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Can confident Campbell really be Arsenal’s next Henry?

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From the way he is talking, it does not seem as though Joel Campbell expects to be playing at any other club but Arsenal in the season ahead. There have been recent Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that the young Costa Rica international was about to spend a fourth spell on loan, with Premier League clubs [.

Will West Ham loan save Jenkinson’s Arsenal career?

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Arsenal and West Ham have confirmed that the England international defender Carl Jenkinson will spend this season on loan at Upton Park. It must have been a tough decision for Jenkinson to make, being a boyhood Arsenal fan as he is, but looking at it logically, this was probably the best thing for his future [.

Why Diaby could be key to Arsenal’s Premier League success!

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Yeah, yeah, I know that Arsenal fans have heard the one about getting Abou Diaby back fit being like a new signing is wearing a bit thin now. However, I think that this season may be different for the unlucky France international. In fact, I think that Diaby could play a major part in the [...]

Arsene Wenger hints at Manchester United move for Thomas Vermaelen

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Arsene Wenger hints at Manchester United move for Thomas Vermaelen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has dropped a major hint that Thomas Vermaelen could be on his way to Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

"Vermaelen is injured. It is a possibility that he goes," the North London club's boss said.

PHOTO: Alexis Sanchez in his first training session at Arsenal

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PHOTO: Alexis Sanchez in his first training session at Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's first signing of the summer transfer window Alexis Sanchez took part in his first full training session with the Gunners on Friday.

The Chilean international made a switch to the Emirates from Barcelona.

WOW! Get ready Arsenal fans! Wenger promises more signings!!

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With Arsenal set to host our own regular pre-season tournament, the Emirates Cup, this weekend, Arsene Wenger has been speaking to the media at the London Colney training base, as reported by The Mirror. And the Frenchman wasted no time in giving us Arsenal fans a great reason for excitement. The Gunners have already done [.

Manchester City duo highlight the ironic contradictions of home-grown favouritism

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When news broke in May that James Milner had informed Manchester City he wanted to leave the club, and that not only were the Citizens desperate to keep him, but Arsenal and Liverpool were both in the hunt to sign the midfielder, it all seemed a little surreal.

Arsenal’s Olympic footballers – heroes and the future

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As we have seen, the relationship of the FA in the home nations with the Olympics has been a twitchy affair. This was touched upon briefly during the discussion on GN5's fantastic post on the first Football World Cup in 1930, and subsequently in my posts.

Football was played at the Olympics for the first time in the 1900 Summer Olympics.

CONFIRMED: Tottenham agree deal in signing Arsenal summer target

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CONFIRMED: Tottenham agree deal in signing Arsenal summer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of Eric Dier.

"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Sporting Lisbon for the transfer of Eric Dier, subject to the player passing a medical," a statement read on Tottenham's official website

"The versatile England Under-21 defender came through the ranks at the Primeira Liga side and has gone on to make a total of 30 appearances in their First Team.

Forget Silvestre! Sanchez is PERFECT for Arsenal

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First of all, for a player who will always be remembered as an Arsenal flop, after his move from Premier League rivals back in 2008, Mikael Silvestre has got a real cheek to talk about someone else being the wrong choice for the Gunners. But that is just what the French defender, currently without a [.

WOW! Scholes in shock support of Arsenal and Wilshere!

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One of the low points of the last season for Arsenal, in my opinion, was having to listen to the former England and Manchester United star Paul Scholes tearing into the Gunners and especially Jack Wilshere. But it seems that the pundit may have had a surprising change of heart. Scholes claimed at the time [.

Why Everton could be BIG threat to Arsenal again this season

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After Arsenal had looked like we could become champions of England again for much of last season, the misery of seeing the title challenge fall away was almost completed by Everton. At one point, the Toffees of Roberto Martinez were in pole position to beat Arsenal to the final Champions League spot.

CONFIRMED: Wenger allows Arsenal favourite to leave the Emirates

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CONFIRMED: Wenger allows Arsenal favourite to leave the Emirates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have sent young defender Carl Jenkinson out on loan to West Ham, the 22-year-old to spend a season across London at Upton Park after several arrivals at the club.

BREAKING: England full-back Carl Jenkinson has joined #WHUFC on a season-long loan from @Arsenal #WelcomeJenko pic.

Can Everton Mount A Genuine Challenge For 4th Place?

