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Arsenal readying bid for Uruguayan starlet 0

Posted on March 28, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Reports in Italy are suggesting that Premier League giants Arsenal are keeping close tabs on Club Atletico Penarol midfielder Federico Valverde.

According to the same source, the Gunners are ready to offer around €2.5 million for the talented footballer and will come forward with an official proposal in the coming months.

Italian media outlet La Repubblica reported back in January that the 16-year-old had already spent some time at the Emirates as Arsene Wenger wanted to take a closer look at his target.

Arsenal handed boost in Khedira pursuit 0

Posted on March 27, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League giants Arsenal have received some very good news as Schalke boss Roberto Di Matteo admitted that Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira was unlikely to move to Veltins Arena.

The Germany star has already made it clear that he plans to leave los Blancos when his contract expires at the end of the season and it was believed the Miners were closing in on his signature.

However, while Schalke coach Roberto Di Matteo admitted interest in the experienced footballer, he has all but ruled out the possibility of winning the race for the 27-year-old.

Arsene Wenger won’t give up pursuit for Manchester United’s Chris Smalling 1

Posted on March 27, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Various reports are suggesting Arsenal are renewing their interest in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, with a view to make a £12M bid to sign him. The England international came somewhat close to making the move to the Emirates when United were in the market for Thomas Vermaelen. Arsenal wanted a part exchange for Smalling, which Unite rejected, so the deal broke down.

But manager Arsene Wenger isn’t giving up in his pursuit to sign the 25-year-old. He’s building a young defence, with Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Paulista and Kieran Gibbs the future backline of the side, while Carl Jenkinson has shone on loan at West Ham too. United don’t appear keen to sell, however, as they have little currently in the way of better options.

Out-of-contract French midfield duo expected to leave this summer 0

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielders Mathieu Flamini and Abou Diaby are both expected to be leaving the club on a free transfer at the end of the season, with the London outfit not looking to renew their respective deals. This season, Flamini has been used when Mikel Arteta has been out-of-action, and now finds himself behind Francis Coquelin in the pecking order.

The former AC Milan star, 31, has amassed 53 minutes of Premier League football in 2015, while the injury-prone Abou Diaby has played just one Capital One Cup game all season. Manager Arsene Wenger has a strong squad now, and the midfield is more difficult than ever to break through.

Could Arsenal struggle to hold onto PSG-target Olivier Giroud? 0

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been in fine form for the Gunners this season, and has been attracting interest from a host of European giants as a result. The 28-year-old has scored 13 goals in 14 Premier League starts, and was being linked with a potential move to two-time French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain at the start of the campaign, but could the Champions League hopefuls renew their interest this summer?

Tomas Rosicky hints at summer exit 0

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky has revealed that he was on the verge of leaving the Gunners in the January transfer window, while suggesting he could be on the move at the end of the season.

The 34-year-old spent the first part of the season on the fringes, making just three Premier League appearances before Christmas. And having become increasingly frustrated by the lack of first team football, the Czech Republic star admits he was desperate to leave the Emirates.

“We’d talked about me leaving in previous meetings back in September and October, but then the market closed and I couldn’t do anything,” the midfielder told Czech media.

Chuba Akpom nears Norwich switch 0

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Championship high-flyers Norwich City reportedly lead the chase for Arsenal forward Chuba Akpom and could complete a short-term loan deal in the coming days.

The Canaries sit just two points behind automatic promotion places with seven games to go and they want the talented footballer to help in the business end of the season.

And while Nottingham Forest have also admitted interest in the 19-year-old forward, the latest reports suggest he is almost certain to join Norwich City.

Akpom was even present at Carrow Road as the Canaries recorded an important win over Forest and the Championship side have until the Thursday’s deadline to complete the deal.

Mikel Arteta linked with La Liga return 1

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta is being linked with a summer move back to Spanish La Liga, according to the latest reports, with both Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao reportedly keen on hi services.

The Spaniard is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates and he has yet to sign a new deal with the Gunners. The club should ultimately offer him a one-year contract as the midfielder is keen on staying in North London.

Hector Moreno on Arsenal radar 0

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Spanish daily newspaper Marca has suggested that Arsenal are keeping close tabs on Espanyol defender Hector Moreno, who is widely tipped to leave los Periquitos for greener pastures at the end of the current campaign.

The Gunners are expected to add another central defender to their ranks in the summer transfer window and they are reportedly hot on the trail of Dynamo Kiev stopper Aleksandar Dragovic.

However, usually very reliable Spanish newspaper Marca claims that Arsenal are also following Mexican centre-back Hector Moreno, currently playing for Espanyol.

Arsenal to make a check on Dragovic 0

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal continue their search for a new central defender as they are looking to make a check on long-term target Aleksandar Dragovic, according to the latest reports.

Despite signing Gabriel Paulista in January, the Gunners are still short of options in the heart of defence, and they are well aware that neither Per Mertesacker nor Laurent Koscielny are getting any younger.

As a result, Arsene Wenger is expected to recruit another centre-back in the summer transfer window, and he is reportedly taking a closer look at Dynamo Kiev stopper Aleksandar Dragovic.

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