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Wesley Sneijder on his way to London? Spurs favourites, but don’t rule out Arsenal

There have been some interesting rumours about Inter Milan’s Dutch playmaker in the last few days. His wife recently tweeted “We are about to emigrate. It should happen in early January and we are looking for a nice place for our family.” Though she did retract the tweet soon after. Now Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has told TalkSPORT that Tottenham …

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AshleyWesley Sneijder on his way to London? Spurs favourites, but don’t rule out Arsenal
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Arsenal in for yet another Spanish striker?

Not a good 48 hours for Arsene Wenger in the transfer market with Barcelona confirming that they won’t be letting go of David Vila and Klass Jan Huntelaar signing a new contract at Schalke. There’s no updates on Ba, Llorente and Lopez either. TalkSport, however, seem to think they have found the answers to Arsenal’s striking problems in the Seville …

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Spurs make the first move for Wilfried Zaha – but Arsene and Fergie are waiting in the wings

Last night Wilfried Zaha added a few more pounds to his price tag. In the game between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield he scored the kind of wonder goal (watch it here) that will have Premiership managers drooling. It seems to have spurred at least one manager into action with The Daily Mirror reporting that AVB is about to hit Palace …

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AshleySpurs make the first move for Wilfried Zaha – but Arsene and Fergie are waiting in the wings
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The lowdown on Adrian Lopez – Arsenal’s next striker?

A few days ago Arsene Wenger told the BBC that he was only looking to buy exceptional players during the transfer window. And then, in words that will haunt every Gunners fan for the next few weeks, he added that exceptional players were hard to come by. So there still remains a possibility that there will be no new additions …

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AshleyThe lowdown on Adrian Lopez – Arsenal’s next striker?

Who should Wigan play upfront against Arsenal?

Wigan’s perennial ‘great escape’ means they are accustomed to their current proximity to the relegation zone, but Roberto Martinez’s side are on a particularly poor run. Only one win in seven, at home to bottom club Reading, leaves them just outside the relegation zone. And with Aston Villa and QPR showing signs of improvement, Wigan need to start picking up …

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AshleyWho should Wigan play upfront against Arsenal?
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Is Arsene Wenger right to build his team round young British players?

Yesterday Arsene Wenger confirmed what was a pretty badly kept secret that five of his young British charges including Jack Wilshere, had signed long term contracts at the club. The move surprised very few people. Were Wilshere to follow his ex-colleagues on the road to The Etihad or the Camp Nou, then any talk of Arsenal being among Europe’s elite …

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AshleyIs Arsene Wenger right to build his team round young British players?
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Champions League draw; Arsenal face Bayern Munich and Man United tackle Real Madrid

So here it is. Arsenal have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League while Man United will face Real Madrid in the plum tie of the round. The draw means that Ronaldo will be returning to the stadium that made him famous. In 2000 and 2003 the two sides played with Real winning both ties. At …

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Arsene Wenger tells BBC he is confident that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract

Breaking news – the Theo Walcott transfer saga looks like it is about to take another turn. After agreeing contracts with five of his British players yesterday, including Jack Wilshere, Arsene Wenger has now told the BBC that he is ‘convinced’ that Theo Walcott will be staying at The Emirates. Wenger said ‘I am convinced Walcott will stay and hope that the other players signing contracts will encourage …

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AshleyArsene Wenger tells BBC he is confident that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract

Question marks over Liverpool targets – Ince, Huntelaar and Sturridge

It does seem as if things are never straightforward for Brendan Rodgers in his bid to strengthen the Liverpool squad, for three players who he has been targeting all now appear to have other options than joining the Reds. One of the Red’s top striking targets Klass Jan Huntelaar, who was yesterday apparently in talks with Arsenal, now might be …

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AshleyQuestion marks over Liverpool targets – Ince, Huntelaar and Sturridge
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Arsenal’s first winter signing? Stoppila Sunzu apparently on his way

It has not been officially confirmed yet, but it seems that Arsenal are on the verge of making their first signing of the winter transfer window. With a view to adding a bit of steel to his midfield Arsene Wenger has apparently targeted Zambian Stoppila Sunzu and there are suggestions from his home country that the signing is imminent. Sunzu …

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Hot stuff – this week’s top stories; Arsenal destroy Reading pics, Christmas gift guides and more

This week’s stories from Brandish and our pals Some great pics of Football in the snow Arsenal destroy Reading pics Evil Knievel talks cycle safety Brilliant video of a hammered Kim Wilde singing Kids in America on a train Nintendo Wii U games console review Samsung’s budget new big screen phone  Huge selection of Christmas gift guides Great pics from …

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AshleyHot stuff – this week’s top stories; Arsenal destroy Reading pics, Christmas gift guides and more
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Are Chelsea now favourites to land Theo Walcott?

