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Why you should ignore the all the Koscielny stories

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It's a very quiet one this morning and given it's a bank holiday weekend, I'm not going to hunt high and low, like a common Morten Harket, for Arsenal news.

There are a few bits, however, and we can start with a headline in the Mirror which might give cause for alarm Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny vows transfer situation will be settled before World Cup.

Europe’s Big Guns aiming to nab Arsenal’s Koscielny?

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It seems that Arsenal are going to face a fight to keep Laurent Koscielny at the club this summer, with the Telegraph reporting this morning that the likes of PSG, Monaco and the mighty Bayern Munich are set to try and persuade him to move onwards and upwards at the end of the season. They [...]

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v West Ham

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High spirits and high fives all round at Arsenal Football Club after coming within one game of ending the wait for a trophy to add to the cabinet. But the Gunners must continue that good feeling with a win over West Ham at the Emirates tonight. I hardly need to tell you that fit and [...]

Arsenal will NOT mess up another trophy chance says Szczesny

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All this talk about nine years without a trophy is getting more tired and boring for Arsenal fans than the average TV schedule on Dave, but the fact is that, should the Gunners fail to win the FA cup at Wembley in May, that is how long it will have been since Patrick Vieira scored [...]

The lowdown on new Arsenal striker Josip Drmic

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Unless the likes of Lothar Matthaus and Jan Aage Fjortoft have been the victim of an early April's fool day prank, Arsenal have got themselves a new striker for next season already. The capture of 21-year old Josip Drmic was revealed on social media sites by the two former players who are working in Germany [.

Wenger backs Arsenal captain to shine – Is he right?

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This is the chance that the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has been waiting for since he lost his place at the back ahead of last season's trip to face Bayern Munich. And it has come at just the right time for Vermelen to force his way into the starting XI for the Begium national team [...]

Full Arsenal injury update – The nightmare continues!!

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Well Arsenal could certainly do with a bit of good news after an embarrassing mauling against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. And there is no time for Arsene Wenger and the players to lick their wounds, because we have Tottenham, Everton and Man United closing in on us for a fourth place finish and the final [.

Talking tactics – How Arsenal can beat Chelsea cheats….

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Arsenal must get the tactics right for Saturday by Neil I seem to be the only person that has noticed. Samuel Eto'o has been a great player. He only knows one way to play. He hangs on the shoulders of defenders and tries to get in behind. He does get caught offside a lot, and [...]

Arsenal MUST get tough and block Vermaelen to Man City transfer

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Hands up out there how many Arsenal fans are sick to the back teeth of Arsenal selling their best players to their direct Premier League rivals. That's everyone then, yeah? So Arsene Wenger and the club must draw a line under it now and refuse to sanction the sale of Thomas Vermaelen to Man City. [..

Arsenal player ratings for NLD win – Koscielny MOTM

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Tottenham 0 – 1 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 He was decent today until he made those two absolute shockers in the first half. He failed to claim the ball twice leaving a Tottenham player an open goal to score in. Luckily he was bailed out by poor finishing and Laurent Koscielny. [...

Spurs vs. Arsenal review – Rosicky stunner and Gunners grit just enough

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Arsenal went in to this crucial north London derby knowing that they needed to win to stay level on points with Liverpool, who had easily beaten a very poor Man United earlier in the day. With injuries ravaging his squad, Arsene wenger started Podolski, Cazorla and Rosicky behind Giroud. The Czech midfielder showed straight away [.

Arsenal captain sounds ever closer to exit door

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End of the road this summer for Vermaelen? by Ash There has been a fair bit of controversy surrounding the future of Arsenal club captain Thomas Vermaelen this season with statements being made that he will be looking for a move away this summer. For the majority of the season he has maintained that he [.

Arsenal facing injury crisis ahead of Bayern and Spurs

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As if a Champions League game away to the current holders Bayern Munich was not a daunting enough task, Arsenal may have to attempt it without some key players. Arsene Wenger is already having to cope without Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey< kim Kallstrom and Jack Wilshere and now he could have a serious problem in [.

