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Oli Price-Bates

Oli Price-Bates

Founder and creator of Fresh Football back in 2012. Editor of Fresh Arsenal. Big Arsenal fan. Favourite player has to be Alexis. I enjoy writing and reading about the tactical side of the game.

Website: http://www.freshfootball.co.uk
Total Posts: 944
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Arsenal step-up hunt for young defender

Arsenal have stepped up their hunt to sign a new, young, central-defender according to reports. A few days ago Arsenal were linked with a move for Kurt Zouma and today the Gunners have been linked with a 17 year-old Croatian named Tim Jedvaj. The Sun claimed an ‘EXCLUSIVE’ on Friday suggesting that Arsenal were lining up a £6million bid for the ...

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Arsenal ‘make contact’ to sign £8.5m-rated defender

Arsenal have reportedly ‘made contact’ to sign Kurt Zouma from Saint Etienne, according to sources in France. Former footballer and now journalist Jean-Michel Larque appeared on French radio station RMC today and suggested that Arsenal have been in contact with Saint Etienne over the signing of highly rated centre-back Kurt Zouma (via @ASCFR on Twitter). 18 year-old Kurt Zouma is ...

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Arsenal following highly-rated French winger

It’s not often a midfielder plays well in France without Arsene Wenger taking notice. With Gervinho set to leave the club a vacancy opens on the wings, and Dimitri Payet is the latest player linked with a move to Arsenal. The link with Arsenal originates from French source ‘Le Parisien’. The Daily Mail on Monday backed up these claims suggesting ...

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SCOUT: Marouane Fellaini – the perfect fit

Last week Arsenal were heavily linked with Marouane Fellaini after The Times suggested the club were favourites to sign the Belgian ahead of Chelsea, Manchester United and other suitors. When I first heard of interest I took it with a pinch of salt and moved on. Then I remembered previous I had heard on Fellaini and Arsenal – the link ...

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Report: Arsenal agree £25million fee for Higuain

Arsenal have agreed to pay Real Madrid’s £25million asking price to sign Gonzalo Higuain according to widespread reports in Spain on Sunday. Spanish papers including Marca and AS report that Arsenal have agreed to pay the asking price, with Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri also backing up the claims. They all report that the only hold-up in a deal being completed ...

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Gervinho ‘in talks’ over Arsenal exit

Gervinho looks set to join the Arsenal exodus as Marseille confirmed their interest in the player and negotiations started according to reports in France. Fresh Arsenal reported last week that Gervinho was one of three players in discussions to leave the club, with Arsenal willing to sell for a suitable offer. Gervinho joined the club two years ago in a ...

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SCOUT: Lars Bender – the missing piece

I’ve tweeted endlessly about how Lars Bender would be one of my most desired transfers of this window, many people ask me what makes him such a special player – so I decided to blog. Standing at 6ft and at 24 years of age, the first thing you will notice about Lars Bender is his athletic build. That representation accurately ...

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