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Five Players Who Need To Prove A Point To Secure Their Place In Emery’s Line-up – 3

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Here is the list of five players who need to prove that they deserve a place in Emery’s starting line-up for the rest of this season.

We have listed three names in our previous post, here are other names in the list

Shkodran Mustafi

Since his move to the Emirates Stadium from Valencia, the German international has failed to justify his price tag and this season might be his last chance to impress.

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Despite the Centre-back’s unimpressive stats for the Gunners, Unai Emery gave him the chance to redeem himself as he named him in his starting lineup for the two matches played so far.

The German couldn’t repay the manager’s trust as he was partially responsible for Morata’s goal in their 3-2 defeat to the Blues last week.

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Grant Xhaka

Should he continue with his shambolic display against the Hammers later in the day, then, his starting spot his up for grab.

The midfielder has failed to prove his qualities so far this season and he might lose his place to summer signing Lucas Torreira, who is gradually getting used to Premier League and Sarri’s style of play.

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Xhaka is a great player on his days but he has hasn’t lived up to expectations as he was overshadowed by Guendouzi’s impressive display in the games played so far.

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Financial Restraint: Arsenal Set To Miss Out On Palace Winger

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Europa League finalists Arsenal are most likely to miss out on Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha during this summer’s transfer window which opened some days ago.

This is according to widespread reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.

Wilfried Zaha has already told Crystal Palace about his desire to leave the club this summer in favour of a move to a Champions League playing team.

The Ivorian international attacker is ready to have a crack at a top club once again following his disappointing spell at Manchester United four years ago.

Zaha joined Manchester United in the summer of 2013, six months after his transfer was announced.

He was the last transfer conducted by Sir Alex Ferguson before his retirement in 2013 but the player didn’t have the best of times under David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal.

Zaha was loaned to Cardiff City and then former club Crystal Palace who he joined permanently in 2015.

He has been a key player for his boyhood club since his return to the club but it’s time to leave according to Zaha.

Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in the player and he has been slapped with an £80m transfer fee by Crystal Palace.

According to The Sun, Arsenal might miss out on the transfer with the Gunners willing to pay half of the price tag.

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Deal Close: Arsenal In £10.5m Bid For Argentine Utility Defender

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Europa League finalists Arsenal are reportedly closing in on their first signing of the recently opened summer transfer window in the Premier League.

The Premier League transfer window opened officially on Thursday and the Gunners are on the verge of making their first transfer according to the Daily Mirror.

Arsenal have tabled a £10.5m bid for Argentine defender Walter Kannemann who’s highly rated in South America.

Italian Serie A club Sampdoria are also interested in the player who plays his club football for Gremio in the Brazilian top flight.

The Gunners are operating on a right budget this summer and they are on the search for quality players with moderate transfer fees.

Walter Kannemann fits into the Gunners’ transfer model and they have concluded plans to sign him.

The 28-year-old is a versatile defender that can play either as a left-back or as a centre back.

Arsenal have made the signing of a new centre back their top priority this summer after a poor defensive season which saw Arsenal emerge as one of the teams with the worst defensive record in the top half of the Premier League table at the end of the season.

The Gunners conceded a whopping 52 goals in just 38 league goals.

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Deal On: Bayern Eyeing Summer Transfer For £25m Arsenal Target

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German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are plotting a summer move for highly-rated Ajax Amsterdam winger Hakim Ziyech according to reports coming out of the media in Germany.

Hakim Ziyech has been in superb form for Ajax Amsterdam who have already sealed a fantastic domestic double in addition to reaching the semifinals of the Champions League before they were eliminated in stunning fashion by Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

According to SportBild, Bayern Munich have turned their attention to Hakim Ziyech after failing to convince Chelsea to sell Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Young Blues winger Hudson-Odoi is a long-term transfer target for the Bavarian giants but they have been rebuffed till date.

Bayern Munich are not the only ones interested in Hakim Ziyech with North London giants Arsenal and Manchester United also reported to be keen on a move for the Moroccan international player.

