirates Stadium. Giroud's superb strike early in the second half helped secure a first win in five Premier League outings for the FA Cup finalists, who are now a point ahead of Everton in the race for the last UEFA Champions League berth, but have played a game more. Matt Jarvis had nodded the Hammers into the lead late in the first-half, but that appeared to rouse Arsene Wenger's men from a sluggish display and Podolski levelled before the interval, with the Germany international adding a third 12 minutes from time. Giroud had a good chance to break the deadlock with 14 minutes gone, but there was a lack of conviction in his attempt to get on the end of Podolski's cross on the edge of the six yard box and the opportunity went begging. West Ham had started strongly and came close to finding the net twice i ...
Arsene Wenger has been speaking at his pre-match press conference today evening and gave Arsenal.com a Team News and injury update with the latest on the fitness of Laurent Koscielny, Tomas Rosicky, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski, Nacho Monreal and Aaron Ramsey. Understandably, the Wigan game has taken a lot out of the players and Arsene confirmed that Ramsey and Oxlade-Chamberlain are both suffering from fatigue and are doubts to face the Hammers. Rambo has only just returned from almost four months out and played over 100 minutes on Saturday, so it’s likely he won’t be risked from the start again tomorrow, and the same can be said of The Ox as he was carrying a knock in the weekend. The boss also revealed that Koscielny and Rosicky will face late fitness tests today to see if they can return to the squad, while Podolski is expected to shake off a minor muscular problem and Monreal is a doubt after he was forced off midway through the second half with a dead leg. There was als ...
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has hit out at Arsene Wenger after he was substituted in their FA Cup semi-final victory over Wigan.
Lukas Podolski: "When you play for a great club like Arsenal, it's not only Arsene Wenger, I think the stuff around the team, all are great from the first day. We have a nice spirit in the team. "You feel very welcome at the club."
Flamini restore Gunners pride against Manchester City Arsenal restored some pride after a difficult week with a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Man City at the Emirates on Saturday evening. The tribulations of the Chelsea defeat and the late draw with Swansea were clearly evident in the Gunners' first half performance. They looked like a team that lacked confidence and belief, and it's fair to say that City controlled the game for the most part. Certainly, in terms of chances, the visitors were on top and although their goal had a touch of good fortune about it, Arsenal were punished again for losing the ball high up the pitch. This time Lukas Podolski was careless in possession and City's quickness of movement left Arsenal exposed at the back. Edin Dzeko's 18th minute shot cannoned back off the post and David Silva bundled it over the line. The goal affected Arsenal throughout the rest of the first half, as the weight of the previous poor results bore down on them. Unlike the game against Chelsea though, they ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Arsene Wenger is shocked by boo barrage: ARSENE WENGER has been shaken by the reaction of Arsenal’s fans to his club’s latest slump. They rallied to take a lead via Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud. But a last-minute Mathieu Flamini own-goal earned the Swans a deserved point. That was not the reaction fans wanted after the horrific 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea on Saturday, and the Gunners and their manager were hit by more vitriol at full-time. An Arsenal source told the Daily Express: “Arsene has been affected by the criticism. “Previously it was all water off a duck’s back to him because he was so sure of what he wanted and so sure of the course he was on. “But he has been really shaken by this, for the first time.” Arsenal were three goals adrift in just 17 minutes at Chelsea, and conceded in the 11th minute against Swansea, with Flamini saying that such sloppiness must end. “When you play a big game, you cannot lose it in the first 10 or 15 minutes,” he said. “We have to be ...
The Former Barcelona boss has accused Arsene Wenger's side of merely waiting for the Bavarians to lose the ball in the hope of hitting their hosts on the counterattack Pep Guardiola has defended Bayern Munich's performance against Arsenal on Tuesday night, claiming that it had been difficult for his troops to find space against a side that he felt had played without any ambition. The Gunners had gone into the second leg of what had been an eagerly-awaited Champions League last-16 tie trailing 2-0 on aggregate. Consequently, Guardiola was surprised by what he perceived as Arsenal's unwillingness to attack at the Allianz Arena and felt that Bayern were unlucky to win a game that ended 1-1, with Lukas Podolski having almost immediately cancelled out Bastian Schweinsteiger's 55th-minute opener for the hosts. "We had a lot of control but the opponent didn't come to push," the former Spain international told his club's official website. "It's 2-0 in the head of the players and it's not easy. We're 2-0 up and we ...
The Bayern Munich midfielder admits his side should have been more clinical but is delighted to have got another 90 minutes under his belt Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger believes Arsenal took a defensive approach during the two sides' 1-1 draw on Tuesday. The Bavarians progressed to the last eight of the Champions League 3-1 on aggregate despite seeing Thomas Muller's late penalty saved by Lukasz Fabianski as they were held by Arsene Wenger's side. The Germany international, who scored the opener for the hosts prior to Lukas Podolski's equaliser, feels that his side had the better of the encounter, but that the Gunners' negative approach made it hard to break them down. "We tried to apply pressure and attack and Arsenal pulled everyone back and tried to close down the space," he told the club's official website. "We looked to get at them down the flanks and our penetration was reasonably good, but we failed to score." Schweinsteiger is nursing his way back to fitness after having ankle su ...
Arsenal battled hard but could only draw 1-1 away to Bayern Munich, who progress to the UEFA Champions League's last eight. The Gunners were given the runaround in a goalless first half at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, with chances few and far between as they sought to turn around Bayern's two-goal advantage from the first leg. Ten minutes after the restart, Bastian Schweinsteiger scored from Franck Ribery's left-wing cross and although Lukas Podolski quickly smashed in an equaliser, the Gunners could not produce the goals they needed and went out 3-1 on aggregate. At least they were not beaten, with Lukas Fabianski saving a late penalty from substitute Thomas Muller after Laurent Koscielny fouled Arjen Robben in the box. Arsene Wenger made three changes to the Arsenal team that started the 4-1 FA Cup win over Everton on Saturday. In came Koscielny, Podolski and Olivier Giroud in place of Kieran Gibbs (ankle), Yaya Sanogo (foot) and Mathieu Flamini, who dropped to the bench. Wojciech Szczesny was su ...
Guests could not achieve their goal of Munich , and they found it very difficult to resist the tide of the " Bavarian " sweeping them . Bayern Munich reached the threshold of the quarter-finals after a dramatic draw on Tuesday at home to Arsenal defeated back in London duality clean. And on the floor of the field , " Allianz Arena " , signed by the opening goal Bastian Schweinsteiger (55) before responding to it compatriot Lukas Podolski (57) . Half-time : Franck Ribery began a key role in a variety Bayern Munich after that failed to trip the Bavarians back to London because of the surgery , with Mario Gotsh and Dutch striker Arjen Robben behind frank Croatian Mario Mandzoki_ . And the second on the West , conducted Arsene Wenger six changes to the side that lost the first leg (0-2 ) in London , including the French Olivier Giraud , who scored two goals against Everton (4-1 ) Saturday in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup , the Spanish and Mikel Arteta the Polish goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski which offset the ...
