Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has jokingly turned down a move to Arsenal, but urged the English football club’s chief coach Arsene Wenger to sign “quality defenders”.
The Barcelona centre-back was conducting a question-and-answer session on Twitter when well-known Arsenal fan Piers Morgan pleaded for him to join the London club. Unfortunately for Piers, and other hopeful Arsenal fans, the 2010 World Cup winner insisted he is unlikely to move to north London in the near future, but agreed that Wenger must loosen the purse strings and invest in a reliable defender. Continue reading
And Arsenal get Group A… where they face…
— 4-time reigning and defending French Champions Paris Saint Germain from pot 1,
— 7-time reigning and defending Swiss Champions FC Basel, also the former club of both Granit Xhaka and Mohammad Elneny, from pot 3 Continue reading
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger’s search for a good (and certainly cheap) striker has now brought him to Spain, with reports in The Daily Mail revealing that the club are set to tussle with Everton for the signature of Deportivo La Coruna forward Lucas Perez.
It is believed that the 27 year old, who is yet to play at any level for his country, has a £16.9m release clause in his contract with his club – one that both the aforementioned English sides are more than happy to meet. Continue reading
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be contemplating selling off star Alexis Sanchez to Real Madrid this summer. Expectedly however, the Frenchman is unwilling to be at the losing end of the deal, with reports in the press revealing that the boss will be asking the Spanish giants for their duo of Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez in return for the Chilean ace.
The Gunners have been believed to be keen on adding new world class attackers to their squad this summer, and have already been known to be following the duo for quite some time now.
Arsenal will head to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest for the first time this century as the Gunners have been drawn against the Championship side in the third round of the League Cup.
The last time Arsenal played Forest was in 1999 and the Gunners boasted of a super strong defence with one of our centre backs Martin Keown scoring the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win. Continue reading
Arsenal have been handed the opportunity to sign their key defensive target, Bayer Leverkusen’s Omer Toprak, with the Bundesliga side having now signed Austrian ace Aleksandar Dragovic as a potential replacement for the star Turk.
Toprak, who plies his trade at the heart of the defence, has been linked with the Gunners for quite a while now, with manager Arsene Wenger believed to be viewing him as an excellent, comparatively cheaper alternative to their primary target, Shkodran Mustafi.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may finally have a chance of putting his transfer market woes behind him, with the club having been encouraged in their pursuit of AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas after the Serie A giants failed to qualify for the group stage of this season’s Champions League.
The Romans lost the second leg of their qualifier against Porto with a scoreline of 3-0 after having played out a 1-1 draw in their last encounter. And that, in turn, has been good news for the Gunners, who now have the opportunity of luring Manolas to the Emirates Stadium by offering him a chance to play in Europe’s top tier competition.
Despite his lack of options at centre back, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is so sure of landing reinforcements before the close of the summer transfer window, that he has made 21 year old defender Calum Chambers available for loan according to a story in the Daily Mail.
One of the more reliable amongst the English papers, the Mail is suggesting that there are a whole host of clubs chasing the young versatile centre back, including the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool should Arsenal be prepared to sell the defender, but Wenger believes that Chambers has an excellent future at Arsenal and only wishes to send him out on a season long loan to get some much needed playing time. Continue reading