News From The Grove

Bendtner bends towards Birmingham

Posted in Arsenal by Our Correspondent on January 30, 2007

Nicklas Bendtner has agreed a loan extension with Birmingham City FC and will remain with the Championship side until the end of the 2006/07 season.

Striker Bendtner (18) has made a significant impact since joining The Blues at the start of this season.

The Danish Youth International made his Arsenal first team debut in the Carling Cup victory over Sunderland last October. Nicklas enjoyed another prolific campaign in the Reserves last season, scoring 18 goals from his 25 appearances.

source: http://www.arsenal.com

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Song going to Addicks

Posted in Arsenal by Our Correspondent on January 30, 2007

Midfielder Alexander Song has joined Charlton Athletic on loan until the end of the season.

Song has made a total 15 first team appearances during his time at the Club, recently scored his first senior goal for Arsenal in the 6-3 Carling Cup victory over Liverpool at Anfield.

Most of Alex’s early appearances for the Club came in the Reserve League and he also featured in last season’s FA Youth Cup, scoring his first goal in an Arsenal shirt in that competition.

Alex has made six first team appearances this season, including being involved the first team squad on five occasions during this season’s UEFA Champions League campaign.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to wish Alex the best of luck during his time with the Addicks.

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Another teenager on Wenger’s radar.

Posted in Arsenal by Our Correspondent on January 30, 2007

Arsenal are reportedly leading the chase to land FC Brno defender Ondrej Mazuch.

Arsenal are believed to have offered two million euros after Arsene Wenger expressed an interest in the 17-year-old.

The club’s director Radek Belak told the Daily Sport in the Czech Republic: “We received a fax in which their chief scout Steve Rowley quotes Arsene Wenger saying that he is imminently interested in bringing Ondrej to Arsenal.”

Arsenal’s bid could be decisive for FC Brno majority shareholder Roman Pros who has stated in the past: “We will accept the highest offer.”

Watch thi space for more information.

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Arsenal to go for emergency signing.

Posted in Arsenal by Our Correspondent on January 29, 2007

Arsenal are set to make an emergency offer and possible signing of Ryan Babel from Ajax Amsterdam.

Holland coach Marco van Basten described him as potentially the “next Thierry Henry”.

Babel is best friends with Arsenal’s Robin van Persie and is desperate to come to England.

It was thought that Arsenal would wait until the summer to make their move for the speedy 20-year-old, but injuries to van Persie and Julio Baptista has forced Arsene Wenger’s hand.

Watch this space for more information.

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