Arsene Wenger urged referee Svein Oddvar Moen to give his side a fair chance before the match and the Norwegian official did just that by allowing Lukas Podolski's equaliser to stand after he appeared to push Philipp Lahm shortly after Schweinsteiger's opener.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has slammed “diver” Arjen Robben following his side’s Champions League exit to current holders Bayern Munich. A spirited performance saw the Gunners secure a respectable 1-1 draw in Bavaria, but it was not enough to book a quarter-final place as the Germans secured a 3-1 aggregate victory. Having trailed 2-0 following their first leg defeat at the Emirates, Arsenal fell further behind when Bastian Schweinsteiger stuck home early in the second-half, though Lukas Podolski blasted in the equaliser against his former club moments later. The drama continued late into the tie as Bayern were awarded a later penalty when Robben, who has a reputation for theatricals, went down very easily under pressure from Laurent Koscielny. Thomas Muller squandered his chance from the spot as Lukasz Fabianski, in for the suspended Wojciech Szczesny, did well to deny the German’s poor kick. But having seen Robben go to ground on numerous occasions during the two-legged tie, Wenger was unimpr ...
I am sure that I am not the only Arsenal fan who wants Arsene Wenger to alter his priorities a bit in the next six days. He would normally prioritise the Champions League over the FA cup with games in each coming within three days of each other, but has already hinted that he will field his strongest side against Everton on Saturday. That does not mean, of course, that the Gunners will give up on Europe and I think that two of our German players could be the key to pulling off a real shock. Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil really have something to prove against Bayern Munich and are both likely to start. Podolski probably won’t start against Everton, so will be fresh and has the extra incentive of having spent an unsuccessful time in Munich and wanting to book his place in the Germany World Cup squad. And, in a Sky Sports report, he makes it clear that Arsenal feel they can beat Bayern as long as they play the sort of football we started with at the Emirates. Podolski said, “It is normal that no one beli ...
Arsenal get revenge over Liverpool... I Guess if you are an Arsenal fan you would call it pay back or sweet revenge. I myself am not so sure as one game was merely for 3 points and yesterdays was a knockout game in which Liverpool lost and now means they have no chance of going to Wembley this year. An early four-goal blitz set Liverpool on their way to a 5-1 Premier League demolition at Anfield last weekend, but Arsene Wenger's men managed to survive another shaky start and opened the scoring after 16 minutes thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Lukas Podolski made it 2-0 for the increasingly confident Gunners early in the second half, but Steven Gerrard reduced Liverpool's arrears from the penalty spot after Luis Suarez was fouled in the 59th minute. The game that lacked the same amount of goals as a week ago but certainly didn't lack the drama and intensity. So Arsenal go through and will face Everton in the next round. Could we be heading for an Arsenal v Man City final?
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Arsene Wenger "very proud" of Arsenal win Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has expressed his pride in his players, after they beat Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup. The Gunners went ahead with goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski. Steven Gerrard pulled one back for the Reds, but Arsenal held on for a morale-boosting win.
MY LAST POST ABOUT THIS: As Arsenal huffed and puffed and failed to blow Manchester United’s house down during their Wednesday night clash, it soon became comically clear just how much Arsenal need another striker. Olivier Giroud had yet another one of his quiet games and at one stage in the second half failed to connect with a Bacary Sagna cross that many more sprightly strikers would have converted. The big Frenchman looks a bit knackered and has become less and less effective as the season has dragged on. Despite this, Arsene Wenger often seems reluctant to replace him. He just doesn’t seem to trust in the likes of Nicklas Bendtner or Yaya Sanogo. He doesn’t even trust Lukas Podolski a highly experienced German international. Why Arsene Wenger didn’t purchase another striker during the January transfer window is beyond me. Hopefully he’ll choose to right this wrong when the window re-opens. This brings me to a rather bizarre story run by The Metro which suggests Arsenal are preparing a £25m ...
. Arsenal. boss. Arsene Wenger. has welcomed the return to fitness of. Lukas Podolski. . Wenger ...
Arsenal will welcome Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday desperate to make up for their Anfield capitulation when the sides clash in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Gunners saw their Premier League title hopes take a big blow last Saturday after they slumped to a humiliating 5-1 defeat to the Reds, a result which saw Arsene Wenger's men slip off the top of the standings. The North London giants were then held at home against Manchester United in the league on Wednesday as the side's brilliant early-season form looks to be hitting a rough patch. The Merseysiders, meanwhile, followed up their home demolition act with another three points in midweek, albeit in less convincing fashion as they needed an injury-time penalty from Steven Gerrard to earn a 3-2 win over Fulham, who had twice led on the night. Those results have hoisted Brendan Rodgers men to within four points of the Premier League lead, leaving the side full of confidence as they prepare to travel to the Emirates, the scene of their 2-0 ...
Morning, a quick Saturday round-up for you. Team News ahead of tomorrow’s game against the Mugsmashers is that Mathieu Flamini is the only one to returning, meaning Thomas Vermaelen remains sidelined. We’ll also be without Santi Cazorla who is ‘ill’ and won’t be available. That’s a bit of a blow, you have to say, because he’s been our most dangerous player in recent weeks. He’s scored and created quite regularly, so being without him tomorrow weakens us. With a desire to see a few changes, however, it could open the door for Lukas Podolski who has cut a frustrated figure over the last month or so. Since his return from injury he’s been used sparingly, or not at all sometimes, and the two goals he scored against Coventry weren’t enough to convince Arsene Wenger he was worth a place in the team against more difficult opposition … like Southampton. But with Cazorla gone, Giroud knackered and a very real need to add something a bit different to our attack, this could be the perfect game ...
Arsenal and Manchester City set to rest star players in their FA Cup ties this weekend Manuel Pellegrini and Arsene Wenger are ready to risk their FA Cup dreams this weekend to save players for the Champions League. Manchester City boss Pellegrini is facing the first leg of a last-16 tie against visitors Barcelona on Tuesday, so is prepared to rest Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Yaya Toure and Alvaro Negredo for Saturday’s meeting with Chelsea at the Etihad. With Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho both out injured Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Wenger - trophyless since 2005 - could be set to make six changes from the side that ground out a draw with Manchester United on Wednesday as he tries to revive his key men for Wednesday’s clash with European champions Bayern Munich. Lukasz Fabianski will likely take over from Wojciech Szczesny in goal, with Lukas Podolski, Nicklas Bendtner, Mathieu Flamini, Nacho Monreal and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joining him in the Gunners’ starting line-up against Liverpool.
Arsene Wenger revealed the following Team News ahead of Sunday's FA clash against Liverpool. Who’s out? *Santi Cazorla Santi is ill and will definitely miss the game. *Thomas Vermaelen There has still been no update on when we are likely to see Vermaelen return to the side. *Long-termers Aaron Ramsey, Kim Kallstrom, Theo Walcott and Abou Diaby will all be unavailable. Who’s back? *Mathieu Flamini Flamini will return to the side after serving out his three-game suspension for the red card he picked up against Southampton. *Lukas Podolski Poldi was visibly annoyed at not getting selected to come on as a sub against Manchester United on Wednesday night. Warming up right in front of me, his face turned from his usual smiley-self to a scowl when the Ox was called back to get ready to take part in the game and he spent some time looking clearly annoyed. We are likely to see him start on Sunday. *Yaya Sanogo Yaya was an unused substitute against Manchester United and is unlikely to start the game due to the ...
