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Arsenal Survive But Koscielny Says Display Not Good Enough

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MOSCOW – Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny admitted his side came close to a Europa League meltdown at CSKA Moscow on Thursday where they recovered from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw and reach the semi-finals 6-3 on aggregate. Having built a 4-1 lead in the first leg in north London last week it…

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Arsenal Beat Watford 3-0 For First Clean Sheet In 12 League Matches

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LONDON – ARSENAL 3 WATFORD 0 Arsenal eased their way past Watford 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, marking their first clean sheet in 12 league matches and settling nerves at the Emirates after a string of losses in 2018. The win leaves Arsenal 10 points off Champions League qualification in sixth place in…

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UEFA Charges Arsenal And Cologne Over Crowd Problems

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LONDON – Premier League club Arsenal blamed the selling of tickets by touts for the crowd problems at their Europa League game against German side FC Cologne as UEFA began disciplinary proceedings on Friday. Cologne and Arsenal have been charged with various offences at the match which was delayed by an hour after large numbers…

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4 Arrests As Arsenal Match Delayed Amid Crowd Disoder

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LONDON- Arsenal’s Europa League group stage match at home to FC Cologne was delayed by an hour on Thursday, with four arrests made for public order offences after extra police had to be deployed at The Emirates Stadium in north London. British media said 20,000 Cologne fans had made their way through London towards the…

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New Season, Same Old Problems For Wenger

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LONDON – Under fire from furious fans and unable to placate his unsettled stars, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger finds himself assailed by familiar problems just weeks into the new season as he battles to salvage his tarnished reputation. Just four months ago, the Frenchman was celebrating an FA Cup final triumph against Chelsea that the…

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Jese Hits Ground Running To Shoot Down Arsenal

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STOKE-ON-TRENT – Stoke City’s new loan signing Jese Rodriguez made an immediate impact by scoring the only goal as his side stunned Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday. The 24-year-old Spaniard, who only arrived in England this week, started and finished the move that saw Mark Hughes’s men add to the question marks that are…

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Arsenal’s Walcott Hails ‘Absolute Tank’ Kolasinac

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ARSENAL forward Theo Walcott labeled new team mate Sead Kolasinac an “absolute tank”, saying the defender is well equipped to become an instant success in the Premier League. The 24-year-old Kolasinac, who joined Arsenal on a free transfer from Schalke 04, came on as a substitute for the injured Per Mertesacker and scored his first…

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Arsenal Sign French Striker Lacazette From Lyon

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LONDON – Arsenal have signed French international striker Alexandre Lacazette on a five-year contract from French side Olympique Lyonnais, the Premier League club has said. British media reported that the fee for the 26-year-old was a club record 46.5 million pounds ($60 million), surpassing the 42.4 million pounds Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Germany midfielder…

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Arsenal’s ‘Fighting Spirit’ Has Returned, Says Wenger

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LONDON – Arsenal’s “fighting spirit” has returned, manager Arsene Wenger said after his side completed a third Premier League victory in a week to roar back into contention for a top-four finish. After a 2-0 loss at rivals Tottenham Hotspur last month, Arsenal looked dead and buried in pursuit of a 21st successive Champions League…

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Arsene Wenger Says Diego Costa Got Per Mertesacker Sent Off

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ARSENE Wenger accused Diego Costa of getting Per Mertesacker sent off as Chelsea put a major dent in Arsenal’s title chances. Wenger claimed Costa was “clever” after Mertesacker was red carded after making a last ditch tackle to stop him going clean through. Costa then rubbed salt in the wounds by scoring the winner. Chelsea…

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Arsenal Optimism Checked As West Ham Claim Shock Win

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LONDON (Reuters) – West Ham United capitalised on mistakes by new Arsenal new goalkeeper Petr Cech to secure a surprise 2-0 Premier League victory at the Emirates and leave the Gunners deflated on Sunday. Philippe Coutinho’s stunning late strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 victory at Stoke City to avenge their 6-1 defeat at the Britannia…

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Arsenal 4-0 Singapore XI: Hat-trick Hero Chuba Akpom

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SINGAPORE – Teenage striker Chuba Akpom stole the show for Arsenal with an eye-catching hat-trick to set up a Barclays Asia Trophy Final against Everton. And his reward was a promise from boss Arsene Wenger that he’ll be staying at The Emirates next season to fight for a place alongside Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and…

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Morgan Schneiderlin Set To Make £24M Man U Move Next Week

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MANCHESTER United are closing in on the £24 million capture of Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. The Old Trafford giants are set to beat Arsenal and Tottenham to the transfer of the holding midfielder – who is poised to become Louis van Gaal’s second signing of the summer. Schneiderlin said on Wednesday he hoped his future…

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Kane The Bane Of Arsenal With Derby Double

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LONDON – Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur claimed the north London bragging rights by storming from behind to sink Arsenal 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. Kane’s headed 86th-minute winner took Spurs above their arch rivals in the race for Champions League football as Arsenal paid the price for failing to build…

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Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger Ready For Battle Eith Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino

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LONDON – Arsène Wenger had been asked for his memories of Mauricio Pochettino, the player, and he responded by turning his palm upwards and making a karate-chopping gesture in a diagonal direction. “Tough,” the Arsenal manager added, with a smile. Wenger, clearly, has vivid recollections of Pochettino’s brutal, scything foul on Michael Owen at the…

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Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Earns Point Against Tottenham

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NACER Chadli could barely contain his delight after his low finish had set up the smash-and-grab raid for Tottenham Hotspur, and he cupped his hand to his ear as he wheeled away in front of the Arsenal supporters. How about that then? What have you got now? Arsenal did have an answer and it came…

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Nathaniel Clyne’s Stunning Strike Sends Southampton Past Arsenal

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ARSENE Wenger called Southampton miracle workers and they enhanced their reputation not only with a result to celebrate but also with the sheer standard of the performance. Having recalibrated their team over the summer, they played with a slickness and cohesion that was mightily impressive. This was quite a statement of intent from Ronald Koeman,…

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Mesut Ozil And Danny Welbeck Answer Critics As Arsenal Tame Aston Villa

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ASTON Villa went into this game knowing they would go top of the league with a victory. They came out of it chastened, their presumption mercilessly exposed, grateful only that they had not been asked to play against Borussia Dortmund. So comprehensively outplayed in midweek, a transformed Arsenal indulged in a little bullying of their…

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Borussia Dortmund And Ciro Immobile Run Through Listless Arsenal

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IT was a night of awkward truths for Arsenal and, by the time it was all done, it felt like the irrefutable evidence of how far they have to go before they can be regarded as a team who are capable of making a serious impression on the Champions League. It is some considerable distance…

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Arsenal Sign Manchester United Forward Danny Welbeck For £16m

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LONDON – Arsenal sweated until beyond the final minutes of the transfer window to complete a deal to sign Danny Welbeck for £16m from Manchester United. The paperwork for the England forward was being processed with the Premier League after the 11pm deadline, which concluded a strained and curious day in the life of Arsenal…

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