BBC Sport journalist confirms Arsenal’s interest in Lucas Torreira

Submitted by content on Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:56

BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein has confirmed that Arsenal have begun negotiations with Sampdoria for the services of Lucas Torreira. The Gunners are yet to finalise an agreement for the Uruguay international but the signing of a new central midfielder remains the club’s priority during the transfer window.

Ornstein has closely followed the transfer proceedings at Arsenal over the years and writing on his official Twitter account, he confirmed the Gunners interest in Torreira, he penned: “As widely reported Arsenal in talks to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira. No agreement but central midfield a priority & 22yo Uruguay int’l seen as ideal fit technically + financially. Arsenal also want a GK after defensive signings of Lichtsteiner & Sokratis (announced July)”

Jack Wilshere laments over England snub

Submitted by content on Mon, 07/02/2018 - 15:10

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted his disappointment over failing to make the England squad for the World Cup. The 26-year-old was one of the most high-profile exclusions from the Three Lions squad after manager Gareth Southgate decided to gamble with several younger players for the global tournament.

Wilshere had remained quiet shortly after the squad was announced on Wednesday but he has now expressed his sadness via Twitter, he wrote:"Think it’s about time I had my say. It goes without saying that I'm naturally incredibly disappointed to have been left out of the England squad for the World Cup. I've felt fit, sharp and strong all season and believe I should be in the squad! And given the chance I could have made a real impact. However, I have to respect the manager’s decision and would like to wish the whole squad all the very best for the tournament.I will always be an England fan and will be supporting the boys with the rest of the nation."

Arsenal Commit Defender Rob Holding To A Long-Term Contract

Submitted by content on Sat, 06/09/2018 - 09:52

Arsenal have reportedly rewarded defender Rob Holding with a new long-term contract. The England Under-21 international has been with the Gunners for nearly two seasons and his performances have warranted a new extension with the club. In response to the renewal, Holding wrote on Twitter: “Delighted to have extended my contract with @arsenal. Really looking forward to the exciting years ahead. Thank you for all the support from everyone!”

Holding was a relative unknown when he first arrived from Bolton Wanderers in 2016 and his first competitive game was far from impressive as Liverpool clinched a 4-3 league victory. He has since developed his game on and off the pitch and the centre-back probably had his best performance during the FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea last term.

Thierry Henry Praises Alexandre Lacazette Following Arsenal’s Win Over Stoke City

Submitted by content on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:32

Arsenal legend and Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry believes Alexandre Lacazette’s contribution was crucial towards the Gunners’ 3-0 win over Stoke City on Sunday. The north London club were pretty poor with their showing for the first hour of the match, and the arrival of Lacazette from the bench triggered a change in momentum.

Speaking after the game, Henry highlighted the impact of his compatriot, saying: “I think for me he changed the game. When Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang went on the left and Lacazette came on as a No 9, he started to make runs that a No 9 should make. He started to be the guy that they were looking for to make those penetrative runs. And Aubameyang got his chance when he went on the left and made that run.And for me, Lacazette changed the game when he came on.”

Raphael Honigstein – Arsenal Could Come Back For Emil Forsberg During The Summer

Submitted by content on Tue, 05/08/2018 - 06:03

German football journalist Raphael Honigstein has suggested that Arsenal could retain their long-term interest in Emil Forsberg during this summer’s transfer window. The Sweden international has missed a number of games with RB Leipzig through injury this season, and this has capped off a disappointing campaign for the 26-year-old.

Jamie Redknapp feels Alexis Sanchez has had a 'drop off' with his performances

Submitted by content on Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:01

Former Liverpool midfielder-turned-pundit Jamie Redknapp believes Alexis Sanchez has dropped off with his displays over the past couple of games. The Chile international has netted thrice in the last two Premier League appearances, but all of his goals have come in small periods of excellence.

Speaking prior to the West Brom game, Redknapp feels there has been a difference in the Chilean's mentality in recent games, where he has looked out of sorts, he told Sky Sports: "I have noticed a difference in him in the past two games. There was a spell when if you were his team-mate, you’d be disappointed with his workrate. What we love since he has come into this league has been that and his perpetual motion. There has been a drop off."

Arsene Wenger Reveals Secret behind North London Derby Win

Submitted by content on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:46

Arsene Wenger has said that a key tactical change was a major factor behind getting a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the reason not London Derby at Emirates stadium. Shkodran Mustafi scored from a set piece situation in the first half before Alexis Sanchez doubled the advantage before the break. This was a vital result for Arsenal, as it helped them to move within a point of Spurs after 12 matches into the season. A delighted Wenger revealed that it was important that Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, and Alexandre Lacazette – three players who had been chosen as the front three – pressed and defended from the front.

Arsenal have been criticised for not performing when it comes to the big matches, as the club has failed time and time again. Yet, they have a good record when it comes to games against Tottenham at home. It was a record that the club managed to preserve in great style. The victory was of paramount importance for this Arsenal team badly in need of a boost in the top four race. After having already missed out on the Champions League last season, the club cannot afford to stay out of the top-level European football for another campaign. After the game, Wenger claimed that his players were mentally and physically better prepared for the game than Spurs.

Chamberlain reveals his most embarassing career moment

Submitted by content on Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:24

Liverpool attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed the most embarrassing moment of his professional career which happened during his time at Arsenal in 2014. The game was Arsene Wenger's 1000th in charge of the Gunners, and the result probably remains etched in the minds of the club's faithful.

Arsenal had made the short trip to west London to take on rivals Chelsea, and the game started in the worst possible fashion as Samuel Eto'o and Andre Schurrle handed the Blues a 2-0 lead in just the seventh minute. Things only turned worse for the Gunners as they eventually succumbed to a 6-0 defeat.