01 October 2013

Daily Links: The Merchants of Naples Edition

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Marek Hamsik, a key player for Napoli
(Photo courtesy Gilyo)
After another win on the road this weekend, Arsenal resume their Champions League campaign today, hosting Napoli at the Emirates. Rafa Benitez's side find themselves second in Serie A after 6 games, with new center foward, and former Arsenal target, Gonzalo Higuain contributing 3 goals in the league so far. Other players to look out for include on-loan goalkeeper Pepe Reina and Marek Hamsik, a player who always seems to be linked with a big move but still plays in Naples. A tenth consecutive win in all competitions would put Arsenal in the driving seat in Group F. In the other game in the group, Borussia Dortmund host Marseille, with both sides looking to pick up their first points of their respective campaigns.

Arsene Wenger celebrates 17 years in charge of the Club today, and the website's resident statistician has analysed the Boss' reign so far. (Arsenal.com)

Le Prof has been talking about his managerial counterpart this week, and believes that Rafa Benitez was given a rough time at Chelsea last season. The Spaniard led Chelsea to the Europa League title yet never won over all of the Blues fans. He has paid the compliment back by stating that he thinks Arsene is the best manager in the Premier League. (BBC Sport)

Arsene Wenger wants to end his flirtation with the Champions League by going one step further than in 2006. He does, however, acknowledge that Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are the teams to beat. (Arsenal.com)

Bacary Sagna has praised the work ethic of his fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud. Bac believes that Giroud's fine goal-scoring start to the season is due to his strong work ethic. (UEFA)

Tomas Rosicky will return to the squad today, giving Wenger more options, likely off the bench. (Arsenal.com)

Aaron Ramsey has undergone The Guardian's The Gallery treatment. Readers have imagined him with some elaborate facial hair, and as the Six Million Dollar Man. (The Guardian).

It looks like David Beckham will be joining LeBron James in taking his talents to South Beach, as he nears a deal to bring a new MLS franchise to Miami. Golden Balls had a clause in his contract with LA Galaxy allowing him to buy a club at a 25% discount. (Daily Mail)

A Parisian café has immortalised PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in burger form. "Le Zlatan" consists of a burger weighing 1.3lbs topped with onions, bacon and 3 types of cheese. (The Guardian)

1 comment:

  1. The quote from the Zlatanburger story is amazing - "I'd recommend this burger to everyone. It truly has the strength and power of Zlatan Ibrahimovic."