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Sead Kolasinac could prove to be the bargain of the summer 0

Posted on August 08, 2017 by David Nugent

Some Arsenal fans may well have criticised Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for his cautious nature over transfers in recent years, but the free signing of versatile Bosnia and Herzegovina defender Sead Kolasinac could be the bargain of the summer.

Kolasinac was the focus of attention for a number of other clubs prior to his free transfer to the Gunners from German club Schalke in the summer. In fact, the likes of AC Milan, Chelsea and Everton were all reportedly looking to sign the defender.

Arsenal win the Community Shield on penalty kicks 0

Posted on August 06, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal won the Community Shield on Sunday against Chelsea courtesy of a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.

The game started in a lively manner and it was Arsenal who saw the first real sight of goal. Winger Alex Iwobi ghosted past two Chelsea defenders, before seeing his centre across the fact the face of the goal hit Alexandre Lacazette and bounced clear.

A minute later and Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois produced a comfortable save from a Danny Welbeck header. The Blues goalkeeper was in action soon afterwards denying Iwobi at close-range after the Nigerian had received a clever through-ball from Mohamed Elneny.

Arsenal still ‘active’ in the transfer market 0

Posted on July 29, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners are still ‘active’ in the transfer market attempting to strengthen their squad ahead of the start of the Premier League season in just under two weeks’ time.

The club from north London are reportedly still trying to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, despite the French club stating in the press that he is not for sale this summer.

Still active in the market

Talking about Arsenal’s transfer activity, Wenger told Arsenal Player: ‘What’s next is to remain active,’

Who should start at the heart of the Arsenal defence? 0

Posted on July 25, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger took the very usual step of changing his formation to three centre-backs at the end of last season for the first time in over two decades.

The indications from pre-season are that the veteran French boss may stick with three at the back for the start of the new campaign. However, when everybody is fit who should start in the heart of the Gunners defence?

Arsenal now have decent options

Arsenal now have decent centre-back options in Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Gabriel, Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding. Then there are the versatile options of Sead Kolasinac, Nacho Monreal and Calum Chambers if the latter stays of course.

Maybe Arsenal should cash in on Kieran Gibbs 0

Posted on July 22, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs was a player that looked to have so much promise when he first broke into the Gunners first-team. However, a mixture of injury problems and a loss of form saw him struggle for first team last season.

There are now doubts over the England international’s future at the club after he was omitted from the Gunners squad for their preseason tour of Australia and China.

According to Sky Sports, West Brom have seen a £10million bid for the full-back rejected. It seems that he is more highly-rated elsewhere than in north London.

Alexandre Lacazette scores on Arsenal debut 0

Posted on July 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal opened their preseason campaign with a 2-0 victory over Australian side Sydney FC at the ANZ Stadium.
The Gunners took the lead through a header from veteran German centre-back Per Mertesacker on four minutes. England international Danny Welbeck missed a penalty kick.

However, the big moment Arsenal fans will have been waiting for happened on 83 minutes. Club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette came midway through the second half and made a quick impact.

Alex Iwobi cut the ball back to the striker, who fired home to seal the victory for the Gunners. Everybody connected with the Gunners will be happy that the striker opened his scoring account so early his career at the north London club.

What is the realistic target for Arsenal next season? 0

Posted on July 11, 2017 by David Nugent

We all have to agree last season was one of mixed emotions for Arsenal fans. The Gunners long run of top-four finishes ended, but Arsene Wenger’s side won the FA Cup for the third time in four seasons.

Last season was a bit of a shock to the system. All the speculation over Wenger’s future was a distraction and we now know the veteran French boss will be Arsenal boss for the next two seasons.

A stronger squad

Arsenal considering move for Barcelona midfielder 0

Posted on June 19, 2017 by David Nugent

According to reports from Turkish newspaper AMK, Barcelona’s Turkish midfielder Arda Turan is interesting Arsenal. In fact, the reports suggest that the Gunners are set to make a bid of around £26million for the former Atletico Madrid star.

The Turkish international has failed to have a major impact since his arrival in 2015. He is considered by many in Catalonia to have flopped at the Spanish giants, as he has failed to nail down a regular starting spot at the Nou Camp.

Would Wenger really pay £26million Turan?

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.

Arsenal to confirm Kolasinac deal 0

Posted on June 05, 2017 by Milos Markovic

North London club are expected to confirm their first summer signing imminently, according to the reports coming from the German media outlet Bild.

After more than a couple of weeks of intense speculation it became apparent that Gunners were closing in on Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac who is available on free transfer after his deal with Bundesliga outfit expired at the end of last season.

The 23-year-old has been constantly moved to and from Arsenal but the Bosnia international now looks set to be installed as Arsenal’s first summer signing. One of Schalke’s best players this season is expected to increase competition for places in Arsene Wenger’s newly-changed formation.



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