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Arsenal bid for Bolton defender 0

Posted on May 27, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have bid £1.2million for Bolton defender Rob Holding, which would rise depending on appearances.

The Gunners were believed to have had a bid of around £750,000 turned down by Wanderers for the highly-rated youngster.

Wanderers just been relegated to the third tier after financial trouble and a terrible Championship campaign. Although the Gunners have lodged a bid the Daily Mail claims that Bolton want closer to £4million for the defender.

Searching for a defender

Napoli defender on Arsenal radar 0

Posted on May 27, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger have stepped up his interest in order to make additions to Gunner’s backline during summer and the French manager has already identified his top target.

According to reports from the Telegraph, Arsenal are ready to make a £20 million bid in attempt to land Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the summer transfer market.

Premier League side have been quick to begin their transfer dealings this year with Granit Xhaka having already been presented as Wenger’s first summer signing. Arsenal boss looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season and is ready to splash out in order to reinforce his team.

Arsenal lining up bid for Villarreal defender 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to various sources, Arsenal are fighting it out with AS Roma for Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio this summer. The 25-year-old endured an injury-hit season at the Estadio El Madrigal but did come straight back into the side upon his return, and Villarreal are desperate to retain his services.

However, Arsenal mean business in the transfer market this season, acting quickly to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for £30M. Manager Arsene Wenger wants the Londoners to push for a Premier League title, and with Villarreal having ended up 27 points adrift, Musacchio might feel his title hopes are better off at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal-target N’Kolo Kante rejects Leicester contract extension 2

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to Le Parisien, Leicester City midfielder N’Kolo Kante could be on his way out of the King Power Stadium this summer after rejecting a contract from the Midlands club. The French box-to-box player is alleged to have a £25M release clause, and has turned down Leicester’s advances to offer him more money in exchange to have the clause removed.

Arsenal are one of many sides having been linked with the 25-year-old, with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly showing an interest ahead of the 2016/17 season. Leicester were hoping the lure of Champions League football would convince Kante to stay at the club past the summer, but he’s set to represent France in the European Championships and could return with his stock higher than ever.

Is Alvaro Morata the striking solution for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 24, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Metro and reports from Spain, Arsenal are the favourites to sign Juventus striker Alvaro Morata this summer. The former-Real Madrid star is believed to be in-demand, with the likes of Chelsea and even former-club Real interested in re-signing him.

Not really a prolific striker

The strange thing is for a striker who is so in-demand Morata is not very prolific in front of goal and never has been really. A tally of eight goals in 34 appearances is definitely nothing to get excited about and certainly would not suggest he can do anything that the current Gunners strikers cannot.

Arsenal lead chase for AS Roma defender 0

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger is expected to complete a £30 million deal for Granit Xhaka this week as the Swiss midfielder will become Frenchman’s first piece of business this summer.

However, Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder is set to become just first in line as Arsenal boss is prepared to initiate a £80 million splurge in his efforts to complete a string summer deals that are believed to lift Arsenal to another level.

It is understood that Arsenal are keen to add a top class striker and a defender to their ranks and that Arsene Wenger has already identified the desired targets.

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 6/4 to join Manchester City this summer 0

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been linked with a move to Manchester City this summer, with City’s incoming manager Pep Guardiola having to sign homegrown talent to meet the Premier League quotas. Oxlade-Chamberlain has endured a frustrating time at the Emirates due to injuries, and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger might be considering his future if the right offer comes in.

Southampton’s Ronald Koeman 5/1 to be Arsenal’s next permanent manager 0

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expected to leave the Emirates at the end of next season, talk on his successor has begun. A lot of names ranging from Germany manager Joachim Lowe and Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini have been mentioned, but one name has a genuine chance of succeeding the French coach and that is Southampton manager Ronald Koeman.

The Dutchman has enjoyed a fantastic season with the Saints, finishing sixth in the Premier League with 63 points. Koeman improved upon a strong 2014/15 campaign even after losing a key player from his midfield, and his CV pre-Southampton speaks for itself. Koeman has managed over 600 games, winning titles at Ajax and PSV. He won the Copa Del Rey with Valencia, and is reportedly being headhunted by Barcelona.

Would Mehdi Benatia be a good signing for Arsenal? 2

Posted on May 23, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star and French journalist Manu Lonjon, Arsenal are interested in Bayern Munich centre-back Mehdi Benatia. In fact other reports in France claim that the Gunners are already in negotiations to sign the Morocco international this summer.

Troubled two years in Germany

The centre-back has endured a difficult two year spell in Bavaria following his move from Roma in 2014. The defender cost a fee of around £21million, but has been restricted to just 29 Bundesliga appearances for the German giants because of injury.

Liverpool fighting with Arsenal for the signature of Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell 0

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Various reports are suggesting Arsenal might have been beaten by Liverpool in the race for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell this summer. The 19-year-old left-back has impressed for England at youth level, and made eight appearances while on loan at Championship side Huddersfield Town earlier in the season. He made three senior appearances for Leicester in cup competitions in 2015/16.

Liverpool are stepping up their pursuit for the defender as manager Jurgen Klopp considers axeing inconsistent fullback Alberto Moreno in the summer. Chilwell has been the radar of many clubs in the last year, but Arsenal looked to be the ideal destination for the youngster. However, with Leicester winning the Premier League title, there’s also a chance he may stay at the King Power Stadium to compete with Christian Fuchs for a starting place.

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