Tag: David Ornstein

LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 15: Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyon celebrates following his team's victory in the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final match between Manchester City and Lyon at Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 15, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Franck Fife/Pool via Getty Images)

David Ornstein gives update on Houssem Aouar - player keen

Houssem Aouar looks more likely to join than Thomas Partey right now, with Lyon needing to sell and the player keen, according to David Ornstein.
Reiss Nelson in a friendly against MK Dons (Photo via Faisal HQ on Twitter)

David Ornstein reports that Arsenal are planning to send first-team winger on loan

Reiss Nelson is available to leave Arsenal on a loan basis before the end of the current window, according to David Ornstein.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 05: Paulinho recovers with the physiotherapist Bruno Mazziotti during a Brazil training session ahead of the the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Tsentralny Stadium on July 5, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Arsenal reach agreement to bring in highly-rated PSG staff member

Arsenal have reached an agreement to bring in Brazilian medic Bruno Mazziotti from Paris Saint-Germain, according to David Ornstein.
Lyon's French midfielder Houssem Aouar (L) dribbles during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux and Lyon at the Matmut-Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France on September 11, 2020. (Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

David Ornstein confirms another club out of the race for Aouar: Arsenal can be...

Houssem Aouar isn't on his way to Juventus, according to David Ornstein, boosting Arsenal's chances of a move for the midfielder.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal FC at Villa Park on July 21, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Rui Vieira/Pool via Getty Images)

"Plenty of interest": Ornstein gives an encouraging update on Arsenal selling 27-year-old

David Ornstein reports that there is plenty of interest in Sead Kolasinac this summer, and the player is open to a transfer before the window closes.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (R) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Arsenal defender neck injury makes him a doubt for Fulham vs Arsenal

David Luiz has picked up a rather vague 'neck complaint' that could be serious and is described as 'delicate'.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Rob Holding of Arsenal FC looks on during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal FC U23s and Chelsea FC U23s at Meadow Park on February 17, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Newcastle United now favourites to sign Arsenal 24-year-old on loan without option

Rob Holding is likely to move on a season-long loan to Newcastle United this summer, without an option for a permanent deal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal during a friendly match between Arsenal and Charlton Athletic at Emirates Stadium on June 06, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal reject formal Wolves offer for Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Wolves are in advanced talks with Arsenal over the permanent signing of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, though there's still a way to go yet.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil arrives at Arsenal's Colney training centre north of London on May 20, 2020 as training continues for Premier League clubs with a June re-start the intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Teams have started socially-distanced training in small groups this week, but several Premier League stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the season. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Arsenal furious at Mesut Ozil for telling the truth

Arsenal are reportedly furious at Mesut Ozil for speaking out about his situation at the club, turning once again to their pals in the media to help them drive him from the Emirates.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during a friendly match between Arsenal and Charlton Athletic at Emirates Stadium on June 06, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

David Ornstein reports Arsenal transfer decision on Hector Bellerin

Arsenal want their right-back and vice-captain Hector Bellerin to stay with them this summer, according to David Ornstein.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal in action during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

David Ornstein claims 22-year-old wants to leave Arsenal

David Ornstein claims in an exclusive that Ainsley Maitland-Niles believes he must leave Arsenal in order to continue life as a first-team regular.
Alaves' Spanish midfielder Pere Pons (R) challenges Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the Spanish League football match between Atletico Madrid and Alaves at the Wanda Metropolitan stadium in Madrid on June 27, 2020. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

David Ornstein denies Arsenal are unwilling to pay midfielder's release clause

David Ornstein denies claims Arsenal are unwilling to pay the release clause for Thomas Partey this summer, despite hopes they can get him for less.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 01: Thomas Partey of Atletico de Madrid plays the ball under pressure from Sergi Darder of RCD Espanyol during the Liga match between RCD Espanyol and Club Atletico de Madrid at RCDE Stadium on March 01, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Reliable journalist gives update on Arsenal pursuit of Thomas Partey

Arsenal are intensifying their interest in signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey this summer, according to David Ornstein.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) gestures with Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MIKE HEWITT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

David Ornstein confirms Arsenal star is close to contract extension announcement

Sources expect Arsenal to make an announcement on a contract extension for Bukayo Saka this week, according to a report on Wednesday.

David Ornstein confirms young Arsenal talent will leave this summer for a decent offer

Folarin Balogun is likely to leave Arsenal this summer after failing to agree a new contract with the club, according to a report.

David Ornstein provides update on Gabriel Martinelli injury

Gabriel Martinelli, who was set to feature for Arsenal in the upcoming games, could now miss the rest of the season with injury, according to David Ornstein.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on May 22, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

David Ornstein gives Arsenal squad update ahead of Premier League return

David Ornstein thinks Arsenal are in good shape and making strong and enthusiastic progress towards the return of Premier League football.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal FC acknowledges the fans after the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Ornstein: Aubameyang could stay without signing extension

There's still a chance Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stays at Arsenal this summer without signing a contract extension, according to David Ornstein.
Reims' French defender Axel Disasi (C) vies with Angers' French midfielder Thomas Mangani (R) during the French L1 football match between Angers (SCO) and Reims (SR) on Febuary 1, 2020, at the Raymond-Kopa Stadium in Angers, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP via Getty Images)

David Ornstein gives update on 2 centre-backs Arsenal might sign this summer

Arsenal are indeed following Axel Disasi, but their primary move for a centre-back is likely to be a permanent deal for Pablo Mari, according to David Ornstein.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil warms up for the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 15, 2019.