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Can Everton Mount A Genuine Challenge For 4th Place? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton broke their transfer record last night to secure the services of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea in a deal worth 28 million pounds. By shelling out such a huge amount, the club have clearly signalled their intent to push for a finish in the top 4 and qualify for the Champions League.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs are the Premier League’s best away kit performers

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham might want to don their away kits more often this season after it emerged that they are the Premier League's...

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Arsenal star Theo Walcott warns Premier League rivals to beware his and Alexis Sanchez’s pace

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Watch out #PremierLeague Me and @Alexis_Sanchez will be a deadly force!! #afc #COYG #SpeedMatters pic.twitter.com/HzNVnekohw Theo...

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Who’s made the best moves of the big five?

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Who's made the best moves of the big five? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We've seen some enormous moves in the pre-season transfer market amongst the five clubs considered to be in with a realistic chance of winning the Premier League 2014-15 title. So who do you think has made the best moves of them all – and who will prove have the stamina to land the title come next May?

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.

Manchester City

Frank Lampard To Sign For Manchester City On Six-Month Loan, Say Reports

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Separate reports from England have suggested that former-Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is on the verge of making a sensational return to the Premier League with Manchester City.

The 36-year-old was in the United States early this week to promote his new MLS club, New York City FC.

It was understood that Lampard would play in the Australian A-League alongside fellow NYCFC teammate David Villa next season, since the New York club will not start competing until March 2015.

Yankee Stadium Is Not Ready For MLS Soccer

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If there are two lessons that Manchester City and the New York Yankees can take out of the game between Liverpool and Manchester City at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, it is that there were a whole lot more Liverpool fans in New York, and that there is a lot of work yet to be done before the stadium can really be soccer-ready.

Manchester City Third Shirt For 2014/15 Season; Purple Haze: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Manchester City's third shirt for the 2014/15 season has been leaked on the Internet.

City's third shirt is a purple shirt with fluorescent yellow trim. The collar is a darker shade of purple. So too is the back of the shirt that is darker than the front, similar to Manchester United's third shirt that is blue on the front and dark blue on the back.

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Could Facundo “Chucky” Ferreyra be on his way to Newcastle or West Ham?

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Could Facundo "Chucky" Ferreyra be on his way to Newcastle or West Ham? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

From Buenos Aires to Donetsk, will Facundo "Chucky" Ferreyra's (Lomas De Zamora, Argentina 14th of March 1991) next stop be England?

Bundesliga club make contact in signing Chelsea player

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Bundesliga club make contact in signing Chelsea player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Fernando Torres' time at Chelsea could end in the ongoing summer transfer window as the striker is believed to be a target for Wolfsburg.

According to gianlucadimarzio.com, the Bundesliga side have made contact with the West London club for the services of the Spain international.

How Mourinho’s Tranfer Business Helps Chelsea Comply With FFP

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How Mourinho's Tranfer Business Helps Chelsea Comply With FFP - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have done some fantastic business in this summer's transfer window, earning a net profit even after purchasing Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis for large amounts of money.

Manchester United’s €60m target will ‘certainly’ leave, claims agent

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Manchester United's €60m target will 'certainly' leave, claims agent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been given a lifeline in signing Arturo Vidal after Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco's agent admitted the star midfielder could leave the Turin club.

Giovinco's contract with the Old Lady runs down in 2015 and while addressing rumours linking the Italian forward with the move away from Juventrus, agent Andrea D'Amico said that Vidal will leave the Serie A champions in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea player pave way for Liverpool to sign €23m defender?

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Chelsea player pave way for Liverpool to sign €23m defender? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton have completed a loan move for Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand on Wednesday.

A statement on Chelsea's official website read, "Ryan Bertrand has today completed a loan move to Southampton until the end of the season.

Mourinho confirms £50m striker will play for Chelsea this season

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Mourinho confirms £50m striker will play for Chelsea this season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that £50m flopFernando Torres will remain at Stamford Bridge this season, insisting that he is comfortable with the three forwards he has, and that none of them will be leaving West London.

Serie A club confirms interest in Manchester United player

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Serie A club confirms interest in Manchester United player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Italian club Napoli have confirmed they are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini in the summer transfer window.

The Belgium international was signed by the Red Devils' former manager David Moyes from Everton on the deadline day of the last summer window.

€80m star ends Manchester United rumours

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€80m star ends Manchester United rumours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Uruguayan star Edinson Cavani has ended all rumours linking him with a big money move to Manchester United after the striker revealed that he is happy at Paris Saint-Germain.

