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Match Report: Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City


Martin Demichelis headed a late equaliser as Manchester City drew 2-2 with likely title rivals Arsenal in a pulsating encounter at the Emirates Stadium. City had taken a first-half lead through Sergio Aguero, only for Arsenal to respond with fine goals from Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez before veteran defender Demichelis earned the Premier League champions a point. Danny Welbeck ...

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Arsenal “don’t need” a new striker – Wenger

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he is reluctant to buy a new striker, despite a long-term injury to Olivier Giroud. France international Giroud is unlikely to play again until the New Year after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury sustained in Saturday’s 2-2 Premier League draw at Everton. The injury appears to have left Wenger with limited options up front, ...

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Arsenal through in Champions League after narrow Besiktas win


Alexis Sanchez’s first goal for Arsenal since his £35m move from Barcelona claimed the prize of a place in the Champions League group stage for the 17th successive season on a tense night at Emirates Stadium. The Chilean struck the goal that edged out Besiktas but Arsenal had to survive nervous moments – including playing the last 14 minutes with ...

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Podolski isn’t going anywhere – Arsene Wenger


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that forward Lukas Podolski will not be sold during the current transfer window. The German international, 29, has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, with Juventus and Galatasaray both reportedly interested. Wenger has included the player in his squad for Wednesday’s Champions League qualifying tie against Besiktas at the Emirates ...

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Arsenal sweat on Giroud second ankle scan results


Arsenal are waiting on results of a second scan on Olivier Giroud’s ankle after fears the France international could be absent for three months. Giroud, 27, sustained the injury in the Gunners’ 2-2 draw at Everton. He required a second scan to reveal the extent of the damage once the swelling in the injury had gone down. Giroud’s absence leaves Alexis ...

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Arsenal can cope with title rivals’ physicality – Ramsey


Aaron Ramsey is confident Arsenal will meet the physical challenge presented by Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea. Champions City and title favourites Chelsea began their campaigns with victories at Newcastle and Burnley respectively but Ramsey, who scored the winner in the Gunners’ 2-1 opening day win over Crystal Palace, has dismissed suggestions Arsenal will be bullied out of ...

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Arsene Wenger keen to strengthen Arsenal’s defence


Arsene Wenger admits he would like to strengthen his Arsenal squad defensively before the end of the transfer window. New defensive signing Calum Chambers has made a positive impression in his first appearances for his new club, but Wenger is wary of demanding too much too soon from the £16m summer signing while Mikel Arteta sustained an injury against Besiktas ...

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Arsene Wenger angry over Aaron Ramsey red card

Ramsey was sent off with 11 minutes remaining - his first dismissal in club football

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was angry with the decision to send off Aaron Ramsey as his side drew with Besiktas in their Champions League play-off. Ramsey’s cautions, for pulling back Besiktas players, mean he will miss the second leg at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, 27 August. “Neither the first nor the second yellow card was deserved,” Wenger said. “When you ...

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Arsenal held by Besiktas in Champions League play-offs


Aaron Ramsey was sent off as Arsenal fought out a goalless draw away at Besiktas in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie. Ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba gave the Gunners a scare when he hit the bar from the halfway line from kick-off. But Arsenal, bidding to reach the group stage for a 17th consecutive season, also had ...

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Arsenal’s Gibbs out for 3 weeks with hamstring injury

Kieran Gibbs: Arsenal defender suffered a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace

Arsenal have been dealt a blow ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League qualifier against Besiktas with news of an injury to Kieran Gibbs. The 24-year-old has been ruled out of action for at least three weeks with a hamstring problem. Gibbs was substituted after 53 minutes of Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace when he suffered the injury. Nacho Monreal ...

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