Is the David Villa to Arsenal story dead if Barca offer him a new contract?

The Daily Mail this morning is running with a story that Barcelona are about to offer Arsenal target David Villa a new contract. The 31 year old was hankering for a move in the transfer window as injuries had pushed him down the Catalan club’s pecking order. However after some excellent recent performances the club have decided that they want …

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AshleyIs the David Villa to Arsenal story dead if Barca offer him a new contract?

Arsenal update: Vorm in, Mertsesacker out…

Arsenal’s search for a keeper continues and the latest name to be thrown in the ring is the man who they put two past on Saturday. Arsene Wenger is apparently now keen on Swansea’s Michel Vorm ,who at the very least would be a replacement for Lukasz Fabianski and may even supersede Wojciech Szczesny as the Gunners’ long term number one. …

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AshleyArsenal update: Vorm in, Mertsesacker out…

Spurs striking dilemma; Why Ade Should Get Nod Over Defoe

Spurs’ striker situation this season has been peculiar. At the start of the campaign, Andre Villas-Boas opted for Jermain Defoe as his lone forward, despite the permanent signing of Emmanuel Adebayor, who was probably more suited to that role. Defoe performed well early on, combining goalscoring with impressive movement and improved link-up play. Surprisingly, Villas-Boas switched to a 4-4-2 to …

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Why Fabianski should keep his place in the Arsenal team for the Swansea game

Arsene Wenger sprung a surprise in midweek, leaving out first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for the trip to Bayern Munich, and selecting his fellow Pole Lukas Fabianski instead. Fabianski performed well Arsenal’s ultimately futile victory, making a couple of fine stops on his way to a clean sheet, and now Wenger faces a selection dilemma ahead of Saturday’s trip to Swansea. …

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Arsenal update: Wenger names squad for Swansea – more injuries

Arsene Wenger has just given Arsenal.com the scoop on who is in the squad for the game against Swansea this weekend, and it isn’t great news. Firstly none of the players already out are going to be back for the crucial tie. Wenger said ‘Sagna and Podolski will not be back. And Wilshere, as we know, is out as well. …

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Spurs’ AVB says English clubs will one again rule Europe

After Arsenal’s brave, but still very painful exit from the Champions League at the feet of Bayern last night, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been talking today about how he believes that English clubs will bounce back in Europe soon. In referencing Arsene Wenger’s warning that this season’s results were “a massive wake-up call” for English football AVB told the …

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Could Arsenal profit from the Man City clear out? Dzeko, Barry, Nasri?

A few weeks back I wrote a story about why Man City’s Sami Nasri should be mulling over a return to the Emirates. I was expecting a huge amount of negativity about the prospect from Arsenal fans, but weirdly enough in the poll that ran with the article a majority of Gooners wanted to forgive and forget and would welcome …

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Arsenal fans – what would be a good result tonight? Can we scrape a win?

There were a few brief moments a couple of days back when I saw a glimmer of hope. I looked at that Bayern team sheet and thought, well no Ribery, Robben or Schweinsteiger. Several of the players that inflicted so much damage at The Emirates are missing. If only Giroud could oblige us with an early goal, then maybe just …

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Will Liverpool and Arsenal be competing for the same players this summer?

There’s an interesting interview (reported by The Telegraph and others) where Brendan Rodgers talks about his transfer plans for next summer. First up Rodgers doesn’t see a major restructuring of the team which has hit form recently. “There is no doubt there is a natural rebuilding that will come with the likes of Jamie Carragher retiring. I am happy with …

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Arsenal update – How bad is the Wilshere injury? Bayern team news and more

Worrying times for Gunners fans as Arsene Wenger admits that his star midfielder could face a longer lay off than the three weeks that were discused yesterday. Wilshere’s injury is alarmingly similar to the one that kept him out of football for the best part of a year and a half and Wenger suggested yesterday that the England player could …

