Allardyce acknowledges he ‘might lose’ Diame. But will it be to Arsenal or Spurs?

Interesting quote this morning from a press conference given by West Ham boss Sam Allardyce. Asked about what the situation was with Mohammed Diame Allardyce seemed to acknowledge that the controversial midfielder could be on his way out of Upton Park. Allardyce said ‘It is total confusion. I’m as confused as anyone. I hope we don’t, but we might lose …

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AshleyAllardyce acknowledges he ‘might lose’ Diame. But will it be to Arsenal or Spurs?

Liverpool’s tactics against Arsenal – some interesting decisions for Brendan Rodgers

A peculiar feature of Liverpool’s difficult away games under Brendan Rodgers is his tendency to completely change his side’s formation at half-time: away at Everton, Chelsea and Manchester United he’s dramatically altered his side after an underwhelming first-half performance. Now, especially after the weekend embarrassment at Oldham, he’s under pressure to get it right from the start. Following the arrival …

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AshleyLiverpool’s tactics against Arsenal – some interesting decisions for Brendan Rodgers

The truth about Arsenal transfer denials – and why I think Villa is on his way

So Arsenal fans – in 48 hours or so time the squad you cherish so much might still be exactly the same with no new additions. And this in spite of the fact that Arsene Wenger stressed that he wanted buy two players. But then again one of Europe’s top strikers might just be about to sign. It is eerily …

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AshleyThe truth about Arsenal transfer denials – and why I think Villa is on his way

Arsenal begin ‘formal talks’ with Barcelona to sign David Villa

Ok Arsenal fans. So you have endured a pretty rotten transfer window, but there are signs that it is about to get a whole lot better. If I were a betting man I’d put money on Mohamed Diame being an Arsenal player in the next 48 hours. But even more exciting is the news, which has been reported by Goal, that …

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Arsenal tracking hot Dutch youngster Adam Maher

There’s a bit of a buzz about a potential Arsenal transfer this morning of AZ Alkmaar youngster Adam Maher. The midfilder’s boss at Alkmaar is even suggesting that he would be ideal for the North London club. Maher is one of the hottest properties in the Dutch Eredivisie and is being tracked by many European clubs. Gertjan Verbee thinks that …

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Arsenal update: Mohamed Diame ready to join, striker hunt continues

With only three days to go before the end of the transfer window Arsene Wenger should in theory be a busy man today. If Arsenal are going to sign two players before the deadline we should start hearing some concrete news from The Emirates very soon. One player who is apparently desperate to join Arsenal is West Ham’s Mohamed Diame. …

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AshleyArsenal update: Mohamed Diame ready to join, striker hunt continues
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Arsenal update: Does Giroud’s form mean the chase for David Villa is over?

Given the circumstances a 3-2 FA Cup win away at Brighton isn’t too bad a result for Arsenal. Well it would have seemed that way to the fans until they saw Man United blast their way past Fulham. The most notable thing about the Brighton game though was the excellent form of one Olivier Giroud. The French striker has now …

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AshleyArsenal update: Does Giroud’s form mean the chase for David Villa is over?
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Arsenal’s decline – it isn’t all about Arsene Wenger

Julius from one Gunner Gooner blog on why Arsenal’s troubles aren’t all about the manager. Arsenal’s players are still not good enough, our board is still too stingy and our fans still pay too much money to sit in sub-zero temperatures and watch the away end dance for 90 minutes. Yet I still have optimism that the season can be …

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So just how good is Wilfried Zaha? Here’s an interesting take on what he achieved at Palace

So just how good is Wilfried Zaha. Julius from one Gunner Gooner blog might be an Arsenal fan, but he has also seen a lot of Palace in the last few years. Here is his assessment of Zaha and his take on whether Arsene Wenger should have tried a little harder to sign him. I like to call Crystal Palace …

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AshleySo just how good is Wilfried Zaha? Here’s an interesting take on what he achieved at Palace

Arsene Wenger Arsenal press conference update. Villa; ‘not on the case.’ No new players a possibility?

There might just be a week to go in the transfer window but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger doesn’t seem in too much of a hurry to buy new players. Describing signing new players in the winter window as ‘a gamble’ at his press conference Wenger went on to say that he also thinks that the number of deals in the …

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AshleyArsene Wenger Arsenal press conference update. Villa; ‘not on the case.’ No new players a possibility?

