Backpage Roundup: Wenger Rues Lack of Focus, Gunners to Make ‘One or Two’ Signings, Mourinho Envious of Wenger, Chamakh Leaves and More

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Wenger Rues Lack of Focus Arsene Wenger blamed his Arsenal side’s lack of focus after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Swansea City in their FA Cup tie at Liberty Stadium on Sunday. The Welsh minnows drew first blood when their star striker Michu scored in the second half. The Gunners then hit […]

Three crucial points up for grabs at Reading

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It would appear that a trip to Reading could cure all that ails Arsenal at the moment. But If the Gunners couldn’t put away League Two side Bradford during the week there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to handle the Premier League’s cellar dwellers. This will be the squad’s second trip to the Madejski Stadium […]

Arsenal crashes out of League Cup with quarterfinal loss to Bradford

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No matter what Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would have you believe, his team certainly was embarrassed on Tuesday night up in Bradford when the League Two outfit eliminated them from quarterfinal stage of the Capital One Cup. That’s the old League Cup for those who can’t keep up with the regular name changes of the […]

Would re-signing Thierry Henry be a step backwards for Arsenal?

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The big news around the Emirates this week, other than the 2-0 Champions League win over French side Montpellier on Wednesday, concerns Thierry Henry and the possibility of him returning to Arsenal for another loan spell. The news broke on Nov. 21 that the Gunners’ legend could come back to the club yet again in […]

Backpage Roundup: Arsenal Tracking Shakhtar Donetsk Star, Huntelaar Undecided on Future, Gerrard Talks up Wilshere Quality, Giroud Targets 15 Goals and More

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Gunners Linked With January Move For Shakhtar Star Arsenal are purportedly interested in signing Shakhtar Donetsk star Luiz Adriano and have been scouting him for more than a year, according to a report published by The Daily Mail. While Manchester City and Chelsea have been tracking the Ukrainian powerhouse’s more well-known duo of Willian and […]

Backpage Roundup: Arsenal to Go For Taarabt If Zaha Chase Fails, Wilshere Wants Walcott to Sign Da Ting, Chamakh Threatens To Leave, Santos Apologises and More

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Wenger to Go For Taarabt If Zaha Chase Fails Arsene Wenger will launch a bid for QPR’s mercurial attacker Adel Taarabt in January if they fail to land Crystal Palace’s in-demand winger Wilfried Zaha, The Mirror have claimed. Zaha remains top on the Arsenal manager’s shopping list but Palace’s unwillingness to lower their £15 million […]

Backpage roundup: Villa swap, Niang’s the man, Lloris going somewhere. Maybe.

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Moses ready to part? According to the Daily Mail, Wigan’s Victor Moses is being lined up as a replacement for Theo Walcott if he decides to leave in the wake of Robin van Persie’s refusal to sign a new contract. The report says Walcott is unhappy with the offer of a new four-year deal, and […]

Podolski, Giroud, Van Persie: Three’s company or three’s a crowd?

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The entirety of this post is for Premium members only. I’m not a mind reader, but would assume there is one of two trains of thoughts going through Arsenal striker Robin van Persie’s head at the moment. He’s looking upon manager Arsene Wenger’s impressive signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud as proof that Arsenal wants to […]

Backpage roundup: RVP, Chamakh, Santos and Wenger

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RVP Still the Best, Says Wenger Robin van Persie may have become the public enemy number one in the Netherlands after the Dutch national team’s disappointing group stage exit in the ongoing European Championship, but his club manager Arsene Wenger still thinks the world of him. (Metro) The 28-year-old striker managed to score just one […]

Wenger ‘agrees fee’ for Giroud

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ARSENE Wenger is said to have agreed a fee of almost £13million to take Olivier Giroud to Arsenal from Montpellier, reports tonight suggest. There is a vast amount of conjecture swirling around that Giroud joining the Gunners could be part of a deal that sees Marouane Chamakh head the other way either on loan or […]

Backpage roundup: Wage structure changes, Gazidis’ Usmanov block and more

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Arsenal’s Wage Structure to Undergo Changes Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis has said that in order to offer lucrative terms to the club’s superstar players like captain Robin van Persie, the Gunners are prepared to make changes to their currently ‘flat’ wage structure. (Daily Mail) In Wednesday night’s Q&A session with the fans at the Emirates, Gazidis […]

Backpage Roundup: RVP, Campbell, Giroud and More

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RVP Won’t Stay Unless Arsenal Sign Quality Players Robin van Persie has reportedly told Arsenal that he will sign a new contract only if they can assure him that the team will end their trophy drought next year. (The Daily Star) The 28-year-old striker was Arsenal’s best player in the recently concluded season and scored […]

Player decisions looming

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There’s usually a lot of sizzle and no steak when it comes to offseason football rumours, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does have some actual decisions to make concerning the club’s roster for next season. As most fans have probably heard by now, Chelsea has more or less given Wenger an ultimatum regarding on-loan midfielder […]

Chamakh to stay and Bendtner to return?

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Arsenal forward Marouane Chamakh has stirred up some controversy after being photographed smoking, or rather holding, a shisha pipe with QPR’s Adel Taarabt after the Gunners 2-1 defeat at Loftus Road on Saturday. Chamakh and Taarabt, both of Morocco, were shown with pipes in the published photo which has supposedly infuriated Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. […]

The Kids are Alright

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Other than the usual rumours and speculation it’s been a pretty slow few days news-wise with the exception of Arsene Wenger supposedly cleaning house in the offseason when several players are possibly going to be sent packing. These include the likes of Manuel Almunia, Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh, Andrei Arshavin, Sebastien Squillaci, Carlos Vela, Denilson, […]