Arsenal update: Wenger names squad for Swansea – more injuries

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Arsene Wenger has just given Arsenal.com the scoop on who is in the squad for the game against Swansea this weekend, and it isn’t great news. Firstly none of the players already out are going to be back for the crucial tie. Wenger said ‘Sagna and Podolski will not be back. And Wilshere, as we know, is out as well. …

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Could Arsenal profit from the Man City clear out? Dzeko, Barry, Nasri?

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A few weeks back I wrote a story about why Man City’s Sami Nasri should be mulling over a return to the Emirates. I was expecting a huge amount of negativity about the prospect from Arsenal fans, but weirdly enough in the poll that ran with the article a majority of Gooners wanted to forgive and forget and would welcome …

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Arsenal fans – what would be a good result tonight? Can we scrape a win?

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There were a few brief moments a couple of days back when I saw a glimmer of hope. I looked at that Bayern team sheet and thought, well no Ribery, Robben or Schweinsteiger. Several of the players that inflicted so much damage at The Emirates are missing. If only Giroud could oblige us with an early goal, then maybe just …

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Will Liverpool and Arsenal be competing for the same players this summer?

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There’s an interesting interview (reported by The Telegraph and others) where Brendan Rodgers talks about his transfer plans for next summer. First up Rodgers doesn’t see a major restructuring of the team which has hit form recently. “There is no doubt there is a natural rebuilding that will come with the likes of Jamie Carragher retiring. I am happy with …

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Arsenal update – How bad is the Wilshere injury? Bayern team news and more

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Worrying times for Gunners fans as Arsene Wenger admits that his star midfielder could face a longer lay off than the three weeks that were discused yesterday. Wilshere’s injury is alarmingly similar to the one that kept him out of football for the best part of a year and a half and Wenger suggested yesterday that the England player could …

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Nightmare for Arsenal: BBC confirm that Jack Wilshere will be out for three weeks

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Not good news for The Gunners as they bid to recover their Champions League tie against Bayern while pressing for fourth place in the Premiership. The BBC (Radio Five Live) has confirmed that the club’s key midfielder, Jack Wilshere, will be out of action for at least three weeks. There’s more here. As the player has stayed in Dubai it …

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Arsenal update: Wilshere out, Podolski to Juve? And Raul Albiol targeted

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The big news today focuses on the upcoming Champions League game against Bayern on Wednesday. And what looked like just about possible for Arsenal, now looks like impossible. After a series of injuries dogged the German side, the Gunners now have to deal with the absence of their talismanic midfielder Jack Wilshere. According to The Guardian Wilshere is still in …

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Arsenal update: Ribery out, Robben iffy, Schweinsteiger suspended – could the Gunners have a chance?

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So good news for Arsenal as they prepare to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League tie. Bayern are going to be without key players – quite a lot of them. The man who was the architect of the Bayern win in North London, central midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, is suspended as is defender Jerome Boateng. Bayern …

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Arsenal update: Victor Wanyama, Micah Richards and St Etienne pair targeted

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A couple of days Alex Song ago hinted that he might like to return to North London after his disastrous season at Barcelona. But according to the Metro Arsene Wenger isn’t tempted. He has set his sights on Celtic’s combative midfielder Victor Wanyama. The Keynan has been very impressive this season, especially in the Champions League and Wenger is keen …

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Arsenal update: Song return, Vermaelen to Barca, Real defender targeted

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Today’s Arsenal news is all about Spain. The big story is that, unhappy with his lot at Barcelona Alex Song is pondering a move back to The Emirates. Less then a year after questioning the player’s commitment and attitude Arsene Wenger is reported to be happy to welcome the Cameroonian back to London. Song, who has been pretty much sidelined …

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The low down on Arsenal target and France’s hottest new young striker

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What with Giroud scoring just three times in 10 games – the same btw as an ex Arsenal striker – The Gunners are in dire need of a clinical striker. Earlier today Andraes Cornelius was linked to the club, but now TalkSport have suggested that a player in a slightly more competitive league could be on his way to The …

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RVP’s goal drought – now as bad as Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud

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The clamouring for Arsenal to sign a striker continues with fans desperate to see someone pull on a Gunners shirt who is clinical, predatory and consistent. Three words that can’t really describe the current incumbent Olivier Giourd. Giroud has impressed in flashes this season, but for me he doesn’t get in enough goal scoring positions and never ever puts away …

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Arsenal update: Jenkinson to City, Rooney connection and Cornelius tracked

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It is Man city’s avowed aim to snap up the best English talent in the Premiership. No surprise then that they have set their sights on Arsenal’s right back Carl Jenkinson. The Mirror has a story this morning which suggests that Manicni and his men have been tracking the player and will make a move for him in the summer. …

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Kieran Gibbs is back in training- is he Arsenal’s first choice left back?

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Some good news for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans. The club’s English left back Kieran Gibbs is back in training and could feature in both The Champions League and The Premiership soon. The jury is still out on the former. The game against Bayern next week may come too soon for the player which would be bad news for the …

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Nicklas Bendtner could be back at Arsenal – could he have a role to play?

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There are rumours today that Nicklas Bendtner’s Italian disaster could be over very soon with Juventus apparently keen on sending the striker back to London. The move comes after a drink driving incident which saw the player fined £97,000 and has had his driving license revoked for three years. Bendtner has also been suspended from the Danish side for six …

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Arsenal’s next captain? Ashley Williams? The Guardian thinks it could be on the cards

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Arsene Wenger has his eyes on Swansea’s captain and central defender Ashley Williams so says The Guardian. There’s no mention of a source or a quote from Wenger but the paper says… Wenger has identified the Wales captain as someone with the leadership qualities to control and organise Arsenal’s defence in a way more reminiscent of when the club built …

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Wenger stopped Bould’s defensive sessions – says BBC’s David Ornstein

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If you look at the number of goals that Arsenal have conceded this season, it hardly looks like a club in a defensive crisis. The Gunners have let in 32 goals, that’s just one more than Man United. The figures are however slightly skewed by the Arsenal defence’s excellent start to the season. They played five games and let in …

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Are Arsenal going to hit Malaga for yet another player?

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Bit of an interesting one this which I guess is more speculation than hard fact for now. But  HITC is suggesting that Arsene Wenger is considering his campaign to reunite the Malaga team from last year at The Emirates by signing 29 year old French defensive midfielder Jeremy Toulalan. Malaga are currently one of the hottest teams in Spain. They are fourth …

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Should Arsenal have signed Chris Samba?

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Arsenal lost a vital game yesterday largely because of the inability of their two centre backs (and Nacho Monreal who was culpable on the second goal) to track players making a run behind a high line. Maybe Arsenal midfielders, especially the increasingly immobile Arteta, should take the blame too. The defeat is all the more painful because until the Bale …

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Five reasons why Arsenal fans shouldn’t be too down today

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Losing to Spurs is never easy and to be honest it is not something  that Arsenal fans have had to endure too may times in the Wenger era. And yes it does open up a seven point gap between the Gunners and their north London rivals. But if Spurs fans can hear the Fat Lady singing they are mistaken, she hasn’t even started clearing her throat yet. Besides there are a few positives that Arsenal fans can …

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