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The decision to withdraw Henrikh Mkhitaryan from the Arsenal squad to face Chelsea in the Europa League final being held in Baku, Azerbaijan, because the player’s safety cannot be guaranteed has resulted in a huge amount of anger aimed at Europe’s football governing body UEFA, but they have not taken the criticism lying down.
There has been just as much speculation about what the new Adidas inspired Arsenal kit will look like as there have been transfer rumours with quite a few “concept” images leaked purporting to be the real thing but the latest leaked images really do look like the real thing because Pierre=Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are modelling them.
Arsenal have emerged as the favourites to sign a young South American midfielder that Real Madrid twice previously tried to acquire according to reports in the media.
River Plate youngster Exequiel Palacios was set to sign for the Spanish giants last season for a reported £20 Million, however, the deal fell through due to the 20-year-old picking up an injury.
There are three or four Arsenal players that have been consistently lambasted by Arsenal fans, pundits, blogs and former players but one, in particular, seems to attract more criticism than any other player and that is defender Shkodran Mustafi.
Former Gunner Robin van Persie has come out with a bold statement claiming that Arsenal can challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.
In fact, the Dutch legend believes that we are already close to City and that we have been there for years.
It should not have come as a surprise to anyone that Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette would find himself the subject of transfer speculation following a brilliant season for the Gunners.
Arsenal keeper Petr Cech will return to his former club Chelsea as sporting director after the Europa League final at the end of this month according to reports in the British media today.
It was hardly a surprise but the timing of the appointment does raise a very significant question.
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is fast becoming one of the most speculated players this summer, however, the huge price valuation slapped on him by his club is putting potential suitors off.
One of those suitors is our bitter rivals Tottenham but it is now being reported that they are no longer in the race to sign the Ivory Coast international because of that reported high valuation.