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Arsenal to offer trial to highly-rated Serbian Mladen Micanovic 0

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Serbian midfielder Mladen Micanovic could be on his way to the Emirates, with the club offering him a trial to prove his worth this summer.

The 17-year-old, who currently plays for Serbian First League side FK Javor Ivanjica, will train with the Gunners first-team ahead of a potential £100K transfer should he impress.

Serie A giants Inter Milan were reportedly interested too, but Arsenal appear to have won the race, according to the Metro.

Arsenal sign Barcelona midfielder Georgios Spanoudakis 0

Posted on July 23, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Arsenal have confirmed the signing of 15-year-old midfielder Georgios Spanoudakis. The Barcelona man is from their famed La Masia academy, and has been tipped for a bright future under the right guidance.

Considering Wenger had Cesc Fabregas in a similar situation and developed him into one of the best central midfielders, Spanoudakis is in good hands.

While representing Germany at U15 and U16 level, the young midfielder is also eligible to play for Greece. He will train with Arsenal’s U18 team, where it’s unlikely his name will be uttered in the first-team for a season or two.

Wellington set for another loan spell 0

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal Football Club have announced on their official website that talented attacker Wellington Silva has joined Spanish side Almeria on a season-long loan.

The Brazilian joined the Gunners from Fluminense in December 2010, but he has yet to make his first appearance for the club, having spent last three and a half years at various loan spells.

After making two La Liga appearances for Levante, Wellington spent next three years in Spanish second division, playing for Alcoyano, Ponferradina and Murcia.

The 21-year-old made a real breakthrough last season, having featured in 38 games for Murcia, starting 15 of those games and scoring 3 goals in the process.

Serge Gnabry to be loaned out this season? 0

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal having a lot of competition in the attacking positions, winger Serge Gnabry may struggle to get first-team action in 2014/15 that may lead manager Arsene Wenger to considering loaning out the 18-year-old.

Last season, Gnabry made nine Premier League appearances for the Gunners, amassing just over 500 minutes of game time. A Germany U19 international, the former Stuttgart player has also featured in the Champions League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup, with Wenger rating the winger highly for the future.

However, with Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and even Mesut Ozil, who can all operate from out wide, Gnabry has stiff competition for a starting place.

Are Arsenal better off without controversial duo? 0

Posted on July 22, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal has been heavily linked with two controversial strikers this summer in Loic Remy and Mario Balotelli. It looks like the Gunners have decided against signing either, as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed they are not in the market for another forward.

Medical

France international Loic Remy had been linked with the Gunners for a long time, but is now reportedly heading to the join the Liverpool squad on tour in the USA and have a medical ahead of completing a £8.5million move from QPR.

Trouble 1

What’s going on with the Balotelli rumours? 1

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

While Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looked to be content with his attacking options for this season, the rumours of Balotelli joining the London side are not going away.

He represented Italy in this summer’s World Cup, but had a poor tournament that his club president (of AC Milan) revealed would hamper his chances of a move.

Mario Balotelli is still currently 3/10 to join Arsenal this summer, but his valuation is said to be in excess of £20M, while requesting wages amounting to over £5M a year before tax, according to various sources.

Has Thomas Vermaelen been mismanaged by Arsenal? 2

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Thomas Vermaelen’s future uncertain with the club, and his deal only having 12 months to run with Arsenal, has he been another player poorly mismanaged?

The Belgian defender has played second-fiddle to Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny last season, playing less than 800 minutes of Premier League football, while Wenger was trying to convince him that he had an important part to play in the Arsenal team.

Contracts talks should have been initiated in the previous campaign, as now it’s unlikely the 28-year-old will sign an extension with Arsenal. The Gunners are 5/1 to win the title, but with only senior three centrebacks at the club, one of whom wants to leave, Arsenal need another defender to boost their chances of success.

Wenger denies striker move 0

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal Football Club will not be making any more attacking signings in the summer transfer window, the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has moved to suggest.

The club produced quite a coup by recruiting Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and it appears that the Chilean will be used in a central role, with Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo acting as his back-up.

Given that Joel Campbell has returned from yet another impressive loan spell and Theo Walcott expected to return into action in the opening exchanges, Wenger seems to have no plans to add any more attack-minded players to the squad.

Can Abou Diaby be an important player for Arsenal next season? 2

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Many Arsenal supporters will have forgotten midfielder Abou Diaby was on the Gunners books for this season such has been the lack of games played in 2013/14 due to injury, but the Frenchman is back for Arsenal this campaign and manager Arsene Wenger is backing to play an important role in the team.

Diaby suffered a ligament rupture in March last year that has taken him a year to recover from, but injuries have been all too familiar with him in the last few seasons.

David Ospina could prove a bargain buy for Arsenal 0

Posted on July 21, 2014 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal is close to completing a £3million deal to sign Colombia number one David Ospina. The 25-year-old was already a highly-rated keeper prior to the World Cup, but his performances in Brazil have raised his profile even further.

Ospina looked very solid as the South American’s reached the quarter-finals of the competition and were unlucky to exit the competition at the hands of the hosts Brazil.

Reliable

Ospina has forged a big reputation in Ligue One with Nice, where he has become known as a very reliable keeper. Ospina has helped Nice to become a stable team in the French top-flight. Ospina has spent five years at the French club developing his talent.



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