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Mikel Arteta reveals talks with ex-boss Arsene Wenger about Arsenal return
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Mikel Arteta reveals talks with ex-boss Arsene Wenger about Arsenal return

The 72-year-old Frenchman won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his 22-year spell in charge of the London club, which ended in 2018

Premier League clubs unanimously oppose FIFA proposal to have biennial World Cups
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Premier League clubs unanimously oppose FIFA proposal to have biennial World Cups

The 20 teams also all opposed a FIFA proposal to reduce the five windows for international men's matches to just two in a year.

European football nations mull quitting FIFA to fight biennial World Cups
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European football nations mull quitting FIFA to fight biennial World Cups

Infantino, who is working with former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to gain support for World Cups every two years, claims the plans would help more nations qualify to play on the biggest stage.

Arsene Wenger says offside calls could be automated by next year, possibly by FIFA World Cup
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Arsene Wenger says offside calls could be automated by next year, possibly by FIFA World Cup

The former Arsenal manager also said he understood the opposition of many in football to his recommendation, which FIFA has embraced, to stage the World Cup every two years.

Football players' union deplores 'lack of vision' with biennial World Cup
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Football players' union deplores 'lack of vision' with biennial World Cup

Speaking by videoconference on the sidelines of the presentation Tuesday of a report on the playing demands of professional players, Jonas Baer-Hoffmann called for a "reasonable and effective reform" to lighten the burden on footballers and reduce the chance of injury.

Arsene Wenger criticises 'emotional' response to biennial World Cup plan
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Arsene Wenger criticises 'emotional' response to biennial World Cup plan

Wenger's idea to stage the World Cup once every two years led to widespread criticism from managers, while UEFA issued a scathing response.

UEFA claims FIFA snubbed its request for talks about biennial World Cup plan
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UEFA claims FIFA snubbed its request for talks about biennial World Cup plan

UEFA complained on Wednesday that Gianni Infantino's world body has yet to respond to its request for talks to discuss the concerns of European nations.

FIFA poll claims majority of fans want World Cups to be held 'more frequently'
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FIFA poll claims majority of fans want World Cups to be held 'more frequently'

According to the IRIS/YouGov study carried out among 15,000 people "with an interest in football", 55 percent of respondents want to see the top international competition more often than every four years, says FIFA.

CONMEBOL, Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann not impressed by FIFA's biennial World Cup plan
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CONMEBOL, Jurgen Klopp and Julian Nagelsmann not impressed by FIFA's biennial World Cup plan

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp seems sure why FIFA is so determined to gain support for the plan, and he's not pleased by apparent financial motivations.

England manager Gareth Southgate 'open-minded' about World Cup every two years
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England manager Gareth Southgate 'open-minded' about World Cup every two years

Former Arsenal manager Wenger, who is now director of development at world governing body FIFA, has called for football's showpiece competition to become a biennial event.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says biennial FIFA World Cup will 'dilute' showpiece event
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says biennial FIFA World Cup will 'dilute' showpiece event

Former Arsenal boss Wenger, who is now director of development at FIFA, on Saturday called for football's showpiece competition to become a biennial event.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger calls for World Cup every two years
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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger calls for World Cup every two years

The 71-year-old Frenchman, who is now director of development at FIFA, also called for a single annual period of international qualifiers in a global football calendar.

Premier League: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta in focus after club’s huge spending on new players
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Premier League: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta in focus after club’s huge spending on new players

In both Arteta's first two seasons in charge, Arsenal have finished eighth in the Premier League, their worst performances since 1995.

FIFA Congress to discuss proposal to hold football World Cup after every two years
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FIFA Congress to discuss proposal to hold football World Cup after every two years

Clubs risk their players picking up more injuries with such a dense calendar, while the economic benefits are also uncertain, according to Raffaele Poli, head of the CIES Football Observatory.

Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer become first inductees into Premier League Hall of Fame
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Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer become first inductees into Premier League Hall of Fame

“When I was young, I was just trying to make sure I could get a pair of boots and now we’re talking about the Hall of Fame," said Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Mesut Özil leaves Arsenal: End of protracted exile situation is a win-win for player and club
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Mesut Özil leaves Arsenal: End of protracted exile situation is a win-win for player and club

The last time Özil featured in a matchday squad for Arsenal was on 25 June against Southampton. It's doubtful whether he's even been to the Emirates Stadium very much since then

Arsene Wenger comes out in support of Mesut Ozil's Fenerbahce move, hails Arsenal outcast as 'genius'
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Arsene Wenger comes out in support of Mesut Ozil's Fenerbahce move, hails Arsenal outcast as 'genius'

The former Arsenal boss signed the German playmaker in 2013 but the relationship has turned sour under current manager Mikel Arteta.

Premier League: Arsenal and Manchester United clashes no longer title deciders, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Premier League: Arsenal and Manchester United clashes no longer title deciders, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Fireworks are unlikely on Sunday at least off the pitch as 15th-placed United host Arsenal, who are two points better off than their opponents having played a game more.

'I miss it so much': Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out return to management
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'I miss it so much': Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses to rule out return to management

"I was drugged for 36 years and you can't rid yourself of it overnight," said Wenger. "It is not easy but there came a point where I had to reason with myself. Have I not already had one fight too many?"

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says 'smaller clubs will die' without urgent action to safeguard lower leagues
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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says 'smaller clubs will die' without urgent action to safeguard lower leagues

The controversial "Project Big Picture" plan put forward by Liverpool and Manchester United has been branded a power grab for attempting to change voting structures in the Premier League in favour of the "big six" clubs, also including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham.