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It May Perplex Some Fans But Loaning Out This Arsenal Ace May Just Be What’s Needed

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As we mentioned earlier this week, Arsenal will almost certainly be looking towards their youth academy in order to fill up spots in the first team squad next season. With limits in terms of transfer spending, young players may be offered the best opportunity they will ever have of breaking into the club’s starting eleven. …

Arsenal Dealt Transfer Blow In Race To Secure £18m Rated French Speedster

Lorient winger Alexis Claude-Maurice has revealed that he wants to join Borussia Monchengladbach this summer. Both Arsenal and West Ham have reportedly had bids rejected for the Frenchman, but speaking yesterday about his future, the 21-year-old said: “Now I feel like it’s time to leave, to join a club that is playing at a higher …

Nicholas Backs Arsenal To Make Three Signings Totalling £70m

Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas believes the club must sign three defenders this summer if they are to improve their squad. Although he thinks the Gunners could do without signing another right-back, with Hector Bellerin currently first choice, he feels the rest of the backline will need to be recruited. Nicholas says the London club will …

‘Another Nobody’ ‘Decent Back Up’ Fans On Social Media Are Underwhelmed By Arsenal’s Interest In Southampton Star

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Arsenal and Liverpool are considering a move for Southampton left-back Matt Targett, according to reports in the UK. The 23-year-old will be allowed to leave the Saints this summer for the right price, and the Gunners are said to be one of the clubs who have enquired about the player. Fans on Twitter are not …

Arsenal Tracking £18m Rated Austrian Wingback But Face Stiff Competition From Inter

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Arsenal are keen on Hertha Berlin right winger Valentino Lazaro, according to reports in Italy. Inter Milan are believed to be in pole position to sign the Austrian international, but the Gunners and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be in the mix. Hertha Berlin have reportedly set a €20m (£18m) asking price for Lazaro, …

New Appointment Signals Arsenal’s Future Direction (For Better And For Worse)

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The appointment of Arsenal’s Under 23 coach Freddie Ljungberg as the new assistant manager, replacing Steve Bould, is very much statement of intent both by Unai Emery and the club in general. The Swede’s first words on being appointed show where the club’s focus in the coming years will lie: youth development: “I’m really excited …

Arsenal And A Look At The Season Ahead

As all the major football leagues around the world have come to an end, Arsenal now needs to assess what went wrong last year and what went right and then work towards building a stronger squad to compete in the upcoming season. The team needs to have some reinforcements brought in to add competition for …

Arsenal Are Tracking In Demand Torino Centre Back Armando Izzo

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Arsenal are one of six teams tracking Torino centre-back Armando Izzo, according to reports in Spain. Sevilla have been the club most active in pursuing the 27-year-old, with sporting director Monchi a big fan of the Italian after having watched him for two years at Roma. The Giallorossi are one of the other clubs keeping …

Pires Explains What Worries Him About Arsenal’s Summer Transfer Plans

Robert Pires

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has questioned the Gunners’ ambition following reports of the London club’s transfer budget this summer. It is believed manager Unai Emery may only have £40m to spend, before player sales, and Pires thinks that number is nowhere near enough to challenge at the top of the table: “I read that Arsenal …

Arsenal Midfielder Responds To Claims That He Could Make Italy Switch

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has dismissed speculation that he could make a move to Inter Milan this summer. The Italian club have been linked with a bid for the Swiss international, but when asked whether he had talked with the Serie A side, the 26-year-old replied: “It is something the newspapers have written about, but …

Arsenal Set To Make Third Bid As They Look To Edge Out West Ham For £17.8m Rated Winger

Arsenal will make a third bid for Lorient winger Alexis Claude-Maurice, according to reports in France. It is believed the Gunners made a second offer in the region of €16m (£14.3m) but the French club are said to be holding out for at least €20m (£17.8m). Claude-Maurice is reportedly keen to join Arsenal, with his …

‘Not For Sale Means Not For Sale’ ’70 Million With Bonuses’ Arsenal Fans Against Player Swap Deal With Serie A Club Involving Ivorian Star

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AC Milan may offer Franck Kessie in exchange for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, according to reports in Italy. Prospective new Rossoneri manager Marco Giampaolo is very keen on signing the Uruguayan and would be prepared to sacrifice one of his own midfielders in order to get the deal done. Fans on Twitter don’t think Kessie …

Agent Of Arsenal Target Expects Transfer Developments In The Next “Few Weeks”

Dennis Praet and Paulo Dybala

The agent of Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet says he expects there to be movement over the player’s future in the coming weeks. When asked about Arsenal’s interest in the Belgian, Martin Riha refused to be drawn on whether the Gunners were in the running to sign the 25-year-old, but he did say that there would …

£25m Swoop For Moroccan Star Should Be An Absolute No-Brainer For Arsenal

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Speaking on the Sky Sports Transfer Window podcast recently, Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan revealed that Ajax star Hakim Ziyech would be open to a move to Arsenal. The Moroccan international is available for just £25m this summer due to a release clause in his contract, but as things stand, it appears he could be …

Arsenal Line Up Bid For Brazilian Teenage Prodigy With £62m Release Clause

Arsenal are weighing up an offer for Flamengo attacking midfielder Reinier, according to Tuttomercatoweb. The Italian website reports that the Gunners have been tracking the Brazilian Under 17 international, who is interesting a number of European clubs. Reinier has a release clause of €70m (£62.4m) but his contract with Flamengo will expire in eighteen months …

Arsenal Could Conclude A £27m Transfer In The Coming Weeks After Edging Ahead Of United

Arsenal have held more talks with Saint-Etienne over signing defender William Saliba, according to reports in the French media. The Gunners are apparently in pole position to sign the 18-year-old ahead of Manchester United with a €30m (£27m) deal said to be increasingly likely in the coming weeks. However, there is still one major stumbling …

Arsenal Agree Deal For 21-Year-Old As They Close In On First Summer Signing

Arsenal are close to signing Dynamo Dresden goalkeeper Markus Schubert on a free transfer, according to the Independent. Reports in Germany last month had suggested that the Gunners were keen on the 21-year-old, and it seems the London club have stepped up their interest. Schubert’s contract expires at the end of this month, and Arsenal …

‘Get The Hard Games Out Of The Way’ ’12 Points In The Bag Early’ Fans React To Arsenal’s Tough Opening Four PL Fixtures

Arsenal will make the trip to Newcastle on the opening day of the season, it has been confirmed. The Gunners then have Burnley at home, followed by Liverpool away and North London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates. Unai Emery’s side could have had an easier start, and fans on Twitter have been debating how many …