Arsenal Transfers

The Latest Arsenal FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates for 2021 – 2022 have been added below:

  • Sun, 23 Jan 2022 16:17:16 +0000: Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette is off target as resilient Burnley hold out - Arsenal | The Guardian

    Age cancels out beauty. No goals, and an opportunity missed for Arsenal. No goals, and a precious away point for Burnley. The top flight’s oldest and youngest squads by average age cancelling each other out.

    On a weekend where relegation rivals Newcastle and Norwich picked up wins, Sean Dyche’s side return north content despite remaining bottom. Arsenal fans will wander toward Finsbury Park bemoaning their side’s inability to, temporarily at least, lift themselves into the top four. Their damp squib of a January ends winless, and they are now goalless in almost seven hours. Mikel Arteta was not unduly concerned: “Today was not about the situation you create but the quality of the execution you need to win against teams like Burnley. We have that quality and need to put games to bed. You need a spark, someone has to win you the game, if you want to be in the Champions League.”

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  • Sat, 22 Jan 2022 09:00:49 +0000: Arsenal v Burnley: match preview - Arsenal | The Guardian

    Arsenal have no excuses if their dismal form in cups continues in the league against Burnley. Mikel Arteta’s side may have struggled recently but they face a team bottom with only one win, recovering from numerous Covid cases and missing their best player, Maxwel Cornet. The Ivorian is into the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with his country and his absence leaves Sean Dyche’s goal-shy side alarmingly short in attack. Arsenal may have shortcomings of their own thanks to the folly of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey receiving red cards in successive Carabao Cup matches against Liverpool but if they fail to return to winning ways on Sunday then the dream of returning to the Champions League could start to fade. Graham Searles

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  • Sat, 22 Jan 2022 08:00:49 +0000: Do footballers lose motivation after signing long-term contracts? - Arsenal | The Guardian

    Do players relax once they have secured lucrative deals – and do they up their game when a new contract is on the line?

    By John Nassoori for The Set Pieces

    Arsenal or Tottenham fans may not welcome the comparison but, in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Dele Alli, both north London clubs have players whose contracts have received more attention than their on-field performances. Is there any basis to the charge that long-term deals lead to a loss in motivation, though?

    To some extent, the assumption that a player’s contribution wanes as soon as the ink dries on a new agreement is rooted in the idea that performances peak before a contract extension. Aubameyang is a case in point: criticism over the three-year deal he signed in September 2020 is partly due to his failure to maintain the phenomenally high standards he set during the 2019-20 campaign, when he scored 29 goals in 44 games, including match-winning contributions in both the FA Cup semi-final and final.

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  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:50:37 +0000: Arsenal in talks to buy US keeper Matt Turner from New England Revolution - Arsenal | The Guardian
    • Turner’s arrival would clear way for Bernd Leno to leave
    • Turner started 13 of his country’s 22 matches last year

    Arsenal are in talks with New England Revolution over buying the goalkeeper Matt Turner. If the 27-year-old USA international joins it would clear the way for Bernd Leno to leave.

    Personal terms for Turner have been discussed and will not present a stumbling block, so the issue is whether the clubs can agree a fee. Turner has played his whole career in the US and started 13 of his country’s 22 matches last year, with Manchester City’s Zack Steffen his biggest rival for the No 1 spot.

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  • Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:01:15 +0000: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend - Arsenal | The Guardian

    Steven Gerrard and Duncan Ferguson renew hostilities, a crunch clash at Vicarage Road and another Chelsea-Spurs showdown

    Norwich’s hopes of following up on last weekend’s win over Everton by prevailing in Friday’s crucial six-pointer against Watford suffered a blow when it was confirmed Tim Krul would miss the game with a shoulder injury. While one goalkeeper’s misfortune is another’s opportunity, Norwich fans won’t take much confidence from Angus Gunn’s most recent spell deputising for Krul between the sticks, when it could be argued he could have done a lot better for four of the eight goals Norwich conceded in games against Arsenal and Crystal Palace over the festive period. “Gunny was disappointed with the results that we had in the two games that he played in,” said Dean Smith. “He has been working hard to get that opportunity back again and it has presented itself now, so he knows he has got to go and play well.” No pressure, Angus. BG

    Watford v Norwich City, Friday 8pm (all times GMT)

    Manchester United v West Ham, Saturday 3pm

    Everton v Aston Villa, Saturday 12.30pm

    Chelsea v Tottenham, Sunday 4.30pm

    Southampton v Manchester City, Saturday 5.30pm

    Arsenal v Burnley, Sunday 2pm

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Historic News Stories have been added below:

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.