Since his first day at the Emirates Stadium, new Arsenal manager Unai Emery has got down to business by ensuring a perfect relationship with the club’s sporting director Sven Mislintant.
His partnership with the experience director has produced massive results as they have already completed moves for Lichtsteiner from Borussia Dortmund, Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.
They are reportedly close to confirming Torreira and Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ signature as both of them are set for medicals on Monday while Caglar Soyuncu is also close to joining the former Sevilla manager.
Once all of these players are finally signed to the Emirates Stadium ahead of the upcoming season, it will be a huge headache for the former PSG manager on how to get the perfect formation that will bring the best out of his players.
Let’s quickly propose the formation Unai Emery could deploy in the 2018-19 season.
Unai Emery is known as a lover of 4-2-3-1 formation and he is likely going to continue with the same tactical approach at the Emirates Stadium.
In Goal, he would prefer Bernd Leno ahead of Petr Cech, who failed to live up to his billing last season.
Hector Bellerin will keep his place in the starting lineup, but he must up his game to cement a place at the left-back position.
Soyuncu, Sokratis and Lichtsteiner complete the back four.
N’zonzi — if he joins the Gunners and Michael Seri are going to provide maximum shield for the defenders.
Mesut will operate as a playmaker while Iwobi/Welbeck and Mkhitaryan complete the three midfielders.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will play as a lone striker. Meanwhile, Alexander Lacazette could come into games as a second-half substitute.
Leno ; Bellerin, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner/Maitland-Nile , Soyuncu ; N’zonzi / Ramsey, Michael Seri / Torreira ; Iwobi/ Welbeck ; Ozil, Mktarryan ; Aubameyang / Lacazette.
Arsenal Can Sign Transfer Target For Just £3m
Arsenal have been boosted with the news that they can get one of their transfer targets for £3m.
Colombian international playmaker James Rodriguez has been linked with Arsenal after falling out with Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac at the Allianz Arena.
The 27-year-old is on a two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich from European champions Real Madrid at the moment.
He joined the Bavarian giants at the start of last season and was a regular fixture in the Bayern team that retained their Bundesliga crown at the end of last season under the guidance of veteran manager Jupp Heynckes.
He has had to endure contrasting fortunes this season in comparison to the last campaign.
James Rodriguez is certainly not a favorite of Niko Kovac as the Colombian has struggled to make the same impact from last season under him.
Bayern are willing to let him leave in the current transfer window with six months left on his loan contract with the club.
According to the Daily Star, Arsenal can get him for just £3m which is for the remaining period before his loan spell expires.
Bayern Munich were said to have paid £11.5m for the two-year loan with the option to make his transfer permanent for £39.5m.
Arsenal Midfielder Offered To Two Clubs By Unai Emery
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has offered midfielder Mesut Ozil to two clubs in his quest to offload him to free up funds for potential signings.
This is according to the report from Italian news outlet Tuttomercatoweb via the Daily Express.
It was revealed that Mesut Ozil has been offered to two clubs in the Italian Serie A.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup winner has been offered to both Juventus and Inter Milan.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to get his huge salary off the wage bill at the club to free up some funds to sign Gunners-linked players like Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco and Denis Suarez.
Mesut Ozil currently earns £350,000 on a weekly basis at Arsenal thus making him the highest earner in the history of the club.
The former Real Madrid and Werder Bremen playmaker signed that contract in February 2018.
Mesut Ozil has not been able to adapt to the new style of play introduced by Arsenal manager Unai Emery.
He has been dropped from the Arsenal squad on several occasions this season with the latest coming at the weekend.
Ozil was left out of the Arsenal team for the West Ham United game at the Olympic Stadium despite his return to full training last week.
Arsenal Midfielder Fuels Exit With Emotional Message
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed ElNeny has fuelled transfer rumors linking him with a move away from the Emirates Stadium after he posted an emotional message on his social media account.
The Egyptian international star took to his Twitter account to pen a heartfelt message about his time at Arsenal.
