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Summer transfer activity proves Wenger is targeting the 2015/16 title 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been busy in the transfer market this summer, working hard on finalising deals for key players, as well as moving on the existing stars that have outstayed their welcome, and his movements in the last few weeks prove his ambitions are that of a title challenge.

Despite having two existing shot-stoppers in Wojciech Szczesny & David Ospina, the Gunners signed Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to be the club’s number one for next season. It’s bold from Wenger, and something he’s never ruthlessly done in the past, but it’s clear he means business.

Lukas Podolski completes Galatasaray move 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by David Nugent

Germany forward Lukas Podolski has completed his move from Arsenal to Turkish club Galatasaray.

The transfer could be worth up to £10million to Arsenal with the Gunners receiving an initial payment of £1.8million and a further £2.1million each season for the next three years, and then a further £2.1million if Podolski takes up an option of a further year in Turkey.

Podolski had fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal after struggling for first team football at the Emirates Stadium in the first half of last season. He failed to find the net in his limited Premier League appearances and was loaned out to Italian club Inter in January.

Arsenal won’t be forced to sell any stars this summer 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

The rumour mill is in full force this summer, with a host of Arsenal players being linked with European giants, but the reality is that manager Arsene Wenger is likely to retain his best players for the new season. It signifies real grown from the Londoners, as in the past they’ve been forced to sell due to the financial muscle of other clubs, but now supporters aren’t worrying about which of their top performers will be moving on.

Alexis Sanchez challenged to raise his game for Copa America final 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli hopes his star player Alexis Sanchez will bring his A game for tonight’s 2015 Copa America final against Argentina as La Roja hope to lift their first ever Copa America title.

The tournament hosts impressed to reach the final of the continental competition, but their star player has been struggling for form throughout the tournament, scoring his only goal in 5-0 hammering of Bolivia.

Nevertheless, the Arsenal forward is widely expected to play a key role in tonight’s final against Argentina, and coach Jorge Sampaoli hopes his star player can rediscover his form.

Arsenal exit door busier than entrance this summer 0

Posted on July 03, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal have made just one signing this summer, albeit a big one in every sense, with Petr Cech arriving from Chelsea for £10million. However, it seems a number of Gunners players could be heading for the Emirates exit this summer.

The Daily Telegraph are claiming that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to listen to offers for the likes of David Ospina, Joel Campbell, Mathieu Flamini and Lukas Podolski this summer.

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Lukas Podolski has been in Turkey for talks with Galatasaray over a £2.1million move, which is reported to close to completion. The German forward is surplus to requirements at Arsenal after spending the second half of last season on-loan in Italy at Inter.

Can Danny Welbeck finally hit double figures for league goals next season? 0

Posted on July 02, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck had a miserable debut season at the Emirates, scoring only four goals in the Premier League following his move from Manchester United. He has always maintained he wants to be a centre-forward, but his tally of goals in the division have suggested manager Arsene Wenger has to consider other options for next season.

The England international, 24, scored just four goals in 25 Premier League appearances for his new club, and spent the majority of the campaign in a wider position as a result. Matters weren’t helped when first-choice striker Olivier Giroud returned from injury in scoring form to cement his place spearheading the Arsenal attack.

Podolski set for 40% pay rise as he nears Galatasaray move 0

Posted on July 02, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Germany forward Lukas Podolski is set to complete a lucrative switch to Galatasaray, where he will be earning over €1 million more per campaign than he is currently taking home at Arsenal.

The highly rated footballer is desperate to leave the Emirates in search of first team football this summer and the latest reports suggest his wish will be granted.

Namely, Podolski is on the verge of agreeing a three-year contract with Galatasaray that will be worth staggering €4.5 million per campaign, including bonuses.

William Carvalho on Arsenal’s radar again 0

Posted on July 02, 2015 by David Nugent

The Metro reported yesterday that Arsenal sent scouts to watch Portugal midfielder William Carvalho at the under-21 European Championships.

The 23-year-old has long been heralded as the answer to Arsenal’s defensive midfielder problem, even before the emergence of Francis Coquelin.

Carvalho showed why is so highly-rated by winning Player of the Tournament at Euro 2015, despite missing the crucial penalty in the final defeat against Sweden. In truth, he looked a cut-above most of his opponents for much of the tournament, although he may be older than most.

Atletico linked with a move for Santi Cazorla 0

Posted on July 02, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid are weighing up a move for Arsenal’s Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla this summer.

The Rojiblancos are about to lose one of their star midfielders Arda Turan this summer, with Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United all linked with a move for the Turkish international.

The midfielder is currently odds of 1/3 to be with Chelsea when the transfer window shuts in September. The Metro claims that Atleti see Cazorla as a replacement for the fiery Turan

Are Arsenal done in the transfer market this summer? 1

Posted on July 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal supporters were delighted to see the club sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech this summer, as it represented how far manager Arsene Wenger was willing to go to turn the Londoners into title-challengers again, but is the Gunners boss finished in the transfer market this summer?

Almost immediately after the last season had come to close, Wenger admitted the club wouldn’t be spending heavily on major buys, saying: “We have not spent stratospheric kind of money. We will not be involved. Not at that level. I’m always more focused on a good rapport between price and quality.”



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