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The end is nigh. Nine Premier League games remaining. What are we after?

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I cast my mind back to the final stretch last season, and we were in a battle for Top Four. For the sake of this discussion, I'd like to put aside the hunt for Trophies, and delve deeper into what there is to look forward to.

Following the loss to Spurs a year ago, momentous events followed.

The end is nigh. Nine Premier League games remaining. What are we after?

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I cast my mind back to the final stretch last season, and we were in a battle for Top Four. For the sake of this discussion, I'd like to put aside the hunt for Trophies, and delve deeper into what there is to look forward to.

Following the loss to Spurs a year ago, momentous events followed.

The new contracts, Diaby, and why winning in the high road matters more

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By Algi Fitzgibbon. Head of Certain Things, Untold Arsenal.

As expected Aarson Ramsey's contract extension has been announced, and he has signed a new deal along with Santi Cazorla and Gedion Zelalem.

And Abou Diaby got in on the act saying that he could be playing again before the end of the season, adding [.

Surgery, Victory, Injury, Jittery

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Last Friday:

Walcott turns down a quick fix

The news came that Theo had opted for the most risk free treatment for his ACL injury. It is also the treatment that will keep him on the sidelines for the longest time.

Theo will undergo a patella tendon graft which is thought to offer the best long-term guarantees after a gruelling period of rehabilitation.

Surgery, Victory, Injury, Jittery

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Last Friday:

Walcott turns down a quick fix

The news came that Theo had opted for the most risk free treatment for his ACL injury. It is also the treatment that will keep him on the sidelines for the longest time.

Theo will undergo a patella tendon graft which is thought to offer the best long-term guarantees after a gruelling period of rehabilitation.

Abou Diaby Is Not Likely to Play Again For Arsenal This Season, Says Report

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Abou Diaby is not likely to return to action this season for Arsenal in yet another injury setback, which has ruled out thedefensive midfielder since March 2013.

Diaby was originally supposed to be back to full fitness in December, but the French midfielder who has suffered 35 different injuries in his Arsenal career from 2006-2013, is still trying to recover from his knee injury, according to a report by Goal.

Crisis Strikes Arsenal With More Players Added to Injury List

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Despite Arsenal securing the top of the Premier League position to finish off 2013, the Gunners have been rocked by an injury crisis with a total of 7 players out while 5 key players are doubtful for tomorrow's game against Cardiff.

Olivier Giroud and Kieran Gibbs have joined Arsenal's injury list.

Arsenal Midfielder Mesut Ozil to Miss Up to Three Games: Daily Soccer Report

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will miss up to three games after suffering a shoulder injury.

In his pre-match interview, Wenger told Sky Sports:

"I would have loved Mesut Ozil [to be] here, but he fell on his shoulder and he will be out for two to three games.

Comebacks to Remember: Newcastle v Arsenal

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Our last comeback to remember featured Arsenal going down 4-0 to Reading on the road in the Capital One Cup last season, but this one sees the Gunners take a commanding 4-0 lead away to Newcastle before seeing it all go wrong in the second half.

It truly was a tale of two halves at St.

Arsenal Projected UCL Lineup against Marseille Features Ozil and Perhaps Zelalem

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger continues to face a massive injury crisis this season. It unfortunately is becoming an all to familiar struggle for the Frenchman as more often than not he is forced to make drastic changes week after week.

His current injury list includes Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Abou Diaby, Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, and summer signing Yaya Sanogo.

Arsenal youngster Yaya Sanogo: ‘Give me time to toughen up’

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Yaya Sanogo says he will 'toughen up' to be a success in England. Watch the interview: http://t.co/4XZoMpZ2B7 pic.twitter.com/8doid6pIMP Arsenal.com (@Arsenal) September 10, 2013 Arsenal's summer signing Yaya Sanogo has said it will take him time to adapt to English football but says he will get stronger to ensure he is a success at [.

Arsenal vs. Fenerbahce: Five Players to Watch

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This Wednesday, Arsenal will travel to Turkey to play Fenerbahce in the first leg of their qualification tie for the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League. The Gunners got off to a rough start to the new campaign with a 1-3 loss at home against Aston Villa and will be looking to right the ship on Wednesday.

Arsenal players who could have won trophies at their former clubs

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Arsenal players who could have won trophies at their former clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Much has been made of Arsenal players who left the club and have gone on to achieve success – Thierry Henry fulfilled his European ambitions with Barcelona and picked up a couple of La Liga titles along the way, Ashley Cole won pretty much every trophy available in club football after his controversial move to Chelsea, and even Emmanuele Eboue has two league title now.

