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Arsenal still odds of 11/8 for top-four finish despite good run of form 0

Posted on October 02, 2017 by David Nugent

A month can make a hell of a lot of difference in a football’s team’s fortunes. Arsenal are one of those teams that tend to go on streaky runs of form. The majority of recent reasons those runs of form have been enough to give the Gunners top-four finishes.

However, a late surge last season towards the top four spots was not quite enough to secure a Champions League spot for this season. Arsenal head into the international break on a positive note after Sunday’s comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton at the Emirates Stadium.

Far more positive mood around the club

Arsenal a decent bet to win the Europa League at odds of 8/1 0

Posted on September 11, 2017 by David Nugent

Everybody connected with Arsenal were understandably unhappy at missing out on the Champions League places last season and the Gunners playing Europa League football this season.

The Europa League is generally considered the Champions League poor relationship by Premier League clubs. Many English teams have fielded weakened teams and showed the competition a general apathy.

However, last season Manchester United may just have bucked a trend. In truth, United boss Jose Mourinho did not take the competition that seriously. That was until the Red Devils got to the latter stages and it became apparent United could win the competition. It has to be said the Portuguese boss did select pretty strong starting line-ups in the competition.

Arsenal will spend £60-70million to replace Sanchez says Wenger 4

Posted on September 06, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger the Gunners will need to pay £60-70million to replace want away forward Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean reportedly came close to a move to Manchester City, only for Arsenal’s lack of replacement to scupper the move.

The forward may leave in January or next summer, but it now seems to be a case of when not if the forward leaves in the next 11 months. Talking about Sanchez, Wenger told BeIN Sports: ‘You take Sanchez into the final year of your contract, you sacrifice £60m-£70m income and then at the end of the season you will have to buy somebody for that amount of money,’

Should Arsenal have signed Danny Drinkwater? 0

Posted on September 03, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal hero Paul Merson, Arsenal should have made a move for now-Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater in the summer. The England international joined Premier League champions signed Drinkwater for £35million from Leicester on deadline day.

Merse in his column in the Daily Star wrote, “Arsenal should have bid for Danny Drinkwater rather than let him go to Chelsea. At least he will fight for you. This lot just give up.

“In my day, the dressing room after a performance like that would have been a war zone. You would have had to call the police because there would have been fights everywhere.”

Would Riyad Mahrez be a good signing for Arsenal? 2

Posted on July 24, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Leicester City have decided to drop their asking price for Algerian international winger Riyad Mahrez to £40million. The 26-year-old handed in a transfer request earlier this summer and is expected to leave the Midlands club before the transfer window shuts.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Italian club Roma are all reportedly interested in signing Mahrez this summer in a big money deal. The Gunners had been linked with a move for the skilful star last summer, but he decided to sign a new deal with the then-champions.

Mahrez an alternative to Thomas Lemar

Alexis Sanchez stories will not go away 0

Posted on July 23, 2017 by David Nugent

It seems the stories about Alexis Sanchez will just not go away at the moment. The latest story reported by Sky Sports suggests that French club PSG are set to bid around £35million for the Chilean star.

Sanchez’s future at Arsenal has been in doubt for some time, as the 28-year-old has just 12 months left on his contract with the north London club.

A number of British media outlets are also reporting that the French club are set to sign Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar in a deal worth £195million this summer.

Wenger has stated Sanchez will not leave this summer

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will not sell Alexis Sanchez 0

Posted on July 19, 2017 by David Nugent

One of the biggest stories involving Arsenal in the last 12 months has been Alexis Sanchez’s contract dispute. The Chilean now has less than a year left on his current deal in north London and reportedly wants to leave for Champions League football elsewhere.

However, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger seems to be standing his ground when it comes to Sanchez The veteran French boss has stated the club will not sell the forward this summer.

Arsenal to sell players in order to fund Lemar bid 1

Posted on July 18, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are looking to offload a number of players in order to up their bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. The report suggests that the French champions want a fee close to £80million for the youngster.

Always the economist Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is attempting to raise the funds by selling players, including the likes of Lucas Perez, Theo Walcott, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs.

A club-record fee

Arsenal have already broken their club transfer record to sign striker Alexandre Lacazette for a fee of around £52million. However, it seems that Monaco are playing hardball over Lemar and the Gunners would need to break their transfer record to sign the youngster.

Olivier Giroud could be off to Dortmund 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, German giants Borussia Dortmund have entered into formal talks over signing Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer.

The 30-year-old had been strongly linked with a £20million move to the Gunners Premier League rivals Everton. However, it seems that Dortmund could be set to land the striker, as they are reportedly set to sell star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea for a fee in the region of £65million.

Despite the reported talks with BVB, Everton are still the favourites to sign the French striker at odds of 10/11. The Merseysiders will no doubt be monitoring the situation carefully, as they look for a like-for-like replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Arsenal interested in Real Madrid star 0

Posted on July 08, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, Arsenal and Premier League rivals Arsenal are both interested in signing Real Madrid’s highly talented attacking midfielder Marcos Asensio this summer.

Asensio is one of the brightest young prospects in the Spanish game. The 21-year-old was one of the stars of the under 21 European Championships, where his national team finished runners-up to Germany.

Despite being highly rated, the versatile youngster has understandable had problems getting into the Los Blancos starting line-up. Last season he did make his mark in the Spanish capital and scored in Real’s 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League.



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