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Give Us An ‘F’: Alternative Arsenal Alphabet

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First off, get yourselves out of the gutter.

Just because we're dealing with ‘F' words does not mean that the tone of this fine blog will be in any way compromised.

No f*cking way.

So we are onto the sixth letter in our Alternative Arsenal Alphabet – and it's one that throws up some fine entries to this anthology.

Are the Oligarths looking after their own money?‏

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Morning Gooners,

Now I know we don't do politics, religion and all those things that make the world go round, but I felt I had to put a few words together to discuss the following. Many supporters have been asking for one of our major share holders to use his billions to buy Arsenal FC outright and spend some of that vast wealth on players.

Arsenal’s long term target passes medical

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Arsenal's long term target passes medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Toulouse star Serge Aurier is all but set to complete his move to Paris Saint-Germain after the talented right-back and Arsenal summer passed his medical.

Earlier reports claimed the Gunners were keen on landing the Ivory Coast international as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who left the Emirates and signed for Manchester City on a free transfer.

Would you prefer Balotelli or Martinez at Arsenal?

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I am sure that most, if not all, Arsenal fans and the manager as well, would prefer the Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema to either of the players mentioned in the title, and there are rumours that Arsenal may be back in with a chance, but for the purposes of argument, I am [...]

Is Jackson Martinez moving closer to Arsenal move?

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It appears as though the media do not believe Arsene Wenger, how strange! After the Frenchman made it plain as day that Arsenal were not in the transfer market for any more strikers, there seem to have been more Arsenal transfer rumours concerning forwards than ever before. Do they think the Prof is doing the [.

Arsenal Sign Colombian Goalkeeper David Ospina for £3million

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Arsene Wenger looks set to agree the £3million purchase of Nice and Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, according to multiple sources. The deal has been reported on for a lengthy period of time and now it appears that the Gunners will be officially announcing the goalkeeper in the near future.

Ospina, 25, played in all of Colombia's World Cup games in an impressive run for the South Americans, before being eliminated by Brazil in the quarter finals.

Arsenal’s title chances hanging on a thread

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By 1970's Gooner We all got very excited with the arrival of Sanchez and Debuchy. Wenger means business, he is addressing Arsenal's deficiencies with high quality purchases we thought. Next will be a goalkeeper and a central defender as it is imperative that these huge gaps be filled. And I expect that this will be addressed soon enough (the Aspina deal will probably be announced when

WOW! Messi to Arsenal transfer not a pipe dream after all?

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I got a lot of stick from some Arsenal fans after writing an article last year about the Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi possibly coming to play for Arsenal. Now I am not saying that I was right, because I wrote the story as an April Fool's Day piece, but amazingly, The Express are [...]

Is Wenger Right ?

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After our win at Borehamwood Wenger stated that he would not be adding to the forward line. He said "Up front we don't need any more. It's not especially for numbers. We need a goalkeeper for sure and after that it depends on how our midfielders get through without injuries until the start of the season.

United States of Arsenal + Transfer talk

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Morning all.

It's very quiet today, as the full effect of pre-season takes hold. The preparations are well and truly underway for New York, with Arsene Wenger talking about the upcoming trip:

I can tell you something I'm completely convinced of before people didn't know who you were, but now every American guy I met knows Arsenal, knows England and knows the Premier League.

Khedira transfer – Arsenal having to wait for Real Madrid yet again?

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At least Arsenal fans are not going to have to wait until the last few days of the transfer window, nervously checking the sports websites dozens of times a day and wondering what the hell Arsene Wenger is playing at. Having already done some good business in the transfer market has made us all a [..

Arsenal withdraw from World Cup winner transfer race

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Arsenal withdraw from World Cup winner transfer race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has pulled the plug on his interests in securing the signature of Germany midfielder, Sami Khedira. The London side are still looking to strengthen their side ahead of the impending Premier League season but have failed to agree terms with the 27-year-old.

Wenger: ‘Every American guy I meet knows Arsenal now’

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Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal's first ever pre-season trip to the USA will be a success.

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Stadiums – can we improve ours?

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We're good. City and Utd are sorted. So what's going on with Chavs, Spuds and Pool. Surely they're overdue upgrades. Anyone know what's going on, and while we're on the subject, any thoughts on improving our gaff?

