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Arsenal’s Academy Prospects 2013-14

Pre-Season & Season Outline Steve Gatting’s U21s side suffered a disastrous pre-season, losing three of the five games, only winning against Sutton United. Carl Laraman’s U18s travelled to Germany for a pre-season tournament held by Borussia Dortmund, competing against the National Chinese football team, Hamburg and Valencia. Unfortunately, the U18s only came home with a 5th place trophy, only managing ...

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Mesut Özil Scout Report

Name: Mesut Özil Age: 24 (15/10/1988) Height: 6”0 Nationality: German International Caps: 48 (as of 09/09/2013) Current Club: Arsenal Previous Clubs: Real Madrid, Werder Bremen, Schalke Preferred Foot: Left Position: Attacking Midfield, Right Wing Player Profile:                       Technical: Özil’s technical ability is regarded as one of, if not the cleanest ...

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The future is bright for Arsenal

Astonishingly, and to the surprise of not just Arsenal fans, but most of the footballing world, Mesut Özil is now a Gunner. The surprise comes from the inexplicable decision by Real Madrid to sell one of their star players, not that us Arsenal fans will worry too much about that. It is a joyous time to be an Gooner, much ...

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Summer Transfer Window Review 2013

It’s the morning after the night before. Yes Arsenal really did sign Mesut Özil yesterday. The 24 year-old World Class German will link up with the rest of the squad after international duty. But did that marquee signing mask what was otherwise a poor window? We signed (other than Özil) we signed Yaya Sanogo, Mathieu Flamini and loaned Emiliano Viviano. ...

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Wake up, Arsenal

I’m not going to talk much about the Villa game as we’ve all done enough of that, but what I am going to talk about is Arsene, Arsenal and the mess we have found ourselves in. In the next paragraph Tottenham will be discussed, so there’s your warning. EARLY in the summer Spurs recruited Franco Baldini to assist the pro-active ...

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Suarez: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

It has been confirmed that Arsenal have had a bid somewhere in the region of £30million for Suarez rejected, Brendan Rodgers himself has discussed it. Since that initial bid, nothing else of any certainty seems to have happened. Whether or not Arsenal will land Suarez is yet to be seen, with Liverpool’s valuation of the striker seemingly rising by the ...

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