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  • Tactical change reaps reward for new-look, solid Arsenal January 19, 2015

    London: A change of tactics reaped rewards as a new, more subdued but more solid Arsenal arrived at Manchester City on Sunday, saw less of the ball than usual yet still masterfully outplayed the champions. Arsenal registered just 35 percent possession -- their lowest total since these statistics were first compiled...
  • EPL: Cazorla fires Arsenal to solid win over champions Manchester City January 18, 2015

    Arsenal finally ended their streak of poor away performances against top teams as Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored in each half Sunday for a 2-0 victory at Manchester City that dented the hosts' title hopes. Cazorla converted a penalty in the 24th minute and then sent in a pin-point free...
  • Value for money Alexis Sanchez could persuade Arsene Wenger to spend big January 17, 2015

    London: Alexis Sanchez's scintillating form since arriving in the Premier League could give frugal Arsene Wenger belief that Arsenal can find value for money during the January transfer window. The Chilean forward has been fifth-placed Arsenal's talisman this campaign, scoring 18 goals in all competitions and having a hand in many...
  • Fresh injury problems for Arsenal ahead of Manchester City trip January 17, 2015

    When Arsenal cannot beat the English Premier League's leading teams, the prospects of an imminent title triumph seem slim. Traveling to defending champion Manchester City on Sunday, the focus is just on returning to the top four for the side which was last champion in 2004. It's three years since Arsenal's last...
  • Fresh injury problems for Arsenal ahead of Manchester City trip January 16, 2015

    London: When Arsenal cannot beat the English Premier League's leading teams, the prospects of an imminent title triumph seem slim. Traveling to defending champion Manchester City on Sunday, the focus is just on returning to the top four for the side which was last champion in 2004. It's three years since Arsenal's...
  • Polish teenager Bielik to have Arsenal medical January 15, 2015

    London: Legia Warsaw's teenage defensive midfielder Krystian Bielik is to undergo a medical at Arsenal, the Polish club said on Thursday. "I'm going to London to make my dream come true. I hope that soon I'll became Arsenal's player," Bielik told the Legia.com website. Bielik, 17, signed for Legia from their...
  • Arsenal without Arteta and Debuchy for next three months January 15, 2015

    Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta will be out for the next three months after having a "successful" operation on the left ankle that has kept him sidelined since late November, the club said on Thursday. Arsenal will also be without France international defender Mathieu Debuchy until April following surgery on the shoulder...
  • Alexis Sanchez nets twice as Arsenal beat Stoke 3-0, go 5th in EPL January 11, 2015

    London: Alexis Sanchez scored twice after creating the opener on Sunday as Arsenal eased to a 3-0 victory over Stoke and moved up to fifth in the Premier League. Sanchez's cross was headed in by Laurent Koscielny inside six minutes, and the Chile forward was on target in the 33rd minute...
  • I used to sell cigarettes: Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger January 10, 2015

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he was a cigarette seller in his younger days. The confession came in the wake of his team's goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny being involved in a controversy after being caught smoking in the dressing room following a poor performance where he was blamed for letting...
  • Ozil, Ramsey set for Arsenal return in home tie against Stoke January 9, 2015

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielders Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are back in training and in contention for Sunday's game against Stoke City after lengthy spells on the sidelines. Germany international Ozil has been out since early October with a knee ligament injury, while Ramsey has not featured...
  • Arsenal goalkeeper Szczesny fined 20000 pounds for smoking January 6, 2015

    London: Arsenal's Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been reportedly fined 20,000 pounds for smoking in the bathroom after an English Premier League match. Coach Arsene Wenger was left furious when the 24-year-old was caught smoking after his goalkeeping blunders led to a 0-2 defeat against Southampton on January 1, reports dailymail.co.uk. Szczesny...
  • Lukas Podolski completes loan move to Inter Milan January 5, 2015

    London: Striker Lukas Podolski has completed a loan move from Arsenal to Inter Milan for the rest of the season, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 29-year-old German has scored 31 goals in 82 appearances for Arsenal since arriving from Cologne in 2012. "Everyone at Arsenal would like to wish...
  • Theo Walcott back and happy alongside 'special' Alexis Sanchez January 5, 2015

    Theo Walcott was thrilled to be back in business for Arsenal in their FA Cup third round win on Sunday as he declared his delight at playing alongside "special player" Alexis Sanchez. Walcott played 76 minutes of Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Hull City at the Emirates Stadium, enjoying his first start...
  • Lukas Podolski meets Inter Milan's boss and says goodbye to Arsenal January 4, 2015

    Milan: Lukas Podolski's transfer to Inter Milan moved closer on Saturday when the Germany forward met coach Roberto Mancini at the Serie A side's training ground and said his goodbyes to Arsenal. "The World Cup winner was at the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti today to get to know his new training...
  • Arsene Wenger battles to vanquish Arsenal FC ghosts January 3, 2015

