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Southampton reportedly have pick of unwanted Arsenal players as makeweight to Chambers deal 0

Posted on July 28, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Southampton could well sign the likes of Serge Gnabry or Carl Jenkinson on loan after Arsenal complete the signing of Calum Chambers.

The young Southampton defender is reportedly close to completing a £16M deal to join the London side, and will be the fifth player to have exited the club this summer. As a result, Saints have gaps in the side that they need to fill, and Arsenal may help them out.

Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry impressed last season, but has stiff competition for a starting place in the team, with Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla all operating in the young German’s favoured position.

AC Milan chief executive hints at Joel Campbell deal 0

Posted on July 26, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has hinted that Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is a target for the Serie A giants this summer.

“Joel Campbell? They have the characteristics our Coach likes, but so do many other players.”

Last season, the Costa Rican international scored 11 goals in 43 games for loan side Olympiakos. He’s spent time on loan with French side Lorient and Real Betis, scoring four & two goals respectively. For his country, Campbell has 10 goals in 36 games.

Is Calum Chambers really worth £16M? 1

Posted on July 26, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Southampton defender Calum Chambers close to sealing a £16M deal to join Arsenal this summer, is he really worth such a valuation?

The 19-year-old made 22 Premier League appearances last season for Southampton, averaging a tackle or assist every 25 minutes. He completed 683 passes, while making more than 80 crosses.

Considering Arsenal supporters were hoping the club would look to sign a dominating midfielder who can help with more ball retention and nullifying the threat of the opposition, to have the Gunners spending such a large amount of money on a young defender, of whose favourite position is covered already by Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson, will irk many fans.

Arsenal close to signing Calum Chambers 1

Posted on July 26, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

BBC Sport has revealed that Arsenal are set to complete the signing of talented defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £16 million.

The highly rated youngster has already completed his medical and there is every chance the transfer will be made official in the coming hours.

Chambers is the second right-sided defender to join the Gunners this summer, with Frenchman Mathieu Debuchy joining earlier from Newcastle.

This basically means that Carl Jenkinson is almost certain to be farmed out on loan as he desperately need to gain some first team experience.

Are Arsenal going to make a bid for a centre-back? 0

Posted on July 25, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

While Thomas Vermaelen’s immediate future is uncertain, his inevitable exit from the Emirates stadium should push the London club to sign a replacement this summer.

The Belgian defender has only 12 months to go on his deal with Arsenal, and he’s made it clear that he wants first-team football next season, something the Gunners can’t promise as Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are the current first-choice partnership.

Joel Campbell to be given chance to prove his worth for Arsenal 0

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Costa Rica international Joel Campbell has returned to Arsenal for pre-season training, with the aim to shine while playing with the squad to be named in the team for the 2014/15 Premier League campaign.

Spending last season with Olympiakos, Campbell shined while out on loan, and replicated his performances in this summer’s World Cup with the South American side. However, there’s competition for places in the Arsenal side, with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Lukas Podolski and even Serge Gnabry all capable of operating on the wing as Campbell does.

David Ospina deal gathering pace 0

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Multiple sources are suggesting Arsenal’s £3.5M deal to sign Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina could be complete this week, with manager Arsene Wenger finalising the last aspects of the deal that will see him undergo a medical soon.

The 25-year-old didn’t enjoy the best season with his current club OGC Nice, but he shone in this summer’s World Cup and Arsenal were one of the first clubs to make an official approach for his services.

With Lukasz Fabianski having left the club to join Swansea City this summer and Emiliano Viviano returning to his parent club following a loan spell in 2013/14, Arsenal are in need of a secondary goalkeeper to provide competition.

Iker Casillas wants Arsenal move 0

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Various reports in Spain have suggested that Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas hopes to leave los Blancos for Arsenal in the summer transfer window as Keylor Navas looks set to complete a move to Santiago Bernabeu.

The Spain international played second fiddle to Diego Lopez last season and with the Costa Rica star also set to sign, he is no longer prepared to wait for his chances.

According to the latest reports, Arsenal are ready to match his £7.1 million yearly wage and offer him a five-year deal at the Emirates, but only provided they can sign him on a free transfer.

Arsenal back in for Peruzzi 0

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal are ready to launch a fresh assault on Argentina full-back Gino Peruzzi, who is currently on the books of Italian side Catania, according to the latest reports.

Despite signing Mathei Debuchy as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, Arsene Wenger does not seem convinced with Carl Jenkinson as he is actively searching for another right-sided defender.

And with the Gunners failing in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid starlet Javier Manquillo, it appears they have turned their attention to Catania full-back Gino Peruzzi.

Arsenal to offer trial to highly-rated Serbian Mladen Micanovic 0

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Serbian midfielder Mladen Micanovic could be on his way to the Emirates, with the club offering him a trial to prove his worth this summer.

The 17-year-old, who currently plays for Serbian First League side FK Javor Ivanjica, will train with the Gunners first-team ahead of a potential £100K transfer should he impress.

Serie A giants Inter Milan were reportedly interested too, but Arsenal appear to have won the race, according to the Metro.

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