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Arsenal vs Brighton – The Gunners are set to battle another relatively ‘small’ team in the league as they take on Brighton on Sunday. On a normal day, everyone would have given the Gunners a victory with a wide goal-margin.

Unfortunately, the present Arsenal are a shadow of themselves, they hardly control the midfield; score goals and above all, their defence line now concede goals easily.

With so much respect for Petr Cech, but the Czech international looks like the goalie who has passed his prime. Petr Cech’s positioning while under constant pressure from opponents’ attackers, this season has left so much to be desired unlike his time at the Stamford Bridge stadium where he was described as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

The Gunners were defeated in their last three consecutive matches despite facing minnows in one of the fixtures. When fans thought they are back to great form after series of overwhelming performances, Wenger’s men surprisingly lost to Swedish minnows Ostersunds FK in the Europa League last-32 second leg fixture two weeks back at the Emirates stadium.

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After the shock defeat, Wenger led his team out to the pitch against Manchester City in last Sunday’s Carabao Cup final but they were thrashed by a superior team who have more determination and quality to win their first trophy in the league.

Arsenal also met the same opponents Manchester City, this time in the league game last Thursday but they were defeated 3-0 by City for the second time in just one week.

Despite their current uninspiring display, former Liverpool player Ince believes the Gunners will come out victorious over Brighton who currently occupies the 12th position in the League table with just four points from relegation.

Ince told Daily Express that he expects an easy win for Arsenal despite huge criticisms from their followers. The Liverpool legend was so optimistic that he predicted a 3-1 away win for the North London Club.

“Arsenal have faced a lot of criticism recently, and I understand why and I agree with the majority of it….But that doesn’t mean they won’t get an easy win at Brighton this weekend.” Ince concluded.

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How Juventus Plan To Sign Arsenal Target Revealed

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Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt is widely regarded as one of the best young players on the European football scene.

It’s not surprising that several major European sides including Arsenal want to sign him.

The Ajax Amsterdam center back has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners have made the signing of a new center back top priority ahead of this summer’s transfer window and Matthijs De Ligt could be an option for the North Londoners.

Apart from the Gunners, other European clubs like Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Juventus, Manchester City, and Barcelona have all been linked with a move for the young Dutch international defender.

Italian news outlet Calciomercato claim that Italian champions Juventus will use their Champions League tie with Ajax to lay the foundation for a transfer for De Ligt.

During the Champions League draw on Friday, Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam were pitted against the Old Lady.

In the last round of the competition, both Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus managed to overturn first-leg deficit against their opponents.

Ajax Amsterdam overturned a 2-1 home loss deficit to thrash holders Real Madrid 4-1 and seal a 5-3 aggregate win in their last 16 tie, while Juventus overturned a 2-0 away deficit to secure a 3-2 aggregate win by beating Atletico Madrid 3-0 in the second leg of their round of 16 tie.

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Arsenal Plotting Swap Deal For £40m Premier League Defender

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North London giants Arsenal are eyeing a swap deal for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka according to the report coming of the media in the United Kingdom.

The Sun claim that the Gunners want to sign the England junior international this summer.

It was also revealed that Arsenal officials are prepared to offer one of their players in exchange for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Potential suitors including Arsenal might need to pay as much as £40m for the Crystal Palace right-sided defender.

The English right-back has been attracting the interest of several major Premier League sides since he burst onto the scene at his South London club.

Premier League champions Manchester City and West London giants Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Arsenal is ready to offer either Ainsley Maitland-Nile or Reiss Nelson to Crystal Palace in their bid to sign Wan-Bissaka.

Reiss Nelson has impressed a great deal at German club TSG Hoffenheim where he’s on a season-long loan from the Gunners.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has suffered several injuries this season and that has affected his growth at the club but the young midfielder has been very impressive since returning to the Arsenal team from illness last week.

He played well in the 2-0 home win over Manchester United last week Sunday before finding the back of the net in the 3-0 victory over French club Rennes on Thursday.

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Ramsey Move To Juventus Thrills Manager

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Welsh national team manager Ryan Giggs has expressed his excitement over the impending move of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey to Juventus.

In his latest interview monitored by popular media portal Goal, Giggs believes that the move can elevate Ramsey to the level reached by national team colleague Gareth Bale following his move to European champions Real Madrid in 2013.

