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Arsenal raise Szczesny’s asking price to £20m following Juventus bid 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Sun, Arsenal have raised Wojciech Szczesny’s asking price from £13m to £20m after seeing Sunderland sell Jordan Pickford for £30m to Everton this summer. Juventus are keen on the Arsenal goalkeeper to be Gianluigi Buffon’s understudy but made a bid of £5m that was quickly knocked back.

The Serie A champions are expected to make an improved offer with the Polish international reportedly attracting interest from a number of other clubs in the Italian top-flight. Szczesny has become one of the best goalkeepers in Europe after two successful seasons on loan with AS Roma, and he finds himself the subject of interest as a result.

Should Calum Chambers leave Arsenal this summer? 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by David Nugent

Last season young Arsenal defender Calum Chambers found himself loaned out to Middlesbrough, who were eventually relegated from the Premier League.

The young defender was one of Boro’s most consistent players though and the north east side’s defensive record was not the problem. They went down because they were toothless in attack. Chambers and Ben Gibson formed a very good centre-back pair.

Chambers made 24 appearances for Boro, despite being injured for some of the campaign. His performances suggest that the 22-year-old is now ready to play regular first team football in the top-flight.

Arsenal unveil new home kit for 2017/18 season (PHOTO, VIDEO) 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Premier League giants Arsenal have officially unveiled their new home shirt for the 2017/18 season.

Arsenal legends such as Robert Pires and martin Keown took part in club’s new kit launch that promotes Arsenal’s traditional red and white strip with a little twist to the socks that are a bit different with a streak of red fading into white.

Predominant red colour appears to be a bit darker than usual, whereas kit manufacturers Puma have decided to lose the touch of black around the collar which was present last season. The new stylish edition features white collaring and truly is a mixture of traditional and modern.

Arsenal open contract extension talks with Aaron Ramsey 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

North London club Arsenal have opened negotiations with midfielder Aaron Ramsey over contract extension in an attempt to tie down one of key first-team players and avoid any possible uncertainty next year.

Aaron Ramsey is one of many players whose contract expires in the summer of 2019 and the Gunners have moved forward in a bid to avoid any potential departure of the Welsh international on free transfer next year.

According to The Telegraph, Aaron Ramsey is set to be offered a bumper new deal by Arsenal that would allow him to retain his position as one of the club’s highest earners with wages in excess of £100,000 a week.

Why aren’t Arsenal interested in Aubameyang? 3

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang could be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with the Ligue 1 runners-up currently unopposed to procuring his signature. The likes of Manchester City and Arsenal were linked at times last season but talk has gone cold on a potential move to the Emirates Stadium. Why is that?

Aubameyang has been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe in the last two seasons. In 2015/16, he scored 39 goals in all competitions for Dortmund. In 2016/17, the Gabon international netted 40 goals. He’s reportedly valued at around £60m, £30m shy of the bid Arsenal were believed to have lodged for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, so why aren’t the Gunners making an approach?

Asano to spend another season on loan with Stuttgart 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Takuma Asano has extended his stay at Stuttgart for another season after being denied a work permit, reports the Daily Star. The Japanese international was hoping to finally get his Arsenal career started by he was ruled to not have played enough games last season to earn a permit.

Signed from Sanfrecce Hiroshima for £2m in 2016, the 22-year-old has yet to make an appearance in an Arsenal shirt. He was sent to Stuttgart on a season-long loan in 2016/17, playing 27 times and scoring four goals as the German outfit earned promotion back to the Bundesliga.

Arsenal-target Asensio could reportedly leave Real Madrid 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Diario Gol, Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio could be on his way to Arsenal, with the youngster threatening to leave the club this summer if he doesn’t get assurances from manager Zinedine Zidane about playing time next season.

The 21-year-old made 23 La Liga appearances for Los Blancos last season, scoring and creating five goals, but only 11 of them were starts. He scored in the Champions League final to help Real triumph over Juventus and has a number of clubs keen on his signature.

Arsenal appoint Team Sky chief Huss Fahmy to handle contract negotiations 1

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have continued their restructuring behind the scenes with the appointment of Team Sky chief Huss Famhy to aid manager Arsene Wenger in contract negotiations for the players, reports the Daily Mail.

With Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wojciech Szczesny and Jack Wilshere having just 12 months left on their respective deals, the club have acted to provide support for Wenger as there’s been a clear breakdown with contracts.

Famhy will initially negotiate deals with the youth side but he’s expected to move up to the first-team eventually. The new arrival will work with transfer negotiator Dick Law and the pair have their work cut out this summer given the players who could be leaving.

Oxlade-Chamberlain linked with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has his pick of clubs this summer, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly keen on his signature. The England international, who has just 12 months left on his current deal, looks set to leave Arsenal as a result of a lack of playing time in his favourite position, but where will he go?

Liverpool still lead the race for the midfielder, with manager Jurgen Klopp a big fan of Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Arsenal player’s industry and creativity would see him fit into the Reds side and be a useful player for their Champions League campaign in 2017/18. And with Arsenal out of the prestigious competition, while having reportedly not offered a formal deal to the 23-year-old, it’s hard to see him remaining at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger says Giroud is still vital to Arsenal 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has played down talk of Olivier Giroud leaving the club this summer and says the centre-forward is vital ahead of the new season. Giroud, who admitted frustration at a lack of playing time in 2016/17, has been linked with West Ham United and Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseilles in recent weeks, but Wenger said he’s not leaving.

“It has been a frustrating season for him because he has not played a lot. And when he has played well, he has not always played the next match. He has won us a lot of points when he has come on because he has scored lots of times. He has qualities that our team need,” revealed the Arsenal manager, as quoted by the Mirror.



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