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Wenger calls for united front as Arsenal make Shield statement

nger London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Arsene Wenger pleaded with Arsenal fans to stay united after his side made a statement of intent with their Community Shield victory over Chelsea on Sunday. After spending much of last season under fire from supporters frustrated by Arsenal’s travails, Gunners boss Wenger …

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Arsenal beat Chelsea in Community Shield

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star signing Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall guys as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalties at Wembley on Sunday. Goals from Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac sent the game to a shootout and …

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Five questions ahead of Community Shield

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League champions Chelsea face FA Cup holders Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. Here AFP Sport looks at five key questions ahead of the annual curtain raiser to the English top-flight season: Pressure on Wenger As the rain lashed down on …

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Lacazette, Morata in unexpected showdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Had the close season panned out as initially expected, Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata would not be lining up for Arsenal and Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley. After 14 years at Lyon, Lacazette decided it was time to move on and was reported …

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Unsettled Sanchez back in training with Arsenal

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Alexis Sanchez finally returned to training with Arsenal on Tuesday amid persistent speculation the Chile forward is keen to leave the Gunners. Sanchez missed Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Australia and China, as well as last weekend’s Emirates Cup tournament, as he rested following international …

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Lacazette gives Arsenal injury scare after first home goal

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal an injury scare as the club’s record signing limped off after scoring his first home goal in Sunday’s 2-1 Emirates Cup defeat against Sevilla. Lacazette is under pressure to make an immediate impact after Arsene Wenger splashed out £52 million …

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Sanchez not for sale, insists Wenger

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger has reiterated his determination to hold onto Alexis Sanchez and slammed claims the unsettled Arsenal star’s dose of the flu was part of his plan to engineer a transfer. Sanchez has just one year left on his Arsenal contract after refusing to …

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Walcott shines as Arsenal trounce Benfica

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Theo Walcott gave Arsene Wenger a timely reminder of his qualities with a brace in Arsenal’s 5-2 friendly thrashing of Benfica as Alexandre Lacazette made his Gunners home debut in the Emirates Cup on Saturday. Walcott is in danger of being reduced to a …

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Unsettled Sanchez due back with Arsenal on Sunday

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Amid persistent reports that Alexis Sanchez wants to leave Arsenal, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says the Chile forward will return to training on Sunday. Sanchez missed Arsenal’s pre-season tour to Australia and China while he rested after playing for his country at the Confederations Cup. …

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Football: Arsenal hit by food poisoning in China

Shanghai, China | AFP | Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their preseason friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said. The Frenchman revealed the sickness that had swept the Arsenal camp, coupled with the severe heat in China …

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