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MLS All Star Game features Arsenal

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The July 28th event will take place at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.

Former Seattle Sounders Designated Player Freddie Ljungberg was on hand when MLS and Arsenal announced that the famed English team would be featured in All Star Game festivities this year. The July 28th match will be the Gunners first visit to the US in the MLS era.

Ex-Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg says Alexis Sanchez will be a hit at club

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Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg thinks new signing Alexis Sanchez will be a hit at the club and could even emulate Gunner legend Thierry...

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An Arsenal Blast from the Past No. 14 Arsenal’s FA Cup Final History

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Tomorrow Arsenal plays Hull City in their record eighteenth FA Cup Final appearance; they are tied with Manchester United. Hull City will be making their first appearance.

Here is a brief accounting of our Cup Final appearances.

1926-1927 – Arsenal vs Cardiff City

Arsenal's first final, but sadly we lost 0-1 and it's the only time the FA Cup left England.

An Arsenal Blast from the Past No. 14 Arsenal’s FA Cup Final History

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Tomorrow Arsenal plays Hull City in their record eighteenth FA Cup Final appearance; they are tied with Manchester United. Hull City will be making their first appearance.

Here is a brief accounting of our Cup Final appearances.

1926-1927 – Arsenal vs Cardiff City

Arsenal's first final, but sadly we lost 0-1 and it's the only time the FA Cup left England.

FA Cup – The Freddie Final

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Friday Afternoon 3rd May 2002.

At last the arrangements were sorted with me picking up JC from North London, Jon to travel on his own after a long shift and Ant taking my nephew, Matt via Loughborough (where Matt was at college). I'd persuaded my old man not to go to this Final, he'd been to the Scouse daylight robbery Final in 2001 and not really enjoyed himself due to all of the walking.

FA Cup – The Freddie Final

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Friday Afternoon 3rd May 2002.

At last the arrangements were sorted with me picking up JC from North London, Jon to travel on his own after a long shift and Ant taking my nephew, Matt via Loughborough (where Matt was at college). I'd persuaded my old man not to go to this Final, he'd been to the Scouse daylight robbery Final in 2001 and not really enjoyed himself due to all of the walking.

Is This Former Arsenal Man's Girlfriend the Premier League's Best Looking?

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Arsenal fans may no longer be a huge fan of Samir Nasri, but they would have to have agree that his girlfriend, Anara Atanas, is one of football's most beautiful girlfriends. She isn't new to the footballers' scene, having reportedly already dated the likes of Freddie Ljungberg, Darren Bent, Kieran Richardson and Jermaine Pennant.

40-Year-Old Arsenal Legend Robert Pires Set to Play in Indian Super League: Daily Soccer Report

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Arsenal legend Robert Pires, now 40, is set to join the Indian Super League. Other players short-listed to play in the league, which is scheduled to kick off next year, areHernan Crespo, Freddie Ljungberg, Dwight Yorke and Louis Saha.

Pires said:

"I'm on the shortlist to go to India and I cannot wait to be there.

Football Flashbacks: Robert Pires' Exceptional Skill for Arsenal - Take a Bow Son

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It's one of those goals you just love to remember. Arsenal star Robert Pires scored an absolute beauty against Aston Villa in the 2001-2002 Premier League season.

Freddie Ljungberg played a long ball over the top that Pires chased down before he flicked it cooly over the head of Villa's George Boateng.

Vote For Arsenal’s Greatest Midfielders Of The Modern Era

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This must be the most difficult vote, three from the modern era of midfielders is nigh on impossible, whether its the legend of Rocky the strength and skill of Patrick, the sublimity of Pires or the goals of Ljungberg. To choose three from those four is difficult enough and then we add Parlour, Silva and Davis into the mix for good measure and not forgetting probably the best player to grace the Emirates Cesc Fabregas.

Vote For Arsenal’s Greatest Midfielders Of The Modern Era

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This must be the most difficult vote, three from the modern era of midfielders is nigh on impossible, whether its the legend of Rocky the strength and skill of Patrick, the sublimity of Pires or the goals of Ljungberg. To choose three from those four is difficult enough and then we add Parlour, Silva and Davis into the mix for good measure and not forgetting probably the best player to grace the Emirates Cesc Fabregas.

Arsenal’s Greatest Midfielders Day 6

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Continuing our Summer series of articles in search of Arsenal's greatest ever team, this week we continue our quest for the greatest midfielders to include in our team.Don't forget totake the opportunity to choose your personal favourite midfielder by voting in the poll at the end of the week.

Arsenal’s Greatest Midfielders Day 6

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Continuing our Summer series of articles in search of Arsenal's greatest ever team, this week we continue our quest for the greatest midfielders to include in our team.Don't forget totake the opportunity to choose your personal favourite midfielder by voting in the poll at the end of the week.

