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Oxlade-Chamberlain linked with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has his pick of clubs this summer, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly keen on his signature. The England international, who has just 12 months left on his current deal, looks set to leave Arsenal as a result of a lack of playing time in his favourite position, but where will he go?

Liverpool still lead the race for the midfielder, with manager Jurgen Klopp a big fan of Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Arsenal player’s industry and creativity would see him fit into the Reds side and be a useful player for their Champions League campaign in 2017/18. And with Arsenal out of the prestigious competition, while having reportedly not offered a formal deal to the 23-year-old, it’s hard to see him remaining at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger says Giroud is still vital to Arsenal 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has played down talk of Olivier Giroud leaving the club this summer and says the centre-forward is vital ahead of the new season. Giroud, who admitted frustration at a lack of playing time in 2016/17, has been linked with West Ham United and Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseilles in recent weeks, but Wenger said he’s not leaving.

“It has been a frustrating season for him because he has not played a lot. And when he has played well, he has not always played the next match. He has won us a lot of points when he has come on because he has scored lots of times. He has qualities that our team need,” revealed the Arsenal manager, as quoted by the Mirror.

Should Arsenal have signed Douglas Costa? 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa is close to a move to the Italian Serie A, with the Brazilian is 1/6 to join Juventus this summer. According to The Sun, the two European giants have reportedly agreed a £35m deal. But given Arsenal are desperate for attacking reinforcements due to the players potentially leaving ahead of the new season, why didn’t the Gunners try to sign Costa?

The 26-year-old lost his place in the Bayern side last season after a fallout with the club over his contract. He made just 23 Bundesliga appearances under manager Carlo Ancelotti, scoring and creating seven goals. Signed from Ukrainian side Shakhtar in 2015, Costa was an ever-present in his maiden season in the Bundesliga but he’s set to move on.

Seri snubs Arsenal to complete Roma move 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri has turned down interest from Arsenal to sign for AS Roma, according to the Metro. The 25-year-old joined the Italian Serie A giants for £30m and signed a five-year-deal. Nice are believed to be holding out for £35m but personal terms have been agreed and the deal should be concluded soon enough.

Seri, a transfer target for Spanish La Liga side Barcelona, made 34 Ligue 1 appearances for Nice last season, scoring seven goals and making nine assists. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger travelled to Nice with chief executive Ivan Gazidis to try and broker a deal for the midfielder, but the Gunners were unsuccessful procuring his signature.

Would any of Arsenal’s strikers get into a top-six team? 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by David Nugent

I was pondering the other day whether any of Arsenal’s strikers would get into any of their top-six rivals teams. When I say strikers, for the sake of argument take Chilean Alexis Sanchez out of the mix, as he does not always get used as a central striker.

That leaves us with Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck and Lucas Perez. The only one out of that trio who has not been linked with a summer move is Welbeck.

Rivals have better strikers

Arsenal considering move for Barcelona midfielder 0

Posted on June 19, 2017 by David Nugent

According to reports from Turkish newspaper AMK, Barcelona’s Turkish midfielder Arda Turan is interesting Arsenal. In fact, the reports suggest that the Gunners are set to make a bid of around £26million for the former Atletico Madrid star.

The Turkish international has failed to have a major impact since his arrival in 2015. He is considered by many in Catalonia to have flopped at the Spanish giants, as he has failed to nail down a regular starting spot at the Nou Camp.

Would Wenger really pay £26million Turan?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on June 18, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to leave the Gunners this summer. If this is true, it will bring out mixed emotions in Gunners fans.

The England midfielder has just a year left on his contract in north London. Reports have emerged that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not exactly doing everything in his power to keep the midfielder at the club.

Not lived up to his potential

I have always been torn on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as an Arsenal player. He arrived at the club from Southampton with a seemingly bright future ahead of him. He has yet to live up to his potential at the club.

Should Arsenal consider signing former Watford loanee? 0

Posted on June 17, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Italian news outlet Tutto Mercato, Arsenal are considering hijacking Everton’s £16million move for AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang.

The 22-year-old Frenchman has already reported been on Merseyside to discuss a move and the striker is believed to have asked for time to think about the move.

Although AC Milan are Niang’s parent club, the striker spent the second half of last season on-loan at Premier League Watford. The youngsters campaign with the Hornets was a mixed one, as he only produced two goals and two assists in 16 appearances.

Highly rated youngster, but inconsistent

Arsenal contact Juventus about Lemina’s availability 0

Posted on June 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have reportedly spoken to Juventus about midfielder Mario Lemina’s availability, with a view to making a bid this summer. The 23-year-old has failed to hold down a starting place in Turin and is keen to join a side promising more game time as a result.

The Gabon international made just eight starts in the Italian Serie A last season, coming off the bench 11 times, and is consequently expected to be on his way out of the club. Italian football journalist Tancredi Palmeri says Arsenal have held initial talks with the Serie A champions, reports the Daily Star.

Perez set to leave Arsenal with Sevilla and Deportivo interested 0

Posted on June 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Lucas Perez is expected to be on his way out this summer, with two clubs from the Spanish La Liga believed to be keen in his signature. The 28-year-old hasn’t even been at the Emirates Stadium for a year but is seeking a move as a result of a lack of playing time in his maiden campaign.

According to the Mirror, former side Deportivo La Coruna and Sevilla are both interested in Perez who asked for an exit after his £17m move didn’t go to plan. He was brought to the club late last summer and ended up scoring an impressive seven goals in 400 minutes of football in all competitions.



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