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‘Makes You Smile’ ‘Good News’ – Fans On Social Media Delighted To See Pictures Of Arsenal Defender Back In Training

Arsenal centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos has been pictured back on the training pitch following an ankle injury. The latest news from the medical department is that the Greek international is due to return to full fitness at the end of February. However, supporters on Twitter are hopeful that Sokratis can come back into the fold earlier than …

Arsenal Lining Up Summer Deal For £22m Rated Welbeck Replacement

Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in signing Racing Genk winger Leandro Trossard, according to reports in the English media. The 24-year-old has had a breakthrough season in Belgium, having scored 17 goals and contributed eight assists in 29 games. Trossard is reportedly valued at £22m by his club, but the Gunners are likely to …

Torreira Expects Toe-To-Toe Battle With United And Chelsea For Champions League Spot

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira says the Gunners are ready to go toe-to-toe with Chelsea and Manchester United for a top-four finish. The weekend defeat to Manchester City has meant that the London club have slipped down behind United into sixth place. Torreira is aware it will be a tough battle to secure a Champions League …

Arsenal In Duel With Chelsea For 19 Year Old Ligue One Defender

Arsenal are one of four teams that are tracking Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara, according to reports in Italy. The Gunners are said to be eyeing a summer move for the 19-year-old with the player interesting Chelsea as well as AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund. Kamara has established himself in the first-team at Marseille, with the teenager …

Mkhitaryan Backing Arsenal Teammate To Become One Of The Best In The World

Arsenal attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is backing teammate Matteo Guendouzi to become one of the best players in the world. The Frenchman only arrived from Ligue Two side Lorient in July but has already established himself in the first team at the Gunners. Mkhitaryan believes there is more to come from Guendouzi and he says …

‘We Are Obviously Not A Serious Team’ ‘My Heart Bleeds!’ – Arsenal Fans Unhappy With Reports Of Meagre Summer Transfer Budget

Arsenal may only have £40m to spend next summer, according to reports in the English media. The Gunners need to ensure they comply with Financial Fairplay regulations, and it means manager Unai Emery will have limited funds available to him to revamp the squad. Fans on Twitter are not happy about the meagre transfer budget, …

Arsenal Join Chelsea And West Ham In Tracking Bundesliga Defender

Arsenal have sent scouts to watch RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate in action, according to reports in Germany. Chelsea and West Ham have also been tracking the 19-year-old, who has been in good form this campaign in the Bundesliga. Konate joined Leipzig from Sochaux in the summer of 2017. He broke into the German club’s …

Ozil’s Omission Against Man City Poses Yet More Questions

Arsenal had a very tough start to the season opening up with games against Manchester City and Chelsea at home and away respectively. Most fans were not expecting much more than a point or 2 as a return from those games and the results were somewhat predictable as the Gunners lost 2-0 at home to …

“Doing The Shirt Proud” – Smith Praises Arsenal Ace After Standout Recent Performances

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith has praised Alexandre Lacazette for his recent form. The ex-Gunner believes the Frenchman is fully committed to the club and his standout displays against the likes of Chelsea and Cardiff recently are a testament to that: “Arsenal fans absolutely love a prolific centre-forward, especially when he has a close attachment …

Kroenke “Focused” On Champions League Glory At Arsenal

Arsenal director and son of the owner Stan, Josh Kroenke, has set his sights on winning the Champions League final. One of the Kroenke family’s other teams, the Los Angeles Rams, will be competing in the Super Bowl this weekend and speaking in an interview, Kroenke likened it to the Gunners lifting Europe’s premier competition: …

‘Start Him!’ ‘Better Than Iwobi And Xhaka’ – Arsenal Fans Give Their Backing As Emery Hints At Possible Team Change

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has refused to rule out starting Denis Suarez against Manchester City tomorrow. The Spaniard only arrived on deadline day but the Gunners boss feels the midfielder could be ready to make an instant impact: “I am thinking about all the players. If he starts, I have confidence in him I know …

Nicholas Fears Arsenal Could Be On The End Of A ‘Real Hiding’ Against City

Former Arsenal star Charlie Nicholas doesn’t believe the Gunners will have much of a chance against Manchester City tomorrow. Unai Emery’s side will head to the Etihad back in the top four following Tuesday’s victory against Cardiff. However, Nicholas believes City will be full of hunger to get the win in order to close the …

‘Good To Hear’ ‘The Boss Is Back’ – Arsenal Fans On Social Media Delighted With Injury Boost Ahead Of City Clash

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has returned to full training and should be fit to face Manchester City on Sunday. The centre-back was caught in the face by Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku during the FA Cup defeat a week ago. It was thought that Koscielny may have suffered a broken jaw but it turned out …

Spalletti Lashes Out At Arsenal’s Failed Attempts To Sign Croatian Star

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has criticised Arsenal for their attempts to sign Ivan Perisic during the January transfer window. The Serie A boss believes the Gunners unsettled the Croatian but were never truly serious about signing the winger before deadline day: “These things happen in the transfer window, the player received an impressive proposal …

Arsenal Fans Asked If Buying Winger Or Centre-Back Was More Important – Poll Results May Surprise You

Arsenal knew after such a huge change, replacing 22 year veteran Gunners manager Arsene Wenger with the younger opinionated and passionate Spanish manager Unai Emery was going to take some time to bear fruit and the club hierarchy clearly hired the former Sevilla and PSG boss with the understanding that Emery would be given patience …

Arsenal Set To Lose Out On Two Loan Deals But One Signing Is Still Possible

Arsenal will not sign either Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic or Dalian Yifang’s Yannick Carrasco on loan before the transfer deadline, according to the BBC’s David Ornstein. Inter are adamant that they want to sell Perisic outright and ended all talks with the Gunners yesterday. The London club wanted a loan deal with an option …

PSG Set To Turn Their Attention To Arsenal Target After Ozil Rejection

Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to sign James Rodriguez in a bid to replace the injured Neymar, according to reports in Germany. The Ligue One side are believed to have approached Arsenal about signing Mesut Ozil but the playmaker is said to have rejected their advances as he doesn’t want to leave the Gunners on loan. …

Agent Of Ligue One Starlet Says Arsenal Transfer Hangs In The Balance

The agent of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Christopher Nkunku believes a move to Arsenal this month is not looking likely. Speaking on French TV Jose-Pierre Fanfan confirmed that there is interest in the 21-year-old from the Gunners but the financial restrictions on the London club are stopping the deal from going ahead: “There is a real interest …