With the transfer window reopening in a couple of days, it comes as no surprise that outlandish rumours start circulating the market, and the latest one concerning Arsenal to grab the headlines was talk that Liverpool were poised to swoop for England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The rumour grew as a result of the Reds losing superstar forward Sadio Mane for the African Cup of Nations, and their need as a result for a potent attacking threat to ensure that their title challenge does not lose momentum. Continue reading →
Arsenal are understood to have been approached by the agents of Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge over the prospect of the player signing for the club on a season long loan deal, according to a sensational revelation made by Goal.
However, it is also reported that the Merseyside giants are in absolutely no mood to let the striker move to the Emirates Stadium, with both the clubs being bitter rivals.
Arsenal are set to make a sensational move to sign Real Madrid’s out-of-favour attacker James Rodriguez, after failing to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, according to reports in Gazzetta dello Sport. It is believed that the Colombian ace has fallen further down the pecking order recently, with manager Zinedine Zidane known to be interested in providing youngster Marco Asensio with more first team chances, and the Gunners are keen to make the most out of the opportunity by bringing him to north London.
Gunners leading race to sign Turk sensation
Arsenal are believed to have taken the lead in the pursuit of their former player, Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup, according to reports in The Metro. The 23 year old, meanwhile, is himself known to be favouring a move back to the Emirates Stadium, despite the likes of Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan also known to be hot on his trail.
Arsenal optimistic in Gaya race despite competition
Real Madrid have entered the race to sign Valencia youngster Arsenal target Jose Luis Gaya. According to reports in talkSPORT, the Spanish giants are ready to shell out Valenciaâ€™s asking price of Â£17m, or even more, for the player.
Meanwhile, reports in The Daily Express reveal that the Gunners are optimistic of signing the player in the next 5 days, by shelling out Â£13.5mÂ to meet his buyout clause.
Yann M’Vila wants Arsenal move
Former Arsenal target Yann M’Vila is wishful of moving to the Premier League, according to his agent. Fabrizio FerrariÂ toldÂ SportMediaset: â€œI think Torino would be a fantastic destination, but he’s got the Premier League in his mind now and I don’t know if Torino are still interested.â€
Wednesday night the whole world well and truly awoke to the crescendo of battle cry emanating from the red heart of North London. If there were any doubts regarding the pedigree of this Arsenal squad, then it was put to rest on the biggest stage of them all, against last yearâ€™s finalists in their own backyard.
Last nightâ€™s victory against Borussia Dortmund put the Gunners in pole position to qualify from their so called â€˜group of death,â€™ and if the Dortmund manager is to be believed, then this is the first stepping stone to a season of immortality.
When Jurgen Klopp was asked last night if Arsenal can go all the way and win their first Champions League trophy this season, the effervescent manager said, â€œYes, they can win it. They are young, healthy and have good technicians. They won a clever game tonight and could go to the final and win it – so long as they donâ€™t play Bayern Munich.â€
Memories of that fateful night in 2006 still haunt the Gunners, when Wenger and his boys came so close to being crowned the best in Europe. Kloppâ€™s words could go a long way in reaffirming the resurgence belief amongst the young guns of North Londonâ€™s Arsenal.
As if his footballing philosophy required any further validation, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been hailed by none other than the toughest adversary he has faced so far this season. Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has waxed eloquently about the pedigree of the 64 year old manager, even going so far as to claim that the Professor deserved a knighthood.
Speaking at an interview with the Guardian, the effervescent Klopp said, â€œFor me, he is Sir Arsene Wenger, he is really something, I love him. When I watch Arsenal in the last 10 years, it is nearly perfect footballâ€¦ This is the philosophy of Arsene Wenger.â€ Continue reading →