Tottenham set to lose out on French winger

Tottenham are set to lose out on the signing of French winger Mathieu Valbuena as Marseille have accepted a £5.5m bid from Russian side Dynamo Moscow. The 29-year-old was a target for Spurs along with two other Premier League sides, Arsenal and West Ham. However, it seemed Tottenham were favourites to secure the French winger who now looks ready to …

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Oliver BainesTottenham set to lose out on French winger

Spurs want Southampton star

Highly rated defender Dejan Lovren is a player who is under the eyes of Arsenal and Liverpool. However, in a surprise late move, Tottenham have supposedly hi-jacked the deal and are said to be leading the way to secure the Croatian’s signature according to The Express. Apparently upset at the exit of Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs; Lovren is keen …

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Napoli talks with Lyon collapse – Arsenal come to the rescue

Reports from Italy have suggested that Napoli and Lyon’s transfer talks over Maxime Gonalons have broken down. The two clubs tried to meet in a vain attempt of  securing a deal for the Frenchman, however, the deal has collapsed. The collapse of the deal could actually benefit all parties as a new scenario is now being considered with Arsenal and Spurs …

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Spurs about to sign future Welsh star?

The Mirror are reporting that Spurs have put in an £8m bid for Swansea and Wales left-back Ben Davies. The Welshman would be Mauricio Pochettino’s first signing as Spurs manager should the deal go ahead. Apparently Davies is already on his way to London to finalise personal negotiations. Tottenham fans hearts may be racing as they may be feeling a sense …

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Oliver BainesSpurs about to sign future Welsh star?

Spurs new kit launch – exclusive pics of Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe and more

Our intrepid reporter Gerald has just hotfooted it back from the launch of Spurs new kit for 2013-1014. It has been created by Under Armour and is seen here modelled by a few faces that you might find familiar including Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe. Really like the retro look (and this from an Arsenal fan) though not too sure …

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Arsenal go head to head with Spurs for David Villa. Could Wilfried Bony be the back up plan?

This afternoon has seen a bit of news on a couple of players who Arsenal have apparently been tracking for ages. The first is an update from Talksport about the possible future of Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony. In case you missed the chat from a few weeks ago Bony has impressed Wenger, and indeed half of Europe with his …

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AshleyArsenal go head to head with Spurs for David Villa. Could Wilfried Bony be the back up plan?

Are Spurs back in for Leandro Damiao?

It appears that if Spurs want to keep Gareth Bale they are going to have splash the cash. And not just on an improved contract for the Welshman either. They are going to have invest in the squad too. So no surprise this morning that a few sources including this one are suggesting that the club has reignited their interest …

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Review of the Premiership part 3: Spurs, Everton and more – what might have been…

Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do? rounds up the season Tottenham Hotspur (72 pts, GD +20) 5th Much rested on André Villas-Boas’s young shoulders this season when he stepped into Harry Redknapp’s shoes at White Hart Lane. Clearly, the chemistry at Chelsea had been all wrong – would Spurs be any better? Clearly, yes, and although fifth place …

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AshleyReview of the Premiership part 3: Spurs, Everton and more – what might have been…

Arsenal update: Guillem Balague says £10 million bid for David Villa

There is some real confusion about where David Villa will be playing football next season. However it seems very unlikely that he will be joining any clubs that can’t offer him Champions League football so that means Spurs and Liverpool are out of the picture. So then where does that leave Arsenal? A couple of sources are quoting Spanish football …

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AshleyArsenal update: Guillem Balague says £10 million bid for David Villa

Arsenal update: David Villa – it is us or Spurs?

So David Villa’s quest to re start his carer in North London and the Premiership continues, however the news this morning is that the Spanish striker might not heading for his expected destination The Barca man, who very nearly joined Arsenal in the winter window is, according to radio station Cadena Ser and newspaper Mundo Deportivo, on his way to …

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AshleyArsenal update: David Villa – it is us or Spurs?

