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Barcelona reportedly rival Arsenal for Thomas Lemar 0

Posted on August 07, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Catalan giants Barcelona could rival Arsenal for the signature of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. The Gunners have already reportedly had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old, but are still interested in the youngster.

Lemar seems to be Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s main transfer target this summer. The Gunners have been linked with Leicester star Riyad Mahrez, but the Frenchman seems to top the veteran Frenchman’s wish list.

Arsenal have Dembele bid rejected 0

Posted on August 04, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal have had a big money bid for Dortmund’s highly-rated winger Ousmane Dembele. The 20-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in the European game. It seems the Gunners are one of the teams hoping to sign the winger.

Arsenal are reportedly still in talks to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. However, a deal still does not seem close. Dembele looks to be a viable alternative, although the 20-year-old is attracting attention from elsewhere.

A very good debut campaign at Dortmund

Big competition to sign Lucas Perez this summer 1

Posted on August 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are looking to offload a number of their players and one of those is supposedly Spanish striker Lucas Perez. The 28-year-old only joined the Gunners from Deportivo La Coruna last summer for a fee of around £17million.

However, he struggled for game time with the club from north London and is now looking to move on in search of regular game time elsewhere.  According to TalkSport, a number of clubs are trailing the forward this summer.

In-demand this summer

Olivier Giroud to decide Arsenal future in next few days 1

Posted on August 02, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal’s French international striker Olivier Giroud will decide his future in the next couple of days. The 30-year-old’s Gunners future is in doubt by the club-record arrival of compatriot Alexandre Lacazette.

Media reports last month suggested that the striker may move on this summer in a bid for regular first-team football elsewhere. It would not be a surprise considering there is a World Cup next year. However, reports from France suggest he may stay and fight for his place in north London.

A battle with Lacazette for starting position

Arsenal struggling to sell unwanted players 1

Posted on August 01, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are struggling to get rid of some of their unwanted stars this summer because of their high salaries.

The Gunners have a number of players that they are looking to sell this summer. The likes of Jack Wilshere, Lucas Perez, Kieran Gibbs, David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers are all seemingly surplus to requirement in north London.

The players seem happy to leave the club, as they are unlikely to feature heavily for the first-team next season.
However, there seems to be one major sticking point for their exit, their high salaries at the Emirates Stadium. The players seem unwilling to take a pay-cut, even if it means regular action elsewhere in the Premier League.

Arsenal contract issue an ideal situation, says Wenger 0

Posted on July 31, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners current situation with a number of players contracts expiring in 12 months’ time is ‘an ideal situation’.

Players including Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Santi Cazorla are all in the last 12 months of their deals with the north London club.

Obviously, the most well-publicised player on that list is Sanchez, who Wenger insists is staying at the club despite doubts over his future. The Chilean and Ozil have both turned down offers of lucrative new contracts in north London.

‘An ideal situation’

Can Theo Walcott start to produce on a more consistent basis? 0

Posted on July 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott scored twice in the Gunners 5-2 victory over Benfica on Saturday in the Emirates Cup. Walcott should be in prime, but last season he struggled to find any consistency, which is nothing new for the England international.

Walcott scored ten times in the Premier League in 28 appearances (23 starts and five substitute appearances). That tally is a decent one for a winger in the English top-flight.

However, there was still a sense that he could have done more and there is still much more to come from the winger. I feel a sense of déjà vu when talking about the winger, as I seem to ask the title question every summer and nothing changes.

Arsenal still ‘active’ in the transfer market 0

Posted on July 29, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners are still ‘active’ in the transfer market attempting to strengthen their squad ahead of the start of the Premier League season in just under two weeks’ time.

The club from north London are reportedly still trying to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, despite the French club stating in the press that he is not for sale this summer.

Still active in the market

Talking about Arsenal’s transfer activity, Wenger told Arsenal Player: ‘What’s next is to remain active,’

Santi Cazorla ‘far’ from playing again 0

Posted on July 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla is a highly popular player at Arsenal. The little playmaker seems to be capable of moments of magic that most players would envy.

However, the 32-year-old has been frustrated in his attempts to return to the pitch after nine months on the sidelines through an Achilles injury that has needed multi surgeries to repair. With the new Premier League season just a few weeks away, the Spaniard has recently given an update on his injury.

Cazorla told Spanish radio station Ondo Cero: “I started my recovery two weeks ago. I’m still far [from playing]. I do not have strength in my tendon or muscle mass,”

Lucas Perez’s agent set for talks with Arsenal 0

Posted on July 27, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro and reports from Spain, the agent of Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has flown into London to discuss the striker’s future in north London.

The striker struggled for first team football last season after a £17million move from Deportivo La Coruna last summer. He has also suffered the indignity of losing his number nine shirt to summer signing Alexandre Lacazette without his knowledge.

A-bit part player

It is not a major surprise that Lucas Perez struggled for game time at Arsenal last season. His signing felt like a stopgap. The Spaniard was no better than the strikers who were already at the club and he was always going to find it difficult to play many minutes in the starting eleven.



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