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Deals for Ceballos and Saliba “close” 0

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As reported by Sky Sports, Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal with Real Madrid to sign Dani Ceballos on loan.

Arsenal’s fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur have expressed an interest in taking the young midfielder to north London on a permanent basis, but apparently, a temporary move to Arsenal suits both Real and the player better. Los Blancos are keen on keeping the prospect of Ceballos playing for them again in the future alive following his excellent displays at the U-21 European Championship this year, while Ceballos feels he would have more first-team opportunities at the Emirates than at Spurs, and he also feels he may yet have a future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Arsenal to complete Saliba signing 0

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to complete the signing of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne, according to David Ornstein of the BBC, arguably the most reliable journalist when in comes to the Gunners.

The fee that will see the 18-year-old centre-back become an Arsenal player is set at €30 million (around £27 million) which the club will be paying in installments. In that way they will ensure that the transfer doesn’t bear much influence on their budget for this summer’s window of around £45 million.

Arsenal in Vazquez talks? 0

Posted on July 05, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reportedly started talking to Real Madrid about the possibility of signing Lucas Vazquez this summer. That is according to AS, who add that the attacker would prefer a move to the Premier League ahead of other top European leagues.

The Spanish giants are prepared to part ways with Vazquez, who has apparently been proclaimed as surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu as they seek to have some money coming in. They have already spent a fortune this summer even in in regards to today’s transfer market, having signed defender Eder Militao from FC Porto, striker Luka Jović from Eintracht Frankfurt, winger Eden Hazard from Chelsea, left-back Ferland Mendy from Olympique Lyon and striker Rodrygo Goes from Santos. It seems Zinedine Zidane doesn’t mess around when it comes to rebuilding their squad on the back of a poor season.

How much can Arsenal really spend on Zaha? 0

Posted on July 04, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal reportedly submitted a £40 million bid for Wilfried Zaha a few days ago, only to have it laughed off by Crystal Palace. The Eagles are apparently demanding double that amount for their prized winger.

Zaha was reported to have informed his club of his wish to leave, and he is apparently keen on a move to the Emirates as he used to support the Gunners as a kid. On the other hand, reports also claimed Arsenal transfer funds for this summer wouldn’t go over the £45 million mark in total, which would make prizing Zaha away from Palace mission impossible.

Lacazette’s representatives hold discussions on his future 0

Posted on July 03, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

The representatives of Alexandre Lacazette have held discussions with Arsenal’s hierarchy over the possibilities for the future of the Frenchman, according to the Mirror.

Various reports were linking Lacazette with Barcelona for a long time, with the Catalans on the lookout for a suitable successor to the 32-year-old Luis Suarez. However, it now appears that Atletico Madrid have expressed an interest in his services as well. That was, apparently, the reason behind Lacazette’s representatives seeking and holding talks with the club.

Arsenal in talks to sign Yacine Brahimi 0

Posted on July 01, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are in talks to sign Yacine Brahimi from FC Porto, according to Sky Sports.

Brahimi’s professional career started back in 2009/10 in France, with Ligue 2 side Clermont. After that, he spent two seasons each with Rennes in Ligue 1 and Granada in the Spanish La Liga, before joining Porto in 2014. In five years with the current Portuguese vice-champions, he made 209 appearances and scored 53 goals – a decent number. His contract there has expired with the month of June this year, and at the age of 29, he is now available to sign for a club of his choice as a fee agent. He is highly capable of playing out wide as a winger and centrally as an attacking midfielder, and he also netted 11 goals in 45 games as an Algeria international.

Could Cahill be the answer? 0

Posted on June 29, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

With Arsenal’s need for quality defensive reinforcements so painfully obvious and the transfer budget for this summer so appallingly tight, looking at the “free” section of the market may be the way to go. Every now and then it spouts reasonably good solutions for various problems clubs may be facing when it comes to deficiencies in their teams, and this time it may have presented Arsenal with a very good answer to their problems.

The name that has popped up is Gary Cahill.

Zaha wants Arsenal move? 0

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Wilfried Zaha has apparently pleaded with Crystal Palace to let him join Arsenal this summer. That’s according to Daily Mail, who also claim Zaha had supported the Gunners while growing up.

The Eagles are already set to lose Aaron Wan-Bissaka who has reportedly passed the medical ahead of a move to Manchester United, and they are apparently very reluctant to see both the fullback and Zaha go. The transfer of Wan-Bissaka to Old Trafford will bring them around £50 million, and they have slapped an £80 million price tag on Zaha.

Zagadou tells Dortmund he wants to leave 0

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Dan-Axel Zagadou has informed Borussia Dortmund of his wish to leave the Signal Iduna Park this summer, according to the Mirror.

The 20-year-old has recently been linked with Arsenal as manager Unai Emery looks to reconstruct his back line. The Gunners conceded 51 goals in the Premier League in 2018/19 – an unforgivable number, and an overhaul seems late in coming.

Tierney urged to join Arsenal, Dortmund’s Zagadou linked 0

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are actively looking to bring in defensive reinforcements, players that would hopefully improve the defence which conceded a woeful number of 51 Premier League goals in 2018/19; of the top six sides, only Manchester United did worse, while the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton, Leicester City and Newcastle United all conceded less.

There isn’t an easy way to tell in advance whether a transfer will work out or not, but Kieran Tierney, Celtic’s 22-year-old fullback, seems like the real deal. A pacey left-footed wide defender, equally dedicated to contributing at both ends of the pitch, Tierney would likely give Sead Kolašinac some proper competition on the left defensive flank.

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