Arsenal

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Squaefootball's Team of the Week - Week 38

After a season full of thrills and spills there were no final day shocks in the Premier League as Manchester City beat West Ham United to pip Liverpool to the title. Here is our final team of the week for the 2014/15 season. Goalkeeper: John Ruddy (Norwich) Ruddy may not be on the plane to Bra...

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Szczesny or Fabianski: Who should be Arsenal's number one for the FA Cup Final?

Arsene Wenger faces a huge battle on his hand to clinch fourth place this season, but he also has a massive decision to make ahead of the FA Cup Final on May 17. Does he stick with Fabianski, the man who performed heroics in the penalty shoot out against Wigan in the semi-final, or does he replace...

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Squarefootball Team of the Week - Week 34

Liverpool kept the Premier League title in their own hands as they saw off a resilient Manchester City side at Anfield on Sunday, but Chelsea are still on their tails following their hard-fought victory at Swansea - building up to one colossal match between the two a week on Sunday. Spurs also s...

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Arsenal: Top four or the FA Cup - What's your priority?

A few weeks ago Arsenal were being talked about as potential Premier League winners. Today they are in danger of not even making the top four. However, after nine years without a trophy, the Gunners could move to within 90 minutes of FA Cup glory if they can see off the cup holders Wigan tonight...

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wigan close in on another amazing FA Cup feat

Wigan Athletic pulled off one amazing record in last years FA Cup - albeit an unwanted one. The Latics became the first club to win the competition and be relegated from the top division in the same season. Now a year on, they are threatening to make history again. West Bromwich Albion take pride o...

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 33

The race for the title is really hotting up, but so too is the battle for fourth asEvertonpile the pressure on struggling Arsenal. Liverpool returned to the top on Sunday following comfortable victories for Chelsea and Manchester City the previous day. Brendan Rodgers men were made to work at Upt...

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How Arsenal and Man United are set to rewrite Champions League history

What were you doing in 1995? Its an awful long way to think back and its the last time the premier European competition didnt see either Manchester United or Arsenal in the draw. Evertons win on Sunday means we might be about to see it happen again. United and the Gunners have been two of the most ...

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Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Arsenal: Is it time for Wenger to go?

In January, Arsenal looked like potential Premier League champions. Today - following another heavy away defeat - they are in serious danger of missing out on a place in the top four altogether. And theres only one man to blame . . . Arsene Wenger. Now Ive been a long time supporter of the Frenc...

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 32

Arsenal took a point off title-chasing Manchester City but Liverpool were undoubtedly the biggest winners of the weekend. Brendan Rodgers men strolled past a feeble Tottenham to top the table following Chelseas shock 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. Everton, Manchester United, Southampton, Swans...

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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Arsenal: Is Wenger set to bow out at the end of the 2013/14 campaign?

This season really is quite a strange one. It is amazing how in just two games Arsenal have not only lost out on challenging for the Premier League crown, but also find themselves fighting for the fourth spot with Everton, who, having played a game less than Arsenal, are just six points behind (Eve...

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 31

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger marked his 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners with a 6-0 drubbing by title rivals Chelsea. The lunchtime kick-off was the springboard for the second biggest goalfest in Premier League history. The past weekend provided us with goals, goals, goals. But they werent ju...

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Chelsea v Arsenal: Can Wenger celebrate milestone with a win?

Arsene Wenger marks his 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal this afternoon away at Chelsea, but will the Frenchman be celebrating with all three points come full time? There was a time when an Arsenal v Chelsea game always resulted in a win for the Gunners. No matter what Chelsea threw at Arsenal, th...

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The Champions League last eight: Top quality or same old, same old?

When Manchester United struggled through to the last eight of this years quarter-finals it ensured that the last eightshowed a striking resemblanceto the Forbes and Deloittes lists of the wealthiest clubs in the world. The last eight come from the English, Spanish, German and French leagues. With t...

