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Deadline day exits more likely than signings 0

Posted on August 09, 2018 by David Nugent

It seems that it is far more likely that there will exits from Arsenal rather than signings on transfer deadline day of the 2018 summer window. There has been talk of the Gunners signing Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, mainly on a loan deal. However, it seems that the deal is unlikely to happen, with just a few hours left until the deadline of 5 PM.

Players who could leave

Arsenal has plenty of players who are considered surplus to requirements. Spanish striker Lucas Perez has signed for West Ham for a fee of around £5million. The 29-year-old struggled for first-team football since his 2016 arrival from Deportivo La Coruna.

Positive atmosphere since the appointment of Unai Emery 0

Posted on August 02, 2018 by David Nugent

The last few seasons have been hard to bear for Arsenal fans, as the Gunners have struggled from disappointing result to disappointing result under veteran boss Arsene Wenger.

Finishing outside the top four of the Premier League in consecutive campaigns has also not helped the atmosphere amongst the fans. However, since the appointment of Spanish boss Unai Emery there seems a freshness about the team from north London.

Positive pre-season so far

The Gunners have enjoyed a largely positive pre-season, with the team gaining vital minutes and producing some good displays. The performances of the likes of youngsters Emile Smith-Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi have been particular highlights at times.

Arsenal duo face uncertain futures 0

Posted on July 17, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal duo David Ospina and Danny Welbeck face uncertain futures at the north London club. The pair has yet to return from World Cup duty after representing Colombia and England respectively in Russia.

The pair have never convinced at Arsenal

Neither of the pair has ever convinced that they can retain their starting roles in the Gunners team. David Ospina was Petr Cech’s backup last season and was only really thrown in when the former Chelsea ‘keepers form suffered a wobble.

Gunners once again linked with Barcelona star 0

Posted on July 15, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Express and reports from France, Arsenal are once again showing an interest in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. According to a French media outlet, the Gunners are trying to negotiate a deal for the central midfielder.

Does Arsenal need Gomes?

However, with a limited transfer budget, a move for Gomes would not make sense. The Gunners have already strengthened in the centre of midfield with the signing of Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira.

For me, Torreira far better represents the type of midfielder Arsenal need. They needed a talented ball-winner, who has excellent passing ability. If given a choice between Torreira and Gomes, I would prefer the South American star.

Gunners sign young French midfield star 0

Posted on July 11, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Football.London, Arsenal have completed the signing of young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient for a fee of around £7million. The youngster is reported to have signed a five-year deal with the North London club.

A video of the youngster signing a deal alongside Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy has emerged that has confirmed the deal.

Mislintat spotted Guendouzi

Sven Mislintat built a reputation as a top talent spotter at previous club Dortmund. He would spot undiscovered stars and then they would become major stars at the German club.

Does Arsenal have a realistic chance of a top-four finish next season? 0

Posted on June 05, 2018 by David Nugent

In the last few seasons, Arsenal seems to be slipping more and more behind the teams occupying the Champions League spots. For two decades, the team from north London were ensconced in those top-four positions.

However, standards have slipped dramatically at Arsenal in recent years, while their rivals have improved, mostly down to spending big on quality players.

Arsenal not spending big this summer

Arsenal have not spent money in the same dramatic fashion as some of their rivals in recent years. When the Gunners have spent big in the transfer market it has produced mixed results, German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi being the perfect example of the bad and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the good.

Unai Emery and Arsenal could be a good match 0

Posted on May 23, 2018 by David Nugent

As we all know, Arsenal confirmed that Unai Emery as their new head coach earlier today. The Spaniard has signed a two-year-deal with the north London outfit.

Emery only emerged as a candidate for the job on Monday, when reportedly Mikel Arteta decided he did not want the job due to transfer restraints. The Gunners have acted quickly to get their man though and he will be managing the team next season.

Can work on a budget

Media reports suggest that the new Arsenal boss will have just £50million to spend this summer, which by Premier League standards is chicken feed. However, the new boss will also be able to spend any money recouped from the sale of players this summer.

On This Day In 2017: Arsenal miss out on UCL 0

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s time for yet another trip down memory lane, but unfortunately, this one isn’t quite as favourable. Twelve months ago today Arsenal finished off their strong end to the Premier League season with a convincing 3-1 victory over Everton, but unfortunately, the Gunners missed out on a spot in the top four as a result of Liverpool running out 3-0 winners over Middlesbrough.

Arsene Wenger’s side needed to ensure that they bettered Liverpool’s result in order to stand any chance of qualifying for Europe’s top club competition, but for the first time in what felt like forever, they failed.

On This Day In 2013: Arsenal seal UCL qualification 0

Posted on May 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

We’re back for yet another trip down memory lane, and once again, it’s time to look back on another edition of St Totteringham’s Day! Yes, that’s right, five years ago today, Arsenal fans all around the world were celebrating the fact that they’d pipped bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur to fourth spot which ensured they would be playing in the UEFA Champions League for another year.

As sound as that may sound, by 2013, any realistic hopes of Arsenal crashing the title race picture had pretty much been and gone. Because of that, qualifying for the UCL was considered to be the bare minimum that Arsene Wenger should’ve been achieving, and he did so after masterminding a narrow 1-0 victory over Newcastle United.

Arsene Wenger will get a positive reception against Burnley 0

Posted on May 06, 2018 by David Nugent

Later today (Sunday), Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will enjoy his last home game in charge of the north London club, as Burnley visit the Emirates Stadium.

In recent weeks and months, Arsenal supporters have shown their anger and frustration at the club underperforming by boycotting the games. The Gunners have long since been out of the race for the Champions League spots, while the Europa League campaign ended at the semi-final stage with a whimper.

Wenger deserves a good reception for his first decade

I have been a constant critic of Wenger in my time at My Arsenal Blog. I have been cynical and given my honest opinion of how I see the veteran French bosses performance as the Arsenal boss.



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