Remind me – why did Arsenal sell RVP to United? Wenger’s worst ever mistake?

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I am sure I am not the only Arsenal fan to have felt just a little bit nauseous watching RVP running round Old Trafford last night after not just winning the league but also scoring , well, a hugely impressive hat-trick. If he needed a  game to push him back into the the PFA Player Of the Year race he …

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Arsenal update: Julio Cesar, Loic Remy and the QPR smash and grab

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Even the optimistic of Rangers fans knows now that their team is down and will be playing Championship football next season. It is a sad ending for a side brimming with talent that just never seemed to play together well and get any momentum going. Already the vultures are circling and among them is Arsene Wenger. So far the Gunners …

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Wenger doesn’t expect Alex Song to return to Arsenal, yet

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After his cousin/uncle (no one seem to know) Rigobert Song’s intervention yesterday claiming that Alex Song was unhappy at Barcelona and itching to return to England, Arsene Wenger has responded. In particular he has emphasised that the rumours that Arsenal have a buy back clause on Song simply aren’t true Wenger said “There is no buy-back clause. I heard he …

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Arsenal update – Wilshere, Cazorla and others face late fitness tests

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After drawing with Everton at the Emirates on Tuesday Arsenal’s game against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday is a must win for the Gunners. However it looks like Arsene Wenger has got some serious worries on the injury front. Wenger said “there are a number of uncertainties about our squad. At the back everyone should available. In midfield we …

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Arsenal update: Kalou and Patricio – two leftfield deals

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For a short time last summer it seemed as if Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou would be on his way to The Emirates. However it never happened with rumours that the Blues were reluctant to sell the player to their London rivals. Well if Arsene Wenger is still keen on Kalou he may have a second chance to sign the player …

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Is Olivier Giroud a symbol of all that’s wrong at Arsenal?

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Arsenal fan Julius @OneGunn3r on his frustration with The Gunners’ French striker. I have found no player as difficult to write about as Olivier Giroud. Throughout the season I have tried and failed on many occasions to turn my thoughts on the big Frenchman into something digestible on a platform other than Twitter. For me, there are few players in …

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Arsenal looking to raid Napoli

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Arsenal have apparently been eyeing Napoli’s hugely successful striker Edinson Cavani for some time now – but then again so has half of Europe. Now it appears that Arsene Wenger might be about to make move for one of his team mates, versatile winger Juan Camillo Zuniga, when the transfer window re-opens. The Daily Express reports that the Colombian, who …

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Are Arsenal better without Wilshere and with Cazorla in the middle?

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Depending on who you were talking to last night Arsenal either grabbed the one point that will probably be enough to give them a Champions League place or dropped a pair of points which will let their London rivals back in the race. To be fair The Gunners were a tad unfortunate. Had Olivier Giroud had his shooting boots on …

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Edinson Cavani drops exit hint – Chelsea, Arsenal and others take note

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In form Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has dropped his biggest hint yet that he might be on his way out of Napoli in the summer. The player, who has scored 29 times in 36 appearances this year, told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “I’m fine in Naples, but in football there are lots of things to consider. I can only say …

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Arsenal update: Ashley Williams talks begin, Stephan El Shaarawy interest

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Goal.com has just unveiled one of their exclusives and they claiming that Swansea’s central defender Ashley Williams, or at the very least his representatives, visited the London club for talks about his future. Arsenal are reportedly very keen on the Swansea captain as they seek to bolster a defence that has pretty much undermined any chance they had this year …

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Arsenal Vs Everton team news – Fabianski doubt, Rosicky and Mertesacker return

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Looks like Arsene Wenger has some interesting decisions to make for tomorrow night’s crucial home game with Everton 1 Who to play in goal? Apparently Lukasz Fabianski took a kick to the ribs during the victory over Norwich and is a major doubt for tomorrow. Mannone has been on the bench recently and had a good run earlier in the …

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Arsene Wenger’s cunning plan for Lukas Podolski

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There have been a few rumours about Lukas Podolski recently that he might return to Germany or even try his luck in Serie A. The rumours were further fuelled by the fact that he has only started two games since the end of January. Arsene Wenger was however quick to praise the German after his excellent cameo appearance against Norwich …

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Arsenal update – Gotze and Capoue

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The Daily Mail has a story which suggests that Arsenal have reignited their interest in Borussia Dortmund’s hugely talented midfielder Mario Gotze. Apparently the player has a £30 million release clause in his contract and Wenger is so desperate to land the player that he is ready to activate it. Of course we have been here before. Gotze was a …

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Should Man United fans be worried about RVP’s goal drought? 1 goal in 13 games…

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There is one certainty in football this season and that is that Robin Van Persie will score for Man United when they visit The Emirates on Sunday April 28th. If his current form is any barometer too it will be the Dutchman’s second league goal in 15 games. For after a blistering start to the season Van Persie has struggled …

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Wenger confirms Arshavin’s Arsenal exit

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Some sad, but to be honest not that unexpected news this morning. Arsene Wenger has pretty much confirmed in his morning pre-Norwich game press conference that Russian winger Andrey Arshavin will be leaving the club in the summer. Arshavin was Wenger’s record signing when he joined the club from Zenit St Petersburg in 2009 for £15 million. However, after playing well for a season or so the Russian’s form dipped and recently he …

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Liverpool ahead of Arsenal in race to sign Ashley Williams

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Ashley Williams is apparently Arsene Wenger’s number one centre half target as he bids to strengthen a defence that has proved Arsenal’s undoing many times this season. The Mirror though claims that it is unlikely that the Frenchman will get his man with Williams favouring a move to Liverpool. There appears to be every little substance to the story (which …

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How Norwich can hurt Arsenal – plan B

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Amongst Paul Lambert’s chopping and changing last season, Grant Holt was one of the few constant features of the Norwich City side that finished comfortably mid-table in their first campaign back in the Premier League. His rise through the divisions was remarkable ­ League Two, League One, Championship and Premier League in four consecutive campaigns ­ and with 15 goals …

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Can Arsenal’s excellent run of form carry them through to 3rd place?

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Arsenal fan Julius @OneGunn3r on why the battle for third and fourth is set to get very, very interesting As our North London rivals can vouch, it is remarkably easy to get carried away on the back of a string of good results. Since Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale danced round a hapless and hopeless Arsenal defence 37 days ago, …

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Walcott and Wilshere are back for Arsenal against Norwich. But should Wenger start them?

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The news from Arsenal just keeps on getting better. The club is in arguably its best form of the season, has a very winnable game against Norwich on Saturday, and now it appears too that the club’s missing star English players are back from injury. Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott are going to be …

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