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Sven Mislintat set to quit his role at Arsenal 0

Posted on January 16, 2019 by David Nugent

According to various newspaper reports, including the Independent, Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is set to quit his position at the club. The German has been in the position just over a year after arriving at the club in November 2017 from Dortmund. Reports suggest that former Gunners midfielder Edu

A transfer supremo

Mislintat was labelled as some sort of transfer supremo when he arrived at the club. He built an excellent reputation for himself at Dortmund, helping to spot many of the stars of Jurgen Klopp’s team that thrived earlier in the decade.

Arsenal looking to offload Mesut Ozil 0

Posted on January 14, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is looking to offload German playmaker Mesut Ozil to raise funds for new signings according to the Daily Mirror. Ozil has not played for the Gunners since Boxing Day and reportedly, the former Germany international is out-of-favour with Emery.

Long-running stories of Ozil exit

Since the summer arrival of Unai Emery as Arsenal boss, there have been almost constant stories about the attacking midfielder not being his type of player.

What would be considered a failure? 0

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The panic button is being pushed by a lot of Arsenal fans, and we’re only just over half way through the season. The club fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham United at the weekend, which was viewed as a dramatic failure for the North London side. There’s an understandable element to that when you consider what the goal is this season for the Gunners, but it certainly feels like we need to take a step back and think of things from a ‘wider’ point of view.

Gunners could raise cash by Ramsey January sale 0

Posted on January 13, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Mirror, Arsenal could allow midfielder Aaron Ramsey to join new club Juventus in the January transfer window for a fee of £18million. The Welshman is out of contract in north London and has reportedly already agreed on terms of a deal with the Bianconeri to join as a free agent in the summer. However, Arsenal are reported to be willing to let the midfielder go early. However, he will not leave on the cheap.

Arsenal needs the money

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has recently stated that the Gunners have no money to make permanent signings, so any signing this month will only be on temporary deals. This is definitely not what Gunners fans will have wanted to hear.

Emery happy with his squad – but what about Ozil? 0

Posted on January 13, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to Sky Sports after the 1-0 defeat to West Ham United on Saturday, Arsenal manager Unai Emery said he was happy with the players at his disposal at this moment.

In a game without many clear-cut chances, an obvious defensive mistake from Granit Xhaka allowed former Gunner Samir Nasri to set Declan Rice up for a clear shot from close range, and the 19-year-old midfielder slammed it into the top corner like a seasoned top-quality striker, scoring what turned out to be the winning goal for the Hammers.

West Ham 1-0 Arsenal: Observations 1

Posted on January 12, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal suffered their fifth league defeat of the season at the London Stadium on Saturday, as West Ham managed to edge them out and take all the points. Despite the opposition not being among the ‘top six’ sides, there’s no real shame in losing an away game to a well-drilled, experienced team with a Premier League winner as their manager.

However, there certainly are things to be closely looked at and taken as lessons from this game. To put it simply, Unai Emery got outsmarted by Manuel Pellegrini this time. How? Let’s take a look.

Lack of potential signings concerning for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 12, 2019 by David Nugent

The recent news that Arsenal are not going to make any permanent signings in the January transfer window is concerning. Spanish boss Unai Emery can only do so much in training to improve players.

On his arrival in the summer, Arsenal needed to strengthen their squad to mount a challenge for a top four spot this season. Emery spent the limited budget the best he could, but in truth, his transfer kitty was more like a whip around by Premier League standards.

Should Arsenal be making any purchases in the January sales? 0

Posted on January 10, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal seem to be moving in a more positive direction under Spanish Unai Emery. The atmosphere has certainly changed since the summer exit of veteran boss Arsene Wenger.

Summer signings have enjoyed mixed results

The positive changes have been down to Emery adding fresh ideas, as it certainly is not down to the clubs summer signings. It would be fair to say that the summer signings have produced mixed results.

Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira looks to be a bargain, while young French midfielder Mateo Guendouzi is showing promise. However, the jury is still very still out on centre-back Sokratis and goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Manchester United are not unbeatable cup opponents for Arsenal 0

Posted on January 08, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal breezed into the FA Cup fourth round by defeating Blackpool 3-0. The Gunners reward is a home tie against resurgent Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. The draw could have been kinder to Arsenal, but at least the tie is on home soil.

A big test of Emery’s Arsenal

There are those who argue that Arsenal are moving in the right direction under Spanish head coach Unai Emery. The Gunners are regarded as a slightly tougher team under Emery, although that may just be down to the presence of the combative Lucas Torreira in the centre of midfield.

Gunners eying a big money move for Bayern star 0

Posted on January 07, 2019 by David Nugent

According to Spanish publication Don Balon, Arsenal are pondering a big money bid for Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez. The Colombian is currently on-loan at the Bavarian club from Real Madrid.

The German giants have an option to purchase the player on a permanent deal. However, Bayern look unlikely to decide to exercise their right to extend the playmaker’s stay in Bavaria beyond the summer.

The 27-year-old has endured a mixed spell with the German giants. Reportedly, the player wished to open talks with Bayern about his long-term future.



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