Four reasons why Arsenal are now favourites for third place – not just Bale’s injury

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It wasn’t that long ago that Arsenal seemed to be heading for a Europa league slot with the growing chorus of fans calling for a change of manager. Well the ‘Wenger out’ brigade seemed to have been silenced by a run of form that has put Arsenal right back in the race for a Champions League slot. In fact even …

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Arsene Wenger on Walcott and Wilshere injuries and finishing in the top four

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It seems like it has been ages since Arsene Wenger’s last pre-match news conferences, but he has just finished his latest with updates on the fitness of Wilshere and Walcott and some stirring words for the Arsenal faithful. Firstly the good news – Jack Wilshere is on his way back. Wenger confirmed that the player’s ankle injury will keep him …

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Galatasaray to offer £12 million for Arsenal’s Gervinho. Time to cash in?

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This one should be taken with a pinch of salt, but if true… According to website webaslan.com, which has been picked up by The Express, Turkish side Galatasaray are ready to offer £12m for Arsenal misfit Gervinho. That is over a £1 million more than Arsenal paid for him back in 2011. At Galatasaray Gervinho would team up with Ivorians …

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Arsenal update: Podolski for Negredo? Battle for Koby Arthur

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There have been some mixed messages coming out of The Emirates in the last couple of weeks about the future of The Gunners’ striker Lukas Podolski. The player, who hasn’t quite shown the form that his manager would have expected him to this season, is now rumoured to be a target for Italian giants Juventus. Podolski has denied that he …

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Arsenal update: Vela to return? PSG to move for Wenger?

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Carlos Vela was undoubtedly one of the biggest disappointments of the Wenger era. A hugely talented player with bags of potential, he just never seemed to fit in at Arsenal and Gunners fans only witnessed the real Vela in short bursts. So that makes it all the more intriguing that several papers are speculating that Arsene Wenger is about to …

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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: 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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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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Why Fabianski should keep his place in the Arsenal team for the Swansea game

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Arsene Wenger sprung a surprise in midweek, leaving out first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for the trip to Bayern Munich, and selecting his fellow Pole Lukas Fabianski instead. Fabianski performed well Arsenal’s ultimately futile victory, making a couple of fine stops on his way to a clean sheet, and now Wenger faces a selection dilemma ahead of Saturday’s trip to Swansea. …

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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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Spurs’ AVB says English clubs will one again rule Europe

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After Arsenal’s brave, but still very painful exit from the Champions League at the feet of Bayern last night, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been talking today about how he believes that English clubs will bounce back in Europe soon. In referencing Arsene Wenger’s warning that this season’s results were “a massive wake-up call” for English football AVB told the …

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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: 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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Arsenal’s next captain? Ashley Williams? The Guardian thinks it could be on the cards

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Arsene Wenger has his eyes on Swansea’s captain and central defender Ashley Williams so says The Guardian. There’s no mention of a source or a quote from Wenger but the paper says… Wenger has identified the Wales captain as someone with the leadership qualities to control and organise Arsenal’s defence in a way more reminiscent of when the club built …

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Wenger stopped Bould’s defensive sessions – says BBC’s David Ornstein

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If you look at the number of goals that Arsenal have conceded this season, it hardly looks like a club in a defensive crisis. The Gunners have let in 32 goals, that’s just one more than Man United. The figures are however slightly skewed by the Arsenal defence’s excellent start to the season. They played five games and let in …

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