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It must be summer here is another Higuain story 0

Posted on July 06, 2015 by David Nugent

The Metro love to link players with moves to Arsenal and today it is the turn of Napoli and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain. They claim that the Gunners could seal a move for the striker for a fee of around £42.7million this summer.

Of course this not the first time Higuain has been linked with a move to the Gunners. A bit like some sort of Arsenal Groundhog Day, once again the striker is supposedly heading for north London.

Should Arsenal attempt to sign Mario Gotze? 0

Posted on July 06, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror and Bild, Arsenal could be set to make a move for Bayern Munich playmaker Mario Gotze. The 23-year-olds agent Volker Struth has criticised his German employers for not showing the midfielder enough support.

Struth told Bild: “Of course I would have liked if Mario had felt more support in one or two situations,”

“I am fully convinced that when Mario feels this support, it is easier for him to show his incredible potential. Then he is one of the best players in the world.”

Can Petr Cech still blossom for Arsenal at his advancing age? 1

Posted on July 05, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s successful pursuit of Petr Cech has been lauded, but there are still some doubters of the 33-year-old’s £11M asking price, considering he spent the majority of last season benchwarming for Chelsea. Blues manager Jose Mourinho hardly ever dethroned first choice Thibaut Courtois from between the sticks, and question marks over Cech’s consistency may have been the reason.

The Chelsea number two made 16 appearances in all competitions last season (Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Capital One Cup), conceding 11 goals, and making eight clean sheets. He shipped four goals in the 4-2 FA Cup defeat to Bradford City, but ultimately did his job well when called upon. However, there were small lapses in his game that could become commonplace with his advancing age.

Will Carl Jenkinson be sold this summer? 0

Posted on July 05, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson spent last season on loan with West Ham United, and recent reports from the United camp suggest he could well be making a permanent move to Upton Park this summer after impressing under former manager Sam Allardyce.

Hammers co-owner David Gold recently admitted the club were actively seeking to resolve the right-back’s future, with Jenkinson reportedly free to leave Arsenal, so have the Gunners supporters seen the last of the ex-Charlton man?

Signed in 2011, Jenkinson never forced his way into the Arsenal first-team on a regular basis, and in fact endured a difficult time when given the opportunity.

Arsenal eying up Barcelona teenager 0

Posted on July 05, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal have made an enquiry about the availability of Barcelona youngster Munir El Haddadi. Munir is highly-rated by the European champions and any club attempting to sign the youngster on a permanent basis are likely to come up against resistance.

Munir broke into the Barcelona team at the start of last season and the 19-year-old went on to impress for the Catalan giants. Despite that bright start he struggled for first team action in the Catalan capital due to the presence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the Barcelona attack.

Benzema linked with Arsenal move again 0

Posted on July 05, 2015 by David Nugent

Here we go again with the Karim Benzema is signing for Arsenal rumour. This time it is the Metro and AS who are claiming that the Gunners are making a £17.8million move for the France international.

Every transfer window the highly-rated striker seems to be mooted with a move to north London and once again it has happened. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is believed to be a big admirer of Benzema and the France striker could be available this summer accords to reports.

Arsenal linked with Barcelona star 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph and reports from Spain, Arsenal are once again interested in signing Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez.

It is being reported that Arsenal have been in touch with the forward’s agent about the possibility of the Spanish international heading to north London this summer.

Pedro has only recently signed a new deal with the Catalan club that expires in 2019 and contains a release clause of £110million. Despite signing that new contract Pedro’s future at the European champions is still in doubt.

Summer transfer activity proves Wenger is targeting the 2015/16 title 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been busy in the transfer market this summer, working hard on finalising deals for key players, as well as moving on the existing stars that have outstayed their welcome, and his movements in the last few weeks prove his ambitions are that of a title challenge.

Despite having two existing shot-stoppers in Wojciech Szczesny & David Ospina, the Gunners signed Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to be the club’s number one for next season. It’s bold from Wenger, and something he’s never ruthlessly done in the past, but it’s clear he means business.

Lukas Podolski completes Galatasaray move 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by David Nugent

Germany forward Lukas Podolski has completed his move from Arsenal to Turkish club Galatasaray.

The transfer could be worth up to £10million to Arsenal with the Gunners receiving an initial payment of £1.8million and a further £2.1million each season for the next three years, and then a further £2.1million if Podolski takes up an option of a further year in Turkey.

Podolski had fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal after struggling for first team football at the Emirates Stadium in the first half of last season. He failed to find the net in his limited Premier League appearances and was loaned out to Italian club Inter in January.

Arsenal won’t be forced to sell any stars this summer 0

Posted on July 04, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

The rumour mill is in full force this summer, with a host of Arsenal players being linked with European giants, but the reality is that manager Arsene Wenger is likely to retain his best players for the new season. It signifies real grown from the Londoners, as in the past they’ve been forced to sell due to the financial muscle of other clubs, but now supporters aren’t worrying about which of their top performers will be moving on.



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