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.
ARTETA REVEALS HIS ASSISTANT’S LOVE FOR £22M TRANSFER TARGET
Arsenal Football Club manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that his assistant manager likes their reported target Sander Berge. Arteta was speaking in a pre-match press conference before they clash with Molde in the Europa League on Thursday.
At the press conference, Arteta was asked a couple of questions, including about the North London Club’s interest in Berge.
ARSENAL HIT WITH STRING OF BAD NEWS
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 May Profit Amidst Roma’s Financial Struggle
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.
ARSENAL WANTS FRANCK KESSIE
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.
DRAMA AT THE EMIRATES
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.
Reasons for Alex Lwobi to Leave Arsenal
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 seems as if Aaron Ramsey’s Arsenal career has not ended the way he would have liked to.
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.
ARSENAL EYE NEW SIGNINGS
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.
Emery desperate to replace Ramsey
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.