Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick might have been saying all the right things ahead of his side's Champions League semi-final with Manchester United tonight - but the Bundesliga outfit have been unable to resist poking fun at the Premier League champions-elect and England in general.
Emmanuel Frimpong intends to return stronger from a serious knee injury to follow Jack Wilshere and force his way into Arsenal's first team next season. The 19-year-old had featured alongside Wilshere in the club's pre-season matches, and produced impressive displays in the Emirates Cup against the Milan and Celtic.
Arsene wenger has demanded an improvement from his players in the wake of Saturday's goalless draw at home against Blackburn Rovers. The Premier League title looks to have slipped out of Arsenal's reach, as they have drifted to seven points behind leaders Manchester United. It was their third consecutive league draw, following a stalemate with Sunderland and a 2-2 against West Bromwich Albion.
Arsenal are optimistic that striker Robin van Persie, captain Cesc Fabregas and winger Theo Walcott could all be fit to face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, a game the club must win if they are to sustain the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester United.
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Arsene Wenger revealed Manuel Almunia was left hurt by his blunder in Arsenal's last Barclays Premier League outing at West Brom - but refused to confirm whether he would now axe the Spanish goalkeeper in favour of veteran Jens Lehmann.
Over the last couple of weeks, the world of sport has seen not one, but two stars come out of retirement.
Wojciech Szczesny insists he will return from injury "stronger than ever" as Arsene Wenger weighs up whether to place Arsenal's Barclays Premier League title hopes in the hands of veteran Jens 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.
Arsenal are set to re-sign their former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann after injury has left Arsène Wenger without Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny. The manager is seeking an experienced alternative to Lehmann's former rival Manuel Almunia.
Arsenal are to offer former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann a short-term deal to return to the club according to reports.
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