Almunia Hopes To Extend West Ham stay

Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia says he hopes to extend his loan at West Ham. The 34-year-old was signed by the Hammers as cover for Robert Green after falling out of favour at the Emirates. Almunia is set to deputise for Green once again at Southampton on Tuesday night and admits he is enjoying his spell with the club. “It’s good to feel the game again,” he told The Sun. “We…

October 18, 2011
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West Ham Sign Almunia On Emergency Loan

West Ham United have signed the Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia on an initial one-month emergency loan. Sam Allardyce, the manager, moved quickly for the 34-year-old after learning that Robert Green faces around six weeks out with a knee cartilage injury. “We’ve been hot on the phone and secured an excellent signing in the short-term in Manuel Almunia from Arsenal,” said Allardyce. “It’s a big thank you again to Arsène Wenger…

September 30, 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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No Doubt Over Lehmann: Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has no doubt Jens Lehmann can handle the pressure of the title run-in after his last-minute call to the veteran on Sunday. Wenger was forced to throw the 41-year-old, only recently coaxed out of retirement to provide emergency cover, into a must-win Barclays Premier League encounter at Blackpool after first-choice Manuel Almunia was injured in the warm-up. Wenger, who will have Almunia’s fitness assessed on Monday,…

April 11, 2011
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Arsenal Are In Safe Hands, Insists Almunia

Manuel Almunia has vowed he will make the most of his comeback to the Arsenal team and challenged his team-mates to go and win the Premier League title. A howler from the Gunners’ goalkeeper at West Brom last weekend ultimately cost his side two precious points in their quest to haul in Manchester United at the top of the table. But Almunia insists Arsenal are in safe hands, despite injuries…

March 22, 2011
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