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Monaco star reportedly interested in signing for Arsenal 0

Posted on June 16, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro and reports from France, Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has decided to put his contract talks with the French champions on hold because of interest from Arsenal and boss Arsene Wenger.

Wenger has always enjoyed a good working relationship with his former club from the principality and that could bear fruit in this case.

A star for Monaco last season

Lemar has understandably attracted the attention of clubs from elsewhere, as he played a key part in Monaco’s sensational campaign. In 51 appearances for the French champions, Lemar scored 14 times and also produced 14 assists.

Arsenal target summer swoop for Monaco star 0

Posted on June 03, 2017 by David Nugent

The British tabloids have reported that Arsenal have made a big-money bid for Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe. However, it turns out Arsenal have not, in fact, made a big for the teenager, but are interested in signing the striker this summer.

According to the Express, the Gunners may now turn their attention to Mbappe’s Monaco teammate Thomas Lemar, who has also impressed in Monaco’s title-winning campaign.

Lemar was a key player in French title win

Young winger Lemar was a key player in Leonardo Jardim’s team Ligue One title victory. The 21-year-old scored nine goals and ten assists in the French top-flight. His tally of 14 goals and 14 assists in all competitions was even more impressive.

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.’

Fabinho’s father reveals Arsenal talks 0

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Monaco full back Fabinho is the man of the hour right now in France thanks to his commanding displays and impressive Ligue 1 performances ever since his arrival in 2014.

The 23-year-old Brazil international joined the Principality club from Real Madrid, where he played as a loaned player from Rio Ave. He took off his Monaco career as a loanee, but got signed on a permanent deal in 2015 and has gone on to become a vital member of Leonardo Jardim’s team.

Following a season during which he made 34 Ligue 1 starts and scored 6 goals, Fabinho currently stands at 24 appearances for his club with 5 goals to his name.

Draw at PSG was a good result for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 14, 2016 by David Nugent

Everything considered a 1-1 draw at PSG in the first game of their Champions League campaign was a good result for Arsenal. They rode their luck, as number two ‘keeper David Ospina made a number of saves.

It could have been a different story of Edinson Cavani had his shooting boots on. The Uruguayan may have only the scoring in the first minute, but he also missed some gilt-edged chances.

A draw at the top seeds

In truth, PSG are not one of the Champions League big hitters. They are not a Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich, who tend to dominate Champions League games home and away. PSG are just a rung below those teams.

Arsenal’s Champions League draw could go either way 0

Posted on August 25, 2016 by David Nugent

The draw for the group stages of the Champions League will take place at 5PM today. The Gunners will be expected to make it out of their group whatever happens, as they have done for the last 16 years.

In truth, the Gunners draw could be difficult or it could be comfortable. How the side from north London do in the competition will be determined by their draw.

A comfortable draw last season

Talking about comfortable draws, last season looked to be a comfortable draw for the Gunners, as they were drawn alongside the likes of Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb, with Bayern Munich inevitable group winners of course.

Arsenal eyeing Monaco defender 0

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger is continuing his pursuit of a defender that would help Gunners solve their defensive problems at the beginning of the new season.

With Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesacker ruled out with their respective injuries and Laurent Koscielny on his way back to the team after an extended holiday after his Euro 2016 participation, Arsenal are short of options at the back.

The French tactician fielded Rob Holding and Callum Chambers in the Premier League 2016-17 season’s opener against Liverpool and is now looking to add more quality to the back line.

Should Arsenal make a swoop for Monaco star? 1

Posted on August 20, 2015 by David Nugent

According to L’Equipe and the Daily Express, Monaco have turned down a bid of around £12.9million from Ligue One rivals PSG for reported Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa.

The 22-year-old is highly-rated and is believed to be a transfer target of both the Gunners and Premier League rivals Manchester United. Monaco value the 22-year-old at £18million and will only listen to exceptional options for the left-back.

Monaco are second favourites to win the French Ligue One title at odds of 11/1 this season, but noises coming out of France suggest Kurzawa is looking for a move to a bigger club this summer.

Arsenal linked with Joao Moutinho move 0

Posted on July 20, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Monaco are set to allow Portuguese playmaker Joao Moutinho leave this summer. The midfielder has previously been linked with a move to north London by other tabloids, despite the fact that the Gunners seem to be overflowing with players in his position.

Moutinho still has three-years left on his £110,000 per-week contract and Monaco are attempting to reduce their spending, as they have already allowed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao join Chelsea on a season-long loan deal to cut costs.

Reported Arsenal target set for Inter 0

Posted on June 21, 2015 by David Nugent

Reported Arsenal midfield target Geoffrey Kondogbia looks set to move to Italian club Inter for a fee in the region of £22million according to Sky Italia. The Nerazzurri have reportedly agreed a fee with Monaco for highly-rated French star.

Kondogbia had been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is believed to be a big fan of the youngster. The France international also impressed immensely for Monaco last season, as the Ligue One outfit knocked the Gunners out of the Champions League in the last 16.

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