There are going to be hundreds of rumours about who is going to replace Arsene Wenger as the next Arsenal manager, so we will start today with the three prime candidates from yesterday. Patrick Vieira was one of the hottest favourites yesterday but he has appeared to rule himself out for the next couple of years. “I spent nine years at Arsenal which makes the club really special for me,” the New York City boss said.
There have been numerous Arsenal rumours since last summer that have variously accused Hector Bellerin of demanding a transfer during the summer window, and even more recently saying that the club had decided themselves to move the young Spaniard on to fund our own spending in this coming close-season.
So the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are starting to appear more regularly as we head into the final stages of the season. Jack Wilshere has appeared to have made it clear that he won’t be signing his new contract with the Gunners, and the latest is that Everton’s Sam Allardyce wants the Englishman to join up with Theo Walcott up at Goodison Park.
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.