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Champions League Draw – Who did they get?

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Yesterday saw the Champions League Group-Stage draw, an nervy few minutes for all the clubs involved who anticipate whether their fate lies in Europe or not. England were represented this year by Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City – four sides who all have potential to do well in the competition. The only big name who didn’t make the cut, …

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Arsenal still not buying a new striker. Or are they?

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Mixed messages coming out of Arsenal today about a potential new striker. Despite Giroud’s ankle injury, it appears that Arsene Wenger does not want to sign a forward on a permanent deal.  According to the BBC even if Giroud’s scans show serious injury, the club has no intention of finding a permanent replacement. It seems that after splashing out a …

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Arsenal looking at former Valencia striker

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Arsenal have put in a shock bid for former Valencia and Birmingham City striker, Nikola Zigic. The 6’7” striker is currently a free agent after his Birmingham City contract expired at the end of last season, and despite suggestions that he might retire, Arsenal have moved in. Zigic’s agent told the Metro, ‘Wenger called me on Tuesday and stressed his desire …

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Arsenal ready to launch £50m bid for Uruguayan

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According to the Express, Arsenal are ready to launch a huge £50m bid for Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani to lure him to the Emirates in the absence of Olivier Giroud. Giroud suffered a suspected broken foot in the closing seconds of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Everton last weekend. Arsene Wenger has seen his striking options are depleted and is ready …

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Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud could be out for 3 months

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud could be out for up to 3 months after sustaining a suspected broken foot against Everton in the closing seconds of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Everton. Giroud had come on to score the equaliser against Roberto Martinez’s side after clawing back a two goal deficit. Giroud who is Arsenal’s number one striker will now be a …

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Arsenal targeting Brazilian midfielder

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Arsene Wenger has targeted Brazil and Wolfsburg midfielder, Luiz Gustavo as a potential signing to secure his midfield for the coming season. According to the Mirror, Wenger sent scouts to take note of Gustavo’s performance against Bayern Munich in their opening match of the Bundesliga. Something that could stir speculation further is that Wolfsburg are rumoured to be interested in …

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Arsenal hunting Atléti Toby Alderweireld

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Arsenal sold captain and solid defender Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona this summer for £15m. With Per Mertesacker struggling for fitness and Laurent Koscielny their only other centre-back it appears Arsene Wenger is now hunting Atlético Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld as cover. The Daily Mirror report that the 25 year old, who was linked with heavily with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur last …

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Di Maria and Khedira both want Real Madrid exit

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This summer has been filled with speculation that Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira are moving closer to a Real Madrid exit. Sky Sports amongst others have confirmed that both players now will both leave the Santiago Bernabéu, Manager Carlo Ancelotti has said today in his press conference that: “Di Maria asked to go in the summer and has rejected an offer …

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Chelsea lead race of Portuguese starlet

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Both Chelsea and Arsenal are two of the Premier League teams heavily linked to 22 year old defensive midfielder William Carvalho. Portuguese media Abola state that Chelsea have bid £35m for his services. The Angolan born midfielder currently plays for Primeira Liga club Sporting CP and is another successful product of their immensely impressive academy system. For a player who has …

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Alex Song set for Premier League move

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Alex Song could be set for a Premier League return this summer as Barcelona are willing to waive any loan fee for the player. The Telegraph report that Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are in the mix for the midfielder and I would add Liverpool to that list. Alex Song has never really been a first choice at the …

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Lavezzi still a target for Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool

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Paris Saint Germain are still trying to tie up a contract for Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi but the Daily Star are reporting those talks are breaking down. If that were the case it would certainly interest Premier League clubs Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea. Lavezzi, 29 years of age, is set to become a victim of PSG’s financial overspend that saw them …

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Arsenal ready sign striker on loan

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Arsenal look set to compete the loan signing of Chilean star, Eduardo Vargas from Napoli according to reports in Italy. It is said that the two clubs are in advanced stages of the negotiations and a loan deal looks likely. With Alexis Sanchez also making the switch to the Emirates, it has encouraged Vargas to join his fellow countryman in the …

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3 things that we learned from the first week of the Premier League

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  The 2014/2015 Premier League season has kicked off and the round up of results this week paint a small picture as to what we can learn from the opening round of games. 1. Arsenal have a bench – Arsenal have the option to bring on quality to the field from their bench. Seasons before, Arsenal seemed to struggle to …

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Liverpool close to Alex Song transfer

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Liverpool have been heavily linked to Alex Song in recent weeks but according to The Metro and ‘Sport’ newspaper in Spain, the deal could be very close. Alex Song, formally of Arsenal, played 150 league games in Britain including 12 on loan at Charlton Athletic before Barcelona paid £15m for his services in August 2012. Following his move to Spain he …

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Ex-Arsenal man Nicklas Bendtner joins Wolfsburg

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It has been confirmed today that former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has joined German club Wolfsburg on a three-year-deal. This follows a number of reported offers from Premier League team this summer. Bendtner, 26 years of age, had been at Arsenal since 2004, a time that included loan spells at Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus before his release when his …

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Arsenal eye 23-year-old Vermaelen replacement

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Arsene Wenger is set to bolster his defensive option with a bid for 23-year-old Greek defender Kostas Manolas. The Daily Mail is one of many reporting that Arsenal see Manolas as cover for Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. It is believed Wenger could be set to tempt Olympiacos with a bid of £8m for their World Cup experienced centre-back who has 13 …

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Thomas Vermaelen completes Barcelona switch

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Thomas Vermaelen has completed his move to Barcelona today after Arsenal agreed a £15m deal with the Spanish giants. The Belgian international passed a medical on Saturday and completed his move yesterday. Today, he has been revealed to the Camp Nou faithful. Speaking on the move, the defender said, “Coming to Barcelona is a dream move – it wasn’t a difficult …

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