Arsenal update: Real after Cazorla, Higuain news and Benjamin Mendy details

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Well we thought this was the summer it wasn’t going to happen, but it seems that several clubs are sniffing around some of Arsenal’s most high profile players. Like Laurent Koscielny who seems to be hinting that he is staying at The Emirates in spite of interest from a number of clubs. But he isn’t only one. The Daily Star …

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Arsenal update – Wilshere, Cazorla and others face late fitness tests

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After drawing with Everton at the Emirates on Tuesday Arsenal’s game against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday is a must win for the Gunners. However it looks like Arsene Wenger has got some serious worries on the injury front. Wenger said “there are a number of uncertainties about our squad. At the back everyone should available. In midfield we …

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Are Arsenal better without Wilshere and with Cazorla in the middle?

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Depending on who you were talking to last night Arsenal either grabbed the one point that will probably be enough to give them a Champions League place or dropped a pair of points which will let their London rivals back in the race. To be fair The Gunners were a tad unfortunate. Had Olivier Giroud had his shooting boots on …

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Walcott and Wilshere are back for Arsenal against Norwich. But should Wenger start them?

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The news from Arsenal just keeps on getting better. The club is in arguably its best form of the season, has a very winnable game against Norwich on Saturday, and now it appears too that the club’s missing star English players are back from injury. Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott are going to be …

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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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Arsenal update: is Cazorla more effective without Wilshere?

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Ok, so it is just a theory, but it seems to be one that more and more Arsenal fans are discussing and that is the possibility that Arsenal aren’t always at their best with both Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere in the team. And trying to accommodate them both might not be in the club’s best interests. So here’s the …

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Nightmare for Arsenal: BBC confirm that Jack Wilshere will be out for three weeks

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Not good news for The Gunners as they bid to recover their Champions League tie against Bayern while pressing for fourth place in the Premiership. The BBC (Radio Five Live) has confirmed that the club’s key midfielder, Jack Wilshere, will be out of action for at least three weeks. There’s more here. As the player has stayed in Dubai it …

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Why Jack Wilshere should be Arsenal’s new captain sooner rather than later

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As every Gooner knows the Arsenal captain’s arm band is cursed. Pop it on to your shoulder and with a few months you’ll be off playing elsewhere in Europe. It happened to Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie and now we hear that Barca are sniffing round Thomas Vermaelen. Now there is a school of thought that suggests …

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How Aston Villa can counter Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere

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Charles N’Zogbia has returned to the Aston Villa side to great effect in recent weeks, collecting three assists and one goal in five games, for a Villa side that lacked inspiration and creativity. Deployed in a ‘number ten’ position behind Christian Benteke, with Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann providing pace on the flanks, N’Zogbia’s direct dribbling has proved useful for …

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Five things Arsenal fans were thinking at the final whistle last night

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A few things that Arsenal fans were thinking at the end of the game last night. 1 That this was their last European home game for a while – Many Gunners aren’t confident that Arsenal will over haul Spurs and/or Chelsea and secure a Champions League place next year. So last night could be the last Champions League night at …

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Dani Alves urges Barcelona to sign Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere

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Yesterday it was Thomas Vermaelen’s turn to be linked with a move to the Nou Camp, today it is Jack Wilshere. For Danio Alves has been saying how much he would love the English midfielder in the Barca team, possibly as a replacement for Xavi or Iniesta. Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Petit, Alex Song and Marc Overmars have all, …

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Arsenal vs Bayern Munich – Wilshere ok, but who will play left back?

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A week today Arsenal take on Bayern Munich in what is one of three classic Champions League encounters involving British sides this month. Having won their group, and also knocked Arsenal out before, the in-form Germans will start as clear favourites but Arsenal will hope to make things very tricky for them with a decent win at The Emirates. On …

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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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The ten most popular Premiership players – the ones you admire and respect

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If you were to do a poll to find out who is the most popular player in the Premiership Robin Van Persie would probably win at canter given the billions of United fans across the globe who would vote for him. But is he really the most popular player in the Premiership? Thought not. So I asked a highly cultured …

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Is Arsene Wenger right to build his team round young British players?

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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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