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Archives: Arsenal

The Battle For Control At Arsenal Reaches The Next Level

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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After nearly two years of shadow boxing, the camps of Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov are about to start to the real battle for control of the Gunners. Arsenal’s 4th largest shareholder, Lady Bracewell-Smith is looking to sell her 15.9% … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League: Quarter-Final Matchups Set

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The draw for the quarter-final matches was held Friday morning at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. As expected there are some big talking points, not the least being Thierry Henry’s return to face Arsenal. These clubs last faced off in … Continue reading

Arsenal Re-Ignite Their Title Challenge

Posted on by Paul Bestall
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Four weeks ago, Arsenal’s title challenge was over. The home defeat to Chelsea had seen everyone and their dog line up to kick Arsene Wenger’s team. While they were still licking their wounds, Manchester City snatched a win against the … Continue reading

Ranking the favorites to win the Champions League

Posted on by Jonathon Feyerherm

The UEFA Champions League is only in the group stage but realistically there are only a handful of teams who have a chance to win. So, who are the favorites to win and how are they looking so far? Here’s … Continue reading

Eduardo Diving Ban Overturned

Posted on by Chris Rivers
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Eduardo’s two match ban for diving has been quashed after UEFA accepted an appeal from Arsenal. The striker was given the punishment after appearing to deceive the referee during a Champions League qualifying match with Celtic. The incident generated a … Continue reading

Emmanuel Adebayor Nearly Starts Riot In Arsenal Grudge Match

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Emmanuel Adebayor answered his critics in spectacular fashion Saturday afternoon in one of his best performances ever on any football pitch during Manchester City’s incredible 4-2 win against Arsenal. Adebayor had a lot to prove to Arsenal supporters after he … Continue reading

New 09/10 Arsenal Away Shirt: News

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Arsenal’s new away shirt for the 2009/2010 will be hunter green, according to the Football Shirts website. The new shirt will be very similar in color to the away shirt from the 1982/83 season (pictured). No images of the new … Continue reading

Transfer Window Recap — Keane Returns To Spurs, Arsenal Add Arshavin

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The story that generated the most headlines outside of the Kaka to Manchester City, was the saga of Robbie Keane’s departure from Liverpool back to Tottenham. Keane made his “dream move” to Liverpool this past summer when the club splashed … Continue reading

Matchday 5 Recap: Ronaldo Given A Roughing Up, Barcelona Win A Wild One,

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This recap comes a little late but there are still a few points I wanted to make. First off, I was glad to see the Zenit – Juventus game proceed without incident. After the horrible incident earlier in the week, … Continue reading

Strachan right to back United

Posted on by Chris Rivers

After seeing his team well and truly played off the park Celtic manager Gordon Strachan honoured United as being the best side his Scottish champions had ever faced in Europe. That is some accolade when you consider that the Bhoys … Continue reading

Champions League News Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With World Cup qualifying on, its been a little slow for UEFA club competition news but here are some stories around the web that I thought you’d find interesting. ESPN Soccernet details the problems at Fenerbahce Bundesliga Talk has posted … Continue reading

UEFA’s Stand For Club Identity And Fair Practices

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This may be a bit long-winded and rambling but I hope you stick with me as there are a number of important points to discuss.  UEFA recently released a publication entitled “Safeguarding The Heritage And Future Of Team Sport In … Continue reading

Arsenal Needs to Turn it ‘On’ Against Porto

Posted on by Mike

Who says football can’t teach you stuff? For instance, once today’s Arsenal-Porto match in Group G is done, we’ll know if the Gunners come equipped with an on-off switch. You know those devices: teams flick them to the “off” position … Continue reading

Draws galore but Bayern Munich and Juventus return with wins

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just a quick editorial note to start, I had hoped to complete my Group Previews before Matchday 1 but that was not the case. I will still be pushing those out, hopefully finish before Matchday 2 hits. Now, on to … Continue reading

Champions League Group Stage Draw Results

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I’ll have more analysis and comments later but for now just a quick update on the results of today’s drawing. Some of the groupings, as in past seasons, was almost a bit too predictable but there are some interesting matchups … Continue reading

Schalke Shocked In Third Qualifying Round

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After leading 1-0 from the first leg, Schalke had to have had some confidence going into Madrid for the second leg. A strong performance from Atletico saw them thump the German team 4-0 to advance to the group stage for … Continue reading