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Arsenal reportedly close to signing of Monaco star 1

Posted on June 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal are close to sealing the £30million signing of Monaco’s French international winger Thomas Lemar, according to the Daily Mail.

The report on the Mail’s website suggests that talks between the two clubs are going smoothly and that the youngster could be close to joining the Gunners.

An exciting addition

Lemar is no doubt an exciting young talent, just like a number of his current Monaco teammates. Last season was a breakthrough one for the 21-year-old, as he scored 14 times and produced 17 assists in all competitions from his left-wing position.

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.

Florian Lejeune wanted by Arsenal 0

Posted on June 07, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Reports coming from the Spanish news outlet Marca suggest that Arsene Wenger has set his sights on Eibar star Florian Lejeune.

The Gunners have made an enquiry of the availability of the 26-year-old centre-back who has been closely followed by other Premier League sides as well.

Namely, Arsenal’s fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur are also believed to be in the hunt for Lejeune’s signature, whereas newly-promoted Newcastle United are also keen.

It is the Magpies in fact who have made the first move for the French defender as Rafa Benitez has agreed to pay £8.75 million in order to activate the release clause in his contract with Eibar.

Alexis Sanchez can win the Golden Boot 2

Posted on May 17, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez put himself back into the race for the Premier League Golden Boot on Tuesday night with his brace against Sunderland in a 2-0 victory.

The win was not only vital for his team and kept them in the race for the Champions League spots, but also rather unexpectedly put him back in the running for the Premier League’s top scorer.

Going head-to-head with rival on Sunday

Ironically, the two goals put Sanchez just a goal behind Everton’s Romelu Lukaku on 23 goals. The Toffees forward has struggled for goals of late and has failed to score in his last four Premier League outings.

Arsenal’s concern at offering Ozil big money contract 0

Posted on May 02, 2017 by David Nugent

The Arsenal hierarchy are concerned about meeting Mesut Ozil’s wage demands of £300,000 a week according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners have been worried about the German playmaker leaving the club in the summer, as his current contract of £140,000 per-week is set to expire in just over a year’s time.

However, it is being reported that Arsenal are now concerned about increasing his wages, as his performances have been poor of late.

Criticism of his displays of late

Ozil’s performances have been poor of late for the Gunners. He was virtually invisible in the north London derby defeat to Tottenham. For much of the campaign, he has struggled for any consistency.

Arsenal’s derby display worrying 0

Posted on May 01, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s display in the 2-0 north London derby defeat at neighbours Tottenham on Sunday was a worrying one. Not only did the team seem to lack quality, they seemed to lack heart and desire, which is unacceptable in a derby match.

It is hard to say, but the Gunners outclassed by their neighbours. However, the Tottenham players just seemed to want the win more than Arsene Wenger’s side. The first half was relatively even, but the home side could have been two goals up by half-time.

Arsenal defeated on their last ever visit to White Hart Lane 0

Posted on April 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s chances of a top-four finish this season were handed a blow on Sunday, as the Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham in the north London derby.

The home side made a lightning quick start and had the first effort on goal with less than a minute on the clock. Dele Alli found Harry Kane, who advanced towards goal and fired an effort through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s legs, only for Petr Cech to get down well to deny the Spurs striker.

The home side were also had the next attempt on six minutes. Christian Eriksen curled in a corner from Spurs right and Tobey Alderweireld headed just over the bar.

Tottenham v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on April 29, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon Tottenham host Arsenal at White Hart Lane in a north London derby that could have big implications at the top of the Premier League table.

The home side are second in the table and four points behind long-time league leaders Chelsea. However, the Blues face a tricky trip to Everton in an earlier kick-off on Sunday, so Spurs could capitalise on any slip-ups from Antonio Conte’s men.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team have been in fine form of late, having recorded eight consecutive Premier League victories. Spurs have a formidable home record in the Premier League, winning their last 12 games on home soil in the top-flight.

Would any Arsenal players get into the Tottenham team? 0

Posted on April 28, 2017 by David Nugent

This weekend is, of course, the north London derby, as Arsenal visit north London rivals Tottenham in a massive Premier League clash.

As always there has been combined teams and talk of who would get into whose team. However, Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal star Paul Merson reckons the only Arsenal player who would get into the Tottenham team is forward Alexis Sanchez.

In all honesty, it is hard to agree with Merse on this one. He can be an idiot at times, but I think he is pretty accurate in his assessment of this: Sanchez is probably the only Gunners player who would get in the Spurs team.

Arsenal have left it too late to make the Champions League 0

Posted on April 27, 2017 by David Nugent

It has been common in recent seasons for Arsenal to make a successful late bid for a Champions League spot. However, this season they have left it slightly too late to make Europe’s elite competition.

There was massive relief on Wednesday night when the Gunners scraped a 1-0 at home against Leicester. The north London side needed an 87th-minute own goal to win the game against a stubborn Leicester side

The Foxes played more like last season’s Leicester than the one that has struggled for much the campaign. However, the Gunners just seem to lack ideas and the clash seemed to be heading for a stalemate until fortune, or Huth’s shoulder intervened.



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