Manchester City & Emirates Stadium

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'Good Old Arsenal' will be played during Arsenal's clash with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium as the club plans …
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Newcastle United put on keeper alert Newcastle United could attempt to sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan – after Rob Elliot joined Tim Krul on the sidelines. Elliot suffered a thigh injury in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Premier League leaders Chelsea at St James’s Park. And 21-year-old Jak Alnwick came off the bench for the second half. United manager Alan Pardew revealed after the game that Alnwick would be in goal for Saturday’s game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. However, if a scan on Elliot’s thigh reveals significant damage, the club could ask the Premier League if it could take a goalkeeper on an emergency loan – or sign a free agent. Manchester City signed Marton Fulop on a temporary deal from Sunderland in similar circumstances four and a half years ago. League regulations allow such a move outside the transfer window in “exceptional circumstances”. “I’ll have a scan on Monday and hope for the best,” Elliot told the Gazette. “Fingers crossed I won’t be out for ...
Arsenal vs Southampton Preview Ronald Koeman feels Wednesday's trip to Arsenal is the ideal chance for Southampton to bounce back from Sunday's defeat to Manchester City. Barclays Premier League Champions City replaced Southampton in second place in the table with a convincing 3-0 win at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday, a result that represented just a third loss of the season for the hosts. Koeman's superb start to life on the south coast means his side still enjoy a four-point cushion in third spot over Manchester United, and they can visit the Emirates Stadium full of confidence having already won there in the Capital One Cup back in September. Wednesday's match comes in the middle of a challenging eight-day period for Southampton, which culminates with a home match against United next Monday. But while Koeman - who will be without Morgan Schneiderlin (thigh) at Arsenal - admitted his players are somewhat downbeat after Sunday, he wants their trip to North London to be seen as an opportunity. "Of course, i ...
Arsenal vs Manchester United Preview Scene-setter: After getting back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace before the international break, United will look to continue marching up the league table with an away win over traditional rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. With the chance to leapfrog the Gunners by beating them, Louis Van Gaal will be hoping to pile the pressure on the teams currently occupying the Champions League places. Form guide: Prior to the Crystal Palace result, United were on a three-game winless streak which included two draws against West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea and then a derby defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Head to head, the Reds can take confidence from having won 10 of the last 14 games against Arsenal in all competitions and losing only one – 1-0 at the Emirates on 1 May 2011, just prior to winning the league. Arsenal went into the club-football hiatus with a defeat away to Swansea, and although sitting a point above United, they too ...
Manchester City are reportedly preparing a bid for Arsenal play maker Mesut Ozil. The Germany international is thought to be unhappy at the Emirates Stadium, particularly with Arsene Wenger's choice to play him on the left side of midfield rather than in his preferred role behind the centre-forward. The 25-year-old has struggled for consistency since joining the Gunners from Real Madrid for a club-record fee of £42.5m in August 2013. Bayern Munich have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Ozil, but Premier League champions City are ready to fend off any competition by making a £35m bid for the midfielder. Ozil is currently sidelined until the beginning of 2015 with a knee injury. *Talking point - should Arsenal cash in on Ozil by selling him if City makes a concrete bid?"...
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CITY HOLD ARSENAL IN 2-2 THRILLER Martin Demichelis headed a late equaliser as Manchester City drew 2-2 with potential title rivals Arsenal in a pulsating encounter at Emirates Stadium. City had taken a first-half lead through Sergio Aguero, only for Arsenal to respond with fine goals from Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez before veteran defender Demichelis earned the Premier League champions a point. Danny Welbeck was presented with an early chance to vindicate his selection as Arsenal’s main striker when he seized on David Silva’s poor pass, but the deadline day signing’s dink over Joe Hart came back off the post. Arsenal were in the ascendancy in the first half, but were rocked on their heels on 28 minutes when City broke with pace and Jesus Navas’ excellent low ball into the box was cleverly finished by Aguero. The home side levelled on 63 minutes when Aaron Ramsey played in Wilshere, who skipped past former team-mate Gael Clichy before lifting a delightful shot over Joe Hart into the net. Wils ...
PL PREVIEW FOR 13th September Arsenal - Man City 17:30 NST Arsenal won 18 of their first 22 Barclays Premier League fixtures against Manchester City, but have only won three of the last 12 (D4 L5). The Citizens have only won one of 17 previous Barclays Premier League games away at Arsenal; a 2-0 win in January 2013 (L11 D5). Indeed, that 2-0 win was also the only time Manchester City have scored more than once in 17 Premier League games at either Highbury or the Emirates. Danny Welbeck could become only the third player in Premier League history to play for both Arsenal and Manchester United (Mikael Silvestre, Robin Van Persie). The Gunners have won more Premier League games in September than any other Premier League side (48) and also have the best points/game average (2.02). Arsene Wenger's side are unbeaten in 19 Premier League games at the Emirates Stadium (W14 D5) and have won their last four in a row there. Arsenal have conceded four goals from only seven shots on target faced in the top-flight this ...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Manchester United are among the teams to have expressed an interest in signing Thomas Vermaelen, but he has admitted that he would rather sell the defender to a foreign club. United have been heavily linked with a move for Vermaelen throughout the summer while Barcelona have reportedly made a 10 million-pound bid for the Belgium international, who is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium next summer. Wenger suggested at a news conference ahead of Sunday's Community Shield against Manchester City that a decision on future of his current club captain will be made imminently. After confirming Arsenal had received offers for the versatile defender, Wenger was then asked by reporters at Emirates Stadium whether United were among the clubs interested. "I think they could be in the group," he said, referring to United. "Look, it could happen. I said that from the start of preseason that Thomas leaves us. He needs to play now. "He had an outstanding attitude and ...
Sagna: Why I quit Arsenal for Manchester City "I joined to win titles" says Frenchman New Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has revealed his reasons for joining the club from Arsenal this summer. "Players are here to work and to win trophies," Sagna said."I was watching them (City) celebrating last season and I wanted to celebrate at the same time and win trophies, and the best way to do that is to work, to wake up every day and give the maximum effort". The Frenchman joined Kolo Toure, Gael Glichy, Emmanuel Adebayor and Samir Nasri, who all made the switch from the Emirates Stadium to the Etihad Stadium in recent years. Sagna is in line to make his competitive debut for City in Sunday's Community Shield, ironically against his former club. Sagna, though, insists it is "just another game".
Falcao scores comeback goal to sink Arsenal Radamel Falcao scored his first goal since a six- month injury lay-off to earn Monaco a 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Emirates Cup friendly tournament in London on Sunday. The Colombia striker netted with a powerful first-half header to give Monaco victory in their final pre-season friendly before they open their Ligue 1 campaign at home to Lorient next Sunday. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger handed a full debut to £30 million ($50.4 million, 37.6 million euros) new signing Alexis Sanchez, but the Chilean was eclipsed by Falcao, who missed the World Cup after damaging knee ligaments in January. Monaco's win handed victory in the four-team tournament to Valencia, who beat Benfica 3-1 earlier in the day at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. Arsenal tackle Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley next weekend, before kicking off the Premier League season at home to Crystal Palace on August 16. Sanchez lined up in front of debutant Mathieu Debuchy on Arsenal's right ...
Gossip column: Cuadrado, Agger, Mangala, Vermaelen, Barcelona are set to scupper Manchester United's £30m attempt to sign Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado, 26, from Fiorentina. Daily Express Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been told that £32m Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, will be his last signing this summer. The Times (subscription required) Barcelona and Brondby are considering making a move for Liverpool's Danish centre-back Daniel Agger, 29, who is considering his future at Anfield following the arrival of £20m defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton. Daily Mail Arsenal may make a move to sign former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa, 31, from Real Madrid if Thomas Vermaelen, 28, leaves the Emirates Stadium. AS (in Spanish) And Manchester United are ready to snap up Vermaelen for about £12m, despite the fact the Belgian centre-back is suffering from a minor hamstring injury he picked up with Belgium during the World Cup. Guardian Liverpool have suffered a set-back in their pu ...
