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Galatasaray interested in Elneny 0

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray are keen to sign Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny this summer. The two clubs are believed to have agreed a £10m fee for the 25-year-old and this news comes just a day after Elneny rejected a move to Leicester City for a similar asking price.

Elneny, signed from FC Basel in January 2016 for around £5m, made just 14 Premier League appearances for the Gunners last season and spent much of the campaign on the periphery. His debut season at the Emirates Stadium was successful, twice being voted Arsenal’s Player of the Month, but he’s since failed to uproot Granix Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey from midfield.

Mahrez to snub Roma for Arsenal switch 0

Posted on July 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to The Sun, Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is willing to snub interest from Italian Serie A side AS Roma to push for his Arsenal move. The Algerian international has been linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium for 12 months, having been the subject of interest from Arsenal last summer, and could be on his way to London if latest reports are to be believed.

Mohamed Elneny rejects Leicester City approach 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny rejected a chance to move to Leicester City listing an interesting reason behind his decision.

We are very much aware that lifestyle plays a great part in the career of every professional footballer and Mohamed Elneny is no different.

This is why it can hardly come as a surprise to see a player reject an opportunity to secure first-team football by moving elsewhere simply because he enjoys life at his current club too much.

Mohamed Elneny listed this particular reason to justify his decision to rebuff a £10 million approach from Leicester City, claiming he ‘enjoys life in London too much’.

Arsenal could lose out on Mahrez to Roma 0

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal could lose out on Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, with AS Roma reportedly keen on his signature. City manager Craig Shakespeare recently revealed there had been no offer for the Algerian, with Arsenal putting their focus on Monaco’s Thomas Lemar this summer.

Arsene Wenger’s side have had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old and are believed to be preparing a third bid up to £50m. If Arsenal are successful in signing Lemar, they aren’t going to approach Mahrez. Roma, however, do want the latter as a replacement for Mohamed Salah, who joined Liverpool.

Leicester say they’ve received no offer from Arsenal for Mahrez 0

Posted on July 07, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Leicester City have not received an offer from Arsenal for Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez. Manager Craig Shakespeare revealed there hasn’t been an approach from any club and are expecting him to stay at the King Power Stadium as a result.

“I’m not worried. Can it be disappointing when a player comes out publically? Yes. I think we have to look what is behind that as well, in terms of advice,” he told Sky Sports. Arsenal, who were unsuccessful in signing Mahrez last summer, reportedly bid £35m for the Leicester winger but no progress has been made.

Lemar won’t hand in transfer request to force Arsenal move 0

Posted on June 30, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Goal, AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar is still happy to stay at the Stade Louis II if his deal to join Arsenal falls through. It’s believed the 21-year-old won’t force a move away from Monaco should the two clubs not agree a deal.

Arsenal have had a first bid rejected and have since made a second offer. But reports suggested Monaco wouldn’t sell any more players given Bernardo Silva’s departure and Tiemoué Bakayoko’s potential Chelsea move. The Gunners could miss out on Lemar this summer as a result.

Arsenal set to sign Riyad Mahrez as Leicester star gives up on Barcelona dream 0

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Milos Markovic

According to reports from Spanish media outlet Sport, Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez could complete a £32.5 million move to the Emirates this week.

The 2015/16 Premier League player of the year is said to be tired of waiting for Barcelona to initiate the transfer from Leicester City and is set to switch his focus to Arsenal as he eyes a move away from the King Power Stadium.

The 26-year-old creative Algeria international was instrumental in Leicester City’s title charge back in 2016, but is ready to make a next step in his career after failing to replicate his stellar season with the Foxes last term.

Oxlade-Chamberlain could feature against Leicester 0

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be fit to start against Leicester City in Wednesday’s Premier League clash, with manager Arsene Wenger revealing the English international hasn’t suffered a serious knock. “It was precautionary and not a serious injury. We will test him. It was a foot injury. We have medical checks to see who is available (for Leicester). Nobody else picked up any injuries in the game,” he said.

Leicester City’s Champions League accomplishments highlight Arsenal’s shortcomings in Europe 0

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Leicester City booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after seeing past perennial Europa League winners Sevilla, progressing further in their maiden European campaign than Arsenal have in seven years. The Foxes are 25/1 to win the Champions League this season, and will now face either Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, AS Monaco/Manchester City, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid/Bayer Leverkusen, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.

For Arsenal, it’s seven straight years of last-16 disappointment, their latest of which saw them lose 10-2 on aggregate to a Bayern Munich not considered to be at their best this season. The German Bundesliga giants weren’t good enough to win their group prior to the knockouts but made light work of a fragile Arsenal side enduring one of their most disappointing campaigns as things stand.

Why Arsenal need to sign a creative attacking player in January 0

Posted on December 22, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has played down talk of spending big in January, having long suggested the preferred targets are seldom available in the winter window, despite their existing wingers looking bereft of the required quality for a genuine challenge for the Premier League crown.

The Gunners’ title-hopes have taken a big hit following a recent dip in form, and there are some startling statistics from their existing wingers which suggests Wenger desperately needs to bring in a new face. Alexis Sanchez (44) and Mesut Ozil (38) lead the squad charts for chances created, but the chasing pack haven’t even managed half of Ozil’s tally – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (15).



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