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Arsene Wenger determined to sign Ligue 1 midfielder with €40m bid

Arsene Wenger to add Seri to Arsenal squad Arsenal are reportedly leading the race to sign Jean-Michael Seri, after Arsene Wenger placed another €40m bid for the Nice midfielder. The Ivorian, 26, caught the eye during an impressive campaign last season. He scored seven goals and made nine assists in 34 Ligue 1

Arsenal on the verge of £50 million superstar signing

Arsenal on the brink of signing Thomas Lemar for £50m Arsenal are reportedly very close to signing AS Monaco's Thomas Lemar for a fee of £50m. Arsene Wenger has already had bids rejected for the 21-year-old. Monaco were demanding up to £80m for the player they signed from Caen two years ago. Monaco were hoping

The Premier League’s new strikers: Who will score the most goals?

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal will go into the new season with re-tooled frontlines after splashing the cash this summer. The Red Devils paid Everton £75million to land Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku. Meanwhile Arsenal shelled out £52million for Alexandre Lacazette, and champions Chelsea spent £67million on Alvaro Morata. At Old Trafford they have brought in a

Arsenal legends convinced Jens Lehmann return will help the club

Former goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has returned to Arsenal in a coaching role Robert Pires and Gilberto Silva are convinced Jens Lehmann's return to Arsenal will make a difference. Arsene Wenger has already suggested that the return of Jens Lehmann as Arsenal's new first-team coach can help institute a winning mentality among the

Robert Pires says keeping Olivier Giroud is vital for Arsenal

Robert Pires believes Arsenal should keep Giroud According to Robert Pires, Arsenal cannot afford to sell Alexis Sanchez or Olivier Giroud if they want to challenge for the title. Robert Pires believes the signing of Alex Lacazette is just the start for Arsene Wenger's new look squad. The arrival of his fellow French countryman has led to reports

Predicted Arsenal line-up for next season [Slideshow]

  The Gunners have been very busy in the transfer market resulting in months of speculation and negotiation. Arsenal recruited Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette from FC Schalke 04 and Olympique Lyonnais respectively. The Bosnian was signed on a free, while the French international was brought in for a club record £52 million. The

Is Shkodran Mustafi’s Ultimate XI the strongest yet?

Earlier in the year, Arsenal's 2016 summer signing, Shkodran Mustafi, was asked to choose his ultimate XI, and the German international did not disappoint. Mustafi team consists of many great players, old and new. It's no surprise that the team shares 9 Ballon D'ors among themselves, with one player carrying five. Arsenal

Premier League Player of the Season admits Arsenal are a MAJOR threat

Premier League Player of the Season N’Golo Kante believes Arsenal will offer a genuine threat to Chelsea‘s supremacy next season and can challenge for the Premier League title. Arsene Wenger’s side finished a distant 18 points behind Antonio Conte’s champions last term. A difficult campaign resulting on missing out on Champions League qualification for the

Ranking all of Arsene Wenger’s French signings before Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette's record-breaking transfer has made him the 32nd French player to join Arsenal under manager Arsene Wenger.  While Gunners fans wait to see if he becomes the next Thierry Henry or another Yaya Sanogo, we were able to rank Wenger's previous 31 French signings. The players are assessed on their value for money and the

Lyon president confirms Alexandre Lacazette close to signing for Arsenal

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed Alexandre Lacazette's move to Arsenal should be completed "within the next day or two". Arsenal's opening bid of £39m was turned down last month, but significant progress has been made in talks between the clubs. Aulas confirmed the deal is worth up to £43.8m (€50m), meaning

West Ham United interested in signing Arsenal forward

West Ham are eyeing a move for Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud as they plot a summer rebuild of their striking department. The France international has suggested that he will not settle for another season on the bench at Arsenal having spent much of the year backing up Alexis Sanchez and then fighting

Lyon President willing to swap Lacazette for Arsenal player

Arsenal are welcome to Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette – but they will have to part with Olivier Giroud to seal the deal. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has laid out his terms for a deal involving £60million-rated Lacazette. Frenchman Lacazette, 26, was lined up to join Atletico Madrid until the Spanish club’s transfer ban got in

Arsene Wenger’s worst seasons as Arsenal manager

The jury is still out on how bad a season this will prove to be for Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger. The signs aren't good. The Gunners are set to finish below Tottenham Hotspur for the first time in Wenger's 21-year reign, and their chances of making the top four and thus

Key factors that cost Arsenal Champions League football [Slideshow]

Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in Arsene Wenger's tenure despite a 3-1 win over Everton. Manchester City and Liverpool thrashed Watford and Middlesbrough to finish third and fourth respectively, leaving the Gunners stranded in fifth place and facing a season in the Europa League. Arsenal still

Arsenal player ratings: Koscielny sent off, Gabriel and Alexis injured

Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years despite beating Everton 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal took an eighth-minute lead through Hector Bellerin. They did suffer a setback when Laurent Koscielny was sent off for a late lunge on Enner Valencia in the

Stan Kroenke prepared to make Arsenal a BIG European force

The past 24 hours have seen Usmanov reportedly put in a £1bn bid to buy Arsenal from majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, which the American sports club owner rejected; Kroenke then pledge his allegiance to the Gunners, all while Usmanov apparently prepares another bid, which he’s ready to increase to £2bn. According

Arsene Wenger denies talks of Director of Football at Arsenal

Arsène Wenger has poured scorn on the work of directors of football in the modern game and made it plain that he would not be prepared to work with one on his watch at Arsenal. Wenger said: “I don’t know what director of football means. “It is somebody who stands in the road

Combined XI: Arsenal vs Manchester United

Arsenal face Manchester United in a blockbuster Premier League showdown at the Emirates on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s United are threatening to throw the towel in on their bid to reach the top four, instead concentrating on Europa League glory. Lifting that trophy for the first time would guarantee Champions League football next

Arsenal rival Manchester City for Valencia left-back

Arsenal ready to battle for Valencia star Arsenal are reportedly ready to rival Manchester City for the signing of Valencia left-back Jose Gaya. The 21-year-old is one of Europe’s most highly rated young defenders, and looks an ideal candidate for the Gunners if they continue their recent trend of playing with wing-backs

Arsenal eager to sign Nice star Jean Michael Seri

Arsenal interested in Ligue 1 midfielder Jean Seri Arsenal have opened negotiations to sign Jean Michael Seri ahead of the summer transfer window. Seri, 25, has been at the heart of Nice’s barnstorming season in Ligue 1 and the midfielder’s performances over the course of an impressive campaign have caught Arsenal’s attention. The Guardian

Arsenal plotting for life without Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil

Arsenal prepare for life without Özil & Alexis Arsenal are getting ready for life without contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. According to reports, the north London club are preparing a £50million double swoop. The swoop involves Porto forward Yacine Brahimi and Schalke playmaker Max Meyer. The Gunners are set to compete with

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