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Sport German goalkeeper decides to join Arsenal

15:21  13 june  2018
15:21  13 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Former Arsenal midfielder desperate to join Emery's coaching staff

  Former Arsenal midfielder desperate to join Emery's coaching staff Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires has expressed a desire to return to the club as part of new manager Unai Emery’s backroom staff, according to Mirror Sport. The Frenchman believes he would be a good fit for Emery, and feels that he could help launch the post-Wenger era with the club. The 44-year old spent six years between 2000 and 2006 playing for the Gunners, and was an integral member of of the 2003-04 Premier League winning Invincibles squad. The 1998 World Cup winner still trains regularly with the first-team having maintained a close relationship with the club since departing for Villarreal in 2006, so wouldn’t need time to adjust to his surroundings. Talking to ESPN at Arsenal’s new kit launch, as cited by Mirror Sport, Pires said: “If I join Unai Emery’s staff, I think it should be good for me, and I hope it should be good for Unai Emery.” “I could be like a bridge between him and the players. Because I know the players. For two years I have trained with the guys. So all of them, they respect me.” “And I respect the players, I was an ex-player. So the relationship between the players and me is good. That’s why I think I can help Unai Emery.” Pires never held an official coaching position at the club under Arsene Wenger, but the Frenchman hopes he can continue to train with the squad. He continued: “I don’t know what will happen in a couple of months, but if I can train with the guys I will, because for me it’s very important.” “With Arsene Wenger it was easy to keep fit and to still train with the first team. So now, I need to talk with the new manager.” If Pires does join Emery’s backroom staff, he would join fellow former Arsenal man Per Mertesacker in starting a new role, with the German defender preparing to take up the role as Arsenal’s Academy Director this summer.

Bayer Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno has decided to join Arsenal . German international Leno has also been a target for Napoli but the keeper has made it clear he is ready to move to Arsenal .

German goalkeeper Rene Adler claims he has come close joining Arsenal twice during his career. ‘When I was 15 there was the opportunity to move to Arsenal , but I decided to go to Leverkusen to get a professional contract there

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno has decided that he wants to join Arsenal.

According to The Mirror, Leno has snubbed interest from Italian side Napoli to close in on a switch to the Premier League.

The report claims that Leno is set to cost £22m after he made it clear to Leverkusen that he wanted to leave the club.

Arsenal were keen to replace Petr Cech this summer after a season of mishaps from the former Chelsea star.

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Leno is now set to join and take over the number one shirt for Unai Emery next season at The Emirates.

The 26-year-old will be Arsenal’s second signing of the summer, joining Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Leverkusen chase Liverpool target Strakosha

  Leverkusen chase Liverpool target Strakosha Liverpool could face competition in their pursuit of Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha, with Leverkusen beginning to take a look at the Albanian according to Corriere Dello Sport. The Italian outlet, via inside futbol, reports that Leverkusen are taking a look at the goalkeeper amid rumours Bernd Leno could depart the German side after interest from several top European sides. The German side are reportedly set to make a €30 million offer for the goalkeeper, who has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield to solve Liverpool’s issues at goalkeeper. Strakosha has impressed at Lazio, and several top European sides are taking a look at the Albanian. Lazio were not planning to sell the goalkeeper. However, a big offer could tempt their hand and allow the player to leave. Leverkusen have already signed Lukas Hradecky to help their goalkeeping depth. However, they are seemingly not done and want Strakosha in their ranks.

CONFIRMED: Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech completes move to Arsenal . Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "Petr Cech is a player that I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased that he has decided to join us.

Arsenal manager Wenger added: "Petr Cech is a player that I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased that he has decided to join us. Arsenal finished 12 points behind Chelsea last season. Former Gunners goalkeeper Bob Wilson, also speaking before the transfer was confirmed, was in no

Arsenal are also closing in on the signings of Sokratis and Lucas Torreira, with deals agreed for both players.

Despite narrowly missing out on a place in Germany’s squad for the World Cup this summer, Leno has been capped six times for his country.

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Arsenal man delivers update on his situation at the club .
Arsenal man David Ospina has been discussing his current situation at the club, as per a report from the Mirror. The Gunners goalkeeper has been heavily linked with an exit from the Emirates this summer, with the likes of Fenerbahce having reportedly expressed a strong interest in signing him. Ospina is facing an uncertain future in North London, with the competition for first-team places under Unai Emery increasing. Arsenal signed Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in recent times and it’s likely that the German international will step in as the club’s number one goalkeeper, leaving Petr Cech as the deputy shot-stopper. This could spell the end of Ospina’s career with the Gunners, as it is somewhat unlikely that he will want to settle for being a third-choice goalkeeper as he approaches his 30s. The Colombian international was coy when discussing his future at Arsenal and was eager to dismiss speculation until after the World Cup. “I know that Arsenal signed a new goalkeeper, but I’m now focused on the national team and after the World Cup I will think what to do next.

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