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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has decided to keep Ruben Loftus-Cheek at Chelsea despite reports that the midfielder could be on his way out of the club.

Reports in The Telegraph claim that the Blues have guaranteed Loftus-Cheek a place in the first team if he can force his way up the ladder.

The 22-year-old midfielder was part of the English team that surprised many with their performances at the World Cup and even cut short his extended holiday in order to prove himself to new Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri.

However, Loftus-Cheek has been heavily tipped to leave Chelsea this summer, with likelihood of joining a club abroad following the end of transfer business in England.

Loftus-Cheek who has rejected a move to the German Bundesliga with Schalke, is set to fight for his place at Chelsea, but will have to battle the likes of  Jorginho, Cesc Fabregas, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barley for a place in the midfield area.

Speaking about the midfielder earlier this summer, Sarri identified the youngster’s great potentials but refused to rule out a loan move for Loftus-Cheek but it appears the Italian has changed his mind about sending the player out for gain more experience coupled with the departure of Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan on a season-long loan.

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Arsenal to snap up Cech’s replacement

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It is no longer news that Arsenal legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech will be hanging his boot at the end of the season following his announcement earlier on.

This, therefore, means that the North London outfit will have to find a backup for Bernd Leno ahead of next season as the former Chelsea stopper is set to bid goodbye after 15 seasons career in the Premier League.

The German international became the first choice goalkeeper ahead of Petr Cech weeks after he joined the Emirate Stadium from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

However, latest reports claim that the North London outfit have identified Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope as a replacement for the veteran goalkeeper has impressed so far this season.

Much of Nick Pope has not been seen this season as he has been away for shoulder injury with just three appearances so far this season.

Although, the ability of Nick Pope is known as he was a part of the England squad that made it to the World Cup in Russia last year. It speaks of his quality as a goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, some media claims that Columba international David Ospina could be returning from a loan spell at Napoli which makes it unnecessary for Arsenal team to sign a new stopper.

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Incredible transfer news of Arsenal’s Guendouzi causes uproar

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It has been reported that French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain are already making moves to land Arsenal defender new Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi in the summer window.

Matteo Guendouzi only joined Arsenal from Ligue 1 outfit Lorient and was expected to begin from the youth team but he shocked everyone to break into the first team and starting the first few games for the Gunners.

There are already signs that Mateo Guendouzi would not last at the Emirate Stadium as he has been able to win the heart of a number of clubs ad PSG is one of them.

However, The Express reports that the Ligue 1 champions want Matteo Guendouzi as a replacement for Adrien Rabiot who is set to leave the club in the summer as his contract with the club expires at the end of the season.

Adrien Rabiot is confirmed to have fallen out with PSG boss which is the reason why he refused to extend his deal at the club.

There is no assurance that the North London outfit will release Matteo Guendouzi to PSG as they view him as part of the club’s future while Adrien Rabiot has been confirmed to be on his way to Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona.

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Arsenal, United reignite rivalry over £20m-rated striker

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Two English Premier League sides Arsenal and Man United are set to reignite their rivalry over Birmingham City Che Adams ahead of the summer winter transfer window.

Che Adams has been on the radar of both sides after an impressive goalscoring run which helped advertise him to the two sides.

There is no doubt that the North London outfit are keen to land a new striker in the coming summer window as they have failed to get the best out of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang as both stars have not been consistent in their delivery of goals at the club.

The Red Devils are also set to keen on more addition to their squad with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already hinting that the club will be involved in some business in the summer window.

Che Adams has so far scored six goals in their last six consecutive games which is the reason why the club have refused to let go of him after receiving offers from Burnley but they were turned down.

Suggestions are that Che Adams would only be given out for a figure of about £20 million owing to his current form as the club will employ that to also discourage clubs.

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Have Arsenal finally found a sporting director?

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North London outfit have been in the search for a sporting director and it is now claimed that former player Marc Overmars has been identified as the favourite to land the job amongst other candidates.

A replacement for Sven Mislintat who left the club this month is very necessary owing to the role he played which needs to be available ahead of the coming summer transfer window as the North London outfit plans to get busy when it is opened.

Sven Mislintat, who joined the Gunners in 2017 has been able to make huge progress for the club by securing the signature of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Borussia Dortmund, Lucas Torriera from Sampdoria and young lad Mateo Guendouzi.

All of these players have made immediate impact at the club and it was expected that they remain but that did not happen with speculation that Sven Mislintat had a sour relationship with some of the club’s chief.

However, Marc Overmars has been tipped to replace the former head of recruitment having gained needed experience at Ajax as their director of football where he ensured that stars like Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Justin Kluivert are produced and made to be valuables at the moment.

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Why Arsenal, United January business is bad

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Arsenal have had reasons not to remember the business deals they had with Manchester United in the last winter transfer window because of the lack of benefits it turned out to be.

The two sides had a swap deal with saw Alexis Sanchez move to the Old Trafford while Henrikh Mkhitaryan left United to join the North London outfit.

However, the deal has turned out to be a loss for the two sides as they have both not given their best at the clubs.

The Chile international used to be a sure bet at the Emirate Stadium before pushing on a move away from the Emirate Stadium but that cannot be said of him with suggestions that he has lost his mojo.

