Tagged: Arsenal

Transfer news: Manchester City seeks Alexis Sanchez

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly made a personal phone call to Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez' in a bid to lure the Chilean away from the the Emirates. According to Chilean publication El Mercurio, Pep Guardiola made a personal call to the former Barcelona man who hit a hat-trick to inspire the Gunners to a 5-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday in a bid to convince the Arsenal star to join him at Manchester City. Sanchez has been in discussions to extend his stay at the Emirates, with his current deal running out in 2018. The report details how Pep has spoken with the player on at least...
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Iwobi Will Reject Barcelona Millions To Stay At Arsenal – Father

Alex Iwobi will turn down a big-money move to mighty Barcelona to stay at Arsenal because he is still learning the trade, according to his father. The 20-year-old Nigeria international has been at ‘The Gunners’ since he was six and he is now a first teamer. His father, Chuka, said his son is still developing at the top London club and would rather stay put there. “In football, you never say no. But at this point in time, he is at the right place. He’s doing well at Arsenal, but should any club come for him now, the answer would certainly be no,” said Iwobi senior, a lawyer, who also...
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Awwww: ‘Uncle Jay-Jay asked for my shirt!’ – Iwobi

Alex Iwobi has come full circle: as a boy, the Arsenal playmaker idolized his uncle, Jay-Jay Okocha and now Okocha is enjoying watching his nephew’s meteoric rise at Arsenal. “He was at my house the other day and when he was asking me for my shirt, I was confused. I thought it was a joke at first and then my dad got out one of my old jerseys and gave it to him. “He said 'I’m going to treasure this' and I was like ‘Wow, it used to be the other way around'. For it to be like that was a moment I enjoyed, but it was crazy. “I was always looking up to my uncle. Everyone knew that my uncle...
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Wenger: I Could Gamble On Giroud, Koscielny And Ozil Fitness

The three Gunners stars are short of full fitness ahead of the Premier League tie with Leicester City, but the manager could be ready to put them to work regardless Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is tempted to gamble on bringing Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil back into the first team early. The Gunners travel to Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday, having lost 4-3 at home to Liverpool in their first match of the campaign. Giroud, Koscielny and Ozil were three of the players Arsenal had to do without against Jurgen Klopp's side after they were given extended...
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Arsenal Paid Price For Stadium – Toure

The former Gunners defender believes the club's move from Highbury to the Emirates in 2006 cost them several Premier League titles Former Arsenal defender Kolo Toure says the club's Emirates stadium is the reason behind their 10-year wait for a Premier League title. The Gunners played at Highbury before electing to build a new 60,000-capacity ground, which they moved into in 2006. Arsenal's last league title came in 2003-04, when the club went unbeaten for the whole season - and they have only won four trophies since. But Toure has heaped praise on manager Arsene Wenger for his efforts since then, after...
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Cech: Arsenal Could Have Lost To Bayern Munich Without My Saves

The custodian was delighted with his contributions in Tuesday's 2-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich, and hopes the result can kick-start their European season Petr Cech believes Arsenal could have lost their Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich had it not been for two crucial saves he made when the tie was still goalless. The experienced goalkeeper denied Thiago Alcantara early on at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, before preventing Robert Lewandowski from opening the scoring after the break. Late goals from Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil then helped Arsenal to a vital victory, keeping...
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Zouma Sorry For Costa ‘Cheat’ Remark

The defender says he didn't mean to label his team-mate a "cheat" after attempting to defend him over his role in Gabriel's red card in Chelsea's victory over Arsenal on Saturday Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has apologised for calling Diego Costa a "cheat" while trying to defend him in an interview on Monday. Costa was roundly criticised for his part in Gabriel's red card as the Blues beat Arsenal 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and has repeatedly been singled out for his aggressive behaviour during his time in both La Liga and the Premier League. But Zouma, who scored the opening goal against the...
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Arsenal Aside, Aliko Dangote To Also Start Cement Factory In Asia

Aliko Dangote has expressed his desire to start a Cement empire in faraway Asia. According to the richest man in Africa, the project will commence in 30 months’ time. It has received 90 percent of the regulatory approvals needed to start construction in the south Asian nation. ‘’It’s going to be one of the first factories for us to build outside our comfort zone, outside Africa,’’ Dangote said, during a Tuesday interview at his Lagos office.
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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal ‘Suicidal Defensively’ In Monaco Defeat

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger accused his players of losing their nerve and blamed "suicidal" defending after a 3-1 home defeat by Monaco left them on the brink of Champions League elimination. Goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia and Dimitar Berbatov put Monaco in control of the last-16 first-leg tie. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave Arsenal hope, but Yannick Ferreira Carrasco added a third for the visitors. "It is just not right to give goals away the way we did," said Wenger. "We missed chances and were suicidal defensively." Arsenal must now score at least three goals when the sides meet at Stade Louis II on 17...
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FUMBLING EAGLES, MANCHESTER IS STILL UNITED, CHELSEA CRUISE, ARSENAL’S BLIP AND THE AUSSIES

The so called Super Eagles finally met their waterloo against a depleted Ghana team. Their pretense to the semi finals of the Nations cup was finally exposed when they were shown the better way to play the game against the Ghanaians. It is a regular thing for Nigeria to get to the semi-finals of the African cup so Amodu will not come over here to tell us he has done enough to lead to South Africa. 2010. He needs to work with someone who is more technically adept and who will be ready to motivate this obviously limited footballers we deceive by calling Eagles. More on this later but I already stated my...
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