North London giants Arsenal have been told that they must break the Celtic transfer record in their bid to sign left-back Kieran Tierney.
The Gunners have had two bids turned down for the Celtic left-back.
According to the publication from the stables of the London Evening Standard, Arsenal must break the Celtic transfer window set at the £19m received by the Scottish champions for the transfer of French striker Moussa Dembele to Lyon during last summer’s transfer window.
Arsenal opened talks with a first bid of £15m which was swiftly rejected by the Scottish champions before they returned with the latest and second bid of £18m which met with the same response as the first.
Celtic are holding out for at least £25m for Kieran Tierney.
Scottish national team player Tierney can play either as a left-back or as a centre back and he has told Celtic that he wants to listen to the offer from Arsenal.
The Gunners are expected to offer him a long-term contract worth £70,000 on a weekly basis.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has identified the left-back position as an area to be strengthened this summer as he prepares for his second season as the manager at the North London club.
Egyptian player on his way to Arsenal
Egyptian international Mohamed Elneny could be on his way back to Arsenal after a year away from the club on loan with Turkish side Besiktas.
The Turkish outfit seems not to be satisfied and convinced with the quality of the Arsenal man and is, therefore, not considering the option of a loan extension or a permanent buy. More to his unsatisfactory performance is the fact that his fee would be high as well as his weekly wage.
It is reported that manager Sergan Yalcin would bring in another option as he is already trailing Mehmet Topal, a 31-year-old defensive midfielder, preferring him than the Arsenal man.
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Although, Mohamed Elneny’s case at the Turkish outfit might not be concluded as it is reported that the club president is interested in his service and a deal is likely.
However, we will wait until the end of the season to know what becomes of the Arsenal midfielder who has a contract with the Gunners until 2022.
There are already claims that the North London outfit will seek a buyer for the Egyptian midfielder as manager Mikel Arteta will not be in need of him, especially if a deal for Dani Ceballos is made permanent in this summer transfer window.
Klopp reveals incredible next season plans
Apparently, the plans for English Premier League champions, Liverpool ahead of next season will be to defend the title with the hope of winning it again.
Manager Jurgen Klopp led the Red team to secure their first EPL title in 30 years with the success attributed to the entire team. The talents in the team and experience paid off.
However, in his plan for next season, manager Jurgen Klopp gave a hint that three youngsters; Neco Williams, Curtis Jones, and Harvey Elliott would be a major part of the team’s title defence.
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This has raised fears over the ability of the trio to add quality to the team especially with the prediction that next season will be a lot more difficult but manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed the fears, stressing that he considers performance than age in his team selection.
According to him, there will be no special training for the trio despite their lack of experience, revealing that they will rather hold normal training with the team.
Neco Williams is 19 of age and has enjoyed more exposure than his compatriots having had 5 first-team opportunities. Curtis Jones has had just one as a substitute while Harvey Elliott has had two substitute appearances also.
Arsenal star wants out, gives sincere reason
Disappointed by the result at Arsenal, Spanish left full-back Hector Bellerin has reportedly made his decision to leave the club known.
Arsenal have struggled for success for a number of seasons, starting from the Arsene Wenger era and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
While it has been confirmed that Champions League football is a NO for the Gunners next season, the Europa League is still unlikely making the situation seeming bad.
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Sky Germany claims the Spanish defender is no longer convinced about having success at the Emirates Stadium and has officially made his intention to quit this summer transfer window known.
Hector Bellerin has struggled with appearances this season having had just 14 in all. He has been on the sidelines due to injury battles.
French Ligue 1 outfit PSG are therefore believed to be interested in the Arsenal man with a deal likely to happen in this summer transfer window.
It is also reported that the player is in contact with German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich but they are not convinced of his quality and have shown no interest in landing him.
However, Arsenal will be left with no choice than to let go of Hector Bellerin if he insists on leaving this season.
Arsenal given Lacazette transfer backing
Again, the name of France international Alexandre Lacazette has been mentioned as a player Arsenal can part ways with in order to sanction other deals.
Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta will not have enough funds to engage in the summer transfer window despite the high need for more additions.
Ray Palour is the latest to claim that the former Lyon striker should be sacrificed and shown the exit door for the club to fund other transfers.
The Arsenal legend is more particular about the club bringing in a replacement for Aaron Ramsey who left the Emirates Stadium to pitch tent with Italian Serie A giants, Juventus.
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According to him, Mikel Arteta must secure the service of a goal scoring midfielder to make his team more threatening and stand the chances of winning more games.
Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal that ability and quality before his exit from the club. He scored a number of goals that gave the team some points.
The burden has been on Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to deliver goals since Ramsey left and that ought not to be, according to Ray Palour when he spoke to Talk Sports.
Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey has not been having it all good with the Serie A giants. He has not delivered same quality he is known for and already being reported to return back to England with Chelsea showing interest.
Arsenal in major contest to keep talented midfielder
English Premier League club Arsenal will face a major challenge to keep Dani Ceballos at the Emirates Stadium for a permanent deal.
The Spanish international has been with the North London outfit for the past 12 months on loan and with the contract set to run out at the end of the season, manager Mikel Arteta seeks to work with him on a permanent basis, having fallen in love with the player’s quality.
Before now, Dani Ceballos barely get a role in the team because of his injuries but he seems to be forming a major part of the team, especially now that German international Mesut Ozil has not been in the team since the restart of the EPL.
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However, Arsenal will face a major challenge from Spanish La Liga club Real Betis as they are reported to be in contact with Ceballos for a return to the club, knowing that he started his football career with the outfit.
It is unlikely that Real Madrid will be in need of Dani Ceballos anymore, reasons why he is readily available but will be making a choice for the club with the brightest prospect and opportunity to play regularly.
There is no doubt that both Arsenal and Real Betis are willing to hand the player the opportunity of a regular football but the choice will be left for Dani to make.
Is Kieran Tierney toeing the steps of Matteo Guendouzi
Emerging reports from the Emirates Stadium hints that new Arsenal recruit Kieran Tierney is already drawing bad blood from his Gunners teammates as a result of his aggressiveness in training, a development that could cost him his place in the team.
Kieran Tierney joined Arsenal from Celtic with a fee if £25 million and already being loved by both the fans and the manager because of his impressive performance at the let-back.
It is now being reported by ESPN that the attitude of the former Celtic man is unacceptable by some of the players who are already making complaints.
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It is feared that Kieran Tierney could be making the same mistake made by Matteo Guendouzi who is now out of the team after being asked by manager Mikel Arteta to train alone due to attitude.
Although, Arteta has been full of praise of the left full-back as well as former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole who both hail Kieran Tierney as a good addition to the team, in addition to helping to build an attack in games.
The North London outfit fans will only hope that Kieran Tierney’s attitude will not escalate to that of Guendouzi to avoid losing his place in the team, knowing his contribution since he joined.
Arteta to land first title as Arsenal manager?
Spanish manager Mikel Arteta has been given the opportunity to land his first title as Arsenal boss with emerging reports over the Community Shield, and It is now left for him to take it or not.
Currently, the Gunners team only have the FA Cup as their chances of winning a title and they are nowhere close to being favourites but another opportunity could present itself for free as they could be named as the team to face Liverpool either winning the FA Cup or not.
Let it be noted that the Community Shield is usually played between the winner of the FA Cup and the winner of the English Premier League title but the new UEFA arrangement could affect it.
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The Europa League final has been scheduled for August 21 and Champions League two days after. Man United, Man City, and Chelsea are all suspected to be part of it and are as well, involved in the FA Cup semi-final.
However, the Community Shield is a week after the Europa League final after it was scheduled for August 30 and the FA is not ready for any compromise of the date. This means that any team that wins the FA Cup and goes far in any of the European competitions will not be able to take part in it.
The FA is, therefore, considering inviting the most successful team in the Community Shield history for the finals against Liverpool, which is the North London outfit as they have won it 15 times in their history.
Arteta won it twice at Arsenal as a captain in 2014 and 2015. He could just help deliver it again as a manager in 2020.
Arsenal confirm this summer transfer window stance
English Premier League club Arsenal have confirmed they will not be in the summer transfer market for a new goalkeeper.
It was earlier reported that the Gunners will be moving for an option to mount the sticks after Bernd Leno sustained an injury that was feared to lay him off for months.
Emiliano Martinez has been standing in for the first choice role and has impressed greatly. The Gunners can hardly miss Leno, a development that has given conveyed faith in the current choice while they consider shelving other transfer plans for a new goalkeeper.
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It is now expected that Emiliano Martinez would be handed a new deal that will have him stay at the Emirates Stadium much longer, knowing that he can be a good backup to Bernd Leno.
However, the latest report claims that Leno is set for a shock and early return and could begin training even before the end of the season.
Although it is not expected that he would be seen on the pitch this season from all indications, he would be available to start the season with the Gunners team.
Bernd Leno is no doubt, one of Premier League ‘s best. He has been hailed for helping the Arsenal team so far.