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Southampton looking to re-sign Theo Walcott 0

Posted on October 06, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Southampton are looking to re-sign Arsenal forward Theo Walcott in January. The England international joined the Gunners from the south coast club back in 2006 for a fee reported to be in the region of £10million.

However, the report suggests that the south coast club could be prepared to pay between up to £15million to re-sign their former player.

Never fulfilled his potential

At 28 years-old, Theo Walcott is almost the poster boy of Arsenal’s malaise in the decade. When he joined Arsenal, Walcott was regarded as one of the hottest young players of his generation. He was exciting, energetic and seemed destined for stardom.

Arsenal 10/1 to sign Van Dijk, as Mustafi looks set for Gunners exit 1

Posted on August 25, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Italian giants Inter are set to seal a deal for Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi before the summer transfer window closes next Thursday. The deal is reportedly a loan deal, with the option of Inter purchasing the German defender next summer.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to deny that the centre-back could leave the club before Thursday deadline, which has added fuel to the fire of the story.

Mustafi has only spent one season with Arsenal. When Arsenal brought in the former-Valencia star last summer, most Gunners celebrated the centre-back’s arrival. The north London team had needed a strong centre-back for a while and Mustafi seemed to be the answer.

Reporter claims that Van Dijk’s agent have met with Arsenal chiefs 0

Posted on August 24, 2017 by David Nugent

According to ESPN journalist James Dodd, representatives of Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk have met with Arsenal hierarchy about the Dutchman moving to north London.

Arsenal fan Dodd tweeted: “#AFC have met with Van Dijk & his reps but I’m fairly sure all the big PL clubs have. I guess Saints would rather sell to us than Liverpool.”

Van Dijk is one of the most in-demand stars in the Premier League, having been linked with moves to Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea. However, Southampton insists that their star defender is not for sale, despite the Saints signing compatriot Wesley Hoedt earlier this week.

Arsenal join Virgil van Dijk chase 0

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Southampton wantaway star Virgil van Dijk looks set to leave his club during the summer transfer window.

The Dutch defender was expected to join Liverpool earlier this summer but his desired move to Anfield collapsed after the Reds were accused of foul play in the transfer market. Liverpool were forced to issue a public apology to Southampton and seemingly give up on the Dutch defender, which just might not be entirely true.

Liverpool are not out of contention for the highly-rated centre-back and are expected to come back with an offer for van Dijk, which would this time be officially made as it should have been in the first place.

Should Calum Chambers leave Arsenal this summer? 0

Posted on June 21, 2017 by David Nugent

Last season young Arsenal defender Calum Chambers found himself loaned out to Middlesbrough, who were eventually relegated from the Premier League.

The young defender was one of Boro’s most consistent players though and the north east side’s defensive record was not the problem. They went down because they were toothless in attack. Chambers and Ben Gibson formed a very good centre-back pair.

Chambers made 24 appearances for Boro, despite being injured for some of the campaign. His performances suggest that the 22-year-old is now ready to play regular first team football in the top-flight.

Oxlade-Chamberlain should stay at Arsenal this summer 0

Posted on June 05, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be ready to commit his future to the club and sign a new deal with the team from north London.

The England international has just 12 months left on his contract with Arsenal and media speculation was linking the midfielder with the likes Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City.

However, it seems he is now ready to stay in north London and fight for a place in the Gunners starting line-up.

Hit form at the end of the season

Stoke City v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 12, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening Arsenal visit Stoke City in a game that could prove vital for the Gunners top four challenge.

Stoke City will head into this game hoping to move into the top half of the Premier League table, as they are currently 13th in the Premier League. The Potters have finished ninth in the past few campaigns and with midtable so congested a fourth consecutive ninth-place finish is not out of the question.

However, Mark Hughes team have been in poor form of late in the Premier League, having won just one of their last nine games in the English top-flight. The Potters have also won just one of their last four games on home soil in the top-flight.

Gibbs enjoying surprise wing-back role at Arsenal 0

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs helped his side to a 2-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday evening, the Gunners’ third clean sheet in four games, and could have convinced his manager he’s worth keeping after spending the season on the periphery. Gibbs was out-of-favour for most of 2016/17 but revealed how much he’s enjoying his surprise recall to the side and how he’s adapted to the new role.

Visit to Stoke represents a challenge to Gunners top-four bid 0

Posted on May 11, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are somehow still in the fight for the Champions League spots this season after the Gunners 2-0 win over Southampton on Wednesday night. However, on Saturday a trip to face Stoke City is a potential banana skin in the Gunners challenge for the top-four.

Arsene Wenger’s side have a poor record in the Potteries, winning just once in their eight Premier League games at Stoke. In fact, the Gunners have won on just two of their last 14 visits to Stoke in all competitions, so it’s fair to stay it is not the Wenger’s favourite ground to visit.

Gunners record a crucial win at Saints 0

Posted on May 10, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal kept their hopes alive of a top-four finish this season by winning 2-0 at Southampton on Wednesday night, courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud.

Southampton offered the first threat on either goal on three minutes. Winger Nathan Redmond found space down the Saints left and found Steven Davis 25 yards out, only for the midfielder to fire well over Petr Cech’s bar.

On seven minutes Cedric got down the Saints right and crossed for opposite full-back Ryan Bertrand, who volleyed across the face of the Arsenal goal. Fortunately for the Gunners, nobody was there to put the ball into the ball into the net.



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