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Arsenal players are trying hard – but they just don’t have the belief

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It is an accepted historical fact that Arsenal always start every season strongly, but as soon as it comes down to the nitty-gritty in January and February, they drop down the table like a lead balloon. Arsene Wenger has strengthened the squad immensely over the last few years, but the Gunners are still not able [.

The 3 keys to Arsenal beating Bayern Munich

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Let's not kid ourselves Arsenal fans, Bayern Munich are strong favourites to retain their Champions League crown this season for good reason. They may be without Franck Ribery, Shaqiri and Badstuber but they have an awesome array of talent and the Gunners, as Per Mertesacker declared, will need to perform brilliantly and for things to [.

I am fearful that Arsenal will blow it again – Are you?

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Are Arsenal Winners? by Alex Dackard First of all a disclaimer – I was not much interested in Football for much of my life. Cricket and Rugby were my sports. Not to say that I never followed football. I did (in fact have been following it all my life) but it was mostly restricted to [...]

Wenger confident that Arsenal CAN win Premier League

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It was vitally important that Arsenal won against Premier League strugglers, to keep up the momentum of the title challenge and at the same time bounce straight back from a rare defeat. The Gunners did that, but it was a much more difficult game than most of us expected. The points were secured, though, and [.

Arsenal Debate- How important is the brilliant team spirit?

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How important is team spirit? by Ash

As the Premier League season of 2013/14 approaches ever closer, Arsenal fans are beginning to get concerned about the lack of additions that have, or should I say haven't, been brought into the club this summer. At this current moment we are no better than last year and so, with other clubs continuing to strengthen, especially our main league position rivals, it is particularly worrying.

Video: Arsenal arrive in Indonesia, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott get funky necklaces

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Arsenal have arrived in Indonesia for their pre-season tour and their first job was to praise the locals' enthusiastic social media support for the them. Chief executive Ivan Gazidis spoke of the huge numbers of Arsenal Facebook fans from Indonesia, while midfielder Jack Wilshere gave some anecdotal evidence from his own Twitter account.

The Ox says its going to be tough but Arsenal just need to keep going

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The young Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is very happy that the Gunners took three points from Swansea yesterday, but he is well aware that they simply have to go on winning and not worry what their rivals for the Champions League are doing in their own matches.

"Everyone in the Premier League feels pressure to get results," he said.

Bayern game WILL help Arsenal in Premier League says Giroud

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Olivier Giroud says that Arsenal will use the positive performance against Bayern Munich last night to help in the last 10 Premier League games and ensure that the match in the Allianz Arena was not the last one in the Champions League for a while.

Giroud had called for an early goal to get the Gunners up and running, and it was the big Frenchman who provided it, smashing in Walcott's driven cross after three minutes.

Saturday round-up, AW on NB

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Good day to you. This fine Saturday begins with a most fulsome *boilk* and not being able to find flip-flops thus having to walk on the stones to retrieve the dog who from time to time thinks he produces enormous lumps of hot food from his arse. Not pleasant.

Still, it's Saturday and this is a good thing.

Gunner admits to ‘moments of depression’

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Abou Diaby has opened up about the extent of his sadness during a long spell on the sidelines last season, conceding that there were moments when he was depressed to be out of action.

Diaby, 26, made a total of five appearances across all competitions for Arsenal last season and despite making a successful return to start off the current campaign, the Frenchman has not forgotten his frustrating journey to regaining full fitness.

Podolski – The Premier League is hard to win, but Arsenal can do it!

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Lukas Podolski was so happy after he scored his first goal (and secured his first official) with Arsenal at the weekend, and he believes that if the Gunners can carry on playing like that they they will certainly challenge for the Premiership title this season. "If we can play like we did at Liverpool, then [.

Wenger: United couldn’t find anyone else

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has implied that Manchester United's aggressive pursuit of former Gunners skipper Robin van Persie this summer was a desperation move as the Red Devils couldn't find anyone else on the transfer market.

Wenger was responding to questions over his attacking signings this summer following the club's 0-0 draw at home to Sunderland yesterday and insisted that the likes of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud were some of the best available players on the market.

Arsenal’s new confidence has come from buying experienced winners

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Experience builds confidence by Chris Over the last 7 seasons, the problem with Arsenal not winning silverware, has, in my opinion been a ‘mental' issue, a question of belief. We have been SO close to Trophy success at times since 2005, it is hard to take, that we missed out each time. In 2007 – [.

Arsenal don’t need Van Persie – We just need BELIEF!

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Doom and Gloom OUT!! by SV A ridiculous amount of material that has appeared over the Internet concerning the recent bombshell dropped by our (probably ex) captain. The reason I hate this material most is not actually the news it is reporting, but the clear effect that it is having on our fan base. While [.

