Liverpool Versus Wenger

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Arsene Wenger has been at Arsenal for 20 years... That's a bloody long time in football and during that time it's fair to say we've had several scrapes with the Gunners so in the run up to our opening league fixture on Sunday I thought it would be good to take a look back through the Wenger years.

In the time that Arsene has been in London, Liverpool have had a total of seven managers; Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier, Rafael Benitez, Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish, Brendan Rodgers and of course Jurgen Klopp.

Ramsey and Wilshere lessons are why Ozil is wide for Arsenal

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There is a saying about making the same mistakes over and over again, but I can't remember exactly how it goes. And we have all laid that sort of accusation at the door of Arsene Wenger at times, whether it be in the transfer market, tactics or any other part of his management skills. But [...]

Why Arsenal fans need to get off Ozil’s back!!

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After Arsenal endured a frustrating Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, when a brilliant start turned into a 2-0 defeat that leaves the Gunners teetering on the brink of another last 16 exit, much of the blame was laid squarely at the feet of the German international Mesut Ozil. The papers and sports websites have [.

WOW – Even Arshavin thinks Arsenal can win Premier League!!

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Former Gunner backs Arsenal by AT Following Arsenal's flying start to the season, there has been much debate on whether Arsene Wenger's side are genuine title contenders this season. While there are people who claim Arsenal need to make a couple more world class signings in January to be taken seriously, there are also quite [.

AKB or AOB? Arsenal fans should still stick together!

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AOB and AKB groups unite- you are both correct- by Gunner Gyz The spectacular signing of a top top top player like Mesut Ozil should unite Arsenal fans finally right? One would think so, but not so much. It has become apparent in recent years that there are 2 factions of supporters who both [...]

Arsenal fans should not dismiss the importance of releasing players

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For Arsenal, player clearing is key By AondoaverK

I was tempted to entitle this article deadwood clearing, but I quickly refrained because it is disrespectful to players who have a huge desire in their hearts to contribute for Arsenal but can't quite find the extra skill or strength or technique or pace and overall work rate to lift the club.

Arshavin complaints indicate why he flopped at Arsenal

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The Russian international and club record signing Andrey Arshavin has come to the end of his Arsenal contract and is set to go back to Russia and play for his former club Zenit St. Petersburg again. At 32-years old, Arshavin may still have a few good years to offer Zenit, although if he plays like he did at Arsenal for the last few years, he may have trouble getting a game there as well.

The importance of clearing the Arsenal deadwood is huge

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Your time is up! by AH

It is official that Andrey Arshavin, Sebastian Squillaci and Denilson are all no longer contracted to Arsenal, now that the 30th June has been reached. Alongside these three first team squad members, several other fringe and youth players have been released, meaning not only do we now have some free squad places in both the Premier League and Champion's League squad sheets, but we have also freed up around £170k in wages.

Arsenal Debate: Which Wenger signings truly excited you (at the time)?

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Flash a little leg, Arsene! by Dave

From a footballing perspective, the summer is a long, drawn out affair that saps your energy and leaves you desperate for the new season to start again. Fans of some clubs can often break up the mediocrity and dullness by getting overly excited about some shiny brand new signing.

Frimpong and Fabianski survive the Arsenal clear out

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Arsenal are having a clear out! by AH

The full list of players leaving Arsenal Football Club through expiring contracts has been released and none of the names are really surprising, as it's been known for quite a while, but what's certain is that Arsenal are seriously having a clear out this summer, leaving room to improve the squad rather than use up important squad places on players you will never see play for Arsenal again.

Arshavin: el jugador mejor pago de la historia.

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29.05.2013 - "No hay mal que por bien no venga" (?). Al anuncio de Arsene Wenger (Arsenal DT) de que el contrato de Andréi Arshavin (31) no será renovado a fin de temporada, le siguió el interés de Mübariz Mensimov por quedarse con los servicios temporarios del jugador ruso.

Arsenal’s record signing struggles to find free transfer!

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It is a fact of life that things do not always work out the way they are supposed to. For Arsenal and their record signing Andrey Arshavin this has certainly been the case. The Russian will be at a loose end very soon, when his contract comes to an end, but there is no queue of clubs lining up to take him on a free transfer, which shows just how far he has fallen since joining the Gunners back at the beginning of 2009.

Arsenal lumbered with more dead wood?

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One of the big problems for Arsenal in recent years has been the number of players drawing nice, big salaries from the club and offering nothing on the pitch. Arsene Wenger and the club officials obviously don't plan for this to happen, but it is a serious drain on the expenses, while at the same time driving your average Gooner up the wall and through the roof.

Arsenal only need to clear the deadwood to free up superstar wages!

