September 20, 2017 by
Things appear to be getting rather complicated in the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga.
The Chilean superstar had been pursued by Manchester City throughout the summer transfer window but the Citizens’ £60 million attempt ended up being unsuccessful since Arsenal failed to sign a replacement before the end of the window.
Pep Guardiola was left frustrated with Arsenal’s apparent incompetence and is expected to make a fresh approach in order to land the 28-year-old in January. However, the situation appears to has changed dramatically as the Manchester City boss is now facing competition from his fierce rival Jose Mourinho. .......Read more here.....
June 29, 2017 by
Manchester United striker Anthony Martial responded to the news of his alleged transfer request this summer, claiming talk of him asking to leave the club to join Arsenal is “false. Reports came out early in the morning that Martial spoke to his manager to push for a move to Arsenal this summer. But it appears such claims weren’t true.
The 21-year-old, who signed from AS Monaco for £26m in 2015, nevertheless endured a difficult season at United. Martial lost his starting place in the side and was singled out for criticism by manager Jose Mourinho as a result of his inconsistency. .......Read more here.....
June 25, 2017 by
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to pay around £40million for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, according to the Daily Mail.
Any move for the young Frenchman will depend on whether the Gunners can nab Monaco’s star striker Kylian Mbappe, which seems unlikely as most of Europe’s top teams are interested in signing the wonderkid.
Out of favour at United
Martial has not quite lived up to his potential since arriving at the club from Monaco in the summer of 2015 for a fee that could eventually reach an eye-watering £57.6 million. .......Read more here.....
May 06, 2017 by
Arsenal and Manchester United lock horns in the Premier League on Sunday, fighting for a top-four spot, in a game difficult to call given the hosts are strong in their own backyard while the visitors seldom drop points on the road.
Both sides are desperate for a result as their hopes of a Champions League place hang in the balance this season, but how have recent head-to-heads between the two sides gone? .......Read more here.....
May 06, 2017 by
Arsenal challenge for a top-four finish this season faces a major test on Sunday afternoon as the Gunners host fellow Champions League hopefuls Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he will rotate his squad. However, the Red Devils will be no pushovers for the Gunners. The visitors are currently in the midst of a 25 game unbeaten run in the English top-flight.
They are also a dangerous team on their travels, having gone 11 games unbeaten in the Premier League away from Manchester. The fact that Arsenal have suffered just one home defeat in their last 15 Premier League outings and two league all seasons makes this clash an intriguing one. .......Read more here.....
May 05, 2017 by
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed to BBC Sport that he will rest some of his players for this Sunday’s visit to Arsenal. The announcement will no doubt be music to the ears of everybody connected with the north London club.
Mourinho is quoted by BBC Sports as saying: “The players that have accumulated lots of minutes are not going to play next weekend,”
The Portuguese boss is obviously prioritising winning the Europa League over the Red Devils charge for a Champions League spot. The Red devils won their Europa League semi-final 1-0 against Celta Vigo on Thursday, with the next leg at Old Trafford next Thursday night. .......Read more here.....
May 03, 2017 by
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made somewhat of a misstep selecting a makeshift back-three in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur when a familiar-looking back-four was possible. And the Gunners boss will have a big decision to make for Arsenal’s upcoming Premier League clash with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side.
Many felt the decision to name Nacho Monreal as a left-sided centre-back and Kieran Gibbs a left wing-back was needless given Arsenal had the personnel for a much more convincing back-four – Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel, Nacho Monreal. And with a must-win encounter to come against top-four rivals United, Wenger might have to revert to type to avoid risking a fifth defeat in their last nine league games. .......Read more here.....
April 12, 2017 by
The 23-year-old England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is thought to be ready to quit Arsenal at the end of the season.
Ox is cutting a frustrating figure at the Emirates this season with the winger being used sporadically by Arsene Wenger and, in most cases, is being forced to play as a midfielder.
Unsettled by his limited playing time and the fact he is being forced out of his natural position, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is considering his options as the likes of Liverpool and most recently Manchester United look his way. .......Read more here.....
March 29, 2017 by
Manchester United are monitoring the situations of Arsenal pair Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Metro.
The reports suggest that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is looking at adding to his midfield options in the summer, with Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ozil being two players of interest to the Portuguese boss.
Never really nailed down a first team spot
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for all his supposed potential has never really nailed down a spot in the Gunners starting line-up. He has been in and out of the team in recent years and despite the Gunners not always thriving has struggled to get in the team on a regular basis. .......Read more here.....
March 14, 2017 by
Manchester United are set to make a double swoop on Arsenal for star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, according to the Daily Express. Any deal would be regarded as a kick in the teeth to Gunners fans everywhere.
Both players will have 12 months left in their Arsenal contracts in the summer, so may be sold rather than the north London club losing them for nothing in the summer of 2018.
The Express claims that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is monitoring Sanchez’s situation in particularly, as the Portuguese boss aims to build a team that is more capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season. .......Read more here.....