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  • Champions League: Arsenal victory papers over the cracks 3 hours 3 minutes ago

    London: Arsenal's dramatic 2-1 Champions League win against Anderlecht on Wednesday rescued three valuable points but the victory only served to paper over the ever-widening cracks. Defender Kieran Gibbs and substitute forward Lukas Podolski scored in the final two minutes to dress up what had been another exceedingly underwhelming and lethargic...
  • Champions League: Arsenal beat Anderlecht 2-1 to stay 2nd in group 7 hours 57 minutes ago

    Brussels: Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski scored in the final minutes to give Arsenal 2-1 victory over Anderlecht and a thrilling Champions League birthday present for manager Arsene Wenger. With defeat seeming assured, Gibbs brought Arsenal back into the game in the 89th minute with a low volley. Podolski followed up...
  • Champions League: Arsenal's injuries offer hope to Anderlecht Yesterday

    If Anderlecht are to have any realistic chance of prolonging their involvement in the Champions League beyond the group stage, a home win over Arsenal on Wednesday is paramount. The Belgium side are joint bottom of Group D with one point from their opening two games, two points behind Arsenal and...
  • Jack Wilshere excited by Theo Walcott's return to fitness at Arsenal 2 days ago

    England international Theo Walcott's imminent return cannot come soon enough for Arsenal team mate Jack Wilshere. Walcott needed surgery after rupturing knee ligaments against Tottenham Hotspur in January but his rehabilitation is almost complete and England midfielder Wilshere believes the winger's comeback will spark the north London club's season. "I've never played...
  • EPL: Arsenal held to a 2-2 draw at home by Hull City 4 days ago

    London: Danny Welbeck scored a stoppage-time equaliser as injury-hit Arsenal fought back to draw 2-2 against Hull in the Premier League on Saturday. The Gunners, with a makeshift defense and missing the injured Mesut Ozil, took an early lead through Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium. Mid-table Hull hit back with an...
  • Steve Bruce wants to inflict further pain on injury-hit Arsenal 5 days ago

    London: Hull City manager Steve Bruce wants his side to draw on their FA Cup final performance and take full advantage of Arsenal's injury crisis when they travel to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday. Despite leading 2-0 against Arsene Wenger's side in the FA Cup final at...
  • Indian Super League will be a hit, says Arsene Wenger 5 days ago

    London: Indian Super League has been a hit as far as the initial matches are concerned and the biggest endorsement for the ambitious project has come from none other than Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who has no doubts about ISL's impending success. Wenger said he was pretty much sure that the...
  • Arsenal eye Celtic defender Virgin van Dijk 5 days ago

    London: Following an injury crisis at the football club, Arsenal, who are lying in seventh spot in the English Premier League (EPL) standings, will try to bring in Celtic defender Virgin van Dijk in the January transfer window. Arsenal have set aside 20 million pounds for new players and at Thursday's...
  • Wenger confirms Ozil out for at least six weeks 6 days ago

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil faces around six weeks out with a knee ligament injury, a problem that was only discovered when the midfielder joined up with the Germany squad for international duty last week. Ozil, 26, first felt pain in the knee during Arsenal's 2-0 Premier...
  • Thibaut Courtois defends Chelsea handling of his head injury October 12, 2014

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has defended the Premier League leader's handling of the head injury he suffered during last weekend's 2-0 league victory over Arsenal. Courtois was injured in an early clash with Arsenal's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez and despite initially being given clearance to carry on, was replaced by Petr...
  • UEFA to restrict top-seed status to title winners October 9, 2014

    UEFA is set to introduce changes to the Champions League so only the winners of the highest-ranked leagues and the title holder will be among the top-seeded teams. UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino confirmed in London that the group-stage change from next season only has to be "ratified" in December on...
  • Watch: Wenger pushes Mourinho in Arsenal's 2-0 loss against Chelsea October 5, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and his Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger became involved in a touchline shoving match during their sides' Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Wenger was angered when Mourinho leapt from the dug-out to remonstrate after Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez went down under a challenge from Gary...
  • Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 to extend league lead October 5, 2014

    London: Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points over Manchester City after beating Arsenal 2-0 Sunday in a feisty London derby. Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 27th minute, coolly slotting home a penalty past Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Belgium international...
  • EPL: Chelsea meet Welbeck-inspired Arsenal, Man United host Everton October 4, 2014

    In an electrifying Champions League performance, Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck scored a hat trick that even surprised manager Arsene Wenger. If he keeps up the form from Wednesday's win over Galatasaray, the $27 million Wenger spent to bring Welbeck from the Manchester United bench to the Arsenal front line could prove...
  • Mourinho praises 'phenomenal' Fabregas as Arsenal await October 3, 2014

    London: Cesc Fabregas might have been "Made in Arsenal" but all that matters for his manager Jose Mourinho is that he has been playing "phenomenal" football for top-of-the-table Chelsea. As Fabregas prepares to face his old club for the first time, his former manager Arsene Wenger said he passed up a...
  • Arsene Wenger hungry to avenge Chelsea hammering October 3, 2014

