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Arsenal among clubs monitoring Samuel Chukwueze 0

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to a recent report from Spanish outlet Fichajes, there is plenty of interest in Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze when it comes to transfer plans for the summer of 2023.

Chukwueze left his homeland of Nigeria to join Villarreal’s Under-19 side in 2017, and having passed through the club’s “B” side rather quickly, he earned a place in the first-team squad in late 2018. Since then, he’s gone on to represent the Yellow Submarine on 176 occasions, scoring 27 goals and producing 24 assists in all competitions.

Arsenal to continue Douglas Luiz pursuit in January? 0

Posted on September 29, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are set to continue where they left off at the end of the summer transfer window when it comes to their pursuit of Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz by submitting a new offer for his services in January.

The Gunners were apparently looking into the possibility of signing Youri Tielemans from Leicester City, but it is believed that manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu agreed in the end that a more defence-minded player is needed, a No. 6 rather than a box-to-box player, which obviously makes Luiz a more suitable target. The Brazilian would be providing cover and competition for Thomas Partey, whose injury absence was arguably the main reason for the only disappointment this season so far, the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

Liverpool to rival Arsenal for Douglas Luiz? 0

Posted on September 13, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Liverpool are reportedly preparing to enter the race for the services of Douglas Luiz, an Arsenal target from this summer who will be out of contract at Aston Villa at the end of the season unless he signs a new one.

Luiz, 24, is primarily a defensive midfielder, a No. 6 as we say these days, and while the Gunners desperately seek to secure proper cover for the injury-hit Thomas Partey, Liverpool also need a player to stand in for Fabinho from time to time. Just like Mikel Arteta has had to make do with the combination of Granit Xhaka and Albert Sambi Lokonga, Jurgen Klopp has been rotating between captain Jordan Henderson, veteran James Milner and Thiago Alcantara, and not one of those players is a designated ‘six’.

Arsenal turned down Arthur Melo 0

Posted on September 06, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal were heavily linked with Arthur Melo and reportedly tried hard to sign him from Juventus back in January this year. They failed back then, but James McNicholas mentions in his report for The Athletic that the Gunners were offered the chance to “reignite their interest” in the summer, but declined. The 26-year-old Brazilian ended up joining Liverpool on a season-long loan with an option to buy, and he might yet prove an important acquisition for the Merseysiders, given their woeful luck with injuries in the middle of the park.

Arsenal’s failed pursuit of Douglas Luiz 0

Posted on September 02, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal pushed really hard at the very end of the summer transfer window to sign Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa and failed. Three bids are believed to have been made for the 24-year-old defensive midfielder, the last of which, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic and Kaveh Solkehol of Sky Sports, was worth in the region of £25 million, but one by one Villa shot them down.

And while some claim the end of the affair came down to Arsenal’s determination not to pay over the odds for the services of the Brazil international, others believe it was actually down to Aston Villa’s eventual decision not to sell for any money.

Arsenal making late Douglas Luiz push 0

Posted on September 01, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are making a late push to complete the signing of Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa, according to multiple sources.

Apparently, Villa have been adamant that the midfielder would not be leaving the club so late in the window, but Arsenal are determined to do whatever they can to get the move done. A likely sign of Villa wavering in their resilience is a reported bid of £13 million made for Leander Dendocker, a player of similar mould who could replace Luiz at Villa Park, which Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly accepted.

Arteta reflects on Aston Villa victory 0

Posted on September 01, 2022 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal came into their clash with Aston Villa off the back of four consecutive wins to kickstart their Premier League campaign. Many felt as if this was another winnable fixture but as we’ve come to learn about the Gunners, they rarely make it easy for us all.

Alas, they were able to dig deep when it seemed as if the tide was beginning to turn, and as a result they got the 2-1 win and maintained their spot at the top of the table.

After the game, Mikel Arteta spoke about how important the three points could prove to be.

Arteta expects tough Aston Villa challenge 0

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans can be forgiven for getting a bit carried away after winning four games from four to start off the new Premier League campaign. Of course, it’s going to be incredibly tough and almost impossible to keep up such a pace for 38 fixtures, but we can live in hope.

The next challenge that lies ahead is a home clash against Aston Villa and while the Gunners should be the clear favourites, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to act on it. Villa are a tough team to play against and during a chat with, the gaffer Mikel Arteta pointed that out.

Preview: Arsenal vs Aston Villa 0

Posted on August 30, 2022 by Harry Kettle

The Premier League season is going at full speed and with just a few months separating us and the winter break for the World Cup, the games are going to continue coming thick and fast for Arsenal Football Club.

Today, we’re going to preview their upcoming battle with Aston Villa which goes down tomorrow night at the Emirates.


Arsenal have been like a house on fire to kickstart the new Premier League campaign with four games played and four games won, leaving them two points clear at the top of the table. Of course, we all know they’re going to face far more adversity than that between now and the end of the season, but this is the kind of gungho style we haven’t seen from them in a long time.

Arteta satisfied with Aston Villa win 0

Posted on March 22, 2022 by Harry Kettle

In front of a lively Villa Park crowd on a sunny Saturday, Arsenal went old school by grinding out a nice 1-0 win over Aston Villa to keep their top four hopes going strong. The Gunners knew they’d be coming up against stiff opposition and while the hosts did have their moments, Arsenal were largely in control throughout.

It’s no secret that these are exactly the kind of games the club needs to be winning and with the final eight-game stretch on the horizon, manager Mikel Arteta seemed to be feeling confident when speaking with the media after the victory.

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