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Arsenal believed to have agreed terms with Romelu Lukaku 0

Posted on June 25, 2016 by David Nugent

According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, via Team Talk, Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku.

The striker has endured mixed fortunes at the Euros and the report claims that a fee is yet to be agreed, which is likely to be a sticking point when Arsene Wenger and parting with money is concerned.

Decent striker with potential

Romelu Lukaku is certainly a work in progress as a striker, as sometimes he struggles to trap a bag of cement and other times he looks like he is Didier Drogba reincarnated (yes I know Didier is not dead yet, you know what I mean!)

Arsenal may yet make approach for Leicester’s N’Kolo Kante 1

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hinted that he could make an approach for Leicester City midfielder N’Kolo Kante this summer if the Foxes are making him available for transfer. The French international is representing his country in the 2016 European Championships, and isn’t likely to make any decision on his future until after the tournament.

He was a key player in Leicester’s title challenge last season, topping the charts for most tackles and interceptions made in games most weeks, and he’s been key in the France squad this summer too. Arsenal were reportedly interested in Kante prior to Leicester’s acquisition of the midfielder, and Wenger failed to real out the Gunners making an approach.

Arsenal in bid for Sporting’s Islam Slimani 0

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to A Bola, Arsenal are lining up a bid for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani this summer. The 28-year-old enjoyed an outstanding season in the Portuguese Liga, and is attracting the interest of a number of clubs as a result. Arsenal are keen to bolster their attack after having failed in their bid to sign Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, and Slimani could be available for €30M.

Arsenal set to make a move for Argentinian hot shot 0

Posted on June 24, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express and talkSport , Arsenal are set to attempt a big money move for Internazionale striker Marco Icardi, after the Gunners were snubbed in their £20million bid to sign Leicester star Jamie Vardy.

The Argentinian striker is believed to be rated in the £32million bracket and the Gunners could now be set to re-ignite their long-held interest in the star.

Built a good reputation in Serie A

Icardi is regarded as one of the brightest young forwards in the European game, having scored 16 times in the Italian top-flight last season. His goals and general performances are believed to have brought him to the attention of a number of clubs, including Arsenal it seems.

Arsenal eying Lyon teenager 0

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Milos Markovic

The same old pattern repeats itself with Arsenal transfer policy as Arsene Wenger continues to scour Europe in search of talented youngsters instead of focusing his attention on attracting world-class established stars to the Emirates.

The latest in line of obscure talents that have fallen under Arsenal’s radar is Lyon teenager Houssem Aouar, a 17-year-old midfielder who is yet to make a senior appearance for the French club.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal have been tracking the young starlet and making enquiries about his signature, according to French website

Besiktas renewing their interest in David Ospina 0

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to ESPN, Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas are interested in Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, but may be put off by his apparent lofty asking price. The Gunners signed the Colombian shot-stopper for £3M from OGC Nice in 2014, but he’s struggled to hold down a starting place despite satisfactory performances for the Londoners.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman recently spoke out on the rumours and admitted there has been interest from their end. However, he also revealed Besiktas were being price out of a move for Ospina, saying: “I do want Ospina and we are going to get a foreign keeper. (But) Arsenal want a lot for him so we may have to look for alternatives.”

Would Arsenal ever consider selling Aaron Ramsey to Manchester United? 0

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Guardian, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is a target for Manchester United. Manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen for a more athletic and industrious central-midfielder who is cultured in possession, and with the Welsh international also ticking the homegrown quota, there may well be some truth to the rumour. But would Arsenal ever sell?

Arsenal have bad blood with Mourinho. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has had many fallings out with the Portuguese coach in the past, and is likely to have more in the future. Mourinho has previously blocked a move to Arsenal for one of his wantaway players during his second stint as Chelsea manager, and wasn’t keen to let Petr Cech make the switch to North London either.

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.

10/3 for Alexis Sanchez to score and Chile to win Thursday’s Copa America semi-final clash 0

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez should line up for Chile in their Copa America Centenario semi-final clash with Colombia at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday morning, and will be hoping to lead the defending champions to the final against Argentina. It could well be a repeat of the 2015 final, which saw Chile beat the Sky Blues on penalties, but the favourites still have a job to do against Colombia this week.

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