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Arsenal begin talks to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

We have already had one Arsenal signing (well in the minds of the Zambian FA) yesterday and now it appears that Arsene Wenger is now going after another one – the big one. Schalke’s potent Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is, according to The Times (no link because it is a subscription only paper), beginning formal talks with the Gunners who …

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Arsenal’s first winter signing? Stoppila Sunzu apparently on his way

It has not been officially confirmed yet, but it seems that Arsenal are on the verge of making their first signing of the winter transfer window. With a view to adding a bit of steel to his midfield Arsene Wenger has apparently targeted Zambian Stoppila Sunzu and there are suggestions from his home country that the signing is imminent. Sunzu …

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Gareth Bale – is he going to Real Madrid/Barcelona? And why Spurs might not miss him

As Arsene Wenger has found to his cost, sell your best players and it becomes very hard to stay a top team. And that’s a dilemma that must be uppermost in the mind of one André Villas-Boas as he ponders the future of Gareth Bale. There’s no denying the huge talent of the Welsh full back/winger/striker and there are no …

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AshleyGareth Bale – is he going to Real Madrid/Barcelona? And why Spurs might not miss him
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Are Chelsea now favourites to land Theo Walcott?

So the Theo Walcott  transfer saga rumbles on in many ways over shadowing everything else that is going on at The Emirates at the moment. Last night the youngster got his wish and was started by Arsene Wenger as a central striker. Walcott scored one and looked a constant threat trying to latch on to balls from Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta. It is clear that Reading gave Arsenal way too much …

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Houllier tells French TV Thierry Henry might not be going to Arsenal – no contact between the clubs

More problems for Arsene Wenger this morning. It seemed as if Arsenal’s greatest ever striker, Thierry Henry, was destined to return to the club for a third spell this winter. Many papers have suggested that this is a done deal and that Henry would be at the club for several weeks and could even play for The Gunners in the …

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AshleyHoullier tells French TV Thierry Henry might not be going to Arsenal – no contact between the clubs
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Arsenal planning double raid on Liverpool – goalkeeper and winger on Wenger’s radar

There has been a lot of Arsenal-related transfer news in the last few hours. Though today it isn’t all about where Theo Walcott will spend the next part of his career, but about the list of players that Arsene Wenger is after in a bid to add steel to his rather brittle squad. The Mirror has a run down of …

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Top stories – Who should Arsenal sell? Air Stewardesses behaving badly, great cheap gadgets

Top stories from Brandish and our pals The Arsenal squad – who do you keep and who do you sell? Magnificent vintage football stickers How Carrots won World War Two Air Stewardesses behaving badly Great CCTV footage of people doing stupid things in stations Eight Christmas gifts for music lovers The phone of the future tested – we spend a …

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AshleyTop stories – Who should Arsenal sell? Air Stewardesses behaving badly, great cheap gadgets
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Why Liverpool can still qualify for The Champions League

After the recent win against West Ham, Steven Gerard emphasised that he is certain that Liverpool can qualify for The Champions League this season. He told The Liverpool Echo… “We’re building slowly towards where we want to be. We’ve got two home games now against Aston Villa and Fulham. If we can capitalise and make it 12 points out of …

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Walcott Crucial for Gunners’ Reading Trip

On Monday night, Arsenal return to the scene of their incredible 7-5 win over Reading in the Capital One Cup, and will be desperate to bounce back strongly from their embarrassing midweek defeat to Bradford City. Arsene Wenger’s team selections this season have generally been predictable, but he’s struggled to decide on his best right-sided midfielder. Theo Walcott has started …

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Theo Walcott is on his way to United/Chelsea/City/Juve/nowhere

There’s a lot of news about Arsenal’s speedy winger this morning, though, let’s just say that very little of it falls into ‘from the horse’s mouth’ category and you should take it all with a tankard of salt. Until a few weeks ago it seemed that Theo Walcott would possibly end up at Liverpool leading the line alongside Suarez. Then …

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Barcelona has highest number of its players in European elite leagues – but you’ll never guess who is second

A few years ago I wondered if Arsenal had the highest number of its ex-players in the Premiership. It seemed that every club had their own product of the Arsenal youth team whether they be a Sidwell, Hoyte or a Bothroyd. However the latest figures of who has the most of its players (ok you can call some of them …

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AshleyBarcelona has highest number of its players in European elite leagues – but you’ll never guess who is second
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Secret talks? Is Fergie lining up Pep Guardiola as the next Man United manager?

