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Wenger Axed!




Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has parted company with the club.





The Arsenal directors ended Wengers long reign as Arsenal boss even though results were starting to pick up



"I'd rather have stayed as manager but I leave on good terms with everybody. I may have left Arsenal , but Arsenal will not leave me," said Wenger



Arsenal owner Peter Hill Wood said: "The board decided change was necessary if we were to realistically challenge for the title next season."



Martin Jol and Rafael Benitez are favourites to take over from Wenger.



But BBC Sport understands David Moyes is not among the frontrunners to succeed the Frenchman.





Who is Coming?




The Arsenal Chairman Peter Hill Wood has stated that members of the public will be shocked with the appointment of the new Boss

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Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has been confirmed as the new manager of English giants Arsenal.


The Spaniard, 50, has signed a three-year contract to take charge at the emirates stadium

"Arsenal welcome Rafael Benitez," the club said in a statement, adding the new manager would be introduced at a news conference on Tuesday,25 July.

Benitez left Liverpool 3months ago after six years in charge, and replaces Arsene Wenger who has recently been sacked .

He won the two La Liga titles and a Uefa Cup with Valencia before moving to Anfield and winning the Champions League the following year in 2005. He also took Liverpool to the 2007 final.

But Benitez faces a tough task following the flamboyant Wenger at the Emirates.

It is rumoured that Rafa Benitez had turned down other offers such as Villa and West Ham in the past but Arsenal was perfect for him.
 

Rafael Benitez Has Released A Statement

" I am absolutley delighted that i have been given the chance to replace Arsene Wenger. I love the way that Arsenal play there football and im not going to change that. I will be looking to trade and sell some players. i have submitted a shorttlist to the chairman and hopefully we can get buying and selling in the next few days.
 
Rafael's Shortlist
 
In

Shay Given
Rene Adler
David Luiz
Rafinha
Scott Brown
Suso
Phil Jones
Luis Fabiano
Conner Wickham
 





Out
Manuel Almunia
Sebastian Squillachi
Johan Djourou
Abou Diaby
Carlos Vela



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Anybody following? ...
 
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Benitez Adds Players




With Pre-season just around the corner Benitez was quick into the market. His first signing was Phillipe Mexes who is a experienced centreback from Roma. Mexes joined for £6mill.





Next in at the Emirates was Goalkeeper Sebastian Frey who has joined for 10.5mill from Fiorentina , Rafael Benitez has said " I am delighted with the capture of Sebastian, I am sure he will provide for us and be a fan favourite.




Benitez's Next singing was highly rated 21 year old striker David Goodwillie who has joined for £1.6mill from Scottish team Dundee , Goodwillie has already stated that he is privilliged to be given the chance to play for such a big team such as Arsenal





Benitez fourth signing of the his reign was young German Midfielder Aaron Hunt who has joined for £15mill from Werder Bremen .Hunt has been attracting intrest from big european teams such as AcMilan and Real Madrid.


 

Benitezs Final Signing was Man City Goalkeeper Stuart Taylor .Taylor has joined on loan for the whole season and is likely to play number 2 to Sebastian Frey.





Benitez has also let 4 first team players go. First to leave was Seb Squillaci who has joined Athletico Madrid on loan until the end of the season. Second to leave was Abou Diaby has also joined Athletico Madrid for a fee of 5million pounds and it thought to be delighted that he has left. The third person to leave was Carlos Vela who has joined Sevilla on loan until the end of the season. The fourth player to leave was Manuel Almunia who has left to be the number 1 at Galatasaray for 4million.








Benitez first prem game​

Tottenham Away oO)​

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What do you think guys?

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August
 

 



Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal



 
An all action north London derby was played out at White Hart Lane. Gareth Bale gave Spurs the lead in the first minute of the game with a goal from the edge of the box, On the 44th minute of the game Andrey Arshavin equalised for Arsenal with a tap in at the back post. Neither side could find the winner late on but Peter Crouch missed a free header from 5yards out with only 2minutes to go.
 



