The 24-year-old looks capable of taking the league by storm, but his £42.5m move could set him up to join a famous list of expensive flops
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Monday 05 December 2011
Talking Football: Rooney's offence was silly but to ban him for 50 per cent of a tournament is disproportionate
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Andrey Arshavin admits it would be an "enormous" loss for Arsenal to see captain Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri leave, but insists focus must remain on ending the Gunners' trophy drought.
Sunday 03 July 2011
Gaël Clichy looks certain to join Manchester City tomorrow, in a move that could see the left-back become the first of several star players to leave Arsenal this summer. The Ivory Coast striker Gervinho will, however, arrive on the same day, from Lille.
Sunday 08 May 2011
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Johan Djourou is one of few Arsenal players who will look back at this season as a success after putting his year-long injury nightmare behind him. Switzerland defender Djourou missed virtually the whole of last term and the World Cup after undergoing surgery on a serious knee problem.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Andrey Arshavin would be welcome back at Zenit St Petersburg if Arsenal decide to sell the striker, the Russian club have confirmed.
Saturday 23 April 2011
Under-pressure Arsenal manager rules out summer spending spree or coaching reform / Frenchman will not give up on title race
Saturday 02 April 2011
Sunday 27 March 2011
Five games, five wins, and only one goal against. Germany are cruising towards the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine next year.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
As if the task of taking on Barcelona in the Nou Camp were not hard enough, Arsenal have to do it with injury ruling out key players. It's a job and a half with a full squad, but with the injuries Arsenal have got it is going to be a lot more difficult.
Sunday 06 March 2011
The last coach to beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp was Esteban Vigo of Hercules. Asked recently for his plan for shutting down the most prolific team in football, he touched on the question of man-marking Lionel Messi. "There is no point," he said. "You man-mark Messi, then you have to man-mark Xavi, and Villa and Iniesta and Pedro... and then Alves scores."
Saturday 05 March 2011
Monday 28 February 2011
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Arsene Wenger admits that Arsenal's chances of winning the league for the first time in seven years could hinge on tonight's crucial game against Stoke.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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