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German youngster seemingly very unlikely to join the north London club this January

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England midfielder is starting his first full pre-season since 2010 to build a platform ahead of next year's World Cup

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Arsenal midfielder wants to forget draw with Republic of Ireland

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Arsenal celebrate fourth place finish

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud saw red for a late challenge in the game against Fulham`

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The striker was sent off in the win over Fulham at the weekend

Arséne Wenger now has a core of young English players

Arsenal are helping the English game, says Arsène Wenger

Gunners boss now has a core of young English players

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