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Arsene Wenger: Don’t Write Us Off In Title Race

Arsenal go into Saturday’s game fifth in the table and nine points off the leaders Chelsea but Wenger believes his side can still compete for the title this season. “I think [the] attitude [has been] fantastic, dedication fantastic, on the efficiency front we can do better,” said Wenger in the pre-match press conference today. “If you look at the chances we have created and the chances we have given away, I think we have created many chances and our finishing was not always at the expected level.” “We give very few chances away but those that we have given away are of quality, and that is what we want to do better.” “I don’t write us off, I let [other] people do it. That is a little bit linked with mathematics.” “It doesn’t consider against who we played, how many times we played away, what is the [quality] of the team we played against, what missing players we had in […] Read more »

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Arsenal Keen To Strike Deal For Juventus Full-Back Stephan Lichtsteiner

Arsenal have reportedly initiated contacts with Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner as his contract negotiations with the Italian champions progress slowly. The Swiss international, 30, has been a major protagonist in Juventus’ return to the top of the Italian football after his move from rivals Lazio in 2011. But his contract expires in June and according to reports in Italy, he has been contacted by Arsenal while Inter Milan, PSG and Real Madrid also remain interested. Lichtsteiner has always outlined his priority to extend with the Turin giants and in an interview with Tuttosport few months ago he expressed his desire to continue with Juventus. “It will probably be my last big contract,” Lichtsteiner reflected. “And my priority is Juventus. What counts is trophies, winning is the most important thing. I still see myself at a good level for three or four more years, then I can close [my career] in Switzerland and then become a Coach.” “I confirm that Paris […] Read more »

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Manchester United And Arsenal To Chase Athletic Bilbao Defender Aymeric Laporte

French defender Aymeric Laporte has been identified as a potential January target by Arsenal and Manchester United. Both Arsenal and Manchester United have had defensive problems this season and are believed to be in the market for a central defender. Both clubs have faced several problems due to injury woes in the defensive department. Failing to keep a clean sheet has been a big problem for both the Premier League clubs. So far, this season, both Arsenal and Manchester United have only managed to keep clean sheets in two out of nine league games with Arsenal conceding 11 goals and Manchester United conceding 13. According to reports from Spain, The Express has claimed that the Athletic Bilbao defender has been identified by both Arsene Wenger and Louis Van Gaal as they look to strengthen their respective defences in the upcoming transfer window. At only 20 years of age, Laporte is already a vital player for Bilbao. The French defender is […] Read more »

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Mario Mandzukic Rejected Arsenal And Chelsea For Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has revealed he rejected a move to Premier League to join the Spanish champions. Mario Mandzukic left Bayern Munich to join Atletico Madrid in the summer for a transfer fee of £17.5 million. The Croatia International has joined the Liga champions for the next four years as Bayern Munich acquired the services of Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund for free. The Champions League winner was linked with a big-money move to Premier League clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea before joining Atletico Madrid. Mandzukic has revealed that he turned down a chance to move to the Premier League in favour of joining Diego Simeone’s side. “I had better offers than from Atletico,” he told Sportske novosti. “There were calls from the UK that interested me, but I believe that their style of football is simply not my way. There were also interest from Italy and some concrete offers from Russia. “I’m very pleased with everything. I […] Read more »

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Arsenal – Flamini Thinks Alexis Sanchez Is On Par With Club Legend Thiery Henry

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is impressed with Alexis Sanchez’s performances for the club of late and believes the former Barcelona player is as good as club legend Thiery Henry. Sanchez has instantly become a hit with Arsenal fans delivering impressive performances since his arrival from Barcelona for around £30 million. The Chilean international has scored 8 goals in 15 appearances so far this season for the Gunners. The 25-year old scored both goals in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday. Sanchez’s teammate Flamini believes the winger is on the same level as former club icon Thiery Henry as well as Robin Van Persie. “From what we have seen so far of him, he is right up there [with Henry and Van Persie],” Flamini told reporters. ”He is proving it in every game he plays, not just with his goals but the way he works for the team. “[Alexis] is a breath of fresh air to play with. He gives so […] Read more »

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Liverpool Draw Blank In Hull City Stalemate While Arsenal Secure Comfortable Away Win

Arsenal got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win away at the Stadium of Light while Liverpool were held to a frustrating draw at Anfield. Alexis Sanchez scored a brace which included Arsenal’s 1500th Premier League goal to give them a 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light tonight. The Chilean International gave Arsenal the lead on the half hour mark with a well-taken goal after Wes Brown’s mistake. The goal changed the course of the game and the Gunners were unlucky not to extend their lead before half time. The hosts were better after the break but failed to mount a serious threat on the Arsenal goal. Sunderland continued to push but could not get a clear opening and Arsenal made sure of the victory in the dying seconds when Sanchez capitalized on another mistake from former Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone to seal the three points. Arsene Wenger spoke to the media after the victory and felt his […] Read more »