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Dennis Bergkamp sacked by former Arsenal team-mate Marc Overmars

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Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has been sacked by his former Gunners team-mate Marc Overmars. Bergkamp had been working at Ajax as assistant manager...

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The perfect Arsenal midfielder?

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The making of a complete Arsenal midfielder By SK Arsenal is a great club with the potential to win games while playing beautiful and attractive football in the process. Over the years, the club has been known for producing extremely creative and exciting midfielders. Players like Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Viera, Cesc Fabregas and Marc Overmars, [.

Arsenal’s Week/End

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It was a great week for Gunners.

We had the signing of an expensive midfielder. Strong, leader, more powerful left foot than Lukas, young, International. Here's some perspective. He cost at least three times what we spent on Elneny, who I had never heard of and is brilliant. I am very excited by this, and it's what we've all been calling for.

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.

Arsenal Champions League Highlights

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The 16th of September, 1999 marked a landmark occasion for Arsenal FC as they kicked their first ball in Europe's elite club competition, drawing 1-1 against French club RC Lens, with Marc Overmars writing himself into the history books, scoring the Gunners first ever goal.

For 15 of the next 16 seasons the north London club would grace the Champions League and are now preparing for their 14th consecutive continental campaign.

Arsenal Champions League Highlights

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The 16th of September, 1999 marked a landmark occasion for Arsenal FC as they kicked their first ball in Europe's elite club competition, drawing 1-1 against French club RC Lens, with Marc Overmars writing himself into the history books, scoring the Gunners first ever goal.

For 15 of the next 16 seasons the north London club would grace the Champions League and are now preparing for their 14th consecutive continental campaign.

Will somebody please make a decision on RVP

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Sky Sports ran an article on Tuesday night  (July 10) claiming that striker Robin Van Persie might reconsider his decision to re-sign with Arsenal and many websites jumped all over it. However, the article didn't last long and within a couple of hours it had disappeared from the Sky site. Perhaps the Dutchman is trying to achieve what Wayne Rooney did a couple of years ago by saying publicly he wanted to leave the club and then signing a new mega-million pound contract.

Ryo Miyaichi's amazing burst of speed against Chelsea

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Bolton's loan signing from Arsenal, 19 year old Ryo Miyaichi shows spades of speed down the left. Wenger now has a stable of pacey wingers on both flanks. Walcott, the Ox, the Forehead, and Miyaichi. But can we resurrect the good old days of Roberto Pires and Marc Overmars?

An Arsenal Christmas – gifts for Arsenal fans

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An Arsenal Christmas gifts for Arsenal fans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Holiday season is approaching and it's time to get presents for your loved ones. To get you a head-start in the decision to buy present for a Gunners fan, lets get you through some of the Arsenal merchandise:

Personally Signed Merchandise

Our friends at ICONS.

The Flying V’s – Van Persie, Van der Vaart, and Vorm

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There have been many Dutchmen who have set the Premier League on fire in recent memory. Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink and his thunder thighs couldn't stop scoring for Leeds, Chelsea and Middlesbrough. Marc Overmars won the Premier League with Arsenal as ... Continue reading →

Vermaelen Trust The Future

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Will be training at Colney for a few more seasons now

If the team needed any lifting before their trip to Marseille, this should be it. The news of Thomas Vermaelen penning an extension to his contract. Obviously, what transpired in the summer has got a lot of fans worried that the situation might be replicated with those currently with 2 years left on his contract.

Why Arsenal fans must keep faith in Arsene

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I take you back to the 94/95 season. Arsenal finished 12th in the Premier League. 6 points fewer, and they would have been relegated. It was a season riddled with scandal, with George Graham being sacked for accepting bribes and Paul Merson famously breaking down and admitting his cocaine and alcohol addiction.

Barcelona Has Bankrolled Almost Half of Arsenal’s Transfer Kitty Since 2000

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While Arsenal supporters are irate at Barcelona's penny-pinching over the transfer of Cesc Fabregas, they should in fact be grateful to the Catalan club for the amount of income they are responsible for over the last decade. Since 2000, Arsenal has generated €310m from the sale of players.

Is this Wenger’s last chance to build a new Arsenal side?

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A sight as synonymous with Arsenal as a 40-pass move which culminates in a miss-hit shot from Nicklas Bendtner, there is a banner at the Emirates Stadium which famously reads: "In Arsene we trust."

Arsene Wenger enjoys absolute and unwavering support from the club's fans and, while few managers have had such a profound influence on the Premier League, his tenure could soon enter a state of critical importance.

