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Arsenal interested in Bayern teenager

Arsenal have been linked with 19 year old Bayern Munich midfielder Angelo Stiller. He has been playing since January with the German’s club reserve side, having previously caught the eye in their UEFA Youth League campaign where he provided six assists. Previously he came to the attention of the Gunners having appeared against them in a pre-season friendly, and they ...

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William Saliba now free to join Arsenal

William Saliba is now free to join Arsenal, although he is not eligible to play for them yet. The highly rated teenage central defender was signed from French Ligue 1 side St. Etienne last summer, but a pre-condition of the deal was that he was immediately loaned back to them for the whole of the 2019 – 2020 season. However, ...

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Arsenal linked with young Feyenoord midfielder

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kökçü, who has been described as the potential successor to Mesut Ozil and, like him is of Turkish descent. The 19 year old joined the Feyenoord academy in 2014, making his senior debut four years later. He has since gone on to make 29 appearances scoring five times, as ...

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Arsenal priced out of Ceballos move

Arsenal have been priced out of a move to sign Dani Ceballos on a permanent basis. The Spanish midfielder joined the Gunners on a season long loan from Real Madrid last summer, but that deal did not include an option to buy. There were some thoughts that they wanted to make the move permanent, but they have now been told ...

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Coronavirus forces change in Arsenal transfer strategy

Arsenal will be largely forced to rely on free transfers and player swaps when the transfer window finally opens. Like many Premier League clubs, the Gunners have been hit hard financially by the coronavirus pandemic. The players – apart from one or two high profile exceptions – have agreed to a 12.5% salary cut, and the clubs accepts that it ...

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Roma want to keep Mkhitaryan

Roma want to keep Henrikh Mkhitaryan beyond the end of this season. The Armenian international joined the Serie A side on a season long loan from Arsenal last August, and, despite suffering from several injuries, had forced his way into the starting line-up and was beginning to impress when the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the suspension of the season. Despite ...

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Arsenal edge ahead of Liverpool in Willian race

Arsenal have edged ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign Chelsea winger Willian. The 31 year old Brazilian winger is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in June, and seems set to leave the club after the two parties could not agree on the length of a proposed contract extension. He was initially heavily linked with Barcelona, but they ...

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Gunners end Aubameyang talks

Arsenal have decided to end talks with captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang about a contract extension. The 30 year old’s current deal expires in June 2021, and, prior to the lockdown, the club had been keen to tie him down to a new long-term contract. However, the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic have now changed the economic dynamics for the Gunners. ...

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Elneny set for extended loan spell in Turkey

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny’s loan could with Beşiktaş could be extended for a further year. The Egyptian midfielder moved to the Turkish Super Lig side last August on a season long loan, and despite an inauspicious start – he was sent off on his debut, settled well in his new environment, and had made 28 appearances for the Istanbul team ...

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Arsenal could get Champions League place

Even though they were only 9th in the Premier League when the season was halted because of the coronavirus epidemic, Arsenal could still end up in the Champions League next season. At the same time, Chelsea would drop down to the Europa League, where they would be joined by Spurs and Leicester. Wolves and Sheffield United, both above Arsenal in ...

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