Switzerland’s prospects of advancing to the knockout stage of the soccer World Cup rests on an issue that has split the country: immigration.
Arsenal defender Johan Djourou will miss a month of the season after undergoing surgery on his dislocated shoulder, the Premier League soccer team said today on its website.
Arsenal began life without Cesc Fabregas with a 1-0 win over Udinese in the opening game of their Champions League soccer playoff.
Johan Djourou may play again this season after his national team said the Arsenal defender’s shoulder injury might not be as bad as first feared.
Manchester United put eight goals past Arsenal, while Manchester City scored five at Tottenham as both clubs yesterday maintained their winning starts to the season to sit atop soccer’s Premier League after three games.
AC Milan handed Arsenal its heaviest defeat in European soccer with a 4-0 rout in the Champions League, while Zenit St. Petersburg beat Benfica 3-2.
Bobby Zamora grabbed a stoppage-time winner as Fulham rallied to defeat 10-man Arsenal 2-1 in soccer’s Premier League and enable Chelsea to take fourth place from the Gunners.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his team’s chances of ending a seven-year wait for a Premier League title are “slim” after a 2-1 loss at Bolton yesterday.
Arsenal squandered a four-goal lead as Newcastle staged a second-half comeback in English soccer’s Premier League to secure a 4-4 draw against the 10-man Gunners.