Euro 2012: Denmark put faith in Nicklas Bendtner against Holland

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This article titled "Euro 2012: Denmark put faith in Nicklas Bendtner against Holland" was written by Paul Wilson in Kharkiv, for The Guardian on Friday 8th June 2012 19.44 UTC

Morten Olsen is clutching at the straw that is Nicklas Bendtner as he takes Denmark into another tournament opener against Holland.

*hiccup*

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How is it that you can wake up with hiccups? I thought you had to have been drinking too quickly, or something, to get a case of hiccups. It seems entirely unreasonable that you could suddenly find yourself waking up hiccuping, but that's what's happened to me today. Perhaps I was dreaming about drinking too much or perhaps my body's just objecting to getting up at this time of day and is finding passive aggressive ways of registering its displeasure.

Will the spirit of Wenger & Bergkamp always live on at Arsenal?

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Micky's post on Sunday: ‘Calling International Gooners', in which he asked why ‘millions of bright eyed and highly intelligent young guns from around the globe discovered their spiritual homes at The Arsenal', led to a fantastic collection of comments. It became very clear there is a great support for Arsenal across the world and that the passion, with which International Gooners (IGs) support the mighty Arsenal, is equal to that of those who are based on British soil.

Will the spirit of Wenger & Bergkamp always live on at Arsenal?

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Micky's post on Sunday: ‘Calling International Gooners', in which he asked why ‘millions of bright eyed and highly intelligent young guns from around the globe discovered their spiritual homes at The Arsenal', led to a fantastic collection of comments. It became very clear there is a great support for Arsenal across the world and that the passion, with which International Gooners (IGs) support the mighty Arsenal, is equal to that of those who are based on British soil.

White Hart Lane

Belief and Faith and Fight.

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Bill Nicholson's words ring White Hart Lane as a forceful reminder not of faded glory but that Tottenham Hotspur stand for something which transcends winning and losing. They are a call to arms for fans and players alike, where inspiration from our past becomes aspiration for our future.

Those hopes, that ambition will come with us from old ground to new.

Belief and Faith and Fight.

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Bill Nicholson's words ring White Hart Lane as a forceful reminder not of faded glory but that Tottenham Hotspur stand for something which transcends winning and losing. They are a call to arms for fans and players alike, where inspiration from our past becomes aspiration for our future.

Those hopes, that ambition will come with us from old ground to new.

Fabrice Muamba Retires From Professional Football On Advice Of His Doctors

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By Chris Wright

Six months after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch at White Hart Lane, Fabrice Muamba has announced that he has retired from the game on the advice of his doctors at the age of 24.

Muamba told the official Bolton website:

"Football has been my life since I was a teenage boy and it has given me so many opportunities.

English Premier League

Andre Villas-Boas worried about Arsenal comeback

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The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas looks to be presiding over yet another Spurs capitulation at the end of the season, and has seen Arsenal steadily close the gap to the Top Four.

The Gunners are now sitting just two points behind Tottenham with a game in hand and are on a great winning run.

Liverpool ace keen on Rodgers’ plans

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Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Liverpool's prospects of reaching a new long-term deal with Luis Suarez are strong due to the forward's belief in the former Swansea manager's football philosophy.

Rodgers became synonymous with a fearless attacking style at Swansea last season and after speaking to Suarez in recent days, the gaffer is thrilled to discover how excited the Uruguayan star is to bring that brand of football to Anfield.

Fergie tips defender for great success

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped right-back Rafael Da Silva to become one of the best in his position after the player signed a new four-year at the club yesterday.

The 21-year old Rafael has scored two goals in 90 appearances for the Red Devils across all competitions since arriving in 2008 but as he prepares to feature more prominently in the future, the legendary Fergie has offered him a few strong words of encouragement.

Brendan Rodgers’ Open Letter to Swansea City fans

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New Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers sent a printed open letter through the South Wales Evening Post for the Swansea City fans.

This is a letter I'd hoped I would not have to write for a long time, and only ever in the event of a unique opportunity.

The chance to manage one of the world's great footballing institutions doesn't come around very often in a manager's life and, after two approaches, I have decided to take up the professional challenge.

Brendan Rodgers’ Open Letter to Swansea City fans

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New Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers sent a printed open letter through the South Wales Evening Post for the Swansea City fans.

This is a letter I'd hoped I would not have to write for a long time, and only ever in the event of a unique opportunity.

The chance to manage one of the world's great footballing institutions doesn't come around very often in a manager's life and, after two approaches, I have decided to take up the professional challenge.

