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Arsenal interested in signing Sevilla star 0

Posted on December 05, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal are interested in signing Sevilla’s defensive midfielder Steven N’Zonzi. The 28-year-old has reportedly travelled to London with speculation rife that he could be returning to the English top-flight in January.

N’Zonzi first appeared in English football under Everton boss Sam Allardyce at Blackburn. Reports suggest that the Toffees may well be interested in signing the midfield enforcer.

Impressed in Sevilla

N’Zonzi impressed during his time in the heart of the Blackburn midfield and moved on to Stoke City. However, the defensive midfielder enjoyed an underwhelming three years in the Potteries.

Allardyce hands Wenger the ultimate insult in post-match interview 0

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

It was bad enough for Arsenal to suffer a damaging and heavy defeat to a side currently fighting for survival in the Premier League, but it must have been worrying for supporters that Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce spelled out their deficiencies and successfully targeted them to mastermind the Eagles’ win on Monday night.

“Tactically, the players were aware of how to beat Arsenal. The first thing was to defend and frustrate them, keep them playing sideways, then use the space behind the full-backs. Arsenal have been weak defensively, they leave the centre-backs exposed. We won a lot of possession off them and created lots of chances. (Our opening goal) was down to us pressing them,” said Allardyce.

Carl Jenkinson’s move to Crystal Palace falls through 0

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Carl Jenkinson’s protracted exit from Arsenal has hit a stumbling block with disagreements over wages with suitors Crystal Palace. The want-away right-back looked set for a switch to Selhurst Park after being made available for transfer by manager Arsene Wenger, but Eagles boss Sam Allardyce revealed the deal was “hanging in the balance” as a result of Jenkinson failing to agree personal terms.

Carl Jenkinson set to sign for Crystal Palace 0

Posted on January 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson is set to join Crystal Palace after manager Sam Allardyce revealed the two clubs are close to agreeing terms. The Gunners fullback has failed to nail down a starting spot since his arrival from Charlton Athletic in 2011, making just over 60 appearances in his six years at the Emirates Stadium, and finally looks on his way out in an attempt to reignite his fledgling career.

Jenkinson nearing Crystal Palace move 0

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Carl Jenkinson days at Arsenal appear to be numbered.

The 24-year-old defender has failed to establish himself as first-team regular following two consecutive season-long loan spells as West Ham United and looks set to make a permanent move away from the Emirates.

Former Hammers manager and current Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce is looking to reunite with Arsenal defender at Selhurst Paro and is believed to be pushing for a permanent deal reportedly worth £3 million.

Sam Allardyce is beginning a rebuilding process at Premier League strugglers and is already eyeing moves for Jenkinson and Patrick Van Aanholt.

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Premier League Preview 0

Posted on December 31, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal will look to continue their challenge for the Premier League title, as the Gunners host Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on New Year’s Day.

The Gunners bounced back from back-to-back away defeats with a 1-0 home win over West Brom on Boxing Day, with the only goal of the game coming from an Olivier Giroud header. The goal came as a massive relief for everybody connected with the club from north London.

Arsene Wenger’s side will look to keep pace with leaders Chelsea, who the Gunners could trail by 12 points if the Blues defeat Stoke City on Saturday.

Arsenal to offer Wenger new deal amidst England job speculation 0

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Arsenal board of director appear to be readying a new contract offer for long-serving boss Arsene Wenger as the speculation linking the Frenchman with England job continue to mount.

The English FA have appointed Gareth Southgate their interim manager after Sam Allardyce was forced to leave his post after mere 67 days, but they have reportedly made the Arsenal boss their number one target to take over the reigns on permanent basis.

The national team chiefs had previously attempted to lure Arsene Wenger before making a move on Allardyce, but the Frenchman told them he wanted to finish the season at the Emirates.

Jack Wilshere didn’t deserve a place in the England squad 0

Posted on August 29, 2016 by David Nugent

England boss Sam Allardyce announced his Three Lions squad to face Slovakia on Sunday in a World Cup qualifier, with Allardyce’s side odds of evens to claim victory in the new boss’s first outing as national team boss.

There were a few surprises like Everton’s Ross Barkley, who has made a decent start to the campaign. One of the other surprise omissions was that of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Maybe it was not a surprise

Okay so maybe it should not have been such a surprise. The central midfielder has made just two substitute appearances for the Gunners this season, amounting to just 37 minutes in total of action.

Would Winston Reid be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on January 06, 2015 by David Nugent

According to reports from various sources, including Sky Sports, West Ham centre-back Winston Reid looks likely to leave the Hammers when his contract expires in the summer. The New Zealand international had previously been linked with a move to Arsenal.


West Ham boss Sam Allardyce told Sky Sports: “There is no future for Winston Reid at West Ham United at the moment. The only future for Winston at the moment is his contract finishes on 30 June.

“He hasn’t said that he is going to sign, he hasn’t said that he is or he isn’t but you’d err on (the side) that he isn’t by the look of it.

Big Sam tips Jenkinson for England 0

Posted on November 08, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce belives that Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson should be given a chance to impress for England as the Three Lions seem to lack quality options at the right-hand side.

The Gunners starlet was handed his England debut back in November 2012, but he has since been relegated to the Under-21 squad and has yet to make his second appearance for the Three Lions.

The lack of regular playing time was obviously one of the main reasons why he has been overlooked by Roy Hodgson, but having kick-started his career while on loan at West Ham, Jenkinson could soon return into international reckoning.

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