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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 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.

Arsenal unwilling to meet Barcelona’s demands for Coutinho loan 0

Posted on May 28, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have been named among the Premier League clubs who are unwilling to meet Barcelona’s demands over a proposed loan move for Philippe Coutinho.

As reported by ESPN, Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have all been offered the chance to sign the Brazilian playmaker for the 2020/21 season after Bayern Munich allowed their option to buy him for €120 million expire. In the current circumstances, which nobody could have foreseen a year ago when the loan deal was agreed, the Bavarians obviously felt the fee to be far too high and refused to trigger the option.

Philippe Coutinho – A fit or not? 0

Posted on May 26, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

The Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent break in football hit the Premier League less than three months into Mikel Arteta’s reign at Arsenal; hardly an ideal scenario for any coach, but especially for one who didn’t have any prior experience in running a team. From an outside point of view, it means we are yet to get a proper feel for the impact of the changes he intends to make in the long run, even if the start was relatively encouraging.

Coutinho to Spurs? 0

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Harry Kettle

With the summer transfer window winding down you may have thought that Arsenal wouldn’t be in the spotlight quite as much as they have been in recent months: but you’d be wrong. That magnifying glass is more powerful than ever, shining the most painful of lights on what continues to be a parade of uncertainty at the Emirates. Sure, it’s entertaining for casual fans and people who just generally despise the club, but we can’t say that we’re jumping up and down about the prospect of starting the season with this current squad.

Coutinho seems unrealistic 0

Posted on August 05, 2019 by Harry Kettle

There are so many question marks still surrounding Arsenal and who they’re going to sign and when they’re going to sign them. With just a matter of days remaining in the summer transfer window, though, it feels like the time for talk is kind of over. It’s all about action now, because if the Gunners can’t resolve some of their defensive issues before the game against Newcastle, then we could have some problems on our hands.

Arsenal and Liverpool play out six-goal thriller 0

Posted on December 22, 2017 by David Nugent

On Friday night, Arsenal and Liverpool drew 3-3 at the Emirates Stadium in a highly entertaining affair.

Arsenal had the first effort on goal after five minutes. Alexis Sanchez’s effort looped into the air before midfielder Granit Xhaka fired wide of goal. The visitors produced their first real threat on the home goal on 12 minutes, as Sadio Mane’s effort deflects off Roberto Firmino and goes straight into Petr Cech’s arms.

Liverpool experienced an injury blow on 13 minutes when midfielder Jordan Henderson sustained a knock and had to be replaced by James Milner. Mohamed Salah fired an effort off target soon afterwards.

Liverpool v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 26, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal face a tough trip to Merseyside to play Liverpool at Anfield, as the Gunners look to recover from defeat last time out.

Liverpool have started their campaign with a 3-3 draw against Watford, before narrowly beating Crystal Palace 1-0 last time out in the top-flight. The Reds also head into this clash on the back of safely making it into the group stages of the Champions League following a 6-3 aggregate victory over German side Hoffenheim.

Gunners defeated by Liverpool in thriller 0

Posted on August 14, 2016 by David Nugent

An under-strength Arsenal started their Premier League campaign with a 4-3 defeat against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Arsenal had the first attempt at goal of the game on seven minutes. Alexis Sanchez showed good footwork in the box to find Aaron Ramsey, who took a touch before poking an effort straight at Simon Mignolet.

The next attempt on goal came on 13 minutes, as England right-back Nathaniel Clyne saw a long-range effort easily dealt with by Petr Cech in the Arsenal goal. On 22 minutes Ramsey saw Mignolet off his line and attempted to chip the Belgian from long-range, but only hit his effort over the bar.

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