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.”
Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, with the player having gone on record indicating his interest to move away from Parc Olympique Lyonnais this summer.
The Frenchman was quoted telling CANAL+: “If offers come in that one cannot refuse, I don’t want to refuse them. If not, I am happy at Lyon.”
Arsenal have been encouraged in their pursuit of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, with reports in the press revealing that the player has been left out of his side’s squad for their pre-season friendly match with Nigeria All-Stars. However, there is still no concrete confirmation of any new bids by the club for the highly rated German ace.
Wenger ready to pay only £35m for Mahrez
Arsenal may have succeeded in signing only one marquee player in this year’s transfer market; however, manager Arsene Wenger seems to be still unwilling to loosen the strings of his purse. According to a revelation made by L’Equipe journalist Gilles Favard, the north London giants have tabled a second bid of £35m for Leicester City superstar Riyad Mahrez – one that may surely be turned down by the Foxes in the days to come. The Gunners have already seen a £30m offer being rejected for the same player.
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 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.”
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 boss Arsene Wenger held a press conference at the Stubhub Center on Saturday as the Gunners prepared for their pre-season clash with Chivas.
Predictably Wenger was quizzed about the Gunners’ transfer targets, specifically asked about Arsenal’s rumoured interest in Riyad Mahrez and Alexandre Laccazette. The Gunners boss responded by saying, “The best way to conclude transfers is not to talk about them, which is very difficult in the press conference! We are on the market but I don’t want to talk specifically about any player because that makes it more difficult for me – and it’s difficult enough.” Continue reading →
On this occasion it is the French side’s Manager Bruno Genesio who has rebuffed Arsenal’s interest telling the press, “I have discussions with Lacazette. It’s my job to ask these players to be there. They are honest discussions between a coach and a player. We will not lose Lacazette, I am confident.” Continue reading →