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ARSENAL TO GO FOR BENZEMAArsenal will make a move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema if they lose Alexis Sanchez, according to the Don Balon, via Daily Star .Alexis has consistently been linked with a Gunners exit throughout the summer transfer window, with Arsene Wenger keen on the Real Madrid striker should he lose his star man.
wouldn't be the summer if there wasn't the perpetual rumor of us going for Benzema.
INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUPJuly 19, 2017 • 12:20 • Shanghai Stadium, ShanghaiBAYERN MÜNCHEN 1R. Lewandowski 9'ARSENAL 1A. Iwobi 90'+PEN: Arsenal won 3 - 2 on penalties Arsenal XI: Petr Cech; Krystian Bielik, Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Francis Coquelin, Granit Xhaka, Sead Kolasinac, Mesut Ozil; Danny Welbeck, Alexandre Lacazette.
Correction -- Mertesacker did not play. Elneny played CB instead of him.
Did we only travel with 3 true centerbacks on this Asia trip? Bielik, Koscielny, and Mertesacker? I know Monreal has played CB for us in the past, but seriously, only those 3? Did Holding and Chambers need that much of a break after the U21's? Just looking at the game today, and our starting back 3 were Monreal, Bielik and Elneny.
Oh, how I wish Wenger could have shown Bonucci the great hospitals in London for children. Heard that was the reason he is staying in Italy, despite moving to a rival. Would have loved him in our defense.
Maybe I am in the minority, but I am really not impressed with this signing, if it happens. Iirc, Lacazette is behind Giroud in the pecking order for the French national team. Getting him for 50 mil is not a great piece of business in my mind.
conspiracy!!!just like how they did with Cesc.. Next in action: "Barca players lauding Bellerin's talent and ask him to come home" plot is awaiting...
No, I am seriously wondering about the rules of tampering in European football. Am American, so here that would be considering tampering since he already has a long term contract. My cousin is actually a sports agent for some football (American), baseball and basketball players here in America, and they really do not talk to other teams while under contract, not even under the table.
And Liverpool just got accused of it with Southhampton and van Dijk, so why would this case not also be considered tapping up? Is it because it is a different country with Barcelona being in Spain? Or does that not matter with regards to tampering?
Dumb question. All these reports of Barcelona having reached agreement with Bellerin -- I know he has said don't believe everything you read. -- but isn't this the definition of tapping up? since he is already under contract with us. Or does this not meet tampering definitions in football?
And Scudetto holders Juve see him as a fine long-term replacement for Gianluigi Buffon
This made me snort a bit. Noone is a fine long-term replacement for Gigi.
Can't play him. He played for Boro in the FA cup.
Bumping an old thread, as the winner of the league will have at least 81 points, as previously stated. Most we can have again (winning all 5 games here on out, which I doubt we will do unfortunately) is 75.