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12:15 PM ET 05.01 | Arsenal has stepped up its pursuit of central defender Jan Vertonghen after opening talks with Ajax. Vertonghen is entering the final year of his contract and Arsenal feel they can land the 25-year-old Belgian for around $15M, despite interest from Newcastle, Tottenham and Chelsea.

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May 1, 2012  12:26 PM ET

Verm and Vert reunited...


If it does happen some nice central defensive depth for the team.

May 1, 2012  02:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Verm and Vert reunited...If it does happen some nice central defensive depth for the team.

I'd start them both to begin with. The other Buttsenal central defenders don't convince me.

May 1, 2012  03:14 PM ET

Chelski has David Luiz, Gary Cahill, and Mr. Sauce - don't need this dude.

Spurs and the Arse could both use him, not to mention 'Pool. Toon can't afford him unless they get UCL money (even then, doubtful they spend much of it).

May 1, 2012  03:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'd start them both to begin with. The other Buttsenal central defenders don't convince me.

Laurent Koscielny?

May 1, 2012  03:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Chelski has David Luiz, Gary Cahill, and Mr. Sauce - don't need this dude.

Sarcasm correct?

(apologies, my sarcasm detector is broken).

May 1, 2012  04:10 PM ET
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Laurent Koscielny?

Meh. Even Vermaelen tends to make the same silly mistake (following his man upfield and leaving a huge gap.)

May 1, 2012  04:10 PM ET

The new intern is an Arsenal fan....

...LatinLover, is that you?

May 1, 2012  04:11 PM ET

'pool losing 1-0 to Fulham at home. (*giggle*)

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May 1, 2012  05:12 PM ET

Oh, wow. ManU didn't have a single shot on target yesterday. All Hart did was look nervous on corners. Lol.

May 1, 2012  07:26 PM ET
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Oh, wow. ManU didn't have a single shot on target yesterday. All Hart did was look nervous on corners. Lol.

They were completely dominated from beginning to end. That 1-0 was quite deceptive.

May 1, 2012  09:26 PM ET
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Sarcasm correct?(apologies, my sarcasm detector is broken).

Nope. Fulham will happily take all three of those dudes on loan if Chelski isn't happy with 'em.....

May 1, 2012  09:53 PM ET
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Nope. Fulham will happily take all three of those dudes on loan if Chelski isn't happy with 'em.....

Fulham of course...


Sideshow bob needs to learn how to play D, Cahill is overrated overpaid Engerlish garbage, and Daddy's saucy is that and old.

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May 2, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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Fulham of course...Sideshow bob needs to learn how to play D, Cahill is overrated overpaid Engerlish garbage, and Daddy's saucy is that and old.

Sideshow Bob has improved his 'crossing defense' immensely. Now, if he could do something about that being caught out of position upfield thingy....

May 2, 2012  08:56 AM ET

What is it I hear about both 'pool and AC Milan wanting Seidou Keita from Barca? Uhm... er... why?

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May 2, 2012  11:51 AM ET
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Fulham of course...Sideshow bob needs to learn how to play D, Cahill is overrated overpaid Engerlish garbage, and Daddy's saucy is that and old.

^hyperbole. noted.

 
May 2, 2012  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

^hyperbole. noted.

The young one is learning. Unlike Chelski's youth players. (*nods*)

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