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Atletico Madrid looking at Lacazette? 0

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to Sky Sports, Atletico Madrid are considering a swoop for Alexandre Lacazette.

The Spanish club have been without the services of Diego Costa for quite a while now, and the former Chelsea striker is set to be out for further two months. His injury has effectively left head coach Diego Simeone with Alvaro Morata as the only option for the position furthest up the pitch, and he plans to counter the problem by dipping into the transfer market this month.

Lacazette’s representatives hold discussions on his future 0

Posted on July 03, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

The representatives of Alexandre Lacazette have held discussions with Arsenal’s hierarchy over the possibilities for the future of the Frenchman, according to the Mirror.

Various reports were linking Lacazette with Barcelona for a long time, with the Catalans on the lookout for a suitable successor to the 32-year-old Luis Suarez. However, it now appears that Atletico Madrid have expressed an interest in his services as well. That was, apparently, the reason behind Lacazette’s representatives seeking and holding talks with the club.

Lacazette linked with a move to Atletico Madrid 0

Posted on May 17, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Atletico Madrid are planning a big-money summer move for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette. The French forward has been a vital player for the Gunners this season for both goals and assists.

Atletico looking for a Griezmann

Atletico Madrid look set to lose French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann this summer, as a release clause in his contract of around a reported £104million becomes active on July 1st.

Griezmann has already revealed that he will leave the club from the Spanish capital this summer after five years. Reportedly he has already agreed a deal to sign to La Liga rivals Barcelona, who came close to signing the forward last summer.

Arsenal in for Partey? 0

Posted on March 26, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid is a man in demand at the moment. Many clubs around Europe seem to be keen on obtaining his services, and according to ESPN, Arsenal are one of them.

Apparently, the 25-year-old Ghana international has expressed excitement about the idea of playing in the Premier League, which is a significant boost (if true) for the Gunners, but also Manchester City who have beem linked with him as well.

Partey has been on the books at Atletico his whole career so far, though he did have loan spells with Mallorca and Almeria before actually making his debut for the Rojiblancos in 2015/16. Since then, he has amassed a total of 131 appearances for the Madrid club, netting 11 goals.

Partey to replace Ramsey? 0

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is set to attempt to sign Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey as a replacement for the departing Aaron Ramsey, according to the Express.

As a product of their academy, Partey has been an Atleti player his whole career so far, though he has had loan spells with Mallorca and Almeria. He has made a total of 67 appearances and scored seven goals in all competitions for the Europa League holders, and he certainly played his part in their quest for the trophy which eluded Arsenal due to Atletico beating them in the semifinal. The 25-year-old has been capped 17 times for Ghana, and he found the net in his national team’s shirt six times.

Arsenal in for Filipe Luis? 0

Posted on September 04, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to reports in various media outlets, Arsenal could be interested in signing Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid in January.

The Brazil international would certainly represent a significant upgrade on current contenders for the left-back spot at Arsenal. Sead Kolasinac still hasn’t featured in this campaign due to knee injury he picked up in pre-season. Nacho Monreal has therefore been the undisputed starter on the left defensive flank, and it’s fair to say the Spaniard hasn’t really covered himself in glory so far, despite playing comparatively better than Hector Bellerin on the other side. In fact, probably better than the rest of Arsenal’s back line, though that in itself doesn’t say nearly as much about him as about them.

Introducing Emile Smith Rowe 0

Posted on July 27, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Pre-season friendlies don’t tend to mean all too much in the grand scheme of any given season, aside from an injury or two which could derail a player or team’s momentum. For the most part, that wound up being the case last night when Arsenal took on Atletico Madrid, with the English side falling to the Spaniards on penalties – although that’s not what people have been talking about.

The importance of pre-season friendlies 0

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Something that people often sleep on in football is the importance of pre-season friendlies, and what they can do not only for a team’s confidence – but for their overall effectiveness as the real campaign begins. If you don’t schedule enough of them then you probably won’t get the necessary amount of experience or match fitness to deal with the physicality of the Premier League or most other top leagues for that matter, and if you organise too many, then you run the risk of wearing your players out.

Three results which killed Arsenal’s season 0

Posted on May 23, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The feeling of excitement is back at the Emirates for the first time in what feels like forever following the announcement of Unai Emery as Arsenal’s new manager. The former Sevilla and PSG boss has found great success elsewhere around Europe, and now, it’s time for him to try his hand in the Premier League. Still, while it’s nice to think about what’s to come in the next few months and possibly years, it’s equally as interesting to look back on what could’ve been from the 2017/18 campaign.

Atletico defeat summed up Arsenal in the last decade 1

Posted on May 04, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the semi-final second leg on Thursday night. The defeat meant that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will not get a fairytale ending to his career as Arsenal boss.

Most Gunners will be not be surprised by the aggregate result, as over the two legs Arsenal did not do enough to get through. However, it is not the first time the north London side have suffer defeat in that manner.



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