Premier League Preview 2011-13

Reasons to be cheerful

August 13, 2012
Another pre-season, another star player on his way out at Arsenal. Last season, influential captain Cesc Fabregas finally departed for Barcelona after a protracted transfer saga. This time, replacement skipper and talisman Robin van Persie looks to be heading out of the door.

But this time, there's a difference: manager Arsene Wenger put a contingency plan in place. The Frenchman has already recruited in the striking department, although he has always insisted that the arrivals of Germany ...

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