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14/1 for Lacazette to win the Golden Boot after double against the Baggies 0

Posted on September 26, 2017 by David Nugent

Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal in the summer as a goal-machine from his time with Lyon in Ligue One. On Monday night, the French striker scored a brace in the Gunners 2-0 victory over West Brom at the Emirates Stadium.

The double means that Lacazette has now scored four Premier League goals in his six top-flight appearances this season, one of which was a cameo appearance off the bench at Liverpool.

Proving doubters wrong

The French international has certainly continued where he left in his native league this season. There were question marks over whether he could be prolific in a higher standard of league. However, those doubts seem to be unfounded at the moment.

No chance of Arsenal paying £125million for Kevin Mbappe 1

Posted on July 02, 2017 by David Nugent

The Daily Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are set to launch a world-record £125million bid for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe this summer.

The story seems like a fairytale from a journalist with too much time on his hands or after a few too many drinks. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hates to part with money, so for the French boss to part with that sort of money for one player, albeit a highly rated player seems ridiculous.

Mbappe is hot property

Arsenal set to renew interest in Lacazette 1

Posted on June 13, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. The paper claims that the Gunners have been in touch with the striker’s current club to hold talks over a potential deal that could cost the north London club close to £60million.

The French international is one of a plethora of strikers seemingly linked with the club on a bi-annual basis. His name is usual in the same category of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain when it came to Arsenal being linked with strikers.

Arsenal linked with move for PSG star 3

Posted on February 26, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal are on the trail of highly-rated full-back Layvin Kurzawa and could be set to make a move for the star in the summer.

The Gunners rate the left-back at around £17million and Italian media outlet Sport Mediaset claim the side from north London will make a move to sign Kurzawa whether Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger stays at the club or not.

Highly-rated left-back

Kurzawa is highly rated and is reported to be a summer target identified by Wenger as a summer signing. Spanish international Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs have competed for the left-back position in the last few seasons.

Leonardo Jardim hopes to manage in the Premier League 0

Posted on February 21, 2017 by David Nugent

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has revealed that he would like to manage in the Premier League. The Portuguese boss has reportedly emerged as one of the favourites to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss in the summer.

Asked about whether he would fancy trying his luck in the English top-flight, he is quoted by the Metro as saying: ‘Well, I think that all managers and players want to coach and play at the highest level and, today, the Premier League is perhaps the biggest national league in Europe,’

‘Everyone would like to have the opportunity to coach here.’

Arsenal in talks for Algerian international winger 0

Posted on January 19, 2017 by David Nugent

According to reports from France and the Metro, Arsenal are in talks to sign French winger Rachid Ghezzal in the summer. The winger is currently at Ligue One club Lyon, but his contract expires in the summer. That means Ghezzal will be a free agent in the summer and could prove to be a bargain buy.

Reports in Italy suggest that Arsenal have already held talks with Ghezzal agent. However, a number of clubs are believed to be interested in signing the Algerian international, including Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Monaco, Valencia and Everton.

Made a fine impression last season

Arsenal interested in signing Nice full-back 0

Posted on January 05, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are interested in signing Nice’s Portuguese right-back Ricardo Pereira, who is rated in the £20million-bracket. The 23-year-old is on loan from Portuguese club Porto. Pereira is in his second year of his loan spell and has impressed for the French leaders.

Nice are currently top of Ligue One, ahead of the likes of Monaco and PSG. Pereira can play in either full-back position and also played as a winger earlier in his career. One of his main attributes is regarded as his pace. He is considered to be one of the top defenders in Ligue One so far this season.

Arsenal reportedly target Nice starlet 0

Posted on October 09, 2016 by David Nugent

According to Le Sport, via the Metro, Arsenal could make a move for Nice’s talented young central midfielder Vincent Koziello. The 20-year-old star has impressed for Nice, who have enjoyed a stellar start to their Ligue One campaign and currently sit top of the French top-flight.

The Metro claims that Koziello is being lined up for a move to north London next summer with Santi Cazorla’s contract set to expire. It seems unlikely that Arsenal would attempt to replace such an influential player with such a young untried talent.

Could Arsenal be about to sign a new striker? 1

Posted on July 27, 2016 by David Nugent

According to reports from France, Arsenal are interested in signing Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder. The 25-year-old is not exactly the high-profile striker Arsenal fans were hoping for this summer.

The Gunners had been linked with the likes Gonzalo Higuain and Alexander Lacazette amongst other forwards this summer.

However, Higuain moved to Italian champions Juventus on Tuesday in a £75.3million deal, while reports persist that the Gunners are still interested in signing Lacazette, whose club Lyon are understandably unwilling to sell the striker.

Who is Wissam Ben Yedder?

Would Alexandre Lacazette be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 22, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Lyon have turned down a £31million offer from West Ham for highly-rated striker Alexandre Lacazette. The 24-year-old was linked with a move to the Gunners earlier in his career, but a move failed to materialise.

After yet another prolific campaign for Lyon, maybe the Gunners should renew their interest in the 24-year-old striker.

Prolific once again for Lyon

The striker has been in the goals again this season, scoring 23 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions. His scoring exploits may have been as good as last season when he scored 31 goals in all competitions, but the striker has shown consistently over the past few seasons he knows where the net is and does not need a SAT NAV to find it.

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