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Joel Campbell set for move to Palermo 0

Posted on July 28, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal and Costa Rican star Joel Campbell is set to move to Serie A outfit Palermo on a season-long loan deal. The Italian club’s president is apparently set to arrive in London to finalise the deal.

The 23-year-old enjoyed an impressive 2014 World Cup with his national side and was expected to feature more regularly in the Gunners first team last season.

However he struggled to force his way into the Arsenal team on a regular basis in the first half of the season, as he made just four substitute appearances in the Premier League. He also made just one start in the FA Cup and one start in the League Cup.

Is Mourinho jibe out of fear for Arsenal’s potential ahead of the new season? 0

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has continued his attack on Arsenal ahead of the new season, with the Portuguese coach claiming the Gunners no longer have an excuse for not challenging for the Premier League title as a result of their recent spending over the last few seasons.

Arsenal finished third in the division in 2014/15, and have strengthened the side with goalkeeper Petr Cech – who signed from Chelsea. Mourinho believes this now makes their London rivals contenders for the title, and even criticised them for “buying the title” with their large acquisitions Mesut Ozil (£42.5M from Real Madrid) and Alexis Sanchez (£32M from Barcelona) made in the last two summers.

Arsenal to bid for Fernando Llorente 0

Posted on July 27, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph and Tuttosport, Arsenal are set to launch a bid of around £8.5million for Juventus and Spain forward Fernando Llorente.

The Spanish international moved to the Bianconeri in 2013 after impressing for La Liga side Athletic Bilbao. However, the 30-year-old has struggled to find his best form in Turin and scored just seven goals in 31 Serie A appearances.

Llorente was competing with Argentinian Carlos Tevez and compatriot Alvaro Morata last season for a place in the team. The Italian champions have strengthened their attack with the signing of Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic, after losing Tevez to Boca Juniors earlier in the summer.

Arsenal enjoying a good pre-season campaign 0

Posted on July 27, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal have enjoyed an impressive pre-season so far and rounded it off with a 1-0 victory over Bundesliga runners-up Wolfsburg on Sunday courtesy of a Theo Walcott strike to secure the Emirates Cup. The victory followed a 6-0 hammering of Lyon and a 3-1 victory over Premier League rivals Everton.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger must be encouraged by the way his players have gone about their business. One of the most encouraging factors for the Frenchman will be the displays of youngsters such as Chuba Akpom, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Alex Iwobi.

Theo Walcott agrees new deal at Arsenal 0

Posted on July 26, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has agreed a new four-year deal with the club worth £100,000 per-week. The deal will make the 26-year-old one of the clubs top earners.

Walcott has less than 12 months to run on his current contract and had earlier in the year been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Liverpool. However it seems he has committed his long-term future to the Gunners.

Walcott spent nearly a year on the sidelines with a knee problem, which limited his appearances for the Gunners last season. He now seems back to full fitness and ready to kick on in the new season.

Arsenal linked with Italian ‘keeper 0

Posted on July 26, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro and Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal are set to make a move for veteran Italian ‘keeper Marco Amelia.

The 33-year-old is currently plying his trade with AC Milan and told the media: ‘Arsenal? I signed a confidentiality agreement, so I cannot say anything,’

‘I’m still young for a goalie, I’m 33 years old and who knows in the future.’

The move would be a strange for Arsenal to make, as boss Arsene Wenger already has three international ‘keepers at his disposal in Petr Cech, David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny.

Will Hector Bellerin get enough game time for Arsenal next season? 1

Posted on July 25, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Gunners, benefiting from an injury to debutant Mathieu Debuchy. However, with the French international back to full fitness, coupled with competition from Calum Chambers, will Bellerin be afforded enough game time by manager Arsene Wenger next season?

Signing a long-term deal with the Londoners this summer, Bellerin’s future is at the Emirates Stadium, but his immediate destination is somewhat in the air. Teammate Carl Jenkinson was loaned back out to West Ham ahead of the new season as a result of the competition for places, and Bellerin may have the same problem.

Wenger right to keep his cards close to his chest 0

Posted on July 25, 2015 by David Nugent

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has decided to clear up Lord Harris’ recent comments in the Daily Mail that the Gunners could spend £200million by claiming the club director went overboard with what he told the tabloid.

Asked if Harris’ comments were helpful Wenger told Sky Sports: “Helpful or not, it doesn’t matter. He has gone a bit overboard because that’s not true.

“We are in a situation – I explained many times – where we are working hard if an opportunity comes up to do something, but we are not in the need.

Wenger to field strong line-up vs Lyon 0

Posted on July 25, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal continue their pre-season by facing French giants Lyon at the start of the Emirates Cup and the latest reports suggest that Arsene Wenger aims to field his strongest available line-up against les Gones.

Sunday’s game against Wolfsburg will be a good opportunity for back-ups and fringe players to try and impress, but the team that starts against Lyon tonight could be the one that will face Chelsea in the Community Shield match next Sunday.

There are no doubts that summer signing Petr Cech will start in goal given that David Ospina is still unavailable and Wojciech Szczesny is about to complete a loan move to AS Roma.

Arsenal once again linked with Marco Reus 0

Posted on July 25, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are set to rival Liverpool for the signing of Dortmund’s highly-rated attacking midfielder Marco Reus.

The Gunners have previously been linked with a move for Reus. In fact he seems to be linked with Arsenal every transfer window. He is no doubt a talented player, but his last few seasons have been interrupted by injuries and last season ankle trouble restricted his appearances.

The 26-year-old made 20 Bundesliga appearances for the German giants, scoring seven goals and producing five assists as Jurgen Klopp’s side struggled for the majority of the campaign. It was not his best campaign of his career, but he is still regarded as one of the best players in the German top-flight.



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