Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has slammed Premier League rivals over their perception of the Carabao Cup.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and his United counterpart, Jose Mourinho have both expressed their pessimistic concerns over the league cup, despite seeing off their opponents in their respective matches.
Guardiola whose side defeated West Brom to advance into the third round of the competition claims that the game was a ‘waste of energy’, while Mourinho also expressed similar concerns as his side beat Burton Albion 4-1, claiming the competition contributes to the squad tiredness as they participate in European competitions.
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However, Arsene Wenger has shared different views from that of his league rivals, claiming that no club can sacrifice any competition due to the pressure involved, while he also reiterated effect of the competition on players as they will have to compete in the Fa Cup, Premier League and then Europe which might hamper the physical strength of the squad.
Arsenal defeated Doncaster 1-0 in the third round of the Carabao Cup and will have to play West Brom on Monday night before they travel to Belarus where they play in the Europa League.
Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho complained about playing the Europa League as he led his side to the historic win last season but wants the intensity of games in England reduced in order to help teams participating in European competitions.
Official: Ex-Arsenal Star Handed No. 8 Shirt
New Juventus signing Aaron Ramsey has been handed the jersey number eight at his new club.
His jersey number was confirmed earlier on Monday.
Aaron Ramsey joined Italian Serie A champions Juventus at the start of this month on a free transfer.
The 28-year-old had earlier agreed on a four-year deal with the Italians.
His wages are worth £400,000 on a weekly, thus making him the highest paid British footballer in the history of world football.
Aaron Ramsey has joined Juventus after his contract with Arsenal ended this summer.
The Welsh international star spent ten years at Arsenal.
During his time at Arsenal, The 28-year-old won three FA Cup titles.
In addition, Ramsey scored two FA Cup winning goals.
The Welshman netted the winning goal during the 2014 FA Cup final as the Gunners came from two goals down to beat Hull City 3-2.
The goal from Aaron Ramsey ended a nine-year trophy drought for Arsenal.
Arsenal needed extra time to get the better of Hull City.
Ramsey scored the FA Cup winning goal again as Arsenal saw off London rivals Chelsea during the 2017 FA Cup final.
He scored in extra time to give Arsenal a 2-1 win over the Blues and a third FA Cup title in four years.
Arsenal To Demand €10m For Star Player
North London giants Arsenal will reportedly demand €10m (£8.8m) for club skipper Laurent Koscielny after the Frenchman refused to go on the preseason tour of the United States.
This is according to the publication from the London Evening Standard which claimed that Arsenal won’t let their skipper leave for free this summer.
Laurent Koscielny has one year left on his current deal with the Gunners but the Frenchman wants the club to release him for free this summer.
Arsenal officials turned down that request and that prompted the decision to turn his back on the US tour.
The club has already opened disciplinary proceedings against Laurent Koscielny and he has been banished to train with the Arsenal kids.
Arsenal signed Laurent Koscielny in the summer of 2010 and he has been a key performer for the Gunners.
Koscielny joined Arsenal from French club Lorient.
He has made 255 appearances for the Gunners in the Premier League.
Since his time at Arsenal, Laurent Koscielny has won three FA Cup titles.
He was linked with a move to German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund last month but the defender favours a return to France.
French Ligue 1 sides like Bordeaux, Rennes and Lyon are all interested in him.
Palace Reject Arsenal Swap Deal For Star Player
Premier League giants Arsenal have been dealt a major transfer blow in their quest to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha this summer.
This is as a result of the latest Arsenal bid turned down by the South London club.
The Gunners’ latest bid of £40m plus three players was rejected by Crystal Palace who want straight cash of £80m.
The three players offered by Arsenal were Carl Jenkinson, Mohamed ElNeny and Calum Chambers.
The Arsenal bid of cash plus multiple players was revealed via the publication from the Daily Mail.
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It was the second offer from Arsenal for Ivorian international star Zaha.
