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Arsenal Facing Fight To Keep £55m Striker Amidst Chinese Offer

Amuda Segun

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Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

North London giants Arsenal will have to fend off the interest of Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG in star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang according to latest reports.

Gabonese international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been a key player for the Gunners since joining them from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund last year.

He has spent a largely fruitful 18-month spell at Arsenal until now.

The North Londoners paid a club-record transfer fee of around £55m to secure his signing from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.

The Times claimed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has an offer from Shanghai SIPG worth £300,000 on a weekly basis.

The lucrative offer from Shanghai SIPG would be a significant upgrade on his current salary at Arsenal.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang currently earns around £180,000 per week following the four-and-a-half year deal he signed upon joining the Gunners from 1997 Champions League winners Borussia Dortmund.

The former Saint Etienne player has been in superb form for Arsenal since his move from Borussia Dortmund during last season’s winter transfer window.

He has formed a potent strike partnership with fellow Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette since his transfer to Arsenal.

Aubameyang scored 31 goals in all competitions for the Gunners during the just concluded season including 22 Premier League goals which made him the Joint Golden Boot Winner alongside Liverpool duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.

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EPL: Good news!!! Three offers confirmed for Arsenal star

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Arsenal’s hope of making some money through transfer activities have been further strengthened with Sky Sports reporting that three clubs have been confirmed to have shown interest in the signature of Ainsley Maitland Niles this summer window.

The North London outfit are reported to be willing to let go of most of their players to be able to cash in for expected new recruits to the Emirates Stadium and a long list of names have been drawn.

One of the surprise names of names on the list is Ainsley Maitland Niles who is known to be a utility player as a midfielder and defender. It is reported that manager Mikel Arteta is unhappy about his inclusion but he is helpless after the board insisted.

However, Sky Sports claim that three clubs, including two Premier League sides and one German Bundesliga team are all in the race and will submit a bid for the 22-year-old in the coming days.

The North London outfit have valued at £30 million and it is expected to go for the highest bidder and the club that is ready to offer him a good deal of weekly wage and that is expected to happen before the end of the summer transfer window.

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EPL TRANSFER: How Arsenal plan to “force” Partey deal

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Thomas Partey

From all indications, North London outfit Arsenal are desperate to land Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey this summer transfer window.

The Gunners manager, Mikel Arteta is desperate to add depth to his midfield and has identified the Ghanaian international midfielder as the best man to take up the role in the coming season.

However, Kike Marin reports that Mikel Arteta is hoping to “force” Atletico Madrid to agree on a deal for Thomas Partey by offering three players to the Spanish outfit.

Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torriera, and Alexandre Lacazette are the three players the North London outfit are willing to offer Atletico Madrid so as to have them release him.

It is reported that Atletico Madrid are interested in the signature of Lucas Torriera or Hector Bellerin but they do not seek a swap deal, rather a separate negotiation, especially for Alexandre Lacazette.

A list of names have been drawn up at the Emirates Stadium for the exit door as manager Mikel Arteta hopes to create some space for new signings as well as cash in from them to be able to sponsor deals.

One of the surprise names on the list is the French striker as he is believed to have a future at the club.

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EPL: How John Hartson spoils Arsenal transfer plans

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Arsenal have been handed a major blow with John Hartson suggesting that their transfer target and Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard should not be sold this summer window for a fee less than £40 million.

The Gunners are reported to be interested in the signature of the Celtic striker but have not valued him as high as £40 million but with the latest development, they could be forced to push their offer to meet the suggested fee by the former player.

He stated that Odsonne Edouard is highly needed by the club and the manager but for the need to cash in, they will be forced to sell him. John Hartson, therefore, urged Celtic to make good use of the opportunity to earn.

He stressed that Odsonne Edouard should not be allowed to go for a cheap price, stressing that the benefits must be high if a player with such quality leaves the club.

The North London outfit will hope to have Odsonne Edouard at the Emirates Stadium if French striker Alexandre Lacazette leaves the club this summer transfer window.

Despite his influence in the team, Alexandre Lacazette emerged as a surprise name on the list of those expected to leave the North London club this summer transfer window.

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EPL: Arsenal told its £27m or not for Porto Midfielder

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FC Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira is a major target for Arsenal this summer transfer window but he will not be available for any cheap price.

The Gunners have been told that they will have to pay about £27 million if they must capture the FC Porto midfielder as Portuguese news outlet O Jogo claims Danilo Pereira is free and available to the club this summer transfer window.

