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Holding injury, Mustafi set for Germany return 0

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having lost narrowly to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday, Arsenal are preparing for a trip to Vienna where they will take on Rapid in the opening round of this season’s Europa League campaign on Thursday. Meanwhile, let’s take around at some recent news reports concerning the club.

Holding injury

Rob Holding was pulled out of the starting line-up on Saturday due to an injury suffered in the warm-up process. The 24-year-old defender has had some serious issues during his career, and any sign of a problem is likely to cause worry for Mikel Arteta, especially given that he’s been on a fine run of form lately. He came close to leaving to join Newcastle United on loan during the summer transfer window, but the move eventually fell through.

Juventus to enter Aouar race? 0

Posted on October 16, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal were extremely keen on signing Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyon before the international transfer window slammed shut early this month, by all accounts, including a few hints from the player himself. In the end nothing happened on that front, and with all we’ve seen and read, it seems very likely that Arsenal simply couldn’t afford to present Lyon with an acceptable offer after being obliged to trigger the release clause of Thomas Partey. They had to choose, and Partey was probably seen as the greater of the two needs at this particular moment.

Could Arsenal return for Aouar? 0

Posted on October 13, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal were obviously very interested in signing Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyon this summer, and it’s easy to see the reasons for it. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder boasts considerable work-rate and tremendous skill, and would likely provide the team with additional creative sparks, helping the already formidable forward line shine even more.

Two bids for his services have been submitted and rejected by the Ligue 1 side during the summer transfer window, and Aouar stayed in Lyon. As he revealed to French outlet Telefoot (via the Mirror), he doesn’t mind staying there for another season; he is happy in the city and the club he calls his own. He also likes working with sporting director Juninho Pernambucano, with whom he spoke several times about a proposed departure which so far hasn’t come to pass.

Arsenal to send Saliba to Championship on loan 0

Posted on October 12, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to sent William Saliba on a season-long loan to a club in the Championship, according to multiple sources. The 19-year-old defender spent 2019/20 at his former club Saint-Etienne, but manager Mikel Arteta has labeled the time he spent there ‘a year lost’. Saliba played only 17 games, with the season in France being cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Torreira closing in on Atletico loan 0

Posted on October 01, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Lucas Torreira is now very close to completing a loan move to Atletico Madrid, according to The Athletic. It has also been confirmed by Goal.com Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts. The Uruguay international will join Diego Simeone’s team for the remainder of the 2020/21 season, with Atletico having the option to make the deal permanent at the end of that period.

The deal hasn’t been agreed in every detail yet, nor has Torreira’s medical been scheduled, but the parties involved in the talks are close to reaching the agreement.

Arsenal in Kolasinac talks with Leverkusen 0

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are currently in talks with Bayer Levekusen over a potential sale of Sead Kolasinac, according to Sky in Germany. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international was born in Germany and is believed to be keen on returning there for family reasons.

Apparently, Leverkusen are stepping up their interest in signing the left-back who has fallen down the pecking order behind Kieran Tierney and Ainsley Maitland-Niles. For a while last season, even 19-year-old winger Bukayo Saka was picked ahead of him on the defensive flank. Though Mikel Arteta has been known to use Kolasinac as part of the back three since adopting that system, it rarely worked the way the boss would have wanted it to.

Arsenal consider second Aouar bid 0

Posted on September 28, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are currently considering making a second bid for Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon, according to The Times.

The Gunners had reportedly already submitted one, believed to have been set at £35 million, which Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas apparently branded as way off.

Aulas seems to be trying to create a picture that his club don’t want to sell Aouar at all. He says he sees the 22-year-old midfielder as the right man to lead their team back to the Champions League after their extremely disappointing 2019/20 campaign in the French top flight, which saw them finish in seventh place and miss out on European football altogether.

Atletico keen on Torreira loan, Arsenal consider Partey alternatives 0

Posted on September 25, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Atletico Madrid are keen to secure a loan deal for Lucas Torreira, according to Sky Sports, and what’s more, they’re increasingly confident about getting such a deal done soon.

The two clubs are currently locked in negotiations. While the Spanish side wish for a temporary move at this point, Arsenal are keen to make it permanent with Torreira having no place in manager Mikel Arteta’s plans, and they need the funds potentially generated through that sale in order to sign a midfielder who would be of more use to the Gunners’ boss. Along with outcasts Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi, Torreira is yet to appear on a matchday team-sheet this season.

Arsenal transfer rumours: Aouar, Partey, Chambers, Guendouzi 0

Posted on September 22, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have apparently been given a double blow in their effort to strengthen the midfield section. The two players they’ve recently been linked the most in that aspect are Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon and Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid.

According to The Telegraph, Aouar and his representatives have been contacted by an unnamed Champions League club, and that puts a rather obvious obstacle in the Gunners’ path to bring him to the Emirates. One of those clubs could potentially be Bayern Munich, who lost the services of Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool a few days ago. It has also been claimed that Serie A champions Juventus have been monitoring the 22-year-old for a while with a view of taking him to Turin.

Arsenal transfer rumours: Kolasinac, Aouar, Runarsson, Aubameyang 0

Posted on September 17, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Kolasinac in Leverkusen talks

After goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who left to join Aston Villa, Sead Kolasinac could be the next senior player to leave the Emirates in this transfer window. According to PA Sport, the Bosnian left back is currently in talks with Bayer Leverkusen about a proposed return to Germany.

Kolasinac gradually lost his place on the left defensive flank to Kieran Tierney, and though Mikel Arteta has utilized him in a back three, some howling mistakes clearly indicated that he can’t be a long-term solution there either.



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