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Arsenal update – Barca say no to Villa, so Wenger to chase Adrian Lopez?

Well Arsenal fans, it was nice to dream, but it seems pretty definite now that Barca’s David Villa will not be joining the club in the transfer window. According to Goal Wenger had a team ready to jet off to Spain this weekend, but they have put their passports away for now. The player is understood to be quite keen …

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AshleyArsenal update – Barca say no to Villa, so Wenger to chase Adrian Lopez?
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Ashley Cole in Real Madrid talks with PSG waiting in the wings

There’s a huge amount of speculation this morning about the next move of Chelsea’s England left back Ashley Cole. According to the Mail he has his heart set on a Spanish swansong. The paper is reporting that the 32 year old who will not be offered a new contract at Chelsea could be on his way to Real Madrid with …

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Is this the best team goal of the season? Nope, not Barca or Arsenal, but some Greek kids

Yep it is a contender for the best team goal of the season, but there’s no Iniesta pulling strings, Walcott speeding through the middle or Van Persie finishing in style. It is actually a bunch of Greek kids from the AO Giannina club, who kick off and then Tikki-taka the ball all the way though to the opposition’s goal. They …

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AshleyIs this the best team goal of the season? Nope, not Barca or Arsenal, but some Greek kids
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Arsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?

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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AshleyArsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?
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Gareth Bale – is he going to Real Madrid/Barcelona? And why Spurs might not miss him

As Arsene Wenger has found to his cost, sell your best players and it becomes very hard to stay a top team. And that’s a dilemma that must be uppermost in the mind of one André Villas-Boas as he ponders the future of Gareth Bale. There’s no denying the huge talent of the Welsh full back/winger/striker and there are no …

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AshleyGareth Bale – is he going to Real Madrid/Barcelona? And why Spurs might not miss him
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Barcelona has highest number of its players in European elite leagues – but you’ll never guess who is second

A few years ago I wondered if Arsenal had the highest number of its ex-players in the Premiership. It seemed that every club had their own product of the Arsenal youth team whether they be a Sidwell, Hoyte or a Bothroyd. However the latest figures of who has the most of its players (ok you can call some of them …

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AshleyBarcelona has highest number of its players in European elite leagues – but you’ll never guess who is second
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Pep Guardiola – the most stylish man in football. Here’s the evidence

After winning a host of trophies with his beloved Barca Josep Pep Guardiola is currently in the middle of a sabbatical from the game, quaffing the Espressos, wandering the streets of Manhattan and pondering his next move. With Roberto Di Matteo the latest manager to to be given the Siberian shoulder Pep is odds on favourite to take over the …

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AshleyPep Guardiola – the most stylish man in football. Here’s the evidence