Gibbs Hails ‘World-Class’ Ozil, Wenger’s Straight Talk, Success to be Sweeter for Arsenal, Marica Coming…

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Gibbs Hails ‘World-Class’ Ozil Kieran Gibbs is sure that his new Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil  is capable of propelling the club ‘to the next level.’ The Gunners suffered a number of failures in their pursuit of World Class players in the summer transfer window, but they managed to pull off the biggest one by landing […]

Backpage Roundup: Rooney Needed to Scare Opposition, Arsenal’s Bids for Bender and Grenier Rejected, Arshavin Was Battling Depression, Mannone, Cesar and More

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Rooney Needed to Scare ‘the Opposition’ – Wilshere Jack Wilshere believes that Wayne Rooney would add some much needed intimidation factor to the Arsenal squad, and so the club should do everything to recruit him. (The Sun) The 21-year-old midfielder feels that the Gunners aren’t as fearsome as they used to be and have also […]

Backpage Roundup: Arshavin Signs For Zenit, Spurs Could Scupper Arsenal’s Higuain Move, Bendtner Taking Time, HSV Want Djourou and More

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Arshavin Signs For Zenit Freshly released Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin has returned back to his homeland by penning a two-year deal with his former club Zenit St Petersburg. It will be the Russian’s third spell with Zenit where he is still held in high regards despite being horrendously out of form for the past two […]

Backpage Roundup: Gunners Hesitant to Pull the Trigger on Fellaini, Koscielny Reaffirms Desire to Stay, Adams Blames Foreigners and More

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Gunners Hesitant to Pull the Trigger on Fellaini Transfer Everton FC midfielder Marouane Fellaini is keen to join Arsenal FC, but the massive cost attributed to the transfer means that the Gunners are a bit hesitant to pull the trigger. The Belgian giant’s representatives recently rejected Arsenal’s initial contract offer and demanded a six-figure salary […]

Backpage Roundup: Bitter Adams Dismisses Arsenal’s Title Challenge, Juve Still Alive in Higuain Chase, No Arsenal Bid for Williams and More

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Bitter Adams Dismisses Arsenal’s Title Challenge Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has criticised owner Stan Kroenke’s decision to appoint the aged Chips Keswick as the club’s new chairman and claimed that he was the better man for the job. Kroenke recently installed Keswick as the new chairman after Peter Hill-Wood decided to step down due […]

Backpage Roundup: Higuain Inches Closer to Arsenal Move, Fellaini Could Be Vieira’s Heir, Gunners Handed Villa Opener and More

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Higuain Inches Closer to Arsenal Move Real Madrid star Gonazalo Higuain’s proposed move to Arsenal FC has inched closer after it was reported that he has agreed personal terms with the Gunners. An agreement between the two clubs has yet to be struck, but several newspapers are claiming that a four-year deal with weekly salary […]

Backpage Roundup: Higuain Deal Close, Bendtner Nears Arsenal Exit, Mignolet Want to Leave Sunderland, Dein’s Backing for Wenger and More

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Higuain Deal Close Want-away Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is close to signing for Arsenal in a £19 million deal after meeting coach Arsene Wenger. The 25-year-old Argentine and his dad have had several discussions with the Gunners boss, and he has been reportedly offered a weekly pay packet of £150,000. Wenger turned to Higuain […]

Backpage Roundup: Gazidis Hints At New Wenger Deal, Newcastle’s Taylor Interesting Arsenal, Gunners Release Trio, Jovetic Not On Market and More

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Gazidis Hints At New Wenger Deal Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has refused to offer any real updates regarding coach Arsene Wenger’s future at the club but is confident that the Frenchman’s ‘long-term’ future lies at the Emirates Stadium. (The Evening Standard) Wenger, 63, only has one more year to run on his current Arsenal […]

Backpage Roundup: Juve Jump Ahead In Jovetic Chase, Garde Wants Grenier to Stay, Spalletti Talks up Arshavin, Walcott’s Title Ambitions and More

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Juve Jump Ahead In Jovetic Chase Juventus are reportedly in pole position to land Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic after tabling an offer of £15million in cash and two of their own players. (Gazzetta dello Sport) Arsenal FC were hoping to sign the highly-rated Montenegrin this summer but the Old Lady have stolen a march on […]

Backpage Roundup: Wilshere Targets Strong Start, Swansea’s Williams Nearing Arsenal Move, Monteiro Leaving, Jovetic Staying, Chamakh and More

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Wilshere Targets Strong Start For Title Challenge Jack Wilshere feels that Arsenal should hit the ground running next season in order to mount a serious title challenge for the first time since 1997/98. The Gunners have the fourth-lowest odds to win the 2013/13 Barclays Premier League title, according to several worldwide online sports betting companies. […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Praises Gunners, Jenkinson Determined to Become First-Choice RB, Cazorla Backs Pellegrini to Find PL Success and More

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Wenger Praises Arsenal Players Arsene Wenger commended his Arsenal players after they maintained their top-four status for the 17th consecutive season by defeating Newcastle United 1-0 on the final day of the season. The Gunners boss was elated with his team’s outstanding end-of-the-season form which saw them win nine of their final 11 games, including […]

Backpage Roundup: Bayern Wanted Giroud, Swans Demand £10Million For Williams, Song’s Advice, Szczesny’s Spurs Taunt and More

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Bayern Wanted Giroud Olivier Giroud has claimed that UEFA Champions League finalists Bayern Munich wanted to sign him last summer before he joined Arsenal. The former Montpellier man says he was on the Bavarians’ shortlist but in the end they chose to go for Mario Mandzukic, whose Euro 2012 showings impressed them. However, he has […]

