Wenger expects more numbers on Thursday, Lacazette’s return a huge boost

Arsenal fans are currently enduring the worst league season of Arsene Wenger’s time at the club. The Gunners never looked like challenging for the league title this season; not even in the first couple of months of the season. With seven games left to play in the season, the North London side are mathematically in the race for top-four spots. However, realistically, the league season is as good as over for them. Arsenal’s current predicament in the league has had a direct impact on the fans attendance in home-games. In…

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Arsenal vs Brighton and Hove Albion – betting tips and predictions

Arsenal have shown signs of improvement in the recent weeks as they prepare to host Premier League newboys Brighton and Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The Gunners are currently unbeaten in their last three league fixtures and have climbed to the seventh spot in the table with ten points. In their last league game, they defeated West Brom at home, and they would be aiming for another three easy points on Saturday. On Thursday, the Gunners were involved in Europa League on Thursday and claimed a 4-2 at…

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Confirmed: Arsenal make a ‘nice offer’ for striker

Arsenal have made a ‘nice offer’ for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, the President of the French club has revealed. The French striker was originally supposed to join Atletico Madrid this summer, but his move was eventually scuppered due to the transfer ban on the La Liga club. The Gunners were interested in signing Lacazette last summer, but a move never materialised. According to multiple reports, the North London club have reignited their interest in the 26-year-old and are prepared to shell out big money for him. Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas,…

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Arsenal asked to pay up £60m for their summer target

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Lyon have slapped a £60m price tag on in-demand striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to the latest report. Premier League side Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in Lacazette, and the Telegraph claims that they have been quoted a fee of €55million (£48.7m) plus €12m (£10.6m) in add-ons by the Ligue 1 side. Jason Burt of the Telegraph claims that initial talks have already taken place between the two sides. The Gunners were interested in signing the 26-year-old last summer, but they ended up signing Lucas Perez instead. Lacazette was…

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Arsenal target set for La Liga move

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Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is inclining towards a summer move to La Liga side Atletico Madrid, according to French publication L’Equipe. The 25-year-old has been in superb goalscoring form for Lyon this season and has scored 31 goals in all competitions. He is a transfer target for a number of major European clubs including the likes of Arsenal, West Ham and Paris Saint-Germain Premier League side Arsenal have also been a long-term admirer of the French striker, but the striker recently made it clear that he would like to join…

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Bayern Munich lead race for top Manchester United target

Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are currently leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann. The often-reliable journalist claims that Atletico have identified Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as their number one target as they remain susceptible to lose Griezmann in the coming window. The France international has a lot of clubs interested in services including Premier League side Manchester United. However, Di Marzio claims that Bayern currently favourites to sign him in the summer. The latest development will surely be…

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Griezmann backed to join Manchester United

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has been backed by former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit to join Manchester United in the summer. Griezmann has emerged as one of the best football players in the world during his time with Atletico and has been consistently linked with major European clubs in the recent seasons. Manchester United, in particular, have been strongly linked with the player and Petit, who played for the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona in his career, thinks that his compatriot will definitely sign for United in the summer.…

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Arsenal, West Ham target to switch clubs in summer

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has expressed his desire to join a new club in the upcoming summer transfer window. The French striker was a top target for the likes of Arsenal and West Ham last summer, but due to varying circumstances, he ended up staying in France. Early in the summer, he declined an opportunity to join the Hammers after two clubs had reportedly agreed on a transfer fee. Later, the Gunners expressed their interest in the striker but their offer was deemed insufficient by the French club. Ultimately, the…

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Arsenal agree personal terms with striker, Germany international wants to join

Arsenal have agreed on personal terms with Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to French outlet Le 10 Sport (via Daily Star). The Gunners have already seen one bid of £29 million rejected for the French striker, but various sources have backed the North London club to go back for the 25-year-old with an improved bid. The Ligue 1 club have on multiple occasions insisted that their player is not for sale this summer, but that latest report by Le 10 Sport thus makes a bold claim that the player has…

