Liverpool midfielder, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain is one of those recruits by Jurgen Klopp in 2017 that was criticized and not hoped on but turned out to be a very important and different player from what he used to be at his old club, Arsenal.
Sadly he was lost to a knee injury at the end of last season, becoming a big miss for the Reds.
There are concerns of what will become of the England international when he returns back from injury with the fans patiently anticipating his return.
The team’s captain, Jordan Henderson is one of those who still keep faith in the former Arsenal player, expressing confidence of a good comeback for his friend after rehabilitation.
Henderson is confident Chamberlain will return stronger and to his best. He is confident to say that the former Arsenal star will make it straight into the first team once he gets his rhythm.
He revealed that the player is progressing fast and good with his rehab but will be patient enough to have a complete healing.
Henderson said the England lad has a big role to play in the team and can’t be left out when he returns.
The former Gunners has got the technique and style needed to strive under manager Klopp and that is key in getting back into the team.
Arsenal Plotting Summer Move For 22-Year-Old Left-back
Europa League finalists Arsenal are eyeing a move for highly rated Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney during this summer’s transfer window according to the publication from the stables of the Daily Mail.
It was revealed that Arsenal manager Unai Emery has identified the player as his top left-back target this summer.
The Arsenal boss wants a new left-back this summer but he might need to sell some players due to the Gunners’ lack of financial strength.
The North Londoners have £45m to spend on players excluding player sales and they are keen to strengthen the first team in four major areas namely wing forward, left-back, midfield and central defence.
Arsenal first choice left-backs Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac were unable to convince Unai Emery about being the long-term solution for the Gunners in that position.
Kieran Tierney is a Scotland international who has proven to be a key player for Celtic in recent years.
The 22-year-old Scottish defender is a key part of the Celtic team that has won three trophies in each of the last three seasons including the last campaign.
Celtic won the Scottish Premiership title, Scottish League Cup title as well as the Scottish Cup title under the guidance of Neil Lennon who has been offered the managerial role permanently for the next one year.
Napoli Seal £4m Signing Of Arsenal Goalkeeper
Italian Serie A giants Napoli have reportedly completed the signing of Colombian international goalkeeper David Ospina from Arsenal.
This is according to the publication from the stables of popular media portal Football London.
It was revealed that an official announcement won’t be made until after the ongoing COPA America tournament in Brazil.
David Ospina and Colombia made a flying start to their campaign with an impressive win over favourites Argentina.
The goalkeeper played the entire duration of the game and also kept a clean sheet for Colombia to win 2-0 in their Group B clash.
David Ospina has been at Arsenal since the summer of 2014 when he joined from French Ligue 1 club OGC Nice for around £3m.
The Gunners signed him shortly after his heroics for the Colombian national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.
Colombia reached the quarterfinals before they were eliminated by their hosts via a 2-1 win.
Ospina played second fiddle at Arsenal to recently retired goalkeeper Petr Cech for the majority of his Gunners’ career.
He joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal last summer with the Italians obligated to sign him permanently for £4m if he plays 25 games in all competitions.
The Arsenal shot stopper played 24 games in all competitions but Napoli still decided to sign him permanently.
Arsenal Receive Major Setback In £18m ACM Pursuit
2006 Champions League finalists Arsenal have been handed a big transfer blow in their chase for Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice (ACM) after the player preferred a move to Germany.
The young French player revealed that he wants to join German top flight side Borussia Moenchengladbach ahead of other interested clubs like North London giants Arsenal.
He made this known in an interview monitored by popular French news outlet L’Equipe.
Recent reports had claimed that the Gunners agreed on a deal with French Ligue 2 club Lorient for the 21-year-old at the third time of asking and that Arsenal are in negotiations for him.
On his preference for Borussia Moenchengladbach, Alexis Claude-Maurice said that the German club focuses more on the development of young players in addition to the fact that they have a good structure.
He added that the Borussia Moenchengladbach project is one that suits him.
Alexis Claude-Maurice is presently rated at around £18m by his club.
He scored 14 goals and also provided four assists for Lorient who missed out on Ligue 1 promotion in the last campaign.
The young French forward would have been the direct replacement for Danny Welbeck at Arsenal after the England international player was released earlier this summer.
3-5-2: How Arsenal Will Line Up If They Sign Joachim Andersen
North London giants Arsenal have been seriously linked with a move for Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen this summer as they try to sign a quality centre back.
The Gunners had one of the worst defensive records in the top half of the table last season and they want to rectify the situation before the start of a new season scheduled in almost two months time.
Recent reports from Italy claimed that Arsenal have made a third bid of €55m for Joachim Andersen and his Sampdoria teammate Dennis Praet though it remains to be seen whether that will be enough for the Italians to sanction the move.
Danish centre back Joachim Andersen will definitely add quality to the Arsenal backline if they are able to pull off a move for him.
Arsenal conceded over 50 goals in just 38 games in the Premier League and it was a big factor for the Gunners who missed out on Champions League football as a result.
The Gunners finished in fifth position on the league table behind the quartet of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal starting XI (3-5-2): Bernd Leno; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, Joachim Andersen, Rob Holding, Sead Kolasinac; Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira; Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Finally, Arsenal Striker Set For Loan Move
Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is being lined up for a loan move for next season according to the Daily Mirror.
It was revealed that the player will join a new club on loan this summer to enable him get more experience under his belt.
Fellow London club Charlton Athletic are likely to be his destination with the Gunners keen to give him more first team opportunities.
The possibility of getting enough playing time at Arsenal next season is slim which explains why the club has decided to send him on loan.
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Charlton Athletic could be a very good option for him after Arsenal teammate Krystian Bielik has a successful loan spell last season.
