Gervinho and Alex Song Given Three-Match Bans

Arsenal’s Gervinho and Alex Song have been handed three-match bans by the FA for their conduct during Saturday’s draw with Newcastle United. Gervinho, 24, was given a straight red card for slapping Magpies midfielder Joey Barton. Barton was given a yellow card for his role in the melee, as he had initially dragged the Ivory Coast winger off the ground after an apparent dive from the Arsenal star. Because he…

August 16, 2011
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Arsenal Offered £12m Real Madrid Star as Denilson Prepares for Bundesliga Move

Arsene Wenger is being offered the chance to re-sign Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid – three years after flogging him to Portsmouth. France midfielder Diarra, who had a brief spell at Arsenal in the 2007-2008 season following a move from Chelsea, has made it clear he is fed-up at the Bernabeu and wants regular first-team football. Diarra is being offered around the Premier League and Arsenal and Liverpool have been…

May 12, 2011
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Szczesny In Line For Arsenal

Wojciech Szczesny could yet return in goal for Arsenal against Liverpool on Sunday. Manager Arsene Wenger hopes that Szczesny and Johan Djourou, who had previously been expected to miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder problem, will be fit for the visit of Kenny Dalglish’s team. Alex Song (knee) and Denilson (toe) could return but Bacary Sagna (knee) is a doubt while Manuel Almunia could also miss out…

April 15, 2011
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Arsenal’s Cesc Fábregas Misses FA Cup Tie Against Manchester United

Arsène Wenger has revealed that the Arsenal captain, Cesc Fábregas, has suffered a recurrence of his hamstring problem and will be out for possible two weeks. “He is very disappointed because it is becoming a bit of a problem for him, but it is very superficial,” said the Arsenal manager. Alex Song and Theo Walcott are also out of the FA Cup quarter-final at Manchester United on Saturday, with Robin…

March 10, 2011
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Arsene Wenger: We Have to Take a Lot Of Encouragement To Face The Challenges Ahead

At the final whistle Arsenal’s players stood, sat or knelt on the lush emerald turf like figures in a tableau of despair. Motionless, traumatised, suddenly drained of the last vestiges of belief and hope and even pride, they looked dismayingly like Bayern Munich after Manchester United had finished with the German side at the Camp Nou in 1999. Jack Wilshere hit the crossbar here and Robin van Persie was the…

February 28, 2011
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Preview: Arsenal v Wolves

Wolves will be looking for their second big scalp in a row when they travel to London to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday. Mick McCarthy’s side pulled off the biggest upset of the season last weekend when they inflicted a first loss of the season on league-leaders Manchester United at Molineux. The 2-1 win over United lifted Wolves off the bottom of the table, albeit on goal…

February 11, 2011
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