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Granit Xhaka: Arsenal move is a dream come true 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal recently announced the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, and the Swiss international revealed in his first interview how he’s longed for a Premier League move to prove his worth in one of the biggest division in the world.

“I am very happy to be here. It’s a dream come true. I remember I was young and the first game I watched was in the Premier League. It was a big dream for me to be here. I like (Arsenal) so much. I like the way they play football,” he said.

Arsenal lining up bid for Villarreal defender 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to various sources, Arsenal are fighting it out with AS Roma for Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio this summer. The 25-year-old endured an injury-hit season at the Estadio El Madrigal but did come straight back into the side upon his return, and Villarreal are desperate to retain his services.

However, Arsenal mean business in the transfer market this season, acting quickly to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for £30M. Manager Arsene Wenger wants the Londoners to push for a Premier League title, and with Villarreal having ended up 27 points adrift, Musacchio might feel his title hopes are better off at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal-target N’Kolo Kante rejects Leicester contract extension 2

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to Le Parisien, Leicester City midfielder N’Kolo Kante could be on his way out of the King Power Stadium this summer after rejecting a contract from the Midlands club. The French box-to-box player is alleged to have a £25M release clause, and has turned down Leicester’s advances to offer him more money in exchange to have the clause removed.

Arsenal are one of many sides having been linked with the 25-year-old, with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly showing an interest ahead of the 2016/17 season. Leicester were hoping the lure of Champions League football would convince Kante to stay at the club past the summer, but he’s set to represent France in the European Championships and could return with his stock higher than ever.

Arsenal complete the signing of Swiss international Granit Xhaka 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have finalised a deal to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka for a fee believed to be around £30M. The Swiss international will wear the #34 shirt, previously held by Francis Coquelin, who will take the vacant #8 jersey after Mikel Arteta’s departure.

Xhaka’s contract will officially start from July, and he’ll join up with the Arsenal squad after this summer’s European Championships. With Arsenal losing Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky, they felt it necessary to bring some substance in the middle of the park.

Does Jack Wilshere deserve a Euro 2016 spot? 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal central midfielder Jack Wilshere is in England’s 26 man provisional squad for Euro 2016. The 24-year-old has been talked about as the future of the Three Lions midfield for a long time, but he has struggled to stay fit throughout his career.

Only made three appearances this season

As we all know Jack Wilshere has had an injury-plagued career so far for Arsenal. It seems he has spent more time on the sidelines than the pitch. His inability to stay injury-free has been displayed perfectly this season by the fact that Wilshere has made just three Premier League appearances and only one of those was a start.

Wojciech Szczesny set to remain at AS Roma 0

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Reports in Italy are suggesting that Arsenal will allow Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to extend his stay at Stadio Olimpico for another season.

The Poland international has fared pretty well since arriving on a year-long loan, but he was expected to be returning to the Emirates ahead of the 2016/2017 campaign.

Nevertheless, it appears that his loan deal will be extended for another year, although this time Arsenal will not be required to pay a portion of his wages.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains adamant that the 26-year-old shot-stopper has a future at the Emirates, but everything suggests that he will not be returning to North London any time soon.

Is Alvaro Morata the striking solution for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 24, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Metro and reports from Spain, Arsenal are the favourites to sign Juventus striker Alvaro Morata this summer. The former-Real Madrid star is believed to be in-demand, with the likes of Chelsea and even former-club Real interested in re-signing him.

Not really a prolific striker

The strange thing is for a striker who is so in-demand Morata is not very prolific in front of goal and never has been really. A tally of eight goals in 34 appearances is definitely nothing to get excited about and certainly would not suggest he can do anything that the current Gunners strikers cannot.

Arsenal lead chase for AS Roma defender 0

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger is expected to complete a £30 million deal for Granit Xhaka this week as the Swiss midfielder will become Frenchman’s first piece of business this summer.

However, Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder is set to become just first in line as Arsenal boss is prepared to initiate a £80 million splurge in his efforts to complete a string summer deals that are believed to lift Arsenal to another level.

It is understood that Arsenal are keen to add a top class striker and a defender to their ranks and that Arsene Wenger has already identified the desired targets.

Wilshere admits wide role not for him 0

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has moved to reveal that he doesn’t like playing out wide, where Arsene Wenger has used him in the past in an attempt to accommodate each of his star midfielders.

The England starlet only recently made the long awaited return from injury, but he has been named in Roy Hodgson’s provisional England squad for the Euro 2016 finals.

Wilshere was given his first start as the Three Lions defeated Turkey in one of the final warm-up games and he was delighted to gain some more match fitness.

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 6/4 to join Manchester City this summer 0

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been linked with a move to Manchester City this summer, with City’s incoming manager Pep Guardiola having to sign homegrown talent to meet the Premier League quotas. Oxlade-Chamberlain has endured a frustrating time at the Emirates due to injuries, and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger might be considering his future if the right offer comes in.

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