08 October 2013

Daily Links: The Let's Fly Away Edition

Aaron Ramsey celebrates his goal
Ramsey: Player of the Month
(Photo courtesy Ronnie Macdonald)
After a hard-earned point against West Brom on Sunday, a large contingent of the squad will be jetting off around the world to join their countrymen as we look forward to another international break. The draw on Sunday sees Arsenal go in to the break still at the top of the pile, on goals scored from Liverpool. Chelsea and Southampton round out the top four after 7 games. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Manchester United had to come from behind to beat Sunderland (who, as of today, now have Gus Poyet in charge - their 6th manager in 5 years), Manchester City beat Everton 3-1 at home and Sp*rs were embarrassed by West Ham at Shite Hart Lane, Ravel Morrison scoring an early goal of the season contender.

The Club's strong September has seen Arsene Wenger and Aaron Ramsey win the manager and player awards for September. Ramsey scored 4 goals in 4 games to earn his first individual player award, while Wenger wins the managerial award for the 13th time. (Premier League)

After days of media scrutiny, Jack Wilshere has finally confessed to smoking. The midfielder says it was a mistake and that he'll never smoke again. England manager Roy Hodgson will not speak to Wilshere about the incident and backs him to play well if selected for the national team. (The Guardian)

Former sprinter Linford Christie may have leaked next season's Arsenal kit. He tweeted a picture featuring himself, Bacary Sagna, Thierry Henry and Olivier Giroud. Giroud and Henry are both wearing Puma-branded Arsenal gear. The Club have signed a lucrative 5-year kit deal with Puma. (The Daily Mail)

South Korean forward Park Chu-Young could be set for a loan move to Wigan. Park has played only six minutes of Premier League action since joining Arsenal in 2011, and will hope that first-team action will put him in the shop window. (The Mirror)

Arsenal and Chelsea are showing interest in 20 year-old FC Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler. However, the German club's chief executive expects the young star to remain with Schalke beyond the winter transfer window. (TalkSport)

Arsenal, Liverpool and Fulham have all entered the chase to sign Sweden Under-21 defender Alexander Milosevic. The defender is in the final year of his contract at AIK. (The Daily Express)

Another defender on the Club's radar is Bruno Martins Indi. The 21 year-old Dutch international was the focus of much interest from Everton in the last transfer window, and the Toffees are likely to revive any potential deal. (The Daily Mail)

Yohan Cabaye has been speaking about his failed summer move to Arsenal. The French international has said that the only person who can explain why the transfer offer was rejected is Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear. (Goal.com)

Swedish second-division club GIF Sundsvall had one of their matches rearranged - because one of their players, Kevin Walker, is currently starring on Idol, a national singing competition. TV4, who own the rights to both Idol and and the football, switched the game to avoid a clash. (Metro)

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