Arsene Wenger & Theo Walcott

Arsène Wenger, OBE (born 22 October 1949) is a French football manager and former player. Theo James Walcott (born 16 March 1989) is an English footballer of Jamaican descent who plays for Arsenal and the England national team. 5.0/5

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Theo Walcott and Arsene Wenger have been nominated for PL's Player of the Month and Manager of the Month respectively.
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Arsenal's Theo Walcott reveals he and his teammates had 'important' meeting without Manager Arsene Wenger to talk about their slump.
Theo Walcott reveals that he and his Arsenal teammates held a crisis meeting without Manager Arsene Wenger.
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The most goals scored under Arsene Wenger have come from:. Thierry Henry (228). And in the current team:. Theo Walcott (8…
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott out with injury until international break: Arsene Wenger has been han...
Arsene Wenger backs Theo Walcott to be prolific scorer for Arsenal: Arsenal boss Arsen...
Arsene Wenger challenges Jack Wilshere to commit to Arsenal and insists Theo Walcott can be man in the middle htt…
Arsene Wenger says the club have no plans to sell Theo Walcott, and have opened contract talks with the England international. (Guardian)
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Arsene Wenger backs in-form Theo Walcott to become world class
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has described forward Theo Walcott as "one of the best in the world".Daily Mirror
It's time for Theo Walcott to deliver, insists Manager Arsene Wenger
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Arsene Wenger confirms Theo Walcott will start soon. "If not Thursday.. Sunday". FINALLY
Theo Walcott to start on Thursday or Sunday according to Arsene Wenger.
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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)
Theo Walcott: "When you think of Arsenal, even now, you think of Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry." .
Cape Town - Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mikel Arteta will be sidelined yet again with a calf problem. According to the Daily Mirror , Arteta is one of seven Arsenal players who are now sidelined with an injury. Theo Walcott, Mathieu Debuchy, Danny Welbeck, Mesut Ozil and Wojciech Szczesny are all out injured with Jack Wilshere facing a lengthy spell on the side with a three month lay-off. Yaya Sanogo was another player who got injured during Arsenal’s UEFA Champions League 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund having suffered a hamstring injury. Wenger confirms that Arteta would be “out for a while.” "The injuries are difficult to take on the chin,” said Arteta. “We go into many games and we need as many as possible available. The injury situation is a problem because we have many games and we lost two players tonight. "Arteta again has a calf problem and that looks quite serious and we lost Sanogo as well on a hamstring probl
Arsene Wenger tells me he doesn't think Theo Walcott will be available for the game v Man Utd due to an injury, he didn't…
"The world is going crazy about CR7 and Messi, Chelsea have got their own 2 in 1 package." - Didier Drogba "He has the world at his feet." - Frank Lampard "Not as much goals as Torres, not as much assists as Mata; but he's done what I've only read in books- he's started a REIGN OF TERROR." - Petr Cech "I regret not signing him. He's just fabulous." - Sir Alex Ferguson "Give him some better finishing power, and a raving for goals; and he will give CR7 and Messi a run for their money." - Arsene Wenger "He just has to increase his goals tally, and England will forget who's Gareth Bale." - Rafael Benitez "There is a Ballon D'or, if not more, waiting for him in future." - Paul Scholes "The only way to stop him is to foul him." - Theo Walcott "I can just say that when i played against him, I felt that I'm struggling with Cristiano." - Ryan Giggs "He's the third best player in the world, and mind it, he'll prove my saying." - Jose Mourinho "The fall of LOSC is the only thing he needs to prove his greatness." - Z ...
Arsenal seem to be having as many injury problems as United. Arsene Wenger claims Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and ex-Red Danny Welbeck are all doubtful for tomorrow but Oliver Giroud is back ahead of schedule.
Alexis Sánchez manage to make a big impact with Arsenal at the start of this season and has already scored 10 goals in 16 matches. Everybody at Arsenal is really happy with the former Barça striker. For example Theo Walcott and Arsene Wenger, that spoke to Talksport about the Chilean.Theo Walcott”In the training sessions he doesn’t need recovery days. That shows how much he cares about football”
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed Theo Walcott is in talks with the club about signing a new contract.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has opened talks with the club regarding a new contract, Manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
Theo Walcott in talks over new Arsenal deal, though Arsene Wenger quips it's "never easy" to reach agreement with him
Theo Walcott to hold talks with Arsenal over new contract as Arsene Wenger is keen on tying winger down to new long- term deal
Crucial win for Sunderland. Sunderland have climbed out of the bottom three in the Premier League after beating Crystal Palace 3-1. Neil Warnock left bewildered by the failure of the match officials to make 'major decisions' in Crystal Palace's favour. The FA will take no action against Marouane Fellaini after he was alleged to have spat at Sergio Aguero on Sunday. Sunderland made a transfer blunder in allowing Fraizer Campbell to leave the Stadium of Light, believes former team-mate Adam Johnson. Sergio Aguero has stressed the importance of Manchester City maintaining the winning habit as they pursue Chelsea. Arsene Wenger has given the green light for Theo Walcott to report for England duty.
Wenger confesses it's 'never easy' to reach agreement with Theo Walcott over new deal
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that with Theo Walcott coming back, 'There is light at the end of the tunnel with the injury crisis'
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Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal have opened contract talks with fit-again Theo Walcott. Source;Daily Mail
Arsene Wenger unwilling to risk Theo Walcott against Anderlecht
Arsene Wenger confirms Theo Walcott contract negotiations: Arsene Wenger is determined for Arsenal to...
Arsene Wenger on other injuries…. - "We had Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Mathieu Debuchy and Mesut Ozil injured...
Arsene Wenger licking his lips at prospect of pairing Alexis Sanchez with Theo Walcott in Arsenal's attack
FOOTBALL NEWS. Arsenal: Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud provide injury boosts Arsenal's injury problems are easing as winger Theo Walcott has returned to training, while striker Olivier Giroud is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery. England international Walcott, 25, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win against Tottenham in January. Giroud, 28, has not played since August after suffering a broken leg in the 2-2 Premier League draw against Everton. "Giroud is recovering very well," Manager Arsene Wenger told beIN Sports. The French forward was originally expected to be out until 2015, but the Gunners' boss is hopeful he will be back in action earlier than that. "The operation went perfectly. I believe he is ahead of schedule in terms of rehabilitation," added Wenger. German forward Serge Gnabry also returned to training on Monday, having been out since March because of a knee problem. Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry However, the Gunners are still without midfie ...
Whisper it, but Arsenal are on course for their best Transfer Window ever. Arsenal head into The Emirates Cup in a peculiar position. Things seem kind of on track. This is alien to most Arsenal fans. It’s almost uncomfortable. Arsene Wenger, *** Law and Ivan Gazidis have looked at the squad, they’ve identified the weaknesses and we’ve bulked out where we need to. Ultimately, regardless of the players and whether they could have purchased better, we’re in a far better position than we were last year. A lot of Arsenal fans forget that one of the biggest issues we faced last year was fatigue. Fatigue led to injuries and flat performances. Flat performances led to our title campaign derailing in spectacular fashion. The reason Arsene didn’t rotate is because he didn’t have a squad he trusted. Players like Serge Gnabry should have featured heavily after Theo Walcott picked up an injury, but poor attitude saw him relegated to the stands for games. Our keeper dipped in form, but the contract scenari ...
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 ...
Arsenal stars Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott have welcomed the news that Arsene Wenger will remain at Emirates Stadium until 2017.
Rumour: Arsenal sets sights on Di Maria, Pedro and Cuadrado Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has stepped up his pursuit of a new winger and earmarked three highly coveted talents as his primary targets ahead of a summer move to land at least one of the trio, report the Daily Star. Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria, Barcelona’s Pedro and Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado are all reportedly on the Gunners’ list as Wenger plans to bolster his attacking options ahead of next season. Although the North Londoners boast several accomplished midfielders within their ranks, the absence of pace on both flanks was noticeable towards the end of the season once Theo Walcott was sidelined through injury. Striker Olivier Giroud does not possess the speed to get in behind a defence, so the addition of a quick wide man would open up the possibility of a new avenue to Arsenal’s play and also complement those already at the club, particularly Mesut Ozil, who thrives on being able to find his team mate with precise through balls. ...
Assessing Arsenal: The need to strengthen By Max Bentley | May 19, 2014 3:34:09 AM PDT Transfer Windows for Arsenal fans are like opening a Christmas present from your grandmother -- you just don't know what to expect. Arsene Wenger pulled off a real coup when he landed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid before demonstrating his familiar January stubbornness by only adding Spartak Moscow midfielder Kim Kallstrom to his injury-ravaged squad -- an odd signing given the Swede was injured at the time as well. Having led the Premier League standings for 128 days this season, Arsenal witnessed their title challenge collapse following a series of humiliating performances on the road and untimely injuries to Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Ozil. A comeback FA Cup win over Hull showed the squad have some fight in them, but changes are still required. So, what does Wenger need to do in order to close the gap on their rivals and end Arsenal's 11-year wait for the league title? Striking the balance "To be comp ...
Watching football matches wit some girls can b so stressful! Girl: Baby who is dat guy, is he Chris Brown? Boy: No dat's Theo Walcott. Girl: hey, wat's dat yellow card for? Boy: It's a warning to d player nd red card means the player must leave d pitch Girl: what abt d green card? Boy: there's nothing like dat. Girl: I want arsenal to win d World Cup. Boy: (Angry) keeps quiet! Girl: who is dat old man? Boy: that's Arsene Wenger, he's d arsenal coach. Girl: So it means d other coach is Manchester-Wenger.