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More from Brian McBride

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Okay, I got the tape and here are his full answers:

Tell us about the amazing 0708 season and your memories of it.

The 0708 season for me was crazy. It started of solid then three games in I get injured and I have to fight through to come back. Then the team struggles and makes some changes to the coaching staff and Roy comes in and makes a great impression.

More from Brian McBride

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Okay, I got the tape and here are his full answers:

Tell us about the amazing 0708 season and your memories of it.

The 0708 season for me was crazy. It started of solid then three games in I get injured and I have to fight through to come back. Then the team struggles and makes some changes to the coaching staff and Roy comes in and makes a great impression.

Raul: We are not a one-man show

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Portugal midfielder Raul Meireles insists that despite the massive significance of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to the nation's success in Euro 2012, the team is founded on the principles of a collective effort.

Ahead of this evening's quarterfinal showdown against the Czech Republic, Meireles has made it clear that the only way for the Portuguese side to succeed is if they share the trust that has gotten them this far.

Euro 2012

Mario Balotelli Set To Start Against England

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TweetMario Balotelli will start for Italy as they face England in a mouthwatering Euro 2012 quarter-final clash. Seeking to affirm his self-confidence and belief in his own abilities, a cheeky Balotelli told reporters before the game that the Three Lions do not scare him and spoke of how he is relishing the opportunity to get [.

England star: Expectations not exceeded

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Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker is unsure if England players should even listed to suggestions that they have exceeded what was expected of them in Euro 2012.

The Three Lions unquestionably arrived with very low expectations as new manager Roy Hodgson was criticized for his squad selection and the absence of injured stars such as Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry had to be of concern.

The Rest

Klinsmann misses the mark with comments questioning USMNT player belief

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By IVES GALARCEP

One thing Jurgen Klinsmann has never been afraid of doing since becoming head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team is speaking his mind. He will praise players, and criticize them, and speak frankly about the state of American Soccer.

Klinsmann spoke his mind again recently in an interview with ESPN, stating that, in his opinion, American players are held back from success in Europe by a lack of belief rather than a lack of ability.

USA 1, Mexico 0: A Look Back

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Twenty four times over the course of 75 years.

That is how many times, and over how long a period of time, the U.S. Men's National Team had traveled south of the border looking for a win against Mexico. Twenty four times they tried and 24 times they failed to win, and 23 of those times they lost.

Fabrice Muamba Retires From Football

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Sad to hear that Muamba has had to retire from football but based on whats happened to him healthwise no-one at all can blame him! I think the majority of football fans would have felt fearful to see Fabrice back on a football pitch so I can't imagine how family or friends would have felt had he returned as a player.

Bilbao wasn't built in a day: part four

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Spanish football blogger Chalkontheboots concludes his analysis of the current structure of Athletic Bilbao by assessing the particular transfer policy of the club from the Basque Country. You can read part three of this piece here.

The signing policy of Athletic is well documented although often misconstrued.

Joseph Pep Guardiola - The Miracle Manager

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Joseph Pep Guardiola

What Josep Pep Guardiola achieved with Barca in four years cannot be termed anything less than a miracle. May be it cannot be termed as a miracle in the literary sense, simply because this was nothing unexpected and also was carefully planned.

Rafael: I Love Playing For Manchester United

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Rafael da Silva has signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United today.

"I am so happy to sign a new contract," Rafael told the official site. "I love playing for Manchester United, there is a great team spirit here and a real desire to win. My time here has been unbelievable; winning two league titles, a league cup and a Club World Cup has made me hungry for more trophies.

Last year's 'disaster' signings will shape this summer's transfers

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It's difficult to find any negatives in Town's signing of Elliott Hewitt.

He's young, a defender in a position we need back up for and a good prospect for the future. Isn't that great?!

His arrival at Town is easy to compare to our Player of the Year for 2011/2012 Aaron Cresswell: he's young, from a lower league and highly rated: former boss and ex-Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson sent a message to Town fans in the EADT: 'if he continues to play as he has done he'll make it to the Premiership, without a doubt'.

Gallowgatetooners’ superb “Newcastle United The Goals 11/12″ video

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"Gallowgatetooners" aka Ross & Affy are the best makers of Newcastle United videos, and here's their latest, "Newcastle United The Goals 11/12." Here's what they say about it: "Every goal of the 2011/2012 season. A season which produced European football, and a season which re-ignited belief within the fans that maybe, just maybe, silverware might [.

Martinez To Decide On Liverpool Offer

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Liverpool's hunt for a new manager could be over after it emerged that Roberto Martinez is set to announce his future plans on Tuesday.
Press Association Sport understands Wigan will hold a press conference this week in which Martinez is expected to announce whether or not he will stay at the club.