For Henrikh Mkhitaryan he has not handed enough solid performance to the North Londoners, making his addition none-effect.

Former Arsenal player Paul Merson who spoke on the performance of the two players stated that he hopes to see the old Alexis Sanchez again, stressing that the hunger and confidence the Chile international is known for has been lost.

Another Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas who spoke on Henrikh Mkhitaryan stated that the former United man used to be a clever footballer but that cannot be said of him again.

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Goodnews? Arsenal player returning back from loan

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From every indication, Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina would be returning back to the Emirate Stadium after his loan spell with the Italian Serie A outfit Napoli.

This is after it was hinted by the Colombia international that he does not see the possibility of him staying at the club permanently.

David Ospina was meant to leave the North London outfit in August last year following the signature of Bernd Len from the German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen in the last summer.

It was earlier agreed that David Ospina will be signed on a permanent deal if he meets with the agreed appearances of 17 across all competitions but that will no longer happen with the coming of Napoli first choice Alex Meret who was earlier injured.

However, he has admitted that the loan deal might not lead to any permanent one but noted that the situation does not depend on him but on the number of appearances he is being handed.

David Ospina noted that a lot of money has been spent on their forts team goalkeeper which will make it difficult to keep him on the bench for whatsoever reason.

However, David Ospina could be asked to return especially with Petr Cech handing his boot at the end of the season.

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Arsenal target finally makes his choice

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English Premier League outfit Arsenal target And Paris Saint Germain star Adrien Rabiot has reported made his choice of his next destination away from the Ligue 1 outfit.

Adrien Rabiot is understood to be pushing for a move away from the Ligue 1 outfit having fallen out with the manager Thomas Tuchel with his family confirming the situation at the club. He was frozen out of the club as a result of that

This got all suitors on a red alert with Barcelona, Liverpool and the North London outfit doing all it takes to register their interest.

After a long way all through the winter transfer window, it is now reported that Adrien Rabiot has made his choice and he would be heading to the Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona.

With his contract at the club expected to expire at the end of the season, Adrien Rabiot will be leaving the club to the Camp Nuo if emerging reports are anything to go by.

This remains a major blow to the West London outfit who had expected Adrien Rabiot to join the club as a replacement for Wales international Aaron Ramsey.

Meanwhile, Aaron Ramsey is confirmed to be leaving the club at the end of the season to Italian Serie A champions Juventus.

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Incredible reason why Mesut Ozil is left out of Arsenal team, revealed

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There are growing concerns over why German international Mesut Ozil is being left out of the Arsenal team by manager Unai Emery.

The former Real Madrid player was yet again left out of Arsenal’s Europa League outing against BATE in Belarus on Thursday which calls for more attention as it is suggested that his presence could have made the difference.

This is coming after the North London outfit failed to secure a win against the Belarus team despite the confidence ahead of the game. Arsenal were defeated by 1-0 to keep their chances of qualification to the next round low.

However, it’s alleged that the players are aware of the reason why the Spanish manager has continued to snub the World Cup winner despite having s short squad

According to claims, the players are aware that the former PSG boss has been making all of these efforts to limit the influence and power of the German midfielder at the Emirate Stadium to avoid what happened to him at the French Ligue 1 outfit.

It would be recalled that there was a power struggle between Unai Emery and Brazilian star Neymar at the PSG dressing room which arguably cost the Spaniard of his job. This could be the reason why he has decided to treat Ozil that way.

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Mesut Ozil speaks from ‘hiding’ after Europa defeat

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Although German star Mesut Ozil was left out of the Arsenal team in the Europa League game against BATE Borisov on Thursday but he was vocal to give a reaction after the game.

The former Real Madrid star has fallen out of favour with Unai Emery and he has not been considered for selection with the Spanish boss claiming that the Germany international has not done well to deserve a place in the team.

It is understood that the North London outfit manager is keen to see Mesut Ozil leave the club in the summer and have him replaced with claims that he cannot justify the huge weekly wage he is being paid at the club.

Not minding all of the treatments and neglect, Mesut Ozil was affected by the defeat and he went ahead to post a quote from Gunners legend Denis Bergkamp which also hints at his future at the club.

Mesut Ozil stated that he does not support a club because they win trophies or because they of their history but noted that the support has no attachment only because you feel you belong there.

The statement is a hint on his love for Arsenal and how much he is ready to remain despite the speculations linking him away.

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Torreira disagree with Unai Emery on this

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English Premier League outfit Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has disagreed with manager Unai Emery over German international Mesut Ozil.

This season has been a difficult one for the former Real Madrid player as he has been out of favour with the Gunners boss right from the beginning as a result of his poor performance at the club.

It is understood that the former PSG boss is pushing for Mesut Ozil to quit the church but that did not happen as the player made it clear that German would be staying at the club to fight for a starting role.

Suggestions are that the Gunners manager sees the performance of the German star as unacceptable and has no need in the team.

This does not apply to Lucas Torreira as he claims that Mesut Ozil remains a world class player who has the ability to add more quality to the team.

Lucas Torreira noted that Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil have been his closest friend since he joined that club and he hopes that is extended on the pitch with more playing time for the German.

However, Ozil was left out of the Arsenal 1-0 defeat against Malmo again with claims that he was not needed by the manager.

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