Nottingham Forest: Eric Lichaj Gets Dog After Scoring Twice Against Arsenal, Names It ‘Gunner’ Just To Rub It In (Photo)

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As you may be aware, Eric Lichaj was on a promise going into Nottingham Forest's FA Cup third round tie at the weekend.

Having spent months pestering his wifeKathryn, she finally caved in and agreed that, should the American right-back score an unlikely hat-trick against Arsenal, she'd allow him to get a dog.

Arsenal v Stoke City: Watch LIVE Discussion Today

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Arsenal take on Stoke this Sunday, September 22nd at the Emirates Stadium and the Gunners could go top of the table if league leader Liverpool stumble against Southampton at Anfield on Saturday.

The Gunners are enjoying a a solid start to the season despite having slipped up with a 3-1 opening day loss to Aston Villa at home.

Video: Mathieu Flamini says he has ‘unfinished business’ at Arsenal

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New Arsenal signing Mathieu Flamini says he has "unfinished business" at the club he left five years ago to join AC Milan. In his first interview since rejoining the Gunners, Flamini paraphrased Wayne Rooney in declaring his lifelong commitment to the cause. He said: "It feels good to be back home. I have some unfinished [.

Gervinho completes £8m switch from Arsenal to Roma

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Thks to all @Arsenal fans for their support during my 2 years as a gunner.Thks to all my team mate and Arsenal staff. Gervinho (@GervinhOfficial) August 8, 2013 Arsenal flop Gervinho has moved to Italian side Roma for £8m. The Ivory Coast forward failed to make an impression at the Emirates after arriving [.

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Rooney Needed to Scare 'the Opposition' Wilshere

Jack Wilshere believes that Wayne Rooney would add some much needed intimidation factor to the Arsenal squad, and so the club should do everything to recruit him. (The Sun)

The 21-year-old midfielder feels that the Gunners aren't as fearsome as they used to be and have also forgotten how to win trophies.

Backpage Roundup: Arshavin Signs For Zenit, Spurs Could Scupper Arsenal’s Higuain Move, Bendtner Taking Time, HSV Want Djourou and More

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Arshavin Signs For Zenit

Freshly released Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin has returned back to his homeland by penning a two-year deal with his former club Zenit St Petersburg.

It will be the Russian's third spell with Zenit where he is still held in high regards despite being horrendously out of form for the past two seasons.

Backpage Roundup: Gunners Hesitant to Pull the Trigger on Fellaini, Koscielny Reaffirms Desire to Stay, Adams Blames Foreigners and More

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Gunners Hesitant to Pull the Trigger on Fellaini Transfer

Everton FC midfielder Marouane Fellaini is keen to join Arsenal FC, but the massive cost attributed to the transfer means that the Gunners are a bit hesitant to pull the trigger.

Backpage Roundup: Bitter Adams Dismisses Arsenal’s Title Challenge, Juve Still Alive in Higuain Chase, No Arsenal Bid for Williams and More

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Bitter Adams Dismisses Arsenal's Title Challenge

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams has criticised owner Stan Kroenke's decision to appoint the aged Chips Keswick as the club's new chairman and claimed that he was the better man for the job.

Backpage Roundup: Higuain Inches Closer to Arsenal Move, Fellaini Could Be Vieira’s Heir, Gunners Handed Villa Opener and More

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Higuain Inches Closer to Arsenal Move

Real Madrid star Gonazalo Higuain's proposed move to Arsenal FC has inched closer after it was reported that he has agreed personal terms with the Gunners.

An agreement between the two clubs has yet to be struck, but several newspapers are claiming that a four-year deal with weekly salary of between £100,000-150,000 has already been agreed between the player's and the North Londoners' representatives.

Backpage Roundup: Higuain Deal Close, Bendtner Nears Arsenal Exit, Mignolet Want to Leave Sunderland, Dein’s Backing for Wenger and More

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Higuain Deal Close

Want-away Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is close to signing for Arsenal in a £19 million deal after meeting coach Arsene Wenger.

The 25-year-old Argentine and his dad have had several discussions with the Gunners boss, and he has been reportedly offered a weekly pay packet of £150,000.

Backpage Roundup: Gazidis Hints At New Wenger Deal, Newcastle’s Taylor Interesting Arsenal, Gunners Release Trio, Jovetic Not On Market and More

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Gazidis Hints At New Wenger Deal

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has refused to offer any real updates regarding coach Arsene Wenger's future at the club but is confident that the Frenchman's 'long-term' future lies at the Emirates Stadium.

