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Arsenal’s most valuable stars – Part 2 0

Posted on June 07, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Alexandre Lacazette

When Lacazette is playing at the top of his game, he’s one of the best strikers in the Premier League and it really is that simple. The Frenchman gives 110% every time he’s out there, and hopefully, he’s still got enough confidence to take him through a full season in the Premier League.

Mesut Ozil 

There have been too many near misses and too many mistakes to warrant keeping him at the club. Mesut Ozil has been a controversial figure in the last few years, and getting rid of him now would be a massive statement – but in a good way. Arsenal need the best of the best within their ranks, and this man doesn’t fit into that category in 2019.

Chelsea v Arsenal Europa League final preview 0

Posted on May 28, 2019 by David Nugent

On Wednesday night, Arsenal face London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.

Chelsea have been designated as the home side for the London derby clash. The Blues have enjoyed a successful campaign, finishing in the Champions League spots in the Premier League, while making it to the final of this competition.

Despite the good campaign, the final could be Blues’ boss Maurizio Sarri’s final game in charge, as speculation mounts that he could be Juventus’ next boss.

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.

Matteo Guendouzi to sign a bumper deal at Arsenal 0

Posted on May 14, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are set to offer young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi a new contract worth around £75,000 per week, which would double his salary in north London.

The youngster has made a promising start to his Gunners career after a move to the Gunners from homeland club Lorient for a fee of around £7million plus bonuses.

This is a strange move

I have to say I don’t understand why the Gunners are handing him a new contract so soon after joining. The youngster still has three years on his current contract to run, so why double his wages?

Gunners set to sell attacking midfield pair 0

Posted on May 09, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal boss Unai Emery will attempt to sell attacking midfielders Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer. Both have previously been linked with exits.

However, as they are two of the highest earners at the club and funds are tight as Emery attempts to rebuild a fragile Gunners squad.

Both enjoyed mixed fortunes at Arsenal

It would be hard to say that either Ozil or Mkhitaryan have been roaring success in north London. Ozil is such a mercurial character, obviously talented. However, the biggest frustration with the playmaker is that we have seen what he can do when on form.

The summer overhaul – looking ahead 1

Posted on May 07, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

With Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck leaving Arsenal next month, there may be more players walking towards the exit door after them. The stance that the squad isn’t of sufficient quality to compete for the top of the Premier League and that an overhaul is badly needed can hardly be argued against at this point, especially given that the Gunners failed to beat Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates on Sunday and have practically lost all hope of finishing within the top four.

Emery needs to find replacements for Gunners ageing players 0

Posted on March 28, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal have enjoyed reasonable success in boss Unai Emery’s maiden campaign in north London. The Gunners are fourth place in the Premier League table, while in the last eight of the Europa League.

How successful Emery will be at the club likely depends on how he rebuilds the Gunners ageing squad of players.

Not a squad for the long-term

The current squad is not one that is for the long-term. The Gunners have too many players in their thirties, who are entering the twilight of their careers. Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sokratis, Stephen Lichtsteiner, Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech are all in their 30’s.

Arsenal looking to offload attacking midfielder 0

Posted on March 27, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are looking to offload Armenian attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer in order to lower the wage bill.

The 30-year-old is one of the biggest earners at the club, earning a reported £180,000 per week at the north London club. The Mirror report claims that Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes his wages can be utilised on signing players for a different of the team.

Arsenal set to offload a number of players this summer

As we all know, boss Unai Emery has not exactly been handed a massive transfer kitty since his arrival in north London. One of the theories behind the club’s caution is the clubs massive wage bill.

Arsenal finally set to get tough with contract rebels 0

Posted on March 12, 2019 by David Nugent

According to a report by the Express, Arsenal are set to get tough with players who refuse to sign new deals with the club. Director Josh Kroenke, Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham and director of football Raul Sanllehi spoke to Gunners fans about the club’s future, as one of my colleagues earlier reported.

Kroenke reportedly stated that the club will change its stance on selling players who are near the end of their contracts. He stated that the club will no longer allow players to leave on free transfers and will do more to protect their assets.

Will Alexandre Lacazette start Saturday’s derby match? 0

Posted on March 02, 2019 by David Nugent

As we all know, Arsenal face a potentially tough trip to Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime. The Gunners have the chance to move within a point of their north London rivals in the race for Champions League spots. The game could be a pivotal moment in the season for both teams. We all know about the Gunners poor away record and record their top six rivals. However, this game looks like one that could improve both.

Unai Emery needs to get his tactics right

Already some have questioned Arsenal boss Unai Emery’s tactics since his arrival in north London. However, if he masterminds a win at Spurs, then it would prove to his critics that he does have good tactical acumen.



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