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Newcastle preparing bid for Jack Wilshere 0

Posted on August 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Newcastle United are preparing a bid for Arsenal’s out-of-favour central midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to the Daily Express. The report also claims that Wilshere has accepted the fact that he is now surplus to requirements in north London.

The 25-year-old’s contract in north London expires next summer and it seems unlikely that a chance offer will be forthcoming.

Wilshere needs to prove himself

In his teen years, Wilshere was supposedly destined to be a star. However, the midfielder’s problems with injuries are well documented, as close to a decade Wilshere has struggled to stay away from injuries.

Manchester United targeting Gunners star duo 0

Posted on March 14, 2017 by David Nugent

Manchester United are set to make a double swoop on Arsenal for star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, according to the Daily Express. Any deal would be regarded as a kick in the teeth to Gunners fans everywhere.

Both players will have 12 months left in their Arsenal contracts in the summer, so may be sold rather than the north London club losing them for nothing in the summer of 2018.

The Express claims that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is monitoring Sanchez’s situation in particularly, as the Portuguese boss aims to build a team that is more capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

Arsene Wenger backs Southgate for England 0

Posted on October 13, 2016 by David Nugent

There has been a lot of speculation about whether Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could take the England manager’s job in the near future. The experienced Gunners boss seems to be distancing himself from the job by saying interim boss Gareth Southgate is the best man for the job.

Backing Southgate for England

When asked about the England job Wenger told the Daily Express: “I focus on my job, that’s what it is about. I believe he [Southgate] has accumulated experiences, he was a good observer.

“[He must] show the decisions you make are right and have the strength to do what you think is right.”

Would Neven Subotic be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 10, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal may rival Middlesbrough and Liverpool for Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic, as the Gunners look to strengthen their defensive options.

The club from north London have been linked with a number of defenders this summer and it seems that Subotic could be a prospective target this summer.

In-demand this summer

Subotic is a player in-demand this summer despite enduring a difficult couple of years for Dortmund. The 27-year-old made just six appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side last season and noises coming out of the German club suggest that they are desperate to sell the Serbian defender, as he is now regarded as the fifth choice centre-back at the club.

England could wait a year to land Arsene Wenger 0

Posted on June 29, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, the English FA could leave it a year to appoint a new England boss with a view to appointing Gunners boss Arsene Wenger next summer as the Three Lions permanent boss.

A three man committee of Martin Glenn, Dan Ashworth and David Gill are likely to be the men who choose the next England boss.

They are expected to appoint a caretaker-manager in the wake of Roy Hodgson’s recent resignation following England’s disastrous Euro 2016 exit against Iceland in the last-16. The Three Lions face their qualifier against Slovakia in September.

Arsenal linked with move for Edinson Cavani (Again!) 0

Posted on June 12, 2016 by David Nugent

With Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy leaving Arsenal whistling in the wind over whether he’s joining them or not, it seems the Gunners have a back-up plan. Unfortunately it seems it is a name mentioned at least twice a transfer window when it comes to Arsenal and never signs. It is Edinson Cavani.

According to the Daily Express, the Uruguayan currently plying his trade with French champions PSG is the Gunners back-up plan.

Hasn’t he been constantly linked with Arsenal though?

Arsenal handed boost in Carvalho bid 0

Posted on November 14, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal have been handed a boost in their reportedly chase of Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder William Carvalho, after talks over a new contract with the Portuguese club broke down.

Carvalho has been mooted as a possible Arsenal signing for a long time, especially before the emergence of French midfielder Francis Coquelin. However a deal looked unlikely as Carvalho looked certain to sign a new long-term deal with sporting, in turn putting up his price in the transfer market.

Arsenal tracking former-midfielder 0

Posted on November 11, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express and the Turkish Media, Arsenal are scouting former midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup, who is currently plying his trade with Besiktas in Turkey.

The 23-year-old has impressed with the Turkish side since joining from joining back in 2012. Ozyakup joined the Gunners youth ranks in 2008 from Dutch club AZ Alkmaar and big things were expected of the young midfielder.

However, he made just two appearances for the north London club, which both came in the 2011/12 season in the league cup. He cost Besiktas just £500,000, but is now rated in the £7million bracket by his current employer.

Gibbs or Bellerin to play in midfield for Arsenal 3

Posted on October 29, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering using full-backs Kieran Gibbs or Hector Bellerin on the flanks in a bid to solve Arsenal’s current midfield crisis. The midweek injuries to Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have left the Gunners short on the wings.

One of the simplest solutions seems to be move Santi Cazorla from his central midfield position to a wide position and bring in Mathieu Flamini in the centre of midfield.

Another is to field Costa Rica international Joel Campbell on the wing, but the winger produced a less than impressive display on the flank against Sheffield Wednesday, so maybe an alternative should be found.

Arsenal linked with Edinson Cavani bid (again) 0

Posted on September 05, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express and reports in Spain, Arsenal could renew their interest in PSG striker Edinson Cavani, who the Parisians may allow to leave in the January transfer window.

The Gunners were continually linked with a move for the Uruguayan international in the summer, as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was reportedly looking to sign a top-class striker.

Cavani recently scored a brace in a win over Ligue One title rivals Monaco and is regarded as one of the best out-and-out number nines in the world game. PSG reportedly rated Cavani in the region of £45million, which seems like a fee that Wenger would not be willing to splash out.

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