Arsenal Transfer Latest: Celtic Midfield Man Linked With Gunners

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At this time in the summer, it seems as if Arsenal are linked to nearly every player across nearly every league. So without further adieu - Arsene Wenger is currently expressed high interest in Celtic's Victory Wanyama according to the IB Times. The Gunners search for a defensive minded midfielder whom is capable of providing a physical presence in the middle of the park could be over shortly if the Kenyan is to come to the Emirates.

Backpage Roundup: Viola Want Jovetic to Consider Staying, Sanogo Chooses Arsenal, Swans’ Williams Coy, Bendtner’s Injury and More

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Viola Want Jovetic to Consider Staying

Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle says that he would try and convince star striker Stevan Jovetic to cancel transfer plans and stay with them once he returns from international duty.

Arsenal prepare £10m for Southampton star

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Arsenal will launch a £10 million bid for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin this summer. The Sun reports that Arsene Wenger has been keeping a close eye on his compatriot since the player joined Saints for £1.2million from Strasbourg in 2008. The 23-year-old signed a new contract at St Mary's in February.

All of Abou Diaby’s 35 Injuries For Arsenal From 2006-2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Since signing with Arsenal, Abou Diaby has made just 92 league appearances for the club and has, by talkSport's estimations, suffered 35 injuries.

The frustration with Diaby's injury-prone history at Arsenal is that he's an amazingly gifted central midfielder who often makes a profound difference to the team when he's in the side.

Abou Diaby Ruled Out for Nine Months

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Abou Diaby's injury nightmare has continued with the Arsenal midfielder now ruled out for nine months.

Abou Diaby of Arsenal (Wikimedia Commons)

Since arriving from Auxerre in 2006 for a fee of £2m, Diaby has enjoyed only two relatively injury-free seasons. Other than that he has been plagued by injuries during his career, and in the current campaign he has started just ten Premier League games for the club.

Arsenal v Reading Glasses; everything that won’t happen

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By Billy the Dog McGraw

So we know that we are without Theo Walcott who would insist of travelling with England, silly boy, Abou Diaby, and possibly without Kieran Gibbs who is ill.

And we know Lukas Podolski and Bacary Sagna are fit.

We also know that so far this season we have scored seven [.

Abou Diaby: be strong

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By Walter Broeckx

Sometimes there is news that makes you so sad that it feels as if the bad news is about yourself. This is how I felt when I read on arsenal.com that Abou Diaby will be out for at least 8 to 9 months.

The full statement was:

"The Club can confirm that [...]

Arsenal ready for Reading on March 30

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Arsenal finally gets back to Premier League action on Saturday March 30 when they take on relegation-battling Reading at home at the Emirates. As has been the case all season long, the Gunners will be determined to earn all three points in the race for third and fourth place along with Tottenham and Chelsea.

Midfield squad ……. is it good enough?

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Here is my outlook on the midfield hope you enjoy it .

Abou Diaby. Average player does his shift some games other games he's just unreliable and prone to giving the ball away.

Should he stay or should he go?

Tomáš Rosicky. Great player but he seems to have lost his way since the injury set back, can be unplayable at times but this season we have not seem him at his best.

Midfield squad ……. is it good enough?

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Here is my outlook on the midfield hope you enjoy it .

Abou Diaby. Average player does his shift some games other games he's just unreliable and prone to giving the ball away.

Should he stay or should he go?

Tomáš Rosicky. Great player but he seems to have lost his way since the injury set back, can be unplayable at times but this season we have not seem him at his best.

Swansea 0 Arsenal 2 : Compact At The Back

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The goalscorers celebrate but more importantly, Per also made the journey

Inserting a "Nacho" related pun would be the first thing on the bloggers and headline writers mind today. You will not find any of that sort from me. The reason is simple, I couldn't think of any and I don't want to make a fool of myself with a lame pun.

Spurs vs. Arsenal Confirmed Team, Preview and Live Stream

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Arsene Wenger has sprung a little surprise with his selection of Arsenal team for a hugely important Game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Lukas Podolski starts on the bench with Cazorla in his left sided position, Aaron Ramsey will start alongside Mikel Arteta, possibly as an answer to the threat of Gareth Bale.

Backpage Roundup: Diaby Doubtful, Sagna and Gibbs Out, Feyenoord’s Janmaat Lined Up As Sagna’s Replacement, Bale’s Warning for Gunners and More

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Diaby Doubtful, Sagna and Gibbs Out for North London Derby

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby's participation in Sunday's North London derby is doubtful due to injury, coach Arsene Wenger has revealed.

The 26-year-old midfielder picked up a calf injury in last weekend's 2-1 defeat of Aston Villa and failed to finish that game.

Arsenal Midfielder May Miss North London Derby

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Abou Diaby in action for the Gunners - Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Abou Diaby, Arsenal's injury plagued midfield man, may miss out on this weekend's massive North London Derby according to Arsene Wenger.