Arsenal update: good and bad news on the David Villa chase

There some good news and band news for Arsenal fans this morning – well those who covet the signing of one David Villa from Barcelona. The good news is that the player didn’t get a run out in the Catalan team’s 4-2 victory over Malaga in the Copa del Rey last night. Villa is apparently frustrated at his lack of …

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AshleyArsenal update: good and bad news on the David Villa chase
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Spanish paper claims Arsenal are negotiating for £17.6 million German defender Mats Hummels

Spanish football site Fichajes has been stirring things up a bit by suggesting that Arsenal are already in negotiations with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of the club’s highly rated defender Mats Hummels. The German has been watched by a number of Premiership clubs, but if Fichajes is right it puts the North London side in pole position to sign …

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AshleySpanish paper claims Arsenal are negotiating for £17.6 million German defender Mats Hummels

Wilfried Zaha about to undergo medical at Man United. Five and half year deal agreed.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s ongoing campaign to snap up the best young British talent continues with the news that Crystal Palace’s exceptional winger Wilfried Zaha is to join the club. The player is said to be on his way to Old Trafford to undergo a medical after agreeing a £15 million move and a five and half year contract. It sounds …

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AshleyWilfried Zaha about to undergo medical at Man United. Five and half year deal agreed.
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Why Mohamed Diame makes sense for Arsenal and will be the club’s next signing

Only a week to go before the transfer window shuts and Arsenal are still in search of reinforcements. Arsene Wenger has suggested he will add two players to the squad and given the others players he has mentioned it would appear that top of his wants list is a striker and combative central midfielder. While he is  a long way …

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AshleyWhy Mohamed Diame makes sense for Arsenal and will be the club’s next signing
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Arsenal update: Brazillian youngster linked, Ashley Williams one for the summer?

Just one week to go before the transfer madness in this window is over. Until then expect lots of players to be linked to Arsenal, who still, in case you had forgotten, have two players to sign. After Stevan Jovetic yesterday, several papers are reporting that Arsene Wenger is looking at another Italian-based player. Sky Italia is leading the charge …

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AshleyArsenal update: Brazillian youngster linked, Ashley Williams one for the summer?
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Lopez looking unlikely. Rumours from Italy that Wenger wants Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetić

So the David Villa deal is in the balance, Adrian Lopez looks like he is staying at Atletico, Edinson Cavani is probably too pricey, so where should Arsene Wenger go next to find a striker? According to Italian football site Football Italia Arsenal are prepared to offer Fiorentina £20m for the services of Stevan Jovetic. A number of clubs have …

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AshleyLopez looking unlikely. Rumours from Italy that Wenger wants Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetić
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Arsenal update: Long-term Wenger target Younes Belhanda looks like an option

Arsene Wenger has already done business with French side Montpelier. In the summer he signed Olivier Giroud from the French Champions and if the gossip it to be believed he also had a word of two about defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – who is now a Newcastle player. Might he be picking up the phone to the club to talk about …

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AshleyArsenal update: Long-term Wenger target Younes Belhanda looks like an option

Arsenal update: Arsene Wenger to move for Davild Villa next week

Arsene Wenger has said before that he likes to leave things late in the transfer window in order to get the best deals. Well it seems he is going to go to the wire on the man who could be Arsenal’s number one winter target – David Villa. Although Barcelona have stated that he is not for sale the player …

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AshleyArsenal update: Arsene Wenger to move for Davild Villa next week

Arsenal update – Mohamed Diame ‘set to be Arsenal’s first signing?’ and why it is a great move

There’s a lot of buzz this morning about the possible transfer of West Ham’s central midfielder, Mohamed Diame, to Arsenal. And much of it has been fuelled by Arsene Wenger who told reporters earlier “He has a great presence in the games, I have seen him have a big impact,” Goal.com reports that Wenger will make one more check on …

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AshleyArsenal update – Mohamed Diame ‘set to be Arsenal’s first signing?’ and why it is a great move

Arsenal ‘never in’ for Wilfried Zaha. Man United hold further talks with the Palace winger

Man United’s chase of Wilfried Zaha seems finally to be reaching a conclusion with the BBC reporting that the two clubs are going to hold further talks today. The main issue appears to be whether Zaha will be loaned back to Palace for the rest of the season to help the side’s promotion campaign. Ben Smith of the BBC said …

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AshleyArsenal ‘never in’ for Wilfried Zaha. Man United hold further talks with the Palace winger