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Arsenal and Torino in Torreira talks 0

Posted on September 15, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are in talks with Torino over a potential transfer of Lucas Torreira, according to Sky Sports. The move being discussed is a season-long loan with a view to a permanent one next summer.

The defensive midfielder has been linked with departure before. AC Milan were credited with interest on several occasions, and Fiorentina are still interested. He joined the Gunners two years ago from Sampdoria for a reported fee of £26 million, and though he initially looked promising under Unai Emery, he hasn’t been able to get back on the right track at the club following the arrival of Mikel Arteta at the helm. He made a total of 29 appearances in the Premier League in 2019/20, but only 17 times as a part of the starting XI.

Arsenal transfer rumours: Anderson, Sokratis, Torreira 0

Posted on September 04, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

The summer transfer window rambles on and Arsenal have so far been reasonably active in the market. They’ve secured the services of winger Willian from Chelsea on a free transfer and centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille for a reported fee of €30 million (£27m). That, however, doesn’t seem to be the end of the business this summer, if reports of further dealings are to be believed.

According to the Mirror, the Gunners are interested in signing West Ham United winger Felipe Anderson after they were offered the services of the Brazilian on a season-long loan for £5m. The 27-year-old arrived to the London Stadium from Lazio in 2018. Last season he made a total of 27 appearances for the Hammers, scoring once any laying on five assists.

Gunners look to strengthen in defence in January window 0

Posted on January 03, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal boss Unai Emery has identified Torino centre-back Nicolas Nkoulou as a possible transfer target for the January transfer window.

The Gunners have suffered from defensive problems for a good while now. Their attempts to solve the problem last summer saw Sokratis and Stephen Lichtsteiner arrive in north London. However, in truth, neither player was a massive leap in quality to the players already in situ at the club. Emery’s side has conceded 31 times this season, which for a team chasing a top-four spot is a massive amount of goals.

Arsenal show interest in Niang 0

Posted on July 06, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal have been about as busy as their fanbase could’ve realistically hoped for them to be in the first month or so of the summer transfer window, and as we look ahead to August and the start of the new Premier League season, it’s clear to see that they aren’t going to be slowing down just yet. We can debate over the quality of the players that they’re going after until we’re red in the face, but at the end of the day, Unai Emery is putting a plan in place to try and get the Gunners back to where they need to be – and that’s an exciting thing to be a part of.

Arsenal set to battle Chelsea for striker 0

Posted on May 29, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Ibtimes, Arsenal are set to battle it out with London and Premier League rivals Chelsea for Torino striker Andrea Belotti this summer. The Italian striker is believed to be rated in the £85million bracket by the club from Turin.

Belotti seems to be one of the hottest strikers in European football at the moment. The 23-year-old has scored 26 goals and produced seven assists in Serie A this season, having enjoyed the best season of his career.

The Italian international is reportedly also interesting Juventus and Manchester United, so Arsenal would have major competitive for the striker’s signature.

Is Joe Hart an upgrade on Petr Cech? 0

Posted on February 09, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are interested in making a summer move for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who is currently out on-loan at Italian club Torino.

The England number one is reportedly being considered as a replacement for Gunners number one Petr Cech, who has come in for criticism of late. My question would be is Hart an upgrade on the veteran ‘keeper and I am highly unsure.

Hart is younger than Cech, but the Czech Republic keeper is arguably more reliable than the City goalkeeper, even after his recent mistake against Chelsea.

Would Andrea Belotti be a worthwhile signing for Arsenal? 0

Posted on January 10, 2017 by David Nugent

Torino director Gianluca Petrachi recently claimed that Arsenal had a bid of around 65million euros turned down for striker Andrea Belotti. Petrachi was not specific in when the bid was made but did reveal that Torino did not feel the offer was enough for the striker.

Petrachi told Sky Italia: “We received and refused a €65m offer from Arsenal for Andrea Belotti, but it does not reflect the value of the player.

“Anyway, he is going nowhere for now. We want to enjoy him, then we’ll see what happens. We intend to keep Belotti and president Urbano Cairo signed this important buy-out clause. I think he’s worth more than they have offered.”

Arsenal reportedly make bid for Torino full-back 0

Posted on July 22, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal have made a bid for Torino full-back Bruno Peres, according to Italian football transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a number of big European clubs in recent transfer windows, including Manchester City. However, the bid that has been lodged is believed to be short of the £17million valuation of the right-back.

Does Arsenal need another right-back?

Right-back is one of the last positions that Arsenal need to strengthen. First choice Hector Bellerin is regarded as one of the best young right-backs in Europe. He is unlikely to be displaced anytime soon from the starting line-up.

Alessio Cerci plays down Arsenal link 0

Posted on November 20, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

Torino winger Alessio Cerci has ruled out a move to the Premier League, after reports suggested top of the table Arsenal were looking to procure his signature.

A number of other Premier League sides have been linked with Cerci in recent months, but no official bids put in to Torino – nor do the Italian side want to sell at any cost.

The Gunners may be 10/3 to win the title, but they’re still looking at ways to improve the squad to remain in title contention as the season draws on. Cerci was said to be a player on manager Arsene Wenger’s shortlist, but such claims have been refuted.

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