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Arsenal Legend Explains How To Get The Best Out Of Olivier Giroud

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Olivier Giroud of France in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match between France and Albania at Stade Velodrome on June 15, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Arsenal frontman Olivier Giroud, it is fair to say, has attracted his fair share of praise and criticism in his four years at the Emirates. Nonetheless, the player has been confirmed to be in Arsene Wenger’s long-term plans, and if Thierry Henry’s advice is realised Arsenal may be getting the best yet out of their striker in the upcoming season. …

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Despite Numerous Approaches, Arsenal Striker Is To Stay Put

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JULY 07: Olivier Giroud of France controls the ball under pressure of Jerome Boateng of Germany during the UEFA EURO semi final match between Germany and France at Stade Velodrome on July 7, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Arsenal rejected several approaches for striker Olivier Giroud from other clubs this summer, according to the Mirror.  The tabloid reports numerous, as of yet unnamed, clubs have made enquiries regarding the French frontman, who has been in fine form at this summer’s Euros, scoring three goals. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is thought to have dismissed the offers, with the Gunners keen to strengthen, …

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Italian Giants Linked With West Ham Talisman [Report]

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 26: Dimitri Payet of France in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between France and Republic of Ireland at Stade des Lumieres on June 26, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Italian football has suffered many years in the wilderness as the English, Spanish and German leagues continue to progress and the world’s best players opt to move elsewhere. Things may be about to change however, with the £200 million Chinese investment at Inter Milan, meaning they can once again compete with the biggest spending clubs when top players are on …

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There’s Been A Huge Twist In Manchester United’s Pursuit Of £83m Striker [Report]

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 26: Antoine Griezmann of France reacts after scoring during the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16 match between France and the Republic of Ireland at Stade des Lumieres on June 26, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images )

As pre-season looms the race is on for Manchester United to get players signed and start life under new manager Jose Mourinho. It is believed both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are just days away from completing their moves to Manchester. Mourinho looked liked he had missed out on another target, though, following Antoine Griezmann’s decision to sign a new bumper …

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Should This Be The Striker Arsenal Sign If Vardy Stays At Leicester?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Nabil Fekir of Lyon moves past Eric Bailly during the Emirates Cup match between Olympique Lyonnais and Villarreal at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Lyon striker Nabil Fekir has attracted interest from clubs such as Arsenal and PSG, according to a Talksport article published earlier this year. But could he be the striker the Gunners sign if Jamie Vardy can’t be tempted south?  The France international had an injury-riddled season, so he already seems perfect for Arsenal. The 22-year-old only made a handful of appearances during the …

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Arsenal Face Stiff Competition In Pursuit Of Premier League Winner


Despite the recent signing of Granit Xhaka to bolster Arsene Wenger’s midfield ahead of next season, it looks as though the Gunners may be ready to go all out in their pursuit of Premier League-winning star N’Golo Kante.  With both Chelsea and Manchester City said to be interested in the Frenchman also, the Emirates hierarchy would be willing to offer up …

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Opinion: Why I Don’t Have High Hopes For Ireland At Euro 2016

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 25: The Republic of Ireland team go into a huddle before the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on March 25, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

This summer, like millions of football supporters all over Europe, I will sit down to watch my country compete at the European Championships. In the past I would have done so with reasonable expectations and hopes that Ireland can do well and maybe progress far, just as they did when I was old enough to really appreciate the first major tournament …

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Leicester City: How Mahrez’s Own Fairytale Rivals Vardy’s Meteoric Rise


Riyad Mahrez’s Leicester City teammate, and fellow nominee for Player of the Year, Jamie Vardy, has received plenty of recognition this season for his spectacular rise through the divisions – coming from non-League to the Premier League. A closer look at Mahrez’s career shows his rise to England’s top flight to be similarly impressive. The Algerian’s career started in France, playing for Quimper …

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Paris Saint-Germain Open School To Give Back To The Community

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 03: PSG line up prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Madrid CF and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 3, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain have opened their first school as part of their ‘Red and Blue’ campaign run by the club’s foundation. The school acts as a way of giving students additional schooling time after hours should they be falling behind, or not receiving regular attention during regular school hours. For the 64 students the school provides 120 extra hours onto the …

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Video: Ex-Arsenal Man Scores Stunning Goal In Training Ground Game

Marseille's French midfielder Abou Diaby reacts on the bench of substitutes during the French Cup football match Trelissac vs Marseille on February 11, 2016 at the Chaban-Delmas stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT (Photo credit should read NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Abou Diaby typifies everything about Arsenal’s ‘could’ve been’ stars, a path that Jack Wilshere too seems to be taking. Once dubbed the next Patrick Vieira, Diaby failed to make any long-lasting impact at Arsenal due to his torrid time with injuries, including an ACL rupture, ankle surgery as well as multiple calf, muscular and thigh injuries. The 29-year-old could only …

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The Curious Case Of Chelsea Striker Radamel Falcao

From being heralded as one of the most feared strikers in the world to the damaged husk that he has become, it has been quite the couple of years for Chelsea’s Radamel Falcao. The latest development in the Colombian striker’s wretched decline came early this weekend when Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev confirmed that although the club had looked into the …

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What Can Zinedine Zidane Bring To Real Madrid?

Rafael Benitez lasted just seven months in his dream job at Real Madrid before he was unceremoniously dumped for Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane. Benitez replaced Carlo Ancelotti but found it difficult to galvanise a squad that was still in favour of the popular Italian. He subsequently left the side sitting third in the table, four points behind fierce rivals Atletico …

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