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Lichtsteiner Raises Doubts Over His Long Term Future At Arsenal

Arsenal right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner says he would be interested in staying at the Gunners for another season, but is not sure if manager Unai Emery sees him in his first-team plans. The 35-year-old joined on a free transfer from Juventus last summer, signing a one-year contract, and with his deal months away from expiring, the …

‘Time For A Serious Win Streak’ ‘Six Games In Seventeen Days Ridiculous’ – Arsenal Fans Debate April’s Fixture List

Arsenal have a packed fixture schedule in April, with no less than eight games being played next month. It starts off with a home game against Newcastle before a trip to Goodison Park to face Everton, The Gunners then have Watford in between the two legs for the Europa League quarter-final tie against Napoli. The …

Arsenal Consider Two New Technical Director Candidates After Monchi Rejection

Arsenal have reacted to Monchi turning down their technical director role by targeting two new candidates for the position, according to reports. With the Spaniard having joined former side Sevilla, and Marc Overmars having opted to stay at Ajax, Director of Football Raul Sanllehi is now looking at two former Barcelona sporting directors. Andoni Zubizarreta …

Arsenal, City And United Among Teams Chasing The “New Pogba”

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Arsenal are one of a number clubs pursuing Sochaux midfielder Lucien Agoume, according to reports in Italy. Juventus and Inter Milan are believed to be keen on the 17-year-old while Manchester United and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on the player. Agoume, who has been dubbed the “new Pogba” by some in the press, made …

‘Lovin’ This’ ‘Should Bring Back That Haircut’ – Arsenal Fans On Twitter Are Loving A 2011 Video Of A Young, Ambitious Bellerin

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin turned 24 yesterday and as part of his birthday celebrations, the Gunners’ Twitter account shared a video of the Spaniard from 2011. As well as looking a lot different, the fullback revealed his ambition to be the best right back in the world: Fans enjoyed the trip down memory lane: Lovin’ …

Arsenal Set To Be Offered The Chance To Sign Portuguese Flyer In The Summer

Arsenal could reignite their interest in Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins this summer, according to the Sun. The Gunners reportedly tried to sign the Portuguese international last summer when he was still a Sporting Lisbon player. Since then, Martins has moved to Atletico Madrid but quickly found himself out of favour under manager Diego Simeone. …

‘Premature To Let Him Go’ ‘He’s Literally Done Nothing’ – Fans On Twitter Debate Reports Of Arsenal Loanee’s Early Exit

Arsenal midfielder Denis Suarez could be sent back to Barcelona, according to the latest reports in the UK. The Spaniard has yet to make his first start for the Gunners following his loan switch in January. Suarez’s move to the Emirates can be made permanent for €20m (£17m) in the summer, but it is said …

How Are Arsenal’s Stars Faring Out On Loan This Season?

Arsenal have seven players out on loan this season, and it’s fair to say that they’ve had differing experiences whilst away from the Emirates. Let’s look at how the Gunners stars have been doing since leaving the club: Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim) It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the 19-year-old. He started off …

Arsenal To Battle Tottenham And Liverpool For £25.7m Rated Portuguese Talent

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Arsenal are keeping tabs on Benfica forward Jota, according to reports in the English media. The 19-year-old only made his first-team debut back in October but the Gunners are said to be weighing up a summer move for the teenager. Jota has a release clause of €30m (£25.7m) which would have to be paid in …

Emery Travels To Spain To Watch £30m Rated La Liga Star In Action

Arsenal manager Unai Emery was in the stands to watch Getafe defender Djene play against Valencia yesterday, according to AS. With the Gunners not in action this weekend, the Spaniard returned back to his home country and kept a close eye on the Togolese international. Djene was reportedly a target for Arsenal last summer, but …

Arsenal Look Set To Miss Out On Primary Target For Technical Director Role

Monchi has posted a message on social media that suggests he may be returning to Sevilla. The Spanish club’s president Jose Castro has already revealed they have held talks with the former Roma sporting director. Yesterday morning, Monchi added fuel to the fire on Instagram that he would be coming back to Spain by posting …

‘Has Really Stepped Up’ ‘Future Captain’ – Fans Praise Arsenal Fullback’s Recent Performances

Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles made a key contribution in Thursday’s 3-0 win against Rennes by scoring the second goal. The 21-year-old has been getting regular game time under manager Unai Emery as a wingback recently, particularly with Hector Bellerin out for the season. Fans on Twitter believe Maitland-Niles’ recent displays are deserving of praise: AMN get …

Arsenal In Transfer Tussle With London Rivals For £10m Rated Cech Replacement

Arsenal and Tottenham have both been alerted to the availability of Nick Pope with Burnley ready to sell the 26-year-old, according to the Sun. The Gunners are seeking a replacement for the retiring Petr Cech while Spurs could also make a move for the England international. Pope was Burnley’s number one before a dislocated shoulder …

Nicholas Believes Arsenal Have One Key Advantage Over Tottenham In Top Four Race

Former Arsenal player Charlie Nicholas is backing the Gunners to finish above Tottenham in the race for the top four. Unai Emery’s side are currently just one point off Spurs in third heading into the final eight matches of the season. Nicholas believes Arsenal’s easier fixture list will help them leapfrog their North London rivals …

Arsenal Hold Informal Talks To Sign Senegalese Speedster After Impressive Europa League Displays

Arsenal have enquired about signing Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr, according to reports in France. The Senegalese international scored in the first leg of the Europa League tie against the Gunners last week, and it is believed that directly after the match, officials from the two clubs held informal talks about a potential transfer. Sarr was …

‘Europa Forever’ ‘AubameBANG’ – Arsenal Fans On Twitter Are All Saying The Same Thing About Star’s Superhero Celebration

Arsenal turned around a two-goal deficit from the first leg to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League last night. Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was instrumental in the 3-0 win over Rennes, scoring two goals to clinch a 4-3 aggregate victory. As part of his celebration, the Gabon international adorned a Black Panther mask, and fans …

‘A Massive Upgrade’ ‘Not Arsenal Level’ – Fans On Social Media React To Club’s Interest In Argentinian International

Arsenal have joined Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the race to sign Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, according to reports in Spain. The Gunners are said to be looking at possible replacements for Nacho Monreal whose contract expires at the end of the season. Fans on Twitter had a mixed response to Arsenal’s interest in …

Arsenal Star A Major Injury Doubt Ahead Of Tonight’s Europa League Clash

Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan is struggling to be fit for tonight’s crucial Europa League second leg tie against Rennes. The Armenian international missed the 2-0 win against Manchester United at the weekend with a back injury and the midfielder is still suffering with the same issue. Mkhitaryan has been in excellent form since he returned …