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Wenger promises an exciting end to Arsenal’s transfer window

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Arsene Wenger seems to love the attention from the end of the summer transfer window, and seems to love building up the tension as deadline day approaches. This season promises to be no different as he has been talking about the loss of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal's first team for over three months. First of [.

Possible Arsenal Starting Line-Up Against Leicester City

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Possible Arsenal Starting Line-Up Against Leicester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After scraping into the group stages of the Champions League in midweek, Arsenal look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League. The Gunners travel to the King Power Stadium on Sunday to take on Leicester City, who are looking for their first win of the season following promotion from the Championship last year.

Arsenal rumours – Radamel Falcao moves closer to Arsenal deal

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There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with a move for the wantaway Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, but there have been a couple of strange twists in the last 24 hours. First of all, it seemed that Arsene Wenger had ruled out buying another striker when it was reported in the Express: [.

The Argument Against Arsenal Buying A Replacement For Olivier Giroud

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With Olivier Giroud's surgery knocking him out of action until January, the buzz around Arsenal is that the team now needs to buy a new striker if they want to compete for a title. This has led to all kinds of rumors about who Arsenal is targeting and the obscene amounts of money it will cost to acquire a player.

Will Sokratis suit the Arsenal transfer philosophy?

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I have been trying to think of a Plato pun but will have to settle for the one in the title. Anyway, Gooners, the Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with the Greece international defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos could soon turn out to hit a snag, after the Gunners were drawn against his current club in the [.

Can Arsenal UCL place beat Man United to Carvalho transfer?

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There was a new twist to the Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with a move for the 22-year old Portugal international William Carvalho earlier this week. It said that the defensive midfielder was waiting to see whether the Gunners would make it through to the group stage of the Champions League before deciding whether to [.

Arsenal set for meeting to seal Falcao deal tomorrow?

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You have probably heard the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the Monaco and Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao could be available on a season long loan deal to replace our injured centre forward Olivier Giroud. But the fact that the rumours say that it will cost the Gunners around £20 million, along with the statement [.

Arsenal want former player back, face competition from Liverpool

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Arsenal are looking to re-sign their former player Alex Song from Barcelona before the ongoing transfer window closes on September 1.

The Cameroon international's future at Nou Camp remains uncertain and will be offloaded before the window shuts early next week.

Costa injury makes striker transfer even harder for Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal will have to do without Olivier Giroud leading the line for around four months after the Frenchman fractured his left tibia at the end of the Everton game, but at least the timing of the injury gives the boss a few days to bring in a replacement. But while [..

Phew, that was too close for comfort

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Well as I suggested earlier in the day this was going to be a squeaky bum time 90 minutes, and so it turned out to be.

There will be countless opinions about the referee but on the whole even with his bizarre booking of Chambers and to an extent Szczesny we got lucky on at least one penalty call when Wilshere was a cigarette paper away from conceding, which he admitted could have been given.

Arsenal vs Besiktas Player Ratings

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Arsene Wenger and his men were all smiles after they survived a scare against Turkish giants Besiktas in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying match. Marquee summer signing Alexis Sanchez netted his first goal goal for the club, which earned his new employers a narrow 1-0 victory that saw them edge through the two-legged tie.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud out until early January, says Arsene Wenger

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Olivier Giroud has undergone surgery and will be out of action until late December or early January, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The...

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Giroud’s Injury Could Force Arsenal To Spend Big On A Striker

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With Arsenal's star center forward, Olivier Giroud, rumored to be out for three to four months with a broken bone in his foot, manager Arsene Wenger will soon have to decide on whether or not to buy an additional striker before the deadline day comes to an end on Monday night. Giroud was injured at the latter stages of Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Everton at the weekend when a ball struck his foot just as it was landing on the ground.

