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Wenger “angry” at the refereeing decisions made in Stoke City defeat 0

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed his frustration at the match officials following Saturday evening’s 1-0 defeat away to Stoke City, believing his side should have had a penalty and believing Alexandre Lacazette’s goal should not have been chalked off. “I think we were unlucky with some decisions from the referee because we scored a regular goal,” Wenger said, reports Sky Sports.

The Gunners had a penalty shout in the first-half after Hector Bellerin was adjudged to have been fouled in the area by Mame Diouf. However, referee Andre Marriner didn’t give it. Wenger was asked if Arsenal should have been awarded a penalty.

Manchester United and Liverpool also keen on Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler 0

Posted on August 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Manchester United and Liverpool have joined Arsenal in the race for Paris Saint-Germain and Germany forward Julian Draxler. The 23-year-old has told the Ligue 1 side he wants to leave this summer and has a host of clubs reportedly interested in his services.

Arsenal have been linked with the forward for some time, although manager Arsene Wenger recently admitted he has a task to trim the playing squad rather than add to it. The Gunners are overstocked, with 33 players competing for 25 first-team spots, so it’s more likely they will be making sales than bringing in more players this summer.

Chelsea stepping up interest in Oxlade-Chamberlain 0

Posted on August 08, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are looking to hijack Liverpool’s deal to sign Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer and may bid £25m for the Englishman’s signature. The Blues have struggled to strengthen the squad as much as manager Antonio Conte wanted, which sees Chelsea desperately targeting homegrown midfield reinforcements as a result.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is out of contract at Arsenal in 12 months and has so far rejected a contract extension. The 23-year-old is believed to be frustrated with a lack of playing time in his favourite position for Arsenal while playing second fiddle to the competition. When featured as a wing-back, Hector Bellerin remained first-choice. And when played in midfield, Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey remained first-choice.

Is the Ox really nearing a summer switch to Liverpool? 0

Posted on August 07, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal fans enjoyed a successful weekend as their club claimed the Community Shield trophy to head into the new season the best way possible.

The excitement is poised to be short-lived, however, with growing reports claiming that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is nearing a Liverpool move.

The Ox played the entire Community Shield final against Chelsea down the left-hand side, which basically is the same role he performed during the FA Cup final. Arsene Wenger used the England international in a number of roles over the course of last season which was said to have frustrated the player who is now looking towards the exit door.

Arsenal and Liverpool keen on Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez 0

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Diario Madridista, Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the race for Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez.

The Gunners are seeking an alternative attacking option should they fail to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar or Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez this summer, while Liverpool are desperate for more depth ahead of their Champions League campaign to come.

Vazquez made 33 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid last season, scoring and creating nine goals. But he only made 12 starts in the top-flight and could be seeking a move to a club that can promise him more playing time. The 26-year-old racked up an impressive 47 appearances under Zinedine Zidane last season but couldn’t dethrone Isco or Gareth Bale in the side.

Wenger “100% expects Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay” this summer 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he “100% expects” midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at the Emirates Stadium for at least one more season, despite rumours of a £25m bid from Liverpool, reports The Sun. The England midfielder will be out of contract next summer and is reportedly keen to switch to Merseyside as manager Jurgen Klopp greatly admires him as a player.

Wenger, however, is not so sure. “100% expect him to stay, no matter what happens he will stay,” he said. Oxlade-Chamberlain was impressive for Arsenal last season. He made 29 Premier League appearances, scoring and creating nine goals, featuring at right wing-back, left wing-back, central midfield, left-wing and right-wing.

Arsenal interested in Real Madrid star 0

Posted on July 08, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, Arsenal and Premier League rivals Arsenal are both interested in signing Real Madrid’s highly talented attacking midfielder Marcos Asensio this summer.

Asensio is one of the brightest young prospects in the Spanish game. The 21-year-old was one of the stars of the under 21 European Championships, where his national team finished runners-up to Germany.

Despite being highly rated, the versatile youngster has understandable had problems getting into the Los Blancos starting line-up. Last season he did make his mark in the Spanish capital and scored in Real’s 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League.

Liverpool finally make an approach for Oxlade-Chamberlain 1

Posted on June 27, 2017 by David Nugent

Liverpool have made a direct enquiry about Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to the Daily Mirror.
The club from Merseyside have been linked continually with a move for the England international in recent months.

It seems they have now made their move for the former Southampton star, who is rated in the £25million-bracket.

May be willing to sell this summer

The Mirror report claims that Arsenal are reluctant to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer. However, the midfielder’s contract has just a year left to run and to avoid losing him for nothing the Gunners may well sell him this summer.

Oxlade-Chamberlain linked with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has his pick of clubs this summer, with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly keen on his signature. The England international, who has just 12 months left on his current deal, looks set to leave Arsenal as a result of a lack of playing time in his favourite position, but where will he go?

Liverpool still lead the race for the midfielder, with manager Jurgen Klopp a big fan of Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Arsenal player’s industry and creativity would see him fit into the Reds side and be a useful player for their Champions League campaign in 2017/18. And with Arsenal out of the prestigious competition, while having reportedly not offered a formal deal to the 23-year-old, it’s hard to see him remaining at the Emirates Stadium.

Former Liverpool Head of Fitness to be appointed new Arsenal Performance Director 0

Posted on June 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Reports from the Independent claim Arsenal are prepared to appoint Darren Burgess as director of high performance.

Former Liverpool man is supposed to provide assistance to Arsene Wenger and offer his expertise in medical, fitness, psychology and performance analysis inside the Arsenal academy. Burgess will not interfere with Arsenal’s player recruitment or scouring processes.

Burges is expected to use his experience to aid Arsenal get to the bottom of their injury issues and fitness problems which have been bugging Gunners’ players for far too long now.



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