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Palace 8/15 to go down, as Arsenal identify Zaha as Sanchez replacement 1

Posted on November 12, 2017 by David Nugent

According to reports from the Metro (among others), Arsenal are lining up a £35million bid for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha as a replacement for wantaway Chilean international Alexis Sanchez.

The Metro reports that Manchester City could renew their interest in Sanchez in the winter transfer window. However, if the Chilean fails to secure a move in the January transfer window, he will likely leave the Gunners next summer as a free agent.

That obviously means Arsenal need to find a replacement for the 28-year-old, as well as Mesut Ozil who also looks set to leave.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on June 18, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to leave the Gunners this summer. If this is true, it will bring out mixed emotions in Gunners fans.

The England midfielder has just a year left on his contract in north London. Reports have emerged that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not exactly doing everything in his power to keep the midfielder at the club.

Not lived up to his potential

I have always been torn on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as an Arsenal player. He arrived at the club from Southampton with a seemingly bright future ahead of him. He has yet to live up to his potential at the club.

Monaco star reportedly interested in signing for Arsenal 0

Posted on June 16, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro and reports from France, Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has decided to put his contract talks with the French champions on hold because of interest from Arsenal and boss Arsene Wenger.

Wenger has always enjoyed a good working relationship with his former club from the principality and that could bear fruit in this case.

A star for Monaco last season

Lemar has understandably attracted the attention of clubs from elsewhere, as he played a key part in Monaco’s sensational campaign. In 51 appearances for the French champions, Lemar scored 14 times and also produced 14 assists.

Should Arsenal consider allowing Giroud to leave this summer? 0

Posted on June 14, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, French club Lyon have enquired about the availability of Arsenal and France striker Olivier Giroud. This comes as the Gunners have reportedly been in talks with OL over a big money for another France international Alexandre Lacazette.

The report does not suggest that Arsenal’s bid for Lacazette depends on Giroud joining the French club. However, it would be an interesting scenario, as the French club are reported holding out for an initial fee of around £48million, with a possible £10million more in add-ons, which is big money.

Giroud much-maligned at Arsenal

Arsenal linked with move for PSG star 3

Posted on February 26, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal are on the trail of highly-rated full-back Layvin Kurzawa and could be set to make a move for the star in the summer.

The Gunners rate the left-back at around £17million and Italian media outlet Sport Mediaset claim the side from north London will make a move to sign Kurzawa whether Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger stays at the club or not.

Highly-rated left-back

Kurzawa is highly rated and is reported to be a summer target identified by Wenger as a summer signing. Spanish international Nacho Monreal and Kieran Gibbs have competed for the left-back position in the last few seasons.

Manchester United trail Laurent Koscielny 0

Posted on June 03, 2016 by David Nugent

According to French media outlet LeSport 10 and the Metro, Manchester United have been knocked-back in a bid to sign Arsenal and France centre-back Laurent Koscielny this summer.

The 30-year-old is current away on international duty with his country in preparation for Euro 2016 in his home land. The talk of a move would probably mystify him just as much as the rest of us.

Mourinho interested in defensive reinforcements

The Metro claims that United boss Jose Mourinho is looking to strengthen his defensive options and is willing to sell Dutch defender Daley Blind, if a reasonable offer is made for the former-Ajax star. The Portuguese boss is likely to make wholesale changes to his squad this summer.

Arsenal linked with a move for Gabriel Barbosa 0

Posted on June 02, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal are interested in signing Santos striker Gabriel Barbosa this summer. The youngster has been labelled ‘the next Neymar’, as most youngsters with any promised are called at Santos.

The 19-year-old is a hot prospect though after scoring 50 goals in 150 appearances for the Brazilian club. His goal scoring exploits have led him to also be linked with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea.

Seems to have a bright future

Any regular players of Football Manager will know just how hot a prospect Barbosa is supposed to be and the guys at SI know their stuff!

Is Alvaro Morata the striking solution for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 24, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Metro and reports from Spain, Arsenal are the favourites to sign Juventus striker Alvaro Morata this summer. The former-Real Madrid star is believed to be in-demand, with the likes of Chelsea and even former-club Real interested in re-signing him.

Not really a prolific striker

The strange thing is for a striker who is so in-demand Morata is not very prolific in front of goal and never has been really. A tally of eight goals in 34 appearances is definitely nothing to get excited about and certainly would not suggest he can do anything that the current Gunners strikers cannot.

Should Arsenal make a move for Michael Carrick this summer? 1

Posted on April 15, 2016 by David Nugent

The Metro are claiming that Arsenal could make a move for Manchester United and England central midfielder Michael Carrick this summer. The 34-year-old has yet to be offered a new deal at United with his contract expiring this summer.

The Geordie midfielder had previously been linked with a move to North London in January, but he stayed put at Old Trafford.

Midfielders needed

Arsenal are likely to allow Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini leave the club this summer, so are looking for reinforcements in the central area of the pitch.

Arsenal reportedly target Ajax striker 0

Posted on March 24, 2016 by David Nugent

According to reports from the Metro and Polish publication Futbol News claim that Arsenal are tracking prolific Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik as a potential striking addition.

The 22-year-old Polish international is establishing a reputation as a prolific scorer of goals, having scored 42 goals in 69 appearances in the Dutch top-flight in the past two seasons. The striker also has a creditable record in international football, having scored ten times in 22 appearances.

The Metro are claiming that the Gunners will have rivals for the striker’s signature with Barcelona and Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Liverpool believed to be interested in signing Milik.

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