    London: Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal must deal with the spectre of their defensive "ghosts" if they are to get their spluttering season back on track. Wenger's side are desperate for a morale-boosting victory as they open their defence of the FA Cup in a repeat of last season's final against Hull...
  • Lukas Podolski to sign Inter Milan loan deal January 3, 2015

    Rome: German striker Lukas Podolski arrived at Milan where he is set to sign a loan deal with Inter after being dumped by Arsenal. The 29-year-old, who arrived at the Italian city on Friday, had become frustrated due to his lack of playing time with the English Premier League side, reported...
  • Pressure piles on Arsene Wenger as Southampton stun Arsenal 2-0 January 1, 2015

    Southampton: Southampton beat Arsenal 2-0 at St. Mary's in the English Premier League on Thursday to maintain their surprise challenge for Champions League football. Sadio Mane's third goal in as many games from the narrowest of angles gave Southampton the lead in the 34th minute against one of their rivals for...
  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger calls on FA to ban divers December 31, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on the Football Association (FA) to ban players who dive in order to rid the game of play acting to win free kicks or penalties. Diving is once again a hot topic in the Premier League after three Chelsea players, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa...
  • Brooklyn Beckham gets personal bodyguard? December 29, 2014

    London: Brooklyn Beckham has reportedly been given his own bodyguard to protect him while he plays matches for Arsenal. The 15-year-old was recently signed up to the Gunners' Under-16 team, and plenty of fans are now desperate to get a glimpse of him in action, reported Metro online. His parents -...
  • Arsenal beat West Ham 2-1 in Premier League December 28, 2014

    London: Arsenal scored two goals late in the first half and then hung on for a 2-1 win at West Ham in an entertaining London derby to climb above their opponent into fifth place in the Premier League. West Ham had the better of the opening 40 minutes at Upton Park...
  • Olivier Giroud deserved a red card, says Arsene Wenger December 27, 2014

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger vented his anger on his striker Olivier Giroud saying the Frenchman deserved the red card in their Boxing Day encounter against the QPR in an English Premier League encounter in which Arsenal won 2-1. "It was a deserved red card," Wenger was quoted as saying Friday...
  • EPL: Alexis Sanchez inspires Arsenal to 2-1 win over QPR December 27, 2014

    London: Alexis Sanchez scored one goal and set up another to make up for a moment of madness from team-mate Olivier Giroud and help Arsenal beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 in the Premier League on Friday. Sanchez had a penalty saved in the ninth minute at the Emirates Stadium but responded...
  • Arsenal's injury woes confirmed by study December 23, 2014

    London: Arsenal and injuries have gone hand in hand over the last decade when the Gunners have had more players spending lengthy spells on the sidelines than many of their Premier League rivals, a study has shown. Premier Injuries Ltd has produced a database of comparative Premier League injuries over the...
  • EPL: Liverpool score late for 2-2 draw against Arsenal December 21, 2014

    Liverpool: Martin Skrtel powered home a header deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. In the seventh of nine minutes of injury time, Skrtel leaped high to head a right-wing corner from Adam Lallana into the bottom corner. Despite being...
  • France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry announces retirement December 16, 2014

    Former World Cup winner and Arsenal's record goal-scorer Thierry Henry announced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday, bringing an end to his a glittering 20-year career. The 37-year-old Frenchman scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for his country as he helped them win the 1998 World Cup and European Championships in...
  • Arsenal return to winning ways with win over Newcastle December 14, 2014

    London: Doubles from Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla gave Arsenal a 4-1 Premier League victory over Newcastle on Saturday, restoring unity at the Emirates Stadium after scattered fan discontent followed last weekend's loss at Stoke. Although Arsenal is still out of the top four, a sixth successive Premier League victory over...
  • No need for January signings, says Arsenal's Wenger December 12, 2014

    Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has risked angering frustrated fans by saying the under-performing London club do not need any January signings if everyone in the current squad stays fit. The Frenchman has come under mounting criticism in recent weeks as Arsenal's title challenge has faltered at an early stage again with...
  • Wenger still under pressure despite Champions League win December 10, 2014

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey's superb goal in Tuesday's Champions League win could not mask the fact that manager Arsene Wenger is under mounting pressure as the focus returns to their stuttering Premier League campaign. Club officials blocked unhappy supporters from displaying banners calling for Wenger to be sacked ahead of Arsenal's...
  • Champions League: Ramsey goal of season contender seals Arsenal win December 10, 2014

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored a contender for goal of the season when he blasted home a 30-metre volley to help his team cruise past Galatasaray 4-1 to finish second in Champions League Group D on Tuesday. The Welsh international scored twice, as did Arsenal's Germany striker Lukas Podolski, whose opener,...