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Big News Concerning Contract Extensions For Arsenal Superstars

during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Arsenal at KC Stadium on May 4, 2015 in Hull, England.

It seems like Arsenal are finally learning from their past mistakes. In recent history the club has allowed the contracts of numerous star players to run down, which caused their value to depreciate. However, the north London club are to have talks regarding contract extensions for two of the club’s most desirable players, Mesut Özil and Alexis Sanchez, according to the …

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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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Premier League Unveil Slick New Logo

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: A Captains armband and the Barclays Premier League Logo is seen on the arm of John O'Shea of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Sunderland at Boleyn Ground on December 14, 2013 in London, England.

The old Premier League lion is getting a makeover. After fifteen years, the term ‘Barclays Premier League’ will suddenly become obsolete next season, as the plans to do without a title sponsor of the brand begin to take shape. While a logo rebrand was announced last year, there were fears that the famous Premier League lion was set to be …

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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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Liverpool Fans’ Angst Over Ticket Prices Shows No Signs Of Abating

during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on February 6, 2016 in Liverpool, England.

Saturday was a disappointing day for Liverpool in more ways than one. Having surrendered a 2-0 lead against relegation strugglers Sunderland, there was also the matter of a mass protest.   Approximately 10,000 fans left the ground in the 77th minute in direct response to the club’s hiking of ticket prices ahead of next season; despite the growth in television …

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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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Video: Self-Belief Behind Barkley’s Panenka Penalty Against Newcastle

during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on February 3, 2016 in

“Unacceptable” – that’s how Newcastle United manager Steve McLaren described his side’s performance in the 3-0 defeat away to Everton on Wednesday night. However, little blame could lie at the door of Newcastle’s goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who conceded two consecutive penalties to Ross Barkley. The second, that most undermining of concessions for a goalkeeper, the Panenka. As Andrea Pirlo showed …

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These Are The Players Liverpool Should Be Targeting This Summer

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Papiss Cisse of Newcastle puts pressure on Granit Xhaka of Borussia Moenchengladbach during the Pre Season Friendly between Newcastle United and Borussia Moenchengladbach at St James' Park on August 1, 2015 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Lately it has been a mixed bag for Liverpool when it comes to form. The Reds celebrated a dramatic 5-4 win over Norwich recently and managed to bag themselves a place in the League Cup final where they will face Manchester City, but they have also been disappointing with three losses and one draw in 2016. The current Liverpool squad have …

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Liverpool Fans To Stage Protest Over Ticket Prices

HILLSBOROUGH LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Liverpool fans in the Kop during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on December 6, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Liverpool fans are to stage the first ever walkout in the club’s history during this Saturday’s game at Anfield against Sunderland in protest over planned ticket price increases for next season. Liverpool supporters groups Sprit of Shankly and Spion Kop 1906 are helping to plan the protest which will take place in the 77th minute of the game after it was announced …

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Saido Berahino Should Look To Leicester’s Vardy For Inspiration

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Peterborough United at The Hawthorns on January 30, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

With the transfer period closed once again and Saido Berahino still a West Brom player, time will tell if the striker has learned from past mistakes. This season is huge for any player with aspirations of going to Euro 2016 in France this summer. England are not blessed with strikers at present. Most believe Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane are certainties …

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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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Manchester United Legend Vidic: Leader, Captain And Warrior

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United applauds his sides fans after his final game for his club following the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's Stadium on May 11, 2014 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

After being released by Inter Milan after various injury problems, Nemanja Vidic has decided to call time on a glittering career, aged 34. Vidic will go down as one of the greatest defenders to ever grace the Premier League and he will be fondly remembered most of all at Manchester United where he won 15 trophies, including five Premier League …

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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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