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Arsenal star eyeing a move to Premier League rivals 0

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Ben Darvill

Mesut Ozil is reportedly eyeing up a switch to Premier League rivals Manchester United as the German midfielder looks to leave Arsenal to link back up with manager Jose Mourinho.

Arsenal were held to their second draw in two games as West Ham clung on to claim another point, meaning they have taken four points from their last two games against Chelsea and Arsenal.

Manchester United looking to prise Alexis Sanchez with whopping sign-on fee 0

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Milos Markovic

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.

Martial takes to Twitter to address transfer request rumours 0

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

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.

Arsenal reportedly chasing Manchester United star 0

Posted on June 25, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

How have Arsenal fared in past meetings with Manchester United? 0

Posted on May 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

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?

Arsenal v Manchester United Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 06, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Manchester United to rest players against Arsenal this weekend 0

Posted on May 05, 2017 by David Nugent

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.

Does Wenger stick or twist with a back three for Sunday’s clash with Manchester United? 0

Posted on May 03, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

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.

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.

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