Arsenal continued to be linked with a host of players on a daily basis.
While players’ agent sometimes are responsible for stoking these rumours to engineer a move for their clients or get a better deal in their current clubs, other times, these news surface based on club scout sighting or conversation, as such most of the rumours never happen.
Nevertheless, Here we look at the latest rumours surrounding Arsenal FC this week!
Arsenal Joins Man U and Bayern Munich in wanting Jose Arnaiz, reports MUNDO DEPORTIVO
Barcelona B stars Jose Arnaiz is attracting interest from top European clubs including Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich.
His performance against Real Murcia at the midweek Copa Del Rey match has drawn much attention to the striker’s situation at the club.
According to Roger Torello of Mundo Sports, Jose Arnaiz’s agent Rene Ramos “has received calls from Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich”.
It is believed Bayern Munich wants him as a long-term replacement for 34-year-old Frank Ribery, while both Arsenal and Manchester United are keen because his style of play would suit the Premiership.
The player is committed to his Barcelona contract and it is yet to be seen if he will be tempted by a move abroad.
Arsenal monitoring Turkish Internaltion Berkay Ozcan according to the player, reports BeIn Sports
Turkish international Berkay Ozcan told reporters Arsenal has been trailing him for two years now.
“My manager is talking about this situation, Arsenal has been following me for two years.” Berkay Ozcan
The player also claimed to be in close contact with Arsenal German international, Mesut Ozil, who tells him about the Premiership.
The teenager, who can play in the number 8 or 10 positions, and has been compared with Zidane and Ozil believes clubs in the Calibre of Arsenal are too early for him, as he wishes to develop further at a lower club before making such leap.
The Sun quotes an ETIHAD source said Arsenal is demanding £30m for Alexis Sanchez in January.
One thing that is certain in the coming transfer window is the continuing transfer saga over Alexis Sanchez.
It is known that Manchester City is returning for Sanchez, so is PSG.
It is also known Sanchez’s contract ends in July, by which time he can walk for free, however, the BOSMAN rule allows Sanchez to start talking to PSG without Arsenal permission in January, while Manchester City will have to negotiate with Arsenal in January or wait until July to have any direct contact with Sanchez, a chance City is not willing to take.
City, despite wanting the player, somewhat desperately, does not want to budge on their £20m offer, and refused to include any other player in the deal. The Sun Newspaper is now reporting that Wenger will demand £30m in January from Manchester City or no deal.
“Arsenal are still sending the message that they want over £30m. Something has to give either way.
Pep thinks he could prove the difference between Premier and Champions League success and failure.
Sanchez still wants the move from what we understand. We feel we have some leverage right now.”
Arsenal and Manchester United are monitoring Marco Reus situation at Borussia Dortmund, reports Daily Mail
Arsenal and Manchester United are both interested in the stricken Borrusia Dortmund player, Marco Reus.
Marco Reus injury record should alert and distant Arsenal, the last time he played 30 league matches was in the 2013-2014 season. The player managed only 17 league appearances last season and has not featured in a league match this term since injuring his knee in Dortmund’s 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final back in May.
However, the comments made by the player has raised interest from the Emirate and Old Trafford in the player. The player told GQ he would like a change of scenery, as he thinks his next contract would be his last chance to move and try something different.
Ian Wright to Theo Walcott: ‘Leave Arsenal for your own good’.
Arsenal legend and the club second highest goalscorer after Thierry Henry has openly advised Arsenal current longest-serving player Theo Walcott to leave the club for his own good.
‘I’m not sure where he can go now with Arsenal and he’s only playing in the Carabao Cup and the Europa League. ‘He’ll want to finish on a high in respect of what he’s doing, he’s given Arsenal great service in the time he’s been there and for me, he should move on for himself.’ Ian Wright
Walcott is now largely a peripheral player at Arsenal now, even though the manager responded to Ian Wright’s comment by saying Theo Walcott’s future is at Arsenal.
Walcott has played 267 Premiership games for Arsenal, scoring 65 goals and 43 assists in the process since signing as a teenager from Southampton, but his current role at Arsenal has alerted Wright who believes Walcott Arsenal situation is not likely to improve.