Everyone must be getting sick of the Arsenal rumours about Alexis Sanchez by now, and hopefully, as promised by Arsene, this will be finally put to bed in the next 24 hours, one way or the other. Also I’m not going to repeat the Aubameyang and Malcom rumours as these have already been well-covered as well, so what else is doing the rounds today?
Most of the recent Arsenal transfer rumours this month have been about whether Alexis Sanchez will be going to Manchester City in January, or whether he will be going on a free transfer at the end of the season. With the injuries to Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne disrupting City’s attacking firepower, Pep Guardiola will be more likely to try and try and prise Alexis away from us this month, and if the rumours are true then Alexis is also chomping at the bit to get to the Etihad as quickly as possible, especially with the lure of a Premier League medal (and a possible Champions League one) at the end of the season.
Arsenal had been claimed to be set to complete a deal to bring Boca Junior forward Pavon into the club this month, but that is not the case.
Boca agreed a deal to sign former striker Carlos Tevez back to his boyhood club for the third time earlier this week, and during his unveiling club president Daniel Angelici moved to play down talk of an exit for new team-mate Pavon.
Arsene Wenger was adamant that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez would be staying at Arsenal this season, despite the fact that neither of them had signed a new contract extension before the summer. Le Prof has stuck to his word, but this has only increased the exit rumours about our two superstars – which is bound to continue until it is confirmed where they will be playing next season.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger continues to insist that Alexis Sanchez will be staying at the Emirates for the coming season, but the Chilean’s mysterious flu bug when he was supposed to be back training with Arsenal, and now his new ‘abdominal injury’ has suggested that there may still be tension between him and the club.
For a long time it seemed that Thomas Lemar of Monaco was Arsenal’s top transfer target, but lately the rumours seemed to have dyed down a bit. This could be because the transfer fees set by the French Champions are becoming ridiculous. The latest report says that Monaco will not sell Lemar for less than £55 million, or the 21 year-old will be staying in France for at least one more season, despite the fact that Lemar is desperate to join the Gunners….
Kylian Mbappe is now the hottest property on the planet, with Arsenal and just about every other big team in Europe are counting their pennies and trying to persuade the 18 year-old to join them. The youngster himself has made it clear that it will be his decision alone as to his next destination and that alone gives Arsenal as much chance as everyone else to win his signature, especially as Wenger admitted that he had visited the teenagers house last summer.
Arsene Wenger has continually said that the most important thing for him this summer is to keep his current group of Arsenal stars together, but with Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and others still entering the final year of their contracts without any agreements in place it is looking even more unlikely that Wenger will get his wish.