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Arsenal target made available for sale 0

Posted on March 02, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Barcelona winger Pedro with AS reporting that the Catalans are prepared to listen to offers for their prized asset.

Even though the Spain international is currently behind Messi, Neymar and Suarez in the pecking order, both coach Luis Enrique and club officials hold the player in high regard and would prefer to keep him at the club for as long as possible.

But, considering that Pedro has voiced his concern by the lack of regular playing time and taking into account that his current contract expires in just over a year, Barcelona seem ready to cash in on the 27-year-old in the summer transfer window.

Should Arsenal set their stall out to sign Lars Bender this summer? 0

Posted on February 18, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal look set to rain the transfer market for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender this summer, with manager Arsene Wenger in need of a holding midfielder.

While Francis Coquelin’s rise in the first-team has made him a key player in the Arsenal midfield, the expected summer exit of Mathieu Flamini means an ageing Mikel Arteta will need an eventual replacement.

Bender, 25, is considered to be the ideal man to come in for Arsenal. The German international views Arsenal as a big leap from Leverkusen, and would join up with three international teammates in Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker.

Spanish media claim Cazorla wants Arsenal exit 3

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Spanish radio station Cadena COPE has suggested that Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has expressed his desire to leave the Emirates in favour of a return to Spanish La Liga.

The same source claims that the highly rated footballer has informed the club chiefs of his plans and even reported that he has agreed personal terms with high-flying Atletico Madrid.

It remains to be seen whether there is any truth in the rumours, but it is clear that the Gunners need to give their best in an attempt to keep hold of the fans’ favourite.

Arsenal offered chance to sign Fabio Coentrao 0

Posted on February 04, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Reports in Spain have suggested that Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool have been offered a chance to recruit Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid.

The 26-year-old apparently has no future at Santiago Bernabeu despite signing a deal until June 2019, as the La Liga giants aim to cash in on the Portugal international at the end of the current campaign.

According to the latest reports, Arsenal are among the clubs that have been contacted by the player’s agent, who hopes to find the best possible club for his agent.

Arsenal finished in the January transfer window 1

Posted on January 30, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that the Gunners won’t be buying any more players in the January transfer window, following the arrivals of talented Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from La Liga side Villarreal, and hot prospect Polish midfielder Krystian Bielik from Legia Warsaw.

“If I wake up in the morning and somebody’s stood in front of my door who is an exceptional player, I will open the door,” he said. “It looks very unlikely now. I can give you my address if you want,” he said.

Wenger said Joel Campbell’s loan move was because he needed game time 0

Posted on January 30, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Despite the lack of action being afforded to him, many Arsenal supporters were still surprised to see talented young forward Joel Campbell leave the club this month to join Spanish La Liga side Villarreal on loan, but manager Arsene Wenger revealed that the move was for Campbell’s benefit, so he could get regular football at a high level, instead of being frozen out with the Gunners.

“Joel has extended his contract so he will go to Villarreal and he needed games. Here was a bit obstructed for him because there were too many players in the same position. He worked very hard every day and didn’t get enough chances to play, so I wanted to give him a chance to continue to get experience at the top level,” said Wenger.

What to expect from new-boy Gabriel Paulista 2

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal completed a deal to sign highly-rated Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista, with manager Arsene Wenger having bolstered his options in the backline due to an injury crisis.

The Brazilian centre-back is well-known in the Spanish La Liga, but many supporters are wondering what the 24-year-old will bring to the Premier League. So what can the Gunners expect?

Gabriel Paulista had been a regular in the Villarreal side this season, making 19 league appearances. Before his departure, he’d helped the La Liga outfit to eight clean sheets, while earning a victory against defending champions Atletico Madrid.

Mikel Arteta signs new one-year deal 1

Posted on January 28, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has signed a new one-year contract with the Gunners, according to his official representative Inaki Ibanez, with the official announcement yet to be made.

The 32-year-old’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of the season, with the Spaniard having signed a four-year deal when he arrived from Everton in the summer of 2011.

And with the midfielder suffering a serious ankle injury, many believed that he would almost certainly be leaving the club at the end of the current campaign.

Arsenal linked to Joao Pereira 0

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal Football Club are reportedly considering a January bid for Valencia defender Joao Pereira, according to the latest media reports.

With right-back Mathieu Debuchy set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Arsene Wenger is thought to be looking for cover and he could try and lure the Portuguese defender to the Emirates before the transfer window closes.

Summer recruit Calum Chambers and youngster Hector Bellerin are the only two right-back options at the moment, but with the former Southampton starlet also used in the heart of defence, the Professor might try and make a move on Joao Pereira.

Arsenal sign Villarreal defender Paulista 0

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal centre-back Gabriel Paulista, with the 24-year-old having been awarded a work permit, for a deal said to be worth around £15M with Joel Campbell going in the opposite direction on loan.

Manager Arsene Wenger previously revealed the deal to sign Paulista could be completed today, saying: “Paulista is a central defender but he can also play on the flanks. He is tall and pacy. He has a good chance to adapt to English football. I see good potential in him. The deal could be done before the FA Cup draw (on Monday).”

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