Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom revealed his determination to make a name for himself at the Emirates Stadium, and isn’t giving up on becoming a regular staple in attack in the future. The 20-year-old is currently on loan with Championship high-flyers Hull City, and has shown signs of promise at times that have led to praise from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Akpom could have stuck around with the first-team this season, but was requested by his boss to get game time at a good level to continue his development before challenging the applecart at the Emirates.
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Various reports are suggesting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has lost patience with injured forwards Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott, and is looking for a new centre-forward to compete directly with Olivier Giroud for a starting place in the second-half of the season. Arsenal have suffered an injury crisis this season, and it’s highlighted how little strength in depth they have in attack when key members are on the treatment table, which could turn Wenger’s hand to bolster their strikeforce.
According to German publication Sport Bild, German giants Dortmund could demand £42million for in-form striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Arsenal has been repeatedly linked with a bid for the Gabon international in recent transfer windows.
Aubameyang has found the net 22 times in 20 appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season, which has led to speculation linking him with a move to Liverpool to join-up with former-boss Jurgen Klopp.
Arsenal’s reported need of a striker in the last few summers led to speculation about the Gabon star joining the Gunners. However his current employers were not keen on selling the striker and still do not want to part with the in-form star.
Various reports are suggesting Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is on the verge of agreeing a long-term deal worth £155K a week as reward for his fantastic form at the Emirates. The Chilean international has picked up where he left off last season, scoring six goals in 11 Premier League games so far. He was outstanding in his debut campaign, scoring and assisting 24 goals in 35 games in the division.
Recent rumours of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger giving star player Alexis Sanchez a rest have not gone down well with the Chilean. Sanchez took to Instagram to offer those lacking energy some of his.
The former-Barcelona star played 90 minutes for Chile in their 3-0 defeat against Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night. He was a doubt for the clash with a calf problem, but apparently came through the game without a problem.
Talksport are claiming that Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are ready to do battle for the signature of Arsenal’s Costa Rican international Joel Campbell.
The 23-year-old had recently been linked with a move to Galatasaray, while Fenerbahce were linked with a move for Campbell in the summer. The winger’s contract expires next summer, so he would be able to negotiate with foreign suitors in January over a free transfer.
Campbell has struggled to gain a regular first team spot in north London since arriving at Arsenal in 2011. He has been sent out on-loan a number of times including last season when he was on-loan at Greek top-flight club Olympiakos, where scored 11 goals and also produced 11 assists.
January is usually the time for sales in England and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is notorious for his bargain hunting in the transfer market. He nearly ruined his reputation as a spend-thrift by spending big money on the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in recent summers.
However with the Gunners enjoying a very good Premier League campaign then fans may feel it is not necessary for Wenger to dust off the club wallet. However the team’s performance in the Champions League may leave doubts over whether the team are really now equipped to compete with the best.
Reported Chelsea transfer target Kelechi Nwakali has revealed that his favourite English team is in fact Arsenal and not the Blues.
The youngster has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and also Manchester City, where his brother Chidiebere currently plies his trade. He has had a trial at City already and could join his brother in the Citizens academy.
However, it seems that City face opposition for the youngster’s signature, after he told Nigerian media: ‘I would love to play for Arsenal,’
‘They are their Premier League club I will like to play for them because they play the best football in the world.’
I have to say the story published by the Daily Star about Lionel Messi being unhappy at Barcelona and wanting a move to the Premier League is ridiculous. The Argentinian superstar has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, who is reportedly his preferred destination.
The 28-year-old four-time Ballon d’Or winner is supposedly looking for an exit from Spain after his recent tax problems and is looking for £600,000 per-week in his next move, which is likely to give Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger a heart attack.
Arsenal are being linked with moves for Serie A pair Daniele Rugani and Jorginho by the Italian media. Tuttosport are reporting that the Gunners are interested in signing in signing highly-rated young Juventus defender Rugani.
According to reports Arsenal are set to bid £25million for the defender rated as one of the best young players currently operating in the Italian top-flight. However, Rugani is also interesting former-boss Maurizio Sarri at Napoli.
Talking of Napoli, Gazetta dello Sport is reporting that Arsenal are interested in Azzurri midfielder Jorginho and could make a move for the 23-year-old in the January transfer window. The midfielder has played a part in Napoli’s 15 game unbeaten run in Serie A and is also regarded as a bright player for the future.