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Barcelona and Manchester United join Arsenal in the race for Goretzka 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Sport Bild, Arsenal have competition from Barcelona and Manchester United for Leon Goretzka’s signature. Bayern Munich have also been linked with the Schalke midfielder recently and were previously rumoured to have agreed a pre-contract deal. However, such claims turned out to be false.

The German international helped his country win the Confederations Cup in the summer and will be hoping for more opportunities with Joachim Lowe by continuing to impress at club level. Goretzka looks to be running his contract with Schalke without any plans to extend his stay at the Veltins-Arena, so he’ll have a host of suitors in January and next summer.

Ancelotti could replace Wenger at Arsenal 0

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to ESPN, Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti could return to England in search for a new challenge if he exits the Allianz Arena this season, and the Arsenal job is believed to be one he could end up pursuing.

Ancelotti won the German Bundesliga title and DFL Supercup in his first season in Germany, but there’s reports of discontentment behind the scenes after their early Champions League exit and failure to reach the German Cup final.

Arsene Wenger has stated the new season under pressure among Arsenal supporters following their poor start in the Premier League, and defeat to Chelsea on Sunday could almost make his position untenable.

Arsenal enquired about Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller this summer 0

Posted on September 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal were one of four clubs who enquired about the availability of Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, reports Sport Bild. The German international struggled for form under manager Carlo Ancelotti last season, scoring just five goals in the Bundesliga, leading to suitors trying their hand at procuring his signature.

In addition to Arsenal being keen on Muller, Chelsea, Liverpool and Serie A giants Juventus have also been linked and are believed to have made an enquiry, which was rebuffed by the player who is keen to stay at the Allianz Arena.

Alexis Sanchez 1/3 to stay at Arsenal 0

Posted on August 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Arsenal will fight off interest from Manchester City for Alexis Sanchez this summer, with manager Arsene Wenger having the support of the board. City are believed to be lining up a £70m bid for the 28-year-old’s signature but the Gunners aren’t looking to sell for any price.

With Alexis having 12 months on his deal with Arsenal this summer, a number of clubs were keen on his signature – Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Manchester City, as well as Real Madrid and Barcelona. However, City are the last club standing, with manager Pep Guardiola keen to renew acquaintances with the Chilean international.

Arsenal chase German international midfielder 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by David Nugent

According to German publication Sport Bild, Arsenal could be set to make a summer move for Schalke’s highly rated German international midfielder Goretzka. However, they could face stiff competition for the 22-year-old from Bavarian giants Bayern Munich for the midfielder’s signature.

The young midfielder is gaining a big reputation in European football. Schalke are unwilling to sell the midfielder, despite his contract expiring next summer.

The German club did the same with Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac and the defender joined the Gunners on a free transfer this summer. It seems they are prepared to lose another player for nothing next summer and miss out on a significant transfer fee.

Arsenal looking to Goretzka to bolster midfield this summer 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Sport Bild, Arsenal are interested in signing Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka this summer.

The 22-year-old is highly-rated and has rejected a contract extension which has set a host of clubs on alert. His deal is up at the end of next season, meaning Schalke have a decision to make whether to cash in now or try and tie him down to a new deal, risking him leaving for free next summer.

Alexis Sanchez makes wage demands of £400,000 per week 0

Posted on July 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez is demanding a wage packet of around £400,000 to sign a new deal with the Gunners, according to the Daily Mirror.

As we all know Sanchez has just a year left on his current contract to run and speculation has been rife that he wishes to leave the club.

However, the Mirror claims that Sanchez is willing to sit out the last year of his deal at the Emirates and leave on a free transfer. He would then be able to collect a massive signing on fee with his new club.

Ancelotti: “Bayern won’t pay crazy sums to sign Sanchez” 0

Posted on July 02, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted the perennial Bundesliga champions are interested in Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, but admitted the Germans won’t over-pay for the Chilean who is out of contract the following summer. Sanchez is 7/1 to join Bayern this summer but the asking price and reported wage demands could be a stumbling block.

“If an opportunity comes up, the club will be ready. There are lots of rumours. Alexis is a great player but not the only one in the world. I like Alexis. There are possibilities in the transfer market, which can be in many directions,” said Ancelotti, reports the Mirror.

Speculation over Sanchez’s future not helping Arsenal Comments Off on Speculation over Sanchez’s future not helping Arsenal

Posted on June 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Alexis Sanchez is no doubt Arsenal’s star player, but the situation over his future with the club is now becoming tiresome. The Chilean has just a year left on his contract and there are no signs of him signing a new deal with the Gunners.

Last season Sanchez scored 30 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal. The 28-year-old would be very hard to replace, especially taking into account the fact the Gunners are likely to receive a smaller fee as the months on his contract tick down.

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Should Arsenal have signed Douglas Costa? 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa is close to a move to the Italian Serie A, with the Brazilian is 1/6 to join Juventus this summer. According to The Sun, the two European giants have reportedly agreed a £35m deal. But given Arsenal are desperate for attacking reinforcements due to the players potentially leaving ahead of the new season, why didn’t the Gunners try to sign Costa?

The 26-year-old lost his place in the Bayern side last season after a fallout with the club over his contract. He made just 23 Bundesliga appearances under manager Carlo Ancelotti, scoring and creating seven goals. Signed from Ukrainian side Shakhtar in 2015, Costa was an ever-present in his maiden season in the Bundesliga but he’s set to move on.



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