Arsenal Transfers

The Latest Arsenal FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates for 2017 – 2018 have been added below:

  • Mon, 22 Jul 2019 23:09:50 +0000: Zinedine Zidane hits back over Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos set for Arsenal loan - Arsenal | The Guardian
    • Zidane claims it was Bale’s choice not to play against Bayern
    • Unai Emery hints at loan deal for Real midfielder Ceballos

    Zinedine Zidane has denied disrespecting Gareth Bale, and claimed the Welsh forward was left out against Bayern Munich because he did not want to play.

    “I have not disrespected anyone,” the Real Madrid head coach told a press conference before the friendly against Arsenal in Washington. “The club is dealing with his departure. Period.”

    Related: Gareth Bale could be on his way to China as Real Madrid career nears end

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  • Sun, 21 Jul 2019 00:08:41 +0000: Arsenal 3-0 Fiorentina: International Champions Cup – as it happened - Arsenal | The Guardian
    • Goals by Eddie Nketiah (twice) and Joe Willock lift Gunners
    • Arsenal improve to three wins from three on pre-season tour

    That’s all for now. Thanks as always for following along with us and be sure to check back later for a full report.

    And that’s all she wrote from Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium as Arsenal’s starlets impress once more in a 3-0 triumph over Fiorentina on goals by Eddie Nketiah (twice) and Joe Willock.

    90 min: The fourth official signals for three minutes of added time.

    A composed right-footed finish by the teenager from the center of the area off build-up play from Mkhitaryan and Lacazette and Arsenal are headed for three points.

    88 min: Martinelli showed electric pace in beating a defender in full trot and is all alone with only the keeper the keep but he can’t deposit the finish! So close to making it three for Arsenal and really putting a stamp on his introduction with the team.

    83 min: A poor giveaway by Xhaka forces Maitland-Niles to bring down Sottil and the midfielder is shown yellow, giving Fiorentina a free kick that’s deflected out for a corner. The pace seems to be petering out of this one.

    81 min: The announced attendance for today’s match is 34,902.

    79 min: One (presumably) final wave of substitutions for Arsenal as Mustafi, Thompson, Xhaka, Ozil, Maitland-Niles and Martinelli come on for Medley, Monreal, Burton, Jenkinson, Nelson and Nketiah, who was brilliant today.

    75 min: Willock is cut down in a run on goal with a hard tackle and he’s treated by the medical staff briefly before remaining in the game. One final water break before the final quarter hour.

    72 min: A raft of changes for Fiorentina as Baez, Millenkovic, Hancko, Simeone and Eyserric come on for Terzik, Ranieri, Benassi, Vlahovic and Sottil.

    Chants of “Ed-die! Ed-die!” ring through the lower bowl after Nketiah bags his second of the day with an elementary right-footed finish after some wonderful interplay up the right flank involving five different Arsenal players. What a day for the youngster: a pair of goals for his team and denying Fiorentina another with his clearance off the line in the 36th minute.

    61 min: The pace has dipped a bit at the hour mark as we pause for a mandatory water break. Emery takes the opportunity to make a few more changes with Mkhitaryan, Willock and Sokratis coming on for Saka, Olayinka and Chambers.

    57 min: Lacazette’s free kick has pace but doesn’t get down over the wall and soars out for a goal kick.

    56 min: Terracciano comes off his line to punch a ball away but he’s well outside the box and whistled for a handball. Very weird. He’s shown yellow and Arsenal have a free kick from a dangerous position.

    52 min: Lacazette finds room at the top of the area and sends a thunderbolt on goal but the keeper blocks it straight to the foot of Nelson, who is offside. Arsenal appear to have reverted to a 4-3-2-1 formation.

    49 min: Vlahovic has a crack on goal after catching Chambers out of postion but Leno is there to make the save.

    47 mins: A couple of changes for Arsenal with Leno coming on for Martinez and Lacazette for Kolasinac and the Gunners moving to a back four.

    46 min: And we’re off and running in the second half!

