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Arsenal in talks to sign Alexandre Lacazette 0

Posted on June 24, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are in talks to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to Sky Sports. The striker has consistently been linked with a move to the Gunners over the last few transfer windows. The Sky report suggests the striker is available for around £44million.

Might actually join Arsenal this time

I know we have heard these reports before about strikers, especially Lacazette in recent transfer windows and nothing has come of them. However, Sky Sports are usually a solid source when it comes to transfers.

Inter manager talks up Szczesny signing 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has responded to the rumours linking Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to the Serie A side this summer, admitted the Polish international is talented but stopping short of confirming their interest, reports WhoScored.

“Are you trying to make me argue with all my current players? We already have Samir Handanovic, who is very experienced and strong,” Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia. I’ve already worked with (Wojciech) and I know his quality. For the moment we’ve got (Samir).

Watford withdraw interest in Kieran Gibbs 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Evening Standard, Watford have pulled out of a deal to sign Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs, with the defender’s asking price too high for the Hornets to match. A host of clubs were previously linked with the Gunners defender but interest has waned as the summer as gone on.

Gibbs is believed to be for sale this summer but will cost £15m to sign, an asking price too lofty for a player who’s hardly featured in the last two seasons, so Watford will now turn their attention to Middlesbrough’s George Friend. Arsenal are keen to cut a left-back off the wage bill as they currently have Nacho Monreal, Gibbs and new-boy Sead Kolasinac as options.

Kroenke reportedly steps in to end Bellerin transfer saga 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has stepped in and spoken to Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin in a bid to keep him at the Emirates Stadium next season, reports Football.London. Spanish publication Cadena Sar believe the Arsenal owner has personally had words with Bellerin to convince him to reject interest from former side Barcelona to continue developing in London.

The 22-year-old, who was named in the PFA Team of the Year in 2015/16, is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League and overcome poor form last season to end the campaign strongly. Bellerin made 33 Premier League appearances, scoring and creating five goals, and helped the Gunners lift the FA Cup in May’s final against Chelsea.

Forsberg’s agent claims the Arsenal-linked winger is having his “dreams destroyed” by RB Leipzig 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Independent, Emil Forsberg’s agent Hasan Cetinkaya has spoken out about RB Leipzig fending off interest for the winger this summer, suggesting the Bundesliga club owe it to the player to let him leave amid interest from Arsenal and a host of other sides.

“I and Emil have always accepted the club and the contracts with them. When Emil went there, the ambition was to take the team to the Bundesliga and then the Champions League. He has been involved with them all the way and broke records in their shirt,” he said.

Arsenal identify Jack Butland as Petr Cech successor 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger is believed to be keen on landing the Stoke City star Jack Butland as a long-term replacement for first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The former Chelsea man remains Wenger’s first pick in goal but the Arsenal boss wants to start building for the future and has identified the talented Stoke goalkeeper as a perfect replacement.

Jordan Pickford was another one of Arsenal’s targets to replace the Czech international, but with him having joined Everton in a £30 million deal from Sunderland, the Gunners have now set their sights on the England international.

Arsenal set to sell players to fund star pairs stay 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Arsenal could sell the likes of Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in order to meet the wage demands of star players Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Giroud, Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain have been linked with moves away from north London this summer and the Independent claim the money received in fees and saved in wages will be put towards keeping Ozil and Sanchez, who both have just 12 months left on their contracts.

Concerns over wage bill

Arsenal receive major boost in Kylian Mbappe chase 0

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Milos Markovic

With Arsenal preparing for the summer transfer window fresh sign of hope in Wenger’s attempts to land the highly-rated AS Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe has appeared.

Speaking to the French media outlet Le Parisien, a relative of the 18-year-old forward has opened up on Mbappe’s plans for the future, claiming that AS Monaco starlet could join Arsenal.

Mbappe has emerged as one of the hottest property in world football following his scintillating displays for Ligue 1 champions last season during which he scored 26 goals and recorded 14 assists.

Would Ross Barkley be a worthwhile signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on June 22, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are all interested in signing Everton playmaker Ross Barkley this summer.

With the futures of attacking midfielders Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in doubt, a new attacking midfielder may well be on Arsenal’s shopping list this summer.

Highly-rated but highly inconsistent

When Ross Barkley first broke into the Everton first-team, he was hailed as the future England number ten. However, things have not quite turned out like that for the Wavertree-born star.

Arsenal’s transfer activity on hold until Sanchez and Ozil’s futures are resolved 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

European football expert Julian Laurens believes Arsenal won’t make any new signings until they resolve the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, amid rumours of Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette being high on their wish list this summer.

“He (Lacazette) is the priority, I think nothing can happen without sorting out the Sanchez and Ozil situation, that’s the problem. That’s why I think people at the club are maybe getting a little bit frustrated,” he said to ESPN, reports the Express.



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