Arsenal fans guide to Chelsea songs for tonight – with updated lyrics

In what is a massively weird situation Arsenal fans will be cheering on Chelsea tonight to ensure that Spurs remain in fifth place thereby leaving fourth place to Arsenal if they win their last two games. So Gunners fans some of the songs that you know and love will have their lyrics changed for one night only. So for example …

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AshleyArsenal fans guide to Chelsea songs for tonight – with updated lyrics

Arsenal to line up Diaby replacement?

Arsenal have already done one deal with French Champions Montpelier – might they be about to do another one? According to The Express Younes Belhanda, who has been on Wenger’s radar for a while now, is set to leave the club in the summer and may end up joining his old team mate Olivier Giroud at Arsenal. Belhanda was linked …

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Can Arsenal’s excellent run of form carry them through to 3rd place?

Arsenal fan Julius @OneGunn3r on why the battle for third and fourth is set to get very, very interesting As our North London rivals can vouch, it is remarkably easy to get carried away on the back of a string of good results. Since Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale danced round a hapless and hopeless Arsenal defence 37 days ago, …

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AshleyCan Arsenal’s excellent run of form carry them through to 3rd place?

Spurs striking dilemma; Why Ade Should Get Nod Over Defoe

Spurs’ striker situation this season has been peculiar. At the start of the campaign, Andre Villas-Boas opted for Jermain Defoe as his lone forward, despite the permanent signing of Emmanuel Adebayor, who was probably more suited to that role. Defoe performed well early on, combining goalscoring with impressive movement and improved link-up play. Surprisingly, Villas-Boas switched to a 4-4-2 to …

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Spurs’ AVB says English clubs will one again rule Europe

After Arsenal’s brave, but still very painful exit from the Champions League at the feet of Bayern last night, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has been talking today about how he believes that English clubs will bounce back in Europe soon. In referencing Arsene Wenger’s warning that this season’s results were “a massive wake-up call” for English football AVB told the …

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Five reasons why Arsenal fans shouldn’t be too down today

Losing to Spurs is never easy and to be honest it is not something  that Arsenal fans have had to endure too may times in the Wenger era. And yes it does open up a seven point gap between the Gunners and their north London rivals. But if Spurs fans can hear the Fat Lady singing they are mistaken, she hasn’t even started clearing her throat yet. Besides there are a few positives that Arsenal fans can …

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AshleyFive reasons why Arsenal fans shouldn’t be too down today
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Why Cazorla is the key man for Arsenal against Spurs

Arsene Wenger has two separate formats for his 4-2-3-1 formation this season. At the start of the campaign, he fielded two wide forwards, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott, either side of Santi Cazorla, with Olivier Giroud upfront. That gives Arsenal pace on the flanks, and a classic number ten between the lines. However, in recent weeks Wenger has experimented with …

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AshleyWhy Cazorla is the key man for Arsenal against Spurs
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Arsenal will finish above Spurs like last year – so says Mikel Arteta

In case you hadn’t noticed there is the small matter of the North London derby this weekend – a game with added piquancy seeing as the winner will not only have bragging rights but also the upper hand in the race for fourth place. Spurs seem to be favourites at the moment given the form of Bale and their strong …

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AshleyArsenal will finish above Spurs like last year – so says Mikel Arteta

Christian Benteke’s agent has big plans for the player. Arsenal and Spurs take note

There has been a bit of a buzz about the future of Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke. Now his agent seems to have poured a little more oil on that fire by suggesting that his charge is ready to take the step up to the next level. The Mirror also suggests that Spurs are now odd-on favourite to land the player …

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AshleyChristian Benteke’s agent has big plans for the player. Arsenal and Spurs take note
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Why Chelsea have the best celebrity fans – but Arsenal get the Hollywood A List

Simon Poulter of the always excellent What Would David Bowie Do? on football’s oddest celebrity fans – not that Noel is odd… Good Evening…er….Molineux Shortly before referee Massimo Busacca got the final Group B match of the 2006 World Cup underway – pitching Sweden against Sven Goran Eriksson’s England – I suddenly became aware of having my photograph taken. Quite …

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