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Calum Chambers loaned to Middlesbrough 0

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers will be joining Middlesbrough on a season-long loan, according to the latest reports, and the news has been well received by the supporters.

The English starlet was going to have a tough task of securing regular playing time at the Emirates following the capture of Shkodran Mustafi, especially with summer recruit Rob Holding also in front of him in the pecking order.

And seeing as how Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesacker will eventually recover from injury, everybody at the club was happy to see Chambers join Aitor Karanka’s high-flying side.

Positivity for Arsenal heading into international break 0

Posted on August 28, 2016 by David Nugent

This summer has been all doom and gloom at Arsenal, as the lack of transfer activity has dominated the club and the fans minds. However, the actions of the last few days may just take the Gunners into the international break on a more positive note.

Firstly according to reports Arsenal are close to sealing the double signings of German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez. Then there was a very decent 3-1 win at Watford to celebrate.

Top players back into the groove

Wenger admits Arsenal missed out on top transfer targets 0

Posted on August 27, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted the club missed out on their top transfer targets this summer, and instead have been forced to “restart” the scouting process and target more affordable names, according the Metro.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy turned down a move to Arsenal, his teammate Riyad Mahrez signed a new deal with Leicester, Argentinean centre-forward Gonzalo Higuain moved to Juventus and Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette opted to stay at the Stade des Lumières.

It left Arsenal behind in the transfer market, forcing the club to sign Deportivo’s Lucas Perez to solve their attacking woes, and Wenger revealed how much difficult the Gunners have had trying to bring players to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

Were Arsenal priced out for Omer Toprak this summer? 0

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Arsenal only opted to sign Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi as they weren’t willing to meet the asking price for Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Omer Toprak. The highly-rated Bundesliga defender is reportedly available for £40M, but the Gunners instead have opted for a player £5M less in Mustafi after agreeing personal terms.

At one point this summer, it did look like Toprak would the defender coming in as the Mustafi deal stalled over a transfer fee, but now the German international has all but signed ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash. Toprak is three years Mustafi’s senior, but has developed into a top central defender with Leverkusen over the years.

Arsenal join chase for Rachid Ghezzal 0

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

French media is reporting that Arsenal have joined the race to sign Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal, who is being heavily linked with a summer exit.

The Gunners are on the verge of completing deals for Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez and Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, but it looks as though Arsene Wenger could add at least one more player to his ranks before the summer transfer window closes.

Namely, the latest reports suggest that Arsenal are showing interest in Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal, who recently rejected approaches from both Everton and West Ham.

Mourinho blocks Wenger’s approach for defender 0

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Premier League club Arsenal have reportedly expressed their interest in signing Manchester United defender Phil Jones.

With a proposed deal for Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi still far from completion, Arsene Wenger is believed to be actively seeking alternative solutions.

Gunners are on the verge of signing forward Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna, but there is still some work to be done before Mustafi’s deal is secured as Los Che are thought to be still considering Arsenal’s latest offer for the 24-year-old.

Arsenal are unwilling to trigger his €50 million release clause and have even been described as “penny pinchers” by the Spanish media.

Arsenal set to sign Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi 1

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to BBC Sport, Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi. The German international looked set to stay at the Mestalla Stadium this summer with Arsenal previously failing to meet Valencia’s asking price, but a fee of £35M has been agreed and personal terms were finalised days earlier.

Mustafi was the number one target on the Gunners’ shortlist after losing Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista to long-term injuries, and manager Arsene Wenger will be looking to develop him in the coming years to reach the level of Laurent Koscielny. The 24-year-old has the potential, representing his country in the 2016 European Championships, and has been keen to push the deal through.

Who is Arsenal’s new signing Lucas Perez? 2

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are set to sign Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez this summer after meeting his £17M release clause. The Spanish centre-forward, coming off his most prolific campaign, will provide competition for first-choice Olivier Giroud in attack, while also being capable to operate on either flank. The 27-year-old might not be directly fighting with Giroud for a place in the side due to the amount of games he’s operated in as a wide forward, but who is Lucas?

Arsenal to bid for Lucas Perez and fans are not thrilled 0

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

BBC Sport has learned that Arsenal are ready to challenge Premier League rivals Everton for the signature of Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez Martinez.

The Toffees were believed to be close to completing a £15 million deal for the La Liga hotshot, but the Gunners are reportedly prepared to offer £17 million for the Spaniard.

According to reports in Spain, Arsenal have now become hot favourites to land the 27-year-old footballer, and the news has sparked quite a debate on social networks.

The majority of Gunners fans believes this is yet another panic buy for Arsene Wenger, who has been heavily criticised for not signing any world-class footballers this summer.

Debuchy keen to leave Arsenal but wants to stay in London 0

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is expecting to leave the club before the summer transfer window closes, but the destination is unknown due to his preference of staying in London. The French international has been keen to depart the Emirates Stadium after losing his place in the side to Hector Bellerin, but would rather remain in the capital which limits his options.

Debuchy has been linked with Italian Serie A side AS Roma and Turkish outfit Galatasaray this summer, but it’s clear the former Newcastle United man would prefer to not uproot his family. He’s been in England for three years, joining United in 2013 and being sold in 2014, but doesn’t have a future at Arsenal as a result of dwindling form and struggles with injuries.

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