Reports in France are claiming that Arsenal failed in an attempt to sign Blaise Matuidi this summer. The midfielder joined Juventus in a reported £27.8 Million deal from Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but is claimed to have rejected ‘advances’ from Arsenal, Manchester United and Man City.
Alexis Sanchez is strongly linked with a move away from Arsenal today, but could his time with Chile end any hopes of a move?
The forward has allowed his contract to run into its final 12 months at present, and has talked about his keenness to play Champions League football this season, with Manchester United and Manchester City both linked.
Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this summer, leaving few favourable options for our side.
The Chilean international stated that he wanted to be playing Champions League football, and that he aspires to win the competition, and is said to have been revealing his intentions for this season.
Arsenal may have gone into this first international break of the new season on a bit of a high, with a good attacking display earning the Gunners our first victory away to Watford and Arsene Wenger completing the two transfers that most us felt were needed but thought may not happen, but we are still playing catch up.
Mikel Arteta is said to have been ‘sounded out‘ to join Pep Guardiola’s coaching set-up at Manchester City for the upcoming season.
The Spanish boss agreed to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season, and is expected to make wholesale changes at the Etihad on his arrival.
Arsenal were the only team in the top half of the Premier League table to lose at the weekend, meaning that we lost ground on all of the teams fighting for the title or for a place in the Champions League for next season. While that added to the misery of losing a local derby, it could have been a lot worse.