Speaking to the club's official website, Arsene Wenger said, "Abou is an uncertainty.

Diaby out injured for Arsenal yet again – surprise!

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Abou Diaby made a rare start for Arsenal yesterday (his 8th of the season), he played reasonably well despite his lack of fitness, but inevitably he had to be taken off after an hour and replaced by Aaron Ramsey.

Most people simply thought that the reason for bringing him off was because of the shortness of fitness, but it seems that he had a recurrence of his thigh problem (hamstring?

Arsenal vs. Blackburn: Gunners Crash Out of FA Cup

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A dejected Francis Coquelin of Arsenal reacts following his team's 1-0 defeat during the FA Cup against the Blackburn Rovers-Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

It is looking increasingly likely that Arsenal will finish yet another season trophy-less after failing at home to Championship side Blackburn in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Arsenal vs Blackburn: Four Keys to Victory for Arsenal

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal-Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

With the Champions League knock-out round first leg against Bayern Munich looming large, it's likely that Arsene Wenger will rotate his side with that game in mind. While the FA Cup is his side's best chance of a trophy, it would be foolish to neglect it entirely in favour of such a daunting task against the German champions, but Wenger will be keen to prove a point on the biggest stage, and will want his best players to be fresh.

One nil to the Arsenal ……

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So another great game for the neutral but another nerve jangler for all of us. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day watching the live screening of the game at the home of football, but I have also decided that being an Arsenal fan likely takes some years off your life .

So what did we get from Arsenal in this game?

One nil to the Arsenal ……

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So another great game for the neutral but another nerve jangler for all of us. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day watching the live screening of the game at the home of football, but I have also decided that being an Arsenal fan likely takes some years off your life .

So what did we get from Arsenal in this game?

Gunners to Ruin Graham’s Home Debut?

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Time to move away from the Young Jack eulogising and onto some proper English PL football, and there are few grounds more suited to a return to earth than the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland is a fine town with a fine history. It has one of the lowest incomes per head in the UK and yet almost 40,000 people go to watch their home games (5k more than Spurs!

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Norwich preview : Diaby suffers another setback

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It's Norwich today in the Premier League (kick off 3pm) as the Premier League gets underway again (By the numbers preview).

In terms of the team, Bacary Sagna is fit and in the squad again, while Santi Cazorla also returns for the first time since the North London derby on September 1st. I'd be surprised if either started, to be honest.

End of a sad road for Diaby + Arsecast 272

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Morning all.

We'll start with the Abou Diaby story, and the French midfielder's injury curse continues as he was ruled out yesterday for up to 9 months with a cruciate ligament injury. It's unbelievably harsh news for a guy who was happily proclaiming he'd learned to manage his own body just a few days ago.

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FA Cup thoughts: Musketeer stuff: Diaby

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In all the excitement and analysis of the Everton game yesterday, one thing which flew under the radar was the FA Cup 3rd round draw.

The way this season has been going it always felt like it was going to be somebody. It's always fun to play a lower league side, whilst aknowledging we've had our moments against them in the past, but we'll just have to settle for a lower in the league side as Sp*rs come to visit.

Suarez 10 game ban highlights the FA’s inadequacies … again

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Morning from a thoroughly wet and miserable Dublin. We had sun the other day and it was quite warm. Please join me in a moment's silence/applause for the passing of summer 2013.

[I was gonna put a tumbleweed in here but it can't tumble because it weighs 8 stone soaking wet]

Anyway, all the talk this morning is of Luiz Suarez and the 10 game ban he's been issued by the FA for gnawing on Branislav Ivanovic.

Vincent Kompany Buys Belgian Third Division Team FC Bleid: The Nightly EPL

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Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has done something that many young children always dream of doing. He's bought his own football club.

Kompany has bought third division Belgian side FC Bleid, who currently sit 19th in the table. The Brussels side will be renamed, will have a new logo selected as well as new kits and a new slogan.

Szczenstational sztuff szomething szomething … yeah

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Morning all, I know I'm prone to weird dreams, but this morning, between snoozes, I dreamed that I was watching Football Focus, and Alex Ferguson's answer to Robin van Persie's goal drought was simple.

'We're going to find the biggest mains tap we can, stick it up his arse, and turn it on full blast.

Arsenal grinds out 1-0 win in Sunderland: still within reach of 4th place

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Arsenal battled it out to the very end in grinding out a hard-earned 1-0 win at Sunderland on Saturday Feb. 9 even though they were down to 10 men after 62 minutes. They controlled the match in the first half, but started to lose the plot a little after the break as Carl Jenkinson received his second yellow card of the game just after the hour mark.