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Arsenal consider second Aouar bid 0

Posted on September 28, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are currently considering making a second bid for Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon, according to The Times.

The Gunners had reportedly already submitted one, believed to have been set at £35 million, which Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas apparently branded as way off.

Aulas seems to be trying to create a picture that his club don’t want to sell Aouar at all. He says he sees the 22-year-old midfielder as the right man to lead their team back to the Champions League after their extremely disappointing 2019/20 campaign in the French top flight, which saw them finish in seventh place and miss out on European football altogether.

Atletico keen on Torreira loan, Arsenal consider Partey alternatives 0

Posted on September 25, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Atletico Madrid are keen to secure a loan deal for Lucas Torreira, according to Sky Sports, and what’s more, they’re increasingly confident about getting such a deal done soon.

The two clubs are currently locked in negotiations. While the Spanish side wish for a temporary move at this point, Arsenal are keen to make it permanent with Torreira having no place in manager Mikel Arteta’s plans, and they need the funds potentially generated through that sale in order to sign a midfielder who would be of more use to the Gunners’ boss. Along with outcasts Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi, Torreira is yet to appear on a matchday team-sheet this season.

Arsenal transfer rumours: Bellerin, Aouar 0

Posted on September 10, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

It’s been a busy summer for Arsenal. Having added to their ranks through acquisitions of winger Willian and centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes as well as the arrival of centre-back William Saliba from Saint-Etienne, and secured another loan season-long spell for midfielder Dani Ceballos, there are reportedly still some moves potentially to be made before the window is out.

Juninho wanted Lacazette back at Lyon on loan in January 0

Posted on September 09, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Alexandre Lacazette arrived to Arsenal from Olympique Lyon in the summer of 2017 as a big-name signing, for a reported fee of around £50 million. The move was widely perceived as a real coup for the Gunners, given that plenty of reports had been linking the striker with some of the biggest clubs around Europe at the time.

Arsenal in for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar 0

Posted on August 20, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Olympique Lyon have accepted that Houssem Aouar could be on his way out of the club following their Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich on Wednesday, according to L’Equpie, and the only offer so far has come from Arsenal.

Lyon finished the 2019/20 Ligue 1 campaign in seventh place, which means they won’t be playing in either European competition next season. Despite coming in eighth in the Premier League, Arsenal managed to avoid that fate in the last possible moment by lifting the FA Cup.

Could Lyon’s Moussa Dembele replace Lacazette at Arsenal? 0

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

As another summer slowly creeps nearer, transfer rumours, mostly speculation of course, spread around by media outlets across Europe, are gradually overwhelming the screens of football fans. It’s one of the few things the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t been able to put a stop to. Arsenal are a frequent subject, or rather target, of such stories.

In terms of potential departures, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the name mentioned the most, but the latest report – for the lack of a better (decent) word, suggest Alexandre Lacazette could be on his way out too. The story comes from Lacazette’s homeland of France, from L’Equipe.

Arsenal and Dortmund fighting over Marseille defender 1

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to talkSPORT, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Marseille’s Christopher Rocchia. The 19-year-old has reportedly been scouted by Gilles Grimandi, which could lead to the Gunners making an approach when the January transfer window opens.

Little is known about Rocchia, but the young left-back was believed to have made the final of the French youth cup with Marseille (Coupe Gambardella), but his long-term future with the Ligue 1 outfit is in doubt with his contract up next summer.

Lacazette undergoes medical with Arsenal ahead of club-record transfer 0

Posted on July 04, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette has reportedly undergone a medical at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground today and will be joining the club official on Wednesday.

The French international is expected to set Arsenal back around £52m, a club record fee, and will challenge Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck for a starting place up front.

Arsenal breaking club transfer record to sign Lacazette 0

Posted on July 02, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal will reportedly smash their club transfer record to sign Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer. According to Sky Sports, the French international will cost more than £50m, significantly more than Mesut Ozil’s £42.4m switch from Real Madrid in 2013.

Despite being desperate to keen the centre-forward at the Parc OL, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said it would take a bid in excess of £45m to procure Lacazette’s signature this summer. Arsenal were believed to have had an earlier offer rejected but have come in with a much more convincing bid to ensure they will the race for his signature.

Arsenal have Lacazette bid rejected 0

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal have had a bid rejected for Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners are believed to have offered £44m for the French international, whose asking price is reportedly closer to £50m. Arsenal also had an offer rejected for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.

With Olivier Giroud proving to be an able impact substitute while the more mobile Danny Welbeck struggles for goals, Arsenal need a centre-forward to lead the line next season. Alexis Sanchez has been operating behind the frontman and it appeared Lacazette would lead the Arsenal line in 2017/18.



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