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Wenger’s winter shopping list – the six players who could re-ignite Arsenal’s season

On one level that was a pretty impressive display by the Gunners against Newcastle. However before we get carried away and start predicting great things for the club in the new year it is worth noting the following. Firstly, injury-crippled Newcastle aren’t far off relegation fodder at the moment. Secondly Arsenal were poor for much of the first half managing …

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AshleyWenger’s winter shopping list – the six players who could re-ignite Arsenal’s season
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Arsenal in pole position to sign Luke Shaw – but do they need him?

Arsene Wenger clearly has a thing for graduates from the Southampton Youth Academy. In 2006 he nabbed a young winger called Theo Walcott – what happened to him? Then in 2011 he paid a reported £15 million to land Alex Oxlade Chamberlain. Now Wenger apparently has another Saint on his radar. The Daily Mail is reporting that Arsenal are now …

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AshleyArsenal in pole position to sign Luke Shaw – but do they need him?
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Nani to Arsenal – apparently it is back on, but what about Zaha?

If you thought that the Nani to Arsenal rumour was just the figment of an over active sports writer’s brain you might be forced to think again. The Mirror is today reporting that the United winger might be on his way to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his squad. Wenger has a bit of a dilemma about who …

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AshleyNani to Arsenal – apparently it is back on, but what about Zaha?
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Atletico Madrid’s tricky winger Arda Turan tracked by Arsenal and Liverpool

The latest news from Arsenal is that the club are apparently interested in signing Atletico Madrid’s Turkish winger Arda Turan. Turkish paper Millyet says that the player’s agent Ahmet Bulut has received offers from both Arsenal and Liverpool, and the Turkish midfielder wants to continue his career in the Premier League. Wenger (and Rodgers) was clearly reminded about what a …

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AshleyAtletico Madrid’s tricky winger Arda Turan tracked by Arsenal and Liverpool

Why Spurs now have a stronger squad than Arsenal – and this from a Gooner

Up until this season if you had suggested to an Arsenal fan that their pals at the other end of the Seven Sisters Road had a stronger squad you would have probably been chased all the way back to Edmonton. However, as the season progresses and Arsenal’s results and performances get weirder and weirder, it has become painfully obvious to …

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AshleyWhy Spurs now have a stronger squad than Arsenal – and this from a Gooner
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Lewis Holtby interesting Liverpool and Arsenal

Well Schalke might have tied down one of major stars to a new deal in the guise of Klaas Jan Hunteklaar, but now they need to work hard to keep another of their key players at Gelsenkirchen. According to Goal 22year old midfielder Lewis Holtby has decided against renewing his contract with the Bundesliga club and is eyeing up a …

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Arsenal pursue French striker who has a knack of scoring spectacular goals

With Arshavin apparently on his way to Reading and a number of clubs competing for Chamakh Arsenal clearly has space for a striker or two. One totally left field suggestion has come today from French radio station RMC. In a story reported by LadyArse the club are being linked with a move for 21 year old French forward Anthony Knockaert. …

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AshleyArsenal pursue French striker who has a knack of scoring spectacular goals
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Wesley Sneijder on his way to London? Spurs favourites, but don’t rule out Arsenal

There have been some interesting rumours about Inter Milan’s Dutch playmaker in the last few days. His wife recently tweeted “We are about to emigrate. It should happen in early January and we are looking for a nice place for our family.” Though she did retract the tweet soon after. Now Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has told TalkSPORT that Tottenham …

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AshleyWesley Sneijder on his way to London? Spurs favourites, but don’t rule out Arsenal
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Arsenal in for yet another Spanish striker?

Not a good 48 hours for Arsene Wenger in the transfer market with Barcelona confirming that they won’t be letting go of David Vila and Klass Jan Huntelaar signing a new contract at Schalke. There’s no updates on Ba, Llorente and Lopez either. TalkSport, however, seem to think they have found the answers to Arsenal’s striking problems in the Seville …

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AshleyArsenal in for yet another Spanish striker?
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10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from red trousers to big phones

We are British, and let’s face it we can be fickle. We might have a thing for an underdog one year, but the minute they start realising their potential and being successful we enjoy nothing more than taking them down a peg or two. Here then are ten things we changed our mind about in 2012. These are things that …

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Ashley10 things we changed our minds about in 2012 – from red trousers to big phones
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Spurs make the first move for Wilfried Zaha – but Arsene and Fergie are waiting in the wings

Last night Wilfried Zaha added a few more pounds to his price tag. In the game between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield he scored the kind of wonder goal (watch it here) that will have Premiership managers drooling. It seems to have spurred at least one manager into action with The Daily Mirror reporting that AVB is about to hit Palace …

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AshleySpurs make the first move for Wilfried Zaha – but Arsene and Fergie are waiting in the wings
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The lowdown on Adrian Lopez – Arsenal’s next striker?

