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Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp on their way back to Arsenal?

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Huge news for Arsenal fans. It seems that a club legend is on their way back to the club possibly to take over the youth development role that will be vacated by Liam Brady in the summer. However which legend is it? Take your pick. The Daily Mail has run with the story that seems very plausible that Arsene Wenger …

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Chuba Akpom – could he be Arsenal’s long term striking solution?

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Over the years the Arsenal academy has delivered some great players. Ashley Cole, Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczęsny, Tony Adams to name but a few. Oddly though the academy hasn’t delivered many great strikers. If you think of the cream of Arsenal’s forward talent – Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Robin Van Persie – they have all been bought from other clubs …

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Bad news for Arsenal fans – Sebastian Squillaci could start on Saturday against Sunderland

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Some rather worrying news for Arsenal fans. It seems possible that their old friend Sebastian Squillaci could start Saturday’s game against Sunderland partnering Per Mertesacker at the heart of the Arsenal defence. Sebastian Squillaci hasn’t played for Arsenal in the Premiership this season (he has played just one game in the CL against Olympiacos), but with doubts over both Laurent …

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Etienne Capoue very much on Arsenal’s radar

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It appears that Arsene Wenger hasn’t given up on the player who turned out to be his main target during the winter transfer window. The Telegraph reports that Wenger has had scouts dogging the every move of one Etienne Capoue, the powerful central midfield player who is currently at Toulouse. The Telegraph says Capoue has been watched extensively and, as …

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Man City tracking Edinson Cavani – but likely to face stiff competition

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Man City will be looking for a striker to replace Mario Balotelli in the summer transfer window and it seems that their number one target is Napoli’s extraordinary Edinson Cavani, a man who has scored 27 goals in 26 appearances this season. Blues coach Angelo Gregucci recently told a Naples radio station – which was also reported by the Manchester …

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Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud on those David Villa/Klass-Jan Huntelaar rumours

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Olivier Giroud, who is back in France as a member of Didier Deschamps’ French squad, has given a very revealing interview to French paper L’Equipe. He talks among other things about his desire to do well at Arsenal and his overall form, but also about how the possibility of Arsenal signing another striker during the transfer window played on his …

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Bacary Sagna “100% devoted” to Arsenal – but do Gunners fans care?

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Amidst all the talk of contract renewals for Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott in the last twelve months very little has been written about the contract situation of another senior member of the Arsenal squad – one Bacary Sagna. The right back’s contract will run out in summer 2014, which in theory will make him a top target for …

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Will Arsenal lose out on David Villa if they don’t quality for the Champions League?

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As Arsenal fans don’t need reminding they are currently in sixth in the Premiership and are four points behind Spurs in fourth. Yet many supporters share Arsene Wenger’s confidence that the club will once again qualify for the Champions League. Many pundits are backing the Gunners too with Mark Lawrenson also confident that Arsenal will see off their rivals. The …

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Arsenal would be second in the Premiership – if only the second half of games counted

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Really great stat from the people at TalkSport who have put together the table showing who would be where if only the second half of games counted. It turns out that Arsenal would be second in the league behind Man City on goals scored. Man United, in spite of their many late goals this season, would be five points adrift …

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Arsenal update: Where does the Monreal signing leave Kieran Gibbs?

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There’s no denying that Arsenal are looking a much stronger side than they did a few months ago. And while part on this is down to the scintillating form of Waclott, the ever growing confidence of Wilshere and the attacking flair of Giroud the defence has also played its part. And in particular Arsenal’s key defender this season has arguably been …

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So who else did Arsenal try to sign on the last day of the window? Villa? Traore? Capoue?

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As well as the signing of Nacho Monreal Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal got pretty close to grabbing another player on the last day of the window. However that player’s club refused to let the player go and the deal fell through. So who was that player? It was assumed initially to be either Barcelona’s David Villa or West Ham’s …

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Bit late – David Villa wants Arsenal move in the Summer

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If you thought you had heard the last of the David Vila to Arsenal stories now the window has closed – think again. The Sun  is running with a story today that suggests that Barcelona’s want-away striker will push the deal through in the summer. The Sun says After a long-term injury last season, Villa has failed to command a …

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Arsenal update: Confirmed Nacho Monreal signs for £8.3 million

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Finally it is official. Arsenal have signed a player in the transfer window. It might not have been the players that the fans hoped for but Nacho Monreal is clearly a quality signing. The club have apparently been tracking the player for a while and according to Arsenal insiders it was likely they were going to complete the move in …

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Arsenal update: No more signings, but Santos could go tomorrow

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Unless Barcelona make a sudden about turn on the David Villa bid that’s it from Arsenal tonight. The club are apparently putting the finishing touches to the Nacho Monreal deal which will be announced in the next thirty minutes, but that is the only bit of incoming business the club have done in the window. There is however an interesting …

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Sky reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame is on the move

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Earlier in the day it looked like he was staying, but according to Sky Sports an un-named Premier League side have triggered Mohammed Diame’s release clause at West Ham. It could be Arsenal who have been tracking the player for a while, or maybe it is Spurs? Fulham apparently have one more signing to announce too. QPR have been mentioned …

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Arsenal update: Fernando Amorebieta deal off. Nacho Monreal player stats are very impressive.

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It looks like there could be great news for Arsenal fans about the signing of Nacho Monreal. But it less encouraging news from Spain about the central defender Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Goal.com which broke the story initially is now saying that the player has changed his mind and wants to stay in Spain for now. The 27 year …

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Arsenal update: Nacho Monreal on the plane to London. Deal done? David Villa has gone shopping

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Two quick bits of news at 5.30 As we mentioned earlier Nacho Monreal, the Malaga left back, looks like he is about to become an Arsenal player. Spanish radio stations Radio Marca has reported that the player is on his way to London to finalise the deal. If so well done Arsene, and his erstwhile team mate Santi Cazorla, and …

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Arsenal reported in talks to sign centre back Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Maarten Stekelenburg tracked

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And the transfer window day at The Emirates has taken another twist. Jamie Sanderson who writes for the Metro and is usually very reliable for Arsenal news has just tweeted No news yet but reassured Arsenal are still open for business. #afc have had dialogue today with various agents. Leaving it late. He has also suggested that the club are …

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Arsenal update: Odds on Villa coming shorten, news on left backs, Arshavin exit, and a centre back

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Well it looked at one point as if the big Arsenal story would be the signings of David Villa and Mohammed Diame. A number of sources are suggesting that Arsenal are still talking to Barcelona about Villa.  Also agent Sky Andrew, who has reasonably close links with the club, has told Talk Sport to expect a few big surprises later …

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Arsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame about to sign new deal at West Ham

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A few days ago it seemed like a done deal that West Ham’s Senegalese midfielder Mohamed Diame would be heading to either Arsenal or Spurs. Goal is reporting that the player is heading for Karen Brady’s office, but not to sign for another club. Goal says It is expected that Diame will sign an extended deal on improved terms that …

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