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ESPN Pundit backs Petr Cech to remain at Arsenal next season

ESPN Pundit Steve Nicol feels Petr Cech will stay put with Arsenal for another season at the least. The 35-year-old has produced a mixed performance in the Gunners shirt this term, and there has already been talk of him being replaced in the summer.


Speaking on ESPN FC, Nicol admits that the former Czech international is no longer dependable to produce ‘miraculous saves’ between the sticks, but he is still more capable in goal ahead of back-up shot-stopper David Ospina, he said: “I still believe in Petr Cech myself, he’s solid.
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Kallstrom closing in on Gunners debut

Kim Kallstrom could make his Arsenal debut in this weekend’s FA Cup quarter final against Everton as he closes in on a return to fitness, the Mirror understands.

The Sweden international became the Gunners’ only new signing during the January transfer window, but is yet to feature having arrived at the club carrying a back injury.

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Wilshere hoping to make Liverpool trip

Arsenal are waiting to assess the fitness of Jack Wilshere, who is closing in on a comeback after missing the Gunners last two matches with an ankle injury.

Mikel Arteta may feature despite limping off during the last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace though Theo Walcott, Kim Kallstrom, Aaron Ramsey, Thomas Vermaelen and Yaya Sanogo all remain injured and Mathieu Flamini serves the second game of a four-match suspension.

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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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Arsenal keen on Morata loan deal

Arsenal are set to offer Real Madrid a £2m loan fee as they try to secure the services of Alvaro Morata for the rest of the season, the Metro understands.

The Gunners are desperately short of attacking options, with Theo Walcott joining an already extensive injury list at the club after being ruled out for six months with the knee injury he sustained in the 2-0 FA Cup third round victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.

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Dzeko to stay at City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that reported Arsenal target Edin Dzeko will not be sold in January, according to the Daily Star.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international scored the only goal of the game as City beat Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon to briefly rise to first position in the Premier League.

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Wilshere facing one match ban

Jack Wilshere has been charged by the Football Association after raising his middle finger in the direction of home supporters in Arsenal’s 6-3 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday, according to the Mail Online.

Manager Arsene Wenger has said that the club will accept and punishment handed to the midfielder, who has until 6pm on Wednesday to respond.

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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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Wenger pleased with Flamini decision

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he was initially reluctant to re-sign Mathieu Flamini, but is glad that he did as he has “crucial to the balance of the side”.

The France international is almost certain for face his former team Marsielle in tomorrow evening’s Champions League group opener at the Stade Velodrome, amid a midfield injury crisis for the Arsenal manager.

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Wright: Suarez signing would be strange

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has said that if he were Luis Suarez, he ‘would give Liverpool another season’ amidst the Gunners continued pursuit of the Uruguay international, the Mail Online understands.

Wright also said that he would welcome the controversial striker to the club with open arms should he move to the Emirates, though he believes it would be a ‘strange’ choice by the 26 year old.

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