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Juventus showing interest in signing Arsenal star 0

Posted on November 10, 2017 by David Nugent

According to reports from Italian publication TuttoMercatoWeb, claim that Italian giants Juventus are monitoring Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. The report also suggests that the Bianconeri have already been in touch with the Spaniard’s agent.

Bellerin has often been linked with a move away from north London, with boyhood Barcelona mooted as his likely next destination. There were even claims in the summer that the Catalan giants had agreed on terms to join them last summer. However, it seems there is also interest from Italy.

Bellerin’s mixed form of late

Koscielny picks up head injury in friendly defeat to Spain 0

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny had an eventful outing for the France national team against Spain, giving away a penalty and clashing heads as Les Blues suffered a 2-0 defeat at home. However, the Gunners defender isn’t thought to have sustained any lasting damage that could rule him out of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Manchester City.

In Arsenal’s recent slump, Koscielny has been key to keeping the defence somewhat together. His absence in the Champions League saw the side crumble in both legs of their last-16 tie with Bayern Munich, and the form of partner Shkodran Mustafi has been disappointing alongside him in 2017. Mertesacker is waiting in the wings but is short on match fitness while the athletic Gabriel is error-prone at centre-back.

Bellerin should be fit to face Swansea this weekend 0

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin came through an injury scare to represent the Spanish U21s on Monday, helping the side to a 5-0 win against Estonia, and is expected to be fully fit to face Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday. The former Barcelona right-back has been a key component of the Arsenal side in the last 12 months, but there were fears of a minor knock ruling him out of featuring this weekend.

Arsenal target Alvaro Morata now even harder to sign 1

Posted on June 22, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Real Madrid have exercised their right to buy-back Spanish international striker Alvaro Morata from Italian giants Juventus for £23million.

It is now common practice for Spanish clubs to insert such buy-back clauses in young player’s contracts, just in case they wish to sign them back at a later date.

Completely financially motivated

Real Madrid are a club known to thrown money around, but buying Morata back from Juve may prove to be a masterstroke, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and of course Arsenal all reported to be interested in signing the 23-year-old.

Should Arsenal enquire about Chelsea’s want-away forward Pedro? 0

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Chelsea’s Pedro Rodriguez is reportedly brokering a move back to Barcelona this summer following a disappointing debut season at Stamford Bridge. His shock move in 2015 looked doomed from the start given the vast differences in philosophy of club and player, and so it proved with Pedro being inconsistent throughout 2015/16.

He scored and created nine goals in 24 Premier League starts which is a respectable return, but Pedro struggled with Chelsea’s playing style under two different managers, and is alleged to be keen for an exit as a result. Barcelona are the frontrunners for his signature according to reports, but Arsenal could well tempt him given their own playing style.

Arsenal to offer Hector Bellerin a new contract amid Barcelona interest 0

Posted on June 08, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal are reportedly ready to offer defender Hector Bellerin an improved contract to keep him at the club for the long-term, with Barcelona having shown an interest in their former player this summer. Dani Alves recently departed the Nou Camp, and with no obvious replacement in the La Liga title-winning squad, Bellerin was seen as the obvious pick given his speedy rise to prominence since his 2011 sale.

The 21-year-old is regarded the best right-back in the Premier League after an outstanding season with Arsenal, and could well be tempted to join his boyhood club, five years after being sold from their youth side. Boasting excessive pace, while developing his defensive attributes to rack up tackles and interceptions, Bellerin would seemingly fit the bill perfectly for the Spaniards.

Arsenal confident of keeping coveted defender Hector Bellerin 0

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s head of academy Andries Jonker believes Spanish defender Hector Bellerin is committed as ever to stay at the Emirates Stadium amid interest from former side Barcelona this summer. The young right-back was named in the PFA’s Team of the Year for an outstanding campaign with the Gunners, and Jonkers says Bellerin only has his sights set on improving for Arsenal after successfully graduating from their academy.

Carvajal out; Bellerin set to make Spain’s squad for Euro 2016 1

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin looks set to represent the Spanish national team in this summer’s European Championship following the new that Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal will be missing the tournament through injury. Bellerin played in a pre-Euro 2016 friendly and greatly impressed manager Vincente Del Bosque, who after the game admitted the Gunners right-back could come in if Carvajal was officially ruled out of action.

Santi Cazorla nearing a long-awaited comeback for Arsenal 0

Posted on April 05, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla should be back in action for the Gunners this month after his lengthy layout with a knee injury back in November last year. The Spanish international has been sorely missed with the club’s form going to pieces in 2016, and they’ve had real problems creating chances in a multitude of games in recent months too.

He was withdrawn from an advanced role to a deep-lying position alongside the combative Francis Coquelin last season and it led to a real upturn in form for the Gunners. However, this season the two players have hardly played together and it’s perhaps unsurprising Arsenal are suffering as a result.

Santi Cazorla proving he can still perform in an advanced role 0

Posted on November 15, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has shone in his deep-lying role for the Gunners in the last year, but showcased his quality in attack for Spain during their 2-0 win against England on Friday night. The 30-year-old scored the second goal of the game, a cool, low first-time finish, in to the bottom corner, and enjoyed being allowed more creative freedom to be a threat going forward.

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