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Wenger: Youngsters are playing for their Arsenal futures 0

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Ahead of Thursday’s Europa League trip to face BATE Borisov, manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his young players are fighting for their Arsenal future, reports the Express.

The Gunners boss has named a young side to travel to Belarus, with the likes of Vlad Dragomir and Charlie Gilmour being surprise selections, and has revealed this could be the only chance many of the youngsters will get to impress at senior level.

“This is the kind of job you do not get 10 opportunities to play for Arsenal. When you get it, even if they only get 20 minutes, you have to convince people you have the qualities to do it and you have the courage to play and show your qualities,” said Wenger.

Inter turn down chance to sign Ozil 0

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Calciomercato via talkSPORT, Inter Milan have passed down the chance to sign Arsenal and Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil. The Serie A outfit were linked with a part exchange move that would see Joao Mario heading to the Emirates, but it now seems Inter will pursue other targets.

Ozil is in the last year of his contract with Arsenal, having so far rejected an extension. The 28-year-old had some fleeting interest in his signature over the summer, but suitors failed to match his £40m price tag and lofty wage demands.

Arsenal v West Brom Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 24, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal host West Brom at the Emirates on Monday night, as the Gunners look to continue their positive momentum in the Premier League.

Arsenal heads into this clash on the back of a 1-0 win over League One Doncaster in the League Cup in midweek. However, it was a 0-0 draw at champions Arsenal last time out in the Premier League that will send the Gunners out in good spirits.

Arsene Wenger’s side are now four games unbeaten in all competitions, having recorded three victories. The latest wins have certainly lifted the doom and gloom slightly of the fans.

Wenger facing another contract saga with Ramsey and Welbeck 0

Posted on September 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

After seeing Arsenal fail to agree new deals with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, it appears Arsene Wenger is desperate to avoid a similar situation with the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck, whose contract will enter the last year at the end of the season, reports the Daily Star.

“Yes, that is something we want to address. Both of them are in a good moment for us. But this season there were 107 players in the Premier League who got into the final year of their contract for the first time and you will see that more,” said Wenger.

Cuadrado says he wants to stay at Juventus amid Arsenal interest in the summer 0

Posted on September 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Juventus midfielder Juan Cuadrado insists that he’s happy he stayed in Turin, despite the likes of Arsenal showing an interest a number of weeks ago. The Colombian international was reportedly the subject of a €25m bid from Arsenal this summer and looked on his way out as the Serie A champions signed Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich and Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina.

However, the 29-year-old remained with Juve and is now enjoying a real upturn in form – three goals scored and created in four Serie A appearances. And Cuadrado denied claims that he was ever looking for a way out of Juventus, insisting he’s happy in Turin and the club are doing everything to keep him content.

PSG could make January approach for Alexis 0

Posted on September 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to The Sun, Paris Saint-Germain could make an approach for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez when the January transfer window opens. The Ligue 1 side would be able to sign Alexis on a pre-contract deal due to him being a free agent the following summer, and Manchester City are reportedly worried that the French club could agree terms with the Chilean due to their greater finances.

Arsenal resigned to losing Ozil for free next summer 0

Posted on September 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to TMW, Arsenal are deadline with the eventuality that playmaker Mesut Ozil will leave the club for next at the end of the season. Ozil had previously stated he would consider extending his stay at the Emirates Stadium, but latest reports suggest otherwise.

The German international has so far failed to agree terms on a new deal, and TMW believe Arsenal are preparing for his departure the following summer as a result. Ozil was being tipped to leave Arsenal ahead of this season but there was no club willing to meet his asking price or match his wage demands.

Wenger: Something will happen to the transfer system in 12 months 0

Posted on September 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes there will be an overhaul in the transfer system within a year, after seeing fees spiral over the summer. Paris Saint-Germain signed Neymar from Barcelona for around €200m, and have also signed Kylian Mbappe for €150m – to be paid next year.

Germany chancellor Angela Merkel said Paris Saint-Germain’s spending was “incomprehensible” while adding that: “UEFA and FIFA should still adjust the rules to achieve a more sporting balance”. Wenger says change will come, perhaps in the next year, revealing how things aren’t working.

Milan lead Arsenal in the race for Udinese’s Jakub Jankto 0

Posted on September 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

AC Milan are reportedly ready to make a bid for Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto, according to Calciomercato via talkSPORT. The Serie A giants are said to be in the market for a central midfielder and have long been an admirer of Jankto. Milan could make an official approach when the January transfer window opens.

Arsenal and Everton have also been linked with the 21-year-old, who last season scored and created nine goals in 24 Serie A starts, and has contributed two goals in five appearances this campaign. The Gunners have long needed to strengthen their midfield, but Jankto may be unlikely to dethrone the likes of Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey currently.

Arsenal reportedly targeted Napoli forward earlier this summer 0

Posted on September 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Calciomercato, Arsenal tried to sign Napoli’s Dries Mertens ahead of the 2017/18 season but failed to enter talks as the player snubbed their interest and signed a new deal with the Serie A giants, reports talkSPORT.

Arsenal were trying to bolster their attack earlier this summer with the future of Alexis Sanchez unknown. Manager Arsene Wenger didn’t want to let the Chilean international exit the Emirates Stadium without having brought in a replacement, and Mertens is a player believed to be high on the wishlist.



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