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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 …

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 …

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 The Austrian was withdrawn from the Hammers squad that played against Bournemouth yesterday, amid rumours that he could make a lucrative switch to China.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 …

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 …

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 …

REPORT: Emery Wants Arsenal To Sign £9m Rated Moroccan Midfield General

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is keen on signing Monaco defensive midfielder Youssef Ait Bennasser, according to reports in Italy. The Gunners boss has been tracking the Moroccan international since his time at Sevilla, and the London club are said to be leading the race for the 22-year-old. Milan are also interested in Bennasser with both …

Arsenal And Liverpool Both Keeping Tabs On Wolves Captain

Arsenal and Liverpool are monitoring Wolves captain Conor Coady, according to reports in the English media. The 25-year-old came through the academy at Anfield, but it is believed that the Gunners are the club who are the more interested in securing the centre-back’s services. Coady’s ability to play out from the back has caught the …

Championship Side Look To Secure Arsenal’s Smith Rowe On Loan Deal

West Brom are looking to sign Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe on loan, according to reports in the English media. The Baggies have seen a key player in Harvey Barnes recalled by his parent club Leicester City and are looking to sign a replacement during the January transfer window, Smith Rowe has impressed for the …

Juventus Consider Offering Moroccan International Defender In Bid To Land Arsenal Star

Juventus are weighing up whether to offer defender Mehdi Benatia in a part-exchange deal for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, according to reports in Italy. Ramsey is poised to sign a pre-contract agreement with Juve but the Serie A club would like to see the Welshman move in the January transfer window. The Gunners want €20m …

Keown Thinks Arsenal’s £100m Investment Has Cost The Club The Chance To Keep Ramsey

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes the Gunners’ transfer spending last season may have cost them the chance to keep Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman is expected to sign for Juventus on a free transfer after reportedly agreeing a five-year contract with the Italian club. Gunners boss Unai Emery has stated that Arsenal can only sign …

Real Madrid Star Reveals Why He Opted To Stay At The Club Despite Reported Arsenal Interest

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has revealed that he intends to stay at the Bernabeu for “many more years.” The Costa Rican international has been reported as a target for Arsenal, but the shot-stopper signed a one-year extension to his contract with the Spanish club last week. Explaining the decision to stay at Real despite …

Arsenal Holding Talks To Sign 25 Year Old Despite Emery’s Admission On January Transfers

Arsenal are in talks with Barcelona over signing Denis Suarez, according to the Mirror. However, Gunners boss Unai Emery has admitted that the London club can only sign players on loan in January, and he wouldn’t be drawn on links to the Barca midfielder: “I don’t know about his situation. But we can only sign …