Bale became the most expensive player in world football in the summer of 2013 when Real Madrid paid £85m to secure his transfer from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

Ryan Giggs is hopeful that the Juventus transfer for Ramsey can boost him to the status of the world’s best in his position

Aaron Ramsey has signed a four-year contract with Juventus but he’s not expected to join the Old Lady until this summer.

The 28-year-old will reportedly earn £400,000 per week before tax thus making him the most expensive footballer in Britain.

He has few months left on his contract at Arsenal but the Gunners were reluctant to offer him a new deal.

Ramsey is the longest serving player at Arsenal after he joined the club from Welsh side Cardiff City in 2008.

Arsenal were able to sign him for £5m ahead of rivals Manchester United.

He has won three FA Cup titles at the club.

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Juventus In Summer Bid For Ex-Arsenal Attacker

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Italian Serie A giants Juventus want to rescue Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez from his nightmarish start to his Old Trafford career.

According to the publication from popular Italian transfer news outlet Calciomercato, Juventus want to sign the Chilean international forward this summer.

Alexis Sanchez has endured a frustrating career at Old Trafford since his transfer to the club from Arsenal last year.

The former Udinese player spent three-and-a-half years with the Gunners before joining Manchester United in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the other direction.

Alexis Sanchez signed a four-year deal at Manchester United until the end of the 2021/22 season with weekly wages of around £500,000 including add-ons but the 30-year-old has not been able to live up to the expectations at the Theatre of Dreams.

He has scored just five goals in 41 games for Manchester United since his transfer from Arsenal in January 2018.

Alexis Sanchez has found the back of the net just two times this season in all competitions.

He’s currently out until next month with the injury he sustained during the Red Devils’ 3-2 comeback win over Southampton last month.

Alexis Sanchez played 52 minutes before he was substituted for Diogo Dalot as a result of the injury.

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Agent Reveals Gunners Interest In Man Utd Defender

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North London giants Arsenal want to sign Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia when the transfer window reopens in the summer.

The Gunners interest in Valencia was confirmed by his agent and father in a chat with media outlet El Universo.

Antonio Valencia’s father revealed that the London duo of Arsenal and West Ham United are keen to sign his son upon the expiration of his contract at Old Trafford.

The Ecuadorian international has just few months left on his current deal with Manchester United.

It was also revealed that Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan are also interested in him as well as an unnamed club from China.

Antonio Valencia has battled for form and fitness at Manchester United this season.

His agent has already confirmed that the player will leave Manchester United this summer after his contract at the club ends.

Valencia has played just one game since interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December.

His lone appearance under Solskjaer came in the Premier League win over Newcastle United.

Valencia played 90 minutes St right-back to help the Red Devils to a 2-0 away win over the Magpies.

The player joined Manchester United from Wigan Athletic in 2009 and he has spent the last decade at Old Trafford.

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Sky Sports pundits clash over Chelsea, Arsenal, United

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The race for the English Premier League top-four finishing is at the peak yet, it has not been decided to prove the level of competition that went down in the league this season.

It was formerly a four teams fight but the competition has increased the numbers to six, making it moiré difficult for most teams than it used to be.

While the first two teams- Man City and Liverpool have already been decided, Tottenham, Arsenal, Man United and Chelsea are undecided yet, going by their standing on the log.

This is the reason why three Sky Sports pundits, Phil Thompson, Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier have clashed on how the top six will look like at the end of the season.

With 8 games left to the end of the season, Tottenham are just three points ahead of fifth-placed Man United and a pointy ahead of Arsenal who are sitting in the fourth position.

But Chelsea have got a chance to break in and land in the fourth position should they secure a win against Everton later at the weekend as they are now sitting sixth place.

However, the three Sky Sports pundits had only one thing in common which is the fact that Chelsea will not end in the top four.

Phil Thompson and Matt Le Tissier have both predicted that Tottenham will finish third and Arsenal finishing fifth while Charlie Nicholas thinks the Gunners will finish third and Spurs finish fifth on the log.

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Benitez Reveals Desire To Keep Ex-Arsenal Player At Newcastle United

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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is keen to keep midfielder Isaac Hayden at the club beyond this summer.

In his recent interview, Spanish tactician Benitez talked about his desire to keep the former Arsenal player at St. James Park.

