Arsenal have been hit with a string of bad news of recent including the possibility of losing experienced defender David Luiz for up to a month as the new season begins. Luiz has found his rhythm again under Mikel Arteta. With William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes coming through the ranks, Luiz would been critical to their development and gradual ease into the league.
Though there are still options in Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Papas Sokratis, if Luiz actually takes up to a month to return to full fitness, the duo will get their debut and be required to step up quickly.
Arsenal can profit from the financial struggle that AS Roma is currently facing this summer as many of the Italians have been reported to pull themselves out or move because of Chris Smalling. The footballer has been playing for the Capital side of Italy on loan for the entire season after he fell out of favor at Old Trafford. He has been able to revive his career at a side for Serie A football before returning to his past form and that has made the Italians prioritize his signature permanently.
However, the Manchester United club has already told them that for landing their man they would have to pay £25 million but this sum seems excessive for the Italian side. Reports have also come out claiming that the doubtful realities of the post-pandemic world are another reason that has forced the Italian side to abandon their hunt for getting the defender. And this has opened the door for his move to Arsenal. According to a source, Chris Smalling had earlier said that he would like to stay and it is a deal that suits all the parties at the end of the ongoing season.
Franck Kessie has been reported to be on the radar of Arsenal but the Gunners are believed to be holding out for a loan deal for the AC Milan midfielder from now till the end of the season.
The purchases made during the summer especially that of Nicholas Pepe that made the North London club break their transfer record has made it hard for Mikel Arteta to actually sign a player of his choice.
Arsenal is currently enjoying a lot of heat in the football gist market. They played very well against Liverpool, with the game ending 5-5. The Carabao Cup game had to be settled via spot kicks.
It was nice to see Mesut Ozil returning to action after the protracted beef with the management –as the coach claimed it wasn’t solely his decision. He influenced the game until he was pulled out.
The real reason for Alex Lwobi to leave Arsenal and join Everton has come out and it has been revealed by him. He decided to leave the club and join Everton on the deadline day of the summer transfer because as a player he wanted to take more and greater responsibilities towards the game. Lwobi has been playing for Arsenal since he was seven years of age. It was 2016 when he made a team appearance for the very first time from this club. After that, there was no looking back. He played more than 149 matches and scored a total of 15 goals from Arsenal too. So, Arsenal is very much special for him.
It was a surprise for many when Alex left Arsenal and joined Everton on the deadline day of the transfer window for a fee amounting to 34 million pounds. He too signed a contract for five years.
The playmaker might not feature for the Gunners on the pitch again as he sustained a pretty bad looking injury the other day playing in the return leg of the Europa League Round of 8.
Ramsey is going to move away from the club next season and his work for Arsenal for the remaining part of the ongoing season is almost done.
Arsenal are set to make a sensational move for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney according to reports from England. It is claimed that the London club is looking at the young defender as a long-term replacement for veteran Nacho Monreal.
Monreal is currently on the last year on his contract amid claims that Arsenal has triggered a clause that extends his stay by an additional year. it is believed that Arsenal have been monitoring Tierney for a while and see the player as a long-term custodian of the position.
It is believed that Arsenal manager Unai Emery is desperate to find a replacement for Aaron Ramsey who will be leaving the club shortly. It is believed that he wants the club to sign Diego Suarez as a replacement for the Wales international but it is reported that the club is finding it hard to raise the money.
Arsenal is reportedly interested in a loan move and that a permanent deal will be done if the player impressed during the remaining game of the season.
Former Arsenal legend Ian Wright said that he is happy with what he has seen so far from the new Arsenal coach Unai Emery. He said that the team has improved a lot since last season and that he is sure that there is still more to come from the coach.
He said that the new coach has brought in more passion as well as some fresh ideas and he is sure that this has impacted the team performance. He said that there was a time where the players were playing without any real motivation and he feels that things have changed under the new coach.
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.