There’s an intriguing bit of journalism from the Daily Mirror this morning which seeks to add one and one and make seven. According to the paper Pep Guardiola is now in the hot seat not for a job in London with Chelsea or even Arsenal, both of whom could be looking for managers come the summer, but United. And how …

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Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis tells the fans – Arsene has plenty of money to spend

Some interesting news courtesy of Arsenal expert Tim Payton, who has been sharing on Twitter and BBC Five Live what exactly went on at the Arsenal Supporters Trust meeting tonight. Over 100 fans turned up to quiz Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis about the club’s finances, future and more and, credit to the guy, he apparently spent over two hours answering their questions. Gazidis even kicked off with an apology saying that the …

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AshleyArsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis tells the fans – Arsene has plenty of money to spend
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More good news for United – Vidic is back for the Sunderland game. But for how long?

If United have really missed one player this season it has been their talismanic captain Nemanja Vidic. While things look good for Fergie and the boys at the moment with that six point gap opening up against City and other would be rivals like Arsenal and Chelsea in disarray, the Reds clearly have some defensive issues to address. Vidic suffered …

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AshleyMore good news for United – Vidic is back for the Sunderland game. But for how long?
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Should he stay or should he go? What the papers/blogs says about Arsene Wenger after the Bradford defeat

So it is time to put the knife into Arsene. With a whiff of blood in their nostrils Fleet Street’s finest haven’t been slow to put the knife in First up The Telegraph which asks – will Arsene Wenger ever win another trophy? “Arsene Knows”, they used to say at the Emirates. “You don’t know what you’re doing”, they chant …

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Are Arsenal fans really serious about wanting Arsene Wenger to get the sack?

Well, what an incredible game. First up credit where it is due, Bradford played like a side at least two divisions higher than their current league status. However, this should have been an easy win for Arsenal, especially given the strength of the team that Wenger put out, and Arsenal really ought to have had this game wrapped up with …

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AshleyAre Arsenal fans really serious about wanting Arsene Wenger to get the sack?
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Are Abou Diaby’s Arsenal days over? And four other footballers whose injuries ended promising careers

If Arsene Wenger is a religious man he must thank The Almighty every night for the current form of Jack Wilshere. After over a year on the sidelines the Arsenal midfielder has come slotted back in to the team perfectly and is looking stronger, keener and sharper after every game. Wenger has also seen Aaron Ramsey return from a career-threatening …

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AshleyAre Abou Diaby’s Arsenal days over? And four other footballers whose injuries ended promising careers

Arsenal to sign Nani. Walcott to United. Has Arsene Wenger completely lost the plot?

Ok, so it is just weeks before the transfer window moves from being a squillion speculative articles to a precious few days when deals can be done, contracts signed and managers re-asessed. So we are still in silly season mode. One story that Gunners fans probably hope is the product of a over active imagination is the mooted move of …

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Five reasons why the title race is not over – Van Persie, the Champions League, Wesley Sneijder and more

So Manchester United suddenly have a six point gap over their noisy neighbours. Coupled with the psychological advantages of beating their local rivals some pundits are already calling the title for the Reds. But there is still a long way to go this season and here are five reasons why the title race clearly isn’t over. 1 City don’t have …

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AshleyFive reasons why the title race is not over – Van Persie, the Champions League, Wesley Sneijder and more

Now Fergie wants Zaha at United, and has a cunning plan to land him

In case you hadn’t  noticed the transfer window is now just three weeks away and one player who is set to become one of the most in demand over that period is Wilfried Zaha. The Palace winger has long been a target for Arsenal and now it appears other premiership clubs are keen to land him too. Step forward Sir Alex Ferguson who not only has a £10 million bid …

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AshleyNow Fergie wants Zaha at United, and has a cunning plan to land him