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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.

Barcelona eye Lacazette 0

Posted on May 04, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Barcelona are still looking for a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan, who tore up the Premier League defences in 2013/14 with Liverpool with 31 goals to his name but had no problem celebrating scoring against them earlier this week, is 32 years old now, and though he is still a remarkable player, the Catalans must prepare for the future without him. The same applies to their superstar captain, Lionel Messi.

Barcelona tried to bring in Luka Jović. The Serbian youngster has been on fire this season for Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Benfica, a move that has recently been made permanent. However, the deal stalled and fell through apparently, and Real Madrid now reportedly have a deal in place to snap the 21-year-old striker up.

Denis Suarez confirms the end of his season 0

Posted on April 30, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Barcelona loanee Denis Suarez has confirmed that a groin injury will mean that he will not play again for the Gunners this season. It will also most probably mean that the midfielder will not play for Arsenal again.

Struggled to make an impact at Arsenal

Suarez has struggled to make an impact in north London since a January loan switch from Barcelona. Reportedly the Spaniard has cost the Gunners £3.2million in wages and signing-on fee, yet never started for the club. In fact, he has made just over an hour’s worth of football in the Premier League for Arsenal.

Would Andre Gomes be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on April 26, 2019 by David Nugent

According to ESPN, Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona playmaker Andre Gomes this summer. The Portuguese international has revived his career on-loan at Everton this season. The Toffees are confident of sealing a permanent deal for the midfielder.

However, both Arsenal and are also Tottenham are also reportedly monitoring Gomes situation. Barcelona are believed to be looking for around £26million for the talented star. Gunners head coach Unai Emery and director of football operations Raul Sanllehi are reported to be big fans of the Portuguese midfielder.

Arsenal make Umtiti contact? 0

Posted on March 30, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

A few days ago, reports in Spain spoke about Arsenal’s interest in Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti. The narrative of that one, coming from Mundo Deportivo, was that Umiti has lost his place in the team following a long injury layoff to Clement Lenglet, and with the club ready to step up their pursuit for Matthijs de Ligt (who was also linked with Arsenal once upon a time), it doesn’t seem like the France international and 2018 World Cup winner will be getting the spot beside Gerard Pique back any time soon.

His predicament has, naturally, sparked interest from around Europe, and Arsenal have been named as one of them.

Arsenal linked with Umtiti 0

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal are among the clubs monitoring the situation of Samuel Umtiti at Barcelona.

The France international has had an extremely difficult season. Injuries have made him miss most of Barcelona’s campaigns of three fronts as they now look favorites for both domestic trophies in Spain and are considered among the favourites to win the Champions League as well. He has had issues with his left knee which kept him out of the game for months, and to make matters worse (from his perspective) Clement Lenglet has been performing extremely well alongside Gerard Pique and it seems Umtiti has lost his place in the starting XI under manager Ernesto Valverde.

Denis Suarez has no future at Arsenal 0

Posted on March 19, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal’s Barcelona loanee Denis Suarez will return to the Catalan capital this summer after failing to hit the heights expected of him in north London. This will be a blow to Barcelona, who are keen to offload the midfielder.

Struggled to have an impact at Arsenal

Suarez only joined the Gunners on loan in January and was expected to thrive under boss Unai Emery, who he had previously with at Sevilla. The midfielder has shown potential in flashes at Sevilla and Villarreal.

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