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Barcelona and Manchester United join Arsenal in the race for Goretzka 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Sport Bild, Arsenal have competition from Barcelona and Manchester United for Leon Goretzka’s signature. Bayern Munich have also been linked with the Schalke midfielder recently and were previously rumoured to have agreed a pre-contract deal. However, such claims turned out to be false.

The German international helped his country win the Confederations Cup in the summer and will be hoping for more opportunities with Joachim Lowe by continuing to impress at club level. Goretzka looks to be running his contract with Schalke without any plans to extend his stay at the Veltins-Arena, so he’ll have a host of suitors in January and next summer.

Arsenal and Dortmund fighting over Marseille defender 1

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to talkSPORT, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Marseille’s Christopher Rocchia. The 19-year-old has reportedly been scouted by Gilles Grimandi, which could lead to the Gunners making an approach when the January transfer window opens.

Little is known about Rocchia, but the young left-back was believed to have made the final of the French youth cup with Marseille (Coupe Gambardella), but his long-term future with the Ligue 1 outfit is in doubt with his contract up next summer.

Arsenal 10/3 to win against Chelsea 0

Posted on September 17, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, and are big underdogs given their poor form on the road this season.

However, the Gunners have picked up wins against the Blues at home and in neutral venues which could give them hope of seeing past Antonio Conte’s side to boost their title hopes.

As for the hosts and defending champions, Conte’s Chelsea side are currently third in the Premier League table with nine points from four games this season, having won three on the bounce ahead of this weekend’s meeting after losing on the opening day.

Henry: Arsenal must beat Chelsea to prove title credentials 0

Posted on September 17, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says the Gunners have to win against the defending champions in Sunday afternoon’s Premier League at Stamford Bridge to prove they are still a top side. The former striker believes Arsenal need to “show they mean business” by beating the best sides in the division, as that’s the only way their hopes of winning the title will be taken seriously.

Ozil out for Chelsea clash 2

Posted on September 17, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will miss Sunday afternoon’s Premier League clash with Chelsea through injury, reports the Express. The German international trained away from the squad with six other first-team players on ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash, and still hasn’t recovered in time for the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Arsene Wenger admitted the 28-year-old was a doubt along with midfielder Aaron Ramsey for this weekend’s meeting with the Premier League defending champions, meaning the Gunners boss will be forced into some changes. Without Ramsey in the side, Mohamed Elneny or Francis Coquelin could deputise. Without Ozil for Sunday’s game, Danny Welbeck could replace him.

Wenger: I don’t fear trips to Stamford Bridge 0

Posted on September 17, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he doesn’t believe his side will be lacking confidence ahead of Sunday afternoon’s Premier League meeting with Chelsea, despite the Gunners’ woeful record at Stamford Bridge, reports talkSPORT.

Arsenal travel to face the defending champions without a point in their two away games this season. The Londoners haven’t won away to Chelsea in the Premier League since 2011 and have a woeful record on the road to the top-six – two wins from 21 against such opposition. But Wenger remains hopeful his side can turn things around in the big away games.

Arsenal 2/5 to win against FC Koln 0

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are big favourites to pick up all three points in their opening Europa League group game on Thursday night when they play host to German Bundesliga side FC Koln at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have been in fine form on home soil while the visitors can’t a buy a win this season, and Arsenal should have no slip-ups in their first game of the competition as a result.

Ancelotti could replace Wenger at Arsenal 0

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to ESPN, Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti could return to England in search for a new challenge if he exits the Allianz Arena this season, and the Arsenal job is believed to be one he could end up pursuing.

Ancelotti won the German Bundesliga title and DFL Supercup in his first season in Germany, but there’s reports of discontentment behind the scenes after their early Champions League exit and failure to reach the German Cup final.

Arsene Wenger has stated the new season under pressure among Arsenal supporters following their poor start in the Premier League, and defeat to Chelsea on Sunday could almost make his position untenable.

Arsenal missed out on Howedes on deadline day – agent 0

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Volker Struth, agent of defender Benedikt Howedes, Arsenal and Leicester City tried and failed to bring the German international to the Premier League on deadline day, reports Sport Bild.

Howedes, now of Juventus, was keen to leave former side Schalke in the summer after being stripped of his captaincy and ended up joining the Serie A giants on a season-long loan. In addition to Arsenal and Leicester, the 29-year-old was believed to have interest from AS Roma too.

FC Koln captain says Arsenal are favourites ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash 0

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

FC Koln captain Matthias Lehmann is under no illusions that his side are major underdogs ahead of their trip to the Emirates Stadium, reports talkSPORT. The struggling Bundesliga side, currently bottom without a point to their name, face Arsenal in their opening Europa League group game and are a long short with every bookmaker with the Gunners boasting a 100% record on home soil this season.

Nevertheless, Lehmann isn’t disheartened going into the game as underdogs. He said: “We really look forward to the challenge, it is independent to the Bundesliga. We want to enjoy the game and show passion in the game. We are definitely not the favourite, they have a big squad and top players and there will be other top players who start.



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