Manuel Almunia

Arsenal lose Gibbs again but Van Persie close to return

The Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs has been ruled out for "a few weeks" with the knee injury he sustained against Newcastle United on Wednesday. The loss of Gibbs was tempered, however, by news that Robin van Persie and Aaron Ramsey are set to resume training by the end of next week.

Capello won't be drawn on Arteta

The England manager, Fabio Capello, refused to comment yesterday on suggestions that he is contemplating the controversial selection of Mikel Arteta, Everton's Spanish midfielder who is eligible to play for England having never represented his native Spain.

Almunia speaks out about Arsenal future

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has said he would reluctantly consider his Arsenal future if boss Arsene Wenger signs another senior goalkeeper before the transfer deadline.

Critics are right about Arsenal, admits Almunia

Manuel Almunia believes Arsenal have deserved their recent criticism for falling off the pace in the race for the Premier League title but the goalkeeper is confident his side can learn their lessons.

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