Samir Nasri Exited About Manchester City Move

Samir Nasri has admitted that he cannot wait to link up with his new team-mates at Manchester City. The 24-year-old had been linked with a move away from Arsenal throughout the summer, and completed his switch to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday on a four-year deal. The former Marseille midfielder has compared his new club to Real Madrid during their ‘Galacticos’ era and said he is looking forward to playing…

August 25, 2011

Kenny Dalglish: Arsene Wenger Has Been Fantastic

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has leapt to the defence of rival Arsene Wenger, describing his Arsenal counterpart as “fantastic”. Wenger is currently under scrutiny as his bid to finally end the Gunners’ trophy drought seems to be undermined by high-profile exits and a lack of prominent acquisitions. But Dalglish – who was involved in an angry touchline exchange with Wenger during their sides’ 1-1 draw at the Emirates in April…

August 20, 2011

Patrick Vieira Leaps To Balotelli’s Defence

Patrick Vieira has urged Mario Balotelli’s army of critics to cut him some slack. Balotelli has still not been a Manchester City player for 12 months but his list of misdemeanours already extends further than most players manage in an entire career. The Italian striker was lambasted by his own manager, Roberto Mancini, for showboating during a pre-season game in Los Angeles last month and Gary Neville branded his efforts…

August 11, 2011

Patrick Vieira : Arsenal Need Physical Presence

Patrick Vieira believes the missing element from the current Arsenal squad is the physical presence that marked his trophy-laden era at the club. Vieira scored the decisive penalty in the 2005 FA Cup final, since then the Gunners have gone six seasons without claiming any silverware. That was the 35-year-old World Cup winner’s last game for the club, and while he believes the Gunners have developed a more attractive style…

July 22, 2011

Patrick Vieira Quits For Manchester City Role

Patrick Vieira has retired from football and taken on a role as football development executive at Manchester City. Vieira, 35, joined City from Inter Milan in January 2010 to help provide leadership and experience, but his contract expired this summer. He told the club’s official website: “This role is a fantastic new challenge for me and I am very grateful to Manchester City for offering me this opportunity. “I have…

July 14, 2011

“We Have Our Plans And We Know What We Will Do”: Arsene Wenger

Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his team have done well this season, and says he now knows what must be done to turn the Gunners into champions next season. The London club have not won the league title since Patrick Vieira’s Invincibles lifted the Premier League trophy seven years ago and any hopes of them doing so this season were smashed when they lost 3-1 at Stoke on Sunday….

May 9, 2011