Arsenal’s 1997-98 League Title: Birth of my Fandom

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With the lack of any recent news going on, I thought I'd take a trip down memory lane to a time when our team won a couple of trophies. I thought the Gervinho deal would be completed by now, and Darren is still planning on doing a report on that if/when it ever happens. Until there's some actual news, you're stuck with me again.

Why Won’t Wenger Wing It?

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Written by CarlitoII

When I sing the song "We're the boys in Red and White, and we're fucking dynamite", a number of iconic players run through my mind. Rocky Rocastle, Anders Limpar, Marc Overmars, Freddy Ljungberg, Â Robert Pires sprint through my inner thoughts, terrorising defences as they go.

Late Preview – Arsenal Sight A Trip To The Wembley

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~We're going to the Wembley~

Arsenal go into their Carling Cup semi-final 1-0 down on aggregate against Ipswich, but have home advantage in the second leg as they look to get to the Wembley final.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger says January's heavy fixture list has left him with "no choice" but to rotate his squad following the 3-0 win over Wigan.

Marc Overmars on returning at Arsenal on Arsene Wenger’s staff

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Many were those who expected former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires to re-join the Gunners before he opted for Aston Villa. But one former Arsenal player who would love to be back and work with Arsene Wenger ...

Marc Overmars emulating Arsene Wenger’s philosophy in Holland with Go Ahead Eagles

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Former Arsenal midfielder Marc Overmars was full of praise for Arsene Wenger's philosophy of cheap purchases with brilliant results as he revealed how he is adopting the same mentality with Go Ahead Eagles. The 37-year old ...

Past & Present Players

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Quietly doing his business

You would never have guessed that this is the international break with the amount of Arsenal related news out there. With the transfer window still to open in another one and a half month, there's already rumours relating to our players. Though we kicked off today we a walk through memory lane.

Marc Overmars on his Arsenal days and the special Old Trafford goal

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One of Arsenal's most talented players during the Invincibles years was Dutch midfielder Marc Overmars who revealed how he still thinks of his old Arsenal days. Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the 37-year old explained how ...

Interview with Adrian Clarke

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Adrian Clarke spent two years at Broadhall Way, joining the club in 2000 after his release from Southend United. The former Arsenal trainee was brought to Stevenage by Paul Fairclough and instantly became a fans favourite. The left winger used to cause Conference defenders havoc and will always be remembered for his trademark long-range goals that many fans still remember to this day.

Reminiscing

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Last night there was a lot of reminiscing going over on Twitter and it brought back a few memories of my own.

Now being slightly younger than a fair few of those people who I was chatting to my memories are obviously pretty limited but there was one memory that came quickly flooding back, the first time I ever got to see Tony Adams play.

Liverpool

Overmars Fuels Eriksen To Liverpool Speculation

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Marc Overmars has confirmed that Liverpool have scouted Ajax star man Christian Eriksen a number of times this season as reports circle that he is Brendan Rodgers' top transfer target.
The Dane has been earmarked as one of the hottest talents in European football and with just one year remaining on his contract he is expected to leave Amsterdam.

Liverpool Waiting In The Wings For Christian Eriksen

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The Danish midfielder has caught the attention of a host of top European clubs, with Liverpool amongst those chasing his signature.
Eriksen has yet to sign a new contract with the Dutch giants, which has given fresh hope for Brendan Rodgers to claw him away in the summer.
Manchester United and Spurs have also been keeping tabs on Eriksen, but their interest has cooled in recent weeks.

Christian Eriksen to be tempted by Premier League move ?

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The young Dane has long been touted as a future star and at the tender age of 20, looks to move away from Ajax in the summer. The clubs director Marc Overmars stated, ‘I think Christian first wants to see what clubs next summer will come in for him.' The playmaker will look to move onto a Champions League club with admirers including Manchester United.

Andy Carroll Joins History’s Most Expensive

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Liverpool have officially announced an agreement with Andy Carrol for £35m (€41m) plus bonuses. Deep breath.

To put this in perspective, he's now the 18th most expensive outlay in the history of football, just between Ballon d'Or winner Pavel Nedved and World Cup winner David Villa. That's a good place for Carroll's 14 top-flight goals, solitary international cap and the big bread winner, his English birth certificate.

Ajax

Tottenham & Liverpool Left To Fight It Out For Eriksen

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Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will battle for the signature of Ajax starlet Christian Eriksen this summer, reports suggesting.
The Danish international is contracted to the Amsterdam ArenA until the summer of 2014, but recent comments made from Ajax's director of football Marc Overmars suggest that the midfielder has his eye on a move this summer.

