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Sanchez and Ozil contracts to wait until the summer 0

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed contract talks with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will be in the summer. The two players have less than 18 months left on their respective deals and have stalled on extensions thus far. It was believed Arsenal failed to meet their demands but Sanchez and Ozil might now wait for the season to finish before deciding to commit their future.

Arsenal risk missing out on Champions League football for the first time in Wenger’s tenure at the club, which would almost certainly see the world-class duo leave this summer. And the Gunners boss admitted being unable to come to an agreement with the pair. “At the moment we have not got an agreement,” he said.

Is Ozil really injured? 0

Posted on March 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has missed the Gunners’ last two Premier League games, making just one start in all competitions since mid-February. But despite sitting out Saturday’s defeat to West Bromwich Albion with an apparent hamstring injury, he’s been recently called up to the German national team, hinting all isn’t as it seems at the Emirates.

Manager Arsene Wenger said Ozil was suffering from illness which caused him to miss their defeat to Liverpool more than a fortnight ago, before a hamstring problem picked up on the eve of the West Brom game ruled him out further. His last league appearance for Arsenal was back in February against Hull City five weeks ago.

Would Romelu Lukaku be a viable transfer target for Arsenal? 0

Posted on March 15, 2017 by David Nugent

It seems that Everton striker Romelu Lukaku’s future on Merseyside is in doubt after it was revealed on Tuesday that he will not sign a new deal with the Toffees. It means that the Premier League’s top scorer could be available in the summer. The 23-year-old would definitely not be cheap to sign, but maybe he could be the answer to Arsenal’s striker conundrum.

A new striker a good place to start the rebuild

Arsenal fans have felt that the team has needed a top-class striker for the past few seasons. With big changes set to take place this summer, as the squad arguably needs a rebuild.

Manchester United targeting Gunners star duo 0

Posted on March 14, 2017 by David Nugent

Manchester United are set to make a double swoop on Arsenal for star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, according to the Daily Express. Any deal would be regarded as a kick in the teeth to Gunners fans everywhere.

Both players will have 12 months left in their Arsenal contracts in the summer, so may be sold rather than the north London club losing them for nothing in the summer of 2018.

The Express claims that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is monitoring Sanchez’s situation in particularly, as the Portuguese boss aims to build a team that is more capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

Is Mesut Ozil worth what he is demanding? 0

Posted on March 13, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Evening Standard, Germany international playmaker Mesut Ozil is demanding £290,000 per week to sign a new contract with the Gunners. There has been speculation and rumour about whether the former Real Madrid star will renew his deal in north London.

Ozil will have just 12 months left on his contract in the summer. If he does not sign a new deal, then he could well leave the north London club while he still has some value.

Wants to be the biggest earner at the club

Mesut Ozil set for big money contract offer 0

Posted on March 09, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Germany international playmaker Mesut Ozil is set to be offered a new deal at the Emirates worth £280,000 per week, according to the Mirror.

The former Real Madrid star will have just 12 months to run on his Arsenal contract in the summer. Ozil is reportedly holding firing on accepting the offer, as he believes he can earn higher wages elsewhere if he moves on.

Offer would double Ozil’s wages

The offer would more than double Ozil’s wages, as he is currently reported to be on £140,000 per week, with also bonuses added on. Arsenal have never paid a player more than £200,000 per week in flat wages, so the offer is a big deal.

Mesut Ozil ruled out of this evening’s meeting with Liverpool 0

Posted on March 04, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will miss tonight’s Premier League clash with Liverpool because he’s suffering from the flu. The German international was sent home from training in midweek by the club doctor but was expected back in time to face Liverpool after manager Arsene Wenger gave a positive update in the press conference.

Ozil, 28, has been an ever-present in the Arsenal side this season, making 22 Premier League appearances, scoring and creating nine goals. The midfielder has created 61 chances and would be an essential cog in turning possession in quality opportunities for his teammates. Santi Cazorla’s absence has been felt at the heart of the midfield and not having Ozil will further hamper Arsenal’s creativity.

Liverpool v Arsenal Premier League Preview 1

Posted on March 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal travel to Anfield on Saturday evening to face rivals for a Champions League spot Liverpool, in a massive game.

The home side’s form has stalled of late, as the Reds have won just once in their last seven outings. Last time out the side from Merseyside lost 3-1 at champions Leicester City. The Reds have lost three of their last five games in the league, although two of defeats have come away from home.

Jurgen Klopp’s side actually have a decent home record, having lost just once in 20 Premier League games on home soil. Liverpool have won three of their last five Premier League games at Anfield.

Arsenal linked with summer move for Inter star 0

Posted on February 27, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Italian publication Calciomercato, Arsenal are set to make a move for Inter and Croatia attacking midfielder Ivan Perisic in the summer.

The Croatian international has frequently been linked with moves to the Premier League in the past with the likes of Chelsea and Everton mooted as possible destinations for the former Wolfsburg star.

The Italian media claim that Inter rated Perisic in the region of £29.5million. The star only cost the Nerazzurri £16million when he arrived in 2015.

Impressive for club and country

Arsenal standing firm over contract demands from Ozil and Sanchez 0

Posted on February 26, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick has suggested the club won’t budge on their stance with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez with the two players having stalled on signing new deals to alleged disagreements over personal terms despite the finances being greater than ever – Arsenal boasting £100M in cash reserves.

Ozil, who is on £140K-a-week, is said to be looking for £250K-a-week in order to sign a new deal with the Gunners. Alexis Sanchez is also reportedly standing firm on a quarter of a million pounds per week. However, Keswick suggested the club won’t bow to demands if they deem them too lucrative, saying Arsenal will be “rational” in regard to how much they offer their top players to stay at the Emirates.

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