The Polish defender was a regular fixture in the Charlton Athletic side that sealed promotion to the English Championship last season by beating Sunderland 2-1 in the final of the League One Playoffs.
Bielik thrived under the guidance of Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer and Eddie Nketiah can do likewise.
Nketiah , 20, has made just eight appearances for Arsenal since he broke into the first team during the 2017/18 season.
He made five appearances for the Gunners in the Premier League last season with his first goal coming on the final day of last season during the 3-1 win over hosts Burnley.
Arsenal Target Agrees 5-Year Free Transfer Deal
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) midfielder Adrien Rabiot has reportedly agreed on a deal to join Italian champions Juventus this summer.
This is according to media outlet El Chiringuito which claimed that the young French international midfielder has agreed to join the Old Lady on a free transfer.
It was revealed that Adrien Rabiot has agreed on a five-year contract with the Italian champions and he will link up with his new team when his PSG contract ends in a few days’ time.
Adrien Rabiot has previously been linked with Arsenal and club manager Unai Emery is keen to reunite with him this summer, but it seems the Spanish tactician will need to look elsewhere in the quest to sign a replacement for Welsh international midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
Unai Emery worked with Adrien Rabiot for two years while he was the PSG manager between 2016 and 2018.
The former Sevilla and Valencia manager is looking to sign a new midfielder this summer following the exit of Aaron Ramsey who has left Arsenal after the expiration of his contract.
Aaron Ramsey left the Gunners after a decade as an Arsenal player.
The 28-year-old has signed a four-year free transfer deal with Juventus where he will most likely link up with Adrien Rabiot if the PSG midfielder completes his transfer to Juventus.
AC Milan Open Talks To Sign £22m-rated Arsenal Target
Seven-time European champions AC Milan have opened talks with fellow Italian Serie A club Fiorentina over the signing of one of their players according to the latest reports emanating from the Italian media.
Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout has been attracting the interest of several European clubs this summer including Premier League giants Arsenal.
Apart from Arsenal and AC Milan, the Italian Serie A duo of Napoli and AS Roma are also interested in the French midfielder.
According to the specific report from popular Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato, AC Milan are the first club to show serious interest in Jordan Veretout after the Rossoneri opened talks with a view to signing him this summer.
Fiorentina have already slapped a £22m asking price on him.
Former Aston Villa player Veretout has scored 15 goals in 75 appearances for Fiorentina since he joined the Italian Serie A outfit.
Arsenal are looking for a midfield replacement for Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey and the aforementioned Veretout is one of several midfielders linked with a move to North London.
Welsh international star Ramsey has ended his decade-long association with the Gunners whom he signed for in 2008.
Aaron Ramsey joined Arsenal from Welsh club Cardiff City after the Gunners beat Manchester United to his signature.
West Ham In £13.4m Bid To Sign Arsenal Target
Premier League club West Ham United have been one of the most active clubs on the European football scene as far as the transfer market is concerned.
The Hammers have already signed three players at the start of this summer’s transfer window.
In addition, West Ham United have agreed on a £29m bid to sign highly-rated Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez.
The latest news coming out of Spain revealed that West Ham United are ready to pay the full release clause for Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan who has also been attracting the interest of North London giants Arsenal.
According to the publication from Marca, the Hammers have told Spanish La Liga club Eibar that they will pay the £13.4m release clause in the contract of Joan Jordan.
The 24-year-old has been a key player for Eibar in the Spanish top flight in the last two years.
Joan Jordan has made 79 appearances in the colours of Eibar in the last two seasons.
West Ham United had earlier splashed the whopping sum of £25m to sign Pablo Fornals from Spanish La Liga giants Villarreal.
The two-time Spanish international player has penned a five-year deal with the Hammers.
Arsenal were also linked with Pablo Fornals before the move to West Ham United.
Atletico Eyeing Arsenal Midfielder As Rodri Replacement
Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are the latest team to be linked with a move for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka this summer.
The Gunners’ player had earlier been linked with a move to Italian Serie A side Inter Milan with reports claiming that the Nerazzurri want to sign him for £55m.
The latest transfer interest from Atletico Madrid in the Swiss international player was revealed by Spanish media platform Mundo Deportivo.
It was revealed that the Rojiblancos are targeting Xhaka as the replacement for Rodri whose closing in on a move to Premier League champions Manchester City.
The English champions have agreed to pay the €70m release clause in the Atletico Madrid contract of the aforementioned Rodri.
The Spanish midfielder is in talks with Manchester City over personal terms with the Citizens keen to sign him as a long-term replacement for the aging Fernandinho.
It was revealed that Real Madrid midfielder Diego Llorente is the first choice midfield target for Atletico Madrid as they search for the replacement for Manchester City-bound Rodri but they have been scared off by the €50m asking price from their city rivals.
Granit Xhaka has been at Arsenal since the summer of 2016 and he recently signed a new deal at the Emirates Stadium last summer.
Arsenal In Talks To Sign Thomas Meunier
Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly in talks to sign Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Thomas Meunier during this transfer window.
This is according to the publication from the stables of the Daily Mail which claimed that Arsenal want to bolster their squad defensively with a new right-back and PSG star Thomas Meunier is a target.
It was also revealed that PSG want £27m for Thomas Meunier excluding add-ons and the said asking price could rule the Gunners out of the running to sign the Belgian international.
North London giants Arsenal are not the only Premier League club keen to sign Thomas Meunier this summer with rivals Manchester United also interested in him.
The two Premier League clubs want to sign a new right-back this summer and Thomas Meunier is a target for both teams.
First choice Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin might not be fit for the rest of the season after missing the second half of last season with a serious knee injury and the Gunners want to bring in a cover for him.
Young Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles played at right-back for the better part of the second half of last season with mixed results while aging Swiss international right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner has been released after just one season in North London.
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