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Afriyie Acquah has bee touted as carbon copy of Michael Essien
Arsenal have been linked with a move for £10 million pound rated Afriyie Acquah, a young Ghanaian midfielder who has impressed so much in his short time in Serie A that he has drawn comparisons with Michael Essien.
Nothing much new for Arsene Wenger you would think, but the 20 year old from Sunyani has taken a different career path than most from the streets of Ghana to Serie A, via Belfast.
Acquah was living on the streets of Sunyani when he was spotted by the Glentoran Academy, an initiative set up by Christopher Antoh Forsythe, a homeless boy from Ghana adopted by a Belfast school teacher who supports the Glens and linked up with the Glentoran Community Trust after returning to his native country.
He spent a year with the Belfast club, and since then has gone from strength to strength, and is already a full Ghana international.
Next year he is due to represent Ghana at the African Nations Cup, and Arsenal are planning...
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday morning there was no rift between him and his assistant Steve Bould.
Reports had surfaced of problems in the working relationship between Wenger and his backroom staff, as the Gunners' season hit a new low in midweek with the defeat to fourth tier side Bradford in the League Cup .
The Frenchman dismissed any notion of a problem,...
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Arsene Wenger has never been under greater pressure in the 16 years he has spent as Arsenal manager. Following Arsenal’s penalty shoot out defeat at the hands of Bradford City in the League Cup, Wenger is being attacked over the same old issues.
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Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has apologised to Gunners fans for the Capital One Cup humiliation by Bradford and promised that Arsene Wenger has significant money to spend, according to the club's supporters trust.
Gazidis met members of the Arsenal Supporters' Trust on Wednesday night where he was pressed on the deepening crisis at the club.
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Poking out of his signature knee-length coat he wore a face even more crinkled and crumpled up than usual. Arsene Wenger looked on, aghast, as his Arsenal side went behind to fourth-tier Bradford City in Tuesday's League Cup quarterfinals.
He raised his arms in disgust, failing even to begin to comprehend what was unfolding before him.
The 24,000 or so gleeful home fans in...
Capital One Cup Quarterfinals – Bradford 1-1 Arsenal (PK’s 3-2)
Arsene Wenger’s post game quotes:
on the game…
It’s disappointing, but congratulations to Bradford. They defended well [and] started stronger than us. In the second half of extra-time it was all us but we couldn’t convert our chances. They defended very well.
It was a typical cup game on a difficult but playable...
Lurching from one humiliation to another, Arsenal seems further away than ever from ending a seven-year wait for silverware that is testing the patience of fans and ramping up the scrutiny on long-serving manager Arsene Wenger.
The most troubled season of Wenger's 16-year reign reached a new low when a virtually full-strength Arsenal was eliminated on penalties by fourth-tier...
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Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City or Arsenal – Which EPL team will sign Llorente? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comAthletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente has revealed his interest in signing for a Premier League club when his contract at the Spanish club expires next summer. Which EPL team will sign the Spaniard?
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