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Arsenal linked with January Zaza bid 0

Posted on September 03, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Sky Italia and the Guardian, Arsenal are set to launch a £22million bid for Juventus forward Simone Zaza in January. No sooner had the transfer window shut, there is already a rumour linking the Gunners with a striker.

Reports are suggesting the Gunners made a late attempt to sign Zaza on transfer deadline day, but the couple of magic beans that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger offered was not enough to persuade the Turin club to part-company with the forward.

Gunners trio in most injured Premier League XI 0

Posted on September 03, 2015 by David Nugent

According to a study by Physioroom.com, Arsenal pair Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky feature in the Premier League’s all-time XI for most time spent on the sidelines through injury.

Former-Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby, not surprisingly really is also in the eleven. The Frenchman midfielder was released by Arsenal this summer after nine injury-plagued years in north London.

However, Walcott and Rosicky are still very much part of Arsenal’s current first team squad, although ironically Rosicky is currently out of action injured.

According to the statistics Diaby spent 2156 days out of action, while Rosicky has been sidelined for 1188 days and Walcott has spent 1030 out of action through various injuries.

Arsenal’s Jeff Raine-Adelaine named in this season’s Champions League squad 1

Posted on September 03, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made winger Jeff Raine-Adelaine a surprise addition to the Champions League squad for this season, with the 17-year-old having impressed enough in pre-season to earn a place in their European side. Signed from Lens in the summer, Raine-Adelaine featured in the Emirates Cup prior to the season starting, but hasn’t played in the Premier League in 2015/16.

He has been tipped for a bright career at the Emirates Stadium, and will be hoping he can get some game time in the group stages if Arsenal can get off to a good start in their European outings. The French youngster has made a real impact with his teammates in his debut seasons too.

Should Arsenal have retained Wellington Silva to bolster their attack? 0

Posted on September 03, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Deadline day passes without Arsenal making any new additions to the side, and questions are being asked why manager Arsene Wenger failed to bolster his attacking options.

The club loaned out Brazilian forward Wellington Silva to Championship side Bolton Wanderers earlier this month, and he arguably would have been a useful player for the Arsenal attack given the lack of depth in the side, so will they regret letting him go?

Arsene Wenger’s stubbornness has cost Arsenal 1

Posted on September 02, 2015 by David Nugent

Transfer deadline day has past and as we reported yesterday Arsenal did not do any business in the transfer market, leaving Petr Cech as their sole summer signing.

There were rumours of Russian striker Aleksandr Kokorin, or prolific Uruguayan Edinson Cavani arriving on the last day of the transfer window, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has decided to keep his powder dry in the transfer market, and not for the first time.

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Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin called up to the Spain national team 0

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has been called up to the Spanish national team for the first time. He revealed his delight on Twitter to be in the squad for their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia and Macedonia. He said: “Always a proud moment to be called up to the @SeFutbol #Sub21!”

Head coach Vicente Del Bosque has identified the 20-year-old as a player with real potential, but he doesn’t have stiff competition for a starting place in the team. Bellerin will have the likes of Juanfran Torres (Atletico Madrid), Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) and Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) all vying for a right-back spot in the Spain side, so Bellerin may not feature during the international break.

Will Wenger better utilise his fringe players after avoiding a deadline day signing? 1

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal failed to spend on deadline day, with goalkeeper Petr Cech being their only summer signing. Supporters have been bemused by the lack of transfer activity, especially given the deficiencies in the side, but will manager Arsene Wenger now call upon the club’s fringe players to step up to the plate?

The likes of Joel Campbell in attack could prove to be a useful addition considering how short on goals the Gunners have been so far this season. Wenger has so far overlooked the talented Costa Rican international, but questions will be asked about their deadline day inactivity if the manager isn’t planning on using his entire squad during the course if the campaign.

Arsenal unlikely to do business on deadline day 0

Posted on September 01, 2015 by David Nugent

Today is the English transfer deadline day, after the European transfer deadline day yesterday. With the clock ticking down it looks unlikely that Arsenal will improve their squad, much to the frustration of some Arsenal fans.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is very careful with the north London clubs money and the only senior signing of the summer has been ‘keeper Petr Cech from Chelsea. It seemed unlikely that the Czech Republic international would be the Gunners sole signings, even with Wenger’s record of cautious spending.

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Theo Walcott claims the goals will come 1

Posted on August 31, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott has revealed that he believes he will score goals as a striker for the north London side, despite the England international producing an inept performance up front against Newcastle on Saturday.

Walcott was a surprise selection up front, after French striker Olivier Giroud started the first three Premier League goals this season. The 26-year-old has shown in flashes that he is capable of scoring goals, but he has not yet convinced that he is good enough to be permanent striker for the Gunners on a long-term basis.

Arsenal linked with Higuain yet again 0

Posted on August 31, 2015 by David Nugent

Another day, another story about Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain moving to Arsenal. The only story that seems to get spread more often is Karim Benzema to Arsenal from Real Madrid.

El Confidential journalist Kike Marin claims that the Gunners are still in the hunt for the Argentinian international, despite Napoli insisting that Higuain will not leave for less than his £69.1million release clause.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has already stated he is not close to signing anybody, but will not rule out a late deal on transfer deadline day. The veteran French boss also ruled out spending big money in the summer transfer window earlier this summer.



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