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Arsene Wenger is considering rotating his team for Sunday's FA Cup clash against Liverpool as he prioritises next week's visit of Bayern Munich. The likes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukasz Fabianski, Flamini, Carl Jenkinson, Nicklas Bendtner, Serge Gnabry and Lukas Podolski are all in line for first-team recalls as Wenger looks to keep his squad fresh for the task of taming the European champions in the Champions League. Wojciech Szczesny, Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil and Arteta could all be rested for the clash against Liverpool. Ashley Cole is likely to wait until the end of the season before deciding on whether to extend his Chelsea career. The veteran left-back has been ousted as the club's first-choice by Cesar Azpilicueta this season. Nevertheless, Jose Mourinho has made it clear Cole will be offered a new 12 month deal despite his lack of playing time. Meanwhile,Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has tipped in-form Liverpool to emerge as serious challengers for the Premier L ...
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski should be more worried than any other Gunners star by last night’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United, with the German forward not trusted by Arsene Wenger to make the difference in a pivotal Premier League clash ……
After watching the match between Arsenal and Manchester United yesterday I came to the conclusion that Olivier Giroud is not the man to lead Arsenal's attack. When he had the opportunity to score, he scuffed most of the chances that came to him. The effective, accurate heading we have seen from the Frenchman in the past at Montpelier and even at Arsenal was non-existent last night so it was disappointing to think that this player is Arsenal's main attacking player if they are serious about winning the title. Many people have complained about Arsene Wenger's transfer policy in the previous transfer window with the manager failing to bring in any support for Giroud. If he had of done this would it have been a different story last night against United? If Wenger had have brought in a back-up striker in January - such as the likes of Diego Costa - would fans have seen goals last night? To be honest, I don't think it was necessary for Wenger to bring in another front man as I think there is a man on the bench ...
Arsenal were astonishingly booed off the pitch by their fans after last night's 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the Emirates. Despite sitting second in league, just one point from leaders Chelsea, large sections of the crowd voiced their concerns after a run of just one win in four games. ADVERTISEMENT Some believe this is a sign of how far United have fallen behind this season. In previous years a draw with the Red Devils was not a cause for concern but this season they have already lost eight games and sit in seventh place – 11 points off the Champions League places. A more likely explanation for the boo-boys was Arsenal's failure in front of goal and the frustration was being aimed at Manager Arsene Wenger. Olivier Giroud looked off the pace last night and many fans are bewildered as to why no attacking players were brought in during the January transfer window. Nicklas Bendtner is the only other out-and-out striker and he is not first choice with the fans. There was also the fact that Lukas Podol ...
Lukas Podolski has denied ever being close to leaving Arsenal in the last transfer window, and insists he has the complete faith of Arsene Wenger.
Latest Football News & Transfer Gossips :- - Arsenal and Juventus are tracking Wolfsburg and Germany U21s attacking midfielder Maximilian Arnold. - Everton's on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has strongly hinted the Toffees need to qualify for the Champions League this season to stand a chance of making the move permanent in the summer. - Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal record signing Mesut Ozil has become "too obsessed with making the perfect pass". - Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho claims Liverpool are the title-race danger-men because they are the one contender not liable to a spring meltdown as they juggle the demands of domestic football and the Champions League. - Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has shown off his new boots, which carry a message of good will to stricken compatriot Michael Schumacher. - Eden Hazard has NO plans to eave Chelsea despite being linked with a return to France with Paris St-Germain. - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has indicated that QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar is joining MLS ...
Transport around London may be causing havoc to commuters during the Tube strikes, but Arsenal man Lukas Podolski has come up with a solution for himself at least. While most of us moan and stress over the delays and confusion, the German decided to take matters into his own hands. Podolski posted a photo on his Instagram page of him behind the wheel of a London bus on Thursday, and said: 'Welcome to my bus'. Public transport isn't a footballer's first choice of transport, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will have no qualms with the striker's desire to get to training on time. It is a slight variation on the days footballers used to travel on the bus to matches. Podolski is only 28, but judging by the former Bayern Munich man's smile in the photo, perhaps a career as a London bus driver isn't too far fetched. Better that than a stressed Premier League manager...
Dear Arsenal supporter, It was a job well done on Friday night against Coventry. In the second half we dropped our pace a little bit and Coventry had some chances, but we started the match very strongly and we were strong again in the last 20 minutes when Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla gave us a lift after coming off the bench. Lukas Podolski scored twice and you know that when you have a goal chance you want it to fall to him. He is a clinical finisher and he has an unbelievably quick backlift. He is very accurate in his finishing. He can be effective whether he starts or comes off the bench, he is always dangerous. We saw Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain make his first start since the opening day of the season and it was good to see him back. I liked what he did in the centre of midfield, especially when we had the ball. Defensively he worked hard and it was interesting to see him and Jack Wilshere together. They could be a good partnership in the future for England as well. When Alex came off, Gedion Zelalem ...
Arsenal's German contingent shine against Coventry By James McNicholas | January 24, 2014 9:35:05 PM PST Arsenal are through to the FA Cup fifth round after a relatively routine 4-0 win over Coventry City. Given their sobering experiences last season, Arsene Wenger and Arsenal were never likely to take Coventry lightly. In 2012-13, the Gunners were knocked out of both domestic cup competitions by lower league opposition. Consequently, Wenger chose not to take too many risks with his starting lineup. In the absence of the injured Thomas Vermaelen, the Frenchman named his first-choice centre-back pairing of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker. When that duo play, Arsenal invariably have a solid foundation. • Delaney: Three things: Arsenal-Coventry Mertesacker captained the team, which seemed fitting considering the lineup's distinctly German feel. Mertesacker was joined in the starting lineup by three compatriots: Serge Gnabry, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski. Another -- teenage prodigy Gideon Zelalem --b ...
Lukas Podolski shows he's better than Olivier Giroud almost in every game he plays. Since Giroud and coach Arsene Wenger are French, Giroud starts every league game leaving Podolski on the bench.
Lethal leaves Arsene Wenger purring after his brace inspires to win over
Arsene Wenger believes the performances of Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the FA Cup win over Coventry demonstrated the ...
WALCOTT TO PLAY UP FRONT AGAINST SPURS The Gunners will be without their first two recognised centre forwards, but playing the England winger through the middle could well be effective. Arsenal take on North London rivals Tottenham in the third round of the FA Cup this weekend, and Arsene Wenger will have a selection dilemma on his hands. In attack, Olivier Giroud and Nicklas Bendtner are both injured and will not feature against Tim Sherwood’s charges. As such, Wenger must choose between limited options as the man to lead the home side’s line. There is an argument to suggest that Lukas Podolski or one of the young stars could play as the lone striker, but it makes more sense to play Theo Walcott through the middle. Against Tottenham, Walcott’s pace could well see him as a more ideal striker than the missing pair. Although Spurs have been good on the road this season, bar their debacle at the Etihad Stadium, without Jan Vertonghen they lack pace at the heart of their defence. Michael Dawson and Vlad ...
HILARIOUS... David Hirshey of ESPN FC predicts: **Arsene Wenger will shop 'til the silverware drops Despite Olivier Giroud looking like a spent force in the past month, Arsenal will purchase as many useful strikers as a disgruntled steel-workers union. Wenger will proclaim that the return from long-term injuries of Lukas Podolski and (hyphenated British nobility-named) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are "just like new signings." A happy Stan Kroenke will slip an extra fiver into Arsene's pay packet. Happy New Year!
