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Olivier Giroud to be offered two-year deal 0

Posted on July 29, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Express, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is to be offered a two-year deal by the club that will also see him getting a payrise from his current contract.

Giroud, 27, joined Arsenal for £12M in 2012 from Montpellier. The French international took his time to adjust to the Premier League, but has posted impressive goal tallies since making the move to England – 11 in 35 (2012/13), 16 in 36 (2013/14).

His deal with the Gunners expires in 2016, but he’s said to be in line to have his contract extended as he’s proven himself to be a very effective lone striker.

Arsenal complete signing of Calum Chambers 1

Posted on July 29, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal has completed the signing of young defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee potentially rising to £16million. The youngster had been linked with the move for a few months and has now put pen to paper with the Gunners.

Highly-rated

Chambers is highly-rated, despite the fact that he has made just 18 Premier League starts and four substitute appearances in the top-flight. In those appearances he did produce some impressive performances and showed a maturity greater than his years.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that the move was a gamble, but the Frenchman seems to believe that the youngster’s potential outweighs the risk.

Gunners lose friendly against Red Bulls, as Ospina signs 3

Posted on July 27, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 1-0 friendly defeat against MLS side New York Red Bulls on Saturday, with former-Arsenal legend Thierry Henry playing a part in the only goal of the game scored by a player with Arsenal connections Bradley Wright-Phillips who is of course the son of former-Gunners hero Ian Wright.

The Gunners did give a run out to a number of senior players such as Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczesny, Abou Diaby and Mathieu Flamini. However, forwards Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski all missed the game.

Missing

Carl Jenkinson will benefit from loan move 0

Posted on July 26, 2014 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, four Premier League clubs are battling out for the signature of Arsenal’s highly-rated young full-back Carl Jenkinson. The 22-year-old looks to be set to slip down the full-back pecking order with the proposed signing of Southampton youngster Calum Chambers.

Competition

Last season Jenkinson had club stalwart Bacary Sagna for competition for that right-back spot. With the Gunners replacing Sagna with Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle and Chambers seemingly heading for the Emirates all of a sudden he finds himself third choice right-back.

Iker Casillas wants Arsenal move 0

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Various reports in Spain have suggested that Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas hopes to leave los Blancos for Arsenal in the summer transfer window as Keylor Navas looks set to complete a move to Santiago Bernabeu.

The Spain international played second fiddle to Diego Lopez last season and with the Costa Rica star also set to sign, he is no longer prepared to wait for his chances.

According to the latest reports, Arsenal are ready to match his £7.1 million yearly wage and offer him a five-year deal at the Emirates, but only provided they can sign him on a free transfer.

Should Jack Wilshere be Arsenal’s anchorman next season? 8

Posted on July 24, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is about to make England international midfielder Jack Wilshere his first choice for the anchorman role in midfield. The strengthening of the position was believed to be one of the Gunners priorities this summer.

Linked

As we all know the likes of Germany internationals Sami Khedira and Lars Bender have been linked with moves to the Emirates. It was largely expected the Gunners would bring a new defensive midfielder to north London this summer.

Arsenal pair on Atletico Madrid’s shopping list 1

Posted on July 23, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal’s Spanish pair Nacho Monreal and Santi Cazorla has emerged as summer transfer targets for Spanish reigning champions Atletico Madrid.

Atleti have lost both striker Diego Costa and full-back Felipe Luis to Chelsea this summer and are now looking to strengthen their own squad.

Backup

Spanish international Nacho Monreal is very much backup left-back to Kieran Gibbs at the Emirates. He must be frustrated warming the bench and only getting a game when Gibbs is injured, which unfortunately is more often than we would like.

Arsenal back in for Peruzzi 0

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal are ready to launch a fresh assault on Argentina full-back Gino Peruzzi, who is currently on the books of Italian side Catania, according to the latest reports.

Despite signing Mathei Debuchy as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, Arsene Wenger does not seem convinced with Carl Jenkinson as he is actively searching for another right-sided defender.

And with the Gunners failing in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid starlet Javier Manquillo, it appears they have turned their attention to Catania full-back Gino Peruzzi.

Are Arsenal better off without controversial duo? 0

Posted on July 22, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal has been heavily linked with two controversial strikers this summer in Loic Remy and Mario Balotelli. It looks like the Gunners have decided against signing either, as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed they are not in the market for another forward.

Medical

France international Loic Remy had been linked with the Gunners for a long time, but is now reportedly heading to the join the Liverpool squad on tour in the USA and have a medical ahead of completing a £8.5million move from QPR.

Trouble 1

Wenger denies striker move 0

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal Football Club will not be making any more attacking signings in the summer transfer window, the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has moved to suggest.

The club produced quite a coup by recruiting Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and it appears that the Chilean will be used in a central role, with Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo acting as his back-up.

Given that Joel Campbell has returned from yet another impressive loan spell and Theo Walcott expected to return into action in the opening exchanges, Wenger seems to have no plans to add any more attack-minded players to the squad.



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