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American midfielder leaves Arsenal for MLS side

American midfielder Gedion Zelalem has left Arsenal to sign for MLS side Sporting Kansas City. The news was confirmed on Monday, and brings down the curtain on an Arsenal career that promised much but was thwarted by injury. Born in Germany in 1997, Zelalem and his family moved to the United States where he was spotted playing in youth tournaments. ...

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Arsenal identify cheap Cech replacement

Arsenal have identified a cheap replacement for the retiring Petr Cech. With transfer funds likely to be limited in the summer, Unai Emery knows that he needs to husband his resources carefully, and with Bernd Leno firmly established as the club’s number one goalkeeper, believes that other areas of the team are in need of greater investment. That is why, ...

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Arsenal favourites to appoint Monchi

Arsenal are the favourites to appoint highly rated Monchi as their new director of football. Monchi – real name Ramón Rodriguez Verdejo – is current the sporting director at Roma, but is being widely linked with a move away from Italy, with Arsenal, who are looking for a replacement for recently departed Head of Recruitment, Sven Mislintat, said to be ...

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Ospina claims contract clause stopping him playing

Goalkeeper David Ospina claims that a clause in his contract is preventing him playing for his current club, Napoli. Ospina is on loan to the Serie A side from Arsenal until the end of the season, but asserts that Napoli are unwilling to play him at the moment because of a clause in the loan agreement which obliges the Neapolitans ...

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Marc Overmars linked with return to football

Former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars has been linked with a return to Arsenal. The 45-year old is currently Director of Football at Ajax, and, according to The Daily Mail is the favourite to take up a similar role with Arsenal, the team he played for between 1997 and 2000, and with whom he won a league and cup double. Director ...

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Arsenal youngsters continue exit to the Bundesliga

The trend of Premier League youngsters moving to the Bundesliga shows no signs of abating. After Manchester City starlet Rabbi Matondo’s £11 million transfer to Schalke was confirmed, comes news that two of Arsenal’s brightest young stars are set to move to Germany on loan for the rest of the season. 18-year old Emile Smith-Rowe is moving to RB Leipzig, ...

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Arsenal finally expect to conclude Suarez loan deal

Arsenal are close to signing Barcelona midfielder Denis Suaréz on loan for the rest of the season, after a breakthrough in negotiations between both clubs. The two teams have been locked in discussions over the player for weeks, with Arsenal, cash strapped for funds because of FFP, wanting a loan deal only, whilst Barcelona were holding out for a permanent ...

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Arsenal make £35 million bid for Inter Milan winger

Arsenal have made a bid to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perišić, initially on loan for the rest of this season, with an option to make the deal permanent in exchange for a fee of £35 million in the summer. Inter Milan are apparently prepared to sell the Croatian international, reports The BBC, with their manager Luciano Spalletti saying “Perišić ...

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Arsenal linked with surprise move for French midfielder

Reports in France suggest that Arsenal are in talks to sign PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunku on loan, with an option to buy the 21 year old at the end of the season. That is according to L’Equippe who report that the player is already known to Arsenal manager Unai Emery when he was in charge at PSG last season, and ...

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