Swansea make decision on Michu but is it the right one?

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Swansea City boss, Gary Monk has ruled out the option of recalling Michu from his loan at Napoli, when Wilfried Bony departs for the African Cup of Nations. The Spaniard was sent on loan to the Italian side after failing to re-create the form of his first season in Wales. However, Michu has since struggled to adapt to life in …

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Premier League Team of the Week

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Brandish are now launching a Monday “Premier League Team of the week” after reviewing each team over the weekends matches. Here is this weeks best XI… Thibaut Courtois (GK) – Chelsea shot-stopper Courtois was on sensational form against rivals Manchester United as the two met in yesterday’s fiery clash at Old Trafford. Courtois, however, remained, calm and composed as he expertly …

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Jonjo Shelvey – back in the fold

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Swansea City’s Jonjo Shelvey has been welcomed back into the England fold after falling out of favour with the U21’s and senior squad. Caught in a state of limbo, Shelvey was ousted from the England set-up and told to prove his worth for Swansea and change his attitude. Yesterday, Roy Hodgson revealed that after several conversations with U21 manager, Gareth …

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“There will be a moment where I cannot score” – Diego Costa

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has taken no time at all to settle in the Premier League. The Spanish striker has bagged 7 goals in just 4 games already for the Blues. Costa got himself a hat-trick against Swansea on Saturday and the plaudits are all going to Costa. The question being, can he keep up this sensational form? However, it …

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Weekend Premier League preview: Featuring Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City

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  The Premier League returns this weekend after the international break and we have some massive clashes to look forward to! Questions will be asked about the fitness of some players following long distance travelling or injuries picked up for their country, we also have a number of debuts to watch out for. Here is Brandish.tv’s preview to the top …

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3 things that we learned from the first week of the Premier League

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  The 2014/2015 Premier League season has kicked off and the round up of results this week paint a small picture as to what we can learn from the opening round of games. 1. Arsenal have a bench – Arsenal have the option to bring on quality to the field from their bench. Seasons before, Arsenal seemed to struggle to …

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Arsenal update: Is Michu on the radar as Swansea close in on Bony?

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So, we are rapidly approaching the middle of July and Arsenal still haven’t signed a player – apart from of course that young, French, injury-prone striker. Higuain is either about to sign or cosying up to Ancelotti, depending on which paper you read. Rooney is staying at United. Jovetic, well who knows. Which brings us nicely back to Michu. As …

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Arsenal update: More on Ashley Williams, Pepe Reina and Andre Santos

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The Daily Mail is returning to the story that Arsenal are pursuing Swansea’s excellent centre back Ashley Williams. The player reports that the club are going head to head with Liverpool for the services of the player and that Wenger’s chief scout Steve Rowley has been very impressed by what he has seen of the player this season. Arsenal face …

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Why Fabianski should keep his place in the Arsenal team for the Swansea game

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Arsene Wenger sprung a surprise in midweek, leaving out first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for the trip to Bayern Munich, and selecting his fellow Pole Lukas Fabianski instead. Fabianski performed well Arsenal’s ultimately futile victory, making a couple of fine stops on his way to a clean sheet, and now Wenger faces a selection dilemma ahead of Saturday’s trip to Swansea. …

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Arsenal update: Wenger names squad for Swansea – more injuries

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Arsene Wenger has just given Arsenal.com the scoop on who is in the squad for the game against Swansea this weekend, and it isn’t great news. Firstly none of the players already out are going to be back for the crucial tie. Wenger said ‘Sagna and Podolski will not be back. And Wilshere, as we know, is out as well. …

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Arsenal’s next captain? Ashley Williams? The Guardian thinks it could be on the cards

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Arsene Wenger has his eyes on Swansea’s captain and central defender Ashley Williams so says The Guardian. There’s no mention of a source or a quote from Wenger but the paper says… Wenger has identified the Wales captain as someone with the leadership qualities to control and organise Arsenal’s defence in a way more reminiscent of when the club built …

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Why defeat to Swansea might be the catalyst that kick starts Arsenal’s season.

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On the way home from the Arsenal game today I heard the following exchange between a pair of middle age Gooners. One said ‘that’s it now we can only expect Arsenal to be like they were in the 80s under Don Howe.’ The other fella responded ‘What no league wins, just the odd cup?’ It then struck me that Arsenal …

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