Arsenal set to beat Man United, Tottenham to £35m rated star player
Arsenal have begun talks to swoop in for highly rated Paris Saint-Germain star player Lucas Moura after completing a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The winger has fallen down the pecking order and has not been at his best at PSG and a recent comment by him as made it known that, at this point, a departure will make sense in this January transfer.
According to Daily Express, Arsenal have locked horns with Tottenham over a deal to sign the PSG winger after being linked with a move to Manchester United, a deal that could be impossible after Man United signed Alexis Sanchez.
At Arsenal, Lucas Moura could be an asset as the Emirate look to strengthen their attack after losing Alexis Sanchez this January transfer window.
Alexis Sanchez has now been confirmed a Manchester United player while Theo Walcot joined Everton last week.
This will be a major boost to Arsenal as Manchester United have just swooped for Alexis Sanchez and could lower their interest to sign the PSG winger.
Yet, the Express confirm Arsenal will face a strong competition from Tottenham, who are looking to strengthening their attack in other to cling the top four spot.
Arsenal Fans Make Decision On Unai Emery After Premier League Clash vs Sheffield United
Arsenal fans are already fed up with the Unai Emery’s managerial era, showing this by venting their anger on the Spanish tactician in the aftermath of the loss to Sheffield United in the Premier League.
The Gunners were beaten 1-0 by Sheffield United in their week nine Premier League clash at Bramall Lane on Monday night.
After the game, scores of Arsenal fans took to their various social media accounts to speak their minds on the situation involving Unai Emery and the managerial position at the club.
In a poll ran by afcstuff on Twitter, almost 90% of the Arsenal fans said that the present Gunners manager is not the right man for the job.
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According to them, Unai Emery does not have what it takes to move the club forward.
The Arsenal fans went on to say that meeting this season’s target of Champions League qualification is in serious doubt with Unai Emery in charge of the team.
The Gunners faithfuls also mentioned names like current assistant manager Freddie Ljunberg and former Juventus boss Maximiliano Allgeri as possible candidates for Unai Emery if the Spanish tactician is relieved of his duties as the Arsenal manager.
Unai Emery has less than a year left on his contract at Arsenal.
What Unai Emery Said About Sheffield United Defeat
Arsenal manager Unai Emery was impressed with the performance of his players despite the result achieved against newly promoted side Sheffield United.
Unai Emery and his Arsenal players suffered a second defeat of the season in the Premier League following the 1-0 loss at the home of the Blades.
After the game, Unai Emery said that his players performed well and that they were unlucky to lose the Premier League clash against Sheffield United.
Hosts Sheffield United were able to move into the top half of the Premier League table as a result of the slim win over the Gunners.
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It was only their third win since gaining promotion into the Premier League.
The only goal of the game was scored by young French striker Lys Moussett in the first half of the game played at Bramall Lane on Monday night.
The summer signing prodded home the winning goal from close range after the Gunners failed to deal with a corner kick.
On their part, Arsenal failed to return to third position on the Premier League table as a result of the defeat.
Arsenal had started week nine league games in third position before wins for Chelsea and Leicester City on Saturday saw them drop to fifth position on the table.
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The Premier League clash between Sheffield United and Arsenal will end in a score draw according to the publication from Sportsmole.
It was predicted that the league game billed for Bramall Lane on Monday night will end in a 1-1 draw.
Arsenal don’t have a good record on their recent visits to Sheffield, either against Sheffield United or Sheffield Wednesday.
The North Londoners have not won any of their last eight visits to Sheffield in all competitions.
Arsenal are winless in their two Premier League away games against Sheffield United.
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The Gunners have one defeat and one draw from those two away games.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery would be hoping to change the type of result earned at Sheffield United with the Spaniard keen to get the win that would take his team back to third spot at the expense of Chelsea and Leicester City.
Both Chelsea and Leicester City had gone above Arsenal on the league log on Saturday after their respective victories.
Arsenal are without a win in each of their last three games away from home in the Premier League, while hosts Sheffield United are winless at home in their last three games in the Premier League ahead of the game on Monday night.
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The target for Arsenal ahead of their Premier League meeting with newly promoted team Sheffield United is to reclaim third spot on the league table.
Only a win over hosts Sheffield United can take the Gunners back to third position on the Premier League table.
Arsenal started the weekend as the third best team in the league but they have been pushed two spots back to fifth spot after the wins for Leicester City and Chelsea on Saturday.
Leicester City came from a goal down to beat Burnley 2-1 with strikes from Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans either side of the halftime interval.
