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Arsene Wenger ready to fork out £200 on five players in summer overhaul 2

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Calls for Arsene Wenger’s head appear to be falling on deaf ears and as things stand at this point the Arsenal boss is likely to put pen to paper on a new two-year contract, despite a frustrating closure to the Premier League season.

The Gunners are coming off from a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Selhurst Park with their top-four chances sustaining a fresh blow in a game which saw plenty of first-team stars being slammed for their below-par performances.

Arsenal identify two alternatives for Shkodran Mustafi 0

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Milos Markovic

With Shkodran Mustafi’s long awaited move to Arsenal hitting a bump in the road as the two clubs appear to be unable to agree on a transfer fee, north London club Arsenal are lining up possible defensive alternatives.

German international Mustafi remains the priority for Arsene Wenger, but the Gunners have already identified two alternatives should a deal for Valencia defender collapse.

According to Sky Sports, Bayern Leverkusen and Fenerbahce defenders Omer Toprak and Simon Kjaer have both been lined up as potential solutions for Arsenal’s defensive woes.

Arsenal-target Alexandre Lacazette to be offered lucrative contract by Lyon 0

Posted on August 09, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal could well be running out of time to sign long-term target Alexandre Lacazette from French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais this summer, with the Telegraph reporting that the 25-year-old has been offered the ‘biggest contract in the club’s history’.

Lacazette was offered a contract by Lyon last summer worth around £3.6M, but the club are lining up the most lucrative deal in an attempt to keep him at the Stade des Lumières. Arsenal are keen to secure his signature but are yet to match his €55M asking price.

Arsenal have no excuse failing in their bid to sign Lacazette 0

Posted on August 07, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s opening game of the new Premier League begins in one week and the Londoners are still not finished in the transfer market. A recent injury suffered by defender Gabriel Paulista is likely to force Arsenal to sign a centre-back, but the Gunners are still in need of a striker.

Last season’s first-choice centre-forward Olivier Giroud is likely to miss the opening against Liverpool as he’s been given a late summer holiday as a result of his Euro 2016 excursions with finalists France. Danny Welbeck, the natural back-up to Giroud, is out for the rest of the year with a knee injury. As a result, Arsenal need a viable third option.

Gunners suffer fresh blow in Riyad Mahrez chase 2

Posted on August 05, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez for months and Gunners fans were yesterday made to believe that PFA Player of the Year could finally be heading to the Emirates after the Algerian newspaper Le Buteur claimed that Mahrez has agreed a transfer to Arsenal.

Fans’ hopes have however plummeted with the latest social media update from Lecester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The Foxes boss uploaded a photo on Instagram alongside Riyad Mahrez with a caption that was a dagger to the heart of all Arsenal fans clearly stating that Algerian star is not for sale.

Why Arsenal are likely to end their interest in Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez 0

Posted on August 03, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are being intensely linked with two players this summer – Alexandra Lacazette and Riyad Mahrez. Reports have suggested the Gunners are pursuing Lacazette after being given hope by French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais of his availability, but it’s highly unlikely they will bring two more players to the Emirates Stadium which perhaps rules out a move for Mahrez.

The Leicester City man would operate on the right flank for Arsenal, a position not locked down by any player going into the new season. Joel Campbell, Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are likely to be fighting for the spot, but manager Arsene Wenger could well rotate given how inconsistent their respective form has been in the past.

Arsenal not giving up in their pursuit for Lacazette 0

Posted on July 31, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Sky Sports football pundit Tony Cascarino insisted Arsenal would sign transfer target Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyonnais this summer despite the Gunners having a previous bid knocked back and seemingly ending their interest in the French international.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas had suggested Arsenal would give up in their pursuit for Lacazette, but Cascarino’s comments fly in the face of the president. From Arsenal’s point of view, their best chance to sign a top European striker may lie on Lacazette’s shoulders, but the Gunners are being priced out in the transfer market.

Lyon could consider selling Alexandre Lacazette for the right price this summer 0

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to talkSPORT, Olympique Lyonnais could now be considering selling striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer. The French Ligue 1 side were previously adamant on keeping the long-serving centre-forward, but are now said to be keen to cash in so they can fund a deal for Toulouse’s Wissam Ben Yedder while making a giant profit.

Lacazette, 25, enjoyed a fantastic season for Lyon, scoring 21 goals and making three assists in 34 games. The French international has been on the radar for a number of clubs in recent years, but Lyon have been desperate to retain his services. West Ham United and Arsenal have had rejected bids for the striker in the past, but may have some luck in the negotiation process this time round.

Lyon reveal Arsenal’s rejected bid for Lacazette 0

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to ESPN, French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais have released a statement detailed the truth into Arsenal’s approach for striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer. It was reported in Le Progres that Arsenal made a €48M bid for the French international, but Lyon’s statement refutes such claims and revealed it was €35M.

“The reality is that the club Arsenal made an offer worth €35m, which Lyon did not follow up on for one reason: OL will keep Alexandre Lacazette who is irreplaceable and who is one of the main leaders in Bruno Genesio’s squad,” said the statement. Lyon also criticised Le Progres for misreporting their transfer activity, suggesting fabricated news could have a damaging effect on the validity of their annual account.

Olympique Lyonnais manager Bruno Genesio won’t sell Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal 0

Posted on July 24, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Express, Arsenal have been dealt the most telling blow to their fledgling hopes of signing Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer, with manager Bruno Genesio insisting that the French Ligue 1 club won’t sell their star man, nor is Lacazette desperate to leave the Stade des Lumières.

“I do not think he is at all affected by this period and the noises around him. In any case, he will stay at Lyon,” said the Lyon boss. Genesio added how the rumours may have played a part in dwindling performances in training in the past week, but was left delighted by the response of the French international and is certain that he’s pulling for the team.

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