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Arsenal v Vorskla Europa League Preview 0

Posted on September 19, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal kick-off their Europa League campaign on Monday night, as the Gunners welcome Ukrainian outfit Vorskla to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners head into this seasons competition with the added Europa League experience of boss Unai Emery. The Spaniard has, of course, won the trophy on three previous occasions with Sevilla.

Arsenal are relative novices in the Europa League in its current guises, as last season was their first in competition under its current name. The Gunners did make the semi-final of the competition last season, though, only to be eliminated by Champions League dropouts Atletico Madrid.

Unai Emery’s Europa League experience could be vital for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 18, 2018 by David Nugent

It is fair to say that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is pretty well acquainted with the Europa League, having won the competition on three occasions with Sevilla.

It is a competition that the Gunners will have to get accustomed to if the north London side cannot break back into the Premier League top four in the near future.

A useful competition

The competition is much maligned, as it is UEFA’s secondary European competition behind the much more high profile Champions League. Obviously, Arsenal wants to be in the Champions League and that is one of Emery primary aims, getting back into Europe’s elite competition.

Winning the Europa League is Arsenal’s best chance of a Champions League spot 0

Posted on August 31, 2018 by David Nugent

Later today, Arsenal will find out who they will play in the group stages of the Europa League. The Gunners will fancy their chances of winning Europe’s secondary competition this season after making it to the semi-finals last season.

Europa League experience

Although the Europa League is not as high profile as the Champions League, it is still a big trophy to win. The Gunners biggest achievement in the European game remains winning the Cup Winners’ Cup back in 1994.

However, the north London’s club trip to the last four of the competition last season means they now have experience of advancing to the latter stage of the competition.

Gunners looking to negotiate a fee for Sevilla midfielder 0

Posted on July 24, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Express, Arsenal are attempting to negotiate a fee with Sevilla for France international midfielder Steven Nzonzi. The 29-year-old has a release clause of around £35.7million in his contract.

However, the Gunners are not prepared to meet the clause, but the Andalusians director of football Joaquin Caparros has stated that he will only be sold if Nzonzi’s suitors meet the clause.

Would definitely add to midfield options

Steven Nzonzi would certainly add to the Gunners central midfield options. The former Blackburn star has matured into a fine defensive midfielder during his time in Andalusia.

N’Zonzi rumours grow 0

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While the focus of the football world may be elsewhere right now, especially in England, Arsenal have their sights firmly set on making the most of the summer transfer window. To them, it doesn’t really matter whether or not the Three Lions progress into the final of the World Cup tonight, because their biggest priority associated with that team will be whether or not Danny Welbeck will be returning to the Emirates as a fully fit forward ahead of the new season.

Arsenal in talks for N’Zonzi 0

Posted on July 07, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have apparently opened the talks with Sevilla over the possibility of Steven N’Zonzi moving to North London, Sky Sports have reported as per their own sources.

N’Zonzi began his professional career in the French League 2 with Amiens in 2007. After spending two years there, he moved to England where he played three seasons apiece with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City. In 2015 he was spotted and taken to Spain by the Sevilla manager at the time – Unai Emery. They worked together for a year before Emery made the switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Banega’s agent is on his way to Arsenal 0

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Harry Kettle

While the focus of the football world is on Russia right now for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, there have actually been quite a few interesting developments back home in North London. In fact, one Argentine in particular who is currently taking part in the tournament could be an Arsenal player by the time he flies home. No, guys, get your head out of the clouds – we aren’t referring to Lionel Messi.

Is N’Zonzi worth it? 0

Posted on June 07, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s been known for a few days now that Arsenal are interested in bringing Steven N’Zonzi to the Emirates, but as reported by The Independent, the latest development in the story could provide the club with a few hiccups. It has been suggested that in order for N’Zonzi to move to North London, Arsenal would need to trigger his release clause. While that may seem like an obvious move for them to make if they’re that interested, his release clause rests at £35 million.

Arsenal set to appoint Unai Emery as boss 0

Posted on May 22, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are set to name former Sevilla boss Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s replacement. In my article yesterday, I wrote that Emery had emerged as an alternative to Mikel Arteta and it seems the Spaniard will now become the Gunners next boss.

Emery was reportedly in London on Monday for talks with club officials for talks over the job. It seems the 46-year-old impressed them with whatever he had to say.

Arteta wanted more control

According to reports, former Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta withdrew from the race on Monday, as the Spaniard wanted more control over incoming transfers, as the club reportedly are only prepared to give the next head coach a budget of around £50million.

Arsenal agree Steven N’Zonzi deal 0

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Milos Markovic

North London club Arsenal are said to have agreed a deal to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi in January.

According to reports coming from the Spanish publication El Gol, Gunners have reached an agreement with La Liga side Sevilla over a £35.3 million transfer which will be made official once the transfer market reopens in January.

The transfer package which will see N’Zonzi return to the Premier League will include £32.7 million for the transfer fee, plus additional £2.6 million in bonuses.

The French defensive midfielder’s future has been the subject of intense speculation over the past couple of months with Sevilla star being linked with the likes of Everton and Juventus.



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