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Nightmare for Arsenal: BBC confirm that Jack Wilshere will be out for three weeks

Not good news for The Gunners as they bid to recover their Champions League tie against Bayern while pressing for fourth place in the Premiership. The BBC (Radio Five Live) has confirmed that the club’s key midfielder, Jack Wilshere, will be out of action for at least three weeks. There’s more here. As the player has stayed in Dubai it …

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AshleyNightmare for Arsenal: BBC confirm that Jack Wilshere will be out for three weeks

Arsenal update: Wilshere out, Podolski to Juve? And Raul Albiol targeted

The big news today focuses on the upcoming Champions League game against Bayern on Wednesday. And what looked like just about possible for Arsenal, now looks like impossible. After a series of injuries dogged the German side, the Gunners now have to deal with the absence of their talismanic midfielder Jack Wilshere. According to The Guardian Wilshere is still in …

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AshleyArsenal update: Wilshere out, Podolski to Juve? And Raul Albiol targeted

Arsenal update: Ribery out, Robben iffy, Schweinsteiger suspended – could the Gunners have a chance?

So good news for Arsenal as they prepare to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League tie. Bayern are going to be without key players – quite a lot of them. The man who was the architect of the Bayern win in North London, central midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, is suspended as is defender Jerome Boateng. Bayern …

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AshleyArsenal update: Ribery out, Robben iffy, Schweinsteiger suspended – could the Gunners have a chance?

Arsenal update: Victor Wanyama, Micah Richards and St Etienne pair targeted

A couple of days Alex Song ago hinted that he might like to return to North London after his disastrous season at Barcelona. But according to the Metro Arsene Wenger isn’t tempted. He has set his sights on Celtic’s combative midfielder Victor Wanyama. The Keynan has been very impressive this season, especially in the Champions League and Wenger is keen …

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Have Liverpool found their winning midfield combination?

A midfield trio of Lucas Leiva, Joe Allen and Steven Gerrard appears a little too cautious on paper, but their collective performance in last week’s comprehensive 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic will have encouraged Brendan Rodgers, who likes to fill his sides with as many passers as possible. Rodgers had been using a 4-2-3-1 formation featuring four outright attackers since …

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Breaking: Ferguson says Rooney will stay at United

No great surprise this – given that there are very few clubs who could afford him – but Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated that Wayne Rooney will be an Man United player next season. Fergie told the BBC “He’ll be here next year.You can have my word on that.” The Man United manager added “There is no issue between myself …

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Arsenal update: Song return, Vermaelen to Barca, Real defender targeted

Today’s Arsenal news is all about Spain. The big story is that, unhappy with his lot at Barcelona Alex Song is pondering a move back to The Emirates. Less then a year after questioning the player’s commitment and attitude Arsene Wenger is reported to be happy to welcome the Cameroonian back to London. Song, who has been pretty much sidelined …

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The low down on Arsenal target and France’s hottest new young striker

What with Giroud scoring just three times in 10 games – the same btw as an ex Arsenal striker – The Gunners are in dire need of a clinical striker. Earlier today Andraes Cornelius was linked to the club, but now TalkSport have suggested that a player in a slightly more competitive league could be on his way to The …

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RVP’s goal drought – now as bad as Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud

The clamouring for Arsenal to sign a striker continues with fans desperate to see someone pull on a Gunners shirt who is clinical, predatory and consistent. Three words that can’t really describe the current incumbent Olivier Giourd. Giroud has impressed in flashes this season, but for me he doesn’t get in enough goal scoring positions and never ever puts away …

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Arsenal update: Jenkinson to City, Rooney connection and Cornelius tracked

It is Man city’s avowed aim to snap up the best English talent in the Premiership. No surprise then that they have set their sights on Arsenal’s right back Carl Jenkinson. The Mirror has a story this morning which suggests that Manicni and his men have been tracking the player and will make a move for him in the summer. …

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