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Arsenal aim to extend long unbeaten run against Middlesbrough

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London (AFP) Arsenal will aim to make it eight consecutive victories when they host Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Saturday in defence of an 11-match unbeaten record in all competitions.

The North London side are riding high after beating Ludogorets 6-0 in the Champions League in midweek, a match where Mesut Ozil scored a hat-trick.

North London Delight Tightens Premier League Title Race

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Circle March 5th on your calendar. That is when Arsenal travel to White Heart Lane to take on Spurs in what could be a title decider after the North London rivals both secured massive wins against fellow title contenders.

Tottenham and Arsenal blew the title race wide open with dramatic 2-1 wins over leader Leicester City and fourth-placed Manchester City respectively on Sunday.

Through Ryu’s Lens: The North London Derby The North...

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Through Ryu's Lens: The North London Derby

The North London Derby met the magic of the FA Cup, and Ryu rushed to the Emirates to catch Arsene Wenger's squad pass yet another test as the Gunners continue his search for silverware.

Spurs looked second-best, but that's to be expected when the past 5 North London derbys were won by the side hosting the match.

Former Arsenal Man Returns to London, Gets Chelsea Surprise

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Former Arsenal goalkeeper Rami Shaaban may not have made that big of an impact during his time in North London, but the city certainly had an impact on him.

The Swedish shot-stopper only made three Premier League appearances for Arsenal during his two years at the club, and stints at West Ham and Brighton were similar in terms of success.

Arsenal Star Lukas Podolski Launches Branded Merchandise Shop

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When it comes to engaging and interacting with his fan base, Arsenal man Lukas Podolski isn't shy at all. The German international has quickly become a fan favorite in North London because of his activity on social media, and it seems as if he has no plan to slow down anytime soon.

Podolski seemingly won over the fans of Arsenal last season when he documented his black taxi tour throughout London via Twitter.

Wenger Discusses His Future at Arsenal and Mesut Özil

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Ahead of Arsenal's next Premier League encounter away at Sunderland tomorrow, Arsene Wenger has spoken about his future at Arsenal as well new signing Mesut Özil.

The French manager enjoyed an excellent initial eight years to his career in North London, but has failed to secure silverware for the Gunners since 2005.

Arsenal and Spurs could go head-to-head over Sochaux’s Sebastien Corchia

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North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are set for a January transfer battle over French full-back Sebastien Corchia. As we reported yesterday, the Sochaux right-back also comfortable at left-back has made it clear that a move in the next transfer window is a distinct possibility. The 22-year-old was linked with a move to [.

Video: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says signing Mesut Ozil was dependent on Spurs selling Gareth Bale

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Arsene Wenger says he thinks he was only able to bring Mesut Ozil to Arsenal because Spurs sold Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. He said he was surprised that Real Madrid were prepared to let the Germany international leave and thinks the arrival of Bale from Spurs must have been the reason for that. He [.

Kieran Gibbs: ‘Even Spurs fans should have jumped for joy when Mesut Ozil joined Arsenal’

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Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs said even Tottenham supporters should have jumped for joy when they found out Mesut Ozil was joining the Gunners. He immediately had a change of heart deciding that his side's north London rivals probably weren't so excited at news of the signing but maintained that you didn't have to [.

Arsenal planning to swoop Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan and Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender

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He used to be accused of only buying French players, but now Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering two more additions to his growing collection of Germans. According to the Daily Mirror, Wenger is plotting moves for midfielders Ilkay Gundogan, of Borussia Dortmund, and Lars Bender, of Bayer Leverkusen.

Gareth Bale: ‘I’d have quit Spurs even if they were in the Champions League’

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The most expensive footballer of all-time, Gareth Bale, says he would have left Tottenham for Real Madrid even if his former club had qualified for the Champions League last season. Spurs were pipped to fourth place and Champions League football by north London rivals Arsenal last term. But Bale says he would have still left [.

Mathieu Flamini says it feels like he never left Arsenal

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Arsenal signing Mathieu Flamini says he feels like he's come home after returning for a second stint with the Gunners. The Frenchman, snapped up on a free transfer this summer, made his second debut in last weekend's north London derby win over Spurs. And after Jack Wilshere's illness pushed him into the team perhaps a [.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: A Yank investigates the North London Derby

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I am in north London talking about Gareth Bale's penis. It's huge, according to the three Tottenham Hotspur supporters seated across from me. We are in a vintage clothing shop recording a football podcast, even though I'm woefully under-qualified to talk football. I appreciate the game but I'm American: tactics are lost on me.

