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Almunia shown the door

May 22, 2012
By ESPN staff
Arsenal are to release seven players from their contracts this summer, including goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.

Almunia, 35, signed for Arsenal from Celta Vigo in 2004 but has struggled for a consistent first-team role at the club since the switch, a cause not helped by a number of high-profile errors which led to criticism from some fans.

During the 2011-12 campaign he was loaned out to West Ham for a month, making four Championship appearances for the Hammers, before returning ...

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