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Zagadou tells Dortmund he wants to leave 0

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Dan-Axel Zagadou has informed Borussia Dortmund of his wish to leave the Signal Iduna Park this summer, according to the Mirror.

The 20-year-old has recently been linked with Arsenal as manager Unai Emery looks to reconstruct his back line. The Gunners conceded 51 goals in the Premier League in 2018/19 – an unforgivable number, and an overhaul seems late in coming.

Tierney urged to join Arsenal, Dortmund’s Zagadou linked 0

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are actively looking to bring in defensive reinforcements, players that would hopefully improve the defence which conceded a woeful number of 51 Premier League goals in 2018/19; of the top six sides, only Manchester United did worse, while the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton, Leicester City and Newcastle United all conceded less.

There isn’t an easy way to tell in advance whether a transfer will work out or not, but Kieran Tierney, Celtic’s 22-year-old fullback, seems like the real deal. A pacey left-footed wide defender, equally dedicated to contributing at both ends of the pitch, Tierney would likely give Sead Kolašinac some proper competition on the left defensive flank.

Dortmund considering Koscielny 0

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Borussia Dortmund are considering moving to sign Laurent Koscielny, according to Bild.

The German outlet claim that the Bundesliga runners-up are looking to boost their back line with a player of significant experience, and they feel that Koscielny could be the player to fulfill their need.

Having played in Ligue 2 with Guingamp and Tours, the 33-year-old eventually joined Arsenal after a season with Ligue 1 side Lorient back in 2010. The man that was named Arsenal captain following the retirement of Per Mertesacker would go on to play 353 competitive matches in the Gunners’ shirt, and score 27 goals as a centre-back, helping the team to two FA Cup trophies, two league cup finals, and a Europa League final recently.

Arsenal considering Gotze 0

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are contemplating the possibility of going in for Mario Gotze of Borussia Dortmund, according to German outlet Bild.

Gotze has had a proper roller coaster of a career so far, reaching the highest of peaks and the lowest of holes. His professional career started at Dortmund back in 2009/10, when their team was being run by Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp developed Gotze into an all-round attacking player, one that could successfully play in central midfield, as a No. 10, on either flank, as a “false nine”, or even as a classic striker if need be. As such, he thrived under the current Liverpool boss and was a vital part of his team that won successive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, as well as reached the Champions League final in 2013.

Arsenal to go in for Weigl 0

Posted on November 22, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl, according to German publication Sport Bild.

Weigl started his professional career with 2. Bundesliga side 1860 Munich, and he spent two seasons there before arriving to Signal Iduna Park in 2015. He was one of Dortmund’s first signings under Thomas Tuchel as the current Paris Saint-Germain manager replaced Jurgen Klopp in the dugout that summer. The 23-year-old was a very important part of the team for three seasons, but it seems things have changed recently. He has played only three out of Dortmund’s 11 Bundesliga matches this term, seven in all competitions, and it appears he has fallen out of favor with current coach Lucien Favre.

Sokratis set for Arsenal announcement 0

Posted on July 02, 2018 by Harry Kettle

After weeks upon weeks of speculation, Arsenal are finally set to announce the signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos according to multiple reports. The 30-year-old Greek defender has enjoyed a five-year tenure with Borussia Dortmund, but now, it seems as if he’s finally ready to test himself within the realms of English football. As a centre-back who will be competing for the Gunners, you could easily argue that he couldn’t have picked a more high-pressure place to start.

Sokratis and Soyuncu take a step towards the Emirates 0

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Sokratis Papasthatopoulos’ move to Arsenal has been announced by Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc, according to Sky Sports. In fact, the German club have already secured a potential long-term replacement by signing 22-year-old French centre-back Abdou Diallo from Mainz.

Earlier reports claimed the two clubs had come near an agreement for a fee of around £16million.

The long-awaited, likely arrival of the Greece international will be another part of the defensive overhaul the newly appointed manager Unai Emery is currently undergoing at the Emirates, and amid all the glamour of the World Cup in full swing at the moment this is a refreshing piece of news for Arsenal fans.

Arsenal agree Sokratis deal 0

Posted on June 08, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reached an agreement to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, according to the Telegraph. However, the report also reveals that the deal will not be officially confirmed before July.

The Greek centre-back is the second signing the Gunners are set to make since the appointment of Unai Emery as the manager, and given the way the squad is (un)balanced at the moment, it’s not really surprising that both of them represent defensive reinforcements.

Sokratis started his career in his homeland with AEK Athens, after three years he moved to Italy where he played for Genoa and AC Milan. He moved to Werder Bremen in 2011, and two years later he signed for Borussia Dortmund.

Transfers: A news roundup 0

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are closing in on signing Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, according to BBC, the Telegraph, Sky Sports and various other sources. The reported sum which the club would pay for the centre-back is £16million.

At 29, Sokratis has a year remaining on his contract at Dortmund. Along with Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner who is set to join Arsenal for free, the Greece international would represent another low-cost experienced addition to the squad’s defence department. Given the reported size of the funds available for transfers this summer, this is certainly the type of targets the club will be going for.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang makes record breaking start to Arsenal career 0

Posted on April 08, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was always going to be an important player for Arsene Wenger’s side, but few could’ve imagined he’d make such an emphatic start to life in North London. Courtesy of his goal today, the former Borussia Dortmund stand-out set a brand new record, as reported by Sky Sports.

The win today wasn’t exactly a conventional one, and while the Gunners looked shaky at times, the victory alone should be enough to encourage fans heading into their second leg game against CSKA Moscow next week. The main star of the show in a lot of ways was Danny Welbeck courtesy of his brace which won Arsenal the game, but Aubameyang’s strike can be seen as equally important – mainly because of what it represents.

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