Arsenal are close to completing a £15.8m deal to sign Italy and ex-Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, 23, from AC Milan. Exclusive: Arsenal Agree £15.8m Deal to Sign Mario Balotelli, Squad Number Assigned and Personal Terms Reached Italian international close to securing Emirates Stadium switch. Arsenal are close to securing a deal to sign AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli after the North London side agreed to meet the San Siro side's valuation of the 23 year old. CaughtOffside understanads that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has shifted his attention from QPR's Loic Remy to Balotelli after learning of the Serie A side's willingness to sell the former Man City man for as little as 20m (£15.8m), a fee the Emirates Stadium side is ready to stump up. Read more Arsenal transfer news. Despite having already signed Alexis Sanchez the Premier League side are keen to bring in a further addition to boost their attack and with Arsene Wenger looking to field the Chilean in a wide role the signing of another cent ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Chelsea's Eden Hazard has been linked with a return to France Chelsea will not let Eden Hazard, 23, join Paris St-Germain and the French champions have all but given up hope of signing the Belgian international, says coach Laurent Blanc. Manchester United defender Alexander Buttner is leaving Old Trafford because new boss Louis Van Gaal doesn't rate him. Former England left-back Ashley Cole, 33, is considering offers from AC Milan and Barcelona after being released by Chelsea. Arsenal's and Liverpool's pursuit of Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has taken a hit after his agent told Radio Belgrano that the 28-year-old is already in talks with Barcelona West Brom boss Alan Irvine expects his new club to pull off a deal to sign former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, 31, who is currently a free agent. Arsenal are set to offer AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, 23, a deal worth £180,000 per week to move to Emirates Stadium this summer. Manchester United target Toni Kroos, 24, is no cl ...
rom Liverpool v Manchester United to Arsenal v Chelsea - the key dates in the 2014-15 Premier League calendar Louis Van Gaal faces a difficult winter in his debut campaign at Old Trafford, while their Anfield rivals have the chance to test their title credentials early on Jun 18, 2014 11:14:00 AM Manchester United fans will not have to wait long to see Louis Van Gaal's new-look Red Devils put to the test after the 2014-15 Premier League season kicks off.  The fixtures have been announced and, while United take on Swansea City on the opening weekend of August 16-17, they face a gruelling schedule as the festive period approaches. Van Gaal welcomes Chelsea to Old Trafford on October 25 before making the short trip to the Etihad Stadium to face rivals Manchester City just a week later on November 1. Then, on November 22, United take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in what is sure to be a gruelling four weeks which could go some way to shaping the title race. Liverpool will have the opportunity to measu ...
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Arsenal to host Palace on opening day Arsenal’s first game of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season is at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, August 16. The Gunners then travel to Goodison Park to face Everton, before finishing the month with a trip to newly- promoted Leicester City. Arsène Wenger’s side host Manchester City on September 13, before taking on Tottenham Hotspur in the first North London derby of the season two weeks later. Seven days after that they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Boxing Day fixture will see Arsenal host Queens Park Rangers at Emirates Stadium, before travelling to Southampton on New Year’s Day. The Gunners are away at Manchester City (January 17) and Tottenham (February 7) at the start of 2015, while April will see them host both Liverpool and Chelsea. Arsenal finish their campaign with a trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United before hosting West Bromwich Albion on the final day. Scroll down this page for the full draft fixture list. To add *** ...
Louis Van Gaal begins his reign over the Red Devils by hosting Garry Monk's side at Old Trafford, while Cesc Fabregas could make his debut for Chelsea at Burnley 18 Jun 2014 09:01:00 Louis Van Gaal's reign as Manchester United manager will begin with a home fixture against Swansea City, while Cesc Fabregas could potentially make his Chelsea debut away to Burnley. Manchester City begin the defence of their title with a trip to Newcastle United, while Arsenal take on Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge of Tottenham will be against West Ham at Upton Park. Last season's Championship winners, Leicester City, welcome Everton to the King Power Stadium, while QPR, who arrive in the Premier League having won the play-offs, take on Hull City at Loftus Road.
London Evening Standard Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama feels the club should have tried harder to keep Mauricio Pochettino, conceding his departure to Spurs is a "big blow". Dean Moxey, Jonathan Parr and Aaron Wilbraham are among 12 players who will leave Crystal Palace when their contracts expire next month. Carl Jenkinson wants to become Bacary Sagna's long-term successor at Arsenal if, as expected, the right-back leaves Emirates Stadium this summer. Chelsea have stepped up their bid to sign Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis and are prepared to offer the Brazilian a salary of £78,000 a week to convince him to move to Stamford Bridge. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Florentino Perez has insisted Real Madrid are not chasing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero this summer. Sir Alex Ferguson wanted Carlo Ancelotti to replace him at United, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed. City will not enter into talks over a new contract with Manuel Pellegrini over the summer. LIVERPOOL ECHO Liverp ...
Arsenal Transfer News: Cesc Fabregas Favours Gunners over Manchester United Cesc Fabregas is reported to favour a return to Arsenal over joining Manchester United, suggesting Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has a huge decision to make. The Spaniard, who left North London for a Barcelona return in 2011, will prioritise his former club if he is to be sold this summer, reported by Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail: Sources close to Fabregas maintain his preferred destination should he return to the Premier League is the Emirates Stadium. Manchester United have been linked with a fresh move for Fabregas following the club's foiled attempt to sign him Last Summer. The Spaniard is also likely to attract Manchester City given he meets home-grown quota regulations. Nick Sutton of BBC Radio 4 reported the Sun's back page, which reinforces the story: Arsenal are known to have first option on the player that could cost in the region of £35 million, per John Cross of the Mirror. Guillem Balague, Sky Sports' Spanish football ...
I`M NOT A 25M PLAYER.Arteta. Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has criticised the club’s stance when it comes to contract renewals for players aged over 30, and concedes he is unsure about his future at the Emirates Stadium. Arteta, aged 32, will see his current deal expire next summer and will sit down with the club at the end of the season to *** his position. The Gunners have a policy whereby players of 30-years-old and over are offered only one-year contract extensions when their respective agreements expire - something that has led to the premature departures of a number of stars. This stance is set to see Bacary Sagna leave Arsenal this summer, with the French full-back set to accept a free transfer to Manchester City, with the Premier League champions prepared to offer him more secure and lucrative terms. And the prospects for Arteta do not appear to be particularly positive, despite being something of a mainstay in the Arsenal midfield, with the Spaniard likely to be more dispensable than Sagna .. ...
ARSENAL EASE TO VICTORY. Arsenal coasted to a 1 - 0 win over West Brom in their final Barclays Premier League home match of the season at the Emirates Stadium. Following Everton's defeat by Manchester City on Saturday, the Gunners were already secure of fourth spot, and with it a chance of qualifying for the Champions League group stages once again next season. Olivier Giroud headed in his 22nd goal of the campaign in all competitions after 14 minutes, which proved enough to see off West Brom, who are all but secure of their top-flight status with two matches left still to play.
Giroud's 22nd goal of the season was enough for Arsenal to secure a hard-fought victory in their final game of the season at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners’ 18th successive top-four place had been sealed a day earlier when Everton lost to Manchester City, meaning Arsène Wenger’s side could relax in the Sunday sun. In a low-key first half, the Gunners took a 13th-minute lead when Giroud met Santi Cazorla’s corner with a firm header and directed it beyond Ben Foster. It was the striker’s eighth goal in his last seven appearances at the Emirates. There was an unmistakeable end-of-season feeling to proceedings, although whenever the hosts upped the tempo they looked dangerous. Indeed, Cazorla came close to extending their advantage before the interval with a low shot that was pushed around the post by Foster. Chances remained at a premium after the break until midway through the half when Mesut Ozil poked one effort wide, swiftly followed by a Lukas Podolski strike that hit the post. They could not ad ...
