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Mathieu Flamini joins Crystal Palace 0

Posted on September 08, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has signed a contract with Premier League outfit Crystal Palace, the Eagles have announced on their official website.

The 32-year-old joins on a free transfer after he was released by the Gunners and he has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew was delighted with his latest capture as he believes Flamini’s leadership qualities and his experience will prove major assets at Selhurst Park.

“His playing ability will help us but also his leadership qualities and his ability of how to win games in a passing style,” Pardew told club’s official website.

Arsenal set to sign Granit Xhaka 0

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Premier League giants Arsenal could soon be announcing the first signing of the summer transfer window as they are reportedly closing in on Borussia M’gladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.

Rheinische Post has suggested that an agreement is on the horizon after the Gunners submitted a £34 million offer for the Switzerland international, having previously had a £21.7m proposal rejected.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to wrap up the deal as soon as possible, with Xhaka set to join the Switzerland squad for the pre-Euro 2016 training camp.

Mikel Arteta could be set for move to Manchester City 0

Posted on May 06, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, veteran Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is set to move to Premier League rivals Manchester City this summer.

The 34-year-old’s contract at the Emirates Stadium this season and it now looks inevitable that he will leave the north London club at the expiration of his contract.

City have endured a disappointing campaign this season and a place in the Champions League is even in jeopardy. The Gunners face City this weekend, with Pellegrini’s side odds of 6/4 to claim a win over Arsene Wenger’s side.

Pep Guardiola wants him on his backroom staff

Arsenal’s veteran midfield trio bracing summer exits as no new deals on the horizon 0

Posted on May 05, 2016 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s ageing midfield trio look set to depart the Emirates Stadium this summer with their contracts up at the end of the season and no deals being table to extend their stay into 2016/17. Combative midfielder Mathieu Flamini, deep-lying player Mikel Arteta and industrious playmaker Tomas Rosicky are all out of contract next month, and have made 24 Premier League appearances between them this season.

With Jack Wilshere returning from injury to strengthen a central midfield that includes Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny, there’s no longer a place for Arsenal’s veterans. Arteta and Flamini have proven to be useful when the Londoners were suffering an injury crisis, but Rosicky has been out of action for the majority of the season.

Flamini linked with MLS move; Arsenal join race for Marseille youngster 0

Posted on April 01, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

Italian media outlet Sport Mediaset has claimed that Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is expected to continue his career in Major League Soccer.

The 32-year-old will reach the end of his contract in June and everything suggests he will not be offered a new deal by the club as Arsene Wenger could use the opportunity to further rejuvenate his midfield.

And having spent his entire professional career playing for Arsenal and AC Milan, Flamini could embark on a new adventure and move to the United States at the end of the season.

Messi double downs the Gunners 0

Posted on February 23, 2016 by David Nugent

Despite battling bravely Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 first leg at the Emirates Stadium, as Lionel Messi scored a second half brace.

Arsenal had the first attempt on goal on eight minutes, as Aaron Ramsey saw an effort on goal by Javier Mascherano. The Gunners had the second attempt on goal on 22 minutes. Mesut Ozil cut the ball back to Hector Bellerin whose effort was blocked by a Barcelona defender, only for the ball to fall to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the winger shot straight at Marc Ter-Stegen.

Arsenal linked with Manchester United midfielder 0

Posted on February 17, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal are being linked with a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick the summer. The Mirror are claiming that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could make an attempt to sign the central midfielder this summer, when his contract expires.

The Mirror also claims that Gunners boss Wenger is a big fan of Carrick and has tried to sign the veteran former-England star on three separate occassions. With Carrick becoming a free agent this summer, the Frenchman may just make a move for the midfielder.

Carrick will no doubt be in-demand, but a move to another big club like Arsenal could be tempting for the former-Tottenham star.

Francis Coquelin could return to action against Burnley 0

Posted on January 26, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, French midfielder Francis Coquelin could be set to return to the Arsenal team after a relatively long-term injury. He returned to training on Friday and could now face Championship Burnley in the FA Cup on Saturday, in a game the Gunners are odds of 4/11 to win.

If he does not feature against the Clarets, then Coquelin could play for the clubs under-21 side against Stoke, which is also on Saturday.

Coquelin a key player the Gunners

Arsenal battled bravely with ten men 0

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Nemanja Lazarevic

The disappointing 1-0 defeat to Premier League holders Chelsea will go down as another missed opportunity for Arsenal to cement their position at the league summit, but it was not all doom and gloom yesterday afternoon.

Once again, the Gunners had a man sent off early on, with Per Mertesacker dismissed for a professional foul on Diego Costa, and the Blues quickly took advantage of the opportunity, with the Spaniard pouncing on a defensive mistake by Gabriel to score what would prove to be the winner.

Ten man Arsenal lose against Chelsea 0

Posted on January 24, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, with Diego Costa grabbing the only goal after Gunners centre-back Per Mertesacker had been dismissed just 18 minutes into the game.

Arsenal offered the first real threat on goal on two minutes, as Joel Campbell scuffed an effort on goal from a Theo Walcott cross. The Blues went up the other end, as Oscar saw a low effort saved by Petr Cech.

On 15 minutes Chelsea’s Willian saw an effort from inside the area blocked, before having a second effort saved by Cech. At the other end Olivier Giroud fired over the bar from long range. Arsenal were reduced to ten men on 18 minutes.

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