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Arsenal join Virgil van Dijk chase 0

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Southampton wantaway star Virgil van Dijk looks set to leave his club during the summer transfer window.

The Dutch defender was expected to join Liverpool earlier this summer but his desired move to Anfield collapsed after the Reds were accused of foul play in the transfer market. Liverpool were forced to issue a public apology to Southampton and seemingly give up on the Dutch defender, which just might not be entirely true.

Liverpool are not out of contention for the highly-rated centre-back and are expected to come back with an offer for van Dijk, which would this time be officially made as it should have been in the first place.

Wenger “100% expects Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay” this summer 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he “100% expects” midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at the Emirates Stadium for at least one more season, despite rumours of a £25m bid from Liverpool, reports The Sun. The England midfielder will be out of contract next summer and is reportedly keen to switch to Merseyside as manager Jurgen Klopp greatly admires him as a player.

Wenger, however, is not so sure. “100% expect him to stay, no matter what happens he will stay,” he said. Oxlade-Chamberlain was impressive for Arsenal last season. He made 29 Premier League appearances, scoring and creating nine goals, featuring at right wing-back, left wing-back, central midfield, left-wing and right-wing.

Walcott reportedly a target for Everton 1

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Everton are keen on Arsenal forward Theo Walcott this summer and could make a £30m bid to procure his signature. The England international finished the season outside of the starting eleven with the Gunners and could be open to a move if manager Arsene Wenger cannot guarantee him more playing time this upcoming campaign.

Everton are looking to bring in cover for Yannick Bolasie, with the winger still out with an injury until 2018. Leicester City’s Demarai Gray is reportedly a transfer target too. The Toffees have spent close to £100m on new players this summer, which could rise to £50m should they sign Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Wenger denies making world record bid for Mbappe 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied making a world record bid for AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, insisting to Arsenal.com that the French international will stay at the Stade Louis II next season.

When asked if Mbappe would stay, he replied: “It looks like that. Maybe he had too much choice, so in the end people don’t move.” And after being asked about the reported world record bid made by Arsenal, Wenger said: “That’s not true. People have big imaginations.

Sanchez hints at Arsenal exit: “I’ve made my decision” 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has seemingly admitted he’s keen to leave the club this summer in search of a side in the Champions League. The 28-year-old was speaking with Chile’s Radio Sport, and said: “I have made my decision, but now the decision has to be taken by Arsenal.”

“It depends on them. I have to wait to know what they want. My idea is to play and win the Champions League. It’s a dream I have had since I was little.” This news comes not long after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted Sanchez would be staying at the club this coming season, suggesting a new deal could be on the horizon.

Arsenal could lose out on Mahrez to Roma 0

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal could lose out on Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, with AS Roma reportedly keen on his signature. City manager Craig Shakespeare recently revealed there had been no offer for the Algerian, with Arsenal putting their focus on Monaco’s Thomas Lemar this summer.

Arsene Wenger’s side have had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old and are believed to be preparing a third bid up to £50m. If Arsenal are successful in signing Lemar, they aren’t going to approach Mahrez. Roma, however, do want the latter as a replacement for Mohamed Salah, who joined Liverpool.

Campbell out of Gold Cup with knee injury 0

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Joel Campbell has picked up a serious knee injury while on international duty with Costa Rica and will miss the remainder of the Gold Cup this summer. “We will see what the doctors say, but it is a pretty big tear and I will have to undergo an operation,” said the 25-year-old, reports Goal.

Campbell picked up the injury against Canada on Tuesday and will now be undergoing surgery, with rumours that he’ll be sidelined for six months. Costa Rica’s chances of winning the competition will be hampered due to his absence but the Arsenal man will now be worried about his club future.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up: Latest on Ox-Matic swap deal, Jack Wilshere’s Italian job 0

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Milos Markovic

It’s been another noisy week in the transfer market.

North London club have been at the epicentre with a couple of newsworthy stories linking Gunners with several surprising potential ins and outs.

First off, the British media are buzzing about the news first broken by the highly-reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio who claims Gunners have joined the chase for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.

The Serbian international is heading towards the exit door at Stamford Bridge with Blues having all but secured a move for AS Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Alexandre Lacazette scores on Arsenal debut 0

Posted on July 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal opened their preseason campaign with a 2-0 victory over Australian side Sydney FC at the ANZ Stadium.
The Gunners took the lead through a header from veteran German centre-back Per Mertesacker on four minutes. England international Danny Welbeck missed a penalty kick.

However, the big moment Arsenal fans will have been waiting for happened on 83 minutes. Club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette came midway through the second half and made a quick impact.

Alex Iwobi cut the ball back to the striker, who fired home to seal the victory for the Gunners. Everybody connected with the Gunners will be happy that the striker opened his scoring account so early his career at the north London club.

Borussia Dortmund join Olivier Giroud race 0

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has emerged as somewhat of a surprise transfer target for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

The Mirror report German giants want Arsenal frontman to replace wantaway striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is being heavily linked with a summer move away from Dortmund.

Liverpool have initially been linked with the prolific Gabon international, but Premier League champions Chelsea are thought to have joined the race as they look to make a statement after failing to bring Romelu Lukaku from Everton, who ended up going to Manchester United instead.



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