Mohamed ElNeny has been linked with a possible Arsenal exit with recent reports claiming that he’s not in the plans of Gunners manager Unai Emery.
It was revealed that the Egyptian is surplus to requirements at the club.
He has been on the outskirts of the Arsenal team since Spanish tactician Unai Emery took charge of the team in the summer.
The Spaniard put pen to paper on a three-year deal to replace legendary manager Arsene Wenger at the club.
Mohamed ElNeny is the fourth choice central midfielder at Arsenal at the moment following the arrivals of two midfielders at the start of the season.
Young midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira were signed from French second-tier side Lorient and Italian Serie A side Sampdoria respectively.
He has played in just one Premier League game all season and that was the 3-1 win over Burnley last month.
The Burnley victory was as a result of a brace from in-form Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Agent Requests For Sale Of Top Arsenal Transfer Target
Italian journalist Nicolo Schira has revealed that the agent of Denis Suarez has told the club to agree on a deal for his client with North London giants Arsenal firm favorites to clinch his signature before the end of the month.
Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has been touted as a potential transfer for the Gunners in the past weeks with the Spaniard keen to leave the Catalan giants in search of more playing time.
He has had to endure a lack of playing time, especially in the league.
Experienced journalist Schira revealed the request of the player’s agent via his official Twitter account before pointing out that an Arsenal transfer for Denis Suarez is still far from nearing completion.
Denis Suarez is said to be interested in the ongoing project at Arsenal under the managerial regime of Unai Emery.
The 25-year-old played under Spanish tactician Unai Emery while he was the Sevilla manager.
Arsenal can only sign players on loan this month and they are finding it difficult to agree a deal with Barcelona for Denis Suarez as a result.
It was revealed that senior Barcelona officials want a permanent deal for Denis Suarez if they are to sanction his exit from the club.
Arsenal Can Sign ‘Most Expensive Player’ Neymar, Journalist Reveals
Experienced journalist Gabriele Marcotti believes that Arsenal are able to sign Brazilian star Neymar.
Former Santos forward Neymar became the most expensive player in the history of world football at the start of law season when French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) activated the £200m (€222m) release clause in his then Barcelona contract to secure his signing.
The Italian was speaking while he was on the Guillem Balague Transfer Show as he revealed that Arsenal will make money available for a permanent transfer if the aforementioned Neymar is available for £50m.
Gabriele Marcotti was reacting to the news that Arsenal have no money to spend in this January transfer window.
Earlier this month, Arsenal manager Unai Emery confirmed that there was no money available to expand on permanent signings and that the Gunners can only sign players on loan.
The North Londoners are in danger of letting their season slip away and fans were expecting significant additions in the transfer window to boost the squad.
Arsenal have fallen six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League and their fifth position is currently under threat from Manchester United who have the same number of points as the Gunners (41 points)
AC Milan Join Arsenal In Race For Carrasco
Seven-time European champions AC Milan have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Yifang Dalian winger Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco.
The interest of the Rossoneri in the Belgian international attacker was revealed by experienced Italian journalist David Amoyal.
Italian media personnel David Amoyal is the host of the CalcioLand podcast.
According to him, AC Milan are keen on bringing Yannick Carrasco back to Europe from his sojourn in the Asian country of China.
It was also confirmed that both Arsenal and Manchester United have already expressed their interest in signing the former AS Monaco attacker.
Yannick Carrasco joined Chinese Super League club Yifang Dalian in February 2018 and he has scored seven goals in 26 games for his team.
The 25-year-old is tempted by the opportunity to move back to Europe despite the fact that he has relatively settled well in China.
Arsenal were the first team to be linked with the Belgian as Gunners boss Unai Emery tries to bolster his underperforming squad for the second half of the season.
The injury to Danny Welbeck has decimated the North London giants a great deal and a move for Carrasco would go a long way to soften that blow for Arsenal and manager Unai Emery.
Arsenal Boss Eyeing £9m Transfer For Monaco Ace
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is reportedly eyeing a move for Monaco midfielder Youssef Ait Bennasser.
