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Would Alexandre Lacazette be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 01, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal have been offered Lyon’s highly-rated striker Alexandre Lacazette for a fee in the region of £21million. The France international looks a steal at that price, as he is now regarded as one of best out-and-out number nines in European football.

Lacazette’s agent David Venditelli has held talks with his French Ligue One club over a new deal for the striker, but it seems that Lyon cannot compete with the financial packages available at clubs in the bigger European leagues, although the striker still has three-years to run on his current contract with Lyon.

Lukas Podolski in talks with Galatasaray 0

Posted on July 01, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal and Germany forward Lukas Podolski is in talks with Galatasaray over a move to Turkey in a deal reportedly worth around £2million.

The World Cup winner has just one-year left on his contract in north London and is expected to move on this summer. Podolski failed to score a Premier League goal in the first half of last season, but the versatile forward then spent the second half of the season on-loan at Italian giants Inter, and scored just once in 18 appearances for Roberto Mancini’s team.

Arsenal-target William Carvalho impressing in the U21 European Championships this summer 0

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho has been impressing in this summer’s U21 European Championships with Portugal U21s, continuing on from an impressive domestic season, which will set a host of clubs on red alert for his services when he returns from international duty.

The 23-year-old has been linked with Arsenal for the last 12 months, and has shown exactly why with a series of brilliant showings in this year’s youth tournament. Carvalho is a defensive midfielder with a physical presence, who provides the protection to his backline, as well as sometimes driving deep in possession. He’s an imposing figure in the middle of the park, and has been outstanding in the Portuguese top-flight this season.

Was Arturo Vidal ever really an Arsene Wenger target? 1

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Various reports are suggesting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has turned his attention away from the likes of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal this summer, and is in pursuit of other targets, but was the long-serving Gunners boss ever really interested in the hot-head Chilean?

Vidal, 28 is a talented player, and has been on the radar of many teams ahead of the new season, but he’s not of the Wenger mould to be an Arsenal signing. Combative and industrious, the South American midfielder often goes over the line in games, and can have issues with indiscipline as a result.

Can Petr Cech help Arsenal win the Premier League title? 0

Posted on June 30, 2015 by David Nugent

As my colleague Nemanja revealed on Monday, Arsenal have completed the £10million signing of Czech Republic international Petr Cech from Chelsea. The deal seemed to take an age to complete, as the deal was originally mooted in January, but it is now officially finalised.

Coup

The signing of Cech could be the major coup of the summer transfer window. Cech was linked with a number of other clubs including big-spending French outfit PSG, but the Gunners were able to clinch the 33-year-old’s signature.

Quality

Where would Vidal play in the Arsenal team? 1

Posted on June 29, 2015 by David Nugent

The recent rumours about Arsenal stalking Juventus star Arturo Vidal seem strange to me. Reports suggest that Vidal is rated at £20million and some reports from Italy even claimed that the Gunners had agreed a deal for the Chilean international. The Gunners remain the favourites to be Vidal’s next club at odds of 2/1.

Vidal is no doubt a very good box-to-box midfield player, but at 28 he is unlikely to prove an attractive proposition to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. The veteran French boss is not a fan of signing players over 25-year-old.

Arsenal set for second raid on Chelsea 0

Posted on June 28, 2015 by David Nugent

The Daily Express claims that Petr Cech maybe not be the only Chelsea player heading for Arsenal this summer, as the Gunners are being linked with a £8.5million bid for highly-rated young winger Charly Musonda, whose father played for Zambia and enjoyed a career in the Belgian top-flight.

Musonda is regarded as a bright prospect at Chelsea, who signed the Belgian back in 2012 from Anderlecht. However, the Blues are believed to be having doubts about the youngster’s physical presence.

Despite the concerns it is being reported that the Blues are keener on a loan deal, with the possibility of a permanent deal at the end of it.

Gunners linked with Ezequiel Garay 0

Posted on June 27, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are interested in signing Zenit Saint Petersburg centre-back Ezequiel Garay this summer. The 28-year-old Argentinian international is reported to be rated in the region of £13million.

Garay is highly-regarded within the football fraternity and has previously been heavily linked with moves to both Manchester United and Liverpool in the past.

The centre-back has previously played for the likes of Real Madrid and Benfica, from whom he joined Zenit for just £4million last summer. He helped Andre Villas-Boas’ side claim the Russian title, but is believed to be keen on a move to a more prestigious league.

Arsenal linked with Arturo Vidal move 0

Posted on June 26, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal may be ready to table a bid of around £21.3.million for Juventus and Chile star Arturo Vidal. He is currently in his homeland at the Copa America, where he recently caused controversy by crashing his Ferrari.

On the pitch he has scored three goals in four appearances as the host nation has reached the semi-finals of the competition.

Highly-rated

The 28-year-old has established a reputation for himself as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in world football in recent years. Last season he helped Juventus to a domestic double of Serie A title and Coppa Italia.

Will Sanchez’s Copa America campaign affect Arsenal’s start of the season? 0

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez last night helped Chile secure their progress to the 2015 Copa America semi-final, which means that the 26-year-old will not be leaving his country before 4th July, and this is something that could have an effect on Arsenal’s Premier League campaign, at least in the opening exchanges.

The Chilean has proved to be one of club’s best signings in recent years, bagging 16 goals in his first Premier League season, while showing incredible work rate and quickly becoming a popular figure in the dressing room.



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