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Big competition to sign Lucas Perez this summer 1

Posted on August 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are looking to offload a number of their players and one of those is supposedly Spanish striker Lucas Perez. The 28-year-old only joined the Gunners from Deportivo La Coruna last summer for a fee of around £17million.

However, he struggled for game time with the club from north London and is now looking to move on in search of regular game time elsewhere.  According to TalkSport, a number of clubs are trailing the forward this summer.

In-demand this summer

Surely the arrival of Kolasinac means the end of Gibbs at Arsenal? 1

Posted on June 06, 2017 by David Nugent

SArsenal have now officially announced the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina international Sead Kolasinac. The 23-year-old has agreed to a five-year deal with the Gunners and will arrive on a free transfer from Schalke.

The versatile star is expected to join up with the Arsenal squad in July, which is when his contract in Gelsenkirchen expires. Although Kolasinac is versatile and can play in many positions, he is most noted as a left-back.

With left-backs Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs already on the club’s books, it seems like there likely that one of those will leave.

Signing Moussa Sissoko would be a gamble for Arsenal 1

Posted on June 08, 2016 by David Nugent

Newcastle and France central midfielder Moussa Sissoko has recently talked about his wish to join Arsenal this summer. The Magpies were relegated last season following a close shave with demotion to the Championship in the previous campaign.

However, the question would be would he really add anything to the Arsenal squad?

Blows hot and cold

Sissoko is one of those players that blow hot and cold. He can be fantastic one game and woeful the next. Last season he produced seven assists and scored one goal, as the north east side were relegated.

Loaning out Mathieu Debuchy is the right decision 0

Posted on January 27, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Guardian, Sunderland and Aston Villa are vying for the signature of Arsenal’s French international right-back Mathieu Debuchy. The 30-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, with Hector Bellerin now first choice for the Gunners.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is now believed to be willing to allow the £12million signing from Newcastle leave on a loan deal on a loan basis, which could prove a clever move.

Arsene Wenger reveals he wants at least one January signing 0

Posted on January 03, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that he wants to make at least one new addition to his squad in the January transfer window. However the Frenchman did reveal that he would prefer his injured players back first and foremost.

Looking to do business in January

The veteran Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has never really been a fan of the winter transfer window. He has previously stated that he does not think that he can buy players of the required quality and sometimes players are overpriced.

Arsenal stretch lead at the top of the Premier League 0

Posted on January 02, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium, as Laurent Koscielny grabs only goal of the game.

The first attempt on goal came from the visitors on three minutes. Hector Bellerin found Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the midfielder dragged an effort wide of goal after failing to make decent contact with it.

Arsenal ‘keeper Petr Cech was called into action on 16 minutes. The Czech stopper parried a header from Georginio Wijnaldum header, the rebound fell to Aleksandar Mitrovic who found Jack Colback and the midfielder fired straight at Cech.

Patience in possession will be key for Arsenal against Newcastle on Saturday 0

Posted on January 01, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal host Newcastle United in the Premier League this weekend, and could go three points clear at the top with a win at the Emirates Stadium. However, their opponents have been hard to beat in recent weeks due to their improved defensive record so patience will be key for Arsenal.

Since their thrashing against Crystal Palace, Newcastle have conceded only four goals from their five following games, and have ground out wins against the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur recently. The Magpies are sure to be compact without the ball, and could use physical tactics to unsettle Arsenal on Saturday.

Arsenal v Newcastle Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 01, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal host Newcastle on Saturday afternoon looking to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

The Gunners looked to have finally found a touch of consistency, having won five out of their last six games in all competitions, with a 4-0 defeat Southampton their only slip-up.

The recent good run has the Gunners move above the likes of Leicester and Manchester City to the top of the table. Arsene Wenger’s side are currently only top on goal difference, with Leicester breathing down their neck. Third-place Manchester City are three points behind the top two teams.

Arsenal linked with move for Newcastle forward 0

Posted on November 14, 2015 by David Nugent

The international break usually produces some interesting transfer talk and are claiming that Arsenal are interested in signing Newcastle’s Spanish forward Ayoze Perez.

He 22-year-old joined the Magpies from second tier Spanish side Tenerife in the summer of 2014 and proceeded to produce impressive form, after reportedly turning down moves to the likes Real Madrid, Barcelona and Porto in favour of a better chance of first team football in England top-flight.

This season the former Spanish under-21 international has scored three goals in eight starts for the Magpies, including scoring the winner last time out against Bournemouth. Perez has recently revealed that he feels he is close to fulfilling his dream of a senior international call-up.

Debuchy thought about leaving Arsenal 0

Posted on September 04, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal full-back Mathieu Debuchy has admitted that he came close to leaving the Gunners this summer, despite the fact he only joined last summer from Newcastle for £12million.

The 30-year-old struggled with injuries last season and made just 11 Premier League starts for the north London.

The rise of Spanish youngster Hector Bellerin has not helped Debuchy’s chances of reclaiming his starting place either, as the 20-year-old has been highly-impressive since breaking into the Gunners team last season.

Debuchy spoke of his situation telling L’Equipe: “It is difficult. Even if I had not played a lot last season, in my head I would return to start after my recovery.

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