The Gunners had earlier made a first offer of £40m for the Crystal Palace winger.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is desperate to add a winger to his squad ahead of the new season billed to start in August.
Zaha is his top transfer target for that role but Crystal Palace have frustrated Unai Emery and Arsenal who have just £45m to spend on players this summer.
The Crystal Palace winger had his best season at Selhurst Park after he scored 10 goals in addition to five assists in the Premier League.
Arsenal have made just one signing this summer.
Nicolo Schira Confirms €35m Offer For Arsenal Target Malcom
Experienced Italian journalist Nicolo Schira has revealed that Premier League club Everton have made a big bid for want away Barcelona winger Malcom.
According to him, Everton have made a €35m bid to sign the Brazilian player this summer but Barcelona are holding out for €40m.
Everton are not the only ones interested in Malcom.
Other Premier League sides like Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with the 21-year-old winger.
The Toffees are the first English top flight side to make a cash offer for the player.
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For Arsenal, they want to sign Malcom on loan for the new season with the option to sign him on a permanent deal at the end of his loan spell.
Everton have a good recent relationship with Spanish champions Barcelona following the transfers of Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.
Colombian international Yerry Mina joined Everton from Barcelona in a deal reported to be around £25m at the start of last season.
Andre Gomes also left Barcelona to join Everton on the deadline day of last summer’s transfer window just like wagtails was obtainable with the aforementioned Yerry Mina, but his transfer was a temporary one.
His loan deal was not made permanent until this summer.
Perry Groves Slams Koscielny For US Tour Tantrum
Former Arsenal midfielder Perry Groves has ripped into club skipper Laurent Koscielny after he refused to embark on the preseason tour of US with the rest of his teammates.
Perry Groves blasted Koscielny while he was on British radio TalkSport alongside host Jim White.
Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny is under disciplinary proceedings at the club following his refusal to travel to the United States with the rest of the squad.
The Frenchman had earlier threatened the Arsenal officials about boycotting the US tour after they refused to cancel his contract to enable him to leave on a free transfer.
The 33-year-old has one year left on his current deal which is worth £90,000 on a weekly basis.
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The Arsenal skipper claimed that he had the contract cancellation agreement with club officials who have denied such pact.
Laurent Koscielny wants to return to France after nine years in North London.
For now, three French Ligue 1 clubs are interested in him.
Rennes, Bordeaux and Lyon have been linked with a move for the Arsenal skipper but the Gunners want to sell him for a sizeable fee rather than let him leave for free.
Arsenal will demand a transfer fee of €10m for the former French international.
Dani Ceballos Favours Loan Move To Arsenal
Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is said to favour a loan move to North London giants Arsenal this summer.
According to Sky Sports, the Real Madrid star could join Arsenal on a season-long loan deal before the end of this transfer window.
The Gunners will face stiff opposition from North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur who are also interested in the player.
Dani Ceballos has been at Real Madrid for two years since his transfer from fellow Spanish La Liga club Real Betis but he’s surplus to requirements this summer.
Real Madrid want to sell him this summer as the Los Merengues try to raise funds for the signing of new players.
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The immediate past European champions have already spent €300m+ on transfers this summer.
Arsenal are in need of a new midfielder this summer and the Gunners want to take the Spanish international midfielder on loan for the new season, while Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur want an outright transfer for him.
The North Londoners are in the transfer market for a replacement for Aaron Ramsey who has left the club for Italian champions Juventus.
Ramsey has signed a four-year deal with the Italians until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Spurs Attempt To Hijack Arsenal Move For This Brilliant Player
North London giants Arsenal are facing a big battle in their quest to sign Saint Etienne defender William Saliba during this summer’s transfer window.
According to experienced journalist Mohamed Boufahsi, Tottenham Hotspur want to hijack a move for William Saliba from the jaws of Arsenal who are the favourites to sign the young French centre back.
