Szczesny Praises Van Persie

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes prolific captain Robin van Persie is currently the best striker in the world. Van Persie has scored ten goals in nine Premier League starts this season, including a hat-trick in the 5-3 win at Chelsea, to help Arsenal reverse their dismal start. The Gunners’ reliance on their captain, who is out of contract in summer 2013, has led to accusations they are a one-man team….

November 3, 2011

Gervinho: We Need Van Persie To Stay At The Club

Arsenal new-boy Gervinho says that the club needs leaders like captain Robin van Persie to stay if they are to overcome their trophy drought. The Gunners were forced to offload Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy this summer, having not won a trophy since the FA Cup triumph of 2005. And, with Van Persie’s contract running out in the summer of 2013, speculation is rife that the Dutchman may…

October 24, 2011

Yossi Benayoun Reveals Liverpool Talks

Yossi Benayoun has revealed that he held talks with Liverpool prior to making a move to Arsenal on deadline day. The Israeli left the Reds to join Chelsea during the summer of 2010, but injuries prevented him from getting his career going at Stamford Bridge and his former club were keen on bringing him back this summer. “I had a few good options from clubs in England and outside,” Benayoun…

September 15, 2011

Ashley Young: Manchester United Can Go All The Way

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has hailed his side’s 8-2 win over Arsenal but hopes they can maintain the good form throughout the season. The summer signing from Aston Villa scored two stunning goals to help Sir Alex Ferguson’s side inflict a humiliating defeat on the Gunners at Old Trafford. Reflecting on the game on Sunday, Young was over the moon with the team’s performance and urged his side not…

August 29, 2011

Arsène Wenger Rules Out The Prospect Of Samir Nasri Leaving Arsenal

Arsène Wenger has categorically ruled out the prospect of Samir Nasri leaving this summer, going so far as to suggest that Arsenal could not be considered a “big club” if they lost both the France midfielder and Cesc Fábregas. Wenger has chosen to hold on to Nasri even though it could cost the club upwards of £20m in lost transfer fees, and the manager said he would “fight until the…

July 12, 2011

Nicklas Bendtner ‘Not Satisfied’ With Role At Arsenal

Nicklas Bendtner has articulated his frustrations once again with his fringe role at Arsenal, admitting he is “not satisfied” and suggesting that he cannot tolerate playing out of position. The Denmark centre-forward has never made any secret over where he sees himself in Arsène Wenger’s starting line-up but, to his dismay, he has often been used on the right flank. Wenger has said he will meet Bendtner at the end…

May 10, 2011