Arsenal’s 2015/16 first-team squad numbers list: Petr Cech to wear no. 33, but no. 9 vacant

Arsenal have unveiled their full list of squad shirt numbers on their official website ahead of the new Premier League season, and unsurprisingly, the big news surrounds Petr Cech. The former Chelsea stopper will wear the number 33 this season, despite Wojciech Szczesny’s departure meaning that the number one has been vacated for the duration of his loan spell. David Ospina will continue to wear 13, while Emiliano Martinez – who impressed in the Emirates Cup – will wear 26. Lukas Podolski’s move to Galatasaray also means that the number nine…

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Arsenal news and gossip: Full-back pair ignore La Liga interest and commit future to Gunners

Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Hector Bellerin has ignored the possibility of any potential interest from former club Barcelona (via Metro), and has signed a new contract with the Gunners, the Daily Mirror report. The Mirror report that 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term deal. On the other flank, Nacho Monreal has also seemingly confirmed his intention to remain with the Emirates outfit, the Metro report. The left-back has been linked with a move back to La Liga, with Athletic Bilbao interested. “I’m very…

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Arsenal gossip: £40m striker bid CLOSE and Bellerin REJECTS Barca return

Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Arsenal will offer £40m for Real Madrid’s 27-year-old French striker Karim Benzema, The Sun reports. The Gunners have been on the striker’s trail for a while now and could finally launch a move into action as they seek reinforcements up front. Midfielder Jack Wilshere, 23, wants to hold talks with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the new Premier League season in order to discuss where he stands in the first-team squad, The Independent reports. Wilshere has been a target for Manchester…

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Hector Bellerin: ‘Give me an Arsenal contract for life’

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is said to be ready to turn down an offer from his boyhood club Barcelona to sign a bumper new deal with the Gunners after being offered a long-term extension, the Metro reports. The 20-year-old disposed of new signing Mathieu Debuchy last season, capitalising on the Frenchman’s injury woes to finish the season as the club’s first choice right-back. Having made the move from the Nou Camp in 2011, he penned his first professional deal two years later before enjoying a strong breakthrough campaign last term.…

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Arsenal gossip: Sanchez to miss season opener and Arteta pens new deal

Tuesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumours. Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 26, will miss the start of the new season after helping Chile to win Copa America, the Daily Telegraph reports. The end of the Copa America caps off a year of non-stop football for the former Barcelona man. Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta, 33, has finally signed a one-year contract – months after the Spanish midfielder verbally agreed a deal with the Gunners, the Daily Mirror reports. The veteran midfield star saw his campaign last season curtailed by a series…

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Arsenal news and gossip: Real Madrid star and Pedro targeted

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: READ MORE: Arsenal Gossip Arsenal considering £42.7m bid for Napoli star Arsenal legend SLAMS Mesut Ozil: He goes missing too often Arsene Wenger has earmarked Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema as a key transfer target, according to the Daily Star. The Star suggest that the Gunners could make a bid of £17.8m for the Frenchman. Arsenal are also in talks with Barcelona forward and Liverpool target Pedro, the Daily Star also suggest. The 27-year-old recently signed a new contract at the Nou…

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Arsenal gossip: SIX stars to be shipped out and Cech admits move angered Jose

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Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsene Wenger will flog six players this summer as part of a summer clearout at the Emirates, the Daily Mirror reports. David Ospina, Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell, Yaya Sanogo, Mathieu Flamini and Carl Jenkinson are all names on the chopping block. Real Sociedad are preparing an offer for 23-year-old Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, according to The Times. Campbell spent the second half of the season on loan with Spanish giants Villarreal last term having failed to make an impact on the Arsenal first…

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FIFA 16: Arsenal stars in line for a ratings increase

The wait for a new FIFA title is always agonising. Those that were given moderate ratings at the release of FIFA 15, but performed well above their station over the course of the campaign, will be in line for a boost in the new incarnation. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip Arsenal’s best XI last season Eight huge transfers set to go ahead this summer including Arsenal target However, whether they get them or not remains to be seen. So, for the meantime, we’re predicting who’s going up in the…

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Arsenal 2015/16 kit launch: Gunners stars show off new strip at the Emirates

Arsenal have finally unveiled their new strip for the 2015/16 season with a lavish launch at the Emirates Stadium on Monday. READ MORE: Arsenal Transfer Rumours Arsene Wenger’s worst ever XI Arsene Wenger’s FIVE biggest mistakes as Arsenal boss Gunners legend Thierry Henry was the one to show the strip off to the hefty crowd in north London as he was the centre of attention, mixing with the fans and entertaining those that couldn’t be there and had to watch online. And after Henry’s opening act, current Gunners stars Hector…

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