Full Arsenal injury update with Koscielny a doubt for Everton

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It has been the story of the season for Arsenal; injuries, injuries and more injuries. And with a lot of the Gunners involved in international friendly games last night, there was always the possibility that Arsenal would be hit again. As well as Jack Wilshere taking a painful whack to his foot, which could bruise, [.

BFG explains why he should be Arsenal captain

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As you are probably already aware, Arsenal Football Club has agreed a new extension to the current contract of Per Mertesacker. The new three-and-a-half year deal will expire in 2017, meaning that our giant German international defender will have been with the Gunners for six years but will still only be 32-years old.

Full Arsenal injury update is all good news

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It was very worrying for Arsenal fans to see three more players added to the injury list in the last couple of games. The fact that two of them, Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal, were both left backs was even worse, especially as Thomas Vermaelen, who can play there as well as in the centre, [...]

Full Arsenal injury update with Gibbs, Koscielny and Monreal

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I'm sure I don't need to remind you that Arsenal have had one or two problems with players getting injured this season. So it was probably no surprise to see Kieran Gibbs have to be replaced early in the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, and then his replacement Nacho Monreal went off at halftime [.

Arsenal player ratings for 4-1 over Sunderland – Giroud MOTM

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Arsenal 4 – 1 Sunderland Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 7.5 Didn't really have much to do but when he did, he was generally good. Shame his punch out for the cross that ended up as a goal wasn't very good. Could've even claimed the ball rather than punching it out. Sagna – 8.5 [...]

Arsenal vs. Sunderland review – 4 star Gunners get swagger back

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Arsenal were denied the chance to go back to the top of the Premier League by a late Chelsea goal which came from Ramires, who seems to get away with everything, conning a free kick out of the referee. But that did not mean beating Sunderland at home was any less important and the Gunners [...]

Arsenal player ratings for Bayern defeat – Koscielny MOTM

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Arsenal 0 – 2 Bayern Munich player ratings by KJ Szczesny – 6 Did well to save an early Kroos shot but as we all know, he was sent off 10 minutes before half time and although the referee was sticking to the laws of the game, it seemed harsh. Completely killed the tie with [...]

Why Arsenal boss needs to be (a bit) more like Mourinho

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Arsenal first-halves are a major problem by Gooneristic Truth Is this an I-told-you-so moment or what? For many fans and pundits who have questioned Arsenal's strength and depth only to be drowned and silenced by aggressive murmurs of disapproval and clicks of ‘dislike', the Anfield shellacking feels like that long-awaited moment of vindication!

Chins up Arsenal and follow BFG to Premier League title!!

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Mertesacker ready for the challenge ahead! by Ash Per Mertesacker has been a revelation for Arsenal on the pitch this season and has arguably become the club's best central defender of the season ahead of Laurent Koscielny and certainly Thomas Vermaelen. And if Arsenal are to achieve some silverware this season, our BFG is going [.

Even BFG can’t believe Amazing Arsenal defence stats!

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A lot is riding on the Arsenal defence keeping up their brilliant performances for the rest of the season, especially as we head into a particularly tricky and important few weeks. Crucial games in the Premier League, FA cup and Champions League are likely to put that defence to a big test, but there are [.

Is Koscielny and defensive focus the key to Arsenal’s title?

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If Arsenal are going to win the Premier League title, or any trophy for that matter, a large part of the reason will be our excellent new defensive strength. The whole back four, keeper Wojciech Szczesny and even the players in front of the defenders, Flamini, Arteta, Ramsey and Wilshere, sdeem to be much better [.

Wenger urges Arsenal fans to have faith and patience!

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Arsene Wenger is obviously aware that there is a groundswell of disappointment and frustration among the Arsenal fans. Hardly surprising, really, when the manager managed to splash out a grand total of zero English pounds to strengthen the Gunners squad for the tough run-in that could see us either become champions of England or extend [.

PLayer ratings for disappointing Arsenal draw – Ozil MOTM

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Southampton 2 – 2 Arsenal Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 7.5 He was generally very good throughout the game but was caught out for Southampton's first goal and should've been better positioned. Sagna – 7.5 He was pretty good today up against a very good left back in Shaw. He also managed to make [.

