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Latest transfer rumours: Guimaraes, Kulusevski, Saka 0

Posted on December 31, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It’s the evening on the final day of the year, and the January transfer window will be open in a couple of hours. It’s not really surprising, therefore, that transfer rumours have started picking up pace. Let’s take a look at a couple of recent ones involving Arsenal.

Dejan Kulusevski

According to Calciomercato, Arsenal lead the race to sign the Juventus winger ahead of neighbours and arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Juventus are believed to be holding out for a fee of €35 million, which is not that much for a player like Kulusevski – 21 and notably talented.

Arsenal trio impress for England 0

Posted on November 16, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It was another impressive night at the office for the England national team as they ran out 10-0 winners over minnows San Marino – securing qualification for next year’s World Cup in the process. It was the kind of result that was never going to be in doubt and while San Marino showed heart in places, this was embarrassingly easy for the Three Lions.

The big news for Arsenal fans, though, is how well the three Gunners players in the squad performed. Aaron Ramsdale kept a clean sheet in goal, Emile Smith Rowe scored in the 58th minute and Bukayo Saka put the final nail in the coffin in the 79th minute.

Saka and Ramsdale make England squad 0

Posted on November 04, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

England boss Gareth Southgate has called up Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for the remaining two matches of the World Cup qualifications during the upcoming international break. The Three Lions face Albania next Friday and San Marino the following Monday, needing four points to make absolutely certain they finish top of Group I, ahead of Poland and Albania.

There can be no doubt over the fact that both Saka and Ramsdale have earned to play for their country with excellent performances this season.

Arsenal’s win over Leicester reflects a successful summer 0

Posted on November 01, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal left the King Power Stadium with the three points in their pockets after fist-half goals from Gabriel Magalhaes and Emile Smith Rowe led to a victory over Leicester City on Saturday. It was, for the large part of the match, Arsenal as they should be again – dominant, fluid, attacking, or to put it simply, the better team.

Arsenal demand explanation for McArthur avoiding red card for Saka foul 0

Posted on October 21, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Just before the halftime of Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on Monday, James McArthur committed a savage, deliberate foul on Bukayo Saka, and referee Mike Dean shocked most people by showing the Palace midfielder only a yellow card.

There can be no doubt about the malicious intention in that situation; McArthur knew exactly what he was doing and he was never going for the ball at all. With Saka, who soon had to leave the pitch because of it, yet to return to training and being a huge doubt for the Aston Villa clash on Friday, there can also be no doubt about the fact that McArthur’s foul endangered the safety of an opposition player – an offence worthy of a red card, according to the rules.

Saka and Smith Rowe to inspire Arsenal youngsters – Mertesacker 0

Posted on October 14, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s top priority at the moment is, without a grain of doubt, to get back to playing European football as soon as possible after failing to qualify for any of the UEFA competitions for the first time in a quarter of a century. Preferably, it should be the Champions League, and from that point on the sights should be set higher.

There have been endless debates about what went wrong at the club since Arsene Wenger left in 2018; arguably even before the departure of the iconic Frenchman, and consequently, about what the team needs now to get back where it belongs. However, the long-term future obviously shouldn’t be forgotten.

Has Arteta found the right formula? 0

Posted on September 27, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It’s been a very long time since we’ve seen Arsenal show as much quality and spirit as they did in the North London Derby on Sunday, and it was certainly a welcome sight for sore eyes. Particular praise should go to Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka, who grabbed a goal and an assist each.

There has been criticism directed at those responsible at the club, mostly manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu, about the best players in the team being the two boys practically just out of their teens. However, both Saka and Smith Rowe clearly showed on Saturday that they are ready to step up and deliver on big occasions. And as Arteta said before the game, they don’t come any bigger than Tottenham Hotspur coming to the Emirates Stadium.

Juventus and Ateltico Madrid said to be monitoring Bukayo Saka 0

Posted on September 20, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

European heavyweights Juventus and Atletico Madrid are keeping a close eye on Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, according to Calciomercato. The Italian outlet have reported directly about the interest of the Old Lady, while they quote ‘reports in Spain’ regarding that of Atletico. Apparently, the club would be willing to do a deal at no more than €50 million (£42.5m), which, with all due respect to these outlets, sounds ridiculous. Saka signed a four-year deal in 2020 and there can hardly be any talk about his departure from the Emirates any time soon, especially for as little as that.

Tottenham fans give Bukayo Saka great reception 0

Posted on August 10, 2021 by Harry Kettle

It’s always tense when Arsenal go up against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, and that’s even true when it’s a pre-season friendly with nothing on the line. Still, there are things far more important than football, and we saw that over the weekend with the introduction of Bukayo Saka to the pitch.

Tottenham fans around the stadium gave a fantastic round of applause to the young Englishman after he took to the pitch, really cementing the legacy he’s built for himself in the wake of Euro 2020. As we all know he missed the crucial penalty in the final shootout against Italy to hand the Azzurri the trophy, leading to some horrific racial abuse on social media.

Arsenal release statement on Bukayo Saka 0

Posted on July 13, 2021 by Harry Kettle

On Sunday night, England came up short in their attempt to win Euro 2020 as they fell to a penalty shootout loss at the hands of Italy. It was a desperately disappointing evening for the Three Lions who, for an hour of the game, seemed to be on their way to lifting their first major trophy since 1966.

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka was the man who took and missed the decisive fifth penalty and, after receiving some horrendous insults across social media, Arsenal Football Club decided to release the following statement as the attention now shifts back to the start of the new domestic season.

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