September 16th, 2014


Bayern players can learn a great deal from Alonso, says Peasant King.

The World Cup star is keen to get the chance to play alongside the influential midfielder and has set his sights on Champions League glory

Mario Gotze believes new Bayern Munich team-mate Xabi Alonso is an example to follow for the rest of the squad.

The 32-year-old left Real Madrid for the Bundesliga champions in the closing stages of the summer transfer window and Gotze is thoroughly impressed by the midfielder's personality.

"Xabi Alonso is a very, very intelligent and experienced player with an enormous personality," the Germany star said at a press conference.

"We can learn a great deal from him."

Gotze went on to stress that the Champions League remains the most "special" competition and has warned of the danger posed by Manchester City.

"The Champions League enjoys a special status. It’s the most attractive trophy you can win.

"Manchester City are probably our most difficult opponents in the group. They have an outstanding team and outstanding players."

Bayern also meet CSKA Moscow and Roma in Group E.


Yes, the Ginger King can teach this peasant a thing or two about style.


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As losers of the clash with BVB, Arsenal is obligated to absorb all their combined bad luck

In the least shocking news ever, someone is hurt from the BVB-AFC match. Grass is green, sun rises in the east, more at 11.

As if Arsenal's 2-0 Champions League loss at the hands of Borussia Dortmund wasn't bad enough, Tuesday's match could leave an even worse taste in the mouth.

As reported by the Daily Telegraph's Henry Winter, Arsene Wenger confirmed star midfielder Jack Wilshere turned his ankle:

The England international completed the 90 minutes, indicating there shouldn't be any damage to the ligaments. Wenger did believe the injury to be significant enough to mention in his post-match conference, however, and his availability for Saturday's match against Aston Villa is now a question mark.

While it appears unlikely the 22-year-old will be out for an extended period, Arsenal can ill afford injuries as the Premier League season starts to heat up. If Wilshere misses time and has to work to regain form, he could still struggle when the Gunners play Tottenham and Chelsea in a couple of weeks.

Standard Online provides the latest on Jack Wilshere's injury:

Wenger also revealed his fears about a possible injury to Jack Wilshere.

The Arsenal boss said: “It’s difficult to say how bad it is. I’m a bit cautious because of his history. Normally it’s not too bad.”

Aaron Ramsey, substituted after an hour, was compelled to tweet an apology to Arsenal’s supporters, and wrote: “That wasn't good enough tonight, sorry to all the fans and thank you for your support.


This isn't even an interesting story. I just thought I could give us some space to make the least convincing shocked faces over the fact that someone was injured in this matchup :|