Backpage Roundup: Juve Jump Ahead In Jovetic Chase, Garde Wants Grenier to Stay, Spalletti Talks up Arshavin, Walcott’s Title Ambitions and More

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Juve Jump Ahead In Jovetic Chase

Juventus are reportedly in pole position to land Fiorentina star Stevan Jovetic after tabling an offer of £15million in cash and two of their own players. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Arsenal FC were hoping to sign the highly-rated Montenegrin this summer but the Old Lady have stolen a march on them by offering the Viola a part-exchange offer which includes versatile Chilean Mauricio Isla and one of Sebastian Giovinco, Alessandro Matri, Fabio Quagliarella or Luca Marrone.

Backpage Roundup: Wilshere Targets Strong Start, Swansea’s Williams Nearing Arsenal Move, Monteiro Leaving, Jovetic Staying, Chamakh and More

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Wilshere Targets Strong Start For Title Challenge

Jack Wilshere feels that Arsenal should hit the ground running next season in order to mount a serious title challenge for the first time since 1997/98.

The Gunners have the fourth-lowest odds to win the 2013/13 Barclays Premier League title, according to several worldwide online sports betting companies.

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Praises Gunners, Jenkinson Determined to Become First-Choice RB, Cazorla Backs Pellegrini to Find PL Success and More

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Wenger Praises Arsenal Players

Arsene Wenger commended his Arsenal players after they maintained their top-four status for the 17th consecutive season by defeating Newcastle United 1-0 on the final day of the season.

The Gunners boss was elated with his team's outstanding end-of-the-season form which saw them win nine of their final 11 games, including Sunday's all-important fixture against the Magpies.

Backpage Roundup: Bayern Wanted Giroud, Swans Demand £10Million For Williams, Song’s Advice, Szczesny’s Spurs Taunt and More

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Bayern Wanted Giroud

Olivier Giroud has claimed that UEFA Champions League finalists Bayern Munich wanted to sign him last summer before he joined Arsenal.

The former Montpellier man says he was on the Bavarians' shortlist but in the end they chose to go for Mario Mandzukic, whose Euro 2012 showings impressed them.

Backpage Roundup: Gotze to Stay Put, Ox Confident of Top-Four Finish, Wenger’s Rejection of Neville’s Views, Vermaelen’s Cry and More

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Gotze's Agent Rules Out Summer Switch

Arsene Wenger's purported plan of signing Mario Gotze for Arsenal this summer has been dealt a major blow, as the Borussia Dortmund starlet's agent has announced that his client is not seeking a transfer at all.

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Calls for Strong Start against Norwich, Koscielny Likes Pressure, Ox Talks about Gunners Confidence, Hawk-Eye System and More

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Wenger Calls for Strong Start against Canaries

Arsene Wenger has urged his Arsenal charges to fire on all cylinders from the very beginning when they take on Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Frenchman believes that when his men take an early lead, it draws their opponents out and makes the game even more favourable for the Gunners.

Backpage Roundup: Dein Sure Wenger Would Spend Big, Seaman Frustrated with Arsenal Plight, Angha to Join Nuremberg, Graham’s Gunner Backing and More

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Dein Claims Wenger Is Ready to Spend Big

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein believes that coach Arsene Wenger is finally ready to splash some serious cash in the transfer market.

Despite having enough money in the bank, the Gunners have never competed with the big spenders in the transfer market for quality players of the highest quality, but Dein says this is about to change.

Backpage Roundup: Arsenal Plotting Casillas Move, Arshavin Considering Retirement, Gunners Chasing ‘New Xavi,’ Monreal Thanks Wenger and More

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Arsenal Plotting Casillas Move

Arsenal are planning an audacious summer move for Real Madrid's injured ace Iker Casillas, according to reports emerging from Spain.

The Gunners-related transfer rumours are rife following whispers of a £70million summer spree on Robert Lewandowski, Mario Goetze and Lars Bender in the summer.

Backpage Roundup: Seaman Doubts Szczesny’s Ability, Corchia Dreaming Of Big Club, N’Koulou Open to Summer Switch, Gibbs among Top LBs and More

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Seaman Doubts Szczesny's Ability to Win Starting Role Back

Arsenal legend David Seaman isn't sure whether goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has what it takes to win back his position in coach Arsene Wenger's starting line-up.

