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After months of deliberation, Arsenal have finally zeroed in on Colombian shot stopper David Ospina as the man to replace Lukasz Fabianski as Wojciech Szczesny’s understudy at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have been in dire straits ever since Fabianski forsake his position on the Arsenal bench to side with Swansea City and Emiliano Viviano returned to Palermo at the end of last season. Szczesny has been Arsenal’s number one for three straight seasons now and is growing in confidence every day. However with no backup for the Pole, Arsene Wenger is in an extremely vulnerable position with regards to his shot stopping department.

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Although the man himself denies it, all reports point towards Arsenal preparing for life without club captain Thomas Vermaelen. The latest news from the Daily Star indicates that Arsene Wenger is considering making a bid for impressive Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren.

Lovren has been in England since only last season. The Croatian international spent 4 years in France with Lyon before joining Southampton. He was immediately drafted into the first team by then manager Mauricio Pochettino and made 32 appearances for the Saints.

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It would appear that Arsene Wenger is serious about bringing Mario Balotelli to Arsenal, so much so that the Frenchman is reportedly meeting Balotelli’s agent in Brazil to hash out an agreement that would see the Italian torment opposition defences in a Gunners jersey, according to reports in the Daily Star.

The North Londoners are likely to table a £25 million offer to AC Milan for their 24 year old striker and discussions with Balotelli’s agent is likely to centre around his client’s £150,000-a-week wage demands.

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In news that is guaranteed to send the Premier League and Arsenal fans in a complete tizzy, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his desire to manage in Germany.

In an interview with BeIN Sports Wenger said, 'If I was to go somewhere then I think it would be in a different country because I am so much Arsenal that I would not like to coach anywhere else in England. Germany (is an option) because I am of German culture a little bit and it's a country where I have never worked and I am very close to it.'

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As if it wasn't already clear enough, Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey gave the Gunners' fans a glimpse of what they had been missing over the last three months as he scored the opening goal and assisted the next two as Arsenal beat their FA Cup Final opponents Hull City 3-0 in a game they dominated virtually right from the start.

The difference in class of both teams was all too evident, and Ramsey showed just why he is such an integral member of this Arsenal side putting in another terrific shift in midfield. Ramsey proved to be the decisive runner from midfield latching on to Santi Cazorla's pass to put Arsenal 1-0 ahead around the half hour mark before setting up two goals for Lukas Podolski, though perhaps both were a little inadvertent as he was going for goal himself!

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Louis Van Gaal’s myth increases with every passing day as the Dutch manager increasingly looks like the solution to every troubled asset in England. First, the 62 year old was touted as the ideal manager to take over the mess that is Tottenham Hotspur. Then came the rumours of a high-profile suited gang from Manchester United meeting the Dutchman in a secret location to discuss taking over from David Moyes. And, now it seems that the Arsenal job is the ideal position for Van Gaal according to the Sunday People.

Van Gaal’s tenure with the Dutch National team ends with this summer’s World Cup in Brazil and the veteran manager has stated that the Premier League is his preferred destination. Tottenham have been aimlessly plowing ahead this season under Tim Sherwood, whose tracksuit antics on the sidelines have provided ample distraction from what has been yet another chaotic season due to Daniel Levy’s meddling. Van Gaal has reportedly met with the Spurs honcho regarding the managerial position at White Hart Lane but he has since sensed that there might be bigger fish available in the pond.

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A bitterly disappointed Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was finally critical of his team after the Gunners' season continued its downward spiral after their latest defeat at the hands of Everton. With a title challenge now well over, Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the top four look to be diminishing drastically as well as that outcome is no longer in their hands with Everton moving within a point of Arsenal with a game in hand over the Gunners. Despite Everton having the tougher run in, Arsenal on present form cannot be guaranteed to beat anyone, and it is hard to see them finishing in the top four and claiming a Champions League spot for next season.

Wenger told the BBC after the 3-0 defeat at Goodison Park, "Everton were better, sharper and deserved to win. The only time we looked like coming back into the game was in the second half, then we gave an easy goal away. Then that was it."

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