Oh, and are The ‘ammers seriously moving into the Olympic Stadium, and exactly how far from the pitch will they be squatting in their cages?

Can Arsenal cope until World Cup stars and Walcott return?

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It is not just Arsenal who will struggle with their pre-season preparations, of course, because all of our Premier League rivals have had some of their players involved in the World Cup finals this summer, but not many will be having it any worse than the Gunners. As revealed by an Arsenal.com report, Arsene Wenger [.

Khedira deal hot as two other events point in Arsenal's direction

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By 1970's Gooner Sami Khedira's move to Arsenal had looked really on when Wenger put in a bid which was accepted by Real Madrid. The only matter that remained was the player's personal demands. But thesalary requested would have broken Arsenal's wage structure. We were all very excited of course. Some compromise would be found we thought.

£16m Balotelli deal the real reason Remy to Arsenal is off?

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I must admit to being a bit baffled as to why Arsenal just stepped aside and allowed Liverpool to lead the race of Loic Remy. There was talk of his £80,000 a week wages being a problem for Arsene Wenger, but that is not a lot for a Premier League class striker these days. The [...]

Arsenal ready to take £10m Man United bid for Vermaelen?

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Nothing has been confirmed yet, by either Arsenal or Man United, but it appears as though the transfer of the Gunners captain to our Premier League rivals could be back on. Thomas Vermaelen was pictured this week on holiday with former Arsenal captain and turncoat Robin van Persie, and the two could soon be seeing [.

Is Ramsey right about Arsenal’s trophy credentials?

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With Arsenal about to get another campaign underway, with the first pre-season friendly at Boreham Wood today, our Player of the Year from last season, Aaron Ramsey, is buzzing with confidence and feeling very positive about the next nine months. The young Welsh star reckons that winning the FA cup in May has given all [.

Will Arsenal regret after letting Remy sign for Liverpool?

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There is a good chance that Arsene Wenger could end up kicking himself over this one, as Arsenal are set to see one of our long term transfer targets, Loic Remy, sign a long term contract with Premier League rivals Liverpool, according to a report in Metro. It appears as though their manager Brendan Rodgers [.

Arsenal’s pre-season starts today

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Morning all

Pre-season kicks off today with a game at Borehamwood's Meadow Park where they have just had a new stand built and Gooners get to watch a match featuring some of their idols.

I started to think about who would be playing and as the boss mentioned that he would change the team for both halves I wondered if we could have a stab at a couple of teams.

FOUR reasons why Arsenal’s FA Cup win was so important

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Reasons the FA cup win was so important 9 long years Arsenal fans had went through without silverware of any sort. 9 long years Arsenal fans had suffered both heartbreak and mockery from the footballing world. Finally, it has ended with the FA cup victory last season. Here are 4 reasons why did that trophy [.

CONFIRMED: Arsenal striker target set to join European giant

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CONFIRMED: Arsenal striker target set to join European giant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Álvaro Morata is set to complete his transfer to Juventus from Real Madrid after snubbing a chance to join Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

The North London club have long been interested in signing the talented player from last summer.

Arsenal’s long term target ready to leave on free transfer 

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Arsenal's long term target ready to leave on free transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Iker Casillas is set to leave Real Madrid on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the next season.

The Spain international's current deal with the Champions League winners runs down in 2015 and the goalkeeper has not been offered a new deal by the Los Blancos.

Rodgers reveals reason (he reckons) for Sanchez choosing Arsenal

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Last summer definitely saw Liverpool get one over on Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger making the infamous bid for Luis Suarez of one pound over £40 million. That may or may not have triggered a release clause in the cannibalistic Uruguayan striker's contract, but they stood firm and used the opportunity to take the mickey and [.

Valencia one of THREE clubs fighting Arsenal for Ospina transfer!

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It was being reported a few days ago that Arsenal had agreed terms with the French Ligue 1 club Nice for the transfer of their keeper David Ospina. With a transfer fee of around £3-4 million, it looked like Arsene wenger had done it again, with the Colombian international keeper showing some fantastic ability in [.

Will Liverpool interest finally seal Remy to Arsenal transfer?

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If the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are true, then we should soon see whether Arsene Wenger is really serious about bringing Loic Remy to the club or not. The transfer move for the France international striker has been on since the end of last season, with his parent club QPR making no secret of the [.

