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Arsenal and Tottenham in a battle for United star 0

Posted on October 11, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Guardian, Arsenal and Tottenham are in a transfer battle to land Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly in the January transfer window.

Both clubs are looking to strengthen at the heart of their defences, for different reasons. It seems that Bailly has become a prime target for the north London pair.

Endured mixed fortunes at United

When Bailly arrived at United in 2016 from Villarreal for a fee of around £30million, the Ivory Coast international was seen as the answer to the Red Devils central defensive problems.

Could Wojciech Szczesny finally be leaving Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 17, 2017 by David Nugent

Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could be finally set to leave Arsenal in a £10m deal that will see him join Italian champions Juventus, according to the Guardian. Talks are reported to be at an advanced stage and Szczesny is now expected to complete a move to Turin.

The Polish international will now likely be a backup to veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, whose contract with the Bianconeri expires next summer. The 27-year-old will then hope to become the number one with the Italian giants, although Buffon has not stated he will retire next summer.

Struggle for first team action

Arsenal’s Premier League rivals target Alexis Sanchez 0

Posted on March 28, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal star forward Alexis Sanchez is Chelsea’s priority summer signing according to the Guardian. The report claims that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told the Blues hierarchy which players he hopes to sign in the summer, with the Italian currently in talks over a new contract extension.

Elsewhere, Spanish newspaper Sport claim that German giants Bayern Munich are actually the favourites to nab the Chilean this summer. It is looking increasingly likely the former Barcelona ace will be leaving north London in the near future, as he will have just 12 months left on his Gunners contract in the summer.

When is dropping Alexis Sanchez a good idea? 0

Posted on March 05, 2017 by David Nugent

I have to admit I could not believe it when I saw Arsenal’s team sheet for last night’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool. I am surely most Gunners felt the same, as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger decided to drop top scorer and star player Alexis Sanchez to the bench.

It was hardly an inspired move heading into a game against a team that is considered a rival for a top-four spot this season. It was almost like Wenger was trying to sabotage his own team.

Terrible display in the first half

Arsenal ‘not mentally ready’ says Wenger 0

Posted on February 02, 2017 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, his team were not ‘not mentally ready for the physical challenges Watford offered’. To be fair to Mr Wenger Arsenal’s lack of mental readiness and strength has been an obvious cause for concern for a while now.

Talking about the game Wenger told the Guardian: “mentally, we were not ready for the [physical] challenges. When you play at home, in our position, that is not normal. Everybody in the Premier League is strong physically and [to give] 90% is not enough.”

Arsenal scouting big name midfielders this summer 0

Posted on March 31, 2016 by David Nugent

It seems signing new midfielders could be Arsenal summer transfer priority with both Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Real Madrid’s German star Toni Kroos both linked with big money moves to Arsenal.

The Gunners are definitely in need of summer reinforcements, with Arsene Wenger’s side 11 points behind league leaders Leicester and odds of 6/1 to be crowned champions next month.

Gunners bid for in-form Dortmund star

The Guardian are claiming that Arsenal are set to launch a bid for attacking midfielder Henrik Mkhitaryan this summer.

Loaning out Mathieu Debuchy is the right decision 0

Posted on January 27, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Guardian, Sunderland and Aston Villa are vying for the signature of Arsenal’s French international right-back Mathieu Debuchy. The 30-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, with Hector Bellerin now first choice for the Gunners.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is now believed to be willing to allow the £12million signing from Newcastle leave on a loan deal on a loan basis, which could prove a clever move.

Olivier Giroud believes he must be mentally tougher 0

Posted on October 12, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s French international striker Olivier Giroud has revealed that he believes he needs to be mentally tougher to win back his place in the Gunners first team, with England international Theo Walcott currently occupying the lone striker role for the north London side.

He also revealed that he is not accustomed to being out of the starting line-up. The 29-year-old told the Guardian: “At Arsenal, I am in competition with Theo for the striker position. But he is doing well at the moment, so there is no reason to change,”

Arsenal linked with January Zaza bid 0

Posted on September 03, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Sky Italia and the Guardian, Arsenal are set to launch a £22million bid for Juventus forward Simone Zaza in January. No sooner had the transfer window shut, there is already a rumour linking the Gunners with a striker.

Reports are suggesting the Gunners made a late attempt to sign Zaza on transfer deadline day, but the couple of magic beans that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger offered was not enough to persuade the Turin club to part-company with the forward.

Jack Wilshere set for another injury lay-off 0

Posted on August 06, 2015 by David Nugent

Probably the least surprisingly news that Arsenal fans will hear today is that Gunners central midfielder Jack Wilshere has picked-up an injury in training.

The Guardian claims that the England international has suffered a suspected fracture to his left fibula. The midfielder will now have a scan on Friday to determine if he needs an operation or not.


If he needs an operation on the injury then he could be out of action for three months, but could be back in six to eight weeks if he does not

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