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EPL NEWS: MANCHESTER UNITED 1 ARSENAL 0 – GUNNERS NEED TO BOUNCE BACK

on November 11 2013 2:28 AM

If you were to have a conversation with an Arsenal fan a few days ago you would have been mistaken to think their trophy drought was a thing of the past.              

There has been a renewed optimism among the Arsenal faithful in North London and across the world this season.  

Arsenal are playing the football of their lives- effervescent, controlled, tactical, organized, arrogant even. Teams that have stood in their way have been brushed aside with embarrassing ease. Superlatives have been flowing as the well oiled Gunners machine marched on incessantly game after game.   An impressive 2-0 win over fellow title hopefuls Liverpool at the Emirates was followed by a solitary away goal win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. Arsenal had confounded all their critics by putting together a series of memorable wins.     

LUIS SUAREZ vs LIVERPOOL: WHO WILL BLINK FIRST?

on August 08 2013 3:26 PM

When Luis Suarez came to Anfield on the back of a 22 million pound transfer from Ajax much was expected from him.

On the field he did not disappoint. Despite limited playing time Suarez shone. Every time he touched the ball the footballing public leaned forward in anticipation.

His mesmerizing skills never failed to amaze and he hit the back of the net with regularity. Last season he was second only to Robin Van Persie in the scoring charts.

His off the field antics were however another matter altogether. From the Patrice Evra racial slur incident to the Ivanovich bite saga he courted controversy with every turn.

Suarez is now in the eye of the storm. Reason? His demand for a transfer from Liverpool to rivals Arsenal.

As is common with football players the world over, when the going was good Suarez sang lyrical of his desire to play for the Reds. That is before the parting of ways.

Indeed interestingly this is what Suarez said after the unsavoury Ivanovich incident:

ARSENAL FC: TRANSFER POLICY MAJOR UNDOING

on July 28 2013 5:20 PM

“Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.”
― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

This quote from one of Shakespeare's greatest works is for the large part descriptive of Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger's transfer policy.

It is almost 9 years now since Arsenal won a trophy after a penalty by Patrick Vieira sunk bitter rivals Manchester United and guaranteed the Gunners the FA Cup in the 2004-2005 season.

That was the last time an Arsenal Captain was to lift a trophy of any kind.

Since then it has been near miss after near miss with Arsenal flattering to deceive.

So what has been Arsenal's Achilles heel?

One would need to dig deep to find out the reason behind Arsenal's trophy drought.

After all the back room staff and the manager have by and large remained the same.

Importantly, of all the managers in the EPL, (save of course for the departed Sir Alex of Manchester United) Wenger has had unwavering and solid support from the club's top brass.

Edison Cavani Transfer News: Cavani Transfer To Chelsea - The Truth!

on June 30 2013 2:40 PM

The next transfer window opens officially tomorrow, 1st July and that is when the real deals are done, and not the phoney stories being put around by the UK media who are evidently starved of any real headlines.

With that in mind, we appear to be on the brink of this summer`s transfer saga, namely Edison Cavani, currently a Napoli striker. Anyone watching his performances in the recent Confederations Cup, in Brazil would be forgiven for thinking that we weren`t talking about the same player! However, there seems to be an almost indiscernible and irresistible urge by top clubs to pursue the player whether they really need him or not.

The latest club to be `in talks` with the player is Chelsea; of course, they are linked with just about every top player in the world every time the transfer window opens. In this case, the best piece of information has come from the player himself, who has been quoted as saying that he does not want all the attention and he is not in talks with anybody about anything!

Chelsea Transfer News: Edison Cavani - The Truth About His Transfer To Chelsea

on June 30 2013 2:37 PM

The next transfer window opens officially tomorrow, 1st July and that is when the real deals are done, and not the phoney stories being put around by the UK media who are evidently starved of any real headlines.

With that in mind, we appear to be on the brink of this summer`s transfer saga, namely Edison Cavani, currently a Napoli striker. Anyone watching his performances in the recent Confederations Cup, in Brazil would be forgiven for thinking that we weren`t talking about the same player! However, there seems to be an almost indiscernible and irresistible urge by top clubs to pursue the player whether they really need him or not.

The latest club to be `in talks` with the player is Chelsea; of course, they are linked with just about every top player in the world every time the transfer window opens. In this case, the best piece of information has come from the player himself, who has been quoted as saying that he does not want all the attention and he is not in talks with anybody about anything!

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