Arsenal 2-2 Fulham



 
Another London derby was played at the Emirates Stadium today. Fulahm suprisingly took the lead in the 3rd minute with Bobby Zamora scoring a well timed finish from 8yards out. Marouane Chamakh then equalised for Arsenal when he pounced on a dodgy backpass from Chris Baird to lob the ball over a diving Mark Schwartzer. Fulham once again took the lead away from home when Danny Murphy scored a curling free kick which beat Seb Frey. Arsenals second equaliser came from a Fulham player, Mark Schwarzer managed to put the ball in his own net.
 




Birmingham 0-1 Arsenal
 


Arsenal then travveled to the midlands to play Birmingham at St Andrews. There were goals in the first half but there were plenty of shots. A Total of 10 shots were on target in the first half but neither team could convert th chances into goals. Arsenal finally took the lead in the 47th minute when Marouane Chamakh scored a good head from the edge of the six yard box after a great run by young Aaron Hunt. Arsenal managed to hold out to seal Rafa Benitez hiis first Win
 
 
 
Champo Group
 
Arsenal
Benfica
Cluj
Kobenhavn




League Cup Draw

Blackpool Away :)
 
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Looking nice, hope you win some trophies, is RVP injured?
He was yeah but he is back in september ;)

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Arsenal 2-1 West Ham​





A London derby was played out at the Emirates today . Piquionne gave West Ham the lead in the 30th minute of the game with a scrappy goal which came of his knee , On the 81 minute of the game Arsenal were given a Penalty, which Van Persie tucked away, Van Persie then scored his second goal 5minutes from the end with a Brilliant header which gave his team a valuable 3 points.





Arsenal 1-1 Cluj​






Arsenal's first Champions League group stage ended in disappointment for the Arsenal fans as they were held to a draw at home to cluj. Samir Nasri gave Arsenal the lead in the 54th minute with a screamer from the edge of the box. Cluj were then handed a late lifeline when Clichy tripped Cadu in the box. Cadu then took the penalty and scored. 1-1 it finished.





Wigan 0-3 Arsenal​






Arsenal then travveled to the northwest to play Wigan at Dw Stadium. Arsenal took the lead in the 17th minute when Theo Walcott tapped in a Arshavin cross. Arshavin then made it 2-0 with a magnificent solo effort from his own half finished off with an excelent finish. Samir Nasri scored Arsenals final goal in the 87th minute to make it 3-0
 
 




Blackpool 0-1 Arsenal (Carling Cup)
 



 
Benitez made many changes for this game giving debuts to Emmanuel Frimpong, Daniel Boateng and Gilles Sunu. The game started off slow with not many chances being created. Both teams went in 0-0 at Half Time. Tomas Rosicky then scored the only goal of the game 52nd Minute. Arsenal held on to be in the draw for the 4th round.
 
4th Round Draw - Arsenal Vs Burnley
 
 





Arsenal 1-1 Blackburn





 
 
Sam Allardyce's Blackburn side have earned a very good point at the emirates stadium today. It was Arsenal who took the lead in the 26th Minute when Andrey Arshavin scored from the edge of the box. Martin Olsson then equalised for Blackburn just after half time. Arsenal had plenty of shots but couldnt find the back of the net.
 





Benfica 1-2 Arsenal




 
Arsenal have come away from Estadio de Sport with a crucial 3 points. It was a very tight First Half with not many chances. Arsenal took the lead in the 57th minute with a glancing header from Robin Van Persie. Benfica then equalised through the experienced Nuno Gomes. On the 81st minute Arsenal were given a Penalty, which Robin Van Persie cooly slotted away.
 
