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Atletico Madrid make Mesut Ozil contact 0

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal wantaway midfield maestro Mesut Ozil has another club lined up in an effort to sign him.

The German international is reportedly offered a chance to return to La Liga with Spanish heavyweights Atletico Madrid said to have already made contact with the 29-year-old playmaker.

Former Real Madrid star is nearing the end of his deal with Arsenal and with no deal in sight over a contract extension at the Emirates, Gunners could opt to cash in on the World Cup winner in order to risk losing him on the free deal at the end of the season.

Inter battling Arsenal and Man Utd for Atletico Madrid’s Jose Gimenez 1

Posted on September 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Tuttosport via talkSPORT, Inter Milan are interested in signing Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez and could make an approach in the January transfer window.

Arsenal and Manchester United have also been linked with the 22-year-old, whose contract expires from 2018, although it’s unknown if they will make an approach in the coming months.

Gimenez made just 12 La Liga starts for Atleti last season, suffering from stiff competition in the defence from the likes of Stefan Savic and Diego Godin. He’s featured twice in the league this campaign already, but his long-term future is uncertain given he’s yet to put pen to paper on a new contract.

Arsenal set to renew interest in Lacazette 1

Posted on June 13, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. The paper claims that the Gunners have been in touch with the striker’s current club to hold talks over a potential deal that could cost the north London club close to £60million.

The French international is one of a plethora of strikers seemingly linked with the club on a bi-annual basis. His name is usual in the same category of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain when it came to Arsenal being linked with strikers.

Lacazette to Arsenal still possible due to Atleti transfer ban 0

Posted on June 02, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette looked set to snub Arsenal interest for a move to Atletico Madrid this summer, having all but agreed terms on a deal worth around £85m. But the French international could now be back on the Gunners’ radar with the Spanish La Liga side suffering a transfer ban.

As reported in the Evening Standard, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas revealed the deal for Lacazette to arrive at the Vicente Calderon could now be off. “It’s good and bad news. It was, in financial terms, a very significant operation. Of course (the transfer ban) has changed everything. We had given Alex the green light to go to Atletico, the club of his heart,” he said.

Alexis Sanchez wants to leave Arsenal because of teammates 1

Posted on May 04, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez wants to leave the north London club because his teammates are not performing to the best of their ability.

The Chilean forward has not attempted to hide his frustration at times on the pitch this season. His body language towards his teammates often tells a story of disgust and frustration. However, these displays of emotion have only been what the fans have been feeling.

Sanchez is right to feel annoyed

Sanchez may express his frustration in the wrong way, by throwing strops and sulking. However, he has a right to be frustrated. The current set of Arsenal players regularly fail to produce decent displays.

Arsenal v Leicester Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 25, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal will look to keep their hopes of Champions League qualification alive on Wednesday night as the Gunners host Leicester at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger’s side will head into the clash in good spirits after progressing to the FA Cup final at the weekend with a 2-1 extra-time win over Manchester City at Wembley.

The Gunners form has been mixed of late, but the side from north London won their last top-flight game 2-1 at struggling Middlesbrough. The win over City will restore some of the confidence in Arsenal.

Arsenal monitoring Saints star 0

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Southampton playmaker Dusan Tadic has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal, according to reports.

The Serbian star player is attracting plenty of interest from some of Europe’s top sides and the following summer is expected to bring quite a tussle for the 28-year-old midfielder.

If reports from the Spanish media outlet El Desmarque are to be believed, Dusan Tadic is currently eyed by Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, whereas Arsenal and Manchester City are the two Premier League clubs keen on the Serbian international.

Arsenal add Yannick Carrasco to list of transfer targets 0

Posted on February 08, 2017 by Milos Markovic

It has been less than ten days since the transfer window was closed but it does not stop the rumours from flying around as if we were still in January.

With clubs concentrating on the second part of their seasons, the scouting services continue their diligent work to make sure the top summer transfer targets have been found and analysed before potential moves at the end of the season.

And as it usually goes with Arsenal, the North London club are being one of the heaviest linked clubs to different players all over Europe and world.

Santi Cazorla deserves new contract 0

Posted on October 06, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla has revealed that he wishes to commit his future to the Gunners. The 31-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and he has been linked with a number of clubs including Atletico Madrid.

Happy to extend his stay at Arsenal

Despite the fact that he will become a free agent in the summer, Cazorla has revealed he is happy at Arsenal and wishes to stay in north London. Cazorla told Spanish publication Cadena SER: “Atletico Madrid are an amazing club,”

Could Diego Simeone be the next Arsenal boss? 0

Posted on September 15, 2016 by David Nugent

Last week Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe was being touted as the next Arsenal boss, but this week Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is again being linked with the top job at Arsenal.

The Argentinian has been linked with Arsenal for a while now as a long-term replacement for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, whose contract expires next summer. With no certainty over the Frenchman being offered a new deal in north London, it seems contingency plans have been drawn up to find a replacement.

Simeone has shortened his Atletico deal

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