AC MILAN OPEN TALKS WITH ARSENAL MIDFIELDER SAMBI LOKONGA OVER MOVE

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Albert Sambi Lokonga could leave Arsenal this summer with reigning Serie A champions AC Milan interested in acquiring his services. Lokonga signed for Arsenal only last year, arriving from RSC Anderlecht, penning a five-year contract until the summer of 2026.

The 22-year-old made a decent start to life in north London and played regularly during the first half of the 2021/22 campaign. However, his game-time took a major hit in the latter stages of the season, as he was used sparingly by manager Mikel Arteta. Continue reading

ARSENAL: CITY REJECT GABRIEL JESUS BID

Premier League champions Manchester City have reportedly turned down a bid from Arsenal for one of their players. Brazil international Gabriel Jesus is a target for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal this summer and they have opened talks to sign the player. The aforementioned Arsenal bid was revealed by Charles Watts, the Arsenal correspondent for popular media outlet Goal. It was revealed that the Arsenal bid for Jesus was around £30m and it was rejected by City who want £50m for the player.


Manchester Cityhave boosted their attacking options with the signings of ErlingHaaland and Julian Alvarez ahead of the new season. To this effect, Jesus is keen to leave the club forregular first-team football. He was not guaranteed a place in the City starting XI amidst the plethora of stars at the club before the signings of Haaland and Alvarez. His playing time will most likely be affected more with thenew attackers set to join ahead of the new season.
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          ARSENAL STEP UP MOVE FOR JESUS AFTER ARTETA CHOOSES YOP TARGET

Arsenal will step up their pursuit of Gabriel Jesus after Mikel Arteta made the Manchester City striker his top forward transfer target. The Gunners are close to tying down Eddie Nketiah to a new five-year contract, worth around £100,000-a-week, and are ready to press ahead with a move for Jesus. Representatives for the 25-year-old Brazilian have been in England this week for talks over his future, with Tottenham and Juventus also interested.


Jesus has just one year left on his contract at City, who are inclined to sell him this summer if he will not agree an extension. Arsenal have been scouting several strikers in a similar mould to Jesus, including Lille’s Jonathan David, but their interest in the Canadian has cooled. Arsenal missed out on qualifying for the Champions League but it is hoped Jesus can still be tempted by the project under Arteta, with whom he worked at City during his time as an assistant to Pep Guardiola.
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ARTETA SPEAKS ON TOP-FOUR HOPES

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has had his say on his team’s top-four hopes in the Premier League ahead of the London Derby duel with Brentford on Saturday. Arteta was asked about the possibility of finishing in the top-four places at the end of this season’s Premier League campaign during his pre-match presser for the Brentford game. The Gunners had earlier been installed by the bookmakers as favourites to clinch fourth spot behind the top three namely defending champions Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Arsenal were made favourites after their rivals dropped points over the past one week.Mikel Arteta and his players are in a fight for fourth spot with Manchester United, West Ham United, Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur.

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On the fight for top-four, Mikel Arteta told the media men at his virtual press conference that they are looking far ahead of themselves and that they are taking it a game at a time.
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ARSENAL EYE FOURTH SPOT AGAINST HAMMERS

Arsenal have fourth spot in their sights ahead of their Premier League home clash with London rivals West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium later this week. The Gunners welcome their London opponents with the knowledge that a win will take them above their guests and into the top four for the first time this season as far as the Premier League log is concerned.

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Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has seen his team waste an opportunity to take fourth position on the league table in the past weeks and he would be hoping that history won’t repeat itself against the Hammers.
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NORWICH, A MUST-WIN GAME – ARTETA

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says the Premier League encounter with Norwich City is a must-win game for him and his players. The Gunners manager said this in his pre-match presser ahead of the game billed for the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mikel Arteta is under pressure to deliver the three points at stake against Norwich City after the poor start to the season which saw Arsenal lose all their first three games without scoring any goal. Mikel Arteta told reporters during his pre-match press conference earlier this week that Arsenal need to start winning games to climb up the league table. Continue reading

ARSENAL HANDED EARLY PRESEASON BOOST

Arsenal have been handed an early preseason boost following the news that two young players are on the verge of committing their futures to the club. It was revealed by Football London that teenage winger Kido Taylor-Hart and highly rated shot stopper Arthur Okonkwo are closing in on new contracts with the Gunners. The news released on Thursday evening said that they will sign long-term Arsenal contracts.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and the first team playersreturned to training this week as they begin preparations for the new season.Arteta and the Arsenal players will travel to Scotland for a training camp next week and the aforementioned young players are expected to be in the travelling party. While they are in Scotland, Mikel Arteta and his players will take on Hibernian and Scottish champions Rangers.
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FIVE ARSENAL UNTOUCHABLES REVEALED

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has a lot of work to do as he prepares for the new campaign which starts in August. He was the man at the helm of affairs as the Gunners failed to qualify for European football for the first time in 26 years.

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Mikel Arteta is now under more pressure to arrest the recent decline at Arsenal and a lot of the his players have been linked with moves away from the club as he prepares to carry out a major surgery on his team in time for the new season. The Gunners have been linked with several players to potentially replace the outgoing players. Some of the players being linked to Arsenal include Norwich City midfielder Emiliano Buendia, Ajax Amsterdam shot stopper Andre Onana, Inter Milan right-back AchraafHakimi and many more.
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ARTETA DELIGHTED WITH COMPLETE PERFORMANCE

 

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta expressed his satisfaction with the performance of his players during the 4-0 thrashing of hosts Sparta Prague in the second leg of their round of eight tie in the Europa League. Arteta and his players needed to win to have a chance of going through to the semis of the competition after the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw.

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The Gunners were wasteful in the first leg at the Emirates Stadium last week Thursday with Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette the big culprit. He missed some gilt-edged opportunities before Ivorian player Nicholas Pepe gave the hosts the lead at the expense of the Czech Republic guests in the last five minutes of the encounter. However, Mikel Arteta and his players could not hold on with Sparta Prague defender Tomas Doles getting the all-important equaliser.

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ARTETA SAYS ARSENAL WORKING ON NEW ARRIVALS THIS JANUARY

Arsenal fans will be excited about the recent news coming out of the London club after manager Mikel Arteta confirmed that the Gunners will be on the lookout and in the hunt for new players so they can continue the build-up process and get back to where they belong.


Following the unofficial departure of Mesut Özil, the club’s supporters kept raising their eyebrows and asking questions like who they would be signing as the German playmaker’s replacement after ending his nightmare career at Arsenal. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed on Friday afternoon that Mikel Arteta has finally convinced young midfielder Martin Odegaard to finally make a loan switch to the north side of London from Spanish giants Real Madrid as they continue to rebuild the squad. Continue reading