Mesut Ozil's Arsenal pay cut refusal isn't all it seems

On Monday, David Ornstein announced that 25 out of 27 Arsenal players had agreed to take a pay cut at Arsenal, rather than a deferral before the club confirmed the news but it didn't take long for Mesut Ozil to become the star attraction of the story - as usual.
Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

David Ornstein names the 3 positions Arsenal are planning summer signings

Arsenal are looking to strengthen in three positions over the summer transfer window, but whether they can do so will largely depend on sales.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal in action during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

David Ornstein explains why Arsenal star isn't getting games

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is on the sidelines for most Arsenal games at the moment, and David Ornstein has heard suggestions as to why.

Hector Bellerin suffering torn groin muscle

Hector Bellerin has been suffering from a torn groin muscle which is the reason his appearances have been sporadic recently.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

David Ornstein explains what went on with Guendouzi in Dubai and Arteta’s new stance

In his Monday column for The Athletic, David Ornstein claims that Matteo Guendouzi has landed himself in hot water more than once at Arsenal since the arrival of Mikel Arteta.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Daley Blind of AFC Ajax leaves the pitch after receiving a red card during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and AFC Ajax at Stamford Bridge on November 05, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

David Ornstein names former Manchester United player among Arsenal transfer targets

Arsenal are considering a move for Daley Blind in the summer, with a low buyout clause in his contract with Ajax, according to reports.
Bukayo Saka of Arsenal and Valentino Lazaro of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

David Ornstein reports Arsenal are working on new 5-year contract for this player

Arsenal are working on a new five-year deal for Bukayo Saka, speeding up negotiations on the basis of the 18-year-old's recent form.
Kieran Tierney back in training with Arsenal (Photo via Twitter)

David Ornstein rules out Arsenal summer signing until at least mid-March with injury

Kieran Tierney probably won't make a return to match action until mid-to-late March, despite recent pictures of him in training, according to David Ornstein.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the FA Cup Fourth Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal at Vitality Stadium on January 27, 2020 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

David Ornstein names the position Arsenal are looking to sign a player in this...

Arsenal are looking to sign a number six in the summer, according to David Ornstein, though he doesn't have the specific names on their shortlist.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Arsenal unveil new signing Cedric Soares at London Colney on January 30, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

David Ornstein confirms how much Arsenal are paying for Cedric Soares

Arsenal signed Cedric Soares on loan until the end of the season, when he would have been available for free, so what are they paying?
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

David Ornstein provides update on Olivier Giroud-to-Spurs rumours

Olivier Giroud will stay with Chelsea until the end of the season, despite his struggles for games and interest from Tottenham Hotspur, according to David Ornstein.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Cedric of Southampton celebrates during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's Stadium on January 18, 2020, in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

David Ornstein confirms Arsenal closing in on second loan signing

Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Southampton full-back Cedric Soares, according to reports, hoping to complete the signing this month.
LIMA, PERU - NOVEMBER 23: Pablo Mari of Flamengo lifts the trophy after winning during the final match of Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2019 between Flamengo and River Plate at Estadio Monumental on November 23, 2019 in Lima, Peru. (Photo by Daniel Apuy/Getty Images)

David Ornstein says it’s agreed: Arsenal strike deal with Flamengo for Mari

David Ornstein has tweeted to say that Arsenal have agreed a deal with Flamengo for Pablo Mari.
Atalanta's Colombian forward Luis Muriel and Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukrainian defender Mykola Matviyenko vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Atalanta BC at the Metallist stadium in Kharkiv on December 11, 2019. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty Images)

Ukraine media claim deal agreed for Arsenal to sign defender: Plus update from Ornstein

Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Mykola Matviyenko, according to reports in Ukraine, but David Ornstein seems more sceptical.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on September 13, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

David Ornstein discusses Arsenal's chances of recalling William Saliba this month

David Ornstein confirmed reports of William Saliba undergoing testing with Arsenal this week, before discussing the chances of an early return from loan.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

David Ornstein confirms Arsenal summer signing is unhappy

Dani Ceballos is unhappy with how his loan spell at Arsenal is going, and the Gunners are on the hunt for another midfielder, according to reports.
MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 05: Layvin Kurzawa of PSG Paris looks on during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Bayern Muenchen and Paris Saint-Germain at Allianz Arena on December 5, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

David Ornstein gives update on Arsenal advanced talks for left-back and 2-3 other deals

Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign PSG's Layvin Kurzawa, and they working on a few other low-profile deals for the current window, according to David Ornstein.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal FC and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on January 06, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

David Ornstein gives update on Arsenal's January transfer plans: In and out

David Ornstein believes Arsenal are trying to get one or two loan signings in and a few out before the January transfer window comes to an end.
Raul Sanllehi, Mikel Arteta, Edu and Vinai Venkatesham (Photo via Arsenal)

David Ornstein: Arsenal are trying to move on up to 12 players in January

Arsenal are trying to move on as many as 12 players in the January transfer window, either on loan or permanent deals, according to David Ornstein.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta at London Colney on December 20, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

David Ornstein: Arteta wants 6 people in his coaching team including Ljungberg

Mikel Arteta wants six people to join his coaching team on the sidelines at Arsenal, including Steve Round, Freddie Ljungberg and Inaki Cana.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: City manager Pep Guardiola (l) and assistant Mikel Arteta (c) look on before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

David Ornstein confirms Arsenal's Mikel Arteta head coach announcement plan

Mikel Arteta said his goodbyes to Manchester City players and staff on Thursday morning, and Arsenal will announce him as their head coach on Friday, according to David Ornstein.