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Why is Granit Xhaka not starting for Arsenal? 1

Posted on November 25, 2016 by David Nugent

For much of the last few campaigns, Arsenal have lacked real steel in the centre of their midfield. Some would argue that French midfielder Francis Coquelin gives the Gunners that particular attribute in the centre of the park.

However, is Coquelin really ever going to develop past his current level? It seems doubtful. He does a decent enough job, but it’s unlikely he will ever be world-class.

Arsene Wenger brings in a defensive midfielder

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger obviously felt like he needed more quality or more bodies in the defensive midfield role and splashed out £34million on highly-rated Swiss international Granit Xhaka in the summer.

Would Javier Hernandez be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on August 07, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal are looking for a striker and a prolific one has seemingly stated he is unsure of his future with his current club. That striker is former Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez.

The Mexican international has raised doubts about his future at Bayer Leverkusen by saying he is not ruling out a move before the transfer window shuts.

You never know

The striker told Kicker: “You never know what happens in football,”

“In years gone by I have left my club on the last day of the transfer window.

Midfielder agrees terms with Arsenal over summer transfer 0

Posted on April 22, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Although his future remains in doubt following another frustrating season with the Gunners, Arsene Wenger is tying up the first summer signing for Arsenal.

According to reports from the Bleacher Report, London-based club have agreed personal terms with Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka who looks set to become Arsenal’s firs major signing of the summer transfer window.

Xhaka has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal in the previous months having revealed he was keen to play in the Premier League and according to the reports Gunners have beaten the competition to the signing of the Swiss international.

Arsenal reportedly agree fee for Granit Xhaka 0

Posted on March 26, 2016 by David Nugent

According to Sky Germany, Arsenal have agreed a fee of around £34million for Switzerland international Granit Xhaka.

Up-and-coming talent

The central midfielder has impressed immensely in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach and has been repeated linked with a move to a bigger club this summer. Arsenal have been one of the clubs constantly linked with the star.

The 23-year-old has stated a few times in the media that he would like to play in the Premier League in the near future and Arsenal now looks like a realistic destination for the former-Basel star.

Campbell linked with move to Turkey 0

Posted on November 12, 2015 by David Nugent

According to reports from Turkish website Fanatik, Galatasaray are interested in signing the Gunners winger Joel Campbell in January. The Costa Rican international has featured in the Arsenal starting line-up in recent weeks due to the Gunners injury crisis.

However, Campbell has failed to shine during his limited appearances with the Gunners. With a number of the injured players close to a return the former-Villarreal loanee is likely to return to the substitute bench, and once again enjoy limited first team appearances.

Arsenal v Bayern Munich Champions League preview 0

Posted on October 19, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal faces a crucial Champions League clash with German giants Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Gunners have hit a spot of form in the Premier League of late winning their last three games and scoring 11 goals in the process. Arsene Wenger’s side have also kept consecutive clean sheets.

Last time out they won 3-0 at Watford, with the goals coming in the second half from Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey. The result moved the team from North London up to second place in the Premier League table.

Gunners once again linked with Dortmund striker 0

Posted on July 19, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal have been linked with a £30million move for Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by the Daily Telegraph, despite the fact that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has stated that he is happy with his current squad.

The north London club had been linked with a move for the talented striker earlier in the summer transfer window.

Dortmund have insisted that their Gabon international is not for sale, but the 26-year-old is reported to be a big Arsenal fan, which could put the cat amongst the pigeons at the German club.

Arsenal once again linked with Bender 0

Posted on June 21, 2015 by David Nugent

According to German Newspaper Bild, Arsenal have renewed their interest in Dortmund defensive midfielder Sven Bender by making contact with the German club over the players availability.

Bender, and his brother Lars have both been linked with a move to the Gunners in the past few years and it seems like the north London club may be ready to rekindle their interest in the German international.

New Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is looking to put his mark on his new team and Bender is believed to be one of the big earners that he wants off the wage bill. Bender is reportedly rated in the £20million bracket.

Gunners expected to complete capture of young Pole 0

Posted on January 15, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are set to complete the signing of young Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik in next few days. The fee for the youngster is likely to be around £2million, after Gunners representatives flew to Poland to negotiate a deal on Wednesday.

Fan

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a big fan of the youngster and it is believed that the Gunners had a bid of around £1.6million for the midfielder rejected earlier this month. It seems that an improved offer for the 17-year-old could be enough to sign the player.

Talented

Arsenal linked with Dortmund defensive midfielder 1

Posted on January 09, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal could target Dortmund defensive midfielder Ilkay Gundogan in January. The German international has just 18 months left on his contract with the struggling Bundesliga outfit and his club are believed to be willing to sell, unless he commits to a new deal.

Highly-rated

Gundogan is a highly-rated defensive midfielder, despite only recently returning to action after 14 months out injured. Prior to his injury-layoff Gundogan was reportedly being tracked by the likes of Real Madrid and previously the Gunners.



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