Arsene Wenger: 'Lukas Podolski can make a huge impact'
Arsene Wenger is delighted to have Lukas Podolski available for Monday’s clash with Chelsea.
HENRY SAYS ARSENAL DO NOT NEED NEW STRIKER SIGNING Arsenal legend Thierry Henry feels Manager Arsene Wenger doesn't need to buy a new striker in January. Henry suggested Lukas Podolski – who has returned to training after tearing his hamstring in August - could prevent the need to delve into the January window. He said: “He could be the guy that you’re looking for.” DOU YO AGREE WITH HENRY? TSN
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Lukas Podolski and Bacary Sagna have stayed in London, as expected
Arsene Wenger on Podolski : "Lukas Podolski should be back in normal training after the Hull game."
ARSENAL, Wenger's news on Podolski: . Asked about long-term injured Lukas Podolski's status, Arsène Wenger dec...
What do you think is the squad status for each player in the arsenal first team? (Doing this according to football manager) My opinion: Not needed by the club- Park Chu Young, Nicklas Bendtner Backup to the first team- Emmanuel Frimpong, Lukasz Fabianski, Emiliano Viviano Hot prospect for the future- Serge Gnabry, Ryo Miyaichi, Gedion Zelalem, Thomas Eisfield, Yaya Sanogo On rotation- Tomas Rosicky, Nacho Monreal, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mathieu Flamini, Thomas Vermaelen, Abou Diaby Important first team player- Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud, Bacary Sagna, Mikel Arteta, Laurent Koscielny, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Wojciech Szczesney Indispendable to the club- Per Mertesacker, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla ARSENE WENGER Thoughts? - Emandinho
Arsène Wenger says the return of Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski means he will not sign a striker in January. (The Guar…
Belfast TelegraphArsene Wenger believes the return to fitness of England forward Theo Walcott and imminent recovery of Germany international Lukas Podolski means Arsenal are not under extra pressure to buy another striker in January.Arsene Wenger: Arsenal…
Arsenal are looking to make a move for Manchester City’s striker Edin Dzeko in the January transfer window as per reports from The Mirror, but could face a tough competition from European heavyweights like Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan. The Gunners are bit thin on the strike department, with Olivier Giroud remains the lone striker for the London club. Arsene Wenger does not see Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott (both injured though at the moment) as an out-an-out striker while the gaffer certainly cannot rely on youngster Yaya Sanogo or Nicklas Bendtner to deliver for him.
Arsene Wenger must make the recruitment of a top class striker a priority in the January transfer window. That’s according to Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn, who believes the Emirates manager must strengthen his firepower options to maintain a title charge. Former Gunners left-back Winterburn said: “One key area which I think everyone is debating is the centre forward role. Giroud is having to do a lot of work, without a rest, so it’s hard work for him. I would like to think that they may try and bring someone in, whether that will be a permanent signing or a loan signing.” One school of thought suggests Wenger will use either Theo Walcott or Lukas Podolski as striker options when they return from injury. But Winterburn isn’t so sure this would offer them the strength they need with the remainder of the campaign ahead of them. He added: “If you get the likes of Walcott back, Podolski back, then the bench is looking completely different. You’ve got a lot more midfield and attacking options. ...
Why Wenger’s Arsenal Are The Unquestionable Premier League Title Favourites Following Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea in the League Cup on Tuesday, we read analysis far and wide about how the Gunners title credentials had been unmasked by the result. These theories gained traction among many analysts during the course of this week, but they were laughable. Bashing Arsene Wenger has long proven to be a rite of passage in certain areas of the British press. Yet the Arsenal Manager has a side that he built with his own hands that, from where I sit, is the most complete team in England. Arsenal, unlike most of the top sides in English football, have already been tested depth wise and come out ahead. Losing the likes of Lukas Podolski, Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade- Chamberlin and Theo Walcott to injury so early in the season could have been a devastating blow to most sides. However it gave Arsene Wenger a chance to show off his club’s depth and sense of purpose this season. The Gunners have pla ...
Arsenal - Chelsea Preview: Gunners looking for first win over Blues in two years High-flying Arsenal will look for their first win against Chelsea in more than two years in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday. The Premier League table-toppers bounced back from their first loss in more than two months - which came in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund - with a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Goals from Mikel Arteta via the penalty spot and an Olivier Giroud header sealed the points for Arsenal, who have not lost an away match in any competition since March. Arteta was later sent off and will miss the Chelsea clash, with Arsene Wenger's side keen to reverse a trend that has seen them fail to defeat their London rivals in their last three meetings. There are still significant injury problems for Arsenal, with Theo Walcott (abdominal), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee) as well as Lukas Podolski (hamstring) on the sidelines, while Mathieu Flamini (groin) has a ...
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Arsenal vs. Norwich -1.00am (AEDST) Despite the injury toll, the Gunners seem cruising on all fronts, only the draw against the Baggies before the break finally ended the 10 match winning streak in all competitions, has Arsene Wenger finally turned the corner? Not to mention his comments earlier in the week saying that the spending is not over. In what should be a standard win for the league leaders they take on a solid Norwich side without Bacary Sagna, Lukas Podolski, Alex Ox, Abu Diaby and Mesut Ozil, Santi Carzola, Walcott all in doubt, you still get the sense a win is assured here. Norwich will hope for the best in a game against the North Londoners in what is a tough run coming up in the next few weeks. Putting on a stern battle against Chelsea, Chris Houghton will be going into this game with nothing to lose and with a short injury list – it is time for the Canaries to make the most if it. Prediction: Arsenal Win Possible Score: 2-0
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup will recall a host of players who sat out the League Cup defeat by Birmingham. But captain Ashley Williams remains doubtful with an ankle injury, and Pablo Hernandez is out (hamstring). Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini face fitness tests, while Tomas Rosicky is not quite ready to return. Santi Cazorla, Abou Diaby, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Theo Walcott all remain on the injury list. MATCH PREVIEW Things must be going well for Arsenal when even 'Silent Stan' Kroenke is talking. The Gunners' majority shareholder gave a rare interview this week to underscore his support for Arsene Wenger and declare himself "totally aligned" with the country's longest-serving manager. Indeed, as Wenger approaches Tuesday's 17th anniversary of his Arsenal appointment, it seems highly likely that he'll soon commit to staying for a good while longer. LAWRO'S PREDICTION Image of Mark Lawrenson Mark Lawrenson Football analyst "Arsenal have got a great record ...
Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski set to return in the coming weeks, confirms Arsene Wenger
West Brom V Arsenal at The Hawthorns : Match Preview Stomach surgery sidelines Walcott Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been ruled out for three weeks because he needs stomach surgery. Walcott was withdrawn from the Arsenal XI to face Stoke last weekend after feeling pain in his stomach, and the Gunners have confirmed he needs surgery. Walcott will miss England's crunch qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland as well as Arsenal's Capital One Cup clash at West Brom and games against Swansea and Napoli. An Arsenal statement read: "Theo Walcott will have a minor procedure on his abdomen in Germany on Wednesday which will keep him out of action until after the next international break." Walcott's injury is a blow for Arsenal, who have come to rely on the winger even more this season following the absence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger hopes to have the 24-year-old back for the game against Norwich on October 19, however. Wenger said: "Theo will be o ...
controversial striker Nicklas Bendtner could be handed his first start for the side after having been exiled from the first-team for the past two seasons following a fall out with Manager Arsene Wenger. With new signing Yaya Sanogo, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott injured, Olivier Giroud is the only other recognized striker in the Arsenal squad but as he have played in all the games of the 2013/14 campaign so far he could well be rested as a precaution. Arsene Wenger during the post-match conference after the Stoke City game: "We have a Capital One Cup game at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday and I will rotate the team, of course. Nicklas Bendtner has a chance to be involved."