Wenger: “We Can Cope Without Giroud”

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With rumors stating that striker Olivier Giroud could be out until the new year with a leg injury, Arsenal boss is not panicking at the prospect of losing his top striker for potentially four month: f

"On Sunday he had a medical check and he needed to have further investigations," said Wenger, who revealed an announcement will be made over his fitness on Wednesday afternoon or evening.

Breaking News – Arsenal to sign mediocre free-agent striker

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Now I am totally confused. Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is not going to buy a new striker to cover for Olivier Giroud, but now it seems he is in the process of bringing Nikola Zigic to Arsenal. The Serb's agent told the Metro: ‘Wenger called me on Tuesday and stressed his [...]

Wenger says Arsenal DO NOT need another striker

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There are many Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that Arsenal will be looking to buy another striker in the wake of the injury to Olivier Giroud, but Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he already has enough strikers on his books to cover the loss of our centre-forward. The Frenchman said in the Mirror: "In [.

The Arsenal Chap Diaries – Time for Podolski to shine?

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The Arsenal Chap Diaries Is now the time for Podolski? There had been indecision about where to play Lukas Podolski, indecision about his application and now indecision on whether he will stay at the Emirates Stadium. This has been the story for the World Cup winning German so far. That is until today, when [.

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have ‘plenty of strikers’

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has indicated that he might not buy another striker before the transfer window closes. The Gunners have been strongly...

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Tactics column: possession football

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After Arsenal drew 2-2 with Everton, it was interesting that Arsene Wenger praised the team's belief and resilience. He did the same thing after Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-1. Not in the sense that it was unexpected but praising Arsenal's mental resolve has now become the manager's stock response, whereas once he would cite possession statistics or shot output as a sign of Arsenal's dominance.

Arsenal patience rewarded as Sporting see sense on Carvalho transfer

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I know that being an Arsenal fan can be a little frustrating at times, especially during a transfer window. But I do have some sympathy and agreement with the way Arsene Wenger has acted in recent years. His refusal to pay hugely over-inflated transfer fees has seen us miss out on some players but was [.

Arsenal Transfer Window: Three realistic striker options for the Gunners

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Arsenal Transfer Window: Three realistic striker options for the Gunners - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger andArsenalare in dire need of a new striker, and the Gunners faithful will be looking to the end of this summer transfer window as the perfect opportunity for the club to add one star striker that could help the team to replace Olivier Giroud.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud could be out for three months

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud could be out for three months - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger will face a race against time to sign a new striker before the transfer window comes to an end next Monday. Arsenal's striker Olivier Giroud sustained an ankle injury in the dying seconds at Everton after scoring the Gunner's 2-2 dramatic equaliser.

BANG goes Arsenal’s season if Giroud is out for 3 months!!

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Some things never seem to change for Arsenal. The Gunners were already struggling a little with a mounting injury list after Kieran Gibbs and Mikel Arteta joined the likes of Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry in the treatment room. And those two injuries were picked up in the first two competitive games of the season.

Tuesday Kickoff: Giroud could miss 3 months; Benatia set for Bayern move; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Arsenal's English Premier League and UEFA Champions League title hopes have taken a huge hit as of Tuesday morning.

According to reports in France, Arsenal are set to be without frontman Olivier Giroud for approximately three months after the French international suffered a broken foot in Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Everton.

Lukas Podolski will NOT be leaving Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Lukas Podolski will not be leaving the club this week. The Germany international appeared to be on...

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Arsene Wenger compares Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Beckham and Zidane

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that he can be a world-class player like David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane and...

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Why Arsenal tactics work so well against weaker teams

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How fitness can affect football games by KJ I noticed something on Saturday that was rather surprising (and I'm not talking about our defending). It was Everton's fitness levels. They were struggling massively after the 80th minute and the only real reason we scored was because they had entirely switched off at that point.

Transfer window, are we finished?

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Morning Gooner's.

Less than a week until the transfer window shuts, and still speculation into who else will join the four new players we have signed. So far we have Sanchez who in the couple of games we have seen him, looks to be a fine live wire. Up next we have Debuchy a right back replacement for our beloved Bacary Sagna.