Wenger unsure when Ox will return (PA) Thursday 1 May 2014 Share Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits it is "very difficult" to say when england midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be back in action. The 20-year-old missed Monday night's 3-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium because of a niggling groin problem, after which Wenger indicated he would need at least two weeks' complete rest. Arsenal could seal up fourth place this weekend, when they host West Brom on Sunday after Everton play Manchester City, and head to Norwich for the final English Premier League match before then finishing their domestic campaign with the FA Cup final against Hull at Wembley on 17 May. By then, England manager Roy Hodgson will have named his provisional 30-man FIFA World Cup™ squad. Wenger, though, remains cautious over the rehabilitation of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who like Jack Wilshere - recovering from a fractured foot - will be desperate for a place on the plane to Brazil. "Alex is in treatment at the moment ...
London Evening Standard Jose Mourinho says Ashley Cole has proved he is good enough to be part of England's World Cup squad this summer. Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac has claimed Manchester United have tabled an offer for him. Samir Nasri has revealed he wanted to stay at Arsenal but uncertainties over a new deal at Emirates Stadium saw him join Manchester City in 2011. UEFA has confirmed it is down to the Spanish Football Association to punish Villarreal after Barcelona's Dani Alves had a banana thrown at him. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Manchester City goal hero Edin Dzeko believes the title race could yet again come down to goal difference. LIVERPOOL ECHO A £260m scheme for the regeneration of the Anfield area took a major step forward after the plan was approved by Liverpool council. Tim Howard admits he was baffled by the calamitous display which left Everton's Champions League hopes hanging by a thread in Southampton. NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE Dressing room bust-ups at Newcastle have been rife this season ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Manchester City are planning to offer England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, to Tottenham as long as his French counterpart, Hugo Lloris, 27, is allowed to move to Etihad Stadium. Full story: Talksport Chelsea's Brazil international midfielder Ramires, 27, who is suspended for the remainder of the Premier League campaign, is a shock summer target for Barcelona. Full story: Daily Mirror Southampton full-back Luke Shaw, 18, will not agree to a £30m move to Old Trafford until he knows the identity of Manchester United's next manager. Full story: Daily Mail However, Southampton executive director Les Reed has insisted that neither Manchester United nor Chelsea have been given permission to speak to Shaw about a possible transfer, and that manager Mauricio Pochettino - linked with Tottenham - will be staying with the club. Full story: Daily Express Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna, 31, now seems certain to leave Emirates Stadium this summer after contract talks again hit deadlock. Full story: Daily Mir ...
midfielder Santi Cazorla issues the Gunners hierarchy warning: 'Compete for titles or I'm off' The Spanish international says he came to the Emirates Stadium to compete for championships and if they can't then he'll look elsewhere for the opportunity 2.Daniel Agger expected to be fit for Liverpool's title showdown with Manchester City after knee injury 3.Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey set for FA Cup semi-final start as Wenger juggles his midfielders 4.Manchester United news and transfer rumours: Diego Forlan urged Luis Suarez to move to Old Trafford READ FULL STORIES
LATEST TRANSFER RUMOURS Chelsea and Man Utd to battle for Alex Sandro Chelsea and Manchester United are ready to go head-to-head in a battle to sign Porto defender Alex Sandro in the summer. Arsenal looking at Kalou Arsenal is considering a move to bring Lille forward, and former Chelsea attacker, Salomon Kalou to the Emirates Stadium in a 2 million pound deal, with the Gunners having previously toyed with a January swoop. Newcastle turns to Lacazette Newcastle is ready to make a move for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer as the club searches for a replacement for Loic Remy. Dortmund to pay 10 million euros for Ramos Dortmund will pay a 10 million euro fee for Hertha's striker Adrian Ramos. He will get a contract till 2017 with an option for another year and earn 2.8 million euros a year. The deal will be finalized and made official soon. Manchester City to keep Joe Hart after Valdes injury Manchester City intends to keep hold of goalkeeper Joe Hart after Victor Valdes tore his anterior cruci ...
EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal and Spurs agree to STUNNING Emirates groundshare North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have sealed a deal for a shocking groundshare that will see both teams play their home games at the Emirates Stadium. By: James Dickenson Published: Tue, April 1, 2014 Arsenal and Tottenham will both be playing a the Emirates in years to come[EXPRESS] Spurs have shelved plans to build a new stadium to replace White Hart Lane and will instead MOVE IN with their local foes. Arsenal agreed to the stunning collaboration after crunch talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. It is thought that Levy - acting alone - met with as many as 10 Arsenal officials for a series of negotiations before sealing the deal. Daniel Levy is thought to have taken on as many as 10 Arsenal officials at a time during talks [GETTY] Levy had originally pushed for the Northumberland Development Project to rebuild on their existing site, but switched Spurs' focus after a number of planning and construction setbacks. Tottenham hope ...
Szczesny - We owed fans that performance Wojciech Szczesny says the players owed the fans a performance and delivered it with a battling 1-1 draw against Manchester City. David Silva had given City an early advantage at Emirates Stadium but Arsenal fought back in the second half and got a deserved equaliser through Mathieu Flamini . The result ended a difficult week for the club and Szczesny thinks the team can build momentum from Saturday's display
FULL TIME: 1-1 Manchester City. Mathieu's well-taken equaliser means the points are shared at Emirates Stadium. STAY ONLINE! We'll have Jack Wilshere in the studio to answer YOUR questions so send in your questions by commenting below and we'll select a few of the best!
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England Posted on March 30, 2014 by john Arsenal keep City in check, Chelsea crash(AFP) Manchester City squandered an opportunity to replace Chelsea at the English Premier League summit after being held to a 1-1 draw by an improved Arsenal side. Chelsea’s 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace meant that victory at the Emirates Stadium would have sent City top on goal difference, but they remain third after David Silva’s opener was cancelled out by Mathieu Flamini. The day’s events mean that only five points now separate leaders Chelsea and fourth-place Arsenal, who produced a much more determined display after last weekend’s 6-0 demolition by Jose Mourinho’s side.
Arsenal and Manchester City manager reaction Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini give thoughts after 1-1 draw Arsenal and Manchester City played out a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium this evening which gives Liverpool the slightest of edges in this season's Premier League title race. After seeing Chelsea lose to Crystal Palace, City knew that if they could beat Arsenal, they would jump above Jose Mourinho's men and onto top-spot and after David Silva gave them a 16th minute lead, it looked like number-one spot was going to go to Pellegrini's men. However, a second-half strike from Mathieu Flamini denied City the chance and gave The Gunners a much-needed confidence boost. The game ended 1-1 and after the game, the two managers spoke to the press, and here is what they had to say. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "In the second half we controlled the game but we could not score a second goal. It was a good game with two quality teams and very tight. "I was confident we could win it but, after what we have go ...
Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City: Flamini helps Gunners restore some pride The visitors took the lead at Emirates Stadium courtesy of a David Silva goal although the Gunners hit back in the second half to earn a point and stop City going top By Jack Davies Mar 29, 2014 8:21:00 PM (continued) Silva's opener capped a swift counter-attacking move from City – the Spaniard tapping home from close range after Edin Dzeko had rifled an effort against the left-hand post. Flamini, whose late own goal cost Arsenal in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City on Tuesday, soon had the ball in the back of the net at the other end as a lively first-half continued, but his strike, which bounced over the head of visiting goalkeeper Joe Hart, was rightly ruled out for offside. Samir Nasri – booed and heckled throughout on his former stomping ground – was next to have a pop at goal, but his tame attempt was comfortably collected by Arsenal stopper Wojciech Szczesny. The match lost some of its pace and flow as the opening period progres ...
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: (R) Mathieu Flamini celebrates scoring for Arsenal with (L) Olivier Giroud during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on March 29, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Mathieu Flamini cancelled out David Silva's goal for Manchester City as Arsenal fought back to draw 1-1 at the Emirates Stadium
Open Letter To Manchester City Football Club. Dear Manchester City,You are highly welcomed to emirates stadium this evening by your host The Mighty Gunners of which you are guaranteed all the three pointS Now as the Arsenal crew we ask you for only one favour.usitupiga hi5 ama 6. Thanks Regards Kenny
So,Lewis Hamilton on pole position for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix.So,at Emirates Stadium later on today we expect a "harvest of goals" between Arsenal and the rampaging Manchester City,and So,the Zifa Elections are on today.
