When the Arsenal transfer rumours told us last week that the French club AS Monaco had rejected a pretty hefty bid of around £30 million for their young French winger Thomas Lemar, I for one though that would be that and Arsene Wenger would move on to other transfer targets.
However it does not seem to have put off Le Prof and neither do the reports that said that Lemar’s club were asking for a ridiculously high figure in the region of £80 million if Arsenal were to persuade them to sell, because the Daily Mail are reporting that the Gunners have gone back to Monaco with a bigger bid for the talented 21-year old. ...........Read more
Arsenal fans already knew that Arsene Wenger was a big fan of the Leicester City and Algeria international star, because he tried to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City last summer. Hardly surprising after all the goals and assists helped the Foxes to a shock Premier League title triumph.
We also know that the Frenchman was not too fussed about the fact that Mahrez did not enjoy the same stellar season last time around because he said as much last month and even hinted that he might try again during this transfer window. ...........Read more
After Arsenal signed another striker this week in the shape of Alexandre Lacazette, the France international star from the French club Lyon, the questions have begun about where he will fit into the Arsenal team and who will be the current forwards in the squad most likely to miss out.
Of course we want Alexis Sanchez to stay and it seems there is real hope that he will. There have also been a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours linking our big centre forward Olivier Giroud with a move away, more recently with Everton but first off he was being linked with West Ham. ...........Read more
If this does happen it will make Arsenal the biggest spending football club in history on a single transfer. It would also make us the proud owner of one 18-year old French forward who many in the football world feel could be as good a striker as the former Gunner and club record goal scorer Thierry Henry.
Arsenal may well have beaten the likes of Real Madrid to the signing of Kylian Mbappe with a combination of the ability to guarantee the young player the regular game time that the Spanish champions could not, along with the not inconsiderable outlay of around £125 million, which is what The Mirror says we are offering to pay the forward’s current club AS Monaco. ...........Read more
Arsenal fans already knew that Arsene Wenger would have to break the club’s record transfer outlay in order to secure the signing of the manager’s top transfer target of the summer. And with all the hype around Kylian Mbappe together with the reports that the Monaco and France international star was wanted by the likes of Real Madrid the talk was that it would probably have to break the world transfer record set by Manchester United for the French midfielder Paul Pogba as well. ...........Read more
I believe that the football media, or some members of it at least, like nothing more than to wind up football fans and I also think that Arsenal fans get this treatment more than most. Any hint of something that will stress us out is instantly splashed all over the back pages and if there is nothing about someone will probably make a rumour up.
Having said that, it is easy to take the news reported by The Mirror and other outlets that our Spanish right back Hector Bellerin has bought a house on the Catalan coast near Barcelona as a sure sign that the Arsenal transfer rumours linking the right back with a summer transfer back to his boyhood club will prove to be spot on. ...........Read more
If the reports are true then the only thing stopping Arsenal from completing the big money transfer of the France international star Alexandre Lacazette from his current club Lyon is the say so of the striker himself.
The president of Lyon admitted earlier in the week that his club have received what he described as a nice offer from Arsenal and now The Mirror is reporting that he has also revealed that this has been passed on to the player and his people and that there are no rival bids. ...........Read more
It is safe to say that the Juventus star Juan Cuadrado had a rather disappointing six months at Chelsea, struggling to compete against the likes of Willian and Hazard. But if reports from the media are to believed, the Colombian winger might just get a second crack at the Premier League with the Blues’ London rivals, Arsenal.
According to a report from the Sun, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing the pacey wide man to the Emirates. The report from the Sun further states that the Frenchman has already seen a £17.6 million bid rejected for the player, with Juventus holding out for a transfer fee in the region of £30 million. ...........Read more
Arsenal fans already know that Arsene Wenger is a fan of the Leicester City and Algeria footballer Riyad Mahrez, because the Frenchman tried to sign him last summer after a stellar season full of goals and assists helped the Foxes to defy the odds and win the Premier League title.
Just in case any of you Gooners out there had forgotten this, the Frenchman spoke again recently about Mahrez and even said that an Arsenal bid for the player was a possibility. The rumour was that the 26-year old had made an arrangement with his current club that he would be allowed to leave after staying for one more season, so it was hardly surprising to learn of Wenger’s interest. ...........Read more
After reports from various sources in the media, including the reliable Sky Sports, emerged yesterday claiming that Bayern Munich had dropped out of the race to sign the Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, a report from the Daily Mail is now claiming that Arsenal have tabled a lucrative £270,000-a-week offer for Alexis to renew terms and stay at the Emirates.
Despite being short of the player’s demands which is understood to be around £300,000-a-week, the report from the Mail claims that the offer is loaded with incentives that take the package closer towards the range of £300k. The news comes on the heels of Wenger claiming that the Gunners are in a much stronger position to keep its best players compared to the time when Robin van Persie was sold to Manchester United. ...........Read more