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The 24-year-old looks capable of taking the league by storm, but his £42.5m move could set him up to join a famous list of expensive flops

Wenger weighing up Eduardo inclusion

Arsene Wenger must decide whether to take a gamble on Eduardo and throw the striker back into action for Arsenal's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Cardiff on Monday night.

Eduardo set to feature for Croatia

Eduardo does not want to think about the horror tackle that almost ended his career - and is purely focused on getting back on the field with Arsenal as soon as possible.

Harry: 'I can take Spurs into Champions' League'

Redknapp dreams of Europe before retiring – first he must keep his team up

Wenger admits Arsenal are lacking confidence

There have been many ups and downs in Arsène Wenger's reign at Arsenal but few of the bad experiences have come against Tottenham Hotspur. Unbeaten in the last 18 league games against his local rivals, Wenger said yesterday that in his time at Arsenal, Spurs has never been the critical match of the season but neither side could afford to lose tomorrow.

Wenger backs Platini cash curbs

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels clubs should not be able to spend "artificial money".

Arshavin deal ignored at Premier League meeting

The Andrei Arshavin saga finally looks to be at an end after today's Premier League board meeting passed without discussion of the transfer.

Gazidis plays down Arshavin 'drama'

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis feels the protracted transfer of Andrei Arshavin has been overly "dramatised".

Aston Villa deny Arshavin complaint

Aston Villa will be making no complaint to the Premier League over the deal which saw Arsenal sign Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin after the closure of the winter transfer window.

Arsenal complete Arshavin signing

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Russia playmaker Andrei Arshavin.

Arshavin claims he's an Arsenal player

Andrei Arshavin remains hopeful he will soon be able to pull on an Arsenal shirt with Zenit St Petersburg claiming a £15m deal was completed before the transfer deadline - and even says he has been given a squad number.

Arsenal fans await Arshavin confirmation

Arsenal fans were this morning still waiting on official confirmation of the Gunners' bid to land Andrei Arshavin.

Wenger confident over Walcott deal

Arsene Wenger is confident he will be able to sign Theo Walcott to a new long-term contract at the club.

Arshavin demands threaten Arsenal move

Andrei Arshavin's move to Arsenal is in danger of collapse because of the player's refusal to reign in his financial demands, Zenit St Petersburg general director Maxim Mitrofanov told Reuters today.

Arshavin deal 'of little interest' to Wenger

Arsene Wenger declared the on-going Andrei Arshavin transfer saga was "of little interest" as he focuses on getting the best out of his current Arsenal squad ahead of the Barclays Premier League trip to Everton tomorrow.

Arsenal at last close in on record deal for Arshavin

Arsenal appear to have finally struck a deal to sign Andrei Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg for what would eventually be a club record fee of £17m. Sources in Russia claimed last night that Arsenal had raised their offer to sign the 27-year-old, who can play as a striker or attacking midfielder, close to his club’s valuation.

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