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Premier League 2012/13 - Arsenal

Premier League 2012/13 - Arsenal
Club: Arsenal

Founded: 1886

Nickname: The Gunners

Ground: Emirates Stadium (Capacity: 60,361)

When we face off: Sat 15th December (H), Sat 30th March (A)

Last season finish: 3rd - Premier League

Manager: Arsene Wenger - The wiley Frenchman is entering his seventeenth season in charge of Arsenal, but continues to reign strong by maintaining constant European finishes, despite a lack of silverware. His eye-catching philosophy of football in management has made him one of the most respected managers on the planet.

Key player: Alex Song - With Robin Van Persie not likely to be with the club any longer, the focus now rests on a player who had a similarly wonderful season last campaign.

The Cameroon international proved to be the most-improved Gunners star, putting in some superb defensive and attacking displays in the centre of midfield that has earned reported interest from Barcelona.

Season Prediction: There is no doubt that the teams at the top end at the Premier League are getting stronger season-by-season. Arsenal have fallen short to losing their key players in recent years, but have remained calm by signing good replacements. I expect them to do the same with Van Persie and to still finish in the Champions League places.

Writer:Josh
Date:Monday August 6 2012
Time: 3:26PM

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