Sagna Becomes Arsenal’s Latest Injury Victim, Carragher and Neville Speak Positives, Bakkali Staying at PSV…

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Sagna Becomes Arsenal’s Latest Injury Victim Bacary Sagna is set to miss at least the next two weeks of football after it was confirmed that he has picked up a hamstring injury. The France international, who has been in good form so far this season, developed the problem during Arsenal’s 2-0 win over SSC Napoli […]

Giroud Downplays Ankle Injury, Gunners Replotting Rooney and Suarez Moves, Eto’o Claims to Have Rejected Arsenal…

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Giroud Downplays Ankle Injury Olivier Giroud has revealed that the ankle injury he picked up in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday is nothing serious, and he should be fit to play in Wednesday night’s Champions League group match against Olympique Marseille. The France international twisted his ankle against […]

Wenger’s Future Depends On Success This Season, Ozil Confident, Arsenal’s Loss Hull’s Gain…

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Wenger’s Arsenal Future Depends On Success This Season Arsene Wenger has revealed that his Arsenal career hinges on the kind of success the club enjoys in the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season. The Gunners boss’ current deal with the club expires next June, and discussions to extend it haven’t even begun yet. Wenger believes there […]

Wenger to Step Up Gustavo Chase, Arsenal Still Confident of Landing Suarez, Chamakh Off, Martinez’s Advice…

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Wenger to Step Up Gustavo Chase Arsenal FC will try and seal the signing of Bayern Munich’s defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo in the next few days, according to a report published by the Guardian. The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger recently confirmed his club’s interest in Gustavo’s services but did say that negotiations with his German […]

Gervinho and Chamakh Leaving, Rodgers Accuses Arsenal Of ‘Playing Games’, Wilshere Wants Suarez…

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Gervinho and Chamakh On Verge Of Arsenal Exit Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho are close to leaving Arsenal for pastures new. The Gunners are ready to take a hit of almost £4million on Gervinho just two years after signing him from Lille for £10.8m. He is currently in Italy finalising his […]

Wenger Content with Current Crop, Suarez Accepts Liverpool’s Ruling, Bernard Wants Happines, Sansom’s Plight…

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Wenger Content with Current Crop Arsene Wenger says that his current group of Arsenal players are good enough to mount a genuine title challenge next season, but the club officials are still working hard behind-the-scenes to add more to his options. Despite much hoopla and promises to spend big, the Gunners have yet to dip […]

Liverpool Reject Arsenal’s Revised £40m Bid, Gunners Enter Gustavo Chase, Perez Gets Greedy Over Higuain, Rooney’s Affordable…

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  Liverpool Reject Arsenal’s Revised £40m Bid For Suarez Arsenal’s improved £40million bid for Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez has also been rejected with the Merseyside club now demanding an eye-watering £55million for the Uruguayan. After the failure of their opening offer of £30m, the Gunners were hoping that the second one would do the trick, […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Won’t Quit Just Yet, Cazorla Rues ‘Inconsistent’ Form, Hill-Wood Suffers Heart Attack, Winning UCL Group Means Nothing and More

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Wenger Won’t Quit Arsenal Just Yet Arsene Wenger has declared that he won’t quit Arsenal just yet but will evaluate his options at the end of the season. The Gunners lost out 2-0 to Swansea at Emirates Stadium on Saturday, after which calls for Wenger’s sacking intensified. While the Frenchman hinted that he might leave […]

Backpage Roundup: Walcott’s Bench Role Not a Punishment, Sagna Wants Maximum Wins, Gunners Lacking Confidence, Wenger Criticises Santos, Holtby Not Arsenal-Bound and More

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Walcott’s Demotion to Bench Role Is Not About His Contract – Wenger Arsene Wenger has once again denied media accusations that he is keeping Theo Walcott out of Arsenal’s starting line-up due to his contractual disputes with the club. Walcott, 23, was a regular for the Gunners until last season but has started just one […]

Backpage roundup: Frimpong not fully fit, Gallas disagrees with Wenger, Arsenal losing N’Koulou battle, Szczesny set to return and more

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Frimpong Still Not Fully Fit Emmanuel Frimpong feels that his fitness is not at a level yet where he can play regular football for Arsenal’s senior side and he needs a few more under-21 matches to get back in proper shape. The 20-year-old midfielder has recovered from a serious cruciate ligaments injury that he suffered […]

Arsenal vs Schalke: Match preview

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After a disappointing defeat to Norwich City, Arsenal would be expected to respond tomorrow evening with the visit of Schalke to the Emirates Stadium. In recent seasons, Champions League home games have proved largely comfortable for the Gunners, especially in the group stages. The last time Arsenal lost a home game in the Champions League? […]

How much for 100+ goals?

