Arsenal Update – Koscielny injured with France

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Arsenal’s injuries woes continue as yesterday, key centre back Laurent Koscielny picked up an Achilles injury whilst on international duty with France, according to BBC Sport. However, phsyios have reassured Wenger and Koscielny that the 29-year-old will be fit in time to face Hull City after the international break. Arsenal’s injury list is mounting with the likes of: Debuchy, Giroud, Arteta, …

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Tottenham update – Suarez nearly signed? Plus Kaboul dismisses rumours

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Mauricio Pochettinho’s Tottenham Hotspur sit in 6th place in the Premier League as we head into the international break. They are above both Arsenal and Liverpool with 11 points from 7 games but imagine how good their side could’ve been if Harry Redknapp had signed them Luis Suarez and Patrick Vieira. In his new book, ‘A Man Walks On To …

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Arsenal Update – Bilbao defender set to arrive in January?

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Arsenal are reportedly set to sign Athletic Bilbao defender, Aymeric Laporte in January according to the Metro, with the fee said to be around £34m. Laporte is a highly rated French defender. At just 20 years of age, Laporte has shown real quality and potential in his game and has impressed the Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger. Wenger is said to be ready to …

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Arsenal Update – Cavani deal still on the cards

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Arsenal’s injuries woes have once again been brought to the fore and rumours are suggesting that Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is preparing an audacious January bid for PSG striker, Edinson Cavani. The Gunners have once again been hit by a number of key injuries in attacking positions, Olivier Giroud, Yaya Sanogo and Theo Walcott are all sidelined; leaving Danny Welbeck …

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Arsenal fans – Will you miss the injured Mesut Ozil?

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Arsenal were today dealt a potential blow when their German international Mesut Ozil was ruled out up to 12 weeks. The injury adds to Arsenal’s current concerns in the middle of the park as they are missing Welshman Aaron Ramsey and captain Mikel Arteta. The 25-year-old midfielder joined Arsenal on deadline day last summer from Real Madrid for a club record …

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Arsenal reject Bayern enquiry for star man

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Arsenal are reported to have rejected an enquiry from Bayern Munich for German playmaker, Mesus Ozil this summer. According to the Metro, Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola was keen to sign the 25-year-old when he was in charge of Barcelona, but the German instead opted for Real Madrid. Bayern had apparently launched a bid in the summer for Ozil, but Arsenal …

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Arsenal Update – Gunners interested in Spain keeper?

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Arsenal have been reported to be monitoring the movements of Real Madrid keeper, Iker Casillas according to the Daily Star. An interesting link despite the Gunners signing David Ospina in the summer. At 33-years-old, Casillas is becoming a veteran in the game. However, his latest flurry of performances have not matched his career best and has started to make some calamitous errors. …

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Arsenal update – Khedira rumours persist and Giovinco also linked to Gunners

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Arsene Wenger will perhaps head into the international break with the thoughts that September was somewhat a wasted month in North-London. The Gunners picked up 1 Premier League victory and 2 draws in what was a tough set of fixtures but his side were also pummeled in the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund and then dumped out of the League …

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Lukas Podolski hints at Arsenal exit

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Experienced Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has hinted that if he doesn’t play for the Gunners regularly, he will move on. The London Evening Standard reveal that the German international won’t settle for a place on the bench. The 118 time capped international footballer has struggled to get consistent game-time at the Emirates Stadium and hence has said: “If I don’t have …

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Chelsea and Arsenal chase 15-year-old, Oxford

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Chelsea and Arsenal are set to do battle over a young 15-year-old defender from West Ham United. A number of outlets have reported the interest with the Daily Express believing both London clubs are close to a deal. Reece Oxford is a product of the West Ham United youth academy, a place with an excellent reputation for producing talent, and the …

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Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck places a seed of doubt in haters heads

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck last night placed a seed of doubt in haters heads after he bagged a Champions League hat-trick against Galatasaray. The former Manchester United striker has been burdened with criticism from fans as they insist that Welbeck simply does not score enough. To point the finger on a, still, very young player who is yet to be …

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Champions League preview: featuring Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus

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Last night saw some fascinating action in the Champions League as Barcelona lost 3-2 away to PSG in a superb game in France, Chelsea defeated Portuguese side Sporting CP 1-0 away, Man City were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Roma and Bayern Munich were victorious in Russia against CSKA Moscow. Tonight sees a second night of ties …

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Sami Khedira still linked with Premier League switch

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Speculation was rife throughout the summer that Real Madrid’s German midfielder, Sami Khedira, could be on his way to the Premier League. The Daily Star report that Liverpool or Arsenal could both take him on a free in the summer of 2015 instead. Sami Khedira is in the last year of his contract with the Spanish giants and Carlo Ancelotti has …

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Ramsey injury a massive blow to Arsenal & Wales

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Aaron Ramsey is set to be out for a month with a hamstring injury according to BBC Sport and this means he will miss Wales’ vital home qualifiers against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Cyprus. The 23-year-old midfielder is an important player to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal but perhaps is even more important to Chris Coleman’s Wales side. With Wales also missing …

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Premier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

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After the distraction of the Capital One Cup mid-week, the Premier League returns this weekend! We have some phenomenal ties ahead including the Merseyside Derby at Anfield and the North-London Derby at the Emirates Stadium. Not only that but Manchester United host West Ham United who will fancy their chances and third placed Aston Villa travel to pacesetters Chelsea on …

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Arsene Wenger critical of Frank Lampard loan move

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Arsene Wenger has blasted Manchester City and Frank Lampard for the loan move that saw him return to the Premier League following his Chelsea departure. The Daily Mirror report how Wenger has questioned the legality of the move. Frank Lampard left Chelsea after 13 years at the club where he became the Blues’ all-time goalscorer and won 3 Premier League trophies, 4 …

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Arsenal, Chelsea & Man Utd all want Svilar, age 15!

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Aged 15, what are you doing? Well I was still in school, juggling that with FIFA and Football Manager! However goalkeeper Mike Svilar, of Belgium club Anderlecht, is being hunted by three Premier League giants according to the Daily Mail. Belgium is a country with a proud history of producing top quality players and Mike Svilar is being tipped as …

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Dortmund’s Marco Reus to join Premier League? Liverpool? Arsenal?

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Borussia Dortmund and German play-maker, Marco Reus looks set to decline contract talks with his current club in order to think about his future and a potential move to the Premier League. According to the Express, Reus’ release clause is set to plummet to around £20m, making Reus a very affordable and eye-catching star to secure on the cheap. A player who …

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Capital One Cup: Arsenal out, Liverpool victorious & more clashes to come!

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Last night saw the Third Round of the Capital One Cup take place across the country with a number of high profile clashes and a few upsets too! Liverpool faced Middlesborough at Anfield, Arsenal hosted Southampton, Everton travelled to Swansea whilst Fulham and Cardiff continued their manager-less periods. Here is the best of last night’s action with a quick look …

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