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Have Arsenal already found their new DM and Centre-backs?

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Ever since the demise of Francis Coquelin and the failure of Granit Xhaka to become the top defensive midfielder that Arsenal needed to protect our ageing defence, Gooners everywhere have been saying that the club desperately needed to bring in a new strong DM. And of course our glaring defensive errors this season have shown [.

Arsenal to lose 11th player in 12 months if Manchester United agree deal for £110k-per-week star

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Manchester United are planning a summer approach for Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey, with manager Jose Mourinho keen to offset the loss of up to four midfielders at the end of the season, reports the Daily Star.

Michael Carrick is retiring, Marouane Fellaini is out of contract this summer, Ander Herrera has been linked with a move to AC Milan, while Paul Pogba is rumoured to be a target for Real Madrid.

Francis Coquelin says Arsenal squad have no ‘problem’ with ‘top’ Chilean ace

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Former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin, who made the jump to La Liga outfit Valencia CF during...

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Coquelin – It was Cazorla that convinced me to leave Arsenal

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When Francis Coquelin arrived back at Arsenal after being recalled from a loan at Charlton, he was quickly installed as the automatic choice in central midfield alongside our Spanish genius Santi Cazorla and the pairing was absolutely amazing. But when Cazorla got injured Le Coq couldn't seem to gel with any other of our midfielders [.

Official: Arsenal Coax £12m Out Of Valencia For The Services Of Francis Coquelin (Photo)

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Arsenal have managed to milk a full £12million out of Valencia in exchange for the services of one Francis Coquelin.

The 26-year-old midfielder has signed a four-year deal at the Mestalla, with the Spanish club setting his release clause at a frankly arbitrary€80million.

Could Mohamed Elneny be next Arsenal player to be sold?

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Arsene Wenger seems to be acting strangely as, despite his public statements saying that he doesn't want to lose any of his Arsenal players, he appears to be listening to offers for just about anyone right now! After admitting yesterday that Francis Coquelin could be leaving the Emirates "It's a possibility," he said.

Should Coquelin be starting more often for Arsenal – not just in the Cups?

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Francis Coquelin burst into the Gunners first team a couple of years ago after returning from a loan period at Charlton purely because Arsenal had no other fit midfielders to choose from. Wenger obviously didn't trust him but when he finally gave the Frenchman a chance he performed magnificently and suddenly he was the first [.

On This Day In 2012: Arsenal Duo Giroud And Coquelin Make Minor Shirt-Based Error At ‘End’ Of League Cup Tie Against Reading (Video)

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Hard to believe we know, but it was five years ago to the very day that Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin entertained the nation by getting all confuzzled at the business end of Arsenal's chaotic 7-5 victory over Reading in the fourth round of the League Cup.

After somehow conspiring to go 4-0 down within the 37 minutes, Arsenal pulled a heroic comeback out of their collective derriere thanks to late goals from Laurent Koscielny and Theo Walcott in the 89th and 96th minute respectively before the final whistle thweeped at the Madejski Stadium.

Is Xhaka now the first name on the Arsenal team sheet?

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Arsenal fans have been calling for Arsene Wenger to buy a beast of a defensive midfielder for many, many years, and it looked like we had found one by chance when Wenger recalled Francis Coquelin was recalled from a loan period at Charlton in 2014. The Frenchman quickly made his mark and looked like a [.

Giroud brace keeps Arsenal in the hunt

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored twice as Arsenal won 4-1 at Stoke City on Saturday to maintain manager Arsene Wenger’s hopes of a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.

Arsenal endured an anxious spell in the second half after Stoke substitute Peter Crouch reduced the arrears to 2-1 with a goal scored using his arm that was allowed to stand.

Do Arsenal STILL need a new top Defensive Midfielder?

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Around two years ago, Arsenal's annual injury crisis was worse than ever before, with Santi Cazorla being the only fit midfielder in the squad. As a result, the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had to call upon Francis Coquelin, who was on loan at Charlton at the time, to partner the Spaniard, and it worked like [.

