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Why Mohamed Diame could be Arsenal’s best bit of transfer business this window

It has been a busy day for Arsenal transfer rumors and this time the source of them is none other than the manager himself with his praise for both Wilfried Zaha, and tantalisingly for Gunners fans, Edinson Cavani. There is however one rumour that won’t go away and that does appear to make a huge amount of sense and that …

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AshleyWhy Mohamed Diame could be Arsenal’s best bit of transfer business this window
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Arsenal update: Wenger confirms interest in Edinson Cavani. No move for Zaha yet

In a move sure to massively excite Arsenal fans Arsène Wenger has confirmed his interest in the 25 year old Uruguayan Napoli striker Edinson Cavani – a player who ticks both the marquee signing and RVP replacement boxes. When asked about the player who has been in scintillating form for Napoli in Serie A this season scoring 16 goals (one …

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AshleyArsenal update: Wenger confirms interest in Edinson Cavani. No move for Zaha yet

Arsene Wenger says he is “99%” confident that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract

So one of the longest running contract stands offs in British football appears finally to be coming to a conclusion. And it good news for Arsenal fans At a press conference this morning Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that he is “99%” confident that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract at the club. The Arsenal manager also said that …

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AshleyArsene Wenger says he is “99%” confident that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract
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Arsenal update: Walcott contract almost signed, Kaka linked, Zaha saga rumbles on

There isn’t a huge amount of Arsenal news this morning, but a couple of papers seem to have picked up on a story originally posted by London’s Evening Standard that Theo Walcott’s contract is with his lawyers and is waiting to be signed. The paper reports The contract is in the hands of lawyers and, although the exact structure of …

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AshleyArsenal update: Walcott contract almost signed, Kaka linked, Zaha saga rumbles on
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Arsenal update: Yoann Gourcuff on the cheap? Milito buzz continues. Good news about Arteta

First up some good news for Gunners fans, Mikkel Arteta’s injury isn’t as bad as initially feared and he could be back in action in two weeks, maybe even in time for the crucial Premiership game against Liverpool on January 30th. Arsenal do keep getting linked with midfielders though and the latest one who the club are allegedly mulling over …

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AshleyArsenal update: Yoann Gourcuff on the cheap? Milito buzz continues. Good news about Arteta
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Arsenal update – Wenger tells Al Jazeera Sport he will ‘spend big’ on adding two players to the squad

Oh Arsene – you are such a tease! On a comparatively quiet day for Arsenal transfer gossip we suddenly get this from the man himself. Wenger has been talking to Al Jazeera Sport and in an interview which was conducted prior to the City game, and has been broadcast by Talk Sport today, he maintains that he will “spend big” …

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AshleyArsenal update – Wenger tells Al Jazeera Sport he will ‘spend big’ on adding two players to the squad

Arsenal update: West Ham’s Mohamed Diame a target

With Mikkel Arteta out for three weeks Arsenal have been linked with a few defensively minded midfielders. Yann M’Vila and Étienne Capoue have both been mentioned in dispatches but one possible solution that The Sun is touting this morning is West Ham’s Mohamed Diame. The player has been linked with Arsenal before and now it seems that the Gunners are …

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AshleyArsenal update: West Ham’s Mohamed Diame a target

Arsenal and Man United to start talks with Wilfried Zaha this week

The extended saga of the transfer of Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace to a Premiership club seems finally to be heading for a conclusion. According to Goal, both Man United and Arsenal will have talks with the player (Sky Sports News is also running the story) and that ‘Zaha’s destination is “50-50″ between United and Arsenal, with the final decision …

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AshleyArsenal and Man United to start talks with Wilfried Zaha this week
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Arsenal update – Barca say no to Villa, so Wenger to chase Adrian Lopez?

Well Arsenal fans, it was nice to dream, but it seems pretty definite now that Barca’s David Villa will not be joining the club in the transfer window. According to Goal Wenger had a team ready to jet off to Spain this weekend, but they have put their passports away for now. The player is understood to be quite keen …

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AshleyArsenal update – Barca say no to Villa, so Wenger to chase Adrian Lopez?

