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Arsenal Youngster Sign First Professional Contract

Arsenal are known for developing youngsters during Arsene Wenger’s 21-year reign at the Emirates Stadium.

Despite the Frenchman’s departure, the Gunners still maintain the manager’s philosophy as they have reportedly awarded new and first professional contracts to some of their youngsters.

According to club’s official site Arsenal.com, the North London club have offered Irish youngster Jordan McEneff his first professional contract.

The Irish youngster joined the Gunners during last season at the age of 17 but the attacking midfielder was injured throughout the season.

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However, the player has featured in eight games this season and has impressed the Gunners hierarchy, who are rewarding his majestic display with new contract.

McEneff might be given his first-team debut by Unai Emery in the League Cup this season, should he continue to impress with the youth setup.

The young player couldn’t hide his joy while speaking to the media outlet over his new contract.

According to him, it’s a dream come true and he is set to justify his place in the club’s youth team.

Apart from McEneff, Tobi Omole also signed his first professional contract with the Gunners.

Unlike McEneff, the England prodigy joined the team at the age of six and has progressed through the ranks prior to his first professional deal with the Emirates Stadium outfits.

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Manager Confirms €4m Transfer For Arsenal Loanee

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Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that Arsenal loanee David Ospina will sign for the club permanently at the end of the season.

As quoted by Italian media portal Tuttosport, Carlo Ancelotti said that Colombian international shot stopper Ospina will sign for Napoli in the summer regardless of the number of games played for the Italian Serie A club this season.

Italian tactician Ancelotti was speaking after his Napoli suffered a big blow to their title hopes with a goalless draw at home to Torino on Sunday evening.

David Ospina had earlier revealed that he’s unsure about his future at the club in a chat with Blu Radio on Saturday.

The 29-year-old disclosed that there’s a clause in his Napoli contract which stipulated that a permanent transfer can only be made if he plays a certain number of games.

Napoli will pay €4m to secure his transfer from Arsenal this summer.

Ospina joined Napoli from the Gunners on loan at the start of the season with the option of converting the loan spell into a permanent one.

The Colombian goalkeeper had to leave Arsenal last year after the Gunners’ signed Bernd Leno from German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen thereby pushing him to third position in the pecking order of Arsenal shot stoppers.

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What £60m-rated Arsenal Midfielder Said About PSG Transfer

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Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has been linked with a return to France with Ligue 1 Champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) said to be interested in him.

PSG were mentioned as suitors for the talented French midfielder in a deal that could be worth £60m which would be a significant raise on the transfer fee paid for the 19-year-old.

Arsenal paid just £7m to secure his signing from French second tier side Lorent at the start of the season.

Matteo Guendouzi had previously talked about the interest of PSG in an interview with Canal Football Club in December.

According to him, the French champions were interested in signing him before he joined Arsenal at the start of the season and that the French contingent at the club, while he was watching then when he was young, played a big role in his decision to move to the Emirates Stadium.

Guendouzi added that the best decision for him was an Arsenal move.

The talented French midfielder has established himself as an important squad member of the Arsenal team since his move last summer.

He has won the affection of the Arsenal fans because of his combative approach even when the Gunners are losing.

Matteo Guendouzi is gradually becoming a cult hero with the Arsenal fans.

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What Arsene Wenger Said About Juventus-Bound Ramsey

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Ex-Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Aaron Ramsey will be a big miss for the club when he leaves for Juventus at the end of this season.

Wenger was speaking at the Laureus Sport for Good presentation as he said that the Welsh international star will be an interesting addition for Juventus.

The Frenchman also praised the quality of the player as he talked about how he makes midfield runs before adding that there are few players that make intelligent midfield runs like the ones Aaron Ramsey has made throughout his career.

Arsene Wenger was the Arsenal manager for 22 years before he resigned from his post last summer despite the fact that he had one year left on his former contract.

Wenger played a big role as Arsenal beat Premier League rivals Manchester United to the transfer of Aaron Ramsey in 2008.

The Welshman snubbed Manchester United to sign for Arsenal from Cardiff City in a deal worth £5m.

Aaron Ramsey is the longest-serving player at Arsenal at the moment having spent 11 years at the club.

The 28-year-old has signed a pre-contract agreement at Italian giants Juventus ahead of a free transfer move this summer after Arsenal officials failed to give him a new contract.

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Ex-Arsenal Striker Berates Manager For Average Signings

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Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas has slammed manager Unai Emery for his signings since he took the Gunners job at the start of the season.

According to him, his signings have been average at best before adding that only three of his transfers have been okay.

Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas was speaking about Gunners boss Unai Emery and his transfers while he was on popular English media channel Sky Sports for his punditry work.

Unai Emery was appointed by the Arsenal manager last summer as a replacement for legendary boss Arsene Wenger.

The Spaniard signed a three-year deal until 2021.

He brought in Swiss international right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Italian Serie A club Juventus, German national team goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira from Italian Serie A outfit Sampdoria and French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from French second tier side Lorient in the summer.

Sokratis Papasthathopoulos also joined the Gunners from German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund last summer before Denis Suarez joined on loan from Barcelona last summer

Charlie Nicholas is adamant that only Leno, Torreira and Guendouzi are okay signings as he condemned the rest that they are not of the standard required for a club like Arsenal.

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Arsenal Face Premier League Threat For 19-Goal Championship Striker

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Arsenal will have to see off the interest of several Premier League teams in their quest to sign Birmingham City striker Che according to reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.

Daily Mirror claim that Arsenal and four others are keen on a transfer for the in-form Che Adams who has scored 19 goals in 32 Championship games for Midlands club Birmingham City this season.

His goals have pushed Birmingham City to contention for a playoff spot at the end of the season.

