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While the superstars of Arsenal and Manchester City played out a thrilling 2-2 draw on the Emirates pitch on Saturday, there were a host of big names in attendance off it too. Lewis Hamilton and Samuel L Jackson, as well as Wretch 32 and Professor Green, made the trip to north London.
FABIO Capello's reign as manager of England is not remembered with much fondness. For the extravagant sum of A 24 million he oversaw a wretched 2010 World Cup campaign in South Africa that, in the shape of a 1-0 win over Slovenia, featured one of the worst performances by the national team in living memory.
Concerns over playing time have led Pedro to reassess his Barcelona future, and sources suggest Arsenal will be among those vying to give the attacker a route out of Catalan country this winter. According to Fichajes.net , the forward isn't hopeful of his chances improving once Luis Suarez 's ban comes to an end in October, presuming that his chances will be even fewer in number.
First-choice centre-backs Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are set to feature against the Bundesliga side along with left-back Kieran Gibbs. However, Calum Chambers, who can play at centre-back and full-back, is suffering with tonsillitis, while Nacho Monreal did not travel with the squad due to a back problem.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil posts all-smiles picture alongside Samuel L. Jackson - but will it inspire him to a good performance? The actor made an appearance at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday where Ozil didn't enjoy the best of games Mesut A-zil may not have put in his best performance against Manchester City, but that didn't stop him meeting a legend of the big screen as Hollywood A-list celebrity Samuel L. Jackson made an appearance in the Emirates tunnel after the match. The star of such films as Pulp Fiction , Django Unchained and Shaft made a surprise appearance at Arsenal's stadium to watch their 2-2 draw against the Premier League champions, having been in London for the BGC Charity Day in Canary Wharf on Friday.
Cesc Fabregas made Premier League history after becoming the Chelsea midfielder became the first player to get an assist in six consecutive games. The run follows on from his spell with Arsenal, when he set up goals in his final two top flight games for the Gunners before departing for Barcelona in 2011.
Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has taken advantage of a rare weekend off to watch his beloved Arsenal host champions Manchester City at the Emirates. The 29-year-old, who is a big fan of the north London side, was pictured on the side of the pitch before Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.
The former Manchester United defender thinks both Theo Walcott and Jay Rodriguez could play up front for England in a diamond formation. Gary Neville thinks Theo Walcott and Jay Rodriguez have a future as England strikers if the Three Lions continue to deploy a diamond formation.
Jack Wilshere says pressure and scrutiny are part and parcel of being a young footballer - and you just have to handle it. The England midfielder is only 22 but he's already closing on 150 games for Arsenal after making his debut at the age of 16. Wilshere is no stranger to international football either, winning his 22nd cap against Switzerland this week.
Keown played in the same side as Henry in his playing days and says the 16 million arrival from Manchester United is already looking like an Arsenal player before he's even turned out for the club. "The finish for his second England goal had all the hallmarks of working with Arsene Wenger, and he hasn't even started.
Thought the Welbeck revisionism had stopped? No siree. Plus we've found a 'new Cesc Fabregas' factory, and you'll never guess what Greg Dyke's been up to... In response to Thursday's Mediawatch, one reader has kindly emailed to point out that The Sun have already run a story about Mario Balotelli enjoying a cup of tea.
ArsA ne Wenger yesterday revealed the details of his remarkable transfer deadline day, in which he met Pope Francis, managed Diego Maradona and signed Danny Welbeck. For all the scepticism about Wenger's decision to spend Monday 1 September in Rome, managing one side in the "Match for Peace", the Arsenal manager insisted yesterday that he had been utterly vindicated.
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England international Walcott has been sidelined since early January after damaging his cruciate ligament in Arsenal's FA Cup third round win over Spurs at the Emirates Stadium. Reports had claimed that the winger could return to action when Arsenal play host to their north London rivals on September 27, but Walcott will not feature in the derby.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:11 am
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