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Friday, 21 March 2014

Arsenal: Wenger's five greatest signings

As Arsene Wenger prepares to take charge of his 1,000th game in charge at Arsenal, we thought wed take a look back at some of Wengers greatest achievements - starting here with his work in the transfer market. Never one to splash cash just for the sake of it, Wenger has picked up a number of bar...

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Squarefootball'sTeam of the Week - Week 30

Aston Villa blew the title race wide open on Saturday evening with their shock win over leaders Chelsea. Jose Mourinho had Willian and Ramires sent off and he too was shown to the stands by referee Chris Foy. To compound his misery, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all won too. It was a me...

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Arsenal must put aside the memory of the 2011 Carling Cup final

Its around this time in the season when Arsenals campaign starts to unravel. Yet another exit from the Champions League knockout stages following a few weeks where the Gunners have been caught in the race for the title - familiar territory. They could still win the title but not many would put m...

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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Spurs v Arsenal: Can Wenger pile more misery on Sherwood?

Its all going wrong for Tim Sherwood at the Lane. After a whirlwind start to his managerial career, Sherwood, who won the Premier League as a player with Blackburn Rovers, is discovering that being a manager in the modern game is an absolute mindfield. Having been drubbed by Chelsea and all but kno...

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 29

Arsenal booked their place in the FA Cup semi-final at the weekend alongside Hull City and Sheffield United, while Manchester City were dumped out by current holders Wigan Athletic on their home patch. Meanwhile, back in the Premier League under-fire David Moyes saw his United side leave West Br...

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Bayern Munich v Arsenal: Three reasons why the Gunners have a chance

The Gunners are in Germany tonight looking to overturn a two goal deficit, but can they do it?Wengers men will have to score three goals without reply at least to go through. A daunting task at the home of the European champions. But its not within the realms of possibilities. There are three rec...

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Fulham look doomed, but who will be dropping in to the Championship?

Fulham are rooted to the foot of the Premier League and Saturdays defeat at Cardiff City could have a devastating effect on their hopes of beating the drop. The Cottagers lost that massive six-pointer in Cardiff and their 13-year spell at the top table of English football looks to be coming to an e...

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Monday, 10 March 2014

North London derby is Spurs last chance

The Premier League is a very long campaign and most teams endure ups and downs during the season, but Spurs have endured a more rollercoaster time than most. At times they have looked smooth, composed and ready for the breakthrough -and alternatively,shoddy and lacking spirit when the mood takes the...

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Friday, 07 March 2014

Where will Robin van Persie be come the start of the 2014/15 season?

Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie enraged Gooners around the world when he turned his back on the club in 2012 to sign for arch-rivals Manchester United. The Dutchman insisted the move had nothing to do with money and everything to do with competing and winning silverware. Van Persies deci...

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Thursday, 06 March 2014

Benteke joins Rosenthal, Torres and Van Vossen in the worst misses ever club

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke scored a sensational strike for the struggling Premier League side on Sunday in a rousing 4-1 home win over Norwich City. He left Villa Park the hero as he made a goal out of nothing to beat Norwich keeper Jon Ruddy. The big Belgian controlled the ball on his c...

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Wednesday, 05 March 2014

Where now for Arsenal?

Judging by Arsenals fixtures, March is going to be the month of the season that will decide Arsenals fate this campaign. This is nothing new for everyone at the club, including manager Arsene Wenger and the players, acknowledged this fact prior to the match against Stoke City and on the importance...

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Tuesday, 04 March 2014

Arsenal, Mourinho, Pardew, City and Liverpool: Five things we learned this week in the Premier League

Week 28 in the Barclays Premier League proved to be an eventful one, especially for Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew. The former West Ham and Reading boss used his head - but in the wrong way - against Hull Citys David Meyler and will now surely have the book thrown at him by the FA. Elsewhere...

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Saturday, 01 March 2014

Stoke City v Arsenal: Wenger must beat his demons to keep title hopes alive

There are not a lot of places that give Arsene Wenger sleepless nights, but mention Stoke City and the Britannia Stadium to him and you can see the fear in his eyes. Arsenals record in the Potteries is dreadful. In six visits they have only emerged victorious once - and even that was marred by that...

