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Arsenal linked with a move for Paraguayan international 0

Posted on October 07, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal have agreed a fee of around £11million with MLS outfit Atlanta United for attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron. The report suggests the 24-year-old will join the Gunners in the January transfer window.

Almiron only joined Atlanta in December of last year from Argentinian club Lanus. However, he has made a big impression in the USA top-flight. In fact, Arsenal are not the only team linked with a move for Almiron, as West Ham, Newcastle and Italian giants Inter are also reported to be showing an interest in the Paraguayan.

Mesut Ozil should be a key player for Arsenal 0

Posted on September 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Mesut Ozil seems to be a player that divides opinion amongst Arsenal fans. The playmaker missed last weekend’s 3-1 win over West Ham reportedly due to illness. However, he had been substituted in the previous game a 3-2 defeat at Chelsea.

A lot was made of his absence, with speculation that he has fallen out with Gunners boss Unai Emery, which led to his absence against West Ham. Ozil will start today’s game at Cardiff and will be hoping to produce the sort of performance that will silence his doubters.

Could Yaya Toure be heading to Arsenal? 0

Posted on August 29, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Yaya Toure’s agent, the veteran midfielder has passed a medical in London ahead of joining a mystery club. The midfielder has been a free agent since leaving Manchester City in the summer after eight trophy-laden years in Manchester.

Toure’s agent Dimitry Seluk stated on Twitter “Yaya Toure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract.”

He also later claimed that the midfielder will not be heading to West Ham or Crystal Palace. With the options now narrowed down to a few clubs. Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Toure at odds of 6/4. Fulham are also the same odds to sign the midfielder though.

Should Unai Emery consider dropping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? 2

Posted on August 27, 2018 by David Nugent

In the past, I have talked about whether French striker Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should start together for Arsenal up front as a pair. Gunners boss Emery has ruled that scenario out.

Emery’s admission means that one or the other striker will play as the lone front man for the Gunners, with maybe the other playing out wide. Aubameyang has been the chosen striker in the opening three top-flight games and he has blanked in all three games. However, in all three games, Lacazette has come on and Aubameyang has moved to the flank.

Unai Emery needed first Arsenal victory 0

Posted on August 26, 2018 by David Nugent

It is fair to say that Arsenal’s display in their 3-1 win over West Ham on Saturday afternoon was not perfect. However, the most important thing for the Gunners was that new boss Unai Emery recorded his first win as head coach.

Already rather strangely, some are asking questions about whether the team are producing anything different from Arsene Wenger’s team. There are similarities in the fact the Gunners are still vulnerable in defence, but you can see that Emery is attempting to change the way the team plays the game.

Emery tells Aaron Ramsey to concentrate on football 0

Posted on August 25, 2018 by David Nugent

Aaron Ramsey’s contract negotiations seem to have gone on forever at Arsenal. The Welsh midfielder has drifted into the last year of his contract with the north London club while talks have been on going.

Gunners boss Unai Emery seems to believe that the speculation over the midfielder is affecting his game. In fact, the Spaniard has told Ramsey to concentrate on his football, rather than think about his contract situation.

Asked if he believed Ramsey lacked focus this season Emery said: “I don’t know but I am thinking in the present. I spoke with him last week but now, today, my focus is on the match and I want the player to be focused only on Saturday.”

Arsenal v West Ham Premier League Preview 0

Posted on August 24, 2018 by David Nugent

On Saturday afternoon, Arsenal host West Ham at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners look to pick up their first league win of the campaign.

Unai Emery’s side will be looking to kick-start their Premier League campaign back on track after losing their opening games against Manchester City and Chelsea respectively. In fact, the Gunners have lost three of their last four Premier League outings.

Despite those negatives, Arsenal’s recent home record in the Premier League is still strong, as the City defeat ended a five-game winning run on home soil. A key to that recent good run of form has been the Gunners firepower, as Arsenal have now scored at least two goals in seven of the last nine games.

Why were Arsenal players shocked by Ramsey omission? 0

Posted on August 21, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal players were left shocked by Unai Emery’s decision to drop Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey to the bench for the 3-2 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday evening.

Ramsey came on to the field for Mesut Ozil with 20 minutes left on the clock at Stamford Bridge. However, it seems his omission from the starting line-up caused a stir among the Gunners players.

Ramsey is by no means a certain starter

I am not sure why the Arsenal players were shocked by the fact that Ramsey was not starting against Chelsea. The Welsh midfielder did not exactly cover himself in glory against Manchester City in the opening game, so his omission was not a hard decision.

The real test awaits 0

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans have been quick to dismiss the rumours of turmoil from rival fans in the wake of their narrow defeat against Chelsea at the weekend. In a game that many expected to be quite close, it wound up being exactly that, with Arsenal clawing their way back from a 2-0 deficit only to lose out in the end against the Blues. There are defensive issues that need to be resolved as we’ve known for quite some time, but football is too full of negativity – and we need to try and highlight the positives every now and then.

Bolstering the other London clubs? 0

Posted on August 10, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As the summer transfer window comes to an end and the twenty teams involved in the Premier League get ready to kickstart their season, it’s always fun to take a quick look back at what went down in the summer transfer window. Of course, some clubs were able to fare better than others but overall, most teams got what they wanted and the majority are heading into the season in a stronger position than they were back at the end of last season.

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