Fraser to reject contract, Emery told to sell Ozil and sign four, Pogba hands Arsenal boost in Rabiot chase
Ryan Fraser, Mesut Ozil and Adrien Rabiot all feature in todays Arsenal roundup!
Reports have claimed Arsenal have been handed a boost in their chase for Ryan Fraser, as he will not sign a new contract with Bournemouth.
Danny Welbeck is not guaranteed to get a new contract, Aaron Ramsey has already agreed a move to Italian giants Juventus, while his January signing Denis Suarez has not made the kind of impact that Emery has expected and many reports in the media have all suggested that he will not be getting a new contract to stay at the club beyond this season.
Emery wants more threat from out wide and Fraser certainly provides that, having laid on 13 assists in the Premier League this season with only Chelsea’s Eden Hazard having more assists then the Bournemouth wide man.
The Scottish international’s deal runs out in 2020, and according to reports on the Sky Sports news website he is not interested in signing a new contract with the Cherries and will reject any offer that they plan to place on the negotiations table.
Fraser may not be the big named player that many Arsenal fans crave, but his record speaks for itself and under the Guidance of Emery he could become a creativity machine as he has become a top Premier League player over the last few months. (Read More)
Reports have claimed Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot could be heading to the Premier League, with Real Madrid now keen on a deal for Paul Pogba.
Despite being a key figure for PSG over the past few seasons, Rabiot is all set to depart the French giants at the end of the season after failing to agree a new contract at the club, with reports he wanted more than what PSG are prepared to offer.
And that has led to a lot of speculation suggesting that he could be all set for a summer move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, with French legend Zinedine Zidane a big fan of the gifted midfielder.
However, with reports that Pogba could leave Manchester United at the end of the season if the Red Devils do not get Champions League football for next season, the Daily Express website has claimed that Madrid may drop their interest in Rabiot and instead go for Pogba.
And with Arsenal boss Unai Emery in need of signing an adequate replacement for the departing Aaron Ramsey, the Spanish boss is reportedly ready to tempt Rabiot to the Premier League with a big contract offer, although it still may be less that what the PSG star wants.
Sky Sports Nick Wright caught up with Unai Emery to talk progress, top four, and the summer transfer window and the Arsenal boss admitted that there could be a few faces arriving in the summer.
“We have to keep taking steps forward and the club is working towards that,” said Emery.
“There could be a lot of movement in terms of signings and departures or there could be a little, but first of all I believe there is a good base for the team already here.” (Read More)
Arsenal should sell Mesut Ozil this summer as it would allow them to bring in FOUR players, former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell claims.
Ozil is one of the Gunners biggest players and one of the best number tens in world football, when he is on top form. But he has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past 12 months as his performances in an Arsenal shirt have not matched the wages he was given under Arsene Wenger.
It was no secret that Ozil was almost out-of-contract last February before Arsenal gave in and offered him a massive £350,000-a-week deal, especially as they literally just let Alexis Sanchez leave for Manchester United and did not want to lose another big named player.
But since then his performances have been inconsistent and he has been heavily criticised for his work-rate, even being dropped by current boss Unai Emery for the big games of the premier League season, with many ultimately claiming that he could be sold in the summer.
“If it was up to me, he’d be gone,” Campbell told Express Sport.
“I don’t think he can contribute enough to Arsenal. With the set-up and the way the Premier League is going, I don’t think he does enough.
“Is he a wonderfully gifted player? Of course he is. But the way his talent is going, he doesn’t do enough for me.
“On his wage, that could bring in four players. And it might be four versatile players.
“On one persons wage you get four opportunities to improve the squad, that must take priority.” (Read More)