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Friday, 28 February 2014

Arsenal: Should Wenger rest his star names for Bayern clash?

Arsenals Champions League hopes hang by a thread following their 2-0 defeat by the reigning champions Bayern Munich, but former Arsenal manager George Graham believes Arsene Wenger shouldnt waste his time or valuable resources in trying to overturn the impossible. Graham, who won the double as a...

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 27

Premier League leaders Chelsea left it late to see off Everton at the weekend but the chasing pack of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool remained hot on their taills with vital wins of their own. Arsenal destroyed Capital One Cup finalists Sunderland at the Emirates, City struggled to see of...

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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Arsenal v Sunderland: Wenger must bounce back from Bayern defeat

Arsenal start the day in second place - 15 places above Capital One Cup finalists Sunderland - but you wouldnt know that from speaking to the fans. Gooners around the country are in despondent mood following Wednesday nights Champions League debacle. They came out of the blocks all guns blazing, bu...

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Friday, 21 February 2014

Arsenal: Is it time to drop Mesut Ozil?

Mesut Ozils arrival in August sent the Arsenal fans delirious. After years of seeing the likes of Vieira, Henry, Nasri, Adebayor, Fabregas and Robin van Persie walk out of the door in search of honours, here we had a proven world class star stroll into the Emirates. However, over the past few mo...

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Arsenal v Bayern Munich: Can the Gunners see off the German giants?

So. It is here at long last. After a quite a long break, the midweek evening delights are back. For Arsenal fans, it is a deja vu moment as they get to play Bayern Munich yet again like last season when they met at the same stage. Let us see how things have panned out in the Champions League t...

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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Arsenal: Can The Gunners avenge their Anfield mauling?

Last weekend Arsenal were ripped apart by a rampant Liverpool at Anfield in the league. The final score read 5-1, but in all honesty it could have been double that as Arsenal's defence just couldn't cope with the pace, power and movement of Sturridge, Suarez, Sterling and co. This afternoon the Gun...

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool or Man City: Who will win the 2014 FA Cup?

The Fourth Round of the FA Cup passed without any major shocks, but there will be two huge casualties this weekend when Arsenal take on Liverpool and Chelsea and Manchester City clash. But who will be crowned FA Cup winners in May? Manchester City are the bookies favourites right now. Pellegrinis ...

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Friday, 14 February 2014

Arsenal: Could Mario Balotelli really be on his way to the Emirates?

Arsene Wengers refusal to sign a striker in the January transfer window looks as though it may be coming back to haunt him. Thrashed by Liverpool last weekend and unable to break down Manchester United in midweek, the Gunners are in danger of letting their three-pronged charge for a trophy run o...

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Arsenal v Manchester United: Can the Gunners bounce back from Anfield drubbing?

What a difference a few days make. On Saturday afternoon, most Gooners were feeling suicidal having watched their heroes ripped apart by a ruthless Liverpool side. Their 5-1 drubbing, combined with Chelsea’s convincing 3-0 win over Newcastle, saw the Blues topple the Gunners. It looked as though We...

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 25

Does anyone really want to win the Premier League title? This weekend Arsenal were embarrassed at Anfield and Manchester City drew a blank for the second consecutive game against Norwich City, allowing Chelsea to march to the top of the table with a 3-0 win over Newcastle. There were also huge ...

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Monday, 10 February 2014

Arsenal: 5-1 drubbing may be a wake-up call

Where should I begin? I dont think many saw this coming. Five-one after having been so sturdy defensively for the entirety of the season is as much a shock as it is embarrassment to the Arsenal fans. Just when Arsenal fans were starring to believe, this happens. When one thought Arsenal have s...

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Saturday, 08 February 2014

Arsenal: Can the Gunners contain Liverpool's SAS?

Premier League leaders Arsenal host fourth placed Liverpool this afternoon but can the Gunners contain the free-scoring SAS? Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge are undoubtedly one of, if not, the greatest strike partnerships in the game right now. They have a telepathic understanding and are terro...

