Tag Archives: Per Mertesacker

Diaby hopeful of first team return

Injured Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has said that he has no thoughts of retiring, according to the Daily Star.

The France international has been side-lined since picking up a serious knee injury last March, and that was the latest in a long line of serious problems that have blighted his time in North London.

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Mertesacker and Rosicky pen new deals

Arsenal duo Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky have finalised their new deals with the club, according to the Mirror.

Germany international Mertesacker, who has formed a consistent partnership at the heart of the Gunner’s defence with Laurent Koscielny, has committed himself to the cause until the summer of 2017.

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Wenger still without several players ahead of Stoke trip

Arsenal will be looking to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea as they return to Premier League action at Stoke City.

A whole host of players will be assessed ahead of the game, with Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, Thomas Vermaelan and Kieran Gibbs all in a race to be fit while Kim Kallstrom, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Abou Diaby are definitely out.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain happy with underdogs tag

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has said admitted that the Gunners are happy to be regarded as underdogs in this season’s Premier League title race, Sky Sports understands.

Despite the North London side having been top of the table for most of the season, they remain behind both Manchester City and Chelsea in the eyes of the bookmakers.

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Mertesacker backs Draxler move

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has said that the club would welcome the signing of his international teammate Julian Draxler, the Mirror understands.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the attacking midfielder, who manager Arsene Wenger is keen to mould into a centre-forward very much in the same mould as former Arsenal man Robin van Persie.

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City beat Gunners to close gap at the top

Arsenal have seen their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to just two points after losing 6-3 to title favourites Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Sergio Aguero put the hosts in front on sixteen minutes, only for Theo Walcott to equalise with his first league goal of the season a quarter of an hour later.

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Wishere keen to be captain

Jack Wilshere has revealed his ambitions to become Arsenal captain, Sky Sports understands.

The 21 year old, who has appeared in all but one of the Gunners’ league games this season, is one of the longest serving players in Arsene Wenger’s side after breaking through to the first team at just 16.

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Wilshere takes positives from Chile loss

Jack Wilshere believes that England can learn lessons from their defeat to Chile at Wembley on Friday evening.

Two goals from Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez wrapped up victory for the South Americans, and Wilshere has suggested that the game provided valuable experience ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

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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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Gunners planning Benzema bid

Arsenal are continuing to prepare a move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzama, the Mirror understands.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to bring in another striker when the transfer window reopens in January, with Nicklas Bendtner currently the only available back up to first choice forward Olivier Giroud.

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