Arsenal FC News: Granit Xhaka, Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere

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The offseason is here for Arsenal FC, and that means the Gunners squad won’t be reunited again until training camp commences in July. However, it’s been a very busy summer already, and we’re only just getting warmed up.  

It’s certainly going to be an exciting transfer window at the Emirates, with a whole lot of topics to discuss, but this is of course a World Cup weekend and thus transfer talk must take a back seat to tournament coverage right now. Let’s take a spin through Tuesday’s headlines.

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Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: David Luiz, Matt Miazga, Laurent Blanc

The offseason is here for Chelsea FC, and that means the Blues won’t be reunited again until training camp commences in July. However, it promises to be a very busy summer with a whole lot of topics to discuss.

Let’s take a spin through Thursday’s headlines.

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Lucas Torreira, Sokratis Papastathopoulos

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The offseason is here for Arsenal FC, and that means the Gunners squad won’t be reunited again until training camp commences in July. However, it’s been a very busy summer already, and we’re only just getting warmed up.  

It’s certainly going to be an exciting transfer window at the Emirates, with a whole lot of topics to discuss. Let’s take a spin through Tuesday’s headlines.

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2018 Russia World Cup: Comprehensive Preview Guide

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The 2018 Russia World Cup is going to be a very compelling tournament, as there are several countries with favorable odds of winning it all. This tournament is expected to generate record setting numbers all across the board, in every metric that measures the visibility of a sporting event.

So let’s get right to it, here are links to some of The Sports Bank’s more compelling 2018 Russia World Cup feature articles.

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Arsenal, Liverpool Target Thomas Lemar Agrees to Join Atletico Madrid

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Monaco man Thomas Lemar was strongly pursued by both Arsenal and Liverpool in the past year. Arsene Wenger was reportedly targeting Lemar to be the replacement for Alexis Sanchez last summer transfer window deadline day as the Gunners were working on shipping Sanchez out to Manchester City.

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Former Arsenal, England Capt. Explains Why Three Lions Won’t Win

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The World Cup kicks off this week and that means we’re going to have to wall to wall coverage of the globe’s biggest sporting event for the next month or so. That means we’re going to have an endless supply of takes, opinions, predictions and prognostications from every angle.

One of the World Cup games we’re most looking forward to is the battle for the Iberian peninsula on June 16, and here’s a Portugal vs Spain Prediction that is worth checking out and evaluating. Spain is considered one of the leading favorites this tournament, while Portugal boast the best player in alive in Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Arsenal FC Transfer Talk: Lichtsteiner, Fellaini, Papastathopoulos

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The offseason is here for Arsenal FC, and that means the Gunners squad won’t be reunited again until training camp commences in July. However, it’s going to be a very busy summer (some would say it is already, and they would be correct), and certainly an exciting transfer window at the Emirates, with a whole lot of topics to discuss.

Today is another very busy news day, so let’s take a spin through Tuesday’s headlines.

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Arsene Wenger Admits He’s Considering Real Madrid Job

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Arsene Wenger admits he’s considering the “totally crazy challenge” that managing Real Madrid would be for him. Wenger, who admitted a few days ago that he previously turned down the chance to manage at the Santiago Bernabeu two or three times, says he will be making a decision on his future in the next couple weeks.

Wenger has now emerged as the bookmakers’ favorite to succeed Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, now that the three time consecutive European champions have ended their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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Pochettino, Conte, Wenger Among Early Potential Zidane Replacements

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Who will take over as the next Real Madrid manager now that Zinedine Zidane has shockingly stepped aside? Well, it’s very early to speculate, as the dust has barely even settled on the Frenchman’s surprise news conference. Then again the betting market has already set odds on who could be the next man to lead the Reyes del Europa, so I guess it’s actually not too soon to assess the pros and cons of all the leading candidates.

Here are six individuals who are receiving the most favorable odds from the sports books and how they might fit in at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

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Arsenal Nearing Deal for Juventus Star Stephan Lichtsteiner Over Free Transfer

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It may not be long until we see the first transfer addition of the Unai Emery era at Arsenal. The Spaniard was unveiled Wednesday as the newly minted Gunners boss, and now multiple reports indicate that he’s closing in on signing Juventus star Stephan Lichtsteiner. The best part is that it would be on a free transfer as the Switzerland international is out of contract.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Says Arsenal Stagnated Recently

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Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who broke the club’s transfer fee record when he moved over from Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window, has made some refreshingly candid remarks about the club.

After Unai Emery was officially introduced as the new manager at Arsenal yesterday, Aubameyang admits that the club has stagnated in recent years. Arsene Wenger led the club to a whole lot of silverware during his 22 years in charge of the club, but in his final years on the job the Gunners degraded from title contenders to just top four contenders to only Europa League qualifiers the past two years.

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New Manager Unai Emery Unveils His Vision for Arsenal FC

Arsenal Football Club unveiled their new manager, Unai Emery, at a press conference today which saw the Basque Country native outline his vision for the north London club.

Emery, who just led Paris Saint-Germain to a domestic treble, faces a major rebuilding project at the Emirates this summer. The Gunners, traditionally among the Premier League title contenders, failed to even finish in the top four during the past two seasons. The club went into a sharp decline during the final years of the Arsene Wenger era, and now Emery will be tasked in restoring former glory.

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