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Arsenal to move for Nkunku 0

Posted on April 12, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are still interested in Christopher Nkunku of Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in France.

The 21-year-old, turning 22 in November this year, has spent his entire professional career at the Parc Des Princes. He is primarily a central midfielder, though his powerful bursts of pace render him quite capable of deputizing on either attacking flank. He was involved in the Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting incident last weekend as the former Stoke City striker thoroughly embarrassed himself by failing to hit the gaping net from the goal-line itself, and actually clearing the effort of Nkunku off the line.

Arsenal’s potential summer transfer targets 0

Posted on April 07, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

The 2018/19 season is entering its final and most crucial stage, and Arsenal are locked in a battle to secure Champions League qualification for next season. They currently sit in fourth place, ahead of Chelsea on goal-difference, two points clear of Manchester United in sixth, and a point behind local rivals Tottenham Hotspur in third.

The success or failure in that contest is certain to have an impact on the class of players the club will be able to attract this summer, with every player worth his salt dreaming of playing in UEFA’s elite club competition.

Emery seeks transfer market support 0

Posted on April 06, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has hinted at a potential change to come in the approach to building his team at the Emirates. He still believes the developing of young players is very important, but he also wants big-name signings.

“I think we can improve first, by spending money to achieve players,” he said.

By making such a statement, the manager has put the ball directly into the court of the club owners, clearly seeking financial backing in the transfer market for the upcoming transfer windows.

Arsenal monitoring Fraser 0

Posted on April 02, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are keeping tabs on Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth, according to The Times.

Manager Unai Emery is apparently still looking to add some attacking threat from the flanks to his team. He is not satisfied with the work Denis Suarez has put in since his arrival on loan from Barcelona in January, and perhaps it’s becoming a bit clearer why the 25-year-old had no place at his parent club.

Arsenal linked with Umtiti 0

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal are among the clubs monitoring the situation of Samuel Umtiti at Barcelona.

The France international has had an extremely difficult season. Injuries have made him miss most of Barcelona’s campaigns of three fronts as they now look favorites for both domestic trophies in Spain and are considered among the favourites to win the Champions League as well. He has had issues with his left knee which kept him out of the game for months, and to make matters worse (from his perspective) Clement Lenglet has been performing extremely well alongside Gerard Pique and it seems Umtiti has lost his place in the starting XI under manager Ernesto Valverde.

Lichtsteiner unsure of Arsenal future 0

Posted on March 22, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Stephan Lichtsteiner is uncertain of staying at Arsenal past the upcoming transfer window.

The experienced Swiss defender arrived to the Emirates last summer from Juventus as a free agent to boost the options for the newly appointed manager Unai Emery, and at the time it certainly seemed like a shrewd piece of business for both the club and the player.

However, his performances in the absence of Hector Bellerin have been rather poor, occasionally bordering on catastrophic. His errors have been known to lead to goals conceded, and turned out rather costly for Arsenal in terms of points. Emery has therefore recently preferred to use centre-back Shkodran Mustafi as the right-back, knowing full well that he would be sacrificing attacking input from the right flank in order to gain some defensive stability.

A search for a new club for Ozil underway 0

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Intermediaries are working hard to find a new club for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, according to Matt Law of The Telegraph.

The German arrived to the Emirates for around €50 million (the club record at the time) in 2013, and though he had been doing very well for a long time, things have unraveled in the other direction recently. With Alexis Sanchez and Ozil both looking towards the exit door about a year ago, the club decided to do a swap deal with Manchester United in which they gave Sanchez up and signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan in return. Given what has been going with those two players since then, in cannot be disputed that the Gunners made the right call in that aspect.

Ramsey signs Juventus pre-contract agreement – Confirmed 0

Posted on February 11, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Aaron Ramsey has today signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus which will see him join the Italian giants once his contract with Arsenal expires in the summer, multiple sources have reported.

Even before this piece of information broke out, a move away from the Emirates looked almost certain, ever since Arsenal pulled out of the negotiations over a new deal and withdrew the offer that was on the table. As of yet, no club official (or anyone from Ramsey’s camp for that matter) has come out with a statement as to why the talks fell through. Of course, with the public bereft of anything substantial, a large number of media outlets came forth with conclusions of their own, mostly spinning around the assumption that the Welshman demanded wages in the region of that of Mesut Ozil, by far the highest paid player in the squad.

Temporary move to RB Leipzig a good one for Smith-Rowe’s career 0

Posted on February 01, 2019 by David Nugent

One of the more surprising moves of the winter deadline day 2019 was Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe joining Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on loan until the end of the season. The highly-rated youngster has recently been sidelined due to injury. However, prior to the injury, the midfielder had only really featured in the cup competitions and his game time was limited in the Premier League.

Smith-Rowe following in Nelson’s footseteps

I have to say that when Smith Rowe’s fellow talented youngster Reiss Nelson joined Hoffenheim on loan in the summer for this season I was surprised, as he looked like he could have played more first-team football.

Arsenal sign Suarez on loan 0

Posted on January 30, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Denis Suarez from Barcelona for the rest of the season, with an option to buy in the summer. The Guardian (and several other sources too) claim Barcelona have confirmed it.

There have been several twists in this particular saga. As it always is the case with successfully completed transfers, the initial reports seemed somewhat unconvincing but the link grew gradually stronger. Eventually, it had been reported that an agreement was close last week, before it suddenly seemed it would go down the drain with Barcelona reluctant to accept sending the player on loan.



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