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Arsenal to lose out as PSG join Lacazette transfer chase?

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If the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are correct and Arsene Wenger will be forced to fight it out with the French champions Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Alexandre Lacazette, most Arsenal fans will have already abandoned any lingering hope of the France international striker coming to north London this summer.

Arsenal open talks and will surely sign this quality defender

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I am very glad to hear that Arsenal are not wasting any time in trying to sign a replacement for our World Cup winning centre back Per Mertesacker, after the beanpole German picked up a knee injury in the Gunners' first pre-season outing against the French club Lens last week. It seems that Arsene Wenger [.

MLS All-Stars 1-2 Arsenal: Four talking points as Holding and Zelalem shine

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Arsenal picked up their first win of pre-season against MLS All-Stars at the Avaya Stadium, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Joel Campbell (penalty) and a late Chuba Akpomwinner. It's...

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Arsenal to have Mahrez signed, sealed and delivered in days?

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It seems clear to me that the answer to the question of whether Arsenal will be successful in the pursuit of the Algerian international star Riyad Mahrez lies firmly with the player himself and not with his club Leicester City. As we saw with the transfer of their French midfielder N'Golo Kante to Chelsea for [.

From England: Arsenal can not compete financially with rivals, says CEO

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Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has insisted that the club can not outgun rivals financially in the transfer market.

The Gunners have faced severe criticism from their own fans for lack of transfer activity in the past few seasons and were the only club in Europe’s top five leagues to have failed to sign an outfield player last summer.

Why Arsenal SHOULD pay the £40m Lyon want for Lacazette

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know that it sounds like a lot of money, and it is, especially for Arsenal to pay for a striker that did not even make the national squad of France for the Euros this summer. The sort of money that is being talked about it costing us to persuade Lyon to part with their talented [...]

Wenger looks forward to Zelalem's growth following Rangers stint

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Arsene Wenger is playing the long game when it comes to development of Gedion Zelalem, but when that long game is complete, the Arsenal manager expects to find a player ready to compete on the highest level.

Zelalem, Wenger and Arsenal are stationed in San Jose ahead of Thursday's MLS All-Star Game, a match that will put the Premier League contender with MLS' elite.

At least failed Lacazette bid shows Arsenal ARE trying

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It would be better if the Arsenal transfer rumours were confirming that Arsene Wenger had been successful in his attempt to sign another striker to compete with and cover for the France international centre forward Olivier Giroud. But at least we know that the boss is trying to get a deal done. We expected as [.

Lyon Confirm They’ve Knocked Back An Opening £29.5m Bid From Arsenal For Alexandre Lacazette

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Lyon have responded to spurious stories in the French press by confirming the precise nature of the bid they've knocked back from Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Regional paperLe Progrès reported on Tuesday morning that Lyon had rejected a€48million (£40million or thereabouts) offer for Lacazette's services.

Leicester ready to accept Arsenal offer for Mahrez?

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This is the one transfer deal that every Arsenal fan is hoping will happen this summer. If Arsene Wenger does get his man and last season's PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez comes to north London then I reckon all the transfer window woes of the past will be forgotten, for a while at [...]

Proof Arsenal were RIGHT to let Man Utd have Ibrahimovic?

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The only thing I would like to see more than Arsenal lifting the Premier League trophy at the end of the up and coming season (well maybe not the only thing but let's stick to football) would be for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United to flop like a souffle taken out of the oven too [...]

Ranieri destroys Arsenal transfer dreams

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In the few days before the game yesterday, the sports papers and websites had been full of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the Leicester City and Algeria international star Riyad Mahrez, with talk about a bid of around £40 million being readied and with the player said to have decided to make the move [.

Arsenal’s new transfer Holding ready NOW? Gabriel on injury list?

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Most Arsenal fans will have had an underwhelming sort of 'meh' reaction to the news that our latest signing would be the relatively unheard of 20-year old defender from a Bolton team that finished rock bottom of the Championship last season. No offence to Rob Holding but I think most of us were not really [.

Higuain hopes crushed as Arsenal transfer target joins Juventus

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There is more bad news for Arsenal fans on the transfer front today with the news that the Italian champions Juventus have beaten us to the punch and are set to complete the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli, reports Metro, keeping the Argentina international in Serie A despite the Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis [.

