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Arsenal target spotted in London 0

Posted on December 03, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Arsenal have been linked with a number of players in recent weeks and months as they look to reinforce their squad with some of their best players set to leave next summer. With this in mind, Barcelona’s Arda Turan has been spotted in London, which has only fuelled speculation surrounding his future.

Arsenal fell to a hugely disappointing defeat at the hands of Manchester United in a thrilling game of football. The 3-1 scoreline was not indicative of the way the two sides played, with the home team well on top throughout the encounter.

Mesut Ozil demands £17M a year from Barcelona 0

Posted on November 23, 2017 by Milos Markovic

La Liga title contenders Barcelona have stepped up the chase for Arsenal star Mesut Ozil.

The Catalans have been informed of the German international’s availability by Arsene Wenger himself, claims Don Balon, and have moved forward to open talks regarding a possible January move.

Wenger is keen to cash in on his wantaway star rather than lose him for free when Ozil’s contract expires at the end of the season and Barcelona are prepared to take advantage of such a situation.

Another day, another Mesut Ozil rumour as midfielder’s former club join race 0

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

It’s just another regular day in the Mesut Ozil transfer saga.

The 29-year-old World Cup winner is nowhere near signing a new contract with the London-based club and is looking increasingly likely to leave the Emirates as early as January.

Mesut Ozil produced a superb display in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Tottenham last weekend to send a clear message to his relentless critics and also to show potential suitors what is there to get in the German midfield maestro.

Ozil has initially been linked with a Manchester United switch but Arsene Wenger would rather not sell his prized asset to his direct rivals in the Premier League, more so to his hated rival Jose Mourinho.

Barcelona ready to throw in Andre Gomes to sweeten Mesut Ozil deal 0

Posted on November 20, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Catalan giants Barcelona look determined to go for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil during the January transfer window.

The German international Ozil is running out of contract at the end of the season and Gunners look set to sell their first-team star in order to avoid losing him on a free contract next summer and La Liga leaders Barcelona are said to be leading the race.

The 29-year-old midfielder has been the centre of attention at Arsenal for quite some time. Ozil has been linked with a departure to Manchester United where he would be reunited with former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, but it appears that Arsene Wenger would rather not sell his top asset to league rivals.

Juventus showing interest in signing Arsenal star 0

Posted on November 10, 2017 by David Nugent

According to reports from Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb, claim that Italian giants Juventus are monitoring Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. The report also suggests that the Bianconeri have already been in touch with the Spaniard’s agent.

Bellerin has often been linked with a move away from north London, with boyhood Barcelona mooted as his likely next destination. There were even claims in the summer that the Catalan giants had agreed on terms to join them last summer. However, it seems there is also interest from Italy.

Bellerin’s mixed form of late

Arsenal chasing Barcelona ace as Ozil replacement 0

Posted on November 07, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal are eying up a move for Barcelona playmaker Rafinha, if Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez leave next summer.

The pair are out of contract in the summer and are expected to leave for pastures new. That means that the Gunners will receive no transfer fee for either player unless they are sold in January.

Rafinha is highly rated but injury-prone

The 24-year-old and comes from a football family. The midfielder is the brother of Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara and the son of former Brazilian international Mazinho.

Former Barcelona director of football set to join Arsenal 0

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Milos Markovic

According to reports from Spanish media outlet Sport, Premier League side Arsenal look set to appoint former Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi who’s been with the Catalan club since 2002.

A close friend of Ivan Gazidis’ will move into the Gunners boardroom to take over some of the responsibilities left unattended after Dick Law’s departure from the North London club.

Sanllehi is expected to be heavily involved in Arsenal’s recruitment strategy given his background as one of Barcelona’s chief negotiators in the past couple of years.

Arsenal in Premier League tussle for Barcelona talent 0

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The British media has it that Arsenal have stepped in a three-way battle with Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea for a highly-rated Barcelona talent Abel Ruiz.

The 17-year-old Ruiz is a versatile forward who can play on either flank or in the heart of attack and is eyed as one of the biggest talents emerging from the Catalan club.

Contracted to Barcelona until 2019, Abel Ruiz is said to be under a £3 million buy-out clause. The affordability of such an exciting talent has alarmed the Premier League big guns who are vying for Ruiz’s signature, the Mirror has reported.

Arsenal rekindle interest in Arda Turan amid Mesut Ozil speculation 0

Posted on October 09, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Growing reports that German midfielder Mesut Ozil is on his way out of Arsenal and to his former boss Jose Mourinho at Manchester United have forced Gunners to make plans in order to replace the influential midfielder.

Mesut Ozil is not getting any closer to signing a new contract extension at the Emirates and it was the Independent who reported that Manchester United are confident of landing the World Cup winner on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Ozil’s departure would leave a gaping hole in Arsenal’s attacking midfielder position and Arsene Wenger will be forced to make a move in the market to find a proper replacement for his team’s biggest star.

Wenger: Something will happen to the transfer system in 12 months 0

Posted on September 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes there will be an overhaul in the transfer system within a year, after seeing fees spiral over the summer. Paris Saint-Germain signed Neymar from Barcelona for around €200m, and have also signed Kylian Mbappe for €150m – to be paid next year.

Germany chancellor Angela Merkel said Paris Saint-Germain’s spending was “incomprehensible” while adding that: “UEFA and FIFA should still adjust the rules to achieve a more sporting balance”. Wenger says change will come, perhaps in the next year, revealing how things aren’t working.

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