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Olivier Giroud continues scoring form on international duty for France 0

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scored for France as Les Blues enjoyed a 3-2 win over Cameroon in a pre-tournament friendly on Monday evening. France are limbering up for their hosting of this summer’s European Championships, and manager Didier Deschamps will be pleased to see the goals are flowing.

Giroud has bounced back brilliantly after his goal drought in the tail-end of the season, scoring and creating six goals in his last three league games with Arsenal, and now notching for his country. His goal against Cameroon came just before half-time, converting a Paul Pogba cross into the far corner.

Could England U21 success see Calum Chambers given more game time in 2016/17? 0

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers helped England U21s triumph in this summer’s Toulon tournament, captaining a Three Lions side that boasting a 100% record, conceding only two goals. The tournament is a five-game, quick-fire competition, and saw England dominate from start to finish to finally claim some silverware.

Chambers’ international career may be looking brighter after impressing in the youth side, but his domestic hopes with Arsenal are still in doubt given the lack of activity this season. The 21-year-old fell behind the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista in the pecking order last season, amassing a paltry 315 minutes of Premier League football.

Arsenal offer for Colombian striker revealed 0

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Napoli striker Duvan Zapata, who is currently on loan with Udinese, has received an offer from Premier League giants Arsenal, according to the Zebrette.

The Colombian forward joined the Friuli outfit on a two-year loan last summer after being unable to secure regular playing time at Stadio San Paolo, and he did well to prove his worth in his first season.

Zapata went on to make 25 league appearances, starting 15 of those games and scoring 8 goals in the process. He is now being linked with a move away from Friuli and could even be recalled by Napoli in case Manolo Gabbiadini leaves.

Arsenal linked with Mateo Musacchio move 0

Posted on May 30, 2016 by David Nugent

The Daily Express and reports from Spain suggest that Arsenal are in the running for Villarreal’s highly-rated centre-back Mateo Musacchio this summer.

The Gunners have been linked with a number of centre-backs with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger seemingly wishing to add to his central defensive options.

A very impressive season

Musacchio has enjoyed an impressive season in La Liga, as he helped the Yellow Submarine claim a top four finish and a place in the Champions League qualifying round. Musacchio solid defensive performances were the foundation for Villarreal’s good league campaign and their run to the semi-finals of the Europa League.

Young foreign midfield core could see Arsenal in good shape post-Wenger 0

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in,” is an old Greek proverb that bears a striking similarity to the acts of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in the last 12 months. In the last two transfer windows, Wenger has signed central-midfielders Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka, both 23, months apart, while a veteran midfield trio have departed.

Hector Bellerin could make the Spain squad for the Euros 0

Posted on May 30, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin played 90 minutes for Spain as the European champions enjoyed a 3-1 win over Bosnia in a pre-Euro 2016 friendly. The young right-back impressed enough to give manager Vicente Del Bosque a real selection headache ahead of this summer’s competition too, with the Spanish head coach admitting Bellerin could come in for Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid) should the latter not be passed fit in time.

Arsenal must consider selling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 0

Posted on May 29, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Express, Premier League champions Leicester and Liverpool are set to do battle for Arsenal England midfield Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The British tabloid also claims that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will consider selling the former-Southampton star.

Not good enough

There is too much talk about potential at Arsenal. The likes of Calum Chambers, Jack Wilshere, even Theo Walcott are all waiting to fulfil their potential. Unfortunately there has to be a point when potential is not enough for a player to stay at a club.

Arsenal reportedly bid for Colombian striker 2

Posted on May 28, 2016 by David Nugent

According to Udinese club president Franco Soldati, Arsenal have made a bid for Colombian international Duvan Zapata, who is currently on-loan in Udine from Serie A rivals Napoli.

Zapata’s loan deal is not due to end until next summer, but Soldati claims that other clubs have attempted to sign the striker in his loan period.

Offers from elsewhere

Soldati told Radio Kiss Kiss: ‘There is a clause that allows Napoli to recall him early from the two-year loan,’

Arsenal bid for Bolton defender 0

Posted on May 27, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have bid £1.2million for Bolton defender Rob Holding, which would rise depending on appearances.

The Gunners were believed to have had a bid of around £750,000 turned down by Wanderers for the highly-rated youngster.

Wanderers just been relegated to the third tier after financial trouble and a terrible Championship campaign. Although the Gunners have lodged a bid the Daily Mail claims that Bolton want closer to £4million for the defender.

Searching for a defender

Napoli defender on Arsenal radar 0

Posted on May 27, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger have stepped up his interest in order to make additions to Gunner’s backline during summer and the French manager has already identified his top target.

According to reports from the Telegraph, Arsenal are ready to make a £20 million bid in attempt to land Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the summer transfer market.

Premier League side have been quick to begin their transfer dealings this year with Granit Xhaka having already been presented as Wenger’s first summer signing. Arsenal boss looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season and is ready to splash out in order to reinforce his team.

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