The Arsenal love-in is continuing in Germany with the media having some new way of praising the club almost daily. Over the weekend it was confirmed that Joachim Low was set to travel to the Emirates to watch the growing German contingent in a visit which was seen as one of many coming up. Today, Germany's largest selling newspaper Bild has explained that Arsenal are the most German English club and that this is likely to grow. They say there's a special focus at the club on players from Germany and even praise Arsene Wenger for speaking German fluently and therefore making it easier for players from the country to settle in. Bild count 7 German players at Arsenal... Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker, Serge Gnabry, Gedion Zelalem, Thomas Eisfeld and Leander Siemann. MF7
Arsenalface Stoke City on Sunday, and, unsurprisingly, they have plenty of injuryconcerns as per usual. But Arsene Wengerdid have some good news yesterday. He feels Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil are finally 100% after their respective illness worries in the past weeks. Meanwhile the clubs vice-captain Mikel Artetais now set to return to action against Stoke - with a late fitness test on Saturday to *** whether or not he is ready to play against The Potters. Artetais one of the leaders of this side and his influence is imperative to the club maintaining their recent good form - by bringing the combative stability his performances always conjure with him on his return from a quad problem. So Arteta is up off the treatment table, even if this weekend has come around too fast for him. But who is next? The club have a slightly less cluttered medical area now, with Tomas Rosicky, Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and long-time occupant Abou Diaby are all still out with their respective ar .. ...
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Santi Cazorla could return to the starting line-up but I think Arsene Wenger will go with Lukas Podolski to replace Oxlade-Chamberlain
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THE SUN Real Madrid have launched a last-ditch charm offensive to try to *** Isco from under Manchester City's nose. Wantaway striker Grant Holt could yet start the season with Norwich. Arsene Wenger will give Borussia Dortmund the cold shoulder in their bid to sign Arsenal's Lukas Podolski. Arsenal have agreed to sign 20-year-old Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo on a four-year deal. Arouna Kone has opened the door to a move to Liverpool or Everton by declaring he wants to quit Wigan. Cardiff and Swansea are competing for France ace Bafetimbi Gomis. Arsenal are battling it out with Liverpool to sign Schalke's £12million-rated defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Hull and Stoke are both interested in signing Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole. Tony Adams has launched a scathing attack on Arsenal - and offered to join the board to help find Arsene Wenger's replacement. Bobby Zamora has been told he will be QPR's number one striker next season. SUNDAY MIRROR Liverpool have warned Real Madrid that they should put .. ...
They shouldn’t think about it in terms that Gervinho is too valuable to them because you’d be hard pushed to find a Gunners fan on the street who would be sorry to see him go. They should think about it because it’s a deal which could see them get one of Marseille’s best younger players in the same deal. Jordan Ayew is an extremely talented forward, who could prosper at the Emirates under the guidance of Arsene Wenger who has developed players similar to him numerous times during his career. Ayew’s stats last season suggest he’s not completely indispensible for the French side; seven goals and three assists with 16 appearances as a substitute. It would be a risk for the Gunners because he’s clearly an under developed player and Arsenal already have a very competitive squad in terms of players filling attacking positions; Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud. However, his current status as not first choice in the Marseille squad and the fact his contact is due to expire in the summ ...
Ignore All The False Rumours, Here Are Some Realistic Arsenal Signings! It appears the sarcasm from my last post was lost on some people and with Arsenal “linked” to players like Wayne Rooney, Gonzalo Higuain, Stevan Jovetic, Ashley Williams, Marouane Fellaini and even ex-captain Cesc Fabregas, I started to think about which players Arsenal should sign. Most (if not all) of the above are all paper talk, putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5, because we all should know by now Arsene Wenger likes keeping his transfer dealings top secret. How many people knew we were going to bring in Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud well before they signed? Exactly. No-one can predict who will be arriving at Arsenal well in advance of it happening, it’s just not the Arsenal way. The Wayne Rooney “transfer” makes me laugh as Arsene knows exactly how the media works and it is obviously a plot to divert attention away from who Arsenal are actually trying to sign. Instead of linking the obvious target ...
Stewart Robson (ex Arsenal player): "I am not expecting any marquee signings at Arsenal. There is a lot of talk about it, but I don't know if I would trust Arsene Wenger with that money. Over the last few years some of the players that he has said were going to be world class haven't ended up like that - people like Philippe Senderos, Denilson, Marouane Chamakh, Armand Traore, Sebastien Squillaci, Nicklas Bendtner, Carlos Vela, Emmanuel Eboue, Park Chu-young, Lukasz Fabianski, Gervinho and Andre Santos. Over the last two seasons they have spent some money on Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski, Mikel Arteta, Nacho Monreal, Per Mertesacker and Andre Santos. They haven't been top-class players. Arsene Wenger doesn't appear to want to sign the top-class players, or what other people would describe as top-class players. He goes out and says: 'I can buy you cheaper players for a better price who are going to be world-class players in the future', but that hasn't been the case in the last few years. Some of the play ...
LET ME BUY ANOTHER BRAND NEW ASERNAL ATTIRE IN PREPARATION OF THE UPCOMING SEASONS! ARSENAL SEALED UEAFA Champions League SPOT, Arsenal won the race for fourth place in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory at Newcastle. Arsene Wenger's side needed three points to guarantee a spot in next season's Champions League qualification rounds ahead of North London rivals Tottenham and Laurent Koscielny's second-half strike ensured they achieved that aim. Koscielny's goal meant more heartache for Spurs who once again had to settle for a place in the Europa League that comes with finishing fifth despite their 1-0 win against Sunderland at White Hart Lane. "The players are special. I've told them many times but they've shown it in the last two months they've been absolutely exceptional," Wenger said. At St James' Park, Arsenal bagged the priceless goal when French defender Koscielny swivelled to volley home from close-range after Lukas Podolski flicked on Theo Walcott's free-kick in the 52nd minute. The victory secu ...
GUNNERS JOIN ROONEY CHASE! Arsene Wenger is understood to be interested in signing Wayne Rooney. The Arsenal boss will be handed a £70m summer budget and would want to splash some of the cash on the want-away Man Utd striker. The highest paid player at Arsenal is Lukas Podolski earning £100, 000 a week while Rooney earns £250 000\wk. Can Arsenal afford the England man and beat Chelsea to his signature?
Arsene Wenger says Lukas Podolski is the most natural finisher at Arsenal and will thrive in a regular central role.
"Arsene Wenger throws on Gervinho up front in place of Lukas Podolski" Oh dear
Arsene Wenger just subbed on Gervinho for Lukas Podolski. Is he trying to throw the game away?