Mixed messages from Arsenal on summer transfer action

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It seems a little odd that Arsenal Football Club would choose to drop a rather large hint about there being a lot more to come from the Gunners in the current transfer window on the same day that our chief executive Ivan Gazidis had issued one of those statements of his that sends chills down [...]

Does ‘perfect’ Xhaka really give Arsenal title winning team?

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The first game of the pre-season preparations for Arsenal in France this evening comes too soon for us fans to get a first look at our summer signing Granit Xhaka after his involvement with the Switzerland national side at Euro 2016. We saw enough at the tournament, however, to suggest that Arsene Wenger has got [.

Lacazette transfer demand to spark Arsenal bid?

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Arsene Wenger has already had his fingers burned once as he targets new Arsenal signings this summer, and for all we know the Leicester City and England star Jamie Vardy is not the only player to snub a move from the Frenchman, so maybe our manager is being a bit more circumspect in his hunt [...]

Arsenal miss another transfer as Gotze goes to Dortmund

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Arsenal fans will be hoping (or praying might be a better word) that Arsene Wenger knows just what he is doing and that the Frenchman has some transfer aces up his sleeves. It is, however, starting to feel like just more of the same from the manager who seems to be the only man in [...]

Arsenal need two strikers – Giroud not going anywhere

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Why Arsenal are sticking with Giroud by Sam P. The final decision on the future of the Arsenal and France international centre forward Olivier Giroud does not lie with his agent, of course, but you would think that Michael Manuello would have a fairly good idea where things stand with his client and his role [.

Arsenal to try for Mahrez before sealing Sissoko transfer?

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One of these two Arsenal transfer targets has already said in the past that he was a big fan of the Gunners while growing up and has made no secret of his desire to follow in the footsteps of fellow countrymen like Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira in pulling on the famous red and white [...]

Sané to Man City leaves Arsenal free to seal Mahrez transfer

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The obstacles standing in the way of Arsenal completing the summer transfer of this fantastic forward from the Foxes have been handily moving out of the way over the last week, although there are still some questions about whether Riyad Mahrez is ready to move on, and whether his current club Leicester City are determined [.

Barcelona star Turan a steal at £20m but do Arsenal need him?

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I think I can speak for a lot of Arsenal fans when I say that we were really hoping for Arsene Wenger to sign a striker who was an out and out centre forward and able to replace or at least compete with our France international star Olivier Giroud for the starting centre forward role. [...]

Arsenal’s “What if Scenario’s”

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I am AA's 2nd oldest contributor (behind JC who is our non writing elder statesman). I'm also an eternal optimist and I see more good than bad in our team, management and club.

Arsene and Arsenal come under a lot of criticism; the Red Tops compete for readership with their fictitious and often outrageous headlines about our club, management and our players.

Why Campbell is right to be confident about his Arsenal future

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The Arsenal and Costa Rica international star Joel Campbell will have been disappointed in his nation's showing at the Copa America centenary tournament in the United States this summer, as the Costa Ricans failed to make it out of the group stage. But that means that Campbell's involvement was finished over a month ago and [.

Is Henry right about Arsenal pairing Giroud and Alexis?

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With the proud record of being the all-time record goal scorer for Arsenal Football Club and with some other significant records at the club and in the Premier League, Thierry Henry is not a man whose thoughts on anything to do with playing as a forward should be dismissed. So even though he is no [.

Barcelona leave Arsenal clear to complete Mahrez transfer

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The two major obstacles in the way of Arsene Wenger completing the transfer of the Leicester City and Algeria international star Riyad Mahrez have been removed this week according to reports in the football press. Hopefully the other one, namely the manager himself and what can appear to be almost criminal dithering, will not stop [.

Ozil and Sanchez behind Higuain transfer to Arsenal?

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The rumours are growing about the Napoli and Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain coming to Arsenal and hopefully it is like the old adage of 'there's no smoke without fire' rather than the football media simply printing and repeating stuff in order to sell papers and get hits on their websites.

Ozil mocks Giroud and Wenger once again on Instagram!

