Arsenal’s PERFECT star to make Man City miserable

Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players are under no illusion about the size of the task facing them tonight, even though Man City will have to do without their captain, talisman and best defender Vincent Kompany. The boss knows that there is more than enough quality in their hugely expensive squad to cause us problems.

But while the prof admitted that the Gunners would need to be on top form tonight, as reported by, he also sounded pretty confident. It is clear that he thinks that the visitor’s tonight will also find it very hard to deal with the Arsenal star that the boss reckons is the perfect player.

Barcelona to poach Arsenal’s Vermaelen? Highly unlikely!

Barcelona are in need of defensive cover. Carlos Puyol is nearing the end of his career and if he gets injured again, the Catalan team will be in trouble. At the top of their wish list is Spanish international Javi Martinez, but the Spanish press think that the deal is dead in the water and he is now out of the betting on to join the Spanish giants.

The bad news is that Thomas Vermaelen is next on the list, according to The Mirror. Arsenal’s centre back and vice-captain is very highly regarded by Barcelona, and his ability to play at left back would give them much needed cover in this position as well.