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Arsenal considering move for Paraguayan midfielder 0

Posted on August 30, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal looks to be close to signing German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez. The double late deal has been a long time coming for Gunners fans. However, according to the Independent, the pair may not be the only late arrivals at the club.

The Independent claims that the Gunners are interested in signing Paraguayan midfielder Miguel Almiron, if the north London side loan out England international Jack Wilshere before the transfer window closes on Wednesday night.

Seems like a strange move

Bolton keen on Gideon Zelalem 0

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Transfer news and speculations are heating up with less than 48 hours before the summer transfer window closes.

There is plenty of commotion currently at Arsenal with Serge Gnabry being linked with a shock move to Bayern Munich, Calum Chambers already loaned out to Middlesbrough and injury-laden midfielder Jack Wilshere possibly moving out for a loan deal himself.

Another departure from Arsenal is on the cards before the curtain falls on the summer transfer market with Bolton Wanderers targeting Gideon Zelalem, according to ESPN FC sources.

Will Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere really be loaned out this season? 0

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Speculation surrounding Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has sent social media in a frenzy on Monday evening, with reports that the England international will be loaned out for the season due to the stiff competition in the Gunners side. Wilshere was recently omitted from the England squad with manager Sam Allardyce says the playmaker needs regular game time to force his way back in.

But with the likes of Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla, Mohamed Elneny, Francis Coquelin and Aaron Ramsey currently ahead of him in the pecking order, Wilshere has little chance of getting minutes in an Arsenal shirt. The 24-year-old has played such little football for the Gunners in recent seasons, amassing a paltry 141 minutes in the Premier League in 2015/16.

Theo Walcott’s early season form earns him an England call-up 0

Posted on August 28, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been recalled to the England national team by new manager Sam Allardyce ahead of the Three Lions’ World Cup qualifier against Slovakia next month. The former Southampton man has impressed early on this season for Arsenal and has been rewarded with a call-up that could see him make only his second England appearance since September 2015.

Walcott was omitted from the Euro 2016 squad this summer but has worked hard to hit form straight away in 2015/16. The 27-year-old has no distractions in pre-season as he wasn’t playing international football, and he will be hoping he can finally go a season without a major setback. Walcott has been blighted with injuries during his 10 years for club and country, but England manager Sam Allardyce feels he’s still worth the gamble.

Wenger admits Arsenal missed out on top transfer targets 0

Posted on August 27, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted the club missed out on their top transfer targets this summer, and instead have been forced to “restart” the scouting process and target more affordable names, according the Metro.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy turned down a move to Arsenal, his teammate Riyad Mahrez signed a new deal with Leicester, Argentinean centre-forward Gonzalo Higuain moved to Juventus and Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette opted to stay at the Stade des Lumières.

It left Arsenal behind in the transfer market, forcing the club to sign Deportivo’s Lucas Perez to solve their attacking woes, and Wenger revealed how much difficult the Gunners have had trying to bring players to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

Were Arsenal priced out for Omer Toprak this summer? 0

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Arsenal only opted to sign Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi as they weren’t willing to meet the asking price for Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Omer Toprak. The highly-rated Bundesliga defender is reportedly available for £40M, but the Gunners instead have opted for a player £5M less in Mustafi after agreeing personal terms.

At one point this summer, it did look like Toprak would the defender coming in as the Mustafi deal stalled over a transfer fee, but now the German international has all but signed ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash. Toprak is three years Mustafi’s senior, but has developed into a top central defender with Leverkusen over the years.

Mourinho blocks Wenger’s approach for defender 0

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Premier League club Arsenal have reportedly expressed their interest in signing Manchester United defender Phil Jones.

With a proposed deal for Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi still far from completion, Arsene Wenger is believed to be actively seeking alternative solutions.

Gunners are on the verge of signing forward Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna, but there is still some work to be done before Mustafi’s deal is secured as Los Che are thought to be still considering Arsenal’s latest offer for the 24-year-old.

Arsenal are unwilling to trigger his €50 million release clause and have even been described as “penny pinchers” by the Spanish media.

Arsenal set to sign Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi 1

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to BBC Sport, Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi. The German international looked set to stay at the Mestalla Stadium this summer with Arsenal previously failing to meet Valencia’s asking price, but a fee of £35M has been agreed and personal terms were finalised days earlier.

Mustafi was the number one target on the Gunners’ shortlist after losing Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista to long-term injuries, and manager Arsene Wenger will be looking to develop him in the coming years to reach the level of Laurent Koscielny. The 24-year-old has the potential, representing his country in the 2016 European Championships, and has been keen to push the deal through.

Who is Arsenal’s new signing Lucas Perez? 2

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are set to sign Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez this summer after meeting his £17M release clause. The Spanish centre-forward, coming off his most prolific campaign, will provide competition for first-choice Olivier Giroud in attack, while also being capable to operate on either flank. The 27-year-old might not be directly fighting with Giroud for a place in the side due to the amount of games he’s operated in as a wide forward, but who is Lucas?

Arsenal interested in Antoine Griezmann 0

Posted on August 24, 2016 by David Nugent

According to Sqwawka via the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal were interested in signing Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann earlier this summer. There were even claims that Arsenal were willing to pay £60million for the striker.

Jesus whose football fantasy is this?

Arsenal were interested in Griezmann were they? Were they also interested in raiding Barcelona for Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez or Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo as well?

This story sounds like the stuff of fantasy or fantasy football. Of course, Arsenal were interested in the striker, but they were never going to realistically make a move for the striker. The Gunners need a top striker this summer, but top strikers cost top money.

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