England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted that their performance in their shocking 1-2 lost to Ostersunds was below par.
The rejuvenated holding midfielder who started the game told reporters after the match that they deserve to be beaten by the Swedish side who clearly executed their game plans.
According to the midfielder, Arsenal’s performance in the game wasn’t good enough to stop Ostersunds from picking the maximum three points at the Emirates stadium.
The 28-year-old confessed that they were influenced by the 3-0 victory which they recorded against the same opponent in the first leg of the clash. He believes his teammates underrated Ostersunds and they were made to pay for that as they conceded two goals in quick succession.
He further speaks on their next fixture against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final match on Saturday.
Wilshere believes they can get a surprise result just as Ostersunds in last night’s clash.
He believes Manchester City are not unbeatable just as Wigan has proven to everyone that the Citizens are just normal team who win some matches; draw some games and also lost some matches.
Despite losing to Ostersunds, the Gunners are through to the last-16 round in the Europa League and they might face Lazio, Athletico Madrid or Lyon in the next round of the competition.
Arsenal News: Denis Suarez Deal Falls Through
North London club Arsenal have been dealt a big blow in their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez after talks between the Gunners and the Spanish giants broke down.
According to the report from the Daily Mail, Arsenal and Barcelona were unable to reach an agreement for the player.
A loan transfer was agreed but the Gunners were not willing to commit to a permanent transfer at the end of the short-term loan.
Arsenal proposed a loan deal with the option to buy but the Spanish La Liga champions wanted an obligation to sign him at the end of his loan spell this summer.
Denis Suarez has not been able to nail down a spot in the Barcelona first team and he’s keen to leave the club in search of more playing opportunities.
The Spaniard has set his sights on a move to North London where he will reunite with Arsenal manager Unai Emery but his hopes might be dashed with the latest development.
Unai Emery and Denis Suarez worked together at Spanish La Liga club Sevilla in 2015.
Arsenal have no money to spend on players especially permanent signings in the current transfer window as confirmed by the aforementioned Unai Emery.
Newcastle United Join Arsenal In Race To Sign Gelson Martins
Struggling Premier League outfit Newcastle United have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins.
The Daily Mail claim that the Magpies have made a loan enquiry for the Portuguese international player.
Gelson Martins was a member of the 23-man Portugal squad to last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
The European champions crashed out of the tournament at the first knockout stage after they were beaten 2-1 by South American nation Uruguay.
The 23-year-old moved to Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid from Portuguese Super League club Sporting Lisbon immediately after the World Cup tournament in Russia.
He has not made the impact that was expected of him at the Wanda Metropolitano since he joined the club at the start of the season.
Apart from the Magpies, Gelson Martins has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal this month.
The Gunners have lost England international forward Danny Welbeck to long-term injury and Gelson Martins could be a like-for-like replacement for him.
Atletico Madrid are keen to get his wages off their wage bill having already added Spanish striker Alvaro Morata to their playing squad.
Morata is closing in on a loan move to Atletico for the remainder of the season with the obligation to make the transfer permanent in the summer.
Arsenal Goalkeeper Martinez Set To Join Reading On Loan
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is closing in on a transfer to English Championship strugglers Reading in this January transfer window.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners third-choice goalie will join the Royals on a short-term loan until the end of the season.
Reading are third from bottom on the Championship table.
The Argentine shot-stopper spent last season on loan at Spanish La Liga club Getafe before returning to Arsenal in the summer of 2018.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery then persuaded him to join the club’s pre-season tour of Singapore.
Emiliano Martinez is the Gunners’ third goalkeeper behind Petr Cech and new signing Bernd Leno who’s the undisputed number one Arsenal goalie following his arrival from German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen at the start of this season.
Martinez has found playing time hard to come by as a result of his status.
He has played just once this season and that was accompanied by a clean sheet following the 1-0 win over Qarabag at the Emirates Stadium in what was the Gunners’ last game in the Europa League group stage this term.
Championship leaders Leeds United were interested in him before they settled for Spanish shot-stopper Kiko Casilla from European champions Real Madrid.
Arsenal Eyeing 22-Year-Old Italian Shot Stopper As Cech Replacement
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a transfer for young Italian shot stopper Emil Audero as a potential replacement for veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Retired Czech Republic international goalkeeper Cech will leave Arsenal at the end of the season having announced his retirement from football last week.
The 36-year-old is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers of his generation.
Petr Cech became a Chelsea legend after playing a major role in several titles won at Stamford Bridge over the last two decades.
He joined Arsenal in 2015 in a reported £10m deal from rivals Chelsea after losing his place to Thibaut Courtois.
Cech started this season as the number one goalkeeper in the Arsenal team before an injury paved the way for summer signing Bernd Leno to displace him.
According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio via Caughtoffside, Arsenal are plotting a transfer for Emil Audero who’s currently on loan at Italian Serie A club Sampdoria from Juventus.
The 22-year-old came through the ranks at Juventus before breaking into the first team in 2016.
Audero has been a key member of the Sampdoria team since he joined the club on loan at the start of the season.
He has made 20 appearances for Sampdoria who are in the top half of the Italian Serie A table at the moment.
Arsenal Initiate Contact To Sign 27-year-old Midfielder
Premier League giants Arsenal have contacted European champions Real Madrid over the transfer availability of midfielder James Rodriguez.
This is according to the publication from the popular English media outlet Independent.
It was revealed that the Gunners made contact with the Champions League holders through intermediaries and that Real Madrid want to use the Colombian international star as a makeweight in a potential deal for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Real Madrid are keen to secure the signing of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham this summer and James Rodriguez could be an important factor in that transfer but it remains to be seen whether Spurs would be interested in the former AS Monaco and FC Porto player.
