Arsenal favourite Jens Lehmann has suggested that Bernd Leno may have to show more in training in order to displace Petr Cech for the number one role. The Gunners faithful were expecting a change between the sticks after Leno was recruited from Bayer Leverkusen during the summer but surprisingly it was Cech, who got the nod for the season opener.
Speaking to Sky Sports show The Debate, Lehmann admitted that he has no clue with regards to the training at his former club but believes Leno needs to put more effort to command a starting role in the Premier League, he said: “Arsenal is a big club. It’s a different style of game, a different expectation, and obviously a different competition. Sometimes these guys aren’t used to that competition.
Former Arsenal and England goalkeeper David Seaman believes that Unai Emery will have to sign at least 3 players if they want to compete for the top four next season. The former England goalkeeper said that Unai Emery should sign a good defensive midfielder in order to help shield the back four.
He said that Arsenal has always been good offensively but they need to improve at the back. He said that the team needs at least three players if they want to break into the top four.
Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue has been offered the opportunity to return to Galatasaray in a coaching capacity prior to an exclusive interview with The Mirror. The Ivorian is currently serving a FIFA-imposed ban after failing to pay his agent during his time with the Super Lig outfit.
As a result, the veteran has been hurt financially, and he recently revealed that he is running from bailiffs and sleeping on a friend’s couch. To make things worse, he has been ordered to hand over his north London to his wife in a bitter divorce verdict, and he is fearful he could go penniless in the near future. He said: “I can’t afford the money to continue to have any lawyer or barrister. I am in the house but I am scared. Because I don’t know what time the police will come.”
Arsenal FC are desperate to secure the services of AS Monaco star Thomas Lemar, especially with the imminent departure of star player Alexis Sanchez this winter window. Mesut Ozil would also likely extend his deal if a top player like Lemar joins and Arsenal show ambition. Ozil could also walk for free this summer – a move that would surely wreck the club.
Arsenal almost got Lemar in the summer window after the French Ligue 1 side accepted the Premier League side’s unprecedented £90 million offer. However, the player refused a move to the Emirates when the offer came in on deadline day.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said that he is proud of his players after the win against Everton in the Premier League. He said that each player gave their best on the pitch and this is why they managed to beat Everton 5-2.
The French manager said that the club had been criticised during recent times for their inconsistent results and he believes that this was the right way for them to respond.
Alexandre Lacazette became the most expensive Arsenal player ever when he arrived to the Emirates Stadium on July 5 of 2017 as the French attacker had a price tag of €53 million in addition to potential bonuses depending on his own performances and how Arsenal manages to perform or accomplish for the current and future seasons.
Neither Arsenal or Arsene Wenger are widely known for their tendency of spending high amounts of cash on a consistent basis but every now and then a significant large fee is splashed out for specific highly-rated players. Read More
Arsenal reportedly interested in Real Madrid star Marco Asensio.
The very talented player can be the long term replacement for Chile international Alexis Sanchez. While Manchester United and Juventus are also keen on signing the player, Arsenal have a unique stand point in luring him to north London.
The reported huge interests in Gunners’ stars Sanchez, MesutOzil, etc seem to have cooled with time. If Sanchez were to leave now, Arsenal could push for the player to join permanently but any move now would be a loan deal at best. Real Madrid would likely want to keep hold of the gifted forward. French moneybags Paris Saint Germain are also top on the list for Asensio’s signature, particularly with the sensational bid for Sanchez and Barcelona playmaker Neymar.
Arsenal are also monitoring the situation at Kings Power Stadium. Leicester City reduced their valuation of RiyadMahrezto £40 million, according to reports. The Algeria international seems keen on leaving the former Premier League side this summer after an underwhelming performance last term.
Tottenham Hotspur, AS Roma and Arsenal are hoping to sign the 2016 PFA Player of the Year. Roma earlier submitted a £30 million bid for the 26-year old but the Foxes rejected it. They wanted £50 million for the player but have now reduced it to £40 million. If any of these sides offer that range and the player seems interested, Mahrez might leave in the next few weeks, reports reveal.
Wenger admires the former Le Havre star and could sign him this summer. The Gunners are still pushing for Thomas Lemarbut Mahrez is a proven man in England so a deal could be agreed.
The Champions League football and situation at Spurs could influence the player’s preference for the club.
Lucas Perez will reportedly push through an exit from the Emirates this summer following a frustrating debut season in the Premier League.
