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Wenger wants Arsenal to challenge for Premiership title 0

Posted on July 25, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that he expects the Gunners to challenge for the Premier League trophy this term after coming short last season.

Despite leading the race since the season started, the Emirates outfit ultimately failed to keep up with Manchester City and Liverpool as numerous injuries seem to have ruined their title bid.

Nevertheless, the club managed to end the long trophy drought by lifting the FA Cup title, but Wenger is adamant he wants his team to try and win the Premiership trophy this time out.

Are Arsenal going to make a bid for a centre-back? 0

Posted on July 25, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

While Thomas Vermaelen’s immediate future is uncertain, his inevitable exit from the Emirates stadium should push the London club to sign a replacement this summer.

The Belgian defender has only 12 months to go on his deal with Arsenal, and he’s made it clear that he wants first-team football next season, something the Gunners can’t promise as Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are the current first-choice partnership.

Will Giroud start next season as first choice striker? 1

Posted on July 25, 2014 by David Nugent

Last season French international striker Olivier Giroud enjoyed a productive campaign in front of goal for Arsenal, scoring 16 Premier League goals and getting eight assists. The 27-year-old made a fantastic start to the campaign, but his season was hampered by fatigue after playing the majority of the Gunners games as a lone frontman.

Few Alternatives

Last season Arsenal had very few alternatives to Giroud. The Gunners had rookie Yaya Sanogo, who showed promise in his appearances, but failed to score. Winger Theo Walcott would have been another alternative to Giroud.

Joel Campbell to be given chance to prove his worth for Arsenal 0

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Costa Rica international Joel Campbell has returned to Arsenal for pre-season training, with the aim to shine while playing with the squad to be named in the team for the 2014/15 Premier League campaign.

Spending last season with Olympiakos, Campbell shined while out on loan, and replicated his performances in this summer’s World Cup with the South American side. However, there’s competition for places in the Arsenal side, with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Lukas Podolski and even Serge Gnabry all capable of operating on the wing as Campbell does.

David Ospina deal gathering pace 0

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Multiple sources are suggesting Arsenal’s £3.5M deal to sign Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina could be complete this week, with manager Arsene Wenger finalising the last aspects of the deal that will see him undergo a medical soon.

The 25-year-old didn’t enjoy the best season with his current club OGC Nice, but he shone in this summer’s World Cup and Arsenal were one of the first clubs to make an official approach for his services.

With Lukasz Fabianski having left the club to join Swansea City this summer and Emiliano Viviano returning to his parent club following a loan spell in 2013/14, Arsenal are in need of a secondary goalkeeper to provide competition.

Iker Casillas wants Arsenal move 0

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Various reports in Spain have suggested that Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas hopes to leave los Blancos for Arsenal in the summer transfer window as Keylor Navas looks set to complete a move to Santiago Bernabeu.

The Spain international played second fiddle to Diego Lopez last season and with the Costa Rica star also set to sign, he is no longer prepared to wait for his chances.

According to the latest reports, Arsenal are ready to match his £7.1 million yearly wage and offer him a five-year deal at the Emirates, but only provided they can sign him on a free transfer.

Should Jack Wilshere be Arsenal’s anchorman next season? 8

Posted on July 24, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is about to make England international midfielder Jack Wilshere his first choice for the anchorman role in midfield. The strengthening of the position was believed to be one of the Gunners priorities this summer.

Linked

As we all know the likes of Germany internationals Sami Khedira and Lars Bender have been linked with moves to the Emirates. It was largely expected the Gunners would bring a new defensive midfielder to north London this summer.

Arsenal pair on Atletico Madrid’s shopping list 1

Posted on July 23, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal’s Spanish pair Nacho Monreal and Santi Cazorla has emerged as summer transfer targets for Spanish reigning champions Atletico Madrid.

Atleti have lost both striker Diego Costa and full-back Felipe Luis to Chelsea this summer and are now looking to strengthen their own squad.

Backup

Spanish international Nacho Monreal is very much backup left-back to Kieran Gibbs at the Emirates. He must be frustrated warming the bench and only getting a game when Gibbs is injured, which unfortunately is more often than we would like.

Arsenal back in for Peruzzi 0

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal are ready to launch a fresh assault on Argentina full-back Gino Peruzzi, who is currently on the books of Italian side Catania, according to the latest reports.

Despite signing Mathei Debuchy as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, Arsene Wenger does not seem convinced with Carl Jenkinson as he is actively searching for another right-sided defender.

And with the Gunners failing in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid starlet Javier Manquillo, it appears they have turned their attention to Catania full-back Gino Peruzzi.

Arsenal to offer trial to highly-rated Serbian Mladen Micanovic 0

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Serbian midfielder Mladen Micanovic could be on his way to the Emirates, with the club offering him a trial to prove his worth this summer.

The 17-year-old, who currently plays for Serbian First League side FK Javor Ivanjica, will train with the Gunners first-team ahead of a potential £100K transfer should he impress.

Serie A giants Inter Milan were reportedly interested too, but Arsenal appear to have won the race, according to the Metro.



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