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Arsenal To Demand €72 Million For Cesc Fabregas Transfer To Barcelona - Report

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Goal.com131 hits

As reported by Marca, Premier League side Arsenal have requested that Barcelona pay at least €72 million should the Catalan giants wish to acquire former Barca youth product and current Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas. The price tag comes on the heels of a €35m formal offer by the Blaugrana last week that was rejected by the London side. Instead, the Gunners have more than doubled the...Full Story »

OFFICIAL: Atletico Madrid Sign Fran Merida From Arsenal

Posted Monday, May 24, 2010 by Goal.com261 hits

The 20-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the club he supports, rejecting the Gunners offer... Atletico Madrid have confirmed the signing of Arsenal starlet Fran Merida on a free transfer, after the player could not agree terms with the English side. The Gunners were keen to hold onto the 20-year old, who had been on the periphery of the first team at the Emirates, but refused their o...Full Story »

Billionaire Nigerian Aliko Dangote set to bid for 16% stake in Arsenal

Posted Monday, May 24, 2010 by theguardian.com648 hits

• Tycoon reportedly keen to buy out Bracewell-Smith• Usmanov and Kroenke also in contention A Nigerian billionaire is planning to enter the race to buy a 16% stake in Arsenal. According to The Sunday Times, Aliko Dangote – who is one of Africa's richest men – has registered his interest in the shareholding that is being sold by the club's fourth-largest investor, Lady...Full Story »

Fabregas Tells Wenger In 'Emotional' Face-To-Face Meeting He Wants To Quit Arsenal For Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by Goal.com416 hits

Cesc Fabregas has told Arsene Wenger in a face-to-face meeting today that he wants to quit Arsenal and rejoin Barcelona, Goal.com UK can confirm. In a showdown described only as "emotional", the midfielder delivered the bombshell to his mentor and the man to whom he feels he owes his career that, following some agonising soul-searching, he wants to leave the club that he joined as a 16-year-old...Full Story »

Cesc Fábregas says adiós to Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by theguardian.com423 hits

• Arsène Wenger to hold talks with 23-year-old this week• Arsenal want £40m, Barça see it as a £30m deal Barcelona's long-running pursuit of Cesc Fábregas appears finally to be nearing a successful conclusion as the Arsenal midfielder has made it clear to Arsène Wenger that the time is right for him to return to the Camp Nou. Fábregas went back ...Full Story »

Andrey Arshavin And Gael Clichy Head Queue Of Eight Arsenal Players Who Could Leave This Summer

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by Goal.com118 hits

Gallas, Rosicky and Eduardo also set to leave north London Andrey Arshavin and Gael Clichy head a list of eight Arsenal players who could leave the club this summer. William Gallas, Tomas Rosicky, Eduardo, Philippe Senderos, Mikael Silvestre and Fran Merida are also in line to head through the Emirates Stadium exit door. Although manager Arsene Wenger has been promised “significant fun...Full Story »

Arsenal cruise to third

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by PA44 hits

Arsenal secured third place in the Barclays Premier League after sweeping aside Europa League finalists Fulham 4-0, who had made their expected wholesale changes, at Emirates Stadium.The Gunners saw their title hopes ended by successive away defeats to Tottenham and then Wigan, but avoided another slip-up which could have allowed their arch rivals to steal the final automatic qualification plac...Full Story »

Player Ratings: Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Arsenal

Posted Tuesday, May 04, 2010 by 71 hits

Rovers' aerial bombardment stuns Gunners...BLACKBURN ROVERS Paul Robinson - 6- The quieter of the two goalkeepers was guilty of miscommunication with his defence at times but made some solid catches. Michel Salgado - 6 - Not the right-back-cum-winger of Real Madrid yore but his competitiveness and experience kept Vela and Arshavin in check. Christopher Samba - 8 - A tower of strength in both ...Full Story »

Blackburn v Arsenal - Allardyce hopes quartet recover

Posted Monday, May 03, 2010 by PA265 hits

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce should have four players available again for Monday's Barclays Premier League game with Arsenal at Ewood Park. Neither Chris Samba nor Brett Emerton travelled to Scotland this week for an end-of-season break in order to receive treatment on groin and hamstring problems respectively, but both should be fit. El-Hadji Diouf and Vince Grella also come into contention a...Full Story »

Arsenal 'waiting' for Adebayor - Touré

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2010 by theguardian.com430 hits

Emmanuel Adebayor 'needs more intelligence' at Arsenal, says Kolo Touré Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Touré celebrate the former's goal against Arsenal last September in front of the visiting fans. Emmanuel Adebayor, preparing for what promises to be a rancorous and volatile return to Arsenal on Saturday, has been told he "needs to show more intelligence" to prevent inciting problems...Full Story »

