Vermaelen confident of Swansea win

Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen is confident that Arsenal can bounce back from their Premier Leaguedefeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup third round replay against Swansea on Wednesday night.

The Gunners lost 2-0 at home to Roberto Mancini’s men on Sunday after Laurent Koscielny’s dismissal left them with 10 men for 80 minutes in an uphill task with goals from James Milner and Edin Dzeko sealing the result before half-time.

Vermaelen and his depleted side managed to prevent any further goals and even managed to carve out a couple of chances for themselves in the second half, and though the club captain admits it was disappointing, he says that he is confident the team will respond well. (more…)

WOTT: Rio, Kompany & Barton

Word on the Tweet: Ferdinand, Kompany & Zabaleta pick over the bones of Sunday's action

The on-loan QPR midfielder has tweeted his support ahead of Loic Remy’s move to Newcastle, while there’s plenty of reaction to Sunday’s big games from the players involved

The weather also gets a knowing nod with the heavens opening and snow falling by the bucketload all over the country, which seems to have had an impact on both Rio Ferdinand and Phil Neville’s routine, while Joey Barton wishes a supposedly Newcastle-bound Loic Remy good luck. (more…)

Arsenal & Man Utd to hold Zaha talks

Arsenal & Man Utd to hold Zaha talks

Arsene Wenger has dramatically re-entered the race to capture the highly coveted 20-year-old, who is now set to choose between Old Trafford and the Emirates Stadium

The two Premier League big hitters are both due to meet Palace co-chairman Steve Parish later this week in what will be a straight fight for the 20-year-old’s signature.

Sources have told Goal.com that Zaha’s destination is “50-50″ between United and Arsenal, with the final decision to rest with the player himself. He was a boyhood Gunners fan but that will not necessarily prove decisive. (more…)

Macheda patient over Man United future

Macheda patient over Man United future

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has admitted that if he wants to have a future at the club he will have to be patient and bide his time for a chance.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side currently sit at the top of the Premier League table with 55 points from 22 games so far this season, seven ahead of local rivals and reigning champions Manchester City.

The arrival of Robin van Persie from Arsenal in the summer has played a large part in that lead, with the Dutchman grabbing his 17th league goal of the campaign against Liverpool on Sunday. (more…)

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