It’s time to take yet another trip down memory lane, and this time, we’re only going back to 2015 – a time when the phrase ‘Wenger Out’ really started to gain some traction. At this point we were in the early stages of the Premier League campaign and Arsenal had made a stumbling start to the season, just in time for a major showdown with long time rivals Liverpool. These two sides have been joined at the hip for longer than we can remember, and back in 2015, that was no different.
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.
According to the Metro, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey could be set to leave the north London club with less than a week until the transfer window shuts. The report suggests that both Chelsea and Liverpool are interested in signing the Wales international before transfer deadline next Thursday.
Contract talks dragging on
Ramsey is now in the last year of his Arsenal contract, therefore the midfielder could leave as a free agent next summer. Reportedly, talks have been ongoing between the midfielder’s representatives and the club for some time.
It’s starting to look like Liverpool are on the verge of signing Nabil Fekir, and when we say it’s starting to look like, we mean that it’s pretty much done. The 24-year-old Frenchman has been in the headlines ever since the summer transfer window officially opened, and it’s no secret that there were a handful of teams who were interested in acquiring his services.
The guy was always going to be a hot commodity given how fast his rise up through the ranks has been, but few could’ve anticipated that he’d be sold for figures over £50 million. Still, it’s going to be a great move for the development of his young career, and many fans will be excited to see him in action in the Premier League.
While we may only be in the early stages of the summer transfer window, things are already starting to heat up. Arsenal are enquiring for every high-profile player under the sun, Manchester United are stepping up their title challenge in the form of Fred, and Liverpool have already surprised a lot of people by bringing Fabinho to the club.
While the dust is only just starting to settle in regards to the 2017/18 Premier League season, we’re already extremely invested in seeing what’s going to go down next year – which is hardly a surprise. Sure, the World Cup is going to keep us occupied for a few months, but the consistency and the drama of domestic football is something that is always going to capture our hearts and attention.
The 24-year-old sensation that is Fabinho made the headlines last night after it was confirmed that he’d be signing with Liverpool, just days after they lost the UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev. However, as reported by Sky Sports, it seems like there was another club in the running to land his signature at the eleventh hour: Arsenal.
The signing is a huge sign of intent from the Reds, especially given that they’ve moved so quickly in the wake of such a devastating defeat. It’s already starting to seem like they’re going to bounce back and learn from their loss to Real Madrid, which isn’t necessarily how most teams would react to a defeat in the UCL final.
Last night, Liverpool tried and failed to become the Champions of Europe as they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the final. Zidane’s side won the trophy for the third straight year, solidifying their position as one of the greatest teams of all time – and perhaps even the greatest. Many will say that Karius is the biggest story of the evening, and yet, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo both did their best to ensure that they stole the show.
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.
As you probably already know, Bosnian media outlet Pravda BL has reported that Liverpool assistant manager Željko Buvač is set to take over from Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager this summer, following his departure from Anfield. On the other hand, Liverpool maintain that the man manager Jürgen Klopp refers to as “The Brain” is only on temporary leave until the end of the season due to personal problems, and they expect him back at the club in the summer.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports report they understand that the Gunners’ interest in Buvač is genuine. It seems head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is keen on the (former?) Liverpool man, the man he once worked with at Borussia Dortmund.