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Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere still looks someway short of match fitness for England 0

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere played 55 minutes for England in their 0-0 draw with Slovakia on Monday night but struggled to make an impact. His lack of match fitness appeared evident almost from the off as he mis-controlled on a number of occasions and miscued with a lot of his passes.

The 24-year-old is a favourite of England manager Roy Hodgson, but so far hasn’t vindicated the faith shown in him with his performances. Against Slovakia, Wilshere didn’t have a shot, created no chances, completed the fewest amount of passes compared to his midfield partners, while making just one tackle.

Aaron Ramsey continues to impress in Euro 2016 0

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is enjoying fine form in the European Championships for Wales this summer, and was once again the standout player in their victory over Russia. Chris Coleman’s side enjoyed a 3-0 win over their Group B opponents at the Stadium Municipal, and Ramsey played a part in two of the goals as the Dragons topped their group going into the last-16.

Arsenal linked with big money move for striker 0

Posted on June 21, 2016 by David Nugent

According the Metro, Arsenal are interested in signing Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku this summer, with even claims that the Gunners have already opened talks with the Toffees about signing the former-Chelsea star.

Lukaku has enjoyed a mixed Euro 2016 with Belgian, producing a poor display against Italy, before scoring a brace against Republic of Ireland last time out.

Is highly-prolific in the Premier League

There is no doubt about it Lukaku is capable of being prolific in the Premier League, as for the past four seasons Lukaku has been impressive in front of goal, despite only being 23-years-old. He was the first player under the age of 21 to reach 50 Premier League goals.

Arsenal target Inter Milan striker 0

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Gunners have already made a move towards strengthening the squad in the summer transfer window having signed Borussia Monchengladbach’s Granit Xhaka, but Arsene Wenger is expected to be more proactive as French tactician is keen to add some more firepower to his attacking line.

And having seen their bid to land Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy fail with England forward determined to stay on with the Foxes, Arsenal have set their sights on other targets.

Alvaro Morata remains a long-term wish, but it seems that Arsene Wenger is exploring more options as Corriere dello Sport reports that Gunners are keen to pounce on Inter Milan striker Stevan Jovetic.

Szczesny could return to Arsenal this summer after talks with Roma stall 0

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Guardian, Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could be set to return to his parent club after loan talks with AS Roma stalled. The Polish international, currently representing his country in Euro 2016, was holding talks with the Italian Serie A club about extending his loan deal to the end of next season, but negotiations are alleged to have broken down.

Should Arsenal enquire about Chelsea’s want-away forward Pedro? 0

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Chelsea’s Pedro Rodriguez is reportedly brokering a move back to Barcelona this summer following a disappointing debut season at Stamford Bridge. His shock move in 2015 looked doomed from the start given the vast differences in philosophy of club and player, and so it proved with Pedro being inconsistent throughout 2015/16.

He scored and created nine goals in 24 Premier League starts which is a respectable return, but Pedro struggled with Chelsea’s playing style under two different managers, and is alleged to be keen for an exit as a result. Barcelona are the frontrunners for his signature according to reports, but Arsenal could well tempt him given their own playing style.

Will three signing be enough for Arsenal this summer? 1

Posted on June 20, 2016 by David Nugent

It seems that despite Arsenal being linked with a plethora of players this summer, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not going to break a habit of a lifetime and heavily strengthen his squad this summer.  As the veteran French boss has stated the Gunners would only sign three players.

A maximum of three players arriving

Talking to Tencent Sports, Wenger said: “We’ve already bought one player – Granit Xhaka – from [Borussia] Monchengladbach, because we’ve lost three players. We’ve lost Arteta, we’ve lost Rosicky and Flamini,”

Could Arsenal consider a move for Moussa Sissoko after his performance against Switzerland? 0

Posted on June 19, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

France and Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has made no secret of his desire to join Arsenal this summer, making a public statement to praise the London club and manager Arsene Wenger, while ruling out any chance of staying at St James’ Park. But while Arsenal overlooked the midfielder and distanced themselves from the rumours, Sissoko’s performance against Switzerland might see them considering a U-turn.

The 26-year-old was given his first start of the 2016 European Championships and played like a player with a point to prove. Sissoko was industrious and created chances due to his positive play for Les Blues. France were held to a draw against Switzerland, but came very close to edging the win – thanks, in part, to Sissoko’s attacking performance.

Arsenal new-boy Xhaka impresses for Switzerland against France 0

Posted on June 19, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s summer-signing Granit Xhaka impressed for Switzerland as La Nati nullified host-nation and Group A leaders France in their final Euro 2016 group clash to seal their place in the last-16. The 23-year-old was once again a standout performance for his country, playing a big part in Switzerland keeping France at bay over the 90 minutes.

Xhaka typically made more touches (104) than any other player on the pitch and made more passes (94) too. The young midfielder boasted an 89.4% completion ratio, created a goalscoring chance, and made two dribbles. Defensively, Xhaka was solid. No Switzerland player made more tackles (3), and only one of his teammates won more aerial duels.

Arsenal linked with a move for Manchester United defender 0

Posted on June 19, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are interested in signing Manchester United and Holland star Daley Blind this summer.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly looking to add to his defensive options this summer, with Per Mertesacker aging and Laurent Koscielny now in his thirties. The French boss only really has three centre-backs available to him.

Beyond that he would have to turn to youngster Calum Chambers, who has been linked with a loan move this summer.

Mourinho seemingly undecided on Blind future

It seems that United boss Jose Mourinho is undecided if the versatile Blind is going to be part of his plans for next season at Old Trafford.

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