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Report: Arsenal 4-0 FC Porto

By Randy Osae Arsenal made easy retaliation to Saturday’s critics with a marvelous win over FC Porto on Tuesday night. Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie took compliments in attack with braces, just like they were responsible for blushes at the weekend. Emmanuel Eboue was the only one to be demoted to the bench after […]

Wilshere – from academy boy to pro-footballer

By Randy Osae At a tender age of just 16-years, Jack Wilsere’s emergence as a hot prospect in English football – within the time range of Arsenal’s pre-season in July to now – has earned him new career altitudes. Casting memories back to last year, the Hertfordshire-born youngster was an academy boy who by plans, […]

Report: Arsenal 1-2 Hull

By Randy Osae Hull stunned Arsenal with an astonishing comeback on one excruciating day at the Emirates stadium. The inflicted result was also the most damaging of all –  a 2-1 defeat at home and a quick fall from top spot. Only West Ham, nearly two seasons ago, had ever escaped Arsenal’s new territory with […]

That boy ‘Carlitto’

By Randy Osae Earlier this week, Arsene Wenger confessed that a mention of his number-twelve’s name always puts a mild smile on his face. Carlos Vela always looks cheery too – even when he is bothered. Few players strive into that category of having the “always smiling” faces. Ronaldhino is the most notable. Even when […]

Report: Arsenal 6-0 Sheffield Utd.

By Randy Osae Arsenal’s cunning youth began another audacious Carling Cup campaign with an emphatic walk-in-the-park against Sheffield United. Wenger’s choice of line-up featured the “ones for the future”. British-born youngsters like Ramsey, Gibbs, Wilshere, Randall and Hoyte tasted competitive atmosphere at the Emirates for the first time. Left-footed duo Jack Wilshere and Carlos Vela […]

Djourou’s new deal, Carling Cup is up – more young guns

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has signed a new long-term contract with the club believed to be an extension till 2012. The Switzerland international joined the Gunners from Etoile Carouge in 2003 and has racked up over 50 appearances. He enjoyed a loan spell at Birmingham last season before returning to Emirates Stadium to challenge for […]

Gael is OK, Arsene & Fergie reunite

By Randy Osae Worries of a limping Gael Clichy on Saturday should be neglected as Arsenal’s punctual left-back has been given the nod by hospital scans as fit and available for selection. There were fears after Kevin Davies’ slide in a 50/50 challenge, but the only damage to Clichy’s leg were bruises NOT a fracture. Fortunately, he was […]