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Cesc Fabregas is said to have turned down the chance to return to Arsenal, according to Spanish pundit Guillem Balague, who writes that the Spaniard intends to give it 'one more year' at Barcelona to see how his prospects there develop. Balague says in the summer of 2014 the former Arsenal man may reconsider his future.

Fiorentina are planning talks with star player Stevan Jovetic at the end of the season in an attempt to persuade him to stay. Jovetic is wanted by both Arsenal and Juventus, with co-owner Andrea Della Valle still holding out 'hope' the forward will stick with the Italian club.

We have taken a look at Wigan's loss last night, and how Arsenal can benefit from playing the almost relegated Latics in their Champions League place run-in. Rivals Chelsea and Tottenham face off in their game in hand tonight, and the result of that will shape the remainder of the campaign.

Arsenal have sealed a new kit deal finally, with sportswear company Puma, which will be worth £170 million to the Gunners over five years. It breaks down at more than £30 million per season, which should re-inforce the clubs's summer transfer budget substantially.

Teenage striking prospect Chuba Akpom hit another brace last night, to take his overall tally for the season to 20 goals. It was in a charity friendly with the youth team in Dorset, but illustrates the form he has been in, with 12 goals in his last 10 appearances.

Arsenal have been linked with signing German goalkeeper Sven Ulreich from Stuttgart. The reports stem from newspaper Bild, with the 24-year-old set to face Bayern Munich in the German cup final later this month. All you need to know about Ulreich can be found here.

Outgoing teenager Martin Angha has thanked the Gunners for his time at the club, as he prepares to move permanently to German side Nuremberg. He said he was emotional in his last appearance against Liverpool last week for the under-21s, but looking forward to his new challenge.


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