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Why Arsenal may be forced to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 1

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Arsenal might have to consider selling midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain if they can’t offload the deadwood this summer. Chelsea have been linked with the 24-year-old’s signature and are reportedly close to a completing a deal. The Ox’s dead expires in 12 months and has rejected a contract extension.

Manager Arsene Wenger has been keen to keep the England international but may need to cash in while he has value as the London club have been unable to sell their unwanted players from the squad. The likes of Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson, Calum Chambers, Mohamed Elneny, Lucas Perez are believed to be up for sale but aren’t shifting this summer.

Thierry Henry criticises Arsenal for overplaying in possession 0

Posted on August 15, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry was critical of his former club for overplaying in the final third, rather than being more direct to give the forwards better ammunition. Henry says the Gunners have been guilty of always trying to do ‘the Arsenal ball’, reports Sky Sports via the Express.

“Granit Xhaka has it in his locker to play that ball over the top. He has an amazing left foot. If he has time on the ball he does not need to play through the middle sometimes. Why do you want to play what I call ‘the Arsenal ball’ to the winger who comes in the pocket? Why don’t you play the other ball?” he said.

Arsenal Team News: Lacazette and Ozil start, Giroud and Ramsey on the bench 1

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s club record signing Alexandre Lacazette starts in tonight’s Premier League opener against Leicester City, with Olivier Giroud on the bench.

Midfielder Mesut Ozil returns from injury, pushing Alex Iwobi to the bench. Aaron Ramsey was in contention of starting, but Mohamed Elneny starts ahead of the Welshman alongside Granit Xhaka.

Arsenal’s starting XI against Leicester City: Petr Cech, Rob Holding, Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Hector Bellerin, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck, Alexandre Lacazette.

Ligue 1 Side Nantes Keen on Jeff Reine-Adelaide 0

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be looking for a swift solution to end his talented midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide’s frustrations over the lack of first-team action.

Widely touted as one of the best young talents to have broken through the ranks at Arsenal, the 19-year-old Reine-Adelaide has find it difficult to get into the first team at the Emirates and looks set for a loan spell in order to continue his development.

Adelaide made just six first-team appearances last season across all competitions and did not make it in the team during preseason.

Watford end interest in Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs 0

Posted on August 10, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Watford have reportedly abandoned their plans to sign Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs.

The Hornets were keen to land the 27-year-old defender in time for the start of the 2017/18 season, but have been put off by Arsenal’s steep valuation of their player.

Marco Silva is refusing to meet Arsenal’s £16 million asking price for a player who has not been a first-team regular at the Emirates. Kieran Gibbs is unlikely to play on regular basis this season and with less than 12 months in his deal with the Gunners, he will be available on a free contract at the end of next season.

Alexis Sanchez to miss Premier League opener as PSG prepare offer for Arsenal star 0

Posted on August 09, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed that Chilean star Alexis Sanchez will miss the opening Premier League game against Leicester City on Friday.

The 28-year-old forward missed the Community Shield triumph over Chelsea with a flu, although there were some contrasting reports regarding his unavailability as Arsene Wenger now said Sanchez was out with an abdominal strain.

“Sanchez will not be available. He had a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training. he had the scan two days ago. He’s out for, er, I don’t know,” Wenger told journalists.

Newcastle lead chase for Lucas Perez 0

Posted on August 08, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger once again all but confirmed that Spanish striker Lucas Perez will not play a part in the forthcoming season after the former Deportivo La Coruna forward was left out of the squad for the Community Shield final against Chelsea.

Alexandre Lacazette led the line in attack from the kick-off whereas it was Olivier Giroud who got introduced in the second term with Lucas Perez failing to make it to the bench even.

Is the Ox really nearing a summer switch to Liverpool? 0

Posted on August 07, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal fans enjoyed a successful weekend as their club claimed the Community Shield trophy to head into the new season the best way possible.

The excitement is poised to be short-lived, however, with growing reports claiming that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is nearing a Liverpool move.

The Ox played the entire Community Shield final against Chelsea down the left-hand side, which basically is the same role he performed during the FA Cup final. Arsene Wenger used the England international in a number of roles over the course of last season which was said to have frustrated the player who is now looking towards the exit door.

Arsenal receive huge boost in Thomas Lemar chase 0

Posted on August 04, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Premier League giants Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for AS Monaco star Thomas Lemar who has been a subject of three separate bids from the north London club.

AS Monaco have lost several key first-team players this summer already and could end up losing both Lemar and Mbappe before the summer transfer window closes despite their stance that some players would be sold and others won’t.

Having already sanctioned the moves of Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Tiemoue Bakayoko among others, AS Monaco will find it hard to keep the two aforementioned stars against their will.

Citizens set to offer Sergio Aguero for Alexis Sanchez 2

Posted on August 03, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Manchester City are believed to be considering a swap deal for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez that would involve Citizens’ hero Sergio Aguero being sent in an opposite direction.

The Chilean’s future remains the subject of intense speculation as Alexis Sanchez is drawing closer to the end of his contract with Arsenal next summer.

Arsene Wenger is confident Sanchez will stay in north London and appears unwilling to sell him to Premier League rivals but if most recent reports turn out to be true he might want to reconsider his stance.

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