Mikhail Dražen Dario Holligan Give Me Sport did an article on the top top 10 most injury-jinxed Premier League teams... Guess who is Arsenal Number of times a player has missed a match this season through injury: 256 Arsenal have more reason to cry foul over injury problems than any other team this season and here is the proof. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been without a first-team squad member on no fewer than 256 occasions this season, including Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Laurent Koscielny. Walcott's cruciate knee injury has been a crushing blow to their chances of turning a strong first half of the campaign into silverware of tangible progression domestically, last featuring in January and sidelined for the majority of 2014. Midfield maestro Aaron Ramsey started for the first time since Boxing Day against Wigan Athletic last weekend, an FA Cup semi-final in which Arsenal were missing no fewer than 11 star players. Remove perennial absentee Abou Diaby and Wenger still has genuine rea ...
Arsene Wenger has offered tremendous service to Arsenal over the years. His ability to win trophies without breaking the bank like other managers in Europe is unmatched. This is basically due to his ability to identify and nurture talents like those of George Weah, the only African to have attained world player of the year, Thierry Henry, whose career was resuscitated by Wenger, Robin Van Persie, Dennis Bergkamp, Jack Wilshere,Theo Walcott etc. However all this credit is at risk of going down the drain if he doesn't know the right time to exit just like many people in different positions. Arsene should work hard to win FA cup this season as his farewell trophy.
Whether he’s going or staying after this season ends, the FA Cup semi- final is as ‘must-win’ as they come for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. It should be simple – Premier League team meets lower opposition needing to end their trophy drought, save their season and generally give their fans something to cheer about. But football is never that simple and straightforward, especially if you are an Arsenal fan. Arsenal will take to the Wembley pitch as favourites given their Premier League status. It makes no difference that they will be without Laurent Koscielny, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Mathieu Flamini. Doubts that hang over the fitness of Tomas Rosicky, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hold no sway, nor does the fact that Aaron Ramsey will likely be starting only his first match in over three months. Arsenal are the favourites and so they should be. Wigan, for all their cup heroics last season and this are a Championship side. Arsenal should know, they were the ones who releg ...
Arsenal have collected only two points in their last four games in the Premier League and Arsene Wenger has lamented about the lack of confidence in his squad as a key factor. Their recent form at Wembley is not very impressive either, as they have lost 2-1 to Chelsea in the 2009 FA Cup semi-finals and suffered a similar defeat to Birmingham City in the 2011 League Cup final. Wenger continues to endure selection limitations through injuries as Jack Wilshere (foot), Abou Diaby (knee), Laurent Koscielny (calf), Serge Gnabry (knee), Mesut Ozil (hamstring) and Theo Walcott (knee) are all out. Kieran Gibbs (ankle), Tomas Rosicky (thigh) and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain will have to pass a late fitness test if they are to be involved, but all three trained today. Mathieu Flamini picked up his tenth yellow card of the season when Arsenal lost 3-0 to Everton at Goodison Park last weekend, so Aaron Ramsey will probably get his first start this year by partnering Mikel Arteta in central midfield. Ramsey was crucial to A ...
Arsene Wenger is ready to thrust Aaron Ramsey straight back into Arsenal's FA Cup campaign. Ramsey came on as a second-half substitute in Sunday's loss at Everton after nearly four months out with a thigh injury. Wenger will be without Mathieu Flamini, who begins a two match ban, on top of the absences through injury of fellow midfielders Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott. With the North Londoners also acutely aware that they've got West Ham and Hull in quick succession after Saturday and Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may not be able to play all three games, they could use on-loan Kim Kallstrom against Wigan. Keeper Lukasz Fabianski, who has played instead of first-choich Wojciech Szczesny throughout the cup run, is set to feature at Wembley after not making the Everton trip because of illness. -JCon
WATCHING FOOTBALL GAME WITH LADIES CAN BE STRESSFUL: (Her): babe who's that guy, is that Chris Brown? (Me): No, that's Theo Walcott (Her): hey, what's that yellow card for? (Me): Its a warning to a player and red means the player must stop playing and leave the pitch. (Her): ohhh, its something similar to a traffic light. Yellow -warning, Red - Stop. (Me): yeah yeah sure hun (Her: what about the green card? (Me): OHHH No! , there's nothing like that. (Her): I want Arsenal to win the World Cup. (Me): (silent)... (Her): who's that old man? (Me): Geees Honey, that's Arsenal's coach. Arsene Wenger (Her): oooh Ok. Sooo it means the other coach is Manchester Wenger? (Me): (Change channel...to African Magic.lolz
Arsene Wenger to "analyse" injury problems within Arsenal squad Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will look into why his squad are riddled with injuries for the final stretch of the season. The Gunners, who are in contention for the FA Cup and Premier League title, have Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott on the current injury list. "I am concerned that that happens," The Mirror quotes Wenger as saying. "If you look at our overall injury list going into such a final decisive part of the season, we have no Wilshere, Walcott, Ozil, Ramsey. "We went to Bayern with no Gibbs or Monreal. Of course it is a concern, we are analysing very deeply why it happened to see if there is a link between these injuries. "Walcott it was completely bad luck. Wilshere I don't think it is linked with the other injuries, it is linked more with his history and the kick he got - the rest maybe we have to find out why it happened. We will analyse everything." Arsenal will travel to White Hart L ...
Arsenal dealt Ramsey blow With a growing injury list Manager Arsene Wenger had hoped Ramsey, Arsenal's star performer earlier in the season, would be fit for Sunday's vital North London derby at Tottenham Hotspur. "We have had to defer his comeback to full training a little so he is not available," Wenger said on Thursday. "He is having difficulties in the final stages of his rehab. It looks to be short-term." Record signing Mesut Ozil is also ruled out with a hamstring injury sustained in the Champions League defeat exit against Bayern Munich in midweek. Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are also long-term absentees, putting a huge strain on Arsenal's resources as they try and stay in the Premier League title race. "(Ozil) is out. I don't know for how long but it is a hamstring injury. There are scans going on," Wenger said. By the time third-placed Arsenal face Spurs on Sunday they could find themselves 10 points behind leaders Chelsea who are in action against Aston Villa on Saturday.
When Arsene Wenger was asked, less than an hour before kick-off at the Allianz Arena, why he chose Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ahead of Mathieu Flamini his response was simple: "Because we need goals." Although his hand was forced by Bayern Munich's two-goal aggregate advantage, it was a brave decision by Wenger. The Frenchman, not the most flexible in his tactical approach at the best of times, tweaked his gameplan as much as his own parameters allowed and Oxlade-Chamberlain was the wildcard at the centre of his plans. Although the Gunners eventually came up short, the youngster did not disappoint. This is a man who is 20-years-old, taking the game to the European champions in their own back yard whenever he was on the ball. He provided the kind of direct running and fleetness of foot which has all too often been lacking from this Arsenal side, even with Theo Walcott fit and well. On a night when Wenger needed big performances, Oxlade-Chamberlain stepped up. Wenger picked "the Ox" to drag the team forward at ...
The month of March has become all too familiar for Arsene Wenger, and once again there is enormous potential for the wheels to spectacularly come off. Taking his side to the Potteries has never been a pleasant experience; the animosity is almost palpable between the two clubs. But although his team once again showed a distinct lack of fight and belief against their more rugged opponents, the narrow one-nil defeat is far from terminal in their title chase. With four of their next five top flight fixtures coming against clubs in the top six of the Premier League, they can easily make amends for their unfortunate loss. Arsenal’s relative mediocrity in the past eight seasons, when compared with Chelsea, and Manchester’s United and City, has not been due to a lack of quality within their playing squad. Even before the £42million acquisition of Mesut Ozil, the Gunners still boasted Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott in their midfield. Defensively they started the season fantastically in 2012/13 - ...
The Chelsea manager is taking his Premier League title rivals very seriously, arguing that their promising young players have grown up and been joined by experienced heads Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes Arsenal cannot use youth as an excuse for failure this season as they are now a "mature" team. The Gunners have gone eight years without winning a trophy as Arsene Wenger has prized youth development over spending large sums of money to acquire established talent. But the North Londoners now lie just one point behind Premier League leaders Chelsea with 12 games left, and Mourinho interprets this as a sign that their talented youngsters have come of age. "Arsenal have spent many, many years working together, making these players grow up and achieve this maturity level," the Chelsea boss told the Daily Mail. "These guys, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs, they are not kids any more. They were kids but, in this moment, they are mature players. "The manager, with ...
Arteta: You need a big squad (PA) Tuesday 25 February 2014 Share Arsenal's strength in depth through midfield can give them an edge in the English Premier League title race, according to Mikel Arteta. While many pundits had predicted a New Year collapse, the Gunners trail leaders Chelsea by just a point heading into the final dozen matches of the campaign, although third-place Manchester City have a game in hand. Much had been made of Arsenal's lack of attacking back-up for main frontman Olivier Giroud following the season-ending injury to Theo Walcott, but Arsene Wenger certainly has plenty of options in a supporting role. Arteta had returned to the starting XI in Saturday's 4-1 win over Sunderland following suspension for the UEFA Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich, with Mathieu Flamini on the bench. Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who had been in sublime form before a thigh injury sidelined him on Boxing Day, is close to a return - all of which will bolster Arsenal's selection choices for the run- ...
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 ...
A sensational revelation has been done by Goal, who have suggested that Luis Suarez was offered to Arsenal in the summer after all in a cash plus player swap deal. Liverpool wanted £40 million plus Theo Walcott in exchange for the Uruguayan striker. Ahead of this weekend’s crunch clash at Anfield between Liverpool and Arsenal, the details of this shock proposal from the Merseysiders has emerged, who had made the offer to the Gunners in the *** end of the summer Transfer Window. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger had rejected the move as he did not want to lose Theo Walcott and also because he felt that it inflated the value of the 27-year-old striker. The English winger was valued at around £25m by the Anfield officials, and it effectively required Arsenal to pay a sum of over £65m for Suarez. It had originally appeared that Liverpool had closed all doors for the exit of Suarez to join another English rivals, when the had turned down the now infamous £4o,oo0,oo1 million bid for the striker in late July, ...
