Arsenal news: Micah Richards makes Invincibles claim amid Gunners ‘interest’ in Dutch winger

Micah Richards has claimed that Arsenal’s invincibles weren’t as strong as the current Manchester City and Liverpool teams, while Gunners are interested in signing Club Brugge’s Noa Lang, it’s been claimed

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Arteta on Arsenal’s transfer plans

Manchester City and Liverpool have raised the standard of what’s required to win the Premier League title over the last few seasons.

Now, with the two teams locked in yet another battle for English football’s top prize Micah Richards has claimed that City and Liverpool are strongest sides in the league’s history … even better than Arsenal’s Invincibles.

A place among the Premier League elite is where Mikel Arteta wants to take his Gunners outfit.

Recruitment during the Spaniard’s tenure has generally been good and the club are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of Dutch forward Noa Lang from Club Brugge.

And it promises to be a pivotal summer for the Gunners with a number of players out of contract in June – notably Alexandre Lacazette, who club legend Alan Smith still hopes will stay in north London beyond the summer.

Here are Mirror Football’s latest Arsenal headlines.

Richards rates current top two over Invincibles

Micah Richards has claimed that the current battle for the Premier League title includes the two strongest teams in the competition’s history.

City icon Richards, who was part of the side that won the title back in 2012, believes the two title challengers are stronger than any Manchester United teams built by Sir Alex Ferguson, or the Arsenal side which went unbeaten under Arsene Wenger.

Read the full story here.

Arsenal ‘interested’ in Noa Lang

The focus for Arsenal in the summer transfer window will be in the central midfield and striker positions.

Football.london understand Mikel Arteta is looking at these areas amongst a number of expected additions which is aimed to see more than three players arrive.

With this in mind, Arsenal will surely see players arrive in other areas of the squad.

One position that has seen consistent links to a variety of players is a wide forward. Dutch international Noa Lang has been a name that has resurfaced of late.

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Alan Smith on Lacazette and the captaincy

One word that can best sum up Arsenal under Mikel Arteta is change.

The Spaniard has overseen a near overhaul of the squad, banishing big earners and replacing them with young, hungry talents such as Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka and new signings Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale.

Most recently, the Gunners coach made the biggest decision of his tenure: Dumping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and canceling his £ 350,000-a-week contract after stripping him of the captaincy.

Alexandre Lacazette has been given the armband but that appears to just be a temporary measure with his contract expiring at the end of the season. Alan Smith is hopeful that he will stay at the club however.

Read the full story here.

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