Arsenal news: Gunners in pole position to beat Chelsea to £27m ‘new Mesut Ozil’ transfer

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Tuesday, May 19

  • Arsenal have identified their new Mesut Ozil
  • The Gunners want to sign Feyenoord teenager Orkun Kokcu
  • Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis has broken his silence
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should join Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid

Wanted: Orkun Kokcu

Arsenal have identified their new Mesut Ozil.

That’s according to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, who claim the Gunners want to sign Feyenoord teenager Orkun Kokcu.

The attacking midfielder, 19, has made 47 appearances for the Eredivisie club – scoring seven goals and providing 10 assists.

The report claims manager Mikel Arteta has manoeuvred his side into ‘pole-position’ to secure Kokcu’s signature for between £17m-£27million but will have to fight off competition from Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

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‘You never know’

Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis has broken his silence amid transfer speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League.

Premier League quartet Arsenal, Everton, Wolves and Newcastle have all been linked with the twice-capped Nigeria international.

“I like challenges. I’ve been here for three years,” Dennis told Sky Sports. “My focus right now is I have one more game this season – the Cup Final – which I want to win, that’s really important to me

“After then, we’ll see what happens, you never know.”

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Lukas Podolski on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should join Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid if it’s been his dream since childhood.

That’s the opinion of Gunners star Lukas Podolski, who thinks the Gabon international should ‘take his chance’ to play for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

“When you have a fantastic season like he had, many clubs are interested. When a player has a wish to play for a big team or a dream to play in Italy or Spain, or like Aubameyang and his link with Real Madrid,” Podolski told Sky Sports.

“If he has a dream to play for this club when he’s young, then why not? As a player, you have to take this chance to play for a club like that. Of course for Arsenal, it’ll be a big loss if they have to sell him but this is the business of football.”

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