Premier League preview: featuring Man City v Chelsea

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The Premier League is back following our midweek action in the Champions League and Europa League. Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from a resounding defeat in Germany to Borussia Dortmund as they face Aston Villa away, Saturday may be Alan Pardew’s last game in charge of Newcastle as they take on Hull City, Leicester host Manchester United whilst …

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Arsenal tempted by Edinson Cavani move

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When you have to compete with Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the central striker role in a 4-3-3 system, unfortunately you’re always destined to lose. This is the dilemma that faces Edinson Cavani and the Daily Express believe that Arsenal can capitalise on this. Edinson Cavani joined PSG in July 2013 for around €64.5m following three seasons at Napoli in Italy. At …

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Arsenal and Liverpool tracking Spanish superstar

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Premier League duo, Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly tracking Spanish superstar Isco. The Real Madrid play-maker has found it tough to break into the Spanish sides midfield with the amount of world class talent they have on show. Isco himself is a class act, a player who can change a game in just a few moments. Blessed with pace, flair …

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Lassana Diarra linked to Arsenal move

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Former Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra is today being linked to Arsenal by the Daily Express. Diarra almost moved to QPR to be reunited with Harry Redknapp on deadline day but the move fell through. Arsenal were dismantled by Borussia Dortmund in Germany on Tuesday night and the criticism as surrounded the deeper roles in his midfield as well as the …

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Joseph Yobo linked with Arsenal free move

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Arsenal are suffering something of a defensive crisis at the moment, this means they could do with some extra cover. According to the Daily Mail, former Everton centre-back Joseph Yobo could be ready to sign as a free agent. On Tuesday night against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener, Arsenal only had 3 fit first team defenders. That meant …

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Champions League review: featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

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  Last night saw the opening fixture from the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League, as Liverpool made a return to the competition after five years and Arsenal travelled to Germany to face 2013 finalists Borussia Dortmund. Real Madrid also opened their Champions League title defence and last year’s runners up Atlético Madrid took a trip to Greece. Full Champions League results, …

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Luiz Gustavo rules out move to Manchester United or Arsenal

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Defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo has ruled out a move to Manchester United or Arsenal in January, according to the Daily Star. The 27-year-old is currently at German club Wolfsburg and speculation plagued his summer. Gustavo has 27 caps for Brazil and has played in the World Cup, his ability to break up play and start attacking moves has led to …

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Champions League preview featuring Liverpool & Arsenal

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The Champions League is back!! Yes that’s right, tonight we welcome back the best club competition on this planet, the Champions League! Tuesday night sees Liverpool return after a 1,742 day exile from the competition as they face Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Arsenal will also travel to Germany to face a tough test against Borussia Dortmund and defending champions Real Madrid …

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Pedro puts Liverpool and Arsenal on high alert

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Spanish superstar Pedro could be ready for a move to the Premier League in January according to The Metro. Pedro is reportedly concerned that he will be used as back up to Luis Suarez and Neymar at Barcelona if he stays. Pedro Rodriguez has 44 caps and 15 goals for Spain and has been at Barcelona since his youth career …

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Arsenal defensive woes ahead of Champions League clash

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has many defensive worries ahead of his sides Champions League clash away at Borussia Dortmund. Arsenal are without first choice right back, Mathieu Debuchy after he sustained a twisted ankle against Manchester City, an injury that will keep him out of action for up to 3 months. Meanwhile, Wenger also reported in his pre-match press conference …

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Bayern Munich in shock Mesut Ozil move?!

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Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madird for a fee of £42.5m in the summer of 2013. The fee made him the most expensive German player of all time and he came with heavy expectations following a phenomenal assist record in Spain. However, caughtoffside.com believe that Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich could be set to make a shock move for the midfielder. …

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Former Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool star moves to India

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Nicolas Anelka, who has travelled across Europe in a highly successful career, has announced that he will join Indian side Mumbai City. The 35-year-old striker will play in the 10-week Indian Super League tournament. I’m pleased to join Mumbai City FC & very exciting in joining Indian Super League. — nicolas anelka (@anelkaofficiel) September 15, 2014 Mumbai City will be …

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Arsenal defender suffers long term injury

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Arsenal defender, Mathieu Debuchy suffered an ankle injury in his sides 2-2 draw at home to Manchester City on Saturday. The French right back who joined Arsenal in the summer from Newcastle looks set to be out of action for a lengthy period. Debuchy was pictured with an oxygen mask has he was stretchered off in the closing minutes of …

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Weekend Premier League preview: Featuring Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City

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  The Premier League returns this weekend after the international break and we have some massive clashes to look forward to! Questions will be asked about the fitness of some players following long distance travelling or injuries picked up for their country, we also have a number of debuts to watch out for. Here is Brandish.tv’s preview to the top …

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The reason why Welbeck was sold to Arsenal

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Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal has disclosed the reason why he sold Danny Welbeck to Premier League rivals Arsenal – “he did not score enough goals.” According to BBC Sport the Dutchman revealed that Welbeck just was not matching the quality of the strikers around him. “He played three seasons for the first team, but he doesn’t have the record …

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Arsenal players stole Danny Welbeck from Spurs

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Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta and vice captain Per Mertesacker were vital in the signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United on deadline day. The Daily Star understand the England striker was set for Tottenham Hotspur before both players urged the club to act. North-London rivals Spurs were on the verge of sealing the signing but when Arteta and Mertesacker met the …

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Valencia try to hang on to Chelsea & Arsenal target

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Valencia are desperately trying to offer young forward Paco Alcácer a new contract after he broke into the full Spanish side. TalkSport believe they are in competition with Chelsea and Arsenal to keep hold of their new star. The 21-year-old number 9 has been at Valencia since 2005 and has recently shot to fame. In 2012/13 Alcácer played 20 times …

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Arsenal target Barcelona youngster Samper

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19-year-old Barcelona starlet Sergi Samper is reportedly a target for Arsene Wenger this January. The Metro are one of a number of outlets who believe “the new Cesc Fabregas” would make an excellent addition to Arsenal. Samper’s contract at the Catalan giants contains a £9.6m buy-out clause and this means Wenger could decide to invest in Arsenal’s future with the …

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Ramsey injured on Wales duty

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Arsenal midfield and key player, Aaron Ramsey has picked up an awkward ankle injury whilst on international duty with Wales. There had been much dispute over the conditions of Andorra’s 3G pitch. Gareth Bale had said it was “the worst pitch I’ve ever played on” and it appears it may have been the cause of Ramsey’s knock. Wales manager Chris …

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Arsenal, Liverpool & Spurs fight for Candreva

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Lazio are desperate to hold onto their star man Antonio Candreva and are reportedly set to sit down and offer him a new contract. The Daily Express believe the Serie A club will put increased wages and the captaincy on the table to tie him down till 2019. Antonio Candreva signed for Lazio in January 2012 on an initial loan deal …

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