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Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi truly on the path to greatness – By Andrew Mangan

After a November night that saw him struggle to find his best form and score an unfortunate own goal in the 2-2 draw against Paris Saint-German in the Champions League, Alex Iwobi found himself taken out of the firing line by Arsene Wenger. Although he started an EFL Cup game and the European match against FC Basel, Iwobi was kept in reserve in the Premier League. He was unused in the 3-1 home win over Bournemouth, came on in the 88th minute of the 5-1 win at West Ham and got about 20 minutes in each of the games against Stoke and Everton. It was smart management from Wenger, who has illustrated his...
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Al Ahly Said I Was Not Good Enough – Arsenal’s Elneny

Mohamed Elneny believes that if he hadn’t been rejected as a youngster by Al Ahly, he may not have ended up at Premier League giants Arsenal. The 24-year-old Pharaohs player started out his career with Al Ahly as a youngster, but he was ultimately released by the team. Elneny went on to kick start his young career with Arab Contractors, where he caught the eye of Swiss side FC Basel. From there, he was snapped up by Arsenal in early 2016. “They [Al Ahly] told me that I am not good enough,” Elneny explained in regards to his departure from Al Ahly. “I am happy that I got rejected, I...
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Robert Pires eyeing up new role as Arsenal’s sporting director.

Robert Pires says he is hoping to be appointed sporting director by former club Arsenal. Pires, who spent six years at the Gunners between 2000 and 2006, is currently the club’s ambassador. Bu the ex-France international feels that he would be better suited to the role of sporting director given that he knows the club well and has a positive relationship with manager Arsene Wenger. “Yes, that is my objective [to become Arsenal’s sporting director],” Pires is quoted as saying by The Sun. “I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I need to talk about it with the owners and Arsene...
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EPL: Mourinho feels heat as Wenger marks anniversary

Jose Mourinho has vowed to silence the critics when Manchester United face champions Leicester, while his old rival Arsene Wenger hopes to celebrate a memorable milestone with a rare success against Chelsea on Saturday. Mourinho finds himself under fire less than two months into his United reign after three successive defeats and an unconvincing League Cup win at third tier Northampton. United are already trailing six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and another setback at Old Trafford this weekend would be a huge blow to Mourinho’s bid to stamp his authority on an team that has...
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Wenger: ‘Powerful’ Oxlade-Chamberlain Has It All

The England international was on target for the Gunners against Guadalajara and the manager is desperate to have him at full fitness for the new season Arsene Wenger is keen to get Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fit for the start of Arsenal's Premier League campaign because "he has it all". Oxlade-Chamberlain initially suffered knee ligament damage in the Champions League clash with Barcelona in February, but a further injury in May ruled him out of England's Euro 2016 campaign. The 22-year-old scored his second goal of pre-season in Sunday's 3-1 friendly victory over Guadalajara with a sublime solo...
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Wenger Reveals The Quality He Admires Most In Sir Alex Ferguson

The pair were rivals during Arsenal's title battles with Manchester United but the Frenchman has revealed that he keeps in touch with his former adversary Arsene Wenger admits the quality he admires in Sir Alex Ferguson is the former Manchester Unitedmanager’s ability to “reinvent himself”. The duo were long-time rivals during United’s title battles with Arsenal but the Frenchman has revealed that he remains in contact with Ferguson, who won 38 trophies in his time at Old Trafford. “For me, at this level, Ferguson is an example,” the Arsenal manager said in an interview with L’Equipe’s...
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Cazorla: Arsenal’s Changed Mentality Made The Difference

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla was delighted with the win over Manchester United and feels their changed mentality made the difference. Santi Cazorla has voiced his delight with Arsenal's 3-0 Premier League win over Manchester United and feels it was crucial they changed their mentality and believed in themselves again after the surprise loss in the Champions League versus Olympiacos last week. A brace from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil's goal saw Arsene Wenger's men grab a three-goal lead within the opening 20 minutes and they were never really troubled in the remainder of the game. Sunday's victory at...
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Wilshere: Arsenal Can Be Successful This Season If…

Jack Wilshere is confident Arsenal can challenge for the Premier League title this season provided they are quick out of the blocks. Arsene Wenger's men won 19 of their last 26 matches in all competitions in a strong finish to the 2014-15 campaign but a worst ever start under the manager saw them win two of their opening eight league matches. Arsenal finished the season in third place -12 points adrift of eventual champions Chelsea - and Wilshere is keen to build on their late-season form, highlighting Petr Cech's arrival as a sign of the club's ambition. "We didn't start the season well last year...
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Why I Want To Buy Arsenal- Aliko Dangote

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said he still wants to buy Arsenal despite failing in a 2010 bid to acquire a stake in the club. The Nigerian billionaire is now worth nearly eight times as much as when he tried to buy into the Gunners, and the passionate Gooners has not given up on his dream of getting involved with the north London club. “I still hope, one day at the right price, that I’ll buy the team,” Dangote, 58, told Bloomberg. “I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price but a price that the owners won’t want to resist,” he continued, before ominously adding, “I know my...
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Switch To 4-4-2 Means £25m Rated EPL Striker Could Become A Gunner

When a transfer window is close to reopening, smaller clubs inevitably starts getting weary about the possibility that the financially endowed clubs could come knocking for some of their prized assets. One of such club and player is Swansea’s Wilfred Bony. The Ivorian international who is in his second season with the Welsh side has again started attracting interest from other clubs. The 25 year old is currently the highest scorer in the Premier League for the calendar year, 2014. And he is likely to keep that record until the year ends. As a result of renewed speculations about his future, Swansea City...
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