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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.

Should Petr Cech start the Europa Cup final for Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 23, 2019 by David Nugent

As I wrote yesterday’s article about Petr Cech’s return to former club Chelsea this summer as sporting director, I realised the gravity of the situation ahead of the Europa League final next Wednesday between Arsenal and the Blues.

Petr Cech is only human

It seems almost certain that Petr Cech is returning to his former club. There is nothing wrong with that, he enjoyed the best years of his football career at Chelsea. He obviously has a great affinity with the club from south west London.

Petr Cech returning to Chelsea this summer 0

Posted on May 22, 2019 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, veteran Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is returning to former club Chelsea this summer after he brings down the curtain on his trophy-laden career. The former Czech Republic international will become the Blues new sporting director.

Cech enjoyed his best years at Chelsea

Petr Cech enjoyed the best years of his football career at Chelsea, winning every trophy there was to win with the Blues in the club game. The 37-year-old was regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world while at Stamford Bridge.

BREAKING: Mkhitaryan will NOT travel to Baku 1

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not travel to Baku where the Gunners are set to face Chelsea in the Europa League final, the club have confirmed.

With political tensions between his country and Azerbaijan rising, there have been heavy concerns over the safety of the Armenian on the potential trip. He has already missed the away game against Qarabag in the group stage of the competition because of the problem, and he will now miss the final as well.

Gunners reportedly have competition for Bournemouth star 0

Posted on May 21, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Standard, all six of last season’s Premier League top-six are monitoring the situation of Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser. The Scottish international’s contract expires in the summer of 2020 and noises coming out of the stars camp suggest that he wants to move on.

Arsenal have of course been heavily linked with a move for Fraser, who the Cherries rated in the £30million-bracket.

Competition for Fraser

The notion of all the top-six being interested in signing Fraser is a strange one. The winger enjoyed an impressive campaign for Bournemouth, scoring seven goals and producing 14 assists in the Premier League.

Lacazette linked with a move to Atletico Madrid 0

Posted on May 17, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Atletico Madrid are planning a big-money summer move for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette. The French forward has been a vital player for the Gunners this season for both goals and assists.

Atletico looking for a Griezmann

Atletico Madrid look set to lose French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann this summer, as a release clause in his contract of around a reported £104million becomes active on July 1st.

Griezmann has already revealed that he will leave the club from the Spanish capital this summer after five years. Reportedly he has already agreed a deal to sign to La Liga rivals Barcelona, who came close to signing the forward last summer.

Edu concentrating on the Copa America 0

Posted on May 15, 2019 by David Nugent

Former Arsenal midfielder Edu has confirmed that he has held talks with the north London club about becoming the next technical director. However, he has stated that he is currently concentrating on his role in the technical director of the Brazilian national team, with the Copa America this summer.

Edu is reportedly the Gunners preferred target to take the role after the highly-rated Monchi returned to his former club Roma after a stint with Roma in Italy.

Waiting until after the Copa America

Edu is quoted by the Metro as saying: ‘I had a conversation with Arsenal. There’s an interest,’

Burnley v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on May 11, 2019 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Burnley host Arsenal at Turf Moor in the final game of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

Burnley have endured a rollercoaster of a campaign. Sean Dyche’s team struggled for results at the beginning of the season, but have since moved away from the relegation zone and secured safety with relative comfort.

The Clarets have failed to win in their last three top-flight games, last time out suffering a 2-0 defeat at in-form Everton. The defeat followed on from a draw at Chelsea and a home defeat by Manchester City, so their recent fixtures have been difficult.

Arsenal job was never going to be easy for Unai Emery 0

Posted on May 07, 2019 by David Nugent

We are now close to the end of Unai Emery’s first season in charge of Arsenal. The Spaniard has done a decent job. The Gunners look set to miss out on the top-four but are closer to the teams in the Champions League this season than in recent campaigns. They could even miss out on a top-four place courtesy of an inferior goal difference to Spurs.

The team from north London also have an excellent chance of making it to the final of the Europa League. The Gunners of course travel to Spain to face Valencia on Thursday night for the semi-final second leg with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg.

Gunners now need to concentrate on the Europa League 0

Posted on May 06, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal have somehow snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory in the race for the Premier League top-four. The Gunners drew 1-1 with Brighton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, a result which virtually ended Arsenal’s chances of claiming a top-four finish.

Unai Emery’s side will head into the last day of the season three points adrift of arch-rivals Tottenham in fourth-place. However, Spurs have a superior goal difference of eight, which is really not going to swing enough in the Gunners favour.



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