While it can’t be denied that Arshavin has disappointed at Arsenal, he has actually done a lot better than widely assumed, contributing 30 goals and 37 assists in 132 games for the club, most of which he has not played all of.
Following last night’s pitch invasion at Anfield by a stray cat, Ladbrokes have opened the book on which animal will be next to enter the field of play during a live televised match.
The only Italian journalist who managed to collar Roberto Mancini before Manchester City’s game at Everton last night asked him what the real story was behind the decision to take a veteran 32-year-old midfielder, David Pizarro, on a free loan from Roma until May. “He’s a big player,” Mancini replied, enigmatically.
The 23-year-old Arsenal man has more and less effective games, as all players do, but the overall improvement seems lacking, the same mistakes keep being repeated.
There comes a time in any title race when performances alone aren’t enough to steal a march on a rival and a manager must try something else in order to gain an edge.
It’s taken 12 months and two transfer windows, but Mike Ashley has finally fulfilled his promise of splashing the Andy Carroll cash, by delivering Newcastle United fans a new £9m number nine.
Some lively debate has been doing the rounds on Twitter this week after Warnock was sacked by QPR, with Hughes immediately lined-up to replace him, but the above question is one that few seem to have asked or addressed in any great detail.
Footballers are throwing exclamation marks around as if it was their money in the VIP section of China White.
Why the ageing legs of Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes can give Arsenal and Manchester United the edge
Given the reputation and pulling power to attract Europe’s elite players, why have Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger opted to inject the ageing legs of stars from the past?
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