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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.

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.

Napoli join Arsenal and Liverpool in the race for Danijel Subasic 0

Posted on September 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport via talkSPORT, Arsenal and Liverpool have competition for AS Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, with Napoli entering the race for his signature.

The 32-year-old is first-choice between the sticks at the Stade Louis II, coming off the back of winning the Ligue 1 title with Monaco last season, and could be the subject of a number of offers in the January transfer window. Napoli are looking to replace Pepe Reina and are keen on the Croatian international, so say such reports from Italy.

Arsenal could sell Mustafi with Inter and Juventus interested 0

Posted on August 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi could be sold just 12 months after his arrival at the Emirates Stadium. Serie A giants Inter Milan and Juventus are the two sides closely linked with his signature, although the former are trying to sign the centre-back on loan. Juventus have yet to make an official approach.

It would be a big shock to see the German international leave Arsenal so soon after joining, as it would leave the Gunners very thin in defence. Laurent Koscielny has only just returned from injury, Per Mertesacker has been left out of the starting lineup so far this season, while Rob Holding has been dropped entirely.

Wilshere offered to Milan 0

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has reportedly been offered to Italian Serie A side AC Milan, according to Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia. The 25-year-old is currently stepping up his recovery after suffering a leg fracture in April last season, featuring for the Arsenal U23s on Monday and helping them to victory over Derby.

But his future with the Gunners is unknown. Manager Arsene Wenger says he wants to have Wilshere stay at the club, but the talented midfielder might have to leave the Emirates to get regular playing time this season. Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin are all ahead of Wilshere in the pecking order.

Jankto’s agent reveals Arsenal interest 0

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Agent Beppe Riso believes Arsenal and two other European clubs are interested in his client Jakub Jankto of Udinese. The highly-rated midfielder enjoyed a breakthrough season for the Serie A side in 2016/17 and now has speculation surrounding his future.

Riso tipped him for Premier League football in the future, but also stressed how important it is to focus on developing with Udinese. Speaking to Sport Italia, he said: “Arsenal like him, he’s a lover of English football, and he’s also liked by Juve, Inter and other teams,” reports FourFourTwo.

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.

Inter manager talks up Szczesny signing 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has responded to the rumours linking Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to the Serie A side this summer, admitted the Polish international is talented but stopping short of confirming their interest, reports WhoScored.

“Are you trying to make me argue with all my current players? We already have Samir Handanovic, who is very experienced and strong,” Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia. I’ve already worked with (Wojciech) and I know his quality. For the moment we’ve got (Samir).

Arsenal raise Szczesny’s asking price to £20m following Juventus bid 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Sun, Arsenal have raised Wojciech Szczesny’s asking price from £13m to £20m after seeing Sunderland sell Jordan Pickford for £30m to Everton this summer. Juventus are keen on the Arsenal goalkeeper to be Gianluigi Buffon’s understudy but made a bid of £5m that was quickly knocked back.

The Serie A champions are expected to make an improved offer with the Polish international reportedly attracting interest from a number of other clubs in the Italian top-flight. Szczesny has become one of the best goalkeepers in Europe after two successful seasons on loan with AS Roma, and he finds himself the subject of interest as a result.

Should Arsenal have signed Douglas Costa? 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa is close to a move to the Italian Serie A, with the Brazilian is 1/6 to join Juventus this summer. According to The Sun, the two European giants have reportedly agreed a £35m deal. But given Arsenal are desperate for attacking reinforcements due to the players potentially leaving ahead of the new season, why didn’t the Gunners try to sign Costa?

The 26-year-old lost his place in the Bayern side last season after a fallout with the club over his contract. He made just 23 Bundesliga appearances under manager Carlo Ancelotti, scoring and creating seven goals. Signed from Ukrainian side Shakhtar in 2015, Costa was an ever-present in his maiden season in the Bundesliga but he’s set to move on.



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