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Emery spoke to Mustafi about leaving 0

Posted on August 10, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that he has had talks with Shkodran Mustafi about the defender leaving the Emirates this summer.

Since the Spaniard took over from Arsene Wenger a year ago, it’s fair to say that Mustafi has had quite enough opportunities to convince the new boss that his future lies with the Gunners, and there can now be very little doubt that he has failed to do so. Laurent Koscielny was out injured for the first half of last season, Rob Holding for the second. Even the absence of Hector Bellerin at right-back provided the German with a chance as Emery made it quite clear towards the end of the campaign that he wasn’t counting on Stephan Lichtsteiner anymore. But nothing Mustafi has done on the pitch seems to have helped his cause.

Arsenal set to sign David Luiz and Kieran Tierney 0

Posted on August 08, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As the ever reliable David Ornstein of BBC reports, Arsenal have agreed deals to sign David Luiz from Chelsea and Kieran Tierney from Celtic.

The fee the Gunners will be paying for the services of the Brazilian centre-back is set at £8 million, and he will sign a two-year contract. Luiz was linked with a move to the northern side of the English capital before, but it appears it will truly happen this time around.

Celtic not impressed with Arsenal’s second Tierney bid 0

Posted on July 21, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having seen their initial offer of £15 million for Kieran Tierney rejected by Celtic, Arsenal reportedly made an improved bid of £25 million, but according to Sky Sports, the Scottish champions are still not impressed.

Apparently, there’s nothing wrong with the overall amount, but the offer contains too many add-on clauses. One of those is that the Gunners need to secure Champions League qualification at the end of the season, which is something Celtic do not deem likely to happen.

Saliba to Arsenal on track, Saint-Etienne official confrms 0

Posted on July 20, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

The transfer of William Saliba to Arsenal is “on track”, Saint-Etienne supervisory board president Bernard Caiazzo has told Le Progres.

It appears that the Gunners have beaten a late attempt by Tottenham Hotspur at snatching the deal, even though Spurs reportedly offered more money. Saliba’s wish to come to the Emirates instead eventually prevailed.

This is the first time that an official source has been quoted on the matter, though links between Arsenal and the 18-year-old defender have been reported a number of times before. A few days ago, a report by Sky Sports said that the deal was close, but that the Ligue 1 side had been waiting for a bid from Spurs before making a final decision. They followed that up with the news that the deal had been agreed.

Deals for Ceballos and Saliba “close” 0

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As reported by Sky Sports, Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal with Real Madrid to sign Dani Ceballos on loan.

Arsenal’s fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur have expressed an interest in taking the young midfielder to north London on a permanent basis, but apparently, a temporary move to Arsenal suits both Real and the player better. Los Blancos are keen on keeping the prospect of Ceballos playing for them again in the future alive following his excellent displays at the U-21 European Championship this year, while Ceballos feels he would have more first-team opportunities at the Emirates than at Spurs, and he also feels he may yet have a future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Arsenal improve bid for Tierney 0

Posted on July 14, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having seen their initial offer of £15 million rejected, Arsenal have made a second, a significantly improved one – £25 million, for Kieran Tierney, according to Sky Sports.

The 22-year-old Celtic fullback has been one of the targets the club seem to be aiming for most persistently for this summer’s transfer window, and rightly so, given the defensive woes that were plaguing Unai Emery’s team throughout last season.

Meanwhile, Tierney had problems of his own. His contribution to the Scottish champions was limited to just 21 league appearances due to a hernia problem. He has recently had surgery, and he is in the process of recovery at the moment. The report quotes Celtic boss Neil Lennon in revealing that the player still has the osteitis pubis problem, calling it “a slow burner, that one”.

Koscielny refuses pre-season trip 0

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel with the team for their pre-season tour in the United States of America, Arsenal have confirmed in an official statement.

Having started out at Guingamp, the club captain also played for Tours and Lorient before arriving to the Emirates in 2010. His impact in the team can be said to have been huge right from the start, as he made 43 appearances and scored three goals in all competitions in his first season. Overall, he has played 353 times in an Arsenal shirt and found the opposition net 27 times from his position as a centre-back. Apart from that, he also has 51 caps for France under his belt.

Arsenal to complete Saliba signing 0

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to complete the signing of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne, according to David Ornstein of the BBC, arguably the most reliable journalist when in comes to the Gunners.

The fee that will see the 18-year-old centre-back become an Arsenal player is set at €30 million (around £27 million) which the club will be paying in installments. In that way they will ensure that the transfer doesn’t bear much influence on their budget for this summer’s window of around £45 million.

Arsenal linked with Mario Lemina 0

Posted on July 09, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been credited with interest in Mario Lemina of Southampton, courtesy of The Telegraph.

Having started his professional career in Ligue 1 with Lorient back in 2012/13, Lemina moved to Olympique Marseille after two seasons , and his 50 performances – most of those very good – earned him a transfer to Juventus. The midfielder went there initially on loan, but the move was made permanent before the 2015/16 season had ended.

Confirmed: Arsenal sign Gabriel Martinelli 0

Posted on July 02, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano Futebol Clube, subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

The Gunners had been linked with the 18-year-old for several months now, with Brazilian outlet reporting it back in March. Since joining the Campeonato Paulista (top-flight professional football league in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo) side, he has made 34 professional appearances for them in all competitions after making his first team debut at the age of 16, finding the opposition net 10 times. During that time, he had trial spells with the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona.



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