 
Player Of The Month
 
 

 
 
 
Robin Van Persie

 
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Everton 2-1 Arsenal​




Arsenal travelled to Goodison Park for the first game of October. It was a fiesty game with a total of 7bookings. Yakubu gave Everton the lead in the 6th minute with an easy tap in after great run from Leighton Baines. Everton then doubled there lead through a Mikel Arteta penalty. Robin Van Persie grabbed a consolation goal in the 89th minute.​





Arsenal 3-0 West Brom​




Arsenal's most convincing win of the season so far came at the hands of West Brom, Benitez had changed his tactic to 4-3-3. Arsenal took the lead in the 7th minute when Theo Walcott burst through the oppostition defence and cooly slot it past Carson. Arsenal's second goal came from a towering header by Thomas Vermalen. Robin Van Persie scored Arsenal's third goal in the 25th minute with a powerful penalty.





Newcastle 1-1 Arsenal​





Arsenal then travveled to the Tyneside to play Newcastle at St James Park . Newcastle took the lead 30seconds into the match though a good finish by Andy Carroll. Arsenal then equalised through Emmanuel Eboue in the 27th minute with a deflected shot. Joey Barton then got a straight Red card for a professional foul on Fabregas.
 
 




Arsenal 0-1 Kobenhavn



 
Benitez suffered his first Champions League defeat today. Vingaard scored the only goal of the game for Kobnhavn to hand the Danish team a shock victory. Arsenal had 22 shots but failed to make any of them count. It is expected that Rafael benitez will now try to change his approach in the Champions League.
 
 
 



Arsenal 0-0 Man City



 
Roberto Mancini's Manchester City side have earned a very good point at the Emirates stadium today. It was Arsenal who looked more likely to score through the game but never really got close. Arsenal's best chance of the game fell to Phillipe Mexes, who had a free header inside the six yard box but somehow managed to put it wide.
 




Arsenal 3-2 Burnley (AET)




 Arsenal have come away from the Emirates stadium with a lucky win against Championship side Burnley. Burnley took a suprise lead when Ross Jenkins scored for Burnley. David Goodwillie then scored his first goal of the night in the 32nd minute. After extra time Goodwillie scored his second goal with a glancing header. Wade Elliot then equalised again before David Goodwillie netted his third goal of the night in fantastic fashion.
 
League Cup QF Draw - Villa vs Arsenal
 
 
 


Arsenal 3-0 Blackpool


 


Arsenal fans come away from the Emirates stadium very happy after a comfortable win over Blackpool. Arsenal Substitute David Goodwillie gave Arsenal the lead just 2 minutes after coming on. Robin Van Persie Then doubled Arsenal's lead with a well executed finish in the 54th minute. Van Persie then scored his second goal and Arsenal's Third.
 
 
Player Of The Month
 
 
 

 
David Goodwillie






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Should be good to finally see Arsenal win some silverware... although I am not too sure about Rafa being the guy to take us to glory :p. KUTGW!
 
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Kobenhavn 1-1 Arsenal
 
Fabregas






??Arsenal travelled to Denmark for the first game of November . It was Arsenal who took the lead in only the Second minute through a brilliant finish by Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas. Matias Jorgensen was then sent off for Kobenhavn late on. Just after, Martin Vingaard equalised for the Danish side.



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Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal​







Arsenal's first game againt one of the top four ended in a disappointing defeat for Rafael Benitez's side at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were handed a soft penalty in the first few minutes of the game, which Frank Lamprd slotted home. Florent Malouda then got Sent Off in the 37th minute but Arsenal could not capalitize on the Ten men of Chelsea. Arsenal also lost Sagna and Clichy to injury





 
Arsenal 1-1 Stoke
 
Arshavin​








Arsenal's terrible start to Novembr continued as they were held to a draw at home to stoke. Arsenal took the lead when Andrey Arshavin scored a well timed finish. Stoke then equalised very late on through Tuncay Sanli in the 81st Minute. Once again Arsenal miss a good chance to climb up the table.
 
 



Wolves 1-2 Arsenal

Alex Song
Samir Nasri



 
Benitez's Arsenal side won there first game of November today thanks to some wonderfull finishing. It was Wolves who took the lead through a marvellous free kick by Nenad Millijas. Mouylokolo then got his second yellow card in the 25th minute for a dangerous foul which led to Eboue getting injured. Arsenal equalised through Alex Song. Samir Nasri then scored the winner for Arsenal in the 49th minute.
 
