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Arsenal enter the race for Chelsea star 0

Posted on July 14, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro and journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal are interested in signing Chelsea defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic in a swap deal involving England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Matic is seemingly in-demand this summer, with the likes of Juventus, Inter and Manchester United reportedly hoping to sign the Serbian star. However, it seems Arsenal have now emerged as a very viable destination for the 28-year-old.

The former Benfica star may find himself pushed down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, as the Blues are reported to be close to signing Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko. He is believed to be looking for an escape route from the English champions.

Wenger expected to stick with 3-4-3 formation in the new season 1

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

As the team plunged forward into a disappointing closure of the 2016/17 season, there was a single moment of positivity introduced and provoked by Arsene Wenger himself who decided to wake his team up and shake things up with a different tactical approach.

The experienced tactician switched to a three-man defence line and a 3-4-3 formation which brought plenty of success towards the end of a torrid campaign that left Arsenal without Champions League football for the first time in Arsene Wenger’s era.

Would Juan Cuadrado be a worthwhile signing for Arsenal? 1

Posted on July 01, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are holding talks with Juventus over signing Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado. A fee of around £22million has been mooted for the for the former Chelsea star.

The Colombian international has only recently joined Juventus on a permanent deal from Chelsea after spending the last two campaigns on loan at the Bianconeri.

However, according to reports from Italy Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a fan of the winger and the Italian club are willing to let him leave this summer.

Struggled at Chelsea

Barcelona’s bid to sign Azpilicueta could be good news for Arsenal 0

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Chelsea are considering selling Cesar Azpilicueta to Barcelona this summer. It could be good news for Arsenal as Hector Bellerin would no longer be a target for the Catalans should they sign the other Spaniard in his stead.

Bellerin has been linked with both Barcelona and Manchester City for the last 12 months despite having signed a long-term deal last season. The 22-year-old was valued at £50m but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had no intentions of letting him leave the club regardless.

Liverpool finally make an approach for Oxlade-Chamberlain 1

Posted on June 27, 2017 by David Nugent

Liverpool have made a direct enquiry about Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Daily Mirror.
The club from Merseyside have been linked continually with a move for the England international in recent months.

It seems they have now made their move for the former Southampton star, who is rated in the £25million-bracket.

May be willing to sell this summer

The Mirror report claims that Arsenal are reluctant to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer. However, the midfielder’s contract has just a year left to run and to avoid losing him for nothing the Gunners may well sell him this summer.

Oxlade-Chamberlain linked with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has his pick of clubs this summer, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly keen on his signature. The England international, who has just 12 months left on his current deal, looks set to leave Arsenal as a result of a lack of playing time in his favourite position, but where will he go?

Liverpool still lead the race for the midfielder, with manager Jurgen Klopp a big fan of Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Arsenal player’s industry and creativity would see him fit into the Reds side and be a useful player for their Champions League campaign in 2017/18. And with Arsenal out of the prestigious competition, while having reportedly not offered a formal deal to the 23-year-old, it’s hard to see him remaining at the Emirates Stadium.

Should Arsenal re-sign Cesc Fabregas this summer? 2

Posted on June 12, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenals fans are hoping that the Gunners make a move for former captain Cesc Fabregas this summer. Reports suggest that Fabregas’ boss at Chelsea Antonio Conte will allow the Spaniard to leave this summer.

Fabregas was not always in the starting line-up for the Blues last season, as just 13 of his 29 Premier League appearances came from the substitute’s bench. However, the 30-year-old still managed to produce 5 league goals and 12 assists.

In fact, Fabregas was highly influential in the title run in, grabbing five assists and a goal, which were crucial in the Blues winning the title.

Arsenal set for battle over Turkish international 0

Posted on June 10, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are set to battle it out with Chelsea and Italian club Lazio for Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu this summer.

The Mirror got their information from Turkish publication Aksam, who believe that the three clubs are competing for the highly-rated Turkey international.

Calhanoglu has reportedly been a transfer target for the Gunners for the last few seasons and has a minimum fee released clause in his contract of £32.5million.

Last season disrupted by ban

Arsenal set to battle Chelsea for striker 0

Posted on May 29, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Ibtimes, Arsenal are set to battle it out with London and Premier League rivals Chelsea for Torino striker Andrea Belotti this summer. The Italian striker is believed to be rated in the £85million bracket by the club from Turin.

Belotti seems to be one of the hottest strikers in European football at the moment. The 23-year-old has scored 26 goals and produced seven assists in Serie A this season, having enjoyed the best season of his career.

The Italian international is reportedly also interesting Juventus and Manchester United, so Arsenal would have major competitive for the striker’s signature.

Mertesacker leads by example in Arsenal’s historic FA Cup win 0

Posted on May 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker was a standout performer in Saturday’s FA Cup triumph over Chelsea, despite having played just 37 minutes of top-flight football this season, leading by example and banishing any doubters questioning his captaincy.

The Big Friendly German made only his first appearance of the season on the final day of the Premier League campaign, coming off the bench in Sunday’s 3-1 win against Everton as a result of a knee injury to Gabriel Paulista. Given the lack of activity in the first-team this season, Mertesacker’s match fitness was at its worst – something he admitted in the build-up to the FA Cup final. But his performance was of the contrary.



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