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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.

Gunners linked with Lorient hotshot 0

Posted on May 18, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are monitoring the situation of young Lorient striker Alexis Claude-Maurice. The report claims that the youngster will be available for a fee of around £9million this summer.

The 20-year-old has attracted attention in the second tier this season scoring 14 league goals. Reportedly, Premier League new boys Norwich also hold an interest in the youngster. High-flying Lille could also enter the race for the forward if highly-rated Nicolas Pepe leaves this summer, with the Gunners have also been linked with the Ivory Coast winger.

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?

Guendouzi set for return 0

Posted on March 07, 2019 by Harry Kettle

You can find motivation for the beautiful game in a lot of different places, especially if you’re playing at the highest level. Sometimes it may be difficult to motivate yourself to push that extra mile, given that you’re probably earning millions and millions every single year, but a part of us likes to believe that not all footballers are so heavily focused on their finances. That may just be us being a little bit naive, and we’re prepared to admit that.

Emery speaks ahead of Rennes first leg 0

Posted on March 06, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have arrived to France where they are set to face Rennes in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16. The players who made the trip are: Petr Cech, Bernd Leno; Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolašinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi, Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan; Alex Iwobi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Eddie Nketiah.

Joined by midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, manager Unai Emery spoke to the press, giving his thoughts ahead of the clash.

On Lacazette ban

Matteo Guendouzi is a rare diamond in the rough 0

Posted on February 14, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi arrived in North London from French club Lorient in the summer. The youngster arrived for a modest fee of around £7million plus add-ons, which by modern standards is chicken feed.

Although apparently highly-rated in football circles, Guendouzi was not exactly a household name prior to arrival in north London. Most Arsenal fans would have been forgiven for not knowing anything about the midfielder.

Made a promising start Arsenal career

Guendouzi has certainly proven to be one of the more impressive summer recruits this season. At times, he has shown tremendous maturity on the ball, far beyond his tender 19 years.

Arsenal 3-1 Burnley: Observations 0

Posted on December 22, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have beaten Burnley by 3-1 in the 18th round of the 2018/19 Premier League season, courtesy of goals from Pierre-Emerick Auubameyang (14′, 48′), and Alex Iwobi (90′). The solitary strike for the visitors was the work of Ashley Barnes (63′). The Gunners are still in fifth place, but now they’ve equaled Chelsea’s point tally as the Blues suffered defeat at home to Leicester City.

But the result aside for a moment, there were some interesting things to take from this game. Let’s take a look.

Guendouzi reveals PSG interest 0

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Matteo Guendouzi has revealed Paris Saint-Germain were interested in signing him prior to his arrival to the Emirates.

Guendouzi passed through the French title holders’ youth system before joining Ligue 2 side Lorient in 2015.

Speaking to French outlet Canal +, the 18-year-old confirmed a number of clubs, including PSG, were interested in his services. However, as soon as he learned of Arsenal’s involvement, his mind was made up. He knew that this was the right club for him and he focused all his attention on joining the Gunners. The club spent £7million on his signature, not a small amount given his age and the fact that he had no previous first-team experience in top-tier football.

No punishment for Fellaini 0

Posted on December 06, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal drew 2-2 against Manchester United on Wednesday evening at Old Trafford in the 15th round of this season’s Premier League roller coaster, adding game number 20 to their truly impressive unbeaten run. The Gunners led twice, but the home team managed to pull level both times. Shkodran Mustafi gave Arsenal the lead in the 26th minute only to have to cancelled out by Anthony Martial just four minutes later, and the hope for victory briefly reignited by Alexandre Lacazette in the 68th minute was dashed by Jesse Lingard after 60 seconds.

Guendouzi happy with his start at Arsenal 0

Posted on November 19, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Matteo Guendouzi arrived to Arsenal from Lorient in this year’s summer transfer window, and the impact he’s had so far has surprised many – possibly even himself.

He was seen a talented player and a low-profile signing, and rightly so given his age and the club he came from, with all due respect to the French side. Even with Jack Wilshere out of the picture, very few people would have expect the 19-year-old to begin his Arsenal career as a regular feature in Unai Emery’s starting XI, but that’s exactly what happened.



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