Ex Arsenal Flop Mistakenly Pictured in Breitbart Story on Migrant Gangs

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Alt-right website Breitbart .com has had more than its share of controversy over the years. They certainly have gotten a lot wrong along the way too. This time, their mistake was to include a picture of former Arsenal FC flop Lukas Podolski in a story entitled “Spanish Police Crack Gang Moving Migrants on Jet-Skis.”

Podolski, a Polish born German international who now plays his club ball for J-League side Vissel Kobe, has absolutely nothing to do the subject matter of the story. The only connection he has to the Breitbart “article” is the fact that he’s on a jetski in the photo.

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Africa’s Richest Man Wants to Buy Arsenal, Sack Arsene Wenger

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Let’s say that you’re a disgruntled Arsenal FC supporter who’s also a member of the #WengerOut crowd. You want Manager Arsene Wenger sacked, a lot, but surely not enough as Aliko Dangote, the richest man in all of Africa. Forbes estimates that Dangote has a net worth of nearly $13 billion, not far from double that of current Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke, who checks in at $7.5 billion.

Dangote has been a club supporter who has coveted a purchase of the team since the 1980s, despite Kroenke’s stance that the club is not for sale.

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Future of Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal FC Remains Uncertain

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By John O’Leary

It has been claimed that Alexis Sanchez’s representatives have held talks with Antero Henrique, sporting director of PSG ahead of a potential move to the Ligue One club. PSG are keen to tie the forward down to a long-term contract, however, the Arsenal man is holding out for a three-year deal, worth some £275,000 a week post tax. That said, the Ligue One champions remain confident that an agreement can be reached, though they are yet to agree a fee with Arsenal.

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Alexis Sanchez Likely Out Two Weeks with an Abdominal Injury

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Arsenal will be without their star forward Alexis Sanchez for very likely the first two Premier League fixtures, manager Arsene Wenger revealed today. Sanchez joined the team late this summer, following an extended tour of duty with Chile in the Confederations Cup. Sanchez has an abdominal injury that will keep him out of Friday night’s opener against Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.

The forward is also very likely to miss the Gunners’ second fixture, at Stoke City, eight days later.

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Premier League Season Predictions: Man City Title, Man United Runner-Up

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As the elite comedian Daniel Tosh famously said: “they say money can’t buy happiness, no, but it buys a wave-runner.” Likewise, British pounds and Euros can’t buy a Premier League title, but it buys the most talented roster possible. At least on paper, you have to point towards Manchester to see the highest quality grouping of players.

Man City and Man United had blockbuster summers, spending big on critical roster additions. We predict the blue side of Manchester will rule the Premier League roost, with United coming in just behind them. Pep Guardiola needed time to adjust at The Etihad, to implement his way of doing things. We think the time is now right for the Citizens.

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Arsenal Outnumber Chelsea By a Wide Margin on Community Shield Team Sheet

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After playing to a 1-1 draw in normal time, Arsenal beat Chelsea 4-1 on penalty kicks to claim the Community Shield today. Thus, it was a tightly contested battle at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. In another area though, the Gunners had advantage for Chelsea by a very wide margin.

Take a look at the team sheets in the match day program issued out at the national stadium. For the Blues it looks like it stops about half way down in juxtaposition to Arsenal.

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Arsene Wenger: Neymar Deal Outside “Normal Life” and “Normal Society”

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger joined the chorus of big six English Premier League club managers speaking out against the sale of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. The Parisian outfit have no problem in more than DOUBLING the world record transfer fee Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba just one summer ago.

Neymar cost PSG £200.6 million ($263.5m, €222m), and that’s an extraordinary amount when you consider the 47 year old French club is valued at 775 million Euro according to Forbes.

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Reiss Nelson a Highlight of Arsenal FC Preseason; Loan Move in Store?

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Arsenal FC youngster Reiss Nelson has been one of the major highlights of the club’s summer preseason tour. He took home a Man of the Match award during the tour in Sydney, Australia, bagged an assist against Benfica in the Emirates Cup triumph and drew extensive praise from manager Arsene Wenger, Gunners supporters and the world wide football media.

Here is the 17-year-old’s highlight real, courtesy of FFD TV:

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Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal’s Record Signing, Says He’s in “Another World”

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“Congratulations, you’ve just taken your first step, into a larger world,” Obi-Wan Kenobi told Luke Skywalker on Tattoine. This famous line comes to mind as you read what striker Alexandre Lacazette had to say about his move from Lyon to Arsenal this summer. On July 5th, he became the most expensive player acquired in Arsenal Football Club history, with the 27th highest transfer fee (inflation adjusted) in overall history.

The £46.5 million price tag could reach £52 million in add-ons, and that kind of money brings HUGE expectations, especially at a high profile club with rabid and starved for success supporters.

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Arsene Wenger Joins Jose Mourinho in Ripping Transfer Market Inflation

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Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho certainly do not see eye to eye on a lot of things. Although the two men often disagree, and have often found themselves clashing on multiple occasions, they seem to be on the same page regarding the 2017 summer transfer market.

Three days ago, Mourinho ripped the price inflation in the transfer market, describing the situation as “very strange” and “out of control.”

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Arsenal Announce Alexis Sanchez Return to Club this Weekend

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Arsenal FC forward Alexis Sanchez was utilized in the product rollout for the club’s alternate kit, an eye-catching black and hot pink number, two weeks ago. That of course invited some speculation on his future with the club at that time. Today, the Chilean’s future at the Emirates was speculated upon again as the away kit was rolled out and he was not a part of the promotional content.

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Arsenal FC Away Kit Revealed; Gunners Go Light Blue on Road (Photos)

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The Arsenal FC away kit has been revealed and light blue is the color of choice. The hue is somewhat similar, albeit darker, to what we usually see from Manchester City at home, or the kit worn by Barcelona last night in their win over Manchester United.

The electric blue strip supplements the third shirt, a very sleek black with hot pink lettering, unveiled by Arsenal in Syndey, Australia two weeks ago (check those out over at this link).

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