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Manchester Utd v Aston Villa Premier League Saturday 12:45 David Moyes is in dire need of three points and he’s expected to keep up with Manchester United’s tradition of taking points off Aston Villa in the Premier League. Arsenal v Manchester City Premier League Saturday 17:30 Manchester City are expected to follow up their impressive derby victory with another three points when they travel to the Emirates Stadium for Saturday Night Football.
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»Pellegrini: Forget United, Arsenal's time is now« Bola.net - Manchester City coach, Manuel Pellegrini insists that his side must forget about the victory in the Manchester derby and began to focus on the match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. Pellegrini revealed that the victory over Manchester United is a big win for the club. But according to him, the Citizens shall soon forget the euphoria and begin to focus how to beat Arsenal in the next game. "The victory in the derby is very important for the supporters, the club and the players," he said. "But now we have to move on and focus on winning the next game. Arsenal have a very good player and we have to play a great game as well if you want to win," he said
FIVE reasons why Arsenal can beat Manchester City This weekend provides Arsenal with a perfect opportunity to bounce back from an embarrassing six-goal drumming against Chelsea and two dropped points in midweek at home to Swansea City. They will face in-form Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in the late kick-off on Saturday afternoon, desperate to get back on track with a major victory over Manuel Pellegrini’s men. Arsene Wenger faces an extremely difficult task in keeping a high-flying City side quiet. The visitors have scored ten goals in their last three Premier League matches and have also managed to keep a clean sheet in each of those fixtures. The Gunners are certainly up against it this weekend, but when we consider the amount of times that the team at the top of the table has changed this season, it would be foolish to rule out any more twists, turns and surprises during the final run-in. 1:Last chance saloon for Wenger Even the most optimistic Arsenal fan will concede that the Premier Lea ...
Arsene Wenger says not signing Yaya Toure as a youngster is up there with the biggest regrets of his career. Toure has been one of the standout performers in the Premier League this season and is set to line up against the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. But if things had gone Wenger's way, it is entirely possible that the Ivorian international would be putting on a red and white shirt rather than a sky blue one when the two teams take to the pitch. Arsenal invited Toure, the brother of then-Gunners star Kolo, to their London Colney training ground in 2003, playing a friendly for the club against Barnet in July 2003. Having developed into one of the finest midfielders in the world, Wenger admits not signing him is a massive regret, but insists the circumstances that saw Toure move elsewhere lied out of Arsenal's control. “It would be up at the top [of my list of regrets],” he told reporters ahead of the Manchester City game . “But let's not forget that Yaya Toure had an agreement with u ...
Wenger's excuses The Gunners have lost ground on Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City after dropping points in their last two matches, but they have a chance to build momentum when City visit Emirates Stadium on Saturday. "It's all to go for I think, for everybody," Wenger told Arsenal.com. "Everybody speaks about Everton coming back on us [to challenge for fourth place]. Why should we then not come back on the teams who are in front of us? "There's still a lot of turning games that will happen until the end of the season. But it's down to the quality of our performances. "We don't think about the title race now, we think about winning again and [this week's results] show you how small the differences are between the Premier League teams. "You see last night with Liverpool and Sunderland. You can see how big the mental blow is when you lose a big game, [for example] Real Madrid lost against Barcelona, and they lost again last night. "So for us just to recover in a positive way against Swansea was very i ...
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Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna looks set to sign for Manchester City on a free transfer this summer, after turning down a £9 million offer from Inter Milan, according to the Daily Star. After the 6-0 demolition at the hands of London rivals Chelsea, the news that the French defender may sign for a Premier League rival will come as a huge blow for Arsene Wenger. Sagna is said to have been frustrated by Arsenal's offer of a two-year extension on his current £60,000-a-week contract, and a move to the Etihad will see him link up with Former Arsenal team-mates and fellow France internationals Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri. Manchester City visit derby rivals Manchester United this evening, in a vital game in their quest to regain the Premier League crown. Arsenal meanwhile, welcome Swansea City to the Emirates Stadium and will look to bounce back after the weekend's disappointment. Unless Sagna can agree to a new deal at the Gunners, he will leave the club for free this summer. Italian giants Inter Milan repor . ...
Manchester City and Arsenal were beaten 2-0 at home in the first legs of their last-16 ties, and it is difficult to see either of them turning that deficit around against Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively. It was a pair of penalties, and red cards, that helped kill off City and the Gunners, but they were already a distant second best in terms of passing and possession when they were reduced to 10 men. That is likely to be the same in each second leg too. So City boss Manuel Pellegrini and Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger not only have to win, they have to do it without having the dominance of the ball they are used to when they play in the Premier League. Best in Premier League, but not in Europe In both first-leg games, at Etihad Stadium and Emirates Stadium, we saw the difference between the best teams in Europe and the best in the Premier League when it comes to keeping the ball. In those categories, City and the Gunners are two of the top-ranked teams in England's top flight but, even when it ...
Champions League Barca, Bayern cast huge shadow over English opponents Arsenal and Manchester City face monumental tasks when they visit European powerhouses Bayern Munich and Barcelona looking to overturn 2-0 deficits in the second legs of their Champions League last-16 ties. Arsenal must overcome Pep Guardiola and his red-hot Bayern side at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday after goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller condemned them to defeat in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium last month. City, meanwhile, travel to the Nou Camp on Wednesday with their own mountain to climb after goals from Lionel Messi and Dani Alves gave Barcelona a commanding advantage midway through the tie. In the week's other last-16 ties, Atletico Madrid face AC Milan at the Vicente Calderon with a 1-0 lead on Tuesday before Paris St Germain host Bayer Leverkusen at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday with a 4-0 advantage after the first leg. Arsenal, third in the Premier League, have the unenviable task of trying to become only ...
Arsenal and Manchester City replied in kind after John Terry scored an injury-time winner against Everton to preserve Chelsea’s position as Premier League leaders on Saturday. Chelsea’s victory momentarily gave them a four-point lead at the summit, but Arsenal closed the gap to a point by overwhelming Sunderland 4-1 and City are three points back with a game in hand after edging Stoke City 1-0. Arsenal had been dealt a dispiriting 2-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday and they reacted in style by outclassing third-bottom Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium. Left on the bench against Bayern, Olivier Giroud was restored to the starting line-up to face Sunderland and the Frenchman responded with a brace of goals in the first 31 minutes. The former Montpellier man also played a role in the glorious move that led to Tomas Rosicky chipping in Arsenal’s third goal before half-time, with Laurent Koscielny heading home a fourth in the 57th minute. Emanuele Giaccherini claimed a late ...
On Saturday three of the Premier League title contenders were in action, and they were all embroiled in late drama, battling displays and most importantly… crucial wins. Chelsea beat Everton with a late, late winner at Stamford Bridge, Manchester City edged out Stoke with a workmanlike display, Manchester United’s star duo of RVP and Wayne Rooney saw off Palace and Arsenal battered Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium. Elsewhere there were big wins for Hull City and West Ham United, while relegation battlers West Brom and Fulham drew. LATEST Premier League STANDINGS So, in case you missed any of the mesmeric action from the PL on Saturday, below are the recaps, analysis and some video highlights to give you everything you need to catch up. Drink it in, my friends. Arsenal 4-1 Sunderland The Gunners blew Sunderland away early on, as Olivier Giroud bagged two goals before half time and Thomas Rosicky, who was praised by Arsene Wenger, got another to make it 3-0 to the home side at the break. After the int ...
