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metro
Revealed: Wenger set to name shock Arsenal star as captain for 2016/17two seasons captaining the club, Arsene Wenger must announce who will take over
Revealed: Wenger set to name shock Arsenal star as captain for 2016/17
metro / Posted 5 hours ago
two seasons captaining the club, Arsene Wenger must announce who will take over his role as skipper. Current vice-captain Per Mertesacker, as well as goalkeeper Petr Cech, were also in the running to replace Arteta as captain. Koscielny has made... Read more
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Arsenal Station
Arsenal ace to be handed captaincy after snubbing Bayern Munich moveto become the next skipper but Koscielny is by no means a bad choice – although
Arsenal ace to be handed captaincy after snubbing Bayern Munich move
Arsenal Station / Posted 6 hours ago
to become the next skipper but Koscielny is by no means a bad choice – although it’s interesting to see it would mean for Per Mertesacker. The German was the vice-captain this season and Wenger usually passes on the armband to the next in line... Read more
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Evening Standard
Ozil reveals the key to his upturn in form at Arsenaland the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Ozil reveals the key to his upturn in form at Arsenal
Evening Standard / Posted 10 hours ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
23h
Just Arsenal
Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Benatia, Musacchio, Halilovic, Romerocould be coming to North-London. A centre-back is believed to be high on our a
Arsenal transfer rumour round-up – Benatia, Musacchio, Halilovic, Romero
Just Arsenal / Posted 23 hours ago
could be coming to North-London. A centre-back is believed to be high on our agenda in the coming window, with Gabriel and Per Mertesacker having struggled to earn a regular starting role this season, and we have two possible defensive additions to... Read more
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Sport in a storm
Bayern star linkedwith the promise of more first-team football. It is being reported that Wenger
Bayern star linked
Sport in a storm / Posted yesterday
with the promise of more first-team football. It is being reported that Wenger would like to bring in Benatia to challenge Per Mertesacker for a regular place in the heart of his defence in the Premier League next term. Bolton's Rob Holding... Read more
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tribalfootball.com
Arsenal readying bid for Bayern Munich defender BenatiaWenger is on the hunt for a new centre-back to provide competition for Laurent
Arsenal readying bid for Bayern Munich defender Benatia
tribalfootball.com / Posted yesterday
Wenger is on the hunt for a new centre-back to provide competition for Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesacker and Benatia could be available at a cut-price having made just 29 league appearances over two seasons for... Read more
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Football365
Arsenal: Back, sack and... erm, crack?of the season. If you do not have complete faith in him after five years at the
Arsenal: Back, sack and... erm, crack?
Football365 / Posted yesterday
of the season. If you do not have complete faith in him after five years at the Emirates Stadium, it is time to let go. Per Mertesacker – In any other summer, the German would be a necessary sacrifice. In a summer in which Arsenal are losing a... Read more
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International Business Times
Arsenal make Mehdi Benatia their primary target as Xhaka deal nears completion willing to pull all stops to sign the player, having struggled defensively in t
Arsenal make Mehdi Benatia their primary target as Xhaka deal nears completion
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
willing to pull all stops to sign the player, having struggled defensively in the recently concluded campaign. The likes of Per Mertesacker and Gabriel have failed to perform at the same level as Laurent Koscielny and Benatia's arrival will add some... Read more
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Just Arsenal
Arsenal losing bartering battle for Player of Yearfee at the end of the new season. It is not yet known where Holding would slot
Arsenal losing bartering battle for Player of Year
Just Arsenal / Posted 2 days ago
fee at the end of the new season. It is not yet known where Holding would slot into the Arsenal squad should he seal his move, with Gabriel, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Calum Chambers in the first-team squad vying for action cur... Read more
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Football Talk
Arsenal To Steal March On Chelsea & Man Utd By Tabling Defender Bid This Weeka formal offer to Bayern this coming week. Arsene Wenger desperately needs a r
Arsenal To Steal March On Chelsea & Man Utd By Tabling Defender Bid This Week
Football Talk / Posted 2 days ago
a formal offer to Bayern this coming week. Arsene Wenger desperately needs a reliable partner for Laurent Koscielny as Per Mertesacker and Gabriel have failed to convince this season with familiar problems at the back playing a key role in the... Read more
