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This Arsenal player is Premier League’s signing of the season



Lucas Torreira

During the summer transfer window, Premier League clubs bought some players they believed will help them achieve their mission for this campaign.

Manchester United signed some young and experienced players including Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.

Liverpool were the busiest of them all as Jurgen Klopp brought four new players to the Anfield stadium. Alisson Becker, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Fabinho all linked up with the Anfield outfits prior to the start of the campaign.

As for Chelsea, only three players were added to the existing stars. Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Jorginho were the new additions to the Blues.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola narrowly missed out on Jorginho’s signature, hence, he signed just Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City.

Arsenal added three new players to their team as they provided an upgraded team for their new manager Unai Emery.

Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno and Matteo Guendozi were all brought to the team to shake up the defence, likewise, the midfield positions.

Exceptional signings

16 matches into the season, some of the listed players have fared well with their respective clubs, while, some are still getting used to how things are being done in the League.

Riyad Mahrez, Diogo Dalot are presently in fine form with the Citizens and Red Devils respectively.

Jorginho is equally doing fine with the Blues as his presence at the middle of the pitch is often felt by the Stamford Bridge outfits.

Fred, Fabinho, Keita, and Guendozi are yet to really justify their respective price tags so far this season.

The most standout Signing of the season

Out of these new players, Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira is the only player who has rightfully justified his price tag.

The Uruguayan international has brought calm and class to Emery’s midfield setup. His defensive trait is presently unrivalled by any midfielder as he has been consistent in his performance.

Torreira’s goal vs Huddersfield — a confirmation of his qualities

The Gunners returned back to winning ways earlier today after their mid-week draw against Manchester United.

The North London club couldn’t break the deadlock until the 83rd minute when the former Sampdoria’s man scored a brilliant bicycle-kick off an in-swinging cross from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has failed to score in his second consecutive matches.

The techniques with which he struck the ball was too awesome and perfect that it could only be done by world-class strikers.

Apart from his newfound goalscoring prowess, the 22-year-old’s energy and tactical awareness are other parts of his game that haven’t been seen in other summer signings, not even Jorginho or Mahrez.

The player’s understanding of being in the right place at the right  time placed him far above every defensive midfielder in the League, including highly-rated N’Golo Kante.

With his wonder goal against Huddersfield in tonight’s game, the Uruguayan now has hand in three Premier League goals in his last three appearances for the team.

That’s just the beginning of things to expect from the £26m-rated midfielder as the season continues to get tougher and more stressful than other Leagues in the world.

I must say that the Gunners have gotten a rare gem they must protect at all cost.

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Unai Emery speaks on rift with Sven Mislintat



Unai Emery

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has reacted to the speculations on the media that he has fallen out with the club’s head of recruitment.

This is following the reports that Sven Mislintat would be leaving the club for the German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munch for failing to be on the same page with some of the club’s hierarchy.

The report claims that the rift between the Spanish boss and the head of recruitment came to be as a result of the efforts to land Spanish La Liga outfit star Denis Suarez with the duo taking different positions on the deal.

It has been made clear that the Gunners will not sanction any major deal this winter window as a result of the lack of funds which has being a major bone of contention with the Denis Suarez deal.

However, the former PSG boss in is reaction stated that media reports of a rift with the team’s head of recruitment is surprising as he noted that they have been in talking terms and working together towards having additions at the club.

He made it clear that it has not been easy to secure a deal in this winter window but stressed that they have both been working together for the past two to three weeks.

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Arsenal could launch bid for this Juventus target



Emerging reports claim that the English Premier League side Arsenal are ready to bring in Italian Serie A outfit Juventus target Francisco Trincao and might launch a bid in coming days.

Reports in Italy state that Francisco Trincao is interesting the North London outfit and they are set to give it a trail as they will hope to land him on a loan deal before finalizing a permanent deal in the coming summer window.

The Gunners have made it clear that they have not got enough funds to participate actively in this winter transfer window but they are keen to add more strength to the team as they hope to compete in the league to be able to secure a Champions League spot.

A Tutto Mercato Web reports claim that the North London side have had an analysis of the Braga striker having sent their scout to watch his game of recent.

With the Emirates Stadium team already missing England international Danny Welbeck as a result of the injury he sustained, Francisco Trincao has been regarded a good fit for the Unai Emery team.