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Thursday, 06 February 2014

Arsenal v Liverpool: What's your favourite moment?

Premier League leaders Arsenal will be looking to extend their lead at the top this weekend when they host a Liverpool side keen to cement their place in the top four. The Gunners were the main beneficiaries of Chelseas surprise, but convincing, victory at the Etihad on Monday and keeps them firmly...

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Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 24

It wasnt a good week if you were a fan of Manchester United, Man City or Newcastle United. All three of them suffered big defeats this past weekend, but its Swansea City defender Chico Flores who has taken most of the flak following his disgraceful play acting at Upton Park. Chico went down like h...

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Monday, 03 February 2014

Arsenal: Would you have RVP back at the Emirates?

Arsenal fans around the globe will no doubt be having a little chuckle at the fortunes of Robin van Persie and Manchester United this season. As Arsenal start Monday morning on top of the league, the champions are holding yet another inquiry following defeat in the league. Robin van Persie was t...

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Sunday, 02 February 2014

Arsenal v Crystal Palace: Pressure on Wenger after transfer failings

Arsene Wengers failure to strengthen his attacking options during the January transfer window has enraged the Gunners. After being linked with the likes of Julian Draxler, Dimitar Berbatov and Miroslav Klose, the only person to walk through the doors at the Emirates was 31-year-old Kim Kallstrom on ...

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Saturday, 01 February 2014

Arsenal: Five handy facts on Kim Kallstrom

Arsenal had been linked with the likes of Julian Draxler, Jackson Martinez and even Dimitar Berbatov over the past month, so you can understand why they are so underwhelmed by the signing of Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom. However, Wenger has got himself an experienced and talented player, one...

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Arsenal: Five handy facts on Kim Kallstrom

Arsenal had been linked with the likes of Julian Draxler, Jackson Martinez and even Dimitar Berbatov over the past month, so you can understand why they are so underwhelmed by the signing of Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom. However, Wenger has got himself an experienced and talented player, one...

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Friday, 31 January 2014

Squarefootball's Flops of the Week - Week 23

Everton were mauled by Liverpool in the Merseyside derby while Spurs were destroyed by the new league leaders Manchester City. Arsenal dropped points and a place as Manuel Pellegrinis side took full advantage of the Gunners slip-up at St Marys. However, who has found themselves a place in the Sq...

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Arsenal: Will the Gunners seal the deal for Draxler today?

Schalke wonderkid Julian Draxler has been on Arsene Wenger’s radar for a while now and last week there were reports that a fee had been agreed between the two clubs, but that the Bundesliga side would not let him leave until the summer. Then, following Arsenal’s shock draw at Southampton, it was...

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Squarefootball's Team of the Week - Week 23

The Barclays Premier League. Dont you just love it! What a set of midweek fixtures weve just had, with major implications at the top and bottom of the league. Arsenal squandered top spot to Manchester City, Chelse failed to score past West Ham United while Sunderland and Crystal Palace continue ...

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Southampton v Arsenal: No room for complacency for the Gunners

The Gunners can extend their lead at the top tonight against the Saints, but the hosts will be no pushovers. The wheels may have come off at St Marys in recent weeks but Pochettinos men still play great football and will be a danger to Wengers side. Arsenal will head south in buoyant mood. They ha...

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Monday, 27 January 2014

FA Cup: City to host Chelsea and Arsenal will face Liverpool - who will win the FA Cup?

After a pretty non eventful fourth round in the FA Cup, the fifth round looks like being a corker with two massive games coming our way. The first biggie out of the hat was free-scoring Manchester City against Jose Mourinhos Chelsea followed by Premier League leaders Arsenal hosting the resurgent L...

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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Arsenal: Draxler fee agreed!

According to former Swindon Town star now respected football pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft Arsenal have agreed a fee with Schalke for the talented midfielder Julian Draxler. The news is all over Twitter this morning and Draxler would be a great signing for the Gunners, but will the German international...

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