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Why Arsenal did not spend so much in the transfer window

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The former British Prime Minister Disraeli once famously said that there are “lies, damned lies, and statistics”. Over the past week, it has been widely claimed that Arsenal spent more money in the transfer window, spending over £150 million to bring in Nuno Tavares, Albert Lokonga, Ben White, Martin Ǿdegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, and Takehiro Tomiyasu. This figure, though, is deceptive, ...

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They Played for Both Clubs (Part Two)

Continuing the look at players who first appeared for Arsenal, before later in their careers pulled on a Chelsea shirt. For Part One plwase click here. Ashley Cole Few transfers between the clubs have attracted such controversy, and rarely has a former club favourite come to be held in such disdain as Ashley Cole is by Arsenal fans. He joined ...

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They Played for Both Clubs (Part One)

Arsenal and Chelsea are big London rivals, although, arguably, before Roma Abramovich bought the club and began to invest heavily in it, the West London side were not regular contenders for trophies. Since then, in recent pendulum has swung the other way, and it is Chelsea who are the more likely to challenge for the major prizes, although Arsenal fans ...

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Chelsea defender still looking for loan move

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Chelsea defender Malang Sarr was left in limbo after a loan move to Bundesliga side Greuther Furth fell through. The 22-year-old had even travelled to Germany to complete his medical and sign the paperwork with the Bundesliga club, but it proved to be all for nothing as the two clubs failed to reach an agreement on the terms of the ...

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Ampadu signs new deal and then heads to Italy

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Chelsea fans, focussed on the arrival of Saúl Ñiguez at the club, and the failed bid for Jules Koundé may have missed the news concerning Welsh international Ethan Ampadu. Signed form League two Exeter City as a 16-year old, Ampadu has become something of a forgotten man at Stamford Bridge, mainly because he has only made 12 appearances for the ...

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Barkley stuck at Chelsea

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Ross Barkley is stuck at Chelsea at least until the January transfer window opens. Whether Thomas Tuchel will have any use for him is highly doubtful, given the competition that already exists in the attacking midfield area of the pitch. Throughout the summer he was tenuously linked with Newcastle United and West Ham United, whilst a last minute loan move ...

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Kolasinac staying with Arsenal

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Despite manging to arrange last day loan moves for Hector Bellerín, Reiss Nelson, and goalkeeper Alex Runarsson, Sead Kolasinac remains an Arsenal player. The Bosnian international spent the second half of last season on loan with Schalke, and with less than one year left on his current deal at the Emirates, it was widely assume that he would be moving ...

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Why Chelsea pulled out of Koundé deal

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Despite being linked with him all summer, Chelsea ultimately failed to secure a deal for Sevilla centre-back Jules Koundé. In the end the Premier League side backed away because they deemed the asking price too expensive. Koundé wanted the move but it was denied him after the Spanish club refused to budge on their valuation of the French international at ...

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Nketiah remains with the Gunners

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Striker Eddie Nketiah will remain with Arsenal for the season ahead, after a proposed move to Crystal Palace fell through. The Gunners had agreed a fee with the South London club for the record England under-21 international, but with everything else seemingly in place, Nketiah was unable to agree personal terms with Palace. Instead, they turned their attention northwards and ...

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Nelson makes Feyenoord loan move

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Arsenal winger Reiss Nelson has joined Eredivisie side Feyenoord on loan for the season. The Rotterdam team had been hoping to conclude a similar move for Manchester United’s Amadou Diallo, but turned their attention to Nelson after the Ivorian picked up an injury. Nelson has become very much a fringe player at the Emirates under Mikel Arteta, although he did ...

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