Arsenal are looking to boost their ranks of locally born players with rumours circulating that Manager Arsene Wenger may well be looking to clean house this summer, getting rid of under performing stars like Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and perhaps even Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Three players Wenger is believed to be particularly keen on a trio of young defenders – Bolton’s Rob Holding, Celtic’s Kieran Tierney and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon. Continue reading
Having strengthened his midfield with the capture of 23 year old Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly turned his attention towards strengthening the heart of defence with Napoli centre back Kalidou Koulibaly his primary summer target for that position according to reports in the Telegraph.
A 24 year old Senegalese international, Koulibaly is a hard tackling defender, who is known to be a little over enthusiastic when it comes to taking on opponents, and tends to leave a little bit on them every now and again. Continue reading
Ever since the departure of the likes of Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit and then finally Gilberto Silva, Arsenal have been considered a little light-weight in the centre of the park, easy to ruffle with not too many players who enjoy the physical side of the game that comes with playing in the Premier League.
That could well change with Arsenal’s acquisition of their latest big money signing, 23 year old Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka. Continue reading
Arsenal officially announced the long anticipated signing of Swiss international Granit Xhaka yesterday, and the 23 year old midfielder was quick to point out that he hopes to bring some leadership to Arsenal’s central midfield when he joins the Gunners after the completion of the Euros.
The youngster captain his former club Borussia Monchengladbach for the last couple of seasons and played an integral role in guiding them into the Champions League. While captaining Arsenal at this stage is out of the question given his recent arrival at the club, he does hope to use his leadership skills on the pitch, something that has been missing from Arsenal’s midfield for a while now. Continue reading
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is understood to be contemplating offering his long term offensive target, Juventus’ Alvaro Morata, a mouth watering deal to beat the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea to his signature.
According to reports in The Sun, the Frenchman is ready to make the Spaniard his top-earning player by offering him wages of £155,000-a-week, as part of a five year deal, so as to lure him to the Emirates Stadium. Currently, Arsenal’s top earner is star playmaker Mesut Ozil, who pockets £140,000-a-week as part of his current contract.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, it seems, is on the brink of landing his long-time target Granit Xhaka. According to a revelation made by Albanian TV journalist Artan Muhaxhiri, the Borussia Monchengladbach youngster may be only hours away from completing his move to the Emirates Stadium.
Muhaxhiri posted on his Facebook account: “Just confirmed. Granit Xhaka is traveling to London to finalise an agreement with Arsenal FC! Congrats Granit!” Continue reading
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to have become immensely desperate for a quality forward now, more so following Danny Welbeck’s sidelining due to a knee injury. According to reports in The Evening Standard, the Frenchman is hot on the trail of Juventus striker Alvaro Morata and may be even ready to pay more than £42.5m, that the Gunners splashed out to sign Mesut Ozil, to land him at the Emirates Stadium.
The boss has already indicated that he is interested in landing a world class striker, and not just a temporary replacement for Welbeck, at Arsenal this summer, and Morata may be one of the prime names on his wishlist.
A first ever Premier League hat-trick for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, coupled with a 5-1 demolition of Tottenham by 10-man Newcastle United meant that Arsenal continue their tradition of finishing above Spurs in each and every season under Manager Arsene Wenger as the Gunners edged out their North London rivals in the race for second place in the Premier League standings 71 points to 70.
Arsenal came into their game with relegated Aston Villa knowing that a point would be good enough to guarantee them third place, but still had aspirations of finishing second, provided Newcastle United did the Gunners a favour at St. James’ Park. Both outcomes went the Gunners’ way as Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0 while Spurs were humiliated 5-1 by another relegated side in Newcastle. Continue reading