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Newcastle lead chase for Lucas Perez 0

Posted on August 08, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsene Wenger once again all but confirmed that Spanish striker Lucas Perez will not play a part in the forthcoming season after the former Deportivo La Coruna forward was left out of the squad for the Community Shield final against Chelsea.

Alexandre Lacazette led the line in attack from the kick-off whereas it was Olivier Giroud who got introduced in the second term with Lucas Perez failing to make it to the bench even.

Gibbs nearing Arsenal exit after Emirates Cup snub 0

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs looks set to leave the club this summer after being left out of the squad for the Emirates Cup, reports The Sun. The England international has been linked with a move to Watford, West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United and was previously left out of the pre-season tour as he negotiated his exit.

There’s been little progress since. West Bromwich Albion have pulled out of the deal, while Watford and Newcastle United aren’t keen to meet Arsenal’s £15m asking price. Gibbs has hardly featured for the Gunners in the last 12 months, making just eight Premier League starts in 2016/17. His contract is up next summer so Arsenal are running out of time to get value from the left-back.

Wilshere linked with Swansea, Newcastle and West Ham 0

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Telegraph, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is a target for three Premier League clubs this summer. The English international has just 12 months on his deal with the Gunners and has yet to have been offered a contract extension.

Wilshere spent last season on loan with AFC Bournemouth, citing the decision to leave due to a lack of opportunities at Arsenal. The playmaker is in a similar predicament this summer and may be considering his offers as a result – not to mention currently recovering from a broken leg. Swansea City, Newcastle United and West Ham United are keen on his signature.

Gibbs remains a target for Newcastle 0

Posted on July 06, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Northern Echo, Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is still a target for Newcastle United this summer. The English international is expected to be sold ahead of the new season but clubs were previously put off by his £15m asking price. Arsenal have reportedly lowered their demands to £8m in an attempt to sell the left-back and their newly-promoted compatriots want to take him off their hands.

Arsenal prepared to accept £8m for Gibbs 0

Posted on July 02, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Arsenal have lowered their asking price for Kieran Gibbs, with clubs having baulked at their previous £15m valuation. The Gunners are willing to accept £8m for the England international, with Newcastle United still believed to be interested.

Arsenal signed Sead Kolasinac from Schalke this summer and are believed to be in the market for OGC Nice left-back Dalbert Henrique. Nacho Monreal looks to be used as more of a centre-back next season but is a natural left-back which means Arsenal have no need for Gibbs to stay.

Will Calum Chambers be sent out on loan again next season? 0

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers returned to his parent club after a season-long loan at Middlesbrough but could be on his way out of the club on a temporary basis again, with Premier League returnees Newcastle United linked, according to Gazette Live.

The 22-year-old made 24 Premier League appearances for Boro last season , scoring one goal and making one assist. Despite a number of impressive performances, he was unable to keep the North-East side in the top-flight and will be keen to avoid a repeat if loaned out to another newly-promoted outfit in 2017/18.

Florian Lejeune wanted by Arsenal 0

Posted on June 07, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Reports coming from the Spanish news outlet Marca suggest that Arsene Wenger has set his sights on Eibar star Florian Lejeune.

The Gunners have made an enquiry of the availability of the 26-year-old centre-back who has been closely followed by other Premier League sides as well.

Namely, Arsenal’s fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur are also believed to be in the hunt for Lejeune’s signature, whereas newly-promoted Newcastle United are also keen.

It is the Magpies in fact who have made the first move for the French defender as Rafa Benitez has agreed to pay £8.75 million in order to activate the release clause in his contract with Eibar.

Could Arsenal consider a move for Moussa Sissoko after his performance against Switzerland? 0

Posted on June 19, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

France and Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has made no secret of his desire to join Arsenal this summer, making a public statement to praise the London club and manager Arsene Wenger, while ruling out any chance of staying at St James’ Park. But while Arsenal overlooked the midfielder and distanced themselves from the rumours, Sissoko’s performance against Switzerland might see them considering a U-turn.

The 26-year-old was given his first start of the 2016 European Championships and played like a player with a point to prove. Sissoko was industrious and created chances due to his positive play for Les Blues. France were held to a draw against Switzerland, but came very close to edging the win – thanks, in part, to Sissoko’s attacking performance.

Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko issues “come and get me” plea to Arsenal 0

Posted on June 07, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to Foot Marcado, Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko is keen to depart St James’ Park this summer following the club’s relegation, and has revealed his choice of destination is Arsenal. The 26-year-old revealed he told manager Rafael Benitez he couldn’t play in the Championship as to not risk his chances in the France national team, and is hoping Arsenal are still keen on procuring his signature.

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud 8/13 to score anytime against Newcastle United 0

Posted on January 02, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is expected to lead the line against Newcastle this afternoon, and will be hoping he can continue his impressive personal record against the Magpies. The 29-year-old has been in fine form this season, scoring 10 goals in 19 league games so far, and has been a good omen in this fixture in recent years.

Giroud has won all seven of his meetings with Newcastle since his move from Montpellier, and has scored an impressive eight goals past the North-East club in the process. He’s failed to net in his last two league games, but could well return to scoring ways on home soil.

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