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Failure to land N’Golo Kante cost Arsene Wenger his job insists French pundit

Arsene Wenger’s failure to sign N’Golo Kante back in the summer of 2016 was ‘career suicide’ and was a huge factor in him losing his job at Arsenal, says French pundit Gilles Favard. Kante impressed as he won the Premier League with Leicester City in 2015/16, and was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in …

Barcelona wonderkid confirms exit amid Arsenal rumours

Barcelona wonderkid Joel Lopez has confirmed via his Instagram page that he is leaving the Catalan club, amid growing speculation that he is to sign for Arsenal. The 15-year-old left-back has been playing for Barcelona’s Cadeta A side and was offered a new deal with them this summer, but it seems the youngster has decided …

International duo set for Arsenal medicals

Lucas Torreira

International duo Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi are set to have medicals at Arsenal on Monday.  Torreira, who represents Uruguay, had agreed to join Arsenal prior to the World Cup, however refused a medical during the tournament to remain focused on his country’s prospects. However after Uruguay’s elimination at the hands of France in the quarter-finals, …

Arsenal reach agreement with Boca Juniors for transfer of Colombia international

Ospina Set To Sign For Arsenal!

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Boca Juniors for the transfer of goalkeeper David Ospina, according to reports. The Colombian international has found himself become surplus to requirements at The Emirates after Arsenal completed the £20 million signing of highly rated shot-stopper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in recent weeks. Leno is expected to take …

Arsenal fans call on France to knock out Uruguay so they can complete Lucas Torreira transfer

Arsenal fans are calling on France to beat Uruguay this afternoon so they finally complete the transfer of Lucas Torreira. Reports suggest the Gunners are close to completing a deal for the Uruguay midfielder, however will have top wait until after the World Cup to finalise the deal. Torreira recently rejected a chance to undergo …

Is Unai Emery a younger version of Arséne Wenger or a completely different character?

Granted, he is a much younger version and, in truth, there are many similarities between the two, particularly as Arséne Wenger reached his more senior years. Emery’s first top level managerial job was with Valencia. His first season, 2008-09 saw the team finish sixth and qualify for the Europa League. They managed to get to …

Midfielder ‘scared’ about Arsenal move, admits Father

Arsenal top transfer target Lucas Torreira is worried about his proposed move to London, his father has admitted. The Sampdoria midfielder, who is currently on international duty with Uruguay, is nearing a £27m move to the Emirates this summer, with new manger Unai Emery wanting to add more strength in the middle. The 22-year-old has …

Arsenal preparing huge £44 million bid for former Newcastle United flop

Arsenal Set For A Late Bid On Marseille’s Florian Thauvin

Arsenal are preparing to launch an huge £44 million bid for former Newcastle United flop Florian Thauvin, according to reports. Thauvin spent just half-a-season in English football with the Magpies in 2015/16, however failed to make any sort of impact, managing just one goal – which came against League Two side Northampton Town in the …

Arsenal complete another defensive signing!

Sokratis DORTMUND

Arsenal have officially completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The Greek centre-back joins for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £16m, and pens a ‘long term’ deal at the club. The 30-year-old made 186 appearances for the Bundesliga side and was a prominent figure in their team before …

Arsenal fans all saying the same thing about proposed move for Ever Banega

Arsenal fans say they would love to see Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega at The Emirates next season. Banega, 30, worked with new Arsenal boss Unai Emery at Sevilla between 2014-2016, and was a key member of the Spaniard’s squad that won back-to-back Europa League titles in that time. The Argentine left Spain in 2016 for …

Unai Emery keen to land former star Ever Banega

Arsenal manager Unai Emery wants to Sevilla star Ever Banega to North London, according to reports. Banega was a key member of Emery’s Sevilla side between 2014 and 2016 that won back-to-back Europa League titles. The Argentine left Spain in 2016 for Inter Milan, where spent only one season before returning to Sevilla, where has …

‘Deal done’ for Lucas Torreira says Italian media

Lucas Torreira’s move to Arsenal is done, according to the Italian press. The Sampdoria midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to North London over the past few weeks, however a deal is yet to be announced with Torreira currently at the World Cup with Uruguay. However Italian newspaper Il SecoloXIX, which is based in …

Gazidis promises Arsenal fans an exciting summer

Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis has promised further signings under new boss Unai Emery this summer, having already secured two major signings with a third and fourth in the pipeline. The Gunners have already completed deals for Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno in recent weeks, and Sokratis Papastathopoulos is looking likely to be announced as an …

Lazio eyeing Aaron Ramsey as replacement for outbound Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Aaron Ramsey

Serie A side Lazio will turn to Aaron Ramsey to replace the outbound Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to reports. Savic is widely expected to join Manchester United in the coming weeks after months of speculation linking him with a big money move to Old Trafford. The midfielder was sent home from the World Cup with Serbia last …

Arsenal want Tottenham star in surprise summer deal

Arsenal are ready to battle with both Manchester United and Liverpool for Tottenham Hotspur’s Heung-Min Son, according to reports. The 25-year-old has been one of Spurs stand-out players in the past few seasons since completing his £22 million switch from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015. In three seasons with Mauricio Pochettino’s side, Son has scoring 47 goals …

Defender close to Arsenal move after rejecting United

Arsenal are said to be close to agreeing a deal with Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, according to German club’s sporting director Michael Zorc. It has been widely reported that the Gunners have already signed the Greek international, who has joined on a three-year-deal. This is after the Gunners agreed a fee of £16m with …

David Ospina hints at Arsenal departure after Gunner sign £22 million Leno

Valencia Enter Chase For Arsenal Target Ospina!

Arsenal keeper David Ospina has hinted he could leave the club this summer after the arrival of Bernd Leno. Leno joined the Gunners last week in a £22 million move from Bayer Leverkusen, and is expected to take straight over from Petr Cech as the club’s number one. Cech, 36, is not expected to leave …

Emery wrong to let Wilshere go says Olivier Giroud

Wilshere Hails Giroud Impact

Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes new Gunners boss Unai Emery may have made a mistake in letting Jack Wilshere leave the club. Wilshere announced he will leave Arsenal this summer after failing to agree a new deal at The Emirates, ending his near two-decade spell at the club. Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was …