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How much the deadwood will free up space by AH

It's a pretty well-known fact that in order for Arsenal to improve then we need to ship out some of the ‘deadwood' and replace it with talent that can seriously build on our team and make it a strong competitor. If I'm honest I really don't think we are that far off a great team, we have the buildings of it already at the club, we just need to go out this summer and buy, in my opinion 3, maybe 4 top quality players.

Arshavin & Squillaci say their goodbyes to team-mates

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Andrey Arshavin and Sebastien Squillaci have said their goodbyes to the rest of the Arsenal squad...

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A goodbye to Andrei Arshavin – Arsenal’s talented enigma…..

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The Enigma- Andrei Arshavin by Dan S

Andrei Arshavin's four and half seasons at Arsenal can be summarised as the following, the first two and half he looked a good signing, then he lost his form, his confidence and then he lost his place in the team and that was that! Without there ever really being an explanation.

The 7 players Arsenal could or should lose this summer

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The last few weeks and months have been full of transfer rumours about players that Arsenal are apparently going to be signing which got me thinking about who is going to leave the club to make room for new players.

Lukasz Fabianski
The Polish keeper has been missing from the team since his fellow countryman Wojciech Szczesny took the gloves nearly two and a half years ago.

Arsenal flop Chamakh heading back to Bordeaux?

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As long as Arsenal `finish the job`, as Arsene Wenger put it, and beat Newcastle United on Sunday, Arsenal fans can sit back and look forward to a pleasant summer for the first time in years. Without the fear of selling the captain or the best players and with a transfer war chest for Wenger to add some of those `top, top` players he has been talking about.

Wenger on Spurs (not interested), Arshavin (He’s great!) and the transfer window….

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It's not often that I give such a long succinct summary of a post in the headline, but as the subjects were so varied I think it warranted it. First of all Wenger may have given us a lesson in ignoring that little club up the road. It is certainly a fact that Gooners the world over do worry about ending up behind the Spuds every now and again, but why should we?

Invisible Arshavin finally set to leave Arsenal

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There is no doubt that Andrei Arshavin was an extremely talented individual when he first arrived at Arsenal, but it would seem that Arsene Wenger no longer has any faith in the ex-captain of Russia.

The little maestro has only made two League Cup starts for the Gunners this season, despite performing admirably when given the chance, and he must now be deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates and has been practically invisible on the pitch and in the media for a long long time.

Santos and Arshavin heading for Arsenal exit?

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If Arsene Wenger has the reported transfer funds of around £70 million this summer, then Arsenal should soon have a new record signing. The current one, Andrey Arshavin, has never lived up to his price tag, and could be heading out of the club this summer after attracting interest from Azerbaijan and Australia, according to Russian reports.

Arsenal transfer rumour- the Return of Vela??

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It would be the strangest Arsenal transfer move for quite a while if one of the players to be signed in the summer was Carlos Vela. The 23-year old Mexican striker spent most of his time out on loan after signing for the Gunners back in 2005. Until Wenger finally let him go permanently to Real Sociedad last summer, Vela had played just 62 times for Arsenal, most of them being in cup competitions, scoring just 11 goals.

Arsenal to smash wage structure for summer signings

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All of the talk and information coming out of Arsenal Football Club suggests that the days of scrimping and saving to pay off the Emirates Stadium are over. The latest financial figures show a big cash reserve and good profitability, with new sponsorship money on the way. It is not just the money to be able to compete with the big spenders over transfer fees that has seen Arsenal lose it's best players and miss out on big name signings, however.

Arsenal need some positive changes to the Starting XI

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4th place saving squad by AS

Now I have been wondering lately what could be done with our starting eleven to change our game. Having the players you have right now you must move things a little bit to give the team a new mood of change that could affect our game positively.

Arsenal need to start using Arshavin again

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I know you all might be in shock after losing to the championship side Blackburn Rovers. I don't want to add to your grief but please do read this article. We can't completely blame Mr. Wenger. He was the one who brought up so many talented players to the world, whether it be Van Persie, Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and so on.

Thoughts On Tactics And Starting Eleven Against Sunderland

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Last season Arsenal visited the Stadium of Light around about this time, Feb 11th to be exact, and came back with a vital late win thanks to an Arshavin assist and an Henry goal. While the comeback was complete, it was far from a comfortable win. Indeed, the Gunners lost at the same venue a week later in the FA Cup.

Has Wenger frozen Arshavin out at Arsenal?

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Let's talk about Arshavin By Twig

Andrei Arshavin, one of the most talented players of the Arsenal squad, has found first team appearances hard to come by, featuring mainly as a sub this season. Indeed, for the most part, Arshavin has not even made the bench at all and it is something of an anomaly that players like Gervinho, Coquelin and Ramsey have had more minutes than the Russian maestro.

Bastia declare Arsenal interest in Thauvin

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The one area in which Arsenal do seem to have plenty of players of good quality is the attacking midfield position. Tomas Rosicky made a good return yesterday and there is Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Andery Arshavin. Arteta, Diaby and Oxlade-Chamberlain can also do the job, so it is strange that Arsenal are reported to be interested in 20-year old Florian Thauvin from Ligue 1 Bastia, because he is an attack minded midfielder.