A few days ago Arsene Wenger told the BBC that he was only looking to buy exceptional players during the transfer window. And then, in words that will haunt every Gunners fan for the next few weeks, he added that exceptional players were hard to come by. So there still remains a possibility that there will be no new additions …

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AshleyThe lowdown on Adrian Lopez – Arsenal’s next striker?
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Is Arsene Wenger right to build his team round young British players?

Yesterday Arsene Wenger confirmed what was a pretty badly kept secret that five of his young British charges including Jack Wilshere, had signed long term contracts at the club. The move surprised very few people. Were Wilshere to follow his ex-colleagues on the road to The Etihad or the Camp Nou, then any talk of Arsenal being among Europe’s elite …

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AshleyIs Arsene Wenger right to build his team round young British players?
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Arsene Wenger tells BBC he is confident that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract

Breaking news – the Theo Walcott transfer saga looks like it is about to take another turn. After agreeing contracts with five of his British players yesterday, including Jack Wilshere, Arsene Wenger has now told the BBC that he is ‘convinced’ that Theo Walcott will be staying at The Emirates. Wenger said ‘I am convinced Walcott will stay and hope that the other players signing contracts will encourage …

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AshleyArsene Wenger tells BBC he is confident that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract
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Arsenal begin talks to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

We have already had one Arsenal signing (well in the minds of the Zambian FA) yesterday and now it appears that Arsene Wenger is now going after another one – the big one. Schalke’s potent Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is, according to The Times (no link because it is a subscription only paper), beginning formal talks with the Gunners who …

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AshleyArsenal begin talks to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
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Arsenal’s first winter signing? Stoppila Sunzu apparently on his way

It has not been officially confirmed yet, but it seems that Arsenal are on the verge of making their first signing of the winter transfer window. With a view to adding a bit of steel to his midfield Arsene Wenger has apparently targeted Zambian Stoppila Sunzu and there are suggestions from his home country that the signing is imminent. Sunzu …

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AshleyArsenal’s first winter signing? Stoppila Sunzu apparently on his way
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Are Chelsea now favourites to land Theo Walcott?

So the Theo Walcott  transfer saga rumbles on in many ways over shadowing everything else that is going on at The Emirates at the moment. Last night the youngster got his wish and was started by Arsene Wenger as a central striker. Walcott scored one and looked a constant threat trying to latch on to balls from Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta. It is clear that Reading gave Arsenal way too much …

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AshleyAre Chelsea now favourites to land Theo Walcott?
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Houllier tells French TV Thierry Henry might not be going to Arsenal – no contact between the clubs

More problems for Arsene Wenger this morning. It seemed as if Arsenal’s greatest ever striker, Thierry Henry, was destined to return to the club for a third spell this winter. Many papers have suggested that this is a done deal and that Henry would be at the club for several weeks and could even play for The Gunners in the …

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AshleyHoullier tells French TV Thierry Henry might not be going to Arsenal – no contact between the clubs
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Theo Walcott is on his way to United/Chelsea/City/Juve/nowhere

There’s a lot of news about Arsenal’s speedy winger this morning, though, let’s just say that very little of it falls into ‘from the horse’s mouth’ category and you should take it all with a tankard of salt. Until a few weeks ago it seemed that Theo Walcott would possibly end up at Liverpool leading the line alongside Suarez. Then …

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AshleyTheo Walcott is on his way to United/Chelsea/City/Juve/nowhere
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Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis tells the fans – Arsene has plenty of money to spend

Some interesting news courtesy of Arsenal expert Tim Payton, who has been sharing on Twitter and BBC Five Live what exactly went on at the Arsenal Supporters Trust meeting tonight. Over 100 fans turned up to quiz Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis about the club’s finances, future and more and, credit to the guy, he apparently spent over two hours answering their questions. Gazidis even kicked off with an apology saying that the …

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AshleyArsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis tells the fans – Arsene has plenty of money to spend