Liverpoolvs.Arsenal Preview: Liverpool vs. Arsenal Arsenal can go 11 points clear of Premier League dark horses Liverpool with victory at Anfield this weekend. The Merseysiders are focusing on securing a return to the top four for the first time since 2009, but some have tipped Brendan Rodgers' men as title contenders. However, a defeat to the table-topping Gunners on Saturday could put the Reds too far back to launch a late charge at a first domestic championship in 24 years. The match pits the country's most potent strike force against one of the strongest defensive duos. Liverpool's SAS partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have scored 37 top-flight goals between them this season, but Arsenal have not lost a Premier League game in which the Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny centre-back pairing have completed 90 minutes in over two years. All four are expected to feature at Anfield, but Arsene Wenger could be without as many as seven first-team players including Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey ...
Transfer Window: Arsenal are underdogs without a new striker By Martin Keown Former Arsenal defender and BBC football analyst Arsenal's failure to sign another striker in the January Transfer Window surprised me - and makes them underdogs for the title. The Gunners' firepower hardly compares to Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea, and if their only fit striker, and top scorer, Olivier Giroud were to get injured it would spell disaster. Arsene Wenger's side were linked with Schalke's Germany international Julian Draxler, but I can understand his logic in not proceeding - £37m looked a lot of money for a 20-year-old who is not proven in the Premier League. Manchester United paid that amount for Juan Mata, and the Spain international is the finished article. But other than Giroud, Wenger's options look limited: Theo Walcott is out injured for the season and I feel Nicklas Bendtner is nowhere near fit enough. Yaya Sanogo is another striker on the treatment table. Arsenal also have injury proble ...
Wenger looking to do business Schalke remain confident Julian Draxler will not be leaving for Arsenal or anywhere else ahead of the transfer deadline - but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger maintains "in any hour, anything can happen". Arsene Wenger, Arsenal . .Friday 31st January 2014 Wenger claimed when speaking to the club's in-house media on Thursday morning there were no imminent deals, with reports chief transfer negotiator *** Law had travelled to Germany to push through a big-money deal for the promising German international. The Arsenal manager has long been an admirer of 20-year-old attacking midfielder Draxler, said to have a £37million buyout clause and who would go a long way to compensate for the loss of England forward Theo Walcott to a season-ending knee injury. Draxler is currently recovering from an ankle tendon problem and so would not be immediately available to boost Arsenal's bid to get back ahead of Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League title race, or indeed for the upcoming Cha ...
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Arsenal have entered the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Jeremy Menez,according to French newspaper La Parisien. The story, which has also been reported by ESPN, suggests that Arsene Wenger has sensed an opportunity, with Menez struggling to get games at the Parc des Princes. So far this season, Menez has started just five games in Ligue 1, falling behind the likes of Ezequiel Lavezzi and Lucas Moura in the pecking order. Laurent Blanc is now ready to free up space in his squad by letting the 26-year-old go for €14m. Both Juventus and Inter Milan have been linked with an interest in Menez, but the French daily is reporting that the attacker would rather move to the Premier League, giving Arsenal the edge in the race. Menez is primarily a winger but can also play as a forward and behind the striker, making him an ideal proposition for Wenger. The Arsenal boss has lost Theo Walcott to a serious knee injury and currently has only Olivier Giroud and the unpredictable Nicklas Bendtner to call upon. ...
Stoke City have been told by Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger that Theo Walcott is not available for a loan move.
Arsenal reported to have made a move to sign French attacking midfielder Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has made yet another enquiry for 27-year old Lyon attacking midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, reports the Daily Mail. The France international is a long term target for Arsenal and Wenger is keen to snap up the injury prone midfielder on a cut price deal this month if a move for German starlet Julian Draxler fails. Lyon are reportedly in financial trouble, which could help Arsenal finally secure Gourcuff, but the Ligue-1 side insist that they need not be selling. Gourcuff has been in decent form this season after having missed almost the whole of last season due to injury. The former Bordeaux star has scored 3 goals in 13 league games this season and Wenger sees him as a good option in his squad, which is without the services of prolific winger Theo Walcott. Arsene Wenger has reportedly enquired Lyon about the asking price for the former AC Milan man, who is desperate to resurrect his faltering career. Wenger c ...
You mean to tell me it took a six-month injury to Theo Walcott to force Arsene Wenger to finally look into a striker
Independent: Theo Walcott will not lose his pace, insists Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger may be set to offset the loss of Theo Walcott by signing Juventus attacker Sebastian Giovinco, after it was revealed that the Gunners had made contact with the player's agent. The diminutive playmaker has spent his entire career at the 'Old Lady', bar a couple of loan moves, having com...
According to English media reports Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Theo Walcott will make a much stronger comeback from injury.The 24-year-old player is ruled out for at least six months after suf
Arsenal have made Porto striker Jackson Martinez their top January transfer target, according to reports in Portugal. Martinez has been linked with a move to both Arsenal and Chelsea over the past few months, but it looks as though the Gunners are stepping up their pursuit with boss Arsene Wenger in desperate need of a new centre-forward. Olivier Giroud has been mostly holding the fort up front this season, following injuries to Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott, with Nicklas Bendtner playing a bit-part role. But after Walcott was ruled out for the rest of the season earlier this week, Arsenal’s signing of a new frontman became all the more urgent.
Arsene Wenger on Theo Walcott's ACL injury: "He’s mentally strong, he’s very balanced as a person and he can put it into perspective."
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ARSENAL WANT A SHORT-TERM SOLUTION The word across most of the papers is that Theo Walcott's injury will inspire Arsenal to recruit a short-term solution up top, with a number of targets mentioned. Most sources claim that Arsene Wenger made a new approach for Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata on Tuesday, probably about a loan deal until the end of the season for the promising Spaniard. Indeed, The Daily Mail claims Arsenal will 're-double their efforts' to get Morata after Walcott's injury. The Mail continues: 'Wenger sees Morata as the perfect stop-gap between now and the end of the season, but Real have informed the Gunners that the talented striker is not available on a permanent or temporary basis. 'But Arsenal remain in contact with Madrid chiefs and are hoping for a significant breakthrough.' Thusly, they also have a list of alternatives. The Times claims Wenger is also looking at Mirko Vucinic from Juventus, recent Monaco signing Lacina Traore and Salomon Kalou, currently of Lille. The Mail also ...
Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Arsene Wenger keeping tabs on William Carvalho? All the latest Arsenal transfer rumours; Arsenal's 2014 has got off to a fine start, with their New Year's Day win over Cardiff before their weekend defeat of North London rivals Tottenham in the FA Cup. However, Monday's news on Theo Walcott's injury - which will put the England winger out for the rest of the campaign - allied to Nicklas Bendtner's ankle problem, means Manager Arsene Wenger may look to boost his squad in the Transfer Window. Here's our guide to all the latest news and rumours from Tuesday's Arsenal transfer stories from the Daily Mirror Arsenal face a battle with Manchester United if they're to get anywhere near Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa this month - but according to the Spanish club he and midfielder Koke are going nowhere. Speculation suggests that United boss David Moyes has been handed a £100 million war chest as he looks to reinvigorate United's season, while he is also believed to have sent scou ...
Arsene Wenger on Theo Walcott's 2-0 gesture. "The doctors said to me the coins were raining over his head and that is why."
Coventry City rewarded with FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Arsenal. Following their 1-2 win at Oakwell over Championship side Barnsley yesterday, Coventry City have been rewarded with an away tie at Premier League leaders Arsenal in the Fourth Round. Goals from Franck Moussa and Leon Clarke saw City overturn a first half deficit at Oakwell, whilst Arsenal overcame local rivals Tottenham Hotspur thanks to goals from Santi Cazorla & Tomas Rosicky. The last meeting between the two sides actually came last season as City made their first ever trip to The Emirates Stadium for a Capital One Cup Third Round tie, with the hosts running out 6-1 winners. Arsene Wenger fielded a mixture of youth and experience that night, with Olivier Giroud scoring his first goal in Arsenal colours before seeing Joe Murphy save a second half penalty. England forward Theo Walcott also helped himself to a brace with Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain, Ignasi Miquel and Andrei Arshavin also getting on the scoresheet for The Gunners. On-loan striker ...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has thrown his weight behind winger Theo Walcott after the player signalled the scoreline with a gesture.
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Arsene Wenger does not expect Theo Walcott to be in trouble with the FA following a gesture towards Tottenham fans.
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Arsène Wenger insists Theo Walcott's gesture at fans was not offensive.
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Arsenal emphasised their current superiority over Tottenham with a comfortable FA Cup third round victory at Emirates Stadium. ARSENAL 2-0 SPUDS BY Phil Mcnulty, BBC. Arsene Wenger has set his sights on an extended FA Cup run as his side stand top of the Premier League table - and they were never in serious danger as they dominated this North London derby to move into the next round. Santi Cazorla's powerful finish put the hosts ahead in the first half and Danny Rose's dreadful error allowed Tomas Rosicky to race half the length of the field to score just after the hour. The only downside for Arsenal was the sight of Theo Walcott being carried off on a stretcher in the closing minutes after appearing to catch his studs in the turf as he raced back to make a defensive tackle. “In terms of imagination, invention and a little guile Arsenal had it in midfield, while Tottenham didn't have any. Arsenal are the deserved winners."” Jim Beglin Radio 5 live New Spurs boss Tim Sherwood was left disappointed as h ...
Arsene Wenger defends Theo Walcott after the striker made a gesture to Tottenham fans in their FA Cup tie.
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 ...
