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Worrying stats highlight Arsenal’s poor form when Thomas Vermaelen starts

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So Arsenal fans – tell me what you think about Thomas Vermaelen? It seems pretty clear now that Arsenal’s captain is very much Wenger’s third choice centre back behind Mertesacker and Koscielny. And to make matters worse for Vermaelen both players have been talking recently about how they are committed to the club and see their future in London. Conversely the …

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Arsenal update: Stevan Jovetic’s stats look impressive, Fernando Amorebieta keen to join

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If you have never checked Squawka out you really should. The website is an amazing source of stats on players and its blog houses some wonderfully insightful posts too. The latest player to get the Squawka treatment is Arsenal’s supposed number one target Stevan Jovetic. The site has looked at his stats so far this season and then tried to …

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Arsenal update: Alexis Sanchez for Thomas Vermaelen swap? Striker Carr on radar

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There’s more buzz about the Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal transfer this morning with several papers suggesting that the Barca winger/striker is one of Arsene Wenger’s top targets for the summer. Wenger has been helped in his quest by the former sporting director at Udinese, Fabrizio Larini, the club where Sanchze made his name. Larini thinks that his former protege should join The …

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Italian website says Arsenal will raid Barca for players. But might Man City cast offs be a better bet

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It is a story that has been bubbling under for a few days now, but a number of sources are now saying that Arsene Wenger is looking at buying a job lot of Barcelona players in the summer. The latest news source to confirm The Gunners’ growing interest in players from the Catalan club is Italian website Tutto Mercato. It …

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Arsenal update: Chelsea star is shock target, Jovetic update, how bad is Wilshere injury?

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Arsenal’s search for a keeper in the summer continues and the latest name to be linked with a move to The Emirates is a real surprise. IB Times says that top of the list is Chelsea’s 30 year old stopper, Peter Cech. The theory runs like this. Chelsea want to replace Cech with a younger keeper and have just the …

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Arsenal update: is Cazorla more effective without Wilshere?

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Ok, so it is just a theory, but it seems to be one that more and more Arsenal fans are discussing and that is the possibility that Arsenal aren’t always at their best with both Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere in the team. And trying to accommodate them both might not be in the club’s best interests. So here’s the …

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Is the David Villa to Arsenal story dead if Barca offer him a new contract?

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The Daily Mail this morning is running with a story that Barcelona are about to offer Arsenal target David Villa a new contract. The 31 year old was hankering for a move in the transfer window as injuries had pushed him down the Catalan club’s pecking order. However after some excellent recent performances the club have decided that they want …

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Arsenal update: Vorm in, Mertsesacker out…

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Arsenal’s search for a keeper continues and the latest name to be thrown in the ring is the man who they put two past on Saturday. Arsene Wenger is apparently now keen on Swansea’s Michel Vorm ,who at the very least would be a replacement for Lukasz Fabianski and may even supersede Wojciech Szczesny as the Gunners’ long term number one. …

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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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