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Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star

Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star

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Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping tabs on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Both clubs are keen to boost their defensive options and a summer bidding war looks on the cards. Italian media outlet Calciomercato says Arsenal sent a team of scouts to watch Koulibaly in Napoli’s Europa League clash with RB Leipzig last week. United are also in the market for a new centre-back and manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen on signing the 26-year-old. Koulibaly began his senior club career with French side Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012. He joined Italian side Napoli two years later and soon established himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A. Kou...
Man United & Arsenal fans demand Pep Guardiola ban

Man United & Arsenal fans demand Pep Guardiola ban

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Wigan stun Man City in the FA Cup Monday was a great night for Manchester United. Along with Tottenham and Chelsea, Man United will now be fancying their chances of winning this season’s FA Cup. That’s after Wigan pulled off one of the shocks of the season beating Man City 1-0 in the fifth round. Will Grigg was the hero for the Latics, as Wigan booked a quarterfinal date with Southampton. Pep Guardiola ‘lost it’ after Fabian Delph One of the big talking points from the match was the red card served to Fabian Delph. Delph took out Wigan’s Max Power with a horrible tackle just before the interval. Referee Anthony Taylor eventually sent off the Man City fill-in left-back, but only after Taylor lead everyone to believe Delph would only receive a yellow. Did Wigan&...
​Arsenal and ​Tottenham face fight to sign 19-goal Brazilian forward

​Arsenal and ​Tottenham face fight to sign 19-goal Brazilian forward

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​Arsenal and ​Tottenham face fight to sign 19-goal Brazilian forward - originally posted on Sportslens.com Bordeaux president Stephan Martin has insisted that there is no agreement in place to allow forward Malcom leave the club in the summer. The 20-year-old was strongly linked with both ​Arsenal and ​Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window, but he agreed to stay and help the club in their fight against relegation. Malcom recently told media outlets in Brazil that Bordeaux had guaranteed him a summer transfer, but Martin has denied the claim. “We did not not promise anything,” said Martin, according to ​Tribal Football. “We will review his case this summer, for sure. He made no secret of his desire to leave. “We’ll talk about i
How the sands of power are shifting at Arsenal

How the sands of power are shifting at Arsenal

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Morning to you, there’s clearly a lot to get through so let’s get started. Erm … It’s that kind of a week. With no game this weekend, there’s an absolute dearth of anything Arsenal related. I think there were some games in the FA Cup, but I didn’t see any of them. The only thing I watched this weekend was Black Panther which was cool, but man I dislike the cinema. There are just too many people making eating noises. Whose bright idea was it to make the default cinema snack something crunchy like popcorn and not something more quiet like jellies or a soft fudge of some kind? That person is high on my list of history’s greatest monsters, let me tell you. Anyway, I was thinking a bit more about the boardroom set up at the club right now, and the pote...
Man Utd name their price for this Arsenal target: report

Man Utd name their price for this Arsenal target: report

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Manchester United have reportedly named their price for Arsenal target Chris Smalling who is set to leave the club in the next transfer window. Rumours have been circulating since the club’s loss to Newcastle in which the Englishman played quite a huge negative role in. Smalling conceded a free-kick by diving, from which the Magpies managed to score the only goal of the game, frustrating fans and reportedly Jose Mourinho too. Apparently it upset the Portuguese manager so much that he decided to move the centre-back on right then and there with the London club being linked ever since. Arsene Wenger has publicly stated his desire to reinforce defensively but whether his target is the former Fulham man or not is yet to be seen. According to Metro, the Daily Star report that the Red Dev...
Josh Kroenke heads to Arsenal for three months

Josh Kroenke heads to Arsenal for three months

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Stan Kroenke & Arsenal Has Stan Kroenke finally taken an interest in being the majority shareholder of Arsenal? One of the biggest criticisms of Kroenke since he acquired the biggest equity stake in Arsenal is that the billionaire doesn’t even care what happens at the club. Kroenke is never seen at matches and he never talks to the press. However, in a big scoop in the Mail on Sunday, it’s been reported that Kroenke’s son, Josh, is on his way to London and Arsenal for the next three months. Josh Kroenke’s Arsenal fact finding trip So what’s the purpose of Josh Kroenke’s Arsenal trip? The Mail report: Kroenke, 37, has taken a flat in London for three months and is visiting every section of the club in an attempt to gain a better understanding of how t
Roundup: Wenger confident of signing defender; Arsenal willing to pay £45m for attacker

Roundup: Wenger confident of signing defender; Arsenal willing to pay £45m for attacker

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Roundup: Wenger confident of signing defender; Arsenal willing to pay £45m for attacker - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are looking to seal a double deal for Nabil Fekir and Jonny Evans at the end of this season. The Gunners are hoping to add more creative spark to their midfield and the Lyon star Nabil Fekir could be a cracking addition. Apparently, he is a priority target for Wenger. The Ligue 1 midfielder is one of the most talented players around Europe right now and he could be the ideal replacement for Santi Cazorla at Arsenal. The Spaniard has been sidelined for a while and he is unlikely to return to his best again. As per the reports, Fekir is a key player for Lyon and therefore Wenger is prepared to break the bank in order to land the playmaker. Arsenal are willing
Hector Bellerin doubles down on his Arsenal Fan TV comments

Hector Bellerin doubles down on his Arsenal Fan TV comments

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Hector Bellerin vs Arsenal Fan TV Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has taken to social media on Saturday to react to his ‘feud’ with Arsenal Fan TV. The whole story started a few days ago, when Bellerin spoke at the Oxford Union. The Spanish international was asked by an audience member for his feedback on Arsenal Fan TV. And Bellerin took the opportunity to have a bit of a pop at AFTV. He said: I think it’s so wrong for someone that claims to be a fan and their success is fed of a failure, so how can that be a fan? So i think they’re just people hustling, trying to make money their way. The full video of Hector Bellerin speaking about Arsenal fan tv. #afc pic.twitter.com/q8n3oLUUsM — Arsenal Relevant (@ArsenalRelevant) February 15, 2018 Bellerin doubles down On Satu
Stop worrying about Cech not saving penalties, worry about Arsenal giving them away

Stop worrying about Cech not saving penalties, worry about Arsenal giving them away

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Morning all, as I’m sure you all know there’s no Arsenal this weekend because it’s FA Cup and we’re not in the FA Cup because we got beaten by Nottingham Forest in the third round. We do have a cup final next weekend and a Europa League game on Thursday but unlike the Premier League I don’t really care about FA Cup games if we’re not in the competition. I have no idea who is playing who, and despite all the information in the world being readily available at my fingertips, I cannot be arsed to look that up this morning. I was thinking a bit about penalties though, after David Ospina made a save from 12 yards against Östersunds FK on Thursday night. It sparked a lot of comment on Twitter from people who feel he should now be our number one keeper, and I w
Arsenal star claims top four race far from over

Arsenal star claims top four race far from over

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Top four Arsenal could well still make the top four this season according to Alex Iwobi, who thinks that the club are still in the race for a Champions League spot. That’s despite the majority of people thinking they have little chance, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs all vying for the three positions left now Manchester City have all but secured the title. The young Arsenal player refused to concede when speaking to the press, and said that the older and more experienced players in the side are helping him, with Ozil and Mkhitaryan being a good influence, and players he can learn from. The Express report Iwobi said: “We have to do our best in both competitions. That’s what we are trying to do: get into the top four and win the Europa League. That’s the aim. “I’m