Found August 26, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
Arsene Wenger was as secretive as ever when grilled about his transfer targets on Monday - but did say he would only recruit "special" players before the transfer window closes. Arsenal will play Fenerbahce on Tuesday, bidding to complete qualification for the group stages of the Champions League for a 16th successive year against a side they beat 3-0 in Istanbul last week. It will be the Gunners' first return to the Emirates Stadium since a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the Barclays Premier League season which provoked the fans' ire. Supporters expressed frustration over Arsenal's perceived dithering in the transfer market which has seen them miss out on the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, who moved from Real Madrid to Napoli . "I still am optimistic and I hope I will not disappoint you," said Wenger, who believes the transfer window should close before the season starts, but recognizes Arsenal's need to augment the squad. We have n...

Six goals in two away games for Arsenal

Fulham 1-3 Arsenal Arsene Wenger reacts after first win victory in Premier League on the importance of the win against Fulham… We had a good week because we played a tough game against Fenerbache and a good game today. We played in the way we wanted to play because we created chances. At the start of the game Szczesny made a great save but after that we feel we were always in control...

Arsenal target Real Madrid duo Ozil and Di Maria

Arsenal target Real Madrid duo Ozil and Di Maria - originally posted on Soccerlens.comArsenal boss Arsene Wenger is thought to be monitoring the Real Madrid duo Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria and is reportedly looking to lodge a bid for the two players, who would be available at a combined price of around £60 million. The Frenchman has targeted Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema...

Wenger doubts Mata transfer

Arsene Wenger has admitted he 'likes' Juan Mata, but has questioned whether Chelsea would be willing to sell the playmaker to Arsenal . Mata's future has been the subject of speculation throughout the summer and he was linked with a move to Manchester United as part of Chelsea's bid to try to sign Wayne Rooney. The Spain international's omission from the Chelsea...

Wenger wants to keep Lukas Podolski at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has told Lukas Podolski he is still wanted at Arsenal after the German was linked with a return home. Podolski marked his first start of the season with two goals in a 3-1 win at Fulham just hours after it was reported he could join Schalke on loan. The striker was substituted more than any other player in last season's Premier League and his omission from the...

Podolski ruled out for three weeks

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Lukas Podolski will be out injured for three weeks. The German injured his left hamstring and was carried off on a stretcher during Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Fenerbahce in the Champions League on Tuesday. Podolski will also miss Germany's World Cup qualifiers at the start of next month against Austria and the Faroe Islands. "We paid...

Arsenal line up Mata move as falls down Chelsea pecking order

Wenger may move for Spanish playmaker after Blues increase their attacking options with Willian addition Arsenal could offer Juan Mata a surprise escape route from Chelsea reports The Sunday People. Sunday People Sport can reveal the Blues have told new signing Willian he will make up a first-choice attacking midfield trio with Eden Hazard and Oscar. And that leaves Spanish ...

Watch Live: Emmanuel Frimpong Named On The Arsenal Bench For Uefa Champions Lge Against Fenerbahce

Emmanuel Frimpong is on the Arsenal bench Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has named Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong on his substitute bench for their Uefa Champions League play-off second-leg clash with Fenerbahce.  Frimpong has not played for the Gunners since the start of the season after recovering from injury. The hard-tackling midfielder has warmed the bench for the North...

Arsenal looks to finish Ferner in style

Arsenal will look to finish off Fenerbahce on at Emirates Stadium ( live, FOX Sports 1, Tuesday, 2 p.m. ET ) and seal their berth in the Champions League proper. Five games kick off across Europe in a race for the final ten slots, and the Gunners are fully expected to make up the numbers in Friday's draw. Holding a commanding 3-0 lead and three precious away goals from their...
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