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Real Madrid star ready to move to Arsenal 0

Posted on April 03, 2018 by David Nugent

It seems that Arsenal has made signing a new goalkeeper one of their priorities this summer. Current number one Petr Cech was once a great custodian. However, the Czech star has seen better days and is now looking every bit his 35 years.

The Gunners current number two Colombian international David Ospina has also proven unconvincing at times during his Gunners career. Not many people seem to believe that the former Nice ‘keeper is good enough to be Arsenal’s long-term number one.

Arsenal linked with a move for Atletico ‘keeper 0

Posted on March 26, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head this summer to sign Atletico Madrid’s highly-rated goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

The Slovenian international has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in European football in the past few seasons. The stopper has a release clause of £88million in his contract and Atletico are not likely to let him go without a fight.

On Arsenal’s wanted list

The Express claims that Oblak is on the wanted list of both London clubs as they look to add to their goalkeeping options. The Gunners are claimed to have scouted Oblak on a number of occasions.

Newcastle preparing bid for Jack Wilshere 0

Posted on August 13, 2017 by David Nugent

Newcastle United are preparing a bid for Arsenal’s out-of-favour central midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to the Daily Express. The report also claims that Wilshere has accepted the fact that he is now surplus to requirements in north London.

The 25-year-old’s contract in north London expires next summer and it seems unlikely that a chance offer will be forthcoming.

Wilshere needs to prove himself

In his teen years, Wilshere was supposedly destined to be a star. However, the midfielder’s problems with injuries are well documented, as close to a decade Wilshere has struggled to stay away from injuries.

Manchester United targeting Gunners star duo 0

Posted on March 14, 2017 by David Nugent

Manchester United are set to make a double swoop on Arsenal for star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, according to the Daily Express. Any deal would be regarded as a kick in the teeth to Gunners fans everywhere.

Both players will have 12 months left in their Arsenal contracts in the summer, so may be sold rather than the north London club losing them for nothing in the summer of 2018.

The Express claims that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is monitoring Sanchez’s situation in particularly, as the Portuguese boss aims to build a team that is more capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

Arsene Wenger backs Southgate for England 0

Posted on October 13, 2016 by David Nugent

There has been a lot of speculation about whether Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could take the England manager’s job in the near future. The experienced Gunners boss seems to be distancing himself from the job by saying interim boss Gareth Southgate is the best man for the job.

Backing Southgate for England

When asked about the England job Wenger told the Daily Express: “I focus on my job, that’s what it is about. I believe he [Southgate] has accumulated experiences, he was a good observer.

“[He must] show the decisions you make are right and have the strength to do what you think is right.”

Would Neven Subotic be a good signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 10, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal may rival Middlesbrough and Liverpool for Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic, as the Gunners look to strengthen their defensive options.

The club from north London have been linked with a number of defenders this summer and it seems that Subotic could be a prospective target this summer.

In-demand this summer

Subotic is a player in-demand this summer despite enduring a difficult couple of years for Dortmund. The 27-year-old made just six appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side last season and noises coming out of the German club suggest that they are desperate to sell the Serbian defender, as he is now regarded as the fifth choice centre-back at the club.

England could wait a year to land Arsene Wenger 0

Posted on June 29, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, the English FA could leave it a year to appoint a new England boss with a view to appointing Gunners boss Arsene Wenger next summer as the Three Lions permanent boss.

A three man committee of Martin Glenn, Dan Ashworth and David Gill are likely to be the men who choose the next England boss.

They are expected to appoint a caretaker-manager in the wake of Roy Hodgson’s recent resignation following England’s disastrous Euro 2016 exit against Iceland in the last-16. The Three Lions face their qualifier against Slovakia in September.

Arsenal linked with move for Edinson Cavani (Again!) 0

Posted on June 12, 2016 by David Nugent

With Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy leaving Arsenal whistling in the wind over whether he’s joining them or not, it seems the Gunners have a back-up plan. Unfortunately it seems it is a name mentioned at least twice a transfer window when it comes to Arsenal and never signs. It is Edinson Cavani.

According to the Daily Express, the Uruguayan currently plying his trade with French champions PSG is the Gunners back-up plan.

Hasn’t he been constantly linked with Arsenal though?

Arsenal handed boost in Carvalho bid 0

Posted on November 14, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal have been handed a boost in their reportedly chase of Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder William Carvalho, after talks over a new contract with the Portuguese club broke down.

Carvalho has been mooted as a possible Arsenal signing for a long time, especially before the emergence of French midfielder Francis Coquelin. However a deal looked unlikely as Carvalho looked certain to sign a new long-term deal with sporting, in turn putting up his price in the transfer market.

Arsenal tracking former-midfielder 0

Posted on November 11, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express and the Turkish Media, Arsenal are scouting former midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup, who is currently plying his trade with Besiktas in Turkey.

The 23-year-old has impressed with the Turkish side since joining from joining back in 2012. Ozyakup joined the Gunners youth ranks in 2008 from Dutch club AZ Alkmaar and big things were expected of the young midfielder.

However, he made just two appearances for the north London club, which both came in the 2011/12 season in the league cup. He cost Besiktas just £500,000, but is now rated in the £7million bracket by his current employer.

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