Who should be Arsenal’s central midfielders tonight? So many choices…

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The Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin was given compassionate leave for the game against West Ham, but Wenger has told us he will be returning to the squad today. But should he actually play considering how well Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny performed in that game? Between the pair of them they made 191 passes, took [.

Champions League: Bayern Munich Enjoy Freedom Of Allianz As Feeble Arsenal Capitulate Right On Cue (Photos & Video)

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Bayern Munich enjoyed the freedom of the Allianz Arena as they well and truly eviscerated Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

The usual then.

Indeed, the Gunners were monumentally outclassed in almost every regard as Bayern beatthem in what quickly came to resemblethe footballing equivalent of an elongated squash match.

Wenger apologises but could still face ban

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London (AFP) Arsene Wenger apologised after he was sent off and then shoved the fourth official during Arsenal's dramatic 2-1 win over Burnley but could still face a significant ban.

Having taken the lead through Shkodran Mustafi's first goal for the club on Sunday, Arsenal saw Granit Xhaka dismissed for a needless foul and then nearly imploded as Andre Gray struck from the spot following Francis Coquelin's foul on Ashley Barnes.

Arsene Wenger Apologises After Shoving Fourth Official

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Arsene Wenger has acknowledged his furious reaction to Burnley being awarded a penalty was wrong after the Arsenal manager was sent off on Sunday.

The Gunners boss was sent off removed during an extraordinary period of injury time at Emirates Stadium, where 10-man Arsenal conceded an equalizer to Andre Gray, only for Alexis Sanchez to score his own penalty in the 98th minute to snatch a 2-1 victory from the jaws of defeat.

Great new for fans as trio return from injury ahead of Burnley clash

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“Resign good players, not these clowns” – Arsenal announce new deals but not for their two star players

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Arsenal announced the contract extensions of Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin...

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Official: Arsenal Wrap Up New Long-Term Deals For French Trio Coquelin, Koscielny And Giroud (Photo)

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Without so much as a peep, Arsenal have today tied three of their first-teamers to new long-term contracts.

Francis Coquelin, Laurent Koscielny and the revitalised Olivier Giroud have all put pen to paper on significant extensions.

Giroud, Koscielny, Coquelin pen new Arsenal deals

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London (AFP) Arsenal's French trio Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin have all agreed contract extensions, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

The club said the three players had signed "long-term" contracts, but did not disclose the duration of their deals.

"We are very pleased that three important members of our team have committed to us for the long term," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on the club website.

Giroud, Koscielny, Coquelin pen new Arsenal deals

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London (AFP) Arsenal's French trio Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin have all agreed contract extensions, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

The club said the three players had signed "long-term" contracts, but did not disclose the duration of their deals.

"We are very pleased that three important members of our team have committed to us for the long term," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on the club website.

Video: Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin sign new Arsenal contracts

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Arsenal trio sign new long-term contracts

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Francis Coquelin, Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny, have all signed new long-term contracts...

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Stoke Pre-Match. Lee Mason?

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To say I dislike Mark Hughes would be like describing the size of the planet Jupiter as being bigger than a dog. I don't like the cut of his jib. You can tell much about the man by his football philosophy this is a chap who can take the wonderful artistry of Shaqiri and turn him into yet another water carrier.

What is wrong with Xhaka?

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Just a quickie.

My guess is that if you were to ask 100 Gooners whether Xhaka would start against PSG, well over 90 would have said "Yes". So, why didn't Mr Wenger agree?The simple answer is that I have no idea! However, as we need a post I will make some suggestions.

  1. Against PSG Mr.

Carl Jenkinson should replace injured Hector Bellerin in Arsenal XI

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It was revealed on Thursday that the reigning Premier League right back of the year, Hector Bellerin, will be forced to sit the next month out of action due to an ankle injury. "Hector is out for four weeks," claimed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. "He got injured in the last 10 seconds against Spurs after a very strong tackle by Danny Rose.

Carl Jenkinson should replace injured Hector Bellerin in Arsenal XI

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It was revealed on Thursday that the reigning Premier League right back of the year, Hector Bellerin, will be forced to sit the next month out of action due to an ankle injury. "Hector is out for four weeks," claimed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. "He got injured in the last 10 seconds against Spurs after a very strong tackle by Danny Rose.

