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Arsenal consider Pepe, Okafor as Mudryk alternatives 0

Posted on November 23, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been credited with strong interest in Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk as manager Mikel Arteta and newly appointed director of football Edu seek to add a wide attacker to the mix. However, Shakhtar director Darijo Srna recently revealed that the Ukrainian club are looking for a fee of around €100 million for the 21-year-old, comparing him to the likes of Jack Grealish, Antony and Jadon Sancho.

The Gunners are unlikely to pursue a deal for that kind of money, and according to Portuguese outlet Record, they’re considering a swoop for FC Porto star Pepe instead after deciding against making a move for him this summer.

CONFIRMED: Arsenal sign Fabio Vieira 0

Posted on June 21, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Fabio Vieira. Rings a bell, that surname, doesn’t it?

Arsenal have a player of that name in their ranks again – they have confirmed the signing of the 22-year-old attacking midfielder from FC Porto.

Porto themselves confirmed an agreement with Arsenal had been reached a couple of days ago.

“The club informs the market that it has reached an agreement with Arsenal FC for the signing, on a permanent basis, of Fabio Vieira for the amount of 40 million Euros,” their official statement read.

And now it’s Arsenal’s turn.

Porto confirm Fabio Vieira transfer to Arsenal 0

Posted on June 17, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

FC Porto have confirmed that the agreement about the transfer of Fabio Vieira to Arsenal has been reached.

“The club informs the market that it has reached an agreement with Arsenal FC for the signing, on a permanent basis, of Fabio Vieira for the amount of 40 million Euros,” reads the statement of the Portuguese club.

Of that amount, €5m should come later through add-ons.

The transfer is yet to be officially announced by Arsenal, but as reported by Sky Sports, the 22-year-old was in London on Thursday to complete his medical ahead of the proposed move.

Arsenal in talks to sign Yacine Brahimi 0

Posted on July 01, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are in talks to sign Yacine Brahimi from FC Porto, according to Sky Sports.

Brahimi’s professional career started back in 2009/10 in France, with Ligue 2 side Clermont. After that, he spent two seasons each with Rennes in Ligue 1 and Granada in the Spanish La Liga, before joining Porto in 2014. In five years with the current Portuguese vice-champions, he made 209 appearances and scored 53 goals – a decent number. His contract there has expired with the month of June this year, and at the age of 29, he is now available to sign for a club of his choice as a fee agent. He is highly capable of playing out wide as a winger and centrally as an attacking midfielder, and he also netted 11 goals in 45 games as an Algeria international.

Arsenal want Hector Herrera 0

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

As has been reported before, Liverpool and Manchester United are set to do battle against each other in order to acquire the services of Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey in January. The Welshman’s contract at the Emirates is set to expire next summer and as things stand at this point, it seems his future is almost certain to lie elsewhere.

Under those circumstances, it’s understandable that manager Unai Emery should wish to sell the midfielder in January in order to extracts at least some funds from the deal. Meanwhile, it has also already been reported that Arsenal are set to sign Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron in the winter transfer window. The MLS side have already confirmed Almiron would be leaving them and moving to England at the start of the new year.

Gunners set sights on FC Porto talent 0

Posted on February 24, 2017 by Milos Markovic

It is another day and another new name on the increasing list of possible Arsenal transfer targets.

In the reports brought and spread out by ESPN, the North London club have set their sights on FC Porto striker Andre Silva.

The Gunners have sent scouts to watch the 21-year-old Portugal international in action against the Serie A champions Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League Last-16 tie as a possible summer move is being mooted for one of Europe’s highly-rated prospects.

Arsenal are thought to be looking to expand their forward options next season and the young Portugal talent is seen as the ideal long-term addition to the squad.

Arsenal-target Samuel Chukwueze turns down move to the Emirates to join FC Porto 1

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze is set to sign for Portuguese giants FC Porto this summer after snubbing interest from Arsenal. The youngster looked set to follow Kelechi Nwakali through the Arsenal door, but has had a change of heart and could be confirmed a Porto player in the coming days.

“Chukwueze is going to FC Porto not Monaco. They are waiting for him to sign the papers but he couldn’t travel because he is with the Flying Eagles. We don’t know the length of contract he will sign until we get to Portugal,” said the Diamond Football Academy president Martin Agupo. Nwakali recently signed a five-year deal with Arsenal, and U17 World Cup winner Chukwueze was supposed to join himat the Emirates Stadium.

Martinez waiting for bid from Arsenal 0

Posted on June 20, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal transfer target Colombian striker Jackson Martinez has stated that he is waiting for the Gunners to make a bid for his services this summer. The FC Porto star has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal for the last couple of windows and this summer has been linked with a £25million move.

The Colombian international is currently on Copa America duty with his national team. He told the media: “Arsenal are a great team, in one of the world’s best teams, and I’m waiting to find out what my future holds,”

Martinez once again linked with Arsenal 0

Posted on June 09, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal could be set to make a £25million move for FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez, but only if the Gunners can offload Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell first.


The Colombian striker has been prolific for Porto in his three years in Portugal. The 28-year-old scored seven goals in the Champions League last season and has also been the top scorer in the Portuguese top-flight for the last three seasons.

Martinez is yet another FC Porto forward who is prolific. The likes of Radamel Falcao, Hulk and James Rodriguez all made their names at the Portuguese club before moving on at a vast profit.

Arsenal linked with Porto’s Jackson Martinez 0

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Italian agent, Peppino Tirri, who is the representative of Porto striker Jackson Martinez, has revealed Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in the 27-year-old this summer.

“I am waiting for Jackson Martinez’s manager, Henrique Pompeio, to arrive in Italy tonight for a series of transfer meetings we’ll have together,” he said. “It’s true, he will fly in tonight because we have some meetings lined up to evaluate and find the right proposal for Jackson Martinez.”

“We’ve got meetings set up with numerous European clubs, as he is of interest to Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal and Valencia, but also important Italian sides.

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