Breakout young talent of last season Marcus Rashford has heaped praises on Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny.
The Red Devils striker has played against some top players for club and country – the Three Lions – but opines that the French player is the toughest he has come up against.
The Manchester United youngster has enjoyed a decent rise to fame since his debut under former United boss Louis van Gaal. His pace, directness and goal sense has helped him score in even in high profile games, making him the impact substitute under present boss Jose Mourinho. Yet, the United starlet says the Gunner defender is one of the toughest centre backs there is in football currently.
“Laurent Koscielny at Arsenal. He was a difficult defender to play against,” Rashford said. The young player added that the physicality of the defenders has been surprising even for him being a young player. He admits to getting smashed by big, tough defenders who want to stop him in his tracks. The player quickly busted into the international scene, getting invited for Euro 2016 under former boss Roy Hodgson though he wasn’t used much. Current Three Lions interim manager Gareth Southgate has returned him t the Under 21 set-up so he could further develop. Continue reading
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William Hill currently have the Emirates as Suarez’s destination after the summer transfer window, just ahead of the Bernabeu.
Arsenal are looking to sign Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry in a cut-price deal, according to The Sun.
The England international has just a year remaining on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, and looks likely to fall down the pecking order following the arrival Brazilian international Fernadinho from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Arsene Wenger has been a long-time admirer of Barry, and was reported to be in the market for his signature when he left Aston Villa for City in 2009.
Real Madrid have entered the race to sign Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, according to the Daily Star.
The Spanish giants have reportedly added the Montenegro international to their growing list of attacking targets, with moves for Napoli forward Edinson Cavani and Liverpool’s Luis Suarez also mooted.
Arsenal target Stevan Jovetic looks likely to be joining Juventus after confirming that he wants to move to the Serie A Champions.
The Gunners have been linked with the Montenegro international for some months, and were set to make a £25million bid, though it appears that 23 year old would prefer to remain in Italy.
The club are now likely to turn their attention to Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuian, who has confirmed that he is moving on after five and a half years at the Bernabeu.
The Daily Mail have claimed that Arsene Wenger is ready to splash out £70 million pounds in an attempt to sign Higuain, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and Lars Bender on Bayer Leverkusen.
Any of the three individual transfers would be set to surpass the £15million laid out for Andrey Arshavin back in 2009, with Higuain and Gundogan reportedly each priced at around £20million, and Bender valued at £17million.
Meanwhile, Theo Walcott has emerged as a target for Napoli, according to the Metro.
Their new manager Rafael Benitez has been a long-time admirer of the England international, who he considered approaching when he was managing both Liverpool and Chelsea.
Walcott recently enjoyed his most prolific season with the Gunners, scoring 21 goals in 43 appearances.
Gunners target Gonzalo Higuain has confirmed that he would be interested in a move to the Emirates.
The Argentine international told the Metro that Arsenal would ‘suit’ him, while Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are also said to be in the race for his signature.
Arsenal centre back Laurent Koscielny has emerged as a transfer target for Bayern Munich, according to the Daily Mail.
The newly crowned European Champions will be managed by Pep Guardiola next season, and the Spaniard is keen to add the 27 year old to his squad, with the signing of Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Mario Gotze already confirmed.
Arsenal have been placed on high alert after Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup hinted that his captain Ashley Williams may leave the club.
The Gunners have long been linked with the Wales defender, who has been valued at £10 million.
Juventus have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to sign Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.
The Argentine international is expected to leave the Bernabeu this summer, and reports in Italy claim that a deal with the Serie A Champions has been agreed ‘in principle’ .
Arsenal are keen to bring down the asking price for striker Stevan Jovetic, with Fiorentina currently valuing the Montenego international at £30 million.
However, ESPN have reported that the Italian club’s sporting director Daniel Prade has dismissed the Gunners interest as ‘non-existent’.