Chelsea player Cesc Fabregas has stylishly told Arsenal manager Unai Emery that he is willing and ready for a return to the club where he has got good memories.
Fabregas had joined Arsenal as a youth player before finding his way to Spain where he played with Barcelona and then left to the other side of London.
Life has not been good for the Spoons man as he is being denied starting role and enough playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri.
Fabregas has protested the development under the new manager but it is becoming obvious that he is surplus to requirement with the Blues refusing to hold talks with him knowing that his contract with the club ends in a number of months.
With Fabregas expected to leave at the end of the season, he made it clear that returning to the Emirates Stadium will not be a bad idea for him, noting that he still feels young and have the ability at the club having played 16 seasons of senior career football with about 750 games.
The former Barcelona player stated that he can still play about 60 games per season because his style allows him to play for a longer period of time.
Why Chelsea is to blame for Arsenal’s ‘difficult’ situation
Arsenal are now left with no choice than to play their second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals at Naples, away from home, according to Sky Sports pundit and former Man City right-back Danny Mills.
It is claimed that under a number circumstances, the North London outfit are supposed to play the first leg away before playing the second one home because they were drawn out of the hat after the Italian Serie A outfit but that will not happen in this case.
This is because the West London outfit Chelsea were drawn away for the first leg with Slavia Prague and are expected to play at home at the Stamford Bridge for the second leg.
However, because of the rule that clubs from the same city cannot play at home at the same time, one of the teams have to be sacrificed and the Gunners were the victim.
The Sky Sports pundit is of the opinion that the development puts Arsenal in a difficult situation as it would have been best for them to begin away so that they can comfortably seal qualification at home.
He noted that playing the second leg away at the San Paolo Stadium is a big disadvantage for Arsenal because of the atmosphere the Napoli home ground is known for.
Arsenal Face Spanish Opposition For 4-Goal Leverkusen Star
One-time Champions League finalists Arsenal will have to fend off the interest of two Spanish clubs in the bid to sign highly-rated Bayern Leverkusen forward Julian Brandt.
The interest of the Spanish clubs was revealed by popular German newspaper Sport Bild.
It was revealed that the Spanish La Liga duo of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are keeping tabs on the situation of Julian Brandt.
The German international has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal but the Gunners interest in the player appeared to have waned in recent months.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been saddled with the responsibility of rebuilding the European champions following his reappointment last week and Julian Brandt could be an option for him.
Brandt has scored four goals and provided a whopping ten assists for Bayer Leverkusen in 25 Bundesliga appearances this term.
French football legend Zidane returned to Real Madrid as their manager earlier this month having resigned from the job last summer.
Real Madrid have already sacked two coaches for poor performance and Zidane’s appointment makes it the third for the Los Merengues.
Zidane began his second managerial spell with a much needed 2-0 win over Celta Vigo courtesy goals from Isco and Gareth Bale.
Arsenal To Reignite Interest In La Liga Defender
Premier League giants Arsenal will revive their interest in Getafe defender Djene Dakonam in their bid to sign a new centre back ahead of next season.
This is according to the publication from trusted Spanish newspaper which claimed that the Gunners are ready to reignite their interest in the 27-year-old centre back.
Djene Dakonam has previously been linked with a move to North London especially during the winter transfer window but the defender opted to stay with Getafe.
Transfer rumours about him and Arsenal have soared in the last few hours after Gunners boss Unai Emery was in attendance as his Getafe target played out an impressive goalless draw at the home of Valencia.
Djene Dakonam was impressive at the Mestalla as they came away with a point that was enough to preserve their place in the top four of the Spanish La Liga table alongside leaders Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid and at the expense of more illustrious opponents like Sevilla, Deportivo Alaves and Valencia.
Arsenal have made the signing of a new centre back their top priority ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
Apart from the centre back position, the Gunners also want to strengthen the left-back and right-wing positions.
Atletico Win Free Transfer Race To Sign Arsenal Target
Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have won the race to sign FC Porto midfielder Hector Herrera according to reports emanating from the media in Spain.
Trusted Spanish newspaper AS claim that the Rojiblancos have won the free transfer race to sign the Mexican international player.
Hector Herrera is expected to leave Portuguese champions, FC Porto, this summer when his current deal at the club expires.
He has scored six goals in 38 appearances for FC Porto this season in all competitions.
North London giants Arsenal and Italian Serie A club AC Milan were also in the running for Hector Herrera but it seems like Atletico Madrid have won the race to sign him.
Hector Herrera was part of the Mexico team that shocked then world champions Germany at last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Mexico finished second in Group F behind leaders Sweden and ahead of both South Korea and bottom team Germany before they were beaten by fellow American national Brazil in the last 16.
It was revealed that Atletico Madrid have offered Hector Herrera a five-year deal.
The Mexican midfielder would have been a good replacement for Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal.
Ramsey will leave Arsenal this summer upon the expiration of his contract.
The 28-year-old will join Italian Serie A champions Juventus this summer.
Arsenal Target Wants To Stay At Bayern
North London giants Arsenal have been dealt a mini-transfer blow after one of their targets revealed his desire to stay at his current club.
Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez has revealed that he’s happy at the club and that he wants to stay at the Allianz Arena and help the Bavarian giants win many titles.
James Rodriguez is on a two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid having joined the German champions at the start of the last campaign.
The Colombian international star spoke about his future in an interview with Sport1 as he revealed that the two clubs (Bayern Munich and Real Madrid) will hold talks over his long-term future.
James Rodriguez spoke to reporters after his heroics for Bayern Munich in the 6-0 win over Mainz 05 at the Allianz Arena on Sunday evening.
The former FC Porto and AS Monaco player hit his first treble in eight years to help the Bavarian giants move past rivals Borussia Dortmund at the top of the German Bundesliga table.
Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman, and Alphonso Davies were also on target for Bayern Munich in the thumping league win over Mainz 05 at home.
James Rodriguez was linked with a loan move to Arsenal during the winter transfer window with reports claiming that the Gunners were willing to pay the fee for the rest of his loan deal.
Bayern paid £11m for his loan transfer with the option of a permanent transfer for just £36m.
How Juventus Plan To Sign Arsenal Target Revealed
Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt is widely regarded as one of the best young players on the European football scene.
It’s not surprising that several major European sides including Arsenal want to sign him.
The Ajax Amsterdam center back has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal.
The Gunners have made the signing of a new center back top priority ahead of this summer’s transfer window and Matthijs De Ligt could be an option for the North Londoners.
Apart from the Gunners, other European clubs like Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Juventus, Manchester City, and Barcelona have all been linked with a move for the young Dutch international defender.
Italian news outlet Calciomercato claim that Italian champions Juventus will use their Champions League tie with Ajax to lay the foundation for a transfer for De Ligt.
During the Champions League draw on Friday, Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam were pitted against the Old Lady.
In the last round of the competition, both Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus managed to overturn first-leg deficit against their opponents.
Ajax Amsterdam overturned a 2-1 home loss deficit to thrash holders Real Madrid 4-1 and seal a 5-3 aggregate win in their last 16 tie, while Juventus overturned a 2-0 away deficit to secure a 3-2 aggregate win by beating Atletico Madrid 3-0 in the second leg of their round of 16 tie.
Arsenal Plotting Swap Deal For £40m Premier League Defender
North London giants Arsenal are eyeing a swap deal for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka according to the report coming of the media in the United Kingdom.
The Sun claim that the Gunners want to sign the England junior international this summer.
It was also revealed that Arsenal officials are prepared to offer one of their players in exchange for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Potential suitors including Arsenal might need to pay as much as £40m for the Crystal Palace right-sided defender.
The English right-back has been attracting the interest of several major Premier League sides since he burst onto the scene at his South London club.
Premier League champions Manchester City and West London giants Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Arsenal is ready to offer either Ainsley Maitland-Nile or Reiss Nelson to Crystal Palace in their bid to sign Wan-Bissaka.
Reiss Nelson has impressed a great deal at German club TSG Hoffenheim where he’s on a season-long loan from the Gunners.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles has suffered several injuries this season and that has affected his growth at the club but the young midfielder has been very impressive since returning to the Arsenal team from illness last week.
He played well in the 2-0 home win over Manchester United last week Sunday before finding the back of the net in the 3-0 victory over French club Rennes on Thursday.
Ramsey Move To Juventus Thrills Manager
Welsh national team manager Ryan Giggs has expressed his excitement over the impending move of Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey to Juventus.
In his latest interview monitored by popular media portal Goal, Giggs believes that the move can elevate Ramsey to the level reached by national team colleague Gareth Bale following his move to European champions Real Madrid in 2013.
Bale became the most expensive player in world football in the summer of 2013 when Real Madrid paid £85m to secure his transfer from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
Ryan Giggs is hopeful that the Juventus transfer for Ramsey can boost him to the status of the world’s best in his position
Aaron Ramsey has signed a four-year contract with Juventus but he’s not expected to join the Old Lady until this summer.
The 28-year-old will reportedly earn £400,000 per week before tax thus making him the most expensive footballer in Britain.
He has few months left on his contract at Arsenal but the Gunners were reluctant to offer him a new deal.
Ramsey is the longest serving player at Arsenal after he joined the club from Welsh side Cardiff City in 2008.
Arsenal were able to sign him for £5m ahead of rivals Manchester United.
He has won three FA Cup titles at the club.
Juventus In Summer Bid For Ex-Arsenal Attacker
Italian Serie A giants Juventus want to rescue Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez from his nightmarish start to his Old Trafford career.
According to the publication from popular Italian transfer news outlet Calciomercato, Juventus want to sign the Chilean international forward this summer.
Alexis Sanchez has endured a frustrating career at Old Trafford since his transfer to the club from Arsenal last year.
The former Udinese player spent three-and-a-half years with the Gunners before joining Manchester United in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the other direction.
Alexis Sanchez signed a four-year deal at Manchester United until the end of the 2021/22 season with weekly wages of around £500,000 including add-ons but the 30-year-old has not been able to live up to the expectations at the Theatre of Dreams.
He has scored just five goals in 41 games for Manchester United since his transfer from Arsenal in January 2018.
Alexis Sanchez has found the back of the net just two times this season in all competitions.
He’s currently out until next month with the injury he sustained during the Red Devils’ 3-2 comeback win over Southampton last month.
Alexis Sanchez played 52 minutes before he was substituted for Diogo Dalot as a result of the injury.
Agent Reveals Gunners Interest In Man Utd Defender
North London giants Arsenal want to sign Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
The Gunners interest in Valencia was confirmed by his agent and father in a chat with media outlet El Universo.
Antonio Valencia’s father revealed that the London duo of Arsenal and West Ham United are keen to sign his son upon the expiration of his contract at Old Trafford.
The Ecuadorian international has just few months left on his current deal with Manchester United.
It was also revealed that Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan are also interested in him as well as an unnamed club from China.
Antonio Valencia has battled for form and fitness at Manchester United this season.
His agent has already confirmed that the player will leave Manchester United this summer after his contract at the club ends.
Valencia has played just one game since interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December.
His lone appearance under Solskjaer came in the Premier League win over Newcastle United.
Valencia played 90 minutes St right-back to help the Red Devils to a 2-0 away win over the Magpies.
The player joined Manchester United from Wigan Athletic in 2009 and he has spent the last decade at Old Trafford.
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