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The right time for Arsenal to move for Julian Draxler 0

Posted on August 16, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal have been consistently linked with a move for PSG and Germany attacking midfielder Julian Draxler. However, despite the constant links the attacking midfielder has eluded the Gunners grasp in recent seasons.

Maybe now is the ideal time for the club from north London to make a move for the undoubtedly talented playmaker.

Down the pecking order in Paris

Draxler joined PSG in January from Wolfsburg and enjoyed a decent first half a season in the French capital. He made 17 Ligue One appearances, scoring four times and producing one assist. The playmaker also played twice for PSG in the Champions League and scored against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Arsenal v Leicester Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 10, 2017 by David Nugent

On Friday night, Arsenal kick-off their Premier League campaign by hosting Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners head into the campaign in optimistic mood having beaten champions Chelsea on penalty kicks in the Community Shield last time out. Summer signings striker Alexandre Lacazette and defender Sead Kolasinac looked to have bedded into the team nicely.

The team from north London have enjoyed a generally a mixed pre-season. However, the Gunners will expect to pick up three points in this Premier League opener. Leicester have a terrible record against Arsenal, as the Foxes have won just one of the last 33 meetings between the two teams.

Arsenal can still defeat Leicester without Sanchez and Ozil 0

Posted on August 09, 2017 by David Nugent

Chilean international Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of Arsenal’s opening Premier League game on Friday night. German international playmaker Mesut Ozil is also a major doubt for the clash with the Foxes. Both players missed the recent Community Shield win over Chelsea.

Speculation persists about Sanchez’s future, despite Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger stating that the forward will stay with the north London club this summer. An abdominal strain has ruled the Chilean out of the clash with Leicester, a game the Gunners are odds of 1/ 2 to win.

Arsenal contract issue an ideal situation, says Wenger 0

Posted on July 31, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners current situation with a number of players contracts expiring in 12 months’ time is ‘an ideal situation’.

Players including Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Santi Cazorla are all in the last 12 months of their deals with the north London club.

Obviously, the most well-publicised player on that list is Sanchez, who Wenger insists is staying at the club despite doubts over his future. The Chilean and Ozil have both turned down offers of lucrative new contracts in north London.

‘An ideal situation’

Mesut Ozil edging closer to a new Arsenal deal 0

Posted on July 21, 2017 by Milos Markovic

German midfielder Mesut Ozil is believed to be close to signing a contract renewal with Premier League heavyweights Arsenal.

The World Cup winner has been at the centre of intense speculation earlier this summer with his future at the North London club heavily debated, but Ozil has been encouraged by recent negotiations over an improved deal and is said to be on the verge of an extension.

Mesut Ozil is in the final year of his contract with Arsenal and there were fears he might quit Gunners after a disappointing season for the club, but his recent comments about staying in London have been a sweet music to every fan’s ears.

Mesut Ozil drops major hint over Arsenal renewal 0

Posted on June 30, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has been one of the two biggest talking points with Gunners fans last season.

The 28-year-old German genius is entering the final year in his Arsenal deal alongside Alexis Sanchez and the Arsenal supporters have been worrying the two biggest stars could end up leaving the Emirates this summer.

The Chile superstar Alexis Sanchez is currently with his national team in Russia where he prepares to face Germany in the final of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and his future is likely to be decided after the tournament has finished.

Arsenal set to sell players to fund star pairs stay 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Arsenal could sell the likes of Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in order to meet the wage demands of star players Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Giroud, Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain have been linked with moves away from north London this summer and the Independent claim the money received in fees and saved in wages will be put towards keeping Ozil and Sanchez, who both have just 12 months left on their contracts.

Concerns over wage bill

Would Ross Barkley be a worthwhile signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on June 22, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are all interested in signing Everton playmaker Ross Barkley this summer.

With the futures of attacking midfielders Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in doubt, a new attacking midfielder may well be on Arsenal’s shopping list this summer.

Highly-rated but highly inconsistent

When Ross Barkley first broke into the Everton first-team, he was hailed as the future England number ten. However, things have not quite turned out like that for the Wavertree-born star.

Arda Turan on verge of Arsenal swoop 1

Posted on June 01, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Encouraging piece of news is coming from Turkey, with reports claiming that Barcelona star Arda Turan is close to signing for Arsenal.

The 30-year-old had been linked with a move to the Emirates before he even joined Barcelona and the player himself spoke in high regard of the north London club on several occasions in the past.

Creative midfielder has endured a frustrating spell at the Spanish giants and was reportedly given the green light to leave Camp Nou in order to get his career back on track.

Arsene Wenger to be given £100m war chest 0

Posted on June 01, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger signing a new two-year deal at Arsenal has firmly split the public opinion down the middle.

And while Wenger’s supporters will be quick to heap praise on Arsenal board and tap the club official on the back, critics will be cursing their faith. The club however is thought to be preparing a plan to win more votes to the ‘In’ party with a reported £100 million transfer kitty which would be presented to Arsenal boss ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

The Gunners are expected to invest heavily into bolstering their squad in the upcoming market.

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