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Arsenal seal Mesut Ozil transfer as £42m midfielder becomes British football's second-biggest signing ever

Arsene Wenger has gone from laughing stock to pulling off the biggest deal of the transfer window within the space of 24 hours.<p>Arsenal boss Wenger …

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Arsenal's Wenger sweet-talked Mesut Ozil into transfer even though PSG made a better offer

Record-breaker Mesut Ozil turned down a bigger offer from Paris Saint-Germain to sign for Arsenal.<p>Germany international Ozil has become the Gunners' …

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Transfer deadline day: Ozil's move to Arsenal tops record day

<b>Arsenal's signing of Mesut Ozil was the big deal on a record-breaking deadline day as Premier League clubs set new spending records.</b><p>The Gunners shattered their record by buying the Real Madrid midfielder for £42.4m, while Manchester United moved late to sign Everton's Marouane Fellaini for …

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Mesut Ozil signs for Arsenal in a £42.5m transfer from Real Madrid

• London club shatter transfer record for Germany midfielder • Third most expensive signing in British football history • Goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano joins on loan from Palermo • Follow all the transfers with our live deadline day blog<p>Arsène Wenger has given Arsenal's supporters the statement …

Mesut Ozil can breathe new life into Arsenal's Emirates era

The German's signing is a major coup for Wenger, and could transform the club's image like Dennis Bergkamp before him<p>Occasionally transfers have a ripple effect. The deal represents considerably more than the movement of a player from one club to another, and the crazy maths of the sums involved. …

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur: Mathieu Flamini gives Arsene Wenger's side a flavour of 2004

This was a cosmic joke at money’s expense. The club who have purchased nobody beat the one who have bought everyone. It was as if the gods had tired of the crazy transfer window and fired down the message that football is not a precise science but a drama of human frailties.<p>Out from the mist of …

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Report: Arsenal 1-0 Sp*rs (inc goal)

<b>Arsenal:</b> Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, <b>Wilshere</b>, <b>Rosicky</b>, Cazorla, <b>Walcott</b>, Giroud<p><b>Subs:</b> Fabianski, <b>Sagna</b>, <b>Monreal</b>, <b>Flamini</b>, …

Italian keeper Emiliano Viviano linked

Reports from Italy, including Sky Italia (yes, we know), suggest that Palermo keeper Emiliano Viviano will travel to London today to undergo a …

Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

• In pictures: the best images from the north London derby<p>Much has been made of Arsenal's summer transfer policy and there will be plenty more shouting before the window finally closes at 11 o'clock on Monday night but, to Arsène Wenger's mind, something fundamental has been overlooked. It is the …

Prudent Arsène Wenger leaves Tottenham big spenders out of pocket

Arsenal's team stability proved the decisive factor in the 1-0 derby defeat of Andre Villas-Boas's new faces<p>There was brilliant ridiculousness at the end of this tightly coiled derby when the Arsenal crowd, who have been pleading with their club to spend, spend, spend all summer long, spontaneously …

Arsène Wenger hits back in strong defence of Arsenal's lack of spending

• Wenger claims everything is under control • Oxlade-Chamberlain out for 'at least six weeks'<p>Arsène Wenger suggested he does not care what Tottenham do in the transfer market or, indeed, any of Arsenal's other rivals in the Premier League as he mounted a strong defence of his policies and promised …

Why do so many people want the Arsenal model to fail? « Untold Arsenal: Supporting the club, the manager and the team

<b>Why do so many people want the Arsenal model to fail?</b><p><b>By Ian Jenkinson.</b><p>During the pre-season and now as the season has kicked off, millions of words …

Crystal Palace sign Arsenal's Marouane Chamakh

• Morocco international signs one-year deal with Eagles • Striker scored 14 goals during his time at the Emirates<p>Crystal Palace have completed the signing of the Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh. He has joined the Premier League newcomers after completing a medical and will wear the No29 shirt. The …

Premier League 2013-14 season: Club-by-club guide

<b>The 2013-14 Premier League season could be one of the most unpredictable to date with so many changes at the top.</b><p>This will be the first Premier League campaign without Sir Alex Ferguson in charge of Manchester United and there are at least four teams hoping to take advantage of David Moyes's …

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Arsenal close to signing Luiz Gustavo and hold out hope for Luis Suárez

