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Report: ‘Everyone will know’ that Arsenal DOF wants to sign double-winner

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Flamengo midfielder Gerson. According to the player’s father, Marcos Santos, the Gunners are desperate to sign the midfielder this summer. Santos told Canal do Nicola that Arsenal’s Director of Football, Raul Sanllehi, is the driving force behind the club’s bid to sign the 22-year-old. “Nobody knew about (the interest of) Arsenal, but now that I’m telling you, everyone will know,” said Santos. He went on to confirm Sanllehi’s involvement, adding that he tried to sign Gerson during his time at Barcelona. Gerson played a key role as Flamengo won the league title in Brazil and the Copa Libertadores during 2019. He has previously been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, but Arsenal appear to have stolen a march on their North London rivals. Arsenal desperate...

Report: Big Arsenal transfer hits the rocks – pundit ‘unsure’ that selling club want makeweight

Arsenal’s hopes of using Alexandre Lacazette as a makeweight in a deal to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid appear to have hit a stumbling block. The La Liga club are believed to be willing to sell the midfielder, but their current financial situation leaves them favouring a straight cash deal. Atletico had been linked with Lacazette, sparking talk that he could be used as a makeweight in the Gunners’ bid to secure Partey’s services. However, Spanish football expert Graham Hunter believes that Arsenal will need to meet Partey’s £43.5 million release clause in order to sign the player. “Atleti are currently outside of the top four only by a point, but to not get into the Champions League next season would be very debilitating for the club financially,” he told Sky Sports. “There’s a n...

Gary Neville picks the best striker between Henry and Kane

Manchester United legend and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has chosen Arsenal legend Thierry Henry over Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane when asked to pick who his favourite striker is between the duo. The former defender conducted a Q&A session on Twitter, and he replied thus when a Spurs fan asked “Kane or Henry”: Henry https://t.co/RZkqPKphVc — Gary Neville (@GNev2) May 9, 2020 Neville played against the former Arsenal striker and that would have influenced his decision to an extent, but without a doubt, Henry was a better striker than Kane in his days. The Frenchman won two Premier League titles with the Gunners, scoring 175 goals in 258 appearances as he picked up four Premier League Golden Boots. Henry made the PFA Team of the Year six times and was crowned PFA Players’ Play...

Arsenal to keep Saka away from ‘hugely impressed’ Liverpool

Liverpool have a concrete interest in Bukayo Saka, claims a report, but Arsenal are unlikely to sanction a transfer even though he is nearly out of contract. Saka has been one of the most promising aspects of Arsenal’s mixed season, with the teenager impressing as either a left winger or a left-back. The 18-year-old is out of contract at the end of next season, meaning Arsenal may have to sell him to avoid losing him on a free to a Premier League rival – with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United circling. However, it appears that the Gunners will not be selling him before his contract expires, as Football Insider claims that they are not giving up hope of convincing him to sign an extension and are prepared to take the risk of negotiating into next season. Arsenal are ready to offe...

UEFA releases possible dates for Champions League games

UEFA’s plan to complete the Champions League and Europa League continues. The plan says that they will be played throughout the month of August once the leagues are done in July. UEFA have an idea which is to end the season by the end of August. Therefore, the domestic leagues need to be completed by the end of July. The proposal is for the remaining last 16 games to be played in the first week of the month. On 26th and 29th August, Gdansk and Istanbul will host the Europa League and Champions League finals respectively. ‘Marca’ says that they will try and stick to that instead of playing both the finals at the same venue. There are 17 Champions League and 27 Europa League matches left to play. Confirmation of the new calendar depends first on leagues getting back underway and then on the ...

Serie A giants could offer 20-goal striker to Arsenal in exchange for Aubameyang: report

Inter Milan could offer Arsenal the chance to sign Mauro Icardi this summer, should Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang move in the opposite direction in a swap deal, a report from Tuttosport (h/t Sportwitness) claims. Aubameyang has been the main goalscoring threat for the Gunners since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund two years ago and he has netted 61 times from 97 games across all competitions. In the current campaign, he has found the back of the net on 20 occasions and 17 of those have been in the Premier League, where the Gunners are currently ninth in the standings. Due to the club’s limited progress, Aubameyang has been reluctant to sign a contract extension beyond June 2021 and this has led to the speculation that the club could sanction his sale at the end of the current season. Inter a...

£180,000-a-week forward has made the decision to leave Arsenal this summer: report

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has told Arsenal that he wants to join AS Roma on a permanent deal when the transfer window reopens,  Corriere dello Sport claims. The Armenia international fell out-of-favour under ex-boss Unai Emery at the beginning of the season and he was therefore loaned out to Roma for the 2019/2020 campaign. His temporary stint has been hampered by three separate injuries but he has still managed to impress for the Giallorossi with six goals and four assists from 17 appearances. Roma boss Paulo Fonseca recently revealed that he would like to keep the playmaker at the club and it appears that Mkhitaryan shares the same opinion with regards to his future. In a report covered by Corriere dello Sport, Mkhitaryan is said to have sent the following message ...

Will Premier League with no fans be worth the wait?

The Premier League is adamant that it can overcome huge logistical challenges to get players back on the pitch during the coronavirus crisis but has long since accepted there will be no fans in the stadiums. English Football Association chairman Greg Clarke became the latest senior figure to admit this week that social-distancing guidelines make it impossible for supporters to congregate in stadiums “any time soon”. The drive behind the Premier League’s “Project Restart” is the attempt to avoid having to pay back millions in TV revenue. Clubs could reportedly miss out on £762 million ($946 million) for failing to complete this season alone. According to UEFA’s latest European Club Footballing Landscape report, just 13 percent of the Premier League’s revenue comes from gate receipts. Englan...

Nine Premier League clubs to allow stars miss project restart

Up to nine Premier League clubs will let their players skip Project Restart over fears they could infect their families with coronavirus. England’s top division is looking at a return date of June 12 as they attempt to conclude this season. But The Sun have reported that nearly half of the league’s teams have conceded forcing players back into action while the virus is active will be impossible. A source told the publication: “If someone has a partner who’s pregnant, or close family who has cancer, how can we force them to play in those circumstances?” It is understood that teams from across the table are concerned with player safety and one team has told stars they do not have to play. One club who will be without key players should football return is Aston Villa, with manager Dean Smith ...

Mikel Arteta says 22-year-old star can bring something special to Arsenal

In a Youtube interview with Ian Wright, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has talked about the excitement of working with Kieran Tierney when the season resumes after the coronavirus shutdown. The Scotland international made the move to the Gunners from Celtic in August last year but he had to wait until late September to make his Cup debut as he was recovering from a double hernia operation. A month later, Tierney made his maiden appearance in the Premier League but he was able to feature in only four more top-flight games before dislocating his shoulder playing against West Ham United in December. Much has changed since then with Arteta succeeding Unai Emery as the club’s head coach and the Spaniard is looking forward to reintroducing the left-back into the first-team plans when the season resta...