The Gunners were said to be closing in on a move for the 18-year-old until Tottenham Hotspur made a €30m bid without bonuses.
Arsenal had earlier offered the same €30m bid for the player but the offer includes bonuses.
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Saint Etienne want to sanction the sale of the player with the condition that the player would be loaned back to the French Ligue 1 club.
William Saliba has enjoyed a remarkable rise in the space of few months on the back of his debut for Saint Etienne last year.
He made 16 appearances for Saint Etienne in the league as the young French defender helped the club to fourth place at the end of last season.
William Saliba would be the second summer signing for the Gunners if they can pull his transfer off at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur.
Young Brazilian attacker Gabriel Martinelli is the Gunners’ first signing of the summer.
Frenkie De Jong Reveals Arsenal Desire
New Barcelona signing Frenkie De Jong has revealed that he sees himself at Arsenal.
De Jong made the admission in an interview with Voetbal International shortly after his unveiling as a new player at Barcelona.
According to him, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of Arsenal legend Marc Overmars who moved from Ajax Amsterdam to Arsenal to Barcelona during his influential career.
Frenkie De Jong admitted that he wanted to play for the Gunners.
The 21-year-old was recently unveiled as the new Barcelona player earlier this month.
Barcelona had earlier agreed on a €75m deal to sign Frenkie De Jong from Ajax Amsterdam in the winter transfer window.
The player stayed at the Dutch Eredivisie giants for the remainder of the season.
Frenkie De Jong was part of the Ajax Amsterdam team that reached the Champions League semifinals before they were knocked out by Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur.
In addition, Ajax Amsterdam also won two major trophies namely the Dutch Eredivisie title and the Dutch Cup.
Frenkie De Jong was linked with Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) before Barcelona won the race to sign him.
The Dutch international midfielder is out of the financial reach of the Gunners.
Arsenal Facing Double Premier League Threat For Alexis Claude-Maurice
North London giants Arsenal are reportedly facing a twin threat from the Premier League for Lorient attacker Alexis Claude-Maurice.
According to the publication from WalesOnline, the Gunners will have to fend off two Premier League clubs who are also interested in the young French player just like what’s obtainable with the North Londoners.
Newly promoted Premier League outfit Norwich City as well as Brighton and Hove Albion are the two Premier League sides keen on a summer move for the 20-year-old.
French Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice are also interested in the player.
Alexis Claude-Maurice could link up with Matteo Guendouzi at Arsenal.
Both players were at Lorient before Guendouzi signed for the Gunners last summer.
French junior international Guendouzi joined Arsenal in a £7m deal last summer and he went on to impress a great deal for the North London giants.
Arsenal are in the market for a new wing forward and Alexis Claude-Maurice could be the man for the job.
He could be the direct replacement for Danny Welbeck after the England international star left the club upon the expiration of his contract with the Gunners.
Danny Welbeck joined Arsenal from Premier League rivals Manchester United in a £16m deal.
Laurent Koscielny Refuses Preseason Tour
Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to embark on the club’s preseason tour of US.
The North London club confirmed the new development via an official statement released on Thursday morning.
Laurent Koscielny has one year left on his current deal with the Gunners but the player wants the club to release him from the said contract.
The 33-year-old has three offers from French clubs according to GFFN and the player has been telling the club to release him for several weeks.
Laurent Koscielny trained with Arsenal this morning but refused to embark on the preseason tour of the United States.
The ex-French international star is almost certain to lose his status as the Arsenal captain.
For now, Arsenal have opened disciplinary proceedings against him.
Laurent Koscielny has been at Arsenal since he joined the Gunners from French club Lorient.
He has made 285 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions.
The Frenchman is the longest serving player in the Arsenal first team following the exit of Aaron Ramsey this summer.
Welsh international star Ramsey has signed for Italian champions Juventus on a free transfer.
Koscielny returned from a serious Achilles injury in November and he was a key player for the Gunners for the remainder of the season.
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