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Arsenal Transfers: Gunners Keen on Loan Move for Fernando Llorente

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The Daily Mirror is reporting that Arsenal is lining up a loan swoop of Juventus centre-forward Fernando Llorente. The Spanish international joined the Bianconeri over the summer on a free transfer but has failed to make much of an impact in the Serie A.

A long time Athletic Bilbao stalwart, a falling out with former coach Marcelo Bielsa left the towering striker to explore other options.

Arsenal Transfers: Three Players to Replace Bacary Sagna

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A report from the Daily Mail states that longtime Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna could be set to leave the Emirates at the end of this season.

Though reports from the Daily Mail must be taken with massive grains of salt, Sagna will turn 31 this season and he's not the player he used to be.

Arsenal Transfer Truths and Avoiding the “Money is God” Bandwagon

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Transfer factors, the global economy, and the Arsenal way An unnecessarily large percentage of Arsenal fans out there are in a rush to push the "panic button" the moment anything bad happens at our honourable football club. It's almost as if they stand around in silence, wishing that something bad would happen, just so that [.

Arsenal’s risky business as Suarez says he wants to join

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Morning all.

So, the big news from overnight is that Luis Suarez has gone public with his desire to leave Liverpool and join Arsenal. In interviews which appeared in the Guardian and the Telegraph (just to make sure, I guess), he called on the Anfield side to honour an agreement they had which lets him leave if a 'Champions League' club came in for him.

Arsenal Transfers: Gunners could miss Suarez and Higuain altogether

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It appears that despite their chase for multiple world class attacking targets, Arsenal's lack of effort to hurry up and land a "statement," signing this summer is causing other clubs to take the upper hand on primary targets Luis Suarez of Liverpool and Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid according to the Mail on Jul.

Arsenal Transfers: AS Roma bid £6.9m for Gervinho but face competition from Lyon

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Arsenal have been looking for a means to send Ivory Coast international winger Gervinho on his way according to the Mail on Jul. 16, 2013. The club purchased him from French Ligue 1 club Lille OSC in 2011, but he has never truly made his mark on English football.

The Gunners continue to have a prolonged transfer sage over where they will drop a massive load of cash this summer as they were believed to be finally opening the coffers to add some teeth to their attack.

Arsenal Transfers: Liverpool to consider sale of Luis Suarez for £40m

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Liverpool have been working all summer to try and figure out just how to keep Luis Suarez in Red for the opening kickoff of 2013-14. However, they look poised to have to bring everything to the table if potential suitors Arsenal match their asking price of no less than £40 million according to the Mirror.

Arsenal News: Gunners After “Top-Class” Reinforcements This Summer

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After finishing fourth in the EPL this year edging Tottenham by a point, Arsenal looks to improve their squad this summer to finish higher next year.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said the club is not afraid to spend money, but they are afraid of wasting money.

"Arsene is not scared to spend money, but he has to believe they are top-class players who will add to the squad," Gazidis said.

Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Top Five Targets for the Gunners

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After narrowly finishing in fourth and still without a trophy since their FA Cup victory in 2005, the Arsenal brass has given coach Arsene Wenger a transfer kitty of £70 million, in an attempt to bolster the squad ahead of the coming Premier League season. Though they have to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, the Gunners remain an attractive destination across Europe and have been linked with some huge names of late as Wenger looks primed to make impactful signings.

Arsenal: Arsene Wenger’s interest in Wayne Rooney increases Manchester United’s dilemma

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney (Wikimedia Commons)

Ever since Wayne Rooney's second transfer request was made public knowledge, he has been linked with the usual suspects. Whether it was Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid, it seemed someone with the biggest kitty since the Goodies were on TV would be signing him up.

Arsenal Transfers: Gunners Target Young Sporting Defender Tiago Ilori

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Tiago Ilori of Portugal (Wikimedia Commons)

Arsenal continue with their policy of looking for young talented players. The new target is 20-year-old Tiago Ilori from Sporting CP, who could help ease the potential departures ofThomas Vermaelen and Sébastien Squillaci.

Ilori is already a solid presence in the starting line-up of Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Arsenal Transfers: Gonzalo Higuain Among Gunners Summer Wish-list

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Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain (Flickr Commons)

Arsene Wenger is making a list, and checking it twice and Gonzalo Higuain seems to be a top the Frenchman's summer transfer window list. According to Pro Soccer Talk, Arsenal are currently working on tabulating a bid for the current Real Madrid striker who could bring additional attacking firepower to a Champions League bound North London side for next season.

What if Alisher Usmanov had put £100m into Arsenal rather than Apple?