Rafael Benitez pointed out that Isaac Hayden is an important member of his squad.

Isaac Hayden came through the Arsenal Academy before making his debut for the Gunners.

He didn’t make much impact with the Arsenal first team and that prompted the £1m move to Newcastle United.

He was not a regular member of the starting XI at Newcastle United until this season.

Hayden has been an integral part of the Newcastle United team that’s back to form in the Premier League.

Newcastle United have won their last five games at home and Isaac Hayden has been a big part of that feat including last weekend’s 3-2 comeback win over Everton at home.

The Magpies recovered from a 2-0 first-half deficit against Everton to score three second-half goals and win the game 3-2.

Former Gunner Hayden has not been able to leave the Magpies despite expressing his wish to the club in the past.

The English midfielder tried to leave Newcastle United in the past two transfer windows but any move away from the club didn’t materialise.

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Napoli Attacker Doubtful For Europa League Clash With Arsenal

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Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne faces a race against time in his quest to be fit for the Europa League clash with Premier League giants Arsenal.

Arsenal and Napoli clash in the quarterfinals of the competition with a place in the last four spots up for grabs.

Italian international Insigne is a big doubt for the game after he suffered a strain in his right leg during the warm-up ahead of Napoli’s Europa League last 16 second leg clash against Red Bull Salzburg in Austria.

Napoli had won the first leg 3-0 in Italy before they lost the second leg against the Austrian champions 3-1 without the services of the aforementioned Insigne.

On the other hand, 10-man Arsenal were beaten 3-1 by Rennes in the first leg of their last 16 tie before the Gunners managed to turn the tie around with a 3-0 home win in the second leg and a 4-3 victory on aggregate against the French outfit.

Arsenal will host Napoli at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, April 11 before the return leg in Italy on Thursday, April 18.

Insigne is one of three Napoli players that could miss the huge clash with the Gunners as he’s expected to miss the next three weeks.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Vlad Chiriches suffered a hamstring injury during the aforementioned game in Austria and he’s expected to be out at least three weeks.

Midfielder Amadou Diawara will most likely miss more than three weeks after he suffered a fracture in his right foot.

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Europa League: Arsenal Can’t Afford Another First Leg Defeat

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Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has revealed that the Gunners can’t afford another defeat in the first leg of their Europa League campaign.

According to him, the competition is fierce and the Gunners might not be able to overturn first leg defeats moving forward.

Arsenal had turn both their last 32 and last 16 ties around after first leg defeats.

In his recent interview via Goal, the Bosnia and Herzegovina international warned his teammates about the danger of not starting well when hostilities resume in the Europa League.

Kolasinac and Arsenal lost the first leg of their last 32 tie with BATE Borisov FC of Belarus by a lone goal but they were able to overturn it via a 3-0 home win in the second leg to give the Gunners a 3-1 aggregate win over their Belarusian opponents.

In their last 16 tie with French club Rennes, Arsenal won 4-3 on aggregate after the Gunners were able to overturn a 3-1 defeat from the first leg.

Arsenal thrashed Rennes 3-0 in the second leg on Thursday to progress to the quarterfinals where they will meet Napoli.

The Gunners will host the first leg at the Emirates Stadium on the 11th of April before the return leg in Italy on April 18.

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Unai Emery Indifferent About Auba Mask Celebration

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has pointed out that his focus was on the performance of star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rather than his mask celebration.

Gabonese international Aubameyang became the topic of discussion for fans in and out of the sporting world after he used a Black Panther mask to celebrate his second Arsenal goal during the Europa League win over French club Rennes on Thursday.

Despite the media frenzy that greeted the mask celebration, Unai Emery was left unbothered as he focused on the superb performance of his striker.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice during the Gunners’ 3-0 win over Rennes at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal had lost the first leg in France 3-1 but they were able to overturn that deficit with the second leg result thereby securing qualification to the quarterfinals via a 4-3 aggregate win.

Aubameyang was involved in all the Arsenal goals in their second leg meeting with Rennes.

He gave the Gunners an early lead in the 4th minute before providing the assist for the second goal scored by Ainsley Maitland-Nile on 15 minutes.

Aubameyang then wrapped up the win in the 72nd minute.

Unai Emery will be hoping that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will continue his fantastic goalscoring form when Arsenal face Napoli over two legs in the quarterfinals of the competition.

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