Five postive things Arsenal can take from the 2-0 defeat by Man City

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At face value Sunday was not a good day at the office for Arsene Wenger’s men. A 2-0 home defeat to a team who last won away against them in 1975, to say nothing of lost points in the  race for fourth place. However, call me an eternal optimist, but there were some positive points that I think Arsenal can …

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Arsenal transfer update – Diego Milito a target? Wenger thinks Fabregas will return and Walcott contract details

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Arsenal are in need of striker, Inter Milan need to slice their wage bill and lose a few senior players. Betting company Ladbrokes  have added one and one and made 33 – because that is the age of Arsenal’s alleged new target Diego Milito. The veteran Argentinian striker hasn’t had much of a look in in Milan recently and could …

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Arsenal transfer round up – Real Madrid youngster loan deal? Ezequiel Lavezzi targeted, M’Vila battle

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Arsenal’s quest to sign a new striker continues and this morning sees several old names thrown back into the to mix. The one that seems to have the most momentum is a loan deal for Real Madrid’s youngster Alvaro Morata. The player has been on Arsene Wenger’s radar for a while (he was a target last summer apparently) and he …

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Arsenal update: Has Arsene Wenger lost the support of Arsenal fans?

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So does Arsene still know? After seven trophy-less seasons and the exodus of many of the team’s highest profile players many Gunners fans aren’t so sure. The Daily Mirror reports that a group of Arsenal fans think it is time for Wenger to change his approach or leave the club. In fact nearly 50% of them want him to go …

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Arsenal rival Fulham in chase for Dutch keeper

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It seems that Arsenal’s search for a new keeper didn’t end with speculative moves for Pepe Reina. According to an Italian paper Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg fancies a move to the Premiership and Arsenal and Fulham are competing for his £3.5million signature. The story broke first in Gazzetta dello Sport (Stekelenburg is current at Roma) which suggest that both …

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Arsene Wenger ‘cautious, but optimistic’ that Theo Walcott will sign

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If you thought it was a done deal then think again. In spite of endless speculation that the player was on the verge of re-signing for Arsenal, manager Arsene Wenger has told reporters (and it has been confirmed by BBC Radio Five Live) that he is ‘cautious, but optimistic’ that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract. In some ways …

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Arsenal update: Wilfried Zaha talks and ‘favourites’ to land Loic Remy

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After a couple of quiet days the Arsenal transfer rumour machine has been very active in the last few hours linking the club with several new signings. The Indie has a pair of stories claiming that Wenger has made a move for the talented Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, while it also suggests Arsenal are now favourite to scoop Marseilles’ …

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Arsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?

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Barcelona President Sandro Rosell may have told Arsene Wenger that he is not prepared to sell Spanish international striker David Villa in the window. But it seems that hasn’t put the Arsenal manager off. Caught Offside is reporting that Arsenal are still engaging with Barcelona in discussions about Villa and want to sign another of their players. Long term Gunners …

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Arsenal update: Walcott to be offered £25million to stay. German defender linked

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Worryingly for Arsenal fans keen to see Arsene Wenger strengthen his squad it has been a fairly quiet morning for transfer rumours. The big one is the seemingly never ending saga of Theo Walcott and his new contract. In an exclusive – ain’t they always – The Mail says that player will get a five-year deal worth in the region …

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Man United update: Is Wilfried Zaha a done deal? Danny Wellbeck on loan to Reading?

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So have United done a deal to sign Crsytal Palace’s tricky winger Wilfried Zaha? The Telegraph seems to think so. The paper believes that other clubs have been frightened off bidding for the player because Fergie has already agreed to sign him The Telgraoph says The main issue is when, not if, it will happen with Crystal Palace hoping to …

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Arsenal update: Gunners target Lucas Biglia wants move. Should Ramsey go on loan? Villa staying at Barca

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Arsenal’s pursuit of a new midfielder continues to today with several papers reporting that Wenger once again is targeting Anderlecht’s tough tacking midfielder Lucas Biglia. The Mirror says that Wenger has been put on alert because the Argentinian has told the Belgian club that he wants to move to a bigger league. This sounds like pure speculation. Admittedly Biglia has …

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Arsenal update: Walcott about to sign, M’Vila holding out for a big club

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Goal.com is running with ‘an exclusive’ this morning that Theo Walcott is close to signing a new deal at Arsenal. The website says that he ‘will put pen to paper on a deal that runs until 2017.’ Arsenal have apparently offered the England player around £90,000-a-week and that salary will be supplemented by top-up bonuses and a multi-million pound signing-on …

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Man United and Spurs battle to sign Wilfried Zaha

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With Arsenal dropping out of the race (possibly because the deal with Theo Walcott is as good as done) Man United and Spurs have been battling it out for the signature of Crystal Palace’s highly promising winger Wilfried Zaha. Spurs were apparently first to contact the club about the winger, but Fergie, a huge fan of the player has been …

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Arsenal update: David Villa on his way? Luke Shaw going cold?

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Two years ago if you had suggested that Arsene Wenger would be wiling to splash out £15 million plus for a 31 year old you would have been laughed out of The Emirates. Yet this morning it seems as if that a big money signing of a player entering the twilight of his career might come through as Arsenal have …

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Arsenal update – no news on M’Vila or Villa, but Abou Diaby is back

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So a fairly quiet day for Arsenal on the transfer front. Yann M’Vila has been making noises about moving to The Premiership and there are strong rumours that Arsenal could be about to sign the Rennes player – but nothing concrete yet. Barcelona also seed to have decide that they will let David Villa go after all, but if Arsenal …

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Arsenal rumours; M’Villa in, three heading for the exit

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It seems like Arsene Wenger is homing in on one of his long term transfer targets. Caught Offside is reporting that the Gunners are close to signing Rennes combative midfielder Yann M’Vila. The website says Wenger is confident he can lure M’Vila to North London this month and will look to make the midfielder the first signing of the window. …

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Theo Walcott to sign new Arsenal contract. Wenger ends interest in Zaha, says Talksport

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Talksport has an exclusive, which if proved true, could be one of the hottest transfer stories in January. They believe that Arsene Wenger is about to make his first signing of the window – Theo Walcott. They say “Reports have emerged from the Emirates that the former Southampton winger is ready to agree a new deal, having had various requirements …

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Arsenal say no to Henry and Sneijder, but new signings on their way

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In today’s least surprising news Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Thierry Henry won’t be returning for a third spell at the club. Arsenal have also ruled themselves out of the race to sign Dutch front man Wesley Sneijder, but Wenger insists that the club will make signings in the window. Henry has been training with the club in …

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Arsenal face tough battle to land the ‘new Gareth Bale’ Luke Shaw

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Arsenal are stepping up their bid to secure Southampton’s Luke Shaw, a left back whose ability has inevitability lead to comparisons with another Saints graduate Gareth Bale. However they may face a tough battle to secure the youngster in the winter transfer window with manager Nigel Adkins adamant that his star 17 year old defender is going nowhere. Adkins told …

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Arsenal bid £10 million for Atletico’s Adrian Lopez

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Goal has an interesting exclusive. It is claiming that Arsenal have tabled a £10 million bid for Atletico Madrid’s out of favour striker Adrian Lopez. The bid is less than the £14.7m release clause in the forward’s contract, but Wenger hopes that the striker, who has only played six times for the Madrid side this season, will put pressure on …

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