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Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi Is The Next Big Thing

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal controls the ball under pressure of David Jones of Burnley during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on January 30, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Every year at Arsenal’s academy, there’s a group of young stars who stand out above the rest. There’s no one better at identifying these early bloomers than Andries Jonker – the man who oversees the club’s youth set-up. The former Bayern Munich assistant coach and interim manager was appointed by the Gunners in 2014, and his experience has been key to …

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Arsenal Nab A Key Leicester Man, But It Isn’t A Player

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Riyad Mahrez (2nd R) of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates Shinji Okazaki (1st R), Danny Simpson (2nd L) and Jamie Vardy (1st L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Manchester, England.

When you think of names behind Leicester’s incredible season, you tend to think of Vardy, Mahrez, or Kanté. But you may not know the name of Arsenal’s latest acquisition from the midlands club: Ben Wrigglesworth. He may not be a player, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been instrumental to Leicester’s dizzying heights this season. Wrigglesworth, head of technical scouting …

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Tottenham Won’t Win Premier League, Says Former Top Flight Boss

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at White Hart Lane on February 6, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Former Newcastle manager John Carver believes Mauricio Pochettion’s Tottenham Hotspur side cannot win this season’s Premier League, despite the fact they are Leicester City’s closest competitors, albeit on a superior goal difference alone from North London rivals Arsenal. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport, the 51-year-old former defender said that the side’s continued presence in the Europa League could …

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Tactics Truck: Leicester Destruction Of Manchester City Has Us All Believing In Miracles

Typing the words “a lesson in football” into your search engine of choice yields a YouTube video as the top result. “Manchester United 0-4 Nottingham Forest: A Lesson In Football”  features just over two minutes of highlights from the December 1977 game that turned the many doubters of Brian Clough’s newly-promoted side’s title credentials into true believers. With a devastating …

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The Case for Arsenal Midfield Signings in Summer

The area of midfield has traditionally been one of significant prowess for Arsenal in recent years. Regardless of the outcome of the current Premier League campaign, it is certain that to compete for the title next year the attacking, central, and defensive midfield roles of the team all need to be reviewed and strengthened. Defensive: The defensive midfield role is …

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Who Is Arsenal’s New Pro Wonderkid And Who Could Be Next?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on March 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Despite a strangely quiet end to the January transfer window, it has been a big week for some of Arsenal’s fringe and youth players. Following right-winger Aaron Eyomah, 17-year-old wonderkid Yassin Fortune is the latest to be handed his first ever professional contract with the Gunners, as confirmed by Arsenal.com. The Frenchman recently took his tally to seven goals (from 15 …

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Walcott’s Woes & Aaron’s Agony: What’s Happened To The Arsenal Pair?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: Theo Walcott of Arsenal reacts to a missed opportunity during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

When it rains it pours – especially in terms of Arsenal. After more points were carelessly dropped against inferior opposition during the week, many players have been singled out for individual criticism. The term “toothless” springs to mind when discussing Arsenal’s performances of late – the club have not scored in three Premier League games; the only spark in the …

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Arsenal’s Deadline Day: What Really Happened

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Mathieu Debuchy of Arsenal holds off Erik Lamela of Spurs during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

As the January transfer window came to a close, some media outlets rehashed their usual Edinson Cavani to Arsenal stories. In reality, Arsenal were fairly busy, getting three deals done, but none were exciting enough to induce hysteria. Mathieu Debuchy was first in line, begging for a move away from the Emirates in order to reignite his career and book a place in …

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Tactics Truck: Trademark Leicester City Performance Renders Klopp’s Liverpool Toothless

Leicester City remain three points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Tuesday evening, thanks to a trademark display of defensive and counter-attacking prowess against Liverpool at the KP Stadium. By now, every manager in the Premier League knows precisely how Claudio Ranieri is going to set up his side. With few exceptions, the Foxes approach each …

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