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Is Damián Martínez happy to be Arsenal’s No.3 goalkeeper? 0

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal loaned out Wojciech Szczesny to AS Roma this summer, with the Polish international being deemed behind the likes of Petr Cech and David Ospina in the goalkeeper pecking order. Damian Martinez has been retained by manager Arsene Wenger, and looks set to be the third-choice between the sticks this season, but is he happy being subsidiary?

The 22-year-old has proven himself as a decent option in goal for Arsenal in the past, but has never managed a long run of games in the side. Signed from Independiente in 2010, Martinez has been loaned out to the likes of Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, and Rotherham to get game time. He’s made a total eight appearances for the senior team, instead featuring more for the reserves (33 games played for Arsenal U21s).

Arsenal linked with Sergio Busquets move 0

Posted on July 30, 2015 by David Nugent

In possibly one of the strangest transfer rumours of the summer, the Daily Express are linking Barcelona defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets with a move to Arsenal.

The Spanish international star has established himself as one of the best players in his position over the past few years and is a big fan of amateur dramatics as well.

There are now reports that the Gunners would be willing to pay match his current wages at Barcelona and could even improve his wage packet.

Joel Campbell bid turned down by Arsenal 0

Posted on July 30, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express and Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal have turned down a bid of around £3.5million from Italian club Palermo for forward Joel Campbell.

It was reported a couple of days ago that the Costa Rican forward was heading to Serie A on-loan with the Sicilian outfit. It was even claimed that Campbell had agreed personal terms with the Italian club over a move.

However it seems that the Gunners are looking to sell the forward on a permanent deal and the Italian clubs initial bid for Campbell has been rejected.

Why Arsenal have a slim hope of signing Karim Benzema this summer 0

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have been typically linked with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema all through the summer transfer window, and the rumours have been instantly dismissed as fabrication with no movement ever being made between the two parties. However, there are a few legitimate factors that could see the French international keen to make the move ahead of the new season, so the links between the Premier League side and Real striker have more foundation than in past seasons.

French midfielder looks set to join Arsenal 0

Posted on July 29, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star and L’Equipe, Arsenal have beaten a number of teams to the signature of highly-rated young French midfielder Ismael Bennacer. It is believed that the Arles-Avignon ace is set to put pen to paper on a five-year deal at Arsenal.

The 17-year-old made six appearances for his current club as they were relegated to the third tier of the French game. However he is regarded as a bright youngster and it seems that the Gunners have beaten Premier League rivals Manchester City to the midfielders signing.

Gunners linked with renewed bid for Draxler 0

Posted on July 28, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are now favourites to sign German youngster Julian Draxler this summer. The 21-year-old was believed to be heading for Juventus after talks between his current club Schalke and the Bianconeri were held.

The Italian club were believed to have had a bid of around £15.6million rejected by the Gelsenkirchen outfit. The rejected bid has once again lead to the Gunners being linked with the German international.

The versatile attacking midfielder is consistently linked with a move to north London, as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of the star.

Joel Campbell set for move to Palermo 0

Posted on July 28, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal and Costa Rican star Joel Campbell is set to move to Serie A outfit Palermo on a season-long loan deal. The Italian club’s president is apparently set to arrive in London to finalise the deal.

The 23-year-old enjoyed an impressive 2014 World Cup with his national side and was expected to feature more regularly in the Gunners first team last season.

However he struggled to force his way into the Arsenal team on a regular basis in the first half of the season, as he made just four substitute appearances in the Premier League. He also made just one start in the FA Cup and one start in the League Cup.

Arsenal to bid for Fernando Llorente 0

Posted on July 27, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph and Tuttosport, Arsenal are set to launch a bid of around £8.5million for Juventus and Spain forward Fernando Llorente.

The Spanish international moved to the Bianconeri in 2013 after impressing for La Liga side Athletic Bilbao. However, the 30-year-old has struggled to find his best form in Turin and scored just seven goals in 31 Serie A appearances.

Llorente was competing with Argentinian Carlos Tevez and compatriot Alvaro Morata last season for a place in the team. The Italian champions have strengthened their attack with the signing of Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic, after losing Tevez to Boca Juniors earlier in the summer.

Theo Walcott agrees new deal at Arsenal 0

Posted on July 26, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has agreed a new four-year deal with the club worth £100,000 per-week. The deal will make the 26-year-old one of the clubs top earners.

Walcott has less than 12 months to run on his current contract and had earlier in the year been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Liverpool. However it seems he has committed his long-term future to the Gunners.

Walcott spent nearly a year on the sidelines with a knee problem, which limited his appearances for the Gunners last season. He now seems back to full fitness and ready to kick on in the new season.

Arsenal linked with Italian ‘keeper 0

Posted on July 26, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro and Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal are set to make a move for veteran Italian ‘keeper Marco Amelia.

The 33-year-old is currently plying his trade with AC Milan and told the media: ‘Arsenal? I signed a confidentiality agreement, so I cannot say anything,’

‘I’m still young for a goalie, I’m 33 years old and who knows in the future.’

The move would be a strange for Arsenal to make, as boss Arsene Wenger already has three international ‘keepers at his disposal in Petr Cech, David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny.

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