Arsenal have been given an opportunity to audition for the summer transfer window ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League semi-final. Arsenal target Evan Ndicka is set to play against West Ham in the competition, which will give Mikel Arteta an idea if he is ready for the Premier League.
Arsenal are one of several clubs reportedly hoping to sign Lautaro Martinez this summer. CBS Sports, recently claimed that the Gunners are extensively scouting the Inter Milan star. However, Arsenal are far from the only club reportedly trying to land the Argentina international. As well as the Gunners, the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool are apparently also in the Martinez race
Last year, Spurs reportedly agreed a fee for the 24-year-old before a move fell through. Inter were apparently reluctant to let him go after they sold his strike partner Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea. But now, it looks as though Martinez could be up for grabs – and reportedly cheaper than last year. Corriere dello Sport has claimed Martinez’s price tag is now between 70 and 80 million euros (£58m-66.5m).Continue reading ARSENAL COULD NOW SIGN INTER MILAN STAR FOR £58 MILLION→
Benfica are reportedly prepared to make a big-money sale in the summer, given the interest from West Ham and Arsenal in Darwin Nunez. According to the Express, the Hammers, along with Newcastle are plotting a summer swoop for the striker. The report also claims that the Gunners have already opened talks with the agent of the Uruguay international.
Arsenal and Newcastle have deeper pockets than West Ham so signing Nunez is going to be tough. Ideally, they should not have waited until the final few days of the January window to chalk up funds and table a bid for the 23-year-old. There did not seem to be any genuine interest for his services then, but now a host of clubs are keen. Continue reading BENFICA BRACED FOR FRESH BIDS FOR ARSENAL SUMMER TARGET→
Dusan Vlahovic is a wanted man, with many clubs in Europe circling around the Florentina frontman. The Serbian has scored 17 league goals in 21 league appearances this season, which has only helped to heap the exit rumor around the player. Florentina is more than hoping to cash big on a player they got before he turned 18 from Partizan Belgrade.
Arsenal has been on the lookout for a striker since last summer. The London club has realized that they can’t bank on ex-Dortmund player Pierre Aubameyang who has been largely underwhelming since the beginning of last season. Coach Arteta is looking for a striker in the mold of Vlahovic who would power his Arsenal side into reckoning in English football. Continue reading ARSENAL CONTINUES PUSH FOR DUSAN VLAHOVIC→
Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe celebrated his full England debut in style as he weighed in with a goal and an assist on the way to a big victory over hosts San Marino on Monday night in what’s a World Cup qualifier in Group I of the UEFA section.
Smith-Rowe, 21, had earlier made his England debut during the big win over Albania. He came on as a second half substitute for Manchester City forward Raheem Sterlingas England ran out 5-0 winners at home thanks to the first half goals from Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane (treble), Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson and Manchester United central defender Harry Maguire. Continue reading SMITH-ROWE CELEBRATES FULL ENGLAND DEBUT STYLISHLY→
Arsenal star Bukayo Saka is a big doubt ahead of the Premier League encounter with Aston Villa later this week after he picked up a knock in the first half of the London Derby meeting with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night. The Gunners will entertain Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night and England international Saka might not make it in time for the game as a result of the injury he sustained against the Eagles.
Saka picked up a knock towards the end of the first half after he was kicked wildly by Palace midfielder James McArthur. Scottish international McArthur escaped with a yellow card issued by centre referee Mike Dean when he could have easily been sent off. Continue reading SAKA DOUBTFUL FOR VILLA CLASH→