… y Jona Dos Santos interesa al Ajax

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Jonathan Dos Santos estaría en los planes de Marc Overmars y Frank De Boer para reforzar al Ajax de cara a la próxima temporada, según lo publicado por el diario catalán Mundo Deportivo.

En un principio, Marc Muniesa y Cristian Tello eran los objetivos prioritarios del club de la capital holandesa, pero tras recibir la negativa del Barcelona para soltar a esos dos jugadores, el mediocampista mexicano sería el siguiente en la lista, pues el plan sería reforzar con jóvenes promesas blaugranas para disputar Champions League y Eredivisie.

Overmars & Bergkamp Roll Back The Years At Van Der Sar Testimonial (Video)

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Edwin van der Sar's testimonial evening at the Amsterdam Arena last night was a three-pronged affair, with the festivities opening with a match between Ajax U13s and Manchester United U13s, with Poppa van der Sar's son Joe turning out for United.

Secondly, an Ajax '95 side took on Holland '98 with Marc Overmars scoring the only goal of the game for the Amsterdammers, and a bit of a beaut it was too.

The Blind Truth

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Danny Blind.........wasn't he that Dutch bloke with the dodgy perm who brought down Paul Ince for the penalty at Euro 96?

It seems the current AFC Ajax Director of football is remembered more for his resemblance of a Harry Enfield sketch than his playing career.

A complete travesty if you ask me.

Real Madrid vs Ajax – A trip down memory lane

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Real Madrid vs Ajax A trip down memory lane is a post from: Just Football

The Champions League 2010/2011 group stage kicks off this week, and while the draw undoubtedly threw up some intriguing clashes, is any as nostalgia-inducingly intriguing as Real Madrid vs Ajax? David Cockcroft assesses a fixture just dripping with history.

World Cup

FIFA World Cup Official Songs/Music Anthems From 1990 to 1998

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1990 FIFA World Cup Italy

In 1990 the FIFA World Cup held in Italy gave us the official anthem "Un'estate italiana" which translates english to "To Be Number One". The song is sung by Italian artists Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini. West Germany (yup it was still West Germany in 1990) beat Argentina 1-0 at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, it was also the World Cup game Diego Maradona would lace his cleats up for.

Holland in the Finals!!! We all knew it, now we can say it...

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Wow, we're there!

36 years after "1974"!

32 years after "1978"!

Kees Kist, Jan Peters, Ruud Gullit, Rob de Wit, Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp, Jan Wouters, Ronald Koeman, Frank Rijkaard, Marc Overmars, Frank & Ronald, Edgar, Clarence, Jaap, Edwin...so many great great players never got to play it.

Samba Style vs Dutch Delights – prepare to be let down

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"It was a long time ago, Total Football if you play like that now it's very hard to win the Cup". For anyone expecting a riotous feast of football in this afternoons quarter final offering, the words of Netherland's coach Bert van Marwijk should serve a stark warning that we may be about to witness yet another 90 minutes of tedium at this summers World Cup.

Manchester United

Top 10 Greatest French Footballers of the Modern Era

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Out of the countless nationalities to have been represented in English football, France has arguably been the most successful exporter. Here we take a look at a potential top ten of those imports.

10. Patrice Evra

Signed for Manchester United after starring in Monaco's surprise run to the European cup final, Evra struggled initially with the pace of the league as he played understudy to Gabriel Henize.

And Then There Were None…

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- Tom Thomas

Arsène Wenger will be feeling very sad tonight. Not just the sadness you feel when you're disappointed with yourself, but a certain sadness trailed by the desperation and helplessness of knowing you're in a corner and you may well have put yourself there.

And Then There Were None… – Arsene Wenger and the Collapse of a Football Club Called Arsenal

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- Tom Thomas

Arsène Wenger will be feeling very sad tonight. Not just the sadness you feel when you're disappointed with yourself, but a certain sadness trailed by the desperation and helplessness of knowing you're in a corner and you may well have put yourself there.

The Rest

Reading preview :: Thoughts on boardroom freshness

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Morning all, welcome to a brand new week.

There's football tonight, of course. We've had a whole weekend of unimportant football matters and now it's time for Arsenal to try and put Bradford behind them and get on with the Premier League. We play four games in the next couple of weeks and they are four quite winnable games too.

Pressing, pace, etc

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Marc Overmars on the run

Interesting stuff from Steve Kelly in the headline-tastic Chronicle. Kelly notes that Aston Villa's pressing put Fulham out of their stride and that this was hard to counter.

Indeed. The trick here is pace and composure. The idea behind defensive pressing is that as a team you are very compact and adopt a high line.