Arsenal update: Henry wants to come back, Fabregas not so sure

Arsenal’s talismanic French man is apparently keen on a third stint at the club. At a press conference this week he reiterated his desire to be involved with Arsenal in any role Henry said ‘All I know is that I will be involved in the game for sure and hopefully be involved with Arsenal because that is the heart talking …

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AshleyArsenal update: Henry wants to come back, Fabregas not so sure

Gary Hooper wants a move to Spurs – who are also eyeing up Osvaldo

Yesterday we mentioned how Arsenal and other clubs were tracking Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. Now it seems that one of his team mates might also be mulling over a move to the Premiership. Gary Hooper, who is you your remember was the subject of five failed bids from Norwich during the transfer window, is rumoured by the Metro to be ready …

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AshleyGary Hooper wants a move to Spurs – who are also eyeing up Osvaldo

Arsenal update: the club is tracking Celtic’s Victor Wanyama

Commiserations to Celtic who were pretty unlucky and the victim of some iffy refereeing in their Champions League game against Juventus last night. But with progression in the CL unlikely and a rather uneventful stroll to the Scottish Premiership a cert again next year the English vultures are starting to circle. And top of the list of players who could …

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AshleyArsenal update: the club is tracking Celtic’s Victor Wanyama
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Arsenal’s finest CL moment remembered – beating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

I must admit to not having been to too many of Arsenal’s away Champions League games, but when we drew Real Madrid in in 2006 a trip to the Bernabeu seemed like too much of an opportunity to miss. A huge game in Spain against a very strong Madrid side. Besides I did enjoy watching real at the time. And …

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Arsenal vs Bayern Munich – Wilshere ok, but who will play left back?

A week today Arsenal take on Bayern Munich in what is one of three classic Champions League encounters involving British sides this month. Having won their group, and also knocked Arsenal out before, the in-form Germans will start as clear favourites but Arsenal will hope to make things very tricky for them with a decent win at The Emirates. On …

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Arsene Wenger has Spurs in his sights and is ‘ready for a fight’

If Arsenal lose to Spurs when the two teams meet at White Hart Lane on March 3rd it won’t be the end of Arsenal’s campaign to qualify for the Champions league next year, but it will make it very hard for Arsene Wenger’s team to catch their north London rivals. So not surprisingly Wenger has today been assuring the Arsenal …

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AshleyArsene Wenger has Spurs in his sights and is ‘ready for a fight’

The March games that will decide Arsenal and Spurs’ season

It should still be an open race for third/fourth place at the end of March. But while Spurs should still be in a strong position, anything less than near perfection for The Gunners could be disastrous. And why Arsenal’s game against Swansea could prove to be just as important as the one away at Spurs February is a fairly quiet …

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AshleyThe March games that will decide Arsenal and Spurs’ season
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Bye Bye Andre Santos. The worst player ever to wear an Arsenal shirt?

Piers Morgan certainly thinks so and tweeted this last week. No matter though for it seems that Arsenal’s likable but error-strewn Brazilian is on his way out of The Emirates. The Metro, among others, are reporting that Santos has been seen getting off the plane in Brazil on his way to new club Gremio. Also The Gunners’ German striker Lukas …

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AshleyBye Bye Andre Santos. The worst player ever to wear an Arsenal shirt?

Arsenal V Sunderland – five things to watch for

Last year Arsenal’s game against Sunderland at the Stadium Of Light, which was almost a year ago to the day, will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. It was on a very sub-standard pitch that Per Mertesacker sustained an injury which meant that he missed the rest of the season. Arsenal went on to win the game 2-1 and …

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Christian Benteke fancies a move to Arsenal

You have to feel sorry for Villa fans. They are in the midst of a desperate relegation battle, weren’t able to strengthen their squad in the window and now see others clubs circling like vultures around their star player. Yep, The Mirror and The Star are reporting that Christian Benteke is ready to quit Aston Villa and that his preferred …

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Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp on their way back to Arsenal?

Huge news for Arsenal fans. It seems that a club legend is on their way back to the club possibly to take over the youth development role that will be vacated by Liam Brady in the summer. However which legend is it? Take your pick. The Daily Mail has run with the story that seems very plausible that Arsene Wenger …

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AshleyPatrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp on their way back to Arsenal?
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Chuba Akpom – could he be Arsenal’s long term striking solution?

Over the years the Arsenal academy has delivered some great players. Ashley Cole, Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczęsny, Tony Adams to name but a few. Oddly though the academy hasn’t delivered many great strikers. If you think of the cream of Arsenal’s forward talent – Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Robin Van Persie – they have all been bought from other clubs …

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AshleyChuba Akpom – could he be Arsenal’s long term striking solution?
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Bad news for Arsenal fans – Sebastian Squillaci could start on Saturday against Sunderland

Some rather worrying news for Arsenal fans. It seems possible that their old friend Sebastian Squillaci could start Saturday’s game against Sunderland partnering Per Mertesacker at the heart of the Arsenal defence. Sebastian Squillaci hasn’t played for Arsenal in the Premiership this season (he has played just one game in the CL against Olympiacos), but with doubts over both Laurent …

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AshleyBad news for Arsenal fans – Sebastian Squillaci could start on Saturday against Sunderland
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Etienne Capoue very much on Arsenal’s radar

It appears that Arsene Wenger hasn’t given up on the player who turned out to be his main target during the winter transfer window. The Telegraph reports that Wenger has had scouts dogging the every move of one Etienne Capoue, the powerful central midfield player who is currently at Toulouse. The Telegraph says Capoue has been watched extensively and, as …

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Man City tracking Edinson Cavani – but likely to face stiff competition

Man City will be looking for a striker to replace Mario Balotelli in the summer transfer window and it seems that their number one target is Napoli’s extraordinary Edinson Cavani, a man who has scored 27 goals in 26 appearances this season. Blues coach Angelo Gregucci recently told a Naples radio station – which was also reported by the Manchester …

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AshleyMan City tracking Edinson Cavani – but likely to face stiff competition

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud on those David Villa/Klass-Jan Huntelaar rumours

Olivier Giroud, who is back in France as a member of Didier Deschamps’ French squad, has given a very revealing interview to French paper L’Equipe. He talks among other things about his desire to do well at Arsenal and his overall form, but also about how the possibility of Arsenal signing another striker during the transfer window played on his …

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AshleyArsenal’s Olivier Giroud on those David Villa/Klass-Jan Huntelaar rumours
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Bacary Sagna “100% devoted” to Arsenal – but do Gunners fans care?

Amidst all the talk of contract renewals for Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott in the last twelve months very little has been written about the contract situation of another senior member of the Arsenal squad – one Bacary Sagna. The right back’s contract will run out in summer 2014, which in theory will make him a top target for …

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AshleyBacary Sagna “100% devoted” to Arsenal – but do Gunners fans care?

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

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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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?