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Arsenal closing in on Aaron Hickey signing 0

Posted on June 01, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are closing in on the proposed signing of Aaron Hickey from Bologna, according to reports in Italy.

The Gunners have been credited with interest in Hickey for a while now, with earlier reports claiming they’ve been monitoring his situation closely. The 19-year-old Scotsman is apparently viewed as a new option on the left defensive flank, with Nuno Tavares failing to convince manager Mikel Arteta as a backup option for Kieran Tierney.

Tierney has been struggling with injuries, and Arteta has lately used Tahekiro Tomiyasu in the role as well, even though the Japanese has mostly played on the right. Tomiyasu has, however, had problems with fitness as well, and the left-back position remains a problem.

Torreira wants permanent Arsenal exit 0

Posted on May 31, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Lucas Torreira has revealed, or rather confirmed what the whole football world guessed, that he wants to leave Arsenal and join Fiorentina on a permanent transfer this summer.

The Uruguayan midfielder knows the Italian game very well, having joined Pescara at the Under-19 level and earned first-team promotion there in 2015. He also played for Sampdoria, before moving to the Emirates in 2018 for a reported fee of around £25 million. Unai Emery had just succeeded Arsene Wenger as the Arsenal boss and he seemed rather keen on Torreira anchoring his midfield section.

Gabriel to stay at Arsenal despite Juventus interest 0

Posted on May 30, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to Mike McGrath of The Telegraph, Gabriel Magalhaes is very happy at Arsenal and won’t be pushing to leave the club amid reported interest from Juventus.

The 24-year-old defender, who joined the Gunners from Lille back in 2020 for a reported fee of close to £25 million, has been tremendously important for Mikel Arteta’s team. Having missed the opening three Premier League matches of the season through a knee problem, he started every single one of the remaining 35, mostly alongside Ben White. He completed the full 90 minutes on 32 occasions, scoring five goals in the process. In all competitions since joining the club, he’s made a total of 70 appearances so far.

Zinchenko to follow Jesus to Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 27, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are reportedly working hard on signing Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City this summer as they aim to boost their attacking ranks, and according to several sources, Oleksandr Zinchenko could accompany the Brazilian striker on the road to North London.

Grown as a central, box-to-box or attacking midfielder, Zinchenko stepped into the left-back role at the Etihad when manager Pep Guardiola asked him to, after the problems with Benjamin Mendy began. The 25-year-old now plays almost exclusively on the left defensive flank. But though his performances there have been excellent, City are believed to be targeting a designated left-back in the market this summer, and let’s be frank, Zinchenko won’t be getting into that midfield ahead of the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva or Ilkay Gundogan any time soon.

Latest on Arsenal striker pursuit: Jesus, Osimhen, and other targets 0

Posted on May 24, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are obviously in desperate need of a striker, potentially even two, this summer, and their search for players of the right pedigree goes a long way back. There’s hardly any need to stress – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is no longer at the club, and Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are both set to follow the Gabonese through the exit door as free agents at the end of next month.

Arteta pushes for Tielemans bid 0

Posted on May 23, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to John Percy of The Telegraph, manager Mikel Arteta is trying to get the club to make a £25 million opening bid for the services of Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans. Leicester are, however, likely to ask for significantly more than that amount, with manager Brendan Rodgers set to reinvest the money in new signings.

The 25-year-old midfielder is about to enter the final 12 months of contract with Leicester, and he has reportedly decided against signing a new deal, having his heart set on taking the next step in his career. Arteta has apparently put Tielemans at the top of his summer wish list after performing a series of background checks on him. Arsenal’s head of UK scouting James Ellis was at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, watching on as Leicester beat Southampton by 4-1.

Pepe wants to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on May 20, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Nicolas Pepe has decided to leave Arsenal this summer if a suitable opportunity arises and according to football.london, he’s already hired a new agent with instructions to find him a new club when the transfer window opens.

The winger joined the Gunners as their most expensive signing ever in 2019 from Lille, for a reported fee of £72 million. He was heavily tipped to form a powerful attacking trio with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, but reality has put such expectations into an shocking place – Aubameyang is no longer at the club and Lacazette is about to leave, and Pepe himself has never managed to establish himself as a regular starter. He’s less likely to do so with each passing day as the talents of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe become more pronounced.

Gabriel Jesus agent confirms Arsenal talks 0

Posted on May 11, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Agent Marcelo Pettinati, who represents Gabriel Jesus, has revealed the reported talks with Arsenal over a potential transfer of the Brazil international have indeed taken place, and that a move to the Emirates is a genuine possibility currently being discussed with the project unfolding at the club considered appealing. However, the Gunners obviously aren’t the only interested club with a player of such quality available in the market.

Meanwhile, Jesus himself remains focused on the remaining matches of the season and the prospect of winning the Premier League title again with Manchester City after they suffered a shocking Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid in the semifinals.

Arsenal target Aaron Hickey responds to transfer speculation 0

Posted on May 10, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reportedly been monitoring Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey with a view of a potential swoop for his services this summer.

Kieran Tierney and Tahekiro Tomiyasu have both been struggling with injuries this season, and while Cedric Soares remains a reasonably good backup option on the right defensive flank and apparently happy in that role, Nuno Tavares on the left hasn’t exactly been performing to standards required and it may well be that manager Mikel Arteta is ready to move on from him.

Elneny talks underway, Tielemans targeted 0

Posted on May 09, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, Arsenal have opened talks with Mohamed Elneny over a new contract and are seriously interested in signing Youri Tielemans from Leicester City this summer. If these plans both prove fruitful, the Gunners should have a really respectable midfield setup, one worthy of a team playing in the Champions League.

That, however, is the obvious condition for Tielemans to consider moving to the Emirates, and Arsenal are one win away from securing that fourth place after beating Leeds United on Sunday, while Tottenham Hotspur played out a draw at Anfield against Liverpool a day before. That is providing, of course, that win comes at the home of the arch-rivals in the North London Derby on Thursday.



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