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Another midfielder linked with Emirates return 3

Posted on August 19, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Cameroon star Alex Song is the latest player to be linked with a return to the Emirates as the Gunners are reportedly open to a possibility of signing their former midfield general.

A number of media outlets has reported that Barcelona has made the experienced footballer available for loan, with several Premier League sides believed to have taken notice.

Arsenal are thought to be one of the teams showing interest in Alex Song as Arsene Wenger remains a big fan of the player who enjoyed a very successful career in North London.

QPR in bid for Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin 0

Posted on August 19, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to numerous sources, Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin is being eyed up by newly-promoted Premier League side Queens Park Rangers.

The Hoops want the 23-year-old on loan for the season, with manager Harry Redknapp admitting his side are short on options in the middle of the park.

Coquelin, a French U21 international, has struggled to break into the Gunners first-team. He’s been loaned out to FC Lorient and SC Freiburg in a bid to continue his development with first-team football, and the midfielder only has a year to go on his deal so it’s make or break time.

Ramsey’s rise to prominence the real reason Wenger didn’t want Fabregas this summer 5

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for former midfielder Cesc Fabregas this summer, but the Spaniard revealed manager Arsene Wenger pulled out of the deal because Mesut Ozil could play his role. However, was he really thinking of Aaron Ramsey?

The Welsh international has been Arsenal best midfielder for the last 12 months due to his scoring and creating antics in the middle of the park. He scored 10 goals and made eight assists in 23 Premier League games last season.

Could Joel Campbell start for Arsenal this weekend? 0

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been full of praise for forward Joel Campbell this summer, and hinted that the Costa Rican may feature in their opening Premier League against Crystal Palace this weekend.

“He has adapted very well, and has a very good spirit and attitude. (Campbell) is a member of my squad at the moment, He had a good preparation and played well (in a friendly) against Benfica. In training he is very focused and eager to do well. I would like to keep him.”

Nicklas Bendtner finds new club 0

Posted on August 15, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has finally found a new club following his release from the Emirates, having joined Bundesliga outfit VFL Wolfsburg. The Danish striker signed a three-year deal with the Wolves.

The controversial forward was not exactly one of club’s top targets, but Wolfsburg decided to make a move after they failed to sign a number of primary targets.

Club sporting director Klaus Allofs believes the player’s wealth of experience will prove a major asset in what is a very important period for the Wolves.

Kostas Manolas on Arsene Wenger’s radar 0

Posted on August 12, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

As Arsenal are currently thin on options at the heart of their defence following Thomas Vermaelen’s sale, Greek defender Kostas Manolas is a target for the Londoners this summer.

Manager Arsene Wenger signed Southampton right-back Calum Chambers, who can play centre-back too, but he’s the only cover option for the side.

With the fitness of Laurent Koscielny currently a worry, Arsenal are in need of at least one more defensive recruit, especially considering Per Mertesacker may miss the season opener as Wenger is resting him following his World Cup showings.

Could Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote really be joining Arsenal? 1

Posted on August 12, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, with reports suggest he has inform the club of his willingness to leave.

His value would likely be in excess of £10M due to his value to the Magpies, but there’s no real indication that he does want to move just yet.

The 28-year-old has become a consistent player in the Premier League, and has long been linked with the Gunners. Tiote, last season, made more than 100 tackles in the top flight, while making 64 interceptions.

Greek defender on Arsenal radar 0

Posted on August 12, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal could be making a move on Olympiakos defender Konstatinos ‘Kostas’ Manolas as they look to sign a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen, Tutto Mercato has suggested.

In spite of the impressive showing of summer signing Calum Chambers in the Community Shield match against Manchester City, Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is in the market for a new central defender.

And with the player likely to serve as a back-up to Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, there won’t be too many high-profile players willing to join the ranks at the Emirates.

Santi Cazorla proves his worth with Community Shield showing 0

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal winger Santi Cazorla was linked with a move away from the club this summer, with reports suggesting Atletico Madrid were keen on procuring his signature to replace the attacking players they lost at the end of the last season.

But the Spanish international, 29, was adamant on staying at the Emirates this season, and revealed publicly that he had no interest in listening to the speculation.

He also scored against Manchester City to help his side to win the Community Shield final, and is focused solely on prolonging his Arsenal career.

Thomas Vermaelen completes Barcelona move 0

Posted on August 10, 2014 by David Nugent

Belgium international centre-back Thomas Vermaelen has completed a move from Arsenal to Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £15million. There had been speculation about the move for a while and it has now officially been confirmed.

Statement

Barcelona confirmed the move by stating: “Thomas Vermaelen is now officially an FC Barcelona player,”

“A few minutes past 11:15am, the player signed a contract with the Catalan club. It is an agreement that binds him with the club for the next five seasons, until 2018/19.”

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