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Mathieu Flamini nears Arsenal exit 0

Posted on July 07, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Eurosport France is reporting that Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini could soon be leaving the Gunners for the second time in his career.

The defensive midfielder came through the youth ranks in North London and just as he finally nailed down a regular starting berth, he opted to sign for AC Milan on a free transfer in the summer of 2008.

Flamini went on to make amends for the surprise exit by rejoining the Gunners five years later, also free of charge, and he has since made a total of 50 Premier League appearances.

Arsenal sign highly-rated youngster from Reading 0

Posted on July 07, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal may be experiencing a quiet summer bringing in senior players, with just Petr Cech signed so far, but the Gunners have completed the signing of Reading youngster Jordi Osei-Tutu.

The 16-year-old could be playing alongside fellow new signings Vlad Dragomir and Yassin fortune next season in the Arsenal junior teams. The versatile Tutu has apparently been impressive in the Royals youth teams and can play in midfield and also on the wing.

The Gunners have a reputation for giving young players their chance in the senior team. Last season Spanish full-back Hector Bellerin broke into the first team squad and impressed at right-back.

Any truth to the Morgan Schneiderlin rumours? 0

Posted on July 07, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal continue to be linked with Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, despite the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham having made an official approaches for the Frenchman this summer, so is there really any truth to the rumours linking him with a move to the Emirates stadium ahead of the new season?

Schneiderlin, 25, is 10/3 to join Arsenal this summer, but manager Arsene Wenger doesn’t appear likely to make the Southampton man one of his genuine transfer targets. The Gunners have the needed steel in midfield from the rise to prominence of Francis Coquelin, and very rarely add to their midfield options given how much depth Arsenal are blessed with.

Mikel Arteta signs new deal at Arsenal 0

Posted on July 07, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has signed a new one-year deal with the club months after initially agreeing to it. The 33-year-old’s future in north London was in doubt, with a number of clubs in his home country believed to have offered him big deals.

His future at the club was also in doubt because of the fact that he missed much of last season through injury. The Spaniard made just ten appearances for the Gunners in all competitions, including just six Premier League starts.

In his absence French midfielder Francis Coquelin has nailed down the defensive midfield spot, which Arteta had occupied for the past few seasons.

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez to miss start of the new season 0

Posted on July 07, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez will miss the start of the new season because manager Arsene Wenger is set to allow the Chilean international late holiday to recoup after his Copa America winning exploits this summer.

The Gunners boss did a similar thing for his World Cup winning trio (Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil) last summer, but it means Arsenal will be without an influential figure in the attack from the start of the new campaign.

Arsenal appoint Barry Solan as new Strength & Conditioning coach 0

Posted on July 06, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have added Barry Solan to the backroom staff, with the highly experienced Irish coach specialising in strength & conditioning. It’s another bold move by manager Arsene Wenger, who has taken matters into his own hands to ensure there are no repeats of last season’s injury problems to key players.

The Gunners have long suffered from fitness woes to their star performers, and the last two seasons in particular has arguably cost them in their pursuit for more major honours. Solan boasts vast experience, and is a highly respected name in the game, so Wenger will be hoping his work done to the players throughout the course of this season will keep the majority free of any serious injuries.

Arsenal enquiring about Pedro’s availability this summer 0

Posted on July 06, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have long been linked with Barcelona forward Pedro, and it appears the Spanish international is once again on the Gunners’ radar this summer. A long-serving Catalan, Pedro has spent his entire professional career at the Nou Camp, but has gone from a regular first-team player to being bench duty every season, and he may consider a change of scenery as a result.

The 27-year-old scored and created 12 goals in 15 La Liga starts last season, and didn’t come close to dethroning the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez or Neymar from the side. He’s made over 300 appearances for Barcelona, scoring a total of 100 goals, and would be ideal to operate as a wide forward in the Arsenal side.

Liverpool snatch Arsenal youngster 0

Posted on July 06, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League giants Liverpool have completed the signing of talented midfielder Elijah Dixon-Bonner from rivals Arsenal, it has been revealed.

The 16-year-old largely impressed playing for the Gunners youth team last season, and he was in turn offered scholarship terms to continue his career at the Emirates.

However, the youngster rejected the proposal and instead signed a contract with Liverpool, before posting snapshots of himself penning a deal with the Reds on his Instagram account.

Arsenal are set to receive a small compensation from their Premier League rivals, but that will be no consolation for losing one of their most exciting prospects at a time when academy chief Andreas Jonker is looking to shake up the youth system.

It must be summer here is another Higuain story 0

Posted on July 06, 2015 by David Nugent

The Metro love to link players with moves to Arsenal and today it is the turn of Napoli and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain. They claim that the Gunners could seal a move for the striker for a fee of around £42.7million this summer.

Of course this not the first time Higuain has been linked with a move to the Gunners. A bit like some sort of Arsenal Groundhog Day, once again the striker is supposedly heading for north London.

Should Arsenal attempt to sign Mario Gotze? 0

Posted on July 06, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror and Bild, Arsenal could be set to make a move for Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze. The 23-year-olds agent Volker Struth has criticised his German employers for not showing the midfielder enough support.

Struth told Bild: “Of course I would have liked if Mario had felt more support in one or two situations,”

“I am fully convinced that when Mario feels this support, it is easier for him to show his incredible potential. Then he is one of the best players in the world.”

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