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Sunday August 7 2011
Udinese: 'An honour to face Arsenal'

Udinese have a tough Champions League draw, but realise “it is an honour for us to face a team like Arsenal.”

The Friulani picked the Premier League giants in the preliminary round with the first leg in London on August 16 and the decider on August 24.

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Sunday August 7 2011
Friendly: Udinese see off Sporting

Udinese warmed up for the Champions League clash with Arsenal by beating Sporting Lisbon on penalties.

The Friulani have a tough tie ahead of them on August 16 and 24, so are playing a series of high-profile friendlies.

They took part in the Ramon de Carranza tournament in Spain and played out a 2-2 draw with Sporting Lisbon.

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Saturday August 6 2011
Wenger: 'Udinese difficult, but possible'

Arsene Wenger concedes Arsenal hoped to avoid Udinese. “Who would want to play against an Italian opponent? It's difficult, but possible.”

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Friday August 5 2011
Udinese will face Arsenal in CL

Udinese will have to get past Arsenal in order to reach the group stages of the Champions League.

The draw for the preliminary round of the competition took place in Nyon on Friday and the Bianconeri were paired with the Premiership outfit.

The first legs will be played on August 16/17, with the returns pencilled in for August 23/24.

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Friday August 5 2011
Udinese on 'stimulating' Arsenal tie

Udinese chief Gianpaolo Pozzo is surprisingly looking forward to the Champions League test against Arsenal.

The Bianconeri's European Cup dream is in danger of coming to a quick end this term after today being paired with the Premiership giants.

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Friday August 5 2011
Arsenal 'worst possible' draw for Udinese

Udinese director Fabrizio Larini admits picking Arsenal in the Champions League preliminary round was “the worst opponent possible.”

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Friday August 5 2011
Guidolin 'hoped to avoid Arsenal'

Francesco Guidolin “hoped to avoid Arsenal” in the Champions League draw, but Udinese have “courage, enthusiasm and belief in our capabilities.”

The Friulani were paired with Arsenal in the preliminary round, playing the first leg at the Emirates on August 16 and the decider on August 24.

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Wednesday August 3 2011
Udinese ask for belief

Udinese insist they are still a side to be respected despite the summer sales of Cristian Zapata, Gokhan Inler and Alexis Sanchez.

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Wednesday August 3 2011
Handanovic extends Udinese deal

Slovenian international goalkeeper Samir Handanovic has extended his contract with Udinese for another five years.

There had been a great deal of transfer gossip surrounding the shot-stopper this summer.

Udinese announced the news with a note on their official website stating there was “reciprocal satisfaction” around the deal.

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Tuesday August 2 2011
Udinese injury relief

Maurizio Domizzi’s injury is not as serious as first thought, so he will be available for Udinese’s Champions League preliminary round.

The midfielder limped off during Saturday’s friendly in Nice and there were fears he had suffered a thigh strain.

However, tests today confirmed it was only a twinge in the left thigh muscle.

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