Christian Benteke fancies a move to Arsenal

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You have to feel sorry for Villa fans. They are in the midst of a desperate relegation battle, weren’t able to strengthen their squad in the window and now see others clubs circling like vultures around their star player. Yep, The Mirror and The Star are reporting that Christian Benteke is ready to quit Aston Villa and that his preferred …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Arsenal update: is Bong the team’s new left back?

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Arsene Wenger stated last night that he would be looking for a left back today, yet other than the obvious – Baines, Shaw etc – very few targets have emerged. Now the Mail has revealed that Wenger might be looking to his traditional French territory for a replacement in the guise of Valenciennes’ Gaetan Bong. The Cameroon international Bong, who …

Arsenal update: Left Back Targets – Forget Baines and Shaw. Why Assou-Ekotto could be a more realistic option

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Well it didn’t take long. French newspaper Maxifoot is already suggesting that Arsene Wenger is about to revive his interest today in two of his long term left back targets. With Kieran Gibbs, who has been excellent this season, out for at least three weeks Wenger faces the prospect of playing Bayern Munich with the frankly, quite disastrous, Andre Santos …

Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea target Edinson Cavani talks about his future

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The Napoli striker is very high on many manger’s wants lists at the moment with Arsene Wenger and Roberto Mancini especially being known as keen admirers. And the player has given some encouragement to the clubs who might want to prise him from Napoli in the summer. Talking to La Gazzetta dello Sport today Cavani spoke explicitly about the 63million …

Arsenal update: All quiet, but for one last push for David Villa or Edin Džeko?

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After a game in which Arsenal created a huge number of chances only to see many of them squandered by their current striker you might have thought that Arsene Wenger would be combing Europe for reinforcements. Well Wenger said after the game last night “We will try to be active. It won’t be easy but at the moment I have …

Five possible reasons why Arsenal haven’t signed any players in the window

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So with less than 48 hours to go Arsenal have signed exactly zero players in the window (I am not counting Walcott). Their rivals for Champions League places, Liverpool and Chelsea, have both significantly strengthened their squads by adding new players and in the case of The Reds it has already given them some very real momentum. Arsenal will find …

Allardyce acknowledges he ‘might lose’ Diame. But will it be to Arsenal or Spurs?

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Interesting quote this morning from a press conference given by West Ham boss Sam Allardyce. Asked about what the situation was with Mohammed Diame Allardyce seemed to acknowledge that the controversial midfielder could be on his way out of Upton Park. Allardyce said ‘It is total confusion. I’m as confused as anyone. I hope we don’t, but we might lose …

Wenger says Barcelona don’t want to sell Villa to Arsenal

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Bad news for Arsenal fans. Arsene Wenger has revealed during his press conference this morning that David Villa is unlikely to join Arsenal during the transfer window as the Catalans aren’t prepared to sell their star striker. In spite of Villa being keen to join Arsenal and Wenger being keen on the player, the Gunners boss said ‘Barcelona do not …

Arsenal update: Mohamed Diame ready to join, striker hunt continues

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With only three days to go before the end of the transfer window Arsene Wenger should in theory be a busy man today. If Arsenal are going to sign two players before the deadline we should start hearing some concrete news from The Emirates very soon. One player who is apparently desperate to join Arsenal is West Ham’s Mohamed Diame. …

Arsenal update: Does Giroud’s form mean the chase for David Villa is over?

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Given the circumstances a 3-2 FA Cup win away at Brighton isn’t too bad a result for Arsenal. Well it would have seemed that way to the fans until they saw Man United blast their way past Fulham. The most notable thing about the Brighton game though was the excellent form of one Olivier Giroud. The French striker has now …