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Ryan reflects on his Arsenal swich 0

Posted on January 23, 2021 by Harry Kettle

While Mathew Ryan isn’t going to be the number one goalkeeping option for Arsenal Football Club, we think it’s fair to suggest he’s a solid back-up option to Bernd Leno. Ryan has made the loan move over from fellow Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion until the end of the season, and during a recent interview with, he spoke about what Gunners fans can expect when he eventually takes to the pitch.

“I’d say on the field it’s probably my reliability as a goalkeeper,” Ryan told “I feel like I’m quite consistent with my performances.

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 terminate Sokratis contract 0

Posted on January 20, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have terminated the contract of Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

“Working closely with Sokratis and his team, we have decided to cancel his contract by mutual consent. This gives Papa the freedom to negotiate a contract with a new club and return to action as soon as possible,” says an official statement on the club website.

Sokratis joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2018 for a reported fee of around £17.6 million. The Greek centre-back made a total of 69 appearances for the club, scoring six times, and helping the team reach the 2019 Europa League final and win the 2020 FA Cup.

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.

Rob Holding signs new Arsenal contract 0

Posted on January 11, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Rob Holding has signed a new contract with Arsenal, according to numerous reports, though the club are yet to confirm it officially. He is now tied to the club until the summer of 2024, with the club having the option on extending the deal for 12 months further.

Interestingly enough, the 25-year-old defender was reportedly very close to leaving the Emirates in the summer. A loan deal with Newcastle United was mentioned, but in the end he stayed put. His future was still unclear at that point and he feared being excluded from the squad like Mesut Ozil, but those fears were allayed after talks held with manager Mikel Arteta and it should come as no surprise that the Gunners have decided to offer him fresh terms on a longer contract.

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.

Arteta on Ozil future and Omar Rekik 0

Posted on January 07, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to the press ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Newcastle United on Saturday, manager Mikel Arteta was asked about the situation and the ongoing rumours about Mesut Ozil potentially leaving the club this month, as well as the progress when it comes to signing Omar Rekik from Hertha Berlin.

With Ozil’s £350,000-per-week contract expiring at the end of the season, he is now allowed to talk to clubs outside England and even sign a pre-contract agreement with one. However, there appears to be a reasonable possibility that he could leave the Emirates this month already, given that he’s practically certain to stay frozen out of the squad for the rest of his contract if he stays. Reports of interest from the likes of DC United and Fenerbahce have been doing the rounds in the last few days.

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