Showing posts with label Santi Cazorla. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Santi Cazorla. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Costa, Mata, Torres and Cazorla left out of Spain Euro 2016 squad

The Costa changing allegiances: Brazil-born Diego Costa's form has seen him miss out on a spot in the Euros with Spain - would he have made Brazil's Copa America squad?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sour grapes for Nasri

Samir Nasri further endeared himself to Arsenal fans prior to Manchester City's Community Shield clash with the Gunners on Sunday.

"I just think the abuse I get is stupid," he said. "I'm not an Arsenal fan, I am not from London. To be honest we are players and we are just looking at what are the best interests for us and our careers.

"When Manchester City came for me it was the best choice to come here. Since coming to City I have won ­trophies and I have a better life so I am really happy about everything.

"If the fans can't move on it's too bad. I am not trying to have a problem with that. They do what they have to do and they love their club.

"They see that as a treason or that I betrayed them but it's not that."

Nasri was met with boos from the Arsenal faithful at Wembley and it was the Gunners who had the last laugh, coming out on top with a comfortable 3-0 win.
Monday, August 11, 2014 12:00

Monday, February 10, 2014

Liverpool hammering just the start of Arsenal's gruelling run

Arsenal embarked on their tricky run of fixtures by being on the wrong end of a 5-1 hammering to Liverpool on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger’s side will have their title credentials tested further on Wednesday as they host Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium, and that’s before facing Liverpool once again in the FA Cup fifth round next Sunday.

Let’s not forget, the Gunners have also been tasked with knocking Bayern Munich out of the Champions League.

Can Arsenal recover from their heavy setback at Anfield to pull through?
Sunday, 9 February 2014 12:00

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ozil arrives in eye-popping Arsenal deal

Arsenal proved to be the big winners on transfer deadline day by pulling off the biggest deal by signing Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.

The Gunners sealed a £40 million deal for the Germany international late on Monday to smash their transfer record and thrill Gunners' fans who had called on manager Arsene Wenger to spend.

Ozil becomes the third most expensive signing in British football history as well as Arsenal’s highest earner in a simply eye-popping deal.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wenger rolls out the red carpet for Van Persie's grand return

All eyes will be on the Emirates Stadium on Sunday as Robin van Persie steps out at his former stomping ground for the first time since his headline-grabbing move to Manchester United last summer.

The Netherlands international arrives back in north London a champion, with the Red Devils having already wrapped up the title with victory over Aston Villa last week, and a guard of honour from those he called his team-mates a matter of months ago awaits his return.

Despite Arsene Wenger's calls for respect for Sir Alex Ferguson's side and their top-goalscoring striker, Gunners supporters are set to give their former hero a rocky reception after his decision to quit the club for one of their chief Premier League rivals. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wannabes left out as Player of the Year nominations announced

The PFA Player of the Year award nominees were announced on Friday with Premier League stars finding out who is in the running for the honour.
Tottenham forward Gareth Bale heads the list which includes Michael Carrick, Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Luis Suarez and Robin van Persie.
The winner is due to be announced on April 28, but in the meantime there are reasons to celebrate for the nominated six, although do spare a thought for those who missed out this time.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wenger's search for silverware continues

Arsenal's long wait for a piece of silverware continues after crashing out of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger's side, who have not won a trophy since May 2005, suffered a fifth round defeat at home to Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers.

The Gunners are still in the Champions League, but judging by Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich's scintillating form, Wenger might have better luck finding a trophy with a metal detector. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wenger vexed by Arsenal injury crisis

Arsene Wenger this week revealed his plans for Arsenal's north London derby clash with Tottenham on Saturday have been plunged into chaos by a squad plagued with injuries.

The Frenchman has concerns over the fitness of Theo Walcott, Mikel Arteta, Olivier Giroud, Wojciech Szczesny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Bacary Sagna after the midweek internationals.

On Friday, he told reporters: "There are so many - I think we need a few doctors this morning. We have so many players who have come back with injuries or small injuries.

"We will see this morning, but it is difficult to give you a clear idea of who will be available tomorrow or not."

So at the end of what undoubtedly must have been a frantic 24 hours for the Gunners boss, which of his stars will make it onto the pitch to take on Spurs?

Monday, October 8, 2012

OLE! Arsenal's matadors make a mockery of West Ham

Arsenal built their solid start to the season with a 3-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday at Upton Park as Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla overturned Mohamed Diame's first-half opener.

The defeat was the Hammers' first of the season in the Premier League at home, while Arsene Wenger's side remain seven points behind Chelsea, who sit at the top of the table.

Instrumental in Arsenal's win were the Spanish midfield duo of Mikel Arteta and Cazorla, who were able to topple the industrious trio of Kevin Nolan, Mark Noble and Diame.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Van Persie's glee at new Arsenal arrivals

Oh, what do we have here then?'

Yes, that is essentially Robin van Persie's inner monologue after hearing the news that Arsenal are close to sealing deals for Malaga attacker Santi Cazorla and Real Madrid's Nuri Sahin.
Since announcing his intention not to renew his contract, which has just 12 months left to run, the striker could now have a change of heart as Arsene Wenger continues the biggest spending spree seen at the Emirates in years.