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What if Alisher Usmanov had put £100m into Arsenal rather than Apple? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are currently smack-bang in the middle of a civil war. In one corner is Stan Kroenke, the Gunners' majority shareholder and the subject of much fan criticism for his passive ownership of the club.

Inter Milan, Arsenal and Newcastle Battle for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been lighting up Ligue 1 and looks primed from a move away from France. Inter Milan, Arsenal and Newcastle are all rumored to be suitors, according to talkSPORT, and the versatile Saint-Etienne forward would represent a great buy by any one of these clubs.

Arsenal Look to Italy For Goalkeeper Replacement

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Mattia Perin of Pescara (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Ever since the departure of David Seaman, Arsenal have been finding it hard to find a quality replacement. Jens Lehman offered a good stopgap solution, but the situation has worsened since his exit. The goalkeepers that have followed have reminded the importance of good goalkeeper for a team aspiring to win titles.

Fulham keen to keep Arsenal starlet for next season

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Emmanuel Frimpong of Fulham battles Robert Snodgrass of Norwich City (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Fulham manager Martin Jol has expressed interest in making a move to secure the use of Arsenal youngster, Emmanuel Frimpong for all of next season after the U-21 Gunner has impressed during his time at Craven Cottage.

Liverpool leading Arsenal and Tottenham in chase for Barcelona Winger

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Ibrahim Afellay (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Ibrahim Afellay looks once again unsettled and ready for another move this summer according to TalkSport on Mar. 1, 2013. The Dutch international wide player looked to have secured a move of a lifetime when he was purchased from PSV Eindhoven by FC Barcelona a few years ago.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle set to chase French League defender

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Aurelien Chedjou of Lille (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

News broke on TalkSport this morning of Mar. 1, 2013, in regards to interest in pending summer free agent defender Aurelien Chedjou. The 27-year-old Lille player defender has made it clear that he has the intention to the leave the former Ligue 1 champions over the summer.

Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Holland defender Daryl Janmaat on Gunners summer radar

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Daryl Janmaat of Feyenoord Rotterdam (Photo via Getty Images)

Arsenal once again will be looking to make new additions over the summer with their defensive issues this season being a key area of concern for manager Arsene Wenger.

The January addition of Nacho Monreal was a great piece of business but with veteran right back Bacary Sagna believed to be a potential summer exit there are new faces rumored to be headed to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal Tranfer Rumors: David Villa told he can leave Barcelona in the summer

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David Villa of Barcelona (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Arsenal's pursuit of Barcelona star striker David Villa during January was well documented, but now it appears that the Gunners could once again have a shot at landing the Spanish international this summer.

According to quotes from Nou Camp chief Joseph Maria Bartomeu, there will be an opportunity for the player to leave if they wish over the coming transfer window:

The coaches hope he is here next season but we will not retain any player that is uncomfortable.

Arsenal Comment: What Does the Future Hold for the Gunners?

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger talks to Jack Wilshere (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal FC is currently at a fork in the road; on one hand there is a future with manager Arsene Wenger and giving him the opportunity to rebuild a new roster and see if he can bring the good name back to Arsenal.

January Transfer Window: Is Younes Belhanda on His Way to the Premier League?

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Younes Belhanda of Montpellier (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

More than half of January has come and gone, leaving little time left in the transfer window for teams to bolster their squads. We've been without that one huge winter signing thus far and it doesn't seem as though one will materialize.

Barcelona Transfer Rumors: David Villa going nowhere in January

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Barcelona star David Villa was recently linked with a move to Arsenal this week according to the Mirror. The talented Spanish international spent the majority of 2012 on the sideline after falling victim to injury at the 2011 FIFA Club World Cup

Since his return this season he has been building back to his top class form of old.

Arsenal Transfers: 5 potential January moves for the Gunners

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Yohan Cabaye of Newcastle United (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Arsenal have been up and down all season long. From having matches where they couldn't buy a goal to others where the opposition cannot stop them from scoring at will, the Gunners have spent time on both ends of the spectrum in 2012-13.

Arsenal Transfers: Gunners on the trail of midfielder Eduardo Vargas

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Eduardo Jesus Vargas of SSC Napoli (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Arsenal have had a tough go of it lately and according to reports from TalkSport on Jan. 3, 2012 they are hopeful of making a move for Napoli midfielder Eduardo Vargas before the end of the winter window to help lighten the load on their midfield.

Arsenal Transfers: Gunners plot £10 million January purchase of Leighton Baines

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Leighton Baines of Everton (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United had appeared to be the long standing interested club in Everton star English international leftback Leighton Baines. However, interest from Chelsea and most recently reported interest from Arsenal on Dec.

