North London giants Arsenal have maintained their perfect start to the new season following their impressive 4-2 victory over Leicester City at home. The two teams met at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening and it was the Gunners who ended in the right side of a six-goal thriller thus making it two wins from two league games this season.
Arsenal have shown massive improvements this season in comparison with last season thanks in part to some of their signings this summer. The likes of OleksandrZinchenko and Gabriel Jesus have improved the team, while William Saliba has been impressive since he returned to the club after a loan spell at Marseille last season. Zinchenko and Jesus were both signed from Premier League holders Manchester City. Read More
Arsenal are on the verge of agreeing on a deal close to £50 million with Manchester City for Gabriel Jesus. According to The Times, the Gunners are closing in on landing their primary target for the attacking department after opening fresh talks with the Premier League champions in the last few days. Arsenal are on the brink of signing Jesus from Manchester City as they close in on their preferred striker target. The north Londoners have been chasing the Brazilian forward since the season concluded and are about to make headway in their pursuit.
The Gunners have accelerated their transfer activity in the last few days after a quiet period ahead of the summer transfer window. Arsenal have agreed a deal with FC Porto for attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira, with the Portuguese giants confirming the agreement. Read More
North London giants Arsenal have suffered a dip in form at the wrong time with Champions League football on the line after they were beaten in their last two games in the Premier League. The Gunners were in pole position to secure fourth spot and Champions League football alongside Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea before the games at North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and new moneybags Newcastle United.
Arsenal were on a four-match winning run and with a four-point cushion over Tottenham Hotspur in fifth place before the two teams met in the North London Derby last week Thursday. At the end of the derby game, the Gunners advantage had reduced to one point after a 3-0 defeat with ten men. Harry Kane scored twice in the first half to take his tally to 13 Premier League goals, while South Korean attacker Son Heung-Min was responsible for the third and final goal of the game two minutes into the second half. Also, Arsenal had a man sent off in the first half with Rob Holding getting booked twice in the first half to leave his team with a man disadvantage for around hour. Read More
Even though the summer is still a few months away, clubs are already busy making plans for their pre-season tours. Arsenal are one of those clubs already making preparations for the summer and they have reportedly identified the United States as where they will be having their pre-season tour ahead of the 2022-2023 English Premier League season. Arsenal are one of the clubs that have been tipped to sign new players in the summer, particularly after losing star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona in the January winter transfer window. They have also been urged to sign new players to further boost their chances if making a huge statement next campaign in their attempts to win more trophies under manager Mikel Arteta as they have won only the FA Cup under his management.
There is a growing belief that Arteta could be given some funds by the Arsenal board to sign some players when the summer transfer window opens for business in a few months but a lot if fans do not share in that belief. Arteta would be eager to know how much support and backing he will be getting from the Arsenal board in the summer regarding player transfers as he would want to assemble his team before going on the tour.
Arsenal have a very good record at home in the Premier League this season, but their away from is a clause for concern and it could be an hindrance to their quest to finish in the top four and return to Champions League football for the first time in five years.
The Gunners have the best home record in the Premier League this season alongside league leaders Manchester City with 22 points from nine games. Arsenal and City have dropped just five points at home this season. In addition to their impressive points haul at home, Arsenal have kept six clean sheets from nine home games to highlight their defensive strength at the Emirates Stadium and they have four straight clean sheets in the league at the moment and five straight clean sheets in all competitions presently. In summary, Arsenal are posting points tally and defensive stats of a title contender at home and points tally and defensive stats of a relegation threatened team on the road. To this effect, the Gunners need to find a solution to their away struggles if they have their eyes on a place in the top four when it comes to the Premier League standings.
Arsenal are already looking forward and are now trying to find a replacement for their misfiring striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as they want to sign a younger, more hungry striker who can lead the line for them starting from next season. Aubameyang has had a difficult time trying to rediscover his goal scoring touch and his best form since signing a new contract extension at the Emirates Stadium a couple of months ago and after being very patient for too long, manager Mikel Arteta and the club’s board and fans are said to have lost patience in the Ganon international striker. French’s triker Alexandre Lacazette is also not helping matters and he’s also been misfiring recently.
The two strikers have been tipped to leave the north London club and look for another clubs but after not doing so in the summer, they could be doing so in January. A couple of players were allowed to leave the club in the summer and David Luiz and Willian were the two big-name players that were allowed to leave as they were deemed surplus to requirements by Arteta. It’s been particularly hard to let go of Aubameyang and Lacazette because no club has come to inquire about signing them and a huge issue for any club willing to sign them would be their wage demands. Read More
The race to sign PSV Eindhoven star Donyell Kallen has continued to heat up as Arsenal have now reportedly included themselves in the race to acquire the player’s signature. Dortmund were first said to be keen to sign the 22-year-old as a direct replacement for Jadon Sancho, who has already agreed to join English Premier League giants Manchester United this summer for a fee reported to be around £73 million. However, Dortmund will have to act very fast in the transfer window if they want to secure the services of the Netherlands international youngster so as beat off interest from the Gunners.
Mallen was a bright star for PSV last season and it is only normal for him to be linked with a move away from the Dutch Eredivisie club. His fine performances last season also earned him a call-up to the Netherlands national team and he also had a part in the Dutch team’s run in the 2020 UEFA Euros tournament. However, he may not be lining up for PSV next season, especially if more clubs join the queue to sign him this summer.
Premier League club Arsenal have continued to show their interest in signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana this summer and have also accelerated their attempts to land the Cameroon Ian star when the summer transfer window opens for business in a few weeks. The London club are currently in search of a goalkeeper after losing their faith in the current number one shot-stopper Bernd Leno who has also been linked with an exit from the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are insistent that they want to sign Onana despite the goalkeeper currently banned from engaging in any official football activity. He was banned after it was reported that he was using painkillers during matches and was accused of doping crime.
It’s one of the big questions faced by Arsenal fans regarding their beloved club as the current season draws to a close. The Gunners are currently ensuring a torrid campaign in the Premier League and even though they are already ruled out of the title race, it continues to seem uncertain that they will even qualify for a European place ahead of next season.
While they are also almost certain to miss out on a top-four finish, the only hope they have to qualify for the Champions League next season is by winning the Europa League title this season, a competition they’re currently still in.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will be having their credentials as FA Cup defending Champions tested as they take on Southampton in their most recent FA Cup tie. The Gunners are currently enjoying a fine run of form as they continue their resurgence in the Premier League as well as the FA Cup.
With four wins in their last five games, which includes the victory over Newcastle in the previous FA Cup round, the mood and spirits in the Arsenal dressing room have been lifted as Mikel Arteta has been tipped to continue turning things around. Read More