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.
Sensationally, the Metro has reported that Real Madrid are more keen on selling midfielder Sami Khedira to Arsenal rather than Bayern Munich. Bayern are looking to snap up Khedira for free at the end of this season whereas Arsenal are being more generous and have offered a hefty Â£24m for the box to box midfielder. (read more) Continue reading →
Spanish playmaker Santi Cazorla has pledged his loyalty to present employers Arsenal after reported interest from Atletico Madrid claims the Metro. Cazorla said, â€œI am staying, Iâ€™m very happy playing for Arsenal and the team now is more strong with the new players. I hope we win the trophy for the fans.â€ Continue reading →
Arsenal have decided to take their interest in Shakhtar star Douglas Costa one step further by bidding Â£15.8m claims the Metro. Costa has submitted a transfer request and despite Shakhtarâ€™s reluctance to sell him, a move to Arsenal may be a reality in the near future. Continue reading →
QPR striker Loic Remy is close to joining Liverpool after the Gunners decided to pull out of the Frenchmanâ€™s chase due to his astronomical wage demands claims the Daily Express. QPR are believed to have accepted Liverpool’s 8.5 million pound offer for Remy and personal terms are being negotiated.
Khedira could still play at Emirates next season
Arsene Wenger has confirmed to the Metro that a deal for Sami Khedira could still be on until late August while defender Thomas Vermaelen looks set to leave the club this summer. Wengerâ€™s thoughts on Vermaelen were, â€œI cannot guarantee heâ€™ll stay, but should he go I will bring another centre-back in for sure.â€Â Continue reading →
Chileâ€™s World Cup star Alexis Sanchez finally completed his long drawn out and much hyped transfer to Arsenal earlier today for an undisclosed fee rumoured to be around Â£35m and was unveiled through an official announcement by the GunnersÂ on their website. Continue reading →
If Chelseaâ€™s Romelu Lukaku is seriously considering moving away from Chelsea to join another Champions League outfit, he is not doing himself any favours with his comments. The 21-year old Belgian questioned Arsenalâ€™s record signing Mesut Ozilâ€™s wisdom as he chose to leave Real Madrid for the North Londoners last summer. In a tweet recorded on Wednesday, Lukaku stated, â€œNo dissrespect to Arsenal who is also a big club but i don’t understand why ozil has left real madrid…. I guess will never know.â€ Continue reading →
Sanchez close to becoming an Arsenal player claims Wenger
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is confident of snapping up Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez in a Â£30m deal and the Barcelona player is set to be offered a bumper Â£140,000 a week contract which put him on par with Mesut Ozil at the club reports the Daily Mail. Continue reading →