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Two goals in the last three minutes kept Arsenal top of the Premier League and condemned Cardiff to defeat in front of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is tipped to take over as their new boss. Nicklas Bendtner fired in the opener from close range before immediately going off with an ankle injury. And in the 90th minute Theo Walcott - who had earlier hit the post - converted Jack Wilshere's sublime pass. Cardiff are set to name Solskjaer as successor to Malky Mackay. And the former Manchester United striker was sitting alongside Bluebirds' owner Vincent Tan in the Emirates Stadium directors' box after holding talks to take over as manager. The Norwegian would have been encouraged with what he saw as the well-organised visitors held Arsenal until the dying minutes when goals from substitute Bendtner and Walcott left Cardiff only two points above the drop zone. For a long time it looked as though Arsene Wenger's men, who started the day top before briefly being displaced when Manchester City won the early kick-off ...
Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal begin 2014 with a home match against Cardiff City on New Year's Day. Having been briefly replaced at the top of the table by Manchester City on Saturday, Arsene Wenger's men returned to the Barclays Premier League summit 24 hours later courtesy of a battling 1-0 win at in-form Newcastle United, but they have mounting injury concerns ahead of the visit of Cardiff. Up to four first-team regulars are set to miss Wednesday's encounter at Emirates Stadium with midfield duo Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil ruled out, after missing Sunday's 1-0 victory at St James' Park, with thigh and shoulder issues respectively. On top of that full-back Kieran Gibbs (calf) and striker Olivier Giroud (ankle) are now due to miss out against the Bluebirds, while midfielder Jack Wilshere and winger Theo Walcott also doubtful. Speaking ahead of the fixture, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger said: "We lost Gibbs with a calf strain. [There is] uncertainty with Wilshere and Walcott. Ramsey will be out f ...
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Wake up with the kingGiroud does not want Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger to buy another striker during the January Transfer Window the arsenal striker said "Lukas Podolski is having a good comeback plus Theo Walcott can play as a striker insisting arsenal have the quality and the quantity,do you agree with him?
ARSENAL AND CHELSEA DRAW 0-0 AT Emirates Stadium Arsenal and Chelsea shared a scrappy goalless stalemate at the Emirates on Monday to leave Liverpool top at Christmas. In a tight opening period in this London derby, Frank Lampard volleyed against the bar. John Obi Mikel was perhaps fortunate to avoid a red card for a studs-up tackle on Mikel Arteta and, in the same move, referee Mike Dean also opted not to award a penalty when Willian tripped Theo Walcott. After the break, Olivier Giroud shot wide and Thomas Vermaelen had an effort cleared off the line by Cesar Azpilicueta as Arsenal could not find the win they needed to retake the Premier League lead. The Gunners are now level on points with Liverpool at the top, while the stalemate sees Chelsea move back into fourth, two points off the top. The draw means Arsene Wenger remains without a victory over Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.
Arteta was on the receiving end of two ankle-high tackles from Mikel and Ramires during Monday night's goalless draw, while Arsenal might have had a penalty after Willian's challenge on Theo Walcott in the first half. Asked about Arsenal's reaction to the decisions which went against the hosts, Mourinho said: "They like to cry, that's tradition. I prefer to say that English people - and I give one example, Frank Lampard - would never provoke a situation like that. "Players from other countries, especially some countries, they have that in their blood. "Foreign players are bringing lots of good things, but I prefer English blood in football and English blood in these situations is 'come on, let's go'." Chelsea set up defensively in the clash and shackled Arsenal, with the home fans booing the Blues off and labelling Mourinho's men 'boring' at the final whistle. Responding to the 'boring' chants, Mourinho, who is still to be beaten by Arsene Wenger's Arsenal in 10 attempts, said: "I'd agree. I played agains ...
Premier League: Manchester City 6 Arsenal 3 14 December 2013 15:45 Manchester City boosted their hopes of regaining the Premier League title and dealt Arsenal's hopes a major blow with a 6-3 win on Saturday. The 2011-12 champions went into the game six points adrift of Arsene Wenger's league leaders, but moved within striking distance of the London club by claiming the spoils in an enthralling encounter. Sergio Aguero opened the scoring for City, volleying home from a corner, only for the returning Theo Walcott to level midway through the first half. Alvaro Negredo turned home Pablo Zabaleta's cross to put the hosts back in front and City looked to have made the game safe when Fernandinho scored his first goal for the club early in the second half. England winger Walcott curled home a delightful second as Arsenal rallied, yet David Silva converted Jesus Navas' cross to make it 4-2 and Fernandinho struck again in the 88th minute. An injury-time header from Per Mertesacker provided little consolation for th ...
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
2-0 got back on track with a 2-0 win as Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc’s error helped them to extend their lead at the top of the at their defeat by before the international break, Arsene Wenger's Barclays leaders started brightly against their high-flying opponents, with Jack and Aaron both hitting a post. They led midway through the first half when Olivier capitalised on an error from Boruc, dispossessing the Poland goalkeeper to complete a simple finish. An impressive collective response was typical of a Southampton side who remain third in the table but Giroud completed his brace and made it 10 goals for the season from the penalty spot after Jose Fonte pulled back Per Mertesacker at an 85th-minute corner. Southampton were dealt a blow ahead of kick-off, which was delayed by 15 minutes due to disruption on the Piccadilly line, with news that centre-back Dejan Lovren was ruled out due to illness. Jos Hooiveld came in for his first Barclays Premier League appearance of the season. Theo Walcott ret ...
Arsene Wenger may be worried by the lack of cover for frontman Olivier Giroud in the team, but he may still not be ready to sign a new forward in January. According to reports in The Guardian, the boss is looking forward to the return of Theo Walcott and… [ 28 more words. ]
Arsène Wenger says the return of Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski means he will not sign a striker in January. (The Guar…
rsenal manager Arsene believes the imminent returns to fitness of forwards Theo Walcott, 24, and Podolski, 28, means he...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger believes a successful season with the Gunners can only help drive their World Cup hopefuls on to success in Brazil. Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and even full-back Carl Jenkinson are all in the mix to make Roy Hodgson's England squad for next summer's showpiece tournament. France trio Bacary Sagna, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny - who could be banned for the start of the World Cup after his red card in the first-leg play-off against Ukraine - will also be hoping to make an impact in Brazil, along with Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen, Germans Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil, while Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal will both be determined to be in Spain's squad. While always focused on putting the interests of Arsenal first, the French coach sees no reason why his players cannot fulfil all of their ambitions whether it be domestic, European or international in 2014. "You do what is right for the club. If the players can ...
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…
Breaking news: Arsene Wenger has received a double fitness boost ahead of Arsenal’s home clash with Southampton on Saturday. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been cleared by medical staff to train after a tight hamstring forced him out of Wales’ friendly international with Finland last Saturday, while the league leaders' winger Theo Walcott has also resumed full training and is set to return after a six week lay- off with a stomach problem.
Latest updates ... Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger will reportedly have both Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey available to face Southampton this weekend after the pair resumed full training.
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. ...
Arsenal vs Southampton Arsenal can NOT aford to lose another league match especially to a TOP4 team. Southampton are the team to beat and Arsenal will need to deal with the Form of Southampton who have Wanyama,Rodrigues,Lallana and Lambart as key Performers. With Walcott back,Ozil,Rocisky and Mertesacker could recover from flu and Wilshere being fit I think wenger will have a good team that can overcome The saints. A WIN FOR ARSENAL Cardiff City vs Arsenal In every season,new comers shock Arsenal especially when they play home. Cardiff will have to deal with an inform Aaron Ramsey,a fit again Theo Walcott,Ozil,Cazorla and Wilshere.Wenger would not expect his side to drop points against the Walse side who are under dogs in this Match. ANOTHER WIN FOR GUNNERS Arsenal vs Hull City Steve Bruce knows what it takes to beat Arsenal,but again he knows his side are not good enough to stop the League leaders. By the time the 2 Sides Meet, Man U will face Everton,Chelsea will face Sunderland and Man City will travel ...
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||Premier League: Man United's Phil Jones is keeping his focus ahead of Arsenal game || The Red Devils head into the Old Trafford game sitting in eighth in the Premier League table - eight points behind Arsene Wenger's leaders. The Gunners have been boosted by the summer recruitment of record signing Mesut Ozil, but Jones is not fearing playing against the German international in the centre of the field. He told the Daily Star Sunday: "It doesn't daunt me playing against Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla. "It's an exciting game to look forward to - one you relish when the fixture list comes out in the summer. "Ozil's a quick player but I could pick out another ten players in the Premier League who are quicker than him. "Who's quicker? Theo Walcott for one - and he might be playing for Arsenal in this match, too. "There are loads of players who are quicker than Ozil - I could reel them off if I had to. "But we are more than capable of dealing with quick players. We have got ...
Arsene Wenger says Theo Walcott could make the squad for the Man Utd game but will probably be a little short of fitness to play
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 ...
AS Monaco are preparing a massive offer for Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott. The Daily Mail says French giants Monaco are considering a €40million (£34m) January swoop for Walcott. The England international has been sidelined with an abdominal strain and has not played since the Gunners’ 2-1 victory over Marseille in September. But Manager Arsene Wenger is unlikely to let the 24-year-old leave the club while Walcott is believed to be happy to stay at Arsenal.
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 ...
Predicted Line up ! French holding midfielder Mathieu Flamini looks likely to miss out.Aaron Ramsey was rested at the weekend, although had to play 60 minutes due to Flamini’s injury, and will start from the outset on Tuesday evening. With Flamini out, Mikel Arteta will play an anchoring midfield role, allowing the in form Wilshere to combine with Ramsey and get forward from the middle of the park. Santi Cazorla made his return and will likely dovetail with Mesut Ozil in the attacking midfield positions once again. If French boss Arsene Wenger reckons two games in such a short space of time is too much for the playmaker, Tomas Rosicky may start instead, with Theo Walcott still two weeks away from returning. Olivier Giroud will definitely start up top, with Nicklas Bendtner currently the only fit option in reserve for Wenger
Theo Walcott Last Updated: October 21 Speeaking after the Norwich City game on October 17, Arsene Wenger said: "I don’t think we will see him against Dortmund, nor Crystal Palace nor Chelsea. He is at least two weeks away now." Last Game - September 18, 2013: Marseille 1-2 Arsenal
Arsenal v B Dortmund - 22nd Oct 2013 | Preview | Champions League Arsene Wenger: Arsenal boss celebrating his 64th birthday todayArsenal will hope to provide Arsene Wenger with the ideal 64th birthday present when they entertain last season's UEFA Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund.Questions surrounded Wenger's future at the Emirates Stadium after a home defeat by Aston Villa in the opening Premier League game of the season.Arsene Wenger confirms Mathieu Flamini has been ruled out of Arsenal's match against Borussia DortmundHowever, Wenger and Arsenal have responded in style to sit top of the table and claim wins over Marseille and Napoli in their opening two Champions League group games.Tuesday's visit of Dortmund, though, represents arguably Arsenal's biggest test to date, with Jurgen Klopp's side a completely different proposition to the team which lost 2-1 in North London two years ago.A Robin Van Persie double earned Arsenal the points on that occasion, with Shinji Kagawa scoring a late co ...