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West Ham United FC
Top Ten – No6 Arsenal (A)as West Ham made an early chance, Tomkins bursting forward from right back to k
Top Ten – No6 Arsenal (A)
West Ham United FC / Posted 2 days ago
as West Ham made an early chance, Tomkins bursting forward from right back to knock across looking for Diafra Sakho, but Per Mertesacker was well positioned to stick a giant limb out and conced a corner. After Mark Noble and Angelo Ogbonna... Read more
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Evening Standard
Bellerin: I don't see myself anywhere other than at Arsenaland the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Bellerin: I don't see myself anywhere other than at Arsenal
Evening Standard / Posted 3 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Szczesny: I learned more in four months at Roma than decade at Arsenaland the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Szczesny: I learned more in four months at Roma than decade at Arsenal
Evening Standard / Posted 3 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Arsenal expected to announce Xhaka signing by Monday nightand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Arsenal expected to announce Xhaka signing by Monday night
Evening Standard / Posted 3 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Alexis Sanchez is happy at Arsenal, says compatriot Zamoranoand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Alexis Sanchez is happy at Arsenal, says compatriot Zamorano
Evening Standard / Posted 3 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Mesut Ozil named Arsenal player of the yearand his two assists helped them on their way to doing just that, sending Arsena
Mesut Ozil named Arsenal player of the year
Evening Standard / Posted 4 days ago
and his two assists helped them on their way to doing just that, sending Arsenal top of the league. His deliveries for Per Mertesacker and Bacary Sagna to head in were nigh on indefensible as Stoke were beaten at their own game. With Ozil at... Read more
4d
give me sport
Four stars Arsenal should target this summer in order to go one step further in the Premier LeagueWenger's side, a potential partnership with Laurent Koscielny is indeed a mouth
Four stars Arsenal should target this summer in order to go one step further in the Premier League
give me sport / Posted 4 days ago
Wenger's side, a potential partnership with Laurent Koscielny is indeed a mouthwatering prospect. Ageing vice-captain Per Mertesacker has shown evidence of a decline in ability, whereas Calum Chambers is relatively inexperienced, and the jury... Read more
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Evening Standard
'Xhaka's a born leader and worth every penny that Arsenal pay for him'and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
'Xhaka's a born leader and worth every penny that Arsenal pay for him'
Evening Standard / Posted 4 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Goal.com
How Arsenal could line up with the signing of Granit Xhakaat the Emirates Stadium next season. Wenger is expected to keep his first choi
How Arsenal could line up with the signing of Granit Xhaka
Goal.com / Posted 4 days ago
at the Emirates Stadium next season. Wenger is expected to keep his first choice back five of Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal intact, while Olivier Giroud will continue up front unless a striker... Read more
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Vavel
Arsenal 2015-16 Season Review: The Good, The Bad and The Uglydidn’t score a league goal between mid-January and the beginning of May, he can
Arsenal 2015-16 Season Review: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Vavel / Posted 5 days ago
didn’t score a league goal between mid-January and the beginning of May, he cannot be expected to lead the line alone. Per Mertesacker and Gabriel both have their issues at centre-back and neither one is fit to be Laurent Koscielny’s... Read more
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Evening Standard
Rosicky '100 per cent fit' as he is named in Czech Euro 2016 squadand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Rosicky '100 per cent fit' as he is named in Czech Euro 2016 squad
Evening Standard / Posted 5 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil enjoys a kickabout with Syrian refugeesand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil enjoys a kickabout with Syrian refugees
Evening Standard / Posted 5 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Just Arsenal
Which targets do the Arsenal fans want for next season?Arteta and Tomas Rosicky are all leaving, with their contracts having ended, an
Which targets do the Arsenal fans want for next season?
Just Arsenal / Posted 5 days ago
Arteta and Tomas Rosicky are all leaving, with their contracts having ended, and will need to be replaced. Kieran Gibbs and Per Mertesacker could also be forced to leave in search of regular action, while Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and... Read more
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Tottenham Hotspur Blog News
Is Vestergaard the right centre-back to replace Fazio?of him. He has 6 international caps now and is the mainstay of the Werder Breme
Is Vestergaard the right centre-back to replace Fazio?
