Wenger: Former Arsenal superstar’s move is a huge loss for English football

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on former Gunners forward Robin van Persie, who recently parted ways with Manchester United to join Turkish side Fenerbahce, whilst point out that his switch has left a huge void in the Premier League.

The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters: “He is a huge loss to English football because he is still a great footballer. He was one of the best I ever managed, a man with an exceptional technique. I don’t know what happened or why he left Manchester United, but I have to tell you that he is a great loss to the Premier League.”

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Yet another Arsenal star features on Real Madrid radar

Arsenal shotstopper David Ospina may find it tough to land himself regular game time at the Emirates Stadium in the weeks to come, but his list of admirers keeps on growing. According to reports in The Metro, La Liga giants Real Madrid are now keeping tabs on the player, and will commence transfer talks with him soon.

It is understood that Los Blancos have shortlisted Ospina as one of the players to act as replacement for Iker Casillas at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Manchester United still unwilling to sell them their primary target David de Gea.

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Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 14th July 2015

Arsenal on verge of signing Draxler

Arsenal are understood to be finally on the brink of signing Julian Draxler from Schalke, with reports in German publication Bild revealing that the Bundesliga giants are themselves open to the prospect of selling the player this summer. The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has been believed to be a long term admirer of the player. (read more)

Wenger will not let Ozil move

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that Juventus target Mesut Ozil will not be parting ways with the north London club anytime soon. The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters: “Ozil is our player, he will remain our player and he wants to remain our player.” (read more)

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Gunners leading race to sign Turkish powerhouse

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to be still searching for a strong addition for his defensive midfield. According to reports in Turkish Eurosport, the Gunners are currently the frontrunners in the race to sign Fenerbahce midfielder Mehmet Topal.

It is further believed that the Turkish side have received a £5m bid for the player from an unknown London club, with the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur also known to be showcasing a keen interest in signing him.

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Arsenal might retain South American sensation

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has said that he is still open to the prospect of remaining at the Emirates Stadium this summer, despite reports in the press linking with a move away from the club.

However, about the possibility of joining Everton, the Colombian ace was quoted in The Daily Express, saying: “They are a very competitive team, which showed significant things during the last season. With a good manager and they play good football, it is a team to take into account and a great possibility.”

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Another Arsenal forward on verge of Turkish move

Merely days after Lukas Podolski’s transfer from Arsenal to Galatasaray, another Turkish side is again being linked with a move for a Gunners forward. According to reports in The Metro, Besiktas have now agreed a deal with the north London side over the prospect of signing their flop forward Joel Campbell.

It is reported that Arsene Wenger’s side have accepted a £3.5m transfer bid for the player, with him having also agreed to personal terms with the Turks.

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Goalkeeper himself confirms that his agent is in talks

If there was any doubt about Arsenal signing Petr Cech this summer it has largely been alleviated today with Chelsea skipper John Terry declaring earlier in the day that the Gunners are likely to benefit immensely from Cech’s capture.

And to add even greater credibility to the rumours, Arsenal’s current no.1 David Ospina has just informed the press that he could well be on his way out of the club after just the one season. Continue reading

Arsenal likely to face another goalkeeping issue

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may be on the verge of signing Chelsea veteran Petr Cech, but he is also believed to be on the brink of losing a highly talented keeper. According to revelations made by Turkish outlet HaberTurk, shotstopper David Ospina is set to part ways with the club and join Fenerbahce this summer.

It is reported that the Turkish giants are edging closer to agreeing a £3.2m transfer fee for the player. Additionally, it is reported that the Colombian’s contract at his new club will enable him to earn £1.5m every season as wages.

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