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Arsenal Face European Opposition For €30m-rated Pacey Winger

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North London giants Arsenal will reportedly have to fend off the interest of German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich in their quest to sign Dalian Yifang winger Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco during this summer’s transfer window.

This is according to the publication from the stables of the Daily Mirror which claimed that Bayern Munich are interested in a move for the Belgian international player.

The Gunners tried to sign Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco during the winter transfer window in January but his Chinese Super club blocked the move to the Premier League.

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Arsenal wanted to sign him on loan for a few months with the option of signing him permanently this summer.

The Gunners were affected by a lack of finance during the winter transfer window in the bid to sign Carrasco.

The former AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid winger has already talked about a potential return to European football after almost two years.

Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco left Atletico Madrid for the Chinese Super League in February 2018.

The 25-year-old could be a direct replacement for Danny Welbeck at Arsenal.

The Gunners have confirmed that England international Danny Welbeck will leave the club this summer upon the expiration of his contract with the North Londoners whom he joined from Premier League rivals Manchester United in 2014.

Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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EPL: Stalemate Predicted For Sheffield United-Arsenal Clash (#SHUARS)

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The Premier League clash between Sheffield United and Arsenal will end in a score draw according to the publication from Sportsmole.

It was predicted that the league game billed for Bramall Lane on Monday night will end in a 1-1 draw.

Arsenal don’t have a good record on their recent visits to Sheffield, either against Sheffield United or Sheffield Wednesday.

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The North Londoners have not won any of their last eight visits to Sheffield in all competitions.

Arsenal are winless in their two Premier League away games against Sheffield United.

The Gunners have one defeat and one draw from those two away games.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery would be hoping to change the type of result earned at Sheffield United with the Spaniard keen to get the win that would take his team back to third spot at the expense of Chelsea and Leicester City.

Both Chelsea and Leicester City had gone above Arsenal on the league log on Saturday after their respective victories.

Arsenal are without a win in each of their last three games away from home in the Premier League, while hosts Sheffield United are winless at home in their last three games in the Premier League ahead of the game on Monday night.

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EPL: What Arsenal Want Ahead Of Sheffield United Clash (#SHUARS)

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The target for Arsenal ahead of their Premier League meeting with newly promoted team Sheffield United is to reclaim third spot on the league table.

Only a win over hosts Sheffield United can take the Gunners back to third position on the Premier League table.

Arsenal started the weekend as the third best team in the league but they have been pushed two spots back to fifth spot after the wins for Leicester City and Chelsea on Saturday.

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Leicester City came from a goal down to beat Burnley 2-1 with strikes from Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans either side of the halftime interval.

Burnley had stunned hosts Leicester City through Chris Woods against his former club but the Foxes were able to turn the game on its head.

On their part, Chelsea needed a second half goal from Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso to see off Newcastle United whom they best 1-0.

Arsenal don’t have a good away record against Sheffield United in the Premier League with the Gunners winless on previous two visits.

The last visit to Bramall Lane in 2006 ended in a 1-0 win for Sheffield United courtesy the goal from Christian Nade.

The other trip to Bramall Lane ended in a draw.

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EPL: Predicted Arsenal XI At Sheffield United (#SHUARS )

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North London giants Arsenal have a poor record at Sheffield United in the Premier League and they would be hoping to change that when the two teams meet at Bramall Lane in a league game on Monday night.

Arsenal have made just two visits to Sheffield United and they are yet to win on each occasion.

The Gunners have drawn one and lost one from those two Premier League visits to Bramall Lane.

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The last visit in 2006 ended in a 1-0 loss when Christian Nade scored the only goal of the game for Sheffield United.

The incentive for Arsenal manager Unai Emery and his players is third place ahead of the Sheffield United game later on Monday.

An away victory for the Gunners will take them back to third position on the Premier League log.

Arsenal started the weekend in third place but respective wins for Chelsea and Leicester City have seen the Gunners drop to fifth position and only a win over newly promoted side Sheffield United will take the North Londoners back to third position.

Predicted Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Bernd Leno; Calum Chambers, Sokratis Papsthathopoulos, David Luiz, Kieran Tierney; Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicholas Pepe.

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The Real Reason Frank Lampard Wants Olivier Giroud To Stay At Chelsea

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has assured wantaway striker Olivier Giroud that he’ll get more playing time to show him the quality that he possesses amidst the numerous transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the club when the transfer market reopens in the New Year.

After the Newcastle United game at the weekend, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was asked about Giroud and his desire for more playing time.

Frank Lampard urged Giroud to be more patient and that he’ll get the chance to impress.

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He went on to say that he doesn’t want him to leave Chelsea during the winter transfer window.

