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Man United join Liverpool in Oxlade-Chamberlain chase 0

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

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.

Manchester United eying-up Arsenal pair 0

Posted on March 29, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Manchester United targeting Gunners star duo 0

Posted on March 14, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Can Arsenal end a 10-year wait for a league win at Old Trafford? 0

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face old adversaries Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, in a game that many believe the Gunners can take all three points from.

However, in addition to Arsene Wenger keen to end a winless league head-to-head record against Jose Mourinho, Arsenal have a 10-year winless run at Old Trafford to turn around.

Since 2006’s 1-0 win away to Manchester United, Arsenal haven’t beaten United in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

Should Arsenal enquire about Chris Smalling in January? 0

Posted on November 15, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling could be on his way out of Old Trafford if reports are to be believed, with the England international having fallen out with manager Jose Mourinho this season, but could Arsenal be his next destination should he leave the Red Devils?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has long been keen on the centre-back and tried to sign him when Manchester United enquired about former Gunners defender Thomas Vermaelen in 2014. However, no move materialised involving Smalling and Arsenal turned their attention to other targets as a result.

Arsenal must tie down Mesut Ozil 0

Posted on November 11, 2016 by David Nugent

As my colleague Milos reported earlier, Manchester United have emerged as shock contenders to sign Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil next summer. The German international will have just 12 months to run on his contract when the the summer transfer window reopens.

United boss Jose Mourinho has previously worked with Ozil at Real Madrid. The German played some of his best football in the white of Real. With United struggling this season it is not a surprise that Mourinho considering his attacking options for the summer.

The Portuguese boss is a big fan of Ozil and once described the German attacking midfielder as ‘the best number ten in the world’.

Mesut Ozil in shock Man United link 0

Posted on November 11, 2016 by Milos Markovic

British papers have been filled with shocking reports claiming that Manchester United are readying a spectacular bid for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen to reunite with the player he managed at Real Madrid and The Sun reports that the Portuguese manager is looking to take advantage of any possible breakdown in contract talks between Mesut Ozil and his club Arsenal.

Gunners and the German international have been engaged in extensive contract talks for quite some time now, as Ozil appears to be holding off from signing a new deal with his club.

Mourinho blocks Wenger’s approach for defender 0

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Premier League club Arsenal have reportedly expressed their interest in signing Manchester United defender Phil Jones.

With a proposed deal for Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi still far from completion, Arsene Wenger is believed to be actively seeking alternative solutions.

Gunners are on the verge of signing forward Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna, but there is still some work to be done before Mustafi’s deal is secured as Los Che are thought to be still considering Arsenal’s latest offer for the 24-year-old.

Arsenal are unwilling to trigger his €50 million release clause and have even been described as “penny pinchers” by the Spanish media.

Arsenal in bid for Manchester United’s Phil Jones this summer 0

Posted on August 24, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal are considering an approach for Manchester United defender Phil Jones this summer, with the England international having reportedly been told by manager Jose Mourinho that he’s free to leave Old Trafford.

Arsenal are looking to bolster their defensive reinforcements, and are considering a ball-playing defender like Jones to fit into manager Arsene Wenger’s philosophy as a result of his recent availability. The 24-year-old has long struggled with injuries which has cut his playing time at United, and could be open to the Arsenal switch to turn his fortunes around.

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho criticises Arsene Wenger for Arsenal’s title drought 1

Posted on July 05, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

In one of his first official press conferences as new Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has reignited his rivalry with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, criticising the French coach for having still failed to win the Premier League title 12 years on from the last.

“Some managers — the last time they won a title was 10 years ago. Some of them — never. The last time I won a title was a year ago. So if I have a lot to prove, imagine the others. I have to prove not to the others but to myself — that’s my nature. I would never be able to work without success,” said Mourinho.



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