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It occurred to me the other day that Robin van Persie must be one of the best pieces of business Arsene Wenger ever made for Arsenal, just on goals alone. When I thought about it further, I wondered where he would rank among the top strikers over the last 20 years or so, in terms […]

The ‘Makelele role’ is still important

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On the same day that Arsenal’s main defensive midfielder was confirmed as a Barcelona player, Everton overran Manchester United in a very impressive and fully deserved 1-0 win at Goodison Park. The link here? United had no midfield. Sky called it a 4-3-3 in the pre-match buildup, but it looked more like a 4-2-3-1 with […]

Backpage roundup: Pique loves Song, Arsenal’s Sahin and Niang chase, Wenger’s reluctance to do business with United and more

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Vilanova Refuses To Talk About Song Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has refused to publicly talk about his club’s interest in Arsenal midfielder Alex Song but has also failed to deny that the Cameroonian is on his wish list. Song enjoyed a fine 2011/12 season at a personal level and showcased his vastly improved passing range […]

United bid for van Persie signals end to rivalry

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Perhaps worse even than the sight of talismanic striker and captain playing in the red of Manchester United, is the fact that our long-standing rival Ferguson felt he could make a bid at all. If it wasn’t already pretty clear, it is now official: we are not the rivals we used to be. It almost […]

The armband – does it mean anything?

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As I touched on in my article last week: with Robin van Persie surely set to leave Arsenal this summer, the club is about to face yet another change in captaincy, with the Dutch striker having only replaced Cesc Fabregas as skipper a year ago. I suggested Bacary Sagna as a replacement in my last […]

The new Invincibles – a look at Juventus vs Arsenal

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It has passed without too much attention that Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003/04 were last week named the best team of the Premier League 20-year awards. A fine achievement considering some strong opposition down the years, but also very much deserved, with the team of Vieira, Pires, Bergkamp and Henry playing possibly the finest football this […]

Backpage Roundup: M’Vila, Kagawa and Diaby’s Latest Injury

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Arsenal in Pole Position to Sign M’Vila According to The Sun, Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has made up his mind to submit a bid for Rennes’ defensive midfielder Yann M’Vila and the Gunners boss is confident that a bid of £17 million will get him his man. But it seems that they would be […]

Where are the defenders?

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I think it would be fair to say if you were to ask most people to people look back at what has set this Premier League season apart from others the answer you’d get would have to be: high-scoring games. For a slightly more pessimistic view: bad defending. It is in the big games where […]

Arteta success story continues

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There could not be a more fitting match-winner yesterday than Mikel Arteta, who fired in a glorious late winner from long range to beat moneybags Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium. While Arsenal lost big names in Fabregas and Nasri last summer – the latter, importantly, going to City – the comparibly modest Arteta was […]

Bilbao give a great advert for La Liga

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Since Barcelona and Real Madrid started regularly thrashing everyone and Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would fight it out every week for who can score the most hat-tricks, it has become a widely accepted norm among English fans and pundits that the Spanish league is just weaker than our own. Barca and Real are great […]

“In Arsene We…(Fill in the Blank)”

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This week, American businessman, billionaire, and possible future owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Stan Kroenke flew into London in order to publicly express his full support of Arsene Wenger. Arsenal’s board of directors has had some interesting topics to discuss, which include, but are certainly not limited to: Robin van Persie’s future with the […]

A reminder for Tottenham fans

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Most of the time I’m not one for animalistic rivalry. I prefer to put my bias aside and keep a rational head; to see football for what it is. But as derby day edges closer, I’m afraid instincts are kicking in. Firstly, congratulations to Tottenham. After a LOT of waiting, they finally have a very […]

Chelsea look more like Arsenal every day

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When Arsenal collapse in comical style, such as from 4-0 up to draw 4-4 with Newcastle last season, or conceding a goal seconds after equalising in the 3-2 defeat to Swansea, it feels fashionable to say “only Arsenal could have lost a game like that”. And there’s something to it, to be fair, our defence […]

Credit where credit’s Djou

Sorry about the title, but I can’t resist a good pun if possible. Misleading as it might be, I must stress that I am not saying Johan Djourou deserves any credit for his performance against Manchester United. However, for all the criticism surrounding Arsene Wenger for his choice to remove Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain just as he’d […]