According to the publication from popular English news portal Daily Express, Unai Emery wants to bolster his squad with the addition of the in-form Bennasser.
The Moroccan international ace has been one of the success stories for Monaco in what’s gradually turning into a poor season for the principality club.
The sleeping French Ligue 1 giants are the second bottom on the league table.
Youssef Ait Bennasser, 22, could be available for a transfer for as little as £9m.
It might be out of reach for the Gunners who have already established that they are only interested in signing players on loan in this January transfer window.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery confirmed this during his pre-match press conference shortly before the FA Cup clash with Blackpool.
The Gunners sealed a spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win over the Tangerines.
Young midfielder Joe Willock was the star of the show as he scored twice in the first half before Alex Iwobi added a third goal towards the end of the game.
Unai Emery was very frank when he said that Arsenal were able to make loan transfer only this month.
Wolves Set To Offer Arsenal Target A New Contract
Arsenal have been dealt a blow on the transfer front following the news that defensive target Conor Coady will be offered a new contract to further secure his long-term future at the Molineux.
It was revealed that the Gunners are strongly interested in a move for Liverpudlian Conor Coady and will face the threat of rivals Liverpool for the English center back.
According to the Telegraph, newly promoted Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers have concluded plans to offer Conor Coady a contract extension at the club.
If he signs a new Wolverhampton Wanderers contract, Coady will see a significant increment on his present weekly wages.
He’s currently on £36,000 on a weekly basis.
Conor Coady signed the current deal in September 2017 thus taking him to the end of the 2020/21 season at the club.
The defensive aspect of the Arsenal team has proven to be problematic and Conor Coady could go a long way to rectifying that if the Gunners manage to secure his transfer.
Conor Coady has been able to marshall the Wolves back five this season and his qualities have not gone unnoticed.
The Gunners are in need of defensive reinforcements after conceding a whopping 32 goals in just 22 league games.
Another Chelsea player to join Fabregas on loan
Another Chelsea player Michy Batshuayi is set to join Spanish star Cesc Fabregas at the French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco for on a loan move for same reason.
Michy Batshuayi is also battling to secure playing time at the West London side under manager Maurizio Sarri which makes him keen to move on to other destination for more playing time.
Although, Michy Batshuayi is just returning from a loan spell at the Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia but there are indications that he would return for another loan move with some Premier League sides Crystal Palace and Everton linked with his signature.
However, Monaco boss Thierry Henry seems to have convinced Michy Batshuayi and the player looks all clear to join the French side with an announcement expected in coming days.
The French side have struggled to secure positive results so far this season with the former Arsenal player seeking to have a change in the second half of the season with these additions.
Meanwhile, the former Barcelona and Arsenal star has boasted that he can help the Arsenal legend turn things around and return the club back to winning ways.
Thierry Henry was announced as Monaco boss at the middle of the first half of the season and he is yet to hand a different result from his predecessor.
Denis Suarez Arsenal Transfer Held Up By One Condition
Arsenal have all but agreed to a deal to sign Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez from La Liga giants Barcelona in the current January transfer window.
This is according to various media reports emanating from the United Kingdom (UK).
Arsenal have agreed to a loan transfer for the 25-year-old but the Gunners are a long way off from making an announcement due to the disparity in the payment option proposed by both Arsenal and Barcelona.
Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona are keen to insert a clause that will see Arsenal sign Denis Suarez at the end of his loan deal in North London.
On the other hand, the Gunners want an ‘option to buy’ clause in the loan contract that will take former Sevilla star Denis Suarez from Barcelona to Arsenal.
Denis Suarez is said to be pushing for a transfer to Arsenal after getting little playing time under manager Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona.
He has featured heavily in the cup competitions for the five-time European champions this season especially in the Spanish Copa Del Rey.
Denis Suarez is no stranger to Arsenal manager Unai Emery whom the midfielder played for while he was on loan at Spanish La Liga side Sevilla in 2015.
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