Arsenal FC Dealing With Virus, Food Poisoning on China Tour

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Arsenal FC have encountered some adversity on their preseason exhibition trip to China. We’re talking actual, genuine adversity, not the meaningless sports press conference cliche “adversity.” The team is currently dealing with both illness and food poisoning during their tour of the Far East.

Sead Kolasinac threw up on the pitch and had to come off during yesterday’s 3-2 penalty shootout win over Bayern Munich at Shanghai Stadium.

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Olivier Giroud Admits His Arsenal FC Days Might Be Over

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Arsenal FC striker Olivier Giroud was refreshingly candid about his future during a preseason exhibition tour media opportunity. Typically, most of what gets said during these sort of preseason press conferences is cliche and boiler plate, but Giroud instead put it all out there.

He’s been linked with a move to several clubs, including Everton, West Ham United, Marseille and AC Milan. Giroud told the media that he will remain professional while on tour in Australia (and potentially later the Far East) with the rest of his teammates this summer, but he admits leaving the Emirates is an option.

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2017-18 Arsenal Third Kit Unveiled in Sydney, Australia (Photos)

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The 2017-18 Arsenal third kit was unveiled today in Sydney, Australia and the backdrop was eye-catching. The sleek new black shirt isn’t too shabby either. The Gunners are currently down under for their summer preseason exhibition tour, and on Wednesday they revealed they’ll be back in black in ’17-’18 on their third shirt.

The unveil was done in spectacular fashion, with the world famous Sydney opera house and Syndey Harbor Bridge as the background. The Arsenal official Twitter account also made this photo the account’s banner photo.

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Five 2017/2018 English Premier League Predictions

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By George Cummins

Last year’s Premier League had all the makings of a classic sitcom.

Victors Chelsea looked anything but at the beginning, having got off to a bit of a bad start. But, after Leicester City’s shock win the season before, anything was possible. Spurs – not quite one of the ‘Big Four,’ but getting closer, had a great season, but they lost steam down the stretch. Still they gathered enough to stay in the running for the top spot longer than any other challenger to Chelsea.

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Arsene Wenger Denies Report Claiming Alexis Sanchez Asked to Leave

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A couple weeks ago, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez said he knows where his future lies, but he refused to reveal which club. He’s been a reported target of Manchester City and Bayern Munich, and speculation he could leave the Emirates only increased when Arsenal broke the club transfer fee record to acquire Lyon striker Alexnadre Lacazette.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger gave some clues into the short and long term future of Sanchez today when he met the media in Australia. Wenger told reporters that outlets in Chile were wrong in their claims that Sanchez told Wenger he wants to leave.

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Arsenal FC Unveil Alexandre Lacazette; Break Club Transfer Fee Record

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Former Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has now completed his medical at Arsenal FC, and thus become the newest member of the Gunners. His deal is worth a club record €53 million ($68 million, £52.7 million), far outpacing the old benchmark set by the £42.4 million acquisition of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in 2013.

His deal is now official, as the club have officially unveiled him as the newest member of the club.

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Alexandre Lacazette Completes Medical Ahead of Record Breaking £52.7m Arsenal Move

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Various reports indicate that Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has completed his medical at Arsenal, thus solidifying the transfer to his new club. It’s not just any transfer either. According to The Guardian, the deal is for five years and it’s worth £52.7 million, breaking the Arsenal club record by more than £10 million.

The English publication writes that: “The 26-year-old striker, who has 11 France caps, is set to agree a five-year contract and, when the formalities are done, he will eclipse Mesut Özil as Arsenal’s most expensive signing. Özil joined from Real Madrid in 2013 for £42.5m.”

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Alexandre Lacazette Undergoing Arsenal Medical Ahead of Record Move

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Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is moving from France to England, as his deal with Arsenal FC has now reached the final advanced stages of completion. This development is certainly expected as Lacazette has been linked to the Gunners quite a bit this summer. We’ve been waiting a bit for this summer transfer window to really start taking off, but now we finally have another major deal to discuss.

It’s being widely reported that Lacazette is undergoing his Arsenal FC medical today, and that the final transfer fee could break the club record. Here’s a Tweet posted minutes ago from a BBC Sport journalist.

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Lyon Reveal £39.5m Alexandre Lacazette Bid From Arsenal FC

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Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is a man who is very much wanted by Arsenal FC. That’s certainly no secret as Lacazette has been linked to the Gunners quite a bit this summerJean-Michael Aulas, the club President of Lyon, revealeed that Arsenal is in the running for Lacazette, but says the summer transfer window target of the Emirates is not currently in London.

Arsenal’s bid was reportedly £39.47 million, $52m, and that’s approximately about £17.46 million, $23m shy of what Lyon are reportedly expecting to get for him. Here’s what Aulas Tweeted from his official account:

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Alexis Sanchez Says He’s Decided His Future, but Won’t Reveal It

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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer, with Manchester City and Bayern Munich the leading potential destinations. Sanchez will see his Arsenal deal expire next summer, and the topic of his future came up while on international duty with Chile at the Confederations Cup.

During the press conference previewing the Chileans clash with Germany on Sunday, a reporter asked Alexis Sanchez where he’ll be playing his club football next season, prompting him to laugh and reply: “Yes it’s clear, but I can’t tell you.”

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Anthony Martial Publicly Shoots Down Arsenal Transfer Rumors

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Manchester United forward Anthony Martial took to Twitter to publicly dispute transfer rumor stories linking him with a move to Arsenal. This doesn’t happen all too often in the football world, a player specifically calling out transfer gossip as “fake news,” so when it actually actually does occur, you can tell a chord has truly been struck.

Anthony Martial wrote “The rumors are false,” in French, his native tongue, along with a red emoji to symbolize his loyalty to Manchester United Football Club.

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Liverpool Continue Pursuit of Arsenal Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Arsenal FC and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seem to be at an impasse regarding a potential contract extension. With just one year left on his deal, Oxlade-Chamberlain is apparently on the trading block, and there’s a flurry of transfer rumor stories linking him to Liverpool circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world.

This isn’t the first time. The Ox was also linked to Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool in April of last year, while two more rival English clubs, Southampton and Manchester City, were also both reportedly keen on him at that time.

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