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Should Jenkinson be allowed to leave Arsenal permanently? 0

Posted on December 17, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal could allow on-loan West Ham full-back Carl Jenkinson to leave the club on a permanent deal for a fee of £8million next summer. However, it seems that the Hammers would not be prepared to pay that sort of fee for the 22-year-old.


With Arsenal bringing in right-backs Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy in the summer it was clear that Carl Jenkinson’s playing time would be limited with the Gunners if he stayed at the Emirates, so he decided to gain valuable first team experience with a loan move to West Ham.

Arsenal hope to hijack Real’s bid for Lucas Silva 0

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly ready to challenge Champions League holders Real Madrid for the signature of Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva, Marca has revealed on Thursday.

Los Merengues are believed to be leading the chase at the moment and they were expected to wrap up the deal well ahead of the January transfer window, having reportedly agreed personal terms with the player.

However, it would appear that some €3m stands behind Real Madrid and their target considering that Cruzeiro value their star player at €15m and los Blancos have offered €12m.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger names his squad for Galatasaray clash 1

Posted on December 09, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Ahead of Arsenal’s Champions League meeting against Galatasaray, manager Arsene Wenger has named his side to face the Turks.

“To make it as simple as possible, I have 11 experienced players and six young players on the bench. That means I have nothing to hide. Cazorla, Sanchez, Gibbs – Giroud is not qualified – and Welbeck stayed behind,” said the Gunners boss.

Arsenal’s predicted starting eleven: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Chambers, Bellerin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Flamini, Ramsey, Campbell, Sanogo, Podolski.

Chuba Akpom, Alex Iwobi, Glen Kamara, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Stefan O’Connor and Gedion Zelalem are also in the squad, and are therefore likely to make the bench, but they could get some game time late in the game.

Sanchez & Koscielny to miss Champions League clash 0

Posted on December 08, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny will miss the Gunners Champions League clash against Galatasaray this week.

Despite two key players set to miss the European bout, Arsenal are 13/10 to get all three points against the Turkish outfit.

“Alexis will not travel and I don’t think I can play, for example, Koscielny. He didn’t play on Saturday and I don’t see why I should risk him for a game where’s there’s not a lot at stake and we have given a lot in the last two weeks. We have to recover a little bit,” said the Frenchman.

Arsenal eyeing Lyon’s Nabil Fekir 0

Posted on December 05, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

French media outlet Le 10 Sport has suggested that Arsenal are keeping close tabs on Lyon starlet Nabil Fekir with a view of luring the 21-year-old to the Emirates at the end of the current campaign.

The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has a firm foothold of the French market and he has been notified of Fekir’s impressive displays a while back.

According to Le 10 Sport, Arsenal scout Giles Grimandi has been scouting the attacking midfielder over the last couple of months and he has been impressed with the Lyon starlet.

Gunners eye move for Brazilian midfielder 0

Posted on December 01, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal are set to make a move for Cruzeiro’s midfielder Lucas Silva. The 21-year-old is highly-rated and has been described by some as the ‘next Kaka’. Silva is reportedly also attracting interest from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid.


Silva has been earning rave reviews in Brazil for his club side and it is believed that a host of Europe’s top clubs have sent scouts to watch the youngster in action. Spanish giants Real Madrid looked to be favourites to sign the youngster, but now look to have competition from some of the English top-flights big boys.

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini wants to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal 0

Posted on November 28, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Reports from the Express have recently revealed Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini would want to manage Arsenal in the near future.

The Italian coach, formerly a Premier League winner with Manchester City, has admitted the English top flight would be an ideal destination for him, and that the Gunners could be a potential next job.

“Now, I would say the Premier League, but 10 years ago I would have answered Serie A. I always wanted to coach Arsenal, and who knows, there is still time. Then when I am 60, I can imagine myself as coach of the Azzurri (Italy),” said Mancini.

Arsenal interested in signing Chelsea keeper Petr Cech 0

Posted on November 20, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are ready to pay £7million for Chelsea keeper Petr Cech in January. The Czech star is now second choice keeper at Stamford Bridge, with Belgian star Thibaut Courtois now considered first choice for the Blues.


Cech is understandably believed to be unhappy at being demoted to second choice at Chelsea and considering his options in the January transfer window. The Czech Republic international has been first choice keeper with the Blues for a decade.

Mertesacker urges Khedira to join Arsenal 0

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has moved to admit that he has tried to persuade international teammate Sami Khedira to leave Real Madrid in favour of a switch to the Emirates.

The Germany international will be out of contract in the summer at Santiago Bernabeu and chances are that he will be leaving los Blancos in search of first team football either in January or at the end of the season.

Khedira has been repeatedly linked with a move to Arsenal and with the Gunners on the lookout for a new holding midfielder, the Premier League giants are likely to be interested.

Arsene Wenger says Olivier Giroud will have to earn a starting place when he returns 0

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted returning striker Olivier Giroud won’t be guaranteed a place back in the side when the French international finally recovers from his lengthy injury.

The 28-year-old picked up an ankle injury in only the second game of the new Premier League season, and was originally ruled out until the New Year. But Giroud has recovered fast, and is now targeting Arsenal’s clash against West Bromwich Albion at the end of the month. Arsenal are 4/5 to get all three points against the Baggies on the 29th of November.

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