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Blair Turgott scores hat-trick as West Ham beat QPR 3-1 in a friendly at Upton Park

VIDEO: West Ham and QPR field first-team stars in friendly, but 18-year-old Turgott steals the show at Upton Park

By
Andy James

PUBLISHED:

19:13 GMT, 19 March 2013

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UPDATED:

20:56 GMT, 19 March 2013

Blair Turgott stole the show with a hat-trick on Tuesday afternoon as West Ham saw off QPR 3-1 in a friendly at Upton Park.

The 18-year-old scored twice in the first half before completing his hat-trick early in the second period in a match which saw both sides field a number of players from their first-team squad.

Adel Taarabt scored a free-kick just after half-time for QPR, who gave run-outs to Nedum Onuoha,
Jamie Mackie, Esteban Granero, Jay Bothroyd, Shaun Derry, Luke Young and Junior Hoilett.

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Star: 18-year-old Blair Turgott (second left) scored a hat-trick for West Ham at Upton Park

Star: 18-year-old Blair Turgott (second left) scored a hat-trick for West Ham at Upton Park

High-profile friendly: Marouane Chamakh and Shaun Derry compete for a header

High-profile friendly: Marouane Chamakh and Shaun Derry compete for a header

West Ham's team featured Marouane Chamakh, Wellington Paulista, James Tomkins, Jordan Spence and George McCartney, who hasn't featured for the first team since December due to a knee injury.

Turgott opened the scoring in the 12th minute, with a long-range effort that flew into the top corner, before adding a second 16 minutes later with a measured, curling finish into the bottom corner.

Taarabt's free-kick two minutes after half-time reduced QPR's deficit to 2-1 before Turgott cut inside right back Young before firing an unstoppable shot into the top corner in the 52nd minute.

The game also featured Canada Under 20 international goalkeeper Jordan Santiago, 21, who is on trail with West Ham.

VIDEO: Watch Blair Turgott's hat-trick

Samir Nasri abused and accosted by Arsenal fans, and Marouane Chamkh acts as bodyguard: VIDEO

VIDEO: Arsenal hate figure Nasri abused by angry Gunners fans on walk to Emirates… and flop striker Chamakh is left to act as his bodyguard!

By
John Drayton

PUBLISHED:

11:27 GMT, 14 January 2013

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UPDATED:

19:32 GMT, 14 January 2013

It seems Arsenal fans still haven't forgiven Samir Nasri's acrimonious split with the club 18 months ago.

After just three years in north London, the Frenchman forced a move to Manchester City where he has since won the Premier League title.

His name still rings around Emirates Stadium on matchday, though it's sung in far more derogatory terms than it once was.

*Scroll down to see video of the altercation

Arsenal fans abuse Marouane Chamakh and Samir Nasri on Sunday at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal fans abuse Marouane Chamakh and Samir Nasri on Sunday at Emirates Stadium

Gunner get nasty: Arsenal fans turned on Marouane Chamakh and Samir Nasri as the pair walked to Emirates Stadium on Sunday before the Manchester City match

And on Sunday, with Nasri's new club in town, the midfielder was back on his old stomping ground. He was there as a fan, though, due to the suspension he received for a red card a Norwich last month.

Rather than arrive under the cover of his car or team coach, the 25-year-old opted to walk to the stadium, a decision which backfired as he was heckled and at one point even accosted by angry home support.

But springing to his defence was, of all people, former team-mate Marouane Chamakh, himself far from popular at the Emirates, and currently on loan at West Ham.

In a video posted on Twitter and YouTube, Nasri can be seen, and heard, coming under a barrage of abuse along Hornsey Road.

As the stadium comes into focus on the amateur footage, one man made for the France forward only to be yanked away by the tall Moroccan.

The pair then swiftly disappeared into the belly of the stadium.

VIDEO Nasri abused by angry Gunners fans

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Carlton Cole latest: Norwich and Reading want West Ham striker

Norwich and Reading set to battle it out for Cole with Hammers striker up grabs

By
Lee Bryan

PUBLISHED:

10:51 GMT, 12 January 2013

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UPDATED:

10:51 GMT, 12 January 2013

Norwich and Reading have joined the race to sign Carlton Cole with West Ham reportedly ready to listen to offers for the striker.

The one-time England international, however, is determined to stay at Upton Park and was said to be disappointed when he learned of the club's plans to cash-in on him, according to the Daily Mirror.

Cole's contract expires this summer and West Ham have added Marouane Chamakh and Wellington Paulista to their growing contingent of on-loan strikers this month with Andy Carroll soon to be fit again.

