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West Ham Complete €27m Transfer For Arsenal Target

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Premier League club West Ham United have sealed the transfer of highly rated Spanish international Pablo Fornals.

The 23-year-old joins the Hammers from Spanish La Liga club Villarreal in a deal reported to be around €27m.

Pablo Fornals was previously a transfer target for the Gunners who were strongly linked with the Spaniard during the winter transfer window earlier this year.

Arsenal were unable to make a concrete move for Pablo Fornals in January due to a lack of funds and they ended up with Denis Suarez who has since gone back to parent club Barcelona after his loan spell in North London.

Pablo Fornals has signed a five-year contract with West Ham United who have finally made a breakthrough in their quest to sign a new midfielder.

The Hammers initially wanted Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes only for them to be rebuffed by the Spanish champions.

They made two separate bids of £18m and £20m for Portuguese international Andre Gomes but Barcelona were holding out for £25m for the player who impressed a great deal while he was on loan at fellow Premier League club Everton.

The Toffees are still pursuing a permanent move for Andre Gomes amidst the interest from the likes of reigning European champions Liverpool and some Spanish clubs.

Segun is a regular contributor to Thewistle and has worked at several publications, including BEIn and talkSport.

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Arsenal Face Another Competition For Bruno Guimaraes

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Europa League finalists Arsenal might need to fend off competition from the French league if they want to sign Atletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimares.

This is according to the publication from French newspaper L’Equipe which stated that former French Ligue 1 champions Lyon have joined the race to sign the Brazilian midfielder as they prepare for the exit of Lucas Tousary.

Arsenal sporting director Edu met with the agent of Bruno Guimares last week to discuss a move for the player said to be worth around £21 to £26m as per the valuation from his Brazilian Serie A club Atletico Paranaense.

Bruno Guimares was an ever-present player for Atletico Paranense as they finished in fifth position on the league table at the end of the latest Brazilian Serie A season which ended at the end of 2019.

The 22-year-old midfielder is widely regarded as one of the best Brazilian talents on the local league season at the moment.

Arsenal have already signed a Brazilian talent Gabriel Martinelli from the local league in Brazil and Bruno Guimares could follow suit.

Gabriel Martinelli has been a revelation at Arsenal after the 18-year-old scored nine goals in all competitions till date including two Premier League goals.

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Atletico Madrid might sign Alexandre Lacazette January

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Atletico Madrid could turn their attention to Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette if Paris Saint Germain (PSG) continue to rebuff their bid to sign Edinson Cavani.

This is according to the latest media reports in the European nation of Spain.

Atletico Madrid want to sign Uruguayan international Edinson Cavani from PSG and have already had a bid turned down by the French champions.

PSG sporting director Leonardo confirmed on Sunday night that Atletico Madrid made a bid for the 32-year-old striker and that it was turned down by the club.

Leonardo spoke to reporters shortly after the French Cup win over second-tier club Lorient.

Atletico Madrid had a €10m offer rejected for Edinson Cavani and its not certain whether they will push ahead with another offer for the striker who has played second fiddle to Mauro Icardi since the Argentine international signed for PSG last summer on loan from Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan.

PSG want to sign Icardi permanently after his successful loan spell with the club.

For Cavani, he has six month remaining on his PSG deal at the moment.

Alexandre Lacazette is a long-term Atletico Madrid Target and the Frenchman could become an option if the Spaniards fail to lure Cavani from PSG according to Catalan publication Mundo Deportivo.

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Arsenal Decision On Boateng Revealed

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Arsenal are reportedly pushing to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng on loan before the end of this January transfer window.

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to sign a defender on loan before the winter transfer window ends this month and German international Jerome Boateng is the main target.

Arteta had previously said that the Gunners will most likely operate in the loan plus free transfer market this month and that’s exactly what’s happening with Jerome Boateng who has made just nine starts for Bayern Munich in the league this season as the Bavarian giants start to prepare for life without him in their team.

He has been a mainstay of the Bayern Munich defense for the majority of the last decade and was crucial to the German national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil which they won by beating Argentina 1-0 after extra time in the final.

Arsenal are a center-back short as a result of the serious knee injury to Calum Chambers and Jerome Boateng could be the man to replace him.

The aforementioned report said that the Gunners will spend big on a central defender in the summer with a £50m transfer for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano in the works.

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What Laryvin Kurzawa Said About Arsenal Transfer?

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Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Laryvin Kurzawa has fuelled the transfer rumors of a move to Arsenal with his social media activity.

The French international announced that he has joined Sports Agency ‘the Sports Invest in the UK’ via his official Twitter account.

The latest development has increased speculation of a free transfer move to Arsenal in the summer.

