Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, certainly, looks desperate to sign a world class centre back this summer. According to reports in The Daily Mail, the Frenchman, who had been reportedly showcasing keen interest in signing Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia until now, has approached Atletico Madrid with regards to the possibility of signing young defender Jose Gimenez.
The 21 year old Uruguayan, who has developed into one of the most highly rated young centre backs in Europe in recent times, has also been known to be a target for the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid in the past.
Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon sensation Alexandre Lacazette, with the Ligue 1 side’s manager Bruno Genesio finally admitting that the player may be sold in the days to come.
The boss was quoted in The Daily Mirror, saying: “He can leave if Lyon want him to. There are some offers that you cannot refuse.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to loosen the strings of his purse a little in order to land Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette this summer. According to reports in Squawka, the boss has decided to table an improved bid of £33.7m for the player, and it is understood that he may not spend any further on him.
The Ligue 1 giants are believed to have already rejected the north Londoners’ opening offer of £29.5m for the highly rated striker. And while Wenger’s new offer is a significant improvement on his earlier one, it still falls considerably short of Lyon’s demands of £40m, plus bonuses, for their player.
Arsenal picked up an excellent 3-0 win against Olympiakos in Greece today to make it to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, but here’s where it starts getting hard for the Gunners, who have made it to the knock out stages now 16 years in a row, but are yet to win Europe’s elite competition.
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Arsenal fans’ dream of seeing Jackson Martinez in a Gunners shirt may never be fulfilled now…not in the near future, at least! According to a startling revelation made by the player’s agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo, the Colombian has agreed a deal to move to Atletico Madrid this summer.
Pompeo was quoted telling Spanish publication AS: “It [the deal to move to Atletico] was finalised today… It [Atletico] is a very big club, which has done important things in the league and in Europe. Jackson is going there to also achieve great things and to bring the best out of himself to become even better. That’s his dream and he’s very excited. He’s really happy.”
Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has spoken of his loyalty towards the Gunners, saying that he is not looking to part ways with them anytime soon, despite reports in the press linking him with a move to Atletico Madrid this summer.
The 30 year old was quoted in The Metro, saying: “Rumours about Atletico Madrid are false. Currently, I just focus on Arsenal. I have two more years on my contract here and I hope to complete them.”
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be looking to sign Anderlecht sensation Youri Tielemans this summer, according to reports in Spanish publication AS.
The 18 year old midfielder was in scintillating form for his club last season, scoring 8 goals and providing 6 assists in 51 appearances. Additionally, he has also represented Belgium at a few youth levels, and is touted to be a star for the senior national team in the future.
Arsenal star Nacho Monreal has rejected the club’s offers of a new deal, according to reports in Spanish publication AS. The Spaniard is understood to be a target for the likes of Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.
The 29 year old left back has been in solid form for the north Londoners this season, making 38 appearances for them, and being one of their most consistent performers. He has his current deal at the Emirates Stadium running until 2017; however, going by the immense promise that he has showcased this season, it seems manager Arsene Wenger is eager to tie him down to the club for a prolonged period of time.