West Brom vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will be looking to take their unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven games by claiming a fourth successive win over West Bromwich Albion, who are keen to improve their home record. The West Midlands club have won just one of their six matches on their own turf, conceding three in each of their four defeats. Their defensive record on the road is decidedly better, but that counted for little in their last match at Manchester United as a determined rearguard action was unable to hold out for any…

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Bayern Munich vs Arsenal – Match preview and team news

Arsenal will be aiming to repeat their recent home success over Bayern Munich and bring themselves right back into contention in Champions League Group F as they head to the Allianz Arena for the return fixture. Having lost their first two group matches amid a catalogue of errors, that 2-0 win over the German champions has breathed new life into the Gunners’ European campaign, but there is still a considerable amount of work to be done. It is important that they avoid defeat here, as should they lose and Olympiakos get the better…

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Swansea vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will be ready to pounce on any potential slip-ups by leaders Manchester City as they travel to South Wales for a tricky game against a Swansea City side that did the double over them last term. The hosts’ victory at lowly Aston Villa was a hugely welcome result after a build-up tinged by a number of malicious rumours concerning boss Garry Monk, who has done an exceptional job throughout his 20-month reign. It came after his first real run of poor results, culminating in an unimaginative display against Stoke…

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Arsenal vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will – at least temporarily – go top of the Premier League if they can end an excellent week by seeing off Everton, against whom they have not lost at home for nearly 20 years. Very few people doubt now that the Gunners are serious title contenders in what looks a very open race, and they have certainly showed their class over their last three outings, during which they have scored eight times without reply. A terrific demolition of rivals Manchester United was followed after the international break by a…

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Arsenal set to offer Alexis Sanchez new deal to make him club’s highest earner

Arsenal could be set to offer star forward Alexis Sanchez a new contract that would see him surpass Mesut Ozil as the club’s highest paid player, the Metro reports. The Metro state that the Chilean international currently pockets £130,000-per-week at The Emirates Stadium, but the Gunners are now keen to offer him an improved deal just over 12 months on from bringing him to the club. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Mesut Ozil is also set to be offered a new deal as the club hope to…

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Arsenal gossip: Walcott praises legend as striker is wanted in Turkey

Thursday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour gossip. Galatasaray are eyeing up a January transfer window move to sign out-of-favour Arsenal forward Joel Campbell to boost their attacking options. The Turkish champions are hoping to pounce for the Costa Rica international after struggling with a number of injuries to their strikers this season, according to the Metro. Hector Bellerin is enjoying the pressure of being the club’s first-choice right-back, the Daily Star reports. The 20-year-old, famed for being the fastest player in the Gunners’ squad, moved ahead of Mathieu Debuchy…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger eyes stunning triple swoop and Sanchez praised for United demolition

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal gossip. Arsenal look set to reignite their interest in summer transfer target Aleksandr Kokorin when the transfer window re-opens in January, the Metro reports. The Gunners were reportedly tracking the Dynamo Moscow striker during pre-season, though in the end a move never materialised. Per Mertesacker has hailed Arsenal’s defensive display in Sunday’s victory over Manchester United, the Daily Mirror reports. The Gunners kept a clean sheet in their 3-0 win, restricting the Red Devils to only a handful of opportunities at the Emirates. Petr Cech has heaped…

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Arsenal gossip: Man United star lays into Ozil but in form Spanish forward closes in on move

Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal won’t win anything with Mesut Ozil and his performance against Olympiacos was both ‘dishonest’ and a ‘disgrace’, says ex-Manchester United man Johnny Giles, the Metro reports. The former Real Madrid midfielder has come in for criticism following the Gunners’ 3-2 defeat and former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp said the German international was ‘pathetic’ during the loss. Arsene Wenger reacted furiously yesterday when his record at Arsenal was questioned, the Daily Star reports. The Frenchman bristled as he was constantly reminded of keeper…

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Arsenal gossip: Ozil’s agent hints at future exit, and Wenger set to continue goalkeeper rotation

