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Arsenal transfer rumours: Aouar, Partey, Chambers, Guendouzi 0

Posted on September 22, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have apparently been given a double blow in their effort to strengthen the midfield section. The two players they’ve recently been linked the most in that aspect are Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon and Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid.

According to The Telegraph, Aouar and his representatives have been contacted by an unnamed Champions League club, and that puts a rather obvious obstacle in the Gunners’ path to bring him to the Emirates. One of those clubs could potentially be Bayern Munich, who lost the services of Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool a few days ago. It has also been claimed that Serie A champions Juventus have been monitoring the 22-year-old for a while with a view of taking him to Turin.

Arteta’s pre-Liverpool press conference – Willian, Aubameyang, Gabriel, and more 0

Posted on August 27, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal, as the FA Cup winners, are set to face Premier League champions Liverpool in the Community Shield on Saturday, and head coach Mikel Arteta spoke to the press ahead of the match, providing some updates on the likes of Willian, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and others.

First of all, the boss was asked about Willian adapting to new surroundings. The Brazilian winger will certainly need some time to absorb all the new stuff around him, but he undoubtedly possesses the right qualities to make it as an Arsenal player and help the team going forward. The coach is obviously impressed with the attitude of the 32-year-old, who, having won a lot in his career, is still hungry for more.

Aubameyang set to sign new contract 0

Posted on August 17, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to sign a new contract with Arsenal, according to multiple sources.

Aubameyang’s future was pretty much up in the air for a long time. His current deal expires in 2021, which means it has entered its final 12 months. The club have been keen to keep him for years to come, but they were reportedly willing to contemplate a sale if he doesn’t renew his commitment in order to avoid losing him for free. It has also been reported that the Gabonese forward wanted assurances on the club’s ambitions to compete for major honors before he makes his decision.

Arsenal in talks with Barcelona over Guendouzi – Coutinho swap 0

Posted on July 31, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are in talks with Barcelona over a potential swap deal involving Matteo Guendouzi and Philippe Coutinho, according to Miguel Delaney of the Independent.

The story that the Gunners were interested in making this deal came from Catalan outlet Sport a few days ago, while reports elsewhere claimed that they had an offer of €25 million plus Guendouzi for the services of Thomas Partey rejected by Atletico Madrid.

Arsenal have second Partey bid rejected by Atletico 0

Posted on July 28, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reportedly had two offers for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey rejected, according to The Guardian.

Partey has recently become a very important player for Diego Simeone’s team. Primarily a defence-minded midfielder, he has made a total of 46 appearances this season so far, with their Champions League campaign still to have its conclusion after they knocked out Premier League title winners Liverpool in the round of 16. The 27-year-old powerhouse played a big part in that feat. He also managed to get on the scoresheet four times.

Arsenal offer Guendouzi for Coutinho 0

Posted on July 27, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reportedly contacted Barcelona with an offer of a swap deal which, if accepted, would see Matteo Guendouzi leave the club and head for Catalonia in exchange of Philippe Coutinho.

This story, for a lack of a better word, comes from Catalan outlet Sport, who aren’t exactly what you’d call a reliable source of information when it comes to transfers, but let’s not jump to conclusions.

Is there hope for Ozil and Guendouzi at Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 20, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Having knocked holders Manchester City out of the FA Cup in the semifinals mere days after beating newly crowned champions Liverpool in the Premier League, Arsenal have come within a step of lifting a major trophy – something not many would have expected at most points during the 2019/20 season. Coach Mikel Arteta seems to have instilled a fresh amount of self-belief into the team, as well as found a way to help players lift their individual performances to another level.

Guendouzi training alone due to disciplinary issues 0

Posted on July 07, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

As revealed exclusively by David Ornstein of The Athletic, Matteo Guendouzi has been banished from the first team squad to train alone with a fitness coach.

Much has been said about the 21-year-old’s disciplinary issues since Mikel Arteta took over from Unai Emery as the Arsenal head coach. The first signs of trouble came at the winter training camp in Dubai, after which he was excluded from the squad which faced Newcastle United in the Premier League. The matter appeared to have been resolved, or merely shelved, as he started the next game against Everton and it was widely believed the youngster would buckle down and work harder to control his temperament from that point on.

Real, Barcelona and Leicester monitoring Matteo Guendouzi? 0

Posted on June 26, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

It has been a season rather loaded with controversies for Matteo Guendouzi. He was called out for a bout of poor behaviour at Arsenal’s training camp in Dubai in the winter, with head coach Mikel Arteta reportedly not impressed, and he put on a show of anger at the end of the Gunners’ defeat away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

Five minutes before the break, the Seagulls forward Neal Maupay rather thuggishly bumped into Bernd Leno as the Arsenal goalkeeper caught the ball near the edge of the box. He was probably trying to make the German either drop the ball or step over the line, but the result of the contact was that Leno lost his footing and landed awkwardly, getting injured in the process and having to make way for Emiliano Martinez.

Plans afoot for summer overhaul? 0

Posted on March 08, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s results have started gradually improving since Mikel Arteta took over from Unai Emery in December. Much more seems to be in place than before. There are clear ideas being implemented on the pitch, with every player working as hard as he can to fulfill the task given to him. However, it is the job of every manager to take constant looks at the squad at his disposal and ponder possible improvements; what needs to be strengthened, who are the players potentially not up to the standards required, would there be enough depth without them, and who could possibly take their places.



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