Manchester United are reportedly claimed to be keen on signing Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who Arsenal have been linked with since the end of the season.
The midfielder has been hugely impressive in the last 12 months, scoring 23 competitive goals and assisting 30 more.
He has since refused to sign a new contract with Dortmund, and is firmly expected to leave the club this summer, with his club believed to be ready to listen to offers.
Arsenal and Chelsea were previously said to be battling it out for his signature, but now it is Manchester United who are claimed to be making their own move to sign the goalscorer. ...........Read more
This pacy and prolific striker was one of the players that Arsenal were most heavily linked with in the run up to and during the January transfer. And the Gabon international star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the man that the Arsenal fans hoped would join the club to give us the extra fire power to boost our challenge for the Premier League title.
Instead the player stayed with his current club Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga where they currently sit in second place. The chances of them making up the eight point gap to leaders Bayern Munich are pretty long though and even though Dortmund look sure to be in the Champions League, the smart money says that they will struggle to hold on to all of their top players. ...........Read more
At least one of the Arsenal transfer targets rumoured to be on the list of Arsene Wenger for this summer appears top have delivered an early snub to the Frenchman, as the Daily Mail is reporting that the Borussia Dortmund and Germany international star Ilkay Gundogan has chosen a transfer to our Premier League rivals Manchester United instead.
Gundogan is a talented central midfielder and the versatility that allows him to play deep, advanced or on the flanks would have made him a typical Wenger signing for Arsenal, especially at the bargain price being quoted of around £20 million. ...........Read more
Get ready to be happy Arsenal fans! At least if the latest Arsenal transfer rumours about our search for a central midfielder to add the steel to the Gunners creative but somewhat lightweight midfield are true that is.
Because the Metro and other media outlets are reporting that Arsenal are on the verge of completing the transfer of the Borussia Dortmund and Germany star Ilkay Gundogan. The report says that officials of the two clubs are due to thrash out the details of the 24-year old’s move from the Bundesliga to the Premier League this week. ...........Read more
Whether or not the Arsenal fans would be happy with this transfer move or not is a matter of some debate, with many of us hoping that Arsene Wenger signs a proper defensive midfielder in the mould of Patrick Vieira or Gilberto Silva.
But if the Arsenal boss wants to bring in another all-round central midfielder more along the lines of Mikel Arteta, he could do a lot worse than the Borussia Dortmund and Germany international star Ilkay Gundogan. The 24-year old was born in the same German town as our own Mesut Ozil and is also of Turkish descent. And like Ozil, Gundogan is renowned for his great technical ability and vision, although his work rate and tackling are also key parts of his game. ...........Read more
There have been a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours recently that have linked Arsene Wenger with a stunning transfer bid for the young Argentinean striker Paulo Dybala. The 21-year old has been in such explosive form in Italy’s Serie A this season that he has been favourably compared to his compatriot Sergio Aguero.
But it was also reported that he was unlikely to complete the transfer from his current club Palermo to Arsenal until the end of the season. With all the attacking options at Wenger’s disposal and the injury situation leaving the Gunners stretched in central midfield and defence, a striker was hardly the priority in January. ...........Read more
Arsene Wenger has been in the news a lot this week after the Frenchman got a public volley of abuse from some Arsenal fans as he went to board a train to come back to London after our dismal defeat at the hands of our perennial tormentors Stoke City last weekend.
And the manager has been quite guarded in his responses to that incident, stopping short of calling some of his own fans blithering idiots who know bugger all about football management, although I suspect that is what he really thinks. ...........Read more
That is three games in a row now that Arsenal should have won and didn’t. After getting out of jail in the last few minutes away to Anderlecht and then beating Burnley and Sunderland without conceding a goal, the Gunners seemed to be finally putting a run together, but that is long forgotten now and the run is of quite a different sort.
Unless we do something about it very quickly and up our game significantly, there is a good chance that Arsenal could be cut adrift from the teams chasing the top four Premier League spots. Liverpool and Tottenham are both yet to play and will go level on points with us if they win. ...........Read more
Knowing the way that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board do their transfer business, the news today reported by the Daily Express is almost as good as Borussia Dortmund saying that Mats Hummels is not for sale.
Because the paper claims that the Dortmund and Germany centre back will cost any club wanting to sign him in the January transfer window, a staggering and eye watering transfer fee of £48 million. That would not make Hummels the most expensive defender transfer in football history, with PSG having paid Chelsea a ridiculous £50 million for David Luiz, but it would break the Gunners transfer record. ...........Read more
It is being reported that Arsene Wenger really has taken to heart the way that Arsenal have struggled so far this season, especially in the area of defence. And the Frenchman has already admitted that he should have signed another defender in the summer and is planning to rectify that mistake in January.
According to a Metro report, Wenger is so serious about fixing the defensive issues, that he is determined to sign one of the best defenders in the world to do so, rather than just bring in another option to perhaps cover in case one of the current first choice pairing of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker. ...........Read more