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Report: Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

By Randy Osae A ruthless Arsenal put three unanswered goals past Newcastle on a very pleasant day at the Emirates Stadium. There was no need to be an Arsenal fan to admire a typical football exhibition. Van Persie’s brace and Denilson’s well taken chance ensured a massive rise into the top-half of the table for […]

UCL draw – Porto, Fenerbahce and D.K

Arsenal got a mixed fortune in the draw for this season’s Champions League group-stages. FC Porto, Fenerbahce and Dynamo Kiev were the other three who joined a seeded Gunners in the Group G pot. Porto are familiar opponents from just two seasons ago, but while Dynamo Kiev might seem the weakest of the bunch, a […]

Senderos moves to Milan…not really loan deal

By Randy Osae Arsenal have confirmed Philippe Senderos’ move to AC Milan as a season-long loan which many are aware of. The 23 year-old underwent a medical in Italy on Tuesday before the deal was later completed. But other sources claim Senderos has doubled his Arsenal wage and will earn around £2.5million a year in […]

Report: Arsenal 4-0 FC Twente

By Randy Osae Early season doubters after the Fulham loss were easily back on Arsenal’s side as a set of rampant Gunners brushed past FC Twente for a ticket into another Champions League adventure. Starting the day with a 2-0 aggregate lead over the Dutch opponents, Arsenal rather eased with their best performance so far […]

Report: Fulham 1-0 Arsenal

By Randy Osae An absolutely sluggish Arsenal side were fairly beaten by Fulham in a disappointing match at Craven Cottage. Last season, an impressive Arsenal start had to go a double-figured number of games before finally beaten in December. This year, it looks as though the early loss to Fulham will ditch the burden of […]

Traore sent to Pompey for a year

The apparent reason why veteran Mikael Silvestre was signed did not take too long to realize. It was for the good of one of Arsenal’s cunning youngsters –  Armand Traore who sevred as Clichy’s studying back-up last year. Arsenal have agreed a season-long loan deal with Portsmouth and that now puts Silvestre right behind Clichy […]

Mikael is signed, Arshavin’s agent regrets

It’s official now, a player has actually switched paths from Manchester to North London. And that, – Mikael Silvestre was announced today as Wenger’s latest signing, coming for a £750,000 handshake with Manchester United. The 31-year-old moved to United from Inter Milan in 1999 and took part in the Red Devils’ legendary days but struggled […]