When Arsenal’s season ended with us back in fifth place for the first ever time under Arsene Wenger, there was talk of a massive overhaul of the team to get us back on track for a title push, but all we have seen so far is the arrival of Kolasinac for free, and the release of Yaya Sanogo.
Hector Bellerin has already scotched rumours that he will be going to Barcelona, and now Laurent Koscielny has made it clear that he has a new contract at Arsenal and will not be leaving any time soon. He said yesterday: “I have a contract with Arsenal, I even signed an extension last November until [June] 2020. I feel very good there.
“I have always said that I was a Marseille fan when I was younger. When a mythical club like Marseille contact you, it is good. But will I sign for them? I have no idea at all.”
Hmm did he just say that Marseille contacted him? Is that legal? Anyway, he is Arsenal’s top defender and he won’t be leaving.
Another big rumour has been linking Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with a move to Liverpool because he is entering the last year of his contract, but this is another rumour that won’t be coming true. The Ox scored a brilliant goal for England the other day but after he plays against France he will be straight back in Arsene Wenger’s office to sign a new contract worth a reported £100,000-a-week. Not bad for a 24 year-old!
Wenger has previously said it is vital for the Ox to stay at Arsenal, and I believe the lad has had no intentions of leaving the club ever.
So these two rumours are untrue, but surely there will have to be some departures from our ‘heavy squad’ in the near future? We have to make some room for these top top players that Wenger is bringing in…