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Alan Smith urges Arsenal to let go of Sanchez

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith feels that the Gunners should cash in on the services of Alexis Sanchez with his contract due to expire at the end of next season.


The Chile international has shown no signs of extending his deal, but manager Arsene Wenger is adamant that the attacker will remain at the Emirates.

Sanchez came off a bright season with the Gunners last term with 30 goals and 15 assists in all competitions. However, this was not sufficient to propel them into the top-four as they lost the final Champions League qualification spot to Liverpool, who held onto their one-point lead going into the final week of the campaign.

The Chilean has publicly stated that he would like to ply his trade in the Champions League next season – something the Gunners cannot offer for a change, but they are still willing to risk him for another year with the knowledge that he could leave on a free next summer. Continue reading

Starting the season without Alexis Sanchez is not the best way to kick-off

The last time that Arsenal won the Premier League title was during the 2003-04 season and ever since then, Arsene Wenger has only managed to put the English club in the top 5 spots of the top tier English league which isn’t bad as this shows consistency from the manager and his players but the fans of the club are tired of seeing them getting so close but just not managing to pull it off.

The next Premier League season kicks off on August 8 and Arsene Wenger has already had some bad news to announce to the supporters of the club and it involves one of their most important as well as influential figures, Alexis Sanchez.

Alexis Sanchez will be missing out from the opening match of the season for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger talked during a press conference in Asia and said: “He’ll be back with us on Aug. 3 and it takes about three weeks to competitive. It could take him a little bit less time to get match fit but he’ll miss our first game.”

One of the main reasons of why Arsenal in the past few years have just not been capable on making it through an entire season in full force and pull off a Premier League win is due to injuries as the main stars of the team have had to miss out from a significantly large period of time and this has already started to affect the squad of Arsene Wenger. Continue reading

Arteta confident that the Gunners can turn the corner

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta believes that winning a trophy would be a huge turning point for the club, according to the Daily Star.

The Gunners crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening, after losing their two legged tie with holders Bayern Munich by three goals to one, but they still have an outside chance of clinching the Premier League title, and booked their place in the last four of the FA Cup by beating Everton last weekend.

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Arsenal still keen on Draxler

With the transfer window set to slam shut tomorrow evening, Arsenal are stepping up their efforts to sign Schalke starlet Julian Draxler, the Express understands.

However, it has been reported that the Bundesliga club will consider accepting a £30m bid, under the proviso that they can keep the midfielder for the rest of this season in a deal similar to that which saw Lukas Poldolski arrive from FC Koln eighteen months ago.

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Arsenal keen on Rodrigo

Arsenal have joined Zenit St Petersburg in the race to sign Benfica striker Rodrigo, according to the Metro.

The Gunners have been mulling over numerous attacking options this month as they look to bolster their attack ahead of a crucial part of the season.

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Wenger admits he may need to buy

Arsene Wenger has admitted that the extent of Theo Walcott’s injury may force his hand in this month’s transfer window.

The Gunners, who are no strangers to an injury crisis, are once again low on numbers with only North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur currently having more first team players on the side-lines.

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Walcott ruled out of World Cup

Arsenal and England have been dealt a huge injury blow, with news that Theo Walcott will be out for at least six months, the Express understands.

The 24 year old was stretchered off towards the end of the Gunners’ 2-0 FA Cup third round victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur, with initial reports suggesting that he would be out for up to four weeks.

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Henry reveals chance Wenger meeting led to Arsenal move

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has revealed that he joined Arsenal after a chance meeting on a plane with Arsene Wenger, the Metro understands.

The Frenchman moved to Highbury in from Juventus in 1999, and went on to become the clubs all-time top scorer with 228 goals in 377 games.

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Gunners open up four point lead at summit

A double from Olivier Giroud sealed victory for Arsenal over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The France international scored in either half to secure all three points for the Gunners, who have now opened up a four point lead at the top of the Premier League after second place Liverpool only managed to draw in Merseyside derby earlier in the day.

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Arsenal handed Llorente boost

Arsenal have been handed a boost in their hopes of signing Fernando Llorente after the striker admitted that he has been struggling at Juventus, the Mirror understands.

The Spain international is one of a number of forwards to be linked with a January move to the Emirates in recent weeks, as Arsene Wenger looks to bring in further cover for Olivier Giroud.

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