Arsenal’s Emery dreads Liverpool trip

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery admits he’s not looking forward to facing Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Unai Emery The Gunners have made the perfect start to the Premier League this season, winning their first two games in the league for the first time since 2009-10, after seeing off Burnley on Saturday. They haven’t been at their brilliant best, but their attacking options have helped them to come through tests with Newcastle and the Clarets. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, in particular, has been key with his two goals helping them over the line…

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David Luiz: Arsenal defender says he left Chelsea because of his ‘ambition’

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David Luiz said he left Chelsea to join Arsenal because of his “ambition” and to experience a “new challenge”. Arsenal have taken six points from their opening two Premier League games of the season The 32-year-old centre-half made his Gunners debut in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League home win over Burnley after his move on transfer deadline day. Chelsea, who beat Arsenal in the Europa League final, came third in the league last season with Arsenal fifth. “I am a guy with ambition and that is why I moved. I like a new…

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Kieran Tierney: Celtic defender completes £25m Arsenal move

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Kieran Tierney has completed his Scottish record £25m move to Arsenal after making what he called “the hardest decision in my whole life”. Kieran Tierney had a double hernia operation during the close season but came through his medical The 22-year-old left-back completed a medical on Thursday after the clubs agreed terms following lengthy talks. The English Premier League side previously had two bids rejected by the Scottish Premiership club this summer. “It’s a hard decision to leave a club that you love so much. People need to know that,”…

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Alex Iwobi: Arsenal to sell striker to Everton in deal worth up to £40m

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By David Ornstein |BBC Sport| Everton have agreed to sign forward Alex Iwobi from Arsenal in a deal worth up to £40m. Alex Iwobi leaves Arsenal having made 149 appearances for the Gunners since his debut in October 2015. Iwobi came through the ranks at the Gunners, playing 149 times and scoring 15 goals. The Nigeria forward is Marco Silva’s seventh summer signing. Related Articles Iwobi will join fellow new arrivals goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, defender Djibril Sidibe, midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, and striker Moise Kean. Everton…

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Kieran Tierney: Arsenal and Celtic reach deal for Scotland full-back

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On Aug 8, 2019 9,088 By Brian McLauchlin |BBC Scotland| Celtic and Arsenal have agreed a Scottish transfer record fee of £25m for Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney. Kieran Tierney The Premier League club have already had two bids rejected by the Scottish champions but a deal has been struck for the 22-year-old. Tierney will now travel south to discuss personal terms ahead of the English top-flight transfer window closing at 17:00 BST on Thursday. Related Articles He last played for Celtic on 4 May due to injury. Speaking immediately after…

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Arsenal confirm £72m club-record signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille

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Arsenal have signed Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club record fee of £72m. Nicolas Pepe becomes Arsenal’s club-record signing The 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Emirates Stadium after having a medical on Tuesday. Pepe scored 35 goals in 74 Ligue 1 appearances for Lille, who he joined from Angers in 2017. “Being here is very emotional,” said Pepe. “I have come a long way and struggled a lot and so signing for this great club is a big reward.” Related Articles He becomes the…

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Arsenal’s Sead Kolašinac and Mesut Ozil ‘fine’ after carjacking attempt

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Arsenal footballer Sead Kolašinac has said he and his team-mate are “fine” after the pair were involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang. Sead Kolašinac and Mesut Ozil were uninjured in the attempted carjacking Both Kolašinac and Mesut Ozil escaped uninjured in the attack in Platts Lane, near Golders Green, north-west London, at about 17:00 BST on Thursday. Kolašinac can be seen in CCTV footage chasing off one of the carjackers. Posting a picture on Twitter of himself and Ozil he added the caption: “Think we’re fine.” Related…

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Dani Ceballos and William Saliba sign for Arsenal

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On Jul 25, 2019 5,477 0 Arsenal have beaten Tottenham to the signing of teenage defender William Saliba from Saint-Etienne for £27m, on the day Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos also joined on loan. William Saliba (right) joined Saint-Etienne in 2016 Saliba, 18, signed a five-year contract but will continue his development with the Ligue 1 club next season, before joining Arsenal in the summer of 2020. Spanish international Ceballos has joined on a season-long deal. The 22-year-old has played 56 times for Madrid since joining from Real Betis. Related…

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William Saliba: Arsenal close to completing £27m signing of Saint-Etienne defender

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On Jul 18, 2019 6,877 0 By David Ornstein |BBC Sport| Arsenal are set to beat Tottenham to the signing of teenage defender William Saliba from Saint-Etienne. William Saliba (left) joined Saint-Etienne in 2016 The 18-year-old France youth international will return to the Ligue 1 club next season on loan before heading to the Gunners in 2020. Arsenal are understood to be paying 30m euros (£27m) for Saliba with the fee paid in instalments. Related Articles The Gunners are also working on a deal to take the Real Madrid midfielder…

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Arsenal: Unai Emery says Gunners trying to sign ‘very big, very expensive players’

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Arsenal are trying to sign some “very big, very expensive players” this summer, says manager Unai Emery. Unai Emery (right) is with the Arsenal squad on their pre-season tour of the USA Several fan groups and bloggers have called for change at the club and Emery said the Gunners are being “very demanding” with their transfer targets. They have already had bids rejected for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha and Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney. “Our target is to achieve three or four players who really improve our team and our squad now,”…

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