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Barcelona eyeing Hector Bellerin 0

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Catalan daily newspaper Sport has moved to suggest that La Liga champions Barcelona are hot on the trail of Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin as they search for a successor to Dani Alves.

The Brazilian defender has been heavily linked with a summer exit over the last few days and with Luis Enrique not exactly impressed by his back-ups Aleix Vidal and Douglas Perreira, the Catalans are now in the market for a right-sided defender.

According to Sport, Barcelona officials see former player Hector Bellerin as a perfect long-term successor to Dani Alves, but luring the 21-year-old back to Camp Nou is not going to be an easy task.

Granit Xhaka: Arsenal move is a dream come true 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal recently announced the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, and the Swiss international revealed in his first interview how he’s longed for a Premier League move to prove his worth in one of the biggest division in the world.

“I am very happy to be here. It’s a dream come true. I remember I was young and the first game I watched was in the Premier League. It was a big dream for me to be here. I like (Arsenal) so much. I like the way they play football,” he said.

Arsenal lining up bid for Villarreal defender 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to various sources, Arsenal are fighting it out with AS Roma for Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio this summer. The 25-year-old endured an injury-hit season at the Estadio El Madrigal but did come straight back into the side upon his return, and Villarreal are desperate to retain his services.

However, Arsenal mean business in the transfer market this season, acting quickly to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for £30M. Manager Arsene Wenger wants the Londoners to push for a Premier League title, and with Villarreal having ended up 27 points adrift, Musacchio might feel his title hopes are better off at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal-target N’Kolo Kante rejects Leicester contract extension 2

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to Le Parisien, Leicester City midfielder N’Kolo Kante could be on his way out of the King Power Stadium this summer after rejecting a contract from the Midlands club. The French box-to-box player is alleged to have a £25M release clause, and has turned down Leicester’s advances to offer him more money in exchange to have the clause removed.

Arsenal are one of many sides having been linked with the 25-year-old, with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly showing an interest ahead of the 2016/17 season. Leicester were hoping the lure of Champions League football would convince Kante to stay at the club past the summer, but he’s set to represent France in the European Championships and could return with his stock higher than ever.

Arsenal complete the signing of Swiss international Granit Xhaka 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have finalised a deal to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for a fee believed to be around £30M. The Swiss international will wear the #34 shirt, previously held by Francis Coquelin, who will take the vacant #8 jersey after Mikel Arteta’s departure.

Xhaka’s contract will officially start from July, and he’ll join up with the Arsenal squad after this summer’s European Championships. With Arsenal losing Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky, they felt it necessary to bring some substance in the middle of the park.

Wojciech Szczesny set to remain at AS Roma 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Reports in Italy are suggesting that Arsenal will allow Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to extend his stay at Stadio Olimpico for another season.

The Poland international has fared pretty well since arriving on a year-long loan, but he was expected to be returning to the Emirates ahead of the 2016/2017 campaign.

Nevertheless, it appears that his loan deal will be extended for another year, although this time Arsenal will not be required to pay a portion of his wages.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains adamant that the 26-year-old shot-stopper has a future at the Emirates, but everything suggests that he will not be returning to North London any time soon.

Arsenal lead chase for AS Roma defender 0

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger is expected to complete a £30 million deal for Granit Xhaka this week as the Swiss midfielder will become Frenchman’s first piece of business this summer.

However, Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder is set to become just first in line as Arsenal boss is prepared to initiate a £80 million splurge in his efforts to complete a string summer deals that are believed to lift Arsenal to another level.

It is understood that Arsenal are keen to add a top class striker and a defender to their ranks and that Arsene Wenger has already identified the desired targets.

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 6/4 to join Manchester City this summer 0

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been linked with a move to Manchester City this summer, with City’s incoming manager Pep Guardiola having to sign homegrown talent to meet the Premier League quotas. Oxlade-Chamberlain has endured a frustrating time at the Emirates due to injuries, and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger might be considering his future if the right offer comes in.

Arsenal linked with Mehdi Benatia 0

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League giants Arsenal are believed to be showing interest in Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia, who is being heavily linked with a summer move away from Allianz Arena.

The Gunners are not exactly spoilt for options in the heart of defence, with Arsene Wenger currently counting on Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel Paulista, Per Mertesacker and Calum Chambers.

It is believed that the French manager plans to add another high-profile centre-back to his squad and reports from France suggest that Bayern’s Mehdi Benatia has emerged as his top target.

What can Arsenal expect from Granit Xhaka next season? 0

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are set to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for around £30M this summer. The talented deep-lying playmaker has been on the Gunners’ radar for some time and will greatly strengthen their midfield. Xhaka is only 23, and has already surpassed 200 career appearances at club level, while being called “a young Bastian Schweinsteiger” by manager Ottmar Hitzfeld. But what can Arsenal expect from the Swiss star?

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