Confirmed: Sanchez to Join Man City In January for Just £20m – Fans Angry

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Manchester City are understood to be preparing a January offer for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean who was a key target for City in the summer window made no secret of his desire to leave the Emirates last summer and even came agonizingly close to an exit on deadline day after City had an offer of £60million accepted by the Gunners.

All was not to be in the end as Wenger blocked his exit considering what was too little time left of the window to sign a capable replacement.

Following the collapse of the move, Wenger had suggested that the Chilean would see out the entirety of his contract and then depart on a free at the end of the season, reports are however indicating that Guardiola who is desperate to sign Sanchez is set to tempt the Gunners with a new bid when the winter transfer window opens in January.

The Citizens are of the believe that the Gunners may be forced into accepting an offer for the player who will have just months to run on his contract by then.

According to the Daily Mail via Daily Cannon, City are said to be willing to cough up £20m for Alexis in January rather than wait for him to become available for free at the end of the season.

The report further states that should the move be completed, Sergio Aguero will apparently become more likely to be available for transfer.

While cashing in on him when the window opens in January makes excellent financial sense, it will be suicidal for the Gunners to hand arguably their best player to a direct rival at the midway point of the season.

Whilst some Gooners may urge Wenger into a deal if it indeed puts Aguero into the market, they also fail to realize that even if the Argentine is open to the idea of moving to the Emirates, he would not be a direct replacement for Sanchez as they play slightly different positions on the field.

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Good News: Barca Finally Agree To Sell Midfield Star To Arsenal In January

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Barcelona are prepared to sell Arsenal target Rafinha, according to reports.

The deep lying playmaker has been heavily linked with Arsenal in the last couple of seasons, with reports claiming Wenger is a big fan of the 24 year old.

Rafinha has struggled  to break into Barcelona’s first team, despite showing promises in their academy and the club are now willing to let him leave.

He spent majority of the summer out injured and as a result, couldn’t find a team willing to take him away from the Camp Nou.

He is yet to feature for Barcelona this summer and does look like he will have to consider leaving the club in January.

According to Superdeporte via Talk Sport, Barcelona are set to put Rafinha on sale in January.

Arsenal who was linked with him in the summer are considered as one of the potential destinations for the midfielder.

Chelsea are also believed to be interested in the midfielder, having also been linked with him in the summer.

The report claims Rafinha is keen on playing regular football and would be open to a move away from the Camp Nou.

With Santi Cazorla struggling to return to full fitness, Rafinha could be a perfect replacement for the Spaniard.

However, Rafinha’s injury record could be a problem. The Brazilian has a poor injury record and considering the troubles we’ve had with Wilshere, we may not want to bring in another injury prone player.

Wenger Agree To Sell Alexis & Ozil With Massive Bid For Star Replacement

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Arsenal are interested in signing Manchester United winger Anthony Martial next summer, according to Football.London.

Wenger has begun to prepare for life without Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, both of whom are refusing to extend their contracts at the club.

Sanchez is attracting interest from Manchester City, Manchester United and PSG while Ozil is being tipped to move to Old Trafford. Martial could be moving the other direction as Wenger plots a big money move for the French man.

Martial isn’t a first team regular at United and has been playing second fiddle to Marcus Rashford since the start of the season. Should he be unable to force himself into Mourinho’s first team before the season ends, he may be willing to consider a move to the Emirates

However,  Wenger would have to cross the huddle of convincing Mourinho to sell to him. Both managers have a bad relationship and the United boss may be unwilling to sanction a sale to his Arsenal counterpart.

Monaco’s Thomas Lemar is also believed to be on Arsenal’s radar and Wenger would look to sign either of the duo as a replacement for Sanchez. Signing either of the two players won’t be an easy task but we have to do everything possible to get top replacements for Ozil and Sanchez

Wenger Finally Agree To Sell Ozil In January On This One Condition…

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Turkish giants Fenerbahce are understood to be preparing a January offer to sign Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil in the New Year.

The German international is looking increasingly likely to depart the Emirates in one of the next two windows with no news to report regarding any progress on an extension to his contract that runs out at the end of the current campaign.

Several European clubs are understandably monitoring the player’s contractual situation with designs on landing the player next year. It is now being reported that Fenerbahce could battle top European clubs for the player’s services.

According to The Sunday Express via Daily Star, Arsenal would prefer to get a return on the player rather than lose him on a free at the end his contract and Fenerbahce are ready to take Ozil off their hands.

The Turkish giants are aware of the size of task of landing such a huge player but the report further states that will ‘push hard’ to get the playmaker to move to Istanbul.

The Yellow Canaries are long term admirers of Ozil and have built up close ties with the 28-year-old in recent years.

The Gunners playmaker who grew up supporting Fenerbahce has previously stated the opportunity to play for the Istanbul giants one day is one that he would graciously accept.

