Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has confirmed the addition of two players to the squad this summer.

SampNews24 reveal that one of the top reasons that delayed the deal of long term target Shkodran Mustafi. The German was supposed to have arrived at the Emirates earlier, but a lengthy transfer holdup delayed the move. The news report claims one of the top reasons was the ten percent share Mustafi’s club were going to pay Sampdoria.

When Sampdoria allowed the transfer of the World Cup winner to Valencia, they added a clause that required they received a share from his eventual deal. The Italian club would earn at least £3.5 million from the £35 million the North London club paid for Mustafi. The singing along with the yet-to-be-announced deal for Lucas Perez gives the Arsenal squad a boost, even as Wenger has defended his moves were not to appease fans.

On one Arsenal squad, there could be Cech in goal, Koscielny and Mustafi in central defence, Bellerin and Monreal at the sides. Summer marquee signing Granit Xhaka could play front of the defender, with Cazorla, Ramsey and Ozil in the middle, Alexis and Perez could appear in front. However, in another combination, Ospina could start, Rob Holding could pair with Chambers, Gibbs and Jerkinson at the back. Elneny and Coquelin could play in front of the backline. Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere and Walcott could play behind an Olivier Giroud leading the attack.
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Fabregas grateful to Wenger

Former Arsenal midfielder and current Chelsea player Cesc Fabregas stated that he will always be grateful to Arsene Wenger.


He said that the French manager was a second father to him and that he was instrumental in his career.

He stated that he became the player he was thanks to Arsene Wenger’s approach and that he will always remember him as a manager. The Arsenal manager put his trust in the Spaniard when the latter was only a teenager and handed him his first start in the Arsenal team at the age of 16.

Cesc Fabregas said that he had known many managers during his career, and it was probably Arsene Wenger that was the most important one. He stated that he was the one that gave him the first chance as a footballer. He said that from this time on it is up to the player to prove himself but it is important for a manager to trust you as a young player.

Fabregas said that Arsene Wenger was always behind him and that he supported him when things were difficult on the pitch. He stated that the French manager was always there giving him suggestions on how to improve himself not only as a player but also as a person. He said that he was like a second father to him and that there are not many managers that will do this for their players, especially in today’s football world.
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English Premier League side Arsenal FC are reported to have completed the move for the PFA Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez according to a report from an Algerian news outlet, Le Buteur. The purported move is reported to be in the range of £40 million. The player is set to receive an attractive weekly wage in excess of £100,000 as that was the offer he received from the current Premier League champions.

The deal has been in the pipeline for weeks. Arsenal were involved in at least three Leicester City players, N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy. Vardy opted to remain at the club and Kante moved to Chelsea FC. Read more »


Arsenal are reported to still be interested in a number of forwards to join the Emirates this summer, ahead of the forthcoming season.

The club lost out in the race to sign the Premier League second best goal scorer in the last season in Jamie Vardy as he opted to remain at the King Power Stadium.

There are still a number of player linked to Arsenal aside Alvaro Morata, which seems to be the top on the list after the club offered to double his weekly wages if he joins them this summer.  The Gunners are still keen on Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. There were reports recently that the player said he would not be renewing his contract with the Serie A giant when it ends in 2018. Then reports were rife that Arsenal could offer him a pre-deal to sign him when he decides to leave, especially after lost the chance to land the Argentine a while back.

There are lot of reports linking Arsenal to Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette. The player scored 21 goals in the last season in the French Ligue 1. English Premier League team West Ham are reported to also keen on landing the player from the French side but they have not yet improved their bid to reach his asking price of £43.5m. There are reports that Wenger will make a swoop for the player if the Morata deal doesn’t go through. Read more »


English Premier League side, Arsenal FC have come under serious criticisms based on recent performances.

Head coach, Arsene Wenger, is at the core of the heat with fans protesting as they say they want a change at the Emirates. He admitted that he expected the protests the fans have been making during their games.

“I thought the whole stadium would be white (with posters).

“One target is to keep 100% of people happy. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do that this season,” Wenger said.

However, the coach led the Gunners to slim victory over Norwich that sent them to third position, above Manchester City.

After fifth-placed Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against leaders Leicester City, The Gunners need just two more points to secure an 18th consecutive year of Champions League football next season. During the game against Norwich, a minority of supporters made their feelings known in the 12th and 78th minutes of the match reminding the filled stadium of their EPL title drought.

The others backed the team and the manager, who had earlier claimed his commitment to the Gunners had helped the club secure the loans required to finance the building of the Emirates.

“I am a football man. I am not a politician. Read more »

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