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Arsenal win the Community Shield on penalty kicks 0

Posted on August 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal won the Community Shield on Sunday against Chelsea courtesy of a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.

The game started in a lively manner and it was Arsenal who saw the first real sight of goal. Winger Alex Iwobi ghosted past two Chelsea defenders, before seeing his centre across the fact the face of the goal hit Alexandre Lacazette and bounced clear.

A minute later and Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois produced a comfortable save from a Danny Welbeck header. The Blues goalkeeper was in action soon afterwards denying Iwobi at close-range after the Nigerian had received a clever through-ball from Mohamed Elneny.

Should Arsenal renew their interest in Alvaro Morata? 1

Posted on June 08, 2017 by David Nugent

As always we are set for a whole host of transfer talk and probably little activity at Arsenal if Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has his way anyway.

Arsenal needs to strengthen this summer in a number of departments. For me, a new striker is still needed. It looks likely that Alexis Sanchez may leave and Spaniard Lucas Perez also seems set for the exit door.

That leaves Arsenal with Olivier Giroud and the fragile Danny Welbeck as striking options for next season. One option that could be available is Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to north London before and speculation is rife that he will leave the European champions this summer.

Arsenal to challenge Chelsea and Man United for Real Madrid striker 0

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Premier League heavyweights Arsenal have been linked with a want-away Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who is believed to be looking for a way out of the Santiago Bernabeu side.

The Gunners have been linked with Morata before, when he was still with Serie A champions Juventus, and Arsene Wenger is prepared to rekindle interest for the 24-year-old.

The Spanish striker was tipped for a Premier League move but still ended up being sold back to his parent club Real Madrid, who had a buy-back clause in their agreement with Juventus.

Alvaro Morata open to Arsenal move 0

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Milos Markovic

It has been a rather frustrating season for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

The Spanish forward came back to Santiago Bernabeu at the beginning of the season hoping he would be given a more prominent first-team role alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.

Opposite to his expectations, the former Juventus frontman has largely struggled thus far, making only 6 La Liga starts for Los Blancos.

The 24-year-old Spanish international has used his playing time wisely, making the best of his limited influence to score five La Liga goals and add two more in the Copa del Rey and additional pair in the UEFA Champions League.

Arsenal still keeping tabs on Alvaro Morata? 0

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to Don Balon, Arsenal are one of two sides reportedly keen on signing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata in the winter transfer window. The Gunners were interested in the 23-year-old back in the summer but instead opted for Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez as they were priced out for the Real centre-forward.

However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is said to still be weighing up an approach for the striker as he looks to turn his side into challengers for major honours following their upturn in form in all competitions. Morata has scored two goals for Real Madrid this season, but particularly impressed during his two-season spell with Juventus.

Latest on Arsenal transfer dealings 0

Posted on July 08, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

With the Euro 2016 drawing to a close, Arsenal officials appear to have stepped up their efforts in an attempt to seriously reinforce the squad ahead of the 2016/2017 campaign.

The Gunners have so far recruited Granit Xhaka from Borussia M’gladbach, while agreeing a deal for Jamie Vardy, before the striker rejected a move to the Emirates, and there have been some new developments this week.

ESPN is reporting that Arsenal are ready to offer staggering £43 million for Germany starlet Julian Draxler, who has been in excellent form at the Euro 2016 finals.

Arsenal set to renew interest in Alvaro Morata 0

Posted on July 06, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to the Daily Star. However, the Gunners could face a transfer battle with Chelsea for the Spanish international striker.

Just moved back to the Spanish capital

Real Madrid have only just officially confirmed that they have officially re-signed the forward for £23million after activating a release clause in his Juventus contract. The striker has impressed in spurts in Turin and is highly-rated.

The move is believed to have been poorly financially motivated, as the striker is in major demand this summer and Los Blancos may be able to double their money on the striker who scored three times at Euro 2016.

Juventus target Arsenal star as Morata replacement 1

Posted on June 26, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Sunday Express, Italian champions Juventus are targeting Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez as a replacement for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, who returned to former-club Real Madrid earlier this week.

Ironically Morata had been linked with a move to North London, but the striker has now vowed to fight for his place in the Spanish capital.

Juventus wanting Alexis Sanchez as Morata replacement

It is not surprising that Alexis Sanchez is being targeted by Juve. He made his name in Italy with Udinese and has impressed in his two seasons at Arsenal. His ability to play in a number of positions and energy have been two of the biggest facets of his game with the Gunners.

Arsenal’s striker hunt continues following Vardy snub 2

Posted on June 23, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s hunt for a new striker will continue after it was announced that Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy has signed a new four-year deal with the Foxes.

The Gunners attempted to sign Vardy prior to Euro 2016 by activating a £20million in his contract and Vardy was believed to be mulling the move over while on international duty with France at Euro 2016.

Bigger and higher expectations at Arsenal

There are probably a few factors that may have made the striker snub a move to north London, but one of them may have been bigger expectations at the Emirates.

Arsenal target Alvaro Morata now even harder to sign 1

Posted on June 22, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Real Madrid have exercised their right to buy-back Spanish international striker Alvaro Morata from Italian giants Juventus for £23million.

It is now common practice for Spanish clubs to insert such buy-back clauses in young player’s contracts, just in case they wish to sign them back at a later date.

Completely financially motivated

Real Madrid are a club known to thrown money around, but buying Morata back from Juve may prove to be a masterstroke, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and of course Arsenal all reported to be interested in signing the 23-year-old.

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