Arsenal: All the latest Arsenal flavoured news, views, rumours and other assorted bits and bobs

  • Emmanuel Adebayor, the prince of ingrates June 24th, 2009 Arsenal

    After spending much of last summer talking out of turn about a possible transfer to Milan, it seems Emmanuel Adebayor has learned absolutely nothing. The player’s agent, Stephane Courbis, has been mouthing off again, on his client’s behalf. In an interview with, Courbis talked about Adebayor’s future: “As of today, I have not even […]

  • The Best Player in the World World Cup: Group G (Vidic v Drogba, Rooney v Fabregas) June 23rd, 2009 Arsenal

    The opening round of group games continues with a couple of peaches… Nemanja Vidic v Didier Drogba (Group G) They should put this match-up in a caged “Octagon”. I’d pay to see that. But you’re not voting on who’s the hardest (I take Vidic, every time; The Drog is all bark and no bite), you’re […]

  • Is Brazil’s Felipe Melo the midfield answer for Arsenal? June 23rd, 2009 Arsenal

    Arsenal could really use Felipe Melo. The 25-year-old Brazilian had a great season with Fiorentina in 08/09, and he’s playing well for his country right now at the Confederations Cup (he scored against the USA). Melo is the perfect type of player to protect Cesc Fabregas at the heart of Arsenal’s midfield. He reminds me […]

  • The Best Player in the World World Cup: Group F (Lampard, Ribery, Arshavin, Mascherano) June 22nd, 2009 Arsenal

    After a wee break, the Best Player in the World World Cup is back. We kick off again with the opening ties in Group F. First up, an all-Prem, all-midfield tie: Chelsea’s Frank Lampard takes on Liverpool’s Javier Mascherano. A tough one for Lampsy, this… You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess […]

  • Transfer toss: Robin van Persie is NOT going to Manchester United June 18th, 2009 Arsenal

    Badly Photoshopped football scenes you’ll never see, No.1354 The Current Bun claims today that Arsenal’s Robin van Persie is a transfer target for Manchester Utd: “Sir Alex Ferguson is aware the £20million-rated striker is yet to commit to a new contract at The Emirates. “And the United chief’s interest has intensified after Van Persie admitted […]

  • Arsenal fans mess with Robbie Keane’s head June 11th, 2009 Arsenal

    Getting a footballer to sign a photo, then revealing it’s a photo of that player missing a penalty: priceless. I’m glad these Gooners got so much enjoyment from such a lame stunt. They’re easily pleased, clearly. Watch the reveal, if you care. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium […]

  • Shit Lookalikes: William Gallas and Marcus Banks June 10th, 2009 Arsenal

    Arthur Lemarcus Banks III (aka Marcus Banks) plays basketball in the NBA for Toronto Raptors. He does indeed look a bit like Billy Gallas. That is all. Thanks to Pies reader Ben for sending in this SL. Good spot, sir. Think you can do better than Ben? Email Pies with your unlikely lookalikes. You have […]

  • What the 2008/09 Premier League Fair Play table tells us June 5th, 2009 Arsenal

    This is how the Fair Play table looked at the end of the 08/09 season (click to enlarge). It’s judged on the following criteria: R/Y = Red/Yellow cards (three pts for a red, one for a yellow), max. of 10 pts per match P/P = Positive Play, max. 10 pts per match R/O = Respect […]

  • Arsenal fans, who’s the last player at your club you’d sell? June 5th, 2009 Arsenal

    Arshavin: “Pick me, pick me!” Fabregas: “Shut up, you’ve only been here for five minutes…” Tis the season for buying and selling, so I thought I’d ask you, who’s the last player at your club you’d sell? Arsenal fans, you start us off (seeing as how you’re first in the Prem alphabet and all)… It’s […]

  • Is Thomas Vermaelen good enough for Arsenal? June 4th, 2009 Arsenal

    Arsenal are close to signing Thomas Vermaelen for around £10m. But will the highly rated Ajax centre-back turn out to be the new Tony Adams, or the next Philippe Senderos? From what I’ve seen of the 23-year-old Belgian (on YouTube mostly) he can’t properly be compared to either Adams or Senderos. Vermaelen is a much […]

  • FAIL: Tabloid says Arsene Wenger may sell Cesc Fabregas June 1st, 2009 Arsenal

    Um, no “Why Arsene Wenger may decide to cash in on Cesc Fabregas this summer.” Or, why the Mirror will write any old tosh to bait Gooners (ah, there’s a paper after Pies’ cold heart). A Mirror hack called Steve Stammers (seriously?) penned an article about how Arsene Wenger might consider selling Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal’s […]

  • Cesc Fabregas, desperately seeking a decent midfield partner June 1st, 2009 Arsenal

