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Emirates_NightArsenal have been told they will have no chance in signing Lyon starlet Nabil Fekir, after the club’s president insisted he will remain with them in Ligue 1, reports talkSPORT.

Fekir has been a key player for the French side this season, helping them to third place in Ligue 1, just two points behind leaders Marseille.

The 21-year-old is tipped to have a huge future in European football and the Gunners are keen to land him before his stock rises any more, but Lyon’s president – Jean-Michel Aulas – has insisted Fekir will remain with them.

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Mesut Ozil Getting Closer To Arsenal Return

ozil-arsenal2Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil feels his recovery from a knee problem is now “on the right path” and cannot wait to get back into action.

The Germany international has not featured since suffering a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint against Chelsea on October 5.

The initial prognosis for a likely return was for early in 2015, and Ozil suggested he could soon be back in contention, having been pictured walking out for a session at the Gunners‘ Hertfordshire training base in the build up to last weekend’s Barclays Premier League match against Newcastle.

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ox-arsenalArsenal will not know until Saturday whether Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is fit for the Super Sunday game at Liverpool.

The England international has been unable to train this week after injuring his groin while playing in central midfield during last weekend’s win over Newcastle.

Arsene Wenger admitted after that game he can ill-afford to lose Oxlade-Chamberlain given the ongoing absences of Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta.

And the manager’s Thursday fitness update on the club’s website offered no assurances as he said:

“We hope that Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit. That’s what we’ll see on Saturday after a test. He’s not in training at the moment.”

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Arsene-Wenger-SmilingArsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that the Gunners will sign another defender to help ease the pressure at the back after Laurent Koscielny picked up another knock.

The French centre-back missed the Gunners clash with Newcastle United and his countryman and natural right-back Mathieu Debuchy was forced to play beside Per Mertesacker.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the win, Wenger confirmed he will buy another centre-back in January:

“Well yes, with Koscielny we’re a bit cautious and we need cover.”

Since the sale of Thomas Vermaelen and sending Carl Jenkinson out on loan, Wenger has been forced to use Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal and Debuchy at the heart of the Gunners defence.

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Wenger Happy With Fans Reaction To Win

Giroud-ArsenalArsene Wenger is content with making the majority of Arsenal fans happy after hearing his name ring around the Emirates Stadium following an impressive 4-1 win over Newcastle.

The Arsenal manager has endured a turbulent relationship with the club’s supporters this season following disappointing defeats against the likes of Swansea, Manchester United and, most recently, Stoke.

Banners have urged the 65-year-old to leave and, following the defeat to the Potters last weekend, Wenger was hit with a volley of verbal abuse as he boarded the train back to London.

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uefa-champions-league-logoWe will find out on Monday who Arsenal will play in the last-16 of the Champions League, but once again, Arsenal’s inability to win their group, which they should have, will cost then.

Bu finishing second the Gunners will play one of the group winners in the next round. However, they cannot face a team from their own association, therefore ruling out Chelsea, while they cannot be drawn against Borussia Dortmund after being paired with them in the group stage.

Arsenal’s potential last-16 opponents are:

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Arsenal Team News; Ramsey Out For A Month

one_aaron_ramseyArsenal are facing another injury nightmare with Aaron Ramsey set to be ruled out for up to four weeks.

The 23-year-old was taken off at half-time against Galatasaray on Tuesday – Ramsey’s third game in a week – after tweaking a hamstring again. He had scored two goals in Turkey, including a 30-yard volley widely hailed as a wonder strike.

It comes as a further blow to manager Arsene Wenger, who will also be missing Jack Wilshere in central midfield for several months.

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Wenger delighted by Gunners performance

one_aaron_ramseyArsene Wenger got the “strong response” he was looking for in Turkey as Arsenal put the criticism of recent days behind them to trounce Galatasaray in the Champions League.

A tepid performance at Stoke led to a 3-2 defeat and anger being directed the Frenchman’s way, with a video emerging of fans aiming aggressive abuse at the 65-year-old as the players boarded the train home.

In the build-up to the Galatasaray game, Wenger called from a strong response to Saturday’s disappointment and got the performance he desired from his players with a 4-1 win in their final Group D match.

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A group of angry Arsenal fans waited for their team at Stoke-on-Trent station after Saturday’s defeat to confront manager Arsene Wenger.

The fans, upset after seeing their side concede three times during a woeful first half, positioned themselves on the platform as the players were boarding the train back to London.
When Wenger appeared, they began to boo, with one shouting ‘get out of my club’ and another adding ‘F*** off’.

Wenger is the most successful manager in the history of the north London club, having won three Premier League titles and five FA Cups.

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SantiAccording to the Daily Star, Santi Cazorla is wanted by at least three Spanish teams, with reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid the favorite to land him aat the end of the season.

Cazorla turns 30 this month and will only 18 months left on his current contract, Arsenal have a major decision to make with the midfielder. Do they sign him to a new deal, or let him return to La Liga?

Cazorla is no longer first choice in the Arsenal midfield when the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all healthy.

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