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Arsenal linked with Barcelona star 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph and reports from Spain, Arsenal are once again interested in signing Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez.

It is being reported that Arsenal have been in touch with the forward’s agent about the possibility of the Spanish international heading to north London this summer.

Pedro has only recently signed a new deal with the Catalan club that expires in 2019 and contains a release clause of £110million. Despite signing that new contract Pedro’s future at the European champions is still in doubt.

Summer transfer activity proves Wenger is targeting the 2015/16 title 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been busy in the transfer market this summer, working hard on finalising deals for key players, as well as moving on the existing stars that have outstayed their welcome, and his movements in the last few weeks prove his ambitions are that of a title challenge.

Despite having two existing shot-stoppers in Wojciech Szczesny & David Ospina, the Gunners signed Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to be the club’s number one for next season. It’s bold from Wenger, and something he’s never ruthlessly done in the past, but it’s clear he means business.

Arsenal won’t be forced to sell any stars this summer 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

The rumour mill is in full force this summer, with a host of Arsenal players being linked with European giants, but the reality is that manager Arsene Wenger is likely to retain his best players for the new season. It signifies real grown from the Londoners, as in the past they’ve been forced to sell due to the financial muscle of other clubs, but now supporters aren’t worrying about which of their top performers will be moving on.

Arsenal exit door busier than entrance this summer 0

Posted on July 03, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal have made just one signing this summer, albeit a big one in every sense, with Petr Cech arriving from Chelsea for £10million. However, it seems a number of Gunners players could be heading for the Emirates exit this summer.

The Daily Telegraph are claiming that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to listen to offers for the likes of David Ospina, Joel Campbell, Mathieu Flamini and Lukas Podolski this summer.


Lukas Podolski has been in Turkey for talks with Galatasaray over a £2.1million move, which is reported to close to completion. The German forward is surplus to requirements at Arsenal after spending the second half of last season on-loan in Italy at Inter.

Podolski set for 40% pay rise as he nears Galatasaray move 0

Posted on July 02, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Germany forward Lukas Podolski is set to complete a lucrative switch to Galatasaray, where he will be earning over €1 million more per campaign than he is currently taking home at Arsenal.

The highly rated footballer is desperate to leave the Emirates in search of first team football this summer and the latest reports suggest his wish will be granted.

Namely, Podolski is on the verge of agreeing a three-year contract with Galatasaray that will be worth staggering €4.5 million per campaign, including bonuses.

William Carvalho on Arsenal’s radar again 0

Posted on July 02, 2015 by David Nugent

The Metro reported yesterday that Arsenal sent scouts to watch Portugal midfielder William Carvalho at the under-21 European Championships.

The 23-year-old has long been heralded as the answer to Arsenal’s defensive midfielder problem, even before the emergence of Francis Coquelin.

Carvalho showed why is so highly-rated by winning Player of the Tournament at Euro 2015, despite missing the crucial penalty in the final defeat against Sweden. In truth, he looked a cut-above most of his opponents for much of the tournament, although he may be older than most.

Atletico linked with a move for Santi Cazorla 0

Posted on July 02, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid are weighing up a move for Arsenal’s Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla this summer.

The Rojiblancos are about to lose one of their star midfielders Arda Turan this summer, with Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United all linked with a move for the Turkish international.

The midfielder is currently odds of 1/3 to be with Chelsea when the transfer window shuts in September. The Metro claims that Atleti see Cazorla as a replacement for the fiery Turan

Are Arsenal done in the transfer market this summer? 1

Posted on July 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal supporters were delighted to see the club sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech this summer, as it represented how far manager Arsene Wenger was willing to go to turn the Londoners into title-challengers again, but is the Gunners boss finished in the transfer market this summer?

Almost immediately after the last season had come to close, Wenger admitted the club wouldn’t be spending heavily on major buys, saying: “We have not spent stratospheric kind of money. We will not be involved. Not at that level. I’m always more focused on a good rapport between price and quality.”

Would Alexandre Lacazette be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 01, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal have been offered Lyon’s highly-rated striker Alexandre Lacazette for a fee in the region of £21million. The France international looks a steal at that price, as he is now regarded as one of best out-and-out number nines in European football.

Lacazette’s agent David Venditelli has held talks with his French Ligue One club over a new deal for the striker, but it seems that Lyon cannot compete with the financial packages available at clubs in the bigger European leagues, although the striker still has three-years to run on his current contract with Lyon.

Lukas Podolski in talks with Galatasaray 0

Posted on July 01, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal and Germany forward Lukas Podolski is in talks with Galatasaray over a move to Turkey in a deal reportedly worth around £2million.

The World Cup winner has just one-year left on his contract in north London and is expected to move on this summer. Podolski failed to score a Premier League goal in the first half of last season, but the versatile forward then spent the second half of the season on-loan at Italian giants Inter, and scored just once in 18 appearances for Roberto Mancini’s team.

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