    Fiorentina have had their chances, but Eddie Nketiah’s goal is the difference as the Gunners lead 1-0 at the break on a sweltering Saturday in Charlotte.

    45 min+2: Moments from the half-time whistle Fiorentina dice the Arsenal back four once again with a deft flick from Saponara to Vlahovic, whose cheeky left-footed shot beats the keeper but rolls inches wide of the goal.

    45 min: Another defensive miscue by the Gunners, this time a botched offside trap, leads to a golden chance for Sottil who goes clean through on a long ball on the right, but Martinez is able to make the save. The fourth official signals for three additional minutes.

    41 min: The pace of this one has dragged to a near standstill and who can blame the players with this heat? Saponara is shown yellow for late tackle where he showed no real intention of going for the ball.

    36 min: Another iffy moment for the Arsenal defense as Ceccherini’s header on goal is blocked by Nketiah on the back line.

    31 min: Jenkinson takes a crack from the right side of the area and it’s deflected out for a corner for Arsenal, who have come to life over the past five minutes and testing the Fiorentina defense along the flanks. Another water break as the sun goes down over the roofline of the stadium (if not the 91F temperature yet).

    27 min: Jenkinson is well positioned to make it two for Arsenal but a last-gasp tackle by Ranieri busts up the clear opportunity. That leads to a quick Fiorentina counter and a shot by Benassi that goes just wide past a fully extended Martinez wide of the far post. Big cheers from the crowd as Aubameyang and Ozil warm up along the touch line.

    25 min: Brilliant work by the young Nketiah to beat Venuti down the left side with the ball, but with no one trailing in support he’s left to take on the keeper on his own from a narrow angle and his shot is easily corralled.

    21 min: Fiorentina send two men toward the far post as the ball is crossed in and Vlahovic’s nearly converts but it goes out for another corner. Eyebrow-raising defending has been an undercurrent for the Gunners today but they’ve not been made to pay for it yet.

    18 min: Another careless giveaway by Arsenal after the restart as Monreal is intercepted and Fiorentina counter quickly, but it’s disrupted by Chambers.

    Saka surges down the left flack before finding Kolasinac, who cuts back to Nketiah at the penalty spot and the 20-year-old cracks it into past a defender and the keeper into the back of the net. A wonderful right-footed finish by the promising youngster and Arsenal lead as the team’s take their mandated water break.

    15 min: More poor defending by the Gunners as Vlahovic takes advantage of a miscue and forces a good save by Martinez. Sottil nearly deposits the rebound but it’s cleared out for a corner.

    11 min: Now a chance for Fiorentina as the Saponara cuts into the area unmarked to meet a cross from the right flank, but he’s unable to put the header on target.

    8 min: Arsenal have their first serious chance of the day when Kolasinac’s shot from just outside the area deflects off a Fiorentina player and just wide of the left-hand post. The Gunners are able to work another shot off the corner but it’s quickly cleared by the Italian side.

    6 min: More good possession from Arsenal as they probe and look to crack Fiorentina’s well-organized 5-4-1.

    3 min: A steady spell of possession for Arsenal from the kickoff, but a bad giveaway at the back leads to an opportunity for Vlahovic, whose shot inside the area is blocked by a defender. Lots of red shirts everywhere in the building: a strong Arsenal crowd. And Megan Rapinoe is here.

    1 min: And they’re off! Arsenal are attacking from right to left in their yellow kits, Fiorentina from left to right in their all-white strips.

    Did we mention it’s hot? We can expect a slow pace to today’s game due to the soaring temperatures. We’re also told there will be water breaks every 15 minutes. The 91F temperature with 49% humidity feels closer to 98F (37C).

    Hello and welcome to Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium for today’s friendly between Arsenal and Fiorentina. It’s a scorching Saturday with a temperature of 91F (33C) about a half hour before kickoff as the Gunners look to make it three wins from three in their pre-season tour of the United States. Unai Emery’s side have recorded victories over the Colorado Rapids and Bayern Munich already, with tonight’s match leading into a clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday night in the nation’s capital.