The 19-year-old who plays in the Portuguese club’s B team has made seven league appearances but that is enough to make him attract interest from Juventus and Arsenal.

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Unai Emery confirms talks with Denis Suarez but…



Denis Suarez

Manager Unai Emery has confessed that his English Premier League side Arsenal are in talks with Barcelona star Denis Suarez in a bid to land him in this winter transfer window.

The North London side have been linked with the star player for a number of weeks with claims that an offer has already been submitted to the Spanish La Liga outfit.

It was also claimed that there has been an agreement between the Gunners and Denis Suarez but Barcelona are yet to agree on terms with Arsenal which has been the reason for the delay.

Barcelona are reported to be seeking a permanent deal for Denis Suarez but the Gunners have made it clear that they do not have the financial capacity to do so, hence they will have him on loan in this window and sit for permanent talks in the coming summer window.

However, Gunners manager is unwilling to give details of the conversation between both sides to the press but confirms that there have been primitive conversations.

He made it clear that they are private discussions which would not be made known to the public but he remains upbeat that a deal would be agreed before the end of the season.

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How former star failed Arsenal in Sven Mislintat replacement search



Following reports that English Premier League outfit Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is already considering a move away from the club, the Gunners are already reported to be in a search for his replacement.

Sven Mislintat is understood to have fallen out of favour with some Gunners chief over the stand of the club in this winter transfer window in addition to reports that he is being betrayed for a position by the club.

However, it is reported that Gunners have approached former player Edu for Sven Mislintat’s position but he was quick to turn down the offer.

It is understood that Edu is still with the Brazilian side and hopes to remain with them without any distraction from the North London side.

There are fears that the Gunners will part ways with Sven Mislintat who just arrived the club barely a year ago and has been praised for doing a good job already.

Sven Mislintat is understood to have ensured the signature of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lucas Torriera and Matteo Guendouzi who are all doing well for the club.

Meanwhile, Sven Mislintat is yet to give any reaction to the speculations as he has remained calm on the matter.

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Arsenal target replies to speculation talks



Arsenal target and Club Brugge Wesley has replied to the speculations linking him to the North London in this January winter transfer window.

Wesley is being wanted by the English Premier League outfit and the Italian Serie A side AS Roma with both sides keen on landing him in this winter window.

The player has now given his reply by making it clear that he will not be leaving the club in this winter window and will rather remain at his club.

So far this season, Wesley has scored a total of 10 goals across all competitions which makes him the wanted player by a number of European top guns.

The Gunners are looking to strengthen their attack with England international Danny Welbeck already missing to injury and will no longer have the opportunity of playing for the club anymore.

However, Wesley stated that he has spoken to his representatives and have been able to come up with the decision that he will remain with Club Brugge, according to Italian news outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.

Wesley, therefore, hints that a move could be possible at the end of the season which makes the Gunners stand a better chance of having him knowing that they have got no enough funds for deals this winter window.

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Another transfer setback for Emery as Brazilian youngster choose Inter Milan over Arsenal



Unai Emery is passing through a hard time at Emirates stadium and things aren’t looking like they’re going to get better anytime soon.

The Spanish manager failed to win his last two Premier League games, in fact, he was defeated by Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham side who are battling relegation.

Things got worse for the former Sevilla manager when he was told by his employers that they won’t sign any player on the permanent deal due to their financial constraints.

To this effect, Emery declared Mesut Ozil ‘surplus to requirements’ so as to raise fund for some new signings but that isn’t working.

Former Serie A Champions Inter Milan have reportedly pulled out of the player’s race as result of his huge salary demands.

The latest source of Emery’s disappoint was from the Italian League where his transfer target — young Brazilian goalkeeper Brazao — decide to join Inter Milan.

Tuttosport confirmed that the 18-year-old goalie has joined the Nerrazurri despite Emery’s desire to sign him.

It was said that the Spaniard tried everything in his capacity to hijack Brazao’s switch to the San Siro outfits but his plan was unsuccessful as it appeared he was a bit late.

As much as Brazao isn’t really needed at the moment, the youngster would have been a great prospect for the Gunners in the nearest future.

