Arsenal won their match in Hamburg,Germany with the final score being 2-1. The German goalkeeper was given a red card after bringing Robin van Persie down in the box. The subsequent penalty was taken by Gilberto and he sent the substitute goalie the wrong way. The second Arsenal goal was scored by Tomas Rosicky with a 30yard shot into the top corner of the net, out of reach of Steffan Wachter, substitute goalkeeper.Hamburg were able to pull one goal back through Sanogo which ended Lehmanns clean sheet of European football.Arsene Wenger,Arsenal Manager said after the match that the German team had never given up and fought very well.
At Lingfield Park, in The Perfect Wedding Venue Apprentice Handicap Air Biscuit was the 5-1 co-favourite and won comfortably with a distance of three lengths. In second place was Leighton Buzzard and third was Newport Boy. Ridden by seventeen year old Jonjo Milczarek,Biscuit worked its way to the front by the final turn for home and galloped all the way. Her trainer,Chris Wall, had moved her up to 10 furlongs after her last successful outing at Brighton.
Thierry Henry is likely to have to miss the Arsenal team trip to Hamburg as part of the Champions League,as he has suffered a reaction to a recent foot injury. The striker received the injury earlier this year, while on duty for his country against Italy but carried on playing recently at Middlesborough even though he was in pain. Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger is hoping that Henry will be well enough to play on Saturday when the team will face Manchester United in the Barclays Premiership.
Plans for a new stadium for Liverpool Football Club have moved a stage further forward after the local Council approved a lease on Stanley Park which is just 300 yards away from their current home,(which they have used for 114 years,) at Anfield. The plans for the new stadium, which will allow seating for 60,000 now need to have the funding approved before building work can commence. The costs of the first phase of the new stadum are initially being quoted as £215 million, but at the moment the club have to show the Council that they can find £180 million before the end of September. If the money is seen to be available then the work would begin early in 2007 and the first match could then be played there in 2009. The scheme will not only provide a new stadium for Liverpool Football Club but also some community, education and sport facilities.
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