Chamakh: No Room For Discussion Now

Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh does not wish to discuss his future with the club until the end of the Africa Cup of Nations. The former Bordeaux centre-forward has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, and has scored just one goal in 15 appearances in all competitions this season. Meanwhile, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has signed club legend Thierry Henry on loan while Chamakh is on international duty…

January 25, 2012

Chamakh: I’ll fight for Arsenal place

Marouane Chamakh insists he will not walk away from Arsenal in the January transfer window and has vowed to fight for his Emirates Stadium future. Chamakh, 28, has only started one Premier League game this season and the arrival of Thierry Henry has seen him fall further down the Gunners pecking order. The Morocco international, who is currently on African Nations Cup duty with his country, has been heavily linked…

January 20, 2012

Arsene Wenger: We Have Funds To Buy Strikers

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given a clear indication that he could move into the transfer market for a new striker in January. Robin van Persie has been in the form of his career in 2011, scoring 33 goals, and he leads the Premier League scoring charts for 2011-12 with 15 goals. The Gunners’ next highest goalscorers are Mikel Arteta, Thomas Vermaelen and fellow striker Gervinho with three. Marouane Chamakh…

December 13, 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

Arsenal Fear Robin Van Persie Knee Injury Ahead Of Barcelona Return

Arsenal are awaiting the results of a scan on Robin van Persie’s knee. It is feared that the striker could miss next week’s trip to Barcelona for the second leg of the club’s Champions League last-16 tie. The Dutch striker damaged his knee in the act of scoring his team’s equaliser against Birmingham City in Sunday’s 2-1 Carling Cup final defeat. Van Persie will be assessed today and he will…

March 1, 2011

Arsene Wenger: We Have to Take a Lot Of Encouragement To Face The Challenges Ahead

At the final whistle Arsenal’s players stood, sat or knelt on the lush emerald turf like figures in a tableau of despair. Motionless, traumatised, suddenly drained of the last vestiges of belief and hope and even pride, they looked dismayingly like Bayern Munich after Manchester United had finished with the German side at the Camp Nou in 1999. Jack Wilshere hit the crossbar here and Robin van Persie was the…

February 28, 2011