Arsenal boss expects Jenkinson to challenge Debuchy! Is he right?

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The fact that Arsenal have been looking to sign a new right back will come as no surprise to the England international defender Carl Jenkinson. The decision of Bacary Sagna to leave us for Man City was always going to leave a gap in the squad, which the completion of the Mathieu Debuchy transfer from [.

First Photos: French Full-Back Mathieu Debuchy Joins Arsenal In £12m Deal

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By Alan Duffy

With Bacary Sagna already departed and Carl Jenkinson not yet considered by Arsene Wenger to be ready for regular first team football, the Gunners needed a right-back. And in £12million new-signing, Mathieu Debuchy, they have a Premier League-ready, experienced and consistent player who should slot into the Arsenal backline quite nicely.

Arsenal Sign Defender Mathieu Debuchy In £10million Deal

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Arsenal have completed the signing of Newcastle United and France defender Mathieu Debuchy in a £10million deal.

Arsène Wenger said: "We are delighted to welcome Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal Football Club. He has shown he can perform at the highest level with his club sides and also for France.

PHOTO: Mathieu Debuchy in Arsenal shirt

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PHOTO: Mathieu Debuchy in Arsenal shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

France's World Cup defender Mathieu Debuchy has completed his switch to Arsenal from Newcastle United on Thursday.

The Gunners had Bacary Sagna as the first choice right-back in the squad until the end of the last season.

Smoking is the least of Jack Wilshere’s concerns

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The Arsenal and England midfielder needs to prove himself to Arsene Wenger both on and off the...

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I am proud of Arsenal’s Fair Play policy!

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Fifa financial fairplay is toothless by dboy Looking at how other teams (certainly not Arsenal!) are still splashing cash and going about their business as if UEFA's Financial Fairplay (FFP) does not exist, makes one to feel for the smaller teams. It almost seem like FFP has more of an effect on them then on [.

Arsenal only need Mourinho to motivate us towards trophies!

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Can Arsene Wenger prove Jose Mourinho wrong once again? by SE "He is a specialist in failure. 8 years without a piece of silverware, that is failure" were the words coming from the putrid Portuguese, who didn't fail to mince his words when he held parties for journalists on Friday evenings as part of pre-match [.

BT Sports ad to help push Arsenal to success

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The new BT Sport ads appear to have been deliberately chosen to wind us up by highlighting some of our darkest days from 2013-14.First out of the traps was an ad featuring our 5-1 thrashing by then-flying-high Liverpool, with alternating visions of exuberant Scousers and depressed Gooners, supposedly taking in the events in real time.

Is Michael Owen right to doubt Arsenal? Will Manchester United muscle them out of the Top 4?

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Is Michael Owen right to doubt Arsenal? Will Manchester United muscle them out of the Top 4? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There are no two ways about it; next season promises to be an ever biggerseason in the Premier League than 2013/14 proved to be. The last campaign saw Arsenal finish 4th for the sixth time in 9 seasons, this run coming after their glorious years of 97 through 05, where theywere crowned champions thrice and runners up five times.

Arsenal aim to bring in three players by Community Shield clash

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is hopeful of adding 'at least three players' to his squad before the...

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The Rest

Another striker signing? It’s a no-go

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Morning, and welcome to a brand new week of pre-season.

It's fairly quiet but there's an interesting quote from Arsene Wenger which, although it appears in the rather unreliable Express, is apparently accurate. My podcasting colleague Gunnerblog was at the press conference on Saturday and part of what was said was embargoed and only emerged overnight.

Stockpiling Arsenal midfielders

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The recruitment continues apace, with Debuchy coming in as our first-choice right-back. In the website photoshoot he's got his arms on his hips (psychologists will tell you he's ready and in control that's a good sign for us. He may also be showing off his armful of tats, two of which seem to be dates in Roman numerals.

A central defensive signing is crucial for Arsenal this summer

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It's quite interesting to look at Arsenal's squad on the official site. For all the talk of Sami Khedira, and people still going on about Loic Remy for some reason I can't really fathom, the shortcomings further back are blindingly obvious.

See for yourself:

I think we know there are efforts being made to rectify the fact we have just one goalkeeper.