CRY BELOVED GUNNERS! Zvatotanga, It's that time of the year again. It's the time of the year where Gunners fans (Esp This one) are made fun of, where calls for Arsene Wenger to be fired are voiced. Year in year out this is the scheduled time for discussions like 'the owners do not provide money for transfers' or 'Mr (Bean) Wenger does not want to spend money', but the truth? The evil American owners do provide money for transfers. Players like Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Nacho Monreal do not come free of charge. Niether do players like Gervinho, Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud (Here in Zim Olivier (Olivia) is a name for our ladies) and other crap Arsene does spend money, he will simply not accept paying above market value, or even paying market value for that matter, (saka what does he pay anywhere?) and he will be competing against Man City, PSG, Chelsea, clubs who dont even care about market value We long for a time were we will have players in the class of Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick . ...
77' The away team have replaced Mikel Arteta with Lukas Podolski. This is the second substitution made today by Arsene Wenger. VS
Having made their worst start to a league season in the Arsene Wenger era, Arsenal fans were understandably perturbed by their club’s form and the gaping hole left by the sale of Robin Van Persie. Olivier Giroud, considered the Dutchman’s replacement, took some time to adjust to English football and there was a fear that the Gunners would struggle without the 30-goal haul Van Persie managed last season – 22 strikes more than any other player in the Arsenal squad. But to compare Giroud to Van Persie, or contrast this season with last, is to overlook the new approach Wenger has decided to take. Rather than sign a like-for-like replacement, rather than continue to place all the goalscoring burden on one player, Wenger adapted his side and brought in three new faces to share that burden. Those three new recruits – Santi Cazorla (nine), Lukas Podolski (eight) and Giroud (nine) – have struck 26 times so far this season, at a strike rate of a goal a game. Van Persie actually struck less regularly, aver ...
Why this Arsenal target is MORE than worth his £20m price-tag . I do realise that the transfer window has barely just slammed shut, but I can’t be the only Arsenal fan disappointed with his club’s actions in the transfer market. Arsene Wenger told fans that he’d to his best to bring players in, but didn’t really make any serious inroads. The only new addition to this Arsenal squad was Nacho Montreal, an effective looking Spanish left-back who should deputise for Kieran Gibbs with some degree of efficiency. Whilst I like the look of the Spaniard, you’ll excuse me for not getting overly excited. After all, it strikes me that the area that Arsenal should most be looking to improve, is their strike-force. Whilst Manchester United have a wealth of options upfront (included ex-Arsenal star Robin Van Persie), the Gunners only really have Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott (and perhaps Lukas Podolski and Gervinho). This is a little unnatural for a club that is famed for its attacking resources. One player ...
Arsenal show their Mettle So much for perceptions in football. The accepted narrative is that Stoke's physicality generally unsettles Arsenal and yet, thanks to Lukas Podolski's deflected late strike, Arsene Wenger's side continued their trend of winning every home game against their supposed nemeses. Arsenal goal celeb Podolski PA PhotosArsenal saw off Stoke, but only thanks to Lukas Podolski's deflected free-kick This wasn't exactly a case of movement against muscularity. As the Arsenal manager said after the game, his side "prepared mentally" for that challenge. In truth, they occasionally did their best to pre-empt it. The most notable example of what was a game with a fair amount of needle came when Mikel Arteta went in strongly with a Stoke-like tackle on Michael Owen. The substitute was sufficiently aggrieved to flick his arm at the midfielder, before Jack Wilshere then squared up to him. Long before that Arsenal illustrated a willingness to stand up - or even jump up - for themselves. Just before ...
Podolski breaks Stoke resilience Lukas Podolski's deflected free-kick proved the difference as Arsenal eked out a much-needed 1-0 victory against Stoke. After securing just five points from as many Premier League matches, the Gunners were in danger of losing ground on the top four coming into the game. Arsene Wenger's side looked set for another frustrating day at the office today - thanks in no small part to an outstanding display by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. The 25-year-old proved why he is so sought-after with a fine first-half display in which he superbly denied Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain either side of stopping a Laurent Koscielny header. It was those in front of Begovic that came to the fore in a second half in which it looked like City's stubborn defence would help end a run of 10 successive defeats in league and cup at Arsenal. However, substitute Podolski ended those hopes 12 minutes from time with a low free-kick that deflected in off Geoff Cameron. The Gunners made five changes for this afte ...
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Arsene Wenger says he is impressed by the way summer arrivals Lukas Podolski,Olivier Giroud and Santi Carzola have adapted to the EPL
Welcome Beck: David Beckham has taken training with Arsenal players for the first time Beckham reported for duty at the club's state-of-the-art Hertfordshire training HQ on Tuesday, and was seen sharing a joke with Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski and the rest of the squad. He was wearing the training kit of flop striker Marouane Chamakh, who is currently on loan at West Ham. The Former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is determined to prove he can still play at the highest level. Beckham trained with Arsenal in 2008 and with their North London rivals Tottenham two years ago, during the MLS off-season. He is currently a free agent and in no rush to make his next move as he can sign outside of this transfer window. Speaking ahead of Arsenal's meeting with Liverpool on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger said: 'He called me. He has asked to come here and to work on his fitness. He has not done anything for a long, long time.(It's) purely for fitness. There's no speculation about signing or anything.' With Wen ...
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“Lukas Podolski insists he is happy to be Arsenal's wide boy - The Guardian
Lukas Podolski says that he is happy to sacrifice himself for the greater good at Arsenal playing as a wide man, instead as a Striker! Gunner:D and perhaps Theo should learn something from Podolski! -Sahil
Some Team News ahead of the game Tonight guys, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski are available for Arsenal's Premier League game against West Ham after they overcame their respective illnesses. Manager Arsene Wenger has a problem in midfield as Mikel Arteta (calf), Francis Coquelin (hamstring), and Tomas Rosicky (calf) are all out. Defensive midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) will have a fitness test, but forward Gervinho is away at the Africa Cup of Nations and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is out with a foot injury.
Arsenal face Swansea City in The FA Cup 3rd Round Replay Tonight at Emirates Stadium, Team News is No Laurent Koscielny who is suspended and Mikel Arteta Tomas Rosicky and The Injury Prone Lukas Fabianski who are still on the Treatment Table, I think This Evening's Game will still have a Big Crowd because I cant see Arsenal Fans staying Away from the Stadium, Per Mertesacker is coming in for Koscielny, Lukas Podolski is on the Bench with Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, According to Reports Arsene Wenger will put a Strong Squad Out for this Important Game, So lets hope for a Good Gunners Win in the Replay Come On Arsenal, Gooner for Life.
A £17m solution to Arsenal’s lack of authority upfront: After being linked to Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for a number of weeks, only to have him sign a new contract with Schalke, I can’t help but wonder where Arsene Wenger stands when it comes to a new Arsenal striker. Does he have a list of potential additions or is he scrabbling around as we speak, attempting to find a player who has the quality to improve this Arsenal squad. Because one thing’s for sure: the Gunners need to improve in this area. Arsene Wenger brought Olivier Giroud from Montpellier last summer to attempt to fix the gap left by Robin Van Persie. Whatever way you look at it, this move was a failure. Giroud looks like a good player, making up for his lack of mobility with aerial prowess, but he’s not a world-beater like RVP was. The Gunners have taken a big step down and neither Theo Walcott, nor Lukas Podolski have been able to step up and provide the goal-threat the club sorely needs. Then there’s Gervinho, who looks l ...
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski lavished praise on Manager Arsene Wenger and claimed he was enjoying himself playing for the club.