Arsenal team news for vital FA cup game vs. Swansea

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Latest Team News – Arsenal VS Swansea Match Preview by AH

Arsenal will face Swansea City at the Emirates tomorrow for a FA Cup reply game after neither team managed to progress to the next round after 90 minutes at the Liberty Stadium 2 weeks ago.

Arsenal will once again find the Welsh opponents tough and this will be our 3rd meeting of the season, with Swansea beating us 2-0 in December before the 2-2 draw in this FA Cup competition 2 weeks back.

Last Arsenal chance for Arshavin?

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Arshavin Set To Have One More Chance? by AH

Wenger has today confirmed that Andrey Arshavin will be returning to the squad to face Swansea City in tomorrow's FA Cup reply at the Emirates.

Arshavin has featured hardly at all for Arsenal this season, not even managing to make his way onto the substitutes bench for match days and many fans assumed his time at the club had ended as there was no news that he was injured or anything.

Arsenal keeping all players – What about Signing Some?

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Arsenal have already released a couple of players on loan deals during this transfer window, with Marouane Chamakh off to West Ham for the rest of the season and Johan Djourou joining Hannover in the German Dundesliga. There have been expectations that Squaillachi and Arshavin might also be on their way out of the Emirates, but Arsene Wenger has said that Arsenal are not looking to offload any more players at the minute.

Does the Arsenal boss need some help in the transfer market?

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Wenger and Indecision by Jon G

Mr Wenger has found some absolute gems in the transfer market in the past, but they were mostly all when he had David Dein at his elbow. You have to wonder if this is more than just a coincidence.

Mr Dein left the ship acrimoniously, never to return and Mr Gazidis has slipped into his place.

Will Arsenal take Napoli striker on loan?

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Arsenal are definitely in the market for a new striker this January, and Arsene Wenger is known to like a bargain, but the Chilean international, Eduardo Vargas, will hardly set Arsenal fan's pulses racing if he is the man who comes to the Emirates to boost our goal threat. THe 23-year old has not had the impact expected since he signed for Napoli a year ago.

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Where have the wingers gone?

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Arsene Wenger was recently quoted saying that no one wants to play wide, ask any attacking midfielder where they want to play they all want to be Number 10′s.

For us this problem has come to a head with quite a few of our players over recent seasons. Nasri, Arshavin, Walcott, and even young Oxlade-Chamberlain all possess the attributes that can make good wingers but all would prefer to play centrally.

Where have the wingers gone?

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Arsene Wenger was recently quoted saying that no one wants to play wide, ask any attacking midfielder where they want to play they all want to be Number 10′s.

For us this problem has come to a head with quite a few of our players over recent seasons. Nasri, Arshavin, Walcott, and even young Oxlade-Chamberlain all possess the attributes that can make good wingers but all would prefer to play centrally.

The Curse of the Left

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Mrs. Raddy was very impressed the other day when I stared at her with what she believed was loving tenderness , though what I was actually doing was thinking about our left side. *

My reasoning was this ...... Gibbs, Monreal, Podolski, Ox, all crocked whilst playing out there. Would I be wrong in thinking that both Santi and Mozart also suffered injuries whilst playing on our port side?

3 Arsenal deadwoods to pay Rooney’s wages?

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It shows just what a drag factor Arsenal have been experiencing when you think about it. Andrey Arshavin and Sebastien Squillaci are finally out of contract this summer, while the Brazilian midfielder Denilson has agreed to terminate his Arsenal career by mutual consent. Apparently the three weekly wage bills were costing the club £85,000, £60,000 and £45,000 per week.

An in depth look at Arsenal summer transfers – In and Out

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What can we expect from the upcoming transfer window by NP

So we are nearing the end of another season and as usual a host of players, a.k.a. "Starlets" are already "being monitored by", "close to signing for" or "would love to play for" Arsenal. Most of them are homegrown stories by websites trying to increase their pay-per-click revenues or agents looking to place the players on the transfer market.

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Should Arsenal rescue Nani from Man United?

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Nani linked with Arsenal move by SS

The latest player to be linked with an early summer move to Arsenal is Manchester United's Portuguese winger Nani. In a series of strange transfer reports, Nani is just the latest after weeks of goalkeepers, strikers and the rest of Europe being linked with the club.

An old VHS held the key. It was in the basement.

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I like to think that this is the very machine that our merry gang of defenders sat down in front of the other day in a bid to fix things defensively. You see, Arshavin, when he was trying to find a copy of his contract in the basement, had stumbled upon it in the storeroom that contains, amongst other things, George Graham's old scarf, a somewhat dishevelled Glenn Helder and Paul Merson's pool cue.