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Barcelona opted against Aubameyang move – Abidal 0

Posted on February 05, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with Barcelona for several months now, and the Catalan club’s sporting director Eric Abidal admitted, as quoted by Eurosport, that they had indeed been considering a move for him but chose against it in the end.

The La Liga title holders may well be regretting their decision at the moment. The main reason they were in for a striker this winter was the injury of Luis Suarez, the former Liverpool man who may and may not be back in action again this season. Apart from Aubameyang, they were reportedly considering Timo Werner of RB Leipzig, but in the end they came closest to signing Rodrigo Moreno of Valencia. In the end, that attempt fell through as well and they had to settle for making the best of what they already had at their disposal.

Transfers: Arsenal step up Boateng interest; Arteta adamant Aubameyang isn’t leaving 0

Posted on January 06, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Recent reports credited Arsenal with Bayern Munich’s out-of-favour defender Jerome Boateng. It’s certainly a rumour that makes sense, given Arsenal’s need for a quality centre-back after serious knee injury ruled Calum Chambers out for the rest of the season.

When asked about it, Bayern interim head coach Hansi Flick said he maintains regular contact with the 31-year-old former Germany international, and that departure hasn’t been discussed between them. But on the other hand, Sky Sports believe the Bavarians would be willing to part with the player for as little as €15 million (£12.8m).

Aubameyang ‘postpones contract talks’ 0

Posted on November 21, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to a report by Sport, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has put the talks over a new contract with Arsenal on hold until he finds out how serious the reported interest in his services from Barcelona is.

Admittedly, the Spanish media are far from reliable when it comes to stories such as this one, so it has to be taken with a pinch of salt, but given the situation Arsenal seem to be in at the moment, it does unfortunately make some sense. There were always fears that unless the team improves as a unit and better results start coming soon, those members who do their job properly (and Aubameyang is certainly one of them) would start looking at other clubs.

Aubameyang targeted by Barcelona? 0

Posted on November 08, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has emerged as a potential target for Barcelona next summer, according to reports in Spain.

Luis Suarez, who almost joined Arsenal back in 2013 before he led Liverpool’s ultimately doomed title chase the following season and moved to Barcelona afterwards, has turned 32 and his form isn’t what it used to be. Injuries have also started creeping in on the controversial Uruguayan, and it seems the end of his bliss is very near. Naturally, they will be aware of that at the Catalan club, and various reports have been linking them with a host of strikers that would perhaps be able to replace him. They still haven’t signed such a player, and El Chiriguito now claim they have started looking at Aubemayang.

Coutinho seems unrealistic 0

Posted on August 05, 2019 by Harry Kettle

There are so many question marks still surrounding Arsenal and who they’re going to sign and when they’re going to sign them. With just a matter of days remaining in the summer transfer window, though, it feels like the time for talk is kind of over. It’s all about action now, because if the Gunners can’t resolve some of their defensive issues before the game against Newcastle, then we could have some problems on our hands.

Suarez haunts Arsenal once again 0

Posted on August 05, 2019 by Harry Kettle

One of the players that has been most heavily linked with Arsenal, for both good and bad reasons, in the last few years is Luis Suarez. The former Liverpool star was not only a pain to play against during his time at Anfield, but he was also linked with the possibility of a switch to the Emirates at one stage. Of course, due to the £1 ordeal that caused a great deal of embarrassment on both sides, it never quite came to fruition.

Umtiti linked as Laurent Koscielny’s replacement at Arsenal 0

Posted on May 25, 2019 by David Nugent

According to talkSPORT, Arsenal veteran French centre-back Laurent Koscielny could exit the club this summer. The 33-year-old has just a year left on his contract and reportedly the Gunners could sell the defender if he does not sign a new deal this summer.

The same report also claims that the Gunners could target Barcelona’s French centre-back Samuel Umtiti as his compatriot’s replacement.

Koscielny’s future in doubt

When Koscielny is fit the experienced centre-back is Arsenal best defender. However, there have been doubts over the Frenchman’s future at the club since last summer, when he was reportedly considering his future.

Lacazette to Barcelona? 0

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The days have started to tick by in the aftermath of Arsenal’s Premier League season coming to an end, and while the Europa League final is still to come, it’s been interesting to look back and reflect on the campaign. There were highs and there were probably even more lows, but along the way, we’ve been able to pick up on a few really entertaining ‘points’ if you will.

Arsenal set to lose out to Spurs for Barcelona flop 0

Posted on May 12, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal look set to miss out on signing Barcelona flop Malcom this summer, with the winger now expected to join north London rivals Tottenham instead.

The Express story claims that the youngster has chosen to join Spurs ahead of the Gunners this summer. If he does join Tottenham, he will be their first signing since Lucas Moura joined from PSG in the January transfer window of 2018.

Malcom has struggled to nail down at a starting spot with the Blaugrana, who are looking to revamp their squad this summer after more Champions League disappointment.

A look back to Paris 2006 0

Posted on May 10, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal are into the UEFA Europa League final, and while it may not exactly be the Champions League, it’s nice to say that the club can get excited about a match of this magnitude again. Despite the fact they can still mathematically get back into the Champions League via the top four, let’s be honest, it would take a miracle for that to happen on the final day. With that being the case, it’s going to be full steam ahead for the Gunners as they prepare for a big night in the club’s recent history in Baku.

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