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Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out for at least six weeks, dealing a blow to the team's early-season hopes.
The England international injured his left knee in Arsenal's Premier League opener on Saturday which ended in a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa.
Manager Arsene Wenger says Oxlade-Chamberlain has a posterior cruciate problem - ''a ligament which is stretched''- but he is not expected to require surgery.
Wenger was speaking ahead of the first leg of Arsenal's Champions League playoff against Fenerbache on Wednesday in Istanbul.
Oxlade-Chamberlain can expect to miss England's key World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine next month.
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Assuming that nothing radical happens between now and Oct. 22, come that date Arsene Wenger will begin his 18th year as Arsenal 's manager. With Sir Alex Ferguson settling into a quieter life in Old Trafford's directors box, that longevity stands him apart from everybody else in English football by a distance.
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Last Saturday in their Premier League opener, Arsenal suffered a humiliating and disheartening 3-1 loss to Aston Villa in a game which highlighted all the issues and unresolved promises made to Arsenal fans over the summer. As the game played out it’s final minutes, fans in attendance at the Emirates turned their attention to manager Arsene Wenger who despite promises and assurances...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he does not have to justify his club's transfer business to anyone.
Wenger was reacting to criticism from Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, who claimed he dropped midfielder Yohan Cabaye for the 4-0 thrashing at Manchester City , because Arsenal had unsettled the player by making a bid for him on the eve of the game.
But the Gunners boss, who...
This Premier League article comes from Mansur Abubakar
When then Arsenal Captain Patrick Vieira lifted that FA cup trophy at Wembley in 2005,I wouldn’t have believed anyone that tells me 8 seasons later, a large section of the fans that paraded the streets and pubs to celebrate that day will be calling for the head of Arsene Wenger.
The manager undoubtedly took the club to another...
Arsene Wenger is hoping to end Arsenal woes in this summer’s transfer window with a surprise bid for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Juventus star who joined the Serie A champions last year from United has struggled for first team football this season and may look to join The Gunners in the hope for more regular game time ITV has said.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed there is "no chance" of signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Wenger had been under fire following a lack of summer spending and a nightmare opening match of the new Premier League season, losing 3-1 at home to Aston Villa.
However, there was no hangover on Wednesday evening as the Gunners coasted to a 3-0 victory in their Champions...
Olivier Giroud last night made it clear that Arsenal's players are fed up at the lack of new signings.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger goes into a make-or-break week with the club teetering on the brink of disaster with the season not even four days old.
Wenger flies out with his injury-hit squad to Fenerbahce today knowing that their whole campaign depends on getting through an...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out making an improved bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the remaining 12 days of the transfer window.
Asked if his chase of Suarez was over, Wenger says ''yes. Absolutely no chance of that.''
Arsenal has seen two offers for Suarez, the second in excess of 40 million pounds ($62 million), rejected by Liverpool.
The Gunners had a £12m bid for France midfielder Yohan Cabaye rejected by Newcastle who are bracing themselves for an improved offer.
But Starsport understands the crisis club are targeting at least three other players in deals which could end up costing a combined £65m.
They are Swansea pair Michu and Ashley Williams - as well as Manchester City's Micah Richards who wants...
Another dismal start to the season with defeat to Aston Villa at home which many pundits regarded as a shock defeat. It was coming, given the negativity that the Arsenal hierarchy have succeeded in creating by their elaborate con to spend in the transfer window.
In the past, I have supported the clubs strategy to wipe out the stadium debt and run a sustainable model. However what...
Carlos Vela battles for the ball in the first leg of the Champions League playoff against Lyon AFP Photo: JEFF PACHOUD
Gunner’s manager Arsene Wenger may be ruing the day he parted ways with Mexican striker Carlos Vela, as the Real Sociedad front man is proving to be a goal scoring machine.
His abilities went unexploited at the Emirates. And in two seasons has scrapped his memories...
The seven-day period ending Aug. 19 was downright tough on some members of the soccer world. For some, the pain was self-inflicted. Misfortune located and struck others.
While there were plenty of winners last week, the good news didn’t spread itself all over the soccer world. We’ll look at some of soccer’s Biggest Losers for the week.
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Arsenal to begin inevitable panic buying - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a summer largely of transfer inactivity, it appears Arsenal are going to repeat their antics of last season with a host of panic-buying.
Former Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo has joined the Premier League outfit on a free transfer, and is the only signing of the summer for Arsenal.
The London side have...
Juventus snub Arsenal’s approach for Pogba - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Serie A champions Juventus have recently rebuffed any interest for their highly-rated midfielder Paul Pogba – most notably from Arsenal.
‘Forget Pogba. We have no intention of listening to proposals that can be received in our midfield.’ – Juventus chief executive Beppe Marotta.
Arsenal have been dealt a setback in their attempt to sign Swansea duo Michu and Ashley Williams it has been reported.
The Daily Mail has reported that Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has warned the Gunners that neither of his two players are for sale.
Jenkins said “Nothing has changed. There has been no contact as fr as our football club is concerned in connection with anybody...