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Arsenal Target Hints Real Madrid Exit With Instagram Post

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has all but confirmed that he would be leaving the Spanish La Liga giants in this January transfer window following the farewell message that he posted to the fans of the club on his official Instagram page as monitored by popular English media platform Metro.

The Costa Rican international shot stopper has been attracting interests from clubs on the European football scene.

Spanish media publication Sport had claimed that North London giants Arsenal and Italian Serie A side AS Roma want to sign the goalkeeper who was a key performer for Real Madrid as they won three successive Champions League titles under the guidance of French football legend Zinedine Zidane.

It was revealed that the Gunners have made a bid of around £14m for him.

Keylor Navas has lost his place in the Real Madrid starting XI since the arrival of Belgian shot stopper Thibaut Courtois in the summer dating back to the second Spanish La Liga game of the season.

He has featured for Real Madrid in two Spanish Copa Del Rey games since then.

Courtois had signed for Real Madrid from Chelsea in a player-plus-cash deal that saw Mateo Kovacic join the Blues on a season-long loan.

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Why Iwobi Will Be Returning To Arsenal

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New Everton recruit Alex Iwobi has revealed that he would go back to Arsenal at some point after completing a deadline day move to Merseyside.

In a short video posted on the official Twitter handle of Arsenal, Alex Iwobi thanked the players and the fans before adding that he will return to the club at some point.

Alex Iwobi is now an Everton player after he joined the Toffees in a £40m deal last week Thursday.

The Nigerian international spent 15 years at Arsenal before the move to Everton.

Alex Iwobi came through the ranks at Arsenal before he made his debut for the first team in October 2015.

He scored 15 goals for Arsenal during his time with the first team till the end of last season.

His last appearance for Arsenal came in the Europa League at the end of the last campaign.

Iwobi came off the bench to score the consolation goal for the Gunners as they were beaten 4-1 by London rivals Chelsea.

His Arsenal exit was facilitated by the record signing of Nicolas Pepe from French Ligue 1 club Lille.

Arsenal agreed on a deal of around €80m for Pepe who joined the North London club after spending two years at Lille.

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Unai Emery Provides Update On These Two Player’s Futures

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has given an update on the contract situation of his star players, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gunners’ boss confirmed that they are working on new deals for the two players.

Unai Emery spoke about the two players during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Burnley.

Arsenal host Burnley in their second league game of the season having opened their account with a 1-0 away win over Newcastle United.

Gabonese international star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game to give the Gunners an opening day win.

The Premier League clash between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium is the first game for week two.

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are expected to feature for the Gunners against Burnley.

The two attackers have been instrumental to the Gunners’ quest for major honours and it’s not surprising that club officials want to tie them down to respective deals.

Aubameyang has two years left on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium, while strike partner Alexandre Lacazette has three years left on his own contract.

Aubameyang scored 31 goals in all competitions for Arsenal in the last campaign, while Lacazette hit 19 goals for the Gunners.

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Unai Emery Changed His Mind, Releases Squad For Burnley Game

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North London giants Arsenal have named their provisional squad ahead of the league meeting with Burnley.

Arsenal will host Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in what’s the first game of week two matches in the Premier League.

The big news for the Gunners is that Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are available for selection again after their recent woes with criminals in London.

The two players have been targeted by gangs in the capital thus prompting the Metropolitan Police to open an investigation into the situation.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery confirmed earlier in the week that the two players have returned to the squad after missing the Premier League opener at Newcastle United.

Ozil and Kolasinac were conspicuously absent as Pierre-Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game to hand Arsenal a 1-0 win at the home of Newcastle United.

Strike partner Alexandre Lacazette was an unused substitute because of a little ankle issue for the Newcastle game but the Frenchman has recovered fully to take his place in the squad for the league clash with the Clarets.

Arsenal’s provisional squad: Bernd Leno, Emiliano Martinez, Ainsley  Maitland-Niles, Shkrodan Mustafi, David Luiz, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos Sokratis, Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, Mohamed Elneny, Joe Willock, Dani Ceballos, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli.

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Nigerian Striker Trains With Arsenal Ahead Of League Clash

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Young Nigerian forward Bukayo Saka was one of the players in training as Arsenal prepared for the visit to Burnley in what’s a Premier League clash.

Arsenal welcome Burnley to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon for their second Premier League game of the season and the first match of week two games in the division.

Ahead of the Burnley, Bukayo Saka trained with the Arsenal first team on Friday afternoon as he was spotted with jersey number 77.

Bukayo Saka came through the Arsenal ranks before making his first team debut last season.

The 17-year-old played in his first game for Arsenal in November 2018.

He was involved in five games during preseason.

Bukayo Saka faces a big hurdle and the young Nigerian attacker will need to overcome it to make the Arsenal squad for the Burnley game with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Reiss Nelson, Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli all ahead of him in the pecking order of the Arsenal attack.

Arsenal fans would be hoping the team can make two successive wins at the start of the new Premier League season when they welcome the Clarets to North London.

The Gunners opened their Premier League account this season with the 1-0 away win over Newcastle United.

Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game.

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Arsenal Legend Predicts ‘Struggle’ For Chelsea

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Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas is certain that Chelsea will struggle to achieve results this season.

The Arsenal and Celtic legend made this known while he was doing his punditry job on Sky Sports.

Charlie Nicholas predicted pain and suffering for Chelsea who were unable to improve their squad this summer as a result of the transfer ban slammed on them by FIFA.

According to him, Frank Lampard has to rely on young players this season and that will be difficult for the club legend to achieve a lot with the current situation.

The former Arsenal striker also talked about the Blues’ upcoming league clash with Leicester City as he praised the quality of the Foxes under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.

According to Charlie Nicholas, Chelsea will lose 2-1 to Leicester City in the game scheduled for Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

Frank Lampard and Chelsea will be playing their first game of the season at home when they entertain the Foxes at Stamford Bridge.

It would be the first competitive game for new manager Frank Lampard at home.

Chelsea started their season with the 4-0 thrashing at the home of Manchester United before the UEFA Super Cup defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night.

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