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Sead Kolasinac joins Olympique Marseille permanently 0

Posted on January 18, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have confirmed that the contract of Sead Kolasinac has been terminated by mutual consent, and the Bosnian international defender has joined Olympique Marseille as a free agent, signing an 18-month deal with the Ligue 1 club.

Kolasinac made his way through the youth ranks at Karlsruhe, Hoffenheim and Stuttgart, before earning a place in the first team squad at Schalke 04 in 2012. He joined the Gunners on a free transfer five years later.

The 28-year-old leaves the Emirates after four and a half years on the club’s books, having made a total of 118 appearances in all competitions, during which he scored five goals and contributed 15 assists from his position on the left defensive flank.

Balogun heads to Middlesbrough, Arsenal in Udinese talks over Pablo Mari 0

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Folarin Balogun has joined Middlesbrough on loan for the rest of the season, the club have officially confirmed.

The future of the 20-year-old striker was quite uncertain for a large part of 2020-21, but towards the end of the season he signed a new contract. Balogun could well be given a proper chance in the first-team squad next term, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah set to depart and the fate of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang yet to be decided.

Balogun has truly impressed for the Under-23 side this season, scoring 15 goals in 14 appearances across the Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy.

Watford in Kolasinac loan talks 0

Posted on December 24, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal and Watford are currently discussing the possibility of Sead Kolasinac joining going to the Vicarage for the second half of the 2021-22 season, according to the Watford Observer.

Apparently, the talks aren’t very close to being completed at this point, and the stumbling block which the two clubs are trying to work through is the Bosnian’s wages, too hefty for the standards at Watford. Therefore, the Hornets would like the obligation of paying them out to be shared between them and the Gunners. Providing the deal works out well for both Watford and Kolasinac, the loan could lead to a permanent deal for free when the left-back’s contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season, though he would have to agree to earn considerably less in that case.

Seven for sale? 0

Posted on August 02, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

It’s been a busy transfer window for Arsenal as the stories about a squad overhaul persist into August, the very month when the Premier League restarts. The club have completed three signings so far, left-back Nuno Tavares, midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and centre-back Ben White, and by all accounts, they’re working on getting a couple more in before they take on newly promoted Brentford in the opening round.

But in order to secure the funds necessary to go through with their plans, they will have to get a few outgoing deals done as well. According to the Express, they’re looking at seven players to help them in that aspect.

Summer sales expected to fund incoming transfers 0

Posted on April 27, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal remain in the dark as to the size of the funds to be made available for incoming transfers this summer, and much of it is expected to depend on whether the Gunners manage to secure Champions League football for next season. The chances of that task being accomplished through Premier League placement are practically non-existent, even if the possibility isn’t yet mathematically ruled out. At this point, the likeliest route towards UEFA’s elite club competition is through winning the Europa League, where Arsenal will be facing Villarreal in Spain in the semifinals, which will see the first leg being played this Thursday.

Why Arsenal’s loan exits are so important 0

Posted on January 05, 2021 by Harry Kettle

The January transfer window is officially open and thus begins the month-long speculation surrounding just about every player in world football. That’ll especially be the case in the Premier League because, as we know, it is so often regarded as the very best division across Europe – and potentially even the entire sport.

The next few weeks are going to be really important for so many clubs but we feel as if that’s especially the case for Arsenal. After a dreadful run of form back at the start of December, they finally seem to be putting the right pieces in place for another run at the top six. You could argue that may even be pushed up to the top four, but we wouldn’t suggest getting ahead of yourselves.

Kolasinac close to Schalke return 0

Posted on December 31, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Sead Kolasinac is closing in on a temporary return to Schalke 04, according to Sky Sports. The Bosnian left-back has already arrived in Germany ahead of the proposed move, and the Bundesliga side are confident it will be completed soon.

Kolasinac joined the Gunners in the summer of 2017 as a free agent, after his contract with Schalke expired. He had spent five years as a first-team member there, having arrived from Suttgart at the age of 18 and spent a year with Schalke’s U-19 side. He made a total of 123 appearances across all competitions in those five years, scoring four times and assisting his teammates on 13 occasions.

Arteta hopeful of Tierney being available to play against Manchester City 0

Posted on October 15, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hopes he will be able to count on Kieran Tierney for the Manchester City showdown this weekend. The boss is set to lead the team against his former employers on Saturday in a game which will be a part of the fifth round of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

While on international duty with Scotland, Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19. Tierney, along with Celtic midfielder Cyrus Christie and two members of Scotland’s backroom staff, have been identified as the ones to have had close contact with Armstrong the most, and have therefore been requested to undergo a 14-day self-isolation by the┬áLothian Health Protection Team.

Torreira closing in on Atletico loan 0

Posted on October 01, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Lucas Torreira is now very close to completing a loan move to Atletico Madrid, according to The Athletic. It has also been confirmed by Goal.com Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts. The Uruguay international will join Diego Simeone’s team for the remainder of the 2020/21 season, with Atletico having the option to make the deal permanent at the end of that period.

The deal hasn’t been agreed in every detail yet, nor has Torreira’s medical been scheduled, but the parties involved in the talks are close to reaching the agreement.

Arsenal in Kolasinac talks with Leverkusen 0

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are currently in talks with Bayer Levekusen over a potential sale of Sead Kolasinac, according to Sky in Germany. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international was born in Germany and is believed to be keen on returning there for family reasons.

Apparently, Leverkusen are stepping up their interest in signing the left-back who has fallen down the pecking order behind Kieran Tierney and Ainsley Maitland-Niles. For a while last season, even 19-year-old winger Bukayo Saka was picked ahead of him on the defensive flank. Though Mikel Arteta has been known to use Kolasinac as part of the back three since adopting that system, it rarely worked the way the boss would have wanted it to.



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