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Posted on July 22, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs was a player that looked to have so much promise when he first broke into the Gunners first-team. However, a mixture of injury problems and a loss of form saw him struggle for first team last season.

There are now doubts over the England international’s future at the club after he was omitted from the Gunners squad for their preseason tour of Australia and China.

According to Sky Sports, West Brom have seen a £10million bid for the full-back rejected. It seems that he is more highly-rated elsewhere than in north London.

Wilshere linked with Swansea, Newcastle and West Ham 0

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is a target for three Premier League clubs this summer. The English international has just 12 months on his deal with the Gunners and has yet to have been offered a contract extension.

Wilshere spent last season on loan with AFC Bournemouth, citing the decision to leave due to a lack of opportunities at Arsenal. The playmaker is in a similar predicament this summer and may be considering his offers as a result – not to mention currently recovering from a broken leg. Swansea City, Newcastle United and West Ham United are keen on his signature.

Arsenal and Liverpool keen on Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez 0

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Diario Madridista, Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the race for Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez.

The Gunners are seeking an alternative attacking option should they fail to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar or Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez this summer, while Liverpool are desperate for more depth ahead of their Champions League campaign to come.

Vazquez made 33 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid last season, scoring and creating nine goals. But he only made 12 starts in the top-flight and could be seeking a move to a club that can promise him more playing time. The 26-year-old racked up an impressive 47 appearances under Zinedine Zidane last season but couldn’t dethrone Isco or Gareth Bale in the side.

Gunners reject bid from Palace for Calum Chambers 0

Posted on July 21, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal have rejected a bid of around £16million from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace for young defender Calum Chambers. However, the reports also suggest that the Gunners are willing to sell the highly rated young defender, but are looking for a fee of closer to £20million.

Chambers has Potential

I have to say I do rate Chambers and it is hard to doubt his talent. However, he maybe needs to play more first-team football before he is ready to play first-team football at Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil edging closer to a new Arsenal deal 0

Posted on July 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

German midfielder Mesut Ozil is believed to be close to signing a contract renewal with Premier League heavyweights Arsenal.

The World Cup winner has been at the centre of intense speculation earlier this summer with his future at the North London club heavily debated, but Ozil has been encouraged by recent negotiations over an improved deal and is said to be on the verge of an extension.

Mesut Ozil is in the final year of his contract with Arsenal and there were fears he might quit Gunners after a disappointing season for the club, but his recent comments about staying in London have been a sweet music to every fan’s ears.

Arsenal chase German international midfielder 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by David Nugent

According to German publication Sport Bild, Arsenal could be set to make a summer move for Schalke’s highly rated German international midfielder Goretzka. However, they could face stiff competition for the 22-year-old from Bavarian giants Bayern Munich for the midfielder’s signature.

The young midfielder is gaining a big reputation in European football. Schalke are unwilling to sell the midfielder, despite his contract expiring next summer.

The German club did the same with Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac and the defender joined the Gunners on a free transfer this summer. It seems they are prepared to lose another player for nothing next summer and miss out on a significant transfer fee.

Mohamed Elneny rejects Leicester City approach 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny rejected a chance to move to Leicester City listing an interesting reason behind his decision.

We are very much aware that lifestyle plays a great part in the career of every professional footballer and Mohamed Elneny is no different.

This is why it can hardly come as a surprise to see a player reject an opportunity to secure first-team football by moving elsewhere simply because he enjoys life at his current club too much.

Mohamed Elneny listed this particular reason to justify his decision to rebuff a £10 million approach from Leicester City, claiming he ‘enjoys life in London too much’.

16-year-old Joshua Zirkzee to snub Arsenal for Everton 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Feyenoord teenager Joshua Zirkzee is set to join Everton, with Ajax, Manchester United and Arsenal set to miss out. The 16-year-old look nailed on for a move to the Emirates Stadium but Everton edged themselves ahead of Arsenal after manager Ronald Koeman, formerly of Feyenoord and ex-Netherlands defender, convinced Zirkzee to Merseyside.

He won’t break the bank either as his contract with Feyenoord has expired. Everton can reportedly sign Zirkzee for small compensation as they are buying a player from outside Britain. If the deal was purely a domestic move, it would have been a lot more money. The Toffees have been targeting young starts this summer and Zirkzee’s chances of developing into a first-team player are greater.

Arsenal looking to Goretzka to bolster midfield this summer 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Sport Bild, Arsenal are interested in signing Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka this summer.

The 22-year-old is highly-rated and has rejected a contract extension which has set a host of clubs on alert. His deal is up at the end of next season, meaning Schalke have a decision to make whether to cash in now or try and tie him down to a new deal, risking him leaving for free next summer.

Everton receive boost in Giroud pursuit with Dortmund to keep Aubameyang 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Borussia Dortmund look to have pulled out of the race to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer, after announcing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wouldn’t be leaving the club, reports the Express.

Dortmund had only considered a target in attack should the Gabon international have left for a proposed £70m deal but it never happened, meaning Arsenal have one less club to worry about the race for the French ace.

Giroud enjoyed a prolific season for Arsenal in 2016/17, scoring and creating 15 Premier League goals in 11 starts. He would go on to score 28 goals in all competitions for club and country last season but admitted uncertainty over his future as a result of his role at the club.



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