Eddie Nketiah didn't start as many games as he would've liked under Mikel Arteta at Arsenal last season - with his true thoughts slipping out in a jovial chat with Albert Sambi Lokonga Eddie Nketiah told an Arsenal team-mate to 'stop feeling sorry for himself' having played a reduced role under Mikel Arteta in frustrations at his own lack of playing time.
Che Adams: Southampton ready to sell and name their price – but Prem suitors soar past Leeds in transfer race
Southampton are ready to sell Che Adams this summer with the south-coast club putting a modest fee on his head, but a move to long-standing suitors Leeds looks increasingly unlikely. The Scotland striker has been on Leeds’ radar for some time; they saw efforts to sign him in a £20m deal fall short in January 2020.
For the second successive season, Arsenal will kick off the new Premier League campaign, with Mikel Arteta's side travelling across the capital to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park Mikel Arteta has spent nearly £120m this summer in another major shake-up for his squad. Arsenal are looking to push on having finished fifth last season and go the extra yard to get a place back in the Champions League.
In a recent interview, Granit Xhaka shared his insight on a number of topics, including Gabriel Jesus’ arrival and Arsenal‘s chances for the new season. THE LOWDOWN: LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON Like many Arsenal fans, Granit Xhaka is equally looking forward to the 2022/23 campaign with excitement.
Reims have signed Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun. The 21-year-old will spend the entire 2022/23 campaign in Ligue 1, having been pushed further down the attacking pecking order at Emirates Stadium under Mikel Arteta. Eddie Nketiah performed a contract U-turn after a strong end to last season and was quickly joined by the £45million arrival of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.
Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun is set to join Ligue 1 club Reims on a season-long loan. THE LOWDOWN: LIMITED OPPORTUNITY Just like Eddie Nketiah, Folarin Balogun is a graduate of Arsenal’s Academy and made his debut for the Gunners in a 3-0 win over Dundalk in the Europa League in 2020.
The Dutchman is set to be given the all-clear to leave the Camp Nou but his next destination is currently unknown Could another attacker be on the agenda of both Arsenal and Chelsea before the transfer window slams shut on September 1? This is currently the million dollar question but based on names on a squad list, both London rivals are looking a little light up front currently with less than three days to go until the Gunners open up the 2022/23 campaign under the lights of Selhurst Park.
Arsenal have decided to allow Folarin Balogun to leave the club on loan increasing the pressure on Edu to reinforce the forward line. Arsenal have worked hard in the past two transfer windows and the ongoing summer period of 2022 to overhaul, improve and strengthen the group. This led to a top-four challenge that surprised many last season, with even greater ambition for the upcoming campaign beginning to grow.
Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino is in for a battle to the senior side as a forgotten starlet has returned to full fitness. The impressive number of youth talents coming through at Arsenal continues to dominate the reasons for excitement around the club at the moment. Not only have three Hale End graduates worked their way into the first team squad, but they are becoming a clear part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.
Following his performance in the Emirates Cup, Gabriel Martinelli has labeled forward Gabriel Jesus as one of the best strikers in the world. THE LOWDOWN: A FAVOURITE Barely a month since Arsenal announced the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, he has already become a popular figure in the dressing room and one player the fans have enjoyed watching in the past few weeks.
Arsenal are interested in signing Chelsea forward Timo Werner this summer amid interest from Real Madrid, according to reports. The Germany international signed for the Blues from RB Leipzig in 2020 for £47.5m but has been largely disappointing for the west London outfit. His goalscoring record of 23 goals in 89 matches, just ten goals in the Premier League, is even more frustrating for Chelsea fans given his scoring exploits for the German national side.
Folarin Balogun: Reims loan deal nears as Arsenal make key clause demand and Nicolas Pepe exit plan stalls
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is expected to sign for Reims on a season-long loan deal on Monday as the Gunners look to give their young talent more first-team experience. The 21-year-old is rated highly by the Gunners but finds himself down the pecking order at Emirates Stadium. Indeed, with Mikel Arteta often preferring a 4-2-3-1 formation, they have both Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah as options to play as the lone striker.
Folarin Balogun's departure from Arsenal grows closer as Reims confirm their interest in the youngster Folarin Balogun's game time was extremely limited during Arsenal's preseason ahead of the 2022/2023 campaign that is set to get underway on Friday. Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah are currently Mike Arteta's preferred striker duo going into the competitive fixtures.
All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours brought to you by football.london Arsenal ended their impressive pre-season with yet another clean sheet in a 6-0 demolition of Sevilla, as Gabriel Jesus bagged his first Gunners hat-trick. Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah were also on the scoresheet, whilst new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko impressed in defence.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hailed the support for their 6-0 preseason win against Sevilla. Arteta watched Gabriel Jesus net a hat-trick, Bukayo Saka add two more and Eddie Nketiah complete the scoring amidst a superb atmosphere on home turf, Speaking post-match he said of our supporters: "They are going to hopefully love every player, for the commitment and everything that they try to give on that pitch.
Gabriel Jesus has impressed in his short time under Mikel Arteta since moving to Arsenal from Manchester City in a £45million deal. Arsenal star Gabriel Jesus has been compared to club legend Ian Wright after a series of impressive displays in pre-season. Jesus completed a £45million move from Manchester City and became Arsenal's fourth summer signing, scoring twice on his unofficial debut against Nurnberg.
Gabriel Jesus takes his pre-season goal tally to SEVEN with a hat-trick, William Saliba pushes for a starting spot and Bukayo Saka leaves the Euro 2020 final penalty miss in his wake... FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED as Arsenal thrash Sevilla 6-0
Arsenal continued their excellent pre-season form with a 6-0 win against Sevilla Gabriel Jesus netted a hat-trick whilst Bukayo Saka scored a first-half double Substitute Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to make it six in the 88th minute Mikel Arteta's defence kept impressing as William Saliba shone at centre-back
Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney suffered an injury setback in the pre-season friendly against Nurnberg. Arsenal star Kieran Tierney was involved in a post-match recovery session following the 6-0 win over Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium. Tierney picked up a knee injury that saw him miss the run-in at the end of the 2021/22 season.