James Rodriguez is on a two-year loan deal at German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich having joined the Bavarian giants from Real Madrid at the start of last season.
The loan deal will expire at the end of this season though it has been suggested that James Rodriguez could leave Bayern six months earlier after his relationship with manager Niko Kovac suffered in recent weeks.
Arsenal could secure his signing on loan at least until the summer with the Gunners not open to a permanent transfer this month as confirmed by club manager Unai Emery.
Arsenal Transfer News: Italian Journalist Provides Update On Denis Suarez
Italian journalist Nicolo Schira has provided a transfer update on Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez over his potential move to North London giants Arsenal.
According to Schira of Gazzette dello Sport, Denis Suarez can secure his transfer to Arsenal after Barcelona completed the move for Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng.
The 33-year-old has joined Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona on loan from Italian Serie A side Sassuolo.
The transfer will become a permanent one in the summer for €8m only.
Nicolo Schira provided an update on Denis Suarez on his official Twitter handle as monitored by popular English news outlet Daily Express.
Denis Suarez is keen to reunite with Arsenal manager Unai Emery in North London having worked with him at Sevilla.
The 25-year-old played for Unai Emery during the 2015/16 season while he was the manager of the Spanish La Liga club.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has already confirmed that the Gunners don’t have funds to sign players thus restricting the North Londoners to possible loan signings.
Recent reports revealed that Denis Suarez will join Arsenal before the end of this January transfer window with the obligation for the Gunners to make the loan deal a permanent one when it expires this summer.
Arsenal Want Two Loan Deals In January, Journalist Reveals
Experienced BBC journalist David Ornstein has revealed that North London giants Arsenal are targeting two loan deals between now and the end of this January transfer window.
Ornstein also revealed that Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez is one of the players that the Gunners are looking to sign on loan this month.
He made this revelation on his official Twitter handle as monitored by popular English news outlet Daily Star.
Arsenal can only sign players on loan in this transfer window with the Gunners current experiencing lack of funds for transfers.
Gunners boss Unai Emery had confirmed the inability of the club to sign players permanently earlier this month in one of his pre-match press conferences.
Speaking ahead of the FA Cup third round clash at English League One outfit Blackpool, Unai Emery revealed that Arsenal can only make loan signings this month.
Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium through his Spanish club prefers a permanent transfer over the loan contract been proposed by the Gunners.
Both clubs are expected to reach a loan transfer agreement with the obligation to make it permanent at the end of the loan deal this summer.
La Liga Expert Reveals Defender Hunt For Arsenal
Spanish La Liga expert Guillem Balague has revealed that Premier League giants Arsenal want to sign a defender in the current January transfer window.
Experienced journalist Guillem Balague made the revelation on his transfer show via the Daily Star as he said that the Gunners’ hunt for a defender has held up the much publicised transfer for Barcelona star Denis Suarez.
It was further revealed that the defender hunt embarked upon by Arsenal is not necessarily for a centre back.
Guillem Balague said that the aforementioned Denis Suarez will only leave the Nou Camp for Arsenal.
Barcelona have already told the Gunners that they will only sanction a loan deal transfer for the remainder of the season if Arsenal will sign the Spaniard permanently.
Denis Suarez is keen to leave Barcelona in search of more playing time after failing to secure a spot in the Barcelona XI under manager Ernesto Valverde.
He has played in just one Spanish La Liga game in this campaign.
The one-cap Spanish international player wants to reunite with Unai Emery at Arsenal having already played under the former Almeria and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) during his time with former Europa League winners and La Liga club Sevilla.
Arsenal Won’t Sign A Replacement For ‘Injured’ Bellerin – Report
Arsenal were dealt a big blow at the weekend when key defender Hector Bellerin was stretchered off during the Gunners’ London Derby clash with Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday night.
The Spanish international right-back could miss the remainder of the season but the Gunners are unlikely to sign a replacement for him.
According to the London Evening Standard, Arsenal won’t sign a replacement if the Spaniard would be out for a long time.
Hector Bellerin suffered what looked like a serious knee injury while he was trying to win the ball back from Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso in the second half of the league encounter.
He was replaced by Egyptian international midfielder Mohamed ElNeny shortly after he was taken off the field on a stretcher.
Bellerin was making a return to the Arsenal starting XI for the Chelsea game after a month out with calf problem.
The Barcelona Academy graduate made his return from the calf injury in the penultimate league game against West Ham United.
Arsenal were beaten 1-0 in their London Derby clash with the Hammers courtesy a goal from English defender Declan Rice.
The extent of the knee injury sustained by Hector Bellerin will be determined by the Arsenal medical team in the coming days.
Denis Suarez: Deulofeu Emerges As An Arsenal Agent
Watford star Gerard Deulofeu is not an Arsenal player but the Spaniard has been playing a key role for the Gunners in their pursuit of his friend and compatriot Denis Suarez.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for Denis Suarez with recent reports claiming that a transfer is imminent.
Spanish news portal Sport claim that Gerard Deulofeu has been acting as an Arsenal agent in a bid for the transfer to see the light of the day.
It was revealed that the Watford winger has been telling Denis Suarez how Arsenal is a great club so as to convince his friend to join him in London.
The pair could reunite in the United Kingdom capital of London if Denis Suarez is able to complete his much publicised transfer to Arsenal.
The Gunners’ training ground is very close to the Watford training ground meaning that both players could pretty much see each other whenever they want.
Their friendship is dated back to 2015 when Denis Suarez was at Spanish La Liga side Sevilla who also had Deulofeu in their playing squad.
The former Everton player was on loan at the Andalusian club from Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona during that period.
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