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Tells Gervinho to Relax, Ramsey Not Regretting Arsenal Move, Giroud in Bullish Mood, Jovetic’s Price Tag and More

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Wenger Tells Gervinho to Relax for Greater Accuracy

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal striker Gervinho is not 'clinical' in front of the goal but believes his finishing would improve if he calmed down a little.

The 25-year-old Ivorian created two goals and scored one in the Gunners' 4-1 win over Reading at Emirates on Saturday.

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Sure of Top-Four Finish, Gunners to Spend £70 Million on Bundesliga Trio, Gervinho Praised, Szczesny’s Blip and More

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Wenger Sure of Achieving Top-Four Finish

Arsene Wenger has confidently claimed that his Arsenal side will once again finish in the top four on the Barclays Premier League points table at the end of the season.

The Frenchman's club currently find themselves fifth in the standings, two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, but he is sure that his charges will somehow find a way to qualify for next season's Champions League competition.

Arsenal ready for Reading on March 30

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Arsenal finally gets back to Premier League action on Saturday March 30 when they take on relegation-battling Reading at home at the Emirates. As has been the case all season long, the Gunners will be determined to earn all three points in the race for third and fourth place along with Tottenham and Chelsea.

Backpage Roundup: Monreal’s Advice for Gunners, Sanchez Wants Barca Stay, Vela Rejects Arsenal Return, Jovetic’s Affinity and More

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Monreal's Advice for Gunners

Nacho Monreal believes that he and his Arsenal teammates should pay no attention to their critics and instead spend all their energies on achieving a top four finish this season.

It has been another disappointing season for the Gunners as their trophy-drought is set to cross the eight-year mark at the end of this season.

Backpage Roundup: Walcott Injures Hip, Negredo Determined to Play in PL, Diaby Praises Young Gunners, Szczesny’s Apology and More

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Walcott Injures Hip

Theo Walcott has suffered a 'minor hip/groin injury' and will not play any part in England's upcoming World Cup qualifying round Group H game against Montenegro.

The Arsenal winger's injury is not serious but he has been sent back to London as he is unlikely to recover in time for the Three Lions' game on Tuesday.

Backpage Roundup: Cazorla Wants to Be More Prolific, Gunners Rubbish Wilshere Injury Report, Cech in Szczesny Out, Miyaichi’s Loan Extension and More

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Cazorla Wants to Be More Prolific

Santi Cazorla says that he wants to go on a scoring spree for Arsenal as the Barclays Premier League enters the final phase of the 2012/13 season.

The Spanish playmaker has become an instant hit for the Gunners since joining them last summer from Malaga, and while a total of 11 goals in his debut PL campaign is healthy enough, he wants to increase that tally significantly before the end of the season.

Backpage Roundup: Arteta Proud Of Arsenal’s Effort, Wenger Worried About PL Plight, N’Koulou Set for Marseille Exit, Miyaichi’s Injury and More

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Arteta Proud Of Gunners Effort

Mikel Arteta says that he and his Arsenal teammates gave their all in the second leg against Bayern Munich and their performance on Wednesday night was nothing to be ashamed of.

The Gunners defeated the Bavarians 2-0 at Allianz Arena but crashed out of the competition as Bayern had scored more away goals than them in the tie.

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Urges Gunners to ‘Stay Solid,’ Arsenal Target Eyes Valencia Stay, New ‘Nicklas Bendtner’ Dreams of PL Move, Afobe’s Injury and More

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Wenger Urges Gunners to 'Stay Solid'

Arsene Wenger has urged his Arsenal players to 'stay solid' and not lose their heads due to poor results of late.

The mood in the Gunners' camp is reportedly very sombre these days due to recent defeats to Blackburn Rovers, Bayern Munich and arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Backpage Roundup: Szczesny Demands Instant Arsenal Response, Gunners Heading to Vietnam in July, Bendtner Banned for Three Years and More

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Szczesny Demands Instant Arsenal Response

Wojciech Szczesny has urged his Arsenal teammates to recover quickly from their recent defeat to Tottenham Hotspur for the sake of their Champions League qualification.

Last Sunday's 2-1 defeat to their bitter North London rivals has left Arsenal trailing the fourth-placed Chelsea by five points.

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Arsenal Won't Pay Extra Attention to Bale Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists that he has not formulated any special strategies to deal with Tottenham star Gareth Bale in the upcoming North London derby.