Arsenal V Sunderland: Team News, Possible Line-Ups, Tactics, And Prediction Arsenal FC V Sunderland FC Emirates Stadium, London February 21, 2014; 15:00 GMT *** Arsenal FC and Sunderland FC will play each other this Saturday. Arsenal won the first encounter between these two, a 3-1 win at the Stadium of Light. In that match, Arsenal and their fans were riding of beating Tottenham and signing Mesut Ozil. In that game, Mesut Ozil showcased his quality both on the counterattack and when Arsenal played a possession game and Aaron Ramsey continued his fantastic goal-scoring record to start the season with a brace. Recently, Arsenal have done their title chances no favors by dropping points at Southampton, by getting destroyed at Anfield, and by giving a listless performance against Manchester United. After this match and the one away to Stoke City, Arsenal play Everton in the FA Cup, Bayern Munich away, Tottenham away, Chelsea away, Manchester City, and Everton away, before an easier set of fixtures to end th ...
Anfield has been a happy hunting ground for Arsenal but their title credentials will be in for a major test against Liverpool today Saturday at 1:45am Arsene Wenger has masterminded three victories in the London club's last four Barclays Premier League trips to Anfield, including a 2-0 triumph last season. Not since Peter Crouch scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 victory in March 2007 have the Merseyside club secured a home win against Arsenal in the top flight. Liverpool did also beat Wenger's side 4-2 the following April in a UEFA Champions League quarter-final thriller to progress 5-3 on aggregate and set up a semi-final against Chelsea. However, in the 12 meetings between the two sides since then, Liverpool have only managed one victory – 2-0 at Emirates Stadium in August 2011. Wenger's side hold a two-point lead at the top of the table after they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 last weekend and second-placed Manchester City lost 1-0 at home to Chelsea, who are now level on points with Manuel Pellegrini's side. Li ...
Let’s take a quick look at the Sports Pages gossip: Russian side Zenit St Petersburg are preparing a bid to prise unsettled Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, away from Emirates Stadium. Jack Rodwell Jack Rodwell has started just seven Premier League games since joining Man City in August 2012 Manchester United are weighing up a summer move for William Carvalho, 21, after again sending scouts to watch the Sporting Lisbon midfielder at the weekend. Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell, 22, saw a return to former club Everton blocked on transfer deadline day, after Manuel Pellegrini failed to land Porto's Fernando as his replacement. Cardiff are to pay Getafe £1m for 24-year-old defender Cala - even though he has never played for the La Liga side after buying himself out of his Seville contract. Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 28, has handed Newcastle a possible blow by hinting he may decide to stay at the Ligue 1 club in the summer. Other gossip Aston Villa have started talks with boss Paul Lambert ...
Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's double helped Arsenal back to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. The England midfielder broke the deadlock shortly after half-time on his return to the side at Emirates Stadium, before he wrapped the game up on 72 minutes finishing a flowing move. Arsene Wenger's men were made to work hard against a typically resolute Palace, but victory sees returns them to the summit, although Manchester City can reclaim top spot if they beat Chelsea on Monday. After a first half lacking in many clear-cut chances, Oxlade-Chamberlain brought the game to life by guiding an effort past Julian Speroni from a superb chip over the top by by Santi Cazorla two minutes after the break. The 20-year-old confirmed the win with a driven strike, as Arsenal made it 10 matches without defeat in all competitions. Oxlade-Chamberlain was recalled in place of the suspended Mathieu Flamini in midfield. Marouane Chamakh started against his former clu ...
Classic clashes between the top 4 clubs in the FA cup 5th round. Chelsea travel to Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City. Meanwhile Arsenal welcome Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.
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 ...
The FA Cup third-round draw has handed Arsenal a North London derby with neighbours Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium. Cup holders Wigan Athletic were given a home draw with Milton Keynes Dons while last year's beaten finalists Manchester City will go to Blackburn Rovers. Of the non-league sides, Macclesfield were drawn at home to Sheffield Wednesday, Grimsby will take on Huddersfield Town at Blundell Park and Kidderminster have a home tie against Peterborough. Manchester United face Swansea City at Old Trafford while Chelsea will travel to Derby County. Liverpool will face a home tie against either Mansfield, who they beat in the third round last season, or Oldham Athletic, who knocked them out in the fourth. But the stand out tie is the North London derby and both sides will be hoping to go all the way. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger concedes his side could have been handed an easier first hurdle. "There are not enough tough games, they gave us another one," he quipped when asked about the draw followin ...
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry has revealed that he spoke to Arsenal before completing a season-long loan move to Everton during the summer, reports Sky Sports. The 32-year-old was allowed to leave the Etihad Stadium after being deemed surplus to requirements by new Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini. Arsene Wenger was credited with an interest in bringing Barry to the Emirates Stadium, but ended up capturing the signature of former Gunners star Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer. "There was a bit of contact with Arsenal and they were interested, but I think they went down the road with (Mathieu) Flamini," he confirmed.
LONDON — “We live in a world where we have to be criticized. The only response we can give is on the pitch. We did that convincingly.” So said Arsène Wenger after his Arsenal team opened up a five-point lead at the top of England’s Premier League. Outside Saturday, a gale was howling. Arsenal mastered the elements, and the opponent, Liverpool, with exquisite goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey in a 2-0 win between contenders for the title. Earlier in the day, Manchester City had beaten hapless Norwich City to a pulp, striking seven times through seven different scorers. And Chelsea’s coach José Mourinho said he could “smell” defeat coming at halftime. Mourinho blamed himself for making “11 wrong choices” in the team that went down 2-0 at Newcastle. But it is at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal’s home in North London, where the winds of change are most keenly felt. Back in August, when Arsenal lost the opening game of the season against Aston Villa, the fans were baying for Wenger ...
Football News; Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini is unlikely to make his comeback on Saturday as he continues his recovery from injury. The Argentina international is back in training after a groin problem but has no football under his belt, while fellow central defender Steven Taylor, who suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury in training last week, is still some way from returning. Left-back Paul Dummett, who partnered Mike Williamson at Sunderland, is also out with a hamstring strain, meaning Williamson and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa are likely to pair up, as they did in midweek for the League Cup tie against Manchester City. Chelsea have no fresh injury or suspension concerns to contend with, but will make sweeping changes to the side which overcame Arsenal on Tuesday. With Marco van Ginkel the only absentee at present, with knee ligament damage, Mourinho may opt to alter his entire starting XI - such is the Blues' strength in depth. Juan Mata will be hoping he did enough at Emirates Stadium to retain ...
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League Cup Chelsea hail strength in depth after brushing Arsenal aside Two wins in three days against top English clubs are a sign Chelsea have enough squad depth to compete for honours across the board this season, according to assistant coach Steve Holland. Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 to ease into the quarter-finals of the League Cup on Tuesday, barely 48 hours after a dramatic Premier League win over fellow title challengers Manchester City. Of the players who kicked off for Chelsea against their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, only one - Gary Cahill - was in the starting line-up for Sunday's match. While Arsenal also fielded a team featuring few first-choice players, Chelsea were able to draft in a string of top notch internationals. Spain's Juan Mata and Cesar Azpilicueta made their presence felt with a goal each, while Brazilians David Luiz and Willian also stepped up after starting on the bench on Sunday. "We do need a squad to compete in the four competitions," Holland said after Chelsea notch ...
Football News; Midfielder Mathieu Flamini misses the Emirates Stadium clash due to a groin injury. Mikel Arteta is suspended following his sending-off in Saturday's win at Crystal Palace, but Jack Wilshere (ankle) is fit. Serge Gnabry will be involved, if he can shake off an ankle knock ,along with Isaac Hayden and Ryo Miyaichi, but Theo Walcott (abdominal), Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee) are all still out. Mourinho will give his fringe players an opportunity in Chelsea's second match in three days. The players who featured in Sunday's Premier League defeat of Manchester City will be rested, with a similar side selected to the one which won the previous round of the League Cup at Swindon. World Cup winner Juan Mata, Brazil defender David Luiz, Senegal striker Demba Ba, Ghana midfielder Michael Essien and Belgium forward Kevin de Bruyne are among those set for an opportunity, along with Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer. Birmingham's Chr ...
