October 29, 2017 by
Arsenal battled to a narrow 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday as they made it two wins from two in the Premier League.
Sam Clucas’ early strike had threatened to once again derail the Gunners, following a defeat to Watford two weeks ago, but Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey were on hand to prevent a loss with two quickfire goals in the second-half.
The result sees them move onto 19 points for the season, level with Chelsea, and just one short of Tottenham in third. Considering Arsenal were in crisis a few weeks ago, things don’t look that bad anymore. .......Read more here.....
September 06, 2017 by
According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger the Gunners will need to pay £60-70million to replace want away forward Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean reportedly came close to a move to Manchester City, only for Arsenal’s lack of replacement to scupper the move.
The forward may leave in January or next summer, but it now seems to be a case of when not if the forward leaves in the next 11 months. Talking about Sanchez, Wenger told BeIN Sports: ‘You take Sanchez into the final year of your contract, you sacrifice £60m-£70m income and then at the end of the season you will have to buy somebody for that amount of money,’ .......Read more here.....
September 05, 2017 by
Premier League giants Arsenal ended the summer transfer window with only two new faces arriving at the Emirates – Sead Kolasinac from Schalke and Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.
Gunners were linked with a number of players, however, including the talented Frenchman Kylian Mbappe and his former AS Monaco teammate Thomas Lemar among others.
Speaking on the French football programme Telefoot, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed his interest in the pair. And while the new PSG star Kylian Mbappe was never a realistic target for Arsenal, Lemar was the subject of no less than three bids from the north London-based club. .......Read more here.....
September 04, 2017 by
According to Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, keeping Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez this summer is a statement of ambition from the north London club. The pair both have less than 12 months left on their contracts in north London.
In truth, though, Arsenal would have sold Sanchez to Manchester City if they could have signed French winger Thomas Lemar on deadline day.
Gazidis is quoted by the Express as saying: “It was a clear statement of our ambitions and should help refute suggestions we are just about the money. That is simply nonsense.” .......Read more here.....
September 04, 2017 by
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger pretty much got used to feeling pressure at Arsenal, but the summer behind almost turned out to be lethal for the French tactician.
With Arsenal failing to secure Champions League football for the first time during his two-decade reign at the north London club, Frenchman was thought to be heading towards the exit door after 21 years in charge.
Following months of intense debate and questions regarding his future, Wenger ended up signing a two-year extension to his contract in May. The 67-year-old manager, however, reveals it was not an easy decision, adding he almost quit the club. .......Read more here.....
September 01, 2017 by
For much of deadline day it seemed that Alexis Sanchez could well be heading out of the Emirates exit door. The Gunners where considering a £60million bid for star forward Alexis Sanchez from Manchester City.
However, the north London outfit would only sell the Chilean if they could find a replacement. Relatively late on deadline day the Gunners finally agreed a £92million deal with Monaco for winger Thomas Lemar, who had interested the Gunners for the last few months. .......Read more here.....
August 22, 2017 by
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted it’s unlikely the Gunners will make any more notable signings for the first-team given the inflated fee foreign clubs are asking of English sides this summer, reports Football.London.
“I am very pleased with our market because we bought good players who can integrate with our style of play,” he said. “That’s what we want. On the other hand, it is very difficult. Today, the prices are out of proportion. The transfer market has become very demanding today. .......Read more here.....
August 19, 2017 by
According to Football.London, Manchester United are keen to sign AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, a player who has been linked all summer with Arsenal. The Gunners have had three bids rejected by the Ligue 1 champions for the 21-year-old, but United may have more luck given they’re able to offer considerable more for his signature than Arsenal.
Arsenal had an initial bid of around £30m-£35m turned down by Monaco, before being equally unsuccessful with a £40m offer. And the Metro reported the Gunners had a £45m bid turned down at the end of July. Manchester United are now going to try their hand, with the winger’s asking price believed to be more than £60m. .......Read more here.....
August 07, 2017 by
According to Sky Sports, Catalan giants Barcelona could rival Arsenal for the signature of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. The Gunners have already reportedly had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old, but are still interested in the youngster.
Lemar seems to be Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s main transfer target this summer. The Gunners have been linked with Leicester star Riyad Mahrez, but the Frenchman seems to top the veteran Frenchman’s wish list. .......Read more here.....
August 04, 2017 by
According to talkSPORT via the Express, AS Monaco have made a £45m for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. The Ligue 1 side could be losing Kylian Mbappe after the teenager reportedly requested a move from the Stade Louis II and Sanchez could now be replacing him.
The Sun journalist Martin Lipton believes Monaco will consider giving Arsenal Thomas Lemar as a “bargaining chip” to allow them to sign Sanchez, with manager Arsene Wenger having said in no uncertain terms that the Chilean would not be sold.
He would need a lot of convincing, although Arsenal have had three bids rejected for Lemar and may soften their stance if they sign the 21-year-old. .......Read more here.....