Will Arsenal lose out on David Villa if they don’t quality for the Champions League?

As Arsenal fans don’t need reminding they are currently in sixth in the Premiership and are four points behind Spurs in fourth. Yet many supporters share Arsene Wenger’s confidence that the club will once again qualify for the Champions League. Many pundits are backing the Gunners too with Mark Lawrenson also confident that Arsenal will see off their rivals. The …

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Arsenal would be second in the Premiership – if only the second half of games counted

Really great stat from the people at TalkSport who have put together the table showing who would be where if only the second half of games counted. It turns out that Arsenal would be second in the league behind Man City on goals scored. Man United, in spite of their many late goals this season, would be five points adrift …

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AshleyArsenal would be second in the Premiership – if only the second half of games counted
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A Champions League games in England ‘was fixed.’ Which team was involved in that game?

In case you haven’t heard yet shocking news from the BBC and others. Apparently a Champions League game in England has been implicated in a huge European match fixing investigation. Europol, who are the European Police agency, have fingered more than 380 dodgy games including a CL one played in England. Admittedly most of the investigations are nothing to do …

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Arsenal update: Where does the Monreal signing leave Kieran Gibbs?

There’s no denying that Arsenal are looking a much stronger side than they did a few months ago. And while part on this is down to the scintillating form of Waclott, the ever growing confidence of Wilshere and the attacking flair of Giroud the defence has also played its part. And in particular Arsenal’s key defender this season has arguably been …

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AshleyArsenal update: Where does the Monreal signing leave Kieran Gibbs?

So who else did Arsenal try to sign on the last day of the window? Villa? Traore? Capoue?

As well as the signing of Nacho Monreal Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal got pretty close to grabbing another player on the last day of the window. However that player’s club refused to let the player go and the deal fell through. So who was that player? It was assumed initially to be either Barcelona’s David Villa or West Ham’s …

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AshleySo who else did Arsenal try to sign on the last day of the window? Villa? Traore? Capoue?

Bit late – David Villa wants Arsenal move in the Summer

If you thought you had heard the last of the David Vila to Arsenal stories now the window has closed – think again. The Sun  is running with a story today that suggests that Barcelona’s want-away striker will push the deal through in the summer. The Sun says After a long-term injury last season, Villa has failed to command a …

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AshleyBit late – David Villa wants Arsenal move in the Summer

Should Rodgers drop Carragher for Liverpool’s game against Man City?

After receiving the man-of-the-match award for his fine performance against Arsenal, Jamie Carragher was asked if he was enjoying his current run in the side. “What, two games?” came the typically cheeky Scouse reply. He’s hardly cemented his position as a first-team regular. But Carragher certainly performed well at the Emirates, dealing with Arsenal’s long balls towards Olivier Giroud in …

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Arsenal update: Confirmed Nacho Monreal signs for £8.3 million

Finally it is official. Arsenal have signed a player in the transfer window. It might not have been the players that the fans hoped for but Nacho Monreal is clearly a quality signing. The club have apparently been tracking the player for a while and according to Arsenal insiders it was likely they were going to complete the move in …

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AshleyArsenal update: Confirmed Nacho Monreal signs for £8.3 million

Arsenal update: No more signings, but Santos could go tomorrow

Unless Barcelona make a sudden about turn on the David Villa bid that’s it from Arsenal tonight. The club are apparently putting the finishing touches to the Nacho Monreal deal which will be announced in the next thirty minutes, but that is the only bit of incoming business the club have done in the window. There is however an interesting …

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AshleyArsenal update: No more signings, but Santos could go tomorrow

Sky reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame is on the move

Earlier in the day it looked like he was staying, but according to Sky Sports an un-named Premier League side have triggered Mohammed Diame’s release clause at West Ham. It could be Arsenal who have been tracking the player for a while, or maybe it is Spurs? Fulham apparently have one more signing to announce too. QPR have been mentioned …

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AshleySky reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame is on the move

Spurs target Leandro Damiao staying in Brazil. Summer move possible

Not good news for Spurs fans. Their big signing today was to have been Internacional’s sensational striker, Leandro Damiao, but now it appears he is staying in Brazil. Globo Esporte says that he will play for Internacional for another six months, but that a move to Premiership side in the summer hasn’t been ruled out. The news has also been …

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AshleySpurs target Leandro Damiao staying in Brazil. Summer move possible

Arsenal update: Fernando Amorebieta deal off. Nacho Monreal player stats are very impressive.

