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16-year-old Joshua Zirkzee to snub Arsenal for Everton 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Feyenoord teenager Joshua Zirkzee is set to join Everton, with Ajax, Manchester United and Arsenal set to miss out. The 16-year-old look nailed on for a move to the Emirates Stadium but Everton edged themselves ahead of Arsenal after manager Ronald Koeman, formerly of Feyenoord and ex-Netherlands defender, convinced Zirkzee to Merseyside.

He won’t break the bank either as his contract with Feyenoord has expired. Everton can reportedly sign Zirkzee for small compensation as they are buying a player from outside Britain. If the deal was purely a domestic move, it would have been a lot more money. The Toffees have been targeting young starts this summer and Zirkzee’s chances of developing into a first-team player are greater.

Arsenal looking to Goretzka to bolster midfield this summer 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Sport Bild, Arsenal are interested in signing Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka this summer.

The 22-year-old is highly-rated and has rejected a contract extension which has set a host of clubs on alert. His deal is up at the end of next season, meaning Schalke have a decision to make whether to cash in now or try and tie him down to a new deal, risking him leaving for free next summer.

Everton receive boost in Giroud pursuit with Dortmund to keep Aubameyang 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Borussia Dortmund look to have pulled out of the race to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer, after announcing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wouldn’t be leaving the club, reports the Express.

Dortmund had only considered a target in attack should the Gabon international have left for a proposed £70m deal but it never happened, meaning Arsenal have one less club to worry about the race for the French ace.

Giroud enjoyed a prolific season for Arsenal in 2016/17, scoring and creating 15 Premier League goals in 11 starts. He would go on to score 28 goals in all competitions for club and country last season but admitted uncertainty over his future as a result of his role at the club.

Arsenal set asking price for Wilshere 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are willing to sell midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer, but only for the right price. The English international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium as a result of a lack of playing time, and West Ham United are reportedly leading the race for his signature.

Wilshere has been rated at £20m by Arsenal but has been subject of a £6.5m bid from Italian Serie A side Sampdoria, which is believed to have been rejected. The playmaker is out of contract next summer so Arsenal will be forced to either sell him or extend his stay.

Arsenal could lose out on Martial after reported Inter interest 0

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial could be on his way out of Old Trafford this summer, but not to Arsenal, according to Sky Italia via Football365. The French international struggled for form last season and looked to be on his way out of the club as a result. Arsenal were heavily linked, but now Inter Milan are the latest side in the race for his signature.

The player’s cousin, who is a journalist based in Paris, said on the rumours: “I can confirm Inter’s interest in Anthony. However, he’s focusing solely on Manchester United. His thoughts are fixated on pre-season with United.” Martial, 21, scored just four Premier League goals in 25 appearances in 2016/17, finding himself out of the matchday squad too often.

Lemar’s picture with Arsenal fan sparks rumours 1

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has intensified the rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal this summer, with the Frenchman being snapped with an Arsenal supporter while in Saillon, Switzerland, according to The Sun.

The supporters is believed to have tweeted after the chance meeting with Lemar: “OMG! I met Thomas Lemar in Saillon, Switzerland. He seemed really happy taking photos with me. Definitely Arsenal bound!

“I asked him if he is joining Arsenal, he gave me a smile and walked away. I’m positive he will sign after Monaco’s trip to Switzerland!”

Wenger “100% expects Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay” this summer 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he “100% expects” midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at the Emirates Stadium for at least one more season, despite rumours of a £25m bid from Liverpool, reports The Sun. The England midfielder will be out of contract next summer and is reportedly keen to switch to Merseyside as manager Jurgen Klopp greatly admires him as a player.

Wenger, however, is not so sure. “100% expect him to stay, no matter what happens he will stay,” he said. Oxlade-Chamberlain was impressive for Arsenal last season. He made 29 Premier League appearances, scoring and creating nine goals, featuring at right wing-back, left wing-back, central midfield, left-wing and right-wing.

Walcott reportedly a target for Everton 1

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Everton are keen on Arsenal forward Theo Walcott this summer and could make a £30m bid to procure his signature. The England international finished the season outside of the starting eleven with the Gunners and could be open to a move if manager Arsene Wenger cannot guarantee him more playing time this upcoming campaign.

Everton are looking to bring in cover for Yannick Bolasie, with the winger still out with an injury until 2018. Leicester City’s Demarai Gray is reportedly a transfer target too. The Toffees have spent close to £100m on new players this summer, which could rise to £50m should they sign Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Wenger denies making world record bid for Mbappe 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied making a world record bid for AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, insisting to Arsenal.com that the French international will stay at the Stade Louis II next season.

When asked if Mbappe would stay, he replied: “It looks like that. Maybe he had too much choice, so in the end people don’t move.” And after being asked about the reported world record bid made by Arsenal, Wenger said: “That’s not true. People have big imaginations.

Sanchez hints at Arsenal exit: “I’ve made my decision” 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has seemingly admitted he’s keen to leave the club this summer in search of a side in the Champions League. The 28-year-old was speaking with Chile’s Radio Sport, and said: “I have made my decision, but now the decision has to be taken by Arsenal.”

“It depends on them. I have to wait to know what they want. My idea is to play and win the Champions League. It’s a dream I have had since I was little.” This news comes not long after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted Sanchez would be staying at the club this coming season, suggesting a new deal could be on the horizon.



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