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Arsenal contract issue an ideal situation, says Wenger 0

Posted on July 31, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the Gunners current situation with a number of players contracts expiring in 12 months’ time is ‘an ideal situation’.

Players including Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Santi Cazorla are all in the last 12 months of their deals with the north London club.

Obviously, the most well-publicised player on that list is Sanchez, who Wenger insists is staying at the club despite doubts over his future. The Chilean and Ozil have both turned down offers of lucrative new contracts in north London.

‘An ideal situation’

Alexis Sanchez stories will not go away 0

Posted on July 23, 2017 by David Nugent

It seems the stories about Alexis Sanchez will just not go away at the moment. The latest story reported by Sky Sports suggests that French club PSG are set to bid around £35million for the Chilean star.

Sanchez’s future at Arsenal has been in doubt for some time, as the 28-year-old has just 12 months left on his contract with the north London club.

A number of British media outlets are also reporting that the French club are set to sign Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar in a deal worth £195million this summer.

Wenger has stated Sanchez will not leave this summer

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.

Wrong time for Ozil to talk about his contract 0

Posted on April 14, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal’s Germany international playmaker Mesut Ozil, it is the wrong time to talk about his contract situation. Instead, the German wants to concentrate on the Gunners quest for a top-four finish this season.

Arsenal all that’s important

Talking ahead of Monday’s visit to Middlesbrough Ozil told Sky Sports: “I think at the moment it would be wrong to really think about that, to go ahead and look at that.

“At the moment the team we’re having a more difficult spell and at this stage, I’m not important and no other player is important. What’s important is the club.

Mustafi agrees Arsenal deal (we shall see) 0

Posted on August 11, 2016 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi has agreed to personal terms with Arsenal, but no fee has been agreed. Is that not tapping up?

Anyway, Sky are usually one of the most reliable sources of information when it comes to player deals. Hopefully, there is some truth in the story, but we shall see.

Arsene to offer some magic beans and a mars bar

If agreeing on a fee is down to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger this deal will not get done. The 24-year-old is reportedly rated in the £30million bracket by Los Ches. The veteran French boss is unlikely to pay anywhere near amount of money for a centre-back.

Arsenal in talks over Mustafi move 0

Posted on July 29, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal are in talks to sign Valencia centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, according to Sky Germany via Sky Sports.

The Gunners have yet to submit a bid for the German defender, but reports claim he could be available for a fee of around £25.3million plus add-ons, which could total to a further £8.4million.

Mustafi has a minimum fee release clause of £42.1million in his Valencia contract, but Los Ches are unlikely to demand close to that fee for the defender because quite simply they need a cash injection following a poor campaign in La Liga.

Extraordinary recent rise

Arsenal close to signing Bolton defender 1

Posted on July 19, 2016 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal has had a bid of around £2million accepted by Bolton for young defender Rob Holding. The story is believed to have originated from the Press Association.

The 20-year-old played 30 games for Wanderers and won Player of the Year last season, as the Trotters were relegated from the Championship into League One. The youngster is believed to have travelled to London earlier today to have a medical with the youngsters.

This this typical Wenger

Thierry Henry set to leave under-18 role at Arsenal 1

Posted on July 12, 2016 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry will not be coaching the clubs under-18 side next season, despite being offered a number of different ways of contributing to the Gunners youth team.

He had been working with the youngsters to obtain his UEFA A license, but will now have to find another team to coach to gain his Pro License.

The reason that has been cited is that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is unwilling to allow Henry to combine a coaching role with his duties as a pundit for Sky. His experience and knowledge could be highly valuable to the Arsenal players, especially the younger players.

Per Mertesacker criticises Gunners discipline 0

Posted on April 19, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker has criticised his team’s discipline. The Gunners have gone from top to fourth in a short space of time and are now suddenly find themselves in a possible battle for a place in the top four.

The big German told Sky Sports: “It’s about discipline. We lacked that desperation to defend and get everyone behind the ball.

“To come back to that level is absolutely important in the Premier League, and if you don’t you will get punished. These details are very important to us and everyone can see it.”

Arsenal are mentally weak

Would Jamie Vardy be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on January 07, 2016 by David Nugent

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is being linked with a move to the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United by Sky Sports. However, the Gunners have been linked with moves for a number of strikers in January, including Troy Deeney and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

However, surely if the Gunners are interested in Deeney, then a move for Vardy cannot be ruled out. The England international has enjoyed a meteoric rise this season, scoring 15 Premier League goals. He is now joint-top Premier League goal scorer alongside Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.



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