Arsenal capture Real Madrid star on loan deal

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Real Madrid have agreed to let their young striker Alvaro Morata join Arsenal for a six-month loan deal in January. (Metro) The source of this report is the Spanish radio station Onda Cero, according to whom, the 21-year-old centre-forward was given the choice to leave Santiago Bernabeu in January for more first-team football, and he […]

Szczesny: Arsenal will still be top in May

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Szczesny Certain Arsenal Will Still ‘Be Top in May’ Wojciech Szczesny believes Arsenal will lift the Barclays Premier League trophy come May if they keep on playing like they are now for the rest of the campaign. “If we carry on like we are now then I’m certain we’ll be top in May,” the Gunners’ […]

Wenger praises Arsenal legend Henry

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Wenger Praises Henry and Giggs Arsene Wenger praised Arsenal great Thierry Henry and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs for still being able to influence football matches with their play despite being in the twilight of their respective careers. The 40-year-old Giggs was the star of the show for United in their Wednesday night’s 5-0 win […]

Arsenal legend Pat Rice battling cancer

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Pat Rice Battling Cancer Arsenal legend Pat Rice – who was the longtime assistant manager to Arsene Wenger until retirement last year – is battling cancer and has been admitted to a hospital for treatment. The 64-year-old former right-back played 528 games for Arsenal over a 15-year span before re-joining them after retirement in 1984 […]

Wenger: Arsenal can’t relax against Napoli

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Arsenal Won’t Play for Draw in Naples – Wenger Arsenal will not relax and play it safe in their final group game of the UEFA Champions League against SSC Napoli, says coach Arsene Wenger. The Gunners need just a single point to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament, thanks to their last night’s […]

Wenger: Ozil back to best for Arsenal soon

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Wenger Not Worried by Ozil’s Dip Arsene Wenger says record signing Mesut Ozil will soon be back to his very best for Arsenal. The 25-year-old playmaker started his career in North London in scintillating fashion but hasn’t been his usual self in the past few weeks. But Wenger isn’t losing any sleep over it and […]

Cazorla Advises against Underestimating Marseille, Giroud is Arsenal’s Best, Walcott Determined to Rise Again, Szczesny Not Playing Friends with Boruc…

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Cazorla Advises against Underestimating Marseille Santi Cazorla feels it is very important that he and his Arsenal teammates don’t take Olympique Marseille lightly in their Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League encounter at the Emirates. Having amassed nine points from the first four games, Arsenal currently top Group F while their Ligue 1 opponents sit at […]

Ramsey Disagrees with Rooney, Llorente ‘Not for Sale’, ‘Chicharito ‘Hernandez Wanted at Arsenal, Fabinho Too…

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Ramsey Disagrees with Rooney Aaron Ramsey believes that Arsenal FC will prove themselves as genuine contenders for the Barclays Premier League title if they are still in pole position around Christmas. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney recently downplayed the Gunners’ impressive start to the new season and claimed it would mean something only if they […]

Llorente Eyes Arsenal Transfer, Giroud Unconcerned by Dortmund Defeat, Wilshere Too, Ramsey Admits Fault, Del Piero on Ozil…

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Llorente Eyes Arsenal Transfer – Report Juventus striker Fernando Llorente wants to end his miserable spell in Turin by joining Arsenal in the January transfer window, claim The Express. The 28-year-old Spaniard has played just seven games so far for the Old Lady since signing for them on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao in […]

Square pegs in round holes

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I’m sure you’ll all be familiar – even those who did not read my match preview – with the statistics flying around before yesterday’s game. Needless to say, Schalke ended a very strong run of form in Champions League home games for Arsenal. As for actual, more immediate form, Arsenal looked much the same as […]

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? […]

Arsenal join Spurs out of the title race

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Arsenal are 10 points off Premier League leaders Chelsea after a spineless, gutless performance in a 1-0 defeat to Norwich City, who at the final whistle were celebrating their first win of the season. Arsenal now find themselves 9th in the table, with just three wins in their opening eight games. What looked like a […]

What to expect from Wilshere next season

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The Wengerism ‘like a new signing’ will never be greeted with more excitement than when Jack Wilshere returns to action for Arsenal next season. The extremely talented 20-year-old missed the entire 2011/12 season with a recurring ankle problem after a highly impressive first campaign in Arsenal’s midfield. With the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir […]

There’s a talented player in there somewhere

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I have to admit that I naively raised an eyebrow yesterday when Roberto Mancini, chasing a much-needed win at Newcastle, took off attacking midfielder Samir Nasri for defensive midfielder Nigel De Jong. In the end, this turned out to be the masterstroke that won City the game, and possibly the league title. Having been largely […]

Arsenal lose grip on 3rd place

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With five games to go, 3rd place was in Arsenal’s hands. It wasn’t the season we’d hoped for, but considering how badly we started, we looked like saving some dignity. Four games later, we are looking at another typical end-of-season collapse. Of course, it’s nothing like last season, where the prize we’d lost was far […]

Aaron Ramsey can look back at a solid season

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If Aaron Ramsey wasn’t entirely sure whether he was out of form, he knew now. Because it had quite literally, snuck up behind him. Fernando Torres, desperately out of form himself and hoping he would be rewarded through hard-work, dispossessed Ramsey on at least two occasions and the Emirates crowd quickly grew restless at his lack of urgency […]

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 […]

There is only the end of the season

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Yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to relegation strugglers QPR summed up Arsenal’s season, just as every game seems to do at the moment. We learned nothing new yesterday, and won’t until the season ends. I said it a few months ago – it’s all about who messes up least often. We put together a surprisingly good run […]

Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester City All Want Van Persie

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Euro 2012 arch-rival Real Madrid wants Robin Van Persie. Look at my face: I am not happy right now. The prospect of Real Madrid acquiring Arsene Wenger and Robin van Persie would be a major coup for that club, to be sure, but I’m left to wonder whether or not Van Persie would view that […]

Early struggle has been a lesson for us all

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It’s not often I take much from Arsene Wenger’s quotes, but something stuck with me in his post-match interview on Saturday. After a comprehensive 3-0 win over West Brom continued Arsenal’s recent revival, the boss said: “When you see where we came from and how much we have suffered that is a good lesson for […]

A game of two halves for Andre Santos – what now for the big Brazilian?

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There’s not much more that needs to be said about Arsenal’s memorable 5-3 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday. I could repeat what everyone else has said about the entertainment and sheer brilliance of Robin van Persie, but that would render me somewhat pointless. So instead I’m going to focus on the performance of […]

Arsenal full of bad habits

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To be honest, I feared another Old Trafford-like drubbing at the hands of Spurs today. I couldn’t see us conceding less than three goals and was sure Emmanuel Adebayor would continue his good record of scoring in North London derbies, this time for the enemy. In the end what we got was arguably more depressing; […]

Rambo is tipped to be Wenger’s new top Gun

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Aaron Ramsey is good enough to fill the huge midfield gap at Arsenal left by the departures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. That’s the caoim in this morning’s Mirror from Swansea defender and Wales team-mate Neil Taylor, 22, ahead of our Premier League home game against the top flight new boys. He said: “I’ll […]