Chelsea vs Arsenal: London Clubs Take Center Stage in England’s Forgotten Rivalry

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While they are not direct rivals, there is a long history of heated competition between the two clubs dating all the way back to their first encounter at Stamford Bridge in 1907.

It was the first match between two London sides in the First Division and drew a record crowd of over 65,000.

Freddie Ljungberg Explains How The Arsenal Invincibles Worked When Kicked?

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Freddie Ljungberg was part of the Arsenal team who went the season in the Premier League unbeaten and he explains what happened when he got kicked it that season that team-mate Lauren would kick the Shit out of the culprit. Maybe thats what Arsenal teams are missing right now.

‘Lauren Would Kick The Sh*t Out Of Them!’ – Freddie Ljungberg Drops ‘S’ Bomb, Swears Live On MotD2

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In which MotD2 guest pundit, the beautiful, beautiful Freddie Ljungberg drops a big bad 'S' bomb all over Colin Murray's lap while explaining the complex dynamic between himself and Lauren at Invincible-era Arsenal...

Still amuses me how appalled andrepentantthe BBC have to pretend to be when someone swears, even if it was over three hours past the watershed.

Super Freddie backs Gervinho to shine for Arsenal

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Arsenal's Ivorian striker and winger Gervinho has had a blistering start to this season after flattering to deceive since his arrival from Lille. Arsene Wenger has used him in more of a striking role and that could be the reason for his upturn in form. Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has spoken about the 25-year old and Arsenal's start to the season after his decision to retire from playing football.

Arsenal legend blames the Board for lack of trophies

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The ex-Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has just retired from football at 35 years of age, and he has taken the opportunity to celebrate his glory days at Arsenal, where he won two League titles and three FA Cup Winners medals. But he remembers that Arsene Wenger used to buy in top stars every year, and [.

Top Class Like Freddie

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No Freddie, it's no crying shame. It has been our pleasure to watch you play

One more day to go before match day and there's plenty to talk about. This gist of it coming from Arsene Wenger's press conference. A press conference in which the manager was right in form and provided a lot of tiny details which actually do mean a lot.

Backpage Roundup: Dzagoev’s Confession, Ljungberg’s Advice, Clichy, Bendtner and More

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Dzagoev Admits Desire to Switch Club

Reported Arsenal target Alan Dzagoev has alerted his potential suitors by confessing that he might want to leave his current club CSKA Moscow when his contract with them expires at the end of the year.

Ladies, stop grabbing Freddie Ljungberg’s crotch in nightclubs. He’s had enough

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Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has revealed the downsides of moonlighting as a Calvin Klein underwear model: women are always fondling him in nightclubs. It seems that Little Freddie is generally considered to be public property since the Swedish star appeared on billboards in his pants.

Freddie Ljungberg Pays The Price Of Bikini Fame

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Freddie's lived the dreams of every professional footballer. Well, he got to play for Arsenal for a long time anyway what follows thereafter is a world tour of twilight and glancing eyes on catwalks.

But still, the man got to be a Calvin Klein model, ascending to a plateau well below Becks levels of fame, but notoriety well beyond his playing level.

Bergkamp Tells Arsenal to Man Up

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Dennis Bergkamp has said that his former club Arsenal should go back to their English roots in order to satisfy their trophy-thirst that has now gone unfulfilled for almost seven years.

The Gunners last lifted a major trophy back in 2005, when they defeated Manchester United in the FA Cup final, and Bergkamp was a part of that side.

Arsene Wenger surprised how good Thierry Henry still is

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When Arsenal brought club legend Thierry Henry back for a short loan spell, they probably thought he would provide a morale boost for the squad and impart a bit of wisdom to the youngster. In addition to that, the 34-year-old striker has actually been a spark on the pitch and scored two match-winning goals to keep Arsenal alive in the FA Cup and propel them into fourth place in the Premier League.

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Friday Kickoff: Ljungberg retires, Olympic star Konate signs in Russia and more

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Former Sweden captain and MLS Designated Player Freddie Ljungberg has called it a career.

Ljungberg, who played for the Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire after a decorated career in Europe, retired Friday, capping a career that began in 1994.

Alvaro Fernandez Traded To Chicago Fire For Allocation Money

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The other shoe in the Christian Tiffert signing has dropped and it's Alvaro Fernandez's departure. The Seattle Sounders midfielder, who first announced that he was leaving the team via Twitter, has been traded to the Chicago Fire in exchange for allocation money, the team announced on Wednesday. The move presumably clears the way for Christian Tiffert to be announced as the team's newest Designated Player.

Sounders deal DP Fernandez to Fire

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With the signing of Designated Player and FC Kaiserslautern midfielder Christian Tiffert, the Seattle Sounders needed to create a DP opening on their roster. With the trade of Alvaro Fernandez to the Chicago Fire, they've done just that.Â

The Sounders sent Fernandez to Chicago in exchange for an undisclosed amount of allocation money Friday, making way for Tiffert and sending a DP to Chicago for the second time in two years.

