Arsenal hero Parlour wants them to move for Aguero
Arsenal hero Ray Parlour wants them to move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. Aguero has been linked with a move away from City after the arrival of Gabriel Jesus. “That would be good," he told talkSPORT . “That would be a nice signing, but £300,000-a-week though so I'm not too sure! Arsenal would be a much better team with Aguero in it. “Why would Man City want to sell him? They are trying to rule the Champions League over the next few years."
Arsenal eye Paris Saint-Germain defender
Premier League giants Arsenal are interested in Paris Saint-Germain full-back Layvin Kurzawa, according to sources in France. The Gunners are considering bolstering their options down the left flank and Layvin Kurzawa, who joined the Ligue 1 champions from Monaco back in 2015, is viewed as a potential option. He would cost around €20 m (£17 m) should they decide to firm up their interest, though PSG are not really interested in selling one of their key players. Arsenal will activate their attempts of signing him in the coming summer and in the case of successful negotiations, they will sign him on a permanent basis.
PSG fullback on Arsenal radar
Arsenal are tracking PSG fullback Layvin Kurzawa. Arsenal are in need of a new left-back to replace the ageing Nacho Monreal and out-of-favour Kieran Gibbs. Sportmediaset says the Gunners have set their sights on Paris Saint-Germain's Kurzawa. Arsenal will forge ahead with a move for the Frenchman, despite the uncertainty surrounding Arsene Wenger's future. The Premier League side are said to be weighing up an offer in the region of £17million for the 24-year-old.
Juventus want to sign Arsenal striker
Juventus have the spending power to land Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez. According to London sources, the 28-year-old forward has decided to leave Arsenal at the end of this season. TMW Radio says the Serie A titleholders are likely to only move for Alexis should they sell a striker this summer. But they have the finances and ambition to tempt the Chilean to Turin. Alexis has also been scouted by Real Madrid in a swap for Alvaro Morata.
Koscielny: “I am happy with my life”
Laurent Koscielny remains committed to Arsenal despite reports linking him with a move back to France. “I have had no contact with a French club,” Koscielny told RMC. “And even if I had one, I would have cut it short very quickly. I do not see myself coming back to France for the moment. “I am happy with my life on and off the field. If my family and I are happy here, this is the most important.”
Inter defender on several clubs radar
Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid are tracking Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo, according to calciomercato.com. City reportedly made an official offer for the Colombia international in January, which was met with negativity from Inter. It is understood Inter would like to extend Murillo’s current deal at the San Siro beyond its expiry in 2020. Note that Murillo has made 27 appearances during this season.
Napoli striker on Arsenal radar
Arsenal are eyeing Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne. According to The Sun, the London club have made the 25-year-old forward their No1 transfer target. Scouts from the Gunners were in the stands to watch him score in the Italian side's 3-1 win over Chievo on Sunday. Insigne has been attracting interest from across Europe following a string of sensational performances this season. His opener on the weekend was his eighth league goal of the season having registered six assists as Napoli sit third in Serie A. Insigne is under contract at the club until 2019. However, that won't deter Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger from launching an offer.
Lucas Perez seeks Arsenal exit
Lucas Perez wants out of Arsenal, according to his agent, less than a year after he joined the club for £17m from Deportivo La Coruna. “He hasn’t received any offer yet,” agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle told Italian website Calciomercato.com. “AC Milan is a great club and he likes them very much, even if we’ve never talked with the Rossoneri hierarchy. “If Lucas leaves London – and he will leave because he’s had no chance with Wenger – he wants to go and play for a big club like Arsenal. “Look, the truth is that Lucas wants to leave at all costs and is not happy at Arsenal, he hasn’t settled and hasn’t had a chance to play and show what he can do. No matter who is the manager in the future, we want to go. The player must have the chance to play.”