Here is Friday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Mesut Ozil’s agent has hinted that the German would want to join Fenerbahce at the end of the season, but only if he decided to leave the Emirates, according to the Metro. Ozil is a fan of the Turkish side, but Erkut Sogul insisted that he is not thinking about leaving at the moment. “At the end of the day it is a huge club and I think Ozil would say yes to an offer if it came down to it but…

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REVEALED: The Premier League’s ten highest paid players: Man United star blows away Mesut Ozil and Sergio Aguero

A recent piece in the Daily Mail has revealed the ten highest paid players currently plying their trade in the Premier League. All the names involved are as you’d expect, and there are no major surprises, though it may surprise a few to learn exactly which one player is earning the most ahead of some serious talent, that are not only in better form, but just sheer better players, too. See who’s earning the most below, all estimated figures pre-tax. Sums may vary according to bonus payments. 10. John Terry…

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Top 10 highest paid players: Man United man tops the list, while Chelsea star sits fourth

While a player’s success is often dependent on whether they manage to justify the transfer fee that was paid to bring them to their respective clubs, their lucrative contracts can also provide an insight into whether they can be considered a success or a big-money flop. The Daily Mail have reported the eye-watering wages of the top ten highest paid players in the Premier League, which is unsurprisingly made up solely of stars from sides that finished in the top four last season. Here is the top ten: 10. John…

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FIFA 16 player ratings 20-1: Former Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool stars keep Eden Hazard out of top five

The FIFA 16 ratings for the very best players in the world have been released this week, and having gone from 50-21, here is the list that everyone has been waiting for, the top 20 players in the world: 20. Philipp Lahm  The Bayern Munich man continues to guide the Bundesliga side to success, and was the captain as Germany went on to win last year’s World Cup. 19. Luka Modric  For all their attacking flair, it is the control and consistency that the former Tottenham man has brought that…

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Arsenal gossip: January move plotted for Serie A striker and Ozil targets Balon d’Or success

Thursday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Arsenal will make a fresh move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza when the transfer window reopens in January, according to The Guardian. The Gunners reportedly made a last ditch move for the Italian international before the summer window closed earlier this week. The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust will make an “official complaint” about the club’s lack of transfer activity when they next meet with the Gunners’ board, the Daily Star reports. Arsenal were the only major club in Europe not to sign an…

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Arsenal fans react to news of Mesut Ozil’s knee injury

Arsenal haven’t enjoyed the most convincing start to their Premier League campaign despite plenty of optimism during the pre-season warm up. Injuries have played their part in the side’s sluggish start, and this wasn’t helped by the news that playmaker Mesut Ozil would be missing for this weekend’s clash with Newcastle United. The German misses the visit to St. James’s Park due to a knee injury, but Arsene Wenger will be pleased by the return of Laurent Koscielny. Having just scraped a draw with Liverpool, Wenger will be delighted to…

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Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil trolled after being kept quiet by another teenage defender

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Poor Mesut Ozil doesn’t seem to enjoy lining up against members of the younger generation. Having been kept out of the game by West Ham’s Reece Oxford in the opening day of the season, he was outplayed by another teenager in the shape of Liverpool’s Joe Gomez on Monday night. The 18-year-old full-back has excelled himself since linking up with Brendan Rodgers’ men, and put in a star turn to keep the Germany international quite as the two sides met on Monday night. A nationwide search for Ozil ensued after…

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Arsenal vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal recovered from their opening day setback with a creditable win last time out, and they now come up against a Liverpool side that boasts a 100% record after two matches. There was pressure on the Gunners as they took to the field for their game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, a week after slipping to an unexpected loss at home to another London side, West Ham United, but they handled it well. A fine effort from Olivier Giroud put them ahead as they started quickly and constantly looked…

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Arsenal rubbish Mesut Ozil exit talks but star admits he wants Turkey move

Arsenal have moved to deny rumours that forward Mesut Ozil is being linked with Turkish giants Besiktas this summer only for the player to admit that he does want to play in Turkey before he hangs up his boots, according to the Daily Express. Reports emerged this week linking the playmaker with a move to Besiktas after the club’s former board member Erol Kaynar claiming talks had been held with the German’s agent. However, in a post on their official Twitter account, Arsenal have confirmed that there is no truth…

