Brazilain striker Wesley Moraes and Nicolas Pepe head today’s Arsenal transfer speculation – whilst we also have the verdict from the Gunners’ 2-2 draw at Manchester United
Read on for all this and more with the latest news, gossip and updates from the Emirates Stadium.
Club Brugge’s Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes is on the watch-list for ArsenalAFP or licensorsWEN WILL HE RETURN?
ARSENE WENGER is set to be the next Bayern Munich manager, believes Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit.
The Frenchman is convinced his former boss will return to football in the next month and believes that he will end up in Germany, rather than at PSG or Real Madrid.
ARSENAL are prepared to offer £50m for Roma wonderkid Cengiz Under after having a £30m bid turned down.
But the Gunners face fierce competition for his signature from North London rivals Tottenham.
MORE AAR TIME
UNAI EMERY has released a positive update on Aaron Ramsey’s injury, saying the midfielder will return more quickly than first thought.
The Welshman appeared to jar his ankle at Old Trafford, but his manager says he just picked up a ‘small knock’.
EMERY, BOARD UP YOUR DEFENCE
ARSENAL fizzed again in the 2-2 draw at Old Trafford – and nearly everything is going in the right direction.
But read our verdict on the Gunners to find out why they still need to fix their defence.
MAN UTD 2 ARSENAL 2
FOR once United showed some respect for those famous red shirts as they twice came from behind for a battling draw.
But it would be stretching the imagination to think the homes side played for Jose Mourinho.
GUNNERS MUST RAES £15M
UNAI EMERY has joined the race for Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes.
The Arsenal boss has been tracking the Club Brugges striker this season and is weighing up a £15million move in January.
ARSENAL remain firmly in the hunt to sign Lille forward Nicolas Pepe next summer – but they may have to pip Barcelona to the Ivorian’s signature.
And that may mean an Emirates exit for Danny Welbeck, after the England international suffered a horror injury in the Europa League last month.
SANCHEZ NOT THE FASTEST JUAN
ARSENAL flogged Alexis Sanchez in January because they knew he was close to ‘burning out’ – and now Juan Mata is ‘out-sprinting him’.
It is understood the Gunners were having doubts over his long-term fitness and were therefore prepared to let him go in January in exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
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GUNNERS AIM TO SNACH REPLACEMENT
UNAI EMERY has stepped up his search for a left-back over fears Nacho Monreal will depart at the end of the season.
Monreal, 32, is out of contract at Arsenal in seven months and has not agreed a new deal despite talks.
TOFFEES CAN BEAT PALACE TO WELBECK
EVERTON have emerged as clear favourites to sign Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck.
The England international is currently sidelined and has been told by the Gunners they will not be renewing his current deal which expires next summer.
COMEBACK NOT CRAMPED
LAURENT KOSCIELNY suffered no more than cramp when he came off against Portsmouth under-21s – sparking initial fears of another injury setback.
The French defender is being eased back aftre snapping his Achilles.
AC RUNNING ON GAZ
FORMER Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has become the new CEO at AC Milan – on a whopping £3.6million a year salary.
The ex-Emirates supremo so closely linked to Arsene Wenger takes charge on a deal which runs until June 2020.
ALL’S WEL THAT ENDS WEL
UNAI EMERY has decided to release Danny Welbeck on a free transfer at the end of the season, with Crystal Palace now leading the chase for the Arsenal striker.
The Gunners have high hopes of Reiss Nelson, currently on loan at Hoffenheim, stepping up in his place.
NEW LAURENT BLOW
LAURENT KOSCIELNY limped off for Arsenal U21s tonight in their Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Portsmouth.
The centre-half is only just easing himself back after seven months out with a serious Achilles injury.
BEST CHANCE TO SINK UTD
IAN WRIGHT claims for once it is Manchester United in turmoil – leaving Arsenal well placed for a momentous victory.
Defeat for United would put Unai Emery‘s in-form Gunners ELEVEN points clear of Jose Mourinho‘s side.
CHELSEA FIGHT LONDON RIVALS FOR ORKUN
ARSENAL, Chelsea and Tottenham will battle for Feyenoord wonderkid Orkun Kokcu, according to reports.
The 17-year-old is one of the hottest young talents in Europe and the Premier League big boys are on red alert.
NEED A HAN?
ARSENAL are plotting a move for Salzburg star Hannes Wolf – dubbed the new Christian Eriksen.
But they are set to face competition from Spurs for the Austrian attacking midfielder.
A STEPH IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
STEPHAN LICHTSTEINER has achieved legendary status at Arsenal… but it’s not because of his form on the pitch.
From tying his team-mates’ laces during a game to falling over while trying to celebrate, he always manages to steal the show.
UN-MOVED ON AARON
AARON RAMSEY will NOT be getting a new contract offer as Unai Emery ignores fresh calls to keep the Arsenal star.
Rambo is set to leave as a free agent at the end of the season after the club withdrew their contract offer in September.
ADRIEN RABIOT has put Arsenal and Tottenham on red alert by ending talks about a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
The stylish midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and the Ligue 1 champions are keen to extend his stay at the Parc des Princes.
ISCO FEVER HITS LONDON
ARSENAL and Chelsea are ready to battle for Real Madrid star Isco – but could face competition from rivals Tottenham.
The three heavyweights have each been linked in the past but his comments could spell bad news.
EM STILL IMPROVING
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG has warned opposing defenders he has only just started after shooting to the top of the Premier League goal charts.
Arsenal’s £60million striker has set his heart on winning the Golden Boot in his first full season in England.
by – thesun.co.uk/sport