DONE DEAL! Arsenal land Mkhitaryan in swap deal for Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal and Manchester United have both confirmed the arrivals of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez as part of a swap deal.

Any fees involved are unknown at present, with the deal seemingly have been a straight swap not including any money exchanging hands, and that seems a fair deal for all the parties involved.

Are Arsenal playing a dangerous game with Wilshere’s future?

Jack Wilshere is believed to have been offered a new contract with reduced terms, but can Arsenal really afford to play hardball?

The England international has proved to be an important player for the team since making his return to first-team action, and has been consistently amongst our better players since coming in to cover for the injured Aaron Ramsey.

Wenger confirms that Alexis move was all about the money – not trophies…

Alexis Sanchez has left Arsenal to become far-and-away the highest earning player in the Premier League with a reported 14million a year contract, over £500,000 PER WEEK in fact. This is an obscene amount of money and represents much more than most Arsenal fans will earn in their whole lifetime IN ONE WEEK.

Has Wilshere ousted Ramsey from Arsenal’s starting XI? Where is the Welshman?

It was yet another injury to the Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey that coincided perfectly with the return to full fitness of Jack Wilshere, and the Englishman has grabbed his chance with open arms. But when Jack got injured in the first Cup game against Chelsea it was expected that Ramsey would come back to replace him. Wenger said in the build up to the Bournemouth match: “From Wednesday night, we had of course Jack, who was injured. We had very good news yesterday morning. I saw him walking normally and his scan was good. He’s not out of the game on Sunday yet, so that is positive news. We’ll have Ramsey back in the squad….”

Are Arsenal really in a crisis right now?

Arsenal: Are they really in crisis? by Goonerboy

Hello Gunners, what a way to get your first win in the new year, although we should have scored more goals but it seems like Arsenal love to “pity” our opponents sometimes by taking the foot off the gas. Anyway, a win is a win and there is no need for moaning.

Would Arsenal be mad to reject Ozil demands?

Arsenal are believed to be close to landing targets Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at present, and Mesut Ozil is claimed to be demanding a pay-rise to match the new signings.

Can Arsenal-fan Mavropanos be our defensive saviour?

I have recently written an article about how badly Arsenal need some quality, young(er) defenders now that Monreal and Koscielny will both be 32 next season, and obviously Mertesacker won’t even be in the squad, but maybe Sven Minislat has brought in a young diamond to save our back line in Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina in Greece.

Jack Wilshere will miss Walcott and Coquelin – but not Alexis?

The new Mr Arsenal, Jack Wilshere, is another Gunner that is out of contract this summer, but is very unlikely to leave as he is working with the club towards a new extension to his deal. Yesterday was Arsenal’s first win of the 2018, and he was asked if the transfer window had disrupted the dressing room in January and he agreed for these reasons…