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Ozil and Ramsey out of BATE clash 0

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are set to miss the first leg of the Europa League round of 32 clash with BATE Borisov, according to multiple reports.

The two attacking midfielders did not take the trip to Belarus as Ozil apparently still doesn’t feel too good following a bout of illness and Ramsey made a complaint about his knee.

The Gunners certainly boast enough quality to put in a good performance against BATE, with Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan looking likely to start the game, but new signing Denis Suarez might be in with a shout as well. The good news is that central midfielder Granit Xhaka and forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are available, having recovered in time from a groin issue and illness, respectively.

A search for a new club for Ozil underway 0

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Intermediaries are working hard to find a new club for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, according to Matt Law of The Telegraph.

The German arrived to the Emirates for around €50 million (the club record at the time) in 2013, and though he had been doing very well for a long time, things have unraveled in the other direction recently. With Alexis Sanchez and Ozil both looking towards the exit door about a year ago, the club decided to do a swap deal with Manchester United in which they gave Sanchez up and signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan in return. Given what has been going with those two players since then, in cannot be disputed that the Gunners made the right call in that aspect.

Juventus are welcome to Aaron Ramsey at his reported wages 0

Posted on February 11, 2019 by David Nugent

One of my colleagues earlier reported that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Juventus for a reported staggering £400,000 per-week. If the reports are truthful, then the Italian giants are welcome to have at that wage packet.

Another mess from the Arsenal hierarchy

I have to say that I have mixed feelings about Aaron Ramsey leaving Arsenal this summer. The fact that he is leaving the north London side for no fee is a really poor piece of business from the club.

Should Arsenal sell Mesut Ozil this summer? 0

Posted on February 07, 2019 by David Nugent

According to unconfirmed media reports, Arsenal boss Unai Emery is attempting to force German playmaker Mesut Ozil out of the club by omitting him from the Gunners starting line-up.

Ozil has featured in just one of Arsenal’s last six Premier League games, which was a recent 2-1 home win over Cardiff at the Emirates Stadium.

Rumours out fall out since Emery’s arrival

Ever since Unai Emery’s appointment, there have been rumours and reports to suggest that the Spaniard does not like Mesut Ozil as a player. The German has been in and out of the Gunners team for much of the season.

Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United: Observations 0

Posted on January 26, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup, deservedly beaten at home by the resurgent Manchester United team, several aspects of the game painfully stuck in the eye when it comes to Arsenal and their performance in this contest.

Kolašinac and his forays

Sead Kolašinac is a decent enough player, even more so considering Arsenal snatched him on a free from Schalke in 2017. However, while his constant running up the pitch is a very useful trait when the Gunners attack, he often comes up short at the back as his forays take him far ahead of the back line. It’s fair to say Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took note of that and prepared a tactical surprise for Unai Emery.

Suarez deal one step closer 0

Posted on January 16, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

The transfer of Denis Suarez from Barcelona to Arsenal is one step closer after the two clubs held talks with a positive outcome, the Mirror have reported.

Manager Unai Emery is extremely keen on Suarez coming to the Emirates this month. However, the manager is still facing several difficult circumstances in which the deal needs to be completed.

Arsenal looking to offload Mesut Ozil 0

Posted on January 14, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is looking to offload German playmaker Mesut Ozil to raise funds for new signings according to the Daily Mirror. Ozil has not played for the Gunners since Boxing Day and reportedly, the former Germany international is out-of-favour with Emery.

Long-running stories of Ozil exit

Since the summer arrival of Unai Emery as Arsenal boss, there have been almost constant stories about the attacking midfielder not being his type of player.

Emery happy with his squad – but what about Ozil? 0

Posted on January 13, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to Sky Sports after the 1-0 defeat to West Ham United on Saturday, Arsenal manager Unai Emery said he was happy with the players at his disposal at this moment.

In a game without many clear-cut chances, an obvious defensive mistake from Granit Xhaka allowed former Gunner Samir Nasri to set Declan Rice up for a clear shot from close range, and the 19-year-old midfielder slammed it into the top corner like a seasoned top-quality striker, scoring what turned out to be the winning goal for the Hammers.

West Ham v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on January 11, 2019 by David Nugent

In Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off, Arsenal travels to the London Stadium to face West Ham, as the Gunners look to move into the top four of the table.

The home side has enjoyed a topsy-turvy first season under veteran boss Manuel Pellegrini. The Hammers are currently tenth in the table in the group of teams all battling to be the best of the rest below the top six.

The Irons have not been in great form of late, as they have won just once in their last four outings, suffering two defeats in the process. Last time out in the Premier League, Brighton held the Hammers to a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium.

Gunners eying a big money move for Bayern star 0

Posted on January 07, 2019 by David Nugent

According to Spanish publication Don Balon, Arsenal are pondering a big money bid for Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez. The Colombian is currently on-loan at the Bavarian club from Real Madrid.

The German giants have an option to purchase the player on a permanent deal. However, Bayern look unlikely to decide to exercise their right to extend the playmaker’s stay in Bavaria beyond the summer.

The 27-year-old has endured a mixed spell with the German giants. Reportedly, the player wished to open talks with Bayern about his long-term future.

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