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  • Laurent Koscielny will start the long journey of putting his FA Cup final heartbreak behind him when he returns from suspension for Arsenal on Sunday. The France international defender has missed the opening two Premier League games of the campaign after being sent off in the final league fixture of last season against Everton.His dismissal against the Toffees also saw him ruled out of the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea - as Arsene Wenger's side lifted the trophy for a record 13th time despite being depleted in defence.Koscielny has been overlooked throughout pre-season as Wenger needed to give game-time to those who were available for the games against Leicester and Stoke.But, after losing 1-0 against the latter last weekend, the Arsenal boss is keen to reintroduce his compatriot for Sunday's trip to Liverpool."We lost the game on Saturday because defensively we gave a cheap goal away, and it's good to have him back," he said."It's been very hard, because ..

    Laurent Koscielny ready to give Arsene Wenger and Arsenal a defensive boost

    Laurent Koscielny will start the long journey of putting his FA Cup final heartbreak behind him when he returns from suspension for Arsenal on Sunday. The France international defender has missed the opening two Premier League games of the campaign after being sent off in the final league fixture of last season against Everton.His dismissal against the Toffees also saw him ruled out of the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea - as Arsene Wenger's side lifted the trophy for a record 13th time despite being depleted in defence.Koscielny has been overlooked throughout pre-season as Wenger needed to give game-time to those who were available for the games against Leicester and Stoke.But, after losing 1-0 against the latter last weekend, the Arsenal boss is keen to reintroduce his compatriot for Sunday's trip to Liverpool."We lost the game on Saturday because defensively we gave a cheap goal away, and it's good to have him back," he said."It's been very hard, because ..
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  • Arsenal's Danny Welbeck to miss Doncaster clash with groin injuryArsenal forward Danny Welbeck will be out until after next month's international break with a groin injury sustained against Chelsea on Sunday.Welbeck will miss Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Doncaster, the Premier League games with West Brom and Brighton and the Europa League tie at Bate Borisov of Belarus.Boss Arsene Wenger told arsenal.com on Tuesday: "Danny has a scan today. We don't know how bad his groin injury is but he will certainly be out until the international break."Arsenal's first game after the internationals is against Watford on October 14.Playmaker Mesut Ozil, midfielder Francis Coquelin and full-back Mathieu Debuchy will also be absent on Wednesday.Midfielder Jack Wilshere played his first Gunners game in over a year in last week's Europa League win over Cologne.Ozil remains sidelined with the knee problem which meant the German missed the trip to Chelsea.Wenger..

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    Arsenal's Danny Welbeck to miss Doncaster clash with groin injuryArsenal forward Danny Welbeck will be out until after next month's international break with a groin injury sustained against Chelsea on Sunday.Welbeck will miss Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Doncaster, the Premier League games with West Brom and Brighton and the Europa League tie at Bate Borisov of Belarus.Boss Arsene Wenger told arsenal.com on Tuesday: "Danny has a scan today. We don't know how bad his groin injury is but he will certainly be out until the international break."Arsenal's first game after the internationals is against Watford on October 14.Playmaker Mesut Ozil, midfielder Francis Coquelin and full-back Mathieu Debuchy will also be absent on Wednesday.Midfielder Jack Wilshere played his first Gunners game in over a year in last week's Europa League win over Cologne.Ozil remains sidelined with the knee problem which meant the German missed the trip to Chelsea.Wenger..
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  • Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will be out until after next month's international break with a groin injury sustained against Chelsea on Sunday.Welbeck will miss Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Doncaster, the Premier League games with West Brom and Brighton and the Europa League tie at Bate Borisov of Belarus.Boss Arsene Wenger told arsenal.com on Tuesday: "Danny has a scan today. We don't know how bad his groin injury is but he will certainly be out until the international break."Arsenal's first game after the internationals is against Watford on October 14.Playmaker Mesut Ozil, midfielder Francis Coquelin and full-back Mathieu Debuchy will also be absent on Wednesday.Midfielder Jack Wilshere played his first Gunners game in over a year in last week's Europa League win over Cologne. Ozil remains sidelined with the knee problem which meant the German missed the trip to Chelsea. Wenger said: "Mesut is training again, but for (Wednesday), no (he will not..

    Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck out for at least four weeks with groin injury

    Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck will be out until after next month's international break with a groin injury sustained against Chelsea on Sunday.Welbeck will miss Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Doncaster, the Premier League games with West Brom and Brighton and the Europa League tie at Bate Borisov of Belarus.Boss Arsene Wenger told arsenal.com on Tuesday: "Danny has a scan today. We don't know how bad his groin injury is but he will certainly be out until the international break."Arsenal's first game after the internationals is against Watford on October 14.Playmaker Mesut Ozil, midfielder Francis Coquelin and full-back Mathieu Debuchy will also be absent on Wednesday.Midfielder Jack Wilshere played his first Gunners game in over a year in last week's Europa League win over Cologne. Ozil remains sidelined with the knee problem which meant the German missed the trip to Chelsea. Wenger said: "Mesut is training again, but for (Wednesday), no (he will not..
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  • Arsenal are now highly unlikely to complete the signing of Monaco forward Thomas Lemar before the closure of the summer transfer window, Press Association Sport understands.The 21-year-old France international has been a target for the Gunners for much of the summer, with Liverpool also interested in him.It is understood Arsenal made a late push to sign Lemar after Manchester City made an improved offer for their forward Alexis Sanchez.While Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has been insisting for months that Sanchez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, would not be sold, it is believed the Chile forward would have had a chance of a move if Arsenal could have signed a replacement.Some reports suggest Arsenal offered as much as £92million for Lemar, who joined Monaco from Caen in 2015.But, with the deadline set for 11pm, it is understood the club are now not expecting to get the deal over the line on time.That ultimately means Sanchez is likely to stay put, even though it..

    Hopes of Arsenal deal for Lemar fading

    Arsenal are now highly unlikely to complete the signing of Monaco forward Thomas Lemar before the closure of the summer transfer window, Press Association Sport understands.The 21-year-old France international has been a target for the Gunners for much of the summer, with Liverpool also interested in him.It is understood Arsenal made a late push to sign Lemar after Manchester City made an improved offer for their forward Alexis Sanchez.While Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has been insisting for months that Sanchez, whose contract expires at the end of the season, would not be sold, it is believed the Chile forward would have had a chance of a move if Arsenal could have signed a replacement.Some reports suggest Arsenal offered as much as £92million for Lemar, who joined Monaco from Caen in 2015.But, with the deadline set for 11pm, it is understood the club are now not expecting to get the deal over the line on time.That ultimately means Sanchez is likely to stay put, even though it..
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  • England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed for Liverpool from Arsenal.Here, we look at other big-name players who have left the Emirates Stadium to join the north London club's Premier League rivals in recent years.EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR - to Manchester City, July 2009Signed from Monaco in January 2006, Togo international Adebayor went on to score plenty of goals for the Gunners. In total he hit 62 goals in 142 appearances, including 30 goals in 40 starts during the 2007/08 season, before his relationship with the club soured. He departed for Manchester under a cloud and only made matters worse as he sprinted the full length of the pitch to celebrate in front of Arsenal's fans after scoring in City's 4-2 win soon after. Loan spells at Real Madrid and Tottenham followed as his place came under threat from other new arrivals.KOLO TOURE - to Manchester City, July 2009Having joined Arsenal for a nominal fee in 2002, Toure went on to establish himself as one of the clu..