Ozil told the Sabah last July: “In the future I want to wear a Fenerbahce shirt. It would be an honour. Everyone knows I am a Fenerbahce fan.”

While losing Ozil would definitely be a big blow to Wenger especially for free, the player’s departure to European minnows Fenerbahce would be a lot better than losing him to a direct rival as Manchester united have also been linked with a move for the German international.

Despite reports linking Ozil with a move to Old Trafford, The Red Devils’ interest in the player has been put in doubt by journalist Duncan Castles, who claims no reunion between the World Cup winner and Jose Mourinho is on the cards at Old Trafford.

He said on the Transfer Window podcast: “Mourinho does like him as a player. He’s got that combination of creativity and tactical awareness that he likes.

“But the information I’m getting is that Ozil’s not the player he plans to add to the team next summer

“He’s already worked out the areas he wants to improve in.

“He always had a three summer transfer window plan for Manchester United.

“What I’m told he wants is a player who is better than what he’s got at the moment and they don’t see Ozil as being better than what he’s got in terms of that central, creative, attacking midfielder.

“Where he does want to recruit is in a faster wide player which isn’t Ozil’s forte.

“I think it’s unlikely that’s the club he ends up at when he has his freedom on contract in the summer”

Wenger Desperately Return For This Gifted Winger After Failed January Bid

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Arsenal are believed to be interested in signing Everton winger Ademola Lookman.

The youngster who is currently one of the most exciting prospects in European football continues to attract interest as he struggles for game time at Gudisson park.

With star forward Alexis Sanchez set to depart the Emirates in one of the next two windows coupled with the difficulty in trying to finalize a deal for Thomas Lemar last summer, Wenger is understood to be monitoring a few top talents around Europe.

Recent reports emanating from England have now revealed that Wenger is prepared to swoop for the vastly talented wideman next year having been very impressed by scout reports.

It is the Sun via Daily Cannon who have claimed that the Gunners are interested in Lookman as they continue their search for a suitable replacement for Alexis.

Despite only joining Everton from Charlton in January, it should not be too difficult for Arsene Wenger to convince the England under 21 international about a return to London.

Whilst there is no denying the talent the youngster possesses , the 19-year-old is definitely no suitable replacement for the World Class Sanchez.

There is argument to be that the player could very well reach Sanchez’s level when he reaches his peak, it must also be remembered that he may also not turn out to be World Class.

Lookman as of now is all potential and little ability which makes him a poor choice to come in and immediately replace the departing Sanchez.

To adequately replace the Chilean, Wenger may need to set the bar a lot higher than a teenager who has made just two starts for Koeman’s side this term and has only appeared eight times in total since making his January move to Merseyside.

Another Arsenal Star Set For Shock Transfer To Ligue 1 Giants- Not Sanchez

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French side Olympic Marseille are believed to retain an interest in Arsenal forward Lucas Perez.

Following a poor debut campaign in North London last season, the striker who was deemed surplus to requirements by Wenger was understood to be a target for the French side in last summer’s transfer window.

Perez’ preference however was to return to Spain and he then sealed a temporary switch to former side Deportivo on deadline day.

Recent reports emanating from France are however revealing that the 29-year-old remains on the wishlist of Marseille who are interested in taking him off the Gunners permanently.

According to Le10sport via Daily Cannon, Marseille are keen on signing him permanently next summer as the Ligue 1 club’s Director of Football, Andoni Zubizarretta, is allegedly a fan of the Spaniard.

Following a confidence denting campaign last year, Lucas is understandably yet to really get out of second gear at Deportivo this season scoring just once in five La Liga matches so far.

Should Marseille make an offer that meets the Gunners valuation of striker, Wenger will be delighted to quickly get the deal over the line.

The Spanish striker made a paltry 11 appearances for the Gunners all of last season, but never completed the full 90 minutes in a single league game, scoring just one goal for his troubles.

Good News: Wenger Has Found Perfect Replacement For Alexis Sanchez

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The Kareem Benzema rumors seem to be going nowhere as Arsenal have yet again been linked with a move for the Real Madrid striker.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of the French international having closely monitored the player’s career right from his teenage days in Olympic Lyon.

Wenger’s quest to land to a World Class forward over the years saw Benzema annually linked with a move to the Emirates, but the French striker was never up for sale by Los Blancos.

The gaffer eventually signed Alexander Lacazette in a £50million switch from Lyon last summer but Benzema links with Arsenal continued, the French international then signed a contract extension with Madrid last month which was expected to end his links with a move away.

Recent reports emanating from Spain have however now disclosed that Wenger retains an interest in Benzema as he sees him as a capable replacement for Alexis Sanchez who is set to depart the Emirates in one of the next two windows.

