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Arsenal sign Ryan and close in on Odegaard 0

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have completed and confirmed the signing of Brighton and Hove goalkeeper Matt Ryan on loan for the remaining part of the season.

The 28-year-old Australia international arrives to the Emirates to boost the competition for the spot between the posts, although, in all honesty, he doesn’t look very likely to pose a serious threat to Bernd Leno in that respect. He is more likely to compete, and probably beat, Alex Runarsson for the place on the bench, with the Icelander not very impressive for the Gunners since his arrival.

Arsenal approach Real Madrid for Martin Odegaard 0

Posted on January 20, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to a fresh report by Sky Sports, Arsenal have approached Real Madrid with an offer of a loan deal for Martin Odegaard.

The 22-year-old is an extremely gifted attacking midfielder, which perfectly suits what technical director Edu recently confirmed the club are on the lookout for. He spent last season on loan with Real Sociedad, and even though that deal was supposed to last two years, his excellent performances at the Anoeta Stadium, coupled with the financial issues Real are going through due to the ongoing pandemic, prompted an early recall.

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Buendia, Torreira 0

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

As David Ornstein repeatedly claims, Arsenal remain on the hunt for an attacking midfielder. Mesut Ozil has gone to Turkey where he will be playing for Fenerbahce after having his contract terminated, but manager Mikel Arteta obviously feels the team needs a player of similar qualities. If you remember, the pursuit of Houssem Aouar came to nothing towards the end of last summer’s transfer window, and although a number of reports since suggested that the interest would soon be reignited, there has been no further developments.

Balogun race intensifies 0

Posted on January 15, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

The race for the signature of Folarin Balogun has intensified greatly in the last couple of days, as reported by The Guardian. The 19-year-old striker will be out of contract at the end of the season and he is already free to talk to clubs outside England to agree a summer move.

Apparently, no less than 15 clubs, both in the UK and abroad, have expressed an interest in Balogun’s talents, and the list has now been shortened to three serious contenders, which the report does not name. One thing it does say is that Arsenal haven’t given up on getting the youngster to recommit and stay put, and it seems the player himself hasn’t ruled out the option either – it’s a real possibility.

Arsenal monitoring Shakhtar winger 0

Posted on January 13, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are monitoring Shakhtar Donetsk’s Manor Solomon as they consider a move for his services in the summer, according to The Guardian.

Solomon is a winger, 21, and his excellent performances in the Champions League this season, as well as the previous one, have been attracting attention across Europe. In all competitions, he has played 17 games this term so far, scoring five goals and adding an assist to his name as well. He plays mostly on the left, though he’s fully capable of performing on the right, as well as through the middle as a number 10 – a highly talented player who uses both feet in equal measure.

Folarin Balogun to sign pre-contract agreement with foreign club 0

Posted on January 07, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Folarin Balogun seems set to leave Arsenal when his contract expires in the summer. He is now free to discuss a deal with a foreign club and sign a pre-contract agreement if one is reached, and according to The Athletic, he is close to doing so.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta recently spoke about the situation, making it clear that three parties are needed to agree a new contract; the club and manager want the player to stay, the player wants to stay, but he wasn’t so sure about the player’s agent in this case. On the other hand, Balogun and his agent have redirected the questions about desire for the player to stay, back at the club and the manager.

Ozil to join Fenerbahce 0

Posted on January 06, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to reports in Turkey, as relayed by the Mirror, Mesut Ozil is set to end the Arsenal chapter of his career,  having agreed a deal to join Fenerbahce.

The German has been completely excluded from Mikel Arteta’s plans this season – the manager left him out of his squad for the Premier League and the Europa League. Several poor performances, in which a creative midfielder such as Ozil could have helped a lot, prompted many to believe Arteta could change his mind for the second half of the season, but the recent emergence of Emile Smith Rowe seems to have thrown such notions out of the window.

Arsenal interested in Julian Brandt 0

Posted on January 05, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to reports in a number of media outlets, Arsenal are interested in signing Julian Brandt from Borussia Dortmund.

With Mesut Ozil still out in the cold and set to leave in the summer, and in the light of the failed attempt to get Houssem Aouar from Olympique Lyon into Arteta’s ranks last summer, Brandt seems exactly the type of player the Gunners need at the moment. Technical director Edu himself recently admitted a creative force in the middle of the park would be most welcome.

“It’s quite clear what we need,” he said.

Saliba set for Nice loan 0

Posted on January 04, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

William Saliba is set to return to France and join OGC Nice on loan for the rest of the season, according to Sky Sports.

The Gunners signed the young defender from Saint-Etienne in 2019 for a reported fee of €30 million (£27m) and sent him back immediately on loan to rack up some first-team experience. However, the 2019-20 campaign was cut short in France and Arsenal weren’t happy with the total amount of time spent on the pitch with his former club.

Rumours: Real consider Ceballos recall, young defender clear for Arsenal medical 0

Posted on January 01, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

We’ve finally seen the back of 2020, and here’s hoping that this year will be a lot better to each and every one of us, in every possible way.

And with the turn of the year comes the January transfer window, with all the rumours and ‘reports’ that follow it like a pack of crows. Here’s two of the most recent ones concerning Arsenal.

Real consider Ceballos recall

Apparently, Real Madrid are not happy with the number of minutes Dani Ceballos is spending on the pitch in the Arsenal shirt and are contemplating options for his recall to the Spanish capital.

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