1. Olivier Giroud Will Come Back Stronger from His Difficult Arsenal Debut

    Olivier Giroud is unlikely to lose too much sleep over his glaring miss in front of goal against Sunderland on Saturday...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 5,108 reads 47 comments

  2. Swansea City Avenge Last Season's Loss, Thrash QPR 5-0 at Loftus Road

    Swansea City didn't have much to complain about in last season's run-in, where they would finish a surprising 11th in the league standings, but a 3-0 misfiring away defeat to Queen Park Rangers still rankled...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 534 reads 2 comments

  3. Arsenal vs. Sunderland Review: 9 Things We Learned About the Gunners

    "Keep calm and carry on," had been the phrase of the summer in London. Given the action-packed week Arsenal endured leading up to their season opener against Sunderland , you could see why the mantra might have appealed...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 14,190 reads 53 comments

  4. Tottenham Weekend Preview: Will Spurs Miss Luka Modric Against Newcastle?

    Last season couldn't have gotten off on a poorer note for Tottenham Hotspur , who managed just a single goal in its first two games while conceding eight to the Manchester sides (3-0 to United, 1-5 to City)...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 1,931 reads 6 comments

  5. Swansea City Weekend Preview: Swans out for Revenge Against QPR

    That Swansea City slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers on April 11 of last season shouldn't have been cause for too much angst...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 395 reads 2 comments

  6. Arsenal vs Sunderland Preview: 8 Things to Watch for in Saturday's Match

    In a whirlwind of a week that saw Arsenal striker and team captain Robin van Persie head north for the riches of Manchester, Sunderland completed the second signing of their offseason, ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 14,550 reads 42 comments

  7. Thomas Vermaelen and a Reflection on the Arsenal Captaincy

    With Robin van Persie's move to Manchester United expected to be finalized Thursday after the player undergoes a physical examination—there's also matters to be hashed out ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 3,032 reads 34 comments

  8. Robin Van Persie's Departure Signals a Changing of the Guard at Arsenal

    Robin van Persie's departure —a mere formality at this juncture, as all that remains for him to do is trade Arsenal red for Manchester plaid (have you seen their new home ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 4,611 reads 34 comments

  9. France Under Didier Deschamps: Where Do Les Bleus Go from Here?

    The listless 2-0 defeat to Spain in the quarterfinals of the European Championships wasn't even the worst of it from a French perspective...

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  10. Injuries Could Force 3 Arsenal Starters to Miss Sunderland Match

    Considering the myriad injury problems Arsenal have faced in recent seasons, they might have considered themselves lucky for the predominantly healthy preseason they have enjoyed up to this juncture...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 11,431 reads 27 comments

  11. Arsenal FC: A Confident, Motivated Lukasz Fabianski Is a Huge Asset This Season

    Like new toys at Christmas, it's only natural for football fans to become transfixed with new signings, not to mention the possibility of players fluttering away from the club...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 2,532 reads 13 comments

  12. Ajax: Can Gregory Van Der Wiel Rediscover His Confidence This Season?

    Gregory van der Wiel took a touch to the right of the penalty area's half circle, chanced a glance on goal and proceeded to fire a searing drive across keeper Estaban Alvarado that shot into the upper reaches of the net...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 778 reads 2 comments

  13. Gervinho Caps Terrific Preseason with Excellent Individual Goal Against Cologne

    It was almost a carbon copy of his fine individual strike, scored nearly one month previously against Southampton in the Markhus Liebherr Memorial Cup...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 4,397 reads 16 comments

  14. Arsenal: Meet Gedion Zelalem, the Newest Star to Join the Club's Academy

    Gedion Zelalem, all 15 years of him, has moved from Bethseda, Md. to London and is set to join Arsenal 's academy as a first-year scholar this January, the Washington Post's Steven Goff reported Monday...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 27,547 reads 9 comments

  15. Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud Have the Makings of a Dynamic Duo

    Lukas Podolski was in a bit of a quandary. One of the most seasoned international players currently playing football—at age 27, he's already passed 100 appearances for Germany—Podolski, ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 9,567 reads 25 comments

  16. Steven Lenhart's Winner Saves San Jose Earthquakes in Stoppage Time

    The Seattle Sounders had every reason to feel confident heading into Saturday night's MLS Western Conference showdown against the San Jose Earthquakes ...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 224 reads 2 comments

  17. Arsenal: Serge Gnabry Is One to Watch for During Tomorrow's Cologne Friendly

    Germany national team manager Joachim Low faced a dilemma as he headed into his side's Euro 2012 quarterfinal match with Greece...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 10,506 reads 14 comments

  18. Arsenal Assistant Manager Steve Bould and the State of the Team's Defense

    Speculation had been swirling for years that Arsene Wenger rarely allotted much time during training to enhancing and molding the team's defensive shape. I caught wind of this some three years ago from a bar patron in France...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 10,051 reads 36 comments

  19. Fabio Borini Opens His Anfield Scoring Account with Volley Against FC Gomel

    Luis Suarez could be credited with doing the brunt of the work, as had been the case for much of the first half of Liverpool 's absorbing 3-0 Europa League qualifying round win over Belorussian side FC Gomel at Anfield...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 5,105 reads 21 comments

  20. Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo Power U.S. Women to Gold Medal

    Carli Lloyd's first goal for the United States in Thursday's gold medal match caused some confusion. Many in the social media world credited Abby Wambach with getting the touch past keeper Miho Fukumoto that took the U...

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  21. Arsenal: Is Sanchez Watt Facing a Make-or-Break Season at the Emirates?

    Arsenal winger Sanchez Watt is currently ensconced in one of the more precarious stages of his career. At 21, he is still young enough to harbor realistic hopes of cracking the first team...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 7,572 reads 41 comments

  22. Dirk Kuyt Powers Fenerbache into the Champions League Playoff Round

    The most notable sound byte from a July 17 press conference at Dirk Kuyt 's new club of Fenerbache concerned the Dutch forward saying that during a two-week vacation with ...

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  23. Sergio Canales Seals Permanent Transfer to Valencia CF

    Real Madrid have yet to make a major splash in this year's summer transfer window, but Wednesday saw the second Madridista leave the club for Valencia in a matter of 20 days...

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  24. Santi Cazorla Gets His Arsenal Career off to a Good Start

    Santi Cazorla had barely seen the ink dry on his new Arsenal contract before he was packed and headed for Germany with his new teammates for the summer's final preseason training trip...

    Matthew Snyder Written by Matthew Snyder about almost 2 years ago 18,997 reads 8 comments

  25. Danny Graham and Michu Poised for Prolific Season at Swansea City

    Just 45 seconds into Swansea City 's Tuesday night friendly against Blackpool at the Liberty Stadium, Barry Ferguson, captain of Ian Holloway's swashbuckling side, attempted to play a back-pass to his keeper, Matt Gilks ...

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