Gustavo to be a Gunner as Madrid keep Khedira from Arsenal?

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Assuming that Arsene Wenger was actually trying to make Sami Khedira an Arsenal player this summer, this weekend will not have been a good one for the Frenchman's transfer plans. Real Madrid have dug their heels in and insisted that their German midfielder will not be going anywhere, leaving the Gunners in a bit of [.

Hot hot news out of Greece re Manolas and Arsenal

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By 1970s Gooner News just out of Athens media are reporting that Arsenal have failed to land Kostas Manolas. Instead it is Roma that he has signed for today. It appears that they have paid 15m euros which is about 3m more than what stingy Arsenal and Wenger were prepared to dish out. I now doubt if we are going to buy any more players.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says club not chasing new striker

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Arsene Wenger has hinted he won't be moving for a new striker before next Monday's transfer deadline despite the club appearing to be on the verge of...

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Three POSITIVES from Arsenal’s draw at Everton

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Arsenal: Three positives from the draw against Everton by SE For a very brief period on Saturday, Arsenal were keeping their skeptics happy. But, when Kevin Friend blew his final whistle, Wenger's men would have felt content and encouraged by the attitude they showed, to leave Goodison Park with a well-earned point.

Is Giroud Plan A or Plan B?

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I am sure it can't be easy trying to motivate and improve an average CF year on year and yet that seems to be exactly what Wenger is doing with Olivier Giroud.

If the plan was to challenge Giroud ‘to up his game' by playing Sanogo ahead of him against Palace then there is a strong case to say that it worked.

Why Arsenal should NOT let Podolski go!

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I have just been reading that the Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of leaving the club and going to play in Italy for the Serie A champions Juventus and I am not happy. With at least two years left on his contract, we are not under pressure to sell him and although [...]

Podolski set to leave Arsenal as Wenger puts his faith in Giroud and Sanogo

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Lukas Podolski will be allowed to leave Arsenal before the transfer window closes, with both...

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Chelsea NO threat but Arsenal NEED Besiktas win to sign Carvalho

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With just over a week to go before the summer transfer window shuts and all the Premier League clubs are stuck with what they have until January, Arsenal fans are hoping for at least two more players to come to the Emirates before Monday night. One of those should be a defensively minded central midfielder, [.

Is Welbeck an improvement on Podolski for Arsenal?

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According to some recent Arsenal transfer rumours, the World Cup winning German forward Lukas Podolski is set to leave the club before the summer transfer window closes next Monday. Meanwhile other reports are linking the Gunners with a possible transfer swoop for the Manchester United and England international Danny Welbeck, who plays in that same [.

Olivier Giroud

Giroud out, Alexis in. Chequebook closed?

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When Olivier Giroud charged down Sylvain Distin's clearance on Saturday evening and collapsed to the ground in a crumpled heap adjacent to the away end, I barely flickered in recognition. Partly because I'd yet to psychically realign with planet earth after the Frenchman's equaliser. But also because it's easy to be blasé about the sight of Olivier Giroud's anguished features and flicky hands.

Giroud facing 3 months out: Arsenal have to react

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A rather inauspicious start to the morning comes with the news – as yet not officially confirmed – that Olivier Giroud faces an extended period on the sidelines with a broken foot.

L'Equipe journalist Bruno Constant Tweeted the news last night and the story has been carried in most of the papers this morning, the suggestion being that he could be out for as long as three months.

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By The Numbers: Who should play on the left: Cruz, Wenger or someone else?

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Danny Cruz and Andrew Wenger have held down the left side of the attack under Jim Curtin. Who has been performing better, and what will happen when Maidana returns?

Ever since Jim Curtin took over the reins nine MLS matches ago, Danny Cruz and Andrew Wenger have been the interchangeable pieces on the left hand side of the Philadelphia Union's attacking midfield trio in the 4-2-3-1 formation.