Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Gunners as the January transfer window heats up
No Alexis in Arsenal squad as January exit looms
Alexis Sanchez didn’t travel with the Arsenal squad to Bournemouth and won’t feature in Sunday’s Premier League match, Goal has learned.
The 29-year-old is subject of a transfer tussle between Manchester United and Manchester City this month, with Pep Guardiola’s side refusing to budge on their £25 million offer for the Chilean.
Wilshere not expecting January deal
Jack Wilshere is not expecting to sign a new contract at Arsenal during the January transfer window, with the midfielder prepared to be patient.
The England international is among those at Emirates Stadium set to hit free agency at the end of the season if fresh terms are not put in place.
Mourinho hints at Mkhi exit
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be sold as doubts remain over the out-of-favour playmaker.
The Armenia star, who was one of Mourinho’s first signings from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, could return to Signal Iduna Park, while reports have claimed the 28-year-old might be used in a swap deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.
Alexis to earn far more at Man United than City
Alexis Sanchez will earn up to £60,000-a-week more if he opts for Manchester United over rivals City, claims the Sun .
Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of his former Barcelona charge, but is willing to go as high as a £20 million fee and £290,000-a-week for his services.
Not only will United gazump their neighbours by some £10m, but they are also prepared to offer as much as £350,000-a-week to land the Arsenal star in January.
Allardyce awaiting Walcott updates
Everton manager Sam Allardyce is awaiting further updates over the signing of Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.
“I don’t know at the moment,” Allardyce said. “I will have to see tonight or tomorrow [Sunday] what the situation is.”
Liverpool enter chase for Alexis
Liverpool are ready to battle Manchester United and City for the signature of Alexis Sanchez, reports the Mirror .
The Chilean’s future has become increasingly unclear in January, with United muscling in on a player who seemed destined for the Etihad Stadium.
And now the Reds are prepared to spend a portion of the massive fee earned on Philippe Coutinho’s sale to clinch the Arsenal forward.
Mou drops Alexis hint
Jose Mourinho has hinted at a possible swoop for Alexis Sanchez, saying that Manchester United had no plans on signing players this winter but that sometimes chances pop up that can’t be ignored.
“If there is a fantastic opportunity on the table, you fight for that fantastic opportunity. If it happens, it happens.”
Alexis’ family arrive in London ahead of Arsenal exit
The family of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez have arrived in London ahead of the Chile international’s expected departure from the club, Goal can reveal.
Manchester City still lead the way in terms of capturing the former Barcelona ace, but Man United carry an interest too.
Spurs drop interest in Arsenal target Malcom
Arsenal’s hopes of landing Malcom have received a boost after Spurs cooled their interest in the Bordeaux man, reports the Daily Star .
And the Gunners seem to be in pole position, with their rivals having dropped out of the race to sign the Brazilian.
‘Mourinho risks Alexis custard pie’
Manchester United’s “gamble” on Alexis Sanchez surprises Paul Merson, who feels Jose Mourinho is risking a “custard pie” if the player ends up at arch-rivals Manchester City.
The former Arsenal forward told Sky Sports: “It’s a big gamble what Jose’s done with Alexis Sanchez, by going ‘I want Sanchez’. Because if Sanchez chooses to go to Man City, that’s a real custard pie to Man United.”
Arsenal expect Alexis exit but hopeful on Ozil
Arsene Wenger concedes that Alexis Sanchez is likely to leave Arsenal, but he remains optimistic regarding a new contract for Mesut Ozil.
The Gunners have seen speculation surrounding two key figures cast an unwelcome shadow over their efforts in 2017-18, with Manchester rivals City and United ready to pounce if the exit door is opened.