London Evening Standard article. With this headline: Gooners are in for a shock … Mark Hughes’ Stoke play football Oh yes we do, and here we come!! (Ray) Arsenal supporters who have never cared for either Stoke or Mark Hughes may be in for a surprise if they are prepared to put prejudice aside at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Since replacing Tony Pulis in the summer, Hughes has been keen to moderate the team’s direct style and his implementation of a passing game has not only been well received by the club’s fans but has brought results, too. After defeat on the opening day at Liverpool, when Jonathan Walters missed a penalty in the last minute, Stoke have beaten Crystal Palace and West Ham and had much the better of a goalless draw at home against Manchester City. “I’m just really pleased that what we’re trying at the moment seems to be working and the team are buying into it,” said Hughes. Fans delighted with promotion to the Premier League in 2008 were initially happy to accept the Pulis ...
With a reported £70m burning a hole in the pocket of Arsene Wenger's long grey trousers, Arsenal fans across the country will be hoping he spends it wisely. This, after all, may be Arsene's Last Summer at the Emirates Stadium to build a squad capable of winning a title. The biggest problem for Wenger and his team last year was dropping points against the top teams. If they want to compete for trophies, Arsenal need a bigger more potent squad that will give the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United a run for their money. Here are the five signings that could make Arsenal champions again. 1. Asmir Begovic | Stoke City The plain fact is, despite his youth, Wojciech Szczesny is not good enough. They often say that the team winning the championship has a keeper who gains them 12 points a season. I admit that Szczesny has improved but you only have to look at his Carling Cup final mistake against Birmingham City and his omission against Bayern Munich earlier this year to see he hasn't the men ...
European Morning Headlines *Wayne Rooney and Alcantra Thiago to be in a swap deal.Barcelona to sign Rooney for £12m plus Thiago, says report from Spain.They reckon that some kind of elaborate swap deal could be afoot with Thiago and money going to Manchester United and Wayne Rooney going the other way to Barcelona and the Camp Nou. *Manchester City will cash in on Carlos Tevez as Juventus move saves club £27m.Carlos Tevez’S turbulent seven-year spell in England will end today when he joins Juventus in a deal worth potentially £27million to Manchester City. *Manchester United and Arsenal could be set for a summer transfer battle after Alvaro Negredo opened the door on a move to Old Trafford or the Emirates Stadium. *Dortmund challenge Liverpool in the race for Mkhitaryan, Borussia may bid €25m.It all could depend on Christian Eriksen. The side from Westphalia are well known admirers of Ajax and Denmark’s star playmaker. *Inter are close to selling Luca Caldirola to Werder Breman, but reports sugge ...
Man City expected to abandon move for Malaga’s Real Madrid target Isco ! Manchester City will end their pursuit of Malaga playmaker Isco according to The Independent. City were hoping to lure the 21-year old to Eastlands but it looks as though they will leave Real Madrid to make the £25million play for his services. Manuel Pellegrini had been handed the task of landing Isco’s signature as his first move as new City boss but will not put too much work into his Andalusia apprentice following the arrivals of Jesus Navas and Fernandinho prior to him stepping into the Emirates Stadium hot seat.
Chelsea and Arsenal are worried about losing out on summer target Stevan Jovetic as Manchester City have been given first refusal on the Fiorentina forward. According to the Mirror, Etihad Stadium officials are confident that the good working relationship built up with Serie A side previously will help them to secure a deal ahead of their rivals at Emirates Stadium and Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho’s second spell in charge of Chelsea is also reportedly to spark significant summer spend and the ex-Real Madrid boss was credited with an interest in the Montenegrin. However, both the Blues and Gunners may miss out as the report claims Manchester City’s signing of Matija Nastasic last season could be the key to a deal. The Citizens are confident this will mean they have the upper hand over Arsenal and Chelsea when it comes to negotiations over the £25million-rated star. [GMS] DanieL--
Liverpool plan £150m Anfield expansion Liverpool are set to take a major step closer to a £150 million redevelopment of Anfield by submitting a planning application before the start of next season. - Blog: A question of progress Managing director Ian Ayre has confirmed that plans are on course for the rebuilding programme, which would see the Main Stand and Anfield Road End expanded, increasing the capacity to around 60,000. That would potentially make the ground the second biggest in the top flight, behind the 76,000-capacity Old Trafford. Arsenal's Emirates Stadium is currently the next largest, as it can hold just over 60,000 fans. The plans come soon after reports emerged that Manchester City are planning to increase the size of their Etihad Stadium to house as many as 54,000 fans. Last October, Liverpool announced that they planned to stay at Anfield rather than pushing ahead with proposals for a new stadium in neighbouring Stanley Park, seeking to expand their current ground's 45,000 capacity. But ...
The Russian attacking midfielder, who joined the Gunners for £15 million in 2009, joins Denilson and Sebastien Squillaci in leaving the Emirates Stadium after failing to make the matchday squad for a league game since January. Gallas exits White Hart Lane, his third London club, alongside winger David Bentley (also a one-time £15m signing) after falling behind the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Michael Dawson in the centre-back pecking order. Benayoun heads a list of decorated but second-choice names on their way out of Chelsea, with Paulo Ferreira, Hilario, Ross Turnbull and Florent Malouda all released. Manchester United have not let go any first-team players, with the exception of the retiring Paul Scholes, though Liverpool-bound Kolo Toure exits Manchester City alongside Wayne Bridge, Roque Santa Cruz (a £17.5m signing in 2009) and youngster Filippo Mancini, son of recently sacked manager Roberto. Elsewhere in the Premier League, notable departures include goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer from Fulham, who ha ...
Cesc Fabregas would prefer a return to Arsenal over a switch to Manchester United or Manchester City and will make a decision on his Barcelona future next week. According to The Mirror, the Spain international is frustrated over the minor role he has been given in Barcelona’s big games this season and will have talks with manager Tito Vilanova after the Camp Nou club play their final league game. The report claims Fabregas still hopes to return to Arsenal one day and the Gunners would be his preferred destination should talks with Vilanova not progress. New Manchester United manager David Moyes is a keen admirer of the 26-year-old but any move by the Old Trafford club would be hindered by a clause in the deal that saw Fabregas leave them for Barcelona. That clause, according to the report, gives Arsene Wenger first option on the midfielder and allows them to bring him back to Emirates Stadium for a fee of between £20-25million. It also means any bid by Manchester United – as well as other reported ri ...
Jamie Carragher says Liverpool can only judge if their draw at Arsenal was a good point after they have overcome the challenge of facing Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday. The 35-year-old started a second successive league game at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, when the Reds sacrificed a two-goal advantage in a match which eventually ended 2-2. Given that Jordan Henderson doubled the visitors' lead on the hour mark, Carragher and co could be forgiven for considering the result as a missed opportunity at the home of a rival. But the defender was judging his glass as half-full, insisting that victory over City this weekend would put the draw in London in a completely different context. "It's one of those difficult ones because before the game you'd accept it; after an hour, you'd be disappointed," Carragher reflected to Sky Sports. "I always think when you get a draw it depends on how you get on in your next game. "If we win there, it's a great four points. If we lose, it's onl ...
SPORTS: FA CUP DRAW FA Cup giantkillers Oldham, Luton and MK Dons have all been drawn at home in the fifth round of the competition. League One Oldham, who beat Liverpool 3-2 in a fourth-round thriller at Boundary Park, host the Reds' Merseyside neighbours Everton, while non-league Luton, who shocked Norwich at Carrow Road, welcome Championship side Millwall to Kenilworth Road. MK Dons, who were 4-0 up at one stage against QPR at Loftus Road and ran out 4-2 winners, will play Championship Barnsley. Brentford or Chelsea, who drew 2-2 at Griffin Park, travel to Middlesbrough, while Leeds - who eliminated Spurs at Elland Road - travel to Premier League champions Manchester City. Manchester United are at home to Reading, Arsenal play Blackburn at Emirates Stadium while Huddersfield or Leicester take on Wigan. Wat do u tink will be the outcome of these matches?
