Arsenal's 'next Yaya Toure' confirms he'll be out for months
Albert Sambi Lokonga, who is currently on loan at Luton Town, has revealed he will be sidelined for a "couple of months" after suffering an injury in the Hatters' 1-1 draw with Wolves at the weekend.He wrote on Instagram: "I thought it was my time to enjoy playing this beautiful game called football and work hard helping my teammates to reach our goal as a team…"Unfortunately, an injury came to delay everything.
Folarin Balogun & 4 more Arsenal stars train separately — they could all leave soon (reliability: 4 stars)
Arsenal are working hard to prepare for their game against Fulham at home on Saturday in the Premier League.According to Connor Humm of Sky Sports, five players have been working away from the rest of the first-team squad.
Brighton want Lokonga & 2 more under-radar stories at Arsenal today
Brighton target LokongaBrighton have switched their focus to signing Albert Sambi Lokonga after their talks with Lille over the summer transfer of Carlos Baleba have stalled. According to talkSPORT, the move for the 23-year-old midfielder would be a loan initially with an option to make the transfer permanent next summer.
Zinchenko & 6 more Arsenal players return to training before Nottingham Forest clash
Arsenal welcomed back a number of first-team players ahead of their 2023/24 Premier League opener against Nottingham Forest.The most important figure to return was probably Oleksandr Zinchenko, who missed the Community Shield clash due to injury.
Ray Parlour reveals conversations with Edu, sporting director plans to axe '3–4 Arsenal players'
Speaking to the Mirror, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour said: "I speak to Edu and he can't give too much away because it's very confidential what they're trying to do, but I know for a fact he wants to get a few players out."Three or four players who are not going to feature.
6 players absent, Lokonga returns: 3 things spotted in Arsenal's final training ahead of Emirates Cup
Arsenal today finalised preparations for tomorrow evening's Emirates Cup clash against AS Monaco. Having sat out the 5-3 victory over Barcelona, Declan Rice was spotted in the session in a joyous mood.
Arsenal to receive compensation for released defender & 2 more latest under-radar stories
Ajax chief warns about Kudus priceQuoted by Goal, Ajax chief Sven Mislintat warned Arsenal and other clubs about signing Mohammed Kudus: "Perhaps the interest in not as serious as everyone thinks. "It is important for us that the relationship with the players remains good.
Zinchenko, Rice & more: 9 Arsenal players doubtful for upcoming Monaco clash
According to Football London, as many as nine Arsenal first-teamers are doubtful to be fit to face AS Monaco in the Emirates Cup. Declan Rice [leg strain], Reiss Nelson [foot laceration], Oleksandr Zinchenko [muscle issue] and Folarin Balogun [foot injury] are the latest to join the injury list.
Arsenal announce squad for US tour - Partey & 6 more miss out
Arsenal have dropped some serious transfer hints while announcing the travelling squad for the upcoming USA tour. Full squad: Aaron Ramsdale, William Saliba, Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Jurrien Timber, Alex Runarsson, Eddie Nketiah, Jakub Kiwior, Rob Holding, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Leandro Trossard, Jorginho, Fabio Vieira, Mohamed Elneny, Folarin Balogun, Marquinhos, Kai Havertz, Karl Hein, Auston Trusty, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Declan Rice, Amario Cozier-Duberry.
Smith Rowe to start pre-season this week & 2 more under-radar Arsenal stories
Arsenal youngster impresses Arteta Arsenal academy left-back Lino Sousa has turned down a chance to play at the Under-19s Euros with Portugal in order to make an impression on Mikel Arteta.The 18-year-old, who joined the Gunners' youth setup last year from West Brom, opted to join Arsenal's pre-season training instead, according to The Athletic.
Arsenal get early injury blow & 2 more big stories you might've missed
Arsenal suffer Lokonga injury blow Arsenal will be without Albert Sambi Lokonga for their pre-season training camp in Germany.The Belgian midfielder has confirmed a muscle injury will keep him at home while a squad of first-teamers and academy hopefuls face Nurnberg in the Gunners’ first official friendly of the summer.
Arsenal get early injury blow ahead of new season
Arsenal will be without Albert Sambi Lokonga for their pre-season training camp in Germany.The Belgian midfielder has confirmed a muscle injury will keep him at home while a squad of first-teamers and academy hopefuls face Nurnberg in the Gunners’ first official friendly of the summer.
