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Mesut Ozil linked with Real Madrid return 1

Posted on September 30, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal are ready to open contract negotiations with one of their biggest stars Mesut Ozil over a new improved deal as Arsene Wenger is keen to tie down the German international to a new long-term deal.

And despite the most recent news of Mesut Ozil agreeing to extend his contract, German media outlet Sport Bild has learned that World Cup winner is mooting a dream return to Real Madrid.

According to reports, Mesut Ozil is a big admirer of Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and the work he has done with Los Blancos in recent months in the Spanish capital.

Mertesacker concedes difficulty forcing his way into the Arsenal defence this season 0

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has admitted he has a difficult task of getting back into the first-team when he eventually returns from injury. The former German international is currently sidelined with a knee injury, expected to keep him out until January, and in his absence Laurent Koscielny has formed a formidable partnership alongside new-boy Shkodran Mustafi.

Mertesacker’s place in the side has been far from secure in the last 12 months, with Gabriel Paulista having been introduced ahead of the German centre-back at times last season, while his contract is in its final year and is yet to be renewed, and the tall central defender knows he’s no longer first-choice for Arsenal.

Arsenal to offer Wenger new deal amidst England job speculation 0

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal board of director appear to be readying a new contract offer for long-serving boss Arsene Wenger as the speculation linking the Frenchman with England job continue to mount.

The English FA have appointed Gareth Southgate their interim manager after Sam Allardyce was forced to leave his post after mere 67 days, but they have reportedly made the Arsenal boss their number one target to take over the reigns on permanent basis.

The national team chiefs had previously attempted to lure Arsene Wenger before making a move on Allardyce, but the Frenchman told them he wanted to finish the season at the Emirates.

Arsenal still keeping tabs on Alvaro Morata? 0

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to Don Balon, Arsenal are one of two sides reportedly keen on signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata in the winter transfer window. The Gunners were interested in the 23-year-old back in the summer but instead opted for Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez as they were priced out for the Real centre-forward.

However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is said to still be weighing up an approach for the striker as he looks to turn his side into challengers for major honours following their upturn in form in all competitions. Morata has scored two goals for Real Madrid this season, but particularly impressed during his two-season spell with Juventus.

Arsenal keeping tabs on Sassuolo striker 0

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Premier League outfit Arsenal have joined chase for the in-form French forward Gregoire Defrel, according to reports from Daily Mail.

Gunners have joined chase for in-demand Sassuolo striker, who has been closely watched by Crystal Palace, Swansea and Liverpool.

Swansea were keeping an eye on the striker last January as the Welsh side utilised their Italian contacts through manager Francesco Guidolin to keep Defrel in the loop.

Arsene Wenger was also alarmed by the in-form striker having reportedly sent his scouts to watch the 25-year-old striker in action on three different occasions this season and is likely to continue to monitor his progress ahead of a potential January deal.

Arsenal monitoring Atalanta youngster 0

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Milos Markovic

The 19-year-old Atalanta teenager Franck Kessie has alarmed the host of Europe’s top clubs with Arsenal among them, according to reports.

Italian media claim that the talented midfielder is being watched by Manchester City, United and Chelsea, who are also alerted over this emerging talent that is expected to become one of the hottest properties in the future.

Despite his tender age, the Ivorian international has started the season in fine form having already netted five goals in six matches.

Juventus and Napoli are also said to be keen on acquiring his services, but the player himself is believed to be looking towards the Premier League.

Arsenal approach La Liga minnows for experienced midfielder 0

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal have expressed their interest in signing Spanish midfielder Roque Mesa Quevedo from Las Palmas, reports in Spain have suggested.

Cope Las Palmas claims that both Arsenal and Premier League champions Leicester City have been in contact with the La Liga side as they reportedly plan to recruit the 27-year-old in the January window.

Roque Mesa is a central midfielder that can also operate on the right hand side and he is somewhat of an unknown quantity outside of Spain.

The player has spent his early career in the lower divisions, but he impressed during his debut La Liga campaign, making 34 league appearances for Las Palmas and scoring one goal.

Barcelona ready to swoop in for Hector Bellerin 0

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal right back has been regularly linked with La Liga champions Barcelona over the past couple of months and it appears that Blaugrana have no intention of dropping interest for the highly-rated 21-year-old.

Barcelona’s technical director Robert Fernandez has already met with the player to let him know that Barcelona are keeping a close eye and to express the club’s interest in bringing Bellerin home.

Barcelona-born defender has made his first football steps in Barca’s La Masia academy and the Catalans are now prepared to offer a chance for a return to Camp Nou.

Arsenal’s Deadline day offer for Marco Reus revealed 0

Posted on September 16, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Highly-rated German international Marco Reus has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, predominantly to Arsenal, who are believed to be keen admirers of Reus’ talents.

The 27-year-old has been a mainstay for Bundesliga powerhouse ever since his 2012 return from Borussia Monchengladbach and has so far made over 100 league appearances for his boyhood club. Reus bagged 76 Bundesliga goals for BVB during the last four years which is quite an impressive tally for a wide player.

Marco Reus has however struggled with injuries over the past two season, with the recent ones preventing him from making it to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and France’s Euro 2016.

Alexis Sanchez wants release clause inserted in his deal 0

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal hotshot Alexis Sanchez wants a serious pay rise as well as a buy-out clause to be included if he is to sign a new contract at the Emirates, according to reports.

The Gunners plan to tie down Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to new five-year deals in the near future, but they could face obstacles in an attempt to persuade the Chilean to pen a new deal.

Sanchez is currently earning around £130,000 per week and while the new contract will guarantee him a pay rise, the Chile star reportedly wants a release clause to be inserted as well.

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