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Wenger criticises referee over Ramsey red card

Aaron Ramsey heads to  the dressing room after his red card in Istanbul.
Aaron Ramsey heads to the dressing room after his red card in Istanbul. Credit: Reuters/Murad Sezer

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said the performance of referee Milorad Mazic was "very bad" during last night's first leg match of their Champions League qualifying tie. The Gunners drew 0-0 away to the Turkish side Besiktas but had midfielder Aaron Ramsey sent off for two yellow cards.

Neither the first nor the second yellow card was deserved for Aaron Ramsey. In the second half the performance of the referee was very bad. Ramsey's second yellow card, I cannot see where that comes from, it was a huge decision.

– Arsene Wenger

The second leg is at the Emirates Stadium in a week's time.

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Arsenal confirm the signing of Calum Chambers from Southampton

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I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone at @southamptonfc for everything they have done & for making this possible.

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I'm looking forward to joining up with my new team mates today & beginning preparation for the season ahead. Thanks for all your messages.

Chambers set for Arsenal move

Calum Chambers
Calum Chambers Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Arsenal has almost completed their signing of Southampton defender, Calum Chambers. The England Under-21 defender underwent a medical at the Emirates on Friday. This is the second signing of a right-back Arsene Wenger has made this summer.

The fee for 19-year-old Chambers is expected to be around £16 million.

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere seen smoking in Vegas

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere may find himself with some explaining to do when he returns to London after photos were posted online of the 22-year-old appearing to smoke while on holiday in Las Vegas.

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The pictures of Jack Wilshere were taken at a pool party in Las Vegas shortly before Germany won the World Cup.

Arsenal 'buzzing' after Alexis Sanchez signing

Alexis Sanchez's arrival has left the Arsenal squad "buzzing" ahead of the new campaign, according to defender Carl Jenkinson - with more new signings expected before the Community Shield against Manchester City at Wembley.

Alexis Sanchez. Credit: PA

Arsenal moved swiftly to close out the transfer of Chile forward Sanchez in what is said to be a £30 million deal from Barcelona. Jenkinson believes he can help the FA Cup winners target more success: "He is world class and they are the sort of players you want to see at the club.

"The squad are buzzing as much as the fans, because if you are going to push on as a club and really compete for things, you need to sign top players," Jenkinson said on www.Arsenal.com.

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