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Europa League: Olivier Giroud Scores 84th-Minute Overhead Kick As Arsenal Squeak 1-0 Win Over Red Star Belgrade (Video)

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It took 84 minutes of featureless drudge, but a decidedly second-string Arsenal eventually made the breakthrough against Red Star Belgrade or Crvena Zvezda if you prefer to maintain their flawless start to the Europa League group stage on Thursday evening.

Four years to the very day that Olivier Giroud and Jack Wilshere combined to score that beautiful 'Wengerball' goal against Norwich, the pair were reunited and back at it amid fairly hostile conditions in Belgrade.

Giroud overhead kick edges Arsenal past Red Star

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Paris (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday.

Arsene Wenger’s men rode their luck at times in an uninspiring performance, before Giroud struck in the 85th minute after Red Star had seen Milan Rodic sent off.

Anti-Arsenal media leave Gunners needing result in Belgrade

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Oh they do like to get stuck into Arsenal don't they? Whether it is questioning the effort or heart of the Arsenal players or showing a complete lack of respect top Arsene Wenger, the football media in general and the pundits on TV in particular seem to me to have it in for the Gunners [...]

Arsenal Debate: Why on Earth did Wenger give Alexis and Ramsey a weekend off?

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Arsene Wenger has long been accused of overprotecting his players who in return increasingly fail to repair the favour. The latest example came last weekend at Watford when Aaron Ramsey and Alexis Sanchez were effectively given a day off due to their respective failures to qualify for the World Cup. Sanchez is often left on [.

Arsenal’s forgotten man to benefit from Bellerin failings?

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Mathieu Debuchy could be set to start his first Arsenal match since last November against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday. The Frenchman joined the club from Newcastle back in 2014, and was expected to play a regular role in the starting XI, but things have not gone smoothly. Debuchy succumbed to a season-ending injury in [.

Arsenal January transfer plans in tatters after these comments?

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With friends like this, who needs enemies? That may be just what Arsene Wenger and whoever else deals with the transfer dealings at Arsenal FC, because our former keeper Wojciech Szczesny has done them no favours at all with his latest comments. The Poland international joined our academy system as a teenager, spending three years [.

Reiss Nelson to get more advanced Arsenal role for Red Star Belgrade?

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As well as Arsenal having to cope with two games in less than three days because of our failure to qualify for the Champions League meaning we play on Thursday nights in the Europa League before almost always getting handed an away game in the Premier League on a Sunday, Arsene Wenger has a growing [.

Chelsea legend blasts Arsenal, says club has "too many false dawns"

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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has backed Watford striker Troy Deeney over his criticism of Arsenal.

Deeney infuriated Arsene Wenger by accusing Arsenal of lacking “cojones” after inspiring Watford to a 2-1 victory over the Gunners on Saturday.

Lampard says Deeney’s comments were fully justified and he insisted Arsenal are a soft touch.

This looks bad for Arsenal star but even worse for Wenger

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First of all I have to say before I go on to talk about this rumour concerning the Arsenal and Germany midfield star Mesut Ozil and our manager Arsene Wenger that it does not come from a named source but rather that old press favourite 'sources at Arsenal' so we have to realise that it [...]

Barton slams Arsenal boss – Likened to uncoordinated partygoer…

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Joey Barton has claimed that Arsene Wenger should have left Arsenal some time ago, likening him to a drunken mess that should have gone home some time ago. The Gunners slumped to their third defeat of the league campaign in only eight outings, and are already looking to accept that their fate is not to [.

Will Watford loss change Arsenal approach to Europa League?

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With Arsenal having won the first two of the Europa League group games, there should not be too much pressure on Arsene Wenger and the players going into the game on Thursday, or at least that would have been the case if the Gunners had not suffered that turnaround to lose at Watford. The knives [...

Arsenal injury problems now a full blown crisis?

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For years there have been questions asked about Arsenal and the number of injuries that Arsene Wenger has to cope with. There is an argument that losing so many players at crucial stages of seasons and often for longer periods of time than first expected, has cost Arsenal a few good chances to win the [.

Wenger rues Arsenal panic after penalty dispute

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes a “scandalous” penalty was the main reason why his Arsenal side ended up losing 2-1 at Watford on Saturday.

The result lifted Marco Silva’s Hornets into fourth place in the Premier League on a day when Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea also all dropped points.

Wenger rues Arsenal panic after penalty dispute

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes a “scandalous” penalty was the main reason why his Arsenal side ended up losing 2-1 at Watford on Saturday.

The result lifted Marco Silva’s Hornets into fourth place in the Premier League on a day when Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea also all dropped points.

Watford v Arsenal review – Rubbish ref and Gunners crumble to defeat

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Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players went into today's away game against in form Watford with the carrot of a top four spot to play for. With Chelsea's shock defeat at the hands of previously pointless Crystal Palace adding to the Liverpool and Man United stalemate, Arsenal only needed a point to go above Chelsea [.

Holding, fit-again Koscielny and Monreal to seal Arsenal’s defence today?

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Arsenal return from the international break to face a sticky away game at Watford, and it was thought we had defensive problems ahead of the game but it seems that Arsene Wenger is pretty confident that Laurent Koscielny will be fit to return to the centre of defence but there is no chance of Shkrodan [.

Kolasinac the key to Arsenal tactics at Watford?

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Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger will be hoping that the Bosnian international star Sead Kolasinac does not join our German international defender Shkodran Mustafi on the sidelines for this weekend's Premier League tie, because the left sided defender has been a real breath of fresh air since we signed him on a free transfer in [.

Do stats and contract talks mean Arsenal MUST start Ozil?

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Whether or not the Arsenal and Germany midfield star is fit enough to start for the Gunners at Watford this weekend will surely be a factor, but if Mesut Ozil is available then I reckon Arsene Wenger will have him in the starting line-up tomorrow. There have been reports over the last few weeks which [.

Wenger admits Arsenal could lose Alexis Sanchez to Man City

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During the summer transfer window, which ultimately left most Arsenal fans extremely disappointed by the failure of Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board to spend the sort of money that we were led to expect, one positive thing was how staunchly determined the boss was not to sell Alexis Sanchez to a Premier League rival.

Lemar transfer to Arsenal BACK ON for January?

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There are two full months of football for us to enjoy, or suffer defending on how things go, before the winter transfer windo0w opens up, but Arsenal fans will be hoping that Arsene Wenger is already working on which players to sign in January, especially after the club made a profit this summer when all [.

Wenger admits Ozil, Sanchez could leave in January

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conceded on Thursday he may have no option but to sell star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window.

The pair are both out of contract at the end of the season and are yet to agree new deals.

As things stand, they will be able to leave the Emirates Stadium for free, meaning January will be Arsenal’s last opportunity to cash in on their two most high-profile players.

Wenger admits Ozil, Sanchez could leave in January

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conceded on Thursday he may have no option but to sell star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window.

The pair are both out of contract at the end of the season and are yet to agree new deals.

As things stand, they will be able to leave the Emirates Stadium for free, meaning January will be Arsenal’s last opportunity to cash in on their two most high-profile players.

Video: Arsene Wenger envisages Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil being sold in January

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Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil could be sold in January after agent hints at new contract

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Arsenal could sell Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window, according to manager Arsene Wenger. Ozil is due to be out of contract at the end of the...

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Redknapp>Wenger? Would Harry lead Arsenal to glory?

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Paul Merson has controversially claimed that Arsene Wenger would win the Premier League with Arsenal if he had 'Harry Redknapp's tactical nous'. The former forward played under both managers during his playing career, although the player decided to leave the Gunners shortly after the Frenchman taking up his role in North London.

Arsenal CAN cope with Mustafi injury blow but NO MORE

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Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger will be hoping that the prognosis on the injury suffered by the Arsenal and Germany international defender Shkodran Mustafi last night in the final World Cup qualifying match against Azerbaijan will not prove to be too bad. It looks like it is a muscle problem for the centre back and [.

Arsenal boss rules out Premier League switch for Barcelona

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that a move to the Premier League for Barcelona would make no sense, and would also cause conflict for England politically. The Camp Nou club are believed to toying with the idea of joining England's coveted competition, should they be dispelled from the Spanish La Liga amidst the Catalonia [.

Iwobi to start for Arsenal after sending Nigeria to World Cup?