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Ozil mocks Giroud and Wenger once again on Instagram! By AH Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil is certainly making his feelings known to the public about his club's current lack of activity in the transfer window. Ozil is ultimately happy in North London and there is little doubt in that. However when it comes [.

Can Koscielny and BFG give Arsenal title winning platform?

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Most Arsenal fans, and that includes me, are hoping that the next few weeks sees Arsene Wenger make some great moves in the transfer market, although it is beginning to look yet again that we are going to start the new season without the signings we were all hoping for and expecting after the disappointment [.

Arsenal transfer hunt for striker to help NOT replace Giroud

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Arsenal are keeping faith with Giroud by Sam P. Whatever the Arsenal fans may think of Olivier Giroud, and the fact that we regularly hear the strains of his name being sung to the tune of Hey Jude by The Beatles suggests that not everyone thinks he is a lumbering donkey with wonky aim, I [...]

Arsenal Pre-season fixtures: Wenger vs Guardiola, Gunners face MLS All-Stars

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In theory, this is Arsene Wenger’s last chance to win the Premier League title for Arsenal since 2004. The Frenchman has a contract with the Gunners till 2017, so unless, he pens a new deal, this is Wenger’s final season at the North London club.

Arsenal did a brilliant job by moving quickly ahead of other potential suitors in signing Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka before Euro 2016.

Wolfsburg destroy Arsenal hopes of Draxler transfer – What now?

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The story of the summer for Arsenal in the transfer market is starting to sound like a broken record. We are linked with a player and the Arsenal transfer rumours grow until we hear news that Arsene Wenger has actually made contact and maybe even put in a tranfer bid for the player. Then as [...]

Arsenal’s Morata transfer hopes dealt fatal blow? Maybe not…

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I am not sure if my nerves will be up to the job if this particular piece of Arsenal transfer news pans out the way I think it might, but it would not be the first time we Arsenal fans were left sweating until the very last knockings of a transfer window. And the fact [...]

A second string Arsenal 11 – could it work?

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ARSENAL II. Discuss.

Comments made during Tuesday's post made me think.

What was apparent is that many of our Senior Squad players get very little serious game time. Perhaps the odd twenty minutes here and there, or even the odd game, but certainly never a consistent run of games in competitive matches.

Should Arsenal join Man Utd and offer Fabregas transfer lifeline?

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From being a massive favourite among Arsenal fans, even when he left the Emirates to return to his boyhood club Barcelona back in 2011, the Spain international midfield star Cesc Fabregas became persona non grata with Gooners after he came back to the Premier League two years ago to join up with Arsene Wenger's old [.

Arsenal boss right to break bank for brilliant Bundesliga star?

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We have all been hoping that Arsene Wenger would use his time working for the football press at Euro 2016 to do some scouting and find some top new talent for Arsenal. The Frenchman may well have been doing just that but if so he must have seen something in the performances of the Wolfsburg [...]

Does Arsène need to make changes to the First team Squad?

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Here is the 2016/17 squad as listed on

Attack Age

1 Chuba Akpom 20

2 Joel Campbell 24

3 Olivier Giroud 29

4 Serge Gnabry 21

5 Alex Iwobi 20

6 Alexis Sanchez 27

7 Yaya Sanogo 23

8 Theo Walcott 27

9 Danny Welbeck 25

Average age of Attackers = 24.

Is Vermaelen REALLY waiting for Arsenal to offer him transfer return?

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It did not go down very well with a lot of Arsenal fans when Arsene Wenger seemed to put up no fight to keep our captain at the time Thomas Vermaelen from making the transfer to Spain to play for La Liga giants Barcelona in a deal that was worth around £15 million. Injury problems [...]

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Pay Da Money …

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From the last 10 year's experience of Arsenal's transfer activity, we know that his is how it works ....

Most of the stories linking us to playersor claiming we are interested in a particular payerare either from sites trying to garner hits or agents trying to manipulate the market = lies.

12 Inspirational Quotes From Sam Allardyce’s Autobiography

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Samuel Allardyce's book, 'Big Sam: The Autobiography' was published in late 2015, several months after he'd parted company with West Ham and several weeks before he took over at Sunderland.

With the man himself on the very precipice of taking over as England manager, we thought we'd have a timely dive into his pysche to see what makes him tick.