Arsenal have valued Danilo Pereira for £18 million and will be set for the negotiation table to be able to convince FC Porto but that could be pretty difficult, a task to carry out.

However, a fee of £27 million was rejected for Danilo Pereira last season by FC Porto but with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the club, he will be used to source some funds.

With Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi set to leave the club this summer window, the coming of Danilo Pereira will make the team better with more depth.

The North London club is already in talks with Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid for the signature of Ghanian international midfielder, Thomas Partey but will consider Danilo Pereira as an option if they fail to convince the La Liga outfit.

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EPL: Gabriel Magalhaes to give Arsenal, Man United his words

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Gabriel Magalhaes

The emerging report claims that Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes is set to make a final decision over his would-be destination later this week.

Gabriel Magalhaes is wanted at Arsenal and Man United with the two clubs hoping to snap him up this summer transfer window as they seek to reinforce and add depth to their teams.

It is now claimed that the 22-year-old will give a YES and No response, each to a club so as to complete a move away from the French Ligue 1 outfit, Lille.

Gabriel Magalhaes has been valued by Lille for £27 million, a fee the Gunners and the Red Devils will be willing and able to pay especially for a player with such quality.

The North London outfit, Arsenal have reportedly held talks with Gabriel Magalhaes’ camp and were impressed with expectations that he would prefer the Emirates Stadium to the Old Trafford.

Should Arsenal get a YES and Man United, a No, manager Mikel Arteta will enjoy the combination of new recruit William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes in the defence.

However, the Gunners are hoping to sell some players to be able to capture other deals and the same is expected of Man United who are hoping to do big deals this summer transfer window.

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EPL: Former Arsenal star set for England return

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Aaron Ramsey

Former Arsenal player and Wales international, Aaron Ramsey has been tipped to return to the English Premier League after having a disappointing spell with Italian Serie A outfit Juventus.

The Wales international only had a season with Juventus after dumping Arsenal on a free transfer. He started only 11 Serie A games which makes him surplus to requirement at the club.

With his £250,000 weekly wage, Aaron Ramsey is now free to find himself a new club as it is claimed that new manager Andrea Pirlo does not have him in the plans for the coming season.

The Italian legend was recently announced as the manager of the Serie A champions after the sack of Maurizio Sarri following their crash from the Champions League.

Andrea Pirlo is expected to build a new team and will have his focus on the midfield with the Mirror reporting that the former Arsenal player has not met the criteria needed.

However, commentators have opened the chances of Aaron Ramsey’s return to the English Premier League as he is expected to receive offers in this summer transfer window.

It is now unknown what will be the worth of the Wales international midfielder especially as he left Arsenal as a free player.

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EPL: Arsenal to get richer with Guendouzi’s latest

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No need to worry about Arsenal’s summer transfer spending as the club have got plans to cash in from the sale of players with out-of-favour midfielder; Matteo Guendouzi expected to be a major contributor.

Efforts to involve Matteo Guendouzi in swap deals to Atletico Madrid have been very slow, hence he would be placed on sale with a number of suitors already interested in his service.

Football London reports that French Ligue 1 outfit, Paris Saint Germain, and Spanish La Liga giants, Barcelona are all interested in the service of the young midfielder and could be forced to cash out £40 million if they must have him.

Matteo Guendouzi is reported to be one of the seven players that would be shown the exit door from the Emirates Stadium as they will not be in the plans of manager Mikel Arteta in the coming season.

He has been left out of the team, especially during the restart of the Premier League after his clash with Brighton players in the game that saw Arsenal suffer a defeat.

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EPL: What Arsenal must do to make Willian’s arrival worth it

Timothy Aiyeku

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Willian

Fears have been expressed over the coming of Brazilian international from West London outfit, Chelsea to the North London club, Arsenal this summer transfer window.

The Brazilian international has already been confirmed to leave the Stamford Bridge this summer transfer window and has already bid farewell to his teammates to make the expected move.

Football expert Gabriel Marcotti in his interview with Sky Sports expressed fears that Willian’s arrival at the Emirates Stadium might not make any sense if the club still keeps Alexandre Lacazette.

He noted that Alexandre Lacazette still has one year on his contract ahead of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and adding Willian for a three-year deal will mean spending too much.

According to him, the North Londoners might not be able to cope with the financial burden, to add with the choice of players for games.

He also noted that the Gunners team have got the likes of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Eddie Nketiah at the club which means there would be selection headache and the level of redundancy will be better imagined.

However, the decision by Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta for Alexandre Lacazette is unknown but he has continued to be mentioned as part of the players to say goodbye.

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