Watford boss highlights Danny Welbeck as a very important player

Watford manager Javi Gracia has highlighted Danny Welbeck as a very important player after the forward joined the club on a free transfer on deadline day. The England international spent the past five seasons with Arsenal but a series of long-term injuries meant that the Gunners decided against offering him a renewed contract.

Welbeck had thereafter been touted to join the likes of West Ham United and Everton, and the latter even made an approach on deadline day before the Hornets pounced on his signature. Speaking to the club’s official website, Gracia said that Welbeck remains a huge player for both the club and country and he is hoping to get the best out of the forward with his versatility.

Danny Mills slams Arsenal’s embarrassing offer for Wilfried Zaha

Former England international Danny Mills has slammed Arsenal’s embarrassing offer to land the signature of Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. The Ivorian has been earmarked as the prime transfer target for the Gunners this summer but so far, they have failed with an opening bid of around £40m for the winger.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Mills deemed the transfer proposal as embarrassing, considering Palace recently sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50m, he said:“It’s laughable. £40million, it’s embarrassing, ridiculous, I don’t understand it. Crystal Palace’s £100million valuation is hardly realistic, but you have to get somewhere close. With an opening bid, they could have gone in a bit cheeky with, say, £60million.

Lauren insists Mesut Ozil must do more at Arsenal next season

Former Arsenal star Lauren has said that Mesut Ozil has remained irrelevant when it comes to the big games for the Gunners and he needs to showcase an improvement over the same next season. The former Germany international had a difficult season with Unai Emery at the helm last term and he concluded the campaign with just six goals and three assists across all competitions.

Speaking to The Star, Lauren said that there are no chances of Ozil parting ways with the Gunners this summer but he needs to start fulfilling the potential. He added that the midfielder has not remained relevant when it comes to the crucial challenges and he needs to find a solution to the problem.

Mesut Ozil speaks on his Arsenal future amid speculation

German attacker Mesut Ozil has clarified that he has no plans of leaving Arsenal during this summer’s transfer window. The 30-year-old has witnessed a difficult season with the Gunners where he has managed just six goals and three assists in all competitions and this has presented speculation that the club may sanction his sale this summer.

However, speaking to DAZN, the former Real Madrid man has clarified that there is no chance of him leaving the Gunners and he is committed for the remaining two years of his contract, he said: “I don’t think there’s a chance of that to be honest. I’ve got two more years here and what happens afterwards is not in my hands.

Unai Emery insists he is continuing Arsene Wenger’s work at Arsenal

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that he is continuing the progress made by Arsene Wenger with the north London side. The Spanish tactician took over the reins from the French tactician during the summer of 2017 and he has since helped the club push for a top four spot with the opportunity of securing a trophy.

Speaking to reporters, Emery said that the recent run of form has come through an extended process which begun from Wenger’s time at the helm. He added that he has brought his own philosophy to the club, but has still keep some of the values from Wenger’s reign at the Emirates Stadium.

Unai Emery delivers update on Danny Welbeck’s injury

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that Danny Welbeck has made good progress following a surgery on an ankle injury sustained during the first half of the season. The England international has been sidelined since breaking his ankle against Sporting Lisbon in October, but there remains hope that he could train with the first-team before the season concludes.

Speaking in a press conference, Emery indicated that the forward is progressing well following the surgery on the ankle and he could join his teammates in training before the end of the campaign. However, the Spanish tactician indicated that he can give no assurances regarding his future and the same needs to be sorted out with the club’s hierarchy.

ESPN Pundit reveals why Arsenal will miss out on the top four

ESPN pundit Steve Nicol has said that Arsenal could miss out on the top four of the Premier League this term despite possessing a friendlier scheduled when compared to their nearest rivals. The north London club secured a 2-0 triumph over Manchester United in the recent league meeting at the Emirates and this ensured that they leapfrogged the Red Devils to the fourth position in the standings.

Speaking on ESPN, Nicol said that Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United remain his picks to secure the third and fourth positions respectively despite the former going through a tough run of form. He added that the Gunners have been fortuitous with their wins this term and he does not trust them to make the top four with their vulnerable backline.

Danny Welbeck believes Arsenal will be winning trophies soon under Unai Emery

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck believes the Gunners will soon start winning trophies under the guidance of Unai Emery. The north London club have gone through a mixed campaign under the Spanish tactician but they are still in contention for the top four competing for potential silverware in the form of the Europa League.

Speaking to Sport 360, Welbeck spoke positively about the impact of Emery and suggested that the club are going through a transitional period where they are getting to adapt to the manager’s philosophy, he said: “It’s been positive. It’s a transitional period for the club with the new manager coming in. He has his ideas and what he wants to instil within the team.It’s something that as players, staff, fans, the whole club, we all have tobehind his ideas.”

David Ornstein suggests Arsenal are looking into Adrien Rabiot deal

BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein has revealed that Arsenal could make an approach to sign Adrien Rabiot at the conclusion of the ongoing campaign. The Frenchman had been touted as a probable target for Barcelona on a free transfer but the signing of Frenkie de Jong has seemingly ended their interest.

Speaking on Arsenal podcast Arsecast Extra, Ornstein has acknowledged that manager Unai Emery is after experienced players with whom he has previously worked. He added that this explains the transfer interest towards Paris Saint-Germain duo Christophe Nkunku and Rabiot with the latter’s contract due to expire at the end of the season.

BBC Sport reporter drops update on Aaron Ramsey’s future

BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein has suggested that Liverpool could enter the race to sign Aaron Ramsey with the Welshman said to favour the potential transfer. The Wales international has just six months remaining on his existing deal at Arsenal and they are indications that he will leave on a free transfer when the current season comes to a close.

Writing on BBC Sport, Ornstein revealed that Ramsey is certain to leave the Gunners on a Bosman after the club rescinded the contract offer on the table. He added that the Welshman fancies a potential switch to Anfield in the summer, although the possibilities are high that he would pursue a fresh challenge abroad.