Spurs skipper Michael Dawson says players have to ‘put it right’ after Arsenal defeat

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Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has called on the squad to "put it right" after last weekend's north London derby defeat to Arsenal. He wants the side to bounce-back from the loss with victory against Norwich in their next Premier League game. He said: "We know what it means to everyone and it's a tough one [.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy tried to block Arsenal’s move for Mesut Ozil

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How do you feel about @MesutOzil1088 joining #Arsenal? Leave your messages for Mesut using the #OzilIsAGunner hashtag (@Arsenal) September 2, 2013 Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy called Real Madrid president Florentino Perez in a bid to stop him selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, according to reports in the Spanish media.

Video: Arsenal keep Wojciech Szczesny plays ‘We Won The League At White Hart Lane’ on his piano

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Multi-millionaire footballers have all sorts of ways to celebrate victory over their fiercest rivals. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny marked yesterday's 1-0 win over Spurs in the north London derby by making a video of himself playing We Won The League At White Hart Lane on his piano and uploading it to Facebook.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger aiming for “one or two super signings”

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is hoping to add "super players" to his squad on transfer deadline day. The Gunners have reportedly bid £42.5m for Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil, and he seems likely to be one of the big-name players Wenger is after. Speaking after yesterday's north London derby win over Tottenham, Wenger [.

Video: Tottenham players arriving at Arsenal

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Spurs have released a video of their players arriving at the Emirates Stadium ahead of this afternoon's north London derby against Arsenal. The footage was posted on the club's official Instagram account around one hour and 20 minutes ahead of kick-off.

Jack Wilshere says he would never play for Spurs in Arsenal programme interview

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Decent piece in Sport Magazine this morning.Thanks @Sportmaguk #OwnIt Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) August 16, 2013 Talk about a loaded question. In an interview in today's north London derby match programme, somebody at Arsenal's media team asked Jack Wilshere: "Which team would you never play for?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks Spurs have bought too many players

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Transfer-hater Arsene Wenger has suggested that Tottenham have bought too many players this summer. The Arsenal boss, under-fire for his own lack of transfer activity, thinks an influx of new arrivals at White Hart Lane could have a destabilising effect on Andre Villas Boas' team. Speaking ahead of Sunday's north London derby, he said: "There [.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ‘confident’ of signings

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Here's the scene at London Colney, where Arsene Wenger's arrival is imminent. Our cameras are all set up #AFCvTHFC (@Arsenal) August 30, 2013 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is confident of making signings before the transfer window closes on Monday. But the Frenchman said he will not be making panic buys.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright brands Spurs’ Gareth Bale asking price as ‘ridiculous’

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Ian Wright has dismissed the transfer fees being touted ahead of Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid as "ridiculous". The Arsenal legend praised the Spurs star's ability but was clearly struggling to work out precisely what the Welshman is expected to produce in order to justify he price tag. Wright said: "Fantastic player.

Video: Arsenal fan urges no pints, no programmes and no pies against Spurs

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An Arsenal fan is urging fellow supporters to follow his "no pints, no programmes and no pies" manifesto ahead this weekend's north London derby against Tottenham. The supporter said he didn't want to let the players down by boycotting the team and doesn't think protest scarves have any impact at boardroom level.

Arsenal and Chelsea: Comparing the Two London Sides Part 1

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It looks as if Jose Mourinho has added another star to his already star-studded side at Stamford Bridge today with Willian snubbing Tottenham Hotspur for a more favored move to Stamford Bridge.

While the move may look like Jose Mourinho's way to stamp his authority and ability to attract players now that he is back in London, many people look at the Willian deal as a bit of overkill.

Arsenal and Spurs target Bernard is in London

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Brazil international Bernard, reportedly a transfer target for both Arsenal and Spurs, is currently in London. The £22m rated midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to the Gunners and, to a lesser extent, their north London rivals. Now he's posted this photograph on Instagram three hours ago at the time of writing [.

Atletico Nacional midfielder Sebastian Perez due to start Arsenal trial

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Colombian midfielder Sebastian Perez is due to start a trial at Arsenal today. The Atletico Nacional youngster is expected in north London to allow Arsene Wenger to run the rule over him ahead of a potential £5m switch. He caught the eye of Gunners scout while playing for Colombia in the Under-20 FIFA World Cup [.

Arsenal old boy Emmanuel Eboue hoping to party at the Emirates

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Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue is looking forward to a party upon his return to his old stomping ground. The Ivory Coast international is back in north London to play in the Emirates Cup with current club Galatasaray and it sounds like he's going to make that cause for celebration. He said: "To be [.

