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Friday, August 27, 2010

Eduardo is Happy to Play against Arsenal in Champions League

Eduardo left Arsenal a few weeks ago and joined Shakhtar Donetsk. It was a move that was not wanted by the player or the club but in the end, it perhaps was a good thing to do for both of them. Now, Eduardo has an opportunity to play against Arsenal in UEFA Champions League as Shakhtar Donetsk has been put in the same group this season.
Eduardo said, "I always had a feeling that Arsenal and Shakhtar would be drawn together in the same group.
It will be fantastic for me to come back to a club I will always love and respect, to see all my old team-mates and to play again in front of the best fans in England.
In my opinion, Arsenal and Shakhtar are the favourites to go through."

Eduardo has already been in good touch for his new club.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jay Simpson Wants to Leave Arsenal for Hull City

Arsenal striker Jay Simpson wants a move away from the North London club to join the Championship club Hull City. The 21-year-old could not yet impress manager Arsene Wenger to earn an Arsenal debut.

Coming through the Arsenal academy, Jay spent the last three seasons on loan to Millwall, West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers respectively. The striker who can also play as winger showed considerable improvement last season scoring 12 goals in 39 appearances for Championship side Queens Park Rangers.

Jay’s improvement was also visible in his performance for Arsenal in the pre-season friendly matches. However, Wenger has still remained unimpressed and asked him to find a new employer so that he can enjoy more first team football.

Leon Callender, the agent of Jay Simpson, has claimed that his client is now interested to join relegated Hull City. Simpson recently visited the club and talked to the club officials. Callender has said that Simpson is ‘very interested’ to join Hull City as he believes it would be a ‘good move.’ However, his agent has also said that it is now down to the two clubs to agree a deal.

Jay Simpson joined Arsenal academy in 1999 at the age of 11 and spent 8 years at the academy before making his professional debut with Millwall on loan from Arsenal in 2007.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Arsene Wenger Extends His Arsenal Contract by 3 Years

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has put pen on a new 3-year contract extension, and thus, committing his future to the North London club until 2014. With his existing contract was due to expire at the end of this season, there were some rumors in the media regarding his Arsenal future.

Upon signing the new contract, Wenger revealed that his ‘heat belongs to Arsenal’ and he is confident that his young players would come of age and win silverware sooner than later.

The Frenchman said to the media, “My heart belongs to Arsenal and my desire is to see this team win silverware. My commitment and drive are as strong and fresh as ever.

Signing a new deal means that I can see this talented group of players reach their potential. Trust me, they are ready to deliver.”

Wenger took over as the Arsenal manager way back in 1996 when he was relatively an unknown figure outside France. However, he has already become an influential figure in Premier League over the last 14 years, helping the Gunners win 3 Premier League and 2 FA Cup titles.

Wenger, at 60, last week revealed that if he would extend his Arsenal contract, then he would finish his managerial career at the North London club. Now that he has finally signed a new deal, it means Wenger could end his career at Arsenal.