News A.C. Milan Leave Vacation Rentals, Balotelli So to Milan? Speculation Mario Balotelli transfer to AC Milan in the winter transfer market this January following the increasingly tight sound that Manchester City striker's decision to leave his rented house which is located in Cheshire. Linkage conduction Balotelli and the Rossoneri in recent days appeared in the media despite Balotelli's agent claimed his client will remain at the Emirates Stadium. As quoted from the site at Alderley Edge, Baloteli rental home consists of one main room, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a swimming pool which is equipped by TV and sports centers (private gym). There are also mini cinema at home that berluaskan 1349 meters or about 1 acre more. The house can be rented at a cost of 13,495 pounds, or about USD 210 million per month. Balotelli rumored several times to fly to Milan, a city that had become a place of residence while playing Inter Milan for three seasons, 2007-2010. On the other hand, it seems that The Citiz ...
Tony Adams: Arsenal are a million miles away A long interview but worth a read. Gunners' former captain feels club have got balance wrong between profit-making and showing ambition required to keep star players and win honours – like they did in his day, he tells Sam Wallace Sam Wallace The Independent Friday 18 January 2013 By virtue of the statue of him that stands outside the Emirates Stadium, you could say that Tony Adams's presence is felt at Arsenal every matchday whether he is there in person or not, but he has had special reason to be back there of late. His two sons Atticus, eight, and Hector, six, from his second marriage, had shown worrying signs of straying from the family loyalty – in short, the elder was declaring an interest in Manchester United, and his younger brother said he supported Manchester City. "I was getting very worried about this," Adams said. "So I took them to a game or two and now they are Arsenal fans." When we meet on a frosty morning in the Cotswolds, where Adams now ...
Arsenal are finally ready to flex some financial muscle by bidding for Borussia Dortmund pair Mats Hummels and Mario Gotze, fanatix has learnt. The North Londoners have now all but paid off the Emirates Stadium loans, and are ready to spend big to catapult themselves back up amongst the Premier League’s top clubs. Boss Arsene Wenger has identified a list of potential targets, with Dortmund duo Hummels and Gotze priorities. Hummels is now considered amongst the finest centre-backs in Europe and Wenger is keen to bring the uncompromising defender in to reinforce his leaky defence. The German international was a crucial part of the Dortmund side that won the Bundesliga last season and topped this year’s Champions League group of death involving Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax, as well as being one of the stand out defenders at Euro 2012. The ball playing centre-half is expected to cost in the region of £25 million. Arsenal are also looking to acquire Hummels’ Borussia teammate Mario Gotze. The G ...
Football - Premier League Kompany has Arsenal red card rescinded Manchester City have successfully appealed against the sending off of captain Vincent Kompany during the 2-0 win at Arsenal. The Belgian centre-back was shown a straight red card by referee Mike Dean for a challenge on Jack Wilshere with 14 minutes remaining at the Emirates Stadium. City were quick to announce their intention to appeal and, following a Football Association disciplinary hearing, have now confirmed their claim for wrongful dismissal has been upheld. The FA has also released a statement which reads: "An independent regulatory commission has today upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal regarding Manchester City's Vincent Kompany. "The defender was dismissed for serious foul play during his side's match against Arsenal on Sunday, January 13, 2013. As a result, Kompany's three-match suspension has been withdrawn with immediate effect." Had the appeal failed, Kompany, 26, would have been banned for Premier League games against Fulham ...
World Football News Update 1. Wayne Rooney is set to return to the Manchester United starting line-up for tomorrow's FA Cup third-round replay vs West Ham at Old Trafford. 2. Demba Ba & Fernando Torres are available for game with Southampton following their struggle with a hamstring injury & illness respectively. 3. Andre Villas-Boas admits he made mistakes at Chelsea and that they were right to dismiss him after less than nine months in charge. [BBC] 4. Galatasaray say they have "done all they can" to bring Wesley Sneijder to the club & asked the player to make decision on their offer [ESPN] 5. Arsenal will be without Laurent Koscielny & Mikel Arteta for tomorrow's FACup third-round replay against Swansea at Emirates Stadium. 6. Robbie Keane will train with Tottenham for 2 wks as part of his preparations ahead of returning to LA Galaxy for the start of the MLS season 7. The FA has overturned the red card given to Vincent Kompany in Manchester City's 2-0 victory over Arsenal on Sunday. 8. Eduardo Vargas ...
Monday 14 January 2013 15.46 GMT Premier League split over domestic financial fair play regulations Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United are calling for robust domestic laws against objections of Chelsea, Manchester City, Fulham, Aston Villa and West Bromwich The leaked letter signed by officials of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur emanated from the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Owen Gibson It was hardly in the spirit of the season. But the fact that a robust pre-Christmas letter to Premier League headquarters arguing that a mooted domestic version of Uefa's Financial Fair Play should be as robust as possible emanated from the Emirates should not come as a surprise. Of all top-flight clubs Arsenal are keenest on ensuring the concept, introduced by Uefa last season and limiting clubs to losses of €45m (£37.5m) over three seasons, sticks. Ivan Gazidis, the chief executive, sees the introduction of some sanity to football's overheated finances ...
LONDON - Roberto Mancini has challenged his Manchester City stars to end the club’s woeful run at Arsenal as the Premier League champions fight to hold onto their title. Mancini’s side head to North London knowing they will be 10 points behind leaders Manchester United by the time they kick-off at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday if their bitter rivals defeat Liverpool in the day’s early match. That would be an almost insurmountable gap even for a team of City’s class but, if history is anything to go by, there is every chance Mancini’s men will be in exactly that position by full-time. City have not won at Arsenal in the league for 37 years and were beaten 1-0 there in their last visit in April. But Mancini is convinced City, who have looked some way short of their best for much of the season, can rewrite the history books with a rare victory on Arsenal turf. “To play against Arsenal in London is very difficult because they play very, very well,” Mancini said. “There have been a lot ...
Manchester City have failed to score in each of their last five Premier League visits to the Emirates Stadium.
Di María is getting €4 million/year starting from this season until 2016 compared to €1.5M in the last 2 seasons. Mourinho believes that Di María is more relaxed now and doesn't put much effort in his performances due to the contract extension Italian Giants Juventus are ready to approach Manchester City with a £6.5m offer for Aleksandar Kolarov , according to reports in ITALY Chelsea have emerged as shock favourites to land Theo Walcott from Arsenal. Newcastle striker Demba Ba, 27, says he is interested in a move to Arsenal in January. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is interested in bringing Brazilian defender Dani Alves,29, to the Emirates Stadium from Barcelona [Strauss]
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has questioned the big-match temperament of Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri. Neville blamed Nasri for City's derby defeat on Sunday. “There was another player on the pitch who could easily have been taken off before Mario Balotelli,” he said. “I think he goes missing in big games for City – and he’s the only one – and that’s Samir Nasri. “For me, he doesn’t put a shift in. When they play with David Silva and Nasri, you expect the brilliance of Silva and you need somebody more solid on the other side. “I played against Nasri three or four years ago at the Emirates Stadium and he pulled my pants down for 60 minutes and I got subbed because he absolutely battered me. “This is a player you’ll see when the ‘oles’ are coming out, but when the going gets tough I’m not sure he fancies it that much.” Neville added: “The football match has been won by what Samir Nasri did in that wall. It really has cost his team. That was the difference ...
Emmanuel Adebayor went from Tottenham Hotspur's hero to zero against former club Arsenal as he scored and was then sent off in a dramatic 5-2 North London derby defeat. The Togolese striker, who angered Arsenal fans when leaving for Manchester City in 2009 before this summer making a permanent transfer to Spurs after an initial loan, set up a typically hectic meeting at Emirates Stadium with the opener. Adebayor's goal added to his lack of popularity among Gunners fans following his controversial celebration three years ago for City when scoring in his first reunion with his ex-employers and then his penalty goal in last season's ultimate repeat 5-2 defeat for Spurs. But his emotions got the better of him shortly after the quarter-hour mark on Saturday and his red card for a lunge on Santi Cazorla allowed Arsenal to come back and win through Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud, Cazorla and Theo Walcott despite Gareth Bale's consolation. Tottenham started well and, less than a minute after a Wi ...
