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Arsenal FC news: Arsene Wenger impressed by Jack Wilshere on his first Gunners start in 493 days

Jack Wilshere played the full 90 minutes of Arsenal’s 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Doncaster Rovers Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Arsene Wenger praised ‘brave’ Jack Wilshere after he shone on his first Arsenal start in 493 days as they eased past Doncaster in the Carabao Cup. Theo Walcott scored the only goal of the night as the Gunners dominated large periods without adding to their 1-0 lead. But it was Wilshere, who completed 90 minutes for Arsenal for the first time in almost three years, who drew plenty of plaudits for…

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Arsenal 1-0 Doncaster Rovers: Gunners progress to Carabao Cup fourth round with hard-fought win

Arsenal made heavy weather of seeing off Doncaster to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with Theo Walcott scoring the only goal on a night where the returning Jack Wilshere stood out for the Gunners. Arsene Wenger made 11 changes from the side that drew at Chelsea on Sunday but included the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud in a team that still boasted eight full internationals. Wilshere was one of them and he starred on his first Arsenal start in 493 days, although it was Walcott…

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Arsenal target Marseille left-back Christopher Rocchia in January transfer window

The 19-year-old is in the last year of his current contract Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are reportedly interested in snapping up Marseille’s 19-year-old left-back Christopher Rocchia. Various reports in France claim the Gunners are – through French scout Gilles Grimandi – keeping tabs on the teenage defender and may launch a January bid. Rocchia was part of the Marseille side that reached the final of the Coupe Gambardella – the equivalent of the FA Youth Cup – this summer, but he’s in the last year of…

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reassures Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he has not made a mistake in moving from Arsenal

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reassured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he has not made a mistake in coming to Anfield. The 24-year-old left Arsenal in a £35million deal on deadline day but has so far been restricted to just 57 minutes in three substitute appearances, having previously started all four matches for the Gunners and also two for the national team. However, the England international has been given the time to adjust to his new surroundings and Klopp’s methods and will make his first start at Leicester in the Carabao Cup. “I…

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'I won't leave before June' – Arsenal and Tottenham target Jean-Michael Seri rules out Nice move until summer

Jean-Michael Seri (left) almost joined Barcelona in the transfer window Monday, September 18, 2017 Arsenal and Tottenham target Jean-Micheal Seri has shelved all plans to leave Nice until the summer. The 26-year-old midfielder, who is wanted by the north London rivals, came close to joining Barcelona during the transfer window. He is already being linked with a January move away from the Ligue 1 side with Arsenal and Spurs still reportedly keen on a deal. But now the Ivorian says he will not walk out on Nice halfway through the…

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Point at Chelsea 'great response' to Anfield thrashing – Arsenal boss Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his side produced a “great response” to their thrashing at Liverpool as they earned a first point at Chelsea in six years. The Gunners had previously kept only one clean sheet in their past 18 league games at Stamford Bridge and, following the 4-0 loss at Anfield in their previous Premier League away game, this was a display which left Wenger satisfied. “It was a solid performance with team discipline,” Wenger told Match of the Day 2. “Everyone wanted to see how we responded to…

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Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners impress as 10-man Blues held to goalless draw at Stamford Bridge

Arsenal ended a five-match losing streak at Stamford Bridge in an entertaining draw with Premier League champions Chelsea. It was as frenetic and entertaining as a goalless stalemate could be, with David Luiz sent off late on for a poor challenge on Sead Kolasinac which saw both benches rise to their feet. Arsenal had the better chances, the best when Alexandre Lacazette shot wide after Aaron Ramsey had hit the post. Danny Welbeck should also have done better than head wide in a first half which saw Petr Cech save…

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