ARSENAL SUFFER HUGE TRANSFER BLOW

Premier League club Arsenal have reportedly suffered a huge transfer blow as one of their main targets has decided against joining the Gunners in favor of a move to West Ham United instead. Reports surfaced last week that Mikel Arteta was really interested in bringing Adam Hlozek from Sparta Prague in the summer, with everything seeming to be in place for an Arsenal transfer.

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However, there are now twists and turns as the player has made it clear that he’s not interested in moving to Arsenal. When the reports first made it to the news, there were claims that the player has already said yes to an Arsenal move but the reverse seems to have been the case as it is because it’s looking like we will not be seeing him play for the Gunners next season unlike what was first reported.
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ARSENAL NEWS ROUNDUP: ODEGAARD COMPLETES MEDICAL

According to the latest reports surfacing from around the Emirates Stadium, it seems as though Martin Odegaard has completed his long-awaited medical at the London club as he edges further to sealing a loan move to Arsenal from Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid. The news will be melodious music to the ears of the club’s fans who have all been waiting and eager for a fresh face to join the first team in the transfer window.


The media claim that Arsenal and Real Madrid have both completed the formalities involved in the deal and the only modality which was standing in the way of an official announcement – which is the medical – has now been completed by the player in London. Read More

Harry Maguire admits Manchester United were not good enough at Arsenal

 

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has admitted that the Red Devils were not good enough as they suffered a disappointing 2-0 league defeat to Arsenal on New Year’s Day. The Red Devils went into the game as the favourites with the Gunners struggling for form but it was the north London side which dominated the proceedings at the Emirates.

United managed to initially test the Gunners goalkeeper on a couple of occasions but barring that, they struggled to gain any stranglehold on the game with the hosts enjoying the better chances on goal. The Capital outfit managed to score only twice during the course of the encounter but they could have quite easily doubled that advantage with the chances conceded by the Red Devils.
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ARSENAL TO PAY PARTEY’S RELEASE CLAUSE

Arsenal are ready to pay the release clause for Atletico Madrid’s midfielder Thomas Partey. According to reports, the Ghana international has a €50 million release clause in his contract and the Gunners are hoping to activate the clause in the Summer.


According to Libertad Digital, the Gunners have already reached out to the player’s representatives, tabling their interest, while making it clear they would be prepared to pay his buyout clause to bring him to London.
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OZIL TO FEATURE AGAINST ASTON VILLA

Arsenal will not be traveling to Germany with their star player MesutOzil as per reports. The player is being rested for their Eintracht Frankfurt tie on Thursday despite playing only 71 minutes so far. The coach Unai Emery has come out to defend the choice of leaving out the former Real Madrid man.


Emery said he wants the midfielder to rest as his rotation plans come into effect. He said defender SokratisPapastathopoulos and Ozil will be rested for this game as he plans with 11 plans and rotates his squad of 19 fit players. The coach expects Ozil to feature in Aston Villa game as he would be physically and emotionally ready.
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FANS EXCITED WITH BELLERIN AND TIERNEY TRAINING PICTURES

Arsenal fans have been hailing the released pictures of Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney in full training with the team. The defensive pair is expected to return and hand a boost to the current overwhelmed mechanism.

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Bellerin and Tierney had been working separately from the group as they focused on recovery from their injuries. The Spaniard was working on coming back from a knee injury he picked up back in January. Tierney, on the other hand, was a summer signing Raul Sanllehi engineered. The player underwent a double hernia operation and has been in recovery.
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Arsenal looking at double transfer

Arsenal are looking to sign Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldi as part of a double transfer deals for the club. The Gunners have been without a sporting director since the exit of Sven Mlinstat in February and are looking to appoint former Sevilla director Monchi for the position.

Monchi is considered as one of the best spotters of talent in European football and enjoyed a 17-year spell at Sevilla where he was able to build the club through screwed purchases.  The Spaniard was able to spot talents like Dani Alves, Seydou Keita and Ivan Rakitic before selling the players for big transfer fees.
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EMERY STILL HAS OZIL IN HIS PLANS

Arsenal manager Unai Emery continue to insists that playmaker Mesut Ozil remains in his plans despite the German not featuring in the last five games for the club. The 30-year old has been linked with a move away from the club this transfer winter window with several clubs interested.

Ozil’s commitment and work rate were criticized in his final days in the German national team shirt. This has been the case in his recent Arsenal performances but Emery says he would still hold on to the playmaker.
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SOKRATIS FIRES WARNING TO ARSENAL RIVALS

You get the feeling that the Gunners still have plenty of room for improvement even after stretching their unbeaten run to 17 games in the Premier League.

Arsenal defender SokratisPapastathopoulos has fired a warning to all Arsenal rivals of how confident they are of cracking the top four having reached just “70 percent to 80 percent” of their potential under new head coach Unai Emery.
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