    Oxlade-Chamberlain the latest player to leave Arsenal for Premier League rival

    England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed for Liverpool from Arsenal.Here, we look at other big-name players who have left the Emirates Stadium to join the north London club's Premier League rivals in recent years.EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR - to Manchester City, July 2009Signed from Monaco in January 2006, Togo international Adebayor went on to score plenty of goals for the Gunners. In total he hit 62 goals in 142 appearances, including 30 goals in 40 starts during the 2007/08 season, before his relationship with the club soured. He departed for Manchester under a cloud and only made matters worse as he sprinted the full length of the pitch to celebrate in front of Arsenal's fans after scoring in City's 4-2 win soon after. Loan spells at Real Madrid and Tottenham followed as his place came under threat from other new arrivals.KOLO TOURE - to Manchester City, July 2009Having joined Arsenal for a nominal fee in 2002, Toure went on to establish himself as one of the clu..
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  • Liverpool have completed the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal in a deal believed to be worth up to £35million.The Merseyside club have announced the 24-year-old England midfielder has signed a long-term deal, understood to be five years, at Anfield.Liverpool moved for Oxlade-Chamberlain this week after the player reportedly turned down the chance to join Chelsea.Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is currently on international duty, underwent a medical at England's St George's Park training base after agreeing terms with the Reds.Speaking from the England camp, where he is preparing for World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia, Oxlade-Chamberlain told the club's website, www.liverpoolfc.com: "Firstly, I'm delighted to have signed for Liverpool and a big thank you to everyone here at the FA that has made this possible, using the facilities. It has been a massive help."I'm not going to say too much today. I'm here with England and we've g..

    England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Liverpool from Arsenal

    Liverpool have completed the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal in a deal believed to be worth up to £35million.The Merseyside club have announced the 24-year-old England midfielder has signed a long-term deal, understood to be five years, at Anfield.Liverpool moved for Oxlade-Chamberlain this week after the player reportedly turned down the chance to join Chelsea.Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is currently on international duty, underwent a medical at England's St George's Park training base after agreeing terms with the Reds.Speaking from the England camp, where he is preparing for World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia, Oxlade-Chamberlain told the club's website, www.liverpoolfc.com: "Firstly, I'm delighted to have signed for Liverpool and a big thank you to everyone here at the FA that has made this possible, using the facilities. It has been a massive help."I'm not going to say too much today. I'm here with England and we've g..
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  • West Brom have announced the signing of Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.The 27-year-old has signed a four-year contract to become the Baggies' latest summer recruit and follow Jay Rodriguez, Ahmed Hegazi, Gareth Barry, Yuning Zhang and Oliver Burke to the clubGibbs made over 200 appearances for Arsenal, but despite his early potential struggled to retain a regular place in Arsene Wenger's starting XI and he is expected to be the first of several departures from the Emirates before Thursday's transfer deadline."I watched the boys in the first few games of the season and they've got a lot of energy," Gibbs told West Brom's official website. "They've made some good signings and I feel this is a good move for me." "Firstly I would like to say how delighted I am to sign for West Brom," he added on social media. "It has been an amazing journey to play for my childhood club since I was 14. "I would like to thank Arsene Wenger for giving me t..

    West Brom confirm Kieran Gibbs signing

    West Brom have announced the signing of Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.The 27-year-old has signed a four-year contract to become the Baggies' latest summer recruit and follow Jay Rodriguez, Ahmed Hegazi, Gareth Barry, Yuning Zhang and Oliver Burke to the clubGibbs made over 200 appearances for Arsenal, but despite his early potential struggled to retain a regular place in Arsene Wenger's starting XI and he is expected to be the first of several departures from the Emirates before Thursday's transfer deadline."I watched the boys in the first few games of the season and they've got a lot of energy," Gibbs told West Brom's official website. "They've made some good signings and I feel this is a good move for me." "Firstly I would like to say how delighted I am to sign for West Brom," he added on social media. "It has been an amazing journey to play for my childhood club since I was 14. "I would like to thank Arsene Wenger for giving me t..
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  • Liverpool will not pay special attention to "world-class" talent Alexis Sanchez if he makes his Arsenal return at Anfield, boss Jurgen Klopp has said. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed forward Sanchez is available to him for the first time this season having recovered from illness and an abdominal injury.Klopp believes devising a specific plan to nullify the Chilean, who scored 24 Premier League goals last term, is futile given the way he roams around the pitch and he is also mindful of focussing on Sanchez at the expense of other offensive talent at Wenger's disposal."The difficulty with Alexis Sanchez is that he's pretty much involved in each situation, he's not fixed on one position," Klopp said."Wherever he is, he's very dominant - if he comes deep, in space, wing, centre - that's a world-class player. Obviously he's able to do this."That makes it difficult (but) we don't have to think too much about it. We defend in space and not f..

