During a recent interview with Sky Sports, Arsenal manager Unai Emery claimed, in one way or another, that the Premier League is harder than La Liga. That, in itself, seems like a bizarre revelation to some – but we wholeheartedly believe in it and can completely see where he’s coming from. After all, this is a man who has managed in both and therefore has a fairly good perspective on something that, for the longest time, fans have been heavily debating.
It seems that Arsenal has made signing a new goalkeeper one of their priorities this summer. Current number one Petr Cech was once a great custodian. However, the Czech star has seen better days and is now looking every bit his 35 years.
The Gunners current number two Colombian international David Ospina has also proven unconvincing at times during his Gunners career. Not many people seem to believe that the former Nice ‘keeper is good enough to be Arsenal’s long-term number one.
The rumour mill is always turning in the footballing world, especially now that we’re moving towards the back end of the domestic season. With the World Cup being just around the corner the transfer window may take a back seat for most over the coming months, but there’s still a few big-time stories floating around out there – and one of them is the potential transfer of Ousmane Dembele.
According to the Daily Star, former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is stalling on agreeing on a deal to become Chelsea boss because he would prefer a move to north London with Arsenal.
Speculation has continued over the future of Arsenal’s veteran boss Arsene Wenger. However, with the Gunners now in the last eight of the Europa League, it remains to be seen if the veteran Frenchman will leave the north London giants this summer.
Enrique an outsider for the job
According to the same report, Enrique has been discussed as a possible replacement for Wenger, if of course, the veteran boss does leave.
According to Diario Gol, Arsenal are one of the many teams interested in acquiring the services of Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez this summer.
The 26-year-old has been sought after for a long time now, with many teams both in Spain and abroad feeling like they can offer him a better home that he’s currently got at the Bernabeu. As we just mentioned, the Gunners are considered to be one of the frontrunners when it comes to signing Vazquez, which opens some interesting doors regarding what they can accomplish moving forward.
Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is hoping to stay at Real Betis ‘for many years’ although he acknowledges such a decision is not his to make.
Costa Rica international sealed a season-long loan deal with the La Liga side on transfer deadline day last August although it looked as if he could finally be given a chance to shine at the Emirates.
The 25-year-old played for Sporting Lisbon last season and it’s now looking increasingly likely that he won’t be returning to Arsenal in the future.
Real Madrid are going through an underwhelming season which is set to be defined according to reigning Spanish and European champions’ success in the Champions League.
With a gapping 17-point deficit keeping Real Madrid locked in third place behind La Liga runaway leaders Barcelona, Florentino Perez is slowly forging a plan to rebuild the Los Blancos squad and present Zinedine Zidane – if the Frenchman manages to keep his job that is – with some fresh blood in key areas.
One of the names that have been under a huge barrage of criticism this season (apart from Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo) is Karim Benzema.
La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna have made an unusual proposal to Arsenal man Lucas Perez in effort to re-sign the forward and lure him back to his hometown club.
The 28-year-old Spanish striker endured a torrid time in London over the past season. Having joined Arsenal in August 2016 for a transfer fee believed to be in excess of €20 million, Lucas Perez struggled to hold down a starting place at the Gunners.
The Spaniard found his opportunities limited having started only two Premier League matches throughout the season and is believed to be looking for a way out of Arsenal in order to kick-start his career.
The arrival of French international striker Alexandre Lacazette has been interpreted as a clear message for out-of-favour Arsenal striker Lucas Perez, who is now set to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.
The 28-year-old Spanish striker Perez made just two Premier League starts after joining Gunners last summer in his £17 million transfer from La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna.
Having failed to impress and win his place in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up Lucas Perez is keen to leave Arsenal in order to play regularly and boost his chances of making it into Spain’s World Cup squad next season.
According to the Daily Mirror, Catalan giants Barcelona could reignite their interest in Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin this summer. The youngster joined the Gunners from the La Masia academy and has gone on to gain a big reputation in north London.
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim that the reigning Spanish champions could press ahead with a £45million bid this summer if the Gunners fail to qualify for the Champions League this season, which at the moment is a major possibility.
Bellerin has been out of form in recent months