Premier League side Arsenal could look inwards for depth as they mount a serious league title challenge and feature in the Europa League tournament – which could stretch the travel plans of the team.
The pre-season afforded Arsene Wenger the chance to show off some of the youngsters at the club.
Matt Macey could get more games under his belt this season if Emi Martinez decides to go out on loan. The keeper is desperate for game time so he could move out elsewhere. With Wojciech Szczesny off permanently to Serie A champs Juventus, Petr Cech and David Ospina are the only senior men in the goalkeeping department. Ryan Huddart is on loan at Eastleigh so the youngster is clear to take the third spot behind the experienced shot stoppers.
Krystian Bielok has the height and he is versatile. He can play in centre back, defensive midfield and holding midfield. The player could support Gabriel, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi. He was on loan at Birmingham City recently so he should be ready to step up in supporting capacity at least.
The Gunners have a decent prospect in Joe Willock. He paired with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the middle during the preseason but he was in defensive role when he played alongside Aaron Ramsey in the Emirates Cup. The 17-year old could provide valuable support in the EFL Cupor in faraway games in Europe when the team is stretched. Continue reading ARSENAL COULD ADD SOME YOUNGSTERS THIS SEASON
Arsene Wenger is once again being pressured by Arsenal supporters and many others to leave the managerial position of the Premier League club as the English outfit continues to struggle in their task of winning the league title which is something that they have not won in over 10 years and fans of the club as well as some players are getting restless.
An overwhelming 2-10 aggregate defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League was another huge blow for the 67 year old French manager as more people are starting to lose faith in the coach and a change of managers is beginning to look like a change that might and should happen in the near future.
It still remains uncertain if Arsene Wenger will remain for another year in charge of Arsenal, his current contract expires at the end of the current season but a list of potential managers has once again been emerging and Thierry Henry is one of the more well-known figures that has popped as a possible candidate. Continue reading Is Thierry Henry the next coach of Arsenal?
YayaSanogo originally signed a contract with Arsenal on July of 2013 as the French attacker completed his move from Auxerre to the Premier League club. Unfortunately for the 23 year old player, he has not been able to make an impact with the English club and he is rumored to be on his way out of the English outfit.
The French striker has been offloaded to Crystal Palace, Ajax and Charlton Athletic and now that he has returned to the Emirates Stadium, Sanogo has not been able to snatch a single competitive appearance for Arsenal in this current season.
There are rumors emerging that have been linking YayaSanogo with a move to the French club Saint-Etienne as they are believed to be interested in signing the player that is struggling to snatch a consistent starting spot in the Premier League club. Continue reading Is YayaSanogo on the way out of Arsenal?
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.
Continue reading WENGER CONFIRM TWO NEW SIGNINGS
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. Continue reading ARSENAL KEEN ON A NUMBER OF FORWARDS THIS COMING SEASON