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Midweek Transfer Roundup: Karim Benzema & Christian Pulisic Lead the Line 0

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Beneath all the moaning about that long trip east for the Europa League clash against BATE Borisov this Thursday, we bring you a story or two to lift your spirits and put an exciting twist to otherwise uneventful Wednesday for our beloved club.

Gunners head out to Belarus looking to grab their second victory in Group H at the Borisov Arena leaving us with nothing but rumours to work with.

We’ll take it, of course, and here’s what you can expect to come across while reading through today’s papers.

Barcelona to beat Arsenal to the signature of Ousmane Dembele 0

Posted on August 05, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to L’Equipe, Barcelona are set to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele for £90m. The Catalans are desperately trying to replace Neymar who recently joined Paris Saint-Germain for £198m and have a number of options they’re making approaches for.

Dembele is one them. The 20-year-old scored and created 18 goals in 22 Bundesliga starts last season and is highly-rated in Europe. He represented France in the 2016 European Championships and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

Everton receive boost in Giroud pursuit with Dortmund to keep Aubameyang 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Borussia Dortmund look to have pulled out of the race to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer, after announcing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wouldn’t be leaving the club, reports the Express.

Dortmund had only considered a target in attack should the Gabon international have left for a proposed £70m deal but it never happened, meaning Arsenal have one less club to worry about the race for the French ace.

Giroud enjoyed a prolific season for Arsenal in 2016/17, scoring and creating 15 Premier League goals in 11 starts. He would go on to score 28 goals in all competitions for club and country last season but admitted uncertainty over his future as a result of his role at the club.

Borussia Dortmund join Olivier Giroud race 0

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has emerged as somewhat of a surprise transfer target for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

The Mirror report German giants want Arsenal frontman to replace wantaway striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is being heavily linked with a summer move away from Dortmund.

Liverpool have initially been linked with the prolific Gabon international, but Premier League champions Chelsea are thought to have joined the race as they look to make a statement after failing to bring Romelu Lukaku from Everton, who ended up going to Manchester United instead.

Why aren’t Arsenal interested in Aubameyang? 3

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang could be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with the Ligue 1 runners-up currently unopposed to procuring his signature. The likes of Manchester City and Arsenal were linked at times last season but talk has gone cold on a potential move to the Emirates Stadium. Why is that?

Aubameyang has been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe in the last two seasons. In 2015/16, he scored 39 goals in all competitions for Dortmund. In 2016/17, the Gabon international netted 40 goals. He’s reportedly valued at around £60m, £30m shy of the bid Arsenal were believed to have lodged for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, so why aren’t the Gunners making an approach?

Could Szczesny be on his way to Dortmund in the summer? 0

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is reportedly the subject of interest from a number of European sides, but Borussia Dortmund are said to be leading the chase for his signature. The Polish international has been on loan with AS Roma for two seasons, but the Serie A giants may not be able to match his agreed fee of £13M to make the deal permanent.

With Petr Cech and David Ospina as first and second choice at Arsenal, Szczesny has stiff competitions for a starting place if he returns to his parent club, and the 26-year-old may well be open to a move away from the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season as a result. Juventus and Napoli are two sides keen on the goalkeeper, but perhaps not to be an immediate regular.

Borussia Dortmund make statement on Marco Reus Arsenal links 0

Posted on February 01, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal have been linked with Borussia Dortmund star player Marco Reus for quite some time now, with the fresh transfer rumours gaining pace once again in January.

The Gunners reportedly identified the 27-year-old Germany international as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez in case the Chile star fails to agree on a contract extension with the Premier League club as the transfer rumours reached the new peak this week when German media claimed that Arsenal have opened talks with the German club in a bid to land the highly-rated forward and improve their Premier League title chances.

Zelalem edges closer to loan move 0

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem is edging closer to a loan deal with the Dutch side VVV Venlo, according to reports from the Netherlands.

The talented midfielder is wanted by the Eerste Divisie side and a move to the Dutch second division has been contemplated both by Arsene Wenger and the player himself over the past few days.

VVV Venlo are sitting top of the second tier, seven points clear off Jong Ajax in second and Arsenal boss appears to be ready to sanction a deal believing it could prove to be highly beneficial for the talented Arsenal youngster.

Arsenal set to lose Gedion Zelalem 0

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The talented 19-year-old midfielder Gideon Zelalem has struggled to make an impact and force his way through to the first team at Arsenal, and according to the latest media rumours could be well on his way out of the club during January transfer market.

Arsenal youngster and a United States under-23 international is believed to be highly regarded within the Arsenal youth setup despite his failed attempts to break into the fold this season, which left him frustrated and open for a change of scenery which could allow his more playing time.

Should Arsenal pounce for Arda Turan? 0

Posted on July 08, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Just a year after his €40 million transfer from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona, Arda Turan has found himself out of favour and out of grace at Camp Nou, heading to an exit door in what would be an utterly disappointing piece of business for both the player and the club.

Turkey international was forced to wait for his Barcelona debut for almost six months as Barcelona were hit by a FIFA transfer ban and a 28-year-old attacking midfielder showed great desire and commitment to his Barcelona cause.



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