Archive for August, 2011

Aug 31

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Arsenal sign Arteta, Benayoun, Mertesacker & Santos on Deadline Day

Arsenal have completed the signings of Mikel Arteta, Yossi Benayoun, Per Mertesacker and Andre Santos on Transfer Deadline Day. After a frenetic day filled with high expectations and tensions, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger managed to secure the services of two new defenders and two midfielders – with Arteta joining minutes before the 11pm (BST) deadline. […]

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Aug 31

REPLAY: Transfer Deadline Day Blog

Transfer Deadline Day 2011/12

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Aug 30

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QPR in discussions with Arsenal over Henri Lansbury

Premier League new-boys Queens Park Rangers are raiding Arsenal for another wantaway fringe player, with the Gunners currently mulling over a £1.8million offer for midfielder Henri Lansbury. The England Under-21 international helped Norwich to promotion last season, but isn’t expected to be in Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s plans this season after he wasn’t included in […]

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Aug 29

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Arsenal set to sign André Santos

Arsenal have agreed a fee in the region of £6million with Fenerbahce for Brazilian left-back André Santos, according to reports in Turkey. The Turkish side confirmed to the Istanbul Stock Exchange that Santos is in talks with an un-named club, although Gooner Talk understands that a £6million bid from Arsenal has already been accepted. Santos, […]

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Aug 29

Traoré closes in on QPR move

Armand Traoré will finally get his move to Premier League new-boys QPR today, after undergoing a medical at their Harlington training ground earlier this afternoon. As first revealed by Gooner Talk almost a fortnight ago, Arsenal agreed to loan Traoré out when left-back Kieran Gibbs returned to full fitness during the current international break. However, […]

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Aug 27

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South Korea captain close to signing for Arsenal

Lille chairman Michael Seydoux has claimed that Monaco striker Park Chu Young looks set to be joining Arsenal shortly. The 26-year-old was expected to complete the second part of his medical ahead of a move to the Ligue 1 Champions today, but Seydoux said the frontman wasn’t in his hotel room on Saturday morning. “He’s […]

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Aug 26

‘We need one more striker because Bendtner will leave’, admits Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the club are in the market for a new striker, because he ‘knows’ frontman Nicklas Bendtner will leave before the transfer window closes next Wednesday. A move out of the Emirates Stadium has been mooted for the 23-year-old striker since the end of last season, with several enquries […]

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Aug 25

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Gunners get Marseille, Olympiacos & Dortmund in CL draw

Arsenal have been drawn with Greek champions Olympiacos, Marseille and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group-stages. Having progressed through last night’s Champions League play-off against Udinese, the north London giants were handed a tough test with both Olympiacos and Dortmund winning their respective leagues last season. Midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong admitted on Twitter that the […]

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Aug 24

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Arsenal Transfer Analysis: Marvin Martin

Marvin Martin, 23, Sochaux, Attacking Midfielder Marvin Martin was born in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, of the 20 administrative districts – similar to the London boroughs. The ‘14th’ is about 5.5 square kilometres and contains the famous Le Santé Prison. Martin was particularly small for his age as a young boy and grew up […]

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Aug 23

Nasri travels to Manchester ahead of £24m City transfer

Arsenal have confirmed that Samir Nasri will be a Manchester City player shortly, with the Gunners accepting a fee in the region of £24 million. The Frenchman’s big-money move will be subject to a medical and he will no longer travel with the Arsenal squad to take on Udinese tomorrow evening. “The move will be […]

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Aug 22

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Sochaux midfielder Anin linked with move to Arsenal

Sochaux defensive midfielder Kévin Anin could be the subject of a bid from Arsenal in the coming days, according to reports in France. The 25-year-old, a former boxer and product of the famous Le Havre youth system, wasn’t involved in Sochaux’s match against Nancy on Sunday due to having a ‘sore foot’. However, it is […]

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Aug 20

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‘Committed’ Nasri set to stay at Arsenal after City talks ‘break down’

Samir Nasri now looks likely to be staying at Arsenal after talks between the Gunners and Manchester City reportedly broke down. The 24-year-old was surprisingly handed a start in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, despite mass speculation suggesting that the ex-Marseille midfielder was ‘close’ to securing a move to the Etihad Stadium. However, Arsenal manager […]

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