    Here’s a look at the teams for today’s match.

    Bryan will be here shortly.

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  • Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:39:58 +0000: William Saliba decides to join Arsenal instead of rivals Tottenham Hotspur - Arsenal | The Guardian
    • Saint-Etienne defender set to be first major summer signing
    • Spurs made late effort to hijack €30m (£27m) transfer

    The young St-Étienne centre-back William Saliba has decided to join Arsenal despite a late attempt by Tottenham to sign the France Under-20 international.

    Arsenal agreed a five-year deal with the 18-year-old last week and he looked all set to sign for the Gunners, but late interest from their North London rivals delayed the announcement.

    Related: Transfer window 2019 – every summer deal from Europe's top five leagues

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  • Thu, 18 Jul 2019 09:58:46 +0000: Emery excited by Arsenal youngsters after Nketiah cuts down Bayern Munich - Arsenal | The Guardian
    • Bayern Munich 1-2 Arsenal
    • Lewandowski 71; Poznanski 49og, Nketiah 88

    Unai Emery said Arsenal’s young players will get their chances this season after Eddie Nketiah proved to be the match-winner in a 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich.

    After a goalless first half, Emery’s side took the lead four minutes after the restart when Louis Poznanski diverted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross into his own goal before Robert Lewandowski equalised with a fine header.

    Related: Unai Emery confident Arsenal will soon have 'three or four' new players

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  • Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:30:04 +0000: Premier League youngsters who can shine on tour, from Arsenal to Wolves - Arsenal | The Guardian

    We take a look at one young player from each Premier League club who can make an impact this summer

    Bukayo Saka, 17, winger

    Related: Premier League transfers so far this summer and what each club still needs

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Historic News Stories have been added below:

  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:24:32 +0000: Arsenal have bid rejected for Lacazette - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC
    Arsenal have a bid rejected for France international striker Alexandre Lacazette, but negotiations are still ongoing with Lyon.
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:53:47 +0000: Arsenal in Meadow Park groundshare deal - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC
    Boreham Wood agree a 10-year groundshare deal with Women's Super League club Arsenal Ladies and Arsenal's youth teams.
  • Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:18:25 +0000: Shield proceeds to be given to Grenfell - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC
    Proceeds from the 2017 FA Community Shield will be donated to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:16:16 +0000: The stars helping Grenfell Tower victims - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC
    Here are just some of the many famous people who are helping out those affected by last week's tragedy.
  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC
    Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The summer transfer action is beginning to come hard and fast for Arsenal as they now have begun to receive many offers for the want away Dutch striker Robin Van Persie who is out of contract with the gunner at the end of next season. The clubs star player has made it clear he will not be signing a new contract with the gunners and this has prompted all of Europe’s top clubs to begin a bidding war for the phenomenal striker.

Another player who could be set to leave the Emirates stadium is Carlos Vela who is now in the middle of discussions for a transfer to the Spanish side Real Sociedad who are thought to be lining up a £5.000.000 deal for the Mexican international. Vela has been on the sidelines for some time now and it is clear that his future lies elsewhere and away from London.

The capture of Lucas Podolski from Cologne a few weeks back was meant to signal the start of a new era at Arsenal as the club have been trophy less for the past five years. The German international was seen as the perfect partner for Robin Van Persie but with the Dutch striker certainly on his way out of the Emirates it is now more than likely that Podolski will be leading the line along with another new signing up from in the form of up and coming superstar Olivier Giroud.

Another player who could be leaving the London club this summer is Marouane Chamakh who has found himself out of the picture at Arsenal for the past twelve month and has only started a handful of games during this time. The Morroccan international is wanted by Fiorentina and Dutch champions Ajax and the striker is keen on a move to either of these sides in search of first team football.

Arsenal are also said to be in for the highly thought of Egyptian defender Islam Ramadan who plays for his homeland club Haras El Hodood with the twenty one year old thought to be an integral part of Wengers new defensive plans. Ramadan has also attracted a huge amount of interest from some of Europe’s leading clubs including Lyon, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.