Two Cents: van Nistelrooy In for van Persie (ADL News Piece – Arsenal, 31st August 2010)


These are my reflective thoughts on today’s Arsenal news article “Arsenal news – Traore joins Juve, RvP out for 4 weeks, Inter Fabregas bid rejected“, originally written for A Different League, which can be seen here.

Comments and questions are always welcome, I hope you enjoy the piece!
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Tuesday, 31st August 2010

Van Persie is the latest injury headache for Arsene Wenger
RvP out for 4 weeks
The Guardian reports that Arsenal's Robin van Persie has been ruled out of action for four weeks with an ankle injury sustained during the 2-1 away win at Blackburn. The Dutch star, who missed five months of last season with ligament damage in his right ankle, twisted his left and could be absent for the Gunners' Champions League opener against Braga next month. He was due to report for international duty with the Netherlands, but has now been replaced with former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy, who returns to the fold two years after his last international game.

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Two Cents: Wilshere Arrested, Fabregas’ Mentality Tested, Is Given’s Shoulder Rested? (ADL News Piece – Arsenal, 30th August 2010)


First off, apologies to regular readers as it’s been almost a week since my last Two Cents – I’ve been away up home in Co. Durham, and haven’t really had a chance to get things updated. I had considered doing a bumper Two Cents but then that would surely get boring eventually, but I’m happy to publish opinions on past news pieces if they are required, which I highly doubt. Normal service hopefully resuming today!

These are my reflective thoughts on today’s Arsenal news article “Arsenal news – Wilshere arrested, Wenger defends Fabregas, Transfer rests on Given injury“, originally written for A Different League, which can be seen here.

Comments and questions are always welcome, I hope you enjoy the piece!
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Monday, 30th August 2010

Wilshere was arrested on Sunday - but is he on bail, or in receipt of an NFA?
Wilshere arrested
Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere was reportedly arrested in west London in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to the Telegraph. The paper states that Wilshere, 18, was released on bail following the fracas in Kensington. Arsenal have issued a statement indicating that they do not intend taking any disciplinary action: "We understand Jack was witness to an unfortunate incident. He co-operated fully with the authorities and was released without charge." The news added a somewhat sour not to an otherwise good weekend for the Gunners, who came through their bitter battle with Blackburn Rovers as 2-1 winners.

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Two Cents: Wenger Makes an Offer Squillaci Couldn’t Refuse… (ADL News Piece – Arsenal, 24th August 2010)


These are my reflective thoughts on today’s Arsenal news article “Arsenal news – Squillaci completes Gunners move, Ciani and Juan links, Schwarzer deal not dead“, originally written for A Different League, which can be seen here.

Comments and questions are always welcome, I hope you enjoy the piece!
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Tuesday, 24th August 2010

Squillaci couldn't refuse Wenger's offer to play for Arsenal
Squillaci completes Gunners move
According to The Guardian, Sebastien Squillaci has admitted that “an offer from Arsene Wenger is impossible to turn down”, after the 30-year-old began a medical in North London. The completion of his £5m transfer to the Gunners is believed to be imminent. Squillaci had previously refused to play for current club Sevilla during a Champions League encounter with Braga in Portugal in order to ensure he wasn't cup-tied should his move to north London go ahead. He will be the second defender to arrive at the Emirates this summer, following now-declared compatriot Laurent Koscielny who signed from Lorient in July.

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