Arsenal update: Is Michu on the radar as Swansea close in on Bony?

So, we are rapidly approaching the middle of July and Arsenal still haven’t signed a player – apart from of course that young, French, injury-prone striker. Higuain is either about to sign or cosying up to Ancelotti, depending on which paper you read. Rooney is staying at United. Jovetic, well who knows. Which brings us nicely back to Michu. As …

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Arsenal update: More on Ashley Williams, Pepe Reina and Andre Santos

The Daily Mail is returning to the story that Arsenal are pursuing Swansea’s excellent centre back Ashley Williams. The player reports that the club are going head to head with Liverpool for the services of the player and that Wenger’s chief scout Steve Rowley has been very impressed by what he has seen of the player this season. Arsenal face …

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Why Fabianski should keep his place in the Arsenal team for the Swansea game

Arsene Wenger sprung a surprise in midweek, leaving out first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for the trip to Bayern Munich, and selecting his fellow Pole Lukas Fabianski instead. Fabianski performed well Arsenal’s ultimately futile victory, making a couple of fine stops on his way to a clean sheet, and now Wenger faces a selection dilemma ahead of Saturday’s trip to Swansea. …

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Arsenal update: Wenger names squad for Swansea – more injuries

Arsene Wenger has just given Arsenal.com the scoop on who is in the squad for the game against Swansea this weekend, and it isn’t great news. Firstly none of the players already out are going to be back for the crucial tie. Wenger said ‘Sagna and Podolski will not be back. And Wilshere, as we know, is out as well. …

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Arsenal’s next captain? Ashley Williams? The Guardian thinks it could be on the cards

Arsene Wenger has his eyes on Swansea’s captain and central defender Ashley Williams so says The Guardian. There’s no mention of a source or a quote from Wenger but the paper says… Wenger has identified the Wales captain as someone with the leadership qualities to control and organise Arsenal’s defence in a way more reminiscent of when the club built …

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Why defeat to Swansea might be the catalyst that kick starts Arsenal’s season.

On the way home from the Arsenal game today I heard the following exchange between a pair of middle age Gooners. One said ‘that’s it now we can only expect Arsenal to be like they were in the 80s under Don Howe.’ The other fella responded ‘What no league wins, just the odd cup?’ It then struck me that Arsenal …

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