May 26, 2019 by
According to the Daily Star, La Liga outfit Real Betis have targeted Arsenal legend Thierry Henry as their new head coach. Reportedly, the Andalusian’s had offered the job to Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez. However, the former Real Madrid boss rejected the offer, as talks continue between the Spaniard and the north east club.
Benitez is in in-demand after steadying the Newcastle ship on a limited budget. It seems that Betis are now looking at Henry as a successor to Quique Seiten, who rather bizarrely lost his job at the end of the season. .......Read more here.....
April 18, 2018 by
According to the Times, via the Metro, Manchester United’s French forward Anthony Martial wanted to join Arsenal in January as part of the deal that saw Alexis Sanchez head for Old Trafford.
However, reportedly United boss Jose Mourinho blocked the move and Armenian playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved to north London instead. The former Dortmund star has enjoyed a decent start to life with the Gunners.
Frustrated young talent
Martial is no doubt a top young player with immense potential. However, the 22-year-old has struggled for regular first-team football this season, especially since Sanchez’s move to the Red Devils. .......Read more here.....
March 19, 2018 by
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho may sell young French forward Anthony Martial this summer, as he looks to reshape his squad. The Portuguese boss has been very vocal in the criticism of his squad, apart from for some reason Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku.
Rumours are doing the rounds suggest that Arsenal may be interested in signing the forward this summer.
Struggled for first team football this season
Martial has struggled for first team football this season at Old Trafford. The deal that saw the forward arrive at United cost the Red Devils a potential transfer fee of £58million. .......Read more here.....
September 07, 2017 by
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has down the years scouted most of the best stars in European football. He has not signed many of them, but was highly aware of all them and came close to signing them.
The way Wenger talks sometimes it sounds like he has known the players since they were babies. For once, though, a star has claimed that Arsenal were a ‘real option for me’. That young star is France wonderkid Kylian Mbappe.
The 18-year-old joined big spending French giants PSG on deadline day on loan. He will be making a reported £165million move to the French capital next summer. However, it seems Mbappe did consider Arsenal as a viable option. .......Read more here.....
August 22, 2017 by
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted it’s unlikely the Gunners will make any more notable signings for the first-team given the inflated fee foreign clubs are asking of English sides this summer, reports Football.London.
“I am very pleased with our market because we bought good players who can integrate with our style of play,” he said. “That’s what we want. On the other hand, it is very difficult. Today, the prices are out of proportion. The transfer market has become very demanding today. .......Read more here.....
August 19, 2017 by
According to Football.London, Manchester United are keen to sign AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, a player who has been linked all summer with Arsenal. The Gunners have had three bids rejected by the Ligue 1 champions for the 21-year-old, but United may have more luck given they’re able to offer considerable more for his signature than Arsenal.
Arsenal had an initial bid of around £30m-£35m turned down by Monaco, before being equally unsuccessful with a £40m offer. And the Metro reported the Gunners had a £45m bid turned down at the end of July. Manchester United are now going to try their hand, with the winger’s asking price believed to be more than £60m. .......Read more here.....
August 07, 2017 by
According to Sky Sports, Catalan giants Barcelona could rival Arsenal for the signature of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. The Gunners have already reportedly had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old, but are still interested in the youngster.
Lemar seems to be Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s main transfer target this summer. The Gunners have been linked with Leicester star Riyad Mahrez, but the Frenchman seems to top the veteran Frenchman’s wish list. .......Read more here.....
August 04, 2017 by
According to talkSPORT via the Express, AS Monaco have made a £45m for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. The Ligue 1 side could be losing Kylian Mbappe after the teenager reportedly requested a move from the Stade Louis II and Sanchez could now be replacing him.
The Sun journalist Martin Lipton believes Monaco will consider giving Arsenal Thomas Lemar as a “bargaining chip” to allow them to sign Sanchez, with manager Arsene Wenger having said in no uncertain terms that the Chilean would not be sold.
He would need a lot of convincing, although Arsenal have had three bids rejected for Lemar and may soften their stance if they sign the 21-year-old. .......Read more here.....
July 19, 2017 by
Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has intensified the rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal this summer, with the Frenchman being snapped with an Arsenal supporter while in Saillon, Switzerland, according to The Sun.
The supporters is believed to have tweeted after the chance meeting with Lemar: “OMG! I met Thomas Lemar in Saillon, Switzerland. He seemed really happy taking photos with me. Definitely Arsenal bound!
“I asked him if he is joining Arsenal, he gave me a smile and walked away. I’m positive he will sign after Monaco’s trip to Switzerland!” .......Read more here.....
July 18, 2017 by
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are looking to offload a number of players in order to up their bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. The report suggests that the French champions want a fee close to £80million for the youngster.
Always the economist Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is attempting to raise the funds by selling players, including the likes of Lucas Perez, Theo Walcott, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs.
A club-record fee
Arsenal have already broken their club transfer record to sign striker Alexandre Lacazette for a fee of around £52million. However, it seems that Monaco are playing hardball over Lemar and the Gunners would need to break their transfer record to sign the youngster. .......Read more here.....