So the Theo Walcott  transfer saga rumbles on in many ways over shadowing everything else that is going on at The Emirates at the moment. Last night the youngster got his wish and was started by Arsene Wenger as a central striker. Walcott scored one and looked a constant threat trying to latch on to balls from Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta. It is clear that Reading gave Arsenal way too much …

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AshleyAre Chelsea now favourites to land Theo Walcott?
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Houllier tells French TV Thierry Henry might not be going to Arsenal – no contact between the clubs

More problems for Arsene Wenger this morning. It seemed as if Arsenal’s greatest ever striker, Thierry Henry, was destined to return to the club for a third spell this winter. Many papers have suggested that this is a done deal and that Henry would be at the club for several weeks and could even play for The Gunners in the …

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AshleyHoullier tells French TV Thierry Henry might not be going to Arsenal – no contact between the clubs
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Arsenal planning double raid on Liverpool – goalkeeper and winger on Wenger’s radar

There has been a lot of Arsenal-related transfer news in the last few hours. Though today it isn’t all about where Theo Walcott will spend the next part of his career, but about the list of players that Arsene Wenger is after in a bid to add steel to his rather brittle squad. The Mirror has a run down of …

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AshleyArsenal planning double raid on Liverpool – goalkeeper and winger on Wenger’s radar
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Why Liverpool can still qualify for The Champions League

After the recent win against West Ham, Steven Gerard emphasised that he is certain that Liverpool can qualify for The Champions League this season. He told The Liverpool Echo… “We’re building slowly towards where we want to be. We’ve got two home games now against Aston Villa and Fulham. If we can capitalise and make it 12 points out of …

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Walcott Crucial for Gunners’ Reading Trip

On Monday night, Arsenal return to the scene of their incredible 7-5 win over Reading in the Capital One Cup, and will be desperate to bounce back strongly from their embarrassing midweek defeat to Bradford City. Arsene Wenger’s team selections this season have generally been predictable, but he’s struggled to decide on his best right-sided midfielder. Theo Walcott has started …

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Theo Walcott is on his way to United/Chelsea/City/Juve/nowhere

There’s a lot of news about Arsenal’s speedy winger this morning, though, let’s just say that very little of it falls into ‘from the horse’s mouth’ category and you should take it all with a tankard of salt. Until a few weeks ago it seemed that Theo Walcott would possibly end up at Liverpool leading the line alongside Suarez. Then …

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Barcelona has highest number of its players in European elite leagues – but you’ll never guess who is second

A few years ago I wondered if Arsenal had the highest number of its ex-players in the Premiership. It seemed that every club had their own product of the Arsenal youth team whether they be a Sidwell, Hoyte or a Bothroyd. However the latest figures of who has the most of its players (ok you can call some of them …

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AshleyBarcelona has highest number of its players in European elite leagues – but you’ll never guess who is second
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Secret talks? Is Fergie lining up Pep Guardiola as the next Man United manager?

There’s an intriguing bit of journalism from the Daily Mirror this morning which seeks to add one and one and make seven. According to the paper Pep Guardiola is now in the hot seat not for a job in London with Chelsea or even Arsenal, both of whom could be looking for managers come the summer, but United. And how …

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AshleySecret talks? Is Fergie lining up Pep Guardiola as the next Man United manager?
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Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis tells the fans – Arsene has plenty of money to spend

Some interesting news courtesy of Arsenal expert Tim Payton, who has been sharing on Twitter and BBC Five Live what exactly went on at the Arsenal Supporters Trust meeting tonight. Over 100 fans turned up to quiz Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis about the club’s finances, future and more and, credit to the guy, he apparently spent over two hours answering their questions. Gazidis even kicked off with an apology saying that the …

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AshleyArsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis tells the fans – Arsene has plenty of money to spend