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Arsenal chase German international midfielder 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by David Nugent

According to German publication Sport Bild, Arsenal could be set to make a summer move for Schalke’s highly rated German international midfielder Goretzka. However, they could face stiff competition for the 22-year-old from Bavarian giants Bayern Munich for the midfielder’s signature.

The young midfielder is gaining a big reputation in European football. Schalke are unwilling to sell the midfielder, despite his contract expiring next summer.

The German club did the same with Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac and the defender joined the Gunners on a free transfer this summer. It seems they are prepared to lose another player for nothing next summer and miss out on a significant transfer fee.

Arsenal could lose out on Mahrez to Roma 0

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal could lose out on Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, with AS Roma reportedly keen on his signature. City manager Craig Shakespeare recently revealed there had been no offer for the Algerian, with Arsenal putting their focus on Monaco’s Thomas Lemar this summer.

Arsene Wenger’s side have had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old and are believed to be preparing a third bid up to £50m. If Arsenal are successful in signing Lemar, they aren’t going to approach Mahrez. Roma, however, do want the latter as a replacement for Mohamed Salah, who joined Liverpool.

Arsenal chasing Croatian international star 0

Posted on July 09, 2017 by David Nugent

The latest rumour on the transfer mill involving Arsenal seems to be the Gunners making a move for Inter Milan’s Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.

This story comes from ESPN, who claim that Arsenal are interested in adding the highly-rated Croatian to their ranks this summer. The 24-year-old is just one in a long line of players linked with a move to the north London club this summer.

Now it seems that he may be considered a cheaper alternative to Monaco’s Thomas Lemar and Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez, who are reported transfer targets for the club this summer.

Arsenal interested in Real Madrid star 0

Posted on July 08, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, Arsenal and Premier League rivals Arsenal are both interested in signing Real Madrid’s highly talented attacking midfielder Marcos Asensio this summer.

Asensio is one of the brightest young prospects in the Spanish game. The 21-year-old was one of the stars of the under 21 European Championships, where his national team finished runners-up to Germany.

Despite being highly rated, the versatile youngster has understandable had problems getting into the Los Blancos starting line-up. Last season he did make his mark in the Spanish capital and scored in Real’s 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League.

Leicester say they’ve received no offer from Arsenal for Mahrez 0

Posted on July 07, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Leicester City have not received an offer from Arsenal for Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez. Manager Craig Shakespeare revealed there hasn’t been an approach from any club and are expecting him to stay at the King Power Stadium as a result.

“I’m not worried. Can it be disappointing when a player comes out publically? Yes. I think we have to look what is behind that as well, in terms of advice,” he told Sky Sports. Arsenal, who were unsuccessful in signing Mahrez last summer, reportedly bid £35m for the Leicester winger but no progress has been made.

Arsenal may turn to Mahrez instead of Monaco star 0

Posted on July 05, 2017 by David Nugent

With the arrival of striker Alexandre Lacazette set to be announced imminently, Arsenal are expected to now step up their bid to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

The French champions are understandably not keen on selling the youngster and have resisted any interest in the winger’s services so far this summer. In fact, Arsenal were reported to have had a bid of around £30m rejected last month. Monaco are attempting to ward off the Gunners interest by raising their asking price.

Lemar is regarded as one of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s main transfer targets this summer. The winger would add pace and direct running to the Gunners attack.

Lemar won’t hand in transfer request to force Arsenal move 0

Posted on June 30, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Goal, AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar is still happy to stay at the Stade Louis II if his deal to join Arsenal falls through. It’s believed the 21-year-old won’t force a move away from Monaco should the two clubs not agree a deal.

Arsenal have had a first bid rejected and have since made a second offer. But reports suggested Monaco wouldn’t sell any more players given Bernardo Silva’s departure and Tiemoué Bakayoko’s potential Chelsea move. The Gunners could miss out on Lemar this summer as a result.

Arsenal set to sign Riyad Mahrez as Leicester star gives up on Barcelona dream 0

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Milos Markovic

According to reports from Spanish media outlet Sport, Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez could complete a £32.5 million move to the Emirates this week.

The 2015/16 Premier League player of the year is said to be tired of waiting for Barcelona to initiate the transfer from Leicester City and is set to switch his focus to Arsenal as he eyes a move away from the King Power Stadium.

The 26-year-old creative Algeria international was instrumental in Leicester City’s title charge back in 2016, but is ready to make a next step in his career after failing to replicate his stellar season with the Foxes last term.

Who would be a better signing for Arsenal, Mahrez or Rodriguez? 2

Posted on June 11, 2017 by David Nugent

As we all know Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not like putting his hand in his pocket when it comes to spending the clubs money. Last summer he did spend big money on Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka.

However, the rumour mill has now well and truly kicked in and Arsenal are being linked with some top players. Two of those players are Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, who would both no doubt add something to the Gunners team for next season.

Would reportedly cost similar fees

Arsenal move for Riyad Mahrez possible says Arsene Wenger 0

Posted on June 03, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that a move for Leicester’s want-away winger Riyad Mahrez could be possible this summer. The Algerian international has told the Foxes that he wishes to leave the club this summer after their poor campaign.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for Mahrez in the past and now that the player wants to leave his Midlands club it seems like an ideal time for Arsenal to make a move.

Talking about Mahrez, Wenger told beIN Sports: “We have not made a bid, but personally, I like the player, yes,”

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