'Nketiah little bit better': Arsenal told to get rid of Folarin Balogun, four other players
"It is hard because he’s a few notches down the pecking order now, especially with Havertz coming into the squad," Alan Smith told Gambling Zone on Folarin Balogun."I think the management probably see Nketiah being further ahead of him at the moment, they are similar types of players, and the club must think that Nketiah is a little bit better than Balogun.
Partey, Tierney & 8 more players who could leave Arsenal this summer (reliability: 5 stars)
Arsenal are looking to generate money by selling their players, with as many as ten men could leave the club this summer, according to The Telegraph.The Gunners are set to receive £21m from the sale of Granit Xhaka to Bayer, although the deal is still not done yet.
Lazio interested in signing Jorginho & 2 more under-radar Arsenal stories
Another PL club was interested in KiwiorApparently, Jakub Kiwior could have actually joined Arsenal's London rivals before ending up at the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window.The centre-back said: "I had an offer from West Ham, which I turned down.
Leandro Trossard undergoes surgery, possible return date revealed
Leandro Trossard won’t be involved for Belgium over the upcoming international break after undergoing an operation to a minor injury.Belgium head coach Domenico Tedesco announced his squad for the upcoming international break this week, with Trossard missing.
Tierney encouraged to join Aston Villa & 2 other under-radar stories at Arsenal today
Saudi clubs enter Gundogan raceAccording to the Evening Standard, top clubs in Saudi Arabia are now interested in signing Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer for Manchester City. This represents a huge blow for Arsenal, who have been one of the first clubs to be linked with signing the midfielder.
West Ham want three Arsenal players plus cash for Declan Rice (Reliability: 3 stars)
West Ham reportedly want three Arsenal players included in a cash-swap deal to sell Declan Rice to the Gunners.Both clubs are currently in talks over the potential sale of Rice although agreement is some way off, with the West Ham board seeking up to £95million in straight cash.
'Important we are decisive': Arsenal fan names 8 players club should sell, includes Tierney, Partey & Balogun
Arsenal have shown some excellent football and results this season. However, as the absence of William Saliba shows, the Gunners can't always play their 'champagne football' without some of their leaders.
Tomiyasu 'might be out for the season' & 3 more under-radar stories at Arsenal
Tomiyasu 'might be out for the season'Takehiro Tomiyasu's knee injury suffered against Sporting Lisbon might be worse than initially feared.As per Football London's Tom Canton, the Japanese defender might be out for the rest of the season.
Holding to start: Team News and Probable Lineups for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Arsenal are hoping to get back to winning ways when they host London rivals Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday. The Gunners have the chance to go eight points clear at the top of the table with a win before the international break.
Arsenal Women beat Chelsea to win League Cup and 2 under-radar stories today
Arsenal 'put three first-team players up for sale'Arsenal have reportedly placed three players on the transfer list, with the club willing to listen to offers for Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga this summer.The Gunners are expected to be active during the upcoming market, but there will have to be some first-team sales in order to balance the books.
10 players could come back to Arsenal in July - some of them might be of use to Arteta
Next season, Mikel Arteta might have a few more squad options after some of the loanees return to the club.Here are the 10 players Arsenal have loaned out, as per Transfermarkt:- Nicolas Pepe (Nice)- Nuno Tavares (Marseille)- Albert Sambi Lokonga (Crystal Palace)- Folarin Balogun (Reims)- Marquinhos (Norwich)- Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Southampton)- Pablo Mari (Monza)- Cedric Soares (Fulham)- Auston Trusty (Birmingham)- Runar Runarsson (Alanyaspor)Some of these players should have a future at Arsenal.
Times: Arsenal ready to sell Kieran Tierney & 2 more players to fund summer transfer budget (reliability: 5 stars)
Arsenal are preparing for a busy summer transfer window now that they are all but guaranteed to play in the Champions League.According to the The Times, the Gunners are ready to listen to offers for Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga in the next few months.
Rice told he's better than Partey & 2 more under-radar Arsenal stories
Arsenal won't chase Caicedo if Lonkonga performsAs per journalist Rudy Galetti, Arteta will bin Arsenal's pursuit of Moises Caicedo in the summer if Sambi Lokonga's loan spell is succesful.“In the summer, they could try again for Moises Caicedo, but Arteta wants to make a final decision only after evaluating the performance of Sambi Lokonga, who is now on loan at Crystal Palace.
Lokonga hopes to be better under Vieira & 2 more under-radar stories at Arsenal today
Everton referee namedDavid Coote will be taking charge of the Everton vs Arsenal game in the Premier League on Saturday, it has been officially confirmed.The 40-year-old referee has been involved in six games featuring the Gunners in all competitions with a record of four wins, one defeat and one draw.