Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger seems to have located the perfect successor to former club star Robin van Persie’s throne. According to reports in The Daily Mail, the Frenchman is looking to table a bid to sign AZ Alkmaar youngster Vincent Janssen in the coming weeks.
A product of the Feyenoord youth academy, the 21 year old has been a revelation for his club this season following his low profile move from Almere City last summer. In just 48 appearances for the side so far, the youngster has netted 31 goals and provided 7 assists, with 26 goals and 5 assists coming in 33 Eredivisie games.
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina may not part ways with the Gunners anytime soon, with reports in The Daily Mirror revealing that the player is set to prolong his stay at the Emirates Stadium with him having held crunch talks with manager Arsene Wenger recently. The player was believed to have become unsure of his future at the club following the arrival of Petr Cech earlier this month.
Arsenal star Theo Walcott agrees to ink new deal
Arsenal ace Theo Walcott has reportedly agreed to put pen to paper on a new four year contract at the Emirates Stadium, according to reports in The Daily Mirror. The Englishman has now become one of the highest earning players at the north London side, with him set to pocket in excess of £100,000-a-week in wages.
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)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on former Gunners forward Robin van Persie, who recently parted ways with Manchester United to join Turkish side Fenerbahce, whilst point out that his switch has left a huge void in the Premier League.
The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters: “He is a huge loss to English football because he is still a great footballer. He was one of the best I ever managed, a man with an exceptional technique. I don’t know what happened or why he left Manchester United, but I have to tell you that he is a great loss to the Premier League.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that the club will never need to sell their best players to their rivals again, and that they can now be considered as a major financial giant in the world of football.
The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters: “The time where we had to sell our best players is over for sure. We had five or six years where we were financially restricted, we had to balance the books and we had to pay the stadium back. This time has gone.”
Arsenal are understood to have made a £7.7m bid to sign Napoli left back Faouzi Ghoulam, according to reports in The Metro. And while the Serie A giants are understood to be interested in pocketing at least £10m from the sale of the player this summer, the Gunners believe that their bid may be enough to lure him to the Emirates Stadium, especially if he himself tries to make the deal happen from his end. (read more)
No contact for Higuain yet, reveals agent
The agent of Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain has revealed that no club has contacted him regarding the prospect of signing the player as yet, despite him being linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool this summer. Agent Nicolas Higuain, who is also the player’s brother, told Radio Crc: “No club has asked me about Higuain, and I wonder why De Laurentiis [Napoli president] keeps talking about the clause.” (read more)
Arsenal are understood to be finally on the brink of signing Julian Draxler from Schalke, with reports in German publication Bild revealing that the Bundesliga giants are themselves open to the prospect of selling the player this summer. The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has been believed to be a long term admirer of the player. (read more)
Wenger will not let Ozil move
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that Juventus target Mesut Ozil will not be parting ways with the north London club anytime soon. The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters: “Ozil is our player, he will remain our player and he wants to remain our player.” (read more)
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 →