Reuters Soccer Blog

from Left field:

Va-va-voom. Vintage Henry scores on Arsenal return.

January 10, 2012

The clock said 68 minutes, and no one at the Emirates Stadium in north London was looking at the action on the pitch as the fourth official held aloft his lit-up board to signal the re-introduction of Thierry Henry to English football.

What is Arsenal’s future?

August 29, 2011

By Zoran Milosavljevic in Belgrade

It is a bit early to single out Manchester rivals United and City as the only title contenders this season, but it appears highly likely that Arsenal will not be among the chasing pack now headed by the new-look Liverpool and Chelsea.

Fergie the old hand shows softer side…for a bit

August 27, 2011

By Simon Hart

For a brief moment, it seemed Sir Alex Ferguson really might be mellowing with age.

Who can Arsenal actually buy?

August 21, 2011

With Cesc Fabregas gone and Samir Nasri possibly on the move too, there is a lot of gloom around Arsenal at the moment and Saturday’s 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool did nothing to help the mood.

Soccer Break Wednesday – Money buys success

May 11, 2011

Cash, dollars, bucks, dough, call it what you want, it paves the way for football clubs to be successful.

Soccer Break Wednesday

March 30, 2011

SOCCER-FRIENDLY/Now the international period is over we can focus on domestic issues again, or can we?

Franckly, there’s only one replacement for Fabregas

May 20, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/ARSENALEvents, dear boy, events… If they can blow governments off course, they can blow the plans of football managers right out of the water. Just ask Arsene Wenger.

Wenger needs to temper obsession with attack

April 22, 2010

Yet another season of bright promise ended dismally for Arsenal last Sunday.

The north London side, imperiously dimissed from the Champions League by Barcelona, lost their last slender hope of winning the Premier League and a first trophy since 2005
with defeat at Wigan.

Ramsey injury was horrific but should not be used to outlaw tackling

March 2, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Anybody who saw the pictures of Aaron Ramsey’s shattered shin will have winced in disgust but the hysterical reaction to Ryan Shawcross’s tackle that caused it has been based on emotion rather than cold analysis.

Arsenal’s Wenger has a lot to shout about

December 14, 2009

Arsene Wenger is known as the The Professor but the halftime ear-bashing he inflicted on his Arsenal team at Anfield on Sunday had more in keeping with the “hairdryer” technique often used by his great rival Alex Ferguson.
 
It was out of character for the Frenchman but it certainly had the desired effect as his team overturned a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1 with a much-improved second half performance.