Arsenal close to sealing £10m deal & Wenger’s battle for £7m Frenchman – Best of AFC

The race for third place is hotting up and Arsenal face a real fight to hang on to their dreams of automatic qualification to next seasons Champions League. A 0-0 draw last week opened the door for the resurgent Magpies to close the gap and they’re now breathing down the Gunners’ neck. One potential factor that could hamper their hopes of fulfilling their objectives is Robin Van Persie’s scoring drought. Despite notching 34 this season the Dutchman has experienced a testing time in front of goal of late finding the net just once in his last seven games. 46 games in all competitions for Van Persie have taken it’s toll on the striker who’s looked a weary and lethargic in recent weeks. Wenger will be desperate for his captain to rediscover his goal touch in Arsenal’s three remaining fixtures and fire them into Europe’s elite club competition.

This week on FFC a potential transfer target’s suitability to Arsenal’s current system is analysed and  could a move to the Emirates Stadium be the best way to go for a recently departed European coach?

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Best of FFC

Do Arsenal provide the ideal next move?

Would he truly fit into the Arsenal dynamic or just a good player in his current system?

A change in coaching philosophies needed in order to move forward

The Curse Of Individual Brilliance in football?

Have we been here before with Wenger’s transfer talk?

Does Arsenal’s ‘next generation’ actually have the potential to become a force?

The Top TEN Would-Be Arsenal ‘Exports’ This Summer

Arsenal set to finally land their man in £10m deal

Arsenal in advanced transfer talks

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Defensive Clarity Will Bring About Third Place – A Cultured Left Foot

Has this forward impressed in his first season at Arsenal? – Gunnersphere

What stops Arsène Wenger from being a truly great manager  – Online Gooner

Penalties, discipline and shop windows – Arseblog

Barca say no… | Third is the new fourth for Arsenal | Wilshere plays it sensible – Le Grove

Do we really need Yann M’Vila? Hazard on his way to the Premier League…. – Highbury House

Surely Arsene Won’t Let A Potential £7M Asset Slip Away To Toon – Transfer Tavern

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“He took his role seriously on and off the pitch and I think it added something to his determination as well. That is why maybe his commitment was even stronger – because he feels more responsibility. He grew into this role.

“The best way to be a captain for me is to be a fantastic football player, that is the best way to get respect in your team. He did that remarkably well.” Arsene Wenger believes the Arsenal captaincy proved the catalyst for Robin Van Persie’s prolific season

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