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Liverpool’s dilemma. Is £56 million plus Sanchez a good deal for Suarez?

Ok, so you can take much of what has been written about Luis Suarez over the past week with a huge dollop of salt. But even the most die-hard reds can’t deny that Liverpool’s red hot striker isn’t on the wish list of just about every big club in the world. So personally I would ignore Daily Star gossip like …

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AshleyLiverpool’s dilemma. Is £56 million plus Sanchez a good deal for Suarez?
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New Arsenal Puma kit leaked – and this looks real

There have been a few leaks recently which purport to show the first Arsenal kit made by new shirt maker Puma, but this one looks pretty convincing. Gunners fan James Clarke posted a picture of the new kit taken in the official Puma store in Macau to his Twitter page, along with training tops. And while of course he might …

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Mario Balotelli’s cunning plan to ensure England qualify for the World Cup knock out

He wants to kiss the Queen. No really The maverick Italian star, who may or may not be on his way to Arsenal, responded to England’s calamitous defeat tonight by tweeting this So England fans have nothing to worry about, providing Mario delivers on his promise and the Queen is prepared to pucker up.

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AshleyMario Balotelli’s cunning plan to ensure England qualify for the World Cup knock out
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Arsenal fans’ fury – #Wengerout trending on Twitter

So it appears that some Arsenal fans are not best pleased that their former captain has signed for Chelsea. Within a few minutes of Cesc Fabregas’ move to the Blues being announced Gunners took to Twitter to vent their fury. And in spite of their manager only recently putting pen to paper on a three year contract within an hour …

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Why selling Cazorla and buying Fabregas might just work for Arsenal

So where do you stand on Cesc then? It seems that the Arsenal supporting world is split on the potential return of the brilliant Catalan with one half arguing that the club will be fine without him and the other half thinking that letting Chelsea buy him is craziness on par with the sale of RVP to United. There are …

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AshleyWhy selling Cazorla and buying Fabregas might just work for Arsenal
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Ten reasons why Italia 90 was the best World Cup of all time

1966 was brilliant because football came home (and we won it). My dad raves about 1970 and England’s games against Brazil and West Germany and 2006 set the bar so high for a brilliantly organised and memorable World Cup with the weirdest twist in the final. However when it comes to the best World Cup of all time it has …

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Reports that Fabregas agreed personal terms with Chelsea

Breaking news from Spain According to the Star Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, who have a good reputation with close links to Barca, this morning claimed that the Blues had reached an agreement with Fabregas. The issue for the club is apparently the fee with Barca holding out for around £30 million With Arsenal and Man United seemingly choosing to pass …

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Is Wilfried Bony on his way to Arsenal? Chelsea?

So it seems Arsenal have been rebuffed by Real Madrid in their search for a striker with Benzema possibly staying put and Morata on his way to Juve. But with £100 million burning a hole in his pocket and two strikers (if we assume that Loic Remy is pretty much a done deal) on his shopping list is Arsene now …

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AshleyIs Wilfried Bony on his way to Arsenal? Chelsea?
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Football: betting tips on who the favourites are for this season’s Premiership

This is really proving to be an unusual season of Premiership football, but that is not so unexpected, given the major changes that have occurred at many of the biggest clubs. The loss of Sir Alex Ferguson was expected to be earth shattering for Manchester United (16/1), and they have definitely found the transition to the David Moyes era difficult. …

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Arsenal update: if not Morata then who? Remy? Benteke? Berbatov?

Well the Alvaro Morata to Arsenal story didn’t last that long did it? Several sources are saying that Arsene Wenger has no interest in the player who was apparently heading for a few months on loan to provide back up for Olivier Giroud. There are still plenty of names being linked with Arsenal. Pato – though that seems very unlikely …

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AshleyArsenal update: if not Morata then who? Remy? Benteke? Berbatov?

Should Arsenal cash in Podolski (and maybe get Lewandowski) ?

Arsenal are in the market for a direct striker in the transfer window and top of that list really has to be Dortmund’s sensational Pole, Robert Lewandowski. Trouble is half of Europe is monitoring the player and Bayern Munich still seems like a very likely destination. Though he said that he does fancy a crack at the Premiership too. So …

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Who will be Arsenal’s second striker for the Sunderland game? Akpom?

So who do you think will end up playing where against Sunderland this weekend? Well the back five pretty much picks itself, and as for the main striker there really is only one option – our avuncular Frenchman. The midfield could be intriguing though. If Walcott is fit he should start on the right with Cazorla on the left. My …

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Beckham signs for Arsenal!

Nope not that one.It is actually his son Romeo who has been accepted into the club’s youth academy. According to ITV the ten year-old, who is a big Arsenal fan, has reportedly joined the youth academy on a development contract. If he has a tenth of the talent of his father then this is surely going to be good news. …

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Mesut Ozil speaks about his move to Arsenal

On his Facebook page Ozil had this message to fans of both his old and new clubs. “Dear fans of Real Madrid. Thank you very much for three wonderful years with all of you. “My time at Real Madrid was unique and special for me. “Sometimes things develop differently, than I would have expected them to a few days ago. …

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Arsenal confirm Mesut Ozil signing – the tweet we have all been waiting for

It's official… @MesutOzil1088 is an #Arsenal player. Read the full story, with quotes from Ozil: http://t.co/sFtrKrcOaG #OzilIsAGunner — Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 2, 2013 Here’s the news all Gunners fans have been waiting for here. More details here. Wenger said “We are extremely pleased to have signed Mesut Ozil. He is a great player, with proven quality at both club and …

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BBC saying that Juan Mata wants to join PSG – but Chelsea playing hard ball

The BBC’s Five Live station has just announced that Juan Mata is very keen on a PSG move and is angling for a deal. Seemingly pushed out by the arrival Willian the Spaniard wants to go to Paris. Apparently the two clubs haven’t agreed a fee, but the BBC seems to believe that there is a good choice that the …

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Now Daily Mail confirm Ozil signing, but Arsenal might leave it until 11PM to announce it

Arsenal fans are probably biting their nails as it seems that the Ozil to Arsenal deal is taking an age to confirm. There have been reassuring words from David Ornstein and others, but still there must be a few doubts starting to emerge. Not so says The Daily Mail which has confirmed the transfer here. Interestingly the Mail says that …

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AshleyNow Daily Mail confirm Ozil signing, but Arsenal might leave it until 11PM to announce it

So Arsenal’s second choice striker is… Nicklas Bendtner – Palace move off

So Arsenal fans, that big summer striker signing has not materialised, but no worries, Nick The Dane is coming to the rescue. The BBC have just posted that Nicklas Bendtner’s proposed move to Palace has been called off after the deal to sign Demba Ba fell through. David Ornstein posted on the BBC website… “Unless there is any last-minute turn …

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BBC’s David Ornstein says Chelsea’s Ba not going to Arsenal

The BBC’s football correspondent has just confirmed that Ba will not be joining Arsenal on loan. Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho has stopped the deal as he didn’t want to do business with a rival club. Is it not a bit late to decide this! Has Mourinho just pulled a masterstroke and left Arsenal without a striker? So Arsene Wenger’s search …

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AshleyBBC’s David Ornstein says Chelsea’s Ba not going to Arsenal