Olivier Giroud had previously talked about leaving Chelsea in the New Year in search of more playing time.

The French World Cup winner has dropped to third on the striker pecking order at Chelsea.

The former Arsenal and Montpellier striker is the third choice striker at Chelsea right no behind the duo of Michy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham.

Olivier Giroud is keen to retain his spot in the France starting XI ahead of the 2020 European Championship next summer and he would have to play football on a regular basis as already pointed out by manager Didier Deschamps.

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How Three Clubs Almost Signed Arsenal Midfielder Revealed

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Arsenal midfielder Mohamed ElNeny was the subject of strong interest from three clubs in the summer according to the publication from football365.

Mohamed ElNeny is presently out of Arsenal on loan following his summer move to Besiktas FC of Turkey.

He has been able to resurrect his career while on loan at Besiktas after the Egyptian international struggled for playing time at Arsenal.

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The aforementioned report said that Mohamed ElNeny could have joined the likes of West Ham United, Leicester City and Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia before his loan transfer to Turkish Super League club Besiktas in the summer.

At Besiktas, Mohamed ElNeny has gotten more first team minutes.

The Egyptian midfielder is a regular in the Besiktas XI this season upon his loan move from Arsenal in August.

Without him at Arsenal, the Gunners have been able to produce a good start to the Premier League season.

Arsenal are in third position on the Premier League table after the first eight games of the season.

Only Liverpool and Manchester City have more points than the Gunners this season.

Arsenal have lost just once this season and that was the league game at leaders Liverpool which ended in a 3-1 loss for the North Londoners.

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How Man Utd Facilitated New Deal For Wojciech Szczesny

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Italian Serie A giants Juventus have concluded plans to offer first-choice goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny a new contract in a bid to secure his long-term future at the club.

According to Goal, Juventus are not willing to take chances on their first choice shot-stopper after Premier League giants Manchester United made an enquiry about him.

It was revealed that the Manchester United enquiry came while David De Gea was stalling over a new deal at the club.

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David De Gea had less than a year on his Manchester United contract before the Spaniard was handed a new deal to make him the highest paid player at the club.

The aforementioned report from Goal said that Juventus will give Wojciech Szczesny a three-year extension in addition to a significant rise on his almost three million euros yearly salary with the Italian champions.

Wojciech Szczesny was an Arsenal goalkeeper before he joined Italian champions Juventus two years ago.

Despite the return of club legend and veteran shot-stopper Gianlugi Buffon to Juventus this summer from a short spell at French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Szczesny has retained his spot as the first choice goalkeeper and has helped his team to the top of the Italian Serie A table.

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Again! Arsenal Handed Major Injury Boost Ahead Of Sheffield United Clash

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Arsenal play newly promoted team Sheffield United in one of the week nine games in the Premier League this weekend and they could have one of their best players in the squad for the game.

Ahead of the Sheffield United game, the Gunners are expected to welcome back Alexandre Lacazette back into their squad after a long injury layoff.

French international Alexandre Lacazette has been out of action for the last one month with his last appearance coming in the North London Derby just before the international break last month.

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He was one of the goalscorers for Arsenal as they came from two goals down to play out a 2-2 draw at home against Tottenham Hotspur in that North London Derby.

Lacazette suffered an ankle injury during that game against Spurs.

He scored two goals in two Premier League starts before that injury.

Arsenal travel to Yorkshire to take on the Blades with the aim to close the gap in the top two on the table namely Liverpool and Manchester City.

The Gunners trail league leaders Liverpool by eight points and champions Manchester City by a solitary point ahead of the weekend’s games.

Liverpool are away to Manchester United, while Premier League champions Manchester City will be guests of Crystal Palace.

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Serie A Giant Eyeing January Move For Veteran Chelsea Striker

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Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan are reportedly keen to sign veteran Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

This is according to the report from football365 which revealed that French international Giroud could leave Chelsea in search of more playing time.

Olivier Giroud is the third choice striker at Chelsea this season behind first choice Tammy Abraham and second choice Michy Batshuayi.

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He’s in danger of losing his place in the France squad if his lack of playing time continues at Chelsea.

Olivier Giroud signed a new one-year contract this summer to take him till the end of this season.

The former Arsenal star has been linked with a return to France as well as the MLS (Major League Soccer).

Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal at the start of last year and he was a major part of the team that won the Europa League title last season.

He was amongst the goals against his former club Arsenal who were beaten to the Europa League title by Chelsea.

Giroud scored the opening goal of the game as Chelsea thrashed Arsenal 4-1 in their final clash in Baku.

It was his first title as a Chelsea player since his move from London rivals Arsenal.

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