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Gunners once again linked with Barcelona star 0

Posted on July 15, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Express and reports from France, Arsenal are once again showing an interest in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. According to a French media outlet, the Gunners are trying to negotiate a deal for the central midfielder.

Does Arsenal need Gomes?

However, with a limited transfer budget, a move for Gomes would not make sense. The Gunners have already strengthened in the centre of midfield with the signing of Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira.

For me, Torreira far better represents the type of midfielder Arsenal need. They needed a talented ball-winner, who has excellent passing ability. If given a choice between Torreira and Gomes, I would prefer the South American star.

Gunners linked with big money move for Barcelona midfielder 0

Posted on July 04, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Arsenal could be set to make a bid of around £30million for Barcelona central midfielder Andre Gomes this summer. New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reportedly a big fan of the former Valencia star and is prepared to sell players in order to buy Gomes.

Limited transfer budget

The Gunners are reportedly working on a tight budget this summer, as they attempt to strengthen the squad for next season. The north London club has already signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno, as well as defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer.

Arsenal show interest in Cillessen 0

Posted on June 04, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by Metro, it seems as if Arsenal are interested in acquiring the services of Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen. The 29-year-old is considered to be a hot commodity with many English and European clubs sniffing around the Nou Camp to see if a move is possible, but as it turns out, it doesn’t seem like the Dutchman is overly keen on the idea of jumping ship.

Cillessen has been at the Spanish club for two years now since transferring from Ajax, and it’s no secret that he’s been playing second fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Apparently, that’s a role he’s more than happy to remain in, and given the risk associated with jumping over to English football, some would argue that it makes a lot of sense.

Arsenal unlikely to sign Ousmane Dembele 0

Posted on June 03, 2018 by David Nugent

Apparently, Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has liked a Tweet linking Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele with a £87million move to the Gunners.

The Gabon international is a regular on Twitter and caused quite a stir on a number of occasions with his activity. While it is nice that the striker likes the thought of his former teammate joining the Gunners, it looks highly unlikely.

Arsenal reportedly have a limited budget

Reports coming out of Arsenal suggest that the club are only likely to spend around £50million, plus player sales this summer. With defensive reinforcements the priority, it seems unlikely the Gunners can sign enough defensive quality and Dembele, even if they do manage to offload some players.

Enrique and Allegri the favourites for the Arsenal job 1

Posted on May 07, 2018 by David Nugent

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and current Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri are the favourites to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, according to Sky Sports.

Wenger enjoyed a good send-off in his last home game of the season on Sunday, as the Gunners hammered Burnley. The clubs hierarchy has no doubt made moves behind the scenes to seek a quality replacement for Wenger.

Both winners at the top level

Enrique and Allegri are both proven winners at the top level of football. Barcelona won virtually every club trophy under Enrique, while Juventus have continued to dominate Serie A under Allegri. The Bianconeri also always do well in the Champions League.

Is Luis Enrique the right boss for Arsenal? 0

Posted on April 23, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is now the front-runner to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss this summer. The Frenchman is set to leave after 22 years in north London and Enrique is available after a short rest from football.

It would certainly be an interesting appointment for the Gunners, who will be looking for a return to the top-four next season.

History of winning trophies with a big club

While Enrique coaches the likes of Roma and Celta Vigo in his early years as a boss, it is his three-year stint at Catalan giants Barcelona that is best remembered. The former Spanish international won nine trophies in just three years, including winning La Liga twice and the Champions League on occasion.

The curious case of Hector Bellerin 0

Posted on April 04, 2018 by Harry Kettle

By all accounts Hector Bellerin has been living a fairytale for the last few years – or, at least, that’s how it should seem. He moved to Arsenal from Barcelona at the age of just 16, and since that point, he’s been able to carve out a relatively successful career for himself in Arsene Wenger’s first team. He’s fast, is able to track back quickly, and at 23 years of age, he should have plenty of time left in the game at the highest level.

Just how big would Dembele signing be for Arsenal? 0

Posted on March 27, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The rumour mill is always turning in the footballing world, especially now that we’re moving towards the back end of the domestic season. With the World Cup being just around the corner the transfer window may take a back seat for most over the coming months, but there’s still a few big-time stories floating around out there – and one of them is the potential transfer of Ousmane Dembele.

Potential superstar

Is there more to the Hector Bellerin situation? 0

Posted on March 24, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As it stands right now, Hector Bellerin is reportedly very happy at the Emirates and wants to remain at the club, despite many rumours suggesting otherwise. Whether you believe that or you don’t, at least we’ve got some clarity on the situation – at least, that’s what it seems like.

For years and years now agents have been coming out and providing the media with ‘statements’ from certain players, and then a few months later, something happens that completely contradicts what was said. A notable example would be Fabian Delph, who seemed to be the happiest man in the world at Villa Park before he jumped ship and joined Manchester City.

Luis Enrique 16/1 to be the next Arsenal boss 0

Posted on March 18, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is stalling on agreeing on a deal to become Chelsea boss because he would prefer a move to north London with Arsenal.

Speculation has continued over the future of Arsenal’s veteran boss Arsene Wenger. However, with the Gunners now in the last eight of the Europa League, it remains to be seen if the veteran Frenchman will leave the north London giants this summer.

Enrique an outsider for the job

According to the same report, Enrique has been discussed as a possible replacement for Wenger, if of course, the veteran boss does leave.



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