Tottenham Hotspur Blog News / Posted 6 days ago
of him. He has 6 international caps now and is the mainstay of the Werder Bremen defence. He has been likened to a faster Per Mertesacker and has played the zonal marking system. Think back to all the traditional centre-halves like Mike England... Read more
6d
give me sport
How Arsenal can win the title this seasonis their solid backline. A leaky defence that has cracked when the pressure beg
How Arsenal can win the title this season
give me sport / Posted 6 days ago
is their solid backline. A leaky defence that has cracked when the pressure begins to mount on their title hopes, Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, flanked either side by the reliable Bacary Sagna and greatly improving Kieran Gibbs –... Read more
6d
give me sport
Arsenal should consider making 3 huge signings this summerwith Hummels expected to be paired with Jerome Boateng. Arsenal have struggled
Arsenal should consider making 3 huge signings this summer
give me sport / Posted 6 days ago
with Hummels expected to be paired with Jerome Boateng. Arsenal have struggled at the back this summer – particularly with Per Mertesacker showing his age, and Gabriel not being up to scratch – and Benatia could be the ideal player to strengthen... Read more
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Evening Standard
Arsenal could break Ozil transfer record to sign Juventus star Morattaand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Arsenal could break Ozil transfer record to sign Juventus star Moratta
Evening Standard / Posted 6 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Ozil named Europe's second-best attacking midfielder behind Silvaand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Ozil named Europe's second-best attacking midfielder behind Silva
Evening Standard / Posted 7 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Squawka
How would Germany’s Euro 2016 squad would look based on stats?Didavi. Attackers: Andre Schurrle, Thomas Muller, Mario Gomez. Notable Omissi
How would Germany’s Euro 2016 squad would look based on stats?
Squawka / Posted 7 days ago
Didavi. Attackers: Andre Schurrle, Thomas Muller, Mario Gomez. Notable Omissions: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Bernd Leno, Per Mertesacker, Antonio Rudiger, Jonathan Tah, Benedikt Howedes, Sebastian Rudy, Erik Durm, Sebastien Rode, Christopher... Read more
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Evening Standard
Pochettino has turned Spurs into title-winners againand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Pochettino has turned Spurs into title-winners again
Evening Standard / Posted 7 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Flamini: Wenger will keep inspiring me when I'm in the boardroomand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Flamini: Wenger will keep inspiring me when I'm in the boardroom
Evening Standard / Posted 7 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Goal.com
Snubbed Euro 2016 stars provide Gunners with pre-season boostwhich currently includes matches in Los Angeles and California. Francis Coquel
Snubbed Euro 2016 stars provide Gunners with pre-season boost
Goal.com / Posted 7 days ago
which currently includes matches in Los Angeles and California. Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Theo Walcott and Per Mertesacker will also be going on the pre-season tour of America at the end of July where they face games against the MLS... Read more
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TSN
Germany coach Loew keeps faith with Schweinsteiger, Podolskiis out with a knee injury, while Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Christoph Kramer m
Germany coach Loew keeps faith with Schweinsteiger, Podolski
TSN / Posted 7 days ago
is out with a knee injury, while Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Christoph Kramer missed out after a poor season. Philipp Lahm, Per Mertesacker and Miroslav Klose all retired after Germany's World Cup win in 2014. Besiktas forward Mario Gomez is back... Read more
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Evening Standard
Ozil: Finishing above Spurs good news for fans after we let them downand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Ozil: Finishing above Spurs good news for fans after we let them down
Evening Standard / Posted 7 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Futn Soccer
Arsenal’s bid for promising defender rejected – Is he good enough for the Gunners?accolades, it’s not quite enough to prove his ability in a Champions League sid
Arsenal’s bid for promising defender rejected – Is he good enough for the Gunners?
Futn Soccer / Posted 7 days ago
accolades, it’s not quite enough to prove his ability in a Champions League side fighting for the Premier League. Granted, Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are both 30 and older, while Calum Chambers is the only young center back at the club... Read more
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Squawka
Round-up: £33.8m star on his way to Arsenal, transfer finally agreed, deal to be done in daysand boasts much experience of Premier League football. Arsenal would benefit fr
Round-up: £33.8m star on his way to Arsenal, transfer finally agreed, deal to be done in days
Squawka / Posted 7 days ago
and boasts much experience of Premier League football. Arsenal would benefit from having another central-defensive option, with Gabriel having made several errors of late, while Per Mertesacker is entering the closing stages of his career. (M... Read more
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Just Arsenal
PL and Bundesliga club’s captains closing on Arsenal movesbids, although they are now believed likely to sell the centre-back with him tu
PL and Bundesliga club’s captains closing on Arsenal moves
Just Arsenal / Posted 8 days ago
bids, although they are now believed likely to sell the centre-back with him turning 32 in the coming months. Gabriel and Per Mertesacker have not proved themselves well enough this year prompting the need to strengthen, and Williams could do well... Read more
8d
Vavel
Opinion: With the transfer window fast approaching, where do Arsenal need to strengthen?have a gem. However the pacey, physical and aerially competent French defender
Opinion: With the transfer window fast approaching, where do Arsenal need to strengthen?