Backpage Roundup: Bale Winner ‘Deflated’ Arsenal, Betis Wants to Keep Campbell, Wilshere Staying Positive, Adebayor Talks Trash and More

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Bale Winner 'Deflated' Arsenal Parker

Scott Parker believes that Gareth Bale's stunning winner in Tottenham's recent 3-2 defeat of West Ham United at Upton Park must have caused a lot of psychological damage to their bitter rivals Arsenal.

Cazorla comes through for in the crunch

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It was a nervous 94 minutes for Arsenal fans and manager Arsene Wenger at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but thanks to midfield maestro Santi Cazorla the Gunners took all three points from a game Aston Villa side with a 2-1 win. Cazorla opened and closed the scoring in the game with the winner, his 11th of the season, coming with just five minutes to play.

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Fabregas Rules Out Arsenal Return

Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he has no intention of changing clubs again and wants to spend the remainder of his footballing career at his current club Barcelona.

It was recently suggested by Arsene Wenger that Fabregas might return back to Arsenal in the latter stages of his career but the Spanish playmaker has poured cold water on his former mentor's hopes.

Backpage Roundup: Santos Leaves for Gremio, Walcott Believes Gunners Can Secure Top Four Finish, Szczesny Targets More Improvement, Sissoko Reveals Arsenal Admiration and More

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Santos Leaves Arsenal for Gremio

Arsenal FC have confirmed that left-back Andre Santos has joined Gremio on loan and will now remain with the Serie A club for the remainder of the 2012/13 season.

The 29-year-old Brazilian joined Arsenal from Fenerbahce in August 2011 but his lack of defensive nous meant that he never managed to flourish in North London.

Backpage Roundup: Ramsey Blow for Arsenal, Giroud Claims His Record Is Better than RVP’s, Wenger Demands Credit, Walcott Targets Doubles Cup Triumphs and More

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Ramsey Blow for Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey has injured his calf and is now a major doubt for Arsenal's upcoming Premier League game against Sunderland.

The 22-year-old Gunner picked up the injury while away on international duty with the Wales squad and could now be unavailable for his club's visit to Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Backpage Roundup: Arsenal Announce Price Freeze, January Buying Shows Weakness, Beckham Training with Gunners, Ramsey’s New Role and More

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Arsenal Announce Price Freeze for Next Season

Arsenal FC have delivered some good news to their fans by confirming that ticket prices at Emirates Stadium for the 2013/14 season will remain unchanged.

The Gunners' ticket pricing policy is considered very high and it got criticised earlier this month after more than 900 Manchester City fans refused to be bullied over the issue and decided not to buy tickets for their team's clash with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Unimpressed with Manchester United, Rennes Receive New English Bid for M’Vila, Allardyce Talks about Impact of RVP’s Exit, Walcott Relieved and More

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Wenger Unimpressed with Leaders Manchester United

Arsene Wenger has revealed that the lack of a real dominating team in England means that he will rue missing the opportunity of winning the league this season in May.

Both the Manchester clubs and Chelsea have been weaker than their respective previous versions this term and Wenger believes it was the perfect chance for his Arsenal side to end their title drought.

Backpage Roundup: Mertesacker Urges Gunners to Beat Chelsea, Wenger Has Sympathy for Benitez, Walcott Signs Da Ting, Diame Boost for Arsenal and More

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Mertesacker Urges Gunners to Beat Chelsea

Per Mertesacker has urged his Arsenal teammates to prove that they deserve to be in top four by defeating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Gunners are six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur but have a game in hand.

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Arsenal doesn’t break a sweat in 4-1 win over Reading

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Chelsea's loss was Arsenal's gain on Saturday March 30. The Gunners didn't really break a sweat while disposing of an uninterested Reading side 4-1 at home while Rafael Benitez led his men to another loss, this one a 2-1 defeat down on the south coast at Southampton. Spurs managed to beat Swansea 2-1 to sneak past Chelsea into third spot by two points point and Benitez's men slipped into the all-important fourth position in the table.

It’s feast or famine with Arsenal

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Some days Arsenal create chance after chance, but just can't put the ball in the net. On other occasions they seem to have the Midas touch as everything they do ends up past the opposing keeper. Their London derby against West Ham at the Emirates on Jan. 23 was a prime example of the latter as they rifled five goals past Jussi Jaaskelainen for a dominant 5-1 thumping of neighbouring West Ham.