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Arsenal Frustrated In Attempts To Land Algerian Defender As Club Refuse To Lower £27m Price Tag

Arsenal are interested in Real Betis defender Aissa Mandi, according to El Desmarques.com. The Spanish news outlet reports that the centre-back will not be sold for less than his €30m (£27m) release clause, but the Gunners are not willing to pay that much. Mandi has been an integral player for Betis this season, having been a …

Latest Arsenal Injury Report For The Week

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin is expected to miss the rest of the campaign after scans confirmed that he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury at the weekend. The Spaniard was stretchered off on 72 minutes during the 2-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday evening. The fullback is now expected to be out for between six and …

Arsenal Enter Race For Serie A Shot-Stopper As They Pursue Cech Replacement

Arsenal are monitoring Sampdoria goalkeeper Emil Audero, according to reports in Italy. The Indonesian born Italian shot-stopper is currently on loan at the Serie A club from Juventus but the Blucerchiati do have the option to buy the player at the end of the season. Whether Sampdoria would be interested in selling Audero on for …

‘Best Player We’ve Got!’ ‘Our Rocket Launcher’ – Fans On Social Media Hail Arsenal Ace After Chelsea Performance

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette was in top form as the Gunners came out 2-0 winners against Chelsea on Saturday. The Frenchman fired high into the goal to open the scoring early in the first half and was a constant menace to his opponents all evening. Fans on Twitter feel Lacazette should get more appreciation for his …

Arsenal Keeping Tabs On Two Midfielders From Same Italian Club

Arsenal are interested in both Nicolo Zaniolo and Cengiz Under of Roma, according to reports in Italy. Representatives from the Gunners were sent to watch Under in December, but it is believed they were very impressed by Zaniolo’s performance as well. In fact, it is said that the London club contacted the 19-year-old’s agent about …

Merson Thinks £50m Rated Talent Would Be An Ideal Fit For Arsenal

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes the Gunners could do a lot worse than sign West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic. The Austrian was withdrawn from the Hammers squad that played against Bournemouth yesterday, amid rumours that he could make a lucrative switch to China. Merson, though, feels Arnautovic still has something to give in English …

Arsenal Handed Transfer Setback With Colombian Star Determined To Remain In Germany

Bayern Munich attacking midfielder James Rodriguez will not leave the German club in January, according to ESPN FC. A source close to the player told the website that the Colombian international has every intention of seeing out his two-year loan spell at the Allianz Arena. It has been reported that Arsenal were keen to take …

Arsenal and Napoli Leading The Race To Secure £35m Rated Mexican Flyer

Arsenal have stepped up their interest in PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano, according to reports in Italy. Napoli are also said to be looking to sign the Mexican international, but it appears they don’t have the finances to sign the forward this month. PSV are demanding upwards of €40m (£35m) for Lozano in the current …

Merson Makes Pessimistic Prediction For Arsenal’s Clash Against Chelsea

Ex-Gunners star Paul Merson believes Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea later today is a do-or-die encounter for his former side. Unai Emery’s team head into this evening’s game six points behind the Blues and Merson thinks that if they lose, the Gunners have to put all of their efforts into winning the Europa League: “Arsenal have …

‘Get Him In The First Team Now’ ‘This Kid Is Going Places’ – Arsenal Fans Excited After 17 Year Old Scores Another Stunner

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka is certainly doing all he can to convince manager Unai Emery that he deserves a chance in the first team. The 17-year-old scored twice as the Gunners beat Tottenham 5-2 in the FA Youth Cup last night. As well as scoring a penalty, he hit this excellent strike to seal victory …

Keown Questions Arsenal’s “Astonishing” Transfer Policy

Former Gunners star Martin Keown has questioned Arsenal’s decision to only sanction loan deals during the January transfer window. The TV pundit believes a club as wealthy as the Gunners should not be having to penny pinch in order to secure deals for players: “It’s a very weird situation at Arsenal. For the club to …

Arsenal V Chelsea Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Arsenal will be looking to pick themselves up after last weekend’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to West Ham. Unai Emery’s controversial omission of Mesut Ozil from the matchday squad against the Hammers has prompted talk that the German is on his way out of the Emirates. The playmaker could return to face Chelsea but it’s difficult to …

Arsenal Dealt Transfer Blow As Brazilian Starlet Rejects Offer And Closes In On £2.7m Inter Move

Arsenal have lost out to Inter Milan for Cruzeiro goalkeeper Brazao, according to reports in Italy. The Gunners are said to have made an offer to the 18-year-old in the last two days but the shot-stopper has chosen a move to Serie A instead. Manchester United were also said to be interested in Brazao but …

‘Are We Serious?’ ‘Bargain’ ‘Go For It’ – Arsenal Fans on Twitter Debate Loan Swoop For Bundesliga Playmaker

Arsenal are considering a loan bid for Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez, according to reports in the English media. Any offer for the Colombian international is said to rely on Mesut Ozil leaving the club, freeing up funds for the midfielder’s £3m loan fee and wages. Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has hinted Rodriguez will …

Arsenal: a carefully planned transfer window or unmitigated chaos?

What is going on at Arsenal? There’s a general agreement that some new players are needed, there’s a general feeling that the momentum of the 22 game unbeaten run has been lost because there were not enough backups to cover injuries, there is the upcoming free transfer of Ramsey, there is Ozil, Cech is retiring …

Bayern Sporting Director Opens Up On Future Of Arsenal Target

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has said the Bundesliga club remain undecided about midfielder James Rodriguez’s future. The Colombian is 18 months into a two-year loan spell in Germany, but there have been reports that he could cut short his time in Bavaria and join Arsenal for the remainder of the season. It is …

‘One Of The Best The League Has Seen’ – Arsenal Fans Pay Tribute As Veteran Announces He Will Retire From Football

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced he will retire from football at the end of the season. The 36-year-old’s contract at the Gunners expires in the summer, and the former Chelsea custodian says he feels like it is the right time to call it a day after two decades as a professional: “This is my …

Two Italian Clubs Turn Down Chance To Sign Arsenal’s Ozil

Juventus and Inter Milan have both turned down the chance to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, according to reports in Italy. The Gunners are reportedly keen to offload the German playmaker with the 30-year-old seemingly out of favour under manager Unai Emery. Ozil’s £350,000 a week salary is said to be the major stumbling block …