Man Utd Can Add To Brendan Rodgers Woes With Victory Over Liverpool

Manchester United will travel to Anfield on Sunday afternoon looking to compound Brendan Rodgers miserable start to life at Liverpool, who are without a win in the former Swansea manager’s first four games at the helm. Despite a return of just two points from a possible 12, it would appear that bookmakers are finding it hard to separate the two teams in the betting ahead of this clash with the visitors holding the narrowest of advantage according to the odds, with Bet365 quoting the away win ... Continue Reading →

Euro 2012 Daily Round-Up: Netherlands Are 1 Dimensional & More…

In The Stands brings the first of its daily Euro 2012 round-ups straight from our offices to your mind with our premier opening being Holland’s 1 dimensional play and the best players of the tournament so far The entire continent saw Holland crash and burn in their opening match with Denmark at the Euros. The 1-0 defeat coupled with Germany’s slender 1-0 win over a pitifully defensive Portugal team brutally accentuated the shortcomings of Bert van Marwijk’s men with striker Robin ... Continue Reading →

Robin Van Persie Contract Latest: Arsenal Talks Breakdown

Contract talks between Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie and the club are on the verge of breaking down after another tense day in North London. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is still trying to convince Robin van Persie to pledge his future to Arsenal but talks over a new deal have ended in deadlock with RVPs future still unclear. Arsenal had hoped to persuade their leading goalscorer to agree a lucrative new three-year deal worth £130,000-a-week, but turned by growing interest from Manchester City, ... Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Arsenal Launch New Home Kit 2012/2013

Arsenal have officially launched their new strip for next season and it features an added blue twist to it! Pretty cool huh?! The question however remains, will Robin Van Persie be there to lead the team out in their brand new strip next season? Tweet Continue Reading →

Robin Van Persie: ‘I’ll Always Be A Gunner’

Robin Van Persie was in London on Thursday to receive his award and had a message to all Arsenal fans sweating on his future with the club. The 2012 PFA Player of the Year and the current Footballer of the Year has just 12 months left on his contract with the club and is set for crunch talks this summer over a new contract. However, as of yet, the Arsenal captain remains undecided on his future with the club although he has moved to reassure Gunners fans everywhere that he will always remain a committed ... Continue Reading →

PFA Player Of The Year 2012 Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2012 PFA Players’ Player of the Year award has been revealed with Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney amongst the favourites to take the crown. Nominees for Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year award 2011-12 are: Sergio Aguero (Man City) Joe Hart (Man City) Scott Parker (Tottenham) Robin van Persie (Arsenal) Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) David Silva (Man City). Nominees for Young Player of the Year award include: Sergio Aguero (Man City) Gareth Bale ... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Best Penalty Kicks Ever

In the wake of Robin Van Persie scoring a delightfully lobbed penalty kick during Arsenal’s 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Wolves,In The Stands recalls some of the best spot kicks ever. 1. Johann Cruyff – Ajax v Helmond Sport Cruyff was a genius. That is undoubted. But what made him such a footballing God was his ability to pull off, what seemed at the time, incomprehensible. Like for example his decision to perform a neat little one-two in ... Continue Reading →

Lionel Messi Names Sergio Aguero, Rooney & Van Persie As His Fav Players

Lionel Messi has named Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie as his favourite Premier League players. Messi is the three-time and current FIFA World Player of The Year, however, when quizzed on his views about his fellow professionals ‘The Flea’ was quick to point out three of his favourite Premier League stars. “There are several quality players in the Premier League like Kun Aguero, who is my friend. I really like how he plays,” Messi was quoted as saying by ... Continue Reading →

Arsenal Victorious in 2-1 Win Over Newcastle

Arsenal have been flying high for a few weeks now and Newcastle have stumbled out of the top four. Last nights match had its own importance for both sides… Arsenal need to maintain their lead over Chelsea while continuing to heap pressure on Tottenham, who are slipping. Newcastle would need this victory to maintain their European hopes as well as any outside hopes for the Champions League next year. Those hopes would fade fast with a loss. Newcastle showed some desire early in the game and ... Continue Reading →

Arsenal 3-0 AC Milan: UEFA Champions League Picture Special

Arsenal produced a marvelous second leg display to beat AC Milan 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium but ultimately crashed out of the UEFA Champions League after a 4-3 aggregate defeat. They do say that the only thing predictable in football is its unpredictability. AC Milan would know a lot about that having been involved in some of Europe’s most plot-twisting, ‘did I just see that?’ matches in the last decade. Liverpool in 2005, Deportivo La Coruna in 2004, Real Madrid in 2009 are just ... Continue Reading →

An Ode To Robin Van Persie

Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie was the hero (yet again) as his brace gave the Gunners a crucial 2-1 win at Norwich – their fifth successive Premier League win. To say that the prolific Dutchman is in a rich vein of form would be an understatement of biblical proportions. 13 league goals in 12 matches, a plethora of magnificent displays and a series of inspiring words as Gunners captain proves that ‘RVP’ has become the most important player at the Emirates Stadium as Gooners everywhere ... Continue Reading →

‘Forever at Arsenal’ by Jack Wilshere and Arsene Wenger for Robin Van Persie

Exclusive: We have  intercepted a song Jack Wilshere wrote just before claiming he would be at Arsenal ‘Forever’.  Apparently, Arsene Wenger is in on the act, which, as the lyrics suggest, is a ploy to keep key-player and captain Robin Van Persie at the club.  Jack Wilshere has aluded to a singing career to compliment his football career in the past, citing on Twitter that (creating a singing duet with Arsene Wenger is a)  ”Massive opportunity for us to achieve something ... Continue Reading →