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Former Barcelona director of football set to join Arsenal 0

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Milos Markovic

According to reports from Spanish media outlet Sport, Premier League side Arsenal look set to appoint former Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi who’s been with the Catalan club since 2002.

A close friend of Ivan Gazidis’ will move into the Gunners boardroom to take over some of the responsibilities left unattended after Dick Law’s departure from the North London club.

Sanllehi is expected to be heavily involved in Arsenal’s recruitment strategy given his background as one of Barcelona’s chief negotiators in the past couple of years.

Yaya Sanogo always out of his depth at Arsenal 0

Posted on June 09, 2017 by David Nugent

As we all now know Arsenal have decided to realise French striker Yaya Sanogo this summer. The 24-year-olds contract expires this summer and he leaves having made very little impact at the north London club, except for a few bright pre-seasons run-outs.

Always out of his depth at Arsenal

Once of the first articles I ever wrote for My Arsenal Blog (in 2014 I think) was about whether Yaya Sanogo would ever make it at Arsenal. I got a so much abuse for the article, but at the time, I saw a player that just never looked like making it at the top level, even if he was a youngster.

Arsenal join chase for Riechedly Bazoer 0

Posted on April 15, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Gunners have set their sights upon the Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer according to reports from Metro.

Arsenal have reportedly sent their chief scout Steve Rowley to watch the Dutch sensation in action as Arsene Wenger steps up his interest to sign one of the most sought-after youngsters in Europe.

Bazoer has made 27 Eredivisie appearances this season, scoring five goals and managing four assists in the process.

The highly-rated teenager has also featured in Europa League this season where he impressed with mature performances for his club.

Arsenal reportedly target Ajax striker 0

Posted on March 24, 2016 by David Nugent

According to reports from the Metro and Polish publication Futbol News claim that Arsenal are tracking prolific Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik as a potential striking addition.

The 22-year-old Polish international is establishing a reputation as a prolific scorer of goals, having scored 42 goals in 69 appearances in the Dutch top-flight in the past two seasons. The striker also has a creditable record in international football, having scored ten times in 22 appearances.

The Metro are claiming that the Gunners will have rivals for the striker’s signature with Barcelona and Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Liverpool believed to be interested in signing Milik.

Does Yaya Sanogo have a future at Arsenal? 0

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo looks to be enduring a torrid time out on loan with Ajax this season, with recent footage showing the Frenchman struggling in front of goal. Missing a number of clear-cut chances, the 22-year-old hasn’t managed to progress in the years he’s spent at Arsenal, and such poor performances while out on loan could make up manager Arsene Wenger’s mind to let him go at the next available opportunity.

French midfielder looks set to join Arsenal 0

Posted on July 29, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star and L’Equipe, Arsenal have beaten a number of teams to the signature of highly-rated young French midfielder Ismael Bennacer. It is believed that the Arles-Avignon ace is set to put pen to paper on a five-year deal at Arsenal.

The 17-year-old made six appearances for his current club as they were relegated to the third tier of the French game. However he is regarded as a bright youngster and it seems that the Gunners have beaten Premier League rivals Manchester City to the midfielders signing.

Yaya Sanogo joins Ajax on-loan 0

Posted on July 17, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has joined Dutch giants Ajax on a season-long loan deal. The youngster has stated he hopes to emulate former-Ajax heroes Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Nwankwo Kanu during his spell in Amsterdam.

The 22-year-old is off on another temporary jaunt, after spending the second half of last season on-loan at the Gunners Premier League rivals Crystal Palace. The move was not exactly a resounding success, as he played ten times for the Eagles in the Premier League without scoring.

Arsenal in battle with Spurs for Dutch defender 0

Posted on May 02, 2014 by David Nugent

With Arsenal now close to sealing fourth spot and odds of 1/100 to seal a Champions League spot, everybody connected with Arsenal must now be thinking about the prospective summer arrivals. According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are in a battle with Tottenham for Ajax’s highly-rated defender Joel Veltman.

Doubts

There are doubts of the future of club captain Thomas Vermaelen, with the centre-back currently only back-up to first choice pair Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.

Vermaelen has also played at full-back on occasions this season, but with first team football hard to come by this season it seems he could contemplating a summer move.

Arsenal in the race to sign Ajax defender Joel Veltman 0

Posted on May 02, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal are looking at the possibility of signing Ajax defender Joel Veltman.

The 22-year-old centre-back has made 24 appearances in the Dutch Eredivisie this season, scoring two goals. He’s highly-rated in the Netherlands and Arsenal are facing stiff competition for his signature – with London rivals Tottenham one of the sides reportedly in bid for him.

He made his international debut last year against Colombia, but has yet to add to his tally. With Arsenal only having three senior level centre-backs to choose from, manager Arsene Wenger is looking to bolster his backline.

Is Bergkamp coming back to Arsenal? 2

Posted on April 07, 2013 by admin

There is a tendency at Arsenal Football Club to keep things in house, as can be seen by one former Gunner, Steve Bould, taking over from another, Pat Rice, as Arsene Wenger’s assistant. So when the Arsenal midfield legen Liam Brady retires as head of youth development and Academy Director, it is likely that another former player will take over and the favourite for the job is the Dutchman Dennis Bergkamp.



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