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 ...
Nicklas Bendtner is set for his first Arsenal appearance since August 2011 against West Brom. Arsene Wenger will rest some of his key players, including Jack Wilshere, while Theo Walcott needs stomach surgery. West Brom's second-round hat-trick hero Saido Berahino is pushing for a start, having come off the bench in Saturday's win over Sunderland. His cause will be strengthened by the expected absence of injured strikers Shane Long and Matej Vydra. West Brom continued their recent record of bringing about a Premier League manager's demise when their 3-0 win over Sunderland resulted in Paolo Di Canio being sacked last weekend. Roberto Di Matteo, *** McCarthy, Andre Villas-Boas and now Di Canio have all departed after league defeats against the Baggies in the last 18 months. With approaching 20 years in the job and his side top of the Premier League, there'll be no such insecurity for Arsene Wenger at The Hawthorns. The Gunners' recent record against the Baggies - winning the last four meetings - will give ...
Match preview: West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal Arsenal head to the hawthorns for the Capital One Cup to face Steve Clarkes side. Arsenal are 10 matches unbeaten away from home and would want to maintain their away form. Arsene Wenger told Arsenal player that the team would be a mixture of young and experienced players. Theo Walcott is set to miss the tie with an abdominal injury and would undergo a minor surgery that would rule him out until the international break; the injury was a bit serious than expected. Thomas Vermalen and Mikel Arteta are set to make a comeback after being sidelined for a while.Bendtner could also start after being out for two years on loan. Viviano could be given a try in goal after Fabianski just returned from illness. In theabsence of Walcott, the young German Serge Gnabry and Japanese winger Ryo Miyaichi could get a bit of first team action. Gnabry has been tipped by Wenger to be a success this season and said that he has the potential to play as a winger ,striker or even as a ...
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."
{ Report: Walcott facing two weeks out } The ‘mysterious’ abdominal strain that kept Theo Walcott from taking his place in the starting line-up against Stoke could keep the winger sidelined for two more weeks according to reports in the The Mirror and Daily Mail. The England international was initially thought to have withdrawn from Saturday’s game due to illness only for Arsene Wenger to reveal after the win that he wasn’t sure of the specifics. “We hope we haven’t lost Walcott for a long time. He has a muscular abdominal problem but I don’t know how serious it is,” said Wenger. “Is it a question of days? I hope so. He had a little problem before the Marseille game and it became a bit worse. “It is a bit mysterious because we don’t really know what it is.” Two weeks on the treatment table would see Walcott miss tomorrow’s Capital One Cup game at West Brom, Saturday’s trip to Swansea and the home Champions League game on Napoli. It also throws into doubt his participation again ...
Arsene Wenger's patience continues to pay off with Aaron Ramsey, whose fine form carried on as Arsenal won their Champions League opener at Marseille. It had looked like the 22-year-old's career would never quite recover from a horrific double leg break sustained in a challenge with Stoke's Ryan Shawcross in February 2010. But, after a few inconsistent seasons, Ramsey is now in the form of his life and on Wednesday evening played a key role in Arsenal's 2-1 win at the Stade Velodrome. Having seen Theo Walcott open the scoring against the run of play, the Wales international struck home seven minutes from time put the game out of reach for the hosts. Such is his form, that some have suggested there are few better midfielders in Europe right now. "I don't know if anybody is playing better," Wenger said when asked about his current form. "For me, I don't look at it like that. "Aaron is playing well and that is most important, so is that he continues to improve. "I thought it would be a tricky game here tonig ...
Gunners win on their travels again Aaron Ramsey celebrates after scoring Arsenal's second of the night. Arsenal may have ridden their luck at times, but Arsene Wenger will not mind after seeing his injury-hit side get their Champions League campaign off to a winning start in Marseille -- their tenth successive win on the road. ◾Wenger hails Ramsey display ◾Cross: Ramsey performance epitomises Arsenal On Tuesday Wenger claimed the quartet of Arsenal, Marseille, Rafael Benitez's Napoli and last year's runners-up Borussia Dortmund made Group F the hardest of this year's competition. The Frenchman also conceded that unless their injury situation improved -- currently eight first-team squad members are out -- then they would struggle to make it out of the group for the first time since the 1999/2000 season. Wenger will therefore have been all the more relieved to see his side pick up yet another win on the road on the French south coast. Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey's second-half strikes proved the differ ...
ARSENAL WINS TENTH STRAIGHT AWAY MATCH! The last match Arsenal failed to win away from the Emirates was the one they lost to Tottenham at the beginning of match. After that, The Gunners had gone to Munich to face Bayern, then to Swansea, WBA, Fulham, QPR, Newcastle, Fernabache, Fulham, Sunderland...and got maximum results. Yesterday, they came through a very tough Champions League match in Marseille with another win, their 10th on the roll. Like he did two years ago in same Stadium, Aaron Ramsey scored six minutes from time to assure the points after Theo Walcott had cracked in a volley just past the hour mark off Kirean Gibbs mazy cross. Jordi Ayew's extra time penalty goal after his brother, Andre was dubiously adjudged to have been impeded by Ramsey, did nothing to deny the Arsene Wenger boys their hard-earned maximum spoils. With Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczesny also contributing significantly to the win, it's very clear those Arsenal boys are quickly turning into men! Mesut Ozil(remember him?) may n ...
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes getting the first goal was crucial in their 2-1 win over Marseille. Wenger's side survived some nervous moments in the Stade Velodrome before Theo Walcott opened the scoring with an excellently executed volley 25-minutes from time. Aaron Ramsey doubled their lead and sealed the win five-minutes from the end, although there was time for Marseille to score from a penalty deep in injury time through Jordan Ayew.
Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has admitted that he is surprised that Real Madrid allowed Mesut Ozil leave the club in order to join The Gunners this summer. Arsene Wenger splashed the cash during the transfer deadline day, spending a whopping £42.5million for the German international, which absolutely smashed the club's record transfer fee, which was just £15million for Andrey Arshavin. The likes of Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott, Per Mertesacker and now Cazorla have all revealed how delighted they are at signing a great player like Ozil, but the Spanish international is surprised at why the Spanish side let him go. 'I am very happy that Özil is here. He is a spectacular player and we are very lucky that we are going to learn alongside him,' Cazorla told Spanish newspaper Marca. 'I don't understand that (why Real Madrid sold him), he is a unique player. 'You will have to ask the club for reasons why they sold them, but at the same time he didn't think he was getting the opportunities he deserved and luc ...
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 ...
Latest Blog Post... Wenger Was Close To Signing Bale - Arsene Wenger has conceded that his biggest regret was not to seal a deal for current Tottenham Hotspur superstar Gareth Bale while he was at Southampton, especially because the club had already signed Theo Walcott from the very same squad. Bale has become a sensation, not just in England, but around the world. The rumors
Wenger admits 'huge mistake' in passing up chance to sign Bale The Arsenal manager concedes he regrets spurning the opportunity to buy the Welsh winger as a youngster from Southampton and says he has become an incredible player Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger admits he made a "huge mistake" in not taking the opportunity to sign Gareth Bale. Wenger was an admirer of Bale when the Welshman was playing for Southampton as a youngster but Tottenham eventually signed the 23-year-old back in 2007. Wenger instead took Theo Walcott from St Mary's, and says he was aware of Bale but felt a move to sign him would not have been right at the time - something he now regrets. "Yes. But we didn't take him because we had Ashley Cole and [Gael] Clichy and we didn't want to add another left back, but I must honestly confess it was a huge mistake," Wenger told Al Jazeera Sport when asked whether he knew of the Welshman when he began his career at Southampton. "[He's a special player] Because he can play left midfield, but he st ...
Theo Walcott has backed Arsene Wenger and his backroom staff to make the right signings in the summer; "The clubs transfer plans arent really for me to comment on". "I am just concentrating on getting some rest this summer. The manager and the people behind the scenes have been working on something and i am sure and i have no doubt they will get the players in for the club". Meanwhile Arsenal are also believe not interested in offers for Laurent Koscielny as they arent looking to sell him. saz.
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 ...
Arsene Wenger has given up on tonights game at the Allianz Arena by resting key players such as Santi Carzola and Theo Walcott.
After dropping Wayne Rooney from the starting XI for Tuesday's Champions League match against Real Madrid, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has announced his intent to give the out of favor striker to Arsenal for nothing in return. "We've realized that there would only be a handful of clubs that could afford Wayne's wages," Ferguson told reporters. "So to spare him the indignity of being sold for less than Liverpool paid for Andy Carroll, we're just going to give him to Arsenal for free. We'll even continue to pay him. Because, frankly, we feel a bit bad about the Robin Van Persie business. They gave us Robin -- who has been absolutely tremendous -- for just £22.5 million and they're having a tough time now, so it would make us feel less guilty if we just send them Wayne free of charge and call it even. Maybe we'll take Theo Walcott. And Cazorla. But that's it." Rooney has scored 12 goals and set up 12 more in 26 Premier League and Champions League appearances this season, yet he has still bee ...
