October 09, 2017 by
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has endured a frustrating campaign at the Emirates Stadium. In truth, the French international was always going to be back-up to international teammate Alexandre Lacazette this season.
However, the striker has stated that he came close to leaving Arsenal this summer. He told French TV channel Canal Plus: “I had the opportunity to leave [Arsenal],”
“I was very close to another English club, Everton. But I think I made the best choice.”
Should he have joined Everton? .......Read more here.....
July 06, 2017 by
According to the Metro, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is considering a move to Everton this summer and is believed to have been in contact with manager Ronald Koeman. The French international looked set to stay after committing his future, but he’s since been linked with a host of clubs and knows he’ll be second-choice to new signing Alexandre Lacazette.
Giroud spent last season third in the pecking order to Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck. He was an effective substitute, however, and turned in an impressive goal tally given the considerable lack of minutes. The 30-year-old scored 12 goals in 11 Premier League starts, scoring and creating 20 goals in all competitions for Arsenal, and has sides ready to bid £20m for his services as a result. .......Read more here.....
July 03, 2017 by
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is sending a clear message to the French forward Olivier Giroud with the imminent arrival of Alexandre Lacazette.
The 30-year-old striker who struggled to break into the starting line-up towards the end of last season with Gunners is nearing the end of the road at the Emirates. Having seen his credentials being regularly put to the test, Giroud looks set to pack his bags and move elsewhere during the summer transfer window.
The experienced frontman will have no shortage of suitors and the list of potential new destinations for the Arsenal man is getting longer every day. .......Read more here.....
June 08, 2017 by
As always we are set for a whole host of transfer talk and probably little activity at Arsenal if Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has his way anyway.
Arsenal needs to strengthen this summer in a number of departments. For me, a new striker is still needed. It looks likely that Alexis Sanchez may leave and Spaniard Lucas Perez also seems set for the exit door.
That leaves Arsenal with Olivier Giroud and the fragile Danny Welbeck as striking options for next season. One option that could be available is Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to north London before and speculation is rife that he will leave the European champions this summer. .......Read more here.....
May 17, 2017 by
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez put himself back into the race for the Premier League Golden Boot on Tuesday night with his brace against Sunderland in a 2-0 victory.
The win was not only vital for his team and kept them in the race for the Champions League spots, but also rather unexpectedly put him back in the running for the Premier League’s top scorer.
Going head-to-head with rival on Sunday
Ironically, the two goals put Sanchez just a goal behind Everton’s Romelu Lukaku on 23 goals. The Toffees forward has struggled for goals of late and has failed to score in his last four Premier League outings. .......Read more here.....
March 15, 2017 by
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. .......Read more here.....
December 13, 2016 by
Arsenal missed the chance to move back to the top of the Premier League table on Wednesday night, as the Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat at Everton.
Arsenal had the first real effort on goal on seven minutes. Nacho Monreal found an off-balance Mesut Ozil, who put an effort over the bar. Arsenal took the lead with the next shot on goal on 20 minutes.
Ashley Williams gave away a free-kick on the edge of the area and the resulting free-kick from Alexis Sanchez hit the Welsh international before beating Maarten Stekelenburg in the Toffees goal. On 28 minutes Enner Valencia headed an effort well over Petr Cech’s bar from a corner kick. .......Read more here.....
December 12, 2016 by
In-form Arsenal head to Merseyside to Everton’s Goodison Park on Tuesday night with the chance to return to the top of the Premier League table, at least for 24 hours anyway.
The home side are in disarray at the moment after a promising start to life under Dutch boss Ronald Koeman. The home side have won just one of their last ten Premier League games, suffering five defeats in the process, including a 3-2 defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road in their last outings. .......Read more here.....
July 11, 2016 by
Young Japanese striker Takuma Asano produced a brace in Sanfreece Hiroshima’s 4-2 defeat against Kashima Antlers in the J-League. The 21-year-old has agreed a summer move to Arsenal and the move will be ratified when the youngster undergoes a medical and his international clearance is granted.
The youngster is very much considered one for the future, but his record this season is decent, as he has scored nine times in 21 appearances for his current team. He has scored 27 goals in 93 senior appearances overall.
Unlikely to be playing first team next season .......Read more here.....
July 07, 2016 by
Arsenal are favourites with the bookmakers to sign Belgium and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku this summer, according to online bookmakers. With manager Arsene Wenger desperate for a prolific striker, and the side having begun pre-season, time is fast running out for the Londoners to bring in a goalscorer who can gel with the players with enough time to be fully fit for the coming campaign.
Lukaku has long been on the radar of Arsenal, with Wenger having shown a liking to the pace and power of the striker when Arsenal have come up against Everton. The Belgium international memorably scored against the Gunners in a previous Premier League meeting, and Lukaku’s strength proved to be a problem all through the game. .......Read more here.....