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

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

“We Can Still Win The Title”:Lehmann

Jens Lehmann is confident he can help Arsenal win the title as he edges closer to a surprise return to the north London club. The former Germany goalkeeper, 41, left Arsenal in 2008 but is in talks over a short-term deal to help the club through an injury crisis which has seen Lukasz Fabianski ruled out until the end of the season because of a shoulder problem and Wojciech Szczesny…

March 15, 2011

“Arsenal Are Looking Into An Emergency Loan Replacement For Wojciech Szczesny”:Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is looking to bring in a goalkeeper on an emergency loan deal due to Wojciech Szczesny’s injury. The Pole sustained a dislocated finger during the Champions League clash against Barcelona on Tuesday night, which saw the Gunners bow out of the competition. Lukasz Fabianski is sidelined for the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury, while Vito Mannone, who is…

March 11, 2011

Arsène Wenger Set To Rest Johan Djourou For Arsenal’s Replay At Leeds

Arsène Wenger has admitted he has pushed Johan Djourou more than he would have wanted, as he considers whether to hand the 18-year-old central defender Ignasi Miquel his senior debut in Arsenal’s FA Cup third-round replay at Leeds United tonight. Djourou, 24 yesterday, missed virtually the whole of last season because of knee ligament damage and Wenger said recently that he dared not play him more than once a week,…

January 19, 2011

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski: Bring on Barcelona

Lukasz Fabianski says that Arsenal will relish the opportunity for revenge over Barcelona if they are paired against the Spanish giants in today’s Champions League draw. The Gunners failed to finish top of their qualifying group, which means that they will face one of the group winners in the final 16.  Given that they cannot face an English club, the chances of meeting one of Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern…

December 17, 2010