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Wilfred Ndidi, Dries Mertens and Kevin Volland linked with Arsenal 0

Posted on December 23, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

With Arsenal likely to go through some changes in the squad following the arrival of Mikel Arteta at the helm, reports have started linking the club with various players ahead of the January transfer window.

Wilfred Ndidi

One of the louder names, at least when the Premier League is concerned, is certainly Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester. Mirror claim Arsenal are very interested in his services. A proper defensive midfield specialist, boasting great positional awareness and superb tackling accuracy, the 25-year-old is among those most responsible that the Foxes are where they are at the moment – second only to Liverpool in the league. Lucas Torreira was brought in by Unai Emery in the summer of 2018 to fill that position, but the Uruguay international can arguably be said to have failed to make the position his own. What’s more, he has been occasionally deployed further up the pitch, as well as linked with departure from the club.

Bernd Leno starting to look the part as Arsenal number one 0

Posted on March 04, 2019 by David Nugent

When German goalkeeper Bernd Leno first arrived at Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer, there were question marks over whether he was good enough to be the Gunners long-term number one. The person that seemed to question his ability most was Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who seemed reluctant to start him ahead of veteran Petr Cech.

However, the summer signing now seems to have won over his boss and the majority of Arsenal fans too. Leno has started the last 21 Premier League games after replacing Cech at Watford as a substitute. He has not looked back since.

On This Day: Arsenal dismantle Bayer Leverkusen 0

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Harry Kettle

It’s always fun to take a trip down memory lane – especially when it comes to Arsenal. This club has had such a bizarre history that sometimes, it’s fun to look back on what’s been and gone in years gone by. There have been highs and there have quite clearly been lows, but along the way, the club’s loyal fans have been able to stick by the Gunners’ side through thick and thin. That, in itself, is a testament to them.

Bernd Leno convinced he made the right choice to join Arsenal 0

Posted on August 30, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal signed Germany international goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £22million. The 26-year-old was expected to replace veteran stopper Petr Cech as the Gunners first choice at the start of the season. Instead, the German has started the Gunners three Premier League games on the substitute’s bench.

Convinced he made the right decision

Leno is convinced that he made the right decision to join the Gunners this summer. He told Sport Bild: “I am convinced that my change was the right decision,”

“I’m not crazy. It may take a few weeks or months, but my time here will come.”

Petr Cech isn’t happy 0

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As seen on Twitter, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech took a shot at the Bayer Leverkusen English Twitter account for a joke they made in regards to Bernd Leno. The German club seemed to indicate that they want to see Leno, who is their former goalkeeper, performing for the Gunners after his multi-million pound move to the Emirates. Alas, Cech took exception to this, citing that it showcased a lack of professionalism on Leverkusen’s behalf.

The battle for Bailey 0

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal have already been exceptionally busy in the summer transfer window thus far, adding a series of new names to their ranks as they prepare to challenge for a place in the top four once again. Whilst it’s a little sad to consider that an achievement in comparison to years gone by when they were contending for the title, new manager Unai Emery feels like the right guy to lead them back to that point.

Arsenal close in on Bernd Leno 0

Posted on June 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by talkSPORT and initially by Sky Sports sources, it seems as if Arsenal are closing in on arguably their biggest signing of the summer transfer window so far: Bernd Leno. The German goalkeeper has been linked with a move away from Bayer Leverkusen for months now, and it seems as if Unai Emery has managed to persuade him to make the trip over to North London as the 26-year-old prepares for the next step in his promising career.

Arsenal linked with Petr Cech replacement 0

Posted on June 08, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Express, Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who reportedly has a release clause of £22million in his contract.

Leno has often been linked with a move to the Gunners, as Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech is starting to look his age. The former Chelsea stopper produced a number of unconvincing displays last season.

The 36-year-old’s position as Arsenal number one is now looking very vulnerable, with Leno looking like a very viable target.

Arsenal to compete with rivals for Bayer Leverkusen star 0

Posted on May 19, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal are set to compete with a host of rival Premier League clubs to sign Bayer Leverkusen starlet Leon Bailey this summer. The 20-year-old is also reported to be of interest to Chelsea and Manchester United.

However, the Premier League trio are not the only ones interested in the highly-rated winger. Reports from German suggest that Bayer has already turned down a £52million off from Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, telling the Bavarian giants that they want £88million for the Jamaican-born star.

Arsenal looking to German ace to replace struggling star 0

Posted on March 06, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenal are eying a £22million summer move for Bayer Leverkusen Bernd Leno, with current number goalkeeper Petr Cech struggling for form.

The Leverkusen goalkeeper is highly rated and has stated express interest in moving to pastures new. However, he will only move if he is the first choice goalkeeper at his next club.

The metro quote him as saying: ‘If I go abroad, it would not be as a number-one contender, but only as clear number one,’

Cech is reaching the end of his career



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