Backpage Roundup: Gotze to Stay Put, Ox Confident of Top-Four Finish, Wenger’s Rejection of Neville’s Views, Vermaelen’s Cry and More

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Gotze’s Agent Rules Out Summer Switch Arsene Wenger’s purported plan of signing Mario Gotze for Arsenal this summer has been dealt a major blow, as the Borussia Dortmund starlet’s agent has announced that his client is not seeking a transfer at all. Gotze was thought to be one of Arsenal’s primary targets after reports recently […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Calls for Strong Start against Norwich, Koscielny Likes Pressure, Ox Talks about Gunners Confidence, Hawk-Eye System and More

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Wenger Calls for Strong Start against Canaries Arsene Wenger has urged his Arsenal charges to fire on all cylinders from the very beginning when they take on Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Frenchman believes that when his men take an early lead, it draws their opponents out and makes the game […]

Backpage Roundup: Dein Sure Wenger Would Spend Big, Seaman Frustrated with Arsenal Plight, Angha to Join Nuremberg, Graham’s Gunner Backing and More

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Dein Claims Wenger Is Ready to Spend Big Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein believes that coach Arsene Wenger is finally ready to splash some serious cash in the transfer market. Despite having enough money in the bank, the Gunners have never competed with the big spenders in the transfer market for players of the highest […]

Backpage Roundup: Arsenal Plotting Casillas Move, Arshavin Considering Retirement, Gunners Chasing ‘New Xavi,’ Monreal Thanks Wenger and More

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Arsenal Plotting Casillas Move Arsenal are planning an audacious summer move for Real Madrid’s injured ace Iker Casillas, according to reports emerging from Spain. The Gunners-related transfer rumours are rife following whispers of a £70million summer spree on Robert Lewandowski, Mario Goetze and Lars Bender in the summer. While the Germany-based trio’s purported arrival would […]

Backpage Roundup: Seaman Doubts Szczesny’s Ability, Corchia Dreaming Of Big Club, N’Koulou Open to Summer Switch, Gibbs among Top LBs and More

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Seaman Doubts Szczesny’s Ability to Win Starting Role Back Arsenal legend David Seaman isn’t sure whether goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has what it takes to win back his position in coach Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up. The Arsenal manager dropped Szczesny after last month’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, and his countryman Lukasz Fabianski has been doing […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Tells Gervinho to Relax, Ramsey Not Regretting Arsenal Move, Giroud in Bullish Mood, Jovetic’s Price Tag and More

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Wenger Tells Gervinho to Relax for Greater Accuracy Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal striker Gervinho is not ‘clinical’ in front of the goal but believes his finishing would improve if he calmed down a little. The 25-year-old Ivorian created two goals and scored one in the Gunners’ 4-1 win over Reading at Emirates on […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Sure of Top-Four Finish, Gunners to Spend £70 Million on Bundesliga Trio, Gervinho Praised, Szczesny’s Blip and More

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Wenger Sure of Achieving Top-Four Finish Arsene Wenger has confidently claimed that his Arsenal side will once again finish in the top four on the Barclays Premier League points table at the end of the season. The Frenchman’s club currently find themselves fifth in the standings, two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, but he is sure […]

Arsenal doesn’t break a sweat in 4-1 win over Reading

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Chelsea’s loss was Arsenal’s gain on Saturday March 30. The Gunners didn’t really break a sweat while disposing of an uninterested Reading side 4-1 at home while Rafael Benitez led his men to another loss, this one a 2-1 defeat down on the south coast at Southampton. Spurs managed to beat Swansea 2-1 to sneak […]

Arsenal ready for Reading on March 30

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Arsenal finally gets back to Premier League action on Saturday March 30 when they take on relegation-battling Reading at home at the Emirates. As has been the case all season long, the Gunners will be determined to earn all three points in the race for third and fourth place along  with Tottenham and Chelsea. Reading […]

Backpage Roundup: Monreal’s Advice for Gunners, Sanchez Wants Barca Stay, Vela Rejects Arsenal Return, Jovetic’s Affinity and More

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Monreal’s Advice for Gunners Nacho Monreal believes that he and his Arsenal teammates should pay no attention to their critics and instead spend all their energies on achieving a top four finish this season. It has been another disappointing season for the Gunners as their trophy-drought is set to cross the eight-year mark at the […]

Backpage Roundup: Walcott Injures Hip, Negredo Determined to Play in PL, Diaby Praises Young Gunners, Szczesny’s Apology and More

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Walcott Injures Hip Theo Walcott has suffered a ‘minor hip/groin injury’ and will not play any part in England’s upcoming World Cup qualifying round Group H game against Montenegro. The Arsenal winger’s injury is not serious but he has been sent back to London as he is unlikely to recover in time for the Three […]

Backpage Roundup: Cazorla Wants to Be More Prolific, Gunners Rubbish Wilshere Injury Report, Cech in Szczesny Out, Miyaichi’s Loan Extension and More

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Cazorla Wants to Be More Prolific Santi Cazorla says that he wants to go on a scoring spree for Arsenal as the Barclays Premier League enters the final phase of the 2012/13 season. The Spanish playmaker has become an instant hit for the Gunners since joining them last summer from Malaga, and while a total […]

Backpage Roundup: Arteta Proud Of Arsenal’s Effort, Wenger Worried About PL Plight, N’Koulou Set for Marseille Exit, Miyaichi’s Injury and More

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Arteta Proud Of Gunners Effort Mikel Arteta says that he and his Arsenal teammates gave their all in the second leg against Bayern Munich and their performance on Wednesday night was nothing to be ashamed of. The Gunners defeated the Bavarians 2-0 at Allianz Arena but crashed out of the competition as Bayern had scored […]