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

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

Szczesny Insists Arsenal Must Beat Tottenham

Wojciech Szczesny believes Arsenal can keep their title hopes on course with a win over north London rivals Tottenham on Wednesday. The Gunners suffered an extraordinary late setback at the Emirates on Sunday, squandering a much-needed win against Liverpool as Dirk Kuyt’s dramatic last-kick penalty secured the Reds a draw. But with six games left to play and trailing Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United by as many points, the…

April 18, 2011

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

Szczesny is set for another scan on his injured hand

Arsenal could see goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny back in action for the climax of their Barclays Premier League title bid. Szczesny is set for another scan on his injured hand at the start of April, which if all goes well could see the young Pole in contention for what is set to be a crunch showdown with Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on 1st May. The 20-year-old has had his finger placed…

March 24, 2011

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