Furious: Cole has been told he can leave the club

Furious: Cole has been told he can leave the club

Cole has scored twice in 19 games this season and manager Sam Allardyce prefers both Chamakh and Carroll, despite Carroll scoring just once in 14 games for the east Londoners.

The 29-year-old moved to Upton Park from Chelsea in 2006 after loan spells at Wolves, Charlton and Aston Villa.

West Ham have also been linked with Manchester City striker John Guidetti.

City are keen for him to gain Premier League experience but Southampton and Fiorentina are also interested in the 20-year-old striker.

Andy Carroll of West Ham United shows his frustration during the Barclays Premier League

Marouane Chamakh of West Ham United looks on ahead of the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round

Options: Carroll (left) and Chamakh (right) have both joined the Hammers on loan

The Adrian Durham column: The next Wayne Rooney? England"s kids can do better and why do Arsenal fans lie down and get ripped off?

The next Rooney England's kids can do better than that… The all-Spain XI is a total joke (so is Chamakh's loan to West Ham)… And why do Arsenal fans lie down and get ripped off

without Ashley Cole is frankly laughable. He’s now up to 99 caps, he’s a European champion and performed at a consistently high level throughout the year. David Silva’s absence is stunning – perhaps the fact that he has had no history with either Barcelona or Real Madrid meant he couldn’t be considered. Maybe those who voted didn’t realise Juan Mata started out at the Bernabeu.

The full cast: FIFA's world XI for 2012 was made up entirely of players from La Liga...

The full cast: FIFA's world XI for 2012 was made up entirely of players from teams in La Liga…

... but Spain's time at the top will come to an end, just like France's did at the World Cup in 2002

… but Spain's time at the top will come to an end, just like France's did against Senegal at the World Cup in 2002

... but Spain's time at the top will come to an end, just like France's did at the World Cup in 2002

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And how about Ramires Voted player of the year by his Chelsea team-mates, a European champion, a regular for Brazil, and scorer of one of the best and most important goals of the year – that stunning chip in the Nou Camp in the Champions League semi final.

Surely Chelsea’s stunning achievement in Munich in May – not to mention the semi – had to be reflected in the FIFA selection

This adulation of all things Spanish is understandable. But it won’t last.

The same happened with France after their international success in 1998 and 2000. They went to the next World Cup and failed to score a goal. I made a bit of money backing Senegal to beat the French in Seoul in 2002 and here’s another prediction – Spain won’t win the World Cup next year.

Loan scattergun is an insult to loyal fans

The loan system is also a total joke. You’ve got players like Marouane Chamakh having a good chunk of his wages paid by Arsenal, while he plays for West Ham. So basically Arsenal are subsidising West Ham. If Chamakh scores the goals (don’t laugh) to take West Ham to eighth, then the prize money (755k per place last season) the Hammers earn would in part be thanks to the Gunners. Ridiculous.

Then you get the clubs who completely lose their identity. Ipswich Town for example. A great club with a rich history who this season have had eight loan players, including Daryl Murphy, now in his THIRD loan spell at Portman Road.

Loan rangers: Today's Ipswich, including temporary fixes David McGoldrick (centre) and Aaron McLean (left), is a far cry from the club's glory days under Bobby Robson (below) in the 1980s, when the Tractor Boys won the UEFA and FA Cups

Loan rangers: Today's Ipswich, including temporary fixes David McGoldrick (centre) and Aaron McLean (left), is a far cry from the club's glory days under Bobby Robson (below) in the 1980s, when the Tractor Boys won the UEFA and FA Cups

Loan rangers: Today's Ipswich, including temporary fixes David McGoldrick (right) and Aaron McLean (left), is a far cry from the club's glory days under Bobby Robson (below) in the 1980s, when the Tractor Boys won the UEFA and FA Cups

Town now have 10 strikers at the football club. (I’m not making this up). The latest are Aaron McLean, on loan from Hull City, David McGoldrick, on loan from Nottingham Forest, and Frank Nouble, a rare permanent signing from Wolves. Not one of the Ipswich loans is a young player sent out for experience by a Premier League club, which might be a positive. All are experienced pros.

One or two loans are fine, and some are necessary in an emergency. But five to six loans That’s bad management. Ipswich were never going down, and are too far off the play-off chase. So in effect they’ve signed a load of loan players who haven’t joined Ipswich Town, the club the fans love and hold close to their heart. They’ve joined any club that will give them a game.

Why do Arsenal fans lie down and take this rip-off

I can’t let Arsenal get away with it… 62 for Man City fans is cheap compared to what the Gunners robbed me of this season.

I had promised a friend a ticket to the north London derby, and as a man of my word, I followed through on my promise. It cost me 89. Yes almost 1 a minute. Luckily she’s a Gooner and got her money’s worth.

