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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.

Arsenal in Carrasco talks 0

Posted on January 30, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have begun talks with Chinese club Dalian Yifang over the possiblity of signing Yannick Carrasco, according to multiple sources.

Apparently, the negotiations with Inter Milan over Ivan Perišić have broken down with the Serie A side reluctant to allow the winger to leave on loan this month and the Gunners unable to offer a different king of arrangement. With no time to lose, the club have now turned to the former Atletico Madrid man whom they see as a suitable alternative.

Suarez deal falls through? 0

Posted on January 23, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Spanish football expert journalist Guillem Balague claims the transfer of Denis Suarez from Barcelona to Arsenal will not be happening this month. The midfielder has apparently decided to stay at Camp Nou after the two clubs failed to agree on all aspects of the deal.

According to Balague, Barcelona demanded a clause to be inserted into the deal, one that would force Arsenal to make the deal permanent in the summer and pay a fee amounting to somewhere in between €20 million and €25 million. Arsenal refused the Catalans’ wish and the deal has seemingly gone down the drain, at least as far as this transfer window is concerned.

Aaron Ramsey has signed a deal with Juventus 0

Posted on January 17, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Italian giants Juventus. The news will come as no surprise to anybody, as the move has been mooted for the past month or so.

Arsenal were reportedly attempting to sell the midfielder to the Bianconeri in the January transfer window to claw some money back for the midfielder. However, that was always an unlikely prospect.

Ramsey such a frustrating player

I have to admit I find Aaron Ramsey such a frustrating player to watch. The Wales international has undoubted talent and can be such an influential player. However, he has a tendency to be inconsistent.

Emery on January 0

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Unai Emery spoke to the press and as relayed by the official website, he revealed a few thoughts behind the club’s plans for the January transfer window.

The one part of Emery’s team that has drawn lots of criticism over the course of the season so far is the defence. With Laurent Koscielny only just returned from an absence of over eight months due to an Achilles tendon tear and Dinos Mavropanos still not back from injury which saw him miss the entire part of the season up to this point, there were question marks about the quality of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and the ability of Shkodran Mustafi to be the commander that every strong back line craves. Fullbacks Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal also had their shares of poor form, and Sead Kolašinac still hasn’t proven he can be relied on in terms of fitness.

UEFA open Arsenal proceedings, Suarez linked 0

Posted on December 15, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Disciplinary issues

UEFA have officially opened disciplinary proceedings against Arsenal following their 1-0 Europa League win over Qarabag, the European football governing organization has confirmed. The only goal of the game was scored by Alexandre Lacazette in the 16th minute of the match, as a rotated line-up saw out the group stage with qualification guaranteed beforehand.

A statement on the UEFA official website says:

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Arsenal FC and Qarabağ FK (1-0), played on 13 December in England.

Arsenal interested in Calero 0

Posted on December 12, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are interested in signing Real Valladolid’s Fernando Calero, according to reports in Spain. Cadena SER have claimed that the young defender has attracted interest from a number of clubs across Europe despite his inexperience, and they say Arsenal are among them.

Calero went through the youth ranks at Malaga, before moving to Atletico Malagueno in 2013. Three years later he joined Valladolid’s “B” side and earned promotion to the first team in 2017. He has made 15 appearances for them this season.

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