It looks like there could be great news for Arsenal fans about the signing of Nacho Monreal. But it less encouraging news from Spain about the central defender Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Goal.com which broke the story initially is now saying that the player has changed his mind and wants to stay in Spain for now. The 27 year …

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AshleyArsenal update: Fernando Amorebieta deal off. Nacho Monreal player stats are very impressive.

Arsenal update: Nacho Monreal on the plane to London. Deal done? David Villa has gone shopping

Two quick bits of news at 5.30 As we mentioned earlier Nacho Monreal, the Malaga left back, looks like he is about to become an Arsenal player. Spanish radio stations Radio Marca has reported that the player is on his way to London to finalise the deal. If so well done Arsene, and his erstwhile team mate Santi Cazorla, and …

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AshleyArsenal update: Nacho Monreal on the plane to London. Deal done? David Villa has gone shopping
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Arsenal reported in talks to sign centre back Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Maarten Stekelenburg tracked

And the transfer window day at The Emirates has taken another twist. Jamie Sanderson who writes for the Metro and is usually very reliable for Arsenal news has just tweeted No news yet but reassured Arsenal are still open for business. #afc have had dialogue today with various agents. Leaving it late. He has also suggested that the club are …

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AshleyArsenal reported in talks to sign centre back Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Maarten Stekelenburg tracked

Arsenal update: Odds on Villa coming shorten, news on left backs, Arshavin exit, and a centre back

Well it looked at one point as if the big Arsenal story would be the signings of David Villa and Mohammed Diame. A number of sources are suggesting that Arsenal are still talking to Barcelona about Villa.  Also agent Sky Andrew, who has reasonably close links with the club, has told Talk Sport to expect a few big surprises later …

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AshleyArsenal update: Odds on Villa coming shorten, news on left backs, Arshavin exit, and a centre back
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Spurs update: Official offer made for striker Leandro Damiao

Along with the Beckham to PSG saga the biggest story of the window day could involve Spurs and their pursuit of Leandro Damiao. Spurs have been chasing the 23 year old Brazilian for some time now and it appears that they might just be about to land their man. According to The Metro the club are alleged to have offered …

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Arsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame about to sign new deal at West Ham

A few days ago it seemed like a done deal that West Ham’s Senegalese midfielder Mohamed Diame would be heading to either Arsenal or Spurs. Goal is reporting that the player is heading for Karen Brady’s office, but not to sign for another club. Goal says It is expected that Diame will sign an extended deal on improved terms that …

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Arsenal update: Rumours of a move for Malaga’s Nacho Monreal

The new left back rumours are coming thick and fast now. Goal.com is reporting that the latest left back to be linked is Malaga’s Nacho Monreal. There’s no link to any source but again this one might just have legs. Nacho Monreal is a 26 year old who has been a regular in the Malaga team since 2011. He joined …

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AshleyArsenal update: Rumours of a move for Malaga’s Nacho Monreal
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Arsenal update: is Bong the team’s new left back?

Arsene Wenger stated last night that he would be looking for a left back today, yet other than the obvious – Baines, Shaw etc – very few targets have emerged. Now the Mail has revealed that Wenger might be looking to his traditional French territory for a replacement in the guise of Valenciennes’ Gaetan Bong. The Cameroon international Bong, who …

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AshleyArsenal update: is Bong the team’s new left back?
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Norwich City sign Luciano Becchio and are now closing in on Curtis Davies

You would not necessarily have predicted that the Norfolk club would be among the busiest on transfer deadline day, but Norwich have already signed one player and look like they are in for another. Joining an already large band of ex-Leeds players at the club is the Argentinian Luciano Becchio. He is part of straight swap deal with the Yorkshire …

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AshleyNorwich City sign Luciano Becchio and are now closing in on Curtis Davies