His PSG contract expires in the summer and France Football claimed that the left-back already has an agreement in place to join the Gunners.

Earlier reports had said that PSG demanded small money from Arsenal for the player to move to the Emirates Stadium this month since he has six months to run on his present deal.

Kurzawa, 27, could be the first signing under new manager Mikel Arteta who has spent just one month in his new job.

Mikel Arteta was named the Gunners manager in December 2019 having been player at the club for five years until his retirement in 2016.

He has overseen two wins, three draws and one defeats since his appointment as the Gunners boss last month including the record of just one win in five Premier League games.

Arteta and Arsenal had three draws and one defeats within that league period.

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Arsenal Sent Laryvin Kurzawa Warnings

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Former Arsenal midfielder Gilles Grimandi has advised the North London outfit to flee away from a possible agreement with Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Laryvin Kurzawa.

In his latest interview as monitored by the Daily Star, Arsenal legend Gilles Grimandi warned the Gunners from signing Kurzawa as the French left-back lacks the fight and hunger to succeed in a tough league like the Premier League in England.

France Football had earlier said that the Gunners have agreed a free transfer move for Laryvin Kurzawa and that he’ll link up with the Premier League giants in the summer when his PSG contract expires.

Arsenal are desperate to strengthen their team in defence and they have turned to Kurzawa who is not the first choice left-back at PSG though club manager Thomas Tuchel said that the Frenchman has improved in recent games.

It was initially thought that the player will move from PSG to Arsenal for a small fee this month since he has six months left on his current deal at the Parc des Princes.

Arsenal have two left-back options in Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac but they have been injury-prone to date thus forcing Arteta to play young winger Bukayo Saka in the position in recent times.

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EPL: Arsenal Confirm Starting Lineup vs Sheffield United

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Arsenal are a more organised team under new manager Mikel Arteta though it must be pointed out that the Spaniard has been a little unlucky with the number of points accrued from the games played under his short tenure at the club.

The Gunners have won one, drawn two and lost one of the four games played under Mikel Arteta in the Premier League and many football fans would agree that Arsenal deserve more points with their performances in those games.

Arteta and his players face a difficult challenge in Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening in what’s their latest league game this season.

Sheffield United have been the surprise team of this season and they are four points and four places better off than the Gunners ahead of the meeting of the two teams.

Young French striker Lys Moussett scored the only goal of the game in the reverse fixture.

Arsenal have several injury worries in the defence with the likes of Sead Kolasinac and Lucas Torreira doubtful for the game.

Arsenal XI vs Sheffield United (4-3-3): Bernd Leno; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, Bukayo Saka; Lucas Torreira, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka; Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli and Nicholas Pepe.

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Arsenal Reach Agreement To Sign Star Player

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Arsenal have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Paris Saint Germain (PSG) defender Laryvin Kurzawa.

This is according to the publication via France Football which disclosed that the Gunners have agreed a deal for the French international left-back to join them in the summer.

Laryvin Kurzawa has six months left on his PSG contract meaning that he’ll become a free agent this summer thus allowing him to join Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of this campaign.

Earlier reports had claimed that the Gunners will sign the former AS Monaco player in this January transfer window.

Respected British journalist David Ornstein talked about negotiations between Arsenal and the French player.

Arsenal have a lot of defensive injuries at the moment and new manager Mikel Arteta has talked about the need to strengthen his squad on the defensive front.

Calum Chambers is a versatile defender but the England international won’t play for Arsenal again after he underwent knee surgery at the end of last month.

He has been ruled out till next season as a result of his knee injury.

Apart from Calum Chambers, fellow defenders Sead Kolasinac, Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin have all had various injury issues this season.

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Dayot Upamecano Transfer Message To Arsenal

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Premier League giants Arsenal have been buoyed by the transfer message delivered on their major transfer target Dayot Upamecano who is on the payroll of German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

Arsenal have made French junior international Dayot Upamecano their number one defensive target as they bid to strengthen their defence in 2020 and the RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche has delivered a big transfer message on the player.

According to him via his latest interview as monitored by the Daily Star, RB Leipzig are braced up for incoming bids for the player from clubs like Arsenal.

Markus Krosche further said that it’s expected since Dayot Upamecano is widely regarded as one of the best centre backs in the German top flight.

Dayot Upamecano has 18 months left on his RB Leipzig deal at the moment and that has given him the command in what happens to his future.

RB Leipzig will have to sell him this summer or risk losing him for free when his contract expires in 2021 since the player has turned down offers of a new contract from the German Bundesliga outfit.

Dayot Upamecano has been instrumental to the run of RB Leipzig to the top of the table.

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