Liverpool v Man City: Who Goes Through

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is certain to make changes having criticised his players after Saturday’s defeat at Bolton. Defensive midfielder Jay Spearing could return to the squad having missed the last two matches with a hamstring problem. Winger Stewart Downing could get a recall having been dropped to the bench at the weekend while Dalglish will have to assess striker Craig Bellamy’s ability to play twice in four days. The Reds…

January 25, 2012

Carrick: Gunners Out For Revenge

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes revenge for the 8-2 humiliation earlier in the season could be Arsenal’s prime motivation when the two teams meet in the Premier League on Sunday. This weekend’s clash at Emirates Stadium will be the rivals’ first meeting since the humbling at Old Trafford in August and the sheer magnitude of that defeat could be a factor in the Gunners’ approach. “Maybe,” said Carrick when…

January 20, 2012

Pep Guardiola Defends Arsene Wenger

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has jumped to the defence of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after the Gunners’ humiliation on Sunday. Wenger fielded an unfamiliar side at Old Trafford for their clash with champions Manchester United – handing starts to Carl Jenkinson, Armand Traore and Francis Coquelin – and Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won 8-2, handing a crushing blow to Arsenal. Wenger has come under increasing pressure in recent weeks, following…

August 29, 2011

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

Arsenal Sign Highly-Rated Defender

Arsenal are on the verge of signing highly-rated Charlton Athletic defender Carl Jenkinson on a four-year deal. Arsene Wenger has beaten off interest from a number of other Premier League clubs to lure the full-back to North London. The 19-year-old declined a new contract to stay at the Valley and will move to the Emirates on a free, but Charlton will receive some compensation as he came through their youth ranks….

April 15, 2011

Drogba Defends Toure Over Failed Drug Test

Didier Drogba on Thursday spoke out in defence of his Ivory Coast international team-mate Kolo Toure and said his failed drug test was a “stupid mistake”. Manchester City centre-back Toure, 29, was revealed to have tested positive for a banned substance last week and was subsequently suspended. “It would be a difficult situation for us (Ivory Coast) if he is banned because he is one of the most important players,…

March 11, 2011