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Feb 8, 2011
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Arsene Wenger Resigns

Arsenal FC have released a statment saying that Frenchman Arsene Wenger has resigned from his position after over 14 years in charge of the North London club because of personal reasons. Arsenal will look for a new manager as soon as possible as the pre-season draws near. Who will the Arsenal board pick?

George Graham - 9/4
Ian Wright - 3/1
Rafael Benitez - 9/2
Fabio Capello - 20/1
Thierry Henry - 40/1

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Arsenal Legend Named Manager

Sky Sports News can reveal that Ian Wright has been named the new Arsenal manager on a 4 year contract. This comes after Arsene Wenger resigned last week due to personal reasons. Sky Sports reporter Roger Clarke managed to get a quick word with Ian. " It's a fantastic day for myself and i look forward to the challenge ". A press conference will be held at a later date.

Feb 8, 2011
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Press Conference

Reporter: First of all Ian, welcome back!

Ian: Thank you, it's a great feeling being back where was my home in the 90's!

Reporter: What will your aims be for the club?

Ian: Well, we haven't won anything since the FA Cup in 2005 so my priority is to get the silverware back.

Reporter: Will you be bringing any new players or any backroom staff here with you?

Ian: I haven't had time to talk about those stuff but I can guarantee that there won't be any changes to the staff!

Reporter: What positions would you like to strengthen?

Ian: As I said, I haven't talked or assessed the players yet but from a fan's point of view, they need a new Goalkeeper. I'd also like to add that my assistant Pat Rice will be taking the friendlies as I will be looking and scouting for transfer targets!

Reporter: Thanks Ian & good luck at your post!


Pre-Season Friendlies & News



Oguhzan Ozyakup - Feyenoord - 100k

Manuel Almunia - Stuttgart - 200k for loan and could buy for 3.9m anytime

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas - Doncaster - loan

Havard Nordtveit - Barnsley - loan

Craig Eastmond - Millwall - loan

Mark Randall - Notts County - loan


Scott Loach - Watford - 2.5m

Gary Cahill - Bolton - 10m

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signed 4 year deal with Arsenal


ARSENAL 4-0 Arsenal Reserves

Samir Nasri (16, 67)
Marouane Chamakh (22)
Robin Van Persie (46)

Boreham Wood 0-8 ARSENAL

Sebastien Squillaci ( 17 pen)
Carlos Vela (20, 44, 60)
Kieran Gibbs (45+3)
Jeffrey Monakana (81)
Alban Bunjaku (84, 90)

Hannover 0-2 ARSENAL

Marouane Chamakh (29, 77)

Colorado 3-0 ARSENAL

Barnet 1-4 ARSENAL

Gilles Sunu (18)
Jack Wilshere (29)
Marouane Chamakh (45+2)
Cesc Fabregas (74 pen)

Atletico Bilbao 3-4 ARSENAL

Cesc Fabregas (16, 46, 66)
Robin Van Persie (36)


Cesc Fabregas - 4
Marouane Chamakh - 4
Robin Van Persie - 3
Carlos Vela - 3
Samir Nasri - 2
Alban Bunjaku - 2
Kieran Gibbs - 1
Sebastien Squillaci - 1
Jeffrey Monakana - 1
Gilles Sunu - 1
Jack Wilshere - 1

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Vermaelen in action against Barnet

another update tonight if anyone follows. post a link and i'll look at your story