Arsène Wenger said that he switched Thierry Henry to the central striker's role at the same age as Theo Walcott is now
Wenger has £123m to spend. Thoughts on who he should buy down in the comments. In other news Theo Walcott feels he needs to repay Arsene Wenger for giving him the chance to play in his preferred role a Striker and also says Wenger shouldnt be blamed for the teams performance. Thoughts on these two points in the comments (: -Tony
Arsenal - Bayern Arsenal welcome Bayern Munich to the Emirates Stadium tonight for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. Arsene Wenger is likely to play Thomas Vermaelen at left-back, with Nacho Monreal cup-tied and Kieran Gibbs injured. That would mean a return to the starting 11 for Per Mertesacker , who missed Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Blackburn Rovers. Jack Wilshere , Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott started that game on the bench, but all are expected to be recalled for tonight's match, as are Lukas Podolski and Bacary Sagna . Bayern welcome back Javi Martinez , who sat out their match against Wolfsburg with a bruised toe. They will be without Claudio Pizarro , Jerome Boateng and Holger Badstuber though. Last year's beaten finalists are currently 12 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and have only lost twice in all competitions this season. Recent form Arsenal: LWWDWW Bayern Munich: WD Possible lineups Arsenal: Szczesney; Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen; Ramsey, Wilsher ...
Team of the Week Jake Kean is the latest face to be pinned onto Arsene Wenger's dartboard after the Blackburn keeper had a stormer at the Emirates during Blackburn's FA Cup triumph over Arsenal. Kean faced 26 shots on his goal, making superb saves from a host of Gunners including Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott, showing oodles of composure as he marshalled his penalty box expertly in the face of an all-out bombardment. In front of Kean, Grant Hanley was superb in making sure Blackburn offered as little space as possible to Arsenal's considerable attacking talent. A crucial block to prevent Gervinho bearing down on goal was the highlight, as Hanley threw himself at any ball that arrived in Rovers' box like a madman. It is this kind of defending that has seen him linked with Manchester United. Jose Enrique was allowed to do what he does best against Swansea: attack, attack, attack. In fact, pretty much everyone in a red shirt could do what the heck they liked in the face of a feckless Swans outfit that were luc ...
ONLY ONE TROPHY LEFT-4TH PLACE. THE DECLINE CONTINUES by sg So our sad decline took another sharp dip yesterday as Arsenal shamefully dropped out of the FA Cup against a Blackburn side who barely stepped out of the starting blocks. We weren’t beaten by a heroic one off, we were beaten by ourselves. The story of yesterday was that Arsene Wenger rested the key triplet of Wilshere, Theo and Cazorla. Why shouldn’t he? Jack suffered a knock last week and is well known for faking recovery to get back into the side. Cazorla has been over played all season. Theo Walcott shouldn’t be needed as he’s also played an extreme amount of football this season. The issue for me isn’t the resting of players for a Champions League tie. No, the issue is that Arsene Wenger can field a pretty strong second team and not motivate them to the necessary levels to turn over a team sitting 7th in the Championship. The game felt like the sort I’ve been watching all season at home. Even when we win we tend to play in this o ...
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SPORTAINMENT Up Blackburn! What a sweet victory over 'World football supermarket' Aresenal? Good possession without goals = mere entertainment football. Arsene Wenger decision to rest a host of key players in the FA Cup ahead of Arsenal's Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich backfired, as the Gunners crashed out with a 1-0 home defeat to Blackburn. The likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla were named on the bench ahead of the clash with Championship side Rovers, with all three coming on as the Gunners floundered. But only a minute after the star names had been introduced, Colin Kazim-Richards found the back of the net from a rebound, after Wojciech Szczesny had pushed out Martin Olsson's shot into the area. For all the dominance that Arsenal possessed, they found a barrier to goal in 22-year-old keeper Jake Kean, while Tomas Rosicky had a shot crash off the crossbar in the second half. But in truth, the Gunners did not do enough to deserve anything from the match, with their firs ...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger stands by his decision to sign Theo Walcott instead of Tottenham star Gareth Bale.
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 ...
Santi Cazorla hit Arsenal's 50th league goal of the season to earn Arsene Wenger's 10 men a victory that lifted them to fifth spot in the table. The Spanish forward fired through a sea of Sunderland legs after good work by Theo Walcott, before Carl Jenkinson was sent off for two bookable offences. Play media O'Neill 'proud' despite defeat Arsenal were forced to endure some nervous moments, Steven Fletcher and Titus Bramble both wasting chances. Walcott hit the post for Arsenal, who lost Jack Wilshere to injury. Wenger will hope England international Wilshere, who limped off early in the second half, makes a speedy recovery. The Gunners struggled after the 21-year-old left the field before confirming a third win in four league games. Wenger's side were forced to dig deep to secure the points with Wojciech Szczesny producing a flurry of late saves to keep out Fletcher, Stephane Sessegnon and Adam Johnson. The tone for a hard-fought encounter was set inside the opening 10 minutes. The Black Cats welcomed bac ...
   Santi Cazorla fired ten-man Arsenal to a 1-0 victory at Sunderland as Arsene Wenger saw his side survive a late onslaught. The Spaniard struck 10 minutes before the break to give the Gunners a deserved lead as Black Cats goalkeeper Simon Mignolet turned in another fine display to otherwise keep them at bay. However, the 62nd-minute dismissal of defender Carl Jenkinson, who was only included after Laurent Koscielny injured himself during the warm-up, for a second bookable offence left the Londoners hanging on in front of a crowd of 46,402. Steven Fletcher had earlier passed up a glorious opportunity to level but, even after Jenkinson's departure, Arsenal had chances and Theo Walcott was unfortunate to see a 75th-minute effort come back off the post. However, goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny spared Per Mertesacker's blushes three minutes later when he blocked Fletcher's shot after he had charged down the defender's attempted clearance and the visitors managed to see the game out amid a frenzied conclusion. ...
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 1. Petr Cech named Czech player of the year for record sixth time. 2. Pepe Reina dismisses Barcelona return. 3. Man Utd will play in Yokohama, Japan as part of their pre-season summer tour of the Far East. 4. Spurs did agree deal to sign Leandro Damiao on transfer deadline day, but it collapsed when Internacional changed the terms at the last minute. 5. Former Spanish national team captain, Raúl González visited Spain's national team in Doha ahead of tomorrow's friendly meeting with Uruguay. 6. Happy Birthday to Portugal & Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo who turns 28 today. Happy Birthday to Neymar (21), Carlos Tevez (29), Gheorghe Hagi, Vedran Ćorluka (27), Manuel Fernandes (27), Billy Sharp (27), Rodrigo Palacio (31), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (38). 7. Theo Walcott has vowed to establish himself as England first choice striker after convincing Arsene Wenger to play him centrally for Arsenal. 8. Lionel Messi will sign his new 2 year contract extension with Barcelona on Thursda ...
MATCH FACTS Head-to-head Liverpool won at Arsenal for the first time in 11 and a half years in last season's corresponding fixture. Luis Suarez was among the goalscorers. It remains Liverpool's only victory in their last 11 league meetings against Arsenal (D6, L4). There have been more hat-tricks scored in this fixture than any other in Premier League history (five). This is the 214th meeting between these clubs in all competitions. Liverpool lead by 82 wins to Arsenal's 76. Arsenal The Gunners have won 10 league matches, their fewest ever at this stage of a season since Arsene Wenger took charge in September 1996. They have 37 points from 23 matches, the same tally as at this stage of last season. Arsenal have yet to lose a league game in which they took the lead this season, winning seven times and drawing twice. Theo Walcott has already scored a career-high 17 goals for the season in all competitions, including a best-ever tally of 10 goals in the Premier League. Olivier Giroud has scored four goals in ...
Brendan Rodgers will welcome back goalkeeper Pepe Reina and defenders Jose Enrique and Glen Johnson to his squad for Wednesday's game against Arsenal. The Liverpool manager will have a strong squad at his disposal for the Premier League clash at The Emirates. Speaking this afternoon, Rodgers said: "We've got players coming back from injury, which will be good. "Glen Johnson is back, Jose Enrique will be back and Pepe Reina will be back, so we'll travel there with a strong squad and the mentality to get a good result." Martin Kelly is out with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rested Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla for their FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Brighton with one eye obviously on this fixture. Thomas Vermaelen (ankle) and Mikel Arteta (calf) should be available again for the Gunners. There are doubts about Francis Coquelin (hamstring) and reserve goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (ankle). Gervinho is at the Africa Cup of Nations. Gaz R
ARSENAL PREPARE £10M BID FOR BARCELONA STRIKER Arsenal are ready to make their move for Barcelona striker David Villa, according to reports. The Sun claims Arsene Wenger is hoping to land the 31-year-old on the cheap, and is preparing a £10million offer for the Spanish international striker. The Gunners had initially been linked with a £15million bid for the player, but the paper claims Wenger will not pay such a high price for someone in their 30s. And, whilst the Catalan giants insist Villa is not for sale this month, the report goes on to suggest that the former Valencia star is ready to force his way out of the Nou Camp. The need for a striker is great at the Emirates Stadium, with Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott the only senior options currently available to Wenger ahead of tonight’s clash against West Ham. Villa would instantly add extra depth and quality to the Arsenal attack, as well as bring experience from the top table of European football. However, fans in North London may have to sweat o ...
Arsene Wenger is reportedly preparing a surprise January bid for Fiorentina attacker Stevan Jovetic as he continues to track targets to boost his Gunners attack. Jovetic has been converted from a floating attacker to an out and out striker and has grown successfully into the role, netting 14 goals in 27 appearances last term and another eight in 16 starts during the current campaign. Arsene Wenger may feel that following Fiorentina's capture of Italian forward Giuseppe Rossi from Villarreal the Stadio Artemi Franchi side may be open to big money offers for the Montenegrin striker. The former Partizan Belgrade attacker is into his fifth season at Fiorentina and could well be tempted by the prospect of a Premier League move and Arsene Wenger is keen to land the in-form striker to help strengthen the Arsenal attack. For much of the season Wenger has relied heavily on summer signing Olivier Giroud, who has had a patchy first term in England, but has recently opted to use Theo Walcott in his preferred striking ...
