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?
First of all the Guardian reckons that we are very keen to get the Man United attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of the Alexis deal, and it was Sven Mislintat, who took Mkhitaryan to Dortmund in the first place before his United move. If he could regain the form he had in Germany he would be an excellent addition to the Arsenal squad…
The Sun is saying that the Gunners are chasing the Watford forward Richarlison, who got off to a great start this season, but now reckons he is getting man-marked in every game as opponents have cottoned on to him. He claimed: “Teams are already marking me individually, they are putting two players there on my side. Unfortunately it’s difficult, but I’m doing what I can.” Maybe he’ll do better at Arsenal with so many other good players to draw the defenders away from him?
The Everton boss Sam Allardyce has made it clear that he wants Theo Walcott, but doesn’t sound quite as confident as he was last week. “I see him playing anywhere across the front three — but I’m presuming if he’s not comfortable with that, then he will tell us and it won’t happen. That’s if we can get that far.” Big Sam said.
Matthieu Debuchy is being targeted by St. Etienne and West Brom, but Alan Pardew will only buy him if Jonny Evans leaves the Baggies. It is clear that Debuchy wants out as usual…
And finally, and maybe one of the most likely, is the report that we are interested in the England Under-17s World Cup winner Billy Crellin, who is currently a reserve keeper at Fleetwood Town. He has never even played a first team game yet but he is the first ever Fleetwood player to get into an England side, and can you believe their home ground is called the Highbury Stadium!