Sanogo given a chance to do a Coquelin

Arsenal fans will be praying that Francis Coquelin’s time at Championship club Charlton Athletic is a good omen, with the Gunners having sent Yaya Sanogo down a division for some regular playing time in an attempt to build the youngster’s confidence.

After a poor loan spell at Crystal Palace last season, Sanogo was sent out to Ajax at the start of the current campaign and an injury early on prevented the former French international from breaking into the first team with the Dutch giants either. Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 18th July 2015

Arsenal to face Juventus competition in race for Draxler

Arsenal are understood to be desperate to sign Julian Draxler from Schalke this summer. However, according to reports in talkSPORT, reigning Serie A champions and Champions League finalists Juventus are also looking to sign the player in this transfer window, which in turn may complicate matters for the north London side in the race for the German youngster’s signature. (read more)

Dortmund unwilling to let Arsenal target Aubameyang move

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has made it clear that the club are not contemplating selling star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer. The Gabonese international is known to be a key target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in this transfer window.

Zorc was quoted telling German sports magazine Kicker: “I’ve heard a lot but I’ve made it very clear that he’s firmly in our plans.” (read more)

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DONE DEAL: Arsenal forward moves to the Eredivisie

Dutch giants Ajax have confirmed that they have acquired the services of Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo on loan for the next season.

A statement on the club’s official website, read: ‘Ajax has reached an agreement with Yaya Sanogo and Arsenal. The forward will be loaned out from the English club with which he is currently under contract. The deal is effective for one season, until June 30, 2016.’

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Arsenal forward set to link up with Gunners legend

Arsenal are understood to be on the verge of sending their forward Yaya Sanogo out on loan to Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax this summer, according to reports in Telesport Voetbal.

The 22 year old, who moved to the Emirates Stadium two summers ago, has failed to impress manager Arsene Wenger with his performances, with the player making 20 appearances for the first team so far, scoring a solitary goal and providing 3 assists.

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Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 13th July 2015

Sanogo on verge of Ajax loan

Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo is believed to be on the verge of moving to Dutch side Ajax on loan for the next season, according to reports in The Metro. The Frenchman, who also spent his time on loan at Crystal Palace in the second half of the last season, will be continuing his development under Ajax’s assistant manager and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp.

Southampton hoping to sign Chambers from Arsenal

Southampton are understood to be wishful of signing their former player, Arsenal defender Calum Chambers on loan this summer, according to reports in The Metro. The player himself, however, is believed to be keen to remain at the Emirates Stadium and fight for his place in the Gunners’ first team. Continue reading

Arsenal travel to Singapore for pre-season with depleted squad

Arsenal will be travelling to Singapore for their pre-season tour without a few of their first team and reserve players, according to reports in The Daily Star.

It is reported that former Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck will be missing the tour, with him having failed from the knee injury that he suffered towards the dying stages of the last season. With the injury having turned out to be more serious than what was initially expected, the next few weeks will be crucial for the player, with him trying his best to become match fit before the start of the next season.

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Wenger can land 22-goals-a-season forward for just £17.8m

Arsenal are reported to be preparing a £17.8m bid to sign their long term target, Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema, this summer, according to reports in The Metro. What’s more – it is even believed that Los Blancos are open to the prospect of selling the Frenchman for that bargain fee in this transfer window.

It is understood that Real’s new manager Rafael Benitez is uninterested in keeping hold of the player this summer, with him likely to resort to playing Cristiano Ronaldo and/or Gareth Bale as part of his formation, in which he will play one or two forwards. And the Frenchman himself is believed to be keen on a switch in order to avoid spending time on the sidelines next season.

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Wenger prepares for mass exodus, 6 players on dump list

Arsenal fans should prepare themselves to bid adieu to a host of players this summer. According to reports in The Sun, the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is set to part ways with up to 6 more players this summer, which includes the likes of goalkeeper David Ospina, defender Carl Jenkinson, midfielder Mathieu Flamini and forwards Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo.

The north Londoners have already bid adieu to 5 players till now – Abou Diaby, Jack Jebb, Austin Lipman, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Josh Vickers – with their respective contracts expiring at the end of the last month. Continue reading