World Sports News Arsenal frozen out as Chelsea win Chelsea put Arsenal's top-four challenge on ice with a 2-1 win over their London rivals at snowy Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Rafael Benitez's side raced into a two-goal lead within the first 16 minutes thanks to Juan Mata's strike and a Frank Lampard penalty and then weathered the storm in freezing temperatures as Arsenal threatened a second half fightback. Theo Walcott's cool finish gave Arsenal hope of salvaging a point, but the Gunners now languish 11 points behind third placed Chelsea and six adrift of fourth placed Tottenham, who could extend that advantage when they face Manchester United later on Sunday. Arsene Wenger's side have won only one of their last five matches and another frustrating season looks set to be reduced to a struggle to qualify for the Champions League. With heavy snow settling across London throughout Sunday morning, it was briefly feared the match may have to be postponed, but it went ahead as scheduled, giving Chelsea a chanc ...
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal were "unlucky with some decisions" after losing 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Gunners boss believes Chelsea's penalty, given for Wojciech Szczesny's foul on Ramires, should not have been awarded. Frank Lampard converted the spot-kick to double the home side's lead after Juan Mata's early strike. Theo Walcott pulled one back for the Gunners in the second half.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has ended speculation over his future by signing a new long-term contract with the club. The 23-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Southampton in January 2006, has made 244 first-team appearances for Arsenal, scoring 56 goals, and is the club's leading goalscoring in the 2012/13 season with 14 goals. "I am very happy to have signed a new contract here at Arsenal," he told the club's official website. "Thanks to everyone for their continued support, especially the manager, everyone at the club and most importantly the fans. "Theo is a strong player and also a great person" Arsene Wenger "I have made it clear from the start that I wanted to stay at Arsenal so I am pleased we have agreed a deal that everyone is happy with. What's important now is for the team to realise its potential and win trophies." Manager Arsene Wenger said he was "delighted" with the news that Walcott has committed his future to the club.
Arsene Wenger said Theo Walcott was given no guarantees as to which position he will be used in when signing his new deal.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger breaks the bank to keep England international Theo Walcott at t
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Arsenal are set to blow Newcastle United out of the water by doubling their bid for young midfielder Florien Thauvin. Yes, Arsenal, normally accused of being cautious in the Transfer Window are prepared to not just beat Newcastle's offer but, wait for it, double it! That all sounds very impressive until L'Equipe reveal that the new price will be €5m, which is just several good months of Theo Walcott's new contract. It's claimed Arsenal want the player immediately, rather than waiting until summer or completing a deal and loaning himback, and Bastia expect to receive a firm offer from Arsene Wenger in the coming days. According to french report.
Winter Transfer Update /Speculation & NEWS : •Theo Walcott has finally agreed a new contract at Arsenal. •Angry Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has told Luis Suarez it was "unacceptable" for him to admit to diving. •Liverpool will make a sales pitch to Wesley Sneijder if the Inter Milan playmaker is serious about accepting a drop in his colossal wages. •Chelsea face the prospect of another high-profile snub if they formally approach Jurgen Klopp to be their new manager, with the Borussia Dortmund coach expected to favour the possibility of succeeding Joachim Low as Germany coach. •Arsenal are still considering a late bid to beat Manchester United to the signing of Wilfried Zaha but Manager Arsene Wenger has conceded that it would be virtually impossible to recruit Edinson Cavani during the Transfer Window. •Roman Abramovich will take complete control of picking Chelsea's next boss after being swayed into hiring Rafa Benitez. .Mauricio Pochettino replaced Nigel Adkins as Southampton manager on F ...
Arsenal latest transfer news. Arsene Wènger has admitted he has no chance of buying Napoli and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani in the current Transfer Window. Striker Theo Walcott has agreed the framework of a new three-and-half-year, £100,000-a-week deal and Arsenal are expecting him to sign it next week. Swiss born Bosnian-Serb midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic, who has been linked with Arsenal, says he would like to move to Serie A, with his contract at Stuttgart coming to an end. Arsenal may test the waters by making a move for Inter Milan’s Diego Milito this month. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is eyeing a potential move for Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue.
Walcott don sign new kontrak: Ingiland winga Theo Walcott don stop all the tok tok wey dey ground, as on Friday, e cari hand sign new long long kontrak wit Arsenal dem afta in don convince in manaja Arsene Wenger make e dey play am as strika wey in like instead of wing wey dem dey cari am go. The playa wey b 23 years kontrak for finish di seasin so and Wenger sef wori no b small, in bin no wan make the foma Southampton playa waka lif the klub the way wey Robin Van Persie and Cesc do the Premier Lig klub. " I hapi no b small say i don sign new kontrak here for Arsenal, i troway salute to everi bodi wey suppot me, especially we manaja, everibodi for the klub and i dey para for we fans, una too much" Walcott tell the klub website (www.Arsenal.com) " I don tok tey tey say i wan stay Arsenal, no b new mata, so i jolly say we don chop knuckle for the mata, everi bodi dey hapi, no lele. Wetin dey shele now b say make the team show dem swag win plenti trophy". Media repot tok say in sign deal for 3 and haff year ...
Arsene Wenger had 2 priorities in his mind ! O 1. Theo Walcott signing a long term and have commitment with arsenal 2. Buy two strong players a holding midfielder and a prominent striker Now look guys ! His first job of Walcott saga is done Now I think we should buy Wesley Sneijder who could even sit back as a CM that he often does for Holland cuz Huntelaar remains strike van persie plays as a CF RW robben LW plays Van der vaart So sneijder plays with Nigel De Jong mark van bommel in Central Mid He used to play as an Attacking Mid for Inter Milan because they didn't had one and esteban cambiasso and Zanetti used to play Central Mids So i think sneijder would be a dream signing Now as far as striker is needed I will definitely go for Edison Cavani ! I don't need to tell about this world class finisher you me and everyone on this page knows how lethal Cavani is ! So this was my opinion !
England winger Theo Walcott ended months of speculation on Friday by agreeing a new long-term deal at Arsenal after convincing Manager Arsene Wenger to play him in his preferred centre forward position.
Arsene Wenger keen on signing duo Arsene Wenger has admitted that Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and Wilfred Zaha of Crystal Palace are high on his list of transfer priorities this season at Arsenal, according to Sky Sports. Wenger has concentrated on signing Theo Walcott to a new long-term deal and now feels that as the player moves closer to resigning, he can begin to focus his attention on strengthening elsewhere. “Cavani is a player that I like. Will he cost a lot of money? That’s for sure. Nobody would deny that. Our banker lives just next to me at the moment and he is ready if we find the right player,” quipped Wenger. Commenting on his interest in Zaha – who is also the object of Sir Alex Ferguson’s attention – he said, “We are looking at him, but at the moment we have not made any bid for him. “I don’t know if Manchester United are in for him. Anyway, if you call any club for any player, they will tell you Man United, Milan, Real Madrid are as well in for him, but it is always dif ...
On the Sports Centre: There's more condemnation of Luis Suarez, but this time it comes from his manager! We'll hear from Brendan Rodgers at his news conference. Arsene Wenger also has the latest on Theo Walcott's new contract. We speak to agent Barry Silkman after he helped broker the deal to take Demba Ba to Chelsea but he's amazed more clubs weren't in for the striker. We've also news of potential deals for Fulham, Reading and Wigan. Elsewhere, a Bundesliga commentator tells us why Pep Guardiola's move to Bayern is a major coup. Plus Swindon are looking for investment in their club with Chief Exec Nick Watkins our guest later. We also hear from Laura Robson after a stunning win at the Australian Open. www.skysports.com/radio
Arsene Wenger has given his clearest indication yet that forward Theo Walcott, 23, will be staying after the Arsenal boss said he will not be offloading any more players until new signings are made. And Wenger believes midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 25, will one day return to the Emirates to see out his career with Arsenal. Fabregas scored in Barcelona's 3-1 win at Malaga on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger admits he's trying to build a new British core to his team. Wenger was boosted by Jack Wilshere , Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Carl Jenkinson , five key British stars, signing new contracts three weeks ago and sees the expected agreement with Theo Walcott to stay at the Emirates vital to further this cause. "Theo signing would give a positive message out to our fans that the way is not exit, but stability. We're not there yet, but it will make a difference between us and the top two teams because Wilshere is just 21, Walcott 23, Gibbs 23, Oxlade-Chamberlain just 19. "They're all good players and you need a core that represents the values of the club, like Chelsea had with John Terry and Frank Lampard. "We had a period where we kept our players together for eight, nine years, players such as Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira. What you want are players staying together and being successful together." Shaw
EVERY TRANSFER: Harry Redknapp has revealed that Arsenal and Newcastle target Loic Remy has snubbed a move to QPR. (London 24) Theo Walcott is expected to sign a new Arsenal contract before the game against Man City. Arsenal are chasing Mainz 05 striker Adam Szalai. (Sports Vibe) They are also lining up an offer of £8 million for Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy. (Mirror) The Gunners are monitoring Anderlecht's Argentina international Lucas Biglia as a potential new midfield signing. (Independent) And they may sign a new keeper after Arsene Wenger took a close look at Birmingham City teenager Jack Butland (Sports Mole) INS: None OUTS: Marouane Chamakh (West Ham, loan), Johan Djourou (Hannover, loan) - Aston Villa Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has ruled out a move for Manchester City misfit Joleon Lescott. (Sports Mole) Richard Dunne is a target for Harry Redknapp who will need to fight off offers from LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls. (Mirror) Aston Villa's €10 million offer for Philippe Cou ...