• Brazilian international to add defensive steel in midfield • Gunners not yet taking no for an answer from Liverpool<p>Arsenal's manager, Arsène Wenger, will this week push to close the signing of the defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo from Bayern Munich while he has yet to give up on the Liverpool …

Gervinho signs for Roma from Arsenal in £8m move

<b>Gervinho has joined Italian Serie A side Roma from Arsenal in an £8m deal.</b><p>The Ivory Coast international striker, 26, found his first-team opportunities limited at the Emirates last season.<p>He was signed from Lille by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger in 2011, but managed only four goals in his first …

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Champions League: Arsenal hope experience will count in play-off

Arsène Wenger hopes to avoid PSV Eindhoven in Friday's draw for a tie no one at Arsenal can countenance losing<p>Arsenal are back on familiar territory. For the sixth time in eight seasons they will contest the Champions League play-off and the stakes could not be higher. It might have been mentioned …

Premier League preview No1: Arsenal

If only, Arsenal's supporters say, they could sign one or two players of the highest order. It is the eternal refrain<p><b>Guardian writers' predicted position:</b> 5th (NB: this is not necessarily David Hytner's prediction, but the average of our writers' tips)<p><b>Last season's position:</b> 4th<p><b>Odds to win the</b> …

Arsenal sunk by Galatasaray's Didier Drogba double in Emirates Cup

• Arsenal 1 Galatasaray 2 (Walcott 38; Drogba 78pen 87) • Arsène Wenger says 'soft penalty was classic Drogba'<p>The script had been written for Yaya Sanogo. Talked up on the eve of his Arsenal debut by Arsène Wenger as a player of high class rather than a high price tag, the club's only signing of …

Wenger laughs off £100m bid for Suarez as Arsenal boss refuses public bidding war

By<p>Arsene Wenger scoffed at the idea he might pay close to £100 million for Luis Suarez but maintained he is still interested in the Liverpool …

Arsenal 2-2 Napoli

Arsenal 2 (Giroud 71, Koscielny 85) Napoli 2 (Insigne 7, Pandev 29)<p>Arsène Wenger has struggled to heave his team to football's highest peaks in recent years but he is certainly able to occupy the moral high ground. Asked again – and again – about his pursuit of Luis Suárez, he would do no more than …

Arsenal 2 Napoli 2: Gunners fight back in Emirates Cup after half-time booing

By<p>Arsenal battled back from two goals down to draw with Rafael Benitez's Napoli in their first game of their very own Emirates Cup.<p>Lorenzo Insigne …

Arsenal: How Will Roma-Bound Striker Gervinho Be Remembered?

Gervinho has one foot out of the Arsenal exit door. According to <i>The Metro</i>, fresh talks have taken place between Arsenal and Roma this week, and the Ivorian international is closing in on a move to Serie A.<p>Few Arsenal fans will be surprised to see Gervinho leave. The writing seemed to be on the wall …

Whether Arsenal Sign Luis Suarez or Not, The Gunners Need Signings

Arsene Wenger insists that Arsenal do not need new signings to compete.<p>Speaking to Arsenal fans in an online Q&A session, the Arsenal manager stated that while the club is still looking to bring in new players, he is confident that Arsenal will be better next season regardless of whether or not …

Arsenal's summer transfer window so far: The money's there, but where's the action?

It feels like you could write the same about Arsenal every summer.<p>This is the most important transfer window of Arsene Wenger's reign. Just like last …

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Malaga target Bendtner and offer up Gamez in exchange for Arsenal striker

By<p>Arsenal have entered discussions with Malaga over the transfer of Nicklas Bendtner.<p>The Spanish side want the Gunners' Danish striker and have …

Arsenal's Luis Suarez transfer bid to remain at £40million as debate over contract clause continues

Arsene Wenger is determined not to raise Arsenal’s £40m bid for Luis Suarez – even if it means the transfer going to the wire.<p>The whole deal hinges …

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Arsene Wenger Q 'n' A: Arsenal boss gives fascinating peek into the world of the modern-day manager

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given a fascinating insight into what he sees as the similarities between top level business and top level …

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Bernard to snub Arsenal for Porto or Shakhtar

Atletico Mineiro forward Bernard looks set to be the latest player to turn down a move to Arsenal in favour of another European side.<p>The Brazilian …