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It may well be a tough job for Arsene Wenger to pick his Arsenal forward line to face Watford in our next Premier League game next week, what with Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil said to be fit and available again after their injury lay-offs, but you would have to think that Alex Iwobi is [...]

Arsenal to include Ozil in transfer swoop for Man Utd’s Martial?

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If there is some truth to the latest Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a bid for the Manchester United and France international forward Anthony Martial, as reported by The Mirror, then it would certainly show some real ambition from Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board. Despite the fat that the young French forward is [.

Huge transfer raid on Barcelona to make Arsenal great again?

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A large number of Arsenal fans are of the belief that the Gunners will never get the glory days back while Arsene Wenger is still the manager, while many others feel that the Frenchman could propel Arsenal back to the top of English football if he was willing and able to match the really big [...]

Which fit again Gunner will have biggest Arsenal impact?

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We do not know for sure whether Arsene Wenger will have the two Arsenal defenders Laurent Koscielny and Calum Chambers available to play when the Gunners get the Premier League title chase back underway with an away game against Watford next weekend, but before the international break started both were due to be fit again [.

Was Wenger’s job under-pressure after Liverpool defeat?

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Stuart Pearce believes that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger 'learned' from the defeat at the hands of Liverpool, but that he would have 'interchangeable' had he not so swiftly turned it around. The Gunners lost 4-0 to the Anfield club in the back end of August, but have since won six of their seven outings in [.

Will Arsenal Swap Sanchez For Draxler In January?

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Arsenal are prepared to swap star forward Alexis Sanchez for PSG attacker Julian Draxler in a remarkable January transfer. Sanchez is out of contract next summer and has indicated that he is not interested in signing a a new deal with the Gunners.

The Gunners talisman wanted to move to Manchester City this summer, but a deadline day £60m transfer fell through when Arsenal were unable to sign Monaco's Thomas Lemar as a replacement.

Ian Wright tips Burnley boss to replace Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that Burnley manager Sean Dyche has all the necessary attributes to succeed at a top club and even manage the England national team in the future.

Burnley recorded an impressive 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday and are currently occupying the sixth spot on the league table.

‘At Some Stage, He Needs To Go To The Next Level’ – Arsenal Legend Ian Wright Backs Burnley Boss Sean Dyche To Take Over From Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal hero Ian Wright has suggested that Sean Dyche should be considered a prime candidate to take over from Arsene Wenger as and when the wiry Frenchman vacates his post at the Emirates.

Discussing Dyche's merits after Sunday's 1-0 win over Everton elevated the Clarets to sixth in the table, Wright was asked if he'd be happy to see the Swarfega-gargling copper-top given a chance to manage his beloved Arsenal in the future.

Arsenal boss relives highs and lows of 21-year reign

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Arsene Wenger surpassed his 21 year anniversary this week, but didn't want to talk too heavily about his achievement, but claims that he has always stayed focussed amidst his toughest times at Arsenal. The Frenchman enjoyed his anniversary with a nice 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend, but didn't want to talk [.

Wenger opens up on the possibility of Barcelona joining the Premier League

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has had his say on the possibility of Barcelona leaving La Liga and joining the Premier League, following growing unrest in Catalonia.

The Catalans held a referendum this weekend to determine their right to an independent statehood which was met with strong opposition from the Spanish government.

Wenger ready to step aside for Ancelotti at Arsenal?

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I am sure that most Arsenal fans thought a lot about the managerial situation at our club over the summer, whether you were one of the Gooners who wanted Arsene Wenger to be replaced or not. He wasn't and we have to accept that, but we can still wonder why. There is a strong feeling [...]

Unified Arsenal can prove doubters wrong, says Wenger

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are ready to silence the critics who wrote them off in the aftermath of their humiliating loss against Liverpool.

Wenger’s side have been revitalised since the 4-0 mauling at Anfield in August and they maintained that momentum with a 2-0 win over Brighton on Sunday.

Unified Arsenal can prove doubters wrong, says Wenger

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal are ready to silence the critics who wrote them off in the aftermath of their humiliating loss against Liverpool.

Wenger’s side have been revitalised since the 4-0 mauling at Anfield in August and they maintained that momentum with a 2-0 win over Brighton on Sunday.