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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.

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Ramsey winner seals a third FA Cup in four seasons for the Gunners 0

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Aaron Ramsey scored a second-half winner against Chelsea at Wembley to seal a third FA Cup trophy for Arsenal in the last four seasons. Arsene Wenger’s men were big underdogs going into this weekend’s encounter given the injuries to the defence, but against all odds Arsenal delivered and have capped a disappointing season with a trophy.

The Gunners controversially took the lead against the Premier League champions through Alexis Sanchez just four minutes into the game. The Chilean forward scored after his own deflected shot bounced towards the offside Aaron Ramsey, who left the ball for Sanchez to fire home. Chelsea players argued the Welsh midfielder may have been interfering despite not touching the ball but the goal stood nevertheless.

Arsenal 15/4 to win against Chelsea 0

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal square off with fierce London rivals Chelsea at Wembley in the FA Cup final this afternoon, in a game that could be manager Arsene Wenger’s last depending on the outcome. The Gunners are underdogs against the Premier League champions as they’re suffering from an injury crisis, but Arsenal have beaten Chelsea this season and won a cup final against the Blues two years ago. Their season is somewhat riding on this weekend’s clash.

Ospina to start over Cech in Saturday’s FA Cup final 0

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly dropped Petr Cech for Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea and will name David Ospina in the starting lineup at Wembley, acacording to the Guardian. Cech is said to have picked up a knock in training but may still be fit enough to make the bench. He was believed to be in the running to start against his former club but will now be forced to watch his understudy at Wembley.

Danny Welbeck to get the nod over Olivier Giroud this weekend? 0

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal suffering an injury crisis to the defence ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final with Chelsea, manager Arsene Wenger could well adopted a pragmatic approach against the Premier League champions, relying on fast turnover of possession and quick breaks to catch the Chelsea defence cold at Wembley. This could mean the pacey and industrious Danny Welbeck could start over the limited but ruthless finisher Olivier Giroud – 12 goals in 11 Premier League starts.

Will Hector Bellerin start at right-back for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back in training and available for selection ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea. However, the English international has missed the Gunners’ last handful of games and has seen Hector Bellerin successfully deputise in his absence. So who will get the nod this weekend?

“Hector’s more naturally suited to the right-back role, but since the wing-back situation has come into play, that’s played into my hands and my favour. Both of us are capable of playing the position and, as you said, it was a bad time for me to pick up the injury coming into the end of the season and obviously the FA Cup final,” admitted the Ox.



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