Wigan all but ends Arsenal title hopes in 3-2 win

Posted Monday, April 19, 2010 by YAHOO Sport75 hits

LONDON (AP)—Arsenal conceded three goals in the last 10 minutes Sunday to fall 3-2 at Wigan and all but end its hopes of winning the Premier League title. The Gunners were winning 2-0 and on course to rebound from Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham until Wigan midfielder Ben Watson scored in the 80th minute. Titus Bramble then equalized in the 89th following a fumble by goalkeeper...Full Story »

Latics late show stuns Arsenal

Posted Sunday, April 18, 2010 by PA73 hits

Three goals in the final 11 minutes gave Wigan a 3-2 win and arguably the most stunning victory in their Premier League history and slammed the door shut on Arsenal's faint title hopes. The Gunners appeared to be coasting to victory on the back of goals either side of half-time from Theo Walcott and Mikael Silvestre, and with it hauling themselves to within three points of leaders Chelsea. But...Full Story »

Preview: Wigan Athletic - Arsenal

Posted Sunday, April 18, 2010 by Goal.com253 hits

Will Gunners be hungry or hungover against Latics? Sunday, 18 April 2010, Kick-off: 13:30 BSTDW Stadium, Wigan, Greater Manchester Although Arsenal have repeatedly battled their way back into contention for the title this season after appearing to lose significant ground in a gruelling race, Wednesday's defeat away to arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur has almost certainly dealt a terminal blow to t...Full Story »

Tottenham v Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by Football.co.uk325 hits

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal will go head-to-head at White Hart Lane as they get set to let their old rivalries recommence in north London on Wednesday evening. Harry Redknapp's Spurs will be licking their wounds after losing to Portsmouth in the FA Cup semi-final to beleaguered Portsmouth on Sunday but the high-intensity derby atmosphere may be exactly what his side need to bounce back. Ho...Full Story »

Lionel Messi sure Cesc Fábregas will leave Arsenal for Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by theguardian.com464 hits

Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his first goal in Barcelona's 4-1 win against Arsenal at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi has stated his belief that Cesc Fábregas will eventually leave Arsenal and return to Barcelona. Messi and Fábregas grew up together at Barça's much renowned La Masía academy, prior to the Spain midfielder joining Arsène Wenger's team in September 2003. "Cesc...Full Story »

Tottenham v Arsenal - King could make Spurs return

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by PA181 hits

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp will make a late decision on the availability of Ledley King ahead of the north London derby against Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League. The centre-back has been out since February with a thigh injury but trained on Tuesday and could start at White Hart Lane. Niko Kranjcar is set to miss out with an ankle injury sustained in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final defea...Full Story »

Arsenal’s Van Persie to return after 5 months out

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport144 hits

LONDON (AP)—Robin van Persie is back in the Arsenal squad for Wednesday’s match against Tottenham after five months on the sidelines. The Netherlands striker injured ankle ligaments in November while on international duty, but returned to full training last week. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that Van Persie will be on the bench for the north London derby at White Hart...Full Story »

Messi 4-1 Arsenal - The Greatest Player You Ever Saw

Posted Friday, April 09, 2010 by Goal.com526 hits

Lionel Messi is the finest player ever to have played the game... With the aid of sepia-tinted lenses, nostalgia and memory gaps, it is all too easy for seasoned observers of the game to submit the names of Pele, Cruyff and Maradona as the greatest players of all time. In this day and age, we have to work very hard in order to snatch a full 90 minutes worth of performance from that Holy Trin...Full Story »

Wenger fearing 'empty future' for Arsenal

Posted Thursday, April 08, 2010 by theguardian.com314 hits

Arsène Wenger admits to fearing 'an empty future' after Arsenal defeat Arsène Wenger admitted that he needed to add a fresh dimension to his young Arsenal team, after watching them being pressed out of the Champions League by Barcelona's Lionel Messi. The Arsenal manager had little option but to send out a youthful side here at Camp Nou, given the manner in which injuries have ravage...Full Story »

Where it went wrong for Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, April 07, 2010 by theguardian.com158 hits

Barcelona v Arsenal: David Pleat's tactical analysisLionel Messi found crazy freedom which Jose Mourinho will not allow him against Inter in the semi-finals Lionel Messi celebrates his first goal against Arsenal at Camp Nou. Comparisons across generations are always difficult but Di Stefano, Cruyff, Best, Pele and Maradona would all have admired Lionel Messi's brilliance last night. It was te...Full Story »

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