Manchester City, Real Madrid, Arsenal, AC Milan were all beaten in the European Champion’s league matches played last night across Europe. Roberto Mancini's Manchester City were beaten 3-1 by Ajax in a Group D match played in Netherlands. Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid 2-1 in Germany. Dortmund now top the group on seven points, while Madrid have six, Ajax are on three and City have one point. Arsenal were beaten 2-0 by Schalke at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners are now second in Group B on six points, one behind the Germans. SO BINGWA NDIO,,NANI,NIAMBIENI,SASA
Arsenal Line Up January Move for £15m World Cup Winner as Arsene Wenger Looks to Beef Up Attacking Options Emirates Stadium side set sights on La Liga forward. Arsenal have joined the race for Spanish hitman Fernando Llorente with the Athletic Bilbao striker delaying signing a new deal with the club. The 27-year-old has interested Arsene Wenger for a while and is out of contract next summer with his club looking to cash in on him in January if he does not put pen to paper. Manchester City and Chelsea are also interested in picking up the striker who is valued at around £15million, Rsi reports Lukas Podolski has already bedded in nicely since his move from Koln, three goals in his last four matches, but fellow summer signing Olivier Giroud is struggling to make an impact. Therefore it makes a great deal of sense to consider a move to beef up the Gunners striking options. 27 year old Spanish international Fernando Llorente may well be the ideal man for that job. The consistent La Liga forward would add a ...
Man City’s Mancini: Arsenal better without Van Persie, Song Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes Arsenal are more of a title threat this season despite losing key players in the summer. Captain and star striker Robin Van Persie and defensive midfielder Alex Song departed the Emirates Stadium for Manchester United and Barcelona respectively but Mancini feels the likes of Lukas Podolski, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud coming in have Arsene Wenger’s men in a better place. "Arsenal can compete for the title this season," Mancini told reporters ahead of Sunday’s clash between the clubs. "They are better than last season, even if they lost some good players. Maybe, because of that, there is less pressure on them this season. "They lost Van Persie and Song, but the players they have brought in have experience and quality." My take Mancini, are you sure this is from ur heart?
Manchester City made a €200 million offer for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Spanish newspaper AS. The Portuguese winger revealed he’s ‘sad’ with life at Real Madrid after not celebrating his two goals against Granada at the weekend. Reports in France claim former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba rejected the chance to sign for Juventus in the final hours of deadline day, despite speculated financial troubles at Shanghai Shenhua. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to protect young winger Raheem Sterling, and has managed to keep the 17-year-old out of Stuart Pearce’s England U21 squad. Wayne Rooney has revealed his favourite goal is the overhead kick that beat Manchester City 2-1 back in 2011. The revelation comes in The Daily Mirror, who are serialising his soon-to-be-released new book. And finally, Arsenal‘s Bacary Sagna has revealed he’s far from happy with life at the Emirates Stadium, after watching Robin Van Persie and Alex Song leave this summer.
Theo Walcott has rejected Arsenal’s final offer, which opens the door for Manchester City and Liverpool to try to sign the Gunners winger away from the Emirates Stadium before the transfer window closes on Friday night.
Every keen watcher of events at the Emirates Stadium would agree with me that; considering the regularity with which Arsenal captains do leave the club, anytime they are at the pinnacle of their careers, under Wenger's watch(with the exception of Tony Adam), it suffices to suggest that, any player whose service is no longer required at the Colney training ground should be handed the captainship band. Remember Patrick Vieira, Thiery Henry and FrnCesc Fabregas, all left, when Arsenal fans least expected/wanted them to leave. And now, we have Robin Van Persie('s case) at hand, not too different from those of his predecessors. It is on this note tha I am suggesting that the captaincy should be given, either, to Maroune Chamak, Andrei Arshavin or Sebastian Squillaci, and let's see whether they'll catch the fancies of Barcelona, Manchester City and Manchester United, as usual.
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney believes that Robin Van Persie would be a"great addition to the squad" if a deal can be reached this summer. - Van Persie joins pre-season - Fergie keen on sealing RVP deal Van Persie, 29, has been heavily linked witha £20 million move to Manchester United over the past few days, with just one-year remaining on his current Arsenal contract. With Manchester City and Juventus seemingly already out of the running, it appears that should Van Persie leave Emirates Stadium this summer, Old Traffordwill be his eventual destination. Rooney was quick to praise his potential strike-partner, adding that he considers the Dutchman to be a "fantastic player"
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Wenger hits out at reckless spending of rivals as he warns of financial doom Arsene Wenger has once again warned against the inevitable financial ruin faced by football and taken a swipe at rivals Manchester City and Chelsea. The Frenchman, who has long fought against cash inequality in the game, believes the vast wealth foreign investors have poured into their respective clubs has damaged football and the transfer market. Wenger is continuing to strengthen his own squad at a level below the likes of Chelsea, who have already lavished £32million on Eden Hazard and £25million on teenager Oscar. The Gunners, meanwhile, have added Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud for a combined £23m. But while pointing to the vast income generated by Emirates Stadium, compared with Stamford Bridge and Etihad Stadium, Wenger claimed the unlimited resources of others have had a negative impact on the game. Swimming up stream: Arsene Wenger continues to battle against cash inequality the Frenchman, in The Sun, said: 'We con ...
Goal.com shared the following link and had this to say about it: Vote for your Goal.com World Player of the Week Gunners captain, a target for Manchester City, United and Juventus, is locked in a battle to force his way out of the Emirates Stadium. Goal.com tracks the story's progress
Manchester City star Samir Nasri has hit out at former club Arsenal , delivering a damning assessment on the Gunners’ ambitions as he celebrated winning the Premier League . The France international was part of the City side that won the title in dramatic fashion on Sunday, when a late turnaround gave the team a 3-2 win over QPR and a first championship for 44 years. Nasri was heavily criticized for leaving the Gunners in the summer, with fans claiming that his 24 million pound move was allabout money, but the midfielder argues that City’s success has vindicated his move and branded Arsenal players as the ones most interested in picking up money without showing ambition as they regularly “settle for second best” at the Emirates Stadium. "People at Arsenal tried to make out that I came here for the money,” he said to French TV channel TF1 . "I hope they are watching me now, collecting my Premier League winner’s medal. I believe they have not won a trophy for many years now. If all that I was in ...
mocks Arsenal for finishing third as Manchester City celebrate Premier League title French midfielder took the full wrath of Gunners fans after acrimoniously leaving the Emirates Stadium but now feels vindicated after his new side became English champions.
Mario Balotelli has secured the English Premier League title for Manchester City with just a minute left in the season. Great scenes at Emirates Stadium!
Wojciech Szczesny has set his sights on catching Manchester City after Sunday's victory over them at Emirates Stadium -
Wojciech Szczesny has praised the atmosphere at Emirates Stadium during Sunday's win against Manchester City -
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini expects Arsenal to be back on top form for his side's crucial trip to the Emirates Stadium.
Time is ticking on the Premier League season. With just seven games to go the amateur experts (which is pretty much all of us) are now regularly poring over the run-in prising out points to add to their team's tally. Confidence is based on the indefinable and the undecidable. "If" has suddenly become a tradable commodity. The perception has been that Tottenham hold a slight but significant advantage over Arsenal in the race for third place because, to coin a phrase, "their run-in is easier". That balance could change this weekend as Arsenal entertain Manchester City in game crucial to the composition of the top four. They kick off at Emirates Stadium shortly after Manchester United complete their fixture against QPR at Old Trafford. By then, Tottenham's Saturday lunchtime trip to Sunderland will be ancient history. The two combatants at Emirates Stadium know their chief rivals - geographically and mathematically - could well have stolen a significant advantage before kick off and, by the end of the game, ...
A draw at Emirates Stadium on Sunday would suit neither nor Manchester City, according to Arsene Wenger
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