Thomas Vermaelen joined Barcelona during the summer transfer window as he made his way to the Spanish club with a transfer fee of around €19 million but the Belgian defender still has not been able to perform with his new club as he is still recovering from a hamstring injury that he sustained during the 2014 World Cup.

Barcelona is considered to be as one of the best clubs in the world and some say that even in history, but there is a weakness that the Spanish side has always been suffering and that’s in the defensive section and this is why Vermaelen was signed on August 9 of the ongoing year.


Wengar Suggests Fatigue Is An Issue

Arsene Wenger has suggested that fatigue could be a problem for his Arsenal players as they take on Besiktas in their second match in three days. The Frenchman saw his time achieve an incredible victory over Crystal Palace during the weekend. The team needed injury time in order to get the 2-1 victory that ensure that the positivity surrounding the club was kept intact. Ahead of the buzz, there was a lot of buzz that Arsenal could end their trophy drought in the Premier League just as they did in the FA Cup last season.


Friedel Applauds USA Players

Brad Friedel has lauded the players of his national team USA for their brilliant outings in the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

The Yanks have made it to the pre quarter final round in Brazil against the Odds. They got beaten by a very strong German side in their last group game by 0-1, but, despite that, they got through the group round.

They were equalized with Portugal in terms of points, but, their goal differential helped them get the no. 2 spot in their group.

Till this point of time, it isn’t clear which team USA would face in the Round of 16. It can be any of the four Group H teams i.e. Russia, Belgium, South Korea or Algeria.


Arsenal fans call Arsene Wenger liar over Fabregas transfer to Chelsea

Arsenal fans have called for the club to sack manager Arsene Wenger following the transfer of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona to London rivals Chelsea.

The Spanish international midfielder joined the West London side for a reported fee of around £ 30 million following three years at Barcelona where he failed to establish himself as a regular in the first team. And although Arsenal had the first option on the player, a clause inserted on the contract while selling him to the Catalan giants in 2011, Wenger chose not to take up the option of resigning him citing a congested midfield.


Wengar Confident He Can Handle Pressure

Arsene Wenger has stated that he is confident that he will not allow the pressure to spoil what could be a fantastic day for Arsenal as they take on Hull city in the FA Cup final. This would be a great opportunity for Arsenal to end the nine-year wait for a trophy, but it is also giving a lot of pressure to the club. Arsenal have reached finals of competitions in previous years, but they have wilted under pressure. This time around, they go into the match as the clear favourites. Even Hull city manager Steve Bruce has said that Arsenal will be the overwhelming favourites for the win.



Arsenal go into the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan after having considered 12 goals in the last four matches. It has prompted manager Arsene Wenger to say that the team has to go back to basics in order to start defending better.

At one stage in the season, Arsenal had the best defensive record in the division. It has now been blown away after conceding the likes of six and three against Chelsea and Everton respectively. Against Everton last weekend, they were especially poor. Not only did Arsenal create a lot of opportunities, but they were also very mediocre defence.


1000 GAMES

Midfielder Mathieu Flamini was in full praise of manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the Frenchman’s 1000th game in charge of the club. Wenger will be leading his team to this milestone when they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

He is currently the longest serving manager in European football after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. Flamini has said that he has witnessed no change in Wenger from the days he has been playing for the Frenchman. Flamini first joined Arsenal in 2004, but he left the club after four years in 2008.


Out Of Their System

The Gunners would be hosting Liverpool after their embarrassing defeat at the Anfield last week. Arsene Wenger’s team was literally brought down to the knees with the fabulous display of Liverpool’s vintage football.

However Wenger seems to be quite contained with the draw against Manchester United and feels that the Merseyside horror is out of their system now and they are looking forward to host Liverpool at the Emirates for the FA Cup tie which is about to take place on Sunday. It will be a clash of the Reds on one side and there will be a battle between the Blues on the other as Chelsea look to maintain their good record in the FA Cup against Manchester City.



It’s not that Arsene Wenger is looking only for league glory this season. He wants the FA Cup trophy too and he knows that the kind of rhythm his boys are in at the minute, it’s very much possible.

In the 4th round of the tournament tomorrow, the Gunners will be up against Coventry City which is certainly not a side as good as them. The Sky Blues play in the third tier of English football and they haven’t got the resources to get better of the league table toppers, but, funny things have happened in the ongoing season. So, Arsenal must be careful.

Arsenal’s last FA Cup glory had come in 2005 when they had beaten Manchester United in the final.



Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has said that he feels summer signing Mesut Ozil has the capability to turn the team into a bunch of winners.

Arsenal have long been regarded as a team that cannot win trophies, as they have not done so for the last eight years. Prior to that, they were extremely successful and consistent challengers to Manchester United for the title.

One of the reasons for Arsenal decline has been their reluctance to sign top quality players due to the extravagant sums of money that the demand. They finally overcome this prejudice and signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £ 42 million.
He was thus become the new record signing for the club.


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