Arsenal gossip: Wenger praises team spirit but rues missed striker opportunity

Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 27, is set to be dropped for a number of key fixtures, including in the Champions League and could push for a loan move in January, according to The Sun. Arsenal had a loan bid for Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin, 24, rejected during the summer transfer window, the London Evening Standard reports. The Gunners were keen to add to their striking options ahead of the season, with Karim Benzema identified by Arsene Wenger as his top target as…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger eyes stunning triple swoop and Sanchez praised for United demolition

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal gossip. Arsenal look set to reignite their interest in summer transfer target Aleksandr Kokorin when the transfer window re-opens in January, the Metro reports. The Gunners were reportedly tracking the Dynamo Moscow striker during pre-season, though in the end a move never materialised. Per Mertesacker has hailed Arsenal’s defensive display in Sunday’s victory over Manchester United, the Daily Mirror reports. The Gunners kept a clean sheet in their 3-0 win, restricting the Red Devils to only a handful of opportunities at the Emirates. Petr Cech has heaped…

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Arsene Wenger targets new striker in January transfer window

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be eyeing up a new striker for the January transfer window, according to the Daily Express. The long-standing boss only managed to bring Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to the club over the summer, opting against making any more signings before the window drew to a close on September 1. The Express reports that the fans wanted a high profile signing, like Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani, or Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema, but so far they have had to rely on Theo Walcott…

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Arsenal gossip: £45m Cavani bid reportedly accepted, but Dynamo Moscow reject striker move

Here is deadline day’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly accepted a £45m move for Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, according to the Metro. The deal involves £43m up front with a further £2m in add-ons, but the Gunners may struggle to get a move done in time. Dynamo Moscow have rejected a loan-to-buy offer from Arsene Wenger’s side for forward Aleksandr Kokorin, according to the Metro. The Russia international’s contract expires next summer, paving the way for a free transfer, but he appears set to see out…

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Arsenal make unsuccessful loan-to-buy move for Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin

Arsenal have reportedly made an unsuccessful attempt to bring Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin to the Emirates in the final hours of the window, according to reports in Russia. Sports report that the Gunners had offered to take the 24-year-old on loan for the rest of this season, before making his move permanent next summer when his contract with his parent club expires. And while the Russia international was ready to make the switch, Sports suggest that Moscow rejected the move, and plan to offer the forward a new contract.…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners to jump United interest in striker but defensive duo doubtful for weekend clash

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Arsenal are reportedly close to completing a deal for Dynamo Moscow forward Alexander Kokorin before the transfer window shuts, the Metro reports. The 24-year-old striker has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Tottenham over the course of the summer, with PSG and Zenit also believed to be interested in signing him. Competition for places at Arsenal will ensure no one can take their first-team place for granted and keep the squad performing at their highest levels, according to defender…

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Arsenal move ahead of Man United in race for international striker

Arsenal have reportedly moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Russia international Aleksandr Kokorin, according to the Metro. The 24-year-old has been attracting interest from right across Europe, with the Metro reporting that Zenit, Paris Saint-Germain, and the Gunners’ bitter rivals Tottenham are also interested in the Dynamo Moscow striker. However, after seemingly missing out on Karim Benzema – who dropped a massive hint on social media that he plans to go nowhere this summer – Arsene Wenger has apparently put a lot of effort into landing Kokorin,…

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Man United gossip: Red Devils plan Pedro revenge and contract offered to Thomas Muller

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Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils are planning to get over the fact that they missed out on Barcelona winger Pedro, by making a stunning offer for former Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann, the Metro claim. The Frenchman has a £57m release clause in his contract, but that is not thought to be a problem for United. Louis van Gaal is also trying to lure Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller to the club this summer, according to the Metro. The Premier League side have offered…

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Man United in talks with Dynamo Moscow about deal for striker Aleksandr Kokorin

Manchester United are reportedly in talks with Dynamo Moscow about a potential move for striker Aleksandr Kokorin, according to the Metro. The Metro suggest that the Red Devils are keen on the 24-year-old, and may not find it difficult to bring him to Old Trafford as Dynamo are willing to sell. However, having apparently missed out on Pedro (via BBC Sport), this is surely the kind of uninspiring signing that is unlikely to appease disgruntled supporters. Despite playing all of his domestic career in Russia – which is a considerably…

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