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Arsenal make approach to sign Barcelona star for £25m

Arsenal have approached Barcelona in a bid to sign right-back, Sergino Dest, according to Sport.

The Gunners are in the market for a fullback, as Hector Bellerin is reportedly keen to leave the club this summer.

Serie A champions Inter Milan have already registered their interest in Bellerin, as a replacement for Achraf Hakimi who has signed for Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal are among the clubs who made an enquiry for Dest at the end of last season.

Bayern Munich and Juventus also made approaches, but it is believed Dest wants to remain at Camp Nou.

Barcelona, however, are desperate to offload players in order to balance their finances and the sale of Dest could bring in a €30 million (£25.7m) transfer fee.

The LaLiga giants signed Dest in a €26.2m (£23.8m) deal from Ajax last October. Dailypost


EPL: Tuchel confirms players that will miss Chelsea vs Arsenal game

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed the players expected to miss his side’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Wednesday night.

Tuchel said Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen remain sidelined through injury and will miss Chelsea’s home Premier League tie against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel said this on Tuesday during his pre-match press conference.

Chelsea head to the game after beating Manchester City 2-1 in their last Premier League fixture.

“He [Kovacic] is not ready for tomorrow [Chelsea vs Arsenal game], we have to postpone it to Wembley.

“His personal race is on to make it to the squad for Wembley.”

On Christensen, Tuchel added, “We hope that he can come back in one of the two Leicester games.

“It will also be a tough one, but the season’s not finished for him, hopefully. We have realistic hopes that he can make his comeback, at the latest, against Aston Villa.”
The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Arsenal is 8.15 pm. Dailypost

Europa League: Keown singles out 2 Arsenal players after 4-0 win at Slavia Prague

Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has singled out Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka for praise, following a 4-0 win over Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Gunners qualified for the semi-final, thanks to goals from Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Saka,

Mikel Arteta’s men progressed with a 5-1 aggregate result.

“From the back to the midfield… and up front, you look at Saka and Smith Rowe, they are real talents.

“Absolutely outstanding. Saka, he can play almost anywhere. We were listening to his PE teacher tell us what a good player he was in any position, he proved that tonight.

“This fella [Smith Rowe], two nutmegs and the composure there. How’s he getting through there [when assisting Pepe’s goal]? He’s got composure determination, he doesn’t panic and this is really clever, little nutmeg and a second one with the pass.

“I’m really pleased actually, it’s the young players coming from the academy that are leading the way. It’s about bolting players on to that, they’re the present and the future and they’re showing that tonight,” Keown said on BT Sport. Dailypost

EPL: Arsenal to accept £50m offer from Manchester Utd for Aubameyang

Manchester United will offer £50million for Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the UK Sun reports.

It is believed the Gunners could cash in on their captain, with his contract set to expire next summer.

There is a feeling around the Emirates, that the 30-year-old will not sign an extension and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to take advantage.

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Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from Arsenal with the club crashing out of the Europa League and currently ninth in the Premier League table.

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen on the Gabon striker, who arrived in England for a club record fee of £56million in January 2018.

United brought in Odion Ighalo on loan in January, but it is unclear how long he will stay at the club. Dailypost

Arsenal vs Man City: 5 things learned in horror show

Arsenal fans headed into this one with a timidity of optimism. We had a full strength attack and City had a battered defense. It almost led to something serious when Gabriel Martinelli had a chance in on goal in the first minute. Who knows what might have happened if that had gone in.

Regardless, it didn’t, And even if it had, City would have thumped us, because this was a thumping from the second minute and was over before half time. It was embarrassing, shambolic, and something that fans really shouldn’t be happening. We need solution, but the problem is we won’t likely have access to one any time in the near future.

For now, all we can do is hang on and look forward, towards a time when we have a better core of players and a manager who knows how to build. Maybe that’s Freddie Ljungberg, but it will take more time to find out then we can possibly give him.

As ugly as this failure was, we can still learn from it, as one should learn from all failures. Even if these lessons are pretty much already pretty well established. (Paininthearsenal)

Sports: Salah shines as Liverpool sink Arsenal

Liverpool extended their perfect start to the Premier League season as Mohamed Salah inspired an impressive 3-1 win over Arsenal, while Manchester United suffered fresh penalty woe through Marcus Rashford in their shock home defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s title challengers made it three successive victories thanks to Joel Matip’s opener and a brace from Salah, one a stunning solo effort.

Liverpool sits at the top of the Premier League with the last 100 per cent record, three points clear of Arsenal, who saw their two-match winning streak ruined by a fatal combination of sloppy defending and poor finishing at Anfield.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery will be furious that Reds defender Matip was able to head home from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s 41st-minute corner.