The 26-year-old is expected to play a prominent role for Morocco at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt next month.

Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has already confirmed that the Moroccan international will leave the club this summer.

Hakim Ziyech has a £25m release clause in his contract at Ajax Amsterdam and it’s not expected to be a problem for his suitors including Arsenal.

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Revealed: Arsenal Face Leicester Threat In Bid To Sign £25m Attacker

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North London giants Arsenal will have to contend with the threat of fellow Premier League club Leicester City in their quest to sign highly-rated Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr.

This is according to the publication from the Daily Mail which claimed that former Premier League champions Leicester City are also on the trail of the aforementioned Sarr just like what’s obtainable with the Gunners.

Leicester City produced one of the most surprising feats in the history of English football after they won the Premier League title during the 2015/16 season at the expense of more illustrious clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Ismaila Sarr has light up the French Ligue 1 this season and several clubs are said to be keen on a summer swoop for the player who’s rated at £25m by his club.

He has scored 11 goals and also provided ten assists in all competitions for Rennes this term.

Ismaila Sarr has two years left on his Rennes contract which will run out until the end of the 2020/21 season.

He impressed a great deal in his audition against Arsenal in the Europa League earlier this season.

Ismaila Sarr scored one of the goals in a 3-1 win over Arsenal before the Gunners turned around the first leg lead in the round of 16 of the competition via a 3-0 second leg win at home.

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Arsenal Open Contract Talks With Tyreece John Jules And Xavier Amaechi

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North London giants Arsenal have initiated contract talks with two of its best players in the youth teams to ward off the interest of German Bundesliga clubs like Bayern Munich.

According to the report from Goal, Arsenal officials want to extend the contracts of both Xavier Amaechi and Tyreece John-Jules this summer.

The players have just one year left on their respective contracts which will expire in the summer of 2020.

Arsenal want to prevent the situation of losing their best young players to other clubs.

The likes of Marcus McGuane, Stephy Mavdidi and Chris Willock have left Arsenal in recent seasons.

McGuane joined Spanish champions Barcelona while Willock and Mavdidi left for Benfica and Juventus respectively.

The two players especially Xavier Amaechi have constantly trained with the first team to show that they are part of the long-term plans at the club.

Amaechi recently started the 3-2 friendly win over Al Nasr FC of Dubai in March, while John-Jules came off the bench to score the winning goal of the game.

Tyreece John-Jules has scored 16 goals in 29 games across all the Arsenal youth teams.

On his part, a metatarsal injury has affected Xavier Amaechi this season but he has still managed to score four goals and also provided five assists in 14 games for the Arsenal u23s managed by club legend Freddie Ljungberg.

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Confirmed: Arsenal Stars On Striker Shortlist At Barcelona

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Two Arsenal stars feature prominently on the striker shortlist at Spanish champions Barcelona according to reports emanating from Spain.

Barcelona want to sign a new striker this summer as a long-term replacement for the aging Luis Suarez.

Uruguayan international Luis Suarez has been the first choice striker at Barcelona since joining the Catalan giants from Liverpool in a £75m deal shortly after the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil but the player has struggled at times this season.

Barcelona want to sign a new striker in his place for the long haul.

According to Spanish media platform Mundo Deportivo, two Arsenal strikers namely Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are on a three-man striker shortlist.

It was also revealed that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is also on the Barcelona radar.

French international striker Lacazette has been in very good form for Arsenal this season and it was not surprising when he won the Player of the Season Award at the club.

He has scored 18 goals in all competitions for Arsenal this season.

Gabonese international Aubameyang has also been in form for the Gunners with 31 goals in all competitions including 22 Premier League goals thus making him the joint league topscorer alongside the Liverpool duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

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Revealed: Arsenal Target Wants Premier League Stay

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Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure is open to a move away from the club amidst the transfer interest of French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

Doucoure talked about a potential transfer away from Watford in a chat with French media portal L’Equipe.