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Arsenal gossip: Talks held regarding PSG pair, and stunning bid planned for Mesut Ozil

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners have reportedly begun talks with Paris Saint-Germain pair Edinson Cavani and Adrien Rabiot, according to the Metro. The move comes after they apparently decided to give up on Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. Besiktas are planning to make possibly the most sensational bid of the summer, after one of their former board members revealed that the Turkish side’s head of transfers Erdal Torunogullari had been in contact with Mesut Ozil’s agent, the Metro report. “Erdal met with Mesut Ozil’s representatives…

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Besiktas reportedly approach Mesut Ozil about possible Arsenal exit

Besiktas are reportedly keen to pull off what would be the most stunning move of the summer, after it was claimed that they had spoken to Mesut Ozil’s representatives about an Arsenal exit, according to the Metro. The Metro report that Erol Kaynar – who was previously on the Turkish side’s board – has claimed that the club’s head of transfers Erdal Torunogullari met with the German international’s agent. “Erdal met with Mesut Ozil’s representatives last week and made an enquiry,” he stated. The 26-year-old’s contract runs out in 2018 (via Metro),…

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Arsenal Emirates Cup predicted XI: No Wilshere or Ramsey vs Lyon

With the inaugural Emirates Cup campaign on the horizon this weekend, it’s time to take a look at how the Gunners could be lining up to take on their first opponents, Lyon this weekend. It’s likely that Arsenal will use a combination of youth and fringe team players to keep his big stars fresh for the new season that is now just two short weeks away. GK: Petr Cech All set for his home debut, he will undoubtedly receive a warm welcome. LB: Kieran Gibbs Having lost his place in…

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(Video) Mesut Ozil juggles tape after Arsenal’s Asia Cup win

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Much like Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s chewing gum juggling turn on an old Nike advert, Arsenal star Mesut Ozil took an opportunity to display his credentials as a showman by juggling a piece of rolled up tape on the pitch after Arsenal’s Asia Cup victory over Everton. Having bagged a goal in the 3-1 victory over his Premier League rivals, Ozil also displayed a fine turn of form as he was finally allowed to play in a free roaming attacking role. And to cap it all off, the Germany international impressed the…

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Seven Premier League stars to BOUNCE BACK in 2015/16: Arsenal and Man Utd stars to step up

This summer has already seen some intriguing additions to Premier League sides, but as well as those, there are a new names that will be looking to resurrect their careers after just falling short of their expectations. Below, are seven names that will be looking to make an impact on the English top flight after a disappointing period of difficulty. Angel di Maria – Manchester United Providing he stays at Old Trafford and resists the lure of Paris Saint Germain, the Argentine international possesses the necessary class and ability to…

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Arsenal gossip: Ozil is NOT leaving this summer and £10m left-back offer made

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal have made a £10m bid for Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam, with the 24-year-old being lined up to challenge Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal at left-back, according to talkSPORT. The 24-year-old made 21 Serie A appearances for the Naples side last season but was not always first-choice with 10 of those outings beginning from the bench. Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell could be leaving Arsenal for good, with former Manchester United boss David Moyes ready to spend £6m to take the 23-year-old to…

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil is going nowhere this summer

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that influential playmaker Mesut Ozil will not be leaving the club this summer, according to reports in the Metro. The World Cup winning Germany international has recently been linked with a move to Italian giants Juventus, who are now seeking a replacement for the departed Andrea Pirlo (via Daily Express). However, Wenger is keen to hold onto the 26-year-old, and has responded quickly to the rumours that he will look to cash in on the player this summer. “Ozil is our player,” Wenger said.…

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Arsenal news and rumours: Wenger denies interest in Raheem Sterling, and bizarre Mesut Ozil bid planned

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Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip SURPRISE Premier League side to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to signing of Italy striker Arsenal closing in on £17.9m deal for Napoli star, who wants to leave Serie A side Arsene Wenger has claimed that he was never considering the possibility of making a bid for Raheem Sterling, who is on the verge of completing a £49m move to Manchester City, the Daily Mirror report. Wenger revealed that the England international was not on the radar…

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