Miyaichi going all out to impress Wenger, earn place

Jul 27, 2013

Miyaichi going all out to impress Wenger, earn place

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Ryo Miyaichi is looking more like his old self after struggling with injuries over the past year, but the Frenchman has stopped short of promising the young winger a place in his squad for the coming season. Miyaichi came ...

Akpom lifts Arsenal with late tally against Urawa

Jul 26, 2013

Akpom lifts Arsenal with late tally against Urawa

A late defensive mix-up denied Urawa Reds an exhibition-match draw with Arsenal as the Premier League heavyweights ran out 2-1 winners on Friday night. Arsenal took the field at Saitama Stadium with a strong lineup featuring England internationals Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere, but ...

Giggs urges patience, tips Kagawa for big role at United

Jul 24, 2013

Giggs urges patience, tips Kagawa for big role at United

Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs insists there is no need to panic at the club’s lukewarm start under new manager David Moyes, and believes teammate Shinji Kagawa has what it takes to make a big impression over the coming season. United lost 3-2 to ...

Marinos snatch victory from Kagawa, Manchester United

Jul 23, 2013

Marinos snatch victory from Kagawa, Manchester United

Shinji Kagawa came off the bench but failed to prevent Manchester United from falling to a 3-2 exhibition-match defeat to Yokohama F. Marinos on Tuesday night. Kagawa started the match among the substitutes at Nissan Stadium after linking up with the Premier League champions ...

Zaccheroni on lookout for new blood at East Asian Cup

| Jul 17, 2013

Zaccheroni on lookout for new blood at East Asian Cup

Japan heads to South Korea for the East Asian Cup this weekend expecting a completely different challenge from last month’s Confederations Cup, but with the disappointment of a first-round exit from Brazil still fresh in the memory, manager Alberto Zaccheroni will be keen to ...

Marinos outclass league-leading Ardija

Jul 13, 2013

Marinos outclass league-leading Ardija

Yokohama F. Marinos clipped J.League leaders Omiya Ardija’s wings and moved firmly into the chasing pack with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. First-half goals from Marquinhos and Manabu Saito did the damage before Tomoki Imai pulled one back in the final minute at ...

Reds narrowly avoid defeat against FC Tokyo

Jul 10, 2013

Reds narrowly avoid defeat against FC Tokyo

Urawa Reds salvaged a point but lost ground on J. League leaders Omiya Ardija after a 2-2 draw with FC Tokyo on Wednesday night. Second-place Reds went into the match at Saitama Stadium knowing that a win would send them top if local rivals ...

Ikeda leads Sagan to draw against Ardija

Jul 6, 2013

Ikeda leads Sagan to draw against Ardija

Sagan Tosu hit an 83rd-minute equalizer to claim a 1-1 draw with Omiya Ardija and cut the J.League leader’s cushion at the top to three points as play resumed from a six-week international break on Saturday. Surprise package Omiya went into the game at ...

Novakovic relishing surprise title challenge with Ardija

Jul 5, 2013

Novakovic relishing surprise title challenge with Ardija

Few preseason predictions would have tipped Omiya Ardija to lead the J. League at the start of July, but as play resumes Saturday after a six-week international break, striker Milivoje Novakovic is happy to keep confounding expectations. Omiya heads into its game against Sagan ...