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The Invincibles (Part Three)

Continuing the look back at some of the key matches involving the Arsenal Invincible team as they went through the entire 2003 – 2004 season unbeaten. For Part One please click here; and Part Two click here. October 4th, 2003, Liverpool v Arsenal Two weeks after their dramatic draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, Arsenal were back in the ...

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Chelsea linked with Juve forward again

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Chelsea may have beaten his current team in the Champions League on Tuesday night, but they remain big admirers of striker Federico Chiesa. And reports in Italy suggest that they may be ready to translate their interest into a firm bid for a player who is still technically on loan in Turin. He joined Juventus from parent club Fiorentina on ...

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Arsenal may do U-turn on Lacazette

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Arsenal may be about to do a U-turn and offer Alexander Lacazette a lucrative new deal to stay at the Emirates. The 30-year old is in the final year of his current contract at the Emirates and it was widely assumed that he would be allowed to leave so as to make room for a younger talent. There had even ...

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Leno to remain at the Emirates

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Bernd Leno will remain at the Emirates for the remainder of this season, despite speculation to the contrary. The German international has fallen below Aaron Ramsdale in the pecking order under Mikel Arteta, leading to reports that he might try and force a move away from the club when the transfer window opens. However, with no credible back-up in case ...

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Chelsea want Barcelona teenager

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Chelsea want to sign Barcelona teenager Gavi. The 17-year old midfielder has broken into the Catalan’s first-team this season, another graduate off La Masia production line, and he has a release clause of €50 million (£42 million), a figure that Chelsea are prepared to pay. His current deal runs until 2023, and Barcelona want to tie him down to a ...

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Barcelona want Chelsea pair

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Barcelona have enquired about the availability of both Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech. Both have largely been confined to back-up roles this season, starting just six league games between the pair of them, although they did combine to score Chelsea’s fourth goal in the Champions League thrashing of Juventus on Tuesday night. Now Barcelona want to explore the possibility of ...

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Fiorentina ready to exercise Torreira option

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Fiorentina are ready to exercise their option to buy Lucas Torreira on a permanent deal. The Uruguayan midfielder is on a  season long loan at the Serie A club from Arsenal, and the agreement between the two clubs has a clause allowing tem to exercise their option, something they are now prepared to trigger. Torreira has been enjoying a new ...

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Confusion over Elneny future

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There is more confusion as to the future of Mohamed Elneny at Arsenal. Over the weekend, reports emerged suggesting that the club were prepared to let him leave on a free transfer in January, with Turkish club Galatasaray apparently waiting in the wings with a contract offer for him. His father though claims that he has been told that Arsenal ...

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Tuchel wants contract rebels to sign new deals

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Thomas Tuchel wants his four senior defenders in the last year of their current contracts to sign new deals at the club. As things stand, Chelsea will lose the combined services of Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta at the end of the season. Rüdiger has been linked with a  host of clubs, both in ...

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Arsenal linked with teenage Romanian

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Arsenal have been linked with Romanian teenage striker Ianis Stoica. He currently plays for the top team in Romania, FCSB, formerly known as Steaua Bucharest, where he has enjoyed a breakthrough season, soring six goals and providing two assists in 14 games so far. And that has attracted interest from abroad, with the Romanian media suggesting that Arsenal scouts have ...

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