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Arsenal Injury Update: Mesut Ozil Closing In On Return To Action

Mesut Ozil says he’s missing playing football as he nears the end of his lengthy injury spell. Arsenal record signing Mesut Ozil is eager to return to training “as soon as possible” after missing the last 10 weeks of the campaign due to a knee injury. After an inconsistent debut campaign at the Emirates Stadium following his £42m move from Real Madrid, the German international was expected to become the leader of the team during the current season. But a partial ligament tear suffered earlier in the season following the defeat at Chelsea in October, has seen him missing the last nine Premier League games, and as well four Champions League matches. Recent reports claimed that the 26-year-old is expected to return to action early next year. Ozil has now claimed he is working hard to shorten the process. He has not featured since suffering a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint against Chelsea on […] Read more »

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Arsenal Agree Terms To Sign Polish Wonderkid – Report

Arsenal have agreed personal terms and convinced the parents of Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik to sign from Legia Warsaw. Arsenal are closing in on 16-year old Krystian Bielik, who is dubbed as the ‘new Patrick Vieira’, after reportedly agreeing personal terms with the player and his parents. Arsene Wenger had offered €2 million to sign the Polish midfielder. It is believed that the player’s current club, Legia Warsaw, have accepted the offer and Bielik may become an Arsenal player soon. Reports suggest that Bielik and his parents visited Arsenal and their facilities last week, and Arsene Wenger and the rest of the Arsenal staff have reportedly convinced the family to settle down in London. According to some Polish reports, Arsenal have also agreed personal terms with the player, which will see the youngster earning much more than he currently does at Legia Warsaw. The reports suggest that Bielik, who currently earns around £125 a week, will earn close to £2000 […] Read more »

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Thierry Henry Retires From Professional Football; Will Appear As A Pundit For Sky Sports

Former Arsenal and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has decided to retire from Professional football after a hugely successful career spanning close to 20 years. There was some speculation as to where Henry would play after revealing that he would leave New York Red Bulls in November, but has decided to stop playing. The 37-year old’s next journey will be as a pundit as he’ll feature alongside Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness for Sky Sports football Henry stated, ”It has been an incredible journey. “I would like to thank all the fans, team-mates and individuals involved with AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and of course the French national team that have made my time in the game so special. “I have had some amazing memories (mostly good!) and a wonderful experience. I hope you have enjoyed watching as much as I have enjoyed taking part. “I’ve been fortunate enough to have had an […] Read more »

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Arsenal Transfers: Gunners Plot Double Raid On Hamsik And Destro – Report

Arsene Wenger is after Serie A duo Mattia Destro and Marek Hamsik. English meida claim Arsenal have revived their interest in Roma’s Mattia Destro while they are also weighing up a move for Napoli captain Marek Hamsik.Metro suggests that strike duo Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell could be sacrificed to provide the funds for an expensive winter outlay. Arsene Wenger had already been linked with Destro many times in recent months, but the latest results are prompting a rethink. Destro, 23, is thought to be valued at 15 million pounds by Roma, though talks are reportedly already underway, with the striker repeatedly making references to his future lying away from Rome in recent months. As for Hamsik, 27, the paper reports Rafa Benitez could be tempted to let the playmaker leave Napoli for the right fee as he seeks to shuffle his pack. He was dropped on Sunday night for the crucial game against AC Milan. The former Siena striker […] Read more »

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Arsenal Interested In Schalke Defender; Moutinho Pledges Future To Monaco

Arsenal are readying a £15 million to lure Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes to the Premier League. Meanwhile, Joao Moutinho insists he is committed to Monaco.  Arsenal, who are in the market for a defender are said to be interested in signing Germany international Benedikt Howedes for a rumoured fee of £15 million. Arsenal have faced a number of injury crisis this season, forcing Wenger to deploy full-back Chambers and Nacho Monreal in the centre of the defence at times. Arsene Wenger had previously confirmed that Arsenal will try to bolster their defence in the January transfer window. Arsenal have been linked to various centre-backs, with the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels and Aston Villa centre-back Ron Vlaar being the rumoured targets. However, recent reports indicate that Howedes could be the man that Wenger will sign. Benedikt Howedes, 26, has previously been linked with a move to the English Premier League with Manchester United and Chelsea said to be interested […] Read more »

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Wenger Would Be Delighted To Face Monaco: Arsenal Club Secretary

Arsenal will face French club AS Monaco in the Champions League last 16 having avoided big guns Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Arsene Wenger will return to Monaco as Arsenal face Wenger’s former club for the first time in a competitive match. Arsenal club secretary David Miles expressed his satisfaction with the draw, having avoided the big teams. Miles said: “As the draw came out, it was evident a lot of the big teams had gone. “We’re pleased to have avoided them. “We’re delighted to be here in the knockout stages for the 17th consecutive season and we’re very much looking forward to the games. “We’re certainly not taking anything for granted though against Monaco. It’s the first time we’ve played them in a competitive match, so Arsene Wenger will be delighted.” Having made it to the knockout stages of the competition for the 12th year in a row, Arsenal were hopeful of avoiding the big clubs in the […] Read more »

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Premier League Review – Arsenal register majestic win over Newcastle, Southampton’s sorry form continues and Manchester United keep on riding their luck

Gameweek 16 saw league leaders Chelsea and second place Manchester City register expected wins, Southampton lose against lowly Burnley and Manchester United beating Liverpool through David de Gea excellent performance. Read more »

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Arsenal vs Newcastle United – Team News, Possible Lineups And Predictions

Saturday night sees the clash of Arsenal and Newcastle United, with both teams in slightly different forms. Arsenal just lost to Stoke City before winning against Galatasary, but before that, they had a 3 game win streak going for them. Newcastle, after a disastrous start, have gone on a 5 game win streak, which also includes the scalp of Chelsea, halting their hopes of an invincible season. Read more »