Gervinho, Walcott, Podolski – who should start upfront for Arsenal today?

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With all the talk about Robin van Persie, this would have been a perfect opportunity for his successor at Arsenal, Olivier Giroud, to prove he’s been a decent replacement in his first Premier League campaign. Giroud has been unable to match Van Persie’s goalscoring tally, but his all-round play has been decent. Giroud’s red card for a clumsy tackle at …

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Now it is rumoured that Arsenal players don’t want the guard of honour

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I wrote yesterday about how Arsenal fans need to get over it and give Manchester United, and their old pal Robin Van Persie, the guard of honour on Sunday. Now in a classic piece of mischief making the Daily Mail is reporting that some of the players aren’t took keen on saluting their former team mate. The paper says Reluctant …

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Stevan Jovetic to Arsenal – ‘expect developments’ says agent

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Good news for Gunners fans. Speaking to website ilsussidiario.net agent Peppino Tirri has sounded an optimistic note that the Fiorentina player could soon be London-bound. Using a spot of Google translation he said “I read the news this morning in the newspapers . In fact it is a deal that might have practical implications. Expect developments ” I am not …

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Get over it! Why Arsenal should give Man United the guard of honour

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There are many things in life which are unfair, unpalatable and downright uncomfortable. and as a Gooner I am probably going to have to endure something that is all three on Sunday when my beloved Arsenal give Man United the Premiership Champions traditional guard of honour. The club haven’t confirmed that the guard will take place beyond a hint that …

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Arsenal chase Juventus striking duo

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As you probably know Juventus have been pretty impressive this season scooping the Serie A title without really breaking into a sweat. The side have already looked to next season too by adding Athletic Bilbao’s Fernando Llorente who will be joining them in July when his contract with the Basque club runs out. So, in the club’s never ending bid …

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Are Arsenal planning on raiding Aston Villa? Lowton and Benteke?

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Arsene Wenger faces a tricky decision about who he signs as a right back in the summer. If, as expected, Bacary Sagna returns to France, Wenger has the option of either signing a replacement for Sagna or promoting excellent English player Carl Jenkinson and looking for an understudy for him. If it is the latter then there may be some …

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Arsenal update: Fazio targeted, Williams courted, Real Betis want four Gunners

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Do you remember Sevilla’s Federico Fazio? If the name rings a bell it is because the player was linked with Arsenal as far back as 2009 after the club sold Kolo Toure. The central defender was apparently tempted but the club rebuffed a £5.5million bid and the 22 year old stayed in Spain. Now with Arsenal keen to strengthen their centre back options Fazio, now 26, is on …

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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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