Arsenal update: Higuain bid, but is he the striker you want?

There have been whispers for a few weeks now that Arsenal are about to launch a bid for Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain. Now even the broadsheet papers are getting in on the story with the Telegraph claiming that the player has emerged as the Gunners’ number one target and that a bid of £19 million has been lined up. According …

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Arsenal update: Guillem Balague says £10 million bid for David Villa

There is some real confusion about where David Villa will be playing football next season. However it seems very unlikely that he will be joining any clubs that can’t offer him Champions League football so that means Spurs and Liverpool are out of the picture. So then where does that leave Arsenal? A couple of sources are quoting Spanish football …

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Jovetic to Arsenal update

If Fiorentina’s talented Montenegrin is to join Arsenal three things needed to happen to make the deal certain. So let’s take a peek at those three things and where we are with them. 1 Fiorentina not to quality for the Champions League, but Arsenal to make it. Well thanks to Koscielny’s goal the Gunners will be in the draw for …

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Why Arsenal will announce a new signing today

So the speculation can finally end. Arsenal are back in the Champions League next year – well provided they negotiate the qualifying round – and that £70 million burning a hole in Arsene’s pocket can be used to buy some of Europe’s elite players. One thing is for sure. Arsenal will announce a new signing in the next 24 hours. …

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Wayne Rooney to Arsenal? Surely not…

The Wayne Rooney to Arsenal story has reignited again this morning courtesy of the Daily Mail. The paper says Arsenal have been discussing a bid for the England player since March and are now poised to make their move. However it also adds ‘putting together a financial package to land him is the major obstacle to a deal. Lukas Podolski, …

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Arsenal appear to have signed French striker…

So says French radio station RMC which is reporting that Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo on a freebie this summer. Apparently it s four year deal for the striker who is currently plying his trade with Ligue 2 side Auxerre. If it is true then the good news is that Sanogo ceryaionly knows where …

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Arsenal update: David Villa – it is us or Spurs?

So David Villa’s quest to re start his carer in North London and the Premiership continues, however the news this morning is that the Spanish striker might not heading for his expected destination The Barca man, who very nearly joined Arsenal in the winter window is, according to radio station Cadena Ser and newspaper Mundo Deportivo, on his way to …

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Crystal Palace and Arsenal – comparing the Premiership with the Championship

Arsenal fan Julius @OneGunn3r on the differences between life at the top of the Premiership and Championship. It only really struck me last night just how sheltered a fan I am. I decided to get a ticket to the Crystal Palace vs. Brighton play off semi final, caught up with the romance of a big rivalry and the opportunity for …

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Baines and Fellaini – Man United’s first signings under Moyes

In news that will surprise no one The Sun says that David Moyes is going to kick off his tenure as Manchester United boss (that still sounds odd when I write it) by snapping up the best two players from his old club. Moyes is ready to move for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini and will give his erstwhile employers …

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Arsenal update: David Villa, Lukasz Piszczek, Julian Draxler

Another of the winter’s main targets for Arsene Wenger is back in the news again. Barca’s David Villa is the subject of much speculation this morning as it was revealed that he allegedly had one one foot at Arsenal in the winter. Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo claims that the North Londoners had offered £8.5m for the 31-year-old, but the La …

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Were Jose Mourinho and Chelsea made for each other?

Asks Simon Poulter of the award winning What Would David Bowie Do blog Over the last couple of weeks sports journalists have been trying their best to construct the richest analogy to cover the Will he? Won’t he? Surely he will…? speculation surrounding Jose Mourinho’s supposed or actual return to Chelsea. Most – actually, all of them – have tried …

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Arsenal still considering Turkish winger?

With the summer window rapidly approaching it will be interesting to see how many names that were linked with Arsenal in the winter window are quoted for a second time. One player who might get some serious attention from Arsenal is Atletico Madrid’s Turkish star Arda Turan. His agent, Ahmet Bulut, hinted that the player was keen to move to …

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Arsenal update: Sagna, Remy, Rooney, Draxler and Ulreich

Morning Gooners, there’s plenty to chew on today with the rumour mills working over time predicting who Arsenal are going to sign in the summer. One player who might not be going anywhere is right back Bacary Sagna. A couple of sources are saying that his dream move to PSG has broken down and that the player will stay at …

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Arsenal fans guide to Chelsea songs for tonight – with updated lyrics

In what is a massively weird situation Arsenal fans will be cheering on Chelsea tonight to ensure that Spurs remain in fifth place thereby leaving fourth place to Arsenal if they win their last two games. So Gunners fans some of the songs that you know and love will have their lyrics changed for one night only. So for example …

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Arsenal update: Pleguezuelo Selva, Lowton and N’Koulou

With that transfer window opening soon approaching the rumours are coming thick and fast. Today has thrown up three new names – two centre backs and a right back. The one that seems the most likely, and it too is still a pretty long shot, is Matt Lowton, Villa’s excellent right back. Someone has clearly been sniffing around the players …

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Arsenal update: Jovetic, Lewandowski, Remy and Yilmaz

There’s loads of Arsenal-related transfer gossip this morning – not a lot of it, it had to be said, of any substance. The most interesting is from Goal.com which claims that Arsenal aren’t just after one marquee striker signing, but two. The site says that Arsenal are in advanced talks with Fiorentina to sign Stevan Jovetic but are also mulling …

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Some tricky decisions for Alan Pardew and Newcastle for the West Ham game

Following an embarrassing 6-0 hammering by Liverpool, and after a week where newspapers were warned against revealing the extent of Newcastle’s dressing room tensions, this weekend’s trip to West Ham feels like a particularly important game for Alan Pardew. Newcastle are now in 17th, just one point away from the drop-zone. They could do without further selection issues, but the …

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Arsenal update: news on QPR targets from Harry and Arsene

Arsenal travel to QPR on Saturday and as Arsene Wenger has reiterated today they only have one thing on their minds – winning three points. Maybe afterwards though Arsene will sit down for post match cuppa with Harry and talk about the future of several QPR players. The most obvious one is Julio Cesar who seems to have emerged as …

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Arsene Wenger on a Cesc Fabregas return to Arsenal

Among the many things that Arsene Wenger has commented on this morning, he had a word or two to say about Arsenal’s one time star Cesc Fabregas. A man who is struggling at Barcelona and yesterday said when asked about his possible return to London “I do not know what is being said and even what is written,” said Fàbregas. …

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