Vavel / Posted 8 days ago
have a gem. However the pacey, physical and aerially competent French defender often gets exposed by the lack of pace from Per Mertesacker, or Gabriel's rather rash style. Arsenal need a top class centre back and should be looking at the situation... Read more
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Evening Standard
Is Theo Walcott's England career over after Euro 2016 snub?and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Is Theo Walcott's England career over after Euro 2016 snub?
Evening Standard / Posted 8 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Giroud will be first-choice striker at Arsenal next seasonand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Giroud will be first-choice striker at Arsenal next season
Evening Standard / Posted 8 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Arsenal FC
The Breakdown: Aston Villa (h)looks at: Click the 'Play' button above to watch the show, and then try the fo
The Breakdown: Aston Villa (h)
Arsenal FC / Posted 8 days ago
looks at: Click the 'Play' button above to watch the show, and then try the following: Listen to the Arsenal Weekly podcast Join Russell Hargreaves for our new weekly podcast, featuring Per Mertesacker, Dan Roebuck, Nik Brumsack and Adrian C... Read more
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Evening Standard
Arsenal edge out rivals Spurs to dominate London Team of the Seasonand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Arsenal edge out rivals Spurs to dominate London Team of the Season
Evening Standard / Posted 8 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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DW
Leicester City's Robert Huth leads the way as Germans abroad steal the show |In total, Özil created 146 chances for his teammates - more than any other play
Leicester City's Robert Huth leads the way as Germans abroad steal the show |
DW / Posted 8 days ago
In total, Özil created 146 chances for his teammates - more than any other player in the league since 2003/04. Teammate Per Mertesacker wore the captain's armband for the majority of the season when fit, but struggled for regular game time in... Read more
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Evening Standard
Arteta: I don't want to cheat Arsenal; I'm not good enough any moreand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Arteta: I don't want to cheat Arsenal; I'm not good enough any more
Evening Standard / Posted 8 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Football Talk
Arsenal Close In On £33.8m Deal As Wenger Confirms He'll Sign 3 New Playersgood enough to lead a title winning team. I also think a top class partner for
Arsenal Close In On £33.8m Deal As Wenger Confirms He'll Sign 3 New Players
Football Talk / Posted 8 days ago
good enough to lead a title winning team. I also think a top class partner for Laurent Koscielny should be a priority as Per Mertesacker and Gabriel have failed to prove they are the answer. Let’s hope Arsene doesn’t hang about and makes his... Read more
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Evening Standard
Kroenke will give Arsenal ‘as much money as we want’and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Kroenke will give Arsenal ‘as much money as we want’
Evening Standard / Posted 9 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
Perfect farewell for tearful Arteta as Arsenal finish above Spursand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
Perfect farewell for tearful Arteta as Arsenal finish above Spurs
Evening Standard / Posted 9 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
The battle of north London is far from over despite Spurs capitulationand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
The battle of north London is far from over despite Spurs capitulation
Evening Standard / Posted 9 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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Evening Standard
'It happened again': St Totteringham's day celebrated in styleand the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has
'It happened again': St Totteringham's day celebrated in style
Evening Standard / Posted 9 days ago
and the Premier League’s best. No wonder Barcelona are keen. The Frenchman has been perfectly reliable alongside either Per Mertesacker or Gabriel but the lack of consistency in Wenger’s selection has rarely allowed Koscielny to settle. As such,... Read more
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The World Game
Top 10 goals of the Premier League seasonto go top of the Barclays Premier League with a win at St Mary's and they were
Top 10 goals of the Premier League season
The World Game / Posted 10 days ago
to go top of the Barclays Premier League with a win at St Mary's and they were looking comfortable when Gunners defender Per Mertesacker headed a cross clear but Cuco Martina had other ideas as his ran onto the loose ball to rifle home a... Read more
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