Arsenal fans should prepare themselves to bid adieu to a host of players this summer. According to reports in The Sun, the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is set to part ways with up to 6 more players this summer, which includes the likes of goalkeeper David Ospina, defender Carl Jenkinson, midfielder Mathieu Flamini and forwards Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo.
The north Londoners have already bid adieu to 5 players till now – Abou Diaby, Jack Jebb, Austin Lipman, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Josh Vickers – with their respective contracts expiring at the end of the last month. Continue reading →
Lukas Podolski’s agent Nassim Touihri has revealed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been desperate to hold on to the forward this summer, with the player set on a move to Turkish side Galatasaray. Touihri was quoted telling German publication Bild: “He wanted to keep Lukas, but couldn’t give him a guarantee that he will be starter.” (read more)
Arsenal edge closer to Carvalho
Arsenal are understood to be nearing a move for William Carvalho, with reports in The Daily Telegraph revealing that the Gunners may succeed in beating Manchester United to the signature of the Sporting Lisbon midfielder. It is now believed that the player may cost about £18.2m this summer. Continue reading →
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, once described by Manager Arsene Wenger as the best pure finisher he has ever worked with, is on the verge of sealing a £2 million move to Turkish giants Galatasaray.
However, contrary to popular perception, Wenger is desperate to hold on to the veteran German international, but can predictably not promise him a regular starting berth at the club. Continue reading →
Arsenal are understood to have enquired about the availability of Genk midfielder Sergei Milinkovic-Savic now, with an intent to make a move to sign him in the near future, according to reports in Tuttomercatoweb.
The 20 year old was in impressive form for his club last season, making 24 appearances and even scoring 5 goals for them. Additionally, the player has also represented Serbia at various youth levels till now.
Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has signed a yearlong extension on his current deal at the club, according to a revelation made by Spanish journalist Kike Marin. The Spaniard is now set to remain at the Emirates Stadium at least till the next summer.
While the Gunners didn’t formally announce the news, the fact that their list of outgoing players did not contain the Spaniard’s name was enough proof that he would be staying with them this summer.
Arsenal reportedly sent their talent spotters to keep tabs on their target, Sporting Lisbon ace William Carvalho, during the European Under-21 tournament final match between Portugal and Sweden on the 30th of last month, reports The Metro.
Carvalho’s team ended up as the losing side, with the Swedes winning 4-3 on penalties following a 0-0 result after the end of normal and extra time. However, the 23 year old himself impressed a lot during the course of the whole competition because of which he was adjudged the player of the tournament, despite having missed a crucial penalty in the shootout during the final, which cost his side the game.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to have taken Alexis Sanchez’s advice seriously, with the club now understood to have opened negotiations with Napoli forward Eduardo Vargas, with an intent to land him at the Emirates Stadium this summer.
The Chilean forward has been in impressive form in this year’s Copa America, with the player scoring a brace to guide his team to a 2-1 victory over Peru in the semi-final of the competition, and subsequently paving the way for their march to the final. The player is currently leading the race for the competition’s golden boot award, with him having already netted 4 goals as of now.