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How Much Longer Can Arsenal Tolerate European Failure?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Arsenal and Barcelona on February 23, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.

Another year, another (almost certain) early Champions League exit for Arsenal. As the whole world marvelled at the game-changing brilliance of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar on Tuesday night, the losing manager Arsène Wenger was left to rue another European campaign that has all-but ended before Easter. Barcelona didn’t get to where they are now by throwing away strong 2-0 away …

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Why Lionel Messi Is The Greatest Player We Will Ever See

GIJON, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 17: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona walks over to take a corner kick during the La Liga match between Sporting Gijon and FC Barcelona at Estadio El Molinon on February 17, 2016 in Gijon, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Diego Maradona, Pele, Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskas, Zinedine Zidane, George Best – these are just some of the truly great players who have graced the game and gone down in legendary terms. Most of us have never had the opportunity to see them in action apart from a few old videos. However, perhaps we are the luckiest generation of the lot …

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Three Key Arsenal Men Just A Booking Away From Suspension

With the Arsenal – Barcelona Champions League tie on the verge of commencing, it is less than ideal that Mesut Özil, Olivier Giroud and Joel Campbell are all just one booking away from missing the second leg. Giroud and Campbell, who were instrumental in keeping their side in the Champions League with the last-day win over Olympiakos, have to repeat …

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Arsene Wenger Singles Out Key Barcelona Man To Keep Quiet

Looking forward to hosting Barcelona at the Emirates in tomorrow’s Champions League tie, the stats seem bleak for the Gunners. The in-form Barca side are unbeaten in 32 matches (cup and league), and have already scored over 100 goals in all competitions this season. And it is their front-three which strike fear into the hearts of opponents. Messi, Suarez, and …

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Arsenal Legend Describes How The Gunners Can Beat Barcelona

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Thierry Henry of Arsenal celebrates after scoring Arsenal's seventh goal of the match during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers at Emirates Stadium on February 4, 2012 in London, England.

Arsenal face an unenviable task this week as they look to progress past the mighty Barcelona in the Champions League Last 16. Thierry Henry, who played for both clubs, believes that if they play a certain way, it can be done. Writing in the Sun this morning, Henry outlined how he believed his former club could beat his other former club …

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Reports: Barcelona Planning Summer Move For Arsenal & Man United Target

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on December 19, 2015 in Liverpool, England.

Leicester City are determined to hold on to their star names this summer, but Barcelona might have other ideas. Deep into February, just 12 games remaining – Leicester are still on top of the Premier League table. Unfortunately, footballing law dictates that when a smaller club outdoes itself in such a public way, the big vultures come circling. The exploits …

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Draw With Hull Has Arsenal Fans Fearing The Worst Against Barcelona

Arsenal were held to a goalless draw in the FA Cup against Championship side Hull City, up next for the Gunners is a daunting tie against Barcelona. An inspired performance from Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic kept the stars of Arsenal at bay, as a frustrated Arsene Wenger sent on Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the second half to no avail. …

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Barcelona Player Not Ruling Out Premier League Return

Javier Mascherano, the former Liverpool player who moved to Barcelona in 2010, is not dismissing the possibility of a return to the Premier League. The 31-year-old, who pleaded guilty last year to defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of over €1.5m, was speaking to The Independent, ahead of his sides Champions league visit to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on …

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Danny Mills Blames Former Arsenal Midfielder For Diving Culture In England

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 8: Danny Mills speaks during the FA Chairman's England Commission Press Conference at Wembley Stadium on May 8, 2014 in London, England.

The ex-Leeds and England defender clearly has an axe to grind. Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pirès will undoubtedly go down as one of Arsène Wenger’s best ever sgnings, having arrived at the club for £6million back in 2000 and spending six fruitful, trophy-laden years at Highbury. It seems, however, that not everyone is a fan of the French international’s legacy in …

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Six Talking Points Ahead Of The Champions League’s Return

Chamions League Last 16 - Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal

This week sees the long-awaited return of the Champions League as sixteen teams remain in the hunt for Europe’s top prize. Going into the eight first-leg ties spread across four matchnights, there are a number of factors which could affect which way the balance shifts – as of right now some of these fixtures could be too close to call.   …

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