Young French Winger, gatecrashes Colney hoping for a trial.

A 24 year old Winger, Achille Degan, who plays for Saint-Lô in the fifth tier of the French league is so desperate to play for Arsenal, he turned up and camped outside London Colney yesterday in the hopes of securing a trial.

He made his own way from Normandy to Hertfordshire with only one thing on his mind, to convince Arsène Wenger of handing him a trial.

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Degan turned up at Colney yesterday with full kit bag ready at the pindrop in hopes of a trial but as of this moment, Wenger has yet to grant it. However the trial and subsequent signing of young, former Hednesford Town Left-Back Cohen Bramhall, has seemingly given the Frenchman hope and he says he will keep coming back until Arsenal say yes.

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Degan said yesterday “I am courageous and I am determined. I want to show by my courage that I can succeed and to show  [the world] that only willpower, perseverance, fight, vision and hard work, can take us wherever we want to go.”

He added of Arsène Wenger “The coach does not know me yet but I know him and I admire him. I respect the work he has been doing for all these years and I don’t think it is over, he still has much to give to Arsenal. Much more.”

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Let’s keep an eye on this one and see if Achille Degan does get the trial he so very much wants.

Arsenal Kean on Juve’s Moise??

Arsenal have become frontrunners for 16yo Juventus youngster, Moise Kean, according to reports in Italy.

It’s said that the Italian giants value Kean at £10m and Manchester City are also up there with Arsenal in bringing the young Centre-Forward to England.

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Kean has already made history when he came on for Juventus in their 3-0 win over Pescara in November, which made him the first player born in the 2000’s to play in Europe’s top 5 leagues. He also became the first player born this century to feature in the Champion’s League when he came on against Sevilla in the same month.

Although reports state Arsenal are very much at the front of the queue for Kean, one thing that could make things difficult is that his agent is none other than Mino Raiola.

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There is a myth that Arsenal don’t do business anymore with three agents. Darren Dein (infamous son of former Arsenal & FA Vice-Chairman, David Dein), Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola. However the latter already has a client at Arsenal in youngster Donyell Malen whom he actually said could “become a revelation” under Arsène Wenger.

Moise Kean has been at Juventus for six years now and appeared for Italy at both Under-15 and Under-17 level, this season he’s had seven goals and three assists in nine youth appearances.

Goalkeepers: One in and one out, at Arsenal?

His name first cropped up in relation to Arsenal around the end of November when it emerged that scouts from the club had watched Guillaume Hubert playing for Standard Liege a total of six times and Arsène Wenger is very keen to strike up a deal for the Belgian shot-stopper.

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And now the goalkeeper has expressed his joy at the possibility of signing for the Gunners. The 22 year old said “It is a pleasure to learn that Arsenal are interested in me. I did not know about it before. A lot of top-class keepers play in England, and they are attracted to go there.”

He added “I am a big fan of the Premier League, and any player would love to appear in it one day. But I will focus on playing for Standard. They are the club where I have wanted to establish myself.” The Standard Liege and Belgium keeper has been likened to Thibaut Courtois and valued at £5m.

From one keeper to another and it seems that on loan Arsenal goalie Wojciech Szczęsny, is wanted on a permanent basis by AS Roma who are attempting to fix a plan together for the transfer with Arsenal.

Arsenal have asked Roma for £14m for the Polish keeper and it’s thought they will pay in order to keep Szczęsny in Rome.

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Since Arsenal signed Petr Čech, Wojciech lost his place in the Arsenal side, he joined AS Roma on loan back in August 2015 and has spent two years on loan with the Italians so far, playing a total of 61 times when fully fit.

It is thought Roma have been in contact as recently as this week with Arsenal and a deal could be completed before next weekend.