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Arsenal target made available for sale 0

Posted on March 02, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Barcelona winger Pedro with AS reporting that the Catalans are prepared to listen to offers for their prized asset.

Even though the Spain international is currently behind Messi, Neymar and Suarez in the pecking order, both coach Luis Enrique and club officials hold the player in high regard and would prefer to keep him at the club for as long as possible.

But, considering that Pedro has voiced his concern by the lack of regular playing time and taking into account that his current contract expires in just over a year, Barcelona seem ready to cash in on the 27-year-old in the summer transfer window.

Arsenal again linked with Porto striker 1

Posted on February 23, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal could be set to launch a big money move for FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez this summer. This comes after the Portuguese clubs president admitted that the prolific Colombian will be allowed to leave this summer.

Leaving

Porto president Pinto da Costa reportedly said ‘Jackson almost left last summer but we agreed he’d stay one more year. If somebody pays [his value] he will go.’

Martinez has reportedly been a target for Arsenal for the last couple of seasons and seemingly gets linked with a move to north London whenever a transfer window opens. Maybe this summer the striker will actually move on and Arsenal seems a realistic destination.

Should Arsenal set their stall out to sign Lars Bender this summer? 0

Posted on February 18, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal look set to rain the transfer market for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender this summer, with manager Arsene Wenger in need of a holding midfielder.

While Francis Coquelin’s rise in the first-team has made him a key player in the Arsenal midfield, the expected summer exit of Mathieu Flamini means an ageing Mikel Arteta will need an eventual replacement.

Bender, 25, is considered to be the ideal man to come in for Arsenal. The German international views Arsenal as a big leap from Leverkusen, and would join up with three international teammates in Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker.

Spanish media claim Cazorla wants Arsenal exit 3

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Spanish radio station Cadena COPE has suggested that Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has expressed his desire to leave the Emirates in favour of a return to Spanish La Liga.

The same source claims that the highly rated footballer has informed the club chiefs of his plans and even reported that he has agreed personal terms with high-flying Atletico Madrid.

It remains to be seen whether there is any truth in the rumours, but it is clear that the Gunners need to give their best in an attempt to keep hold of the fans’ favourite.

Arsenal linked with move for Real Madrid full-back 0

Posted on February 12, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal are considering a £20million summer swoop for Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao. The Portuguese international is highly-rated, but has struggled to establish himself with the Spanish giants since his move from Benfica in 2011.

Back-up

The 26-year-old is only currently considered back-up left-back to Brazilian international Marcelo. Coentrao has made just seven appearances in La Liga for Los Blancos this season, starting just three games and making four substitute appearances.

Although Coentrao predominantly plays as a left-back he can also play on the left-side of midfield and provides good versatility.

Experience

Arsenal offered chance to sign Fabio Coentrao 0

Posted on February 04, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Reports in Spain have suggested that Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool have been offered a chance to recruit Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid.

The 26-year-old apparently has no future at Santiago Bernabeu despite signing a deal until June 2019, as the La Liga giants aim to cash in on the Portugal international at the end of the current campaign.

According to the latest reports, Arsenal are among the clubs that have been contacted by the player’s agent, who hopes to find the best possible club for his agent.

Arsenal need to tie down Francis Coquelin 1

Posted on January 29, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal seems to have found a potential solution to their defensive midfield problem in relative youngster Francis Coquelin.

However, the midfielder’s contract is up at the end of the campaign and although Arsene Wenger is confident he will sign a three year contract extension, he is still able to negotiate with foreign clubs until he signs a new deal.

Promising

As we all know the Gunners have lacked a tough-tackling defensive midfielder for a while now. Plenty of players have been tried and failed to prove the answer, including current squad members Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal linked with Dortmund star 0

Posted on January 28, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal are interested in signing Dortmund jack of all trades Kevin Grosskreutz in a deal worth £3.7million. The 26-year-old’s future is in doubt with the German giants and it seems the Gunners are at the front of the queue for the player.

Versatile

To say that Grosskreutz is versatile would be an understatement.  During his time at Dortmund he has occupied both full-back berths, as well as playing as a right-side midfielder and right winger.

His versatility is a definitely a major asset and he seems to produce dependable performances wherever he plays.

Arsenal linked to Joao Pereira 0

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal Football Club are reportedly considering a January bid for Valencia defender Joao Pereira, according to the latest media reports.

With right-back Mathieu Debuchy set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Arsene Wenger is thought to be looking for cover and he could try and lure the Portuguese defender to the Emirates before the transfer window closes.

Summer recruit Calum Chambers and youngster Hector Bellerin are the only two right-back options at the moment, but with the former Southampton starlet also used in the heart of defence, the Professor might try and make a move on Joao Pereira.

Will Gabriel Paulista be back-up at Arsenal? 0

Posted on January 22, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the club are in negotiations with Villarreal over centre-back Gabriel Paulista. There had been speculation over the last few days that the Gunners were interested in the Brazilian.

With the news that they are now close to agreement, a question I have been mauling over is will Paulista come in as back-up, or as first choice?

First choice

Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker have been the undisputed first choice at the heart of the Arsenal defence for the past few seasons. For much of that time the pair have been solid enough, but when Koscielny has experienced injury problems the Gunners have struggled to stay solid.



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