It seems a lot of Gooners are happy to be exploited by their club. Do they realise this money goes towards the wages of the aforementioned Chamakh, now at West Ham And the fans part-fund the astonishing 7million-a-year wages of Arsene Wenger, who used to be brilliant but isn’t now.

Arsenal’s big 'trophy' is meeting financial fair play rules. I’m not surprised they meet the rules when they rip the fans off and those fans lie down and take it.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Marouane Chamakh

What a waste of money: Arsenal are still paying for Arsene Wenger's mistake in signing Marouane Chamakh

ADRIAN DURHAM

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Upsetting the Apple-cart

Michael Appleton hasn’t had to do very much to be wanted has he Plenty of managers have improved their clubs – Kenny Jackett at Millwall, Mark Robins at Coventry, and Paolo Di Canio at Swindon are three examples. Appleton isn’t in that list with either of his clubs. But some influential people said he was good. So he must be.

Arsenal"s Johan Djourou agrees Hannover loan

Djourou agrees Hannover loan spell as Arsenal clear-out gathers pace

By
David Kent

PUBLISHED:

13:24 GMT, 5 January 2013

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UPDATED:

13:37 GMT, 5 January 2013

Move: Johan Djourou will join Hannover

Move: Johan Djourou will join Hannover

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou has agreed to join Hannover on loan until the end of the season.

The Switzerland international has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place but is Arsenal's longest-serving player, having joined the club in 2004.

The 25-year-old has made just two appearances for the first team this season, captaining the side to Capital One Cup victories over Coventry and Reading.

Djourou's move to Germany is dependent on the formality of the necessary paperwork being completed as he has already passed a medical.

'Johan Djourou is an internationally-experienced footballer who we are convinced will be able to help us out quickly,' said Hannover's director of sport Jorg Schmadtke.

'He fits the bill perfectly for what we were looking for because he is also eligible to play for us in the UEFA Europa League.'

Coach Mirko Slomka has welcomed Djourou, saying: 'After losing Felipe and Leon Andreasen (to injury), we needed to act defensively.

'With his physical robustness, his tactical understanding and his high level of commitment, I am convinced we will profit from having him.'

Hannover are currently 11th in the Bundesliga.

Meanwhile, PSV Eindhoven are interested in taking Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin on loan.

The 31-year-old rejected a move to Reading but is interested in linking up with former Russia coach Dick Advocaat in Holland.

Second chance: Marouane Chamakh has joined West Ham on loan

Second chance: Marouane Chamakh has joined West Ham on loan

Marouane Chamakh joined West Ham on loan yesterday after failing to prove himself at the Emirates.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been heavily linked with Barcelona striker David Villa who is available for 16million.

The Spaniard is ready to ask his club to grant him a January move to the Gunners.

Sportsmail exclusively revealed Wenger’s interest in the striker last month and talks between both clubs are ongoing.

Sources
close to the deal claim Villa is very keen on a move to the Emirates
Stadium during the transfer window and wants to speak with the north
London club.

West Ham Gael Givet, Salomon Kalou and Marouane Chamakh

Hammers eye move for Rovers defender Givet and wants strikers Kalou and Chamakh

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22:45 GMT, 30 December 2012

West Ham are weighing up a move for Blackburn Rovers French defender Gael Givet, 31, who is out of contract in the summer.

Manager Sam Allardyce remains keen on a loan for Lille forward Salomon Kalou and Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh.

Hammer time: Blackburn's Gael Givet is a target for West Ham

Hammer time: Blackburn's Gael Givet is a target for West Ham

Wanted man: Salomon Kalou

Marouane Chamakh

Wanted men: Salomon Kalou and Marouane Chamakh are West Ham targets

Leeds will compete with Norwich City for Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith. Swansea are hopeful of signing Bristol City winger Albert Adomah for 3m.

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson is talking terms with Motherwell winger Jamie Murphy after agreeing a 100,000 fee.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar signs new Schalke 04 deal leaving Arsenal frustrated

Blow for Arsenal as prime target Huntelaar pens new Schalke deal

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11:10 GMT, 23 December 2012

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has disappointed Arsene Wenger by putting pen to paper on a new Schalke 04 contract.

The target-man was high on the Arsenal manager's Christmas wish-list but signed a two year extension which ties him to the club until June 2015.

The 29-year-old said: 'I have thought long and hard about this decision and I am very grateful to my managers at Schalke 04, who have have given me this time.

I'm here for this long: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will not be moving to Arsenal

I'm here for this long: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will not be moving to Arsenal

'But now I have made ​​the decision, in which I have the best feeling. I've always felt comfortable at Schalke, the club and its fans.

