Arsenal To Agree Deal For Chuba Akpom In Coming Days.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to accept a £2m offer from Sint-Truiden for their young striker Chuba Akpom, according to reports.
The young Three Lions star has been with the Gunners first-team squad for four years but he hasn’t been used in any competitive match by the Gunners.
Though he was highly rated by Arsenal’s former manager Arsene Wenger, the Frenchman failed to use him in the League throughout his 21-year reign as the Gunners manager.
The player has been sent to many loans over the years but he seems not destined to play for the club’s first-team.
He spent the second half of last season on a loan deal at Belgian first Division club Sint-Truiden, where he performed brilliantly to help the team maintain their status by avoiding relegation.
Having seen his great performances with their club, Sint-Truiden’s hierarchy have tabled a £2m bid for the player as they hope to sign him on a permanent basis.
However, the independent are reporting that the Gunners have reached an agreement with the Belgian club and both parties are about to finalize the deal for the player’s future.
Akpom, 22, is a product of the Hale End Academy, he joined the team at the age of five. It will be a sad situation for the young striker if he eventually leaves the North London club without making a first-team debut.
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.
Jamie Redknapp Slams Arsenal Over £40m Transfer Mistake
Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has berated North London giants Arsenal for letting midfielder Aaron Ramsey run down his contract at the club.
Ramsey is expected to leave Arsenal as a free agent upon the expiration of his contract with the club.
His contract runs out at the end of the season and recent reports suggest that his next destination is the Juventus Stadium in Italy.
In his column for the Daily Mail, Jamie Redknapp questioned why Arsenal would let an important player like Ramsey leave the club before bemoaning the inability to recoup any transfer fee for his exit.
The footballer turned pundit further said that Arsenal will have to spend £40m at least if they want to get a replacement for Aaron Ramsey in the summer.
Jamie Redknapp was speaking on the back of a very good performance from Ramsey in the London Derby clash with Chelsea on Saturday night in what was a Premier League game.
Aaron Ramsey produced a very good display to help the Gunners to a 2-0 victory over Chelsea courtesy goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny.
The two goals came in the first half as the Gunners closed in on Chelsea by moving to within three points on the league table.
Belgium International Talks Up Arsenal Transfer Despite Liverpool Interest From Wife
Olympiacos defender Bjorn Engels has talked up his desire to join Premier League giants Arsenal.
The 24-year-old spoke about his dream move in a recent interview with French publication L’Equipe via the Daily Express.
He further revealed that his wife is a staunch supporter of Premier League leaders and that she would prefer a move to the Reds rather than his dream transfer to Arsenal.
Bjorn Engels is on loan at Greek Super League giants Olympiacos from French Ligue 1 club Stade Reims.
The Belgian centre back was previously linked with the Premier League following the interest from Merseyside giants Everton.
Bjorn Engels has not played for Belgium at the senior level though he has featured for his country at other levels especially the age grade teams.
Arsenal are in need of defensive reinforcements but the North Londoners have not expressed an interest in the Belgian defender.
The Gunners have been able to keep just four clean sheets this season with the last of those coming during the London Derby clash with Chelsea on Saturday night in the Premier League.
Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-0 courtesy first goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny thereby reducing the gap to the Blues to just three points in the keenly contested race for a top-four finish at the end of the season.
Arsenal Finally Ready To Sanction Bid For 23-year-old Forward
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a move for Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins in this January transfer window.
This is according to the publication from Portuguese news outlet O Jogo via Sky Sports.
It was revealed that the Gunners are monitoring his situation at the new Wanda Metropolitano.
Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for the 23-year-old during last summer’s transfer window when the player was still on the books of Portuguese Super League giants Sporting Lisbon.
He joined Atletico Madrid last summer but he has not been able to make any meaningful impact at the club.
Gelson Martins has started just one league game for Atletico Madrid since the start of the season with seven more appearances coming from the substitute bench.
Arsenal might need to fend off the interest of French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco who are also keen on the Portuguese international player.
Ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is the current Monaco manager and he’s said to be interested in Gelson Martins in his quest to lead his team away from the relegation zone.
The Arsenal legend is under pressure to perform at Monaco and he has already strengthened his team with the signing of ex-Gunners teammate Cesc Fabregas.
Club Legend Slams Arsenal Over ‘Disastrous’ Statement On Transfers
Former Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon has berated the hierarchy at the club following the admission that the Gunners won’t be able to make permanent signings in the current January transfer window.
The Arsenal legend spoke about the North London club and transfers on BBC Radio 5 Live as monitored by the Daily Express.
The footballer turned pundit said that the Gunners’ stance on permanent signings is a disastrous statement to make to the Arsenal fans.
Gunners boss Unai Emery admitted earlier this month that the club won’t be able to sign players permanently this month.
The Spaniard said that Arsenal can only sign players on loan in the current January transfer window and that there are no funds to secure the permanent transfer of players.
Without any signings, Unai Emery and his players were able to claw their way back into the race for the top four on the Premier League table with a big win over London rivals Chelsea.
Arsenal defeated the Blues 2-0 courtesy two first half goals from Alexander Lacazette and team captain Laurent Koscielny.
