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City's poor show has Redknapp feeling richer

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City close in on Balotelli after Inter drop £28m asking price

Young Italian striker set for Eastlands but Mancini faces battle to conclude Milner deal before season opener

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Drogba looks set to miss World Cup

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Wenger sets out Arsenal transfer plans

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger intends to have his summer transfer business concluded sooner rather than later - and has warned it would be "dangerous" to buy a player just because they are a hit at the World Cup.

Manchester City hold Arsenal to draw

Arsenal 0 Manchester City 0

Wenger calls on Arsenal fans to show 'gratitude' towards old boys

Arsene Wenger has appealed to the Arsenal support to "show some style" and express their "gratitude" to former players when three one-time Gunners return to the Emirates in the colours of Manchester City this evening.

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Manchester City captain Kolo Touré has warned his team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor that their former supporters at Arsenal have been "waiting" for the chance to deliver more abuse at him during Saturday's game at the Emirates but admitted that the striker's intemperate response to them in last September's home fixture between the clubs was wrong.

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