They are just two spots off the last spot for the playoffs (8th position).

Che Adams, 22, joined Birmingham City from Sheffield United in the summer of 2016.

The striker has shown a remarkable improvement in his output this season in comparison to his two previous campaigns.

He scored just 16 goals over his first two seasons as Birmingham City player before this campaign.

Che Adams is also attracting interest from Premier League clubs like Manchester United, Southampton, Burnley and Watford.

Arsenal have been over-reliant on the striking duo of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for goals this season with both strikers responsible for 25 of the Gunners’ goals in the Premier League this season and Che Adams could be an alternative to the aforementioned duo for the North Londoners.

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How Arsenal Can Sign ‘In Demand’ Ajax Amsterdam Defender

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has identified Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt as his top defensive priority ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

This is according to The Sun which claimed that the Gunners can only sign the highly rated Dutch international centre back if they qualify for the Champions League.

Arsenal are one point off the Champions League places with rivals Manchester United occupying the fourth and last qualifying position.

Unai Emery has just £40m to spend in this summer excluding player sales if he fails to guide Arsenal back into the Champions League.

The said amount could increase to as much as £100m if Arsenal qualify for the Champions League ahead of both Manchester United and Chelsea who are their direct challengers.

Matthijs De Ligt could command a £75m transfer fee with several clubs interested in the player who made history by becoming the first defender to win the Golden Boy Award.

The 19-year-old is the reigning Golden Boy Award after he was named the winner towards the end of last year.

Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Liverpool and Barcelona are all interested in him.

Barcelona recently signed his Ajax teammate Frenkie De Jong who will join the Blaugrana at the end of this campaign.

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PSG Eyeing £60m Return For Arsenal Midfielder

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French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are reportedly eyeing a big money summer transfer for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.

The Daily Mirror say that the French champions are monitoring the player’s development at Arsenal.

Matteo Guendouzi was on the books of the French capital club before he was released at the age of 15.

The young French midfielder made his first team debut at French second-tier club Lorient before moving to Arsenal at the start of the season.

The Gunners paid just £7m on Matteo Guendouzi to secure his transfer from the French Ligue 2 club last summer.

Guendouzi, 19, made his Arsenal debut in the first league game of this season.

He was in the starting XI as Arsenal manager Unai Emery began his managerial era at the Emirates Stadium with a 2-0 loss to Premier League champions at home.

Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva got the goals for the Citizens either side of the halftime interval.

Aside from fellow midfielder Lucas Torreira, no Arsenal player has featured in more games than Matteo Guendouzi.

He has seen his stock rise as a result of his superb form for the Gunners this season.

PSG might need to pay as much as £60m for his transfer.

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£40m-rated Player Eyed By Arsenal As Ozil Replacement

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Arsenal are planning a summer swoop for one of the young prospects in the top flight of German football according to widespread media reports.

Italian media platform Calciomercato say that the Gunners are eyeing a move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz who has been in superb form for his team since the start of this season.

Havertz, 19, has scored 11 goals for Bayer Leverkusen this season.

Arsenal could sign the £40m-rated as a possible midfield replacement for the controversial Mesut Ozil.

2014 World Cup winner Ozil has had an awkward relationship with Arsenal manager Unai Emery since the Spanish tactician became the Gunners boss last summer.

He put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the start of the season as a direct replacement for Arsene Wenger who ended his 22-year stay in North London last summer.

Unai Emery has dropped Mesut Ozil completely from the Arsenal squad on many occasions this season including the last game which was a disappointing 1-0 loss at the hands of Belarusian side BATE Borisov.

Arsenal have a lot of work to do if they must overcome the BATE Borisov deficit when both sides meet for the second leg of their Europa League round of 32 ties at the Emirates Stadium this Thursday.

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The secret Aaron Ramsey told Liverpool legend about leaving Arsenal

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It is no longer news that North London outfit Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey would be joining the Italian Serie A outfit Juventus as an announcement has already being made by the club for a four-year deal.

The Wales international failed to agree on a new deal with the Gunners which is the reason why he would be leaving when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Liverpool legend Ian Rush has claimed that he was told by the Wales international that the reason why he is leaving the North London outfit is to win trophies which are difficult to achieve with the Arsenal team.

The Reds legend stated that the former Cardiff midfielder had a number of offers from top European sides but refused to give them his nod because he was more confident of winning something with the Old Lady.

However, Aaron Ramsey will also be getting the financial benefit as he is now the highest earning British player abroad with reports that he would be earning £400,000 before task when he eventually joins the Turin club.

Meanwhile, Liverpool were interested in the signature of the Wales midfielder but he could not guarantee their position in the ranking of clubs with chances of winning every season.

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Arsenal Plotting £10m Summer Move For Petr Cech Replacement

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North London giants Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a summer transfer for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope.

The Sun claim that the Gunners want to sign the Premier League (PL) shot stopper in a deal worth £10m.

England national team goalkeeper Pope was the first choice shot stopper at Lancashire outfit Burnley before his long-term injury layoff.

The 26-year-old has been relegated to third choice behind Tom Heaton and summer signing Joe Hart.

Tom Heaton has been in very good form for Burnley since he was reinstated into the team at the expense of Joe Hart by manager Sean Dyche.

He has been very impressive for a Burnley side that’s yet to taste defeat in the league since the turn of the year.

Nick Pope would find it hard to displace Tom Heaton who has been very impressive for the Clarets.

Pope could be the direct replacement for legendary Premier League goalkeeper Petr Cech who has announced his retirement from football.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed that he will hang his gloves at the end of the current campaign.

The retired Czech Republic international shot stopper joined the Gunners in 2015 from London rivals Chelsea and has won two FA Cup titles since he became an Arsenal player.

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