The Frenchman said that he wants to stay in the Premier League despite the fact that he’s open to a move away from the Hornets.

Abdoulaye Doucoure also pointed out that his style suits the Premier League and it’s mainly behind his decision to stay in the top flight of England football.

The Watford player has been constantly linked with a move to North London giants Arsenal.

The Gunners are in the market for a new midfielder following the exit of Aaron Ramsey to Italian champions Juventus on a free transfer and Doucoure could be an option for Arsenal.

Abdoulaye Doucoure was named the Player of the Season at Watford in the last campaign and he has continued that form this season.

He scored five goals and also provided six assists in the Premier League this season and the midfielder is expected to play a big role for Watford in their biggest game of the season, the FA Cup final clash with English champions Manchester City billed for the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

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Confirmed: Real Madrid Plotting £74m Summer Move For Arsenal Striker

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Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid are eyeing a big money move for in-form Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of this summer’s transfer window.

This is according to Dario Gol which claimed that Real Madrid see the Gabonese international as a direct replacement for wantaway forward Gareth Bale.

It was revealed that Real Madrid are ready to spend as much as £74m on the Arsenal player in this summer transfer window which opened in England on Thursday.

Gareth Bale is on the list of players that Real Madrid have decided to sell and the aforementioned Aubameyang is being targeted as his replacement.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in sensational form for the Gunners this season and he has formed a formidable strike partnership with Alexandre Lacazette at the club.

The former Borussia Dortmund star has scored 31 goals in all competitions for Arsenal before the final game of the season, a Europa League final meeting with West London giants Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan on the 29th of May.

He finished as the joint topscorer in the Premier League alongside the likes of Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah (22 goals).

Aubameyang has scored five goals in his last two games for Arsenal in all competitions.

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Revealed!!! When Sarri would leave Chelsea

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It has been revealed, according to reports that West Lindon outfit Chelsea could part ways with Italian boss Maurizio Sarri after the Europa League finals against Arsenal later this month.

Maurizio Sarri only joined the Stanford Bridge in the last summer transfer window after parting ways with Italian Serie A outfit Napoli owing to his poor relationship with the club chairman.

The Chelsea boss had a flying start of his Chelsea spell but things did not go the normal way along the line as he suffered series of defeats while he failed to take the chance of winning a silverware when he led his team against Man City in the Carabao Cup finals.

However, the Blues team under Maurizio Sarri have the Europa League as their only opportunity to land a trophy with reports that he would be sacked if it fails to happen.

The report claims that the decision to sack Maurizio Sarri is that if the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich who seems to be willing to let go in the former Napoli boss.

It is claimed that Roman Abramovich is more concerned about the performance of the Blues team under Maurizio Sarri than his achievement at the club, insisting that the outcome of the Europa League finals will determine his fate.

It is therefore suggested that the transfer ban on Chelsea will not stop them from bringing in a new manager.

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Pole Position: PSG favourites To Sign Arsenal Target

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French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are said to be favourites to sign highly rated Ajax Amsterdam winger David Neres.

PSG are one of the clubs on the hunt for the Brazilian international ahead of the summer’s transfer window.

According to the report from UOL Esporte, PSG are ahead of others in the race to sign David Neres but they will have to contend with other major European sides in their bid to sign the Brazilian attacker.

Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Everton are all interested in the player.

David Neres has had his best campaign for Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam since his transfer from Brazilian Serie A outfit Sao Paolo three years ago.

He has been a top performer for Ajax this season especially in the Champions League though the Brazilian player missed the second leg of their semifinal tie with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

Ajax Amsterdam had beaten Spurs 1-0 in the first leg courtesy a first half strike from Donny Van Der Beek with David Neres in the team.

The Dutch Cup winners lost the second leg 3-2 at home without the aforementioned David Neres who sustained a hamstring injury in the warm-up.

In the end, Tottenham Hotspur qualified for the Champions League final via the away goals rule.

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