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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.

Stoke v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 18, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening Arsenal travel to Stoke’s Bet365 Stadium in the Premier League, with the Gunners hoping to make it two wins out of two in the English top-flight.

Stoke endured a mixed pre-season campaign after losing star winger Marko Arnautovic to West Ham. An opening day 1-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park added to the Potters woes.

Mark Hughes sides have won just one of their last six games in the English top-flight. The Potters have also lost seven of their last 11 league games.

Everton plotting move for Danny Welbeck 0

Posted on August 15, 2017 by David Nugent

Everton boss Ronald Koeman is plotting a move for Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck before the transfer closes, according to the Daily Mirror. The Toffees interest in Welbeck broke a few weeks ago.

However, Koeman may now make an official move for the forward, as it seems the Merseysiders are not going to sign Welbeck’s Gunners teammate Oliver Giroud, who now looks likely to stay in north London.

Everton need a focal point for their attack

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

Can Theo Walcott start to produce on a more consistent basis? 0

Posted on July 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott scored twice in the Gunners 5-2 victory over Benfica on Saturday in the Emirates Cup. Walcott should be in prime, but last season he struggled to find any consistency, which is nothing new for the England international.

Walcott scored ten times in the Premier League in 28 appearances (23 starts and five substitute appearances). That tally is a decent one for a winger in the English top-flight.

However, there was still a sense that he could have done more and there is still much more to come from the winger. I feel a sense of déjà vu when talking about the winger, as I seem to ask the title question every summer and nothing changes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Giroud determined to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal 0

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Despite increasing speculation regarding his future at Arsenal and exit rumours heating up with Alexandre Lacazette signing, the French striker Olivier Giroud looks set for Arsenal stay.

A move away from the Emirates looked to be on the cards for the French forward after a disappointing end to the season when Olivier Giroud lost his place in the starting line-up at Arsenal.

The arrival of Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette was expected to be the last drop for the experienced striker who has emerged as a transfer target for several French outfits but also Everton.



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