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Arsenal to make new bid for striker, Gunners identify surprising defensive target

Arsenal are set to make an improved bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette next week. Sky Sports claims that the Gunners, who have already had their initial bid of £30 million rejected for the striker, still remain interested in him. Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas has on multiple occasions insisted that the 25-year-old is not for sale, but it is believed that a bid in the region of 40 million could get the Gunners their man. The France international, who scored 21 league goals for his club last season, signed a four-year…

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Arsenal’s bid for star forward rejected, Gunners linked with young striker and experienced defender

It’s a busy news day for Arsenal fans as a number of new stories linking the club with prospective transfer targets have emerged. Firstly, Ligue 1 club Lyon have confirmed that they have turned down a £29 million bid from the Gunners for their striker Alexandre Lacazette. The French made the announcement on their official Twitter denouncing the claim from French source Le Progrès that the North London club have made a £40 million bid for the player. Communiqué du club ! #Mercato #Lacazette pic.twitter.com/mEKZvHAobx — Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) July…

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Arsenal fighting Chelsea for Serie A defender, losing battle for Ligue 1 striker

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Arsenal have once again been linked with Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. The Senegal international has attracted a lot of interest in his services this summer on the back of his impressive performances in Serie A last season. Chelsea are said to be leading the pursuit for the 25-year-old and have already established contact with the Naples. However, according to RMC’s football journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, the Gunners also maintain a huge interest in the player. Everton are another club that are interested in Koulibaly, who is reportedly valued at £30 million by Napoli. Chelsea…

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Arsenal set to trigger release clause of top striker, interested in Liverpool target

Arsenal are set to trigger the £34 million release clause of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to the Telegraph. The North London club are desperate to sign a proven goal scorer in the transfer window and have already failed in their attempt to sign Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy. The report claims that the Gunners are yet to place a formal bid for the 25-year-old, who has already turned down an opportunity to join West Ham United this summer. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly sounded out Lacazette’s representatives while covering…

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Arsenal hold talks with two star strikers, ready to make massive wage bid for Alvaro Morata

With Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea ready to redeem their poor season by hiring a new coach, Arsenal can’t sit still and watch those three clubs fight it out for the Premier League crown. The Gunners have been on the look out for a new top striker, and several big names have been mentioned. Now, according to a report by The Sun, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has held talks with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette as he looks to bolster the Arsenal attack. Lukaku provided 25 goals and seven…

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Arsenal set to sign experienced striker and a centre-back

It’s public knowledge that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in the transfer market for a proven goalscorer. The Gunners have already made a failed attempt to sign Jamie Vardy from Leicester City and now they have moved their attention elsewhere. According to Jeremy Wilson of the Telegraph, Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata are the current top targets for the North London club. Both strikers are expected to demand a hefty transfer fee, in excess of £40 million, in the transfer market. Morata has recently joined Real Madrid from Juventus…

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Arsenal dealt another blow in striker pursuit

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It seems like Arsenal’s pursuit of a striker is not going to end anytime soon. Following their failure to sign Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, the North London club were strongly linked with a move for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette. However, if the latest comments from Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas are to be believed, the Gunners are set for yet another disappointment. Aulas has claimed that the French striker intends to stay with the Ligue 1 club for the next season in Ligue 1. “We have had a few calls, but Alexandre…

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PSG to battle Arsenal and Tottenham for star strikers

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Paris Saint-Germain have all the financial funds in the world and a new ambitious coach with Unai Emery. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaving the Ligue 1 champions, they are looking to add a new star striker. In that regard, PSG are battling two Premier League clubs. First, the Paris club have identified Alexandre Lacazette is one of their man summer transfer targets. However, the 25-year-old is also wanted by a number of other big European clubs, including Arsenal. According to L’Equipe (via talkSPORT), Arsenal and PSG are leading the chase for Lacazette, with…