BFG’s Crazy stats show why he can lead Arsenal to glory

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Per Mertesacker has become one of the most important players in the Arsenal team, something that seemed extremely unlikely at times in his first season with the Gunners. The big German international looked slow and clumsy at times, but Arsene Wenger certainly did not sign him for his agility and speed anyway.

The THREE reasons behind Arsenal’s success this season

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Why have Arsenal done so well this season? by KJ Last season was mainly full of frustration for Arsenal fans as we struggled to overcome teams, especially the smaller ones as they defended deep and caused us so many problems. This led to us losing against Bradford and Blackburn in the domestic cups as well [.

Arsenal squad is `Special` and will `Never Give Up` says Koscielny

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According to almost any pundit who you care to listen to, Arsenal have as much chance of winning the Premier League title this season as Sam Allardyce does of being given the Real Madrid job. They have been saying this all season, however, and their reasons have all come and gone, with Arsenal stubbornly remaining [.

`Smudger` Smith on why Arsenal WILL be champions in May

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Strange as it may seem, Arsenal are only third favourites with the bookies to win the Premier League title this season, despite currently occupying the top spot. And a part from a few days here and there due to fixture scheduling, the Gunners have been top for months. But, of course, it is the team [.

KJ’s player ratings for Arsenal vs. Fulham – Cazorla MOTM

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Arsenal 2 – 0 Fulham Player Ratings by KJ Szczesny – 8 He was very good today when called upon. He was very quick off his line to deny Dejagah twice. He made a few good saves as well and was commanding from set pieces. Sagna – 8 I don't remember the last time I [...]

Why this BPL title would be Wenger’s best Arsenal achievement

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Winning this title would be Wenger's greatest achievement. by NS Going a full league season unbeaten was an incredible feat for Arsenal back in the 2003/2004 season. Like many, I doubted that Arsenal, or any club for that matter, could surpass it. Since then, the football landscape has changed. Chelsea, a club that had offered [.

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Can season run-in help Arsenal keep Vermaelen?

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Vermaelen will get a chance to shine once again! by Ash A couple of seasons ago, not many fans would have argued that Thomas Vermaelen was one of the best central defenders Arsenal had seen at the club for years and he was easily one of the best in the league. Then as injury problems [...]

BFG stats suggest Arsenal only need one goal at Chelsea

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Everyone has been describing Arsenal's north London derby win at Tottenham as being un-Arsenal like, because the Gunners did not play with their usual flair and defended deep for most of the second half. They conveniently forget to mention that we had some good chances to score that second goal and that we were never [.

Detailed infographic report of Arsenal’s derby delight

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Arsenal 0 1 Spurs Match Report Infographic by allArsenal.com Arsenal regained ground on Premier League leaders Chelsea and simultaneously dealt a blow to rivals Tottenham Hotspur's top four hopes with a battling 1-0 North London Derby win. It took the Gunners just two minutes to take the lead in Arsene Wenger's 999th match in [.

Can Arsenal defenders lead Gunners to BPL title?

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I think it is safe to say that for Arsenal to win the Premier League title this season, we need the sort of defensive performance that Earned all three points against Tottenham week in, week out. Goals win games, of course, but when you only need to score one it is so much easier. With [...]

Detailed infographic report of Arsenal’s awful defeat

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Liverpool 5 v 1 Arsenal Match Report Infographic by allarsenal.com A 20 minutes to forget for the Gunners compounded in a gut-wrenching 5-1 romp by Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side. The Gunners passing was way off when it mattered, while the lack of enthusiasm was frustrating especially considering the strength of the side that played at [.

Will Arsenal captain ever be able to break the Kos-Mert pairing?

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Do Arsenal have the best central defence in the Premier League? by Ash Arsenal have come under a lot of criticism in recent years about the team's defensive qualities as well as the defence itself. It has arguably never been completely stable since the glory days almost 10 years ago, with the likes of Kolo [.

Can Wenger really convince Arsenal captain to extend contract?

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Wenger keen on Vermaelen extension! by Ash In what would be a rather surprising turn of events, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated in his latest press conference that he is seriously considering offering club captain Thomas Vermaelen a new contract to extend his stay with the Gunners, despite not being a regular feature on [.

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