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Brazilian's tireless style will be key to Di Matteo's plan to beat Barça

Robin van Persie has scored 27 league goals for Arsenal this season

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Arsenal's Robin van Persie scores a penalty with an impudent chip

Robin van Persie reveals he 'wasn't even convinced' by main striker role at Arsenal

Robin van Persie has admitted he was far from confident he could play as a main striker, but now believes he can become even more lethal in front of goal.

Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring against Aston Villa

Arteta the new model Gunner

Arsenal 3 Aston Villa 0

Wenger watches his Arsenal side comeback against Tottenham

Arsene Wenger hoping for improved balance in Arsenal defence

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hopes his returning full-backs will give the Gunners a better balance for the rest of the season.

<b>Mikel Arteta - Summer 2011</b><br/>
Following the departures of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas earlier in the window, much of the focus was on Arsenal and who (if anyone) they would bring in to replace their midfield dynamos. News broke that they were after Everton's playmaker Mikel Arteta. The Toffees offered him a new and improved deal (which was apparently worth more than Arsenal were offering) but the lure of Champions League football was too great for the Spaniard.

Mikel Arteta still hopeful of chance with Spain

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta still harbours hopes of playing international football for Spain.

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Dutch club's board resigns in protest after drafting in legendary figure to bring back the glory days

Ajax board quits in dispute with Johan Cruyff

As a precocious teenager plucked from the streets of a low-rent Amsterdam neighborhood, Johan Cruyff almost single-handedly turned Ajax into a European football giant.

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