On this day: Arsenal target scored against them; ex-Gunner called for Wenger sacking

On the 4th December 2012 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal and Chelsea.

I am casting my eye back to this exact day, the 4th December 2013, but a year earlier.

What were the main tales from that day? What big events were happening in Premier League football?

Here are some of the big scoops from the 4th December 2012...


Arsenal were reeling after losing to Olympiakos in the Champions League - and it was a player now linked with signing for them who bagged the crucial goal.

The Gunners lost the tie 2-1 - as an injury struck team had the likes of Jernade Meade and Marouane Chamakh starting the game.

Arsenal had taken the lead via Tomas Rosicky in the 38th minute but Giannis Maniatis bagged a 65th minute equaliser for the Greek outfit.

Then it was Kostas Mitroglou’s turn.

Recently linked with The Gunners - the striker scored this sensational goal to earn three points for Olympiakos.

Wallace and Got-him

Chelsea snapped up Brazilian defender Wallace from Fluminense. The teenage Brazilian had long been the subject of discussion but in the end he decided to complete a £5 million deal to become a Blue on his day - with the signing to go through the following summer.

He agreed to join Chelsea instead of moving to Italy - where there was also interest in his services.

He now finds himself struggling on loan in, you guessed it, Italy with Inter Milan.

Humble Stew?

Former Arsenal player Stewart Robson was again having a go at Arsene Wenger. Speaking to talkSPORT he said:

“I would have sacked him four years ago but I’m in the minority. Arsenal football club need a new manager and they need it soon.”

12 months to the day down the line and Arsenal are top of the table and seven points clear. He hasn’t yet, but will Wenger be serving up humble pie for Robson next summer?


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