20 September 2013

Daily Links: The We're Back Edition

Mikel Arteta's return may come this weekend.
(Photo courtesy Ronnie Macdonald)
Admittedly, it's been a tough couple week for us at One Club on Boylston. Rather than bore you with the details, we'll just pretend we've been here all along.

Arsenal takes on Stoke City at the Emirates on Sunday. We'll have a preview later today from Shep Mallya. For now, though, here are today's links.

Injuries have been an issue thus far, but we've received a bit of good news regarding some of them. Most recently, Mikel Arteta approached his return. It's not a certainty at this point. The Daily Mail isn't known for its commitment to accuracy. Still, getting the Spaniard back just means more options for Le Prof. (The Daily Mail)

There have been a number of bright spots for Arsenal after seven total matches this season. The most noteworthy has been Aaron Ramsey. He scored another goal in Wednesday's win over Marseille to reach six on the season. I still don't believe he's been this good. Arsene Wenger doesn't seem as surprised, though. (The Guardian)

Theo Walcott picked up his first goal of the season in Wednesday's win. The English forward is encouraged by the club's performance so far and believes trophies are very much in reach. (The Guardian)

Demba Ba believed he was on his way to Arsenal on deadline day before Jose Mourinho squashed the move. It wasn't hard to understand Chelsea's motivation, but it would've been good if Arsenal could've finished the move. (The Independent)

Jurgen Klinsmann understands that qualifying for the World Cup isn't enough for the United States. (ESPN FC)

The acquisition of Mesut Ozil was important for Arsenal. The results they've picked up since the season-opening loss to Aston Villa are even more significant. The club believes it can compete this season. Keep it going, boys. (ESPN FC)

The latest Football Ramble is entertaining as ever. It was recorded before the Champions League matches this week, but it'll still bring some laughs. (The Football Ramble)

Andre Villas-Bojas is happy with Tottenham's strikers so far this season -- a group that still includes Jermaine Defoe. (BBC Sport)

Ajax fans were banned from attending an away match at PSV this weekend. The primary reason seems to be because Ajax fans are dicks. (BBC Sport)

The headline in this article poses a question. The answer to that question better be a resounding "No." (This is Staffordshire)


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