Arsenal Easter round-up: Including Bundesliga raid and Williams

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Arsenal picked up another crucial win in their pursuit of Champions League football as they swept aside Reading at The Emirates.

Gervinho and Santi Cazorla were the stars of the show grabbing a goal each while Gervinho also set up Olivier Giroud for his powerful finish. Mikel Arteta added a late fourth after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was hauled down in the penalty area. The only blemish was allowing former trainee Hal Robson-Kanu to grab a consolation.

Arsenal have been linked with plenty of transfer action this weekend including an astonishing raid on Bundesliga. It is being reported that Arsenal are willing to spend a whopping £70 million to bring in Borussia Dortmund duo Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski whilst also pursuing Bayer Leverkusen star Lars Bender, according to The Mirror.

Meanwhile it is also being reported that Arsene Wenger likes the idea of bringing in young Welsh international starlet Jonathan Williams from Crystal Palace. The 19-year-old is a hot prospect at The Eagles who have already lost Wilfried Zaha to Manchester United for next season. Now it seems they have a fight on their hands to keep their latest talent, writes the Sunday People.

Arsenal’s young NextGen Series stars have finished fourth overall in the competition after losing 3-1 to Sporting Lisbon in the 3rd/4th playoff in Como. Thomas Eisfeld gave Arsenal the lead but soon found themselves outplayed by the Portuguese outfit and goals from Wilson Manafa, Ruben Semedo and Ricardo Esgaio sealed victory.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has learnt just how highly he is revered at the club. The 21-year-old was mobbed by adoring fans at traffic lights outside The Emirates ahead of the game with Reading this weekend. Maybe he should have taken the back entrance.

Arsenal have been told to stump up £30 million for Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic according to talkSPORT. Juventus or Manchester City are also potential destinations for the Montenegrin.

On the site we have bought you the tale of Piers Morgan’s fickle views on Gervinho and on top of that a look at five potential former Arsenal players who could return to The Emirates; with a profile on the talents of Belgian transfer target Luis Cavanda of Lazio.

What are your thoughts on everything Arsenal this Easter weekend?

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