It was the 10th goal scored by French international striker Lacazette in all competitions this term.
On Koscielny’s part, it was his first goal since his return from a long-term injury problem.
Denis Suarez Fuels Arsenal Transfer Rumours
Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has dropped a major hint about a possible transfer to Premier League giants Arsenal in the current transfer window.
The one-cap Spanish international star liked several Arsenal-related posts on social media after the Gunners’ big win over Chelsea in their London Derby clash in the Premier League.
This development, monitored by the Daily Express, has heightened transfer rumours that Denis Suarez will sign for the Gunners before the end of the January transfer window.
Arsenal breathed life into their top four challenge in the top flight of English football following a 2-0 victory over Chelsea with first-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny.
The win ensured that the Gunners close the gap on Chelsea in the race for next season’s Champions League.
Only the top four spots in the Premier League will guarantee a place in Europe’s premier competition next season.
Arsenal are now just three points Chelsea who occupy the fourth spot on the Premier League table and the Gunners fans would be hoping that a deal can be concluded for Denis Suarez.
Arsenal are said to be in talks with Barcelona over his transfer but nothing has been concluded with the Gunners only willing to sign the 25-year-old on loan.
Unai Emery Provides Transfer Update For Denis Suarez
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has hinted that the Gunners are closing in on a transfer for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.
Spanish tactician Unai Emery provided a transfer update on the potential signing of Denis Suarez and other targets during his post-match press conference on Saturday night after the Chelsea game in the Premier League.
Arsenal boosted their top four hopes and qualification for next season’s Champions League with a well deserved win in their London Derby clash with the Blues.
Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny scored in the first half to give the Gunners a crucial win.
Afterwards, former Almeria and Valencia manager Unai Emery revealed that senior club officials are working on different possibilities to sign players including Denis Suarez despite the lack of funds for new additions in the January transfer window.
Unai Emery was responding to a question about the transfer of Denis Suarez.
One-cap Spanish international star Denis Suarez is targeting an exit from Barcelona after failing to secure a spot in the team under manager Ernesto Valverde.
Denis Suarez has played just 17 minutes of Spanish La Liga football this season with the majority of his playing time coming in the cup competitions (Champions League and Spanish Copa Del Rey).
Club Legend Calls For Arsenal To Support Unai Emery With New Players
Arsenal legend Martin Keown has called on the club to back manager Unai Emery by splashing the cash on new players to improve the squad.
Former Gunners defender Keown made this known while he was doing his punditry work on BT Sport as monitored by the Daily Mail.
Martin Keown was impressed with Unai Emery and the way that his Arsenal team saw off top four rivals Chelsea in their Premier League clash on Saturday evening.
The Gunners were able to boost their top four hopes with a 2-0 win over the Blues courtesy goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny.
Both Arsenal goals came during the first half of the London Derby clash.
In his post-match reaction to the Chelsea game, Martin Keown said that the Arsenal manager (Unai Emery) is worth his weight in gold and that senior club officials should back him with new players.
He further questioned why Arsenal will let Aaron Ramsey leave the club following the failure to offer him a new deal.
The Welshman is expected to join Italian champions Juventus having already done his medical some days ago.
Recent reports claim that the former Cardiff City player has signed a pre-contract agreement with the Italians.
Arsenal News: Rio Ferdinand Questions Lack Of Transfer Activity
Premier League legend Rio Ferdinand has questioned the lack of transfer activity at Arsenal in the current January transfer window.
The former Manchester United defender criticised Arsenal and their transfer dealings while he was doing his punditry work at BT Sport via the Daily Express.
Rio Ferdinand is certain that the Arsenal squad is crying out for new players and he’s shocked by the admission from club officials that only loan signings will be made this month.
Arsenal fans have joined various football pundits in criticising the club after it was revealed that the Gunners don’t have funds for permanent transfers in the current transfer window.
In one of his pre-match press conferences this month, Gunners boss Unai Emery confirmed that Arsenal won’t be able to sign players permanently in the current transfer window.
Arsenal could still sign players with various media reports claiming that the Gunners are close to signing Denis Suarez from Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona.
The Daily Mirror claim that Arsenal are hoping they can agree on a loan deal worth £1.7m for him to join the club for the remainder of the season with the option of making the transfer a permanent one for £17.5m in the summer.
Why we lost to Arsenal, Sarri
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has given a hint on why his side suffered a humiliating 2-0 defeat in the hands of the North London outfit Arsenal on Saturday evening
The West London side were not only defeated but were outplayed by Arsenal which is the reason why the Italian boss lashes out on the players as he puts the blame on them.
It has been an inconsistent performance by the West London side since their defeat to Tottenham which ended their 18 games unbeaten run and that has to be corrected by the former Napoli manager.
However, he stated that he lost because some of the players in his team seem difficult to motivate as he noted that he had made efforts to do that after their defeat to the other North London side Tottenham but that has not worked yet with the defeat.
Meanwhile, the Blues boss is ready to take a part of the blame because his side failed to show up completely against the Gunners team.
However, the game between both sides have been reduced to three points which leave the race for a top-four finish very open and more competitive especially with United coming from behind.
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