Arsene Wenger


Now could Arsenal get Remy to lower his wage demands?

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I don't know if it will, but the transfer of Loic Remy to Arsenal could be back on. It seems as though Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for the talented French striker forever, with some Arsenal transfer rumours claiming this summer that the Prof had finally got his man. But apparently Wenger [.

VIDEO: Red Bulls 1-0 Arsenal: Former Gunners legend the star in the Big Apple

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Former Arsenal hero Thierry Henry's corner allowedBradley Wright-Philips to down the Gunners in the USA on Saturday, with the solitary strike enough to condemn Arsene Wenger's side to defeat in the Red Bull Arena.

Official: Colombia Goalkeeper David Ospina to Sign for Arsenal

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Colombia and Nice goalkeeper David Ospina will sign with Arsenal on a long term contract, with the transfer fee thought to be in the region of £3m.

The official club website confirms that Ospina, 25, will join up with the squad shortly and is expected to make his debut for the club in the Emirates Cup that takes place next weekend.

Official: Arsenal Sign Colombian Goalkeeper David Ospina On Long-Term Contract

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By Chris Wright

OGC Nice manager Claude Puel sort of confirmed it yesterday, but now it's 100% official: Colombia No.1 David Ospina is, to all intents and purposes, an Arsenal player...

It's official @Arsenal are to sign David Ospina!

Sunday tittle tattle

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So Arsenal played the New York Red Bulls last night, but what with it being SOMEONE'S birthday, I had things to do and people to see so I didn't see the game, which makes reporting on it a little difficult. I can't even watch the highlights on the official site because it seems to be having some kind of issue.

Why Arsenal chose Calum Chambers instead of Serge Aurier

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CALUM CHAMBERS? WHY NOT SERGE AURIER? by Uche This seems to be the question on the lips of many arsenal fans as news broke yesterday from very reliable sources (BBC) that Calum chambers has agreed to sign with Arsenal and has even undergone a medical. Many people were left surprised if not underwhelmed by the [.

Why Thierry Henry could spark another glorious Arsenal era!!

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There is no doubt that Arsenal and Thierry Henry went together like peaches and cream, Rolls and Royce, Lennon and McCartney or any other two things that work well and bring out the best in each other. Even if somebody ends up eclipsing the scoring record of the amazing Frenchman one day, he will always [.

Arsenal’s Connection With Soccer Fans in the United States; An Interview With Arsenal America

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There's no getting around it, Arsenal are one of the most popular sports teams on the planet.

Not only does Arsene Wenger's side fill the Emirates Stadium with 60,000 spectators every other week, but the North London outfit boasts 26.6 million likes on Facebook and 4.1 million followers on Twitter.

Stats suggest Ospina could take Arsenal shirt from Szczesny!

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Well Arsenal fans, how are enjoying the summer so far? It is certainly a lot better than last year, when Arsene Wenger seemed to have forgotten that there was a summer transfer window at all, until he was reminded in no uncertain terms by the home fans at the Emirates as we slumped to an [...]

Arsene Wenger: It’s impossible to prepare Arsenal for the new season

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned that it is impossible to get his side ready for the new season because of the World Cup and his club's...

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Barca to help Arsenal keep Vermaelen from Man United transfer!

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It has been on the cards all summer, and it still looks like Arsenal are set to say goodbye to yet another club captain. After seeing Cesc Fabregas join Barcelona and Robin van Persie head to Manchester United, losing our Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen may not leave quite such a hole in the Arsenal team, [.

Ozil, Mertesacker And Podolski To Miss Start Of Arsenal’s Season

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal's three World Cup winners Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski will miss the start of the Premier League season and probably the crucial Champions League playoff tie.

The three players will even return to training until Aug. 11, which is just five days before Crystal Palace visits for the teams' Premier League campaign kickoff.

Wenger confirms Arsenal are close to signing goalkeeper David Ospina

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that David Ospina is on the verge of joining the club...

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Arsenal in New York – nah it’s all about Thierry Henry

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In his press conference yesterday Arsène joked with journalists that he had only taken one striker to New York as he hoped that Thierry would play one half for Arsenal :)

Later in the interview Arsène was asked about his best Thierry Henry moment. The goal he chose was the goal against Leeds in the FA Cup in 2012 where Thierry made his very brief comeback in an Arsenal shirt.