MLS Carryover Minutes: What does this mean and why does it matter?

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Last year I examined how MLS teams have done based on the number of minutes a team gets from players that were on that same team the year before. For example, the Chicago Fire had Patrick Nyarko, Marco Pappa, Baggio Husidic, Logan Pause, Gonzalo Segares, Corben Bone, Sean Johnson, and Dasan Robinson in 2010 and all of those players provided the team with minutes in 2011.

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Robin Van Persie? Really?

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"What the fuck were you doing?" Arsene Wenger shouted at Robin van Persie as he trudged off the field, following his second yellow card, soon after the second half kicked off with Arsenal a goal down against Southampton. It was the end of February and van Persie's sixth ever start in the league, after usually being kept on the bench late in to the game before replacing Robert Pires or Freddie Ljungberg.

Robin Van Persie? Really?

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"What the fuck were you doing?" Arsene Wenger shouted at Robin van Persie as he trudged off the field, following his second yellow card, soon after the second half kicked off with Arsenal a goal down against Southampton. It was the end of February and van Persie's sixth ever start in the league, after usually being kept on the bench late in to the game before replacing Robert Pires or Freddie Ljungberg.

The 2001 FA Cup Final: Liverpool v. Arsenal

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The first FA Cup final held outside England saw two of the competition's most successful clubs square off at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, as Liverpool and Arsenal, both near the top of all-time FA Cup winners, met in Wales in 2001. After the League Cup victory over Birmingham in February, and with a UEFA Cup Final date set just four days later, it was a chance for Liverpool to achieve something remarkable.

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Five things to look for in the Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Two of the league’s best strikers go head-to-head when Cologne host leaders Bayern Munich and Freddie Ljungberg makes his debut as Wolfsburg’s assistant coach.

Here are five things to look out for in the Bundesliga this weekend:

Hot-shots collide in Cologne

Hot-shot strikers Anthony Modeste and Robert Lewandowski will shoot it out when Cologne host Bayern on Saturday.

Open Flavor Thursday, and Happy Thanksgiving

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Talk among yourselves, avoid family political arguments.

On this Thanksgiving Sounder at Heart offers you 11 ways to change the subject from politics to soccer family table.

  1. Ask them if Nicolas Lodeiro is the best #10 in Sounders history. Most have forgotten Freddie Ljungberg, so prepare to remind them about his Best XI performance in 2009.

What would the Sounders get in Nicolas Lodeiro?

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Everything you wanted to know about Nicolas Lodeiro but were afraid to ask.

Playing in Argentina for Boca Juniors (previously with Botafogo and Corinthians in Brazil, Ajax in The Netherlands and Nacional in Uruguay) means that Nicolas Lodeiro is not a household name in English-language Seattle soccer homes.

Sulky Arse: Nicolas Anelka Joins Mumbai City, Issues Truly Awe-Inspiring Battle Cry

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"Pah, I care not for your peasant sport"

Having left West Brom under something of an anti-semitic cloud back in March, Nicolas Anelka has finally found himself fresh employment having signed a short-term deal to join Mumbai City FC in the new Indian Super League until the short league season ends at Christmas.

FA Cup thoughts: Musketeer stuff: Diaby

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In all the excitement and analysis of the Everton game yesterday, one thing which flew under the radar was the FA Cup 3rd round draw.

The way this season has been going it always felt like it was going to be somebody. It's always fun to play a lower league side, whilst aknowledging we've had our moments against them in the past, but we'll just have to settle for a lower in the league side as Sp*rs come to visit.

Ljungberg Severs Finger

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Newly retired Freddie Ljungberg has severed off his middle finger on his right hand. The Arsenal Invincible and former Swedish Captain was treated at the Halmstad Hospital where he tweeted his followers updates on his condition. The 35 year-old who is right-handed still found the time to tweet a thank you to the hospital for saving his hand.

Freddie Said A Naughty Word…

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TweetUmmmm, naughty Freddie Ljungberg said the S word on Match Of The Day 2 at about 11pm last night.... For those who were offended, try going to a football game. If you're a parent of a kid who saw it, be a better parent they shouldn't be awake that late. Football is a sweary [...]

Freddie Ljungberg: Onwards & Upwards

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Perhaps you find projects like this a better fit for you, Freddie? We're fine with that.

Hot Hall of Famer Freddie Ljungberg has left J-League club Shimizu S-Pulse after only six months, stating that it "just wasn't the right project" for him.

If we were feeling inquisitive, we'd be obliged to probe deeper into Freddie's cryptic reason for leaving.

Tuesday Kickoff: Rangers face deadline, Albright signs with Union and more

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Glasgow Rangers' foray into administration appears set for Tuesday.

The club faces a deadline imposed by the Court of Session to appoint an administrator today. Should Rangers fail to meet that deadline, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs would be allowed to step in and detemine who takes over the club's dealings, something that would undermine the club's control while it goes through and tries to climb out of financial turmoil.