'I now want to put a positive sign, because I believe in our team and the fact that we are in the second round in the Bundesliga is a great prize. And we are in the knockout stages of the Champions League against Galatasaray.'

The striker moved to Germany from AC Milan in August 2010 and after scoring an average eight goals in the Bundesliga in his first year there, he hit 29 last season and was the top scorer.

This season he has 11 goals in 25 games for club and country and Arsenal were hoping he would continue in that fashion at the Emirates.

With just Olivier Giroud as an out-and-out striker – as well as Theo Walcott asking to play in the role – Arsenal could do with some back up.

Lukas Podolski seems more comfortable playing from a wider position while the misfiring Marouane Chamakh is not a serious option and is heading for the exit.

Not good enough: Marouane Chamakh is heading for the Emirates exit

Not good enough: Marouane Chamakh is heading for the Emirates exit

Arsenal set to loan Marouane Chamakh out to West Ham

Hammers poised to take Chamakh from Arsenal in loan deal

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UPDATED:

22:29 GMT, 21 December 2012

West Ham are in talks over a loan deal for Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh.

Arsene Wenger will pay a cut of the Moroccan’s 65,000-a-week wages.

On his way Chamakh could soon be leaving Arsenal

On his way Chamakh could soon be leaving Arsenal

Chamakh has come under fire from Arsenal fans for his performances.

He missed a penalty as the Gunners embarrassingly lost to League Two Bradford in the League Cup last week.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce also wants ex-Chelsea star Salomon Kalou on loan.

West Ham owner David Gold says crazy spending in the Premier League has to stop

West Ham owner Gold says crazy spending in the Premier League has to stop… as Hammers weigh up move for Chamakh

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UPDATED:

10:39 GMT, 21 December 2012

West Ham co-owner David Gold says the crazy spending in the Premier League has to stop and has predicted next month’s transfer window will have lowest amount of money spent for some years.

The Hammers chief has said that fans need to realise that their dreams of a big signing in the window often does not make good business sense.

Gold – who was previously chairman at Birmingham before taking over at Upton Park with partner David Sullivan in 2010 – used the example of Portsmouth as a warning of what can happen when spending gets out of control.

Warning: West Ham joint chairman David Gold says it is time for the crazy spending to stop

Warning: West Ham joint chairman David Gold says it is time for the crazy spending to stop

Writing for Sports Direct News, he said: ‘We have to put a lid on the crazy spending which has seen so many clubs coming to the edge and I believe there's a new reality coming in at last.

‘Personally I believe this will be the lowest spending window ever and that's a good thing. We really can't, must not go on as we have been.

‘For every Manchester United there's a Portsmouth and whilst I understand what supporters mean when they talk about signings ‘taking us to the next level’ it isn't an argument that makes a great deal of economic sense.

Falling on bad times: Portsmouth have fallen into League One after years of financial struggle

Falling on bad times: Portsmouth have fallen into League One after years of financial struggle

Hammer time Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh could be heading to Upton Park in January

Hammer time Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh could be heading to Upton Park in January

‘For what they are really saying is that a couple of big signings would move them from perhaps tenth to eighth place or ninth to seventh. That's an argument which if repeated in other businesses would see the people responsible sectioned.’

Meanwhile, Arsenal reject Marouane Chamakh could join Sam Allardyce at Upton Park in January.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looks set to allow Chamakh to leave the club next month with former club Bordeaux also interested.

According to Goal.com West Ham are keen to explore the option of a loan move until the end of the season.

And Arsenal will also listen to offers for Andrey Arshavin, Andre Santos, Johan Djourou, Sebastien Squillaci and Emmanuel Frimpong in the January window.

West Ham eye Marouane Chamakh as Arsenal target Serge Aurier

West Ham eye striker Chamakh as Arsenal target Aurier to replace Sagna

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UPDATED:

23:09 GMT, 14 December 2012

West Ham are interested in taking Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh on loan in January.

The 28-year-old came on as a substitute in Tuesday's Capital One Cup defeat at Bradford and missed a penalty in the shootout.

Flop: Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh

Flop: Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh

He is surplus to requirements at Arsenal and, although there has been interest from Fiorentina, the player wants to stay in England.

West Ham, however, face a battle to hold on to Momo Diame, with foreign sides now showing interest in the midfielder alongside Newcastle and Arsenal.

The Senegal star will be fit in three weeks after damaging his hamstring last week and can leave for 3.5million.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have added Toulouse right back Serge Aurier to their list of potential targets. The club remain wary of Bacary Sagna leaving next year and have watched 19-year-old Aurier.