It is now being reported that Ronald Koeman is not just keen on one of the current Arsenal strike force but two, as the Dutchman is still looking for a player to replace the Belgium international star Romelu Lukaku who completed his transfer from Everton to Old Trafford to play for Manchester United earlier in the summer.
We have been hearing for some time that the Arsenal and France centre forward Olivier Giroud was one of Koeman’s top targets to replace the Belgian and for a while we thought he might get him as Giroud made it clear he did not want another season on the bench and that was before Arsenal signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. ...........Read more
The transfer of the Brazil international star Neymar from FC Barcelona to PSG has quickly become the most talked about and sensational transfer of a summer of big signings and Arsene Wenger has already had his say about the deal and how it shows the crazy nature of the modern game, but maybe he should be pleased because I think it could turn out to be a big help to Arsenal for a number of reasons. ...........Read more
To be perfectly honest I do not think this would be the worst of outcomes for Arsenal in the ongoing transfer sage of our Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez, because seeing him sign for the French club AS Monaco would mean that he was not joining one of the rival Premier League clubs like Chelsea or Man City that are keen on him.
He would not even be strengthening a club with realistic Champions League trophy hopes like PSG, so as options go Monaco is not a bad one for Arsenal. The latest news reported by Metro is that the French Ligue 1 champions want us to include Alexis Sanchez in any deal to bring their young French winger Thomas Lemar the other way. ...........Read more
Handing in a formal transfer request is usually the last act of a player desperate to move away from their current club and that is just what Arsenal have been hit with from the wantaway striker Lucas Perez, who the Gunners only signed a year ago for £17 million.
Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he might have to sell the Spaniard because of the number of players competing for the Arsenal forward positions, but the Frenchman does not want to make too much of a loss and was ho9lding out for something like £13 million according to a Metro report. ...........Read more
The good news for Arsenal fans is that the main man Alexis Sanchez has actually touched down in London once again after his return to training after an extended summer break because of his and Chile’s appearance in the final of the Confederates Cup was delayed due to a bout of illness.
But just as that illness has raised questions about the striker’s desire to quit the club he signed for from La Liga’s Barcelona a few years ago, there are rumours circulating that Alexis has returned to England with the intention of forcing Arsenal and Arsene Wenger to sell him by handing in a transfer request, according to a report by Metro. ...........Read more
He did not have to say anything about the situation at Arsenal and whether he would be signing a new contract, seeing out the final year of his current deal or securing a transfer away from north London during the summer transfer window, but Alexis Sanchez chose to give his thoughts on the matter to the football media in Chile.
Not only do the striker’s comments reported by Metro tell us that Alexis certainly wants to say goodbye to Arsenal this summer, it also suggests to me that he may start trying to force the hand of Arsene Wenger to sell him. ...........Read more
It is being reported that the Arsenal transfer target Thomas Lemar is ready for a bust up with his current club AS Monaco over the feeling that the French Ligue 1 club are standing in the way of the 21-year old sealing his dream transfer and coming to work with Arsene Wenger in north London.
This could be great news for the Gunners after Monaco have apparently three offers from us already, with Arsene Wenger starting at around £30 million and with our latest bid thought to be about £45 million. The Sun is reporting that it is not so much about the price being right for their 21-year old winger but rather that they do not want to lose yet another of their title winning team following the departure of Bakayoko to Chelsea and Silva to Man City. ...........Read more
When Arsenal tried to sign Riyad Mahrez last summer the Algerian international star had just played a major part In Leicester City shocking the football world and being crowned the English Premier League champions, so it was not hard to understand why they wanted to keep him.
Despite the lure of big money and a move to London with Arsenal Mahrez agreed to stay with Leicester and help them in their first Champions League campaign, thereby disappointing Arsene Wenger and us Arsenal fans, but I think we all respected his decision as well. ...........Read more
It already feels like Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board have pulled their fingers out and stopped messing about in the transfer market this summer, and to be honest they really had to after the disappointment of last season and the frustration of the Arsenal fans made clear by the protests about the Frenchman staying in charge.
The Gunners have just broken our transfer record to sign Lacazette and even though he came on a free transfer after running down his contract with Schalke, Sead Kolasinac is a big signing and Arsenal have had to pay him a massive weekly wage to beat other clubs to this highly rated defender. ...........Read more
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