And Arsenal was guilty of another needless error four minutes after half-time when former Chelsea defender David Luiz tugged at Salah, conceding a penalty that Egypt forward drove home for his second goal of the season.

Salah put talk of Arsenal’s revival in perspective when he accelerated away from Luiz and Nacho Monreal before finishing off a superb solo strike in the 59th minute.

Lucas Torreira got one back in the 85th minute, but it was too late for an Arsenal escape act.
“We were full of power, energy and greed, passion, all that you need to have against a good team like Arsenal,” Klopp said.

“We were a bit too greedy and didn’t split the runs a bit, which we talked about, but overall we were really in charge of the game.”
On Monday, Manchester United was forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Wolves after Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by Rui Patricio when the France star insisted on taking over spot-kick duties from Rashford.

But Rashford fared no better when he hit a post from the spot in the second half against Palace at Old Trafford, putting United on course for their first defeat of the Premier League season as Patrick van Aanholt grabbed the visitors a 2-1 win in stoppage-time.

Palace took the lead in the 32nd minute as Jeffrey Schlupp flicked on to Jordan Ayew, who was played onside by the slow-to-react Harry Maguire and side-footed past David de Gea for Palace’s first goal of the season.

When Scott McTominay was fouled, Rashford, who had scored a penalty against Chelsea in the first game of the campaign, took the ball as Pogba looked on, but the England striker’s spot-kick cannoned back off the woodwork.

Former Swansea midfielder Daniel James looked to have spared Rashford’s blushes when he bagged his second goal for United with a fine finish in the 89th minute.

But a terrible blunder by United ‘keeper De Gea proved decisive in the third minute of added time as the Spaniard allowed van Aanholt’s shot to squeeze under him at the near post.

– Missed opportunities –

It was Palace’s first league win over United since May 1991 and their first league victory at Old Trafford since December 1989.

“Two games, two missed penalties. It’s part and parcel of it. If we keep putting ourselves in those positions we will get more penalties and we will score,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.
“We weren’t clinical enough in front of goal. We defended poorly at times and it cost us.”

Tammy Abraham fired Chelsea to their first win of the Frank Lampard era as the young striker’s double clinched a 3-2 victory against Norwich.

Lampard had gone three games without a victory in all competitions since he took over as Chelsea manager, but the Blues legend finally got off the mark thanks to his faith in Abraham.
Abraham had failed to score in his three previous appearances this term, but the 21-year-old striker bagged his first goal for the club to put Chelsea ahead at Carrow Road.

A pulsating encounter saw Todd Cantwell equalise for Norwich before Mason Mount restored Chelsea’s advantage.

Teemu Pukki’s fifth goal in three games this season brought Norwich back on level terms before half-time, only for Abraham to give Chelsea the points with his predatory second-half finish.

Leicester got their first victory of the campaign as they beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Bramall Lane.
Sebastien Haller’s first goals for West Ham ensured his side cruised to a 3-1 victory at Watford, while Southampton won 2-0 at 10-man Brighton.

Transfer deadline: Why we signed Alex Iwobi from Arsenal – Everton coach, Marco Silva

Everton manager, Marco Silva, has revealed why his side signed forward, Alex Iwobi from Arsenal.

SPORTISHNEWS had reported on Thursday that Everton signed Iwobi from Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

Iwobi agreed on a five-year contract with Silva’s men, in a deal worth £40million.

Silva has now said that Everton signed the Nigerian international because the 23-year-old fits exactly the profile of the player he wants in his squad.

“Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing for Everton. He is a direct and skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard for his team,” Silva told Everton’s official website.

“He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games.

“It was important for me to have one more quality option for our attacking positions to add to what we have with Richarlison, Bernard and Theo Walcott.

“Alex fits exactly the profile of player I want in my model. He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club.”


Transfer deadline: Arsenal confirm striker has joined another English club

Arsenal has announced that Eddie Nketiah has joined Leeds United on loan on transfer deadline day.

“All the best for this season at @LUFC, @EddieNketiah9,” the club wrote on their official Twitter handle.
 The English Championship side beat off competition from Bristol City and Fortuna Dusseldorf to land the 20-year-old.

“I feel like I have been improving until being at a stage now when I am ready to play regularly.

“I am trying to show in pre-season that I have developed and I am ready to show what I can do.
 “There was the talk of [a loan move in January] and it was close to happening but the club decided that I should stay and I tried to finish the season as strongly as possible.

“After the tour, it’s something that I will look at with my family and speak to the manager and see what is best for me,” Nketiah told reporters towards the end of July.

It is understood that Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, was keen on Nketiah as a replacement for Kemar Roofe, who has joined Anderlecht.

Bielsa is set to hand Nketiah a key role in his attack this season.

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