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West Ham make improved bid for winger after signing La Liga star, to shelve striker bid

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West Ham are set to make an improved bid of £8 million for Matt Ritchie after having an initial approach turned down by Bournemouth, according to a report by The Telegraph. The Hammers originally made a bid of £25 million for both Ritchie and striker Callum Wilson last month, but will make a new offer of £8 million, potentially rising to £10 million, for the 26-year-old winger. Ritchie is believed to have met with Cherries boss Eddie Howe shortly after the end of the season and expressed an interest to…

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Five strikers Man United should target after missing out on Pedro

With news breaking that Pedro is set to become the latest in a long line of names that Manchester united have missed out on this summer, Red Devils fans will be comforted to know that there is still time for them to get a marquee signing through the door. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of five possible targets that United could look to bring in to help sooth their striker shortage at the moment. Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich Muller would be the obvious choice, as…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners to break records to get Karim Benzema, while Real Madrid teammate may also be on way

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsene Wenger has been told that the Gunners are willing to break their financial records to make a deal happen for Karim Benzema, the Daily Mail report. The Frenchman would become the club’s most expensive buy and would be their highest paid player should he join. The striker could be joined by one of his Real Madrid teammates at the Emirates next season, after the Metro reported that Lucas Silva may leave the Bernabeu. The midfielder was attracting Wenger’s interest in January,…

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Arsenal and Man United target Alexandre Lacazette to snub Premier League interest to remain in France

Despite reportedly being told to leave by Lyon boss Hubert Fournier (via Metro), Alexandre Lacazette is set to ignore interest from the Premier League this summer, and instead sign a new deal with the Ligue 1 side, according to the Daily Express. The 24-year-old has been attracting plenty of interest from England, with Arsenal and Manchester United leading the charge for his signature (via Express), while Liverpool were also supposedly in the running (via Metro). However, he now looks set to disappoint all three sides. While the Reds have added…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema price named, but Wenger wants another Real Madrid star also

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsenal will reportedly be able to sign Karim Benzema from Real Madrid this summer, but only if they bid £45m, according to the Metro. That fee would make him the club’s most expensive player, eclipsing the £42.5m spent on Mesut Ozil. As well as the Frenchman, Arsene Wenger wants another player from the Bernabeu to join his side this summer, the Metro report. The Gunners boss has reportedly instructed the board to get a deal done for winger Denis Cheryshev, who may…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners star doesn’t think Benzema will join, but another striker target told to leave club

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Santi Cazorla has admitted that Karim Benzema would be an excellent addition to the Gunners’ squad this summer, the Daily Mirror report. However, the Spaniard suggested that Arsene Wenger is not looking to sign the Real Madrid forward. “Benzema is a great player. Every side would like to have him but I think the manager already has his team made and probably he is not looking for another striker,” he stated. Wenger may have been alerted after the Metro reported that Lyon…

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Arsenal and Liverpool handed major boost as Alexandre Lacazette told to leave club BY OWN MANAGER

In a sensational turn of events, Alexandre Lacazette has been told by his own manager to leave Lyon this summer, potentially paving the way for a Premier League switch, the Metro report. The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool during this window (via Metro), while the Daily Express report that Louis van Gaal was also keeping an eye on the Frenchman. And while the Express previously suggested that the Ligue 1 side were not interested in selling their star player, the Metro claim that the club’s manager…

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Liverpool plan increased bid for Alexandre Lacazette, after first offer rejected

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Liverpool are hoping to tempt Lyon into selling Alexandre Lacazette by making an improved £21.2m bid for the Frenchman, according to the Metro. The Reds had an initial offer of £17m turned down for the 24-year-old earlier in the summer, the Metro report, but that has not deterred Brendan Rodgers from trying to get another name through the Anfield door during this window. While the Merseyside outfit have enjoyed a solid pre-season, there are arguably question marks regarding all of their attacking options. While Rickie Lambert has departed for West…

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