Arsene Wenger tips winger Theo Walcott to sign new Arsenal deal before close of January Transfer Window! Read more headlines here: [from GMF]
Theo Walcott will sign a new deal at Arsenal before the January Transfer Window closes - says Arsene Wenger! Find out more here: [from GMF]
Report: Zaha bound for Old Trafford Manchester United are reportedly close to completing the deal to sign Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha, with Arsenal and Tottenham dropping out of the race. By ESPNSTAR.com The 20-year old came to prominence as a transfer target of Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger last year, before his performances for Championship side Crystal Palace earned him a place in the England squad who took on Sweden in a friendly. Premier League sides Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham were all believed to be in the running to secure his services in late December, but the Daily Telegraph now reports that the outlook changed after the turn of the year. With Wenger's attentions focused on tying down Theo Walcott and Tottenham reportedly becoming the latest team to pull out of the race to sign Zaha, United seem to have secured the services of the player for 12 million pounds. However, fans will not get to see the attacker strut his stuff at Old Trafford just yet, as Ian Holloway has requested Si ...
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal won't be held to ransom over Theo Walcott deal.
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will not deviate from the club's economic policy as discussions continue with Theo Walcott.
Arsenal played a thrilling 2 all draw with Swansea today, a match we deserved to take something away from as both team were evenly matched. But have we been reduced to struggling against teams like Swansea (I'm not taking anything away from them as they are a very good team with excellent players). Wenger has lost touch with modern football, I mean why play Ramsey on the wing and fail to substitute an inconsistent Santi Cazorla? While Rosicky sits on the bench, we had no clear cut chance in the first 45 minutes apart from a weak Cazorla shot which Michel Vorm had no problem dealing with. While Nigerian fans were screaming for Ramsey's head, Santi was no where to be found on the pitch. Olivier Giroud waited soo long for service which finally came when Theo Walcott laid a well timed pass to the Frenchman who took a good shot that deserved to rest in the back of the net but for Michel Vorm's excellent save. Bringing in Tomas Rosicky for the ineffective Cazorla or Ramsey who was on a yellow would have made se ...
Martin Keown believes that Arsenal are "certain" to bring in new faces after Theo Walcott's future has been finalised, something which is a necessity as Arsenal look to challenge for honours and end a trophy drought dating back to 2005. Keown has also backed Arsene Wenger's stance that the club will not look to bring in reinforcements during the January Transfer Window until Walcott's contract situation is resolved. "I think [Wenger] is just being intelligent, if you are a player at a club you want to feel pretty special and [Walcott] is pretty special at the moment," Keown told ESPN. "He is a priority at the football club, they've nurtured this player now for the last seven years from a boy to a man and he wants to make sure that he feels extra special. "He doesn't want to block his path once he signs that contract - once that is done though it is up to the manager to look outside the club and see if he wants to bring anybody else in and I feel certain that they will do that because they continue to keep ...
Team News: Swansea: *. Neil Taylor (ankle) is the only long term absentee for Swansea, who will have a moreor less full strength squad at their disposalthis weekend. *. Danny Graham will start up front for the Swans despite the ongoing speculation about his futureat the club. The English front man has scored2 in his last 2 Premier League matches recently. *. Star man Michu will play in the supporting role behind Graham,chasing his 3 rd goal against theGunners alreadythis season. Arsenal: *. Abou Diaby (thigh) and Andre Santos (abdominal) remain Arsenal’s only two injury concerns aheadof their trip to Wales, both of whom are nearing a recovery. *. Arsene Wenger is likely to namethe same side that drew 1-1 with Southampton on New Year’s Day, with in form Theo Walcott starting up front. *. Laurent Koscielny got the nod over Per Mertesackerin the heart of defence againstthe Saints, and will keep his place after a strong performance. Domestic Form Guide (Last 5 Matches) Swansea: D-W-D-D-L Arsenal: D-W-W- . ...
Arsenal are being heavily linked with Adrian Lopez but Arsene Wenger says the priority is to keep Theo Walcott at the club."
Friday Morning transfer news (All clubs) : Harry Redknapp has been sensationally offered Dutch star Wesley Sneijder to boost QPR's relegation scrap. Frank Lampard's career at Chelsea could yet end this month. Chelsea expect to seal the £7million signing of Demba Ba this morning. Arsene Wenger insists Theo Walcott is no nearer to signing a new contract. Lazio are keen to take Andrey Arshavin off Arsenal. Sam Allardyce is ready to raid former club Blackburn for Martin Olsson. Arsenal flop Marouane Chamakh is wanted by Reading. Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell is keen on a £7million move to Hull. Barnsley striker Craig Davies is set for talks with Bolton. Everton and Manchester United are eyeing £2.5million-rated Molde defender Vegard Forren. Swansea are after Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas. Oldham want to bring back Nottingham Forest striker Matt Derbyshire on loan for the rest of the season. Mario Balotelli's Manchester City career has reached breaking point after an amazing training ground bust-up wi ...
Arsene Wenger feels signing Theo Walcott on a new contract would send a "positive message" that the future is bright at Arsenal. Wenger remains confident an agreement can be reached and is ready to overhaul his squad. Arsenal are expected to move for Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez. Fringe players Marouane Chamakh, Sebastien Squillaci and Johan Djourou are all likely to be offloaded. Andrey Arshavin has been linked with Reading and Paris St Germain
Today's transfer news brought to you by Sky Sports News' Dharmesh Sheth. Norwich are reported to be preparing a bid for £5m-rated Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal. Manager Chris Hughton was in Glasgow on Wednesday to watch the Hoops beat Motherwell 1-0 - THE PINK UN Reports north of the border suggest Norwich boss Chris Hughton ran the rule over Celtic striker Gary Hooper on Wednesday having lost both Steve Morison and Grant Holt to injuries - THE SCOTSMAN Harry Redknapp has told Fulham to forget about a January move for QPR forward Jamie Mackie - FULHAM CHRONICLE Chelsea are facing a race against time to get new signing Demba Ba registered in time to face Southampton in Saturday's FA Cup third round - FULHAM CHRONICLE Martin O'Neill has dropped a huge hint Sunderland will look to strike a deal for former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill after admitting he is open to short-term loan deals this January - THE JOURNAL Arsene Wenger has claimed that securing Theo Walcott's long-term future at Arsenal is more impor ...
Paper Talk 1. Inter Milan line up a swoop for Frank Lampard. 2. Joe Cole will get a £4million pay-off from Liverpool to join West Ham for nothing. 3.Edinson Cavani has put Manchester City on alert after his agent revealed he is likely to leave Napoli in the summer. 4.Swansea are ready to sign Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas for £200,000. 5.Fulham are close to a loan deal for Ghana star Derek Boateng. 6.West Brom want £4million for midfielder Graham Dorrans. 7.West Ham seem willing to let misfit striker Modibo Maiga leave for Newcastle. 8.Stoke, Fulham and Udinese are locked in a three-way battle for Saint Etienne's Faouzi Ghoulam. 9.Arsene Wenger is confident that Theo Walcott will finally commit to a new Arsenal deal. 10.Spurs are preparing to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and are the latest club to show interest in David Villa. That's the latest Paper Talk for Thursday Morning, more on all these stories tonight!
this is official Arsenal Newsletter.. Still there is no where mentioned walcott siging new deal (On the pitch… Arsenal ended 2012 on a high with a win at Wigan and then a convincing 7-3 victory over Newcastle, in which Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick to the delight of Arsene Wenger. The New Year started with a hard-fought 1-1 draw away at Southampton. After the game, Wenger admitted his team were fortunate to leave St Mary's with a point. Of Arsenal's loanees, Benik Afobe was on target for Bolton. Off the pitch... Arsenal were drawn to face Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League. Arsenal Ladies manager Laura Harvey announced she will leave the Club in January to take charge of American side Seattle Reign FC. Club legend and former assistant manager Pat Rice received an MBE. First-team stars including Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker visited Whittington Hospital to hand out Christmas presents. Ladies trio Alex Scott, Steph Houghton and Ellen White were nominated for the England Senior W ...
Despite the busy fixture list, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has opted for no changes from his side's dramatic 7-3 win over Newcastle as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott face their former team. There are three changes for Southampton from their 3-3 draw with Stoke on Saturday as Artur Boruc replaces Kelvin Davis in goal, Gaston Ramirez comes in for Jay Rodriguez and Steven Davis comes in for Jos Hooiveld.
Arsene Wenger says Theo Walcott's hat-trick in the 7-3 win over Newcastle United will not decide whether he stays or leaves Arsenal. -tanvir
Today's Transfer Gossip: Arsenal plan to hold more talks with Theo Walcott next month in an attempt to keep the 23-year-old at the club. Source-Sunday Mirror Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger spent part of the first half of his side's 7-3 win against Newcastle wrestling with the zip on his 'Michelin man'-style coat. Source-Metro -KS
Arsene Wenger determined to keep hat-trick hero Theo Walcott at Arsenal! Read more: [from GMF]
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Arsene Wenger should really start considering to make Theo Walcott as a permanent striker. What do you guys think ? FTL9
Chief Football Editor Adam Higgins from the Emirates Stadium Barclays Premier League- Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle United (FT) "Where do we start to unpick this game? What a game. The sort of overdue Christmas present that every Gunners fan would have wished for. Arsenal were sensational in the second half after a first half in which Newcastle had dictated the tempo and domineered for the most part. The visitors had most of the ball in the first half and created one or two decent chances with the Gunners struggling to impose their passing rhythm on a slow pitch. There were also signs of Newcastle being a little sharper and fitter having played on Boxing Day but that soon turned to tiredness in the second half. Their squad has been severely hampered by injuries especially in midfield and it has hit them hard. Their form speaks for itself. On the plus side for Arsenal, Theo Walcott demonstrated to Arsene Wenger in basic terms why he should be selected in attack week in week out and play as a central striker with a ...
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