With Petr Cech decision to retire by the end of this season, Emery is forced to look for a new and young netminder who will serve as the Czech’s replacement.

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‘Ozil must go’ Arsenal ready for percentage commitment



Mesut Ozil

There are suggestions that Arsenal are bent on having Germany international star Mesut Ozil leave the club in this winter transfer window.

A move for the player has been made difficult as a result of his financial commitment which some suitors might not be able to meet.

It is no longer news that the former Real Madrid takes a pay of £350,000-weekly and has not been a regular in the manager Unai Emery team which is the major source of concern and that is why he is being pushed to leave the cub.

However, reports according to The Mirror claim that the North London side are now willing to continue paying a percentage of Ozil’s weekly wage so as to see him leave the club as soon as possible.

Reports claim that the star player is being wanted by German Bundesliga outfit, Bayern Munich as well as some interests coming from the Chinese Super League.

Despite all of the speculations, Mesut Ozil seems keen on staying at the club as he hopes to continue work and break into the Unai Emery team.

Meanwhile, there is no doubt that the North London side will immediately accept an offer for the German international in this winter window.

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Emery to reconcile Ozil back into the team, report



Mesut Ozil

English Premier League outfit Arsenals boss Unai Emery might return back embattled Mesut Ozil into the team and make him look like the “main man” if he listens to the advice of Tim Sherwood.

There are suggestions that the German midfielder is no longer a major part of the team and has lost out amongst the favourites of the Spanish manager.

Mesut Ozil fell out with his Gunners boss for failing to give a big performance in big games despite receiving a huge weekly wage of about £350,000-weekly.

The former PSG and Sevilla boss is of the opinion that the weekly wage received by the former Real Madrid gaffer has blocked the wish of the club to secure more additions as they are already financially overburdened.

However, Tim Sherwood says the fences can be mended with Mesut Ozil and that could help him return to his best as he cannot have a player with such quality and such financial demand sitting on the bench.

He noted that the Gunners boss has got the likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torriera but noted that they are only good at what they know how to do and cannot give the passes like the German star midfielder.

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Again! Unai Emery in negotiation with Nicolo Zaniolo agent



Emerging reports claim that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is already in talks for negotiation with the agent of Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo with the hope of sealing a move for the player ion this winter transfer window.

It was reported that the 19-year-old has been on the radar of the Gunners boss for a while and this could be the right time to have him join the Emirates Stadium with talks already being held.

Nicolo Zaniolo only joined the Italian Serie A side from Inter Milan in the last summer and could just be the one to replace departing Wales international Aaron Ramsey in this winter transfer window.

Suggestions that The North London side will land him on loan with the hope that they can make the deal permanent in the coming summer window as they have made it clear that they do not have enough funds to sanction transfer dealings this winter window.

However, La Gazette Dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schirra reports that the Spanish manager has been in touch with Nicolo Zaniolo’s representative.

The outcome of the discussions has not been made open but there are indications that a deal may fall through for the North London side.

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Huge blow for Arsenal as Bayern Munich want James Rodriguez to stay



jamez rodriguez

Arsenal’s desire to sign Bayern Munich striker James Rodriguez has suffered a huge blow as Niko Kovac reveals his determination to prevent the player from leaving.

The Colombian international is reportedly set to leave Allianz Arena having been reduced to a bit-part player under Niko Kovac and reports are suggesting the Bundesliga giants hope to sell him for as low as £3m.

The Daily Mirror reported last night that the Bavarians are ready to negotiate a deal with the Gunners over his future.

In the report, the Gunners are keen on bringing Rodriguez to Emirates stadium as Emery hope to capture the World Cup star before the end of the January window.

However, Emery has been dealt a great blow in his decision to sign the 27-year-old as Kovac revealed his plan to prevent the striker from leaving his team.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Bayern’s clash with Hoffenheim, Niko Kovac debunked rumors that suggest his readiness to sell the former Real Madrid star.

According to him, James is a great player who has important roles to play in the team’s mission to leapfrog Borussia Dortmund from the top of the League standings.

He said: “He wants to stay with FC Bayern, as he once said during a fan club visit, he is highly motivated and focused,”.

James is six months from completing his two-year loan deal with the Bundesliga side and he could return to Santiago Bernabeu in the summer.

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