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

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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AshleyArsenal update: news on QPR targets from Harry and Arsene

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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AshleyArsene Wenger on a Cesc Fabregas return to Arsenal

Arsenal round up: Gonalons, Fabregas, Koscielny and Cesar

It is no secret that Arsenal are looking to strengthen their midfield this summer with one, maybe two signings. On the Emirates wants list somewhere is likely to be the £15m-rated Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons. Wenger has sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old on several occasions this season and Lyon have hinted that it take offers of over £15 million …

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AshleyArsenal round up: Gonalons, Fabregas, Koscielny and Cesar

Arsenal’s new striker? Or a last throw of the dice?

The other week Arsene Wenger hinted that he has been working with Lukas Podolski on playing the German as a striker through the middle. And then against Man United, with Giroud sidelined, Podolski lead the line in a to be honest largely ineffective way. Anyhow with rumours of a possible bid for the German from Galatasary Arsene Wenger has been …

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AshleyArsenal’s new striker? Or a last throw of the dice?

Villa, Valdes, Sanchez, Song – should Arsenal sign any of them?

While everyone else was marveling at a wonderful performance from Bayern last night Arsenal fans had another reason to keep a very close eye on Barca’s woeful Champions League exit. This is because for the latter part of the game all five of the players that have been linked with the club in the last few months were on the …

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AshleyVilla, Valdes, Sanchez, Song – should Arsenal sign any of them?

ITV gets scoop of the year with Jose Mourinho to Chelsea – then does an Adele

In case you haven’t seen it yet this is the ITV interview in which Jose Mourinho was just about to reveal where he was going to manage next year, but got interrupted as the channel had to shoot off to the news/ads. I think the technical term for this is doing an Adele. Mourinho did say though “I know in …

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AshleyITV gets scoop of the year with Jose Mourinho to Chelsea – then does an Adele

Arsenal update: Draxler, Adler and Benteke

It is a fairly quiet morning for transfer rumours today, but there are a few lingering on from yesterday that have small updates. Firstly Julian Draxler has been rubbishing suggestions that he will move to Borussia Dortmund in the summer. With Gotze on his way to Bayern Munich Draxler was apparently being lined up as his replacement for the Champions …

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AshleyArsenal update: Draxler, Adler and Benteke

Henry? Laudrup? Klopp? Who will be the next Arsenal manager?

Ok, so he might not go this summer (but then he might) but Arsene Wenger can’t go on forever and Arsenal will soon have to address the issue of finding a new manager. On one level Arsenal are still a pretty attractive club to manage – nice stadium, stable-ish board, probability of Champions League football – they tick a lot …

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AshleyHenry? Laudrup? Klopp? Who will be the next Arsenal manager?

The five reasons why Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger isn’t PSG-bound this summer

First it was clear that he was staying, and now the Telegraph has suggested that he is on his way to France. So where will Arsene Wenger be managing next season? I think there is only one place – Arsenal. The Frenchman isn’t about to jettison his North London project a year earlier for the following reasons. 1 At Arsenal …

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AshleyThe five reasons why Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger isn’t PSG-bound this summer

Is Wenger leaving Arsenal and heading for PSG?

I though we had this one sorted yesterday when Arsene Wenger seemed to commit to Arsenal for the next twelve months, but apparently not. In case you haven’t seen it though this morning The Telegraph is suggesting that leading figures at PSG have been telling members of the French footballing elite that Arsene is on his way. And not just …

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AshleyIs Wenger leaving Arsenal and heading for PSG?

Will Arsenal fans ever forgive Robin Van Persie?

There was one very brief, but very poignant moment yesterday at The Emirates. After heading towards the away fans to applaud them the ex-Arsenal striker turned awkwardly towards a section of Arsenal fans and continued to clap. But with his ears ringing with boos the Dutchman realised that no one in the home section of the stadium was going to …

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AshleyWill Arsenal fans ever forgive Robin Van Persie?

Has Arsene Wenger had his transfer war chest cut to £60 million?

Bit of an odd one this, but in an interview with French paper L’Equipe Arsene Wenger not only confirms that he will be at Arsenal next season, but also seems to suggest that he has had £10 million cut from his transfer budget. Up until now the figure that has widely reported is that Wenger has been given a £70 …

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AshleyHas Arsene Wenger had his transfer war chest cut to £60 million?

Is Cesc Fabregas on his way back to Arsenal? The four reasons why he might be

Well that’s what the Star is suggesting this morning. The theory runs like this. 1 Barcelona can’t seem to accommodate him in their team. This article looks in depth about how they have chosen to use him. The evidence is clear is that while he was brought in to replace Xavi he just hasn’t worked in that role. He has …

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AshleyIs Cesc Fabregas on his way back to Arsenal? The four reasons why he might be

Gervinho, Walcott, Podolski – who should start upfront for Arsenal today?

With all the talk about Robin van Persie, this would have been a perfect opportunity for his successor at Arsenal, Olivier Giroud, to prove he’s been a decent replacement in his first Premier League campaign. Giroud has been unable to match Van Persie’s goalscoring tally, but his all-round play has been decent. Giroud’s red card for a clumsy tackle at …

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AshleyGervinho, Walcott, Podolski – who should start upfront for Arsenal today?

Could Fergie drop RVP for the Arsenal game?

Is there any need for Robin van Persie to start at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon? Manchester United’s number 20 scored the excellent hat-trick that sealed the club’s 20th league title on Monday night against Aston Villa, and might be given a guard of honour by the Arsenal team that sold him last summer. But Van Persie still has an …

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AshleyCould Fergie drop RVP for the Arsenal game?

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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AshleyHow the ash cloud stopped Robert Lewandowski signing for Blackburn

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

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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AshleyArsenal to line up Diaby replacement?

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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AshleyStevan Jovetic to Arsenal – ‘expect developments’ says agent