    Liverpool won’t get pre-occupied with Alexis Sanchez

    Liverpool will not pay special attention to "world-class" talent Alexis Sanchez if he makes his Arsenal return at Anfield, boss Jurgen Klopp has said. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed forward Sanchez is available to him for the first time this season having recovered from illness and an abdominal injury.Klopp believes devising a specific plan to nullify the Chilean, who scored 24 Premier League goals last term, is futile given the way he roams around the pitch and he is also mindful of focussing on Sanchez at the expense of other offensive talent at Wenger's disposal."The difficulty with Alexis Sanchez is that he's pretty much involved in each situation, he's not fixed on one position," Klopp said."Wherever he is, he's very dominant - if he comes deep, in space, wing, centre - that's a world-class player. Obviously he's able to do this."That makes it difficult (but) we don't have to think too much about it. We defend in space and not f..
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  • Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was shown a red card after being involved in a mass brawl during the under-23s match against Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.Wilshere has yet to play for the Gunners in the new Premier League season, having spent the last campaign on loan at Bournemouth.The 25-year-old - now fit again following his recovery from the fracture to his lower left leg suffered during Bournemouth's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham in April - was drafted into Steve Gatting's side on Tuesday night, along with fellow first-team squad players R ob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Wilshere had helped set up one of the goals as Arsenal were leading 4-1 during the second half before he was on the receiving end of a heavy tackle from City midfielder Matthew Smith. After getting to his feet, Wilshere squared up to Smith before pushing him in the chest. The fracas then saw City defender Tyreke Wilson run to the centre circle to confront Wilshere, the two players gra..

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere sent off after under-23s brawl

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was shown a red card after being involved in a mass brawl during the under-23s match against Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.Wilshere has yet to play for the Gunners in the new Premier League season, having spent the last campaign on loan at Bournemouth.The 25-year-old - now fit again following his recovery from the fracture to his lower left leg suffered during Bournemouth's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham in April - was drafted into Steve Gatting's side on Tuesday night, along with fellow first-team squad players R ob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Wilshere had helped set up one of the goals as Arsenal were leading 4-1 during the second half before he was on the receiving end of a heavy tackle from City midfielder Matthew Smith. After getting to his feet, Wilshere squared up to Smith before pushing him in the chest. The fracas then saw City defender Tyreke Wilson run to the centre circle to confront Wilshere, the two players gra..
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  • Arsenal defender Gabriel is closing in on a move to Valencia as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger begins the process of trimming his squad.Wenger has made no secret of the fact he believes he has too many first-team players on the books at the Emirates Stadium.The Frenchman hinted on Wednesday that he will be busy clearing the decks before the transfer window closes on August 31.Speaking after the 4-1 Community Shield penalty shoot-out win over reigning Premier League champions Chelsea, Wenger said that Arsenal were looking to move on some of those deemed surplus to requirements."We'll let some players go - 33 (players) is too high," he said."Too much competition for places in detrimental."It now appears centre-back Gabriel will be the first of those to depart, although the likes of Lucas Perez, Calum Chambers and Joel Campbell are also staring at an Arsenal exit.Press Association Sport understands a fee in the region of £10million has been agreed, with the Brazilian set to move t..

    Gabriel heading towards Arsenal exit

    Arsenal defender Gabriel is closing in on a move to Valencia as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger begins the process of trimming his squad.Wenger has made no secret of the fact he believes he has too many first-team players on the books at the Emirates Stadium.The Frenchman hinted on Wednesday that he will be busy clearing the decks before the transfer window closes on August 31.Speaking after the 4-1 Community Shield penalty shoot-out win over reigning Premier League champions Chelsea, Wenger said that Arsenal were looking to move on some of those deemed surplus to requirements."We'll let some players go - 33 (players) is too high," he said."Too much competition for places in detrimental."It now appears centre-back Gabriel will be the first of those to depart, although the likes of Lucas Perez, Calum Chambers and Joel Campbell are also staring at an Arsenal exit.Press Association Sport understands a fee in the region of £10million has been agreed, with the Brazilian set to move t..
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