How the ash cloud stopped Robert Lewandowski signing for Blackburn

Remember the ash cloud that hovered over the north of Europe in 2010? Well it didn’t just have the effect of crippling the Icelandic economy and downing hundreds of planes. It also scuppered what might have been the footballing coup of the decade. For had it not happened Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski could well have been a Blackburn Rovers player. …

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Now it is rumoured that Arsenal players don’t want the guard of honour

I wrote yesterday about how Arsenal fans need to get over it and give Manchester United, and their old pal Robin Van Persie, the guard of honour on Sunday. Now in a classic piece of mischief making the Daily Mail is reporting that some of the players aren’t took keen on saluting their former team mate. The paper says Reluctant …

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Arsenal to line up Diaby replacement?

Arsenal have already done one deal with French Champions Montpelier – might they be about to do another one? According to The Express Younes Belhanda, who has been on Wenger’s radar for a while now, is set to leave the club in the summer and may end up joining his old team mate Olivier Giroud at Arsenal. Belhanda was linked …

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Stevan Jovetic to Arsenal – ‘expect developments’ says agent

Good news for Gunners fans. Speaking to website ilsussidiario.net agent Peppino Tirri has sounded an optimistic note that the Fiorentina player could soon be London-bound. Using a spot of Google translation he said “I read the news this morning in the newspapers . In fact it is a deal that might have practical implications. Expect developments ” I am not …

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Get over it! Why Arsenal should give Man United the guard of honour

There are many things in life which are unfair, unpalatable and downright uncomfortable. and as a Gooner I am probably going to have to endure something that is all three on Sunday when my beloved Arsenal give Man United the Premiership Champions traditional guard of honour. The club haven’t confirmed that the guard will take place beyond a hint that …

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Arsenal chase Juventus striking duo

As you probably know Juventus have been pretty impressive this season scooping the Serie A title without really breaking into a sweat. The side have already looked to next season too by adding Athletic Bilbao’s Fernando Llorente who will be joining them in July when his contract with the Basque club runs out. So, in the club’s never ending bid …

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Are Arsenal planning on raiding Aston Villa? Lowton and Benteke?

Arsene Wenger faces a tricky decision about who he signs as a right back in the summer. If, as expected, Bacary Sagna returns to France, Wenger has the option of either signing a replacement for Sagna or promoting excellent English player Carl Jenkinson and looking for an understudy for him. If it is the latter then there may be some …

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Arsenal update: Fazio targeted, Williams courted, Real Betis want four Gunners

Do you remember Sevilla’s Federico Fazio? If the name rings a bell it is because the player was linked with Arsenal as far back as 2009 after the club sold Kolo Toure. The central defender was apparently tempted but the club rebuffed a £5.5million bid and the 22 year old stayed in Spain. Now with Arsenal keen to strengthen their centre back options Fazio, now 26, is on …

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AshleyArsenal update: Fazio targeted, Williams courted, Real Betis want four Gunners

Remind me – why did Arsenal sell RVP to United? Wenger’s worst ever mistake?

I am sure I am not the only Arsenal fan to have felt just a little bit nauseous watching RVP running round Old Trafford last night after not just winning the league but also scoring , well, a hugely impressive hat-trick. If he needed a  game to push him back into the the PFA Player Of the Year race he …

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Arsenal update: Julio Cesar, Loic Remy and the QPR smash and grab

Even the optimistic of Rangers fans knows now that their team is down and will be playing Championship football next season. It is a sad ending for a side brimming with talent that just never seemed to play together well and get any momentum going. Already the vultures are circling and among them is Arsene Wenger. So far the Gunners …

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AshleyArsenal update: Julio Cesar, Loic Remy and the QPR smash and grab

Van Persie, Bale or Mata. Who would be your PFA Player of the year?

The PFA Player Of The Year shortlist has been announced. There is a bit of controversy around the list this year as there is arguably no outstanding candidate. The shortlist comprises six candidates which have been voted for by players a month or so ago – they get two votes each. Last year Robin Van Persie was the obvious choice …

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Wenger doesn’t expect Alex Song to return to Arsenal, yet

After his cousin/uncle (no one seem to know) Rigobert Song’s intervention yesterday claiming that Alex Song was unhappy at Barcelona and itching to return to England, Arsene Wenger has responded. In particular he has emphasised that the rumours that Arsenal have a buy back clause on Song simply aren’t true Wenger said “There is no buy-back clause. I heard he …

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Arsenal update – Wilshere, Cazorla and others face late fitness tests

After drawing with Everton at the Emirates on Tuesday Arsenal’s game against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday is a must win for the Gunners. However it looks like Arsene Wenger has got some serious worries on the injury front. Wenger said “there are a number of uncertainties about our squad. At the back everyone should available. In midfield we …

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Arsenal update: Kalou and Patricio – two leftfield deals

For a short time last summer it seemed as if Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou would be on his way to The Emirates. However it never happened with rumours that the Blues were reluctant to sell the player to their London rivals. Well if Arsene Wenger is still keen on Kalou he may have a second chance to sign the player …

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Is Olivier Giroud a symbol of all that’s wrong at Arsenal?

Arsenal fan Julius @OneGunn3r on his frustration with The Gunners’ French striker. I have found no player as difficult to write about as Olivier Giroud. Throughout the season I have tried and failed on many occasions to turn my thoughts on the big Frenchman into something digestible on a platform other than Twitter. For me, there are few players in …

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Song wants Arsenal return says Song

It has been a least a week since the last Alex Song back to Arsenal story so no surprises that Metro has dug out a new angle. The paper has a quote from Alex’s cousin Rigobert which underlines how unhappy he is at Barcelona and how he longs to return to North London. ‘Barcelona put so much effort into signing …

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Arsenal looking to raid Napoli

Arsenal have apparently been eyeing Napoli’s hugely successful striker Edinson Cavani for some time now – but then again so has half of Europe. Now it appears that Arsene Wenger might be about to make move for one of his team mates, versatile winger Juan Camillo Zuniga, when the transfer window re-opens. The Daily Express reports that the Colombian, who …

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Are Arsenal better without Wilshere and with Cazorla in the middle?

Depending on who you were talking to last night Arsenal either grabbed the one point that will probably be enough to give them a Champions League place or dropped a pair of points which will let their London rivals back in the race. To be fair The Gunners were a tad unfortunate. Had Olivier Giroud had his shooting boots on …

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Edinson Cavani drops exit hint – Chelsea, Arsenal and others take note

In form Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has dropped his biggest hint yet that he might be on his way out of Napoli in the summer. The player, who has scored 29 times in 36 appearances this year, told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “I’m fine in Naples, but in football there are lots of things to consider. I can only say …

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Arsenal update: Ashley Williams talks begin, Stephan El Shaarawy interest

Goal.com has just unveiled one of their exclusives and they claiming that Swansea’s central defender Ashley Williams, or at the very least his representatives, visited the London club for talks about his future. Arsenal are reportedly very keen on the Swansea captain as they seek to bolster a defence that has pretty much undermined any chance they had this year …

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