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Arsenal rejected ‘substantial bid’ for Lacazette 0

Posted on November 12, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal rejected a ‘substantial bid’ for the services of Alexandre Lacazette near the end of the international summer transfer window, which came from AS Roma, as revealed by The Athletic’s David Ornstein on the Tifo Podcast.

The French forward was the subject of much speculation throughout the window. The main talking point was, of course, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and the sale of Lacazette was many times mentioned as a possibility IF Aubameyang signs a new contract and stays put. The former Borussia Dortmund man, as you know, did sign a new contract, but Lacazette ended up staying put as well, despite reports of interest from the likes of Atletico Madrid and his former club Olympique Lyon. It now turns out that Roma were interested too and made an offer, which wasn’t deemed acceptable to Arsenal.

Arsenal-linked Odsonne Edouard hints at departure from Celtic 0

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is one of the host of players Arsenal have been linked with in recent months. Having come through the ranks at Paris Saint-Germain, he had a loan spell with Toulouse before joining the Scottish champions in 2017, initially on another loan which was made permanent for around £15 million a year later. Overall, he has so far played in 136 games for Celtic, scoring 66 goals and laying on 32 assists. Edouard’s importance to Neil Lennon’s team can be perceived very clearly if the fact that their slumps in form over the last two season coincided with his absences from action is looked at. His contract expires at the end of 2021/22, which means he’ll be entering the final 12 months of the deal at the end of the current campaign.

Arsenal transfer rumours: Martinez, Lacazette, Edouard 0

Posted on September 14, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

With several weeks of the transfer window left to run, transfer reports and rumours are still coming thick. Let’s look at what is being said about the Gunners.

Emiliano Martinez to join Aston Villa

When Bernd Leno picked up an injury in the unexpected defeat away to Brighton and Hove Albion last season, Emiliano Martinez stepped in and did a wonderful job between the posts. He was so good that some suggested that head coach Mikel Arteta should have given serious consideration to making him his number one choice ahead of Leno, but that was never likely to happen.

Juninho wanted Lacazette back at Lyon on loan in January 0

Posted on September 09, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Alexandre Lacazette arrived to Arsenal from Olympique Lyon in the summer of 2017 as a big-name signing, for a reported fee of around £50 million. The move was widely perceived as a real coup for the Gunners, given that plenty of reports had been linking the striker with some of the biggest clubs around Europe at the time.

Aubameyang set to sign new contract 0

Posted on August 17, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to sign a new contract with Arsenal, according to multiple sources.

Aubameyang’s future was pretty much up in the air for a long time. His current deal expires in 2021, which means it has entered its final 12 months. The club have been keen to keep him for years to come, but they were reportedly willing to contemplate a sale if he doesn’t renew his commitment in order to avoid losing him for free. It has also been reported that the Gabonese forward wanted assurances on the club’s ambitions to compete for major honors before he makes his decision.

Lacazette set for contract talks amid Atletico interest 0

Posted on June 12, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are set to hold talks over a new contract with Alexandre Lacazette amid the interest in his services coming from Atletico Madrid, according to ESPN.

The club still face uncertainty over the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, but they are apparently adamant that they won’t be parting ways with both strikers. The pair are good friends, but both of them are keen to hear and consider Arsenal’s long-term vision under Mikel Arteta before making their respective decisions, especially in the light of the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Almost all players except Mesut Ozil have agreed to take a 12.5% pay cut, with the German still earning his £350,000 per week.

Could Lyon’s Moussa Dembele replace Lacazette at Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

As another summer slowly creeps nearer, transfer rumours, mostly speculation of course, spread around by media outlets across Europe, are gradually overwhelming the screens of football fans. It’s one of the few things the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been able to put a stop to. Arsenal are a frequent subject, or rather target, of such stories.

In terms of potential departures, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the name mentioned the most, but the latest report – for the lack of a better (decent) word, suggest Alexandre Lacazette could be on his way out too. The story comes from Lacazette’s homeland of France, from L’Equipe.

Arsenal considering Raul Jimenez as Lacazette replacement? 0

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

There has been plenty of speculation when it comes to the future of Alexadre Lacazette lately. There were reports claiming he was unhappy and that his agent had been sounding out potential suitors, and more recently some insinuations about an alleged clause in his contract which would allow him to break away if the team fails to qualify for the Champions League at the end of this season.

Arteta & Lacazette preview Olympiakos clash – part 2 0

Posted on February 27, 2020 by Harry Kettle

On the physicality of the Premier League:
MA – I have said how condensed the calendar is in December and January, normally when you get to February, you start to suffer and pay the price. Normally after the international break in March teams are fresher again to get back the end of the season. It’s part of the process, it’s why this league is so demanding and so nice to play in as well because you have so many games but physically it’s tough.

Arteta & Lacazette preview Olympiakos clash – part 1 0

Posted on February 27, 2020 by Harry Kettle

In the wake of their narrow 1-0 win over in Greece, Arsenal will attempt to secure their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League when they host Olympiakos at the Emirates tonight. Prior to the game, Mikel Arteta and Alexandre Lacazette spoke with the media as the Gunners aim to keep their road to Gdansk going strong.

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