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Arsenal set to nab Dortmund’s chief scout extraordinaire 0

Posted on November 20, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are in talks with German club Dortmund about appointing their chief scout Sven Mislintat. The Gunners are reportedly set to appoint Mislintat as the head of recruitment working alongside chief scout Steve Rowley, who was rumoured to be set for the Emirates exit.

Reports last week claimed that Rowley was leaving the club. However, it now seems the pair are set to work together. The Sky report claims a deal is close for the Gunners to complete the move for the highly-rated Mislintat, who is nicknamed ‘the diamond’.

Unearthed a lot of gems

Olivier Giroud to decide Arsenal future in next few days 1

Posted on August 02, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal’s French international striker Olivier Giroud will decide his future in the next couple of days. The 30-year-old’s Gunners future is in doubt by the club-record arrival of compatriot Alexandre Lacazette.

Media reports last month suggested that the striker may move on this summer in a bid for regular first-team football elsewhere. It would not be a surprise considering there is a World Cup next year. However, reports from France suggest he may stay and fight for his place in north London.

A battle with Lacazette for starting position

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.

Would Tuchel have proven a good alternative to Wenger? 0

Posted on May 30, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the BBC, Arsenal have decided to hand veteran boss Arsene Wenger a two-year extension to his contract that expires this summer.

The news will not come as a surprise for most Gunners fans, as Wenger is now part of the furniture at the north London club. The Frenchman has come in for heavy criticism over the past few seasons, despite winning the FA Cup in three of the last four seasons.

However, Gunners fans have become disillusioned with the club’s inability to win the Premier League title and some have called for change. Wenger and the club’s owner Stan Kroenke are reported to have made a verbal agreement on Monday after a meeting to determine the Frenchman’s future.

Arsenal deny Thomas Tuchel reports 0

Posted on March 20, 2017 by David Nugent

Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has not been approached by Arsenal, according to Sky Sports. The reports come after German newspaper Bild claimed that the Gunners had approached the highly-rated boss to become the club’s next boss.

Current incumbent Arsene Wenger’s future has of course been in doubt, with his contract expiring this summer. A 3-1 defeat at West Brom on Saturday hindered the team’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

Wenger decision ‘very soon’

As I talked about yesterday in my article Wenger stated after the Baggies game that he would reveal his future ‘very soon’. The club have insisted that the decision will be a mutual one between the club and Wenger himself.

Dortmund CEO denies Arsenal talks with Tuchel 0

Posted on February 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has denied that Arsenal have held talks with BVB’s highly rated boss Thomas Tuchel. This statement comes after recent speculation in the media that the Gunners had held talks with the former Mainz boss.

No Tuchel talks

In a quote taken from the Daily Mirror Watzke said: “It is a fact that nobody from Arsenal called us. We’re talking about completely fictional stuff here,”

“Some day in May we will sit down and analyse this season. He is still under contract here for another year. That’s why I don’t understand all the speculation.”

Arsenal set to renew interest in Marco Reus 0

Posted on December 28, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Dortmund forward Marco Reus. The German is reportedly the Gunners number target if the side from north London lose Alexis Sanchez in the near future.

Sanchez is out-of-contract in the summer of 2018 and negotiations over a new contract for the Chilean seem to have stalled. The former Barcelona star is regarded as one of Arsenal’s key players, but the Gunners may be tempted to cash-in on the star in the summer if they cannot come to an agreement with Sanchez.

Wenger replacement being eyed by Arsenal 0

Posted on September 03, 2016 by David Nugent

According to a report on the Daily Mirror website, Arsenal are looking at Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe and Dortmund’s Thomas Tuchel as potential replacements for long-serving boss Arsene Wenger.

The veteran Frenchman’s contract expires next summer and there is little indication whether he will stay on at the north London club or leave the club. How the Gunners do for the rest of the campaign will determine if Wenger gets handed a new contract.

Highly-rated rookie on the south coast

Would Neven Subotic be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 10, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal may rival Middlesbrough and Liverpool for Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic, as the Gunners look to strengthen their defensive options.

The club from north London have been linked with a number of defenders this summer and it seems that Subotic could be a prospective target this summer.

In-demand this summer

Subotic is a player in-demand this summer despite enduring a difficult couple of years for Dortmund. The 27-year-old made just six appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side last season and noises coming out of the German club suggest that they are desperate to sell the Serbian defender, as he is now regarded as the fifth choice centre-back at the club.

Is Henrikh Mkhitaryan what Arsenal needs this summer? 3

Posted on June 14, 2016 by David Nugent

Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is once again being linked with a move to Arsenal, after his sister, who works for UEFA, started following the north London club on LinkedIn.

It seems like a silly thing to spark a transfer rumour, but the rumour of the Armenian international moving to Arsenal is not a new one. ESPN are claiming that Arsenal are tracking the star, but is he really what Arsenal needs this summer?

Wenger has an attacking midfielder fetish?

I am not one for judging people on what they do in their spare time, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger seems to have the strangest fetish in the world: signing attacking midfielders.

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