Arsene Wenger denies that Arsenal need new holding midfielder

Arsene Wenger has seemingly ruled out the possibility of Arsenal buying a new holding midfielder before the end of the transfer window by suggesting that he is happy with his current options, the Daily Express report. The man that appears to have become Wenger’s first choice in that role is Francis Coquelin, and he has formed a good partnership alongside Santi Cazorla, who seems to thrive on making his marauding runs from deep. But after the Frenchman, Wenger has just the injury-prone Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini – who has…

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Arsenal plotting £18m move for Bayer Leverkusen stalwart Lars Bender

Arsenal are considering the possibility of making an £18m bid for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, the Daily Express report, in a move that could see Mathieu Flamini leave the Emirates. The Gunners have been monitoring the 26-year-old, and sent scouts to watch his side’s Champions League play-off first leg tie with Lazio, the Express report. While the Bundesliga outfit were narrowly beaten in Italy, it appears that Bender did enough to impress the north London side as a bid now seems imminent. The Germany international – who missed last year’s…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema wants Emirates switch, but Cavani in town for medical

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Karim Benzema will be more than willing to move to Arsenal if the Gunners make a bid that matches Real Madrid’s valuation of the forward, the Daily Star report. Arsene Wenger is prepared to break the club’s transfer record by making a £50m offer, which is set to tempt the 27-year-old as it will provide an indication of how wanted he is. However, Man United are considering whether to scupper Arsenal’s move for Benzema, as they are also keeping an eye on…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema to be unveiled at Liverpool clash but Cavani desperate to seal Gunners switch

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Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Edinson Cavani is reportedly trying to push through a transfer to Arsenal as soon as possible, the Metro reports. The Paris St Germain striker wants to have his medical and complete a switch in the coming days. However, the Daily Star is reporting that Arsenal will unveil the signing of Karim Benzema before kick-off of their game against Liverpool at the Emirates on Monday. The report claims that the Gunners have even chartered a private jet and rented a hotel room for…

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Arsenal officials travel to scout Lars Bender ahead of possible move

A team of Arsenal representatives reportedly travelled to Rome this week to cast an eye over Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender during his side’s Champions League clash with Lazio, according to the Metro. Bender seems to be linked with a move to The Gunners during every transfer window, but so far has not addressed the rumours. The 26-year-old, who is the brother of Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Sven, played the full 90 minutes of Leverkusen’s narrow 1-0 defeat to the Serie A side, and Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb claimed that a number…

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Arsenal interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s midfield enforcer

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Arsenal could make a summer bid for Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender, as Arsene Wenger tries to add some extra steel to his exciting midfield ahead of next season. READ MORE: Arsenal Transfer Rumours According to The Sun, the 26-year-old has been on the Gunners’ radar for a long time, but it is only now that their interest may materialise into a bid. The Sun value the German at £18m. The midfielder would provide some support to Francis Coquelin in the holding midfield role. Despite enjoying an excellent year, the Frenchman…

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Manchester City keen on Bayer Leverkusen man should they miss out on Paul Pogba

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Manchester City are preparing for the possibility of missing out on Paul Pogba, by plotting a bid for Bayer Leverkusen’s holding midfielder Lars Bender. READ MORE: Manchester United News and Goals According to the Daily Mirror, the Juventus man is their main target, however, they believe he may decide to stay with the Serie A champions for another year so he can complete a move to Barcelona – the team that denied his side winning the treble in the Champions League final – when their transfer embargo is lifted. Should…

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