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Vermaelen close to Gunners exit

Thomas Vermaelen’s agent Alex Kroes has revealed that the defender has told Arsene Wenger that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season, according to the Metro.

The 28 year old has failed to hold down a first team place with the Gunners this season due to the continued form of Laurent Koscielny and Per Metersacker.

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Rosicky set to be offered new deal

The Mirror understands that Arsenal are set to offer Tomas Rosicky a new contract amid surprise interest from European Champions Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga leaders, who will face the Gunners in the last sixteen of this season’s Champions League, have registered an interest in the Czech Republic international, who moved to North London from Borussia Dortmund in 2006.

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Gunners through despite defeat

Arsenal missed out on top spot in Group F after losing 2-0 to Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo yesterday evening.

Goals from former Gunners target Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon secured victory for Rafael Benitez’s men, who joined Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund on twelve points but miss out due to their head to head record against both teams.

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No fresh injury concerns ahead of Napoli clash

Arsene Wenger has no fresh injury concerns for this evening’s crucial Champions League clash with Napoli.

Bacary Sagna, Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo, Abou Diaby, Ryo Miyaichi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all remain side-lined for the match against Rafael Benitez’s side, who can book their place in the knockout stages with victory, should Borussia Dortmund drop points against Marseille.

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Benitez lauds Wenger ahead of Champions League meeting

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez has heaped praise on Arsene Wenger ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Arsenal, the Express understands.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss has said that the Frenchman is the best manager in the English top flight, and believes that the club can win their first title in ten years.

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Wilshere double secures win over Marseille

A Jack Wilshere double inspired Arsenal to victory against Marseille at the Emirates yesterday evening, and all but secured their places in the knockout stages of the Champions League for a fourteenth season in succession.

The England international opened the scoring after just thirty seconds, before doubling the host’s advantage twenty minutes into the second half.

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Flamini back to face old club

Mathieu Flamini is set to return to the Arsenal line up to face former club Marseille in tonight’s Champions League group F clash.

The France international missed Saturday’s Premier League win over Southampton through suspension after amassing five yellow cards, but could feature at the Emirates Stadium.

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Dortmund defeat Arsenal to go top of Group F

Arsenal lost for the first time since the opening day of the season as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates yesterday evening.

Reorted Gunners fan Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave the visitors the lead on sixteen minutes only for Olivier Giroud to fire in an equaliser from close range four minutes before the break.

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Gunners stay top after Baggies draw

Arsenal’s winning streak away from home was brought to an end after they were held to a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion yesterday afternoon.

The point was however enough to see them return to the top of the Premier League, having been briefly replaced by Liverpool following their win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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Sagna out of Baggies clash

Bacary Sagna will miss Arsenal’s trip to The Hawthorns after he was ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring injury which he sustained in Tuesday evening’s win over Napoli in the Champions League.

He joins Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Santi Cazorla on the Gunners ever extensive injury-list, though the latter pair are expected back after the international break.

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