Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker have formed a tight partnership

Laurent Koscielny claims Arsenal are 'mentally stronger than ever'

The defender admits the Gunners cannot always play at their peak

Juan Mata walks past Jose Mourinho after being substituted

Juan Mata: Manchester United to chase playmaker with bid of at least £30m - but decision is for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

The Spaniard has struggled to make it into the first team this season, and with the World Cup looming, would arguably be keen to move on

Transfer news: Mirko Vucinic and Fredy Guarin swap deal threatens to derail English clubs' transfer plans

Arsenal and Chelsea look set to miss out on two leading targets as they look set for a part-exchange deal

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Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal can maintain their Premier League title challenge without adding another striker to cover for Olivier Giroud

Transfer news: Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal can maintain Premier League title challenge without bringing in another striker

The Gunners have been linked with a move for one of Dimitar Berbatov, Alvaro Morata and Mirko Vucinic but Wilshere believes they can make do with Olivier Giroud

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Transfer news: Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero linked with Thai side PTT Rayong

Former World Cup winner could be set for a switch to Thailand

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Transfer news: Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal need a new striker, despite easing injury crisis

Arsenal still in the hunt for a new forward as the injury crisis eases

Santi Cazorla celebrates the first of his two goals for Arsenal against Fulham

'Serene' Arsenal have the true quality of champions with the ability to win games ugly

The Gunners were frustrated by Fulham on Saturday before finally coming through 2-0

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Transfer news: Arsene Wenger coy on deal to bring in Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic on loan to Arsenal - reports

Italian media claim Montenegrin's agent will arrive in London this week

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Hamsik has allegedly been interested in a move to Stamford Bridge according to the players' agent. The 24-year-old could cost the Blues £35m. The Napoli forward is a versatile attacker with the ability to play in a number of positions which would add youthful flair to Chelsea's ageing team.

Transfer news: Manchester United reportedly eyeing Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik

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Milan’s decision to appoint as coach a former player with no experience has raised many eyebrows. Glenn Moore reports on Berlusconi’s latest bombshell

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Transfer news: Arsenal may be frustrated in pursuit of Mario Mandzukic after Bayern Munich talk of extending striker's contract

The forward has been strongly linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena, with the Gunners reportedly first in line for his services

Transfer news: David Moyes watches Paris Saint-Germain as Manchester United scouting drive continues

Who was the United manager their to look at?

Paul Pogba was given only 67 minutes of Premier League action by Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba rejects possibility of return from Juventus

Juventus midfielder rejects potential move due to bitterness at treatment by Sir Alex Ferguson

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