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Mkhitaryan wants permanent move to AS Roma

Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to leave Arsenal and make his move to Roma permanent once his loan deal expires. It can be recalled that the Armenian joined the Serie A outfit on a season-long loan from Arsenal in September and has been enjoying life in Italy. Although Roma were not given the option to sign the playmaker at the end of the loan spell, he remains optimistic that something can be done so he can stay put at the club for seasons to come. 'I don't know how long I'm going to stay here,' he said in a chat with Futbol with Grant Wahl podcast. 'I like Rome as a city and AS Roma as a club, I wish I could stay here longer but it's not up to me. CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST FREE DAILY FOOTBALL PREDICTION TIPS  'I'm doing my best, I'm training, I'm learning Italian to improve so let'...
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Arsenal to axe 10 scouts in bid to cut costs amid COVID-19 crisis

Arsenal FC are reportedly set to relieve several members of staff of their duties at the club in an attempt to recover from the financial hit they've suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report by Mail, as many as 10 of the club's scouts will be affected by this recent development.  These are are the scouts who played vital roles in the unearthing of the likes of Reiss Nelson and Bukayo Saka. The report notes that they've already been informed of their fate at the Emirates. The recruitment staff were informed via mail that their contracts with the club would not be renewed when they reach expiration at the end of June.  The report also notes that other members of staff at the club are unsettled as their positions at the club may not be safe in these present tim...
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Aliadiere warns Guendouzi over his conduct at Arsenal

Former Arsenal star Jeremie Aliadiere has asked Matteo Guendouzi to grow up after a high profile fall-out with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.  The two of them became close in their time at Lorient as the midfielder grew through the ranks at the French club. It is believed that Aliadiere played a part in his move to Arsenal. However, despite their close relationship, the former Arsenal star has delivered a stern warning to the 21-year-old who he believes is at risk of damaging his career at the Emirates with his antics off the pitch. 'Listen, I'm a big fan of the guy,' Aliadiere told Goal. 'He's like my little brother and I always told him that Arsenal would be a very good team for his development as a player and as a human being. READ: Is Jadon Sancho the best English export in rec...
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Arsenal prepare £25m bid for Dortmund defender

Arsenal are reportedly considering a £25m move for Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji after talks over a possible move began in January. The 24-year-old has established himself as a regular for Dortmund this season having made 20 starts thus far. The player has developed significantly after arriving from FC Basel in 2017 and is now a subject of interest from the London club. Arsenal's initial move for the defender was knocked back after Abdou Diallo's move to Paris Saint-Germain. However, they're confident that a deal can be done for the Swiss defender this summer. READ: Arsenal to take Lacazette misdemeanour reports seriously Mikel Arteta is on the lookout for quality reinforcements in defense ahead of the 2020/21 football season, and despite the loan arrival of Pablo Ma...
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Arsenal to take Lacazette misdemeanour reports seriously

According to reports, Arsenal are attaching major seriousness to a report that striker Alexandre Lacazette inhaled nitrous oxide from a balloon and will make a decision on the matter internally. The Frenchman, who has been previously warned over a similar incident, was pictured with a balloon in his mouth and is said to have spread the video amongst his friends, based on reports by Daily Star. The club's stance on the matter was made known by a spokesman in a chat with the PA news agency. He said: “This is a private matter which we are taking seriously. It will be handled internally.” READ: Witsel to miss Bundesliga clash against Wolfsburg It can be recalled that the France international was warned by Arsenal in 2018 when video footage of him inhaling the gas in a nightclub ...
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Unai Emery preferred Wilfried Zaha to Nicolas Pepe

Unai Emery has revealed that he would have preferred signing Wilfried Zaha over Nicolas Pepe. It can be recalled that Arsenal smashed their club record in August 2019 to sign Pepe from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in a deal worth £72 million. Since then, the Ivory Coast international has endured a mixed campaign as he needed time to adapt to life in the Premier League. The 24-year-old had scored 6 goals in 32 games for Arsenal this season before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. Unai Emery was hired as Arsenal boss in May 2018 after Arsene Wenger's departure. However, he was relieved of his managerial duties in November 2019 after managing for a season-and-a-half at the Emirates. THE BEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR MAY 16 2020 Emery noted that Pepe's slow start fo...
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Wilshere: Unai Emery asked me to leave Arsenal despite contract talks

West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere has disclosed that he was negotiating with former club Arsenal for a new contract before Unai Emery came in and ensured that he left the Emirates. He made 198 appearances for the Gunners after becoming part of the first team in 2008 at the age of 16. His career has been hampered by recurring injuries since then, although he played more than 40 games under Arsene Wenger in all competitions in his final season. The Englishman was keen on a new Arsenal contract but Unai Emery had his plans: "I got offered a new deal and I wasn't really happy with it, but Arsene was doing everything he could for me," Wilshere told Arsenal's Lockdown podcast. "We got to a point where I'd almost agreed it then the news came that Arsene was leaving, and I just thought...
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Arsene Wenger – Arsenal left their soul at Highbury

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that the Gunners left their soul at Highbury when they moved to the Emirates. The Frenchman managed the London outfit for their final decade at their old stadium and won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups between 1996 and 2006. He was also in charge for 12 years after their move to the Emirates but only added three FA Cup titles to the club's collection in that period. He admitted the need for the move to a bigger stadium but misses what they left behind at Highbury. In a chat with beIN Sports, he said: "You are always in a position when you are a football club to move forward or stay in the past. To compete with the other clubs, we had to build a new stadium. The rules had changed. "We wanted to create the same as Highbury ...
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Lauren – Arsenal’s invincibles always fought in training

Former Arsenal full-back Lauren has admitted that there were fights in training during the club's famous unbeaten season whilst opening up on the players with big egos in the dressing room at the time.  The Gunners did not suffer any Premier League loss en route the title triumph in 2004, establishing themselves as the only team to finish a season unbeaten in top-flight league history in England. Their style of play was attractive and efficient as they combined flair and pace with passion and aggression. The likes of Patrick Viera, Thierry Henry, and Sol Campbell were the spine of  The Invincibles starting eleven. Regardless of the success, Lauren who was a regular in the team's squad in the right-back position has conceded that the atmosphere in the team was not always harmonious...
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Bayern Munich enter race for Thomas Partey

Bayern Munich have reportedly entered the race for Arsenal target and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey. The La Liga outfit are keen to secure the player's future at the club on a long term basis amid interest from top clubs in Europe. They have offered to double his wages which currently stand at £65,000 per week. Partey's release clause of £43.6m is what has alerted the likes of Arsenal. However, they've been deliberating on whether to include Alexandre Lacazette as a makeweight in any potential deal due to their current financial woes. READ: Lyon to seek millions in damages after Ligue 1 was ended Regardless, Bayern Munich have joined the race for Thomas Partey as they look to bring in new players when the summer transfer window opens. The Bavarian giants are in the m...