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Mkhitaryan stars in Armenia’s triumph over Bosnia 0

Posted on September 08, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Armenia beat Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday by 4-2. The indisputable star of the game was Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, currently on loan at AS Roma.

Mkhitaryan opened the scoring after less than three minutes, and after former Manchester City striker, now Mkhitaryan’s Roma teammate Edin Dzeko, equalized ten minutes later, he restored the lead for Armenia in the 66th. Assisted by Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac, Amer Gojak set the score level for the second time in the 70th, and then Mkhitaryan added an assist to his brace as he set Hovhannes Hambardzumyan for Armenia’s third with 13 minutes to go. An own-goal from Sjepan Loncar in the final minute of the game set the final score.

Joachim Andersen: Arsenal’s Italian battle continues 0

Posted on June 23, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

One of the many names Arsenal have been linked with ahead and during the ongoing transfer window in Joachim Andersen of Sampdoria.

Andersen is a 23-year-old central defender, highly valued by his current club (reportedly around €40 million) and numerous potential suitors who have been scouting him heavily. Having started out at FC Twente, he joined the Genoa side in 2017 and has made 42 appearances for them in all competitions; 34 of those came during the 2018/19 season.

Arsenal linked with Manolas again 0

Posted on May 19, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having been linked with him a few years ago, Arsenal are once again reportedly interested in signing Kostas Manolas of AS Roma.

The defender started his professional career with AEK Athens in 2009 and moved to Olympiacos three years later. He arrived to Rome in 2014, and has so far played 209 games and scored nine goals in their shirt in all competitions. The most important goal of the nine was undoubtedly Roma’s third against Barcelona last season as it dispatched the Catalans from the Champions League in the quarterfinals.

Monchi leaves Roma 0

Posted on March 08, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

AS Roma have officially confirmed that Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, also known as Monchi, has left the club by mutual agreement.

The 50-year-old Spaniard has been linked with the job of technical director at Arsenal for a while now; in fact, ever since the departure of Sven Mislintat became public information. With Mislintat gone, only Raul Sanllehi remains of the three men which oversaw the dismissal of Arsene Wenger last summer and the appointment of Unai Emery in his place.

Roma CEO Guido Fienga said:

Roma search for Monchi replacement 0

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been on the lookout with the aim of appointing a technical director for a while now. Sven Mislintat, former head of recruitment, has quit his job reportedly over being overlooked for that position.

The club have apparently been considering Marc Overmars who is enjoying a successful spell at Ajax, but the Dutch champions are extremely reluctant to part ways with the former Arsenal winger.

Be that as it may, recent reports suggested that the Gunners actually prefer Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, also known as Monchi, currently working as the director of football at AS Roma. The report by the Mirror went as far as claiming Arsenal had offered the job to Monchi, and now the same outlet claims that the Serie A side have already begun searching for a suitable replacement.

Arsenal to swap Ramsey for Roma’s Schick 0

Posted on November 10, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to Corriere dello Sport, Arsenal are set to do a swap deal with AS Roma this January, one that would see Aaron Ramsey move to the Italian capital and Patrik Schick go the other way.

The contract stand-off between Ramsey and Arsenal is a story that has been told and retold many times, and by now anyone who even remotely follows the football happenings in England will be aware of the current situation. An offer was on the table, and it had been discussed, and according to Ramsey himself it came close to materializing into a signed contract before the club suddenly put a stopper in the whole thing and declared no new offer would be forthcoming, with his current contract set to run out next summer. Let’s just leave it at that.

Arsenal keeping an eye on Under 0

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to several media outlets in Turkey, AS Roma’s Cengiz Under has been on Arsenal’s radar for a while now. The Gunners apparently even had a £30million bid rejected by the Serie A side in the summer, but they aren’t prepared to give up just yet.

Under started his professional career in 2014 with Turkish second-tier side Altınordu, where he spent two seasons before moving to Istanbul Basaksehir. He made his move to Stadio Olimpico in Rome in the summer of 2017, and so far he has made 39 appearances for Roma and scored 10 goals. He was a very important player in their run to the Champions League semifinal, taking out Barcelona in the process before getting eventually eliminated by Liverpool. He’s been capped 10 times with Turkey and has four international strikes to his name.

Arsenal interested in Roma’s Pellegrini 0

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to Sky, Arsenal are interested in securing the services of Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini.

Pellegrini is a midfielder, a product of Roma’s academy. However, he had made just one senior appearance for the club when he signed for Sassuolo in the summer of 2015. Two years, 54 games and 11 goals later, Roma put into effect their buy-back clause and brought him back to the Stadio Olimpico. Since then, he has played in 36 games and scored three goals in all competitions.

Arsenal missed out on Howedes on deadline day – agent 0

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Volker Struth, agent of defender Benedikt Howedes, Arsenal and Leicester City tried and failed to bring the German international to the Premier League on deadline day, reports Sport Bild.

Howedes, now of Juventus, was keen to leave former side Schalke in the summer after being stripped of his captaincy and ended up joining the Serie A giants on a season-long loan. In addition to Arsenal and Leicester, the 29-year-old was believed to have interest from AS Roma too.

Roma sporting director tells Arsenal and Chelsea that Manolas is not for sale 0

Posted on August 22, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

AS Roma’s sporting director Monchi has revealed defender Kostas Manolas is not for sale this summer, reports talkSPORT. The 26-year-old looked set for a move to Russian Premier League side Zenit St Petersburg before the move broke down.

And with Arsenal and Chelsea linked with his signature, Monchi made the club’s stance clear, saying: “Manolas for sale? No, we are working to sign players, not sell them,” he told Mediaset Premium. “I spend all day with the players and can see they have faith in the coach and the system they are adopting.”

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