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Cup Upsets Involving Arsenal (Part Four)

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Concluding the series whihc looks at some of the times that Arsenal have been on the wrong end of a cup upset. For Part One please click here; Part Two here; and Part Three here. Bradford City, League Cup 2012 In the 2012 – 2013 season, Bradford City of League Two, made a highly improbable run through to the final ...

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Cup Upsets Involving Arsenal (Part Three)

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Continuing the series which looks at some of those times when Arsenal were on the wrong end of a cup upset. For Part One please click here; and Part Two here. Real Zaragoza, UEFA European Cup Winners Cup Final 1995 In 1994, Arsenal, against the odds, had won the European Cup Winners Cup final in Copenhagen, beating a highly rated ...

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Gunners and City competing for Barca midfielder

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Both Arsenal and Manchester City could compete for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Roberto. The 29-year old has made more than 300 appearances for the Catalans, but is in the final year of his current deal and is set o turn down the offer of a new contract, raising question marks about his future. Instead, he is now considering a potentially lucrative ...

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Arsenal linked with Swiss star again

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Arsenal are once again being linked with a  move for Swiss international Denis Zakaria. The 24-year old is out of contract with Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of the season, and already there are signs of interest from clubs across Europe. His contractual status means he can enter discussions with sides from outside Germany in January and even sign a ...

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Balogun set for January loan

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Arsenal are looking to send striker Flo Balogun on loan in January. The 18-year was convinced to stay at the Emirates last season having been given assurances about future first-team football. But, having started the first Premier League match of the season, he has not featured since, and was an unused substitute in the Carabao Cup win over Leeds United ...

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Arteta wants Nketiah stay

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Mikel Arteta wants Eddie Nketiah to stay at Arsenal. The striker is in the fianl year of his current contract at the Emirates, and, as yet there have been no signs that he is willing to extend his deal at the Emirates. That means that he can begin discussions with foreign clubs in January  and could even sign a pre-contract ...

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Saliba rift may prompt sale

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The apparent rift between William Saliba and Mikel Arteta may force Arsenal into selling the young defender. Arsenal paid St. Étienne £28 million for the central defender in 2019 signing him on a five year deal. He was immediately lent back to the French club for the following season and, when he was recalled to North London last summer, found ...

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AFCON may force Arsenal into transfer market

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The African Cup of Nations could force Arsenal into the transfer market in January. The Gunners have four layers likely to be absent with their countries, and given that they have now been told players must be released aa early as Boxing Day, thoughts are already turning to what the squad may look like in their absence. Central midfield is ...

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Lacazette will not be sold in January

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Arsenal will not be selling Alexander Lacazette in January, Instead, the striker will be allowed to run down his contract which means that he can leave for free next summer. The 30-year old is into his final year of his contract at the Emirates, and had been a marginal figure this season until last week, with his first-team appearances limited ...

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Cup Upsets Involving Arsenal (Part Two)

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The second part in the series which looks at some of the biggest Cup upsets invokving Arsenal over the years and matches their supporters would prefer to forget. For Part One, please click here. West Ham United, FA Cup Final 1980 In 1980, Arsenal reached their third FA Cup final in three years. In 1978 they had suffered a surprise ...

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