    Arsenal have "a big hunger" to avenge their crushing defeat against Chelsea in March, a humiliation that Arsene Wenger said on Friday he and his club would never forget. The Arsenal manager seeks his first victory over a Jose Mourinho-managed club in a dozen attempts in Sunday's big Premier League derby...
  • Champions League: Arsenal and Galatasaray charged over flares October 2, 2014

    Arsenal and Galatasaray are facing disciplinary action after supporters of the Turkish club lit red flares and threw them onto the pitch, briefly holding up play, in their Champions League group match on Wednesday. UEFA said in a statement that disciplinary proceedings had been opened against Arsenal for "insufficient organisation" and...
  • Lukas Podolski hints at move from Arsenal over lack of action October 2, 2014

    Frustrated Arsenal winger Lukas Podolski hinted on Thursday he might leave the Premier League club before his contract expires in 2016 because he was not playing enough. "I am a full blooded player, a street player and I love competition," the 29-year-old told RTL television. "If I don't have this competition every...
  • Dany Welbeck treble gives Arsenal 4-1 win over Galatasaray October 2, 2014

    London: Danny Welbeck scored his first career hat-trick as Arsenal overpowered Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday and survived with 10 men for the last half-hour after goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was sent off. Welbeck, who was allowed to leave Manchester United last month after his striking qualities were questioned...
  • Home fortress is key for Arsenal, says Wenger October 1, 2014

    Apart from when German clubs are in town, Arsenal's Emirates Stadium has been a fortress in the Champions League and manager Arsene Wenger says that must continue if his side are to continue their run of reaching the last 16. The Gunners have got past the group stage for the past...
  • Champions League: After loss against Dortmund, Arsenal must beat Galatasaray October 1, 2014

    It is almost a given that Arsenal reach the Champions League knockout stages but their path to the last 16 could become "problematic" if they fail to beat Galatasaray on Wednesday. That was the stark warning from midfielder Santi Cazorla ahead of the clash with the Turkish side at The Emirates...
  • Ramsey out for a month but Wilshere eases Wenger's injury pain September 30, 2014

    Arsenal will lose Aaron Ramsey for a month amid their injury crisis but manager Arsene Wenger revealed with relief that another key midfielder, Jack Wilshere, is fit to play a part in Wednesday's Champions League fixture against Galatasaray. As he reiterated the extent of Arsenal's current injury woes at a news...
  • Arsenal have injury concerns ahead of big week September 28, 2014

    Arsenal face an injury crisis as they approach two crucial fixtures over the next week following the loss of three more players in the 1-1 Premier League draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. With his team due to meet Galatasaray and Chelsea, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has fresh concerns over Mikel...
  • Mauricio Pochettino happier than Wenger after derby draw September 28, 2014

    Mauricio Pochettino said this week he would like to stay at Tottenham Hotspur for as long as Arsene Wenger has been at Arsenal and performances like the one Spurs produced in the 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Saturday can only help his cause. Tottenham, who so often come to the...
  • EPL: Arsenal grab late equaliser for a 1-1 draw against Tottenham September 28, 2014

    London: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's equaliser in the second half gave Arsenal a 1-1 draw against Tottenham in the English Premier League on Saturday. Spurs forward Erik Lamela failed to clear in the 74th minute and the ball ricocheted around the penalty area before falling to Oxlade-Chamberlain, who lashed the ball in from...
  • Arsene Wenger taking nothing for granted against Spurs September 26, 2014

    Arsenal have only lost six times to Tottenham Hotspur in 43 matches since Arsene Wenger became their manager nearly 18 years ago, but the Frenchman is taking nothing for granted before the first north London derby of the season on Saturday. "North London derbies are always very intense and the players...
  • Arsenal out of League Cup, Liverpool advance September 24, 2014

    Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 14-13 in a marathon penalty shootout in the third round of the League Cup on Tuesday, after Arsenal and Everton both bowed out of the competition. Liverpool squeezed through after Patrick Bamford had scored a penalty for Middlesbrough in the third minute of injury time at the end...
  • Arsene Wenger encouraged me to play in ISL: Robert Pires September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: French football legend Robert Pires says it was his 'second daddy' Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who convinced him to come out of retirement and play in Indian Super League. Pires, who is a World Cup winner, will turn out for FC Goa as their marquee player in the franchise-based league,...
  • Champions League: Contenders, Pretenders and the Outsiders September 22, 2014

    Every four years, the world comes together to be enthralled and excited by the magic of the Football World Cup, the most watched and celebrated sporting event in the world. And while the splendour and romance of the World Cup dictates that it shall always remain the premier and definitive...
  • Ozil, Welbeck seal Arsenal's 30 win over Aston Villa September 20, 2014

    London: Arsenal scored three goals in a fourminute span to beat Aston Villa 30 on Saturday and halt the host's good start to the Premier League season. Mesut Ozil answered critics by scoring the first goal in the 32nd minute and then setting up Danny Welbeck two minutes later for the...