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Forgotten star Wilshere fights for Arsenal future

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jack Wilshere has vowed to force his way back into Arsene Wenger’s plans after the Arsenal midfielder stepped up his return from exile. Wilshere has endured a miserable spell as he slipped down the pecking order with Arsenal and England before finding himself sent on …

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Giroud reaches century, Everton held at home

Paris, France | AFP | Olivier Giroud scored his 100th Arsenal goal as a youthful Gunners side beat BATE Borisov 4-2 in Belarus in the Europa League on Thursday, as Everton were held to a shock 2-2 draw by 10-man Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park. Theo Walcott netted twice for the …

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Wenger’s Arsenal facing 2000km trip to Belarus

Paris, France | AFP | Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he will field a strong side for Thursday’s Europa League visit to BATE Borisov, despite a 4000km round trip in the middle of a spell of three games in seven days. The second round of group-stage matches also sees AC Milan …

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Wenger fumes over gruelling schedule

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger has criticised the gruelling schedule that forces Arsenal to play three games in the space of just seven days. Wenger’s side eased to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s brace at the …

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Wenger foresees transfer shake-up

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes there will be a radical overhaul of the transfer market within the next year following the stratospheric spending of the close-season trading period. Paris Saint-Germain smashed the world transfer record to sign Neymar from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($266 …

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Arrests made as Arsenal-Cologne kicks off despite crowd trouble

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal’s Europa League encounter with Cologne finally got underway an hour late on Thursday despite police making arrests after dealing with “disorder” at the Emirates Stadium as German fans occupied home sections of the ground. Thousands of ticketless supporters of German club Cologne arrived …

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‘I nearly quit Arsenal’, admits Giroud

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud admitted on Wednesday that he came close to leaving the club in the close season before deciding to stay because his “story is not over”. The France international has fallen behind club-record signing and compatriot Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order …

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Wenger tells Sanchez to counter jeers on pitch

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger has called on Alexis Sanchez to deliver on the pitch and silence those Arsenal fans who jeered him during the 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth. Sanchez came close to a deadline day move to Manchester City, only to see Arsenal pull out …

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Five things we learned in the Bundesliga

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Striker Mark Uth was Hoffenheim’s hero in their shock win over Bayern Munich while Borussia Dortmund’s goalless draw at 10-man Freiburg saw captain Marcel Schmelzer sidelined again. Cologne are rock bottom and in low spirits after three morale-sapping defeats ahead of facing Arsenal in the …

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Five things we learned in the Premier League

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester City crushed 10-man Liverpool, while Manchester United lost their 100 percent record. Chelsea maintained their revival and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez endured a difficult return to action. Here are five things we learned from this weekend’s Premier League action: Bloodied Ederson is Guardiola’s kind …

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