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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.

Could Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin be Mikel Arteta’s eventual replacement? 0

Posted on May 01, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to Goal, Arsenal are looking into signing Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. The French midfielder has impressed for the surprise package side this season and could well be the successor for Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, who has just one more year left on his deal with the Gunners.

Schneiderlin, signed from Racing Strasbourg in 2008, has trumped Arteta this season. The 24-year-old boasts having made more tackles (3.5 per game), more interceptions (2.1 per game), and makes more key passes (0.9 per game).

Who would you like to see in the Arsenal dugout next season? 4

Posted on April 08, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal recent slump in form and boss Arsene Wenger’s contract situation has put the veteran French boss’ future in north London in doubt. I think most us know that he is too stubborn to quit and the Gunners board are very unlikely to fire him, but if he did leave Arsenal here are some of the likely candidates:

Roberto Martinez (Everton)

Fresh off the back of a 3-0 win over Arsenal and leading Everton to their highest points total in the Premier League era, the Spaniard is doing a fine job on a small budget on Merseyside. The 40-year-old is regarded as one of the European games brightest young up-and-coming coaches.

Arsenal interested in Southampton defender Calum Chambers 0

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to talkSPORT, Arsenal are enquiring about the possibility of signing Southampton defender Calum Chambers.

The 19-year old has impressed in the games he’s played in for the Saints this season, and is said to be a target with the future of Bacary Sagna still in doubt.

Chambers has made 18 appearances this season, but has recently lost his place in the side the past few weeks. He’s regarded as a hot prospect for the future, but has already shown plenty of promise that he could make a big contribution now.

Morgan Schneiderlin drops Arsenal hint 0

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has suggested that he could join Arsenal in the future. The French footballer admits he is hoping to leave the Saints for a big European club and the Gunners appear to be one of the contenders for his signature.

After helping the club gain back to back promotions and reach the top flight, the 24-year-old has largely impressed in his first two Premier League campaigns, proving he has what it takes to play at the highest level.

Arsenal line-up Bacary Sagna replacements 0

Posted on March 20, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Arsenal are looking at replacements for French international full-back Bacary Sagna. The 31-year-old is out-of-contract at the end of the season and has reportedly been offered a new two year-deal at the Emirates, worth around £75,000 a week.

However, it seems that Sagna is looking for a three-year-contract and that factor could lead to the experienced ace moving on in the summer, with the likes of Juventus and Galatasaray thought to be interested in his signature.

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Arsene Wenger talks up in-form Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 0

Posted on March 14, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

After putting in two fine displays in the FA Cup against Everton, and the Champions League against Bayern Munich, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has drawn praise from his manager Arsene Wenger.

‘He has good vision. He has shown potential, and I think there’s a lot more to come from him in many areas. There’s potential to work on as he has interesting qualities in this position.’

Wenger also compared the former Southampton man to that of Arsenal’s academy product Jack Wilshere – citing how Oxlade-Chamberlain has taken plenty of hints and tips from his fellow England international.

What did you make of Arsenal drawing against Southampton? 1

Posted on January 29, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at Southampton last night was a pretty good watch for the neutral, but Gunners fans will be disappointed by their teams performance, especially in the first half. Having French midfielder Mathieu Flamini sent-off did not help Arsene Wenger’s side cause either.

Half

In truth Arsenal were terrible in the first half of this encounter. Southampton dominated possession and the Gunners were probably lucky to go in at half-time just one goal down. The Gunners offered very little attacking threat and their first real attack came on 42 minutes.



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