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Arteta wants Lacazette out; Two replacements identified
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Arteta wants Lacazette out; Two replacements identified

After topping the table of Premier League spenders in the last transfer window with a £148m outlay on six new legs, Arsenal are plotting a Premier League raid to replace French striker Alexandre Lacazette who’s not regarded as an asset by Mikel Arteta going forward. It may look unfair to Lacazette but Arsenal have begun preparations for life without the Frenchman who signed for the Gunners in 2017 from French giants, Lyon. The North London side are strongly plotting a potential swoop for Premier League striking duo Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins. The former is plying his trade for Toffees while the latter is a Claret attacker. If possible, Arsenal could even look for a potential suitor for the 30-year-old as soon as possible when the winter transfer window opens instead o...
European football without Arsenal hurts, Arteta admits
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European football without Arsenal hurts, Arteta admits

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta regrettably voiced out his displeasure concerning Arsenal's absence from European football for the first time in 25 seasons. The Gunners gaffer when interviewed said “It hurts a lot. In the last few days, it’s hurt to put the TV on and see those teams and not seeing Arsenal there. It was painful.” Arsenal’s unusual absence from European top-flight football for the first time in years is a big worry for the gaffer and their fans watching other clubs without their beloved club participating in any of the European competitions is more than excruciating.  The London side whose last season campaign was below standard or average at best had their chances taken by another club. having failed to qualify for the Champions League, Europa League, or newly created...
Magnanimous Willian shocks Arsenal; Signs for Corinthians
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Magnanimous Willian shocks Arsenal; Signs for Corinthians

It was nothing short of magnanimity from the Brazilian player (Willian Borges da Silva, popularly known as Willian) when he terminated the remainder of his contract that could have earned him a payout worth £20.5m. Willian, who joined from Chelsea, had two years left on his Arsenal contract worth £240,000-a-week. However, instead of staying put at the Emirates like players of his age would have done or request for a pay-off, he magnanimously tore up the remainder of his contract with the Gunners. He will instead move to Brazil and sign for his boyhood club Corinthians with about a 70% reduction of his current wages. Arsenal directors couldn’t have assumed this kind of mentality, they were amazed by Willian's gesture. If their recent meetings and constructive discussions with him a...
From an Arsenal fan: Could this be a case for Mikel Arteta?
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From an Arsenal fan: Could this be a case for Mikel Arteta?

In light of the criticisms that Spanish boss Mikel Arteta is facing due to the start of the season crisis at Arsenal, a fan of the club has come to his defense, and here is his say: I see people compare the results of smaller teams to bigger teams and I laugh. Every football fan should know that the pressure on bigger teams is the toughest part of being a big team, not even the opponents. Put the same set of players in a small team and a big team and you'd see the small team finishing above the big team very easily, why? Because the pressure of expectations takes its toll on players and managers. I hear, "see what Moyes is doing at West Ham" "see what Rodgers is doing at Leicester" "see what Ranieri did at Leicester". So tell me. Why didn't David Moyes do the same at Manchester...
Arsenal complete the signing of Martin Odegaard
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Arsenal complete the signing of Martin Odegaard

The Gunners have taken a bold step in their quest for domestic success this season by completing the permanent signing of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid for a fee of £30 million ($40.8m) plus add-ons. The Norway midfielder, 22, is coming back to the Emirates on a five-year deal after spending the second half of the 2020/21 season with Arsenal on loan. Odegaard made 20 appearances for Arsenal in his short loan spell and scored two goals for the Londoners including a memorable one in the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on March 14. The Norwegian is Arsenal's fourth signing the ongoing summer transfer window after the acquisition of Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nuno Tavares, and Ben White. The move brings an end to Odegaard's spell with Real Madrid after spending 6 years a...
Odegaard in Ancelotti’s plans; Arsenal will have to look away
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Odegaard in Ancelotti’s plans; Arsenal will have to look away

A good number of Arsenal fans are convinced that Mikel Arteta could make attempts to seal the return of Martin Odegaard to the Emirates this summer.  However, this dream may not come to fruition as Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly made it clear that he wants the Norwegian to remain at the club for the upcoming season. Martin Odegaard spent the second half of the 2020/21 season on loan to Arsenal and he was impressive despite the short spell.  He has since returned to Spain but it is understood that the Premier League club are looking to get him back on another loan deal or a permanent transfer. Meanwhile, Ancelotti has previously stated that every player is important as the season approaches and he will make his decisions after he has observed the squad on the pi...
Arsenal 2021-22: What to expect from the Gunners
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Arsenal 2021-22: What to expect from the Gunners

For the first time in 25 years, Arsenal finished the season outside the top 6 and essentially missed out on a spot in Europe. Arteta started his Arsenal managerial career on a high note, winning the FA cup and the community shield, but the momentum has waned ever since. New manager bounce??  Arsenal fans would like to think otherwise. There has been a pressing need for a rebuild at the club for a while and while it can be said to have started, Arsenal need to do a whole lot to get back to being top dogs again. Recruitment plays a big role in football success and Arsenal seem to have figured it out this time with the swiftness with which they have concluded deals this summer and here's a peek into what to expect from the various departments Goalkeeping Selling Emiliano Martinez just...
Arsenal will have to part with £70m for James Maddison
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Arsenal will have to part with £70m for James Maddison

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal have been warned that they will have to part with £70m to sign Leicester City's James Maddison this summer. The midfielder has emerged as a potential summer transfer target for Mikel Arteta's side as he looks to add a No.10 to his squad ahead of the new season. The challenging part of this deal is that Leicester are in no rush to sell the 24-year-old. He also has three years remaining in his present deal. READ: Manchester United to pursue new Pogba after Varane deal Meanwhile, Arsenal have not yet ruled out a move for last season's loanee from Real Madrid Martin Odegaard but are waiting to see the decision that the Spanish club will take concerning his future at the Bernabeu. It can be recalled that the Norwegian spent the second half of last...
Abraham to Arsenal? A Gunner advises his fellow gunners
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Abraham to Arsenal? A Gunner advises his fellow gunners

It's no more news that Arsenal needs a new young target man with different abilities than what they currently have. They've been linked with a summer move for out-of-favor Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and this news has triggered mixed reactions amongst Arsenal fans. It appears some Arsenal fans are tired of seeing their clubs going for Chelsea players who are surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and don't want to be trolled by Chelsea fans when such a move materializes but doesn't go as expected. However, an Arsenal fan has advised his fellow gunners with the piece below; Arsenal fans need to realize that the interest in Abraham has nothing to do with a striker that can score goals. In our system, we do a lot more with a target man that can act as a focal point rather than ...
Arsenal place Lacazette on transfer list
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Arsenal place Lacazette on transfer list

According to The Transfer Window Podcast, Arsenal have made French striker Alexandre Lacazette available for transfer this summer in a bid to help fund the rebuilding of Mikel Arteta's squad. The Gunners have already spent £8m so far this summer on left-back Nuno Tavares and are close to completing deals for Brighton's Ben White and Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga for a combined £68m. The Gunners need to offload some players to balance their books and fund additional signings with the likes of Willian, Hector Bellerin, and Granit Xhaka, all free to leave. It has now been disclosed that the French striker is available for transfer as the club are open to offers for the 30-year-old after spending four years at the club. READ: Betting on soccer with skill Lacazatte i...