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Arsenal to settle for second loan move for Ceballos
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Arsenal to settle for second loan move for Ceballos

Dani Ceballos will have to wait for a while before making his dream permanent move to Arsenal. Real Madrid are still in charge of the player's future and it appears that he may make another loan move to the Emirates. The Spaniard was hoping for a permanent move to Arsenal this summer as there is no room for him at Santiago Bernabeu. Reports even suggested that Arteta discussed with him, on the possibility of another return to the Premier League for another year. Arsenal went on to seek a move for the player and it appears that they will be getting him for just another year. Ceballos was decent for the Gunners last season and was crucial in their FA Cup triumph against Chelsea. The Spaniard was impressive under Mikel Arteta. "I'm very happy at Arsenal," Ceballos said to Sky Sports ...
Arsenal make offer for Gabriel Magalhaes, await decision
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Arsenal make offer for Gabriel Magalhaes, await decision

Premier League outfit are waiting for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes' decision after making an offer for him. The 22-year-old is one of the sought-after players this summer and reports are rife that the Gunners have made an official approach to sign the Brazil Under-20 international. Magalhaes has also been linked with a move to the likes of Napoli and Manchester United as he prepares to leave Lille after playing 28 games in the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season which was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The player's final destination will be known soon as we wait to see if he will follow the footsteps of Nicolas Pepe who joined Arsenal from Lille in a club-record transfer last summer. Lille's president recently confirmed that the defender is expected to leave. “He is one of the pla...
The Oldies are gradually being phased out for the Newbies
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The Oldies are gradually being phased out for the Newbies

The young managers are beginning to take over from the old guard in most of the elite clubs in Europe. It's safe to say that the prestigious managers are being phased out gradually. The players who made their mark, playing for some of the elite clubs in Europe are assuming the managerial helm at those clubs. It comes as no major surprise going by the precedent that has been set by successful pioneers. The likes of Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane are prime examples. Guardiola replaced Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona years back and built a very formidable Barcelona side that conquered Europe and world club football for years before he departed from the club.  This was a major feat for a rookie manager and his achievement with the Barcelona side will reverberate in the world of footbal...
Mustafi could miss the FA Cup final due to a hamstring injury
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Mustafi could miss the FA Cup final due to a hamstring injury

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has sustained a hamstring injury and may not be available for the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley according to the club manager Mikel Arteta. Mustafi, who was out of favor under former Arsenal boss Unai Emery has established himself as a key player for the Gunners under Mikel Arteta and started 9 games before the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. However, after suffering a hamstring during the game against the Citizens, he was forced to miss the Premier League clash against Aston Villa in a 1 nil loss. He has undergone a scan and Mikel Arteta has revealed fears that the Germany international may not return in time to face city rivals, Chelsea in the FA Cup final. “I doubt it,” said Arteta, when asked if Mustafi would be fit for...
Martinelli ruled out of action until end of 2020 after surgery
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Martinelli ruled out of action until end of 2020 after surgery

This is bad news for Arsenal as the club have confirmed that teenage strike Gabriel Martinelli is not expected to resume training until the end of 2020 after undergoing serious knee surgery. Martinelli, 19, has been impressive for the Gunners since making the move from Brazilian outfit Ituano last summer and has scored 10 goals in 26 games for the London-based club this season. He suffered the injury to his left knee on June 21 and this effectively ruled him out for the rest of the season. However, he has undergone successful surgery to repair a lesion in the cartilage of his knee and is currently in recovery. Therefore, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta may not be able to call on the forward until late in the year or in the early stages of 2021. A statement released by the club on the pl...
Aliadiere warns Guendouzi over his conduct at Arsenal
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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...
Ozil refuses Arsenal’s 12.5% pay cut alongside two other players
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Ozil refuses Arsenal’s 12.5% pay cut alongside two other players

Mesut Ozil has refused to join his Arsenal teammates to accept the 12.5% pay cut. The midfielder who is the club's highest earner with £350,000-a-week has stated that he may be willing to accept it in the future, although he wanted to see the full financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic before rushing into any decision. The German is one of three players in the first team to refuse the pay cut. He added that he respects the decision of his other teammates and urged them to respect his. His agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut declined to comment on the issue but recently said that players should not accept pay cuts. “What the exact financial impact is on the clubs, we can see three to six months later - but we can’t see it today.” Arsenal is the first club to agree on cuts with players aft...
Arsenal in talks to sign 22-year-old talented defender
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Arsenal in talks to sign 22-year-old talented defender

Arsenal are reportedly in talks to sign £17.5m-rated defender Axel Disasi from Reims this summer. It will be good for the Gunners to enter the market for a center-back as William Saliba returns from a loan spell from St Etienne. Other present options at the back are Shkodran Mustafi, David Luiz, Mustafi, and Sokratis Papastathopoulos. However, they've not been at their best in recent times. READ: Newcastle takeover done and awaiting Premier League approval Based on a report from French outlet L’Equipe, as translated by the Metro, Disasi has emerged as a top target for Arsenal in what is believed would be a bargain. Arsenal are reportedly in contact with Disasi's representatives and are planning on making a bid for the defender. The report also claimed that a bid of around €20mi...
Arteta eyeing Jovic as potential replacement for Aubameyang
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Arteta eyeing Jovic as potential replacement for Aubameyang

Mikel Arteta is reportedly eyeing a move for Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. There have been speculations about the Gabon international's future as he edges closer to the last 12 months of his contract with the club. Aubameyang has scored 61 goals and made 13 assists in 97 games for Arsenal and this is proof of how vital he has been to Arsenal. However, a report by the Metro, suggests that the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in the striker and could take advantage of his current situation. READ: Barcelona announce board changes amid crisis The 30-year-old has a £60m asking price and this could be enough to fend off any interest from other clubs. Regardless, a report by AS suggests that Arteta is already pla...
Arteta opens up about self-isolation and plans for Arsenal during the break
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Arteta opens up about self-isolation and plans for Arsenal during the break

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has opened up about his battle on the road to recovery in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus and revealed the extent of the homework he handed to his players whilst noting that the pandemic could have a lasting effect on how clubs communicate. The 38-year-old was the first high profile figure in English football to contract the virus whose effects resulted in the suspension of football in England and worldwide. At least 100 people contracted to Arsenal including the first-team players and coaches went into self-isolation and were scheduled to return to their London Colney training base on Tuesday. However, the government intensified efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, forcing players to follow individual training programs at home. A...