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THREE reasons why Arsenal will be even better this season

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Three reasons for Arsenal to be hopeful of more silverware this season by SE The aura surrounding the whole of Arsenal is assertive and reassuring, with a catalogue of reasons to be so. A handful of German stars winning the World Cup, delegating the Gunners, will be one of those idiosyncratic reasons why the season [.

R.I.P — Alex Forbes 1925-2014

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Alex Forbes has passed away at the age of 89 he appeared in 240 games for Arsenal over an 8 year period, scoring 20 goals.

Alexander Rooney Forbes was born 21 January 1925 in Dundee Scotland He started his career playing wartime matches with Dundee North End, before signing for Sheffield United.

Arsenal to fight Liverpool again as Swansea set to sell Bony?

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You could say that the scores are one all between Arsenal and Liverpool in the transfer market this summer, but the fact that the Anfield club did not end up signing Loic Remy, along with the rumour that Arsene Wenger had gone cool on bringing him to Arsenal because of his wage demands, makes it [...

Arsenal to swoop after Schneiderlin requests transfer?

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We all know that a vast majority of Arsenal transfer rumours in the papaersa turn out to be fit only for wrapping up fish n chips. But not all of them, and Arsenal have been strongly linked with Morgan Schneiderlin, Sami Khedira and Lars Bender all summer, and we may soon find out which, if [...]

Is this photo proof that Arsenal signed Chambers to replace Vermaelen?

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It seemed a bit strange at the time, to me anyway, that Arsenal signed Calum Chambers from Southampton. After all, we had already signed Mathieu Debuchy as a replacement for Bacary Sagna at right back, and then we had Carl Jenkinson and Hector Bellerin as back-up options. But that was because I only thought of [.

Arsenal set to hand Frenchman new deal

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Arsenal are optimistic their star striker Olivier Giroud will sign a new two-year deal at the Emirates.

The France international has two years left on his contract at the North London club and has not signed a new deal.

Why fear factor will work FOR Arsenal this season!

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One of the most important things for Arsenal last season, in my opinion, was the fact that we got our home fortress back and started making teams seriously worried about facing us. Of course there were those bad beatings away from home at Anfield and Stamford Bridge, but they were rare exceptions to the rule.

Arsenal player with no future heading for Emirates exit

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Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson could be one of the few players to leave the Emirates in the summer transfer window.

Last season, the Gunners had Bacary Sagna as the first choice right-back in the squad, with Jenkinson playing second fiddle to him.

Arsenal and Tottenham’s PL target hints at summer exit

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Morgan Schneiderlin has dropped a hint that he could leave Southampton after latest tweet, alerting Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

The France international has been linked with a move to the North London clubs, with both the Gunners and Spurs keen on signing the midfielder.

Wenger: I made a gamble on Chambers

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Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal's latest signing Calum Chambers signing was a gamble.

The 19-year-old English footballer completed his £16m switch from Southampton to the Emirates on Monday. He is a versatile player who can play as right-back, central defender and a midfielder.

Wenger should be applauded for keeping Arsenal afloat for 8 years

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Arsene Wenger's brilliance A good and stable manager is often the hallmark of an amazing football club. Arsene Wenger is now the premier league's longest serving manager with 16 years of managing Arsenal experience under his belt. Under his brilliant leadership, the gunners have created a high level of consistency season after season.

Arsenal New-Boy Callum Chambers Sings The Kooks At Gunners’ Initiation (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

A common tradition at football clubs, the new-boy is expected to 'do a turn' in order to entertain his new team-mates. Young defender Callum Chambers, Arsene Wenger's latest purchase, and yet another player to leave Southampton, chose tosing The Kooks' 'Naive' hit in front of the Gunners squad at their Austrian training camp.

Arsenal injury update on Sanogo and the Ox

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Injuries and Arsenal are two words that been synonymous with each other in recent years. And last season reached a whole new level, with the Gunners losing more player days to injury than any other Premier League team. About twice as many as our big rivals, and there is no doubt that it affected Arsenal's [.

Will Sanchez’ late arrival affect his start for Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players are clocking up the miles at the minute. The Gunners flew straight back from America after the disappointing defeat by New York Red Bulls in a pre-season friendly, and they will be flying out of London again today, heading to Austria for a four day training camp.

My wish list for the coming season.

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All in all, last season, we improved our points tally and got the monkey off our back by winning the FA Cup and hopefully we can really build on this and carry on the momentum.

Here are a number of things that will help us progress.

First and foremost we need there to be fewer injuries especially long term injuries.

Transfer Talk: Who else should Arsenal sign this summer?

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Transfer Talk: Who else should Arsenal sign this summer? is a post from: Just Football

by Carl Innes

Following the blockbuster signing of Alexis Sanchez, delighted supporters in North London have their eye on Arsenal transfer news as Arsene Wenger tries to complete more summer deals to get his side in contention for the Premier League title.

Khedira to get same Arsenal wages as Ozil and Sanchez?

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We have all heard plenty about the Arsenal wage structure and it has sometimes been a real bone of contention for the fans who just want to see the best players come to play for us. But even now that Wenger has a lot more money to spend, he is not going to start paying [...]

Arsenal, Spurs & Southampton’s race for “World Cup’s best defender” about to intensify

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Philippe Senderos joined Aston Villa on a free transfer this summer and has declared his (possible) new team-mate, Ron Vlaar, as the best defender at the World Cup in Brazil.

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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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.

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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'.


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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.