 





Arsenal 0-0 Bolton
 



Owen Coyle brought his Bolton side to the Emirates and earned a valueable point against a lacking confidence Arsenal side. The only action of the first half was Phillipe Mexes getting sent off for a proffesional foul. Bolton then had Zat Knight sent off for a flying elbow which caused some pain to Nicholas Bendtner.
 
 




 
Cluj 0-1 Arsenal
 
Djourou
 




Arsenal today scrapped a lucky win against Romanian side Cluj. It was a boring first half with neither of the teams creating many chances. It took until the 81st minute for Arsenal to score, it was a Johan Djourou header which won them this game. Arsenal now need to win there last game against Benifca to qualify.
 




 
Arsenal 0-1 Villa




 
 
 
Arsenal yet again suffered another setback as they lose to a weaker Aston Villa side. Arsenal wasted plenty of first half chances where they went in 0-0 when it should have really been 3 or 4 -0. Emile Heskey then scored the only goal of the game in the 86th minute which handed Villa a suprise win.
 
 
Player Of The Month
 



 
 
 
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Liverpool 3-2 Arsenal
 
Chamakh
Walcott​




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Arsenal travelled Merseyside to play Liverpool for the first game in a busy December. Dirk Kuyt had given Liverpool the lead before Maraoune Chamakh equalised for the visitors. Joe Cole thought he had earned his side 3 points 6minutes before the end. Then Theo Walcott scored a briiliant goal to yet again equalise for Arsenal. There was Drama in the final minutes of the game when Humberto Suazo won the game for Liverpool with a tap in.






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Arsenal 5-0 Benfica


Sagna, Van Persie, Bendtner, Djourou, Vermalen.​

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Arsenal's have won the most vital game of the season so far to make sure that they qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League. Arsenal were 2-0 up in the space of 15mins thanks to goals from Bacary Sagna and Robin Van Persie. It was soon 3-0 thanks to Bendtner. Johan Djourou and Thomas Vermalen rounded off the scoring for Arsenal
 
Next Round Draw - Arsenal vs Inter

 






Sunderland 0-4 Arsenal

 
Fabregas (2), Walcott (2)​

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Arsenal's decent start to december has become even better with a very convincing win at the Stadium of Light. Theo Walcott scored his first goal of the game with a well timed finish in the 22nd minute. Cesc Fabegas then scored his first goal of the game, then Walcott scored his second in the 68th minute. Arsenal captain Fabregas then scored his second goal in the 72nd minute.
 
 
 

Arsenal 2-0 Man United

 
Theo Walcott , Marouane Chamakh
 



 
Benitez's Arsenal side won there first game against one of the so called ' Top 4'. Theo Walcott gave Arsenal a suprise lead with a magnificent solo effort on the 20 minute mark. Marouane Chamakh then doubled Arsenal's lead in the 60th minute. Arsenal managed to hang on for a vital 3 points against there biggest rivals.
 
 



Villa 1-0 Arsenal ( Carling Cup)




 
Rafael Benitez's Arsenal side have been dumped out of the Carling Cup by Aston Villa in the Quater Finals. A Boring first half was topped off when Arsenal striker Chamakh was clean through on goal but managed to put it wide from 10yards. Stephen Ireland's wonder strike gave Aston Villa a shock win in the CC Quater Final.
 
 




Fulham 2-1 Arsenal
 
Arshavin
 




Arsenal today were unlucky to come away with no points at the hands of Mark Hughes's Fulham side. It was an all action first ten minutes with all three goals coming in the ten minutes. Fulham were 2-0 up inside 7minutes thanks to Simon Davies and Diomansy Kamara. Andrey Arshavin managed to pull one goal back for Arsenal but it wasnt enough.
 
 
 
Player Of The Month
 
 
 
 
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8th :S Can I see the league table?

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