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Southampton star interesting Arsenal 4

Posted on August 23, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal could make a move for Southampton’s defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama. The Kenyan star made a name for himself in the SPL with Celtic, before making a £12.5million move to the south coast.

Mixed Fortunes

Wanyama has enjoyed mixed fortunes at St Marys in his year at the club. He made 24 Premier League appearances last season, as injury disrupted his debut season in the top-flight slightly. However, the midfielder still looks a powerhouse midfielder.

Defensive Midfielder

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to mentor Calum Chambers 0

Posted on August 13, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain recently revealed he would be “taking Calum (Chambers) under his wing” after the two former Southampton teammates were reunited this summer.

Both played in the Gunners’ Community Shield triumph over Manchester City in the last few days, and the relation ship the pair have on the pitch is something manager Arsene Wenger wants to enhance.

“(Chambers) seems like he’s enjoying himself so I think he’s going to have a good time here,” said Oxlade-Chamberlain. “He has settled in really quickly and all the boys love him. He’s feeling confident and comfortable and that’s what we like to see.”

Is Serge Gnabry set to be loaned out? 2

Posted on August 11, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Serge Gnabry could be sent out on loan before the summer transfer window shuts. The young winger is highly-rated at the Emirates Stadium and is unlikely to be allowed to leave on a permanent basis.

Attention

Gnabry showed promise in his limited first team appearances last season and at 19-year-old looks to have plenty of potential. His appearances are believed to have been enough to attract the attention of Premier League trio Crystal Palace, Southampton and Newcastle.

Competition

Morgan Schneiderlin is an Arsenal target this summer 0

Posted on August 02, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

While Tottenham are the hot favourites to sign Southampton’s talented midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was coy when speaking about the Frenchman.

“I wouldn’t like to speak about any names because I wouldn’t want to unsettle Southampton.”

While not an admission, he failed to rule out the possibility of signing the 24-year-old, as he has done with the likes of Mario Balotelli before. Schneiderlin has enjoyed the best season of his career, so few could blame Wenger for wanting him. He was a standout performer with Southampton in 2013/14, while representing France in this summer’s World Cup.

Arsenal complete signing of Calum Chambers 1

Posted on July 29, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal has completed the signing of young defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee potentially rising to £16million. The youngster had been linked with the move for a few months and has now put pen to paper with the Gunners.

Highly-rated

Chambers is highly-rated, despite the fact that he has made just 18 Premier League starts and four substitute appearances in the top-flight. In those appearances he did produce some impressive performances and showed a maturity greater than his years.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that the move was a gamble, but the Frenchman seems to believe that the youngster’s potential outweighs the risk.

Is Calum Chambers really worth £16M? 1

Posted on July 26, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Southampton defender Calum Chambers close to sealing a £16M deal to join Arsenal this summer, is he really worth such a valuation?

The 19-year-old made 22 Premier League appearances last season for Southampton, averaging a tackle or assist every 25 minutes. He completed 683 passes, while making more than 80 crosses.

Considering Arsenal supporters were hoping the club would look to sign a dominating midfielder who can help with more ball retention and nullifying the threat of the opposition, to have the Gunners spending such a large amount of money on a young defender, of whose favourite position is covered already by Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson, will irk many fans.

Carl Jenkinson will benefit from loan move 0

Posted on July 26, 2014 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, four Premier League clubs are battling out for the signature of Arsenal’s highly-rated young full-back Carl Jenkinson. The 22-year-old looks to be set to slip down the full-back pecking order with the proposed signing of Southampton youngster Calum Chambers.

Competition

Last season Jenkinson had club stalwart Bacary Sagna for competition for that right-back spot. With the Gunners replacing Sagna with Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle and Chambers seemingly heading for the Emirates all of a sudden he finds himself third choice right-back.

Calum Chambers still on Arsenal radar 1

Posted on July 16, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal could be set to make a move for Southampton’s talented young full-back Calum Chambers. The Gunners are reportedly on the verge of completing the signing of France full-back Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle.

Debuchy is likely to replace the now departed Bacary Sagna as first choice right-back for the Gunners, but the north London outfit seem to be ready to sign Chambers as backup to the Frenchman.

Youngster

Chambers is yet another talented young player off the Saints seemingly endless conveyor belt of talent from their academy. The 19-year-old broke into the Saints team last season and started 18 Premier League games for the side from the south coast and also made four substitute appearances.

Is it genius or madness that Arsene Wenger is signing Premier League talent from lesser clubs? 5

Posted on July 06, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal in the market for Newcastle fullback Mathieu Debuchy and Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, is it wise for manager Arsene Wenger to be procuring Premier League talent currently playing for considerably less clubs?

Debuchy may play for a side who finished in 10th place last season, but he was keeping former Arsenal first-choice right-back Bacary Sagna out of the France starting lineup in this summer’s World Cup. Last season, he averaged a tackle or interception every 16 minutes, while scoring once and making three assists.

Arsenal target reportedly not returning to Southampton 0

Posted on July 05, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is that confident of a move away from St Marys this summer that he has told his Saints teammates he will not return to the club from the south coast.

Target

The 24-year-old has been linked with a £20million move to both Arsenal and Tottenham in recent weeks and he is confident that he will join the mass exodus from the south coast club. Arsenal boss and compatriot Arsene Wenger is known to be an admirer of the defensive midfielder.



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