Arsenal say no to Henry and Sneijder, but new signings on their way

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In today’s least surprising news Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Thierry Henry won’t be returning for a third spell at the club. Arsenal have also ruled themselves out of the race to sign Dutch front man Wesley Sneijder, but Wenger insists that the club will make signings in the window. Henry has been training with the club in …

Arsenal face tough battle to land the ‘new Gareth Bale’ Luke Shaw

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Arsenal are stepping up their bid to secure Southampton’s Luke Shaw, a left back whose ability has inevitability lead to comparisons with another Saints graduate Gareth Bale. However they may face a tough battle to secure the youngster in the winter transfer window with manager Nigel Adkins adamant that his star 17 year old defender is going nowhere. Adkins told …

Mancini tells BBC that Robin Van Persie could cost City the title

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A few weeks ago we ran a story about how had Arsenal kept Robin Van Persie for another season and his goal rate stayed the same they would be top of the Premiership and Man United would have been mid-table stragglers. Now someone else is declaring that the Dutchman is the difference between the sides competing for the title. Roberto …

Villa, Sneijder, Zaha and the 10 most wanted players in the transfer window

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So, there is just a few hours to go before paper talk can become reality and the winter transfer window opens. This winter expect some serious cash to be flying with Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool desperate to strengthen their squads to keep them in the frame for Champions League qualification, and Man City and Chelsea mulling over big money strikers. …

Arsenal bid £10 million for Atletico’s Adrian Lopez

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Goal has an interesting exclusive. It is claiming that Arsenal have tabled a £10 million bid for Atletico Madrid’s out of favour striker Adrian Lopez. The bid is less than the £14.7m release clause in the forward’s contract, but Wenger hopes that the striker, who has only played six times for the Madrid side this season, will put pressure on …

Is Ronaldo really coming back to Man United? Can they afford him?

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The phoney war ends tomorrow and the 2013 transfer window finally opens. One story that is likely to rumble on throughout January though probably won’t reach any conclusion, revolves around the future of one Cristiano Ronaldo. According to The Sun the Portuguese striker has been making noises recently that he is unhappy with his lot at Real Madrid. He has …

Wenger’s winter shopping list – the six players who could re-ignite Arsenal’s season

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On one level that was a pretty impressive display by the Gunners against Newcastle. However before we get carried away and start predicting great things for the club in the new year it is worth noting the following. Firstly, injury-crippled Newcastle aren’t far off relegation fodder at the moment. Secondly Arsenal were poor for much of the first half managing …

Arsenal in pole position to sign Luke Shaw – but do they need him?

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Arsene Wenger clearly has a thing for graduates from the Southampton Youth Academy. In 2006 he nabbed a young winger called Theo Walcott – what happened to him? Then in 2011 he paid a reported £15 million to land Alex Oxlade Chamberlain. Now Wenger apparently has another Saint on his radar. The Daily Mail is reporting that Arsenal are now …

Nani to Arsenal – apparently it is back on, but what about Zaha?

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If you thought that the Nani to Arsenal rumour was just the figment of an over active sports writer’s brain you might be forced to think again. The Mirror is today reporting that the United winger might be on his way to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his squad. Wenger has a bit of a dilemma about who …

Who should start on the wings for Liverpool against QPR? Sterling, Suso or Downing?

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Raheem Sterling’s impact for Liverpool this season has been highly impressive, but the young winger desperately needed a break from first-team duties. Signs of fatigue were creeping into Sterling’s game in recent weeks, while the psychological impact of being thrust into the media limelight can’t be underestimated, especially for a youngster that has shown signs of indiscipline. Constant speculation about …

Atletico Madrid’s tricky winger Arda Turan tracked by Arsenal and Liverpool

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The latest news from Arsenal is that the club are apparently interested in signing Atletico Madrid’s Turkish winger Arda Turan. Turkish paper Millyet says that the player’s agent Ahmet Bulut has received offers from both Arsenal and Liverpool, and the Turkish midfielder wants to continue his career in the Premier League. Wenger (and Rodgers) was clearly reminded about what a …

Why Spurs now have a stronger squad than Arsenal – and this from a Gooner

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Up until this season if you had suggested to an Arsenal fan that their pals at the other end of the Seven Sisters Road had a stronger squad you would have probably been chased all the way back to Edmonton. However, as the season progresses and Arsenal’s results and performances get weirder and weirder, it has become painfully obvious to …

Robert Lewandowski on his way to Man United says German paper – but who is leaving?

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A pretty reliable source – German newspaper Bild – has claimed that Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski will join Manchester United this summer. Polish striker Lewandowski had an impressive Euro 212 and has scored fourteen goals for Dortmund so far this season. Sir Alex Ferguson also sees a major advantage in linking Lewandowski with his former Dortmund colleague Shinji Kagawa. …

Lewis Holtby interesting Liverpool and Arsenal

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Well Schalke might have tied down one of major stars to a new deal in the guise of Klaas Jan Hunteklaar, but now they need to work hard to keep another of their key players at Gelsenkirchen. According to Goal 22year old midfielder Lewis Holtby has decided against renewing his contract with the Bundesliga club and is eyeing up a …

Arsenal pursue French striker who has a knack of scoring spectacular goals

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With Arshavin apparently on his way to Reading and a number of clubs competing for Chamakh Arsenal clearly has space for a striker or two. One totally left field suggestion has come today from French radio station RMC. In a story reported by LadyArse the club are being linked with a move for 21 year old French forward Anthony Knockaert. …

Wesley Sneijder on his way to London? Spurs favourites, but don’t rule out Arsenal

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There have been some interesting rumours about Inter Milan’s Dutch playmaker in the last few days. His wife recently tweeted “We are about to emigrate. It should happen in early January and we are looking for a nice place for our family.” Though she did retract the tweet soon after. Now Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has told TalkSPORT that Tottenham …

Good news for Man United – six of the last eight Christmas Premiership leaders won the title

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So which Premiership manager has Santa for good news for this year? It could have been so much better for Fergie. Well if United had sneaked a winner against Swansea and Mike Dean ruled out Gareth Barry’s last minute winner for City against QPR. But the United boss still finds his team four points clear of City at Christmas and …

Arsenal in for yet another Spanish striker?

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Not a good 48 hours for Arsene Wenger in the transfer market with Barcelona confirming that they won’t be letting go of David Vila and Klass Jan Huntelaar signing a new contract at Schalke. There’s no updates on Ba, Llorente and Lopez either. TalkSport, however, seem to think they have found the answers to Arsenal’s striking problems in the Seville …

10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from red trousers to big phones

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We are British, and let’s face it we can be fickle. We might have a thing for an underdog one year, but the minute they start realising their potential and being successful we enjoy nothing more than taking them down a peg or two. Here then are ten things we changed our mind about in 2012. These are things that …