    Cesc is lonely, crying out for Xabi Alonso “Attractive, slim Spanish guy seeks partner for weekend strolls in the park. Must be world-class, have GSOH.” Neither Abou Diaby, Alex Song nor Denilson are good enough - yet, at least - to partner Cesc Fabregas at the heart of Arsenal’s midfield. I’m sure that’s the view of Cesc […]

  • Six Premier League players who faded badly in 2008/09 May 26th, 2009 Arsenal

    Who didn’t last the course? Deco (Chelsea) It all started as planned: Deco scored a screamer on his Chelsea debut, at home to Pompey in the August sunshine, but it was quickly downhill after that. The Ronnie Corbett-faced Brazilian has been unlucky with a string of niggling injuries, but in no way can he be […]

  • Video: Arsenal reveal new away kit for 2009/10 season May 21st, 2009 Arsenal

    Sartorial excellence? Hmm, no Look at the fancy Gooners! They may be rubbish at winning silver, trophy-shaped things, but they’re at the cutting-egde when it comes to announcing their new kit, as this embedded video shows. (And I didn’t realise Arshavin was so much shorter than Fabregas.) We put up a leaked photo of the […]

  • Shit Lookalikes: Emmanuel Adebayor and Samuel L Jackson May 20th, 2009 Arsenal

    Mmm-hmm, that is a tasty burger As spotted by ITV’s Clive Tyldesley, I think, during the commentary on one of Arsenal’s Champions League matches this season. More Shit Lookalikes You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • If Arsene Wenger leaves Arsenal for Real Madrid, who wins? May 19th, 2009 Arsenal

    Madrid already in talks to make Wenger their new boss According to Guillem Balague’s website, Real Madrid have “set wheels in motion” to sign Arsene Wenger as their new manager. Balague writes: “An alternative source claims that Wenger has spoken personally with Florentino Perez last week, possibly by telephone: with further conversations set to take […]

  • Andrey Arshavin still sexist, still fears women drivers May 18th, 2009 Arsenal

    Gender equality yet to reach Russia, clearly “If my wife’s car drive into group of gypsies, will there be any damage to car? Very nice!” God love Andrey Arshavin and his old-school, Borat-esque sexism. In an interview with the Daily Mail this week, the Russian refused an opportunity to at least pretend that he thinks […]

  • Arsenal’s new away kit is blue and awful May 13th, 2009 Arsenal

    Ouch, that is nasty This is a leaked photo (montage) of Arsenal’s away kit for the 2009/10 season. First thing you notice… it’s blue, like the sort of blue worn by bitter rivals Spurs. Second thing you notice, it looks cheap and nasty. That’s what I think, anyway. Some of you might dig the colour and […]

  • Video: Arsenal 1-4 Chelsea May 10th, 2009 Arsenal

    Arsenal lose again, Chelsea bounce back In the wake of Tom Henning Ovrebo-Gate, I thought Chelsea might suffer more when it came to this battle of the Champions League losers, but I was way wrong. Guus Hiddink’s team came to north London and stuffed Arsenal on their own patch, to cap a truly crappy week […]

  • Eamon Dunphy and Graeme Souness fight over Arsenal’s transfer policy May 8th, 2009 Arsenal

    RTE pundits > all other pundits As ever, RTE’s excellent gang of football experts shame the likes of Messrs Lawrenson, Townsend and Claridge. Favourite moment: when Souey asks Dunphy which clubs he has managed. Bold chat there, Graeme - your managerial track record isn’t very good. More classic Dunphy: Calling BBC pundits “clowns” Slagging off Cristiano […]

  • Viral FAIL: Arsenal v Chelsea, the losers’ final May 7th, 2009 Arsenal

    Who will win the battle of the Champions League bridesmaids? Someone got busy on Photoshop. A smug Man Utd fan, perhaps? [Thanks to Jamironad for the tip] Seen any more funny football virals? Drop me a line, Pies would love to hear from you You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately […]

  • Referee was right to send off Darren Fletcher, says Graham Poll. Was he? May 6th, 2009 Arsenal

    Ex-ref says Roberto Rosetti was right to show red card to Man Utd player That’s right folks, Poll says Fletcher deserved to be sent off in last night’s CL semi. The Scot will now miss the final. In his Daily Mail column, Poll wrote: You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately […]

  • Arsenal’s FAIL cake May 6th, 2009 Arsenal

    May taste bitter… It’s a moist sponge cake coated with disappointment and filled with false hope. Delicious. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Shit Lookalikes: Manuel Almunia and Gaear Grimsrud from Fargo May 6th, 2009 Arsenal

    Yah, real good now One likes pancakes, killing people and Marlboro cigarettes. The other is Arsenal’s goalkeeper. Thanks to Kipp for this one. Yah. More Shit Lookalikes You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd, in quotes May 6th, 2009 Arsenal

    The best reaction to United’s walk in the park “It was 11 men against 11 babies. We never doubted ourselves.” Patrice Evra gets cocky after the event “It is the most disappointing night of my career. I felt the fans were really up for a big night and to disappoint people who stand behind the […]