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
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Monday 05 December 2011
Talking Football: Rooney's offence was silly but to ban him for 50 per cent of a tournament is disproportionate
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Andrey Arshavin admits it would be an "enormous" loss for Arsenal to see captain Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri leave, but insists focus must remain on ending the Gunners' trophy drought.
Sunday 03 July 2011
Gaël Clichy looks certain to join Manchester City tomorrow, in a move that could see the left-back become the first of several star players to leave Arsenal this summer. The Ivory Coast striker Gervinho will, however, arrive on the same day, from Lille.
Sunday 08 May 2011
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Johan Djourou is one of few Arsenal players who will look back at this season as a success after putting his year-long injury nightmare behind him. Switzerland defender Djourou missed virtually the whole of last term and the World Cup after undergoing surgery on a serious knee problem.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Andrey Arshavin would be welcome back at Zenit St Petersburg if Arsenal decide to sell the striker, the Russian club have confirmed.
Saturday 23 April 2011
Under-pressure Arsenal manager rules out summer spending spree or coaching reform / Frenchman will not give up on title race
Saturday 02 April 2011
Sunday 27 March 2011
Five games, five wins, and only one goal against. Germany are cruising towards the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine next year.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
As if the task of taking on Barcelona in the Nou Camp were not hard enough, Arsenal have to do it with injury ruling out key players. It's a job and a half with a full squad, but with the injuries Arsenal have got it is going to be a lot more difficult.
Sunday 06 March 2011
The last coach to beat Barcelona at the Nou Camp was Esteban Vigo of Hercules. Asked recently for his plan for shutting down the most prolific team in football, he touched on the question of man-marking Lionel Messi. "There is no point," he said. "You man-mark Messi, then you have to man-mark Xavi, and Villa and Iniesta and Pedro... and then Alves scores."
Saturday 05 March 2011
Monday 28 February 2011
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Arsene Wenger admits that Arsenal's chances of winning the league for the first time in seven years could hinge on tonight's crucial game against Stoke.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train