United and Barcelona to go head-to-head for target

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Manchester United face stiff competition from Barcelona in the race to sign Arsenal centre-back Thomas Vermaelen, according to reports in Spain that claim the Catalans' interest in Vermaelen has increased in recent weeks.

The Belgian centre-back has been linked with a move to United for over a month now, with suggestions that Louis Van Gaal sees the Arsenal man as the perfect candidate to replace the departed Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, while Vermaelen's versatility and his ability to play as left-back mean he could even provide cover for Luke Shaw.

Arsenal Trio Almost Sent Home From US Tour After Pranking Arsene Wenger With The Old ‘Coffee/Gravy Switcheroo’

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By Chris Wright

We've no idea if there's any truth in it or not, but the Arsenal Reddit page contains a spurious story thata trio of Arsenal players were almost sent packing from the club's pre-season tour of the USA yesterday after having the brass gonads to pull a prank on manager Arsene Wenger.

No Sanogo or Campbell as Akpom only Arsenal striker in USA?

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I may be reading too much into this, after the names of the Arsenal squad who have gone on the mini pre-season tour of America was released on the official website of New York Red Bulls, the MLS team with the former Gunners star Thierry Henry that Arsenal will be facing on Saturday. The 20-man [...]

Why Arsenal MUST win another trophy this season

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Arsene Wenger has to follow up the FA Cup victory with more silverware this season by SE A lot has gone on, after that crushing defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day last season, for Wenger and the Arsenal faithful. From receiving criticism for his inactivity in the transfer market last English summer to [.

Arsenal Debate – Can Wilshere really solve DM problem?

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It really does seem like Arsene Wenger has got something against the traditional role of defensive midfielder, after the Arsenal boss apparently decided against signing a player in that mould yet again, as reported by the Daily Mail. The paper claims that, despite being linked with the likes of Sami Khedira, Morgan Schneiderlin and Lars [.

Olympics football – Arsenal’s amateur heroes

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The past few weeks have been partly about celebration. Celebrating the gold winning exploits in the World Cup of our three proud German Gooners, and who knows, by the end of the transfer window this may yet turn out to be four German Gooners. Hush, hush!

Along the way, the Germans overcame the French team that included three Gooners, one of whom has since left Arsenal to be promptly replaced by another one at the same position.

Arsenal Name 20-Man Squad For Friendly Against New York Red Bulls

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Arsenal Football Club has announced its squad for this Saturday's friendly against New York Red Bulls in the 2014 New York Cup.

Arsenal footballers, manager Arsene Wenger and staff departed England earlier today on their way to New York City. Meanwhile, Arsenal supporters from across North American and England will be making their way to Harrison, New Jersey for Saturday's match, which kicks off at 5pm ET (and will be shown live on ESPN2).

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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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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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 report, Arsene Wenger [.

East Lothian


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Good morning from an even foggier East Lothian. Yesterday's haardid clear up, and it was a beautiful afternoon, but it seems especially both pea and soupy today, so I'm holding out less hope. Anyway, we shall see.

Today's weather forecast for East Lothian out of the way, the main news this morning all from the official site is that having arrived inNew York, Arsene Wenger seems to have somewhat curbedhis enthusiasmabout pre-season friendlies on the other side of the world:

These training camps in the modern game are decided for commercial reasons and because of the extent of popularity of the club.


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Good morning from a misty East Lothian. It was like this yesterday but turned into gorgeous sunshine by 10am, so I'm sure it's just a haar what with me being not far from the coast.Anyway, you didn't come here for a weather report, did you? If you did, well, that was fortuitous for you(assuming you're in East Lothian) but that's your lot.

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Wenger loves a surprise signing

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Wenger has always been something of an expert at the surprise signing. You could never bet against him pulling a Frenchman with something to prove out of a hat. The ultimate ‘Abracadabra' was Sol Campbell, who emerged like a mirage, grinning into the Colney sunshine. On that occasion Wenger allowed himself a wry smile in public, while behind the safety of his office door he was far more effusive, flicking his fingers and saying the word ‘sick'.

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.