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Burnley had stunned hosts Leicester City through Chris Woods against his former club but the Foxes were able to turn the game on its head.
On their part, Chelsea needed a second half goal from Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso to see off Newcastle United whom they best 1-0.
Arsenal don’t have a good away record against Sheffield United in the Premier League with the Gunners winless on previous two visits.
The last visit to Bramall Lane in 2006 ended in a 1-0 win for Sheffield United courtesy the goal from Christian Nade.
The other trip to Bramall Lane ended in a draw.
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North London giants Arsenal have a poor record at Sheffield United in the Premier League and they would be hoping to change that when the two teams meet at Bramall Lane in a league game on Monday night.
Arsenal have made just two visits to Sheffield United and they are yet to win on each occasion.
The Gunners have drawn one and lost one from those two Premier League visits to Bramall Lane.
The last visit in 2006 ended in a 1-0 loss when Christian Nade scored the only goal of the game for Sheffield United.
The incentive for Arsenal manager Unai Emery and his players is third place ahead of the Sheffield United game later on Monday.
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An away victory for the Gunners will take them back to third position on the Premier League log.
Arsenal started the weekend in third place but respective wins for Chelsea and Leicester City have seen the Gunners drop to fifth position and only a win over newly promoted side Sheffield United will take the North Londoners back to third position.
Predicted Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Bernd Leno; Calum Chambers, Sokratis Papsthathopoulos, David Luiz, Kieran Tierney; Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicholas Pepe.
The Real Reason Frank Lampard Wants Olivier Giroud To Stay At Chelsea
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has assured wantaway striker Olivier Giroud that he’ll get more playing time to show him the quality that he possesses amidst the numerous transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the club when the transfer market reopens in the New Year.
After the Newcastle United game at the weekend, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was asked about Giroud and his desire for more playing time.
Frank Lampard urged Giroud to be more patient and that he’ll get the chance to impress.
He went on to say that he doesn’t want him to leave Chelsea during the winter transfer window.
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Olivier Giroud had previously talked about leaving Chelsea in the New Year in search of more playing time.
The French World Cup winner has dropped to third on the striker pecking order at Chelsea.
The former Arsenal and Montpellier striker is the third choice striker at Chelsea right no behind the duo of Michy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham.
Olivier Giroud is keen to retain his spot in the France starting XI ahead of the 2020 European Championship next summer and he would have to play football on a regular basis as already pointed out by manager Didier Deschamps.
How Three Clubs Almost Signed Arsenal Midfielder Revealed
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed ElNeny was the subject of strong interest from three clubs in the summer according to the publication from football365.
Mohamed ElNeny is presently out of Arsenal on loan following his summer move to Besiktas FC of Turkey.
He has been able to resurrect his career while on loan at Besiktas after the Egyptian international struggled for playing time at Arsenal.
The aforementioned report said that Mohamed ElNeny could have joined the likes of West Ham United, Leicester City and Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia before his loan transfer to Turkish Super League club Besiktas in the summer.
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At Besiktas, Mohamed ElNeny has gotten more first team minutes.
The Egyptian midfielder is a regular in the Besiktas XI this season upon his loan move from Arsenal in August.
Without him at Arsenal, the Gunners have been able to produce a good start to the Premier League season.
Arsenal are in third position on the Premier League table after the first eight games of the season.
Only Liverpool and Manchester City have more points than the Gunners this season.
Arsenal have lost just once this season and that was the league game at leaders Liverpool which ended in a 3-1 loss for the North Londoners.
How Man Utd Facilitated New Deal For Wojciech Szczesny
Italian Serie A giants Juventus have concluded plans to offer first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny a new contract in a bid to secure his long-term future at the club.
According to Goal, Juventus are not willing to take chances on their first choice shot-stopper after Premier League giants Manchester United made an enquiry about him.
It was revealed that the Manchester United enquiry came while David De Gea was stalling over a new deal at the club.
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David De Gea had less than a year on his Manchester United contract before the Spaniard was handed a new deal to make him the highest paid player at the club.
The aforementioned report from Goal said that Juventus will give Wojciech Szczesny a three-year extension in addition to a significant rise on his almost three million euros yearly salary with the Italian champions.
Wojciech Szczesny was an Arsenal goalkeeper before he joined Italian champions Juventus two years ago.
Despite the return of club legend and veteran shot-stopper Gianlugi Buffon to Juventus this summer from a short spell at French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Szczesny has retained his spot as the first choice goalkeeper and has helped his team to the top of the Italian Serie A table.