Arsenal breathe a sigh of relief over Coquelin

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Francis Coquelin had a superb game against Chelsea at the weekend. The Frenchman was all over the...

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Arsenal fear losing Coquelin for two months

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Arsenal's win against Chelsea was arguably one of the most conclusive and dominant...

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A Last Hurrah.

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Final PM of the season and Your Foreign Correspondent is away on manoeuvres, but being a man with a sense of duty this post is being written before WHU (hopefully) beat MU .

Villa come to the Emirates after what must be their worst season in living memory. 3 managers , 3 wins all season, the draw with N'castle gave them their first point in 10 games.

Cazorla a huge miss.

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Once again our season has been blighted by injuries; almost every player has been out of the side for chunks of time but whose injury has had the most influence?

I would say without doubt it is Cazorla.

We all love our little Spanish genius but it is not just his smile we have missed it is also his ability.

Cazorla a huge miss.

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Once again our season has been blighted by injuries; almost every player has been out of the side for chunks of time but whose injury has had the most influence?

I would say without doubt it is Cazorla.

We all love our little Spanish genius but it is not just his smile we have missed it is also his ability.

Video: Francis Coquelin discusses matchday preparations

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Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has been discussing how he gets himself prepared for a game on matchdays. The French holding player says he...

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Do Coquelin stats show his injury has cost Arsenal the title?

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It seems to have taken the Arsenal star Francis Coquelin a little while to find the form that was so impressive for us in the second half of last season and the first half of this one, but when you consider that his game is based on work rate, energy and the timing of his [...]

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Revealed: What Francis Coquelin shouted to the fans after Arsenal beat Everton

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Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin issued a rallying cry to the travelling supporters after the...

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Confidence back for Arsenal ahead of Hull trip

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Aaron Ramsey says that Arsenal will resume their FA Cup defense at Hull City on Tuesday with confidence restored following Saturday's 2-2 draw with north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsene Wenger's side had come in for heavy criticism after back-to-back defeats had seen them fall away in the Premier League title race, prompting Alexis Sanchez to claim that some of his team-mates lacked the hunger to be champions.

Confidence back for Arsenal ahead of Hull trip

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Aaron Ramsey says that Arsenal will resume their FA Cup defense at Hull City on Tuesday with confidence restored following Saturday's 2-2 draw with north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsene Wenger's side had come in for heavy criticism after back-to-back defeats had seen them fall away in the Premier League title race, prompting Alexis Sanchez to claim that some of his team-mates lacked the hunger to be champions.

Pochettino rues wasted chance for Spurs to seize title momentum

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Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham missed an opportunity to step up their Premier League title challenge, after failing to beat 10-man Arsenal in a pulsating 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.

Pochettino's side remain in second place, five points behind leaders Leicester, but the Tottenham manager was left frustrated after Spurs squandered a 2-1 lead against their bitter north London rivals.

Pochettino rues wasted chance for Spurs to seize title momentum

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Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham missed an opportunity to step up their Premier League title challenge, after failing to beat 10-man Arsenal in a pulsating 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane.

Pochettino's side remain in second place, five points behind leaders Leicester, but the Tottenham manager was left frustrated after Spurs squandered a 2-1 lead against their bitter north London rivals.

Spurs and Arsenal’s strengths and weaknesses exposed in north London derby

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The biggest winner in the north London derby was Leicester City, seeing that both of their biggest title rivals dropped five out of a possible six points in a week when even they dropped points. While there are both positives and negatives for both sides to take from one of the more enthralling derbies in recent memory, both can see that maybe their best isn't quite good enough this season.

Spurs and Arsenal’s strengths and weaknesses exposed in north London derby

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The biggest winner in the north London derby was Leicester City, seeing that both of their biggest title rivals dropped five out of a possible six points in a week when even they dropped points. While there are both positives and negatives for both sides to take from one of the more enthralling derbies in recent memory, both can see that maybe their best isn't quite good enough this season.