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Real, Barcelona and Leicester monitoring Matteo Guendouzi? 0

Posted on June 26, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

It has been a season rather loaded with controversies for Matteo Guendouzi. He was called out for a bout of poor behaviour at Arsenal’s training camp in Dubai in the winter, with head coach Mikel Arteta reportedly not impressed, and he put on a show of anger at the end of the Gunners’ defeat away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

Five minutes before the break, the Seagulls forward Neal Maupay rather thuggishly bumped into Bernd Leno as the Arsenal goalkeeper caught the ball near the edge of the box. He was probably trying to make the German either drop the ball or step over the line, but the result of the contact was that Leno lost his footing and landed awkwardly, getting injured in the process and having to make way for Emiliano Martinez.

Ozil aims run his contract down 0

Posted on June 22, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Mesut Ozil has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer and plans to run his contract down, according to ESPN.

As you probably remember, the German was a part of a big contract problem halfway through the 2017/18 season, the last of Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign. Both him and Alexis Sanchez were making an already difficult life of the club’s decision makers even more complicated, and while Sanchez eventually left for Manchester United in exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Ozil signed a new contract which made him the highest paid played at the club by far, reportedly earning a whopping £350,000 per week.

Arsenal favourites for Upamecano? 0

Posted on June 15, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are at the head of the queue to sign RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, according to Tuttosport.

The report from the Italian outlet mostly deals with AC Milan’s interest in the 21-year-old, and its writer sees this development as a ‘mockery’ – that the club which Ivan Gazidis left to become the Rossoneri CEO should now surpass the seven-time European champions regarding a potential signing.

Aubameyang and Cedric deals yet to be agreed 0

Posted on June 14, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are yet to agree a contract extension for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as well as a loan extension for Cedric Soares to enable him to finish the season at the Emirates, according to reports.

Aubameyang is probably the hottest subject regarding the Gunners and their potential transfers. The captain is under contract until next summer, and plenty of speculative reports have suggested that his decision on whether to extend the deal would depend on whether Mikel Arteta’s team manage to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Meanwhile, the club are believed to planning to sell him this summer if an agreement cannot be found, in order to avoid losing him for free.

Lacazette set for contract talks amid Atletico interest 0

Posted on June 12, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to hold talks over a new contract with Alexandre Lacazette amid the interest in his services coming from Atletico Madrid, according to ESPN.

The club still face uncertainty over the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, but they are apparently adamant that they won’t be parting ways with both strikers. The pair are good friends, but both of them are keen to hear and consider Arsenal’s long-term vision under Mikel Arteta before making their respective decisions, especially in the light of the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Almost all players except Mesut Ozil have agreed to take a 12.5% pay cut, with the German still earning his £350,000 per week.

Arsenal hopeful of Aubemayang signing a new deal 0

Posted on June 10, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are hopeful that their good relationship with the father and agent of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will help them convince the captain to sign a new deal soon, according to The Telegraph.

There will hardly be any Arsenal fan who needs reminding of the crucial contribution the Gabonese forward has been making for the Gunners. Arguably the only consistent source of goals in this team despite often being shunted to the left wing to help accommodate Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe, Aubameyang has so far scored 61 goals and assisted his teammates 13 times in 97 appearances in the Arsenal shirt.

Mavropanos attracting Bundesliga interest 0

Posted on June 08, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s Kostantinos Mavopanos is attracting interest from several Bundesliga clubs, according to Charles Watts of

Ever since his arrival from PAS Giannina in the summer of 2018, the defender’s stint in north London has been heavily impacted by injuries, mostly groin issues. Finally fit, he was sent out on loan to FC Nuremberg this January, and has so far shown decent consistency in terms of fitness, having made 10 appearances in the 2. Bundesliga. What’s more, his performances in those matches helped the team keep three clean sheets and overall have been impressive enough to draw attention from the German top flight.

David Luiz wants Arsenal stay, no Willian contact 0

Posted on June 01, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

David Luiz is keen on staying at Arsenal past the expiration of his current contract this month, according to agent Kia Joorabchian (via Sky Sports).

When the Gunners signed the Brazilian defender from Chelsea last year, it was widely reported that the contract he signed was a two-year one, but it has recently emerged that it was not so. It was only for 12 months. Arsenal had the option to extend the deal for another year, but they’ve let that option expire.

Could Lyon’s Moussa Dembele replace Lacazette at Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

As another summer slowly creeps nearer, transfer rumours, mostly speculation of course, spread around by media outlets across Europe, are gradually overwhelming the screens of football fans. It’s one of the few things the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been able to put a stop to. Arsenal are a frequent subject, or rather target, of such stories.

In terms of potential departures, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the name mentioned the most, but the latest report – for the lack of a better (decent) word, suggest Alexandre Lacazette could be on his way out too. The story comes from Lacazette’s homeland of France, from L’Equipe.

Arsenal unwilling to meet Barcelona’s demands for Coutinho loan 0

Posted on May 28, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been named among the Premier League clubs who are unwilling to meet Barcelona’s demands over a proposed loan move for Philippe Coutinho.

As reported by ESPN, Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have all been offered the chance to sign the Brazilian playmaker for the 2020/21 season after Bayern Munich allowed their option to buy him for €120 million expire. In the current circumstances, which nobody could have foreseen a year ago when the loan deal was agreed, the Bavarians obviously felt the fee to be far too high and refused to trigger the option.

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