It’s time to take yet another trip down memory lane, and this time, we go back four years into the past for an Arsenal showdown against Everton. At the time the rumblings had already begun regarding whether or not Arsene Wenger should leave the club, which tells you all you need to know about how long it’s taken for us to get to this point. The Gunners weren’t really in the running for a serious title challenge at that stage, but that didn’t stop their loyal fanbase from believing that it was a genuine possibility.
According to the London Standard, Arsenal are considering a late window bid of around £26.9million for Besiktas and Croatia centre-back Domagoj Vida. The Turkish club are understood to be willing to sell the 29-year-old this summer.
Vida impressed at the World Cup and helped his country to the final, where they suffered a 4-2 defeat. Alongside legend in his own lunchtime Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren, the defender formed a formidable central defensive partner for Zlatko Dalic’s side.
Vida’s performances in Russia reportedly attracted the interest of Premier League duo Everton and Liverpool. It seems Arsenal were also impressed by the centre-backs displays. The defender is believed to fancy a move to England and the Premier League.
The neverending cycle of players coming in and out of Arsenal Football Club continues to bemuse many, but at the same time, it’s actively exciting as well. Case and point: Unai Emery seems to be forming a team that’ll work to his style, and it’ll be interesting to see whether or now that can translate to the English style of play. With that, he’s brought in a series of new players whilst also shipping quite a few out, and it seems as if he’s willing to give one surprise star another shot at proving himself with the club.
According to TalkSPORT, Arsenal are ready to sell England international striker Danny Welbeck for £15million, with Everton reportedly interested in signing the former Manchester United star this summer.
Welbeck has less than a year left on his contract in north London, but the Gunners are not desperate to offer the forward a new deal. That means either keeping him until the end of his contract or selling him for a relatively low price this summer.
According to a report from Sky Sports yesterday, Everton are in advanced talks to sign Bordeaux’s highly-rated young winger Malcom for an initial fee of around £30million-plus add-ons.
There have since been conflicting reports over the Toffees bid for the youngster. Some reports suggest that the Merseysiders are not interested, while others indicate that they could advance the deal with a meeting later today.
Malcom was linked with Arsenal
Last season the Brazilian starlet was linked with a big-money move to Arsenal. Reports France indicates that Bordeaux refused to sell the youngster in January, but told him that he could move this summer if the price is right.
According to the rumour mill, Everton Football Club are interested in acquiring the services of Danny Welbeck. The Englishman has certainly had an interesting journey throughout the course of his career after initially being positioned as the next big thing for Manchester United, only for things to not quite work out that way. Instead, he made the switch to Arsenal where he currently resides, and it’ll be interesting to see whether or not Unai Emery considers him to be a priority.
According to the Mirror, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to leave the Gunners on a free transfer after being told by Arsenal boss Unai Emery that he is unlikely to be a key player in his team.
Recent reports suggested that Wilshere was about to agree a new deal with the Gunners. However, it now seems he is ready to snub an offer from the north London club to leave as a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the month.
Arsenal midfield playmaker Jack Wilshere is a summer transfer target for West Ham, according to the Daily Star. Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be a big fan of Wilshere from his previous spell in the Premier League in charge of Manchester City.
Wilshere’s contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the month and the two parties are yet to agree on an extension. If an agreement is not reached, the midfielder could leave the Irons as a free agent, which means the north London club will receive no fee for the midfielder.
It’s time for yet another trip down memory lane, but unfortunately, this one isn’t quite as favourable. Twelve months ago today Arsenal finished off their strong end to the Premier League season with a convincing 3-1 victory over Everton, but unfortunately, the Gunners missed out on a spot in the top four as a result of Liverpool running out 3-0 winners over Middlesbrough.
Arsene Wenger’s side needed to ensure that they bettered Liverpool’s result in order to stand any chance of qualifying for Europe’s top club competition, but for the first time in what felt like forever, they failed.
It seems that Spanish striker Lucas Perez could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium on a permanent basis this summer. Perez spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna, who suffered relegation to the Spanish Segunda.
In truth, Perez failed to impress at the club where he first made his name. He has little chance of staying with the north London club, especially with the exit of veteran Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
According to his agent Rodrigo Fernandez, Italian club Lazio wants to sign Perez this summer. Fernandez is reported to have said: “Lazio asked for him last year, but nothing came of it.