Earlier reports from Uruguay suggested the former Napoli star will leave the Ligue 1 champions in the summer transfer window and completed his €80m switch to Old Trafford.

Manchester United and Van Gaal patient in bringing in new signings

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Manchester United and Van Gaal patient in bringing in new signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It was the 37th minute in a preseason friendly against Roma when new boy Ander Herrera played an ingenious through-ball, slicing open the Italian side's defense and playing his compatriot Juan Mata in one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Newcastle United

Hectic Pre-Season Schedule Continues – Where’s Sissoko?

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It's a hectic schedule for Newcastle in this pre-season, and we are now half way through the eight game pre-season schedule set up by Lee Charnley in early May of this year. Alan Pardew Krul and Janmaat not available And less than 24 hours after travelling back over 11.0000 miles from New Zealand,Newcastle were [.

West Ham suffer hammer blow with Carroll loss

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West Ham suffer hammer blow with Carroll loss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The loss of Andy Carroll for the next four months with a serious ankle injury has really hit West Ham hard as the Premier League season edges over closer.

There had been rumblings from those in the know that something was up with the England international but rumours were confirmed on Thursday that the 25-year-old had damaged ankle ligaments in a training session on the club's pre-season tour of New Zealand.

Cesc Fabregas

Is Costa the key to take Blues to the top?

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Is Costa the key to take Blues to the top? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have again been one of the big spenders in the Premier League over the summer transfer window so far and Diego Costa could be the man to bring silverware to Stamford Bridge.

Manager Jose Mourinho insisted last season that his side were not ready to claim the English crown or go all the way in the Champions League but the Londoners came awfully close.

Chelsea Continue Impressive Pre-Season With Comfortable Win Against Vitesse

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Chelsea made it 4 wins out of 5 in their pre-season European tour as a solid performance saw them earn a 3-1 victory over Vitesse Arnheim in the Netherlands.

The new signings signings were once again impressive as Diego Costa had a role in all the three goals, while Cesc Fabregas scored the second with a beautiful, curling free-kick.

The Rest

Crystal Palace Announce The Signing Of Defender Brede Hangeland

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Former Fulham defender Brede Hangeland has agreed to join Crystal Palace after signing a one-year contract with Tony Pulis' side.

The 33-year-old Norway international spent the past six seasons with Fulham before leaving the club following its relegation to the Championship last season.

Upon his departure, Hangeland had some parting words for the London club and its new boss, Felix Magath.

So Who Really Does Have the Best Away Kits?

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Here's some interesting data for those of you who love your Stats.

Sports Direct have released this well researched data on how teams faired out when using their Away kits last season and it has thrown out some interesting stuff. ( (See Full Version)

So having read the stats is it possible the Premier League Title could head to North London for the first time in a decade?

Louis Van Gaal’s Patience Breeds Confidence at Manchester United

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It was the 37th minute in a preseason friendly against Roma when new boy Ander Herrera played an ingenious through-ball, slicing open the Italian side's defense and playing his compatriot Juan Mata in one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Mata couldn't apply the finishing touch but the play symbolized much more than a goal-scoring opportunity.

Romelu Lukaku Signing is a Measure Of Everton’s Progress Under Roberto Martinez

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Following a summer of seismic change at Everton in 2013, the club's long-term ambitions were unclear.Reelingafterformer manager David Moyes and former star player Marouane Fellaini traded Merseyside for Manchester, plenty anticipated a Toffees demise.

But 13 months into his reign as Everton boss, Roberto Martinez — the man who succeeded Moyes — has transformed the club for the better.

Top 5 Premier League Bets

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With the World Cup having come to a close, attention turns back to the Premier League with pre-season already in full swing. It was a dramatic term last year at both ends of the table and this year's campaign is set to be just as enthralling.

The Easyodds.com football tipster Tom Powell has picked out his top five Premier League bets ahead of the 2014-15 Premier League season.

Zaha: I wasn’t Moyes’ cup of tea

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Despite the fact that David Moyes' system and chosen players didn't work, with United finishing a woeful 7th in the table after winning the league the season before, Wilf Zaha wasn't given a chance to prove himself. Whilst he's obviously not fully developed yet, his pace and ability to running at players surely could have been at asset to United in some games last season, yet he was only given two appearances in the Premier League, both from the bench.