Manchester United Transfers: Red Devils will not sell Nani in January

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Nani of Manchester United celebrates (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester United winger Nani has looked an outcast at Old Trafford this season. With only a handful of appearances and several injury layoffs, the Portuguese international has been a shadow of the talented player he has looked in the past.

Arsenal Transfers: Why Keeping Theo Walcott is the Gunners top priority in January

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Theo Walcott of Arsenal (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

In the absence of Robin van Persie, the Arsenal faithful wondered just who would rise to the occasion to fill the boots of the departed dynamic Dutchman. Summer acquisitions of both German international Lukas Podolski and French attacker Olivier Giroud were believed to be enough to fill the void.

Arsene Wenger

Logic v Fear v Sense v Panic

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Well, it's been an inauspicious start to the new week. Yesterday was a day on which nothing happened from an Arsenal point of view.

Nobody went. Nobody came. Plus ça change. If you missed it last night, we had a good discussion about the summer so far on the Hangout thingy. While fully accepting the fact that 'It's still July!

Another seven as Arsene’s comments make me worried

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Arsenal left Vietnam last night having dispensed another seven goal spanking in the friendly game against the national side.

A first half hat-trick from Olivier Giroud saw us go in 3-0 up at the break. In the second half Chuba Akpom scored twice, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ignasi Miquel got the other goals.

Early Man City news, Punxsutawney Phil + Arsecast 262

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Morning all.

It's been a pretty quiet week but things should start ramping up a bit today as we start to look ahead to Sunday's game against Manchester City. There's some early team news, most of it good, but Olivier Giroud is a doubt having not trained all week because of a deep cut on his knee suffered against Swansea.

Early Man City news, Punxsutawney Phil + Arsecast 262

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Morning all.

It's been a pretty quiet week but things should start ramping up a bit today as we start to look ahead to Sunday's game against Manchester City. There's some early team news, most of it good, but Olivier Giroud is a doubt having not trained all week because of a deep cut on his knee suffered against Swansea.

Why having to read between Arsene’s lines is increasingly frustrating + Arsecast 261

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Morning all, welcome to Friday.

So, Arsene has been talking about transfers. And as time goes by, listening to Arsene talk about transfers is steadily becoming one of the most infuriating things about life as an Arsenal fan. One day we're going to be active, the next we'll wait and see. One day we're looking everywhere, the next it all depends on a bloke signing a new deal – the same bloke who has steadfastly refused to sign the new deal on offer for 18 months now.

Why having to read between Arsene’s lines is increasingly frustrating + Arsecast 261

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FA Cup

Swansea preview :: AW’s transfer indecision worrying

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FA Cup time and I'll happily admit this is a competition I have always enjoyed. My first Arsenal memory is winning it in 1979 and we've been lucky enough to win it a number of times since. Who could ever forget Freddie leaving John Terry on his youthful, but still utterly reprehensible arse, to curl home a decisive goal?

Swansea preview :: AW’s transfer indecision worrying

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FA Cup time and I'll happily admit this is a competition I have always enjoyed. My first Arsenal memory is winning it in 1979 and we've been lucky enough to win it a number of times since. Who could ever forget Freddie leaving John Terry on his youthful, but still utterly reprehensible arse, to curl home a decisive goal?

The Rest

A little music from the house next door

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Morning all.

So that's all the stuff out of the way. Nice work from @arsenal last night as they "live" Tweeted the Anfield 89 game. I saw some journalist wonder if they'd do the same for the 25th anniversary of being beaten by Oldham in the Littlewoods Cup, which is, of course, a remarkably stupid thing to to wonder.

Corporate jolly over, now get on with the real business

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So, we didn't win the Emirates Cup yesterday.

[Insert oh-so-hilarious remark about how long it's been since we won a trophy].

Which I kinda almost prefer to actually winning becuase then it would have been:

[Insert oh-so-hilarious remark about how Arsenal have finally won a trophy].

Arsenal Transfers: Andrey Arshavin Officially Joins Zenit St. Petersburg

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After a five year adventure in England, Andrey Arshavin has finally returned to his boyhood club in Russia.

Early on Thursday morning, the 32-year-old Russian international officially signed back with the club he originally hailed from in St. Petersburg, according to Zenit St. Petersburg's official website.

SSAD

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Like many people, I prefer sunshine to rain, warm to cold. I suspect, if I were to go get a diagnosis of anything I'd be a full on candidate for SAD (seasonalaffective disorder).

When that big glowing thing in the sky is out, I am happy. When it's not, well, it's not to say I'm unhappy, but I find myself more and more thinking about what it would be like to live somewhere where rain is occasional rather than constant.