Premier League Top 4: The Contenders
With 13 games left to play, Chelsea’s lead is far from unassailable, and the title race is still very much open. According to Conte, as many as ‘six teams’ can ‘fight to win the title’. As the season draws ever closer to a thrilling finale, however, attentions will turn toward to the all-important and lucrative Champions League places; the top 4. Chelsea’s place in the top 4 is all but assured, so let’s take a look at the other contenders: Manchester City Guardiola’s City team look to be rallying at the right time. They’ve hit a fine patch of form in recent weeks, winning their last 3 premier league matches, and look like a sensible bet to secure a top 4 position. City face a tough run of games at the end of March and start of April, however. They will face Liverpool at home on March 19th, followed by away trips to Arsenal and Chelsea in the space of 4 days. With all 3 sides in the mix for a top 4 place, these games could prove key. Tottenham Hotspur Having conceded only 18 goals this season, Tottenham have the joint best defence in the league. The recently injured Jan Vertonghen has been a key element in Tottenham’s defensive prowess, and will be a huge miss for Pochettino’s side. Spurs have stumbled slightly since his injury, having previously recorded 7 straight victories before he was carted off against West Brom in January. Spurs have a habit of falling at the final hurdle but, with the experience of last season’s title race, young players like Dele Alli are sure to cope better mentally this season. I’ve no doubt that Spurs will still be in the title race going into the season’s final games, and certainly won’t let a Champions League place slip away. Spurs only have 2 games to play against the rest of the top 6, both at White Hart Lane, and this could prove decisive. Arsenal Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faces increasing pressure following some poor results in last few weeks. Recent Premier League losses against Watford and Chelsea may have damaged their title hopes irreparably, and this week’s Champions League battering against Bayern has further compounded Arsenal’s woes. Much has been said about a lack of on the pitch leadership at Arsenal, and with fresh speculation over Wenger’s future at the club, it looks like the side could falter in the closing stages of the season. Arsenal will face a tough run-in in the coming months. Upcoming visits to Anfield and White Hart Lane will provide tough obstacles, as will hosting Man Utd and Man City at home. With the side showing a startling lack of resilience, it’s hard to imagine them sustaining a significant title challenge. A top 4 finish may be the best they can hope for, but they’ll have to fight for it. Liverpool Prior to Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Tottenham on Saturday, they were yet to record a win in the Premier League in 2017. Despite a run of a prior run of 5 games without a win, including losses against Swansea and Hull, Liverpool are still very much in contention for a Champions League spot. Manager Jurgen Klopp was in an optimistic mood following victory against Spurs, and believes Liverpool have turned a corner following a dreadful start to 2017. He claimed Liverpool were ‘back in this race’, and he could be right. Liverpool are joint highest scorers in the league this season and, despite struggling to break defence-minded sides down in recent weeks, have plenty of firepower. They’ll be looking to striker and top scorer, Sadio Mane, to provide the vital spark to keep them in the race for the title and top 4 places. Liverpool only face 2 games against the other contenders, against Arsenal and Man City, but must also play an ever-tricky Merseyside derby in the coming weeks. Man Utd Currently sitting at 6th place in the table, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea, it looks like Man Utd’s title hopes are already over. With Mourinho’s side only 2 points behind Spurs and Arsenal, 3rd and 4th respectively, they are still very much in with a shout of a top 4 finish. United have relied heavily on goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic this season, and this could prove their downfall. The eccentric striker has contributed directly to over 50% of United’s goals this season and will need him to be on top form if they are to finish in the top 4. Man Utd will face back-to-back away trips to Arsenal and Tottenham in the final 3 games of the season, and this could prove fatal to their top 4 chances.
Arsenal eye Chelsea highly-rated striker
Arsenal are planning to hijack Liverpool’s move to sign highly-rated Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke, according to The Sun. The teenager is reportedly on the verge of agreeing a move to Anfield. Antonio Conte has already admitted Solanke is unlikely to be at Chelsea next season, saying: “I think [he will leave], I am not sure, but I think this is his will.”