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Joan Laporta wants Arteta at Barcelona 0

Posted on March 01, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Barcelona are set to appoint a new club president very soon, and one of the leading candidates is Joan Laporta who, if he wins, will take up the office he already held between 2003 and 2010. One of his goals, according to the Catalan Radio (via the Mirror), would be to appoint current Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta as the new head coach, should he take charge of the Blaugrana again.

Laporta was the man who appointed Pep Guardiola back in 2008, and Barcelona won three La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League twice apiece during four-year spell under the current Manchester City boss.

PSG to revive Bellerin interest? 0

Posted on February 22, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Paris Saint-Germain are set to revive interest in Hector Bellerin this summer, according to CBS Sports, and the Spaniard is apparently willing to consider leaving the Emirates, despite being contracted to Arsenal until the summer of 2023.

Arsenal are said to have rejected an offer worth up to $35 million (just under £25m) from the Ligue 1 champions last summer, valuing Bellerin’s services at $50m (£35m) at least. This term, the 25-year-old has played 22 times in the Premier League, scoring once and assisting three times.

Arsenal eyeing Tariq Lamptey as Bellerin replacement? 0

Posted on December 28, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to the Mirror, Arsenal face a battle to keep hold of Hector Bellerin next summer.

The Spaniard joined the Arsenal academy from the youth ranks at Barcelona back in 2011. The presidential elections (along with the future of Lionel Messi, of course) are currently the main topic at the Catalan club, and it seems Joan Laporte, who is the favourite to land the top job, is keen on taking Bellerin back where he came from.

Aubameyang wants Dembele at Arsenal? 0

Posted on August 04, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to reports in France, captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants Arsenal to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona this summer.

Despite the 2019/20 season now being well and truly over, despite the FA Cup residing safely at the Emirates and a place in next term’s Europa League bearing Arsenal’s name, the future of Aubameyang is yet to be resolved. The Gabonese forward scored two goals in the final at Wembley, enough to overturn Christian Pulisic’s opener and clinch the trophy, and his quality and contribution to this team cannot be disputed.

Arsenal in talks with Barcelona over Guendouzi – Coutinho swap 0

Posted on July 31, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are in talks with Barcelona over a potential swap deal involving Matteo Guendouzi and Philippe Coutinho, according to Miguel Delaney of the Independent.

The story that the Gunners were interested in making this deal came from Catalan outlet Sport a few days ago, while reports elsewhere claimed that they had an offer of €25 million plus Guendouzi for the services of Thomas Partey rejected by Atletico Madrid.

Arsenal offer Guendouzi for Coutinho 0

Posted on July 27, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reportedly contacted Barcelona with an offer of a swap deal which, if accepted, would see Matteo Guendouzi leave the club and head for Catalonia in exchange of Philippe Coutinho.

This story, for a lack of a better word, comes from Catalan outlet Sport, who aren’t exactly what you’d call a reliable source of information when it comes to transfers, but let’s not jump to conclusions.

Real, Barcelona and Leicester monitoring Matteo Guendouzi? 0

Posted on June 26, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

It has been a season rather loaded with controversies for Matteo Guendouzi. He was called out for a bout of poor behaviour at Arsenal’s training camp in Dubai in the winter, with head coach Mikel Arteta reportedly not impressed, and he put on a show of anger at the end of the Gunners’ defeat away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

Five minutes before the break, the Seagulls forward Neal Maupay rather thuggishly bumped into Bernd Leno as the Arsenal goalkeeper caught the ball near the edge of the box. He was probably trying to make the German either drop the ball or step over the line, but the result of the contact was that Leno lost his footing and landed awkwardly, getting injured in the process and having to make way for Emiliano Martinez.

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 unwilling to meet Barcelona’s demands for Coutinho loan 0

Posted on May 28, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been named among the Premier League clubs who are unwilling to meet Barcelona’s demands over a proposed loan move for Philippe Coutinho.

As reported by ESPN, Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have all been offered the chance to sign the Brazilian playmaker for the 2020/21 season after Bayern Munich allowed their option to buy him for €120 million expire. In the current circumstances, which nobody could have foreseen a year ago when the loan deal was agreed, the Bavarians obviously felt the fee to be far too high and refused to trigger the option.

Man United passed on Martinelli 0

Posted on March 02, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Gabriel Martinelli arrived to the Emirates last summer from Brazilian side Ituano, and since then, the 18-year-old has impressed whenever given the chance with his pace, tricky feet and the general threat he poses for the opposition in the final third. He’s racked up a total of 14 goal involvements – 10 goals and four assists, in 25 appearances across all competitions. At around £6 million, it’s fair to say he was a very smart acquisition.

However, in an interview with FourFourTwo, the youngster himself has revealed that he was very close to joining Manchester United instead.



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