LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Today’s Arsenal vs. Sunderland 2012 Premier League soccer match is off to a slow start even after Arsenal has dominated time of possession. Arsenal vs. Sunderland this morning has resulted in one goal attempt by Arsenal, despite having the ball eighty percent of playing time so far in this game’s first half.
The two teams hit the field after a series of transfer rumors struck Arsenal just yesterday. Among them were a possible transfer of Cheikh M’Bengue, currently with Les Pitchouns.
While the twenty-four year old is still under contract until June 2014, he tells L’Equipe that he is being actively pursued. “I have no clause or agreement to leave – but Arsenal is something you cannot turn down if everyone is okay. I hope he [Sadran] won’t block me if an interesting proposal comes up. Arsenal would be awesome.”
Also this week, Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley moved to Swansea City for three years. In a news statement, Bartley said: “I spoke to Arsene Wenger briefly last week and he said that my game-time would be at a minimum.”
Bartley also told news “For that reason, I wanted to at least go out on loan but when Swansea came in for me it was too good an opportunity to turn down. I do like to play football and play the game from the back, which is exactly how Swansea want to play, and that was a massive factor for me.”
Before today’s match, Arsenal told fans “The long wait is finally over, is there anything more exciting than the first day of a new Premiership season? ” For live updates on scoring today, click HERE.