Arsenal latest: AVB warning and German international almost became a Gunner

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Arsenal have been warned by Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas that their easy run is now over.

The Portuguese has had to watch his local rivals climb to the top of the Premier League table recently, and he was quick to point out that The Gunner have only played his own team in regards to one of the ‘big’ teams:

“We will see the big fixtures coming now for Arsenal. They have only played us so far and they have both Chelsea and Manchester City to come, and Liverpool. I suppose the fixture list at the moment is in favour of Manchester United as they have played all the big teams so far, apart from us, so that will give them a chance to bounce back, for sure.”

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Rene Adler has admitted that he once came very close to signing for Arsenal, but not in the summer like everyone has been led to believe.

The Hamburg SV goalkeeper said he had the chance to become an Arsenal stopper at the age of 15, and once again after he starred for Germany at the Under-20 World Cup.

The keeper did not however rule out one day playing in the UK saying …

"Maybe I'd like to play in England. You can't say in football. Football in England is some kind of religion. The fans, the culture behind the big clubs is very interesting."

Per Mertesacker believes the club simply have to improve the consistency of their defending if they are to win the Premier League this season.

He believes that success is built from the back, stating:

"We know we are on a good run, but we know it needs more than just playing with full freedom and vision - we need to defend first and then we can switch the rest on,"

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