Coach Wenger would also robbed a bank, only to keep Walcott at Arsenal Today 9:09 - London Neverending story about a young English representative in the service of Arsenal Theo Walcott has been unraveling. He is known as the Gunners still refuses to extend his contract, which he runs out next summer. "I am also willing to break the bank to meet its requirements," he even heard Gunners coach Arsene Wenger, trying with all his strength to make before the January deadline interchange agreement was reached and the kanonýrům Walcott signed for another five years. Theo Walcott of Arsenal shakes hands with a coach Arsene Wenger. That would signal that an agreement will eventually be? Eddie Keogh, Reuters The problem, of course, money. Theo Walcott is twenty-three figures in the income ladder, which Arsenal declassified until the eighth. Most receive summer acquisition Lukas Podolski, who had come week at £ 107,000, just behind him appear Tomas Rosicky and another German legionnaire Per Mertesacker with a sala ...
"It's a nice draw. We definitely have a chance to qualify for the next round. We will make it if we make good use of our immense quality," Lahm was quoted as saying on the club's official website. "Arsenal are a team I have never faced before and I have never played in their stadium before either. The fans and players can all look forward to two games in a great atmosphere. "I'm also looking forward to meeting [Lukas Podolski] Poldi and Per [Mertesacker] again. It's always special to take on your colleagues from the national team." Meanwhile, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the German giants are the team to beat, without underestimating Arsene Wenger's side. "I think we enter his match as the slight favourites, but we cannot make the mistake of underestimating them," he explained. "Arsenal have struggled at times in the league over the last few months, which a look at the standings in the Premier League will tell you. "But by no means will this be an easy game for us. I look forward to our game ...
Premier League - Matchpack: Wigan v Arsenal: LIVE Saturday 12:45pm Team News Wigan boss Roberto Martinez again faces an injury headache for the Premier League clash with Arsenal at the DW Stadium. He will definitely be without four players after defender Adrian Lopez (hamstring) joined Ben Watson (broken leg), Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) and Albert Crusat (knee) on the long-term injury list. Another four players should feature over the festive period, with captain Gary Caldwell (hamstring) the most likely to make it for Arsenal ahead of fellow centre-backs Ivan Ramis (hamstring), Antolin Alcaraz (groin) and midfielder James McCarthy (ankle). Arsenal report no fresh injury problems. England forward Theo Walcott could again be preferred in a central striker's role ahead of Olivier Giroud after scoring in the 5-2 win at Reading. Full-back Andre Santos (stomach muscle) and midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) continue their rehabilitation. MANAGER QUOTES Arsene Wenger: "Wigan always have good players, technically talented ...
Reading 2-5 Arsenal Cazorla treble pulls Gunners within two points of fourth Arsene Wenger's team were irresistible at times as the Spaniard's hat-trick and strikes from Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott kept the bottom club six points adrift of safety. Full Match Download @
Jack & Theo on Theo's contract and more: Theo- ‘Talks are ongoing and it's going to be a slow process. It's taking a long time but hopefully something will happen soon.’ The 23-year-old’s team-mate Jack Wilshere urged Walcott to extend his stay at Arsenal. Wilshere said: ‘I've been working all year on him, but that's between Theo, his representatives and the boss but hopefully we can sign him up. ‘He showed he can do it up front and hopefully he can play there in the future.’ Walcott, meanwhile, believes there were glimpses of ‘the true Arsenal’ tonight as the Gunners atoned for their Bradford disappointment with a convincing Barclays Premier League victory over strugglers Reading. He was given the opportunity to play up front by Arsene Wenger and duly repaid his boss' faith by slotting in the fifth goal of the night, following Lukas Podolski's strike and a Santi Cazorla hat-trick. When asked about recent criticism following last week's shock exit from the Capital One Cup, he told Sky Spor ...
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Wenger hails convincing Arsenal. Arsene Wenger has underlined the importance of Arsenal's 5-2 win over Reading following their embarrassing defeat to Bradford City. A hat-trick from Santi Cazorla and goals from Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski helped Arsenal easily dispatch Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Monday. *NY*
Arsenal can compete if Arsene Wenger puts Lukas Podolski as his main man like his former rebel captain RVP.
Arsenal's players, including Germany forward Lukas Podolski, 27, and Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla, 27, who both joined the club in the summer, are losing faith with the methods of Manager Arsene Wenger. Arsenal F.C.
Reportedly, Samir Nasri has requested Arsene Wenger to re-sign him in January.
A host of Arsenal first team regulars are said to be questioning Manager Arsene Wenger after their recent run of poor results, included in that group of players are summer signing Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla.
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Recent acquisitions Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla are reportedly losing faith in Manager Arsene Wenger.
Let's be realistic here. The defeat last Tuesday is not only the players' fault it's also Wenger's. I'm disappointed that we got eliminated by some npower league 2 team. Another trophiless season. And by the looks of this we'll lose CL football next year. Wenger's tactics are outdated and recently, there were questionable substitutions and questionable starting line up. If you remember the Villa game, he replaced Giroud for Coquelin who is a defensive midfielder. That's a mid table way of thinking there. Okay it's 0-0 we'll settle for that. Did you see Chelsea, Man. City and Man. United think like that? No. Next questionable line ups. Why will you put a winger as a striker and a striker as a winger? That's questionable. Gervinho is a winger not a striker and he plays awful in every game. Why would you even start a player like him? And next Lukas Podolski, he can play in the wings but he himself said that he is upset because he wants to play as a Striker which really suits him. Another is the buying and se ...
Arsene Wenger... where to even begin... Who are Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla to be throwing him under the bus? For a decade: Wenger has
WHERE HAS PODOLSKI GONE AT ARSENAL? Lukas Podolski joined Arsenal in the summer, and gave the Gunners a great boost of confidence. A German international with over 100 caps and 44 goals for his country was a great acquisition for Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board. At 27-years old, Arsenal should be getting the best years out of Podolski and, at first, that seemed to be coming true. The German scored Arsenal’s first goal of the season against Liverpool leading to our first win, and things were looking good, but he has drifted further and further out of games and might as well not have been on the pitch last night. I know he has supposed to have been suffering with a virus, but if he was fit enough to start, he should have been fit enough to have an effect for Arsenal. Podolski has stated his desire to be given a chance as a central striker, and Wenger has not obliged. Perhaps this is the reason for his poor form, but it should not be a reason. He is playing in the same position he occupied when he firs ...
I still don't know why wenger bought Podolski AND Giroud. Podolski is a natural striker and is obviously better than giroud. Podolski has shown he is an excellent striker from his days at Koln . Bad move Arsene Wenger -Afc
Arsene Wenger is without Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott for the game. Gervinho starts on the left with Chamberlain on the right supporting Giroud up top. Bacary Sagna returns after being an injury doubt for the game, while Lukas Podolski is also on the bench along with Rosicky.