 It is Don Balon via Daily Cannon that has claimed Karim Benzema didn’t sign a new long-term contract with Real Madrid because he wants to stay there, but just so Los Blancos can get more money for him. The report further states Arsenal want him to cover the departure of Alexis Sanchez.

Whilst there is no denying Wenger’s admiration for his compatriot, it is surprising as to see why the gaffer would target him as Sanchez’s replacement.

Both forwards are no doubt World Class players but they however like to play different positions on the pitch.

Good news: Top Source Confirm Arsenal Favourites To Sign This Sensational Midfielder

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Arsenal are believed to be favorites in the race to sign Trabzonspor starlet Abdulkadir Omur according to the club’s former technical director.

The young midfielder who has already broken into the senior squad of the Turkish side continues to impress with matured performances beyond his age.

Wenger is understood to want to change his tact when it comes to transfers, the Frenchman who now intends to be proactive rather than reactive during transfers is understood to be in the driving seat to land the vastly talented midfielder.

That’s according to former Trabzonspor director Sadi Tekelioglu who lifted the lid on Arsenal’s interest in Omur and backed the youngster on making a move to North London.

Tekelioglu claimed the Gunners are leading Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the race to land the Turkey Under-19 international.

Tekelioglu said: ‘Arsenal want to sign Abdulkadir. Reports Metro

‘I heard that Atletico Madrid are interested in him as well. But Arsenal are ahead of them in the race to sign Omur

Arsene Wenger does a good job when it comes to discovering young players

‘Abdulkadir will be a success when he moves to Europe”

Despite the 18-year-old currently being one of the biggest talents in his age group and playing in a senior team, should he make a move to the Emirates, the step up in quality may just prove too much for him.

 He will be expected to bide his time in the youth ranks before making his mark after acquiring some much needed experience.

Sky Sports Confirm Huge Update On Cuadrado To Arsenal January Move

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Arsene Wenger has been cleared of any interest in trying to sign Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado.

The versatile speedster had been rumoured to be a target for the Gunners in the just concluded window.

It was initially reported that the Colombian international who was linked with a move to the Emirates last summer had been targeted by Wenger as an alternative to key target Thomas Lemar.

The player’s impressive performances last season admittedly caught the eye of some European heavyweights, Arsenal were then incorrectly reported to be amongst the suitors.

Cuadrado did play a huge role as Juventus enjoyed a remarkable run to the final of the Champions League and comfortably defended their Serie A title.

Following the difficulty involved in securing the services of key target Thomas Lemar in last summer’s transfer window, reports then indicated that the 29-year-old was seen by Wenger as an alternative to the French international.

However, all that speculation is now understood to be wide of the mark as recent reports have now disclosed that the Gunners never intended to bring Cuadrado to the Emirates.

Calciomercato via Daily Cannon have reported that, according to Sky Sports and Guardian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal never really wanted to sign Cuadrado. The report further claims that Wenger never made a bid to sign the former Chelsea star.

A deal to bring the player to North London would have been difficult for Wenger to pull through, had he actually had an interest in the player, as the winger is reported to be well settled with life in Italy.

Speaking about his future, the player confirmed his intention all summer was always to remain with the Italian giants.

“I’ve never really thought of leaving Juventus. I am happy to have stayed here because this club trusts me. I am happy with my performances and I am happy with my new team-mates as well.”Cuadrado said

The Colombian has already picked up from where he left off last year, starring for the Italian side again this season.

He has already started four of the side’s six matches this season, scoring one goal and providing three assists for the Italian giants.

Arsenal Star Makes Shock Statement, Says Wenger Doesn’t Trust Ozil Anymore

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Martin Keown says Arsene Wenger doesn’t trust Mesut Ozil anymore.

This does sound bizzare and it would even sound more riduculous when you find out the reason for Keown’s claim.

According to the former Gunner, Wenger left Ozil out of the starting xi against West Brom last Monday because he doesn’t trust him anymore.

The boss mentioned before and after the game that Ozil wasn’t fit enough to start the game but Keown saw the German starting on the bench in a different way.

“Ozil is the one I wouldn’t trust as much mentally, and I believe he’s not playing tonight because the gaffer really can’t trust him any more,” Keown told BBC Radio 5 Live via Daily Cannon.

“I think it’s a huge story that Ozil doesn’t play tonight.

“If you look at their pre-seasons, Ozil wasn’t in the German squad in the summer, he came back on the very first day of pre-season, and didn’t then start the season, there was a bit of suspicion around him.

“Last year he went missing for a couple of months and I think that’s his tactic in terms of getting away from the football club.

“I don’t know, but I have a feeling that he’s going to take his reliability away from selection.”

Keown’s claim is strange especially as everyone knew Ozil missed the Chelsea game due to a knee injury.

He only just recovered from injury before the game against West Brom and still came off the bench in that game.

Prior to that, the German started all of Arsenal’s first three games of the season, none of these points at Wenger not trusting him.