Tag Archives: Burnley

Arsenal already tracking Bacary Sagna replacement?

The Gunners right-back Bacary Sagna is hotly tipped to be the next experienced player to leave the Arsenal squad after Theo Walcott leaves in January, with rumours stating that Inter Milan are keen on taking Sagna to Serie A.

Now the Lancashire Telegraph has reported that Arsenal scouts were at Ipswich Town this weekend to watch the performance of the Burnley defender Kieran Trippier, who has been extremely impressive since arriving at Turf Moor from Manchester City in the summer of 2011.

Arsenal scouting Europe’s top-scoring striker!

Arsene Wenger is always on the lookout for a bargain, especially if he is English, and it is being reported today that he has sent the Arsenal scouts to run the rule over the 23 year-old Charlie Austin at Burnley.

It is little surprise that there are many top Premiership sides watching the Englishman, as Austin is currently breaking records with his goalscoring prowess, in fact this season he has already scored 20 goals for Burnley, two more than Messi at Barcelona and one more than Ronaldo has for Real Madrid! Naturally Austin is the top scorer in Europe at the moment.

Wenger – We are where we wanted to be, but there are no easy games

Arsene Wenger believes that his Arsenal team are in the perfect position to go on and win the Premiership, but even though Burnley have gained just one point on their travels all season, he doesn’t want his team to relax and think that they are just going to have an easy game. In fact he wants them to think the opposite!

“The experience we have from this year is that there are no easy games,” he said. “What looks sometimes easy before the game becomes very difficult during the game. I believe the key to our success now is being capable of focusing during every single game and penetrating ourselves with the idea that this could be a very tricky game.

Burnley defender – We are still going to throw tackles into Arsenal!

The Burnley defender Leon Cort says that his team can’t let the injury to Aaron Ramsey affect the way they play against Arsenal. As they are battling against relegation, Burnley know the only way they compete with Arsenal is by “fighting for their lives” this afternoon.

Cort said: “We are going to go there and still throw tackles in because it is a physical game and we are fighting for our lives.

“I don’t believe anyone goes there to kick them. People know that when they play against Arsenal they have to get in their faces and stop them from playing.

Arsenal v Burnley team news – Arshavin and Denilson back, Campbell, Gallas and Song unavailable

Ahead of this weekends game against Burnley, Arsene Wenger has admitted there are mixed fortunes on the injury front.

It looks like a simple game on paper, given Burnley’s away form this season, but Wenger would prefer to have his best players available to keep Arsenal’s title push on track.

The good news is that Andrei Arshavin should have been rested enough by now, and is practically certain to be in the squad, and (maybe not such good news for some Arsenal fans), Denilson will also be back in contention.

Wenger wants Wilshere to go to Burnley, but Jack will decide!

The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has announced that the talented Englishman Jack Wilshere will be going out on loan in the next few days, and thinks that Burnley is a “good opportunity” for the 18 year-old.

“We have interest from Premier League teams,” said Wenger. “It will be decided today or tomorrow. Burnley is an opportunity.

“At the end of the day, Wilshere will have his word to say, because he needs to decide where he likes to go.”

Everton and Bolton join race for Jack Wilshere

Owen Coyle’s old club Burnley have made no secret of the fact that they are trying to presuade Arsene Wenger to let the Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere move to Turf Moor on loan this month, but now it has been revealed that Coyle is now trying to hijack the move with his new club Bolton.

Today’s News of the World says that Coyle has spoken to Wenger again and has promised that Wilshere will be guaranteed first-team action if he moves north.

Coyle – I am not Wilshere’s only admirer!

The Burnley manager Owen Coyle has made no secet of the fact that he wants the 17 year-old Young Arsenal star Jack Wilshere to join him at Turf Moor in January, but he says it is far from certain that Wenger will let him go, and if he does there will certainly be other clubs keen on the youngster too.

“I am loath to speak about other teams’ players but I think it is fair to say that Arsene Wenger knows the regard I have for the player,” Coyle said.

“Arsenal have been blighted by injuries so there are things they may have to look at.

Coyle – Arsenal paid us respect and we could have beaten them!

The Burnley manager Owen Coyle was extremely pleased to have taken a point of Arsenal last night, and he believes that it could have been all three if they hadn’t made a mistake for Arsenal to score.

“At times we really could have won the game and we competed with a top side,” Coyle said.

“Arsenal are a quality team and a side who we all inspire to play like, so full credit to my group of players, in terms of their energy, desire and their quality on the ball because we created a number of opportunities tonight.