Wenger: “We have not got any plans for anyone else now”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that the club will not be making any more signings this summer, after revealing that the duo of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez had signed for the club.

Speaking to reporters after his side’s 3-1 victory away at Watford, the Frenchman said: “We have bought two players, Mustafi and Perez. They will integrate into the team now and we will help them join squad. We had to work very hard to get signings done. We have not got any plans for anyone else now.”

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Club boss makes sensational statement regarding Arsenal target

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s hopes of signing Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette this summer have been dealt a massive blow, with the French side’s president Jean-Michel Aulas making it clear that the player is not for sale at any cost in the near future.

Aulas was quoted telling French newspaper Le Progres: “Alexandre is irreplaceable. It would be a professional mistake to sell him.”

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Wenger makes final decision on key summer target

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.

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Club ready to sell sensational forward to Arsenal, only if…

 Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, with the Ligue 1 side known to have finally become ready to sell him. However, as per reports in The Daily Mirror, the north London giants will have to splash out at least £40m, plus bonuses, in order to bring the player to the Emirates Stadium and succeed in their endeavours.

It is believed that the Gunners have already failed with a £29.3m offer for the player, with West Ham United having also had a bid of around £32m rejected for him. Additionally, Lyon themselves would prefer to hold on to Lacazette this summer, with the side known to be considering him ‘irreplaceable’.

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Napoli reject €60 million offer for Higuain

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that he has rejected an offer of 60 million euros ($66 million) to sell Argentine striker and Arsenal transfer target Gonzalo Higuain to Atletico Madrid, in exchange for two or three other players from the Rojiblancos.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Laurentiis dismissed recent speculation about the future of the Argentine striker, and stressed the only way for him to leave is to meet his exit clause, which is worth 97 million euros ($106 million). Continue reading

Arsenal player’s agent rubbishes talk of departure from Emirates

French striker Olivier Giroud’s agent has said the 29-year-old is likely to stay put at Arsenal, playing down speculations which link his client with a transfer to Serie A outfit Napoli.

Arsenal reportedly wanted Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuaín and had offered Giroud in a switch deal. But his agent Michael Manuello said any forward coming into the club would be a replacement for England marksman Danny Welbeck. Continue reading

Latest updates in Higuain transfer saga

Arsenal transfer target Gonzalo Higuain will not be moving to Juventus anytime soon according to Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who also simultaneously rubbished claims that the Argentine forward has asked to leave the club.

Speaking at a press conference today, De Laurentiis said that the 28-year-old has never told him he wants to leave and that no club has agreed to pay his release clause of 94.7 million euros ($104.8 million). Continue reading

Juventus to meet with Napoli on Monday to discuss Higuain transfer

Italian champions Juventus’ general director Giuseppe Marotta will meet Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Monday to discuss a potential transfer of Argentine striker and Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain.

Higuain has been on the radar of both Juventus and Arsenal for some time now, with both teams wanting to sign the forward prior to his move from Real Madrid to Napoli, but neither successful in reaching an agreement with Real. Continue reading