July 15, 2018 by
According to the Express and reports from France, Arsenal are once again showing an interest in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. According to a French media outlet, the Gunners are trying to negotiate a deal for the central midfielder.
Does Arsenal need Gomes?
However, with a limited transfer budget, a move for Gomes would not make sense. The Gunners have already strengthened in the centre of midfield with the signing of Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira.
For me, Torreira far better represents the type of midfielder Arsenal need. They needed a talented ball-winner, who has excellent passing ability. If given a choice between Torreira and Gomes, I would prefer the South American star. .......Read more here.....
July 04, 2018 by
According to the Independent, Arsenal could be set to make a bid of around £30million for Barcelona central midfielder Andre Gomes this summer. New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reportedly a big fan of the former Valencia star and is prepared to sell players in order to buy Gomes.
Limited transfer budget
The Gunners are reportedly working on a tight budget this summer, as they attempt to strengthen the squad for next season. The north London club has already signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno, as well as defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer. .......Read more here.....
May 22, 2018 by
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. .......Read more here.....
January 11, 2018 by
French midfielder Francis Coquelin has left Arsenal to join La Liga outfit Valencia for £12million. The midfielder has signed a four-and-half-year deal with the Spanish side, with a £71.2million release clause in his contract.
According to Sky Sports, Coquelin decided to move to the Spanish club after rejecting moves to the likes of West Ham and Crystal Palace.
Out-of-favour in north London
The 26-year-old had recently fallen out-of-favour at the north London club, despite signing a new deal just a year ago. Coquelin has started just seven games in all competitions, one of which was in the Premier League. .......Read more here.....
January 09, 2018 by
North London giants Arsenal have opened the bidding process for midfielder Francis Coquelin who is told he can leave Gunners during the January transfer window.
West Ham and Crystal Palace were among the clubs credited with interest in French midfielder but it’s Spanish La Liga side Valencia who have made the first move in attempt to land the out-of-sorts midfielder during the winter transfer market.
Los Che are said to have lodged a £12 million bid for the Frenchman which is £2 million above Arsenal’s asking price. .......Read more here.....
August 19, 2017 by
Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista has joined Spanish La Liga side Valencia for £10m, after making 64 appearances for the Gunners in two years. The Brazilian centre-back was yet to feature this season as he’s recovering from a knee injury, but manager Arsene Wenger deemed him surplus to requirements given the vast options in his stead.
The 26-year-old joined Arsenal in 2015 from Villarreal for around £15m but never managed to nail down a starting place for a prolonged period of time. With the likes of Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding and Laurent Koscielny ahead of Gabriel in the pecking order, chances were always going to be limited. Per Mertesacker and Calum Chambers provide the cover at centre-back, while new-boy Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal can also play in the middle. .......Read more here.....
August 09, 2017 by
Valencia boss Marcelino recently admitted he’s interested in signing Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista. The La Liga side are looking to bolster their defence and have three players on their shortlist ahead of the new season, reports the Evening Standard.
In addition to Gabriel, Inter Milan’s Jeison Murillo and Porto’s Ivan Marcano make up the defenders on Valencia’s wishlist. Something Marcelinho admitted, saying: “I think they are possible. We’re talking about important players who already know our league. They speak Spanish, and that’s important, so their adaptation would be very quick.” .......Read more here.....
May 18, 2017 by
According to Football.London, Spanish La Liga side Valencia are interested in Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin. The French midfielder has been out of favour in the second half of the season and manager Arsene Wenger might be keen to let him leave as a result. Valencia aren’t breaking the bank this summer, however, and will seek cheap players to strengthen their squad.
Coquelin has made 28 Premier League appearances for the Gunners in 2016/17 but has started only three league games since February, sitting behind Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka in the pecking order. Valencia are reportedly keen on a season-long loan deal for the midfielder and are also targeting Malaga’s Ignacio Camacho. .......Read more here.....
December 23, 2016 by
Premier League club Arsenal are believed to be considering adding a couple of players during the January transfer window in order to improve their chances of getting back into the Premier League title race.
According to various media reports, Arsene Wenger is looking for defensive and midfield reinforcements with several names already being thrown into the mix.
Arsenal are believed to be keeping close tabs on Benfica forward Goncalo Cuedes and British media are reporting that the Gunners even sent one of their top scouts to watch the 20-year-old talent in action against Rio Ave on Wednesday. .......Read more here.....
September 26, 2016 by
Arsenal fans were hoping for a new centre-back and a new striker in the summer transfer window. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger kept his powder dry until deadline day. The Frenchman then signed Shkodran Mustafi and striker Lucas Perez.
Lucas may take a while to adapt to his new surroundings, but Mustafi has already produced very positive signs that he has what it takes to be a top Premier League centre-back.
Why didn’t Mustafi arrive sooner? .......Read more here.....