Jack Wilshere fondly remembers former Arsenal team-mate Emmanuel Eboue

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been reminiscing about former team-team Emmanuel Eboue ahead of a reunion this weekend. The Gunners face Eboue's Galatasaray in the Emirates Cup on Sunday. The Ivory Coast international was a firm favourite with colleagues and fans alike before leaving for Turkey in 2011.

Arsenal ready for Bernard move after final scouting mission, Spurs cool interest

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Arsenal look set to bid for Brazil star Bernand after scouting him in last night's Copa Libertadores final second-leg. The 20-year-old helped his Atletico Mineiro side to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Paraguay's Olimpia to win South America's equivalent of the Champions League on penalties.

Liverpool owner John Henry wants to know what Arsenal have been ‘smoking’

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Keen to increase incidences of cheating and biting in North London, Arsenal have ramped up their interest in Luis Suarez by submitting an official bid of £40,000,001. The extra pound is not a meagre tip, but a means of activating a clause in the Uruguayan's contract that stipulates he must be informed of any offers above £40m.

Arsenal, Man City and Spurs target Eduardo Salvio given £34m price tag by Benfica

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Benfica have told Eduardo Salvio's various Premier League suitors that a bid of £34m will be needed to sign him. Arsenal have reportedly joined Manchester City and Spurs in the race for the 23-year-old winger. But Benfica are hoping to dampen the interest in the Argentina international by giving him a whopping asking price.

Arsenal close in on £21m Bernard deal

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Arsenal are on the verge of completing the £21m signing of Brazil international Bernard. The Atletico Mineiro player will become the Gunners' first major signing this summer, according to reports in the London Evening Standard. The Brazilian has reportedly agreed a take home pay packet of £50,000-a-week with the north London side and is expected [.

Arsene Wenger’s top 10 worst Arsenal strikers

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Arsenal are clearly in the market for a striker this summer. The Gunners have been linked with Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and a host of other forwards. Whoever Arsene Wenger gets, he'll hope they work out better than this bunch of no-hopers. The Frenchman has signed his share of dodgy strikers in his [.

Tesco Mobile seemingly favours Arsenal over Spurs

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Big brand Twitter accounts are usually careful to avoid offending large constituencies of potential customers, which makes it all the more surprising that the Tesco Mobile account appears to have picked a side in the north London derby. Asked by one Twitter user whether the Spurs would make the top four next season, Tesco Mobile [.

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Spurs Win Fades Quickly From The Memory

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What am I doing here? How did I end up in this shabby part of north London on a freezing cold night? And why are there hundreds of other people shuffling along in this queue?

It was the sort of game that by the time you get to the station, you've forgotten all about it. Shame really: a cup semi-final, one step from Wembley, should produce a bit of edge but this dismal performance sucked the tension from the air along with any semblance of spark or originality.

Spurs linked with fresh move for Chelsea’s Juan Mata

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Tottenham hope to bring Chelsea star Juan Mata to White Hart Lane in January, according to reports in the Daily Express. The Blues playmaker is by no means a guaranteed starter under Jose Mourinho, and Andre Villas Boas is reportedly hoping to capitalise on that by offering the Spaniard an exit route when the transfer [.

Photo: Erik Lamela in Spurs training

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Erik Lamela joined his new team-mates at the Training Centre today #THFC Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2013 New Tottenham signing Erik Lamela joined the squad for his first training session today. The £31m man, who has joined from Roma, trained with his new team-mates at Spurs Lodge ahead of Sunday's north London [.

Alen Halilovic agrees personal terms with Spurs

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Dinamo Zagreb wonderkid Alen Halilovic has agreed terms with Tottenham, according to reports in the Croatian media. The 17-year-old startlet has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane all summer, but it has not yet materialised. Croatian news website Jutarnji List reports that a £12.8m deal is now within sight after personal terms [.

Al-Qaeda wades in on Gareth Bale transfer with anti-semitic attack on Spurs

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Al-Qaeda have become involved in the transfer rumours linking Gareth Bale with a switch to Real Madrid by launching an anti-semitic attack on Tottenham. Reports in the Italian media claim that the leader of a Yemeni Al-Qaeda cell, Ahmed Al Dossari, has used Spurs' negotiations with Real as an excuse for a rant about Jews.

Tottenham signing Roberto Soldado flies in on Ryanair

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New Spurs signing Roberto Saldado has touched down in the UK after arriving at Stansted Airport on a Ryanair flight yesterday evening. The £26m posed for a photo with Stansted worker and Tottenham fan Steve Smith as he made his way off the plane. Perhaps the funniest aspect of the story is the reaction of [.