The Spanish winger had attracted interest from the likes of Everton last summer before the Gunners hijacked the deal by triggering the £17.3m release clause on his contract.Perez followed to endure one of his toughest spells in professional as he found himself often on the substitutes’ bench while most of his playing time came in the Cup and Champions League games, where his side held an advantage in terms of team strength.
The former Deportivo man sustained a thigh injury in late March, and he therein struggled to make the matchday squad on a couple of occasions before making the bench for the FA Cup final versus Chelsea.Perez’s representative Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle was quite open over his client’s situation, and suggested that the forward will move on after having been starved off first-team opportunities.
“The idea is to be able to play for another club,” Lovelle said. “We want to leave and Arsenal already know. Do you know anyone who is happy but has no opportunities?” he told PA Sport.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger, who signed a new two-year deal earlier this week, revealed his desire to keep hold of the winger despite his limited first-team action last term.
“If I am the manager I would love to keep him but we have to sit down and see if he has a realistic chance to play,” he told Sky Sports, in May.
“He’s a top-quality striker but I couldn’t give him the games he wants and deserves, I confess that. I feel a bit sorry for him.”
Perez looks likely to leave Arsenal this summer in order to push for a national team berth and Lovelle insists that a temporary return to Deportivo would be a possibility.
Alexis Sanchez reportedly has a sensible relationship with Arsene Wenger and many of his Arsenal teammates and rumors have recently started to emerge questioning how long will the Chilean midfielder will be remaining with the Premier League club.
The 28 year old Chilean player has a contract with Arsenal which extends for 1 more year but if rumors are indeed true then Alexis Sanchez might be seeing his way out of the Emirates Stadium at the end of the current season, in a few months’ time.
If the rumors are indeed true and Sanchez is edging his way out of Arsenal, it will be a huge blow for the Premier League club as the Chilean player has scored 18 goals in 27 appearances and he is the top goal-scorer in the squad of Arsene Wenger and every single season, the Chilean player has scored around that same range of goals.
Sanchez appeared to be laughing on the sidelines while Arsenal was losing against Bayern Munich in their Champions League match which was played on March 7 of the ongoing year. The Chilean player was also believed to be involved in an argument with his fellow teammate Laurent Koscielny which ended up with Sanchez charging his way out of a recent training session of Arsenal.
These are a few of the reasons of why it’s rumored that Alexis Sanchez is starting to develop a negative relationship with some of his teammates and even fans of the English club.
Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Real Madrid>, Manchester City, Sevilla and Athletic Madrid are afew of the high-profile clubs that have been linked with Alexis Sanchez and are believed to be interested in signing the Chilean player with an improved contract than what he is currently earning with his current club Arsenal.
Whether or not Alexis Sanchez leaves or stays with Arsenal for another season is something that remains to be seen and time will tell.
English Premier League side Everton FC have confirmed the purchase of Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin for £22m, according to reports.
The former Southampton midfielder has struggled to establish himself since moving to Old Trafford. Schneiderlin has been out of favour this season under Jose Mourinho after being bought by former Red Devils boss Louis Van Gaal.
The deal is expected to be announced on Thursday after the player completed a medical on Wednesday. The player would reunite with former manager Ronaldo Koeman. The pair were good together at St Mary’s and are expected to flourish together at Goodison park as well.
Mourinho was true to his words when he said he would not let any of the current players at United leave for less than their value. LVG got Schneiderlin for £24m in 2015. The transfer fee for the player could reach the same figure if add-ons are added.
Schneiderlin could feature against Manchester City this Sunday afternoon when both sides meet in the Premier League. In other games, Arsenal go away to Swansea, Liverpool are visitors at Old Trafford, Tottenham host West Brom while defending champions Leicester City host Chelsea in fixtures of top placed teams in the league.
Schneiderlin started 25 games last season but has been limited to just three substitute appearances this term. The 27-year old France international is expected to recapture his old form with the Toffees after struggling in the last campaign.
Aside Schneiderlin, Everton have their eyes on another United out-of-favour player Memphis Depay. They defeated West Brom and other interested parties to Schneiderlin and are in pole position to land the Netherlands international.
Depay has struggled to hit the form he was known for before his move to England. He is expected to exit the club as well this window or the forthcoming summer window. There are still admirers of the Dutch star but matching United’s valuation would be key for any side interested in landing Depay as Mourinho continually insists.