Barclays Premier League Gameweek 16 Team News : [ 8/12/2012 ] - Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion [ 15:00 GMT ] Arsene Wenger rested a number of key players during Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Olympiakos on Tuesday, but the Frenchman has revealed that both Lukas Podolski (hamstring) and Theo Walcott (calf) missed out through injury and will not return in time to face the Baggies. Bacary Sagna (foot), Laurent Koscielny (thigh) and Andre Santos (abdominal) will all miss the clash, as will long-term absentee Abou Diaby (thigh), who is not expected to return until the end of December. There is some good news for the hosts, however, as Tomas Rosicky - who had a fine game in Greece midweek - has returned to fitness and should feature in the starting line-up. Steve Clarke told reporters last week that Ben Foster could face further surgery on his groin, in which case he could face another 10 days out of action. But, Billy Jones and Boaz Myhill are both set to return to fitness after suffering from a bug th ...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he is losing patience with Theo Walcott’s ongoing contract wrangle and has grown frustrated with the player’s refusal to commit himself to the club. Premier League PA PhotosTheo Walcott's Arsenal future is uncertain • Wenger calls on fans' support • Clarke defends Wenger Walcott, 23, is about to enter the final six months of his current Arsenal deal and despite having been locked in contract talks for some months, an agreement between the two parties has yet to be found. After initially brushing the issue under the carpet, believing the contract would eventually sort itself out, Wenger has now made a plea to his player to show commitment to the club that has helped to transform him into a big name in English football. “I have no news,” he said when asked about Walcott’s future. “I am not involved in that directly, of course indirectly yes I am, but at the moment we have not made any progress. I am frustrated by it. Honestly, yes I am. There is not ...
Arsene Wenger (Team News ahead of the game against WBA) : ''Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott are out. Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny are not back.''
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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott will both miss Saturday’s game with West Bromwich Albion. Maybe sagna too :-( Bad news guyz #
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal will be without Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski for Saturday’s match against W.B.A. -Matty
Arsene Wenger to Tennessee, pending Lukas Podolski's successful transfer to the New Orleans Saints in January.
ARSENAL v Swansea: Bacary Sagna, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski provide doubts for Arsene Wenger: Arsenal right...
Arsene Wenger tells me that Lukas Podolski was not involved tonight because he has a chest infection.
Everton v Arsenal 26 November 2012 09:29 Everton will be looking to maintain their unbeaten home record at Goodison Park when they tackle Arsenal on Wednesday. The battle for fifth place on the table sees David Moyes' men striving to turn their numerous chances into three points. Everton have drawn five of their past seven matches and trail fourth-placed Chelsea by three points. Their inability to convert their chances was never more apparent than at home on Saturday when they failed to take full advantage of their early domination, allowing Norwich to sneak an injury-time equaliser. "We need to turn this good play and opportunities into goals. You can have as many passes and as much possession as you like and play whatever style you like, but the most important thing is to win and that is the most important thing for me," Moyes said after the Norwich game. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger echoed his Everton counterpart's message after the goalless draw at Villa Park on Saturday. "We had the right attitude b ...
Emmanuel Adebayor went from Tottenham Hotspur's hero to zero against former club Arsenal as he scored and was then sent off in a dramatic 5-2 North London derby defeat. The Togolese striker, who angered Arsenal fans when leaving for Manchester City in 2009 before this summer making a permanent transfer to Spurs after an initial loan, set up a typically hectic meeting at Emirates Stadium with the opener. Adebayor's goal added to his lack of popularity among Gunners fans following his controversial celebration three years ago for City when scoring in his first reunion with his ex-employers and then his penalty goal in last season's ultimate repeat 5-2 defeat for Spurs. But his emotions got the better of him shortly after the quarter-hour mark on Saturday and his red card for a lunge on Santi Cazorla allowed Arsenal to come back and win through Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud, Cazorla and Theo Walcott despite Gareth Bale's consolation. Tottenham started well and, less than a minute after a Wi ...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger uses the example of Gunners' legend Robert Pires to explain how Lukas Podolski can overcome his culture shock
Arsenal: Wenger firm on Podolski role: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger intends to keep using Lukas Podolski on the fl...
Lukas Podolski will have to learn the Robert Pires way insists Arsene Wenger -
Arsene Wenger believes Lukas Podolski can follow the footsteps of Robert Pires and become an Arsenal legend
Lukas Podolski can follow in Robert Pires’ footsteps and become an Arsenal legend- Arsene Wenger
Lukas Podolski centrally at the start of games, is off the table for now. Or is it?
Arsenal frontman Lukas Podolski has said he wants to be playing in a more central role for the North London club after having mainly operated as a wide-man this season. The German striker, who has been mostly employed by Arsene Wenger wide on the left in a 3 man strike force in the early goings of this season, believes he is more suited to a role in the centre of the attacking three, rather than providing support for his team mates in the middle. The Polish born forward has demanded more from himself since his summer move from Cologne, and has only scored 2 goals in 10 appearances for the Gunners this season. But Podolski could argue he is playing out of position, adapting his game to play more as a winger rather than an out and out striker. Centre forward The German international has scored 44 goals in 105 games for his country, but believes he can’t find his usual scoring proficiency at Arsenal due to his position up front. “I’d rather play centrally up front”. Podolski told Sky Sports. “On th ...
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Arsenal News: Arsene Wenger praised the “professional attitude” of Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker
The reason people want Wenger sacked is because they want more than a top 4 finish because as a club us Arsenal fans have high expectations, but remember the one who set them expectations that man was Arsene Wenger when he took over we was something like 14th in the league and the season after in his first full season in charge he won the Premier League & FA Cup double, loyalty is a rarity in the game nowadays but there are still some out there and i really do believe in our youngsters and we've now got a mix we've also got experienced players like Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta, Lukas Podolski, Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker, Bacary Sagna etc etc, the future is bright for this club and on our budget believe me no manager could do a better job than Arsene Wenger. You don't know what you've got until it's gone so all those who think Arsene should be sacked just think about it for a minute and if you still want him to be sacked then i honestly don't know what's wrong with you.
Norwich City V Arsenal 6.30PM Chris Hughton must urgently address the problems of Norwich's porous defence as Arsenal make the trip to Carrow Road while France international Olivier Giroud broke his Premier League duck for the Gunners prior to the international break in the victory over West Ham and was then on target for his country in the 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Spain. Germany's Lukas Podolski has already netted four times this season, while in Spain international Santi Cazorla, Arsene Wenger has lured one of the continent's most creative players to North London
Lukas Podolski. wrote: Arsene Wenger has revealed that Laurent Koscielny will miss the game against Norwich tomorrow. The French international joins Theo Walcott, Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott on the sidelines having picked up a knock during the Interlull. That means Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker will continue their effective centre-half partnership with Johan Djourou providing back-up from the bench.
It was a landmark weekend for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman finally got off the mark in the Premier League with a predatory finish from Lukas Podolski's near post delivery and provided a physical threat to West Ham all afternoon. He also provided a perfectly weighted - and timed - through ball that allowed Theo Walcott to streak clear and notch a critical second for Arsene Wenger's side. No doubt about it, he's arrived. As for the manager of this rabble, step forward Arsene Wenger. Once again, the Frenchman seems to have sold his finest bottle of wine but has still maintained the overall quality of his cellar (if that makes any kind of sense). Arsenal look a fluid unit, with new signings Giroud and Podlski showing early promise, alongside surely the player of the Premier League so far, Santi Cazorla. Coming from behind to win at West Ham is no mean feat, and his defenders coped well with the aerial bombardment Big Sam threw at them. How does he keep doing it? Culled from ESPN.
Gervinho, who spent his first season in North London very much in the shadow of the Dutch master, is suddenly re-discovering the form that tempted Manager Arsene Wenger to sign him from Lille while in Germany's Lukas Podolski, they boast one of the most natural goal predators in Europe. He has now scored five goals in his last five games...
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