Five postive things Arsenal can take from the 2-0 defeat by Man City

At face value Sunday was not a good day at the office for Arsene Wenger’s men. A 2-0 home defeat to a team who last won away against them in 1975, to say nothing of lost points in the  race for fourth place. However, call me an eternal optimist, but there were some positive points that I think Arsenal can …

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AshleyFive postive things Arsenal can take from the 2-0 defeat by Man City
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Arsenal transfer update – Diego Milito a target? Wenger thinks Fabregas will return and Walcott contract details

Arsenal are in need of striker, Inter Milan need to slice their wage bill and lose a few senior players. Betting company Ladbrokes  have added one and one and made 33 – because that is the age of Arsenal’s alleged new target Diego Milito. The veteran Argentinian striker hasn’t had much of a look in in Milan recently and could …

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AshleyArsenal transfer update – Diego Milito a target? Wenger thinks Fabregas will return and Walcott contract details
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Arsenal transfer round up – Real Madrid youngster loan deal? Ezequiel Lavezzi targeted, M’Vila battle

Arsenal’s quest to sign a new striker continues and this morning sees several old names thrown back into the to mix. The one that seems to have the most momentum is a loan deal for Real Madrid’s youngster Alvaro Morata. The player has been on Arsene Wenger’s radar for a while (he was a target last summer apparently) and he …

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AshleyArsenal transfer round up – Real Madrid youngster loan deal? Ezequiel Lavezzi targeted, M’Vila battle

Arsenal update: Has Arsene Wenger lost the support of Arsenal fans?

So does Arsene still know? After seven trophy-less seasons and the exodus of many of the team’s highest profile players many Gunners fans aren’t so sure. The Daily Mirror reports that a group of Arsenal fans think it is time for Wenger to change his approach or leave the club. In fact nearly 50% of them want him to go …

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AshleyArsenal update: Has Arsene Wenger lost the support of Arsenal fans?
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Arsenal rival Fulham in chase for Dutch keeper

It seems that Arsenal’s search for a new keeper didn’t end with speculative moves for Pepe Reina. According to an Italian paper Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg fancies a move to the Premiership and Arsenal and Fulham are competing for his £3.5million signature. The story broke first in Gazzetta dello Sport (Stekelenburg is current at Roma) which suggest that both …

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Arsene Wenger ‘cautious, but optimistic’ that Theo Walcott will sign

If you thought it was a done deal then think again. In spite of endless speculation that the player was on the verge of re-signing for Arsenal, manager Arsene Wenger has told reporters (and it has been confirmed by BBC Radio Five Live) that he is ‘cautious, but optimistic’ that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract. In some ways …

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Arsenal update: Wilfried Zaha talks and ‘favourites’ to land Loic Remy

After a couple of quiet days the Arsenal transfer rumour machine has been very active in the last few hours linking the club with several new signings. The Indie has a pair of stories claiming that Wenger has made a move for the talented Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, while it also suggests Arsenal are now favourite to scoop Marseilles’ …

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AshleyArsenal update: Wilfried Zaha talks and ‘favourites’ to land Loic Remy

Breaking: French newspaper says Marouane Fellaini will be a Chelsea player by the weekend

Some bad news for United, Arsenal and, let’s not forget, Everton fans. French newspaper L’Equipe is reporting that the Blue’s talismanic midfielder Marouane Fellaini could be a Chelsea player by the end of the week. The report, which has also made the BBC sports news , is that that the 25-year old will sign a five-year deal with the club, …

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AshleyBreaking: French newspaper says Marouane Fellaini will be a Chelsea player by the weekend
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Is this the best team goal of the season? Nope, not Barca or Arsenal, but some Greek kids

Yep it is a contender for the best team goal of the season, but there’s no Iniesta pulling strings, Walcott speeding through the middle or Van Persie finishing in style. It is actually a bunch of Greek kids from the AO Giannina club, who kick off and then Tikki-taka the ball all the way though to the opposition’s goal. They …

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AshleyIs this the best team goal of the season? Nope, not Barca or Arsenal, but some Greek kids
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Arsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?

Barcelona President Sandro Rosell may have told Arsene Wenger that he is not prepared to sell Spanish international striker David Villa in the window. But it seems that hasn’t put the Arsenal manager off. Caught Offside is reporting that Arsenal are still engaging with Barcelona in discussions about Villa and want to sign another of their players. Long term Gunners …

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AshleyArsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?
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Arsenal update: Walcott to be offered £25million to stay. German defender linked

Worryingly for Arsenal fans keen to see Arsene Wenger strengthen his squad it has been a fairly quiet morning for transfer rumours. The big one is the seemingly never ending saga of Theo Walcott and his new contract. In an exclusive – ain’t they always – The Mail says that player will get a five-year deal worth in the region …

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AshleyArsenal update: Walcott to be offered £25million to stay. German defender linked